Good Evening, Fellow PanningWatchers!!
This is the 200th blog I have done for the MNB nest counting last year and this year in both places. Here’s to 200 more!!
The last day of the week dawned lovely again on the nest. Arky and Dakota awoke to a furry breakfish so they didn’t see any point in waiting. They both tried to pick at the carcass and Arky tried to feed Dakota a few small bites. Is she trying to make up for all the head bonking she did?? Mom arrived after a bit to help them out. They weren’t really interested in eating that early so they wingersized for a bit and then napped a little.
Around mid morning everyone was hungry so feeding commenced in earnest. Dad was on the muskrat and Mom arrived with the second course, a muddy fish head. Saturday brunch was quite filling and everyone was satisfied. Arky and Dakota did try a little more self feeding after the P’s left the nest. For the rest of the day the kids took turn doing guard duty, wingering, stretching and napping. BBC panned several times to make us jealous of the beautiful day the nest was having. Mom and Dad Goose were seen on the pond but the deer kept hidden today. The wind picked up in the afternoon so the eaglets moved to the left side of the nest for today’s Scare the Chatters session. The kids did try a little more self feeding without much success but it is good practice for them
Early evening saw the last of the muskrat consumed and Mom polished off the pelt as darkness fell. She retired to her sleeping branch, Dad had the high lookout and the eaglets were in a cuddle puddle on the nest as it got too dark to see.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
MN Bound Eagles 5-24-14 Morning Highlights 5-9 am
MN Bound Eagles 5-24-14 Everybody Eats & Self Feeding
MN Bound Eagles 5-24-14 Afternoon Panning
And some pics of the day!
Well, the Big Race is tomorrow and the weather is supposed to be perfect there. The nest is due for a few thunderstorms later in the day tomorrow so I hope everyone in the area gets their picnicking done early. I hope all of you are having a great Memorial Day weekend and don’t forget to thank a Vet!
See you all on the nest tomorrow.