Story Behind the Photo: Bald Eagles

Wild Bald Eagles' Nest - Parents feeding two chicks at Honeymoon Island State Park, Dunedin, FL

Bald Eagles are creatures of habit, using the same nest year after year. This pair of Bald Eagles has been nesting at Honeymoon Island State Park for the last several years and in late December became parents again. Bald Eagles typically have 2 eggs each year and incubate them for approximatley 35 days. The new chicks stay on the nest for 10 – 12 weeks, although they are usually fully grown after 9 weeks.  This photo was taken when the eaglets were roughly 6 weeks old, with what looks like a voracious appetite. One of the parents was dutifully feeding the chicks pieces of fish while the other was out hunting. After a few minutes, the other parent returned with more food, and the chicks continued their feast for quite some time.

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2 responses

  1. WOW!!!!! such a prized species…..

    March 10, 2011 at 9:04 am

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