On Saturday, we caught our first glimpse of a young eaglet over on our eagle nest. This makes the eighth consecutive year that a pair of nesting bald eagles has hatched at least one youngster. The above photo is from 2017. In 2012, we were so surprised when a pair of Bald Eagles made their nest on a platform build for Osprey nesting, and even more excited to see the chick hatch in the spring. Since then, we consider it our great privilege to watch them care for the young birds until they fledge each spring.
It took me a few days to get you actual photos of this youngster: between the rain this weekend, and fog on Tuesday, it was Wednesday before I could actually capture some footage. We have a pretty good view of what’s going on through our scope, but we are a quarter mile away, and my little (amazing) canon sx60 was able to get some quick video and a shot or two. It was windy, and we are both three stories up in the air with a lot of space between.
Here is some footage of the whole process over the years.