Ron and Rita, correction and follow up

Apologies to Ron and Rita and everyone for any confusion. In my excitement for R3s hatch, I said the Bald Eagle couple were at Hilton Head. Absolutely not. They are at the Wildlife Rescue Cam in Dade County, Florida!

I also wanted to show you some pictures of later this morning where R1 and R2 are moving outside of the nest cup. This is great. They are actually looking at the world around them. Ron and Rita are experienced Bald Eagle parents and we are all wishing them and R3 the best of luck. They would have fledged two chicks last year if their nest had not collapsed in a storm so send them all your best wishes.

Notice that R2 is being fed outside the nest cup while R1 has gone to sleep by the edge. R3 is resting from that tiring hatch!

Rita looks down at her new baby.

R1 is looking out at the world beyond the nest.

This is so fantastic. I love this artificial nest created for these parents and wow, Rita and Ron will have lots of places to feed the chicks.

Take care all. Sorry for the confusion over the nest identity!

Thanks to the WRDC Bald Eagle cam where I took my screen captures.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks Mary Ann! No apologies needed. There are so many nests right now! Aren’t we lucky to have all them to watch and enjoy! That’s ok I think there are also a pair of eagles there at Hilton Head.
    We wish them the best of luck with these three. If this continues where the little ones come out of the nest bowl towards the rails then the third would be more lucky at getting enough to eat hopefully too without so much bonking. 🙏🐣🐣🐣
    The photos are so funny and cute! Thank for them!
    Take care! Linda

    1. That is what I am thinking – getting the two big ones either full to the brim or feed the little one when they are otherwise occupied. Rita and Ron will be busy! Yes, Mitch and Harriet are at Hilton Head with 2. There are sooooo many eagles it is crazy! Thank you for the understanding. I felt bad the minute it occurred to me that I put the wrong nest with them!

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