Eaglets Take Flight at Lake Chabot
July 31, 2023
In late June, two three-month-old eaglets flew independently (fledged) from their Lake Chabot nesting site. Fledging marks their first major step toward independence, although they will continue to rely upon their parents for food and other care for up to six weeks. Prior to taking flight on June 28, the eaglets were seen practicing short takeoffs and landings on and around the nest, gaining strength, and improving their agility and landing ability, a practice known as "branching". This is the eighth year in a row that this pair of bald eagles have successfully produced offspring at Lake Chabot.
Learn more about the Park District's Bald Eagle Nesting Trends, Management & Public Education. [pdf]