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”

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”

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 ( 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”