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A Perfect Pair: Nest Notes for Nov. 30- Dec. 6

Harriet and Ozzie are a well tuned Eagle pair. Their vocals can be heard before dawn most mornings. Harriet calls out to her devoted mate Ozzie who arrives at the nest promptly, eager to take his turn incubating. He uses tender movements to roll and place the eggs in their proper place then lowers himself with a perfect shimmy. Harriet spends most overnight hours incubating but Ozzie has been viewed on the nest taking the night shift a few times. They are each so focused on the care of their… Read More »A Perfect Pair: Nest Notes for Nov. 30- Dec. 6

Thanksgiving at the Nest: Nest Notes for Nov. 22-29

It was day three since Egg number 1 arrived. Saturday morning began as many of the mornings do in the tall slash pine with vocal greetings between Harriet and Ozzie. Harriet had been incubating Egg number 1 during the overnight hours and was in need of a break. Harriet called out to her loyal mate Ozzie who perched nearby and who quickly arrived to take over his time on the nest. As the afternoon passed, Harriet returned to resume her nest duty and at 4:16 pm on November 22, 2014,… Read More »Thanksgiving at the Nest: Nest Notes for Nov. 22-29

A Family of Four: Nest Notes for Nov. 23

Harriet and Ozzie are a very experienced Eagle pair. They have each taken brooding duties for their first egg, gently rolling and placing it in just the right position. Each aerates the egg cup to make sure the area around the egg is soft and warm. Harriet usually spends the night hours in the nest tending to their precious egg. She sleeps but is ever aware at all times. Ozzie is always within a very short distance keeping the guard of Harriet and Egg number 1. Ozzie relieved Harriet often… Read More »A Family of Four: Nest Notes for Nov. 23

Preparation and Anticipation: Nest Notes for the Week of Nov. 8-15

Harriet and Ozzie’s work is never done as they prepare for their offspring. There is still much to do before the eggs are laid. Ozzie’s focus has been constant and tireless perfecting the home for his family. His excellent skills have produced a safe and soft place for Harriet as the time approaches for her to lay eggs. It seems that there are never enough sticks for the outer rails of the nest and Ozzie continues to build, build, and build. The “strep up” branch is almost covered by all… Read More »Preparation and Anticipation: Nest Notes for the Week of Nov. 8-15

Majestic Harriet and Ozzie- Nest Notes for Nov 1-8

The week was filled with amazing feats and observations of our favorite eagle pair Harriet and Ozzie. They greet each other in the nest before dawn and plan the day’s “nestoration” projects. Ozzie tests out the nest bowl with the “sit and shimmy”. Ozzie performs his duties well as he continues to add branches and grasses to the nest to provide a safe and soft environment for Harriet and their soon to be offspring. A few such branches were so big it was interesting and comical to watch him maneuver… Read More »Majestic Harriet and Ozzie- Nest Notes for Nov 1-8

Deliveries & More: Weekly Nest Update (Oct. 25- Nov 1)

Harriet and Ozzie’s busy week was filled with many deliveries including branches for strengthening the rails and grasses and moss for softness in nest bowl. Most of the material was brought by Ozzie but Harriet also added a few sticks and two pine cones of her own. There have been many moments of nest building that included some serious “discussions” between the love birds. Mostly the building is done by Ozzie but Harriet likes to add her touches. There have also been tender moments of bonding. At special times Harriet… Read More »Deliveries & More: Weekly Nest Update (Oct. 25- Nov 1)

Building the Bond & a Nest: Weekly Nest Update: October 21-25

Ozzie and Harriet have been working hard over the last weeks in their preparations leading into the time for egg laying. Ozzie has been diligent in his search for just the right sticks and nest material. He and Harriet have had a few squabbles over the proper arrangement of the deliveries. Ozzie is perfecting the nest bowl with his sit and shimmy move. Juvenile and sub adult eagles have been sighted in the area this week. Harriet and Ozzie spent a few days on alert and close to the nest… Read More »Building the Bond & a Nest: Weekly Nest Update: October 21-25

Welcome the Return of Harriet and Ozzie- Nest Notes for Oct. 17, 2014

October 1 marked the official start of Bald Eagle nesting season. Southwest Florida’s favorite Eagle pair Harriet and Ozzie made a strong appearance for the followers of the cameras and the local people who visit the nest. This is the third year of live camera action which is capturing the nest building, courting and bonding rituals of Harriet and Ozzie.  Harriet was reported to have stayed close by the nest area most of the summer keeping watch over her valuable nest. Ozzie was seen from time to time at the… Read More »Welcome the Return of Harriet and Ozzie- Nest Notes for Oct. 17, 2014

A New Chapter for Harriet, Ozzie and E4- Nest Notes for May 12

Over the last few years the incredible story of Harriet, Ozzie and the raising of their offspring has been unfolding with glimpses into their day to day lives. Nature has provided them with strength, courage and the ability to survive in the face of adversity. Many cultures have revered the Eagle over the centuries because of their attributes.  Harriet and Ozzie have displayed time and time again their devotion to each other and to their young. Although this Nesting Season has brought both joy and sorrow, Harriet and Ozzie proved… Read More »A New Chapter for Harriet, Ozzie and E4- Nest Notes for May 12

Mother’s Day Tribute to Harriet- Nest Notes, Photos & Video for May 11

Harriet and Ozzie were perched in the cam 2 tree at first light. Harriet proceeded to the nest to survey the sizes and shapes of branches she would search out for nest rebuilding. A Mother’s work is never done. She takes care of the homestead, protects and teaches her young and selflessly sees them off on their own journey. She is a dedicate partner to her mate, Ozzie, who responds with committed dedication to her and their young. Harriet and Ozzie end the months of caring for their offspring as… Read More »Mother’s Day Tribute to Harriet- Nest Notes, Photos & Video for May 11