SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Thursday, November 21, 2013 Ozzie’s first look at egg number 2: by dragonlainey Roll and Roll AgainSummary by: DadsJazz Lovely Harriet surprised us when she laid her second egg yesterday very subtly without many obvious signs. Harriet spent most of the night and very early morning incubating her precious possessions. Ozzie had his first chance to take his turn at incubation the newly laid egg at 6:21 am. He was observed carefully and gently approaching the eggs so not to harm them. It is amazing the gentleness… Read More »Rolling, Rolling, Rolling- Nest Summary for Nov. 21
And Then There Were TwoSWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Wednesday, November 20, 2013Summary by DadsJazz Screen capture from video by dragonlainey As all the enthusiastic followers of this wonderful eagle pair watched in anticipation, Harriet graced us with an extra special delivery this evening with her egg number 2 at 6:18 pm. Many had viewed in awe as the first egg was laid on Sunday, November 17. Hours were spent anticipating the next delivery and that special moment was barely noticed as Beautiful Harriet lay incubating precious egg number 1. About 40… Read More »And Then There Were Two: Daily Summary for Nov. 21
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Southwest Florida Eagle Cam DAILY SUMMARY Monday November 18, 2013 The Object of Their Affection The first day of Ozzie and Harriet’s egg arrival was filled with activity and excitement. Much energy is expended during egg formation and the laying process . Throughout the night and early morning Harriet lay in the nest. At 3:53 am Ozzie took over his duties of egg tending. Ozzie seemed a little unsettled, possibly readjusting to his roll of incubating. He cautiously rolled the egg, placed it perfectly and nestled in to keep it… Read More »
SWFEC DAILY SUMMARY Sunday November 17, 2013 A Very Special Delivery Early morning vocals were heard loud and clear suggesting Ozzie and Harriet were in the nest tree. They have stayed close to the nest area for the last several days. Harriet arrived in the nest at 6:18 am. Ground observers reported that Ozzie and Harriet were perched in the camera 2 tree. Harriet took a few short flights to some of her favorite perch trees in the area and back to the nest tree. Ozzie and Harriet had a… Read More »WE HAVE AN EGG: A Very Special Delivery Day!
Heads or Tails Today was not the typical beginning to Ozzie and Harriet’s day. There were not many early morning vocals. The brief early morning visit to the nest was not until 6:18 am. Harriet seemed very calm and quiet and spent time lying in the nest bowl. Ozzie and Harriet both performed beautiful fly-ins and fly–outs from the nest with sticks. One impressive fly-in happened when Ozzie delivered a fish for brunch as Harriet was in quick pursuit vocalizing all the way. Harriet appears to love her fish gifts… Read More »Nest Activity for Nov. 14, 2013
Watch the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam Live here: http://bit.ly/VGnk6w Picture of Harriet & Ozzie Mating: (Photo: Desiree) Mating doesn’t mean eggs will be laid – nor does it mean eggs that are laid are viable. The male sperm can stay vital and alive for up to 7 days or so. Once the sperm pierce a female ova (egg) the ova has to find its way to the entrance of the oviduct (usually in less than 30 seconds). The journey through the oviduct where the egg is manufactured takes about 24 hours… Read More »The ABC’s of Eagle Birds & The Bees
The Fish That Tried To Get Away- Video from Wed. Nov 13 Edited footage of early morning. The wonderful Ozzie Shuffle in the nest bowl, the fish (6:51:50) that was still moving when they both fly into the nest together, and Ozzie appeared to almost trip on a stick he brought into the nest, appears maybe to have caught on the side of the nest (the stick), but Ozzie recovered very well ~ 7:53:22 Video by dragonlainey
Two Eagles in a Pine Tree. In the wee hours of the morning Ozzie and Harriet began nest bowl work featuring the “Ozzie Shimmy”. Ozzie wriggles his chest in the nest bowl and then he does the “Ozzie Shuffle” by kicking his feet backward. Although these comical names give light to his actions they look as if they are very important in constructing the nest bowl. Ozzie and Harriet departed to the outer branches of the nest tree and returned to the nest closer to dawn. It was a very… Read More »Nest Activity Update- Nov. 13, 2013
A series of sweet symphonies of vocals between Ozzie & Harriet: Screen Capture from video by dragonlainey Before the light of day the singing began. Harriet and then Ozzie arrived on the nest.They proceeded to vocalize and engage in their affectionate sparring some refer to as “beaking”. Harriet seemed to be doing more work on the nest bowl by adding her special touches. Ozzie appeared to resist her efforts with no luck. Harriet was observed bringing sticks, moss and a sprig of fresh pine to the nest. She also tried… Read More »Nest Acivity – Tues, Nov 12- Love is In the Air