The young birds stay in the nest for approximately 10 to 12 weeks, until they are large enough and strong enough to leave (fledge). This is typically toward late June.
The photo above was taken this morning.
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Tomorrow: Answering the two most-asked questions about Duke Farms’ eagles and eaglets.
— Jim Wright