Thursday, June 17, 2010

Eagles preparing for their first flight!

Hello, I am happy to report that these two eagle chicks appear to be happy and healthy. As we enter their tenth week they have been flapping their important method of developing breast musculature and preparing for their first flight. In the coming weeks you should see these birds 'branching'--moving to the outer edges of the nest and perching on nearby limbs. This is the final step before testing out their wings for the first time.

Many thanks for your interest in the webcams and don't forget to post with questions. Have a wonderful day.

All the Best,
Patrick Keenan
BioDiversity Research Institue