March 31, 2012

Flap Those Wings!

SDP  3-31-12
Good news! The eaglets are growing up quite nicely.   Already they're testing their wings and learning to hop/fly near the nest. You should have seen the precarious way Junior landed on his perch (lower right hand corner), wobbling this way and that with his over-sized wings. Once he settled in, he looked up at his sibling still in the nest as if to say, 'Come on! You can do it. It's not so bad out here.' A short time later, mom or dad arrived with dinner (sushi) and everyone obediently tucked so deep inside the nest you'd never know anything was living there.

8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Kids will scare you to death with their antics! :-)

We are: clamco said...

I can't wait until a new finch family moves into the nest behind our satellite dish. We can see them right through the window and observe many of these same behaviors, only on a much smaller scale. Do the eagles "talk" a lot to each other like the hawks do?

Kathy said...

Exciting times are ahead. Can't you just hear them now talking to their grandeaglets in the future: Yes, son, I was born in a cell phone tower in Sarasota, Florida. Now, I know you don't know what a cell phone tower is, but back in the day, it was the greatest thing ever invented for humans. But now they have even better ways of communicating so hardly anyone even remembers them. Occasionally one comes up for sale at the local flea market. I beaked out your grandma's and my initials on the one where we lived. It would be quite the collector's item nowadays.

Lowell said...

That's got to be a big nest! One wonders if the eaglets really want to leave or if they're happy being surrounded by the warmth of family and take-out food brought by daddy?

Cool shot, again!

Birdman said...

Ya, kids today! What they'll do.

Jack said...

I sure hope you are there when the little eagles fly out of their roost. It will be so anticlimactic if you go to the nest and find it empty.

Michelle said...

I love seeing these updates!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I was wondering how the babies were going SRQ, not long before they're off by the looks of it. I wonder if they come back at some point to see if the nest is still there for the next round of eggs, or if once they leave that's it, new location next time?