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Hope all of you and yours had a wonderful Easter. The day on the nest was positively lethargic after yesterdays excitement. Mom and Dad took turns in the morning feeding and nest sitting the eaglets. Arky and M8 were eager for food while M9 was still working up to participating in the feeding frenzies on a regular basis.
In the afternoon Mom took an extended sabbatical from the nest and Dad ran the show for most of the rest of the day. The duck egg was spotted in the nest around 10:30am looking intact and again around 4:30pm while M9 was using it for a cushion. After that time Dad did some furniture re-arranging and buried it completely. We don’t know if it survived in one piece but I keep thinking how funny it would be in 27 or so days to have a duckling stick it’s bill up out of the nest and ask “Whats for lunch?”.
Most of the meals during the day were nestovers which helped clean the area of gross looking things and kept the eaglets coming back for more. Early evening Mom finally returned with the catch of the day, a nice fresh half of a fish to cap off a wonderful Easter Sunday on the nest. Not to be outdone by Mom, Dad left when she returned with the fish and and came back just before full dark with a lovely half of a walleye (we think) for breakfish in the morning.
Arky and M8 took to wandering around the nest as far as their widdle talons would carry them (which wasn’t very far) and M9 even got into the act by crawling out from under Dad and working on his tan a bit with his siblings. Toward the end of the day the two elder siblings would sit patiently together for feedings with the youngest just behind them vying for some attention also. All three seemed to get plenty to eat and full crops were seen all around. Mom took over nest sitting at dusk while Dad went to the high perch across the way to dry off after his fishing expedition.
Update: This is very late as yours truly took a long nap after a very tasty and filling Easter dinner and as I publish this lightning can be seen and thunder heard on the cam. Neat to see flashes of Mom on the nest as the thunder booms all around her.
Only a few vids today as our videographers enjoyed Easter with their families. Thanks dragonlainey and BirdBrain56 for taking some time from your celebrations to give us these.
MNBound Eagles ~ Eaglets ~ Duck Egg ~ Squirrel ~ Grasses
MNBound Eagles ~ PS Across Eaglet ~ Squirrel ~ M7 (Arky) Explores
MNBound Eagles ~ Poop, Preen & Pose
MNBound Eagles ~ Fresh Fish for All
Fresh Pics of the Day!
As I said above I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and we’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!