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 > www.jjaudubon.net > > 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? >> > >