SWFEC Nest Notes: A Fascinating Family of Four

2022-01-03 20:03:05 GMT

Harriet and M15 welcomed E20 on 12-28-2021. E20 entered the world in full view with eyes wide opened and ready to go. Dad came to the nest to see his sweet baby emerging as Mom fed E19. The very next morning, E19 and E20 greeted each other with a few bops back and forth as the tussling began. They are, after all, young raptors, programmed to be assertive. They each hold their own as they engage in their antics. They learn quickly and observe all that goes on in their surroundings. They are all adjusting wonderfully to Eagle life as a family of four.

Harriet and M15 began the New Year protecting E19 and E20 with the celebrations and fireworks going off all around. They continually adapt to their environment with the welfare of their young and territory as their priority. The stealthy Owls who nest in the West pasture keep Harriet and M15 aware and make sure they keep their distance. The night hours are the most difficult when the Owls use the darkness to buzz M15 standing guard over his precious family. In their world, the Owls are keeping their family safe from Harriet and M15.

Mom and Dad are in tune with each other, sharing all responsibilities to care for their family. Harriet and M15 delivered food various food items to the nest. E19 and E20 established their pecking order to get to the meals first. They learn survival skills early on by knowing when to fight or submit. E20 usually lays low, then receives a fair share of the feedings after E19 is full. This lesson is the beginning of their Eagle education and will serve them well as they progress, thrive, and live their best Eagle lives. Nest Notes by dadsjazz

Weekly Video Highlights

E20 Hatch Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)

SWFL Eagles ~ Welcome To The World E20 💕😊💕 OFFICIAL HATCH! 12.28.21  https://youtu.be/0LiOw99jEO8


Ground Video by wskrsnwings

New Hatches E19 & E20 Bring Sereneness To A Foggy Pasture~H & M Stay Close 12-30-21  https://youtu.be/pYJBKLBWvD4

Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)