Golden Beginnings – Part 4; Unfortunate Confirmation
I made a quick trip to the nest this evening, with hopes of finding two eaglets there. Unfortunately that wasn’t to be, and only one survives. There is a precarious balance between life and death, and the risks in the wild, forty feet up in a tree are ever-present. Still, I was disappointed in this finding. It is highly likely that the missing eaglet was pushed out during a feeding event, or as a scuffle ensued between nest-mates, so I am naming the survivor Cain. I became even more concerned when I saw where Cain was perched…on the very edge of the nest. The diameter of the nest being nearly three feet, yet the eaglet unknowingly is tempting fate by his choice of location.
Here is a current picture of Cain, not noticeably different that Friday’s photo.
Hopefully this photo gives you some perspective on the precarious position he has chosen.