Quizzical, video of this morning’s flight lesson. Yep, that’s Quiz that just flew across from the upper right. Now watch as Quiz comes back around and gets closer to the nest, to no avail. Bails out. And well, the next few moments I added a slow motion so you can see the crash landing. video is at https://flic.kr/p/Hs5fLH.
In the photo, the blur of wings in front of the nest and to the lower left is Quizzical. Quizzical was unhurt.
At last! A clear shot of Quizzical.
Full of himself and trying hard to look eagle-fierce.
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.
Kate is ignoring Quizzical.
He plays with a piece of the nest while Kate feeds herself.
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2 views of Quizzical watching mom Kate tear apart fish to feed him.
He is getting big enough that my lens has an easier time getting details!
The brilliant white semi-circle is the top of Quizzical’s head in the late afternoon sunshine.
At this age the chick appears to have a dark grey mask as he is losing his lighter colored hatching down.
It is the down that has wild spikes and a white glow.