SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet's WONKY Feather & Beak Bling! Molting Madness On The nest! ?? 3.11.20

3/12/2020 4:44:19 PM

Lady Hawk - Harriet is molting and losing small white downy feathers which are all over the nest now. She has a loose feather on her left wing and she begins to preen it in hopes of pulling it out. She also has feather bling with a little nesting material attached to her beak again today from all that preening! Molting is the periodic replacement of feathers by shedding old feathers while producing new ones. Feathers are dead structures at maturity which are gradually abraded and need to be replaced. An eagle does not lose all of its feathers at one time. It is a gradual process, continually renewing the feathers. 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