Good Evening, Fellow CottonwoodCanoodlers!!
Well, we made it through another week of workin’, watching and waitin’ for food to show up on the nest. Friday dawned beautiful again at the nest and the day started with a few trips to NestGoods for some new grass for the floors. Arky and Dakota thought the deliveries should have been edible and Dakota expressed her displeasure by nipping at Mom’s feet. Late mid-morning the first of the furry fajitas showed up and squirrel was consumed by all. Having been sated in the appetite department Arky and Dakota settled in to their routine of late. Naps, wing waving and guard duty occupied most of the rest of the day. They also did so laps around the nest to exercise those clown feet they call talons. The squirrel was finished off for the mid afternoon meal and the kids went back to doing what they were doing.
Early evening something very furry was brought in by Dad and for once Mom let him feed the eaglets without horning in. Maybe that was because she flew in a short time later with a big tasty fishy. She dropped the fish and left so Dad switched from his kill to the fish to continue the meal. The crops were all topped off and the big furry thing (looked like another muskrat) was left for tomorrows breakfish. As the evening progressed to darkness all was quiet on the nest.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
MN Bound Eagles 5-23-14 Arky Grabs Mom’s Foot
MN Bound Eagles 5-23-14 Dad Delivers Squirrel
MN Bound Eagles 5-23-14 Mom Gulps It Down ~ Panning
MN Bound Eagles 5 23 14 Afternoon Panning ~ Crowded Runway
And some pics of the day!
We hope your Friday was worth waitin’ and workin’ for and you had a very pleasant day. Have a great Memorial Day weekend and don’t forget to thank a Vet!!
We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!
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