Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

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Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

NewMexiKen
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We arrived at the nest at 9:00 AM and found both eaglets had come back to the nest. One was on the branch to the right and this one was in the nest. They were calling.


Bald Eagletcalling 20140409


They must have seen the male parent nearby. In about 20 minutes both parents arrived in rapid succession, each with a fish-- the male first.


Bald Eaglet paren arrives with fish 20140409


He quickly retreated after being mobbed by the boisterous eaglets which were bigger than he.


Bald Eaglet struggles with parent for fish 20140409


The female also brought an even smaller fish , but she stayed a bit longer.
 

Bald Eagle second parent arrives with fish  20140409


She was also attacked. The older eaglet even grabbed her foot in his beak! (Click on photo to select full-screen view as well as additional photos in FLICKR)


Bald Eaglet Honor bites foot of parent 20140409


She retreated up the branch to the right and then flew to roost in the favorite pine to the east.


Bald Eagle female departs 20140409


The male circled overhead and faded out of sight to the north.


Bald Eagle male in flight 20140409


Bald Eagle male in flight 4-20140409


The female soon flew directly out to the north.


Bald Eagle female in flight 0945AM 20140409
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Re: Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

Trisha
What a wonderful series of shots, Ken....all beautiful and such perfect captures illustrating the behaviors you were watching!  It really was a memorable day at the nest this morning!
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Re: Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

Kelly Heffernan
These pictures are so great for those of us who are not local and cannot
visit the nest.  My son and I have learned all about eaglets by being in
the Eagle Forum this year.  Keep up the great work!

Regards - Kelly

Kelly Heffernan
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Re: Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

tczig
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Awesome photos, as always.  I am glad to see both are safe and back at the nest!
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Re: Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

NewMexiKen
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I forgot to post this photo of Honor jealously guarding the fish from her sibling. Glory is almost hidden--  you can just see the top of her head.


 Bald Eaglet guards fish 20140409
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Re: Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

Trisha
That's the behavior that I observed for over an hour, Ken.  Honor would not let the sibling near the fish and Glory just sat back staring at the food.
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Re: Photos from 9:00-9:45 AM today WED APR 9

lillco27
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Great shots Ken. They are getting so big.