2020 NADC Event Log
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Date TimeWhich Adult or eagletEventDescription of EventRecorded by
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2/22/20203:14 PMMrPArrival/PreyMrP arrives at the nest with a large intact fish at 3:14pm. The fish is so fresh, it appears the tail is wiggling. MrP doesn’t stay at the nest long before carrying it over to the Big Branch to eat. MrP returns to the nest at 3:21pm with his prize fish, which is now headless. MrP looks around and waits.
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2/22/20209:56 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/DepartureMrP is back with one more stick at 9:56 am. He’s off to perch in a distant tree at 10:00 am. He departs from the tree at 10:03 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/22/20208:21 AMMrP & TFLDepartureMrP flies off from the Right V branch with TFL quickly following at 8:21 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/22/20206:44 AMMrP & TFLMatings/Nest Work/PerchingMrP gets busy with some nest work before joining his lovely Lady on the Overhead branch. They share some sweet conversation before they mate at 6:44 am. MrP flies off and returns with a stick at 6:49 am. He wrestles with his stick before flying off and returning with yet another one at 7:07 am. TFL jumps down in the nest just as MrP marches up the Left V branch at 7:30 am. TFL gets busy with some housekeeping and briefly wiggles down in the nest bowl. What a sweet sight! TFL moves over to the Lateral branch for a break. MrP joins her and they mate once again at 7:32 am. MrP is off for supplies and returns with a stick at 7:34 am. He’s off again and returns with another stick at 7:42 am. TFL steps in the nest to help out her mate. She performs her little wiggle dance before hopping back to the Lateral branch at 7:44 am. MrP is off in search of one more stick at 7:53 am. Success! He delivers another one to the nest just one minute later. MrP joins TFL on the Lateral branch and they mate one more time at 8:00 am. MrP is off once again and returns once again with a stick at 8:02 am. Stick number six, I believe. TFL helps him with the chores for just a bit before returning to the Lateral branch at 8:03 am. But wait! MrP delivers stick number seven at 8:15 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/22/20206:05 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/PerchingWe have an eagle perched on the Lower Primary Perching Tree at 6:05 am. I do believe this is our very own charming MrP. The LPPT has become one of his favorite spots to roost at night so I don’t think I’m going out on a limb to make that guess. He flies over to the Lateral branch and into the nest at 6:30 am. Good morning MrP. It's nice to see you so bright and early. He lies down in the nest bowl and pulls some fluff around him. It looks like a perfect fit to me. He’s up to aerate the nesting material again just as TFL arrives on the OH branch at 6:35 am. She has a few things to say before getting busy with her morning preening.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/20204:20 PMMrPDepartureMrP departs from the Overhead branch at 4:10 pm leaving the fish in the nest.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/20203:17 PMMrPArrival/PerchingMrP arrives on the Overhead branch at 3:17 pm. He gazes around his domain looking mighty fine and dandy wearing his fancy white tie. TFL’s fish still remains in the nest so apparently MrP went out for lunch when he left here earlier. Such a wonderful mate! Come on home TFL. Your lunch is still waiting.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/202011:22 AMMrPPrey Delivered/DepartureMrP returns to the nest at 11:22am with another fish. The second one of the day! He stands guard over the fish as he scans the sky. Where are you pretty Lady? MrP has a surprise for you again. No sign of TFL so MrP has just a few bites himself before getting back to some nest work. He lies down in the nest bowl all the while keeping his eyes to the skies. He marches up the Left V branch and patiently waits for his mate. He waits and waits and waits and waits until he can wait no more. He’s off to the NW branch at 12:29pm. He scans the skies one more time and flies just seconds later.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/202010:24 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Mating/Departure MrP gets his fill of the fish, leaving a nice portion for TFL. She arrives to claim her fish at 10:24 am. “Well, thank you very much dear.” MrP gets busy with some nest work while TFL enjoys her meal. TFL’s finished by 10:28 am and over on the Lateral branch feaking her beak. A Lady has to look presentable at all times. Now that her beak is shiny clean, she can enjoy some time basking in the warm Winter sun, looking radiant as always. MrP hops himself over to join his lovely Lady at 10:33 am. He has a few sweet things to say to her before they mate at 10:33 am. MrP’s quickly off just a minute later. Sticks or fluff? What do you all think? TFL flies at 10:39 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/202010:02 AMMrPPrey DeliveredMrP returns to the nest with a fish at 10:02 am. He holds it in his talon and looks all around. No sign of TFL. He decides to enjoy some himself.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/20209:23 AMMrPPerching/DepartureI believe this is MrP who is perched on a tree across from the nest at 9:23 am. He flies off and delivers a stick to the Overhead branch at 9:31 am. I do believe this stick is meant for the nest but whoops, stick overboard. We can only imagine how many sticks are now under the nest tree. MrP has lost more than his fair share, that’s for sure. Luckily for Stickman, there’s plenty more where that came from. Off he goes at 9:43 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/20208:06 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/DepartureMrP’s back in the nest and back to work at 8:06 am. He heads up the Left V branch and over to the OH branch before flying off at 8:10 amearlybird_AEF
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2/21/20207:59 AMTFLDepartureTFL flies off from the Overhead branch at 7:59 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/20207:01 AMMrP & TFLPerching/DepartureMrP and TFL share a little conversation as they both perch on their respective branches at 7:01 am. MrP is off to the Parking Lot Perch at 7:04 am. He flies and disappears out of sight at 7:09 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/21/20206:41 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/Mating/PerchingIt’s a cold and clear morning with temperatures only in the mid-twenties. We’re expecting a high of forty-one degrees this afternoon and a nice warm up of fifty-five degrees tomorrow. An eagle flies out in the trees and disappears at 6:41 am. TFL and MrP arrive with vocals at 6:45 am. TFL gets busy with some preening on the Overhead branch while MrP gets busy with some chores in the nest. MrP shimmies down in the nest bowl trying it out for size and comfort at 6:48 am. TFL has a few things to say about that from above. MrP marches up to join TFL and they mate at 6:55 am. MrP’s off to a nearby tree soon after.earlybird_AEF
