Eagle One: Raising Bald Eagles-A Wildlife Memoir


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In 1985 the Massachusetts Eagle project attempted to re-establish a nesting bald eagle population in the state, after an absence of many years. Diane Benson Davis worked and lived alone in a tent camper in the wilderness adjacent to the huge Quabbin Reservoir, raising eight baby eagle chicks. She had to take an old trawler out on the reservoir to fish for the chicks, face long nights alone, and surmount many challenges in the day-to-day struggle to keep the chicks alive and healthy. During this time she wrote letters home and kept a journal. This memoir records her adventures and the many things she learned. Diane has spent the subsequent years working with wildlife and teaching others about the birds and animals she loves.