Weekly Nest Notes: The Eagle Family Carries On

2021-02-15 19:58:12 GMT

Harriet and M15 welcomed E17 and E18 home after they were re-nested from their rehabilitation from eye infections. Although they seemed surprised to see E17 and E18 in the nest again, Mom and Dad resumed care of their priceless babies without a second thought. E17 and E18 adjusted to their natural surroundings in the nest once more, and all was well as the precious Eagle Family carried on.

Harriet and M15 picked up right where they left off, bringing in food for their hungry growing babies. E17 and E18 are now just over three weeks old and have voracious appetites. Body parts are bumping out all over, and thermal down covers them. Pin feathers are emerging on little wings, and their yellow feet are enormous. E17 is still the aggressor at mealtimes. E18 has learned to be submissive and patiently wait for a turn to eat. E18 is becoming more courageous, knowing when to duck when E17 approaches. E18 finds ways to sneak around and grab bites of food offered.  

Harriet and M15 are stellar Eagle parents and role models for E17 and E18. Dad is more of a pushover with them, while Mom is a little tougher. Dad makes sure each gets a share of meals, and Mom usually makes them work for it. These young raptors are gaining valuable experience for their future survival. Harriet and M15 protect their treasured E17 and E18 and provide all the necessary elements for their success in Eagle Life.  Nest Notes by dadsjazz

Weekly Video Highlights

Ground Video by wskrsnwings

Video by JCsEagleCottage (captured from SWFEC cameras)

Video by Lady Hawk (captured from SWFEC cameras