Weekly Nest Notes: Mom and Dad in Waiting

2020-12-07 23:17:48 GMT

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Harriet and M15 have almost exclusively been preparing their original nest to welcome Eggs for Season 9. So far, it has been intriguing to see them choose another location to build a nest and then change plans. It is not unusual for Eagles to have an alternate nest in their territory. It seemed unnatural for Harriet to be building Nest 2, especially since she has always had a strong affinity for her original nest.

Harriet and M15 spend more time near the nest tree and are becoming more protective and watchful of the area. Harriet spends the days perching, preening and enjoying a bath in the pasture pond. Harriet makes her demands known as she approaches M15 with her “love tap” and he obliges. M15 is an expert in all things Eagle. He is an excellent hunter and provider, serving up great meals. M15 invests countless hours in his role of devoted mate to Harriet, which is essential for their success.

Harriet and M15 put more finishing touches on the nest and will soon have the task of caring for Eggs and Eaglets. Harriet added a fresh sprig of pine and some moss and grasses to ready the nest bowl. M15 shored up the perimeter with large sticks. The refurbishments have made the nest cozy and secure as they inch closer to Mom and Dad mode. Nest Notes by dadsjazz

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