Boy, those baby eagles grow up fast. I didn’t get to see them for a few weeks and now they are sitting up looking like a grown up.
The oldest one was flapping his wings pretty hard but wasn’t getting too much height yet. I’m sure it won’t be long. I don’t know if I’ll make it back before they fly away.
One of the proud parents in a snag close by.
It’s rare to see both parents sitting together on this nest.
The big baby was showing off his wings. The smaller baby stayed hidden behind the big trunk.
I guess he was practicing his pose.
At one point one of the parents moved over to the nest.
Then back over next to his mate.
I took a walk around the area and of course something happened.
From across the pond I could see a juvenile eagle trying to invade the nest. The parents were screaming at him and chased him away.
It could have been last year’s baby coming back for a visit but the parents didn’t want any part of it.
Things started to settle down so I headed home for lunch.
These were taken in early March.By now the babies are probably flying around and getting ready to leave. We had another great year with this nest. I’m sure the proud parents are ready to head back up north for the summer.
There were 2 baby eagles on the nest. One was much older and was flapping pretty good. He didn’t appear ready to take off just yet.
One of the parents brought a half eaten fish.
The other eagle watching over the family.
It’s that time of the year. Baby eagles being born all over the Tampa Bay area. The nest closest to my house has produced twins again. The babies are big enough to see from the street so I stopped by on a late Saturday afternoon in mid-February. They seem to be doing well. I’m hoping I can get back over there before they fly away.
I was standing there waiting for something to happen at the eagle’s nest when I saw one of the parents flying up. For once, I was paying attention and was able to get the above and below shots.
He looks so majestic with his wings spread out.
I give this landing a “10”.
And then he just sat there.
The baby was yelling for his food.
“Maybe I’ll try to go get my own food.”
“Or maybe not just yet.”
Baby has a little fish tail hanging out of his beak.
Is he using that hay straw on his beak as dental floss?
The younger one was sitting patiently while the older one ate first.
Mom started feeding one of them.
Baby has a beak full of something.
One of the parents keeping watch.
Another Sunday afternoon at the horse farm. They were pretty active this afternoon. It was nice and cool and the parents had brought in food early.
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A normal sight, the parent watching over the kids.
A view of both baby eagles on the nest.
The oldest perched on a big branch. Already looking regal.
Practicing his takeoff.
We have lift off!
He didn’t fly around the afternoon I stopped by in mid-march. He was flapping pretty hard but never officially took off while I was there. By now he’s probably flying pretty high. This was my last stop of the year. I’ll leave them to their soaring and check back next year. It’s great to see both are doing well. Maybe I’ll see them flying over a busy road soon.