National Geographic : 1969 Oct
Found In a raging wind the author fought her way over a mountainside to the downed Temujin. Again frightened by the buzzards, the eaglet leaped up and was blown away, "flung against rocks and tossed by savage gusts." Two miles from the nest she found him a second time. His legs tied (below), Temujin submitted quietly to being carried back to the nest. After months of watching the eagle family from a blind of sacking (left) ten feet above the nest, the author felt that the eaglet grew accustomed to her presence. But the parents never accepted her; they attacked when she Kvu.tnnumcA Ti AIUin K UUWLANU(ABOVE)ANDJEANNECOWDEN( N.G.S. brought their youngster home, a trip that required her to climb to the top of the cliff and then drop by rope down to the nest-"a swaying nightmare." Two weeks later, called aloft by his parents, Temujin soars near the cliff on inexperienced wings (right). Later he gained the skill that makes the black eagle one of the most graceful of flyers.