In addition to seeing the return of nesting wood storks for the first time in two years, Corkscrew is also home to what will hopefully be its first nesting pair of bald eagles since the 1950’s. On Friday morning, January 9th, Mike Knight over at Corkscrew heard a bald eagle calling. Yesterday, he found the nest in a large pine tree just off one of Corkscrew’s fire plow lines. The nest tree is in the same area as the gopher tortoises and adjacent to where red-cockaded woodpeckers were observed earlier. Today, Mike Knight confirmed that this is an active nest. A single mature eagle head could be seen poking just above the nest this morning. While the nest is not directly visible to the public from our boardwalk (nor is it accessible to the general public), visitors will probably have a fairly clear view of adult birds going to/from the nest – best viewing locations would be the “Plume Hunters Camp” shelter north and along the main boardwalk that lies west of the nest site. But don’t worry about the details, just head on over, and the folks at Corkscrew will take good care of you.