M15 deserves the highest accolades for Father of the Year. M15 entered Harriet’s life in a time of crisis. He stayed by her side even though she was not receptive to his advances. M15 was steadfast in his pursuit and eventually surpassed Harriet’s strict standards. They became a bonded pair, and M15 has given his all to uphold their Family. M15’s dedication became even more apparent with Harriet’s sudden disappearance this Season. M15 lamented for Harriet while caring for four-week-old E21 and E22. This was another time of distress in… Read More »Happy Father’s Day M15, Eagle dad supreme
Harriet embodies the essence of Motherhood. She is honored and celebrated on this day and every day. Harriet reared and nurtured her offspring over the years with gentleness and firmness. She imparted courage and strength to them from their early beginnings. Harriet’s powerful young raptors embarked into Eagle life carrying lessons from their legendary Mom. Harriet supported her partners, Ozzie and then M15. They each followed her lead in her goal to grace the world with new life. They were loyal to their commitment and worked in perfect harmony to… Read More »Happy Mother’s Day Harriet, Legendary Eagle Mom
Well, look at who we see this morning! It was determined by vocals, of course, that E22 is in the area. What a welcome sight! E22 was perching on the fence and comfortably enjoying the new views. E22 took off for a flight around the pasture as a horse approached. Dad arrived on the treetop perch, E22 flew to a low branch on the nest tree. E22 then flew off to the snag in the pasture. Great flying! M15 went to the ground with food near the pond and tried… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: What a Beautiful Morning!
E21 and E22 are turning 12 weeks old and are just about full-grown. When Dad delivers food to the nest, they appear equal to or even larger than him. E21 and E22 are stunning young Eagles on the verge of following the path of those who came before them. They are thriving despite the challenges faced since Harriet’s mysterious absence. Dad has excelled as a solo parent, and Mom has imparted her resilience and invincibility to these beauties. E21 and E22 have surpassed many milestones throughout their time in the… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: INVINCIBLE Beauties
E21 and E22 are turning seven weeks old and are impressive Eaglets as they grow in greatness. They are thriving, and their presence in the nest is stunning. They are ahead of many milestones already. E21 and E22 are mastering self-feeding and are acutely aware of their surroundings. E22 is more confident and assertive at mealtime. Both exercise sprawling wings in the breeze. E21 is braving the boundaries and standing on the nest rails to look out of the nest. E21 and E22 gather valuable lessons each day. Since Mom,… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Hope Abounds For The Eagle Family
E21 and E22 are just over three weeks old and are sprouting up and out everywhere. They have big yellow feet and wings with the beginnings of flight feathers emerging. They are tall enough to peek above the nest rails at the world below. E21 and E22 explore the nest, work on balance, and practice flapping growing wings. Days are composed of eating and sleeping, which results in tremendous growth spurts. Harriet and M15 are providing abundant food supplies for their ravenous babies. E21 and E22 have sampled a variety… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: See How We have Grown!
Harriet and M15 began the New Year by welcoming bobbling babies E21 and E22. Each Eaglet hatched after working hard, breaking out of the eggs in the cover of nighttime. Harriet and M15 provide exceptional care for their just over one-week-old little treasures. E21 and E22 grow fast and strong from plentiful meals and lots of sleep in the warm sun or tucked below Mom or Dad. E21 and E22 are less than three days apart, and their time as nestmates and siblings has been mostly calm. Sparring matches for… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Overnight Deliveries and Perfect Teamwork (1/16/2023)
Harriet and M15 have proven time and time again resilience throughout their journey. They faced losses over the years but remained driven to carry their legacy onward. The recent storm damaged the tree they call home and destroyed their nest. Harriet and M15 found a haven to safely ride out the horrendous weather and returned to their territory to begin reconstruction and renovation. Harriet and M15 powered through and built a beautiful nest.
M15 has become a finely seasoned Eagle Dad to his offspring over the last seven years. He offers unyielding support from the start of each Season with nest building, incubating and tending to eggs, feeding young Eaglets, and teaching fledglings by example. M15 is an exceptional hunter and a fierce protector keeping his family safe and secure. He remains loyal and devoted to his partner Harriet, and their bond is unfailing. As the Seasons wind down, M15 and Harriet retreat to their well-deserved downtime. They will prepare to begin the… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes Extra: Honoring M15 on Father’s Day
E20 remained in the area and took charge of the pasture and pond, honing hunting and fishing techniques. E20 perched on the leaning palm tree surveying the pond for a chance to catch or steal a fish. E20’s favorite pastime has been swooping on the ducks and water birds. E20 took off to soar high and far, and it seemed like a final look at the territory. E20 returned to spend another day in the haven where they have grown, learned, and thrived over the past months. E20 took a… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes Final: Farewell and Flourish, E19 and E20