eagle burn update: April 16, 2016 8:45 PM

We watched the nest again this afternoon.  There was still some wisps of smoke arising about the peninsula.  We saw one parent at the nest for a while.  It left.  Watched 1 chick do some wing flaps.  We saw a parent fly in to the nest but could not see if it was bringing in food and did not see feeding behavior.  Have yet to see both parents together or both chicks at the same time.  So, what we know is that at least one of the parents is flying about and returning to the nest and that there is one chick being active – both observations make me happy.  What will make me happier is to see both chicks at the same time.  The photo was taken this afternoon about 3:45 PM.  If you look closely above the nest and to the left, you can see an adult eagle – it has its back to you so its tail is the easiest way to identify it.  No chicks in this photo.

WALK0036 04-16-16 @ 15-42-58 McCoy Rd Mccoy parent 4:16:16

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  1. I moved to this area from Colorado, and can understand the need for controlled burns, but this is North Carolina, where it rains on and on, and has high humidity almost year round. The forest service talks about catastrophic fires? Really? This burn could have easily waited to ensure the lives of these beautiful animals. I pray the chicks are OK, and all the other animals as well. It completely sickened me to see all the smoke and know the babies were in jeopardy.

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