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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #225 on: November 25, 2023, 05:12:30 AM »

SWFL Eagles ~ F23 LAYS HER FIRST EGG 🐣 Congratulations M15 & F23 On This Very Special Day 11.24.23

https://youtu.be/rvlJWR0k3pE

I posted this in 'Beakroom' for today.  Let's all celebrate!
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #226 on: November 27, 2023, 09:54:38 AM »

2 EGGS
Nov 27, 2023
10 am  Still only 1 egg
She had a restless night.
Mr came in to visit her during night.

2 pm  I see 2 eggs
Not sure the exact time laid but I've watched all day.

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #227 on: November 27, 2023, 02:06:53 PM »

Two now :)

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #228 on: November 29, 2023, 02:34:12 PM »

VISITOR
November 29, 2023
SW Lady had a young visitor.
I think it was a 3 year old.  Sat awhile, and Lady whined and whined
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https://youtu.be/uQqGwKGoxnE

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #229 on: December 04, 2023, 04:44:13 AM »

2 EGGS
December 4, 2023
Owl Strikes M15, knocks him off the attic; he is OK.
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #230 on: December 04, 2023, 08:53:39 AM »

Dang!   Hate these pwls!

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #231 on: December 17, 2023, 03:39:02 AM »

F23 Shelters M15 w/Her Wing While He Incubates Eggs In Rainstorm
Dec 16, 2023
https://youtu.be/jUiFlbrIndE


The pwls arent bad - they're just normal pwls.   ;D

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #232 on: December 21, 2023, 01:05:43 PM »

December 21, 2023
EGG was laid Nov. 24 - so next week PIP watch


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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #233 on: December 28, 2023, 06:22:38 AM »

HATCH WATCH
December 28, 2023
Rain, eagle flattened down on eggs.

As of late last nite no pip seen ( by a mod )


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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #234 on: December 30, 2023, 02:18:40 AM »

HATCH WATCH
December 30, 2023
And Egg #2 has a pip - I saw it.

3.40 am  Lady called male, he came - poked her, she got up.  The eaglet has hatched but not free of shell yet.

8 am  Eaglet still PUSHING, trying to break outta shell.
The shell is crushed in several places - and bloody.

9:31 am  Both Eggs are in the Hatching process.
Egg 2 movement seen at 9:11am.
Pip progression seen on the Egg 1

Midnight Dec 29-30
HATCH IN PROGRESS!
After hiding the eggs for most of the day,
 20:54  looks to be a large pip/crack in one of the eggs!


( I'll post official hatch time later today )
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #235 on: December 30, 2023, 12:57:45 PM »

EGG 1 is such a mess, I am unsure chick will survive even if it gets out.

Dec 30 - cont'd
BOTH EGGS HATCHING SIMULTANEOUSLY
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #236 on: December 31, 2023, 06:19:48 AM »

HATCH
December 31, 2023
7 am  Poor Baby is FINALLY out!
He's wet but moving.

Egg 2 is hatching well / normally

8 am  Hatch posted on website -
but - that may've been egg 2 -
Egg 1 may not make it.
BUT BABY LOOKS NORMAL ! 


ASIDE
One of the SW FL mods is in osprey chat where i am.
They think the egg that hatched - hatched in its correct time.
They think the mashed eggshell got pierced, letting air in -
then was crushed - days before chick was to hatch.

So I rejoice our new pair will have one healthy baby!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!



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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #237 on: December 31, 2023, 02:41:43 PM »

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December 31, 2023  (edited)
On 12/29/23 observers noticed a “dimple” or slight indentation on one of the two eggs, a change on the egg’s surface that suggested a hatch may be in progress. It was soon confirmed (by the pattern of stains on the 2 eggs) that this was Egg #2, laid on 11/27/23 - NOT the first egg.

The eggshell had a crack and some splintering along the side. The outer shell membrane was visible between the bits of shell. The shell splintering continued.

NOT the FIRST TIME
The shell membrane is fused to the shell and holds the shell fragments together. It is fairly tough, so it can be difficult to break through. 

 The shell membrane is crucial to the embryo’s development. It is full of blood capillaries, by which it effects the exchange of oxygen from the outside and carbon dioxide from the inside through microscopic pores in the shell.

By the end of the day on 12/29 at SWFL, blood appeared on the shell and the membrane, which almost certainly came from the membrane’s capillaries. That raised some significant concerns about the health of the chick inside.

As difficult as this has been to watch, we can all be thankful that the first egg pipped on its normal timeline and hatched this morning.
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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #238 on: January 01, 2024, 11:58:58 AM »

Photo January 1, 2024; Courtesy Dick Pritchett Real Estate

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Re: Southwest Florida Eagles (Pritchett)
« Reply #239 on: January 01, 2024, 12:03:59 PM »

:)  O CUTE!
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