Florence - Ace and Maggie's First Born of the Season
Florence was already so big, it was difficult to tell her from her parents when I took this shot. The chicks were still sleeping in the nest at night and Ace and Maggie were taking turns snuggling in with them with the other standing watch. Florence is a beauty, and she and her sibling “The Machine” have been hunting around the neighborhood. Ace and Maggie are teaching them how to hunt and how to survive in the great big world.
Raptors are diligent and snuggly parents to their chicks. You just don't see that much of the snuggly part because of where they nest, but with the help of technology, and "live" eagle and other cams, people are learning.
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