April 14, 2021 - May 12, 2021
In the spring male ruffed grouse “drum” to attract females. The drum sounds like someone repeatedly trying to pull start an outboard motor. The effect is caused by the grouse beating its wings against the air. While the sound is distinctive, it can be hard to pinpoint the bird which blends in with pre-spring forest.
May 5, 2021 - May 19, 2021
Bald eagles migrate back up the North shore in March, lay 1-3 eggs in April and incubate them for about five weeks. Chicks hatch mid-May. After three months, eaglets can fly, and after another month they leave the nest for good. Parents will return to the same nest for multiple years, so it is important for humans to not disturb the nests.