Day 73 (June 12)
Elliott finally takes the leap of faith for his first flight.
Day 84 (June 23)
“The parents deliberately withheld food it seemed to get the eaglets to fledge,” Marian notes. “The parents also kept out of sight the last few weeks except to drop off food (literally) into the nest. The eaglets would fly over to the nest, eat, and then go back to perching in a tree nearby. I also noticed some odd behavior of the eaglets eating lichen and leaves off the trees. I am not sure if they were supplementing their diets or sharpening and using their beaks. Anyway, it’s been a real pleasure experiencing this event!”
Day 86 (June 25)
The youngsters continue to hang around the nest site, always in the same tree and practically on top of one another.