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2/20/202010:43 AMMrP & TFLNest Work/Prey Delivered/Mating/DepartureMrP returns with a stick at 10:43 am. He briefly gets busy working his sticks before stepping up the Right V branch just a minute later. He looks around with some head bobbing action before flying out the back door and over to the Balcony branch at 10:46 am. He pirouettes around on the branch to look in the other direction, no doubt surveying the area for another stick. He’s off at 11:21 am and quickly returns to the nest with yes, another stick. A very large stick. Well worth taking the time to survey the area. There’s nothing like watching MrP put the side rails together. He is the “Puzzle Master” making sure each piece fits in exactly the right place. He’s off again at 11:30 am and doesn’t return until 12:39 am. He doesn’t bring a stick with him this time but a fish for TFL. He just takes a few nibbles and then a few more while he’s waiting. Well... maybe just a few more. You better hurry home TFL before this fish is gone. TFL arrives just in the nick of time at 12:45 pm. There’s still plenty of fish left for her to enjoy and she sure does that. MrP continues with some nestorations while she finishes up her meal. She just gets her fill and moves over to the V branches to feak her beak when MrP decides a little mating would be nice. And that’s exactly what they do in the nest at 12:52 pm. TFL hops over to the Lateral branch while MrP gets busy with some nest work once again. TFL flies from the Lateral branch at 12:59 pm. MrP takes the leftover fish and flies to a nearby tree to enjoy some lunch himself at 1:20 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/20/20207:43 AMMrP & TFLMating/Nest Work/DepartureTFL flies from the OH branch to the Light Post at 7:43 am. She returns to the nest and joins MrP at 8:16 am. They get some nest work done before TFL moves over to the Lateral branch. MrP joins her and they sweetly mate at 8:22 am. MrP’s quickly off for supplies and quickly returns with a stick. He’s off again at 8:29 am and returns this time with some fluff and stuff. MrP and TFL both fly off at 8:33 am. MrP returns with a stick while TFL returns to the Overhead branch. They both are off again at 8:39 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/20/20206:59 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Mating/Departure/PerchingWe have a wonderful view of MrP returning from Kingman Island at 6:59 am. He returns to the nest as TFL arrives to perch on the Overhead branch. TFL sends good morning greetings while MrP gets busy with the morning chores. MrP joins TFL on the Overhead branch and they mate at 7:04 am. They both fly from the nest tree and perform a lovely aerial performance for us at 7:14 am. MrP continues on his merry way while TFL returns to the OH branch at 7:17 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/20/20206:29 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/PerchingMrP arrives bright and early at 6:29 am. He aerates the fluff and tries out the nest bowl for size and comfort before flying off to the Parking Lot Perch at 6:44 am. He flies from the PLP at 6:55 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/19/20206:39 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/Matings/DepartureMrP and TFL arrive with much fanfare on the Overhead branch at 6:39 am. They send out some morning greetings to the world before MrP jumps down in the nest and gets busy with the morning chores. MrP makes his way up the Left V branch just before TFL makes her way down in the nest at 6:46 am. MrP hops right back down and they briefly work in the nest together before TFL hops over to the Lateral branch at 6:47 am. MrP joins her and they sweetly mate at 6:51 am. MrP flies off and returns with a stick at 6:58 am. TFL hops in the nest once again to help him with the nestorations. TFL moves back to the Lateral branch at 7:00 am while MrP continues with the nest work and tries out the bowl. He joins her on the Lateral branch and they mate once again at 7:12 am. MrP’s off for supplies and returns with another stick at 7:14 am. TFL departs from the Lateral branch at 7:14 am. MrP flies off just four minutes later.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20204:15 PMMrPArrival/Departure It’s been a quiet afternoon at the nest. MrP was back for two brief nest checks at 10:54 am and 1:25 pm, both lasting less than two minutes. He’s back again with some fluff at 4:09 pm and off again at 4:13 pm. Short but always sweet to have a visit from MrP.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/202010:28 AMTFLDepartureTFL flies from the Lateral branch at 10:28 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20209:19 AMMrP & TFLMating/Nest Work/Departure/PerchingMrP joins his lovely Lady on the Lateral branch and they have mating number four at 9:19 am. MrP flies off for supplies and returns with another interesting looking stick at 9:23 am. TFL jumps right in to help him. “Let me show you where I want it sweetie.” So cute to see the two of them working side by side on the same stick together. MrP flies off again with TFL looking on at 9:29 am. She scans the sky for just a few minutes before stepping over to the Lateral branch at 9:33 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20208:49 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest WorkMrP returns to the nest and gets busy with his sticks at 8:49 am while the eagle on the light post remains perched. I think it's safe to assume that the eagle on the light post is indeed TFL. And here she comes at 8:57 am! She looks beautiful as our cam op is able to track her flying all the way back to the nest. So lovely to watch. She gracefully lands right next to MrP and gets busy helping him with the nestorations. MrP flies off and returns with quite an interesting stick at 9:07 am. TFL voices her appreciation with some soft chirps from the Lateral branch as MrP wrestles with his stick.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20208:17 AMTFLPerchingAn eagle is perched on a light post off in the distance at 8: 17 am. Waiting for a train, perhaps? Our cams are not able to get any closer but TFL did fly in that direction at 8:14 am. S/he gets busy with some preening before flying off at 8:37 am. S/he makes a hard bank to the left and appears to land at the golf course. S/he’s off again and makes her/his way to another light post at 8:42 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20208:14 AMTFLDepartureTFL flies off from the Lateral branch at 8:14 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20207:41 AMMrP & TFLDeparture/PerchingMrP is off again at 7:41 am while TFL remains on the Lateral branch.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20207:22 AMMrP & TFLMating/Nest Work/PerchingValentines Day might be over but “Love is in the air” at the Arboretum. MrP joins TFL on the Lateral branch and we have the third mating of the morning at 7:22 am. The honeymoon continues. MrP flies off for fresh supplies, of course he does, and returns with another stick. That’s two sticks and one fluff and three matings if you’re keeping count. MrP tidies up the nest a bit before making his way up the Right V branch for a well-deserved break while TFL continues to enjoy the scenery from the Lateral branch.earlybird_AEF
