SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by trusteagles » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:51 pm

Hello everyone. Just popping in. Journi, thank you so much for your steady updates. Wskrs, thank you as always for visiting the nest and photographing and keeping us jazzed and hi to my fellow enthusiasts. I so appreciate all the comments and kindness in this community. I have a nagging question about the Caloosahatchee. Will there be good fishing this season? Here’s to a great ‘rest of Summer’ for all. It won’t be long now. 🦅

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by wskrsnwings » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:54 am

Surprise! I visited the nest this morning. Enjoy!

:vid: VIDEO: https://youtu.be/UF6bqufMNCw

Let The Courtship Begin! H & M Perch, Touch, Defend, Fly Together 08-27-18

Harriet and M15 were perched in the west pasture trees, hopping branches and vocalizing, with an awkward mating attempt, reminding me of their initial attempts each season. When black vultures flew near the nest tree, with one landing on a branch, the adults secured their territory together flushing the vultures from the pasture before they flew south together and out of sight. All of the behaviors observed in today's video are seen in courtship as mated pairs renew and strengthen their bond to each other each nesting season. "Eagles mate 10 months out of the year, strengthening their bond and commitment to each other, but the female is only fertile for about 2+ weeks prior to and during her egg lay period. Her ova are ‘switched on’ by a hormone secreted by her pituitary gland, which is activated by daylight length. They are ‘switched off’ by the hormone prolactin, which is associated with incubation." (Source RRP blog: https://www.raptorresource.org/2016/02/ ... -creation/ )
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the mating attempt which is seen much easier on the video itself
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Harriet and M15 perched near one another in the west pasture trees
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H and M fly south together just after sunrise
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:37 am

:eag: Thank you so much Vicki for visiting the nest this morning and for posting your video here for us to enjoy!
~Journi
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:48 am

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7 day weather: ⛅
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:wave: Have a wonderful week everyone! ~Journi
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Kitcat11848 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:04 pm

Thank you Vicki for the early morning visit and video. It was great to see Mom and Dad together and especially their attempted mating. Many more to come in the next months I’m sure.
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by WPBEgal » Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:11 pm

Pure joy to see Harriet and M-15 together!!! Thank you to Vicki and Journi for your dedication to them and to all of us that call this nest "Home"!!!!! I would have never thought in my wildest dreams that I would become so attached to a pair of Bald Eagles and their babies!!! You both make the summer when we can't see them every day at least bearable until we can. I look so forward to your updates and videos and now we are just around the corner from Season 7!!!! Woohoo!!! Happy and safe Labor Day weekend to everyone!!!

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:41 pm

Hi everyone, it’s been too long for me to stay away to the forum. But today I saw these pictures of H&M by Liz Grindstaff on FB that truly made me smile and even laugh with her story. She was very kind to give me her permission to post here.
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:43 pm

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:42 am

:woohoo:
Thank you Nestfriend for the wonderful pics and updates on Harriet, M15 and the nest.
Your posts and all the others are a welcome break from this hot, late summer temp.
It's good to hear from you! :bye 1:
Still looking for E9

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Suemac » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:31 am

Thank you Nestfriend for posting the pics and Liz's cute story. It is good to see both of them in the nest tree. I really think Harriet likes to play with M15 to keep him on his talons-lol! :D Excited for season 7 to begin! :bye 1: Happy Labor Day to all my eagle friends.
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by wskrsnwings » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:37 am

I visited H & M in the nest area this morning. Enjoy. Thank you all for your nice comments throughout the summer.

:vid: VIDEO: https://youtu.be/1oq8obrDw1I

Hang Time For Harriet & A Stick For Each This Sunday Morning 09-02-18

Harriet and M15 continue to strengthen their bond as they perch together in the west pasture trees before each brings a stick to the nest. Both place the sticks and aerate the nest preparing the nest for new eggs as official nesting season (Oct 1-May 15) draws closer. Harriet flies at a branch to break it, 'hanging' beautifully as only she can do, but the branch does not break and she perches again looking for just the right stick. Both adults leave before sunrise, flying south and out of sight.
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'discussing' the nest layout
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both in the nest tree before flying south just before sunrise
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by trusteagles » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:12 am

This is great. I’m so happy to see them setting up shop. Thanks, Vicki.

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:20 pm

You’re welcome Sunnybird and Suemac. I’m counting the days...29 to be exact, for the cams to be running again, now that I know they are already making nestorstions and bonding.
:eag: :eag: :bye 1:
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:23 pm

Thank you Vicki, your videos are so awesome. Just to hear your voice makes me smile every time :huggie:
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:32 pm

:eag: Thank you Vicki for your wonderful video and for sharing it with us! Always appreciate you visiting the nest tree area so we can see what's going on there throughout the summer months! :yes:

Also... :) Thank you Nestfriend for posting Liz Grindstaff photos (that she posted on her FB page) of Harriet and
M15 working on their nest!
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:wave: Hello to Trusteagle, Sunnybird, SueMac, WPBEgal, Kitcat - so good to see you here! And...
Hello to everyone else who visits this forum!
Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone! October is almost here! :thumlft:
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by eagleslanding » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:28 pm

Tropical storm warnings in the gulf. Looks like tropical storm warnings on land just south of Fort Myers. And 2 more storms behind this one. Bears watching. I have been thinking of you H&M. And all others there invested and near the nest. Keep us updated.

