Being Small Doesn’t Matter
The fledgling bald eagle crossed into what the parent eastern kingbird considered to be his territory.
Dad kingbird emphatically escorted the eagle fledgling away from the nest tree and out across the cove.
Jordan Lake Palette
where doc ellen interprets nature a wee bit differently
blue grosbeak in the dawn’s brassy light at the Jordan Lake Dam
2019 Bald Eagle Fledgling Summary for Jordan Lake
There were 13 bald eagle nests that produced 22 fledglings for 2019.
Here is a summary of the 3 nests that I monitored.
This ruby-throated hummingbird was busy feeding from the trumpet vines.
She was also pollinating as she fed – that is white pollen sprinkled on her head.
Every once in a while the dainty lady would perch and I could, for a moment, study her face.
Bald eagle chicks are hatched with their arrogance and aggression present from the moment of breaking out of the shell.
These are the 2 fledglings from the H&G nest. Siblings.
They fought for dominance in the nest, and even though they only began flying 3 weeks ago, the desire for dominance is on display.
Upside down. Inside out. All over the sky they flew and practiced the skills they would need in 5 years in order to win a mate.
Ranger Cove Nest
The bald eagle fledgling has been practicing his landings, a lot.
I watched as he came up out of the reeds and headed for a tree.
There was assurance and precision as the youngster stuck his landing.
And the bald eagle arrogance was on display too!