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Jul
10

Bald Eagles: Fledglings

I’ve witnessed this pair of Bald Eagles raise three pairs of young over the last three years.  Having learned from past years, I got some photos of their young shortly after they had fledged and before they left. 

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They have two nests in this vicinity.  One they abandoned three years ago, and one they built three years ago.  The fledglings have been winging back and forth between the two nests, while the parents watch from a safe distance. 

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Their survival training and hunting training will begin now as they leave the nest area.

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On this day, though, this fledgling contented itself with gliding between the two nests.

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Where it then rejoined its sibling.

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4 Responses to “Bald Eagles: Fledglings”


  1. July 8, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Absolutely fantastic. We have a young (less that 2 years old) white-tailed sea eagle at the bird centre where I volunteer, and she looks just like these guys… it must be wonderful to see them in the wild.

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    July 8, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Thank you. I’m glad you’re enjoying these. It will be more difficult to get Eagle photos now, because they’ll leave their nests. And it is wonderful seeing them in the wild, especially knowing that we nearly caused these bird’s extinction.

  3. 3 Wapello Warbler
    July 8, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for getting and sharing these. I’m unlikely to see this for myself.

  4. 4 Randy Roberts
    July 8, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Your welcome. Trick is to find a nest and then check on them from time to time.


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