Quite often at Sandy Ridge you’ll see them taking cattails off the tops of muskrat huts.
The female usually lays two eggs at the end of February/beginning of March.
In a You Tube video of the incident, everyone looked a little puzzled for a minute, then one of the adults dragged the feline to the other side of the nest.Both sexes bring materials to the nest, but the female does most of the placement.They weave sticks and fill in the gaps with grasses and moss.The video cuts out at that point, so the dinner scene is left to viewers’ imaginations.[Sorry, birdwatchers: People think you’re creepy] Here’s the video. Live-cam viewers, of course, saw it all play out, and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that some were “squeamish or disturbed.” The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania responded on its Facebook page with a post reminding people that nature “isn’t always kind or pretty.” (Case in point: After a baby bald eagle died on another webcam in Hanover, Pa., its carcass “eventually deteriorated and was slowly stomped into the structure of the nest,” the Post-Gazette reported.) The Pittsburgh cat was probably already dead when it was brought to the nest, the Audubon Society said, though it wasn’t clear whether it met its demise at the claws of an eagle.