SWFL Eagles ~ E18 Discovers The Pond & Takes FIRST BATH! ?? E17 Joins Sibling & They Rumble! 4.25.21

4/25/2021 10:23:57 PM

Lady Hawk - E18 flies down to the ground and discovers the pond and a whole new world of fun and enjoyment opened up today! E17 was perched on the DSPS and watched as E18 played along the bank and then waded into the water and began to hop and run with wings outstretched! E18 found some palm fronds to play with and took sips of water for the first time! M15 had taken a bath was seen drying his wings on the old cam tree while keeping his eagle eye on E18 down at the pond. E18 does a butt dip and wing dip and then will dunk into the water enjoying her first bath! That must have felt wonderful! E17 is watching the whole time and finally can't stand it any longer and flies down to the ground and comes over and stands on the bank while E18 is enjoying the water at 17:31 E17 did not attempt to come to the water's edge but was content to just watch E18 splashing around. E18 comes out and shakes her wings and then E17 lunges at E18 and we have our first ground rumble at the pond! It was short lived with both E17 & E18 just throwing their wings around at 21:10. A few seconds later, E17 lunges once more at E18 and they rumble again! E17 will fly off to the DSPS and E18 will head over to the fence and perch there overlooking the service road at 23:44. E18 stays on the fence preening and perching until a truck comes by and startles E18 into flying to the fence on the office side of the pond. What an exciting day of new adventures for both E's but especially E18 who was brave enough to venture into the pond. Who knows, maybe E18 will become our new pond princess this season! Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com