Harriet & M15, American Bald Eagle Cam

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Re: Harriet & M15, American Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Owlie » September 5th, 2020, 4:00 pm

:hi:
Latest Update:2 hours ago
E15:58d 10h 29m 49s
E16:55d 21h 10m 26s
On the nest:None
E15 roosted in nest tree overnight. 7:15am - E15 leaves the nest tree; flies to the pond - hits surface of water in an unsuccessful attempt to catch a fish and then continued to the office oak.
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Post by Owlie » September 5th, 2020, 4:17 pm

:hi:

a chart of the eaglets' departure ages:

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=309 ... 6900801018

a chart of the egg history in the nest:

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=302 ... 6254134416

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Post by Owlie » September 10th, 2020, 9:25 pm

:hi:

E15 was still seen in the area this morning :wave:

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Post by Sunshine » September 11th, 2020, 12:50 pm

:hi:
This is incredible.. E15 STILL hanging out around the nest?! :shock: :D

Oh, (s)he really takes it slowly.. The magnet of the nest is very strong. I admire the patience of H&M; how come they still have not expelled their offspring? :laugh:

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Post by Sunshine » September 11th, 2020, 1:04 pm

09.08.

Cams are still on, and the E15 is still there.. :shock:
On 09.08 (s)he is 163 days old.

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Post by Sunshine » September 11th, 2020, 1:04 pm

E15 flying towards the nest.

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As one viewer put it, "she needs to start paying the rent!" :laugh:

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Post by Owlie » September 11th, 2020, 3:07 pm

:hi:

E15 is 164 days old and still squealing energetically of her fierce presence :mrgreen:

Sunshine, yes, she really should begin to pay rent :mrgreen:

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Post by Owlie » September 17th, 2020, 9:49 am

:hi:
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Latest Update:7 hours ago
E15:70d 04h 18m 38s
E16:67d 14h 59m 15s
On the nest:None
8:00p Both H and M are on the treetop perch, E15 has not been seen on cam views since about 9:55a this morning.
Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam 2019~2020
Post by Pinette Eagle » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:29 am

Any word on when Season 9 will start and the cams come down?
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam 2019~2020
Post by MaryF » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:03 am

Pinette Eagle---

..Sorry--no word at all yet. When we know it will be posted some place---maybe here or on the SWFEC FB page. (or both). The cams should have been taken down to be cleaned and repaired by now and then replaced and turned on Oct 1st with chat starting around the 1st of November. Things are a little different this year to say the least!!
https://www.facebook.com/wskrsnwings/ph ... 188327645/
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Harriet left the nest tree before E15 this morning. E15 looked beautiful as ever in the morning light. No time for “pasture play” today, E15 flew off across the road and was seen flying through the construction area to the south pine. The last time E15 was seen on cam today was 9:56am. Harriet flew into the nest tree twice later (around 1:00pm and 4:30pm), watchful and vocalizing. The eagles are migrating back to the area now and it’s not unusual to see H & M around the nest more. (It has nothing to do with E15. H & M know who E15 is.) M15 returned to the nest tree at 5:41pm and remained into the evening. At 7:30pm, Harriet returned to the nest tree wirh a sub adult following her in. H & M defended their territory and the other eagle stayed away. Both were in the nest briefly and then on the attic branch together. M approached H, but H said “not tonight”. They both flew to the treetop branch at dark. E15 did not return tonight but that does not mean they are gone. We wait and see. I will not be at the nest in the morning. (scaps property and courtesy of SWFEC)

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Post by Owlie » September 17th, 2020, 9:34 pm

:hi:

E15's last morning in the nest tree - by Lady Hawk:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gODZGl4 ... qDv_dgV3DQ

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Post by Owlie » September 18th, 2020, 7:06 pm

:hi:

Picture by Wskrsnwings of the maintenance process going on the cams on the area:
https://www.facebook.com/wskrsnwings/ph ... 058196958/

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Post by Owlie » September 22nd, 2020, 10:22 am

:hi:

The Cam1 is already open for the season 9 :loveshower:

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Post by Owlie » September 24th, 2020, 10:35 am

:hi:

Our miracle baby dind't like to be alone :mrgreen:
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We are testing the cams this week to prep for Season 9 and look who made a guest appearance: E15! Back after a week away and looks to be spending the night in the nest tree. ❤️ 📷: Sharon Dunne
https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestFlori ... 698659426/

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Post by Owlie » September 24th, 2020, 10:48 pm

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Even if it is nice to watch E15 - at the same time it is somehow sad, this cannot end well ... :unsure:

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Post by Owlie » September 25th, 2020, 11:21 am

:hi:

interesting reasoning in Facebook about the E15 situation:
Tracey Reynolds Pinette - Harriet & M15 Eagle Lover's Group
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Our E15 has made an appearance at the nest, yet another unexpected twist to the end of Season 8 and the beginning of Season 9, usually starting October 1st. How exciting! With E15's return comes even more questions. This may be a lengthy post as I try to address all of your questions and thoughts.
Let's start with the concerns that E15 has mental and/or physical challenges. E15 is NOT a "Special Needs" eagle and did not return for that reason. In this situation that is a human application and a conscientious effort is needed not to anthropomorphize the eagles behavior. Don't misunderstand me, I am aware there are Special Needs animals out there unable to function without human intervention or without their natural parent's help, but this is not the case. E15 has all the skills required to survive out on his/her own, we have been witness to this. There was a possible foot sprain on a landing early in fledge, that is pretty common with all fledglings learning how to land and fly. E15 missed some landings, again new fledglings are awkward and by no means proficient fliers or always have a perfect landing. There is no lasting impairment and there is nothing wrong physically or mentally with E15 and never has been.

