E7 returned the next day, E8 did not & feared dead.
On May 13th, volunteers found E8 alive in a nearby neighborhood with a broken leg.
Both successfully hatched eaglets (E7 hatched January 26 at am (day 38); E8 hatched January 27 at pm (day 36)) and spending the first few weeks of life developing on schedule. 9, E8 had to be cut free from the nest after getting monofilament fishing line wrapped around its leg and foot cutting off circulation and causing swelling.
E8 was taken to the CROW clinic for treatment and released back to the nest 3 days later.
Unfortunately Egg #1 was not viable and did not hatch. Being the only eaglet in the nest, E9 thrived and grew on schedule.
Even setting a record for the earliest fledge when accidentally fledging on March 14th at .
The first egg (E5) was laid November 19 and hatched (37 days) Dec. The 2nd egg (E6) was laid November 22 and hatched (35 days) Dec. (CROW) for evaluation after showing signs of disorientation and injury.
After 97 days of care to recover from a broken left clavicle and a broken left coracoid bone, Ozzie was released back into the wild near the nest.
This season we will again catch all the action using three cameras that film the birds 24/7 and stream live video directly to this site.
Making a triumphant return to the nest after its accidental fledge, E9 learned all the fundamentals of survival from Harriet & M and was last seen in the nest area on May 2.
2015 - 2016 Season was a season of many firsts for Harriet & her new mate M15 (short for Male 2015).
The young eaglets continued to thrive and develop into juvenile eagles, fledging the nest on April 16th (E7) and May 3th (E8).
But as the nest started to deteriorate, the eagles were attacked by an owl on May 7.
After Ozzie’s passing, Harriet spent a few weeks courting possible new mates but eventually bonded (or mated) with M15, laying two eggs.