Bald Eagle (#21-918)

Date Admitted: March 13, 2021
Date Released: May 7, 2021
Status: Released

Bald eagles fledge at about eight to 12 weeks. Prior to their first flight, nestlings will flap their wings in the nest or while jumping to an adjacent branch.  Their first flights are generally downward glides from the elevated nest to lower branches or the ground.

On March 13, a nestling bald eagle was admitted from Bokeelia after it fell from the nest and was found on the ground.