Trio of Nesting Eagles

Last February we told you about a live camera, which was documenting nesting activities of a trio – yes a trio – of Bald Eagles. The trio consists of two males and one female, and while these three are nesting again this year – it’s not the same three eagles.

Sadly, “Hope” the female from 2017 died while defending the nest against two intruder eagles. The two males, named “Valor 1” and “Valor 2”, went on to raise the two eaglets and they successfully fledged at the end of May.

These two boys much have buckets of charm as they’ve now convinced another female to join them for the current nesting season. In fact, the trio already has two eggs! 

The first egg was laid February 10th and the second egg arrived 3 days later on the 13th. 

You can check out the camera, hosted by the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge by visiting this link.

Two of the trio on the nest.

Many thanks to Lori Verhagen for bringing me up to speed on this nest and it’s occupants!

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  1. pat ward February 21, 2018 3:07 pm

    Can someone describe the difference between the two Valors?

  2. Mollie Cook February 21, 2018 1:48 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome! Nature is just too cool. Thanks Heather……..I will check out the cam.

  3. Kate Crook February 21, 2018 8:29 am

    SouthwestFloridaeaglecam will fine two eaglets on the nest. They were born around Christmas and are growing so quickly!