4/14/16 – evening update: Well, by the late afternoon the little eaglet had enough strength to sit up some for feedings and we caught quick glimpses of movement on the nest cam. Bald eaglets grow quickly, so we should be seeing more each day for now. Here are some screen shots of an afternoon feeding attempt. Thank you PixController, ASWP, The National Aviary and Wild Earth for these images.
The Harmar female shows her bulging crop as she broods Hr 2. What is the difference between incubation and brooding? It’s a matter of timing, incubation keeps an egg warm, brooding keeps chicks warm.
Later in the evening the male arrives and begins eating some nestovers, the female gets up to feed the chick and they all have a family meal together!
Finally, the female takes another break off the nest.