Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday 4/21 PM


You have probably noticed that the largest eaglet is now darker in color than the other two. This one is starting to get his flight feathers, the other two will start turning darker in the next couple of days. The gray down is good insulation for the eaglets but is really not waterproof and they do nothing in helping the eagles to fly. The eaglets will get their flight plumage over the next couple of weeks, then you will notice them starting to really exercise their wings. The young eagles will be completely dark, probably darker than the parents, and they will not gain their distinctive white heads and tails until they are about four years old.

Thanks to Steve W. our resident eagle expert, who is now also a TV star after yesterday's broadcast.

6 comments:

Angie said...

WOW! Was that something furry and did She/He just pluck it for the nest? Amazing, thank you all so much.

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

I saw the fur flying, too. And now Mom and Dad are back feeding them more!

paula www.eagletmomsters.com said...

I saw the fur flying, too. And now Mom and Dad are back feeding them more!

Nilla said...

Just logged on and the rain is falling hard, she is doing her best to keep the babies dry. Can not see to well as the camera lens is getting alot of rain hitting it right now. Almost as bad ad the night the spider sat on the lens..lol

eagle-eyed sharon said...

I thought maybe the lens was covered with the spider web. I didn't think about it raining. I missed the fur flying. I haven't got to watch much today and I have really missed it. Have to work all weekend so maybe I will get to see the pictures tomorrow.

candace2 said...

I have just had a blast watching these eagles from eggs to babies. I noticed the one was black and wondered if it was the oldest. I missed all the commotion. My children in Kindergarten have been enjoying the pics too.

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