Date: 6/18/18 6:04 am
From: Jennifer Coulson <jenniferocoulson...>
Subject: Re: [LABIRD-L] Eaglet Left Behind?
Also, an eaglet standing on the edge of the nest and flapping its wings is
normal behavior for a near-fledging-age eaglet. This is how it builds
flight muscle and coordination before actually taking flight. But, that
doesn't mean that something hasn't gone wrong.


On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 7:59 AM, Jennifer Coulson <
<jenniferocoulson...> wrote:

> Michael and LABIRD:
> It is possible that something happened to one or both parents. It is very
> unlikely that both parents are fine and have abandoned their young. But my
> educated guess is that the eaglet is fine. When an eaglet is at fledging
> age, the parents quickly drop off food and may only visit the nest to bring
> in food once a day, so it would be difficult to detect whether the parents
> are still feeding the eaglet. I will need more information before
> determining whether a rescue is in order, so please have your in-laws call
> me: (504) 717-3544 (cell).
> Jennifer Coulson
> President
> Orleans Audubon Society
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM, Michael LeRay <leray1...> wrote:
>> My in-laws have an eagle nest behind their home and claim there is an
>> eaglet in it but the parents are gone. They say it stands on the edge of
>> the est and flaps its wings but it has never flown and it's been by itself
>> for about 2 weeks. Is it possible that it's still alive after two weeks
>> without food? Should it be rescued?
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