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2/18/20206:41 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/MatingsMrP arrives in the nest and gets busy with some fluffing at 6:41 am. So nice to see TFL arrive on the Overhead branch at 6:51 am. She enjoyed some time out of the spotlight yesterday but she’s ready to get back to work this morning. She jumps in the nest to help MrP with the nestorations at 6:53 am before stepping over to the Lateral branch. MrP joins her with some sweet talk and they mate at 6:56 am. MrP’s off for supplies at 6:57 am. Sticks or fluff? Fluff, it is. MrP quickly spreads the fluff around and just as quickly hops back to join TFL on the Lateral branch at 7:03 am. Once again, they enthusiastically mate and once again, MrP flies off for supplies. This time he returns with a stick. TFL jumps back in the nest to help him with the stick arranging before returning to the Lateral branch at 7:14 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20204:10 PMBonus ChatBonus ChatPlease come join us and MrP for a Bonus chat right now! Yes! Right Now! Bring your questions and comments and lets start chatting.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20203:41 PMMrP & Red-tailed HawkPrey Delivered/DepartureMrP arrives in the nest with another fish at 3:41 pm. The RTH decides this might be a good time to take his leave and flies soon after MrP’s arrival.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20202:10 PMMrP & Red-tailed HawkDeparure/PerchingMrP flies off from the Overhead branch at 2:10 pm. The RTH watches him fly and makes sure the coast is clear before getting back to eating the fish at 2:14 pm. The RTH continues to perch on Big branch at 3:20 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20201:38 PMMrP & Red-tailed HawkArrival/PerchingThe Red-tailed hawk stops eating and appears to be tracking something flying by at 1:38 pm. MrP arrives in the nest at 1:45 pm. “Where’s my fish?” or not. He just gets busy with the fluffing while the RTH perches still as a statue. “If I don’t move, he can’t see me.” MrP doesn’t appear to see him/her as far as we can tell but calmly makes his way up the Left V branch and over to the Overhead branch at 1:49 pm. They both remain on their perches at 2:05 pm. What we have here is a standoff. Who will flinch first? lolearlybird_AEF
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2/17/20201:12 PMRed-Tailed HawkArrival/Eating Prey/PerchingA Beautiful Red-tailed hawk stops by on the Overhead branch at 1:12 pm. S/he jumps down in the nest and takes a long look at TFL’s fish before flying off the nest. S/he’s quickly back at 1:17 pm and promptly grabs TFL’s fish and skedaddles right over to Big branch to eat it. S/he eats and eats and eats. S/he’s still eating at 1:35 pm. What a cutie! It looks like TFL won’t be having this fish after all.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/202011:39 AMMrPArrival/DeparureMrP returns to perch on the Overhead branch at 11:39 am. He spends some time gazing around his territory on this beautiful sunny day perhaps waiting for his lovely Lady’s arrival. No sign of TFL just yet but hopefully she’ll arrive to claim her fish soon. MrP hops on down to the nest at 11:59 am. He takes a look at that fish and checks out the sky. It wouldn’t hurt if he had just a few bites, would it? After all, this is President’s Day, a day devoted just for him, right? TFL wouldn’t mind if he just had a few nibbles? Of course, she wouldn’t. He drags it to the edge of the nest and begins to eat and eat and eat. Hey MrP, are you going to leave any for TFL? MrP gets his fill and flies off from the nest at 12:13 pm. And if you’re still wondering if he saved some for his pretty Lady…Yes, he did! A nice portion awaits TFL for her dining delight.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/202010:05 AMMrPPrey Delivered/DepartureMrP returns with a fish at 10:05 am. This fish must be meant for TFL. He sets it aside and gets to work on aerating the fluff and rearranging the sticks before moving up the Left V branch. He flies off at 10:12 am without the fish.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20208:49 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/DepartureOur Olympian (MrP) is back with a bundle of fluff and stuff at 8:49 am. He quickly places it in the nest and gets right back to working his sticks. He wing walks up the Left V branch at 8:54 am before flying off at 8:57 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20206:50 AMMrPNest Work/DepartureMrP continues to enjoy this beautiful morning from the PLP at 6:50 am. He gives himself a big rouse of contentment as the sun shines down on him and appears to cast a pellet at 7:19 am. He’s off to train for the Olympics or so it seems at 7:21 am. He flies through the trees in an apparent attempt to find the perfect stick. We all know by now how particular MrP is about his sticks. He flies to the Overhead branch, hangs upside down and pulls on a branch in an apparent attempt to capture one of the prize sticks. It doesn’t work out so well for him so he’s off to perch on a tree nearby. He stops to catch his breath before trying the exact same thing again on this tree, flying off, hanging upside down, and snatching a branch off before flying back to the nest. Apparently, he’s successful this time because he does return to the nest with a branch. I’ll give him a perfect “10” for effort and performance. It sure made me LOL while watching this. He takes some time to find the perfect spot for that perfect stick before briefly lying down in the nest bowl at 7:25 am. He pulls some of the fluff around him, sizing it perfectly for himself and TFL. Everything appears to be in order at the moment, the side rails are perfectly intertwined, the nest bowl is perfectly formed, the bedding is perfectly fluffed. Time to go enjoy some of this perfect day. MrP steps up the Right V branch and flies off at 7:41 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/17/20206:30 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/PerchingThe sky is just beginning to lighten on this early Monday morning in brilliant shades of gold, orange and blue. The nest is empty as of yet but I expect that MrP and perhaps TFL along with him will arrive at any moment. We’re expecting a lovely sunny day with temperatures in the low fifties. A chorus of birds are singing merrily with the hum of the traffic in the background as their accompaniment. MrP makes his first appearance of the day at 6:37 am. He begins aerating the fluff, stopping every now and then to check out the area before flying off to the Parking Lot Perch at 6:44 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/16/20209:45 AMMrP & TFLNest Work/PerchingMrP spends some time on the Right V branch while TFL remains perched in the Big branch area. TFL amuses herself with a stick that she pulled off the tree before flying back to the nest at 9:45 am without the stick. MrP hops back down and they get back to the nest work, each working a stick that MrP brought earlier. MrP moves up the Right V branch and flies off while TFL briefly tries out the nest bowl at 9:54 am. They continue with some nest work after MrP returns with another stick. TFL steps out on the Lateral branch while MrP steps up on the Right V branch at 10:01 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/16/20208:18 AMMrP & TFLNest Work/MatingMrP is off and returns with a stick at 8:18 am. TFL hops right back in the nest to help her mate. They tidy up a bit before both fly off to the Big branch area and sweetly mate at 8:25 am. Oh yes, the honeymoon continues…earlybird_AEF
