SWFEC Nest Notes: Brilliant Beauties

2022-02-14 17:52:59 GMT

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 are taking it to a new level as they dash to the meal. E20 executed a full mantle (cover prey with wings outstretched) and grabbed the food. E19 succeeded in snatching the food back to keep and eat. Harriet and M15 encourage E19 and E20 in rounds of tugging back and forth while being fed. The ability to find food when they are on their own will be E19 and E20’s greatest challenge. They are learning and perfecting the art of stealing and keeping a meal. Mom and Dad began leaving fish and prey in the nest for them to work at self-feeding. Mom or Dad would eventually go to the nest to help them.

Harriet and M15 strive to lead by example. E19 and E20 are quick studies and absorb the lessons. Harriet and M15 are insightful Eagle Parents providing for the needs of E19 and E20 and imparting to them the ways of Eagle Life to carry along on their journey forward. Nest Notes by dadsjazz.

Header photo by wskrsnwings

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