Jordan Lake Neighborhood Raptors
The morning started off with the moon setting in a beautiful Carolina blue sky.
Then the eagles came by and then the ospreys.
First was Lady Lake, panting hard in the heat and humidity.
Then a bright-eyed 2-year-old harassed the osprey nest and arrogantly floated past me.
Dad osprey was showing his fledglings how to fish.
 I wonder what the fledglings thought of the tiny fish dad captured!

The first half of the slideshow is about one of the H&G Nest bald eagle fledglings making a successful fishing strike.
The 2nd half shows the 2 year-old bald eagle who decided to visit Doc this morning.  She was about 50 feet from me.
This is the 2 year-old in the video posted earlier today.
My little iPhone tries hard when making videos, but it can’t bring to you the stills that my Canon camera does.

Bald Eagle Visitor
The crows harrassed this 2-year-old bald eagle into flying into the tree about 50 feet from and above me.
The youngster looked down at me, once, and apparently decided the crows deserved more of his attention!
We shared the space for several minutes:
me canted over the back of my chair trying hard to be steady with my iPhone as I looked up and recorded the eagle.
My what an unexpected visitor!

2019 Bald Eagle Fledgling Summary for Jordan Lake
There were 13 bald eagle nests that produced 22 fledglings for 2019.
YAY!!!!
Here is a summary of the 3 nests that I monitored.
First Nest
fledgling Cacao
fledgling Caramel
H&G Nest
fledgling Light
fledgling Brownie
Ranger Cove
Ranger Gal
Ranger Guy

H&G Nest
Bald eagle chicks are hatched with their arrogance and aggression present from the moment of breaking out of the shell.
These are the 2 fledglings from the H&G nest.  Siblings.
They fought for dominance in the nest, and even though they only began flying 3 weeks ago, the desire for dominance is on display.
Upside down.  Inside out.  All over the sky they flew and practiced the skills they would need in 5 years in order to win a mate.