The 12-year-old heart of me wants to say that Mom Ranger will return. The veterinarian mind of me says she will not. There were some very unusual happenings at Ranger Nest today. Both a 3-year-old bald eagle and a 4-year-old bald eagle actually visited the nest and stayed within the nest for a while. Dad Ranger chased the 3-year-old off. Then Dad Ranger went to a favorite nearby perch tree and was soon joined there by the 4-year-old bald eagle, who is a female. Dad Ranger allowed the 4-year-old to perch with him. Then Ranger Dad went to the nest, followed by the 4 year-old eagle. Both eagles very intently studied the inside of the nest. I believe that they were looking at Mom Ranger who had passed away within the nest. I have no facts, just observations, to support my assumptions, but I think they are probably close to the truth. We will probably never know what happened to Ranger Mom. I do wonder if there will develop a relationship between Ranger Dad and the 4-year-old female bald eagle who will be mature enough this coming fall to be looking for a mate. I will continue to watch Ranger Cove and let you if anything develops. I miss Ranger Mom, a lot.