Bald Eagle chick standing tall and ready to fledge?

May 22, 2013 in Bald Eagle

According to Birds of North America: for several weeks prior to first flight from nest (fledging), nestlings flap wings across nest and to adjacent limbs to practice flight, developing muscle strength, flight coordination, and (importantly) landing ability. Up to half of nest departures unsuccessful; such young may remain on ground for weeks before regaining flight ability; in most cases, parents will continue to feed these young.

3 photos posted:    Click “next” in upper right corner to advance frames….enjoy!