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 SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2016/17
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By: dadsjazz (offline) on Sunday, October 16 2016 @ 08:08 PM EDT  
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SWFEC Nest Notes

October 16, 2016

The Best of Nature

Harriet and M15’s mission to build their nest appears to be right on target. They have gathered many types and sizes of branches and nest materials. The delivery of a small branch or clump of grass may not seem to make a difference in the scheme of building but Harriet and M15 have selected each addition with purpose. There have been “discussions” and “disagreements” over where to place the items but as teamwork prevails, each delivery found its proper place. The interior of the nest bowl is being lined with soft moss and grasses to hold their soon to be arriving eggs. The larger branches delivered over the week have been woven carefully around the perimeter of the nest designed to keep eaglets contained and safe.

Harriet flew from across the road with a branch that resembled a small tree. It took a lot of energy and she made a stop in one of the other pines to reposition her load. She made a successful delivery to the nest. Harriet has also added an assortment of fresh pine boughs and air plants. M15’s sticks and moss arrivals seem to happen minute by minute. Layer by layer the home of their future eaglets becomes comfortable, safe and strong. Harriet may not have built a nest from scratch in many years and this may well be M15’s first attempt. Their building blueprint is instinctual and their result is becoming a work of art.

M15 arrived with what may have been a first meal to the nest and proceeded to eat it since Harriet did not join him. They took time out of their construction project to share time together perching and special bonding moments. They keep guard over their valuable territory with displays of strength and intensity.

As we witness nature at its best, we may have thoughts or ideas of how things should be or when they should be accomplished. Our lesson is that this is the way of the Eagle and it is all on Eagle time.
Nest Notes by dadsjazz

M 15 call out the alert to a hawk. (Kristi Cahoon Gentile)
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Harriet and M have a discussion about construction. (Sharon Dunne)
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Harriet flies across the road with a large branch in tow. (wskrsnwings)
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Ground video by wskrsnwings
Some Hazards Of Nest Building~Eagle Fast Food~Horses~Hang Time 10-09-16 https://youtu.be/lULhE2S-au0
A One Stick Morning~Harriet and M15 Leave Early 10-11-16 https://youtu.be/HAF_sOKTx4c
A Night Away~Hawk Visits Nest~More Cribrails & Grasses~M Wants H's Stick Grab 10-12-16 https://youtu.be/n2zShE2he_o
Hard At Nest Work & Mating~Strengthening Their Bond 10-13-16 https://youtu.be/x5IoBI22NxQ
11 Sticks/Moss Added In 1 Hour~H & M Show Great Gathering Techniques 10-14-16 https://youtu.be/Zi4_0Za-FnU
It Takes Work Getting The Big Sticks Home 10-15-16 https://youtu.be/UJYXkKN2TgQ
M Gets H's Lost Stick Home & Stick Gathering For Two 10-16-16 https://youtu.be/Z-QVDZ_tp-Y

Cam video captured by Birdbrain56
SWFL Eagles ~ Monday Afternoon & Evening Activities ~ 10·10·16 https://youtu.be/ZWHOiIKMsn8
SWFL Eagles ~ Nest Building 101 (or something like that) ~ 10·12·16 https://youtu.be/BTq4OKWIqik
SWFL Eagles ~ Such a Gorgeous Pair ~ 10·13·16 https://youtu.be/5Tfg5J-kbdw
SWFL Eagles ~ Moonlite Friday Night ~ 10·14·16 https://youtu.be/9VX7hYA2cvU
SWFL Eagles ~ My, What a Big Stick You Have ~ 10·15·16 https://youtu.be/i0f3yrP2-0w

Cam video captured by grisabella63
SWFL Eagles 13 10 2016 - I want. No I want https://youtu.be/2MrcqEOvJlo

Cam video captured by Lady Hawk
SWFL Eagles ~ Lovers Spat 10.9.16 https://youtu.be/mncp3tr6mcI
SWFL Eagles ~ First Food Item Delivered & Eaten on Nest 10.11.16 https://youtu.be/1lKFVCdwepE
SWFL Eagles ~ Harriet's Big Stick & Teamwork 10.15.16 https://youtu.be/ETdCLg3B4eM

Cam video captured by Uta Grobe
BESWFL10/09/16- 10:24 Bonding time https://youtu.be/w_LRPiy06hc
BESWFL10/09/16- 10:11 Dad landet on rail discussion over the seating plan https://youtu.be/T2TAS9POpn4
BESWFL10/12/16-11:59 First Dad then Mom fly in with stick and stick wrestling starts https://youtu.be/xFNuuQRjbyc
BESWFL10/12/16- 16:39 Bonding time https://youtu.be/wHrT955Kki8
BEWSFL10/13/16- 07:37 All whats happend on morning https://youtu.be/2M0ur_ot_1g
BESWFL10/14/16- 07:31Any nest activity on morning https://youtu.be/q19P94GsAOo
BESWFL10/15/16-07:10 nest work starts with singing DadM https://youtu.be/GI9e-GtNGhQ


Avatar of Ozzie, the beloved Eagle
In loving memory of Ozzie, E3 and E5.


