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Weekly Nest Notes (Oct. 14) : Building & Bonding

10/15/2019

Harriet and M15 continued their “nestorations” through the week showing their impressive skills. Early mornings find them performing amazing aerial stick grabs, returning to the nest with their “catches.” Harriet has done her fair share of nest building while giving orders to M15 on material placement. Harriet also reminds M15 of her intentions with her vocals and  famous foot “love tap” when she ...

Weekly Nest Notes- Oct. 8th- A New Season Begins!

10/9/2019

Harriet and M15 are working to ready their nest for a new generation of offspring. Time off allowed them to renew themselves and restore energy for their grand endeavor. Harriet stopped by for an occasional visit to her beloved nest and territory throughout the summer months. The nest and tree held fast over the break. As the new Nesting Season approached, Harriet and M15 made more appearances, pe...

Father’s Day Special Nest Notes: Dedicated Dad & Loyal Mate

6/16/2019

M15 is honored on Father’s Day as the loyal mate to Harriet and dedicated Dad to their offspring.  As a young male Eagle, M15 made a grand entrance into Harriet’s life in her time of need, endeared himself to her and won the right to be her mate. He has matured into an exceptionally skilled provider and protector for his family.  His rugged, fierce demeanor is tempered with his tenderness in carin...

Final Weekly Nest Notes: The Next Chapter

5/28/2019

Nesting Seasons each unfold in unique ways. There have been many successful outcomes and many that were faced with challenges. Nature at times can be harsh and other times be very satisfying to observe. Season 7 has been very rewarding and inspiring. Harriet and M15 nurtured and nourished their precious Eaglets over the months to become skilled and intelligent Juvenile Eagles, readying them to be ...

Weekly Nest Notes: New Family Dynamics

5/8/2019

Harriet and M15 have toiled long and hard to propagate their species over the past several Seasons. They have successfully raised and guided strong, intelligent Juveniles off on their way to experience freedom. Many years of observing the nature of Eagles have revealed behaviors and patterns of their cycle of life.  E13 has followed the natural progression by departing the territory to explore the...

Weekly Nest Notes: Traveling to Greatness

4/30/2019

Harriet and M15 have had a successful Nesting Season bringing new life into the world. They nurtured their offspring while preparing them for Eagle life. E12 and E13 grabbed ahold of all the resources provided to them allowing their transformation into two stunning Juvenile Eagles. Their inherent abilities have been expanded upon under the guidance of exceptional Parents. Food, food and more food ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Preparing for the Journey

4/23/2019

Harriet and M15 prepare for a new season of offspring months in advance of their arrival. Tending to their territory, nest and each other ensure a successful environment for their survival.  Precious eggs are laid, protected and cared for by devoted Parents.  Fluffy grey Eaglets struggle out of their eggs to present themselves to the world. Dedicated Parents begin their task of rearing their young...

Weekly Nest Notes: Success on the Hunt

4/17/2019

E12 and E13 have an impressive list of accomplishments and continue honing their instincts and practicing lessons learned. They have become formidable forces as they display their strength and fierceness defending their territory from intruders, mock fighting for their own space and protecting their food from each other and Mom and Dad.  They flew with great precision around the pasture and pond c...

Weekly Nest Notes: The Great Defenders

4/10/2019

E12 and E13 have been observing Mom and Dad over the months taking in all the valuable lessons and putting them into play. Mom reminded E13 to not give up on the food when she went to the nest to finish a meal that Dad delivered. E13 immediately returned to nest to engage in a tug-0-war winning the prize. Dad then delivered a fish and E13 mantled and claimed that too. E13 has perfected the art of...

Weekly Nest Notes: New Day, New Adventures

4/3/2019

E12 and E13 are gathering a wealth of accomplishments on their daily adventures. They sharpen skills and employ instincts as they are tested with all that life as an Eagle presents them.  They are up and at em’ at daybreak, airborne and looking for their first discoveries of the moment. Their senses are heightened as they study their surroundings and watch the skies. E12 perches in the oak tree ne...

Weekly Nest Notes: Fearless Fliers

3/26/2019

The sun barely rises as E12 and E13 are bounding with energy to start their day of fresh discoveries.  It has been only few weeks since fledging, taking their first flights away from the nest tree, and they have become accomplished, skillful, and fearless fliers in the skies. Their senses of wonder and exploration have taken them to new adventures. They maneuver through the pasture crisscrossing i...

Weekly Nest Notes: First Flights of Freedom

3/19/2019

E12 and E13 have taken their first flights away from the nest tree and discovery and adventure have been on their agenda every day since. E12 executed an impressive fledge flying courageously with a perfect landing on the pasture snag.  After soaking in all the new views and feeling the freedom, E12 flew back to the nest tree trunk with another perfect landing. E13’s behavior of pushing and flappi...

Weekly Nest Notes: Reaching for New Heights

3/7/2019

E12 and E13 are acing all the tests put before them. They are employing their inborn abilities and are engaging in new behaviors.  Nature provides the breezes as they work out wondrous wings, gaining power and loft as they fly hop from edge to edge in the nest. E12 explores the veranda branches and E13 windsurfs on the spike branch. They perch together at times and land one on top of the other at ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Small Step, Giant Feat

2/26/2019

E12 and E13 exercised their magnificent wings building strength, stamina and control in preparation for their future flights. They caught big air lifting them higher and higher while flapping away in the breezes. They each took a small step off the nest for an Eaglet and a giant leap toward their milestone to freedom. E12 hopped up with ease to the veranda branch and E13 launched there 2 days late...

