CR 16 Juvenile Practices Longer Flights
June 16, 2020
The Front Range Eagle Studies crew has been studying the CR16 family in near-daily detail since the CR16 juvenile began flying–or barely so–on June 18. Unlike all other nesting situations, the CR16 juvenile and its family have not used their nest tree since the juvenile’s beginning flight about a month ago.
Access in and out of the CR16 nest is not conducive for use by a new flyer, so the alternate nest has often been the utility poles in the photo. Thankfully, we worked with United Power Company to make sure that the conductors on these power poles were de-energized.
Photos below show the juvenile honing its flying skills and favorite perching / roosting places for the eagles.