Persistence & Perseverance- Weekly Nest Notes

2015-11-23 20:20:59 GMT

Harriet 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 a bonded pair until they raise young together. This may be the first chance for M15 to do just that. Harriet’s invaluable experience and drive to procreate is more evident as she takes the lead in the relationship between the two. Female Eagles are the dominant partner to ensure the loyalty of their mate. M15 is proving himself well as he follows Harriet’s lead and example.

Harriet enjoyed bathing at the pond on their territory as M15 watched from the nest tree. Their work together continues as they survey the area defending and warning off any intruders. The overnight hours have been spent perching together in the nest tree or in a nearby tree. Their behaviors are indicating a strengthening bond.

M15’s instincts are becoming more and more apparent as Nature intended and he is showing the dedication and work it will take to be Harriet’s mate. M15 is becoming more experienced as he works on nest building by finding the right branches and soft nest materials. Harriet still has to have her say in the placement of the sticks. M15’s greatest accomplishments have been delivering fish to the nest, a necessity for feeding Harriet and any future eaglets. He successfully delivered two fish in one day.

The witnessing of M15 maturing and growing into his majesty as he surpasses milestones has been an amazing sight. This has been an enlightening journey from sorrow to renewal. Hope is that Harriet and M15’s path continues with joyful results and rewards.  Nest Notes by dadsjazz

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