Weekly Nest Notes: Preparing for Eagle Life

2018-04-25 02:21:35 GMT

E10 and E11 score top marks in all areas of their growth and learning. Their stature is beautifully impressive and strong and their grasp on the ways of Eagle life is incredible. Harriet and M15 deserve full credit for their tireless and unfailing guidance and education in survival imparted to these two amazing Juvenile Eagles. They will be well equipped with heightened instincts and indelible lessons in securing food and avoiding danger. They practice asserting dominance and fierceness as they progress into life as Raptors. These needed skills and characteristics will serve them well as they prepare to be on their own. M15 himself has grown into a master hunter and has reinforced the how, what and where to find food. Harriet reminds E10 and E11 that a meal is not a given and will be taken if not eaten quickly. They continued to employ and sharpen their awareness and visual skills as they spotted Mom or Dad flying from far places to the territory. E10 and E11 kept an Eagle eye on them, flew out to meet them or chased closely behind them to the nest or other food drop spot in the pasture. Competing for the food is a priority and each has won their share.  E10 and E11 have also practiced their hunting abilities skimming over the ponds possibly going after the ducks. They have experienced the intrusion of other Eagles into the pasture and have each taken measures to defend their territory. M15 warned E10 and E11 to take notice of coyotes passing near the pond. 

Over the months, it has been bittersweet to observe two treasured eggs that hatched into two precious eaglets who have become two extraordinary Juvenile Eagles readying for their life’s journey.  It has been endearing to watch Harriet and M15 as they fulfill their goal successfully rearing their young. When E10 and E11 depart on their own adventures, rest assured with the knowledge they have been exceptionally prepared for Eagle Life.  Summary by DadsJazz

Weekly Video Highlights

Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)

Ground Video by wskrsnwings