Range Tracking

Sebastian Eagle Saturday

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Bald Eagles (Haliaetus leucocephalus) are nesting in a dead tree in Sebastian, Florida in the middle of a scrubby conservation area surrounded by bedroom suburbia. This is the mother Bald Eagle keeping an eye on her young from a dead tree nearby the nest.
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A view of the nest site amidst the scrub.
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The three Eagle nestlings take a long, careful, look at a visitor to the nest. This does not look like a relative.
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Mom returns to the nest to make sure other potential visitors don’t get too bold with her kids.
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The three Eagle nestlings are rambunctious and their large size makes the nest seem a crowded place. They were also observed feeding themselves from food the adult Eagles had brought to the nest.
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Mom sends out a warning cry to a passing Osprey to keep its distance.
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A series of images shows one of the Eagle nestlings testing its wings. They are some time off from actually flying but they are taking the first steps in learning how.
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Thank you to Don & Karen Schuster for allowing me to tag along on their Audubon EagleWatch nest monitoring duties and for allowing me to photograph the nest.

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