Harriet and M15 continued their efforts in preparation for egg laying. As the time nears, their behaviors become more purposeful. Their closeness and bonding sessions are frequent and they are spending most of the overnight hours together on the nest tree. Large branches and sticks along with fluffy grasses are brought in making the nest solid and comfy. M15 likes to dig in and lie in the nest bowl to give it the softness test. Harriet observes from above and at times voices her approval. Her mood seems to have taken a very serious tone as she oversees all that goes on in their domain. A curious young sub adult Eagle flew by the nest tree almost wanting to stop by but Harriet and M15 sounded the alert vocals. Visitors to the area are being treated as threats and are warned or chased away. Harriet and M15 are a united force in defending their territory.
M15’s hunting abilities are evident as he changes up the menu with frequent food deliveries for Harriet who eagerly receives the meals. In a few short weeks, they will equally take on the care of offspring and Harriet will depend greatly on M15 whose hunting skills will prove invaluable when there are hungry beaks to feed. Harriet is determined in her goal to further her species. She is demanding in her expectations of M15. She relies on his loyalty to their family. M15 has dedicated himself to pleasing her as their commitment to each other grows day by day. Nest Notes by dadsjazz
Ground Video by wskrsnwings
Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)
Video by Uta Große. (captured from SWFEC cameras)