After visiting the marsh Friday afternoon (7/24), I stopped by the Hutt Park eagles nest. I set up the 5DIII + 500L + 1.4x teleconverter and took all shots with +1&1/3 exposure compensation due to the poor light up in the nest.
Initially junior was just sitting in the nest.
Then he started flapping.....
followed by hopping.
"Branching" and gliding should not be far away. The eagles typically leave Edmonds for two months starting in mid August, so junior has about three weeks left to develop flying and hunting skills.