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Two-day-old bald eagle chicks active in nest


A two-day-old bald eagle chick stretches on a nest about 150 feet above the ground near Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin)
A two-day-old bald eagle chick stretches on a nest about 150 feet above the ground near Lake Coeur d'Alene. (Craig Goodwin)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "I love the little wings and the open mouth," says Spokane Valley pastor and photographer Craig Goodwin, back from a North Idaho birding adventure. "The eaglets are two days old."

Goodwin says he's found great bird photo situations including great blue herons and waterfowl in the past few days.

"There is some pretty amazing birding out there right now."

A Web cam trained on a bald eagles' nest has become an Internet sensation in recent years, giving millions of viewers an intimate glimpse of doting parents raising their young. T

he Decorah Eagle Project in Iowa is one of the best eagle Web cams out there. See them bring in squirrels, fish -- whatever -- to feed their young.  On Sunday, the world saw one of the parents shield the fragile young during a lightning storm.   Fascinating.  

Currently the eagles are raising three chicks, with the third-hatched noticeably smaller than the other two, but gaining strength daily.  Check them out.




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Rich Landers
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