Harriet and M15 have accomplished many of the preparation for their soon to be family. They chose their original nest and began bringing in sticks and nesting materials. M15 showered Harriet with a wide variety of food gifts. They continued their courtship and engaged in mating often. Harriet depends on M15’s loyalty, and he has proven his dedication to her. All signs point to Eggs and Eaglets, but the process is in Harriet’s control.
Harriet and M15 remained close to the nest and territory. A Juvenile Eagle paid a visit, flew around the pasture, vocalized, and landed on a front snag tree. M15 reminded the Juvenile Eagle that the area is off-limits. M15 is attentive to Harriet’s every move. She stood in and lay down in the nest to make sure the nesting was just right. M15 would arrive to help and test out the bowl, too. Harriet being the boss of the nest would rearrange his work to her liking. The soft center of the nest bowl looks ready for Eggs.
Harriet and M15’s timing this year may be off a little since there was a second clutch of Eggs last Season, and E15 lingered in the area longer than usual. They have risen to their challenges and carried on toward their mission. The “egg-citement” is building while waiting for the new generation of Eagles. Nest Notes by dadsjazz.
Ground Video by wskrsnwings
Video by JCsEagleCottage (captured from SWFEC cameras)
Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)