Acton resident Ainslie Sheridan will talk about encounters with the eagles. Ainslie’s first sighting of a bald eagle at Nagog Pond took place just over three years ago at her small horse farm in Acton. The bird was perched in a tall dead pine tree. That was the first and last time she saw it. hat is, until a year and a half later when she saw an eagle break a branch from a tree on her property, which it then carried off in its talons in a straight line, disappearing into a stand of pines at the end of the pond. A closer look at the top of the tallest tree showed a mass of intertwined sticks and twigs secured with dried mud amongst its bough – an eagle next. Because Ainslie is outdoors on her farm much of the time, the eagles have become habituated to her presence. She has been able to take numerous close shots of the pair as well as their eaglets. This year there is yet another clutch and at least one eaglet has hatched.
Acton Memorial Library Meeting Room