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Sunday is the Day of Rest- Nest Activity for Dec 8

The fog of the early morning was taken away by the beautiful sunrise at Ozzie and Harriet’s nest. Ozzie took over his incubating duties at 6:37 am. The day continued with both Ozzie and Harriet flying to and from the cam 2 tree for egg sitting. The heat of the day allowed for brief periods of time off the eggs. Harriet spent time up and down from the eggs, preening and watching the happenings in the area. Ozzie flew to the cam 2 tree for one of his mini breaks.… Read More »Sunday is the Day of Rest- Nest Activity for Dec 8

Activity at the Nest- Dec 7- Intruders Beware

Harriet called out early and Ozzie took over the incubating of their precious eggs. The halfway point to hatchlings has been reached. Ozzie and Harriet have been extremely alert lately. There have been juvenile eagles spotted flying over the nest and in the area over the last few days. Ozzie and Harriet do not take kindly to intruders. Some speculate the juveniles could be offspring of Ozzie and Harriet. There is no way to know for certain but they would not be welcome in the area even if they were… Read More »Activity at the Nest- Dec 7- Intruders Beware

Nest Activity for Dec 6

Guarding, Incubating and Waiting SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Friday, December 6, 2013 Ozzie and Harriet began their vocal conversations before sunrise. Ozzie arrived at 5:56 am to take over incubating as Harriet flew off the nest. The foggy morning gave way to a very warm day at the nest. There were a few exchanges throughout the day as Ozzie and Harriet each had their turn caring for their precious eggs. The usually calm Ozzie seemed agitated today with the starlings and other birds flying to close for his liking. He took… Read More »Nest Activity for Dec 6

Where were you? Nest Activity for Dec 5

Harriet began calling to Ozzie before sunrise. Where art thou, Ozzie? Harriet seemed to become impatient as the morning went on. Ozzie arrived on the nest at 7:23 am, much later than he had in the past. Harriet let Ozzie know a few things before she departed the nest tree and continued to vocalize from her perch in the camera 2 tree. Ozzie resumed the incubating duties of their precious eggs, spending the morning rolling the eggs and fluffing up the nest bowl. SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Thursday, December 05, 2013… Read More »Where were you? Nest Activity for Dec 5

Dec 4- Nest Activity

Fun Day at the O H CorralSWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Wednesday, December 4, 2013 Eagles and horses and juvies,oh my! It was another early beginning to the day with Harriet calling Ozzie for his morning incubating shift. A ground observer saw Harriet perched in one of the dead trees nearby from which she later took flight. Ozzie and Harriet’s nest tree is surrounded by a fenced in horse pasture. There are many trees where they perch to watch the day’s events in between incubating their precious eggs. They have their own… Read More »Dec 4- Nest Activity

Ready for Landing- Nest Activity for Dec 3.

Ozzie and Harriet’s Flight Path –  The day began in the usual manner with Harriet calling out for Ozzie to take over her overnight incubating duties. Harriet got a long relief today. Ozzie’s time with his precious eggs demonstrated his gentle and attentive ways. He took special care rolling the eggs and aerating the nest bowl. Harriet had time to spend at the pond in the late afternoon before returning for her all night nest duty. Since the arrival of Ozzie and Harriet’s precious eggs, they have become a very… Read More »Ready for Landing- Nest Activity for Dec 3.

Breakfast in Bed (Eagle Edition)- Nest Activity for Nov. 29

Harriet’s overnight incubating duty lasted a little longer today. Ozzie delivered a nice headless fish breakfast to Harriet at 7:00 am….. SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Friday, November 29, 2013 She loudly called out as he approached with the food offering. Ozzie took over incubating their precious eggs as Harriet eagerly ate her fish. She saved the tail, her favorite part, for a later snack. Ozzie brought soft nest material and then a stick to the nest which he proceeded to put in place almost bowling over Harriet as she lay incubating… Read More »Breakfast in Bed (Eagle Edition)- Nest Activity for Nov. 29

Giving Thanks- Nest Activity for Nov. 28

As some of us took a day off to spend time with family and friends, we are thankful that Ozzie and Harriet were fulfilling their commitment to their future offspring. Harriet was on incubating duty over the chilly night time and early morning hours. Harriet’s body is larger than Ozzie’s and covers the whole nest bowl. Maybe it was a good idea to have a larger “furnace” keeping those precious eggs warm. Ozzie and Harriet, being the wonderful parents they are, took their turns at egg sitting throughout the day.… Read More »Giving Thanks- Nest Activity for Nov. 28

All In a Day’s Work..Daily Nest Summary for Nov 27

All In a Day’s WorkHarriet braved the wind and the rains in the overnight hours. SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Wednesday, November 27, 2013 Harriet spent nearly 15 hours diligently incubating her precious eggs. Harriet looked quite soggy in the early morning as she called for Ozzie’s relief of her nest duty. Ozzie promptly answered his mate’s calls and arrived from the Camera 2 tree. Ozzie and Harriet vocalized and seemed to be communicating what their schedule may be for the day. Harriet spent time soaring around the nest area. Ozzie spent… Read More »All In a Day’s Work..Daily Nest Summary for Nov 27

Through Winds & Rains…Daily Summary for Nov 26

SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Tuesday, November 26, 2013NEITHER WIND, NOR RAIN, NOR… The overnight hours brought wind and rain to the area. The precious eggs were warm and safe in their nest under the care of Mom, Harriet. The first exchange of incubation duties took place at 6:43 am. Dad, Ozzie took over the care of the precious eggs carefully rolling the eggs and aerating the nest to keep the nest bowl soft and dry. Harriet returned later in the morning with more soft nest material. Instinctively they know cooler, wetter… Read More »Through Winds & Rains…Daily Summary for Nov 26