Nest notes 6/10/16

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6/10/16 – We have seen the Harmar eaglets self-feeding, and competing with each other for meals too! Some interactions are more playful, though, and the eaglets are still being fed by the adults. The reason we are seeing so much food going into the eaglets is they are experiencing their maximum need for food now that they are entering their eighth week. Their body size has come close to adult size, with just a bit more to grow. They need more muscle mass to be added yet, but they likely weigh at least 8-9 pounds. Now that they are mantling food and self-feeding, the next major milestone will be branching, which usually occurs in the 9th week. Wingercizing is better with a breeze, and there has been some rain dancing and flapping until the heavy storms hit. That gives them a chance to rest a bit and grow, and eat again.

Harmar eaglets side by side on 6/10/16
Harmar eaglets side by side on 6/10/16
Harmar eaglet wingercizing on 6/10/16
Harmar eaglet wingercizing on 6/10/16
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