Yesterday while John West and I were at Willamette Mission State Park we checked out the Bald Eagle’s nest that I had just learned of last week. The lone juvenile on the nest seemed to be giving us the “eagle” eye. I’m sure he could see us easier than we could see him, and because of that he never really allowed us a clear shot of him. I got to wondering how long does he have to spend his days hiding out on the nest depending on his parents to bring him something to eat? Turns out it’s almost three months. The average time from hatching to fledging for Bald Eagles is 84 days. Nearby were Turkey Vultures, which take 77 days to fledge, and Ospreys which take 54 days. No wonder this juvenile Bald Eagle watched us so intently, he has nothing else to do for a long time.