right to left: Kate almost hidden in the branches

one of the chicks is at the nest rim, looking up at his sibling who is standing and wing wapping


one of the chicks, center of nest rim, looking up at mom Kate


one of the chicks half standing and you can see he still has some grey hatching fluff on his head


both chicks are grooming to remove itchy baby feathers as their adult feathers grow in

mom Kate is in the grooming state of mind too

LL&H Nest
It is with deep sadness that I must report that the chick at the LL&H nest has been lost.  
When the rangers saw that part of the nest had fallen they did a thorough investigation.
It appears that the north side of the nest had collapsed.  The rangers could not find any remains of the chick.  
There had been a really, really rough windy storm in the preceding week and maybe that is what destroyed part of the nest.  
My heart, as yours, hopes that Lady Lake and Heritage will do what eagle parents do: come back late this fall, repair the nest and breed again next year.
We will keep an eye on the nest through the coming months and I will add updates of any changes.
doc ellen
I want to say thank you for all the wellness thoughts and prayers for my knee surgery.  
My knee is doing great and I sure was happy to finally be back at the lake after 10 days away.
First Nest
All is fine at the nest.
 Here is Kate dashing off to go find a breakfast fish for the chicks.
One of the chicks just below Petruchio’s chest.
I don’t know what the chick was watching, but it was very intent.
H&G Nest
Godiva is on the edge of the nest.  You cannot see Hershey who has incubation duty and is behind the main trunk.

I am blessed with so many friends among all of you.

One of my friends, who is one of the nest monitors,

went out today to check my nests while I recover from knee repair.

He sent me this video from First Nest and said he hoped it would help with my healing.

Oh, it did!  Watch as one of the chicks surveys the world and the other practices wing wapping.

I added 2 freeze frames so you can see expressions better.

And yes, that is poop shooting over the nest edge at the end of the video.

All eaglets instinctively do this to help keep the nest clean.

There are 2 chicks in the First Nest!
See the fuzzy light grey head and eye of the chick just to the right of Kate.
One of the chicks is just to the right of the big limb between it and Kate.
Kate is holding a big shiny crappie fish.
Look in the area between the fish and Kate’s legs and you can see a chick in the shadows.
 Way over to the right you see a chick right at the edge of the nest –
I think it is the smallest of the 2 chicks
Carefully watch directly in front of Kate as she feeds 1 chick.
Then she feeds the second chick which is just past her head to the left.
Both chicks vie for bites of fish.
Video is courtesy of one of the other nest monitors.