The Eagle Family interactions take interesting twists and turns. There seem to be playful and civil moments between E3 and E4. E4 had a calm feeding time with Mom. Dad accidentally bonked E3 with a stick and E3 immediately went into a submissive position which may have been a first time to see this from E3. The food deliveries and feeding times have been less of a battle. The whole Family has been getting into a good rhythm. E3 and E4 watch Mom and Dad intently. They are very aware… Read More »Good Vibrations- Nest Notes, Photos & Videos for Jan 25.
The atmosphere on the South West Florida Eagle nest was one of peace and rest. After a trying week, Ozzie and Harriet had great success in their hunting to satisfy the growing appetites of E3 and E4. Smaller, younger E4 almost ate a whole fish in a private feeding by Mom and may soon be catching up to larger sibling E3. Ozzie delivered several fish to the nest today. Harriet and Ozzie brought branches, moss and a pinecone with greenery. They worked on building up the nest rails, did some… Read More »The Day of Rest- Nest Notes, Photos & Video for Jan. 19
SWFEC Daily Summary Monday, January 13, 2014 Nest Mates The warmer weather and the E’s coat of thermal down gives Mom and Dad a break from brooding E3 and E4. The E’s are better able to regulate their body temperatures now. They snuggle together in the overnight and early morning hours while Mom or Dad keep watch nest side or above the nest on the “attic” branch. Both wonderful Parents offer food and shade to their rapidly growing E’s. Most of the day E3 and E4 were free to sleep… Read More »Nest Mates- Nest Notes, Photos & Videos for Jan 13.
SWFEC Daily Summary Friday, December 27, 2013 Family Ties Dad, Ozzie and Mom, Harriet with new eaglets, E3 and E4 are settling into daily family life on the nest. Mom and Dad took turns brooding and feeding their sweet babies. The first few days were somewhat stressful but now all seems calm and bright. These last few days, Mom and Dad were observed sharing a few intimate moments thought to strengthen their bond and commitment to each other and their new babies. Mom was on hunting duty and brought a… Read More »A Family of 4- Nest Activity, Photos & Video for Dec 27
The very first days in the life of the sweet eaglets E3 and E4 have been filled with a lot of activity. Mom and Dad have been very diligent in the care of their precious babies. Mom fed fish to the babies in the early morning. Dad had his very first opportunity to feed them in the afternoon. Mom and Dad both were tender and gentle in their approach with several more feedings throughout the day. The little ones hatch into the world with survival skills and instincts. The little… Read More »Two Little Eaglets Sitting In a Tree…Nest Activity, Videos & Photos for Dec 26
As the beautiful Christmas morning sunrise was arriving, Ozzie flew off toward the river for a try at fishing. Harriet and precious baby E3 were eagerly waiting for his return. Ozzie wasn’t successful in his fishing expedition, but not to worry, Harriet came to the rescue and brought a fish to the nest. Eagle parents are observed working together as a team for their survival and that of their young. As Ozzie and Harriet busied themselves in the hunt for their Christmas meal, the miracle of baby eagle E4 making… Read More »Joy to the World- Nest Activity, Videos, Photos for Dec 25
Harriet and Ozzie’s baby eaglet came into the world very strong. E3 as it is called was observed throughout the night wobbling under Mom Harriet’s tender care. First light allowed a beautiful view of the sweet little creature. Harriet seemed to be adjusting to the new arrival and at the same time still incubating their second precious egg. Ozzie got his first glimpse of sweet E3 as he arrived to relieve Harriet for nest duty. Dad and baby eaglet shared a few intimate moments. Harriet brought a fish to the… Read More »Sweet Moments- Nest Activity, Videos and Photos from Dec 24
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
Didn’t get to watch the cams yesterday? Here is what you missed: Morning: Vocal greetings began early at 4:00am nest time. Ozzie arrived at the nest before dawn and began his nest bowl fluffing. Harriet arrived shortly after and proceeded to help. Ozzie really likes to do this task himself so an early morning discussion with vocals and “beaking” took place for a while. Harriet seemed to win this argument as Ozzie left her to try out the nest bowl with a shimmy of her own. Ozzie’s day was filled with… Read More »Summary: Nest Activity – Monday, November 11, 2013