Update on DN9
Since DN9 fell from the nest tree this morning, we have been monitoring from the cams and from the ground. Our eaglet spent much of the day beneath the nest tree and in the pasture. DN9 doesn’t appear to have injured its wings or legs and is mobile, although it hasn’t flown since reaching the ground. DNF and Mr. North are perched nearby and actively defending DN9.
At this point we do not know to what extent flies have affected DN9 or if its health has been significantly impacted. David Kester will be following up tomorrow morning. He is our master bander and has a great deal of experience handling and assessing birds of prey.