Monday, February 11, 2008

Now that the incubation process in underway, it would be nice to know which eagle you are seeing on the eggs. Female bald eagles can be up to 30% larger than their male counterparts. You can see the size difference between Liberty (m) and Belle (f) in the photos above.

Although both eagles are large and take up a good portion of the nest, you can see in the upper photo how much further the eagles tail extends to the side of the nest.

Also, Belle sits up higher on the eggs, while Liberty seems to incubate lower in the nest.

Belle has a small white patch of feathers on her right wing elbow, which you can see sometimes when she is settling down on the eggs.

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