Bald Eagles

Baby Big Bear bald eagle grows, flies away then comes back – Whittier Daily News

Baby Big Bear bald eagle grows, flies away then comes back - Whittier Daily News

Early morning, Spirit the Young Bald Eagle was anxious in her nest 145 feet high in a Jeffrey Pine overlooking Big Bear Lake. Netizens held their breath.

At 5:49 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, just as the sun was rising over the ridge, the raptor jumped onto a protruding branch, tested its wings and took off, leaving only the sound of the wind and the chirping of birds. foresters in the nest that had been his only home since hatching in march.

Until then his whole life was captured on a live webcam, from when her egg was laid and his first feeding in the snowat his first wing-flapping attempts, and he was watched by tens of thousands of people across the planet.

Sandy Steers, executive director of Friends of Big Bear Valley, which runs the nest camera, said earlier this month that it’s unclear where Spirit will go when she flies off (leaves the nest) and identify her. won’t be easy because no one has put an ID band on his leg.