Parenting

Bald, Not Bad!

This Mom sat at the edge of the nest, ‘eagle-eyed.’

The baby was flapping its wings constantly, eager to explore the world around it.

Whenever any other species was spotted at a distance, Mom let out the ‘territorial’ scream, to keep the intruders away.


Eagle and Eaglet at Bothell, WA

Interestingly, bald eagles are majorly monogamous, divorce rates are impeccably low. There is just and judicious division of labor and the pair work together to build their nest; while males bring the ‘materials,’ females do the ‘assembling.’ And while the female is busy incubating the eggs, the males hunt for themselves, their partners, and the chicks when they emerge.

Now, isn’t that what caring and sharing is all about…

After caring for them when they are fledglings and until they are juveniles, the parents let go!

The young eagles explore and fend for themselves.

No ‘over-protecting,’ or ‘over-perfecting,’ just ‘responsible parenting….’
 

Photo Courtesy: N. Ravi

28-Oct-2023

More by :  Hema Ravi

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