Eyes have been on the two eggs of Gabby and Samson at the NEFlorida Bald Eagle Nest for several days. This morning what everyone was hoping for happened – a pip – the egg tooth broke through the shell. The time was 08:20.
The AEF produced a short video:
Last year Samson and Gabby fledged Legacy – how can we ever forget that incredible juvenile? And the year before it was Jules and Romey named after Samson’s parents, the occupants of this nest before Samson. Oh, I am so excited!
Gabby was restless before the pip. She could hear that little one inside that shell wanting out.
Samson is getting to see the progress their baby is making!
If you want to join the action at this nest in Jacksonville, Florida, here is the link:
There should be a little one at The Hamlet by tomorrow morning from the progress being made.
Thank you for joining me this morning. There will be a full check on Bird World late this afternoon or early evening. Take care everyone. See you soon.
Thank you to the NEFlorida Bald Eagle Cam and the AEF where I took my screen captures.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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Thanks Mary Ann for the,update and video and link for Gabby and Samson’s nest! We are all waiting and excited for the pip! We will be looking forward to the updated newsletter later on!
Have a great Saturday afternoon!
It is anxious waiting. I made a one layer cake and have eaten half of it just checking!!!!! How silly. Looking forward to this healthy eaglet just kicking that shell off! Fingers crossed.