I just heard on the Ohio bird listserv that the bald eagles on Catawba Island up near Port Clinton are on nest. If egg laying begins today, that means that the eggs should hatch around the second week of April. They are able to hold their heads up at around 2 weeks, and can stand at around 4 weeks of age. So if you come up to IMBD on the second weekend of May, we might get to see baby eagles.
Catawba Island isn't really an island. It is a peninsula that juts into Lake Erie and escapes being an island by less than a mile of land that connects it to the rest of Ohio.
Everywhere you look up there is water. Harbors, rivers, Lake Erie, the marshes.
I checked a few of the local hotels, and there are still rooms available. Hint. Hint.
And in my opinion, we should all call Lynne's boss collectively, on a conference call, and tell him/her that Lynne needs that weekend off.