17 June 2023
I missed it! As of Thursday both young bald eagles, already as large as their parents, had fledged from the Hays bald eagle nest.
Dana Nesiti (Eagles of Hays PA on Facebook) photographed the first one in flight (H19) and the second perched in a tree (H20) on Thursday 15 June.
H19 fledged on Sunday 11 June and was flying really well by Thursday.
H20 was new to flying and less ambitious.
Their names, H19 and H20, indicate they are the 19th and 20th eagles to fledge from the Hays nest since it began 10 years ago.
See a summary of this year’s nesting season at Eaglestreamer’s Hays Update page.
Stop by the Hays Bald Eagle Viewing Area on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail to see them fly near home. Click here for directions.
(photos by Dana Nesiti at Eagles of Hays PA on Facebook)