SWFEC Nest Notes: Growing Tall and Strong

2022-01-24 19:52:30 GMT

E19 and E20 turn four weeks old, are about a foot tall, and weigh 5 to 6 pounds. Their wingspan is nearly 2 feet, and juvenile feathers are popping out. Wiggly tails are almost 3 inches long, and big yellow feet and beaks are close to adult size. E19 and E20 are on a swift path in their development and are growing tall and strong.

Harriet and M15 hunt far and wide to bring in prey for their ravenous babies. A wide variety of food has been brought to the nest, including road kill mammals, birds and fresh fish. They have also delivered some strange and unusual catches of the day. E19 is still the first to be fed and reminds E20 to keep away. E20 is perfecting the waiting for the right moment to grab and snatch a share of the meal. Mom and Dad make sure both eager Eaglets are well-fed with bulging crops as evidence.

E19 and E20 are crashing through milestones. They gain balance and strength, stand for longer periods, and execute bigger wing flapping. They forage around the nest, find a morsel of food, and move nest materials. They are intelligent and curious, imprinting on everything they see. They stretch over and above the nest rails to observe the great world beyond. Mom and Dad work tirelessly to keep their cherished E19 and E20 secure and safe, imparting to them Eagle life lessons for future successes in the wild.  Nest Notes by dadsjazz

Photo by Anja Edelman from SWFEC camera

Weekly Video Highlights

Ground Video by wskrsnwings

  • I See The E’s Over The Rails & Harriet Chases After A Sub Adult 01.18.22  https://youtu.be/RzdGdYQsSdY
  • Foggy Morning Breakfast(s). Both E’s Seen Eating. Harriet Patrols The Area.  01.21.22  https://youtu.be/odWSSnet6AQ

Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFWC cameras)