Harriet and M15 have proven again how well suited they are as mates. Keen instincts and a lot of experience allowed them to produce their new generation of offspring. They delayed incubation of Egg 1 and then incubated continuously after Egg 2 was laid, three days later. This great effort enabled E17 and E18 to break into their new world on the very same day. What a special delivery!
Harriet and M15 kept up around the clock tending to the Eggs even as they were piping and beginning to hatch simultaneously. Mom and Dad were aware and watchful with all the movement and peeps from the chicks as they began to emerge from their shells. The hatches took place within 2 hours of each other, which is an amazing event. M15 arrived to check out his precious babies and eagerly took his turn to brood them. Harriet seemed to have a sense of contentment with their labor of love as she protected her new babies overnight.
E17 and E18 are feisty little raptor babies and almost immediately began their rough and tumble sparring. Closeness in age gives them equal footing as each holds their ground. They will learn to make their way in the nest and beyond. Lessons begin on day one and ensure Eaglets are able to survive on their own in the wild. Mom and Dad take on the task of raising their strong babies and imparting the ways of Eagle life to them. Nest Notes by dadsjazz
Ground Video by wskrsnwings
Video by JCsEagleCottage (captured from SWFEC cameras)
Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras)