It is with deep sadness that I must report that the chick at the LL&H nest has been lost.
When the rangers saw that part of the nest had fallen they did a thorough investigation.
It appears that the north side of the nest had collapsed. The rangers could not find any remains of the chick.
There had been a really, really rough windy storm in the preceding week and maybe that is what destroyed part of the nest.
My heart, as yours, hopes that Lady Lake and Heritage will do what eagle parents do: come back late this fall, repair the nest and breed again next year.
We will keep an eye on the nest through the coming months and I will add updates of any changes.
I want to say thank you for all the wellness thoughts and prayers for my knee surgery.
My knee is doing great and I sure was happy to finally be back at the lake after 10 days away.
All is fine at the nest.
Here is Kate dashing off to go find a breakfast fish for the chicks.
One of the chicks just below Petruchio’s chest.
I don’t know what the chick was watching, but it was very intent.
Godiva is on the edge of the nest. You cannot see Hershey who has incubation duty and is behind the main trunk.