Season 8 has been like no other for this nest to say the least, and the second clutch altered what we knew to be the normal with Harriet and M15. How will E15's presence affect Harriet and M15 having started courting, nesting, and restorations for Season 9? There is no answer for that, each eagle nest across the country is as unique as the eagles themselves, no two are the same. What will work for this nest, may not work at another. We need to wait for the eagles to show us how they will navigate their situation, and it's hard not to speculate on what we think, want, or believe will happen. No one knows what will take place and that's part of the excitement and learning about our eagles. Harriet and M15 have every chance of laying eggs and proceeding on with Season 9 as business as usual, if they decide that it is right for them. They are the eagle experts!

M15 has already provided E15 with food since returning after 7 days out of our sight, and the parent's will continue to do so. The eagles are hardwired to ensure the survival of their offspring, they have never "not fed" their young and are not capable of starving E15 out of the territory with "tough love" which is also a human concept. We are dealing with eagles and they be will handling this the eagle way. E15's constant squeeing for food does not mean this young eagle is "Not Well" mentally. From reported observations on juveniles at this age, vocalizing and talking about food is typical, it's an innate drive to seek sustenance and they communicate that with each other. Is this all too much for our eagles to handle right now coming from a long and busy Season 8? What seems to be exhausting or impossible for us to handle, our eagles take in stride, they are not human and this is where there is another tendency to again anthropomorphize the eagles. Dealing with weather and predators, nest building and laying eggs, feeding babies and juveniles is what they do easily and naturally. They are eagles, please have faith in them, they know what they are doing.

A number of scenarios can happen have been reported with other bald eagle nests. E15 can go back and forth with leaving several times before finally leaving for good. It could happen that M15 and Harriet may allow E15 to stay in the territory even if there are eggs or hatchlings in the nest, but not allowed to approach the nest. Aubuchon Eagle Watch had an unusual occurrence a couple of seasons ago with a second clutch late in season and the juvenile wintered-over, (stayed over) into the following season and actually was a helper to that nest with the eaglets. Awesome right? It's called "Alloparenting" and the nest becomes a "Trio Nest", which research is finding is more common than originally thought, particularly up north. Can there be a coloration between second clutches and a juvenile wanting to stay? That's food for thought. There is a link at the bottom with more information on Alloparenting. There is also a chance that E15 will be escorted out of the territory if M15 and Harriet see fit. It's never happened before at this nest, but neither has a second clutch or a stay at home, now returning juvenile. This is a year of firsts! If this occurs, remember that it's an act of nature, no more no less. E15 will not harbor resentment or have hurt feelings if told to leave, and Harriet's and M15's actions are not carried out with malice, it's simply how nature works.
Relax, don't worry or anticipate a problem, be kind, and grab the popcorn! Watch and appreciate with a grateful heart that we get a front row seat into the incredible lives of Harriet and M15.😃❤️
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Post by Owlie » September 25th, 2020, 11:32 am

Wskrsnwings
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TODAY'S MOVIE: https://youtu.be/zHyvktEmb7k
E15 Is Back!! M15 Provides For All ~ Breakfast For E15 & Attempt To Rebuild Nest 09-24-20
E15 returned to the nest tree last evening and was still there, perched on the veranda branch, vocalizing away when I arrived this morning. Harriet, on the attic branch, and M15, in a snag in the west pasture, showed tolerance for E15's presence and watched their territory before flying off to the SW chasing a bird flying too close to the nest area. E15 flew too, but went south to perch in the pine by yonder pond. E15 watched alertly for a chance to "grab" breakfast. E15 got that chance as h/she saw Harriet fly back to the nest and M15 approaching in the distance with prey. E15 beat M15 to the nest and claimed the prey. Harriet flew to the attic and M15 flew to the pond. Harriet flew off again to check out another bird flying in the area. M15 walked up the bank, looking for a stick, grabbed one and returned to the nest, only to find E15 flapping her wings at him and covering her food. M15 attempted to place the stick but E15 went after him, so M flew up above the nest. M15 showed what a great provider he is this morning bringing his Season 8 offspring food and trying to continue rebuilding the nest for his Season 9 offspring-to-be. How long E15 will stay, we do not know. And we just keep learning about the eagle way of life from this amazing family.

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Post by Rita » September 25th, 2020, 12:52 pm

:hi: Owlie: Thank you so much from copying Tracy Reynolds' posting.
Very interesting. :nod:

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Post by Owlie » September 25th, 2020, 1:12 pm

Rita wrote:
September 25th, 2020, 12:52 pm
:hi: Owlie: Thank you so much from copying Tracy Reynolds' posting.
Very interesting. :nod:
:hi:

you are welcome, Rita :D
I edited in the end of the quote the link to the article that is mentioned in the text, worth reading, too! With a link to another article of known cases of just Bald Eagles. :thumbs:

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Post by Owlie » September 30th, 2020, 10:37 am

:hi:

the unexpected happenings in this nest continue - it seems that also E16 is back in the nest tree :mrgreen:

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Post by Owlie » September 30th, 2020, 10:39 am

:hi:

Today it is five years from that we saw the beloved Ozzie last time Image
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The original, the great, the forever first. Fly high and free Ozzie. We think about you today and everyday. 🦅❤️ #5years 📸: Desiree Deliz Photography
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Post by Owlie » September 30th, 2020, 7:38 pm

Owlie wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 10:37 am
the unexpected happenings in this nest continue - it seems that also E16 is back in the nest tree :mrgreen:
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:hi:

The sunrise and the plumage showed that the juvie actually was older than E16 ...

EDIT: the new Hancock Wild Life Forum link for season 9: https://forum.hancockwildlife.org/viewt ... 00#p376400

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