After a rough day yesterday - the youngest male fledged this morning had had quite a day.
After being chased by crows, he tried his luck with hunting - trying to snatch a mallard duck! After An unsuccessful
attempt he flew off towards the airport. He landed on the ground
near the berm that separates
the Botanical Garden from the
airport. He was gently encouraged to fly back into the Garden. He did exactly that - landing on a small
branch and hanging
upside-down by one foot for several minutes!Another Fine MessPhoto courtesy of James Deal http://www.jrdeal.com
He was spotted in several different sections
of the Garden during the day. By late this
afternoon he had returned to the nest (in time to be fed no doubt). At the time of this posting all the juvenile eagles were in or about the nest.
Although all three young eagles have fledged - keep checking in
on them - they'll continue to use the nest and surrounding area for weeks (perhaps even months). We'll continue to keep you updated on their progress.Everyone Home for Dinner