Jordan Lake: the Count is in … 33 … FLEDGED BALD EAGLE chicks for the 2020-2021 Bald Eagle Nesting Season! Out of 24 nests there were 20 nests that produced fledglings. That is an increase of 3 fledglings from 2020. Way to go parent bald eagles … especially the Captain Nest that had triplets!
Jordan Lake: Food Fight! Triplet Bald Eagle Fledglings update: Dad tried to get a fish for the triplets to the nest, drop it and run, but he got caught in the middle of the fight. At one point there were 4 full-sized bald eagles in the nest! Eventually Dad was able to flee the nest, was exhausted, but appeared to have survived – it can be a rough life to be a raptor parent. The biggest fledgling, a female, won the fish. What a melee!
Jordan Lake: Bald Eagle Nest SUPRISE!!! at Captain’s Nest. You never know, during a bald eagle breeding season, how the cycle will end. Once in a while you’re completely surprised right near the finish … There were actually THREE chicks who fledged from the Captain’s Nest – usually there are 2 chicks. It is always difficult to track the number of eaglets while they are in the nest and Captain’s Nest proved just that. If you look just below the arrow you can see the face of the 3rd chick. We have now seen all 3 of the chicks fledged and enjoying their cove. Way to go Captain Mom and Dad! Triplets! My thanks to Captain Doug for sharing his photo and the Captain Nest journey with us.
Jordan Lake: sometimes it is the details that capture my eye … as when this fledgling bald eagle was landing … his strong beak a pointer, sharp glinting talons about to grab the branch. He is beautiful.
Jordan Lake: Lady Lake and her mate Heritage, at the LL&H Bald Eagle Nest, successfully fledged their two chicks this week. Here they are, out and about and exploring the lake … my, my oh my!
The bald eagle chick FLEDGED today! I watched him going up and down and up and down from the nest to the branches above the nest. Then he stopped, way up high, looked toward the main lake, quivered, and flew away from the nest. Oh, my!