"CHIRPIE AT THE CLIFF PALACE"
Photo and caption by charles baughman
This is a shot of a young female Golden Eagle on a cliff ledge nest in the Deschutes River Canyon in Oregon. She has yet to fly and is stretching her wings in anticipation of her first flight. I also live on the edge of the same cliff only a half a mile away from the nest. I spent every morning, for 2 weeks, sneaking up to a tree blind where I would wait for her to show her wings. We named her "Chirpie" because of the noisy chirping that young eaglets make when calling the parents.
Location: Deschutes River Canyon, Tumalo, Oregon