My Webster’s 1956 dictionary has these word’s of wisdom
Dependent – Relying on, or subject to, something else for support
Independent – Not dependent
The most frequently asked question these days is “How much longer will we be able to see the 3 young eagles?” Well, to be honest, we are all asking that question because we are all still learning. The real question is “When will the 3 young eagles be independent?”
Well, as of about 1:45 pm today they definitely showed that they are still “dependent” on their dad for food. He brought in a fish to the nest and HE and HH (Azalea) were waiting for him. There have not been any reports from NBG staff or visitors of seeing them catch their own food. So, another good question is “Do they have to be “independent” before their parents leave them or they wander off on their own?” Like our human children, I suspect the answer is “it depends” on each individual and we will all have to keep watching to find out. Photo is Azalea and her sister waiting for yet another food delivery!