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Shootershel » Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:49 am

GREAT to see H&M placing sticks and hanging in the nest. We'll be on to season 7 before you know it! Exciting times for sure! Good to see everyone! Keeping an eye on the weather in them thar parts!!
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:45 pm

:rh:
This was posted on Tuesday, but I just saw it for the first time.
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:06 am

:eag: Thanks Nestfriend for posting that info! :yes: ~Journi
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:45 am

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Gorgeous M15 - Thanks Desiree
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:46 am

Journi wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:06 am
:eag: Thanks Nestfriend for posting that info! :yes: ~Journi
Journi, you’re welcome. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer! :bye 1:
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:28 am

Wonderful photo that Desiree Deliz captured of M15! Looks like he's possibly getting sticks for the nest...?
Thank you for sharing it with us Nestfriend! :thumlft:

Can you guys believe that October is almost here! :woohoo:
Enjoy these last few days of summer everyone! :bye 1: ~Journi
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Pascale » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 am

hello everyone

it has been such terrible weeks on several nests I wondered if I wouldn't stop watching eagles for next season.

I miss e9, e10, e11 so much... watching Vicki videos, pics of Desiree and continuing watching Smola nest bring smiles but anyway it's still pretty hard.

I know in October 1st I'll be watching. I hope so.

sorry for the bad mood...
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:05 am

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:eag: . Have A Good Week Everyone! . :D
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:22 am

Pascale wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 am
hello everyone

it has been such terrible weeks on several nests I wondered if I wouldn't stop watching eagles for next season.

I miss e9, e10, e11 so much... watching Vicki videos, pics of Desiree and continuing watching Smola nest bring smiles but anyway it's still pretty hard.

I know in October 1st I'll be watching. I hope so.

sorry for the bad mood...
Cheer up my friend :cheers: Sometimes we need a little break to put things into perspective. I did. Since i’ve been watching, H & M had a great 2 seasons in a row :rh: and counting... Remember— "Nothing positive will come from being negative, and nothing negative will come from being positive." Besides, it won’t be the same without you :huggie:
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:08 am

Pascale wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:33 am
hello everyone

it has been such terrible weeks on several nests I wondered if I wouldn't stop watching eagles for next season.

I miss e9, e10, e11 so much... watching Vicki videos, pics of Desiree and continuing watching Smola nest bring smiles but anyway it's still pretty hard.

I know in October 1st I'll be watching. I hope so.

sorry for the bad mood...
Take heart Pascale
Keep your :rh: and Eagle Eyes of Smola nest.
Remember E9 "winging in the rain"
And of course, all the antics of E10 & E11.
Follow Nestfriend's advice. I do!
Some day E9 is going to come "screeing" over that tree line, right at me! :)
Still looking for E9

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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by wskrsnwings » Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:40 pm

Thank you everyone for your nice comments on my video last week. I visited the nest again this morning. Enjoy.

:vid: VIDEO: https://youtu.be/XH7xgYlqHl0

H & M Together In The Nest Tree~No Sticks Added This Morning 09-11-18

Harriet & M15 were perched side-by-side in the nest tree when I arrived this am. They both dropped to the nest for a few minutes before returning to separate branches, watching their territory before flying south, out of sight. As we checked Yonder Pond and behind Eagle Landing, we saw a purple pickerel rush water plant blooming, small fish skimming bugs and eggs off the top of the pond and White Ibis, Great White Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Mottled Ducks and immature & mature Tri-colored Herons feeding from the shallower drainage area.
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Harriet on the porch (right) and M15 in the attic (left)
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by Journi » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:00 pm

:eag: Thank you Vicki for this wonderful new video and for posting it here so we all can enjoy your wonderful work! ~Journi :D
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9/11/18 - Nest looks like it's growing! :thumlft:
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H & M Together In The Nest Tree~No Sticks Added This Morning 09-11-18 :vid: https://youtu.be/XH7xgYlqHl0
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by NestFriend » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:25 pm

Beautiful. Your videos are so appreciated :ty: Vicki
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Re: SW Florida Eagle Cam - 2017/18

Post by jsheptwo » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:28 pm

wskrsnwings wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Thank you everyone for your nice comments on my video last week. I visited the nest again this morning. Enjoy.

:vid: VIDEO: https://youtu.be/XH7xgYlqHl0

H & M Together In The Nest Tree~No Sticks Added This Morning 09-11-18

Harriet & M15 were perched side-by-side in the nest tree when I arrived this am. They both dropped to the nest for a few minutes before returning to separate branches, watching their territory before flying south, out of sight. As we checked Yonder Pond and behind Eagle Landing, we saw a purple pickerel rush water plant blooming, small fish skimming bugs and eggs off the top of the pond and White Ibis, Great White Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Mottled Ducks and immature & mature Tri-colored Herons feeding from the shallower drainage area.

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Thank you, Vicki, for these wonderful videos, photographs and updates. The one of Harriet and M15 in the tree just gave me butterflies in anticipation of the new season coming on...it's so close! I'll be in Tampa the end of these week for few days (from California) but no time to visit the next. However, I have a trip planned mid April to come back just to see the babies and Mom and Dad. Exciting! :D

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