Friday, July 20, 2012

Eagle dinner time

My favorite eagle family has settled into the kids practicing flight in the woodland around the aerie. Most evenings this past week, one or both juveniles perched in the trainer tree with papa eagle either in the same tree or in the lookout tree on the opposite side of the nest. Papa's role is to make sure the kids are safe while Mama appears to be responsible for the evening feeding. And when she finally appears, the kids immediately fly down to see what's for dinner.

Mama drops dinner off, then flies up to branch above the nest in the trainer tree.


For the most part, the kids share although they do seem to take turns rather than both eating at the same time. But other times, they complain that the other one is getting more and one will take a challenging stance.


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