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December 21, 2022 at 3:18 am #1851Essec09Keymaster
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Over the past months we have watch Harriet and M15 build a new nest after the entire nest was destroyed by Hurricane Ian. Fortunately, two of the cameras were not damaged and the camera owners, the Pritchetts, were able to get the nest and pond cameras back online – in time for egg-laying.
The pair constructed the nest with time to spare and on November 29, 2022 at 6:09pm Harriet laid the first egg of Season 11; followed by the second egg on December 2, 2022 at 8:09pm. The expected hatch time for Egg #1 is around January 3-4, 2023.
Over the months, both Harriet and M15 have shared incubation duties and protected their nest. Food has been brought to the nest a number of times. As in years past, the Great Horned Owls are nesting in the west pasture and are protecting their territory as well – sometimes knocking the eagles off their perches during the evening hours.
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – the afternoon brings rain to the nest area. Harriet incubates until 10:07am. M15 takes over. Harriet flies off and enjoys a few hours away from the nest. She returns and begins incubating at 1:04pm. Both adults rarely gave any views of the eggs (keeping them dry). M15 returns to upper branch at 4:59pm.
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8:46pm M15 to nest; finally gets Harriet to move off eggs. M15 rolls eggs and begins incubating at 8:51pm. Harriet returns to nest at 9:25pm; M15 tries to remain incubating, but Harriet eventually convinces him to leave (M15 to attic) and resumes incubating at 9:36pm. The day comes to an end.
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