2018 Memory Lane Moment #7: Pre-fledge funnies!

While we worried, Mom went about the business of bringing her eaglets to fledge! D29, D30, and D31 amused and distracted all of us with their antics as they got closer and closer to fledge. This memory lane moment includes several favorites mentioned by our moderators!

April 25, 2018: We were still trying to get used to Dad’s absence and everything was a cause for concern. An eaglet (D29, perhaps?) gets startled from sleep as Mom gets up to relieve herself. Full video here: https://youtu.be/NtSL31iq5mc – and note that after two eaglets wake up, mom peers into the darkness and vocalizes.

May 17, 2018: A PS goes awry. Sorry D30! There’s at least one incidental PS strike each season – usually a favorite among young and old watchers alike! Full video here: https://youtu.be/ecL1cHnh0-Q

May 28, 2018: SLEEP STANDING 101 – You’re feeling verrry sleepy! I was fascinated by the subtle motions and repositioning of the eaglets’ wings and feets, and the balance sleeping of the two towards the back. Full video here: https://youtu.be/jXDQ5hzs0fQ

June 7, 2018: Fish fledge! From one of our DE Chat mods: “Fish overboard and retrieval was a look at nature that none would think possible, with the three E’s providing comic relief as they watched it all unfold. Chat had to be slowed that day as chatters overwhelmed our ability to keep up with all their comments! Full video here:https://youtu.be/NZp3dvmOr7c

June 8, 2018: Fish gone in one gulp! How do you keep your siblings from stealing breakfish? Make sure they don’t have a chance! Full video here: https://youtu.be/bHQqaTPxGNU