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Sunday, October 16 2016 @ 11:39 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY - MONDAY OCTOBER 17th

Sitting eagle Good morning...I hope u all had a wonderful weekend!!


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Monday, October 17 2016 @ 09:29 AM EDT  
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Nest ACTIVITY


12:27 Harriet is heard vocalizing an alert vocal, I did not hear M (but he is very soft spoken). Both remain in the OCT.

640am looks like one is in the OCT not sure if i see an adult in the nest tree or not

maybe those are not Eagles on the OCT. legs look to long now

656am first vocals heard

659 more vocals sounds like from Harriet

looks like Herons in OCT

from a ground crew member( Dee) those are Wood storks in OCT.

710am Harriet to the nest

must have scared the Wood Storks away

both in nest as i look away and then look back lol

M must have brought some moss with him

721am M in with a stick

they are busy again this morning. In and out with sticks and moss

in the past 12 minutes M has been in and out of the nest like 3 times

Cams down

9:13 cams back live

9:13 H uses her talon to hold a branch and then snaps it off with her beak
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9:17 M back with a large stick
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9:22 H is still in the nest rearranging
I missed when M left the nest

they have been in and out of that nest all morning hard to keep track of the times they do anything
Thank You SWFEC team for all your observations!!


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Monday, October 17 2016 @ 11:54 AM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONTINUED


9:40 adult moves from the attic to the far left side of tree and proceeds to mate/bond with other

10:23 M brings in a fish gift for H
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M brought a fish H arrived to claim it.

I think I'm hearing H smacking her beak as she is eating the fish

looks like a bass or spec, good size.

10:52 both perched close together on an outer branch of the nest tree... watching their world.
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11:16 alert calls from H and M. Both fly north, looked like church tree direction.
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2.03 cam 2 panning, no eagles seen

I hear them in the distance 3:46

4.25 panned cam 2, no sign of eagles

5:24 adult flew in to the upper branch.

and the dove have gathered on the oct


NEST ACTIVITY CONTINUED

2.03 cam 2 panning, no eagles seen

I hear them in the distance 3:46

4.25 panned cam 2, no sign of eagles

5:24 adult flew in to the upper branch.

and the dove have gathered on the oct

7.00 ish M15 on the attic branch and Harriet still in upper tree.

Sleepy eagle zzzzz

7.08 Harriet drops to the nest from above

M moves closer the trunk and joins Harriet in the nest
Thank You SWFEC team for your observations!!


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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, October 17 2016 @ 07:18 PM EDT  
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Handsome M15 at sunset. Nice close-ups zoomie!!!

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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Monday, October 17 2016 @ 07:26 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONCLUDED


What a great sight at sunset!
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Breaking up the moss clumps, slight beakering, a bit of aerating.

M is testing the nest for comfort lol. Harriet goes up on the spike

Off she flies toward the front pines at 7.13

M to the step up branch and on up to the attic, outer part.

7.15 H comes back and lands on the limb just below the nest
Thank You SWFEC team for all your observations!!


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Monday, October 17 2016 @ 07:27 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY CONCLUDED


What a great sight at sunset!
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Breaking up the moss clumps, slight beakering, a bit of aerating.

M is testing the nest for comfort lol. Harriet goes up on the spike

Off she flies toward the front pines at 7.13

M to the step up branch and on up to the attic, outer part.

7.15 H comes back and lands on the limb just below the nest

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7.31 IR's kick on and M is still on the outer attic branch and Harriet still on branch below. (just out from the porch)

9:05 M ? on the outer attic branch? I love them out on the attic branch, watching the territory that is theirs.
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Moonlight behind is beautiful!
Thank You SWFEC team for all your observations!!


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By: Shelli22sweet (offline) on Monday, October 17 2016 @ 11:43 PM EDT  
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NEST ACTIVITY - TUESDAY OCTOBER 18th

Very Happy Its Tuesday! Enjoy the eagles!


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