Weekly Nest Notes: Wings in the Breeze

2/14/2019

E12 and E13 earn top marks as they surpass many milestones. They are stunning, dark feathered Beauties and are nearly the size of Mom and Dad. They are feeling the breezes flapping and hopping away with gloriously expanding wings, growing stronger and more confident. They are acutely aware of all the activities in and around the nest, tracking the skies and beyond./pfigure class="tmblr-full" d...

Weekly Nest Notes: The Path to Eagle Life

2/7/2019

E12 and E13 are looking more like Juvenile Eaglets than the tiny hatchlings they were a short time ago.  Their beautiful dark feathers seem to have burst through overnight with only a few tufts of their natal down remaining. They displayed their magnificent wings feeling the breezes while flapping away with wings almost reaching the expanse of the nest. E13 was swept up in a little air while “wing...

Weekly Nest Notes: New Experiences and Lessons

1/30/2019

Harriet and M15 devote endless hours providing for the needs and imparting lessons for the survival of  E12 and E13 as they are introduced to countless new experiences in Eagle life. Some events are everyday subtle happenings and some are more exact and intense. Many of E12 and E13’s actions and behaviors are inherent and many are learned by observation and example. Their natural curiosity drives...

Weekly Nest Notes: A Tale of Two Eaglets

1/24/2019

Harriet and M15 guide and take excellent care of their two flourishing Eaglets. During their 30 days of rapid growth, E12 and E13 seem to change in appearance minute by minute. Their darker thermal feathers are pushing out the light natal down giving them fluffy cotton top headdresses. Following right behind thermal down are the beginnings of beautiful juvenile feathers looking like paint brushes ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Watch Us Grow

1/17/2019

E12 and E13’s development is on the  fast track as they grow bigger and stronger right before our eyes.  They are adding about 5 ounces of weight each day and are at least a foot tall. Their new darker thermal down helps them keep cool or warm as needed.  They pick at and preen themselves as feathers continue to grow in and also to help their juvenile pin feathers that are starting to emerge on sp...

Weekly Nest Notes: Growing by Leaps & Bounds

1/9/2019

E12 and E13 are experiencing a tremendous growth spurt and seem to change in appearance from morning to night. At hatch, they weighed about 3 ounces and were around 3 inches tall and in a few short weeks, they are nearly 2 pounds and almost one foot tall. Harriet and M15 have delivered nutritious food items keeping these two filled to the brim. A wide variety of prey has been stocked in the pantry...

Weekly Nest Notes: Life as a Family of 4

1/3/2019

Harriet and M15 welcomed their precious Eaglets, E12 and E13 last week and all are adjusting nicely as an Eagle Family. E12 and E13 are active and healthy Eaglets and are quickly making their presence known in the family dynamics. These feisty baby raptors are evenly matched as they battle for first in line at feeding time. Their sparring matches are short lived as each gets their share at the fr...

Special Hatch Edition Nest Notes: Welcome E12 & E13

12/28/2018

pHarriet & M welcomed two beautiful new additions to their family. In the warm bright sunshine, E12 finally hatched from Egg#1 on December 23, 2018, at 11:26 am. E13 began the process of breaking out of the shell and during the night of December 24, 2018, at 10:35 pm, was seen wiggling under Mom.  The process of hatching begins many hours before a first crack or PIP appears on the shell of th...

Weekly Nest Notes: A New Generation Coming Soon!

12/21/2018

Harriet and M15 possess impressive instincts that drive them to the fulfillment of their mission to procreate.  Over the months, they have worked as an exceptional team in the care and protection of their precious Eggs, their territory and each other. They prepare to welcome new additions to their family in a few days. M15 brought more grass and sticks over the week adding to the nest bowl and the...

Weekly Nest Notes: Perfect Timing is Everything

12/4/2018

Harriet and M15 execute perfectly timed exchanges almost like a dance as one leaves the nest and the other arrives. They have become an efficient incubating team. There were a few cooler evenings and breezy days over the week that required continual brooding of their Eggs. It may seem as if those hours spent on the nest are tedious ones but Harriet and M15 instinctively time the moments they rise ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Anticipating New Life

11/28/2018

Harriet and M15 worked throughout the week as a well-timed team, taking turns for constant incubation of their two perfect Eggs. M15 added grasses, moss, and straw to the nest to keep their Eggs cushioned and toasty warm.  Both continually aerate around the Eggs, fluffing up the bowl and roll the Eggs keeping them evenly incubated. They settle into the bowl with a shimmy allowing the Eggs to be pl...

Weekly Nest Notes: Contemplating the Coming Events

11/14/2018

Harriet and M15 add the finishing touches to the nest with soft grasses and moss for their eggs and with many strong sticks for rails to secure hatchlings. M15 has become the master nest builder finding the perfect nest materials and air plant gifts for Harriet. Harriet likes to observe and add her voice and choice of where she wants everything placed.  Harriet has been much of a homebody these da...

Weekly Nest Notes- Fine Tuning the Details

11/7/2018

Harriet and M15 are making great strides as they ready the nest. Most early mornings find them either perched in the nest tree or nearby. M15 is usually first to the nest taking notice of what materials are needed. He is then off in a flash scoping out the trees for that perfect stick or to the ground looking for more grasses. His biggest find was a huge air plant/bromeliad which he tried to retur...

Weekly Nest Notes: Dedicated to the Goal

10/31/2018

pHarriet and M15 continued their efforts in preparation for egg laying. As the time nears, their behaviors become more purposeful. Their closeness and bonding sessions are frequent and they are spending most of the overnight hours together on the nest tree. Large branches and sticks along with fluffy grasses are brought in making the nest solid and comfy. M15 likes to dig in and lie in the nest b...

