Jordan Lake. One moment, you have very firmly in your grasp the chunk of fish that your mom has brought to you. You decide to fly off somewhere safe to eat it. But, then, oh drat… you drop it. Sometimes life has a very steep learning curve or should I say a very steep drop. Oh, bald eagle fledgling’s woe.

Jordan Lake. “Ah ha! That catfish is mine, all mine”, said the 4-year-old bald eagle. Carefully she surveyed the area and then quickly launched, carrying her prize with her.

Jordan Lake. Like our emerging nation in 1776, which wrapped itself in the Stars of Freedom, this fledgling Bald Eagle of 2022 is also wrapped in the stars of freedom. May we all cooperate to share our fragile democracy equally … with loving kindness toward all. Have a blessed and safe Fourth of July.

Star-Spangled Bald Eagle Fledgling

Jordan Lake. H&G nest both the chicks have fledged! In the last two days they both took flight. 1st photo is mama Godiva. 2nd photo is one of the fledglings coming in to land while Godiva watches it. 3rd photo is the Fledgling at upper right watching mama Godiva at lower left. 4th photo is Godiva to the left, fledgling in the middle and the other fledgling landed in the nest. Whew!!!