SWFL Eagles_ Let Season 10 Begin: A Stick, Greenery, A Chase & Bonding 09-05-21

9/5/2021 7:53:13 PM

wskrsnwings - Harriet & M15 were perching in the nest tree when I arrived this morning. I listened to their mutual vocalizations waiting for the morning light. Harriet dropped to the nest before dawn and M15 brought the first stick for this season before sunrise. They worked in the nest before flying to the west pasture to "check out" Nest 2. As they watched their territory in a west pasture snag, M15 went after a Cattle Egret and Harriet joined in the hunt. The egret got away, 'laying low' in the retention area across the road. M15 watched for the egret to reappear as Harriet flew across the road behind the shopping center to have a morning discussion with the neighbor eagle on the cell tower. Not long after, M watched H return to the nest with greenery for the nest, a pine bough sprig. Harriet then joined M15 in the front pine and their behaviors showed them strengthening their bond... watching & vocalizing together as they perched side by side. There was even an attempt at bonding under the guise of mating by M until H reminded him it was only September. ?? Both tracked a bird flying south to north and they both flew NW out of sight. Let Season 10 begin with nestorations off more than on until later in September. 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.