Persistence & Perseverance- Weekly Nest Notes

2015-11-23 20:20:59 GMT

Harriet and M15 are taking all the necessary steps toward cementing the bond that has been developing over the last several months. It has been said that Eagles mate for life however there are perils along the way. Harriet tragically lost her devoted mate Ozzie. Young suitor M15 arrived on the scene, persisted, persevered and has been at Harriet’s side. One theory is that they are not considered a bonded pair until they raise young together. This may be the first chance for M15 to do just that. Harriet’s invaluable experience and drive to procreate is more evident as she takes the lead in the relationship between the two. Female Eagles are the dominant partner to ensure the loyalty of their mate. M15 is proving himself well as he follows Harriet’s lead and example.

Harriet enjoyed bathing at the pond on their territory as M15 watched from the nest tree. Their work together continues as they survey the area defending and warning off any intruders. The overnight hours have been spent perching together in the nest tree or in a nearby tree. Their behaviors are indicating a strengthening bond.

M15’s instincts are becoming more and more apparent as Nature intended and he is showing the dedication and work it will take to be Harriet’s mate. M15 is becoming more experienced as he works on nest building by finding the right branches and soft nest materials. Harriet still has to have her say in the placement of the sticks. M15’s greatest accomplishments have been delivering fish to the nest, a necessity for feeding Harriet and any future eaglets. He successfully delivered two fish in one day.

The witnessing of M15 maturing and growing into his majesty as he surpasses milestones has been an amazing sight. This has been an enlightening journey from sorrow to renewal. Hope is that Harriet and M15’s path continues with joyful results and rewards.  Nest Notes by dadsjazz

Video by wskrsnwings

Harriet & M15 Mate~Defend~Rebuild As The Morning Awakens https://youtu.be/882Bd1FoHkM Together At Dawn To Nestorate~Separate Flight Paths Away https://youtu.be/tpSWgDV7FzA Five Nest Material Deliveries~Mating~Both On High Alert https://youtu.be/owvLr5TfTI4 The Three B’s: Will Bonding & Building = Babies? https://youtu.be/RmuP83msAM8 Harriet Stays At The Nest Watchful Of Sky Activity https://youtu.be/SJl63LtSHGQ Early Morning Watch~Harriet Talks & M15 Works https://youtu.be/aZ_ee_wclEI M15 Gets A Grip On Nest Building~Harriet Still Rearranges https://youtu.be/MB92W4wOnPA

Video by Birdbrain65 

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Video by scyllabub

Harriet attacked from behind - alarm!!! investigation! then to nest. https://youtu.be/yOQqKzpgOxU Harriet was hit from behind, who was the shadowy attacker?! - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/omkGIZfgTFU Another disturbance, did M15 deal with it at top of tree? https://youtu.be/V3D2XdVHdgc Morning, M15 returns, Harriet nabs his leftover fish piece - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/fvla8g9BU-Q M15 brings good stick, spreads moss SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/fN27Qdgrvb4 Mating in the attic - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/wyIgSzQRs_s Morning wake up, M15 masterfully nestorising - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/NoCoY91EwJs M15 gives fish, Harriet stays to roost, grackle attack… to nightfall - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/lh31ZmJOKo8 M15 brings fishes @ 1153hr and 1233hr - SW Florida Bald Eagles https://youtu.be/WbLVjDM7Bww We can’t follow them home this nasty wet evening - SW Florida Bald Eagles 1 https://youtu.be/32yw1Shm4zI

Video by Uta Grobe 

Fish delivery Eagle left nest and fish alone now https://youtu.be/5ffO2K61OYk Little nest work on evening and M15 nibbling on Harriets tail feathers https://youtu.be/6YjwlCe8Qfs 11-19-15 10:08 slide show fromt head great close up from M15 https://youtu.be/YbCq6-My5X4 11-20-15 17:44 Harriet on pond and M15 is watching https://youtu.be/OlXc9ZqIiHQ SWE Cam 11-20-15 17:50 Nest work on evening and love on attic https://youtu.be/Uuc51RZwUD0 11-22-15 14:52 Close up Harriet - slide show https://youtu.be/Sus8WAhUzoE

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