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Weekly Nest Notes: Mighty Wings Catching Air!

E15 and E16 are making great progress and are gaining strength and confidence. They catch the wind with their mighty wings, flapping, hopping, and jumping around the nest. E15 visited the veranda branch over the week and is comfortable perching, preening, winging, and watching the world go by. E15 studies the upper branches looking for the way to get there. Hovering to higher heights is on the way.  E16 “wingersizes”  in the breezes gaining the courage to make it up and out to a branch soon. E15 and E16 are… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Mighty Wings Catching Air!

Weekly Nest Notes: Braving the Boundaries

E15 and E16 are becoming more and more adventurous as they transition to the next phase of their growth. They spend more time on the nest rails where the air is cooler and the views are more interesting. Their bottom-heavy bodies will keep them anchored so they won’t fall over. Earlier in the week, Harriet coaxed them away from the edge but many times they went right back. Pushing the boundaries equals lessons in confidence and survival for these curious young raptors. Harriet and M15 provided plentiful meals for E15… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Braving the Boundaries

Weekly Nest Notes: Here We Grow!

Harriet and M15 focus on the constant care of their lively Eaglets. The rate at which E15 and E16 are growing requires a great amount of nutrition to fuel their sprouting bodies. Hatching just about 3 short weeks ago, E15 and E16 weighed about 2 ounces and were around 3 inches tall.  Darker thermal down feathers have mostly replaced their natal down allowing them to regulate their body temperatures. They gain around 5 ounces per day, are about 1 foot tall and close to 3 pounds. Pin feathers start to… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Here We Grow!

Weekly Nest Notes: A Window Into Eagle Life (Feb. 17)

Harriet and M15 have been working diligently, fortifying their nest with many branches and sticks over the weeks. The Nesting Season has taken a new direction after E14 passed away and their Egg 2 didn’t hatch. This part of their journey is unknown and each day presents new lessons. There is some documentation of nests where Eagles laid a new clutch after eggs or very young hatchlings were lost. The time frame for more eggs ranged from about 2 to 5 weeks after the loss. Harriet and M15 are approaching… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: A Window Into Eagle Life (Feb. 17)

Weekly Nest Notes: Living the Eagle Life

Harriet and M15 are adapting to Eagle life after the passing of E14. This is a different journey for Harriet over past nesting seasons that have been observed. In two previous seasons, there was a loss of an Eaglet leaving an Eaglet to be cared for. Since the second Egg did not hatch, Harriet and M15 have to adjust to a nesting season with no babies to raise.  They are hard-wired to perpetuate their species and this is new territory in fulfilling their purpose. Will Harriet and M15 try again… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Living the Eagle Life

Weekly Nest Notes: Growing & Learning (Jan. 7, 2020)

Harriet and M15 have watched E14 growing before their eyes over the last 2 weeks.  At hatching time E14 weighed about 2 ounces and was 3 inches tall. Now approaching 3 weeks, E14 is about a foot tall and weighs close to 3 pounds. E14 is mostly covered with darker grey thermal down feathers to help regulate their body temperature. E14 is alert and strong in between long naps that produce more growing spurts. Feet are bumping out quickly and little wings are developing pin feathers. E14 preens those sprouting… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Growing & Learning (Jan. 7, 2020)

Special Nest Notes: E14 is Here!

Harriet and M15 spent countless hours protecting and incubating their cherished Eggs. They each took long breaks away from their nest duties possibly knowing that hatch time was approaching. They may also have sensed their workload will ramp up once eaglets arrive. Feeding and tending to their growing babies requires a lot of energy. M15 made sure the pantry was stocked with fish in anticipation of the new arrivals. Harriet and M15 have realized their reward as E14 began the hatching process and completely emerged from the shell on December… Read More »Special Nest Notes: E14 is Here!

Father’s Day Special Nest Notes: Dedicated Dad & Loyal Mate

M15 is honored on Father’s Day as the loyal mate to Harriet and dedicated Dad to their offspring.  As a young male Eagle, M15 made a grand entrance into Harriet’s life in her time of need, endeared himself to her and won the right to be her mate. He has matured into an exceptionally skilled provider and protector for his family.  His rugged, fierce demeanor is tempered with his tenderness in caring for his young and attentiveness to Harriet.  Over the Seasons, M15 and Harriet have grown solid in their… Read More »Father’s Day Special Nest Notes: Dedicated Dad & Loyal Mate

Weekly Nest Notes: Traveling to Greatness

Harriet and M15 have had a successful Nesting Season bringing new life into the world. They nurtured their offspring while preparing them for Eagle life. E12 and E13 grabbed ahold of all the resources provided to them allowing their transformation into two stunning Juvenile Eagles. Their inherent abilities have been expanded upon under the guidance of exceptional Parents. Food, food and more food lessons have been ingrained in E12 and E13 since they broke into the world a few short months ago. They will continue to develop into fierce competitors… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Traveling to Greatness

Weekly Nest Notes: Preparing for the Journey

Harriet and M15 prepare for a new season of offspring months in advance of their arrival. Tending to their territory, nest and each other ensure a successful environment for their survival.  Precious eggs are laid, protected and cared for by devoted Parents.  Fluffy grey Eaglets struggle out of their eggs to present themselves to the world. Dedicated Parents begin their task of rearing their young to become strong, confident and skilled Juvenile Eagles ready to take on the journey toward their majestic destiny. Harriet and M15 have been outstanding in… Read More »Weekly Nest Notes: Preparing for the Journey