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SWFEC Nest Notes: Two Weeks Old and Sprouting All Over

Harriet and M15 watch as their precious Eaglets turn two weeks old and sprout out all over. E19 and E20 have thermal down emerging to help them regulate their body temperatures. Feet and wings seem to be growing faster than other body parts making them look awkward. They are almost too big to get under Dad and Mom for shade from the Florida sun or warmth over the cool nights. Harriet and M15 deliver plentiful, nutritious food that contributes to the tremendous growth spurts E19 and E20 are experiencing. Feeding… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Two Weeks Old and Sprouting All Over

SWFEC Nest Notes: A Fascinating Family of Four

Harriet and M15 welcomed E20 on 12-28-2021. E20 entered the world in full view with eyes wide opened and ready to go. Dad came to the nest to see his sweet baby emerging as Mom fed E19. The very next morning, E19 and E20 greeted each other with a few bops back and forth as the tussling began. They are, after all, young raptors, programmed to be assertive. They each hold their own as they engage in their antics. They learn quickly and observe all that goes on in their… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: A Fascinating Family of Four

SWFEC Nest Notes: Mom and Dad Welcome E19

Harriet and M15 work as a perfect force to form a solid bond and foundation for another generation of offspring. Their dedication to providing for the needs of each other and their family is awe-inspiring. Harriet and M15 welcomed E19 into their world on Monday, December 27th, 2021. E19 toiled throughout the day and night to break free after the first pip (crack in the egg) had been seen on Sunday. Dad was on the nest and eggs when E19 emerged, but he wouldn’t move to give a good view… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Mom and Dad Welcome E19

SWFEC Nest Notes: Mom and Dad Welcome E19

Harriet and M15 work as a perfect force to form a solid bond and foundation for another generation of offspring. Their dedication to providing for the needs of each other and their family is awe-inspiring. Harriet and M15 welcomed E19 into their world on Monday, December 27th, 2021. E19 toiled throughout the day and night to break free after the first pip (crack in the egg) had been seen on Sunday. Dad was on the nest and eggs when E19 emerged, but he wouldn’t move to give a good view… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Mom and Dad Welcome E19

SWFEC Nest Notes: Expecting Miracles

Harriet and M15 have worked in harmony over the months to prepare their nest and present their precious Eggs. The time is close for the little miracles to emerge into the world as the circle of Eagle life continues. Harriet and M15 adapt to whatever comes their way. This Season has its twists now that a family of Owls has taken over the alternate nest in the West pasture. The unfolding story will be interesting as they all rear their young. They will strive to protect their families using their… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Expecting Miracles

SWFEC Nest Notes: Waiting on the New Generation

Harriet and M15 execute precision exchanges as they take turns incubating their priceless Eggs. They tirelessly give their time to nest duty through the warmer than usual weather and bothersome bugs at night. They will soon see the fruits of their labors as they welcome a new generation of offspring to add to their legacy. Harriet and M15 are busy watching the area and sky as they incubate. Many species are looking for nests at this time of year. The owls have been observed nesting in the West pasture. So… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Waiting on the New Generation

SWFEC Nest Notes: Miracles in the Making

Harriet and M15 while away the hours they spend on the nest incubating their cherished Eggs. They fluff up the nesting, roll the Eggs carefully and watch the skies over the territory. Their complete focus is on caring for the miracles developing beneath them. Their selfless dedication is profound and admirable as they attend to their charges as well as each other. Harriet and M15 function perfectly in their efforts. They take time away from their duties to bathe, hunt for a meal, and perch in a shady place. M15… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Miracles in the Making

SWFEC Nest Notes: Another Special Delivery for Harriet and M15

Harriet and M15 added another treasure to the nest with the delivery of Egg #2 laid on November 23. They immediately proceed to share the new task at hand of continuous incubation. They have their timing well synchronized. When one arrives, the other flies off to have time for themselves. For the next 35 or so days, the Eggs will be in a constant state of care as Mom and Dad turn and roll them and keep the nest fluffed up and warm. The Holiday Season may be a celebration… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Another Special Delivery for Harriet and M15

SWFEC Nest Notes: Welcome New Arrival- Egg #1

Harriet and M15 welcomed their new arrival for the Season, Egg #1, laid on November 20, 2021. The joy of seeing the first Egg seems so fresh and exciting every time. Mom’s tenderness and Dad’s eagerness to do his part are endearing. Harriet usually lays two Eggs with a span between egg-laying of about three days. Everything happens in Harriet’s time as she makes the decision. Harriet and M15 spring into Egg-tending mode with breaks in between as they practice delayed incubation. The warmer climate allows them time off the… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Welcome New Arrival- Egg #1

SWFEC Nest Notes: Eagle Parents in Waiting

Harriet and M15 are inching closer to welcoming Eggs and Eaglets. Their nest appears well-constructed and sturdy as they continue to reinforce areas around the perimeter. The center is piled with soft moss and grass to make a comfy cozy bed. It is endearing to see M15 often lying in the nest bole to test it out. Signs point to Egg-laying, and Harriet typically lays two eggs in November. Dad seems eager for the new arrivals, and everything is on Eagle time, but mostly Mom’s time. Harriet and M15 are… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Eagle Parents in Waiting