The Eagle Family

Discussion in 'Birds' started by hangin tree, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. rbsmith

    rbsmith

    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Great shots, Gary. I can't believe how big that Eaglet is for 6 weeks.
     

  2. I show hatch date was 3/2/07 I believe it is a female because of size, almost as big as the male already. I believe I also saw additional motion in the nest there may be another.
     
  3. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I always enjoy your eagle series. The baby is getting big rapidly!
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow baby is getting huge:>))))
    Great Family
    Lovely pics
    Gary thanks so much for keeping this updated.
     
  5. Thanks Andy

    I hadn't been back in about 4 days and I thought I should catch up myself. I also saw additional movement in the nest there maybe a second Eaglet in there.

    Thanks Gale

    I will try they don't always all come while I'm there. I alway see one or the other but sometimes not both.
     
  6. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent set
     
  7. Thanks a lot Harry

    I hadn't been back there in a while, shooting Osprey
     
  8. Boy Gary that is one good size bird for 6 weeks and I would agree that it is a female as from what I can see of the beak it looks like a female. One little stick in the way. May make a first flight sooner than you think. Better keep an eye on her.
    Lou
     
  9. Will do Lou, I should see some wing action soon also.
     
  10. pdoes

    pdoes

    406
    Aug 6, 2006
    NJ, USA
    Enjoying them as always Gary.
     
  11. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    yep,

    folks find it hard to believe that they will actually be bigger than the parents (unless you have a big older female mother) when they fledge and their feathers are actually longer and wider until they get older and go through a molt. Their flight feathers are much wider and a touch longer to assist with those rookie flights.

    Wade
     
  12. Thanks Peter

    It is my pleasure to post them as long as people enjoy them.
     
  13. rooster32

    rooster32

    122
    Nov 8, 2006
    Sandy, UT
    Very nice!

    TFS
     

  14. Thanks Rooster

    Glad you liked them
     
  15. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice set Gary. Can we have a little sun next weekend maybe?? :smile:
     

  16. They say we have a good chance for Warm and sunny.
     
  17. Holy smoke! Some niiiiice photos of these guys! Now where were they when we were all down at the dam shooting, huh?!!
     
  18. They were probably very close to where you see them in the pictures. They don't fly much on rainy or foggy days. They pretty much just sit I've watched them for hours on overcast and drizzly days and they fly very little.
     
  19. Yep, it was grey, overcast and drizzly when we were at Guntersville Dam..... Oh, well! Maybe next year....
     
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