Eaglet Leaves Nest, Accidentally

I’ve been watching a live cam of an eagle nest since March, when the eggs were about to hatch (see here). The nest is on the grounds of a National Conservation Training Center near the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

This week, one of the juveniles left the nest for the first time. As you can see, it appears to be an accident. According to the people who run this site, 11 weeks is about the time juveniles are strong enough to leave, so this eaglet may be fine. The other thing in this video, to me at least, is how upset the sibling was … flapping and crying out and peering over the nest. Such a bond they develop.

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