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By: urdognu (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 05:33 PM EST  
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It looks like Mom moved some of E3's feathers from the middle of the nest.

I don't know how they got there. I don't recall seeing them earlier, unless my glasses are dirty. Roll eyes
Hmm… maybe those feathers have always been there and were left there after the remains were pulled to the side of the nest the other day?

She departed with the wings in her beak.
I panned around and found an adult at the pond.
No sign of the feathers.

5.18pm
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By: urdognu (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 05:34 PM EST  
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Two more. (I am not really here.) Wink

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Just before take off.
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By: deeagle55 (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 05:51 PM EST  
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5:12 pm Fish for E4 & Harriet takes E3's wing off the nest Video Camerawww.youtube.com/watch?v=fVmNWPakxx4

Harriet at the pond then fly's to the nest treeVideo Camerawww.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ugdo8Sh9aM


Harriet just doesn't know where to put E 3 Video Camerawww.youtube.com/watch?v=eM5NMaHhXf0


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By: Eagle's Nana (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 07:18 PM EST  
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Thank you for the wonderful memories in your tribute Judy Lynn. As we continue to watch this beautiful family come full cycle at the end of the season, we look forward to E4 starting his life's journey and keeping the season's beg innings and joys along with the sadness in our hearts always. I am so grateful for all who took part here to record the lives of this Eagle family. It is truly a great honor to experience the frailties and strengths and goodness of nature. Harriet remembering her little angel E3 by covering her and seeming to keep her in her in her heart always. And the way they continue to nurture E4. Always patient and loving. I am so glad we were blessed to become a part of this beautiful journey with this family.

(Bogey - Always a part of my heart forever)

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By: JudyB (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 08:31 PM EST  
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8:25 pm
I love the positions E4 gets into - definitely displaying a flexibility that I haven't had since I was about that age! love

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And it always amazes me how fast the feathers come in!

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By: dadsjazz (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 11:49 PM EST  
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SWFEC Daily Summary Thursday, February 6, 2014

Walking, Talking and Carrying Sticks

The day on the nest showed more growth, new activities and lots to learn for E4. Ozzie and Harriet spent time on and off the nest with E4 becoming very aware, tracking their moves and sounding greetings. E4 is very vocal with sweet chattering and seems to have a lot to say these days. Dad brought a fresh fish and Mom delivered fresh pine and branches. E4 rushed to see what each arrival was and became very excited when it was something to eat.

E4 practiced balancing, standing, walking and wing flapping sometimes with ease, other times looking awkward. Feather growth seems to be happening minute by minute. E4 is growing stronger and even managed to lift and carry a stick. Little E lessons are being learned well from great parents and teachers, Ozzie and Harriet.

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Ozzie approaches with a fish (urdognu)
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Harriet delivers fresh pine (urdognu)
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E4 lifts and carries a stick (dadsjazz)
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Video by urdognu
Veiling E3's Remains http://youtu.be/EZI-lWrtbOc
Delivery & Chow Time ~ Both Cam Views With Nice Action 9.42am http://youtu.be/iBtxZgceh_I
Pretty Pins, Standing & Walking 11.00am http://youtu.be/6dpTE6Oq1HU
Early Afternoon With E4, Noon - 2:10pm http://youtu.be/55jw8wOQOOU

Video by Dee Kelly
6:40 am The Squeeeker gets fed http://youtu.be/bd1WeZe3OqE
3:30 pm Feeding and Harriet moves E3 http://youtu.be/l60b1dKFPYk
Fish for E 4 & Harreit takes E3's wing off the nest http://youtu.be/fVmNWPakxx4
Harriet doesn't know where to move E 3 . http://youtu.be/eM5NMaHhXf0

EDUCATIONAL BIT
By urdognu
Do eagles digest all their food?
Most fish is digested completely.
Eagles have very strong stomach acids, and can digest bone quite well, which aids them in their own bone formation and in their egg-shell formation.
Eagles have something called a "crop", located in the upper alimentary track (esophagus) where food can be stored for days.
This is very beneficial to eagles, who can store up to two pounds of food in their crop when prey is abundant, so they can then go without food for several days if need be.
Bald Eagles only occasionally regurgitate a pellet when they swallow feathers and bones while eating a bird or fur and bones when consuming a mammal.
Pellets are rarely formed after eating fish since the strong stomach acids digest most of the fish.
Golden eagles forage mostly on small mammals and form pellets more often than Bald Eagles.


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By: lovethebabies (offline) on Thursday, February 06 2014 @ 11:50 PM EST  
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11:49 All is quiet on the nest and E4 is sound asleep! Red Heart

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By: urdognu (offline) on Friday, February 07 2014 @ 12:16 AM EST  
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Friday, February 7, 2014

E4 is 44 days old today.


Body Temperature:
An eagle’s body temperature is about 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5555556 degree Celsius).
Does the eagle get cold?
Nature has provided the eagle with protection from the elements.
A bald eagle's skin is protected by feathers lined with down.
Their feet are cold resistance, consisting of mostly tendon.

How do feathers keep them warm and stay cool?
Feathers protect the bird from the cold as well as the heat of the sun, by trapping layers of air. To maintain its body temperature an eagle simply changes the position of its feathers. While an eagle suns itself on a cold morning, it ruffles and rotates its feathers so that the air pockets are either opened to the air or drawn together to reduce the insulating effect.


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