I've been checking in on the baby eagles in the Codorus park live nest cam. They've grown out of the floppy ugly stage and are fluffy and cute. I was watching one morning and got lots of action. The parent bird was sitting on the nest with food of some unidentifiable nature. It would tear off a little bite and reach towards the eaglets, who were both begging. I saw her stuff a bite down one then the other, taking turns very nicely. That amazed me, since I'm aware that a female eaglet will generally get bigger, dominant, and get to eat more than a smaller male. This process can continue till she ruthlessly starves little brother. I thought perhaps they just weren't that size yet.
Then the one on the left got 8 straight bites, with the other one begging. Who knows. I could have watched it all morning. But they finished off whatever it was, and I had to get going. What a way to start a morning. copy/paste link: http://www.pgc.pa.gov/Wildlife/WildlifeSpecies/BaldEagles/Pages/BaldEagleCamera2.aspx
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