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2/16/20207:44 AMMrP & TFLPrey Delivered/Nest Work/MatingMrP returns with a fish at 7:44 am. He eats some of it but leaves a nice portion on the nest before getting back to the nest work. He gets busy with some fluffing and moves over to rearrange some sticks before heading up the Right V branch. He’s off again and returns with some fresh fluff at 7:59 am. TFL is waiting for him on the NW branch. He sends out a call to her, “Breakfast is served Dear!” TFL flies to the nest and claims her fish at 8:01 am. TFL gets busy working on the fish while MrP gets busy working on the nest. He tries to pull a stick out from under her while she’s eating. She’s not at all pleased about this. She gives him a peck, he gives the stick a pull, she gives him another peck, he gives the stick another pull and on and on. MrP is one very persistent eagle. He’s bound and determined to move that stick but TFL is just as bound and determined to finish her fish. Perhaps the honeymoon is over. Lol Or perhaps not. TFL does get to finish her meal and MrP does get to move that stick. And they do make up with another sweet mating on the Lateral branch at 8:13 am. The honeymoon continues…earlybird_AEF
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2/16/20207:01 AMMrP & TFLDepartureTFL hops over to help MrP with the nest work at 7:01 am. She performs her little wiggle dance for him before returning to the Lateral branch at 7:03 am. They appear to be intently watching something nearby, quietly stretching out their necks in what looks like a “vulture stance” at 7:08 am. They both fly off towards the horizon at 7:10 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/16/20206:41 AMMrP & TFLMating/Nest Work/PerchingMrP joins his beautiful Lady and they mate on the Lateral branch at 6:41 am. MrP flies off for fresh supplies while TFL hops back in the nest. She calmly lies down in the nest bowl as our hearts go pitter patter at 6:42 am. We are anything but calm but she just takes it all in stride. Just checking it out to make sure it’s a comfortable fit. She’s only there for less than a minute but we still take a close look after she gets up, just in case. No egg yet. She steps back over to the Lateral branch for a little more preening. MrP returns with a bundle of fluff and stuff at 6:50 am. He spreads it around and lies down to give that bowl another comfort check. The bowl looks perfect to us but no doubt MrP thinks there’s still work to be done.earlybird_AEF
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2/16/20205:23 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Possible Mating Sounds/Nest WorkIt sounds like MrP and TFL are up very early this morning. Eagle vocals, possibly a mating, can be heard filtering through the Arboretum at 5:23 am and again at 6:23 am. Our lovebirds have been acting like they’re on their second honeymoon so it wouldn’t surprise me one bit. MrP is the first to arrive at 6:26 am but TFL’s not far behind at 6:28 am. They both get busy with the nestorations before TFL hops over to the Lateral branch at 6:31 am. She takes care of her morning preening while MrP snuggles down in the nest bowl. I do believe if MrP could lay an egg they would have many by now. He sure loves that nest bowl. And his sticks. MrP is one very lovable eagle.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20205:50 PMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/DepartureMrP delivers a stick with TFL following right behind him at 5:50 pm. So adorable seeing the two of them working together, each trying to pull on the same stick, each having their own idea on where that stick should go. “Stick Wars” is back and we couldn’t be happier. MrP is bound and determined that his stick is going to fit in the V Perch and I do believe that TFL is just as determined that it will not. Comedy hour at its finest. TFL hops over to the Lateral branch and right back in the nest again to show MrP how it’s done. MrP is not to be deterred, he still continues to work his sticks. MrP watches TFL fly off at 6:02 pm. He gets back to the nest work for just a minute or two before flying off himself. Sweet vocals are heard soon after he departs.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20202:16 PMMrP & TFLVocals/Flyby/Prey Delivered/DepartureTFL sings out some vocals as she tracks something in the sky at 2:16 pm. A large bird, perhaps a hawk flies too close for her comfort but doesn’t land in the nest tree. It doesn’t appear to be MrP by TFL’s reaction but she doesn’t give chase. She flares out her wings and sends out more vocals as the bird flies off to a nearby tree. Whatever it was doesn’t seem to cause her much concern. MrP arrives with a fish at 2:33 pm. TFL squees her delight and drops down in the nest to claim her prize. TFL finishes eating and moves over to the Lateral branch, leaving a nice portion in the nest for MrP. MrP says “Don’t mind if I do” and hops right down and enjoys some of that delectable fish himself. TFL moves over to the Lateral branch, feaks her beak and flies at 2:46 pm. MrP finishes up his meal and flies off to the PPT at 2:50 pm. MrP flies from the PPT at 2:55 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20201:51 PMTFLArrival/PerchingA spectacular fly in by TFL on Cam A at 1:51 pm. Sometimes she can take your breath away, she is just that beautiful! She gracefully lands on the Overhead branch in all her majesty and splendor. The Queen of the Arboretum. Of that there is little doubt. She preens her lovely feathers from her throne as her subjects look on. Chat is just about to end but thanks to TFL it couldn’t have ended more perfect.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/202011:38 AMMrP & TFLArrival/nest Work/Mating/DepartureMrP and TFL are back in the nest at 11:38 am. Oh yes, these two have been busy. It’s a gorgeous fly in with both of them arriving almost simultaneously but this time MrP doesn’t land on TFL’s back. Lol MrP brings a lovely stick with him while TFL brings her lovely self. I must say it’s lovely to see them both together in the nest again. TFL hops over to the Lateral branch at 11:40 am for a little break while MrP continues working on the sticks near the V Perch. He hops over to join her and they sweetly mate at 11:43 am. MrP flies at 11:44 am and quickly returns with a stick. MrP is off again at 11:50 am with TFL following soon after. MrP returns again at 1:08 pm and again he brings a stick. MrP can never have enough sticks. He briefly works in the nest before flying off to the PPT at 1:09 pm. He flies off and rides the thermals at 1:12 pm until he slowly but surely disappears behind the trees.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20208:46 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/DepartureOur lovely couple are back again at 8:46 am. They fly into the nest in unison with MrP miscalculating and briefly landing on TFL’s back. Whoops. Sometimes that landing pad is just not big enough for the two of them. No harm done. They get busy with aerating the fluff for just a bit before TFL hops over to the Lateral branch and MrP makes his way up the Right V branch. They both fly off briefly at 8:51 am but both return at 8:53 am. That was a fast trip. TFL flies straight to the OH branch while MrP delivers a stick to the nest. They both fly off again at 8:57 am. We get a beautiful view of the two of them flying off towards the river. They may have worked up an appetite with all of their hard work this morning. Bon appetit you two.