Saturday, July 14, 2012

Flight sentry

Mama and papa eagle often flank the nest tree and talk to each other and the kids from there. Last week, mama would station herself about mid-tree below an area that would cushion her youngsters when they leave the nest for the trainer tree.

The nest tree is about 50 feet below the trainer tree on the left and the lookout tree on the right. Below is a larger view with mama circled in the trainer tree and one of her youngsters in the nest tree.

Both youngsters are taking turns in flight practice. We haven't seen both of them in the air or both out of the nest yet. Mama and papa encourage the kids but let them decide when it's time to rest and when it's time to spread their wings.

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