The Eaglets Are … a Female and a Male!

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This screen shot is from earlier today, The larger eaglet (with darker feathers) on the right is a female, The one on the left is a male.

Just heard this from Kathy Clark: “In the Duke nest, pretty clear that the older nestling is female and the younger one is male.  The size and age differences make for a big difference in siblings.”

Kathy, as you likely know, is  a wildlife biologist and eagle expert with New Jersey’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program. (Thanks, Kathy!)

                                                                            — Jim Wright


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3 Responses to The Eaglets Are … a Female and a Male!

  1. Tom ackrivo says:

    Great news – !!!

  2. Beth says:

    I don’t know if you name them, but I think it would be lovely if you named the female after long time estate resident / employee Mimi Gsell who passed away earlier this year!

  3. BB says:

    Since the mother eagle isn’t banded, how do you identify her as being the same female eagle who parented the 2014 and 2013 eagles? I’m asking because of the change in behavior exhibited over the past week. Puzzling, to say the least. I hope she’s well.

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