2023 RRP Highlights: Sweet Eaglet Dreams!

We’re looking back on 2023’s favorite things! Sometimes we all need to take a break, especially during the busy holiday season. Let peacefully slumbering eaglet DH2 be an inspiration to all of us. Sweet eaglet dreams, everyone – I think it’s time for me to hit the corn husks!

Do eagles dream? If you watch the video, you’ll hear DH2 vocalize twice and begin to stir before settling into a deeper sleep. The behavior appears remarkably similar to the dreamy stirrings of slumbering dogs, who quiver, twitch, ‘run’, and even growl in their sleep. We’ve seen adults dream, but this is the youngest we’ve ever recorded it in eaglets. More here: https://www.raptorresource.org/2023/04/14/sweet-eagle-dreams/.