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20208:15 AMMrP & TFLNest Work/Mating/Departure MrP’s off again and returns with another stick at 8:15 am. He gets busy with the nestorations before making his way up the Left V branch at 8:18 am while TFL almost simultaneously jumps down in the nest. MrP hops right back down to join her and once again they get back to work. TFL hops over to the Lateral branch for a little break at 8:20 am. MrP joins her and they sweetly mate at 8:25 am. MrP quickly flies off at 8:26 am with TFL flying off herself at 8:29 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20207:43 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/Mating/PerchingMrP and TFL return to the nest and get busy with aerating the fluff at 7:43 am. So cute to see the sweet love nibbles that MrP gives to TFL’s tailfeathers as they’re working in the nest. TFL tries out the nest bowl for size at 7:47 am. It looks like a perfect fit. She pulls the fluff around her to make it nice and comfortable, at one point wearing a strand of fluff around her neck like a necklace. This just might turn out to be the latest fad in the eagle world. TFL has always been a trend setter and no doubt this will be all the rage. She takes a little stroll up to the Overhead branch at 7:48 am. MrP joins her and they mate with enthusiasm at 7:49 am. MrP flies off for supplies and returns with a stick at 7:55 am. He gets busy with his sticks, trying out the nest bowl himself before moving up the Right V branch at 8:01 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/15/20206:22 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/DepartureThe sky just begins to lighten, eagle vocals are heard nearby. MrP and TFL arrive bright and early at 6:22 am. MrP gets busy with aerating the fluff while TFL keeps watch over their territory. TFL moves over to the Lateral branch at 6:26 am while MrP tries out the nest bowl for size and comfort. So cute to see him pulling the blanket of fluff all around him, practicing for the big day. TFL hops back in the nest at 6:34 am and begins to help MrP with the fluffing. “Let me show you how its done Dear.” MrP is not to be deterred, he just keeps on fluffing. TFL overseas his work for a minute or two before flying off at 6:36 am with MrP following soon after.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20206:27 PMMrP & TFLArrival/Mating/Nest Work/DepartureJust when you think MrP and TFL have gone off for the night, they turn around and surprise you. They both return to the OH branch and appear to mate at 6:27 pm. The sky is now dark and the IR light isn’t working so visibility isn’t the best. TFL remains on the OH branch while MrP hops down in the nest. TFL jumps down to join MrP and they both get busy with some nest work before TFL hops over to the Lateral branch. MrP tries out the bowl several times, spreading the fluff all around him before hopping over and joining TFL on the Lateral branch. They appear to mate again at 6:38 pm. MrP flies off with TFL quickly following at 6:40 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20205:45 PMMrP & TFLNest Work/DepartureIt’s been a wonderful Valentine’s day in our DC nest. MrP and TFL have been hard at work on the nestorations and have had six matings to boot. Love is in the air at the Arboretum. They both are busy in the nest at 5:45 pm, working in harmony together side by side, beak to beak. TFL is busy with spreading the fluff while MrP is busy with rearranging the sticks. They are totally adorable together. So sweet to see TFL wiggle down in the nest bowl at 5:55 pm. The day couldn’t get more perfect than this. Our hearts are overflowing with love for this very special pair. TFL takes her leave at 5:57 pm with MrP following not one minute later. MrP returns one more time with one more bundle of fluff at 6:05 pm and flies off as dark is quickly approaching. Happy Valentine Day to all of our viewers and followers of The Event Log. We hope your day has been as special as MrP’s and TFL’s.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20209:32 AMMrP & TFLPerching/DepartureMrP hops down in the nest and briefly gets back to the chores at 9:32 am. He moves up the Left V branch for a little R&R at 9:35 am. TFL departs from the OH branch and flies towards the trees at 9:41 am. MrP departs at 9:50 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20209:12 AMMrP & TFLNest Work/Mating/PerchingMrP returns with a stick delivery at 9:12 am. He makes his way up the Left V branch and over to the Overhead branch at 9:17 am. He has a few more sweet things to say to his lovely Lady before they mate for the third time at 9:17 am. MrP flies off and returns with a bundle of fluff and stuff at 9:20 am. MrP finishes up his task at hand and steps up the Right V branch at 9:23 am. TFL sends him some sweet vocals from her perch on the Overhead branch.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20208:51 AMMrP & TFLPerching/DepartureTFL looks on as MrP flies off from the Right V branch at 8:51 am. She continues to perch on the Overhead branch looking radiant as she basks in the early morning sun.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20208:13 AMMrP & TFLPerchingMrP and TFL send out some brief warning vocals at 8:13 am. Something may have gotten a little too close for their comfort but all appears calm now. TFL continues to enjoy the scenery from the Overhead branch while MrP continues to chill on the Right V branch at 8:35 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20207:45 AMMrP & TFLMatings/Nest Work/PerchingTFL arrives on the Overhead branch at 7:45 am. MrP joins his lovely Lady and they sweetly mate on this beautiful Valentine’s morning. What a perfect way to start this special day. TFL raises her head and croons to the sky as they companionly perch side by side. MrP flies off for supplies and returns with a stick for the side rails. He marches up the Left V branch and again joins TFL on the Overhead branch at 7:54 am. MrP has a few sweet things to say to his sweetheart before our lovebirds enthusiastically mate once again. MrP is off for supplies and returns with a beautiful bouquet of grass for TFL. Fish and now a bouquet. Life couldn’t be sweeter for this sweet couple.earlybird_AEF
