A great afternoon of observing! I don't usually go to the nest midday because the overhead sunlight can be so harsh for photos, but I was worried that the little creature was hungry and not being fed!
I arrived about 3:15 this afternoon and there was no sign of LittleEagle.. Then I went walking the beach and surrounding area trying to spot him. While oceanside, I heard that plaintive calling that is so recognizable and realized that LittleEagle was indeed in the nest area... I went running back towards the cries , only to have just missed one of the adults bringing food, and there in the nest was our favourite little creature, acting very baby-bird like, with wings outstretched and amazingly one of the Eaglets seemed to be feeding him. Beak to beak , Just like I have seen the adults do. This may have just been at the end of the meal where 2 animals check each other out, but please look at the photos above.
After this, LittleEagle completely stretched his wings and enjoyed the warmth of the afternoon sun!
I waited for another hour ++ but never saw more food come in, howver I'm now certain that everyone is getting their fill and the family group all seem to be getting along famously!!!
*** Just so everyone knows .. I have been using "him" in reference to LittleEagle, but it is completely unknown at this point if we are observing a he or a she :)
Have a Happy evening...... Terry
* Late evening just before sunset, I watched a flock of crows go after LittleEagle who flew off the nest over to a nearby tree. They eventually went away but certainly gave LittleEagle a life lesson!
Summer 2023.. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 10 photography blogs in Canada.
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