It’s been almost a month since I last posted about the eagle chicks. A lot’s happened in that time. Before they can live independently, the chicks need to learn how to eat on their own. The parents have brought the chicks a rabbit to eat, but then they left. The chicks have to figure outContinue reading “And they’re off!”
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Prepping for Take-off
The day after I last posted, I noticed new behaviors with the Bald Eagle chicks — they began stretching and flapping their wings… …and they began feeding themselves — just a little at first, but it’s a milestone. As with all new skills, wing-flapping takes a lot of practice, and the willingness to fail. TheyContinue reading “Prepping for Take-off”
One month old
This is one of the few times I have seen both the chicks go after the same morsel of food. Notice that the unhatched egg is no longer visible. I don’t know if they carried off, or if it just finally got buried in nest material. One of the things that has really surprised meContinue reading “One month old”
Ten days of growth…
Mama eagle shades the chicks. At this point, they are 9 days old. Up until this day, I hadn’t seen them out of the central depression, where the failed egg remains. But once they started exploring, they rambled all over. I’m a little annoyed, because Mama eagle is in the way of a nice shotContinue reading “Ten days of growth…”
Two out of Three
It’s been ten days or so since the first two eagle chicks have hatched. They have grown and become much more active. The third egg, though, is probably not going to hatch. Today, the mother eagle stopped brooding the egg entirely. Even if the last egg did hatch, the chicks get fed on the basisContinue reading “Two out of Three”
Two eaglets are doing fine; waiting on the third.
Two of the bald eaglets seem to be doing fine. Mom and dad take turns feeding them. But if the third egg is going to hatch, it needs to do it soon.
Not one, but two eagle chicks!
When I checked in on the bald eagles this afternoon, I thought I saw two balls of fuzz. But it was really hard to tell. Then the mother eagle stepped back, and I could see a bit better. Two little heads, one egg!
First Bald Eagle Chick at Fort St. Vrain Nest!
The first bald eagle chick at the Fort St. Vrain nest has just hatched! In the first screen shots I took this morning, the eagles hadn’t even moved the egg shell out from under the adult! According to the Excel website, the chick made it’s way into the world about 10:00 last night. Father cleaningContinue reading “First Bald Eagle Chick at Fort St. Vrain Nest!”
Bald Eagles in Wild Storm
With Winter Storm Ulmer crashing in, the bald eagles at their Fort St. Vrain nest (https://amylaw.blog/2019/02/10/eagle-cam/)have had a hard day today. It started off with driving sleet that soaked our birds. Both of them huddled together for about half an our — the longest I’ve seen both birds in the nest during the day. ButContinue reading “Bald Eagles in Wild Storm”