Good Evening, Fellow SunShiners!!
As is usually the case after a storm the day on the nest was gorgeous. Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows…. oops wrong song. The cam was down for a bit again this morning but when it came back on we were treated to a lovely day with lots of feedings, bonkings, and diggings. Nestovers were the order of the day and Dad even resurrected some that looked like they were from last year. Arky, Dakota and Skye would beak wrestle (bonk) at the drop of a hat today. Skye started most of them which is good to see as it shows she is no shrinking violet. Arky finished most of them with a few good whacks to each of the other ones and then standing proudly with wings spread like she was saying “I am the Queen of the Nest!” Dad put a damper on her by burying her a couple of times in stuff he dug from the nest.
Both he and Mom seemed intent on airing out the contents of the nest today. They dug around a lot and in the process it seems they have buried Frankie the duck egg for the time being. He was spotted by a couple of chatters early today but has not been seen since. Maybe we will see him when Mom and Dad decide to rearrange the furniture again.
Mama Goose also looked to be enjoying her day when BBC would pan to the island. Dad Goose was spotted on the shore across from her just lazing about. There was a noticeable absence of other aquatic waterfowl today on the pond. Hopefully they have not left for good and will return as it is nice to see them and Dad and Mom need something to chase later in the season.
The feedings today went very well with all of the eaglets getting a fair share of what was offered. Full crops and food comas were the order of the day. The eaglets are practicing for the start of the “Scare The Chatters” season by making short jaunts around the nest that are getting closer and closer to the edge. Please don’t worry about this as it is totally natural for them to want to gaze out of the nest at what one day will be their playground.
Also I keep hearing the usual complaints about Ustream not working as well as it should. Tomorrow I will republish the blog post I did last year that shows just how hard it is for the pictures we see to get to your computer. Maybe after reading that you will have a little better appreciation for what it takes. This is not television and there are a lot of things between you and the nest that can go wrong. The same applies to the Social Stream and Chat. So please cut Ustream a little slack as we are but one of thousands of channels they handle every day. Thanks!
It was another quiet evening on the nest and as darkness fell Mom and the kids settled in for a nice spring nap.
On to the vids of the day.
Dragonlainey is on the road until Sunday and will not be doing any vids until they get settled in again. Birdbrain56 has some really nice vids for us today as she does every day. Thanks, BB56.
MNBound Eagles ~ Friday Morning With the E’s
MNBound Eagles ~ Waiting for Dad
MNBound Eagles ~ Beautiful Afternoon
MNBound Eagles ~ Children, Behave!
And some nice pics of the day.
It was a very lovely day to be an eagle or eaglet in Minnesota! I do hope they enjoyed it too as the weather forecast (those guys again!) is predicting rain and gloom for all of next week.
I hope you had a lovely day too and we’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!