For the first time in many years, according to the Wildlife Research Institute, a young pair of bald eagles are nesting and raising a single offspring. The eaglet is about one month old, according to a couple of bird watchers who have been coming every Saturday since they read the story in the Reader earlier this year.
Eagle watch at Ramona Grasslands
A young pair of bald eagles are nesting and raising a single offspring.
On May 4, as I joined the watch, the male eagle, the smaller of the two adults, arrived with dinner for the eaglet. The nest site is approximately 1.5 miles from the road, so unless you have a pair of strong binoculars, you won’t see much happening in the nest.
It takes 35 days for an eagle egg to hatch, then 10–12 weeks until they fledge, or fly out. If all goes well, in about 8 more weeks the young eagle will spread its five-to-seven-foot wing span and leave the nest.