SWFEC Nest Notes: Changing By The Minute

2022-02-07 19:09:56 GMT

E19 and E20 are turning six weeks old and are changing by the minute. Their beautiful dark juvenile feathers are quickly emerging. Telling them apart is difficult as they become closer in stature. Their behaviors are the most telling difference between them. E20 practices and has a good technique of self-feeding while sitting and holding the prey to pull off pieces. E20 “steals” food from E19 and Mom and Dad. It is no surprise that E20 achieved these skills first in finding ways to get to the meal. E19, still being more assertive at mealtime, was observed standing on the fish and pulling pieces off to eat.

E19 and E20 spend waking hours through the day taking in all the sights and sounds. They stand upright with heads and shoulders seen above the rails. They walk with purpose and pick up and move nest material, sticks, and other items of interest. E19 stood on the lower nest rails teetering and looking over the edge. Their wingspan is impressive as they gain coordination and balance winging in the breeze. They are in charge of the nest through the day and in the overnight hours with Mom or Dad in clear sight. E19 and E20 are building up muscles and confidence for coming events and future flights.

Harriet and M15 have more time to themselves and time together to keep their bond strong. Their commitment to each other and their family is unfailing. They support each other and encourage E19 and E20 in surpassing milestones as they mature into bright and brilliant young Eagles. Nest Notes by dadsjazz

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