May 8, 2013

“Hatched For The Air”

New Kids On The Block

Guarding their brood is one of the two adult bald eagles who relocated to Lake Carnegie when their tree was destroyed in Superstorm Sandy. The eaglets grow rapidly and should fledge by the end of July. The quote above comes from the sonnet “When like an eaglet” by Michael Drayton (1563-1631), which ends with the poet’s heart in flight: “Thus from my breast, where it was bred alone,/It after thee is, like an eaglet, flown.” (Photos by Charles R. Plohn)

Eaglet in 2013