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.
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.
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!
Bird Lecture and Exploration
“Really? The bald eagle has 2 focal point in each eye? Whoa! There is a relative of the desert roadrunner that visits Jordan Lake each summer! Come and explore with Doc Ellen some of the most interesting, odd and take home facts about the birds at Jordan Lake. Be dressed for the hot weather and bring binoculars as the second half of the program will be outdoors as we look for eagles and oddities.”
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Free admission. Family friendly.
Date of Event:
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Jordan Lake State Park Visitor Center, directly off of Hwy. 64., 280 State Park Road, Apex, NC
Hike Length and Difficulty:
The morning was hot and the bald eagle family was tired of the humidity.
As bald eagles sometimes do, Ranger Dad flew down to the swampy area of the cove and waded into the cool water.
Soon his two offspring decided that the morning was right for some play time at the pool.