Weekly Nest Notes: Togetherness & Teamwork

10/24/2018

Harriet and M15 have been spending more time at the nest as the season is progressing. They display their skills grabbing sticks from trees on the fly. M15 excels  in his abilities finding perfect nest materials, delivering them to the nest and placing them in just the right spot or where ever Harriet decides. She contributes to the building adding fresh pine and materials and “helping” M15 with n...

Nest Notes Extra: Happy Mother’s Day Harriet!

5/13/2018

pHarriet savors her time of renewal as an active and successful nesting season winds down. She can be found at times perching in the far reaches of the territory enjoying a meal, relaxing and preening.  Her sights are still set on preservation of the home front as she makes occasional appearances and delivers sticks or fresh pine boughs to her nest. Harriet has selflessly given of herself and is ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Seeking New Horizons

5/8/2018

The week began with E11 making an appearance after being away for a few days.  E10 and E11 perched in the nest tree overnight and on the snag trees the next morning. After a good rest and a filling meal, E11 took to the skies.  It seemed that E10 was again the solo Juvenile Eagle in the pasture and now spending quality time with Mom and Dad. One morning, Dad treated E10 to a breakfast fish after w...

Weekly Nest Notes: The Call of Adventure

5/2/2018

Life in the pasture became quieter and more serene with long stretches between sightings of E10, E11, Harriet, and M15. Mom made fewer appearances in the nest area, E10 and E11 were off exploring areas away from the territory and reliable Dad still made occasional food drops to the nest or pasture. E10 and E11 may have been following Harriet and M15 to their favorite places to observe their huntin...

Weekly Nest Notes: Preparing for Eagle Life

4/25/2018

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 les...

Weekly Nest Notes: Confident and Fearless

4/17/2018

E10 and E11 take heed to their natural instincts and curiosities as they are called to the far reaches of their territory exploring the outer ponds and pastures flying with confidence and strength. Skill and courage are evident as they soar higher and longer in their daily excursions seeking out new adventures.  Each had the experience of losing their footing and hanging upside down from a branch ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Wonder to Wander

4/9/2018

E10 and E11 are awake and active at first light, filled with renewed energy and curiosity. There is a twinkle in their eyes as they wonder where their next flight will take them. Then in a flash, they are off to wander to new places. They have been observed soaring high up in the thermals to areas beyond the pasture. They have discovered Yonder Pond across the road where they can perch in peace fr...

Weekly Nest Notes: Limitless Lessons

4/4/2018

Harriet and M15 have imparted many lessons to their Juvenile offspring, E10 and E11, who have been making serious strides in their skill levels. They have equally broken through most barriers including leaving the nest pasture flying across the busy road possibly to the river. They displayed mock aerial battles as they fly with strength and confidence. Their independence is becoming more apparent ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Exploration & Adventure

3/27/2018

In the days since E10 and E11 embarked on their first flight, they have been out exploring their territory gaining confidence in their flying abilities and fulfilling their senses of adventure and curiosity.  They take off in a split second and fly skillfully and purposely, bounding from one place to another. They have watched Mom and Dad intently and have been off seeking out some of their favori...

Weekly Nest Notes: The Freedom of Flight

3/20/2018

The week was filled with major milestones for E10 and E11.  They have been building strong wings and muscles preparing for their first flights.  They executed short flights from branch to branch gaining confidence and balance in their jaunts around the nest tree.  As they hovered higher and higher it was evident that they were ready to take the leap to their maiden voyages away from the security ...

Weekly Nest Notes: Higher & Higher!

3/13/2018

The week was a very active one as we watched E10 and E11 continue building their confidence and strength, working out their spectacular wings in the wind and hovering higher and higher. They ventured out farther on the branches looking for new places to go.  E10 being more adventurous was first to make it to the veranda branch. E10 then executed a daring short flight up to the attic branch for the...

Weekly Nest Notes: Wings in the Wind

3/6/2018

E10 and E11 frolicked in the warm breezy weather over the week and took every opportunity to use their majestic wings to catch the wind and lift themselves to higher heights.  Their daring high hops helped them move from the spike to the veranda and back to the nest smoothly and easily. They ventured out farther on the veranda branch and higher to the tip of the spike while flapping wildly in the ...

Weekly Nest Notes: MILESTONE ALERT! The Eaglets have Branched!

2/28/2018

Harriet and M15’s diligence in raising E10 and E11 have produced great rewards. These two active and healthy Eaglets have amassed a wealth of skills and behaviors and have surpassed many milestones over the last months. They have progressed through their “baby steps” and are now setting their sights on bigger goals. The closeness of their ages has seemed to allow them to experience everything at a...

Weekly Nest Notes: Dynamic Duos

2/20/2018

Harriet and M15 executed dramatic deliveries of food to the nest over the week further displaying their exceptional teamwork and dedication in providing for E10 and E11. Harriet flew low into the pasture and landed with a very large rabbit. She spent considerable time de-furring and eating some of the prey to lighten the load. Her numerous attempts to lift and fly with the rabbit were foiled by he...

Weekly Nest Notes: Standing Tall

2/13/2018

E10 and E11 are accomplishing quite a list of milestones reached. Their strength and balance have multiplied and they are standing tall while walking around the nest. Their trips to the edge to watch the big wide world have drawn many gasps from onlookers.  Windy days allows the unfolding of mighty wings, feeling the lift from the air and performing small hops while “wingercizing”. Two healthy Ea...

Weekly Nest Notes: Family First!

2/6/2018

The weeks seem to fly by so to speak as E10 and E11 gain height, weight, juvenile feathers, wingspan, appetites and the beginnings of engaging in Eagle behaviors. The distinguishing characteristics are so minimal that it is hard to tell one from the other at times. E10, as the first hatched seems to be slightly ahead of E11, standing for longer periods of time, walking across the nest and starting...

