2015-2016 Nesting Season for Romeo & Juliet
Another season has come to a close. Liberty and Justice have grown and flown, and we wish them safe journeys and good health! Our family of Chatters is near and dear to us, and we look forward to gathering again at the nest in the Fall to watch a new nesting season begin.
Highlights From This Season
This slideshow of memories was created by Chatter inawe-o-wings.
Following Romeo and Juliet’s 2015 summer hiatus, the season opener was graced by Romeo returning to the Hamlet on August 31, followed by Juliet arriving on September 4. Within a month they were bonding and busy preparing their nest for their next family. Their eggs were laid on November 16 and 19, with Holiday hatchlings on December 22 and 24. Romeo and Juliet are excellent providers, and the pantry was usually full, with a variety of items on the menu. (a PDF document)
The eaglets were named ‘Liberty’ and ‘Justice’ through a majority vote by members of The American Eagle Foundation. On February 29, Justice briefly hopped to a branch near the nest, with Liberty making the move on March 2. On March 14, Justice branched further out on the nest tree, while Liberty followed suit on March 18. They both took to the skies, fledging on March 19 at 12 weeks of age. They were last seen on April 20th, and we wish them safe journeys as they join others of their kind in the world of Eagles. This makes eight consecutive years Romeo and Juliet have had 100% success raising their families of eaglets.
Memories from Lil Sunrise’s Slideshow!
Special thanks to Rick & Elaine Black and Cindy Trudeau for contributing amazing videos for us to remember special moments from the season. Some selected videos are below, with many others on our 2015-2016 NEFL Video Archive Page.
Enjoying Their New Found Freedom: 3-20-16
Liberty Fledges: 3-19-16
Justice Fledges 3-19-16
Eating and Tumbling: 12-25-15
The Hatching of NE6 – Pip to Hatch: 12-24-15
The Hatching of NE5: The Final Journey – 12-22-15
We Have a Pip! 12-21-15
R&J Welcome Egg #2 of 2015-2016 Season: 11/19/15
Romeo & Juliet Welcome 1st Egg of the 2015-2016 Season: 1-16-15
Romeo and Juliet – Mating & Bonding – 10/15/15
Romeo & Juliet Dazzle on Opening Day Chat: 10/1/15
Romeo & Juliet Together Again: 9-5-15