Over at EagleCam, the bobbleheads can no longer be contained beneath the parents. Here’s a screenshot from an hour ago.
Keep watching, because those cute and fluffy babies won’t be cute for long. Check out these pictures of other chicks in Virginia (you can see more here), brought to my attention by eagle-eyed reader Diane G. In about a week they’ll look like this 16-day-old chick getting banded. Look at those talons already!
A chick at 20 days, stretching its wings:
Two chicks at a month old, starting to look like eagles:
Banding these babies is no mean task. You have to climb to the nest (avoiding, I suppose, attacks by parents). Here’s Craig Koppie making the ascent. Look at the size of the nest!