SWFL Eagles ~ E16 MANTLES & Claims Fish First Time!! So Advanced!! ??5.13.20

5/14/2020 2:03:37 PM

Lady Hawk - The E's were resting near the rails when Dad flies in with a fish! E16 is quick- gets up and rushes over, mantles and claims the fish for the first time! And it is an impressive mantle! Dad takes the fish and starts to feed E16 first but Harriet drops in and takes control of the feeding. M departs and Harriet feeds both E's. What an exciting moment to see E16 at 40 days old mantling their fish! Mantling is a way for an eagle to protect its food by partially opening its wings to cover the food. They hunch and arch their shoulders and spread their wings over their meal to conceal it from being stolen. Thank you for watching! Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk Thank you SWFEC , hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for allowing us the opportunity to view these amazing eagles. Watch live: https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/eagle-feed.htm