Unfortunately, this update on the two White-bellied Sea-Eaglets comes with some sad news.
The younger and weaker of the two Sea-Eagle chicks has apparently died. It is no longer visible in the nest and is probably under the leaves lining the nest bowl.
Its death was probably a result of a number of factors including sibling rivalry, insufficient food and poor weather conditions previously experienced. It may even have been suffering from an unknown disease or virus.
Rivalry between raptor offspring is common, and often one chick may not survive, particularly when food is scare. Parents feeding the young are not “fair” by our standards and will feed the most persistent chick. This is survival of the fittest and gives the remaining chick an even better chance of survival.
The wonderful news is that the stronger eaglet is feasting greedily and appears to be growing well!
Warmer sunny days have fluffed out it’s down. The male is bringing in plenty of prey.
We are continuing to watch carefully for any signs of the little eaglet, or if its body is removed. However, our research protocol means we do not approach the nest area at this very sensitive stage of breeding. Any disturbance could disrupt their behaviour and threaten the surviving eaglet.
See the nest via EagleCAM
Put your best foot forward with the opening of the side doors of the Olympic Station making it easier (and quicker) for you to walk around Sydney Olympic Park.
Connecting Murray Rose Avenue with Dawn Fraser Avenue, you can now take advantage of the footbridge at the northern end of Olympic Park station, saving time moving from point A to point B.
For those catching the train, there are Opal readers available on each end, so if you work at Thales, Commonwealth Bank (Buildings 4 & 10 Dawn Fraser Avenue) and soon NRMA, this will certainly present the quickest route from the station to your office.
This new connection is the latest initiative of Shaping Our Place, and we must thank our friends at Sydney Trains for helping make this happen.
We are continually looking at ways to Shape our Place and we welcome any suggestions you may have for other ways you’d like to see the Park shaped, so drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Following on from the incredible news of two eggs laid in June, we are thrilled to share that two cute white fluffy little chicks have now successfully hatched!
The first hatched at 8.30pm on Friday, 29 July, and the second at 7am on Sunday, 31 July.
The pip of the first egg on Friday, 29 July 2016
We now will wait and watch for around 10 weeks as the eaglets grow and hopefully fledge.
Find out more in our Park News story and see the action live for yourself via EagleCAM.