Weekly Nest Notes: Feathers, Wings & More!

1/30/2018

E10 and E11 are checking off more milestones in their young lives as they change seemingly minute by minute.   Their contour, wing and tail feathers are beginning to emerge and they spend a lot of time preening them. Remnants of light gray downy fluff gives them a comical appearance but it will be replaced with beautiful juvenile feathers.  Spectacular wings are unfolding and  E10 and E11 begin to...

Weekly Nest Notes- “Here We Grow!”

1/16/2018

pE10 and E11 are growing at a rapid pace and if you blinked you missed something. Eagle chicks grow at a faster rate than any other bird in North America. At hatch E10 and E11 were approximately 3 inches tall and weigh about 2 ounces. By week 3 they are about 8-10 inches tall and weigh approximately 2.5 lbs. Harriet and M15 stuffed the growing babies to the brim with nutritious courses of fish, f...

Weekly Nest Notes- Hatch Edition- The Continuing Journey

12/31/2017

Late summer of 2017 began with preparations for the upcoming nesting season when Harriet and M15 reunited renewing their bond to each other. They surveyed the nest for soundness after it sat idle over the long hot summer months. Harriet made appearances to her nest and territory off and on throughout that time as she has over the last several years. They worked together in the early mornings addin...

Weekly Nest Notes: Keeping the Focus

12/19/2017

Harriet and M15 remain focused during the homestretch to hatch time for their precious Eggs. Their peak performance in exchanges and vigilance in the caring for their prized possessions brings to light the importance of their mission. They continually adapt to the many circumstances presented to them. They instinctively make adjustments to the nest by adding materials and repositioning the Eggs an...

Weekly Nest Notes: Timing and Teamwork

12/11/2017

pThe chill in the air seemed to be welcomed by Harriet as she lay sleeping restfully with her head tucked under her wing. M15 took his place on the branch above keeping the overnight watch. Harriet and M15 work together as a finely tuned team toward their goal. They changed up their routine when M15 took a few hours of the night shift and Harriet flew off in a new direction on her early morning b...

Weekly Nest Notes: Patient & Dedicated

12/5/2017

pHarriet calls out at first light softly and then loudly possibly to signal that she needs a break after her long overnight shift. M15 is usually perched above the nest or very close by the nest tree and arrives to eagerly takes over duties. Harriet and M15 spend endless hours on the nest patiently caring for their precious Eggs. They execute well timed exchanges as one leaves and the other arriv...

Weekly Nest Notes: It is All on Eagle Time

11/14/2017

pHarriet stayed close to the nest she loves over the week. M15 was in a high gear searching far and wide for the perfect nest materials. He brought in large sticks and branches and a lot of grasses. M15 dug in and laid in the nest to get the fluff just right in preparation for their precious cargo. Harriet brought in boughs of her favorite fresh pine. They work with a sense of urgency to get it a...

Weekly Nest Notes:  Preparing for the New Generation

11/6/2017

The week was filled with a lot of nest work. M15 and Harriet have been busy adding soft nest materials to the center forming a nicely cushioned nest bole for eggs. M15 has been lying in and digging in the bole to keep it fluffed up. They both have been bringing a lot of large sturdy branches for the rails which will help contain adventurous eaglets. M15 makes frequent food deliveries displaying hi...

Weekly Nest Notes- A Team on a Mission

10/31/2017

pCooler and breezier weather may be prompting Harriet and M15 to ramp up their “nestorizing” work getting the nest ready for eggs. Harriet has laid eggs as early as the second week of November and as late as the end of December. A lot of signs may be pointing to earlier rather than later for egg laying. Their mating and bonding frequency has increased. They have both been diligently bringing larg...

Nature’s Magic- Weekly Nest Notes

10/24/2017

arriet greets the day with early morning vocals from her perch in the nest tree or one of the neighboring trees. M15 answers from one of his overnight perches. The song continues as they stretch, preen and survey the pasture. Usually one or both of them arrives in the nest to take stock of what materials are needed that day. M15 is sometimes more ambitious in the morning and starts his day with a ...

Eagle Life in Bloom- Weekly Nest Notes

10/17/2017

The season is in full swing as Harriet and M15 continue to add sticks to the railings and grasses to their nest. Harriet does her part bringing moss and fresh sprigs of pine needles. Discussions ensue over placement of the materials resulting in Harriet getting the say-so most times. M15 is more consistent with food deliveries for Harriet. Great care is taken in the meal department since there ha...

Weekly Nest Notes- Nesting Season Begins for Harriet & M15

10/9/2017

pOctober 1 was the first official day of Nesting Season but Harriet and M15 have been busy for many weeks preparing their nest for the next generation of Eaglets. Harriet and M15 were seen on and off over the summer as they took time to relax, refresh and restore themselves for the new season. M15 may have been away on little vacation and then made an appearance in the territory on August 8, 2017...

The Journey Ahead- Weekly Nest Notes

5/9/2017

pThe day would come to say “Farewell” but it may not have been an easy task. E9 has made a lasting impression on all who watched from hatch, to fledge, to possibly the last time perching and sharing a meal with Mom and Dad. E9 became a formidable presence while practicing behaviors that will lead to hunting and defending from the attacking crows and grackles. Self preservation prevailed as E9 fea...

Practicing for Perfection- Weekly Nest Notes

5/2/2017

E9 continued to make appearances throughout the territory to the delight of observers. E9 performed beautiful and purposeful soaring in the skies twisting, turning and eluding the birds giving chase. Harriet and M15 frequented the tall power poles to perch on as they watched over their domain. E9 displayed courage perching for the first time on the tallest pole which is usually reserved for Harrie...

