It’s All on Eagle Time- Weekly Nest Notes

2015-12-01 06:06:44 GMT

The meeting, the courtship, the preparations, solidifying the bond and beginning a family is all about timing. In Eagle life natural instincts dictate when such things occur. Harriet and M15’s beginning was interesting to say the least. Harriet was not looking for a mate when M15 arrived on the scene. The natural timing may have been off. Harriet was raising her eaglet E6 and waiting for the return of her mate Ozzie, who unknown to her was injured and in the care of a wildlife hospital. Over the months before and after E6 fledged and left on the journey to becoming an adult Eagle, M15 provided protection from many other interested Eagles entering the territory. 



The meeting may not have been the most pleasant welcome for M15. E6 did not tolerate him and Harriet was less than cordial much of the time. M15 persisted, was constantly close to Harriet and defended the territory. These dedicated actions have endeared M15 to Harriet. Their courtship seemed long since nesting season was still a few months away. Throughout the summer months M15 followed Harriet and seemed to mimic many of her ways. He is a young Eagle and this may be his first attempt to bond with a female. It was time for his instincts to awaken. M15 has demonstrated his loyalty and dedication to Harriet. He is comfortable and familiar in their territory and defends it well. His nest building is better each day. M15 has been delivering fish and prey to the nest for Harriet who is very appreciative.

Harriet and M15 may seem to have taken a leisure approach in continuing to build their bond. No eggs have been laid at this point but all the indications look like they may be coming. As observers we watch and speculate about what is going to happen. Harriet and M15 continue on their course and the timing will be as nature intended. Nest Notes by dadsjazz

Video by wskrsnwings

Two Sticks~One Mating~Away At Sunrise https://youtu.be/HQo0FqvnCSw
A Cool & Quick Morning~Nest Work-Mating-Stick https://youtu.be/ZfNA9zJ2-P4
A Flurry Of Sticks Then M15 Flies~Harriet Stays At The Nest https://youtu.be/X8M53S_gYZk
Nestorations & Watchfulness Continue~GHO & Falcon Are Not Welcome https://youtu.be/xzlkok_k0dM
M15 Visits The Horses https://youtu.be/7UxYwBWrc8A
Their Bond~His Confidence Grows Stronger With Each Stick https://youtu.be/UVO6H9Beyao
Listening In The Dark~Vocalizations Tell The Story https://youtu.be/YU338OpI5_Q
“Meet-Ups” In Flight & In Perch Spots~Two Matings 11-29-15 https://youtu.be/TVF8Bi6xUAI

Video by Birdbrain56

SWFL Eagles ~ Very Busy Eagles ~ 11/24/15 https://youtu.be/B7yKLmgqAi4
SWFL Eagles ~ Afternoon & Evening Hi-Lites ~ 11/24/15 https://youtu.be/kopuH6Ymil4
SWFL Eagles ~ I Love This Stick ~ 11/25/15 https://youtu.be/59MUgdu5SSA
SWFL Eagles ~ Mating, Feather Nibbling & Role Reversals ~ 11/25/15 https://youtu.be/_8bXrGHlhD8
SWFL Eagles ~ Hollering, Hauling Lumber & Mating Do-Overs ~ 11/27/15 https://youtu.be/rlb51Jv43G0
SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet Slideshow ~ 11/27/15 https://youtu.be/c9HgIpdKSQg
SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Slideshow ~ 11/28/15 https://youtu.be/lD-g64R2udE

Video by EagleEye Hallock

SWFLC A Intruder By the Nest 11-28-15 5:07 pm https://youtu.be/5ZeN3czh0co
SWFLC M15 bring Harriet A big Fish https://youtu.be/tbzfXtO_NaU

Video by Lady Hawk

SWFL Eagles ~ Some sticks & early morning bonding 11- 23- 15 https://youtu.be/Q90pxtVelKU
SWFL Eagles ~ M15 laying in wait 11 25 15 https://youtu.be/MAnThJy-WLo
SWFL Eagles ~ Tug of fish, Attempted Steal and Mating 11.28.15 https://youtu.be/xRUWjkYkE20

Video by Scyllabub

Both to nest, mating on branch, M15 fetches sticks, both leave - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/I4aESyCjCVo
Intruder early morning, Harriet on nest calling, M15 joins, mating - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/61xW6LyDLBI
Good mating in the early hours of the morning - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/C5qNIYOY5Tw

Video by Uta Grobe

11-23-15 18:00 nest work and M15 twitching tail feather from Harriet https://youtu.be/wDojW6y8uFw
11-24-15 17:20 Harriet see her evening fish coming deliver from M15 https://youtu.be/yTau-NsIcK0
11-26-15 16:10 M15 deliver a afternoon fish and was on guard if H was eaten https://youtu.be/jHR8Jork-jM
11-26-15 17:27 M15 deliver his rest evening fish to Harriet https://youtu.be/ew0f8HP8FCs
11-27-15 16:23 M15 fly in with fish short food battle Harriet eat the fish alone https://youtu.be/CJkrGQpp8Wg
11-28-15 17:58 Intruder alarm M15 follow the intruder https://youtu.be/5FrKHA1jcro

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