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SWFEC Nest Notes: Preparing a Nest and Building a Bond

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M15 and F23 arrive on most mornings to work on the nest. They have also taken time off to do the things that Eagles do. F23 has been bringing in more materials and has become more assertive in her placement choices. Female Eagles are usually more dominant, and F23 seems to be growing into that role. M15 offers help to move a stick, and when F23 objects, he leaves her to do it.

M15 and F23 engage in many activities that shape their relationship. They focus on the nest, keep the territory secure, and watch for each other. They spend time perching together, and their mating rituals are more frequent. F23 flies into the attic branch from time to time to observe the area. Food gifts from M15 will be another indication of a pairing between them.

M15 and F23 are making great strides in nest building and bonding. M15 may be the first mate that F23 has had. F23 appears to be settling in as M15’s partner and possibly become an Eagle parent. The nest looks inviting and almost ready to hold precious eggs. M15’s savvy and expertise will hopefully help them accomplish that goal. Time will tell if the next steps in the process come to fruition. Nest Notes by dadsjazz

Ground Video by Androcat

SWFL Eagle Cam 10-9-23. Mating Mishap๐Ÿ˜ณ; M15’s Branch Hunt๐Ÿ˜; Watching Over the Territory. ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฆ…https://youtu.be/G7VKbePxLh4

Ground Video by wskrsnwings

M15 & F23 Are As Elusive As The Moon In The Clouds Today 10.10.23 https://youtu.be/VHVOu0Zk-yo

A Head Over Talons Transfer, Stick Grabbing, Moss Ripping, “Beaks” & Mating Kind Of Morning 10.12.23 https://youtu.be/0_GEicIwPQc

Video by Androcat (captured from SWFEC camera)

SWFL Eagle Cam 10-11-23. F23 vocal/watches over the territory; Close-ups; F23 leaves to soar. ๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿ’ช https://youtu.be/YoIgjCzj33A

SWFL Eagle Cam 10-11-23. Hump Day Wednesday Nest Work; Spunky F23! Close-ups. ๐Ÿฅฐ https://youtu.be/ci90jiIYa_Y

SWFL Eagle Cam 10-13-23. Morning Mating! M15 & F23 Close-ups, Guard together, F23 collects grass. https://youtu.be/CtBxvJNckio

SWFL Eagle Cam 10-13-23. F23 Close-up views; Red-headed Woodpecker visits the nest tree. https://youtu.be/DtvYO_s0riE

SWFL Eagle Cam 10-15-23. Lincoln Logs + Teamwork on Sunday; Evening Nest Maintenance. ๐Ÿ˜Š https://youtu.be/1glos7TkCTE

Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC camera)

SWFL Eagles ~ Slip Sliding Away! ๐Ÿ˜Š Missed Mating Attempt As F23 Slides Down The Branch! 10.9.23 https://youtu.be/Ygi5Ou094sU

SWFL Eagles ~ Morning Nest Work! M15 Is Busy Bringing In 3 Sticks! F23 Supervises!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 10.9.23 https://youtu.be/c4wlGAKVpzk

SWFL Eagles ~ Beautiful Closeups Of F23 ๐Ÿ’— M15 To Pond! Both Bring Sticks & Fly Off Together 10.10.23 https://youtu.be/_XuHP3cK_tU

SWFL Eagles ~ F23 Shows Attitude w/ Little Nips At M15 & Taking His Stick ๐Ÿ˜Š Nest Building 10.11.23 https://youtu.be/uro8gE1nl6g

SWFL Eagles ~ F23 SOARING THE SKIES & Nest Tree Visit! ๐Ÿ’— Beautiful To Watch Her Flying! 10.11.23 https://youtu.be/HVqJBp6f6Q4

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 & F23 Nest Building Is In Full Swing! M15 Hits F23 With A Big PS! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 10.12.23 https://youtu.be/DNwQwpBf5o4

SWFL Eagles ~ Mating On The Attic ๐Ÿ’— M15 Lies In Nest Testing It Out ๐Ÿ’— More Big Sticks! 10.12.23https://youtu.be/WI-vTNClGVw

SWFL Eagles ~ Beautiful F23 On The Attic! ๐Ÿ’— Closeups Of Her Face, Feet & Talons! 10.13.23 https://youtu.be/Ze6IAGpqAQo

SWFL Eagles ๐Ÿ’— Magnificent M15 & Lady F23 Amazing Closeups ๐Ÿ’— Mating On The Attic! 10.13.23 https://youtu.be/1ixjr1XAmSY

SWFL Eagles ~ M15 & F23 Are Building A Fortress! 7 Sticks & Moss! MATING ON SPIKE 360 View! 10.15.23 https://youtu.be/Nfi73XwoRfU

Header Photo courtesy of SWFEC camera

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