Thursday, March 9, 2017

M9, the baby Eagle

M9 just took his very first flight to a branch right near his nest. Over the last several weeks, his parents, Harriet and M15, were teaching him how to tear apart a fish in order to feed himself. Soon, he will have to take care of himself. He should spend 4-12 weeks in the nesting territory post-fledging, the time during which he learns to hunt and fly.

The mortality rate for eagles is high--2.5 adults survive for every 20 (1 in 8) {Bald Eagle Facts]


Anonymous said...

Hope this little guy makes it

Anonymous said...

He looks fine. Is there something to worry about? Didn't they say he was as big as his mother.

Lynn Anderson said...

He's in great shape right now.