SWFEC Nest Notes: Precious Cargo, Arriving Soon

2021-11-01 20:24:23 GMT

Harriet and M15 are making steady progress and are exhibiting their readiness for coming events now that November is here. Typically Harriet lays eggs toward the middle to the end of the month. Harriet and M15 are equipping the nest with all the elements to protect the precious cargo arriving soon. 

Harriet and M15 added a lot of nest materials over the week. The “crib” rails look like a fortress, and the interior is becoming more cushioned with soft grasses. Harriet delivers fresh pine believed to show that the nest is occupied and to help  keep bugs away. Harriet also loves to add her air plant décor to the nest. Harriet and M15 keep the area secure with vocal warnings, and they will escort any intruders away that venture too close. Their only hindrance is the stealthy owl that flies at them during the night as they roost in the nest tree. The startling annoyance is not welcomed but is very much a part of their world. They will be extra alert to the owl’s antics in the darkness.

Harriet and M15 delivered prey to the nest and are bringing in meals more frequently.  In a switch of roles, Harriet brought a squirrel that M15 ate, and he presented a food item that Harriet liked better. M15 served up a flopping fish which Harriet enjoyed and gulped in a hurry. Their behaviors of nest building, courtship, and bonding will provide the ultimate benefit of adding to the realm of Eagles. Nest Notes by dadsjazz

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Ground Video by wskrsnwings

Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)

Header photo courtesy of SWFEC camera