There are more questions than answers right now. The new pair is still there. There has been mating and bringing in of straw. The deer dropped off have little to nothing to do with the activity we are seeing. This is solely a territorial dispute and they want this nest. It is a wait and see game. I liked the game before when we were looking for Lucy to lay an egg, but this is nature, and we may not like what we see. All the emotions that people have are real and sincere. I wish I had a crystal ball, but the students and I will be waiting just as everyone will to see how this all plays out. I have had several discussion with students today, and although they are very saddened by the events, they are strong and understand. I can only call things as I see them, and I hope that everyone understands. Eagle on ~ Darrin Briggs (E4K)
One image of what I think is the female. Thank you, Horst Medenwaldt for the screencap.
Bringing in straw.