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July 2nd, 2016

Juvenile Eagles take their first flights.

by: Larissa Smith, CWF Wildlife Biologist

So far this Eagle Nesting season 82 young eagles have been reported to have fledged (taken their first flight). Juvenile eagles will spend the next few weeks in the nest area strengthening their flying and hunting skills. The first year morality rate for first year eagles is high due to their inexperience. We wish all the NJ fledglings safe travels, and look forward to some returning to NJ to nest in the future.

recent fledgling from Swimming River nest 6/26/16@Randy Lubischer

recent fledgling from Swimming River nest 6/26/16@Randy Lubischer

 

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