Journey To Greatness- Weekly Nest Notes

4/24/2017

pHarriet, M15 and E9 spend less and less time in the pasture and are rarely in the nest or nest tree lately. E9 may be out practicing and sharpening all the survival tools garnered over the months. E9 appeared in the nest on a few occasions, laid down for a minute or two and then was off again to a new experience. Harriet and M15 still keep watch over their territory and look in on their accompli...

Magnificence in the Making- Weekly Nest Notes

4/18/2017

E9 is just over 100 days old and is learning that there are no limits to what a young Eagle can achieve. Soaring to higher heights among the vultures, other juvenile eagles and birds and exploring farther reaches of the territory are great accomplishments as E9 heeds the call of adventure. E9 improved hunting abilities skimming the ponds as the ducks dove for cover. E9 maneuvers through the trees ...

The Hunt is On- Weekly Nest Notes

4/11/2017

pE9 has become a great flyer and explorer of the territory. Twists and turns maneuvering through the trees feeling the freedom of soaring have taken E9 to new and exciting places. E9 practices and sharpens lessons learned and inherent skills with each new day. Nature has provided E9 with many of the necessary tools for survival and with great Eagle parents to pave the way for E9’s success. E9 has...

Great Explorations- Weekly Nest Notes

4/3/2017

ibImage by Desiree Deliz/b/i /ppM15 continues to provide most of the food for E9 with Harriet also bringing an occasional meal. E9 has grown in fierceness and aggression getting to the food. E9 warned Dad away, stood up to Mom in a tug-o-fish and eventually won the prize. A day passed without a food drop in the nest for E9 which could be another lesson in finding food. When M15 brought...

E9 The Adventurer- Weekly Nest Notes

3/28/2017

pE9 takes flight in the early morning maneuvering from tree to tree, limb to limb, to the ground and back again with great speed and ease. E9 perched on the favorite snag trees near the pasture pond observing the area and looking for new places and experiences. Tremendous flying skills paired with a keen eye and sense of adventure and curiosity prepare E9 for daily exploration of the nest pasture...

Flying Like The Wind- Weekly Nest Notes

3/21/2017

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Weather, Wind and Wings- Weekly Nest Notes

3/8/2017

pE9 has been making remarkable strides on the journey of Eagle life. Nature provides for all creatures to learn to adapt daily no matter the weather or conditions. Foggy and misty mornings did not dampen E9’s quest for action and food. Strong beautiful wings took E9 to new heights and longer fly hops across the nest landing on the very top of the nest rails with a firm grasp. As E9’s courag...

All in a Day’s Workout- Weekly Nest Notes

3/1/2017

E9 greeted the morning of the 8th week since hatch day with vocals to Mom and Dad who were perched on the attic branch just above the nest. They seemed to answer back with their “Good Morning” vocals. E9’s eagerness and energy gave way to exercising and strengthening of mighty wings. E9 caught the breezes and fly hopped with feet leaving the nest momentarily and landing on the railing. E9 is feeli...

Eagle Lessons Continue: Weekly Nest Notes

2/21/2017

Harriet and M15’s teamwork in providing E9 with valuable lessons reaps big rewards. At just over 7 weeks old E9 is keenly aware of all that goes on and is quick to act when Mom or Dad return to the nest. E9 tracks their approach and rushes to see what they are bringing. While expecting food, E9 grabbed Dad’s toe as he delivered a stick not wanting to let go. Mom flew in with an air plant and was m...

Milestones Toward Success- Weekly Nest Notes

2/15/2017

pMagnificent sunrises, beautiful sunsets and the bright full moon over the territory served as stunning backdrops for the activities of Harriet, M15 and E9. Mom and Dad continue providing their not so little E9 with all that is necessary for growth and learning. M15 proves his great hunting skills by presenting fish, fowl and a few mammals to the nest. Mom and Dad begin eating to encourage E9 to ...

Profiles of Courage- Weekly Nest Notes

2/7/2017

M15 delivers a huge fish to the nest. (wskrsnwings) /b/i/ppThe sound of alert vocals from Harriet and M15 cue E9 to lay low in the nest when any intruders dare to enter into their territory. Both displayed courage in defending their nest from visitors over the week. One intrusion was at dusk causing M15 and then Harriet to give chase to the offender escorting them out of the area. Another ...

Change is in the Air- Weekly Nest Notes

1/31/2017

E9 turned 4 weeks old and was treated to a fish gift from Dad that was received with energetic excitement. E9’s changing appearance and growth are occurring in dramatic fashion daily. E9 is sporting new thermal down and emerging wing, contour and tail juvenile feathers. E9’s feet and beak are approaching adult size and E9 has been picking at prey but not quite able to self feed. Standing up...

Devotion & Dedication- Weekly Nest Notes

1/24/2017

pHarriet and M15 continue to strengthen their bond to each other and to their offspring. Their story began under less than ideal circumstances. M15 arrived in the territory as a young adult and diligently strived to win Harriet over which was not an easy task. He stayed by her side dedicating himself to her and Harriet gradually accepted him as her mate. It is believed that a solid bond is not fo...

A Week of Firsts- Weekly Nest Notes

1/17/2017

Harriet and M15 have been diligently caring for their growing eaglet E9 throughout the week. Mom and Dad have had their schedules full hunting for prey and delivering fish to the nest to feed hungry E9 who is just over 2 weeks old and has grown to around one foot tall and weighs about 3 lbs. E9 has reached a few milestones this week including successfully climbing out of the nest bole for the fir...

