The flapping has started

It was late February and I was stopping by the neighborhood eagle’s nest every couple of days. One morning I caught the parent bringing in a fish for breakfast. Now they were just dropping off the food and letting the babies eat on their own.

At least one parent was still hanging close to the nest.

At one point an osprey flew close to the nest and the eagle was yelling at him to leave.

One of the babies was flapping his new wings and you could still see the pin feathers.

Finally, I could get a decent shot of both of the babies sitting up. The younger one seemed to sleep a lot and wasn’t flapping yet.

The kestrel couple landed on the wire nearby.

A few other birds that came by the nest was a phoebe and a brown thrasher.

I could see a red shoulder hawk far away on the other side of the field.

A great egret flies right over my head.

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10 thoughts on “The flapping has started

  1. Not sure if my previous message went through so redoing it.
    We recently moved, but at our previous home we had some eagles nests approximately 1 km from home and we walked there during the paring season and while they nested, to check on them daily. What an exceptional experience.
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  2. Great shot of the eagle with the outstretched winds. I love the eaglets and the kestral and all your other critters.

  3. Thank you so very much for linking up at SSPS 257 this awesome series of the Bald Eagle and also for sharing our Vroom vroom SSPS logo. You’re awesome and hope to see you weekly at SSPS..

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