Arriving at the nest at 11:00 AM on Monday 06/24/19, I saw no chick. It was not perched in any nearby trees, nor could it be seen at the nest. After 30 minutes passed, I emailed the folks I send my data to with a subject line of "Assumed Fledge."
However, not quite convinced, I decided to hang around hoping that if it had fledged, I would see it return to the nest to feed when the adults brought it food. Suddenly at 12:04 pm, a wing and a head popped up from the nest. It was hunkered down...taking a mid-morning nap!! Emailing everyone that I was retracting my first email, I decided I would stay to observe.
The young Eagle remained active until I left shortly after 1:00 pm. Mesmerized by the elegance of their wing movement, let alone the fact that I could observe them for hours, the time flew.
So, no, it hasn't fledged YET but I'm speculating it will be this week. (Last years chicks fledged 07/01/18.)
just seeing, saying, and sharing...
Any Day Now
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