Good Evening, Fellow HailDodgers!!
The storms began in the overnight hours. Most of them just skirted the nest area and Mom and the kids didn’t get too wet. They, and we, were treated to a lovely light show that lasted for hours as the storms passed to the south. BBC left the cam looking towards the pond view to give us all a ringside seat to the marvelous display of natures power. Early morning saw the nest damp and a little chilly. Mom fed Arky and Dakota a fresh coot for breakfish while Dad went to NestGoods for some dry stuffing. The morning saw Mom and Dad bring in lots of dry carpeting and the eaglets again had dry places to lay. It wasn’t to last long, however.
Around midday the next crop of thunderstorms started to fire up and some took direct aim at the nest. In the next few hours first Mom tried to be Mombrella and after a bit Dad joined her to make the patio cover bigger. They endured the rain until the end and then Dad left to dry off as the kids and Mom had some nestovers between cells.
Even Momma Goose got up for a break between storms. Luckily there hasn’t been enough rain in these storms to drown Mama Goose’s nest yet. Hopefully, she only has a few more days of incubation to go. BBC pans over there quite a bit now in hopes we’ll see her brood frolicking with her.
In the early evening Dad returned to the nest with a very nice fish. Mom stepped in immediately and topped off Arky’s and Dakota’s crops for the evening. It’s a good thing she did because soon after the next wave of storms came through the area. Both Arky and Kota tried to fit under the Mombrella but all that fit was their heads and their little tushies were left exposed to the rain. Some small hail hit the nest but all came through ok. A small snack of the rest of the fish was served as darkness fell and BBC let us watch tonites light show as the storms went off to the northeast.
On to the vids of the day!
Here are a couple from BirdBrain56 that didn’t make to the blog last night.
MNBound Eagles ~ Awwww!
MNBound Eagles ~ Awwww X Two!
And a couple from Dragonlainey from today.
MN Bound Eagles 5-8-14 Late Lunch ~ Fish For Two
MN Bound Eagles 5-8-14 Stormy Day ~ Time Lapse Lightining Show
And some pics of the day.
Thanks to all the mods, picture posters, and videographers that posted stuff today as I wasn’t able to be here much until late in the day due to being stuck in a PET scanner for most of the day. And thats a story for another blog. I hope wherever you were today it was a great Thursday for you.
We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow.
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