Two Hatchlings! Benbow Eagles Appear to Have Two Live Offspring
I went up to the Benbow Eagle’s Nest very early this morning. I was hoping to catch the first shift change and feeding and *maybe* even confirm the presence of a 2nd Eaglet. It was an incredibly magical morning in the valley – with both adults home – one in a tree across from the nest. I witnessed three feedings and two shift changes. Mama sang loudly during the entire first feeding from across the river, right below me, where she kept a close eye on things. I came home thinking I could not confirm a 2nd Eaglet just yet, but then I found this picture. I think there really are two this year! The one is quite a bit bigger and sits up taller in the nest. I was able to see it’s eyes and beak today, not just the fuzzy top of it’s head. The 2nd must have hatched a few days later.
Ann Constantino, another Benbow Eagle watcher, videoed the avian family yesterday and noticed what she believes is a second hatchling.
“Just after 45 seconds it looks like there might be two little heads bobbing around,” she wrote.
What do you think? Two or just one?