Harriet and M15 are entering the final phase of incubating their priceless Eggs and hopefully, next week will reveal the results of their dedication. This nesting Season came to an unfortunate abrupt ending, but Harriet and M15 decided that they would persevere by starting anew. They are completely invested in fulfilling their goal of bringing new life into the Eagle world. They have performed in their usual fine-tuned manner as they exchange and share nest duties. Food has begun to trickle into the nest which is one sign of coming Eaglets.
Harriet and M15 withstand the sub-tropical weather providing their charges with the warmth needed and also protection from too much heat. They are allowing the Eggs some breathing room, stepping up and off of them for longer periods. In the last few days of incubation, Harriet and M15 may appear to be looking at and listening to any possible activity going on in the Eggs as the chick begins to break into the world. The struggle that begins before emergence from the egg gives the hatchling strength needed to survive in the nest and beyond.
Harriet and M15 have proven time and time again their commitment to each other and to their soon to be family. Anticipation and excitement build as hatch time nears. All hope is to witness the coming events with Harriet and M15 rearing another generation of majestic Eagles. Nest Notes by dadsjazz.
Weekly Video Highlights
Ground Video by wskrsnwings
- Early Exchange~M15 Incubates With Harriet Watchful On The Tall Pole & Snag 03-17-20 https://youtu.be/_CQndgTFcRw
- Incubating & Protecting On The First Day Of Spring 03-19-20 https://youtu.be/KWxn9Kc7Xzw
Video by JCsEagleCottage (from SWFEC cameras)
- Monday 03/16/2020 SWFL Eagles.. A fish for Harriet https://youtu.be/AIL4rd0xp08
- Monday 03/16/2020 SWFL Eagles.. Both vocal during sunset.. https://youtu.be/_P5no1PpXy8
Video by Lady Hawk (from SWFEC cameras)
- SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Wants EGG TIME More Than Bonding! Sweet Evening Exchange With Harriet! https://youtu.be/JP4VjNkWLwI
- SWFL Eagles ~ Softshell Turtle Lays Eggs On Pond Bank! Snowy Egrets Watch! Anhinga Photobombs 3.16.20 https://youtu.be/_P5no1PpXy8
- SWFL Eagles ~ Super Cute Closups of M15 H & M Intimate Evening Discussions On the OCT! 3.17.20 https://youtu.be/HANvbYC-hUE
- SWFL Eagles ~ Two Ospreys Flying Over The Pond! One Dives In & Catches A Fish! SLOMO! 3.20.20 https://youtu.be/Sue9PZ2FrhY