We finally made it out to check on what we call “the big nest.” We hadn’t been since their triplets fledged last summer. This nest belongs to the most productive pair of eagles in Kansas. The male has been at this home since 1989. That first year, something happened to his mate and, amazingly, he raised triplets by himself, which is a big deal even for two. Some think his lack of expertise that first year was why he could do it. He didn’t know he couldn’t. One of the things I love about watching eagles is how wonderful they are at co-parenting. They share the incubating, the brooding, and the feeding. It was worth almost getting stuck a few times to see how they are doing this year. I look forward to posting pictures of the fuzzy gray heads when they appear. Click on pictures to enlarge.