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Nest Fest, 2012

See larger Bistro Soleil owner, Denis Meurgue, carves roast beef for Janeal Cyrus as part of the buffet served for Nest Fest, a fundraiser supporting Marco Island's eagle sanctuary on Tract K. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Bistro Soleil owner, Denis Meurgue, carves roast beef for Janeal Cyrus as part of the buffet served for Nest Fest, a fundraiser supporting Marco Island's eagle sanctuary on Tract K. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

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  • Karen Tucker is "Miss Wings" in support of long-term protection for eagles nesting at Tract K. She participated in a faux feather contest to raise money Thursday for the Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Three would-be fledglings wait their turn to take off Thursday and compete in the faux feather contest supporting the Marco Island Eagle Sanctuary. The second annual Nest Fest at Bistro Soleil was held to help cover the cost of leasing Tract K as a home for nesting eagles. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Bistro Soleil owner, Denis Meurgue, carves roast beef for Janeal Cyrus as part of the buffet served for Nest Fest, a fundraiser supporting Marco Island's eagle sanctuary on Tract K. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Susanne Grossman shows her flair for flying as she competes in the Nest Fest's faux feather contest as part of a fundraiser held Thursday at Bistro Soleil for the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • Showing their support for protecting Tract K's eagles are Linda Boston, left, research and communications for the eagle sanctuary foundation; Amber Crooks of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; Linda Turner, director of operations for the sanctuary foundation; and Jean Hartman, a conservancy volunteer. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • In her pink boa and flouncy feather hat, Judy Sacher celebrates her win Thursday in the faux feather contest at Marco Island's Nest Fest eagle sanctuary fundraiser. With her is Linda Turner, director of operations for the sanctuary foundation. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent
  • As part of charitable gifts to the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation, Betty Newman donated this original art of a nesting eagle with its chicks. Newman is part of the Art Colony at the Esplanade. Cheryl Ferrara / Eagle Correspondent

Feather boas and froufrous fluttered through Thursday’s Nest Fest as 145 eagle enthusiasts flaunted their support for Marco Island’s avian treasure: The Tract K American bald eagles.

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