Exactly one month to the day of the first sighting of the eaglet chicks, Michael Mathews, Jill and Pete Wright, Linda Richtsmeier, and Jerry and I went out to check the nest. We'll be doing this as often as we can, and posting photos so that we can all track their development!
Several photos follow, and on this afternoon, as always, one parent was in the nest with the eaglets. Every time that we have visited, at least one parent is either in the nest or very close by; the other is surely out hunting. At one point, the parent on duty seemed to be looking and whistling for the other.
It appears that the babies have the last of the downy feathers on the tops of their heads and neck, as can be seen in some of the photos. They are growing rapidly at this phase, and adding a pound of body weight every four to five days!