Florida Cam. Watch Hatching and Raising of Bald Eagles

Dad, little E and good size fish.
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E16 is on a mission, got a wing sticking out.
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There'll be 2 little goobers sitting there tomorrow at roughly 24 hours apart in age.
Which is fantastic as it will keep the sibling bonkfests to a minimum.
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DrJ

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I thank you for these and cannot wait the fluff muppets bopping their wee heads. We really, really need this right now. 🙏 thank you.
 

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It's exactly the same, but totally different
Dad, little E and good size fish.View attachment 413472

E16 is on a mission, got a wing sticking out.
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There'll be 2 little goobers sitting there tomorrow at roughly 24 hours apart in age.
Which is fantastic as it will keep the sibling bonkfests to a minimum.
♡♡♡


I remember some time ago you said that you thought they held off brooding until the second egg was laid! Boy did you call THAT one right!! I am almost as excited as if I was having a baby!!! LOL.

Thank you for this amazing share dev!! Just too cool and, yes a miracle!!

You've stayed with this from first to now!! There's still an awful lot ahead of this family. It's a late hatch. Hoping that'll prove a good thing! I'm worried about biting bugs..flies, mosquitoes, sand flees. Even ticks can be a problem this late in the season. If good vibes means anything, this family will be the most successful of all.

Please keep me on notice dev, please.
Again, thank you for sharing this wonderful part of nature! Hugs of congratulations for you! 😊

Welcome to the world lil ones 😃💕
 
I'm starting to get a bit worried. That little wing has been sticking out for almost 24 hours.
This babe is gonna get really mad and kick out, or very weak and give up. The nutrients inside the egg only last for so long at this point of a hatch in progress.

Come on baby, you can do it.
 
WELCOME E16!!! You finally made it!
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That little bit of a struggle to get out, put E16 just a tad behind E15. But Harriet and M are really good at maintaining most of the bonking and he'll catch up in size quickly.
One way they'll do that is feed E15 into a food coma... exhibit A, that enormous crop he has in the last picture.
Both parents in the past have covered the larger chick with grass in order to feed the smaller one.
And they tandem feed often, so there's no fighting until they both get bigger and realize a fight for food isn't necessary.

Congratulations to Harriet and M15.
Way to persevere.
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Mom feeds the E's.
E16 getting full, then Zzzzzzz
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E15's turn
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Both with full crops.
E16 is looking at Mom in the attic.
Not sure what E15 is looking at, tbh. Maybe spotting some birds flying over.
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Harriet in the attic, looking lovely in the morning sun...
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Both have full attention on Dad as he lands in the nest to take over the duties for a while.
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Fast growing babes
E15 in a food coma close to the rails
E16 in the middle of the nest
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E15 standing on the rails
E16 holding steady in the middle
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Stuffed animal is still there
E15 on the left and most likely a female.
E16 on her right and a male.
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Harriet to the nest with grasses and gets rushed by E16 thinking she had food.
Harriet buries stuffed animal.
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She didn't bring food, bummer...
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E15 unburies stuffed animal...
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...attempts to defurr, gives up and sleeps on it instead.
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Harriet and M15 at the pasture pond for a bath.
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M goes in first
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Harriet takes her turn
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That pond is super low, we need much rain.
 
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The E's are 7 weeks old and really working those huge wings. Flap hopping all over the nest...
E15
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E16
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E15 the older eaglet will be branching soon I believe, she loves sitting on top of the rails.
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E16 resting and looking at Mom, you can see Harriet's reflection in his eye.
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Wet birdies, Harriet stays in the nest with them when it storms and they both try to get under her, lol.
E16 top, tail under.
E15 bottom, head under.
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This morning's breakfast fed by Dad.
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Beak bumps ♡
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Bethy 🔥

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The E's are 7 weeks old and really working those huge wings. Flap hopping all over the nest...
E15View attachment 421042
E16View attachment 421043
E15 the older eaglet will be branching soon I believe, she loves sitting on top of the rails.View attachment 421044
E16 resting and looking at Mom, you can see Harriet's reflection in his eye.View attachment 421045
Wet birdies, Harriet stays in the nest with them when it storms and they both try to get under her, lol.
E16 top, tail under.
E15 bottom, head under.View attachment 421047
This morning's breakfast feed by Dad.View attachment 421048
Beak bumps ♡View attachment 421053
What a miracle those babies are 💕
 
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