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2/14/20207:15 AMMrPArrival/Prey Delivered/Nest WorkIt’s a chilly Valentine’s morning at thirty-eight degrees. Our love birds have not yet arrived at 7:15 am. It is a day for romance and love, perhaps they’re out having a romantic breakfish for two. Or perhaps not. Lol MrP arrives with a large fish at 7:32 am. He doesn’t wait for his Lady love to join him before he starts to dig in but TFL’s faithful mate does leave a nice portion in the nest for her. A special Valentine’s gift for his Lady. It may not be chocolates but TFL will be more than delighted with her sweet gift. MrP gets to work on aerating the fluff now wearing his fancy white tie before jogging up the Left V branch for a little feaking. He’s already back to work in the nest at 7:41 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/13/20202:48 PMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/DepartureTFL hops back in the nest at 2:48 pm. MrP returns and joins her at 2:50 pm. TFL moves back to the Lateral branch and flies at 2:51 pm while MrP gets back to the nest work. MrP marches up the Right V branch and flies at 2:54 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/13/202010:29 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Matings/Nest Work/Departure/PerchingMrP finally arrives at the nest at 10:29 am. This is rather late for him but we’ll give him a pass today since the weather has been so gloomy. It appears that MrP hasn’t had his breakfast yet but no worries. The fish that he delivered yesterday is still in the nest. He steps over and gobbles it down before flying off for supplies at 10:35 am. He delivers a bundle of fluff and stuff before flying off again and delivering another bundle at 10:53 am. He’s quickly off again at 10:54 am. MrP and TFL arrive together at 11:34 am. They both get busy aerating the lovely new bunches of fluff that MrP delivered earlier. TFL steps over to the Lateral branch where MrP joins her and they energetically mate at 11:39 am. Of course, MrP flies off as he typically does after a mating and returns with a stick. TFL remains on the Lateral branch and MrP joins her and they mate for the second time at 11:49 am. MrP flies off again and returns with another stick. So wonderful to see TFL jump in the nest again to help with the nestorations. TFL continues to work in the nest throughout the early afternoon, taking a few breaks on the Lateral branch from time to time while MrP takes care of the fluff and stick gathering. They’re both back at work in the nest together at 12:41 pm. MrP wiggles down in the nest bowl to try it out for size and comfort. So sweet to see TFL try it out herself with MrP right by her side. MrP is off to the Stick Store again at 12:43 pm. TFL remains in the nest and enjoys some time rearranging the furniture and fluffing up the soft bedding, perhaps finishing up the last details before the eggs arrive. She’s sure been a busy Lady today. Our hearts are full of hope that we will have a precious egg in the nest soon. Her hardworking mate is back again with another stick at 12:48 pm. TFL steps out on the Lateral branch at 12:56 pm where MrP joins her and they mate for the third time today. Oh yes! We are full of hope! MrP departs from the Right V branch at 1:34 pm while TFL continues to perch on the Lateral branch. She remains perching here at 2:40 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/13/20207:27 AMMrPPerchingWe have a very soggy day in the Arboretum with rain and drizzle expected until early afternoon. The nest has been unoccupied so far this morning except for the one lone fish that MrP delivered yesterday afternoon. We did see an eagle perching near the Parking Lot Perch at 7:27 am that we believe was MrP. He flew off for parts unknown at 7:30 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/20201:54 PMMrPDepartureMrP flies off from the Overhead branch at 1:54 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/20201:15 PMMrPArrival/Nest Work/PerchingMrP returns with a large bundle of grass at 1:15 pm. He spreads it around the nest and makes his way up to the Overhead branch at 1:20 pm. MrP doesn’t appear too pleased to have the Starlings still around. He sends out some warning vocals just to make sure they know that he’s still around.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/202010:17 AMMrP & TFLMating/Nest Work/DepartureTFL enjoys some time on the Lateral branch preening her feathers and making herself beautiful for her handsome mate. She does look especially gorgeous this morning and it appears that MrP has noticed it too. He hops over to join her at 10:17 am and they mate enthusiastically once again. MrP is off at 10:20 am. One of the most endearing traits about the very devoted MrP is after a mating, he typically flies off and returns with supplies for the nest. It becomes a guessing game of sorts. Will he bring back a stick or fluff? This time it looks like he brought back some fluff and stuff. MrP flies again at 10:27 am and this time he returns with a stick. One of the most endearing traits about TFL are the soft chirps that she gives him while he’s working in the nest as she does right now. My guess is that MrP works all the harder because of it. He always wants to please her. MrP marches up the Right V branch at 10:38 am and watches over his nest before flying off at 10:45 am with TFL following not far behind.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/202010:05 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Mating/Nest Work/PerchingMrP continues delivering sticks and working in the nest throughout the morning. TFL joins him in the nest and they sweetly mate at 10:05 am. MrP flies off to get supplies while TFL takes a stroll over to the Lateral branch. MrP returns with a stick and gets busy with the nestorations while TFL supervises from her perch.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/20209:01 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/PerchingMrP returns with some fluff and stuff at 9:01 am. He tidies up the nest a bit before marching up the Left V branch and over to the Overhead branch at 9:04 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/20207:13 AMMrPPerching/DepartureMrP rouses up his feathers as he continues to perch on the Overhead branch at 7:13 am. He sends out a few warning vocals to some Starlings as they pass by his nest at 7:29 am. Apparently, he’s not in the mood for visitors. He spends a little more time watching over his nest before flying off at 7:33 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/12/20206:52 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/PerchingMrP arrives in the nest at 6:52 am, takes one look at the leftover fish from the day before, grabs it up in his talon and he’s off. He’s back again with a stick at 7:05 am. He gets busy with aerating the fluff and nibbling on some sticks before making his way up the Left V branch and over to the Overhead branch at 7:08 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/20204:12 PMMrPDepartureMrP flies from the nest at 4:12 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/20203:46 PMMrP & TFLDeparture/EatingMrP watches TFL as she flies from the Lateral branch at 3:46 pm. He waits for just a bit before stepping over to enjoy a little more of that fish himself. It almost looks like an Alfred Hitchcock movie as some Starlings are migrating through. They briefly startle MrP as he’s eating but he quickly gets back on track. He continues to eat at 4:00 pm. That’s one big fish!earlybird_AEF
