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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 12:17 AM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY - SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd


Sitting eagle Good morning SWFEC friends and family!!

Starting today we will be posting nest activity updates seen from the live cams as well as from the ground!

Enjoy the nest rebuilding!


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By: FlaNative9 (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 08:42 AM EDT  
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NEST OBSERVATIONS

6:00 both OCT

6:43 H out to road and back around into nest

6:54 M to nest with H


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 10:05 AM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONTINUED

9:15am - Both eagles in the nest. M15 trying to place another large stick. Lots of 'discussions' about stick placement in the last 30 minutes.

9:37am M15 in with another stick. I believe Harriet brought one earlier too. Both are in the nest.

434pm Harriet to nest with a stick

Harriet moves to the porch

She flys off

someone back with grass. very windy now looks like a storm coming

4:45 on e on pond tree, raining pretty good now.

and here comes the other one, both on pond tree now.

H on right to back of pond tree from cam view.

5.44 H leaves the pond tree

5.47 M has left the pond tree also

5:55 Both there now

Old cam tree standing by a toothpick.

Some of those limbs look like toothpicks for sure!
Thank You SWFEC team for all your observations


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By: dadsjazz (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 02:27 PM EDT  
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SWFEC NEST NOTES

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Nesting Season 2016/2017 Begins

Harriet and M15 greeted the morning and each other on the old cam tree in the pasture bright and early on October 1, the first official day of the 2016/2017 Nesting Season. They were in full work mode that day adding sticks and grasses to their nest. Over the last few years it seemed as if the Seasons had no definitive end or beginning. Harriet and M15 have worked steadily since the end of August rebuilding the original nest that started disintegrating and eventually collapsed. This may be a symbolic undertaking for Harriet and M15. The loss of the nest may have closed the chapter on Harriet and her former mate Ozzie who was also sadly lost. The renewal and strengthening of the bond between Harriet and new mate M15 becomes cemented. Although they raised a clutch together last season, constructing a nest together from scratch also further builds their dedication to each other and the continuing of their species and to their territory.

M15 has displayed great instinct and has matured tremendously over the last year. He arrived in the pasture as a young energetic but seemingly inexperienced and awkward male Eagle. He stayed the course and won Harriet’s attention and devotion. They raised two eaglets and dealt with adversity over the season.

The joy in watching Harriet and M15’s bond grow is like watching the nest being built. Where there was nothing, a branch was brought in. The branch did not stay, so they tried another branch and then another. Some branches stuck and some fell away. They did not give up and the branches began to mesh. The nest was forming and the work continued. Some days the pace for building was rapid and then there were days of rest. The foundation was there for both their nest and their bond to blossom. The progression of it all has been amazing to behold.

As the journey continues, we can be encouraged that the way of the Eagle is well and thriving in the pasture that is home to Harriet and M15.

Nest Notes by dadsjazz

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Nest tree showing no nest 7-19-2016 (wskrsnwings)

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Harriet and M15 building the nest and their bond, (Marie Dean)

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Nest tree progress 10-01-2016 (wskrsnwings)

Ground Video by wskrsnwings
H & M Celebrate Day 1 Of Nesting Season~17 Sticks/Grasses Part 1/2 10-01-16 https://youtu.be/3ONgRG7Nlt0
H & M Celebrate Day 1 Of Nesting Season~17 Sticks/Grasses Part 1/2 10-01-16 https://youtu.be/YCwU__h3kvU
Harriet & M15 Are Home~Courtship Behaviors Begin 08-23-16 https://youtu.be/5KAmiv20tH4
Harriet Delivers & Places Sticks Two Times Early Morning 08-30-16 https://youtu.be/KOE470Wcink
Branches To Place Are Lost And Moss For Lady Harriet 09-03-16 https://youtu.be/_Vv-XNPm4BQ
Building A Nest~Part 1 of 2~Teamwork & Sticks Galore 09-04-16 https://youtu.be/MuyCNAdwY90
Building A Nest~Part 2 of 2~Teamwork & Sticks Galore 09-04-16 https://youtu.be/B9xPetp_GnA
Nest Building~A Solid Foundation~Branches From New Places Part 1 of 2 09-08-16 https://youtu.be/nyOZ_K5TTRI
Nest Building~A Solid Foundation~Branches From New Places Part 2 of 2 09-08-16 https://youtu.be/_-UafnuvD-s
Nest Building Extras: "Grab-N-Go" & "Abort The Nest" 09-17-16 https://youtu.be/mo6TV2xlPPc
Harriet & M15's Bond And Nest Grow~19 Sticks, An Alligator & Turtle 09-21-16 https://youtu.be/nsyJfheMm9w
Sticks Galore!! Tandem Flights~40 Items Added In 3 Hours Part 1/2 09-25-16 https://youtu.be/vuyTxlJzZkc
Sticks Galore!! Tandem Flights~40 Items Added In 3 Hours Part 2/2 09-25-16 https://youtu.be/eQ_LwWx3STk
Gathering Sticks While Defending The Area 09-29-16 https://youtu.be/DmVgWWQrfPU

