On a Wing and a Prayer: Baby Bald Eagle Psyches Itself Up to Fly

A baby bald eagle tentatively edged out of the nest this summer in Roaring Fork Valley, Colorado, to test out its wings.

While the eaglet didn’t fully take flight, Barry Stevenson captured the tension-filled moment on camera.

Fledglings tend to be 10 to 12 weeks when they first fly, according to the National Audubon Society, an organization dedicated to conserving bird populations. Credit: Barry Stevenson via Storyful

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