Jordan Lake Bald Eagle Nest report: First Nest, 4 photos, 04-09-2019

Drat!!! Pollen!!! I found Caramel on a branch above the rim of the nest.
This activity is called branching and will lead to jumps and flights to higher limbs directly above the nest.
The branching can go on for up to about 2 weeks or last 2 days; depends on how precocious the chick is.
The next step is flight from the safety of the nest: fledgling.
I just wish the pollen hadn’t obscured the first photo.  Sigh.
 
Caramel is standing of a branch that is unseen.  He seems a little startled that he is above the nest.
 
 
Okay.  Now to get back to the safety of the nest. Jump and flap.
 
 
Look at me! I have landed!  I am safe.
 
 
Wow!  I really did it.  Branched a whole two feet or so from branch to the nest.  Oh, wow!
 

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  1. Great series of photos–you really get the sense of the complexity of his maneuver to get back to the nest…

    On Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 7:25 PM doc ellen’s journey wrote:

    > neighdoctor posted: ” Drat!!! Pollen!!! I found Caramel on a branch above > the rim of the nest. This activity is called branching and will lead to > jumps and flights to higher limbs directly above the nest. The branching > can go on for up to about 2 weeks or last 2 days; depend” >

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