In this video from Nature, scientists watch newborn eaglets, or hatchlings, in their first days. Video footage from the nest itself offers a rare glimpse into the complex relationship between parent and offspring and how it evolves over time. Through the arduous first days, the young mother eagle must master a delicate approach and learn how to bond with her young eaglet. Fortunately, the male eagle is an experienced father—through his actions and behavior, it is clear he is very familiar with caring for hatchlings.
Learn more about the Nature film "American Eagle."