H&G Nest
Dad Hershey had walked out on a big branch to the right of the nest to check on one of the chicks.
I heard an angry alert call from both Hershey and Godiva (unseen).
A two-year-old bald eagle was headed toward the nest.
Juvenile eagles will try to steal chicks from eagle nests and Hershey and Godiva knew this.
Hershey launched and the two-year-old eagle quickly saw it was in trouble and it turned and fled the cove.
Hershey returned to a tree near the nest and the two chicks went back to branching.
Mom Godiva showed up and took over guard duties while the two chicks watched the world.
Hint: to find branching chicks, look for their feet first then look for the beak!

H&G Nest
 
The high lake levels have kept all of the bald eagle nest monitors from checking the nests as often as we usually do.
I got to the nest of Hershey and Godiva to find that their chick(s) have hatched!
That is Hershey at the lower left as Godiva is watching from behind the main truck of their nest tree.
 
 
Godiva leaning over to feed an unseen chick.
 
 
Hershey on his favorite outlook post.
 
 
After the chick feeding, Godiva settled in to enjoy some of the morning sunshine.

First Nest
 
I visited First Nest today and found Petruchio preening on a limb near the nest.
Having finished getting all his feathers clean and straight, he gave me a hello flight and soared closely over my head.
 
 
 
 
H&G Nest
 
I thought I would show you the nest … from where I stand to watch the home of Hershey and Godiva!
Can you find the nest?
 
 
 
 
And, then show you a crop of the same photo and you can see Godiva perched in front of her nest.  She hasn’t laid her eggs yet.
 
 
 
 
 

H&G Nest
 
This morning, while waiting for the fog to lift, I could faintly hear a lot of eagle chatter way down the shoreline.
I couldn’t yet see the eagles, so I got distracted by a huge flock of red-winged blackbirds.
I turned back to look down the shoreline and the sun peeked through.
That is Godiva sitting in the sunshine and Hershey below and to the right.
Good seeing the parents of the H&G nest watching over their territory.

Dear Friends:
H&G bald eagle nest
Godiva and Hershey started the breeding season with triplets. Eventually we all realized that 1 of the chicks was missing. We don’t know what happened to the third chick. This nest is at one of the longest distances for any of the monitors to see. We are sad that the 3rd chick did not make it. However, the GOOD news is that the other two H&G chicks made it to fledging and are out and flying. I keep trying for a photo of both of them and will post if I manage it. Thank you for all your support, prayers and input on the H&G Nest.
First Nest eagle nest: I saw Resolute of First Nest chasing about her cove just the other day.
I am still following the Ranger bald eagle nest and 2 different osprey nests and will continue to post photos and stories so you all will know how they are doing.
Peace and Grace, Doc Ellen