SWFL Eagles ~ Messy Dad Stuffs The Kids! ?? E18 Learns To Self Feed While Dad Watches! ?? 2.18.21

2/20/2021 2:45:56 PM

Lady Hawk - M flies in with a head of an armored catfish head and E18 is right there to get the first bites. Notice the messy beak on Dad - he obvious was eating before he came to the nest. E17 decides to get in on the feeding and gives 18 a bonk. E17 eats for a few minutes and then walks away full - E18 is right there to get fed by Dad again. Gorgeous closeups of M feeding E18 ???? M is a messy Marvin with prey all over his beak, chest and feet! Notice how big his crop is with the zooming on his chest. The crop is located just below the esophagus - it can store up to 2 lbs of food at at given time to be digested later. M might have eaten the armored catfish and then brought the head back to the nest for the E's. E18 starts to pick at the AC head and take some little scraps bites while learning to self feed. Dad is watching E18 from the attic no doubt very proud. E18 is doing great at 26 days old. Thank you for watching! 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/