Good Evening, Fellow SweatMoppers!!
It was a sultry spring day on the nest. 70˚ temps and lots of moist air coming up from down south made for a day of naps and lazing about. It was cloudy most of the day so at least the eaglets weren’t roasting in the sun. Can’t wait until the mighty cottonwood leafs out so they get a little shade.
First breakfish was nestovers. Mom decided that wasn’t good enough and went to the Flying Fish Market and came home with a whopper. Crops were properly filled and Mom and Dad took turns bringing in new grass for the naps to come. About mid-morning Arky and Dakota squared off for a bonkfest. Dakota gave as good as he got before finally going down to defeat. It’s good to see him finally standing up for himself. Sound went out for a bit midday but when it came back on the monthly tornado siren test was in progress. It’s a scary sound to hear those but they have saved many lives.
Lunch was nestover fishcakes and afterward naps were the order of the day. Late in the afternoon another coot gave its all and dinner was served. Everyone was sated and they settled in for the evening. After it became deep dark lightning could be seen and it rained a bit at the nest. The storms just skirted the nest area but BBC panned the cam to the pond view and we were treated to a light show that continues to this hour. I hope the rest of the storms miss the nest, too.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
One from yesterday of Dad’s duck adventure.
MNBound Eagles ~ A Duck & Flying Feathers
MNBound Eagles ~ Wingersizing, Preening & Eating
MNBound Eagles ~ Pin Feathers & Some Panning
MNBound Eagles ~ Sleeping Beauties
And some pics of the day.
It was a fine day in the cottonwood today. The kids are growing so fast that sometimes each hour brings change. Feathers are popping out all over and clown feet are getting bigger. I hope you all are spending at least some time with us on the nest. We’ll see you there tomorrow!
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