It appears that the youngest of the three eaglets passed away yesterday. The baby was seen active and eating at yesterday’s morning feeding, but a few hours later, I was seeing reports that it just wasn’t visible anymore. It is unclear what happened, but as I check this morning, it is certain that we only have two little ones now. I know many folks, including me, looked through the video footage at various times yesterday and just couldn’t solve the mystery of what exactly happened.
I have issued a Watch Caution because the remains of the youngest eaglet are, I believe, visible in the nest bowl. Yesterday I couldn’t tell if we could see the remains, but someone did report that they thought they were in the nest bowl, and as I watched this morning’s first light feeding, I suspect that is correct. I’m not 100% certain. Either way, since no one really saw exactly what happened, it is very likely that the remains are there and may be visible, so out of an abundance of caution I listed it as a Watch Caution.
Thank you to those who worked so hard yesterday to try and figure out what happened and who let me know that something was going on.