WAHOO, Neb. — The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is throwing a party on Saturday, and the guests of honor will be a pair of bald eagles that have taken up residence at Lake Wanahoo State Recreation Area.
The Wanahoo Eagle Extravaganza! will take place from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the breakwater bridge at Lake Wanahoo.
Eagle-viewing stations with binoculars and viewing scopes will be set up for the public to use.
There may be a newly hatched eaglet moving about in the nest by Saturday.
Paula Hoppe, a Nebraska master naturalist from Colon, has been watching the eagles since they arrived several years ago. She said the eagles have been nesting this year since about Feb. 20. An eagle egg's incubation time is about 35 days.
Hoppe said the female eagle flew off briefly last week and then returned to the nest. “She might have been feeding her young,” she said.
Hoppe said it was too early to tell if any eggs had hatched. The eagles have continued to build their nest this year and the sides are taller.
On Saturday, a Nebraska Game and Parks biologist will be on hand to answer questions. Children's activities are also planned.
A Nebraska state park permit is required to enter Lake Wanahoo SRA. Public parking is available in the small lot just off Highway 109 and County Road N.