Good Evening, Fellow SunSoakerUppers!!
Especially if it’s a Friday, too! The day did start out cloudy but gradually changed to sunny and warm with a beautiful sunset. Mom and Dad were busy little beavers (hmmm maybe that’s the wrong metaphor) feeding the family and collecting dry grasses again for the nest. Breakfish was nestover fish from yesterday that Arky and Dakota consumed with gusto. They went back to napping as the P’s started their campaign to dry the nest once again. Feedings, a fish delivery, and grass deliveries took up most of the morning. At around 1030am Mom arrived with a very identifiable muskrat for the midday repast. Arky and Dakota were filled to the brim and the nestovers were stored under some new grass for later consumption.
They did get a lot of mileage out of that muskrat today as it was the center piece of a couple more good meals. Just for variety Dad brought in a fish early afternoon and fed Mom a few bites before the kids woke from their comas. Mom then fed them the rest and Dad went off to find his next conquest.
In the midafternoon a squirrel from the downstairs apartments tried Dad’s patience and was swatted at several times as he scampered around near the tree trunk. Even Mom got in on the swatting later in the day as Mr. Squirrel kept up his antics.
Mama Goose was observed several times on her island today enjoying the respite from the rain. Dad Goose was seen nearby and seemed to be having a good time too. In the early evening Mama seemed restless and kept moving around on her nest. She kept looking down at and fussing with her eggs. Hopefully that means its near to hatching time on the goose nest. We may possibly see goslings this weekend.
Arky and Dakota spent most of the day watching the P’s coming and going’s and eating whatever was offered to them. The mealtime bonking seems to have stopped completely but they do manage to have about one good beakering session each day. Today’s was won by Arky of course but Dakota is getting much better at holding his own when they go at it. Mom watched with a bemused look on her face as the session went to it’s conclusion. They then lay back down like they had gone fifteen rounds and slept some more. As the sun set tonight we were treated to some great KirbySnapSkye rays. BBC has found the sweet spot where we can see them best and went there a couple of times for us today. Very pretty!
When the sun was lower in the sky BBC also got us some wonderful shots of Mom on the back branch with Magic Hour light on her. Beautiful stuff and we thank BBC for the great panning. As darkness fell Mom returned to the nest and the kids snuggled up for the night.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
Only a few vids as Birdbrain was swamped with all the good stuff that went on today. Hopefully we will see those tomorrow!
MNBound Eagles ~ Muskrat Love
MNBound Eagles ~ Indecisiveness
MNBound Eagles ~ We Saw You Skye
And some pics of the day!
Days like today in Minnesota were my favorites while growing up there. I almost bought a ticket to MSP just to go smell the smells and see the sights. Please enjoy the views we are getting as I believe the cottonwood will be leafed out by the end of next week or so and the views will be much more restricted. Hope you all had a fabulous Friday and we’ll see you tomorrow on the nest!
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