Monday, June 26, 2017

Eagle And Baby Eagle Sightings in the Neighborhood And Talaris

The Laurelhurst Blog has received inquiries about how the baby eagles are doing at Talaris, where a long time eagles nest is located, just off of 41st Avenue NE.

Over the last several years, neighbors have been keeping Laurelhurst Blog informed of the baby eagle activity.

Recently neighbors wrote to the Laurelhurst Blog:
Have you heard any update on the eagles at Talaris?  It looked like eagles were sitting on the nest earlier in the spring. We wonder what has happened with the babies now.
I saw five eagles last week! All were in the air, though. I assumed two were juveniles, as I couldn't see white markings, but I didn't have binoculars. The problem is, I have not seen activity at the nest specifically, so those could have been eagles from either nest. Or do they mingle? They were circling above the Talaris campus, however.

Neighbors have also recently reported about other eagles nest:

There is another eagles nest on 55th Avenue NE and we saw two extra heads in the nest.  Please let neighbors know not to shoot off fireworks on July 4th, out of consideration of the eagles and of the dogs in the neighborhood.  We are also very curious about the eagles at Talaris. 
We saw two adults, and a younger eaglet, or fledgling, were being harassed by crows last weekend on Surber Drive and NE 41st Street. We also saw 7 playing in the wind about a week ago south of the Laurelhurst Beach Club.

Last July a neighbor sent the above picture and update about the eagles nesting near Talaris:

The chicks seem to be doing fine.  They mostly stand around and wait for food.  They are starting to whistle for food now.  By the time they go the neighbors, at least some of us are not sad to see them go.   
If there is a breeze one will stand on the edge of the nest and practice flying jumping into the air in small hops.  They are making trips out of the nest onto nearby branches.  If they follow past years,  they will be fledging toward the end of next month or so.

Last March and in May 2014, eagle chicks were sighted by residents on Surber Drive. In April of last year, a neighbor sent a video of the activity.  And in early 2013 there were more baby eagle sightings.

In September of 2013, residents were concerned about the eagles when suddenly 
a black vinyl fence was put up around the nest. Neighbors were again concerned last May when many reported hearing dump trucks and seeing a digging machine too close to the eagles nest. 

Please send your sightings and pictures to the Laurelhurst Blog Staff at

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