E4 was sleeping peacefully in the nest in the very early morning hours and then was awake before the sun rise. E4’s day consisted of soaring over the far corners of the territory and perching in the trees that are E4’s favorite places to seek shade from the afternoon heat.
At one point in the afternoon E4 was visited by 2 juvenile eagles. E4 and one of the juveniles were in the nest together and E4 mantled to show protection of the nest but there was more curiosity by E4 than aggression. E4 and the 2 juveniles then spent time perched in the pond tree checking each other out. It was an interesting encounter for E4. Eventually E4 will join other juvenile eagles in the journey out of the area. This may be another step in E4’s preparations for the future. All was well until Harriet came back with food that she dropped in the nest and flew to chase off the 2 juvenile eagles. E4 was happily eating.
Summary by dadsjazz
E4 asleep in the nest. (capture from video by Dee Kelly)
Video by wskrsnwings
- Loggerhead Shrike Family Time In The Nest Pasture 4-28-14 http://youtu.be/IDMkMOe8z6g
Video by dskyyksd
- It’s the Blue Jay’s World, E4 just Lives in It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td_f7_T3tos