Friday, April 27, 2012

Eaglets Among Us

We enjoy watching the enchanting growth of three baby eaglets and the parents who guard and watch over them so carefully!

Balls of Fluff!!!!

Take Care on the Journey,

Linda's Eagles USA

Both eagle parents are very much involved in parenting!

Every year in March we pull up our chairs to the computer and wait rather impatiently for the tap tap tap of eagle eggs hatching high in the Cottonwood tree at the farm!

The web cam at Decorah Eagles is a Raptor Research Project that specializes in the preservation of falcons, eagles, ospreys, hawks, and owls, according to their website HERE.

This year on March 27, 2012, the first egg started cracking, and I hurried to get photos on my little iPhone as the exciting moments flowed through my computer monitor!

Here are some of the first photos as mama eagle felt movement and raised herself to peek at the progress of her first baby eaglet of 2012 as the hatchling finally burst out of its tight confinement less than 24 hours later.

Not so clear in the darkness, but here's a tiny blip on the egg, and mama's giant talon carefully protecting her hatching eaglet!

Soon we have "break-through" and eaglets less than 24-hours old!

D1 and D2 wait for D3 to join them.

More photos are on the way!! Enjoy the blog but continue to follow this story HERE