Nest notes 4/14/16 pm Hr 2’s first day

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4/14/16 – evening update: Well, by the late afternoon the little eaglet had enough strength to sit up some for feedings and we caught quick glimpses of movement on the nest cam. Bald eaglets grow quickly, so we should be seeing more each day for now. Here are some screen shots of an afternoon feeding attempt. Thank you PixController, ASWP, The National Aviary and Wild Earth for these images.

Harmar female attempts to feed Hr 2 at 13:57 on 4/14/16
Harmar female attempts to feed Hr 2 at 13:57 on 4/14/16
Harmar female feeding Hr 2 14:02 on 4/14/16
Harmar female feeding Hr 2 14:02 on 4/14/16
Harmar female feeds Hr 2 14:03 on 4/14/16
Harmar female feeds Hr 2 14:03 on 4/14/16

The Harmar female shows her bulging crop as she broods Hr 2. What is the difference between incubation and brooding? It’s a matter of timing, incubation keeps an egg warm, brooding keeps chicks warm.

Harmar female broods Hr 2 on 4/14/16
Harmar female broods Hr 2 on 4/14/16

Later in the evening the male arrives and begins eating some nestovers, the female gets up to feed the chick and they all have a family meal together!

Harmar family meal 18:33 on 4/14/16
Harmar family meal 18:33 on 4/14/16
Harmar family meal 18:33:51 on 4/14/16
Harmar family meal 18:33:51 on 4/14/16

Finally, the female takes another break off the nest.

Harmar male takes evening brooding shift 4/14/16
Harmar male takes evening brooding shift 4/14/16
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