Bald Eagle Nest Update, Week of May 2

Screen Shot 2016-05-02 at 7.30.48 AMThe Duke Farms eaglets are now approximately five weeks old.

They will be banded next Monday, May 9, with the banding streamed live on the Eagle Cam Ustream channel starting at 9:30 a.m.

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.

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Tomorrow: Meet arborist Jack Kuhlman, who has helped Duke Farms with the eagle tree and the cam — and much more — for two decades.

Wednesday: Introducing wildlife biologist/tree climber Jack Kuhlma of the state’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program, who will climb the eagle nest tree next Monday and retrieve the two eaglets for banding and medical testing.

— Jim Wright

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