I went by the nest at Cooper’s Island last week and didn’t see anything — no eaglets, and no adult eagles. I went back today to check again and saw an adult flying around high in the sky. It quickly disappeared from sight, and after 20 minutes or so of walking up and down Riverside Drive in Westover Hills to get different views of the nest I was about ready to give up, since I hadn’t seen any activity. As I was opening the door of my car, I decided to take one last look at the nest, and I’m glad I did — I saw little eaglet wings flapping up and down in the nest!
Five minutes later one of the adults came back with a fish to feed the little one. Given the position of the branches around the nest, I wasn’t able to see much in the downstream end, but it sure looked like the adult was tearing off fish then reaching down to that side of the nest as well as to the side where I could see the eaglet. So maybe there are two eaglets. Who knows?