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2/11/20203:13 PMMrP & TFLPrey Delivered/Mating Sounds/Nest WorkMrP returns with a very big fish at 3:13 pm. I guess MrP’s the one that doesn’t want to share this time. He sneaks it over to the LPPT and chows down there, furtively looking around as he eats. What a sweet mate. He’s going to share this fish after all. He carries it to the nest just as TFL flies in to join him. This is a very big fish. It looks like there’s more than enough for two. TFL steps in and claims her gift. She gets her fill and steps aside with still a nice portion left. MrP jumps back in the nest and gets busy with some nestorations while TFL hops over to the Lateral branch. He hops over to join her at 3:38 pm and we hear the sweet sounds of mating. MrP flies off and returns with a stick at 3:42 pm while TFL remains on the Lateral branch.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/202011:41 AMTFLPerching/DepartureTFL flies from the Lateral branch and off towards the same tree where she and MrP mated earlier this morning. This is the second time today that we’ve seen her here, perhaps we’ve found one of her favorite perching spots. TFL has been very elusive and secretive when it comes to showing us her favorite hangouts. Don’t worry TFL. Your secret’s safe with us. She remains perched here until she flies off at 1:04 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/202011:28 AMMrP & TFLPrey Delivered/Perching/DepartureMrP is back with an Unidentified Furry Object (UFO) at 11:28 am. TFL arrives hot on his talons not one minute later. TFL drags it away from MrP and gives him a few pecks, just in case he was under the mistaken impression that they were sharing. MrP steps out of her way and heads over to the Lateral branch to give her some space. He returns to the nest after TFL gobbles down the last big piece at 11:37 am. He gets back to working on the sticks and fluff while TFL daintily feaks her beak on the side rails and makes her way over to the Lateral branch. TFL departs at 11:41 am with MrP following close behind.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/202010:16 AMArrival/Nest Work/DepartureMrP returns to the nest with some fluff at 10:16 am. He moves up the Left V branch, gazes around the area and hops back down in the nest at 10:21 am. He tidies up the nest a bit before moving up the Left V branch once again and once again he appears to be watching for something. Or someone. TFL comes flying through the fog at 10:24 am. They both begin digging and pulling on the soggy nesting material to freshen it up and dry it out. TFL steps over to the Lateral branch and flies at 10:26 am. MrP moves up the Left V branch and flies at 10:29 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/20209:18 AMTFLDepartureTFL flies from the branch at 9:18 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/20207:27 AMMrP & TFLNest Work/Mating/Departure/PerchingMrP is spotted flying around the area in his quest for the perfect stick at 7:27 am. He flies in the back door of the nest at 7:28 am with said stick. He gets busy with some morning chores before heading up the Left V branch and over to the Overhead branch at 7:31 am. The slightly soggy MrP takes care of some preening as he gazes out at the Arboretum. He appears to have a destination in mind as he flies off towards the trees. He sure does. He joins TFL on a branch and they sweetly mate at 7:43 am. There’s no way to tell if contact was present at that distance but they both appeared very receptive. MrP is off again as our beautiful “Preen Queen” takes care of some morning preening from her perch.earlybird_AEF
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2/11/20206:54 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/DepartureIt’s been a rainy morning in the Arboretum but that hasn’t stopped MrP from stopping by to check on his nest. He arrives at 6:54 am, aerates the fluff and is off again at 7:00 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/10/20209:34 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/MatingsMrP delivers a bundle of grass at 9:34 am with TFL joining him just three minutes later. They get busy with aerating the new fluff before TFL takes a stroll over to the Lateral branch at 9:38 am. MrP hops over and has a few sweet things to say to her they before they mate at 9:41 am. MrP flies off and returns with a stick at 9:49 am. TFL jumps back in the nest at 9:55 am to help him with the nestorations and returns to the Lateral branch at 9:56 am. MrP joins her and they mate once again at 10:00 am. MrP’s off to the NW branch while TFL enjoys a little more time on the Lateral branch.earlybird_AEF
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2/10/20208:37 AMMrPNest Work/DepartureMrP flies off to another tree and with wings flapping manages to pull off a branch and deliver it to the nest at 8:35 am. He quickly finds the perfect spot, at least for now, marches up the Left V branch and hops over to the Right V branch. He departs at 8:37 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/10/20207:38 AMMrPArrival/Nest WorkMrP gives us quite a performance at 7:38 am. He flies by the nest and out to some distant trees in his quest to gather sticks. He soars and glides, turns and twists, upside down and right side up in an attempt to snatch a branch from a tree. Apparently its not as easy as it looks. He returns to the nest without a stick at 7:44 am. But he does bring another bundle of grass. He gets back to some nest work before flying off again at 8:00 am. He’s back again at 8:04 am with a stick. Hmm...I wonder if this stick came from that distant tree.earlybird_AEF
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2/10/20207:22 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Eating/Nest Work/DepartureTFL arrives and claims her fish at 7:22 am. MrP returns just two minutes later. They both raise their heads and send out some warning vocals as a large bird flies overhead. Apparently, the large bird got the message and is out of there. TFL gets back to enjoying her breakfast while MrP gets back to working his sticks. TFL finishes up her meal, steps over to the Lateral branch and departs at 7:33 am with MrP following right behind her.earlybird_AEF
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2/10/20206:58 AMMrPNest Work/DepartureMrP flies from the Lateral branch and delivers some fresh fluff and stuff at 6:58 am. He spreads it around but stops his work by 7:00 am. The fish from yesterday is still in the nest and it looks oh so tempting. MrP gives that fish a look, scans the sky, gives that fish another look and waits for just another minute or two before stepping over to it. You can’t let a good fish go to waste, right? He slowly begins to eat, piece by piece by piece. But TFL’s faithful mate does not eat it all. No he does not. He leaves a nice big portion on the nest and flies off to a nearby branch. He feaks his beak and flies off at 7:11 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/10/20206:31 AMMrPArrival/Nest WorkIt’s a windy morning in the Arboretum with temperatures in the mid-forties and a bit of rain possible. MrP floats effortlessly into the nest at 6:31 am. He gets busy with aerating the fluff before snuggling down in the nest bowl, trying it out for size and comfort. He rearranges a few sticks and hops over to the Lateral branch at 6:41 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/9/20205:40 PMMrPDepartureMrP moves to the V around 5:40 pm and uses it as a lookout. At 5:43 pm, he moves back to the nest to move a big stick, pauses, then flies off through the V at 5:44pm to perch at the PPT, leaving the fish in the nest.freebird_AEF
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2/9/20205:07 PMMrPArrival/Departure/HawkMrP arrives at 5:07pm, he carries the headless fish out of the nest to enjoy his catch of the day at the Big Branch. After all, TFL hasn't returned to enjoy it, so why not! MrP doesn’t really dig in to eat. He holds the fish in his left talons and darts his head in different directions. At 5:08pm, what appears to be a hawk, flies up to perch in a branch above MrP. MrP takes off with the fish at 5:10 pm with the hawk on his tail. He circles around and lands in the nest with his prey as the hawk flies past. It appears to perch somewhere nearby but hasn’t been located. MrP continues to stand over his meal as he looks around. All we can see is a fishtail popping out in front of MrP and he stands over it. All is quiet as MrP looks and listens. At 5:31pm, MrP relaxes and begins aerating the nest bed. He stops and looks over in the direction of the Big Branch which is the area the hawk flew toward earlier. We get a close up of MrP’s prize pink-meated fresh fish. MrP works on pruning some sticks along the rails and does some more fluffing of nest materials as well as some deep aeration work. freebird_AEF
