June 30, 2010
Sharing the backyard with protected wildlife not a cakewalk, homeowners find
In the beginning, John and Carol laughed over how jealous their Mounds Park home's previous owner - a bird lover who bragged of the place's falcon-friendliness - would be if he were to discover the bald eagles now raising fledglings within their very urban, tiny backyard.
The owners of a West Seventh Street salon were themselves at first overjoyed at being so chosen, feeling privileged to witness countless courting behaviors not just out their windows but even the skylight in the upstairs bathroom. Even now, they can find themselves captivated by the antics of the eagle couple and two fledglings.
"I watch them at night, and it's pretty incredible," John says.