Saturday, June 02, 2007

June 2

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Yesterday morning about 10 am, the young male tried to hop from one branch to another next to his sister. He miscalculated slightly and fell about 20 feet to a lower branch. While uninjured - it took him a while to build up the courage to try to fly back up. Around 2 pm he flew to a branch about 15 ft away. He has since made his way back to the nest.

Unsuccessful flights are not at all uncommon. As many as 50% of first attempts may end up with the young eagles on or near the ground. When this happens, the parents continue to bring food to the grounded eaglet and soon enough it takes to the air.

posted by VDGIF Wildlife Biologist at 9:03 AM

Early am Video by Sharon Feeney from Maine forum:

The other critter in the Norfolk Nest video is here

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i hate spiders!!!! but seems they love web cams!! have seen them quite frequently on web cams! yack