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SWFEC Nest Notes: Savvy Juveniles Surpassing Milestones

E19 and E20 elevated their skills to new levels in these two weeks since their initial flight from the nest tree. They take to the skies with ease and soar with confidence and control. They show their agility and ability to recover even from a missed branch in foggy morning conditions. They perch together, engage in mock battles at the pond, chase each other, and practice defending their territory.  E19 ad E20 are surpassing milestones at a record-setting pace and are gathering Eagle life lessons for the journey forward.

E19 and E20 laser focus on finding food sources which will be the most important asset they will possess. Before now, there has been an abundance of food provided. Meals now grow scarce, and E19 and E20 are experiencing the reality of life in the wild where there are no guarantees. M15 began to take prey to areas in the pasture and near the pond to give E19 and E20 “hunting” lessons. Hunger motivates E19 and E20 to watch for opportunities to get a meal and vie for possession. They are becoming masterful at keeping and flying off with their catch to a tree branch or another location to eat. Harriet reminds them to devour their prey quickly or lose it to another. E19 ad E20’s fierceness at mealtime will serve them well.

Harriet and M15 are wise and experienced Eagle parents who can rest assured, knowing they are fulfilling their goal.  E19 and E20 are bright, well-rounded, and armed with invaluable knowledge.  Mom and Dad roosted in the nest tree a few nights with their savvy Juveniles. They may sense these days grow fewer as E19 and E20 will soon heed the call of adventure to wander off to live their best Eagle lives. Nest Notes by dadsjazz.

Header photo by wskrsnwings courtesy of SWFEC

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