2 views of Quizzical watching mom Kate tear apart fish to feed him.
He is getting big enough that my lens has an easier time getting details!
Eagle Family Report: Oh, my, my, my!
I got my first glimpse of a chick in the Eagle Family nest.
That is mom Kate touching the chick with her beak.
At the moment the eaglet is a light grey fluff ball with big eyes and a big beak.
If you go to the Arkive site (one of my favorite wildlife sites) at https://shar.es/1YXPoz
you can see an excellent closeup photo of a chick – wish I had the set up for that kind of photo!
Kate was surveying the cove when she saw an intruder.
It was another fully mature female bald eagle. One I did not recognize.
Instantly Kate was out of the nest and above the other female.
Kate stayed in the higher position, talons dangling in a threat posture.
She herded the other female out of the cove. Both eagles were screaming.
When Kate got the intruder far enough out over the main lake, she turned and bolted for the nest.
Mom mission accomplished.
to see a short slide show of the interaction, please go to https://flic.kr/p/EKGqCA