We watched the nest again this afternoon.  There was still some wisps of smoke arising about the peninsula.  We saw one parent at the nest for a while.  It left.  Watched 1 chick do some wing flaps.  We saw a parent fly in to the nest but could not see if it was bringing in food and did not see feeding behavior.  Have yet to see both parents together or both chicks at the same time.  So, what we know is that at least one of the parents is flying about and returning to the nest and that there is one chick being active – both observations make me happy.  What will make me happier is to see both chicks at the same time.  The photo was taken this afternoon about 3:45 PM.  If you look closely above the nest and to the left, you can see an adult eagle – it has its back to you so its tail is the easiest way to identify it.  No chicks in this photo.

WALK0036 04-16-16 @ 15-42-58 McCoy Rd Mccoy parent 4:16:16

I was at the lake all day today, along with several other people, monitoring the prescribed burn. I saw both parents and at least 1 of the chicks prior to the start of the burn. We were watching from almost a mile away and cannot tell the chicks apart – so we may have seen both chicks but didn’t know that we did. It was obvious that the parents noted the humans under their nest and one would sometimes stay in the nest while the other parent circled closely above the nest. The fire was started late in the morning. During the burn we could sometimes see one or both of the parents on limbs above the nest or in the nest. I was pleased to see that the parents were staying close to the nest and not wanting to just fly away. Once the burn was well started we could not easily see the nest. By late evening a lot of the smoke had dissipated and we could see one parent at the nest. Please understand this does not mean that something had happened to an adult or a chick just because we could not see them. From our long distance it appeared that the nest and nest tree was intact. There will be a eaglet/nest check tomorrow and in the following days. I’ll be there tomorrow very early. Will continue the updates. The photo is of the peninsula early this afternoon. THANKS to all of you for your thoughts and calls and emails – thanks from the EAGLES especially.
Peace and grace, and I need to get some rest!
doc ellen

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!

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