SWFL Eagles ~ It's Mine! No It's MINE!! ?? Tug-O-Squirrel, Steals & Mom Swallows The Pelt! 4.7.21

4/8/2021 12:27:29 PM

Lady Hawk - M flies in with a squirrel and E17 claims it this time! Looks like E17 has a lesson in de-furring and unzipping today! E17 works on it and gets most of the fur off the tail while E18 is watching and waiting. E18 makes the steal and takes the squirrel to the other side of the nest, but E17 drags it back. E18 keeps its foot on it and they both grip it and work on it. E18 decides to take it and a tug-o-squirrel ensures! E17 wins that round! E18 comes back with another steal & tug-o-squirrel and and this time wins! E17 eats some stringy innards! ?? Harriet & M drop to the nest - M grabs some innards and Harriet takes the squirrel with E18 getting some bites. E18 tries for one more steal but Harriet keeps the squirrel. She then swallows the pelt after a couple of tries while the E's watch her!! That will be a big pellet tomorrow! lol Harriet will feak her beak on the spike, fly to the attic and then up to the cam housing while M is on the outer attic. It was another good day for our eagle family. Both E's are venturing out further and continue to exercise their wings. There was plenty of prey delivered today - two squirrels, a rodent and partial fish. Unzipping and de-furring lessons are still in progress with the E's learning quickly! 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. Link to cam: https://dickpritchettrealestate.com