Two Raptors at Jordan Lake Dam
This bald eagle is about 14 months old.
Adult female osprey with soulful eyes.
Ranger Cove Bald Eagle Nest
Dad Ranger was telling the world that this was his tree, nest and eaglet.
I finally got to see a chick. The chick is about 3 weeks old.
There may be a second chick, but I haven’t seen it yet.
Dad Ranger and his chick.
Jordan Lake Bald Eagle Nest Report: First Nest
Cacao is strengthening her wings and gaining coordination.
I call the exercise “wing wapping”.
Caramel watches, bemused as his sister uses most of the nest for her exercising.
That is Mom Kate shredding a fish for Cacao the bald eagle chick.
I don’t know what Cacao is contemplating … or maybe she is just digesting the fish.
Cacao is begging for Petruchio to feed her.
So Dad Petruchio and Cacao both look to see if there are any scrapes left over.
After 5 weeks of not being able to properly see First Nest, I got to see how big the chick had grown.
I think there may be a second chick in the nest, but the wind was gusting so hard that I couldn’t decide.
Hopefully tomorrow I can get a better look.
The chick is now about 8 weeks old – another 4 weeks or so and it should be flying.
It has been so frustrating for all of us that the flooding has kept us waiting to see what the chicks are doing.
Here’s to sunshine and a lowered lake!!!
The chick is working on wing stretches.
A much bigger stretch!
Surveying the lake – hoping to see a parent with a fish.
Got to check the back door too!