23 April 2021
The three youngsters in the Hays bald eagle nest have grown a lot in the weeks since they hatched on March 23 and 27. Their white natal down has been replaced by gray second down and they are showing pin feathers, the precursor to flight feathers and juvenile plumage.
On Wednesday 21 April they were glad to see food arrive. It was cold and there was snow on the nest.
You won’t see snow next Tuesday. Our high is forecast for 82 degrees F!
Watch the Hays eaglets grow on ASWP’s Hays Bald Eagle Nestcam.
p.s. This morning a squirrel is active below the nest while the adult eagles try to shoo it away. This squirrel probably doesn’t realize he could become lunch.
(photo and video from ASWP’s Hays Bald Eagle Nestcam)