Growing Strong Quickly- Weekly Nest Notes

1/12/2017

pE9 is just over a week old growing stronger under the care and watchful eyes of Mom and Dad. Harriet shared in the hunting earlier in the week delivering fresh and still flopping fish to help stock the pantry. M15 continued to bring sticks and grasses to the nest. M15 also brought fish and his creative prey choices of which some were unrecognizable./ppMom and Dad are meeting E9’s nutritional...

New Year, New Eaglet - Weekly Nest Notes

1/3/2017

pHarriet and M15 began the New Year welcoming eaglet E9 who broke into the world on December 31, 2016 at 7:33 a.m. The chick began the hatching process two days earlier making a small crack or pip in the shell. E9’s struggle to be free is one of the first lessons of the hard work it takes to become a majestic Eagle. The first glimpses of this sweet little package of fluffiness and the gentle way ...

Patience and Dedication- Weekly Nest Notes

12/26/2016

pHarriet and M15 patiently perform their task at hand as the world around them bustles with activity. Mom and Dad share many hours incubating their precious eggs without hurry or worry. Slow and steady seems to be the way on their journey. They greet each day with purpose and their inherent abilities and skills serve them well in all their responsibilities. They remain aware and watchful to what ...

Taking Turns- Weekly Nest Notes

12/20/2016

pHarriet and M15 have each taken their turn incubating their eggs, carefully turning and rolling them at regular intervals. They aerate the nest material by pulling it up from the bottom and turning it over. They patiently brood their eggs for hours on end and eagerly step up to take their next turn at egg tending. The cycle goes on without a hitch with well timed exchanges. Many times they pass ...

Timing is Everything- Weekly Nest Notes

12/12/2016

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It’s a Team Effort- Weekly Nest Notes

12/6/2016

Harriet’s soft vocals in the predawn hours let M15 know that she would soon be departing from her incubation shift. Mom takes the overnight duties while Dad stands guard in the outer attic branch. They are a well coordinated team caring for their precious cargo. Harriet carefully rises up, looks at their Eggs and hops to the porch announcing her “Good Morning” vocal to the pasture. M15 quickly ar...

Nature’s Way - Weekly Nest Notes

11/28/2016

pHarriet and M15 engaged all their instinctual abilities as they prepared for eggs and eaglets. With all of the parts in place Harriet laid Egg 1 at 5:03 p.m. on November 22, 2016. M15 greeted his precious egg with great interest looking under Harriet and pulling the Egg toward him. Mom took the overnight incubating duties. Dad eagerly took his turn at incubation early the next morning. Harriet w...

The Waiting Game- Weekly Nest Notes

11/21/2016

The countdown to eggs has begun. The nest has been constructed, Harriet and M15 have been mating regularly, M15 delivers meals for Harriet and all systems seem to be a go. Anticipation grows waiting for the arrival of precious egg. The parents to be seem to spend more time together closer to the nest as the time nears. M15 makes the dash for sticks and soft nest material to put the finishing touc...

Feathering the Nest- Weekly Nest Notes

11/14/2016

The sun rises on another beautiful day and the pasture awakens. Harriet and M15 welcome the early morning with vocal greetings. They have perched overnight side by side mostly in the nest tree this week. They stretch and preen and engage in mating to begin the day. M15 hops down to the nest to survey the nest bowl. A lot of soft moss and grasses have been added this week. Harriet follows and adds...

The Journey Together- Weekly Nest Notes

11/7/2016

pHarriet and M15 are closer to accomplishing their goal. They have constructed a very sturdy and comfortable nest together over the last few months. M15 tests out the nest bowl after each addition of grasses and mosses. His strength has grown and he never seems to tire in his efforts to find and deliver large branches for the nest rails. Harriet continues to bring sticks and her favorite fresh pi...

Dedication and Teamwork- Weekly Nest Notes

10/31/2016

Harriet and M15 are working as a finely tuned team readying their beautifully constructed nest to welcome a new generation of eaglets. All signs point to them achieving their goal as they prepare. They both continue to find the materials needed for the nest as they maneuver through the pasture and the trees around the territory. Harriet was observed lying in the nest overnight. M15 takes his turn...

Strengthening the Bond- Weekly Nest Notes

10/24/2016

Harriet and M 15 have made great progress on their nest as the time for egg laying nears. What was an empty space in the nest tree a few short months ago now holds a beautifully constructed nest. They continue to add sticks and nest material daily. M15 has grown in his maturity over the past year as he hones nest building skills. His prowess as Harriet’s mate is in full bloom as they share bondin...

The Best of Nature- Weekly Nest Notes

10/17/2016

Harriet and M15’s mission to build their nest appears to be right on target. They have gathered many types and sizes of branches and nest materials. The delivery of a small branch or clump of grass may not seem to make a difference in the scheme of building but Harriet and M15 have selected each addition with purpose. There have been “discussions” and “disagreements” over where to place the items...

Weekly Nest Notes (Oct. 9)- Weathering the Storm

10/10/2016

pHarriet and M15 have been steadily at work in the early mornings constructing their new nest which has grown tremendously in size. In a little over one month the nest looks inviting and nearly ready for eggs. An impending storm halted production briefly. Harriet and M15 had not been seen in the territory the day before the storm was predicted to arrive. Studies have shown that wildlife have inst...

Weekly Nest Notes- It’s Go Time!

10/3/2016

pHarriet and M15 greeted the morning and each other on the old cam tree in the pasture bright and early on October 1, the first official day of the 2016/2017 Nesting Season. They were in full work mode that day adding sticks and grasses to their nest. Over the last few years it seemed as if the Seasons had no definitive end or beginning. Harriet and M15 have worked steadily since the end of Augus...

