After the rains let up, Mary Lou and I visited the nest at about 12:15 and stayed for an hour. At first the female was on the nest sheltering and tending to the eaglets. The male was not around and the eaglets were hidden to the rear left side of the nest.
The male arrived, not carrying prey, and the pair called back and forth.
He briefly roosted on the horizontal perch above the nest and then flew in a circle around the nest.
The male returned to the perch and continued resting there until we departed.
In the meantime, the female began tearing at the large white bird that had been on the nest since yesterday.
After eating quite a bit she started feeding the eaglets.
The eaglets were hidden in the rear left portion of the nest, where the rim is also higher, so they remained out of view......until we finally caught sight of one.
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