Redding' is All About Freedom, Hope and Spirit by Barbara L. Steinberg©
Now is the time for a real celebration! The second and third eaglets have been born -- talk about your triple threat! Bald eagle parents, Patriot and Liberty, have been joined by Freedom, Hope and Spirit -- named in a poll by Redding locals.
And now it's just a wait-and-see if the siblings can all survive. Their survival depends on the hard-working parents' ability to keep the food source coming and, of course, each eaglets' ability to get a fair share. But we all know the "life isn't fair" factor....especially in Nature where truly the strong survive.
I watched with wide-eyed wonder as Patriot and Liberty ripped apart food for their young brood. The video cam didn't allow me to determine whether it was fish, fowl, or mammal but I didn't care. A rare moment -- something I could never imagine -- unfolded before me in the comfort of my home office. When the food ran out, one eagle gracefully repositioned itself on the eaglet triplets as the other flew off in search of the next meal.
Read more about the family of five in the Redding Searchlight. FYI - if you check-in and the Eagle Cam is down, please check back.