The eagles nesting in Port Tobacco River Park laid their first egg on Thursday, January 31! Our friends at Southern Maryland Audubon Society tell us that bald eagles commonly raise two young and to keep an eye out for another egg on Sunday or Monday. The gestation period is about 35 days, so with any luck we will have chicks in early March! You can watch the eagles live at wildstreaming.com
Meanwhile, over 200 suggestions were submitted to the naming contest sponsored by Charles County Parks and Recreation. The submissions will be reviewed by community partners, including representatives from PTRC and SMAS, and the top five pairs of names will go to public vote during February 6 through 13. The name of the contest winner will be placed on a plaque on the Eagle Observation Deck at the Port Tobacco River Park, and the winner will receive a Charles County Recreation, Parks, and Tourism prize pack.