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Since January 14, 2018 when we lost our beloved Eloise, Elliott has had 4 mates. First came Eliza ( January 15 – 30) who had been here last season also. Then the Banded Lady, Aurora, arrived on January 31 and stayed around until February 5. She appeared again on February 8 but only a brief afternoon visit. Early evening February 8 saw F3 arrive. Last day we could confirm she was in the nest was February 27.
And now we have another female, F4 who we believe arrived Friday, March 2. She may have been around sooner than that but cams were up and down so no confirmation could be made.
Will F4 be the final female for this season? Only the eagles know!
Ever wondered what happens in a Bald Eagle Nest? What about the timeline of events from nest building, bonding, egg laying, hatch, branching, and finally a successful fledge? This is a wonderful book for all ages.
Inside a Bald Eagle’s Nest: A Photographic Journey Through the American Bald Eagle Nesting Season
by Teena Ruark Gorrow & Craig A. Koppie
2018 has seen many Lady Eagles. Sadly we lost our beloved Eloise (1/13 last day seen in the nest). Eloise passed away Sunday, January 14 at UT Vet Clinic.
Eliza, who had appeared in September, 2016, then returned and was Elliott’s lady until 1/30. With no nest cam available for the 2016 – 2017 nesting season, we can’t confirm how long Eliza was around. We do believe Eloise returned to possibly lay 2 eggs and raise HB11 & HB12.
Aurora, our Banded Lady, arrived 1/31 and stole Elliott’s heart until 2/5. On Thursday, 2/8 Aurora was seen in the nest in the morning, Eliza in the afternoon, and then the new Lady, F3, arrived in the evening. She was last seen 2/27. She may have been there longer but cams were up and down so no confirmation. Despite Elliott’s best efforts, she never laid in the nest nor did she stick around.
We thought F3 might be the final 2018 female. Well, that all changed on March 2 with the arrival of F4. Will F4 be Elliott’s choice as a permanent mate? Only the eagles know and they aren’t sharing any details!
Remembering Eloise Coloring Page
Thanks to the talented folks at Landseer Communications and Consulting for creating this wonderful picture. Share with friends, students, family, and anyone else that may be interested. Have your own coloring contest!