Eagle Older Sisters

As I work on mixed-media nests (with poetry incubating)… I am learning  a lot about nests and the birds that build them.

A little shocked at first to learn that eagles lay two eggs (rarely 3) but there intention is to have one child.

And my younger brother thought things were tough with three older sisters.

 

Chicks – Sometimes two chicks will survive, but it is not uncommon for the older eaglet to kill the smaller one, especially if the older is a female, as females are consistently larger than males. Should one chick decide to kill its sibling, neither parent will make the slightest effort to stop the fratricide.

http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/eagle/eagle4.html

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