Raptors-in-Residence: Monitoring Bald Eagles at Lake Chabot

Wildlife News

By Sharol Nelson-Embry
KQED Community Contributor
July 3, 2013

Parent and juvenile Bald Eagles on their nest at Lake Chabot. Photo by Mary Malec
Parent and juvenile Bald Eagles on their nest at Lake Chabot. Photo by Mary Male

Bald eagles, an iconic symbol of our national pride and heritage, can be found in the East Bay. Last July I wrote about a pair of bald eagles that raised their first chick near Lake Chabot Regional Park in San Leandro. They’re back for the second year and have successfully hatched another chick. Before fledging, it got ready to leave the nest by “branching” which involves lots of hopping around, wing-flapping and venturing out onto nearby tree limbs. Here’s a short video of the juvenile, filmed by Mary Malec, 2-3 days before it left its nest:

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