Our baby Black-and-chestnut Eagle is growing up fast!

The baby stretching his little wings. Photo: Fausto Recalde/EcoMinga.

The baby stretching his little wings. Photo: Fausto Recalde/EcoMinga.

A while ago I reported that our reserve guards had discovered an active nest of the Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) in our Rio Zunac Reserve. The baby has hatched since then and is growing much faster than we expected. It has survived the worst rainy season in recent memory, with torrential rains that even washed out the path to the reserve. Now the weather is better and the path is fixed, and we’ll soon be hosting some eagle specialists who will come to observe the eagles. Meanwhile here are some more photos of the  baby and parents…..

Adult with prey item. Note the pink bird feet sticking out over the left edge of the nest. Photo: Luis Recalde/EcoMinga.

Adult with prey item. Note the pink bird feet sticking out over the left edge of the nest. Photo: Luis Recalde/EcoMinga.

The baby in July. Photo: Fausto Recalde/EcoMinga.

The baby in July. Photo: Fausto Recalde/EcoMinga.

See this post for more photos of the adult at the nest.

Lou Jost

 

3 thoughts on “Our baby Black-and-chestnut Eagle is growing up fast!

  1. Pingback: An eagle specialist team visits our Black-and-chestnut Eagle (Spizaetus isidori) nest | Fundacion EcoMinga

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