Harriet & M15, American Bald Eagle Cam

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Re: Harriet & M15, American Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Abigyl » May 23rd, 2020, 12:29 am

MAY 22nd

16:37 A fish was brought to the nest. A parent left it.

Kids ate it almost alone.

17:15 Bigi 15 had most of it, but little 16 was sneaking under him and stole it, it changed hand many times.
Dad came and looked for the fish. It was funny!
He found the tail part and the kids tried to steal it from each other.
Dad wanted them to learn to fight for it. It was first class in eaglets school :thumbs:

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Post by Sunshine » May 23rd, 2020, 3:00 am

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Great to read that both eaglets are already learning the important skills of how to handle prey alone (grab it and tear it apart) and how to steal food from another eagle :laugh:

At ~07:20 there was a funny scene - E15 dragged the fish with his foot, but managed to loose it on the way and grabbed only a nest material instead; E16 used this opportunity immediately; moments later E15 stole "back" the fish and then seconds later the fish again changed the owner, as E16 won it back again. :D

For both eaglets feathers were all fluffed up at the back of the necks; both spreading wings and protecting their prey from the greedy other sibling 8-)

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08:37
When the fish is done and eaten, both are good buddies again

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Post by Sunshine » May 23rd, 2020, 3:13 am

09:17
E15 decided to groom the head feathers of E16 - meticulously and in a determined manner - until E16 bent the head very low and pretended to have fallen asleep :laugh:

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Post by Sunshine » May 23rd, 2020, 3:15 am

09:21
E15

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Post by Sunshine » May 23rd, 2020, 3:21 am

13:59
Harriet .. :D

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sorry, dear H, maybe not the best day for selfies and close-ups? :mrgreen:

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Post by Sunshine » May 23rd, 2020, 3:28 am

15:56
Still sunshine

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17:30
Wet, wet, wet...

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Post by Sunshine » May 24th, 2020, 2:45 am

:hi:
23.05.

15:31
Tug-of-war between E15 and M15 :rolleyes:

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M15 won 8-)

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17:18
E16 - the sleep is so sweet..

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Post by Sunshine » May 24th, 2020, 2:46 am

17:16
The wing span of E16

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17:18
.. and E15

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Post by Sunshine » May 24th, 2020, 2:48 am

17:27
M15 is feeding both eaglets, while Harriet is grooming E15 :laugh:
E16 has learned to grab morsels from the side fast as a lightening :thumbs:

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18:11
E15 checking on mum and dad

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19:30
The brotherly hug of E16 :rolleyes:

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Post by aquiline » May 24th, 2020, 11:32 am

Great pictures :loveshower: Thank you Sunshine :wave:

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Post by Sunshine » May 26th, 2020, 2:07 am

:wave: aquiline, thank you! :D

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Post by Sunshine » May 26th, 2020, 2:14 am

25.05.

08:12
A bit wettish E16 :rolleyes:

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10:04
E15 (on the right) and E16 (on the left). E15 has longer tail feathers and is larger.

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Post by Sunshine » May 26th, 2020, 2:16 am

10:33
E16 is such a black beauty already, just like his/her older sibling

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Post by Sunshine » May 26th, 2020, 2:20 am

12:33
E15 branched for the first time! :D

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13:38
E16 looking up to find his own branch :laugh:

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E15 sat there very long (for almost 2 h, until 14:15), when a fish brought in by parent disrupted the peaceful atmosphere 8-)

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Post by Sunshine » May 26th, 2020, 2:27 am

15:01
Rain again. Harriet has a "double tail" and a second one coming out from her side..
:laugh:

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Both have been fed very well - today there have been 5 fish/partial fish delivered and 1 squirrel. Sometimes parents feed them, and sometimes the eaglets self-feed, "stealing" the prey from each other and learning to defend it.

During the feeding there is still the hierarchy observed - E15 eats first morsels; E16 skilfully steals them from the side. If E16 gets too bold and brazen, E15 snatches at him once with a beak; E16 immediately submissive; moments later resumes his previous tactics.

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18:12
Once the feeding is over, the peace is quickly restored

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Post by Owlie » May 26th, 2020, 10:12 am

:hi:

Thankyou Sunshine for your great pictures again :thumbs:

E15 branched as youngest eaglet ever, in 55 days age :headroll:

https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestFlori ... =3&theater

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Post by Abigyl » May 26th, 2020, 4:01 pm

MAY 26th

They are wonderful !!

08:47 What a scene !! They are kissing each other, beak in beak, for long minutes. :mrgreen:

"My" poor toy is almost gone... Yesterday I saw one of them, plucking it as if it was a chicken... :mrgreen: It was very funny!!
Perhaps Lady Hawk recorded it.

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Post by Abigyl » May 26th, 2020, 10:24 pm

15:16 One of them is taking a siesta, head is under the wing.

I think that last year there was also an eaglet who was able to do it very young.

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Post by Sunshine » May 27th, 2020, 5:42 pm

Owlie wrote:
May 26th, 2020, 10:12 am
E15 branched as youngest eaglet ever, in 55 days age :headroll:
:wave: Thank you, Owlie! :D
Wow, that is good to know, the youngest eaglet ever!

Abigyl, :wave:

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Post by Sunshine » May 28th, 2020, 2:45 am

:hi:
Stil a few pics from 24.05
(screenshots from Lady Hawk's video):

08:02
E15 examining the starling from all sides :laugh:

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08:43
Those wings of E15!
At the moment, his/her wingspan is more than 2 metres already.

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15:22
E 16 :rolleyes:
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