Big Bear, CA - At 6:19am this morning, Big Bear's baby eagle Simba, who seemed reluctant to leave the nest, spread his wings and flew gracefully from his perch. On March 6th, Jackie, an eagle also born in Big Bear, laid the egg that Simba would hatch from on April 14th. He survived winter storms, earthquakes, and the loss of his eagle brother, Cookie. He thrived and grew strong … [Read more...] about Big Bear Lake’s Young Eagle “Simba” Takes Flight
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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A 10-week-old bald eagle made famous by hatching live on a webcam earlier this year has yet to take his first flight, prompting San Bernardino National Forest officials to extend a closure around the nest on the north side of Big Bear Lake. Juvenile bald eagles typically take their first flight 10 to 12 weeks after hatching. “He turned 10 weeks … [Read more...] about Big Bear Bald Eagle Area Closure Extended
After more than 125 people fanned out across Southern California’s Inland Empire to participate in the last public bald eagle count of the season, a bald eagle in Big Bear laid a second egg at a nest where a live webcam is placed. It was laid at approximately 5:25 p.m. The first egg was laid on Wednesday, March 6. The incubation period for bald eagle eggs averages around … [Read more...] about Eagle Update: Second Egg Laid! Baby Eagle in Our Future?
Special thanks to Friends of Big Bear Valley. Bald Eagle fledgling information courtesy of Learner.org. The young will stay in the nest about 11 to 12 weeks. By this time their downy feathers are replaced by juvenile feathers. At the end of this time the adults will start encouraging them to fly. First flights are often rather awkward and up to half of fledgling … [Read more...] about Bald Eagle “Stormy” Fledgling Facts
The Los Angeles Times recently reported that the coyote is one of nature’s ultimate survivors. They have the ability to adapt and eat just about anything as omnivorous canids including gophers as seen in these shots recently taken during a rainy afternoon in the Stanfield Marsh. It’s believed these three coyotes were attracted to rodents forced close to the surface by … [Read more...] about The Coyote one of Natures Ultimate Survivors