SWFEC Cam video by Lady Hawk
SWFL Eagles ~ LIVE Season 5 Begins! Harriet & M15 Together 9.25.16 https://youtu.be/SVXEj5DGp7s
SWFL Eagles ~ Morning Visits; Nest Building 9.26.16 https://youtu.be/RxnHxsxHAqQ
SWFL Eagles ~ Sub Adult Visitor on Old Cam Tree 9.26.16 https://youtu.be/V5LghVc51xU
SWFL Eagles ~ Love is in the Air; Harriet's Rainbow 9.30.16 https://youtu.be/4XRebV83ZAA
SWFL Eagles ~ Nest building; Bridging Gaps; Harriet Closeups 10.1.16 https://youtu.be/LaktJXE9gh4

SWFEC Cam video by Uta Grobe
BESWFL09/25/16- 17:27 Rain and Storm but M15 is standing his "man" by this weather https://youtu.be/HqXpWgFWm2Y
BESWFL09/29/16 Busy Midmorning with Harriet and M15 https://youtu.be/lYLegiVxSTw
BESWFL 09/30/16 13:26 Close up M15 https://youtu.be/2VZpcHDGikk
BESWFL10/01/16 10:21 Close up from beautiful Harriet https://youtu.be/Pk2uO1kIsXw


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By: PaminIndiana (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 04:48 PM EDT  
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Thank you Dadsjazz. Great to see your "Nest Notes" begin again this year. I am so looking forward to a successful, productive and hopefully peaceful SWFL season. Sure hope there is no drama this year, but with our beloved eagles , who knows. Our new ride begins....


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By: wskrsnwings (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 05:23 PM EDT  
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Hello everyone. I am late with my morning overview because I somehow deleted my notes I take while recording. So I was at a loss as to how many sticks and grasses were added while I was there from 6:00-9:30am. I want to thank my SWFEC teammate,Dadsjazz, for helping me out using the DVR function on the cams to "fill in" my notes. It was a busy morning with 20 sticks (H-7, M-13) and two bunches of grasses (M) added. M15 and Harriet make a great team, with M overriding Harriet's placement decisions at times. He stands right up to her as she does him. Great team!The nest looks so good and the crib rails are getting taller. Here are comparison photos, 10-1 and 10-2. Video later.

view of the nest 10-1
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view of the nest 10-2
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By: wskrsnwings (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 08:56 PM EDT  
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Video Camera VIDEO: https://youtu.be/Cpr8M7o833s

21 Sticks & 2 Bunches Of Grasses Lead To Many Placement Discussions 10-02-16

It was a busy morning with 21 sticks (H-7, M-14) and two bunches of grasses (M) added. M15 and Harriet make a great team, even with M overriding Harriet's placement decisions at times. He stands right up to her as she does him. Great team! The nest looks so good and the crib rails are getting higher.

M15 beaks at Harriet
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Harriet with a stick in her beak and an air plant in her talons
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M15 trying to break a branch with his beak
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By: dadsjazz (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2016 @ 09:49 PM EDT  
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Quote by: PaminIndiana

Thank you Dadsjazz. Great to see your "Nest Notes" begin again this year. I am so looking forward to a successful, productive and hopefully peaceful SWFL season. Sure hope there is no drama this year, but with our beloved eagles , who knows. Our new ride begins....



You are so welcome Paminindiana! Enjoy the journey!


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