Weekly Nest Notes: Defend & Protect (Nov. 5, 2019)

2019-11-06 01:15:27 GMT

Harriet and M15 engage all their instincts pursuing the greater purpose of adding to their legacy. Their success depends on tried and true behaviors of defending and protecting their territory and  soon to be eggs and Eaglets. These sensitive times have them on high alert to all that happens in the area. Intruders were escorted away from the pasture and nest tree and the neighboring Eagle pair were reminded to stay away from the territory. Harriet slept in the nest overnight with M15 perched nearby to notify all that there is no vacancy here.

Harriet has become a homebody spending more and more time in the nest tree and vicinity. She perches, preens and sends out occasional vocal notices as she remains watchful. M15 makes frequent visits to the nest throughout the day bringing sticks and more soft nesting material. All the important elements are added to make the nest bowl comfy now that the outer rails are strong and sturdy. M15 loves to dig down deep in the nest bowl trying out the fit. Harriet arrives with her favorite greenery additions and they each move the materials around. Visits to the pond are regular activities they engage in together as one bathes and one stands watch. M15’s keen hunting skills keep Harriet well-fed and satisfied.

Harriet and M15 prepare for coming events fine-tuning the details to make sure all is in place. They are devoted to their goal standing together for the security of their valuable property, their future family and their beautiful life together. Nest Notes by dadsjazz.

Weekly Video Highlights

Ground Video by wskrsnwings

Video by Lady Hawk (from SWFEC cameras)

  • SWFL Eagles ~ A Beautiful Sub Adult Visitor Flies To Attic & Nest! 10.28.19  http://bit.ly/2Wp5lUc
  • SWFL Eagles ~ M15 STARTLES Harriet Awake!! Alert Vocals! She Thinks The Owl Has Returned! 10.29.19  http://bit.ly/32X7b1g
  • SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Sporting Cute Feather Nose Bling 10.31.19  https://bit.ly/2C0k92A
  • SWFL Eagles ~ GORGEOUS Closeups Of Harriet On Pylon! Anhinga Makes Cameo Appearance! 10.31.19  https://bit.ly/2qWDBuy
  • SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M Just *Horsing* Around at The Pond! Cattle Egrets Adorn OCT! 10.31.19  https://bit.ly/2CeHRZ3
  • SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet & M Bring In Long Sticks Of Moss ~ Nest Looking Super Soft! Ready For Eggs!! 11.1.19  https://bit.ly/34s2UDt
  • SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet’s Super SLOMO Takeoff & Rousing! Gobbles Fish!! 11.2.19  http://bit.ly/2C6ED9A
  • SWFL Eagles ~ M15 Gets Startled - Knocks Into Branch Before Flying Off! 11.3.19  http://bit.ly/2PIPPS7