SWFL Eagles_ Harriet Fishes The Pasture Pond/The OCT Has Fallen 08-30-21

8/30/2021 6:16:17 PM

wskrsnwings - On arrival to the nest tree pasture I saw that the OCT (old cam tree) was laying on the ground, intact with roots. The rains have been frequent and heavy as of late, so the saturated ground is most likely the cause of the snag toppling. The OCT snag (dead tree) was the tallest & the favorite perch spot for the adults. As sad as it was for me to see, I take Harriet's lead of adapting & "going on" and know I can adapt too. Later the White Ibis families scattered from the snags (as I watched a Red-tailed juvenile hawk hunt under a tree) signaling Harriet's arrival to the pasture & pond to grab a fish and take it to the church tree to eat. She returned to the leaning palm at the pond, watching the water and the surrounding area. A large bird flew over and H alerted but did not pursue it. M15 was not seen but I am sure he is nearby. Soon enough we will see both more often in the pastures as their desire to prepare for nesting season increases. Thank you SWFEC, hosted by Dick Pritchett Real Estate, for providing & maintaining suitable trees & environment for this Bald Eagle Family. www.SWFLEagleCam.com Thank you to Dick Pritchett Real Estate (SWFEC), Church of the Nazarene, Eagle Landing & several friends for allowing me to film on their premises.