We are at that time of year when seeing youngsters of various species is much easier than seeing the parent animals. At fox dens the little ones – that aren’t so little anymore – can be observed with minimal effort. Soon they will be led off into the big wild world to fend for themselves. Many will not make it past their first year, but some will.
Young Red Fox at Den:
The same applies to young bald eagles across the state. Their first flights will come very soon. They will learn to hunt and they will learn to eat from easy pickings. Some will survive for many years, many will not.
Young Bald Eagle in Nest:
Educating the youngsters are their much wiser, more experienced parents. Sometimes we see them, other times we don’t. This adult bald eagle was doing its best for the young bird in the nest.
Adult Bald Eagle in Tree: