The Ramah-Maringuoin Eagle chick has fledged! A friend (thanks, Carol!) sent me this link today to a photographer's photos on flickr. He apparently caught the chick in the act of taking his first flight!
Calling in the nest
Wings spread -- ready to go!
Up to a nearby branch!
And he's away! First flight!
How terrifically exciting -- how I wish I could have seen it! Good to know the chick's on his way. Bald Eagles take 4+ years to develop the white head and tail and become fully adult and are ready for a nest of their own. Best wishes to this chick, and here's hoping the Ramah-Maringuoin pair come back next year to this wonderful location and do it all over again!