At dawn, Spirit, the new bald eagle she was anxious in her nest 145 feet high in a Jeffrey Pine overlooking Big Bear Lake. Web viewers held their breath.
At 5:49 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, just as the sun was rising over the ridge, birds of prey jumped on a protruding branch, fluttered their wings, and took off, leaving only the sound of the wind and the song of the forest birds in the nest that had been his only home ever since hatching in March.
Until then, his entire life has been captured on a live webcam, ever since her egg was laid e its first feeding in the snowto his first attempts to flutter his wings, and so it was observed by tens of thousands of people around the planet.
Sandy Steers, executive director of Friends of Big Bear Valley, which runs the nest camera, said earlier this month that it is not known where Spirit will go when it leaves the nest and identifying it will not be easy, as no one has put up. an identification band on his leg.
“Spirit took its first flight this morning at 5:49:52,” the group posted in its Facebook page Tuesday morning, along with the jump video. “It started like every morning, stretching and flapping its wings and this time … it just let go and flew in perfect shape!”
The group added that it will probably return to the nest soon, perhaps later in the day or in a couple of days.
About an hour after it was posted, the post had over 8,000 likes on Facebook.
The curious new bird has become bolder in recent weeks, exploring the outer branches of the 5 ½-foot-wide nest, looking at the webcam and testing its wings.
A nesting chamber was first installed in the area in 2015 to capture the domestic life of a different pair of eagles, Ricky and Lucy, who left the area the following year.
For more information go to friendsofbigbearvalley.org or facebook.com/Friends-of-Big-Bear-Valley-and-Big-Bear-Eagle-Nest-Cam-705508029491602
The live nest camera can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=B4-L2nfGcuE.
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