Jul 02 2013

Our Bald Eagle Fledged on June 29

Published by at 4:54 pm under Birds of Prey

Bald eagle juvenile takes off  at Hays (photo by Tom Moeller)

So many of us have been watching the bald eagles’ nest in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood that we’ve  begun to think of them as “our” eagles.

Last Saturday, June 29, was a big day for the young eaglet.  After weeks of flapping she lifted off.  Tom Moeller photographed her flying for the very first time.

Above she takes off from the area of the nest.  Below she crosses over to fly toward her father’s perch.  She is huge!

Bald eagle juvenile at Hays, City of Pittsburgh (photo by Tom Moeller)


The entire photo series of her first flight is here on Tom Moeller’s Picasa site.

Do you want to watch Pittsburgh’s eagles on the Fourth of July?  Join the Audubon Society of Western PA at the observation area on the Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail on July 4 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. They’ll have binoculars and spotting scopes on hand for you to see the eagles.  Check their Facebook page for more information.

Click here for a map showing how to get there.  –> Park near the Glenwood Bridge at Sandcastle’s back lot and walk less than half a mile on the bike trail.


(photos by Tom Moeller)

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2 Responses to “Our Bald Eagle Fledged on June 29”

  1. Allyon 03 Jul 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Wow, she is a big girl! I’ve watched bald eagle webcams for years. I love watching the eaglets grow up and fledge.

  2. John Thomsonon 15 May 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks Kate. You did a lot of work for me to explain this Hays Eaglets fledge. Including this incredible link/photos. What amazing timing for Tom Moeller to observe and photograph this momentous event. I didn’t get back this far in your “Birds of Prey” archive. I am working on it. I am referencing you on the eaglecam and falconcam chat when people ask questions. I hope you don’t mind?
    Best Regards

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