Here are six more of my photos from banding day April 21. – Reese Lukei, Jr
Awesome closeups, really helps me place a size value to the eaglets, they are so big!!! You don’t realize it until you see their talons next to a human hand.
We watched for 2 hrs. yesterday awestruck and so thankful for a beautiful climbing day for Julian and all of you on the ground who performed your duties to the fullest. Our thanks for a cherished memory and hope to watch until the three ‘leave the nest’ to find their own lives and mates. Another Easter Miracle is about to be enjoyed by all. Beth & Ralph in Warren, Michigan
where was Mamma at during all this excitment ? I’m sure she was close by watch’in
How have the parent eagles responded to this event? This morning, I saw one hanging around the periphery of the nest.
Response – During the banding the adults were flying overhead. They returned to the nest after banding and resumed feeding their chicks.
THANK you for being so gentle with the babies 🙂
I am so very much loving watching the little ones grow. Thank you so much for your pictures,
We were fortunate to get to see an eagle santurary in Alaksa.
Love the close-ups. They are so cute and growing so fast.
These are great pictures, too, Reese. There’s something really wonderful about the picture of Libby measuring (NZ’s?) beak. Also NZ plotting her escape from the weighing bucket! (Reminds me of the eaglet last year who scampered off into the bushes at last year’s second banding event.)
I am so excited for all the children whose precious lives have been inspired by the many aspects of this entire Eagle adventure! Who knows what they’ll do on behalf of our wildlife! Great Part I video!
I watched the live stream during the banding and was curious how cooperative the eaglets appeared to be during almost the whole process. I noticed some squawking when they were first approached in the nest, but that was it.
Could someone explain why they were so calm and docile?
Response – Their natural behavior. Will become more aggressive in next couple weeks and much stronger and more difficult to handle.
The banding is as successful as it was last year. It is such fun to watch. You all make it a point to explain everything so well. Thank you so very much for all the information that you so patiently give us. My grand daughter and I have made an amazing scrap book for her 1st grade class who can not bring up the website. We keep updating it and they are enjoying it all. Bless you all and have a wonderful EASTER.
Thank you so much for the great photos. I love following the eaglets through the cam and through the banding process. Happy Easter to all!!
Thank you so much for posting pics of the babies. I have watch them grow and was so excited about the banding but it happen to be the same week I had vacation scheduled with family in mountains where we have no internet. Needless to say I was heartbroken over not being able to see my babies banded. Will they be posting a video or selling a video? Thank you so much Reese for the beautiful pics and for all your info and all you do for us viewers who love our babies. Have a blessed Easter and Day. Just got back and needed to see what I missed. Not the same as being there but close to it.
Looks like 2 females and 1 male. I’ve thought that for some time.
This is great everyone. Thank you!
Mr. Lukei – I don’t know any other place to leave this message for you. My sincere condolences for the loss of the Eagle Mom. I cannot imagine how you must be feeling. Thank-you for all you have done and are doing to ensure her spirit lives on in the lives of her eaglets. I do so hope the male returns to their nest with a new mate this fall to continue the circle of life. God Bless you and those who are affiliated in anyway with the NBG nest. Thank-you.
Reese, I have thought of you often in the last couple days. My condolences to you on the loss of Mom Eagle. Hang in there, good eagle friend, you are needed.
we live in a senior houseing for older people and have been watching the eaglets we get a lot of enjoyment from them we almost cryed when the mother was killed? well be watching for them to come back thank you so much the seniors of bed in the woods
Thank you so much for posting pics of the babies. I have watch them grow and was so excited about the banding but it happen to be the same week I had vacation scheduled with adult
family in mountains where we have no internet