Discovery and Freedom- Weekly Nest Notes

5/24/2016

Eagle Life continues to unfold for Harriet and M15’s family. E7 is amassing a long list of valuable accomplishments under the watchful eyes of Mom and Dad. E7 practices long flights away from the pasture following Mom and Dad on adventures to “Yonder Pond” and beyond. Daily exploration has allowed E7 to discover the feel of solid ground and the refreshment of water at the pond. E7 successfully cap...

Weekly Nest Notes: Eagle Life Lived in the Moment

5/16/2016

The witnessing of Eagle life adds new meaning to living life in the moment. Over the years Harriet has seen her life change in an instant. Harriet has displayed resilience in enduring the losses of eaglets and her longtime mate. Harriet’s strength and determination kept her true to her goal. As she took another mate this nesting season, all hopes were for a year without problems. M15 proved to be...

The Rewards of Adventure- Weekly Nest Notes

5/3/2016

pE7 has been building quite a list of accomplishments exploring nearly every branch in the nest tree and discovering new perches in the trees in the pasture. Flights from take off to landing are becoming more finely tuned as agility and stamina increase. E8 is gaining momentum exploring the outer and higher branches of the nest tree for the first time. E8 has progressed in short flights between t...

Small Steps, Giant Leaps and Beautiful Flights- Weekly Nest Notes

4/25/2016

pE7 took the first daring flight to the Old Cam Tree then seemed to spend a day contemplating the accomplishment. The call to flight and freedom won over E7 and as the week progressed E7 grew in confidence and stamina. Beautiful flights were executed around the pasture as E7 discovered new trees to perch in and dance among the branches like a pro. E7 frolicked in the new found sensations of flyin...

A Week of “Firsts”- Weekly Nest Notes

4/18/2016

E7 and E8 are excelling in their skills and many milestones are being realized along the way. E8 had been observing E7’s technique fly hopping from branch to branch all week. E8’s big event was to step up to the spike extension branch just off the nest for an official first “branch”. E8 continued to develop courage moving back to the nest and then a first hop up to the veranda branch. E8’s confid...

Weekly Nest Notes- Strength & Courage

4/11/2016

pHarriet and M15 perch and observe the progress nearly grown E7 and E8 have made over the last few months. If Eagles have feelings, Mom and Dad seem to have a sense of pride in their unfailing efforts as E7 and E8 display great use of the lessons they are receiving. Mom and Dad have equally shared in delivering a wide menu of fish and prey teaching that food is available in many forms. E7 and E8 ...

First Steps to Freedom- Weekly Nest Notes

4/4/2016

pE7 mustered up the courage to take what must have felt like a giant leap from the security of the nest for the first time on March 29 at 10:08 am. E7 experienced the taste of freedom using the “veranda” or “step up branch” for beginning the new adventure. The spark is ignited and E7 is gaining more and more confidence leaving the nest and seeking out other nearby branches. E7 discovered the “spi...

Eagle Education Continued- Weekly Nest Notes

3/28/2016

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Springing Into Spring- Weekly Nest Notes

3/21/2016

E7 and E8 are relishing in the strong breezes as they flap away and spring into fly hops across the nest. The benefit will be strong wings to prepare them for branching and eventual flight. Spring rains gave them a well needed shower dousing them, the nest and Mom and Dad. /pfigure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1554" data-orig-width="2048"img src="https://66.media.tumblr.com/0e1338555...

Changing by the Minute- Weekly Nest Notes

3/16/2016

E7 and E8 are looking more like juvenile Eagles than fuzzy little eaglets as they change daily. Their adult like feathers appear to be popping out by the minute. Soon it will be hard to tell who is who. Their interactions change from peaceful snuggling to rivalry as they learn from one another and Mom and Dad. E7 and E8 build strong legs and wings by walking and “wingersizing” as the breezy weathe...

Progressing and Practicing- Weekly Nest Notes

3/7/2016

pE7 and E8 are developing many new Eaglet behaviors and practicing these skills. There are subtleties in their growth and progression each day that are amazing to witness. E8 is honing stealthy ways to avoid stronger more aggressive sibling E7 and to get a share of the meal offerings. E8’s speed and courage increase with each bite grabbed and fear is fading./pfigure class="tmblr-full" data-ori...

Growing Stronger- Weekly Nest Notes

3/1/2016

est mates E7 and E8 are progressing each day as young eaglets. E7 has been mastering aggressiveness and is mostly first to eat at meal delivery. E8 gains courage and learns new ways to get to the food by staying out of the way and slowly making a move when the time is right. E8 is becoming more assertive and eager grabbing a good share at mealtime. All these skills are valuable for young Eagles to...

Learning the Way of the Eagle - Weekly Nest Notes

2/22/2016

Nest mates E7 and E8 are finding their way as they grow at a rapid speed. New features are taking shape as they begin to sprout new feathers and little tails are emerging. They begin to flap their growing wings and stand up at times on almost adult size feet. Their curiosity is peaked as they are now over a foot tall and able to peer over the nest rails at the world beyond the nest. E7 and E8’s...

Home Sweet Home- Weekly Nest Notes

2/15/2016

Mom, Dad, E7 and E8 seemed to be settling into family life with well timed nest duty exchanges and food deliveries. Many familiar and some not so recognizable prey items were brought to the nest by both Harriet and M15. E7 and E8 eagerly scurried for their share of the meal. Competition was lively with E7 getting the major portions of the meal as it happens with siblings. E8 was learning valuable...

