Chick #2 appears to be taking the lead in learning to feed for itself. While all three chicks have been observed pecking at a fish, it is #2 that is actually biting off pieces. These photos were taken yesterday afternoon April 17. While the female adult holds onto the fish and feeds the other two chicks, giving a piece occasionally to #2, it is eaglet #2 that feeds itself. Learning to feed requires holding on to the prey item, biting , twisting and tearing. Takes a couple weeks to learn to put all the pieces of the process together and feed for oneself.
Sooooo glad to know all is well at the nest!!! Things have kept me from observing Eagles since 4 pm on Sat. 4/16. When I have tried since 6:45 am 4/18….NO VIDEO no chat WHEW…I guess they made it thru Sat. nites horrible weather!
so it’s eaglet # 2 that’s starting to feed itself! many may have predicted #1 would be the first, because of size and feistiness. #2 may be more of an observer, watching and taking it all in, instead of being hyper! intersting. but i do recall that, during the grand escape, #2 sure followed #1 out of that nest pocket with no lagging!
I wish I could tell there sexes but, we were married on the day the first egg was hatched so we named them Marley Marlette and Jamon! I love watching this everyday. Thank you for having it hope you have video’s to sell. Thank-You Eagle Cam Hampton News 13
I wish I could do nothing but sit here watching the eagles.
I am very curious about the photo at the top of the CCB blog page of the two eaglets with one looking straight at the camera and the other looking over at it’s sibling..It is too darn cute and wondering if that was from an earlier banding event? I just love this site and watching and learning and sharing! Thank You!!!!!!!!!!