Welcome to the forum, rodbergen!Rodbergen wrote: ↑Fri Aug 13, 2021 9:19 amI recently heard someone tell the following story to a large group of people.
The individual claimed that they saw a mother eagle stretch out her wings in the nest and the eaglets climbed onto her wings. She then flew down into a valley with the eaglets on her wings. They were apparently holding on to her wings using their beaks.
The eaglets jumped off her wings when she landed on the grass, and they played for a period of time. She flew up into a tree where she watched them.
She later descended back into the valley, stretched out her wings again and the eaglets once more got onto her outstretched wings. She then flew back up to the nest with the eaglets on her wings back to the nest where they jumped off.
I have never heard of this happening in the wild and I think the individual made up the story. However, I wanted to check with a wider network before contacting the individual.
Thanks for your feedback!
It is a fun story - and totally fictional.
Some birds, like loons and at least some species of grebes, swim with their chicks on their backs - but flying would be a whole lot trickier!