Parents reunite with rescued eaglet at Two Harbours

26 April 2022

Isn’t this the most reassuring image you have seen today? It is Cholyn with her baby, full of fish, nestled underneath her.

At 14:07:02 a parent tried to land on the nest at Two Harbours in the Channel Islands. There were gusts. It took some seconds longer.

Chase immediately arrives after Cholyn.

The eaglet was hungry and Cholyn was so happy to have her little one home.

Look at Cholyn’s face as she feeds TH1. Love. Joy.

Parent and eaglet reunited.

It just doesn’t get much better than this. Cholyn and Chase reunited with their eaglet, TH1, that fell from the nest yesterday when it caught on Cholyn’s talents.

The eaglet was rescued by Dr Sharpe and his team this morning. Now that eaglet is safe under its mother with a full crop of fresh fish!

We can all sleep much easier tonight because of the efforts of everyone at the Institute For Wildlife Studies and the volunteer mods on the chat who kept everyone calm and focused on scientific fact. Yes, the parents would return.

One of the mods was so grateful for the number of viewers which increased, they said, from an average of 20 to well over 1200 today. S/he hoped that everyone watching would learn something and would also be able to compare one nest to another in its treatment and care of the wildlife. What we witnessed today was a generosity of spirit and commitment by Dr Sharpe and his team.

If you would like to express your appreciation to Dr Sharpe, here is his e-mail address at the Institute for Wildlife Studies:

This really is the news event of the day. This evening the winning name pairing for the Redding eagles will be revealed. So far there are only 3 eyases at the nest of Big Red and Arthur. The two surviving ospreys on the UFlorida-Gainesville nest are doing well. Life has moved on and there seems to be no more angst on that nest. To my knowledge all of the other nests are doing fine. Louis and Dorcha have their first egg in the Loch Arkaig Osprey nest in Scotland.

Take care everyone. Thank you so much for joining me on such a joyous occasion!

Thank you to IWS and for their streaming cam where I took my screen captures.


  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thank you Mary Ann for the pics and updates with Mom Cholyn and Dad Chase and their baby eaglet ! Such a wonderful
    Blessing to see! Thank you Dr Sharpe and your team for a very wonderful rescue!
    The baby eaglet looks so happy to get back to its nest and eat .
    Thanks again Mary Ann!

    1. You are so very welcome, Linda. It was absolutely my pleasure. What a beautiful reunion!

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