Quiz now has adult length wings. In the adult bald eagle the wing span can be up to 8 feet.
Quiz meets his mom when she flies in. He aggressively checks out her talons – hoping she has a fish. Mom Kate does not. There are several short clips of Quiz “trampolining” – strengthing his wings and legs. Notice that he is getting air under his feet!
video is at https://flic.kr/p/FJyNwU
In the photo below: Mom Kate is on the perch limb to the right.
Quiz has his back to us and is to the far left of the nest.
Is this your pigeon??? I photographed this pigeon at the Ebenezer Boat Ramp, Jordan Lake, NC, parking lot this morning. There are 4 sets of code on the plastic/silver band on his right leg: 776 TRC 1F 2015. There is a dark green band on his left leg that appears to be embossed but I could not read it. The bird is flight capable and appears unhurt. I could not entice it to my hand. Please share this posting! He needs to get back to his home coop.
Quiz is bored and itchy. He scratches at an itch on his face. Note how bright yellow his feet are. I sometimes spot juvenile bald eagles by seeing their feet before seeing their head and body.