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SWFEC Nest Notes: The Exceptional Explorers

E19 and E20 are fantastic flyers as they take off in the early morning on flights to new destinations. They frolicked in the West pasture trees and Nest 2 there. They laze in the shade of the pond trees on warm afternoons. They expand their horizons as they soar higher and farther in the territory. In the evenings, E19 and E20 retreat to the familiarity of the nest tree after a long day of adventures. E19 and E20 become more confident in all aspects of their lives. Harriet and M15… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: The Exceptional Explorers

SWFEC Nest Notes: Savvy Juveniles Surpassing Milestones

E19 and E20 elevated their skills to new levels in these two weeks since their initial flight from the nest tree. They take to the skies with ease and soar with confidence and control. They show their agility and ability to recover even from a missed branch in foggy morning conditions. They perch together, engage in mock battles at the pond, chase each other, and practice defending their territory.  E19 ad E20 are surpassing milestones at a record-setting pace and are gathering Eagle life lessons for the journey forward. E19… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Savvy Juveniles Surpassing Milestones

SWFEC Nest Notes: Flawless Flights, First Baths, and Finding Treasures

E19 and E20’s journey from hatch to fledge (first flight) seems to have flown by quickly. Since realizing the freedom of flight last week, they boundlessly explore the far corners of the area.  E19 performed nearly flawless flights with steady and controlled take-offs and landings. E20 cautiously took short flights around the pasture and eventually expanded upward and outward. E19 and E20 discovered snags and trees in the area and the fence along the driveway and looked for more. E19 and E20 ventured to the pasture pond, which until now… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Flawless Flights, First Baths, and Finding Treasures

SWFEC Nest Notes: E19 and E20 Take The First Flights to Freedom

E19 Fledge on Sunday March 20, 2022 at 11:57 a.m. E20 Fledge on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:46 p.m. E19 and E20 have reached Adult-size in their 12 weeks of growing tall and strong. Their stature is exceptional as the nest seems to shrink when the Family is together on the nest. E19 and E20 appear to be bigger than the Adults because of flight feathers that are longer for ease as they learn to fly. E19 and E20 have performed well in their winging sessions, hovering high, and… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: E19 and E20 Take The First Flights to Freedom

SWFEC Nest Notes: Gaining Knowledge and Skill

E19 and E20 made progress with their Eagle education throughout the week. The weather turned cool with wind and rain, prompting them to flap and jump around the nest with excitement. M15’s presence in the nest stopped E20 from going over the edge by a strong wind gust. E19 and E20 engaged in tandem winging around the nest in a downpour. They fly-hopped to and from the veranda branch, perched side by side, and took in the views. E19 and E20 sharpen their skills and gain more knowledge each day.… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Gaining Knowledge and Skill

SWFEC Nest Notes: Reaching For Higher Perches

E19 and E20 are turning ten weeks old and are breezing through many milestones along their journey. Their magnificent wings catch the wind lifting them higher and higher with more control and courage. E19 winged up to the veranda branch just off the nest for the first time. E20 wanted to join in all the activities and fly hopped to the branch two days later. E19 and E20 moved on and off the veranda branch, with sights set on reaching higher places. E19 and E20 perched on the veranda branch… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Reaching For Higher Perches

SWFEC Nest Notes: Words for The Week- Wings, Wings, Wings

E19 and E20 have grown to striking stature, becoming impressively strong and courageous. They move freely around the nest in search of treasures or morsels of food. They stand and flap sprawling wings on top of the nest rails, balanced and secure. They have their sights set on upper branches as their magnificent wings catch the wind lifting them higher and higher. The nest seems to be getting smaller as they flap, hop and jump from place to place. They bump into and off of each other and tussle for… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Words for The Week- Wings, Wings, Wings

SWFEC Nest Notes: Extraordinary Young Eagles

E19 and E20 are turning eight weeks old and are on extraordinary paths in their young lives. They have surpassed many milestones along the way and are refining their skills. Their presence in the nest is stunning as they are nearly adult size with expansive wings reaching the far edges of the nest. E19 and E20 catch the air, flap away, feel the wind. They are gaining strength and height and will soon be hovering above the nest to prepare for future flights. E19 and E20 have eaten a large… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Extraordinary Young Eagles

SWFEC Nest Notes: Brilliant Beauties

E19 and E20 stand tall and strong along the edge of the nest, and viewing them from the ground is a wondrous sight. They are brilliant beauties covered in Juvenile feathers, with magnificent wings extending across the nest flapping in the breeze. They watch the activity, track the birds flying overhead, and warn away any intruders from their nest. E19 and E20’s behaviors show their sense of self-awareness and self-protection. They are becoming great forces in their own right. E19 and E20 anticipate Mom and Dad arriving with prey and… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Brilliant Beauties

SWFEC Nest Notes: Changing By The Minute

E19 and E20 are turning six weeks old and are changing by the minute. Their beautiful dark juvenile feathers are quickly emerging. Telling them apart is difficult as they become closer in stature. Their behaviors are the most telling difference between them. E20 practices and has a good technique of self-feeding while sitting and holding the prey to pull off pieces. E20 “steals” food from E19 and Mom and Dad. It is no surprise that E20 achieved these skills first in finding ways to get to the meal. E19, still… Read More »SWFEC Nest Notes: Changing By The Minute