What is the Bald Eagle Egg in Nest?
This unique handmade wooden Bald Eagle egg is the perfect addition to a bird unit study or nature discovery activity.
Using Life-Like Replicas
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but nothing beats hands on learning with life-size replicas. Museums and nature centres have long used touch tables and touch tanks for visual and tactile exploring. Even adults participate alongside their children with the same level of curiosity and interest. Safely handling live animals or life-like replicas enhances engagement and prevents live animals or objects being removed from nature.
What is the Bald Eagle Egg Made Of?
Each Bald Eagle egg is a wooden handpainted original and no two are exactly alike, just as in nature. The eggs are painted to look like they have been tossed and turned around in a Bald Eagle’s eyrie (nest). Although fairly uniformly pale cream or dull white coloured in the overall shell appearance, the eggs may be stained or marked from moving around in the nest materials. Bald Eagle nests are located quite exposed to the elements high in barren tree tops.
What is the “Nest” Made From?
A Bald Eagle nest is one of the largest of all bird nests. The nests can be 5-6 ft in diameter and 2-4 ft tall! It can take several months to build the nest, but Bald Eagles return year after year to the same nest to make repairs and add more material. The nests are built on a framework of sticks, filled in with softer materials gathered from their environment. These softer materials can be grasses, lichens, moss, corn stalks, kelp and so on. This replica nest represents the softer lining materials on which the eggs would be found, and is made of sphagnum moss.
Bald Eagle Egg Features
This replica Bald Eagle egg is life-sized and is solid wood. Bald Eagle eggs are on average 6.5 – 8.5cm tall (2.5 – 3-1/4″) and approximately 5 – 6.5cm wide (2 – 2.5″).
Nest box measures approximately 15cm diameter x 7cm high.