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2/9/20203:40 PMMrPPerchingHas there ever been an eagle as patient as MrP? I think the answer would have to be no. He continues to watch the sky and guard over the fish meant for TFL. He waits for twenty minutes in the nest barely moving from the same spot. TFL’s faithful mate hops over to the Lateral branch at 3:40 pm, feaks his beak and waits some more. Something appears to pique MrP’s curiosity as he tracks the sky at 3:49 pm. He looks this way and that with that cute little tilt of his head that we’ve come to adore. TFL has yet to arrive but MrP has yet to fly off. He continues to perch on the Lateral branch at 4:00 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/9/20203:20 AMMrPNest Work/Departure/Prey DeliveredIt’s been a quiet day at the nest. It appears that our two stars are enjoying a little time off on this beautiful Spring like day. MrP was briefly here at 10:03 am to tidy up the nest and deliver a stick at 10:09 am but he was gone by 10:14 am. He returns at 3:20 pm with a fish for his Lady. He drags it over to the side of the nest and watches the sky. By the looks of MrP’s big crop, this fish is not meant for him. He’s looking mighty fine and dandy wearing his fancy white tie. Come on home pretty Lady. Your handsome mate has a delicious meal waiting for you.earlybird_AEF
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2/9/20209:34 AMMrPNest Work/DepartureMrP’s off for new supplies at 9:34 am and just that fast returns with yet another stick. He marches up the Right V branch, checks out his domain and flies again at 9:38 am.earlybird_AEF
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2/9/20208:49 AMMrPArrival/Nest Work/PerchingMrP returns with a stick at 8:49 am. He very quietly marches up the Left V branch and very quietly gazes out at his territory.earlybird_AEF
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2/9/20206:54 AMMrPPerchingMrP finishes up his chores for the moment and heads up the Left V branch and over to the Overhead branch at 6:54 am. The beauty of the sunrise awaits him, the sky ablaze in breathtaking colors of orange, gold and blue. What a beautiful morning. We’re expecting sunny to partly cloudy conditions with temperatures in the low fifties later today. It couldn’t be more perfect than this in the dead of Winter.earlybird_AEF
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2/9/20206:46 AMMrPArrival/Nest WorkThere’s nothing more lovely than the sights and sounds of Arboretum before first light. The sky a dusty gray, the Overhead branch a silhouette streaking across the sky, pulsating white and orange lights twinkling on the horizon. The hum of the train carrying its passengers to some unknown destination, the hustle and bustle of traffic going by, the persistent chatter of a raccoon, the rustling sounds below the nest, perhaps a deer foraging for his breakfast. We hear the sweetest sound of all at 6:23 am. An eagle sending out some vocals in the dark of morning. MrP, could that be you? MrP arrives in the nest at 6:46 am, bringing a stick along with him. He gets busy with aerating the fluff and rearranging some sticks. He steps over to the center of the nest and briefly swoops down, checking the bowl for size and comfort.earlybird_AEF
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2/8/20204:11 PMMrPArrival/Nest WorkOur hardworking MrP has been back to the nest several times today to work on the renovations. He stopped by at 12:06 pm and was gone by 12:31 pm and again at 2:45 pm until 3:00 pm. He returns at 4:11 pm bringing along some fluff and stuff with him. I see by his fancy white tie that he’s already had his dinner. You look fabulous MrP. TFL is one very lucky lady. MrP gets busy with his sticks, giving some special attention to the V Perch area but stopping every now and then to check out the sky. He flies off to a branch at 4:37 pm.earlybird_AEF
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2/8/202010:00 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Mating/Nest Work/DepartureTFL finishes up her meal and takes a short hop-flight over to the Lateral branch to do some feaking in the sun. She perches and surveys her territory in a relaxed manner. At 10:06am, MrP is seen approaching the nest, where he lands and begins nest duties. MrP presses his chest down into the nest bowl, tail feathers to the sky and wiggles down, then picks up a stick and places it in the V where it hangs, barely clinging on to the side of the nest rails. At 10:09am, MrP wing walks up the Left V and hops over to the Lateral to mate with TFL. TFL vocalizes and gets all roused up as MrP departs at 10:10am. MrP returns at 10:12am with a gangly looking stick then heads up the Right V for a good look about. At 10:15 MrP departs and TFL follows in the same direction at 10:16. We spot a large bird soaring overhead as TFL flies out of sight.freebird_AEF
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2/8/20209:49 AMMrP & TFLArrival/Nest Work/DepartureMrP flies off through the V Perch at 9:49 am without eating another morsel of the furry prey. Apparently, he’s tired of waiting and went to find TFL. TFL returns, along with MrP at 9:53 am. She appears delighted with her gift and immediately begins to eat while MrP gets busy with the nest work. MrP flies again at 9:59 am while TFL continues to enjoy her meal.earlybird_AEF
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2/8/20208:43 AMMrPNest Work/Departure/ArrivalMrP hops over to the Lateral branch at 8:43 am. He spends some time watching over his nest before flying off and returning with a stick at 9:07 am. He attentively checks outs the sky from the nest, looks at the furry object, checks out the sky again, takes another look at the furry object and appears to make a decision. There’s no sign of TFL and he can’t let a good-looking meal like this go to waste. Of course, you can’t MrP. He drags it across the nest, grabs the furry prey, along with some fluff in his talon and off he goes at 9:09 am. He disappears for about four minutes. When he returns, he brings the furry prey back with him. He may have eaten a bit while he was gone but there’s still a nice piece left. At least for now. MrP patiently watches over his prey for the next six minutes getting hungrier and hungrier along the way. It looks so tempting and utterly delish that he just can’t help himself. He has a few more bites but still saves some for his beautiful Lady. At least for now.earlybird_AEF
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2/8/20208:13 AMMrPNest WorkMrP is back with a bundle of fluff and stuff at 8:13 am. He works on some nestorations before stopping in the center of the nest and quietly watching the area. He sends out some brief vocals at 8:17 am as he guards the UFO. No sign of TFL just yet, perhaps she’ll return soon.earlybird_AEF
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