This morning Captain Doug and I watched Captain Mom swoop past and catch a small fish. You can see the fish in the water just in front of her approaching talons in the first photo. Like the great mom she is, she promptly took it to the nest for her chicks.
You can see the almost white-colored chick stretching up towards his Dad’s tail while Dad is pulling a piece of fish free to feed the chick.
Dad has a bit of fish in his beak and is reaching towards his chick.
Dad gently gives the chick a bite of fish.
We got by the nest this morning to find Captain Mom and both chicks doing well. These chicks have really grown. This nest is about the last one on the lake to have their babies fledge out – they should fly in about 2 weeks. It sure was great getting to see Mom eagle and her chicks!
Mom Bald Eagle at Captain’s Nest went to gather a stick, in a mid-air pickup, for the nest repair needed before she lays her eggs. The stick did not cooperate at all!