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

Ranger Cove Bald Eagle Nest
Ranger Dad brought a squirrel to the nest this morning.
The squirrel was so heavy that Ranger Dad had to slide in sideways to the nest and slam on his brakes.
The unfledged chick was still in the nest and it promptly pounced on the squirrel.
This made the eaglet fledgling, who was up top on the right hand trunk, pretty darn mad.
So mad that he flew/fell/crash landed down into the nest.
Then it was a free-for all for possession of the squirrel.
 Ranger dad stayed out of the fight until he decided that he should be the one to parcel out the food.

Ranger Cove Nest
 
Ranger mom showed up with food.  I couldn’t decide just what the food was.
The two chicks got into a fight over who was going to eat and mom was stuck in-between them.
Extracting herself from the melee, Ranger Mom quickly went down east in the cove and glared at the world.
It didn’t take long for the chuck of food to be consumed and the chicks went to waiting for the next meal.