I finally got my first good look at the eaglet at my local Bald Eagle nest. “Junior” seems to be doing quite well and already is quite big. He / she stuck its head up a few times and even did some flapping of its wings. As you can tell though, while there are some feathers, it is still very much covered in down.
Judging by when I first saw mama sitting on the nest back in February, then allowing 35 days for incubation, I am guessing the little one is now about 6 weeks old. In another couple of weeks, it will start doing a lot more flapping, perhaps even lift itself into the air a bit. First flight usually occurs between 10 and 13 weeks at which time it will also be pretty much fully grown.