Big Bear eaglet, now known as Spirit, has grown fast and may soon take flight

BIG BEAR, Calif. (KABC) -- Southern California's favorite eaglet, now known as Spirit, is growing fast.

The little eagle has been working on its own nest, moving sticks around alongside its dad.

Spirit now spends its days stretching out its wings and practicing its perching skills with its parents.

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The six-week-old bald eagle is learning to feed itself, but for now it still needs mom and dad to do it.

According to Friends of Big Bear Valley, Spirit will take its first flight at about 10 to 14 weeks and stay in the area an additional month or two before it goes off on its own.

The group has not been able to determine Spirit's gender.

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