On June 24th when I arrived at the nest view site I noticed the chicks finishing up breakfast.
One of the chicks started watching something overhead!
Above was a juvenile bald eagle invading the family territory.
Go Dad! Dad came from a tree where he was watching the nest!
The juvenile headed toward Moore Dam with dad in pursuit.
While the juvi and dad were out of site to me. I took this picture of the snuggled chicks watching the action. "There she is!"
For a moment she was back over the nest but not for long!
Dad was right behind chasing her off. Notice that she is larger that he and that her beak is deeper as is typical of female bald eagles. This picture is what gave me the feeling its a she up there.
She left by heading in a northern direction up the reservoir. Here dad is landing on his favorite perch on the nest tree with cheers from his offspring. That was not the only thing to cheer about.
Soon after the intruder was driven off Momma arrived with food that she placed in the nest area for the chicks! Perhaps the intruder followed mom down to from a fishing spot to the nest area looking to get food.
She quickly moved to a new location away from the aggressively hungry chicks.
Momma and dad exchanging a glance!
Momma the Mainiac and Dad from Umbagog are an impressive pair. At this point mom and dad were working hard catching food to allow their chicks to grow strong.