Bald Eagles – 2 chicks!!!!

April 26, 2014 in Bald Eagle

The recent posting on the Bald Eagle pair in Essex County included a series of copulation sequence photos.  It was unclear if this was part of a post egg hatching ritual for this pair of Eagles.  Although a posting was made on April 1 that made mention of a likely feeding process, no chick was observed during that observation period.

A late visit to the nest provided an opportunity to observe an adult perched on the rim of the nest under cloudy conditions.  The adult then flew off to the northeast.  Every effort was made to look for any sign of a chick. Nothing is sight…..and then to my delight and surprise, a wing and then the dark crown of a chick head appeared.  Great news for the breeding effort this year.

A few minutes later, moved to another vantage point, looking for a better view of the chick.  This effort afford another terrific surprise with the sighting of second chick int he nest!  WOW!  Low quality photos of 2 chicks, one with head raised and other just showing its shoulder.  Stay tuned!!