Harriet and M15 ramped up nest refurbishing through the week as they ready the homestead for coming events. They search near and far for all the proper materials for the nest. They wrangle with the big sticks brought in to sturdy up the perimeter rails. Harriet arrives with her favorite pine boughs to decorate the nest. Grass and moss got added to the nicely forming nest center where M15 shimmies down to test the depth and softness.
Harriet and M15 have disagreements over the nest building, courtship, and chick-rearing. Harriet usually wins the argument and gets her way. Female Eagles are the dominant partner, and Harriet makes clear her intentions. M15 is a hard worker eager to please, and eventually, he defers to her. These behaviors cement their bond and assure that he will be loyal and support her and their offspring.
Harriet and M15 are a well-in-tuned team, working toward their sole purpose. As the season progresses, they become more sensitive to all activity in the area. They keep any intruders at bay and let all know that this is their territory. Their actions will produce a safe, secure, and comfortable environment for raising a new family of eaglets. Nest Notes by dadsjazz
Weekly Video Highlights
Ground Video by wskrsnwings
The Pasture Birds Play While H & M Are Away 10-11-21 https://youtu.be/ZA6PeBLTCGo
A Simple & Sweet Morning… No New Sticks But Nice Courting Displays 10-14-21 https://youtu.be/WQiKTODdZ98
Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)
SWFL Eagles ~ Beautiful Sun Kissed Harriet w/ Twinkle In Her Eye 💕 M Keeps The Nest Warm 😊 10.12.21 https://youtu.be/1odSWxGOXq8
SWFL Eagles ~ Stick Fest Continues! H & M Bring In 11 Deliveries 😊 Harriet Rules The Nest 10.12.21 https://youtu.be/UwFc8H22uWc
SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet’s Mega Crop! 😊 The Lovebirds Return To Roost Together For The Evening 10.13.21 https://youtu.be/yFctIT8Wsow
SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M15 Sunrise Bonding & Two Kicks For Good Measure! 😃 10.14.21 https://youtu.be/rl3sBWXrW3s
SWFL Eagles ~ M’s McFluffy Beak Bling! 😊 H & M Both On Ground Searching For Perfect Stick! 10.15.21 https://youtu.be/WO8zxUQb5lM