In reply to Korky:
E15 has hatched and E16 is pipping!
(yeah, I know this thread is closed but....some of youse are interested in this nest like me, especially after the tragedy that befell E14)
Just been watching SWF eagles, Korky, E15 is such a strong baby. The split in E16's egg has happened very quickly, there was only a tiny pip in the shell this afternoon :)
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Sorry, I just had to post this fantastic news!
At last! After a mammoth 59 hours (2 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes and 26 seconds - as worked out by a Mod), E16 finally hatched!
Video by Lady Hawk >
©Dick Pritchett/South West Florida Eagle Cam
In reply to Sandra :
Sandra P said:After a mammoth 59 hours (2 days, 11 hours and 42 minutes - worked out by a Mod), E16 finally hatched!
Sandra, yes wonderful news! I just watched the first feeding.
2013 photos & vids here
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Harriet brought a toy squirrel back to the nest for her two chicks
(c) Dick Pritchett South West Florida Eagle Project
I have viaited a fair few nests of red kites in Scotland. They are renowned for 'decorating' their nests with unusual objects.....Shakespeare rarely wrote about things that were uncommon in his time and...... In 'A winter's tale' he writes.......... "When the kite builds, look to lesser linen."........... so even in The Bard's day they were well known for stealing clothes from washing lines. Looks like this Bald Eagle has a similar trait. I have found a child's doll in one Kite nest, a pornographic magazine in another and a bar 'drip towel' in a third.
In reply to Gardenbirder:
Worrying news from the Dunedin Northern Royal Albatross Cam Dad returned after 4 weeks away, with an apparent leg injury. He managed to feed the chick and flew away OK. Fingers crossed he recovers. These birds can suffer horrible injuries and often death following fishing boats for bait or discarded fish/offal
(c) DOC/Cornell Lab
Thanks Korky for the update. I knew there were concerns for his long absence away but so pleased he has now returned. I hope his injury isn't too serious and that he soon recovers with no long-lasting effects. As you say, there are so many dangers when these birds fly off in search of food. Little Pippa isn't so little anymore, she's a beauty! Thanks again
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