As we approached the nest over the weekend, we heard one of the eagle pair making the chortling call they use with kin. About midway down one of the trees flanking the nest tree, mama and papa were scanning the skies.
Then they started again and kept it up for an hour until dusk. Why? One of their youngsters from an earlier year came back to visit. That's a dangerous proposition until the new babies are old enough to fight back. We saw papa chase off a youngster from the nesting area about a month ago. This seems to be a frequent issue. We just wondered when one of them would be going back to the nest. Mama was back there yesterday.