Two Fuzzy Gray Heads Confirmed!

Jim and Cindy are feeding two eaglets in their aerie. Both eaglets can be clearly seen at times on the Boonshoft Museum’s eagle-cams. Both appear to be healthy and very active. But there may have been three eaglets until a few days ago.

One observer noticed one of the adults remove what appeared to be a lifeless, fuzzy gray bird with a large, dark, hooked-beak from the nest on Wednesday morning. There was also a noticeable decrease in feeding activity at the nest on Wednesday. When there are three eaglets in a brood, the youngest, smallest and weakest eaglet often becomes malnourished as it competes with its older, larger and more aggressive siblings for food. When the eaglets have fledged and the nesting season is over we will search the grass under the nest for any remains but with the foxes, coyotes and other scavengers in the area there may be none to find.

Cindy and one of her eaglets.

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