A Family of Four- Weekly Nest Notes

2/1/2016

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Harriet and M15 Bring New Life- Nest Notes Special Edition

1/28/2016

pHarriet and M15 have realized the fruits of their labor as their offspring E7 and E8 presented themselves to the world. E7 hatched January 26, 2016 at 7:23 am. The first sighting of E8 was January 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm. Mom, Dad and babies are well if not rain soaked after the many hours of stormy weather. The twists and turns over these last months have offered views of their dedication and pers...

Weathering the Storms- Weekly Nest Notes

1/18/2016

pHarriet and M15 greet each other in the early mornings as they exchange places in the nest. Each assumes their duty with serious dedication. There are brief times when they meet on the old cam snag where Harriet reminds M15 of her dominant role in their partnership. They share moments of mating to strengthen their bond to each other. They excel in their teamwork to protect the nest from any intr...

Harriet and M15’s Solid Bond- Weekly Nest Notes

1/12/2016

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Weekly Nest Notes- Harriet & M15′s New Year Dedication

1/4/2016

pDedication and commitment are the resolve of Harriet and M15 as 2016 arrives without ceremony in the territory. Fireworks could be viewed off in the distance but Harriet and company were tucked in the safety of their nest as M15 stood guard nearby. The past year has been filled with many dramatic moments and culminated with the renewal of life as Harriet and M15 produced the beginnings of their ...

Special Delivery- Nest Notes Extra Edition

12/20/2015

pHarriet’s maternal instincts have come to glorious fruition as she layed her first egg of the nesting season. The much anticipated event took place at 4:25 pm on December 19, 2015. Harriet spent overnight in the nest as blustery and cooler weather arrived in the area. In the early morning Harriet moved to perch on the old cam tree. M15 arrived and was lying in the nest. They then flew off toward...

Timing is Everything- Weekly Nest Notes

12/15/2015

pEarly morning vocal greetings can be heard in the pasture. Harriet and M15 roost in the nest tree and occasionally on the old cam tree overnight. As the pasture awakens with activity, M15 is off to find nest material while Harriet stays close to home. Lately M15 has been very efficient at bringing a food and prey to the nest for Harriet. She graciously accepts the meals and eagerly eats as M15 s...

Keeping with Nature’s Plan- Weekly Nest Notes

12/8/2015

pHarriet continues on with her innate desire to build the bond with M15 and produce a new generation of Eagles. The bond has been developing over time and there have been many critical steps in the pairing of these two. M15 has been very energetic in his efforts to please Harriet. He has become more consistent in delivering meals to the nest for Harriet. He has been bringing softer nest material ...

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12/2/2015

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It’s All on Eagle Time- Weekly Nest Notes

12/1/2015

pThe meeting, the courtship, the preparations, solidifying the bond and beginning a family is all about timing. In Eagle life natural instincts dictate when such things occur. Harriet and M15’s beginning was interesting to say the least. Harriet was not looking for a mate when M15 arrived on the scene. The natural timing may have been off. Harriet was raising her eaglet E6 and waiting for the ret...

Persistence & Perseverance- Weekly Nest Notes

11/23/2015

pHarriet and M15 are taking all the necessary steps toward cementing the bond that has been developing over the last several months. It has been said that Eagles mate for life however there are perils along the way. Harriet tragically lost her devoted mate Ozzie. Young suitor M15 arrived on the scene, persisted, persevered and has been at Harriet’s side. One theory is that they are not considered...

The Nature of Eagle Life- Weekly Nest Notes

11/16/2015

Harriet and M15 are following nature’s calling by continuing to build their bond and rebuild the nest to welcome a new generation of eaglets. Harriet instincts are solid as she surveys the nest each morning and takes flight to a nearby tree to find just the right branch. Harriet prefers to break branches and sticks from trees and M15 seems to have a stash of soft grasses and sticks in the pasture...

Weekly Nest Notes: Team Work

11/10/2015

The nesting season is progressing and the possibility of eggs looks promising. Harriet and M15 have been steadily working on nest enhancements bringing larger branches for railings and some soft nesting materials for eggs. Their teamwork is paying off as the nest takes shape with the beginnings of a nest bowl. M15’s instincts are in full force as his skills in branch choice and arrangement are sha...

M15 and the Ways of Eagle Life

11/2/2015

Eagle life has changed in the pasture as the cycle continues in a new direction. Harriet has overcome many obstacles in her path with stellar courage. Since the tragic loss of Ozzie who was her mate for many years, Harriet has grown closer to M15 the young Eagle who has been courting her over the last several months. Harriet knows that her mate must be dedicated to care for her and any future eag...

Strengthening the Bond- Weekly Nest Notes

10/27/2015

The early mornings have been filled with vocal exchanges. Harriet and M15 have been spending more and more time together working on the nest and practicing their bonding/mating. Their flights off the nest tree and away from the area together may be hunting and fishing expeditions. Harriet is possibly showing M15 the secret fishing places along the way. There are many things to be readied before e...

Nest Notes: Harriet Leads by Example

10/19/2015

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Twists & Turns of Harriet's Life- Nest Notes for Oct. 5-11

10/12/2015

pHarriet has experienced her life being turned upside down several times over the last few years. These events happen in the blink of an eye. She experienced the loss of 2 Eaglets, E3 and E5, overcame her own balance problems and endured the eventual loss of her mate Ozzie. Harriet has exhibited her resilience and strength in adapting to her ever changing world./pfigure class="tmblr-full" data...

A Tribute to Ozzie

10/5/2015

pWe celebrate the life of Ozzie the Eagle devoted partner to Harriet and protector of their many offspring. Ozzie valiantly endured the many challenges of Eagle life with tenacity and courage. He displayed fierceness in defending his territory and gentleness tending to his young. /pfigure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1283" data-orig-width="1445"img src="https://66.media.tumblr.com/29...