Both are females, banded six weeks ago.
The younger one (Band No. E42) left the nest last Tuesday but stayed nearby. It flew for sure on Thursday.
The older one (Band E41) apparently left earlier today (Monday), possibly around 5 a.m. A pan of the Eagle Cam at 8:40 a.m. showed no eagles in camera range. Both young birds have now fledged.
As one of the cam viewers put it so well, we are now dealing with empty-nest syndrome.
The cam will continue to operate in the off-season, and you never know what you might see.
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Later Today: Duke Farms’ nesting Tree Swallows.
Tuesday: The folks who made this season’s great Bald Eagle Show possible.
Wednesday: Farm Market Recipe of the Week.
Next Tuesday: My final post of the season — a look back at the last five months. (It’s been fun.)
— Jim Wright