Bird watching and doing OK.
I have not written two posts in one week in a very long time, but when my hubby showed me some pictures of the hatching of some new eaglets in Hanover, PA, I wanted to share. Though no longer on the endangered species list, the Bald Eagle is a rarity to see in many areas. This serene bird, the symbol of the USA, is a magnificent sight and when the nesters were spotted, camera crews went to work. For 35 days theses birds sat on eggs while millions watched their every little move. There is no privacy in Birdland ( I am sure the NSA and Google were also hiding in the trees). This particular pair are comprised of a 12 year old female who lost her mate in 2012 and a much younger male who, according to those that know, is a first time dad. It takes between 24 and 48 hours for the chicks to peck their way out of their shell. I like that the kids are given responsibility from the beginning. Baby # 1 arrived on March 24th and the lazier one on the 25th. Mom, dad and babes are doing fine.
I am wondering which is the male and which is the female. One seems a little clueless.
The chicks will start flying in June but will hang out at home till December. Then they are off to see the world. At least, that is the parent's plan.