SWFL Eagles ~ EMPTY NEST! M Brings in Fish Head But E's Never Show Up! E18's Morning Visit ? 5.24.21

5/24/2021 11:41:18 PM

Lady Hawk - This morning only E18 came to the nest tree - E17 was not seen. E18 stayed about 20 minutes on the attic and looked around for Mom, Dad and E17 but nobody was around. E18 casts a pellet and has some unusual neck movements getting it up (must have been all that rabbit eaten yesterday!). E18 then flies off the attic and heads north. ?? Stay safe E18! Dad flies in to the nest with an armored catfish head and then heads to the outer limb and waits for his E's to show up and battle over it. Dad waits and waits for over 1.5 hours and finally he drops to the nest and eats the fish head and flies off to the pond and then the office oak to perch. E17 & E18 have not been back to the nest yet and it is early evening. Harriet is home and perched on the outer attic. Will we see the E's fly in for the evening? I certainly hope so! But at 120 days old, they are nearing the time when they will be leaving the nest area to be on their own. Whenever we see a food delivery and the juvies do not come back to claim it - is always that first sign that they are not close by or they would have screamed and flown back to the nest. I hope this is not the last coverage of E18 and that we will see them both again. But if not, I wish them both safe travels & godspeed on their journey! 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