Adult eagle is supporting the fledgling.
From my distance, it looks as though the youngster is bound up in the branches.
I am in awe of the adult who is listening to the vocalizations of the youngster, all the while, trying to problem solve.
At this point, I am wondering if the adult has tried to feed the youngster.
Junior is so upset and the adult just patiently stands by.
This is not a place where the adults have ever set down…balance? how?
The adult swoops down low and flies over the river, setting down just across from me for drinks and a quick bath. At this point, this is looking like Dad. I’m assuming Ma is over addressing any needs with Jr. still at the nest
Dad goes back to a location near enough Jr. that he can keep an eye…and a place where he can have some comfort.
At this point I’m noticing that Jr. has enough wiggle room…something that worried me originally.
Wondering what the night will hold, but so excited for flight and for small things, growing brave.