Update on Eaglets in AEF-sponsored NE Florida Nest
Tens of thousands of people watched with joy and anticipation as the AEF’s high definition video cams streamed every minute of the birth of baby eaglets, Samson (Dec. 23, 2013) and Delilah (Dec. 20, 2013).
The eaglets have since grown from tiny grey fluff balls to nearly full-size, brown-feathered Bald Eaglets – showing off their talons, flight feathers, full crops, big wing spans, and inquisitive natures. Although they still rely primarily on parents Romeo and Juliet, they are now learning to eat by themselves.
Food is plentiful in the nest, and sibling rivalry, often seen between eaglets in the same nest, is almost non-existent. This makes for relaxed viewing and lots of smiles by Eagle Nest Cam fans. Many videos and photos showing on-going development of the eaglets and endearing moments in the nest have been posted on the AEF Facebook Page.
“A word of appreciation must be given to our magnificent camera operators, who are scattered from the East Coast to the West Coast. They have devoted untold hours at their computers, skillfully controlling the camera from thousands of miles away! Another hearty thank you goes out to our unsurpassed Mod Squad – those dedicated souls who welcome and educate all the thousands of visitors who come to our eagle cam web page and stay to ‘Chat.’ We could not make this project successful without the help of all of you,” said AEF President Al Cecere.