Friday, March 28 -- more helicoptering, no branching
I checked on the eaglets at about 9:00 AM and found both to be active. The male parent (Pride) was standing watch from the favorite branch near the top of the nest tree.
Both eaglets are as large or even bigger than their parents. They are about the same size, suggesting that both are females. The older eaglet (Honor) will be 11 weeks old on March 29. She was sitting low and her younger nestmate (Glory). Both now show quite a bit of white on their breasts, but Glory's markings are still more extensive.
They kept looking up at their Dad.
Glory jumped and hovered ("helicoptered") several times.
Re: Friday, March 28 -- more helicoptering, no branching
Emily and I stopped by Saturday around 3.
One eagle was sitting high while the other hunkered down. We waited a half hour for both to be up and about. The low in the next one finally got up and immediately started helicoptering. Neither parent in sight. Emily hasn't downloaded her pix yet, but silly her, she didn't have her battery charged, so it died just as the helicoptering started.
Most disturbing was when we walked over the median, I saw a minivan parked in the pull off area where we cannot park and saw no one. Then I saw a man and two young boys coming up from the fence (closest to the Australian Pines) - I wish I had my phone to snap a photo of them. I'm pretty sure they may have been on the other side of the fence. They walked up the path, got in their car and left.