HURRY Mom. I want that great big fish RIGHT now!
Petruchio brought in a fish for supper.
Kate watches as Petruchio heads upwards with his fish.
He watched Kate feed the chick(s) – I still don’t know how many chicks.
The chick is still small so I added an arrow.
Godiva is still incubating. Her egg(s) should hatch in about 9 days.
Kate was incubating.
Petruchio went looking for a new stick for the nest – nests are in constant need of repair.
Watch for Petruchio’s feet as he snaps the branch from the dead tree.
Once he gets the stick to the nest, he places it where he thinks it should go.
Kate, being Kate, gets up and checks out the stick placement.
She screams her approval and then bails out of the nest.
It is Petruchio’s turn for doing some of the incubation.
Kate is sitting on egg(s)!
I believe she laid them yesterday, Christmas Day.
In the slide show you see her make a 90 second flight of 2 round trips.
She cannot leave the eggs without her body heat for more than about 2 minutes in this kind of weather.
I don’t know if she was looking for Petruchio to see if he was bringing food or she just needed some wing time.
That little white sliver in 2 of the 3 last photos
is what we will most often get to see of Kate while she is incubating.
Stay tuned: hatching in about 35 days.
All the parent eagles are busy repairing nests and getting ready for a new season of eaglets.
This is Petruchio eyeing the repair work on the nest.
He soon left to get another branch or a talon full of soft material for the nest cup.
This is Momma Kate headed across the cove.
Kate is usually one of the very first to begin laying eggs – usually between December 24 and January 1.