Newly fledged eaglet with parent
(clip by Rae Jacobson)
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Footage taken July 30, 2006 of a baby eagle
(who is huge!) and its parent as they sat in the tree across
from where we live. He/she is a squawky little devil! When I
first heard it days ago, I thought he/she was in distress, but
apparently it is just vocalizing. In the video, the parent is
on the top branch and the baby is on the lower branch.
My husband has seen the baby doing practice
flights, doing landings and take offs, dropping and raising its
talons in the air, and flying with food (?) in its talons.
Great entertainment. Mind you, our neighbours who live under
the tree might not think so... its ongoing squawking this
morning started at 6:30 a.m. right over top their house!