Bald eagles Harriet and M15 have been through difficult times this year, yet they managed to achieve a small miracle. A pair of bald eagles generally only have one clutch of eggs and a brood of eaglets each nesting season unless the first clutch or brood is somehow lost. And theirs was tragically lost. They took a chance.
The two re-nested and recently brought two more eaglets into the world as the season waned. Not unheard of, but certainly special. And eaglets truly are small miracles.
Their recent eaglets have thrived and are soon to fledge. One has been “branching”– flying a short distance to a near branch. The other might have, too, by now. Both are doing tremendous exercises to develop their wing muscles for the big day.