The eaglets are now approximately seven weeks old. 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.
Above and below, we thought we’d share a few photos of Mom and Dad taken the day of the banding last week. They do all the work, and E41 and E42 get all the oohs and ahhhs.
(The male is banded, and female has slight feather damage on a right-wing primary.)
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Later this week: All about Eagle Cam Lesson Plan winner Lauren Kurzius and her cool “whodunit” for students — suspects are several birds of prey, including eagles.
— Jim Wright