Good Evening, Fellow Fly-inFollowers!!
The morning of this Hump Day dawned gorgeously as anyone who was watching could see because our intrepid cam gnomes left the cam pointed out over the pond. Mom, as she climbed up the trunk just after sunrise, was lit with the first golden rays of the day. Stunning! Over the next couple of hours the cam caught Mom and Dad flying in and out from the nest no less than six times. This is something that we normally don’t get to see and I for one am grateful to the panner for giving us such a different view of life on the nest. We are blessed with a cam that is arguably the best on the net and to waste it just staring at the nest all of the time would be a crime. We are treated nearly every day to different views of the nest area that is also one of the most, if not THE most, scenic settings of all the cams on the net. My opinion, I know we all have our favorites.
Our cam gnomes are the best around, too. They catch things that other cams would never see and allow us to see a larger portion of nature than many other cams. This year we have seen deer, squirrels, geese, ducks, muskrat, kayakers, hikers, a ’69 ‘Vette, many songbirds and lots of water. Thank you, BroadbandCorp and MN Bound, for bringing us this wonderful view of the world that we normally would never get to see.
Update: I wrote this next part and then deleted it, put it back and deleted it again, I find at this moment I must include it. I speak here for no one but myself.
Having said all of the above about the cam when I saw this morning that some chatters actually had the temerity and utter brass to call and complain that the cam wasn’t pointed at the nest I was shocked, to say the least. This is a FREE service we are being provided here. They could very easily turn it off tomorrow. To complain about something you are getting for free is, to me, the height of selfishness and utter gall. Let me suggest if you don’t like what you see or what is happening on the cam that you change the channel and leave the rest of us to watch it in peace. Ustream has hundreds of other critter cams you can tune in. My flame suit is on. Do your worst. 🙂
Arky and Dakota have settled into their now familiar routine of nap, wing flap,trot around the nest, PS, watch the neighborhood, and nap again. We didn’t get to see if they had breakfish because of the camera position but their crops did look bigger than the night before when the cam panned back to the nest. Very late morning a nice tasty fishy was delivered and lunch was served. After lunch they went back to their routine but there was a fly in the ointment. Several thousand flies to be more precise. The gnats have arrived with a vengeance and all of our eagles neck muscles are getting a workout shaking their heads in vain attempts to get the bugs off. It’s hard to nap when you are shaking your head all the time. It was suggested that a good rain might help keep the gnats away. Actually, it might help when it was raining but in the long run would only make the problem worse as gnats breed in moving water and the more water, the more gnats you get. I think we should ask for a dry wind instead. 🙂
Early evening Mom fed the last of the day’s fish to the kids and they also managed to take a few bites on their own. They settled in after dinner and just as the cam was nearly completely dark Mom came back to the nest and yelled at something off in the direction of the pond. She was still there when we completely lost picture. Dad was on the high perch keeping vigil too.
On to the vids and pics of the day.
Dragonlainey had their service restored and we have several vids today. Thanks, Elaine and Rick!
The gorgeous footage from this morning!
MnBound Eagles ~ Time Lapse On Pond ~ With Surprises
MNBound Eagles ~ Wingersizing and Stretching ~ Edited Highlights
MNBound Eagles ~ Fish Delivery ~ Afternoon Edited Highlights
MNBound Eagles ~ Mama Goose Rolls & Broods Eggs ~ Eggs Not Viable
MNBound Eagles ~ Evening Meal ~ Panning & Close Ups ~ Intruder Alert
And some pics of the day!
I see I didn’t mention Mama Goose resurrecting her nest on Atlantis or some more lovely pics that LovebirdsJGA put on her page: http://internetgreetings.com/beautiful-and-beautiful.html. Sorry about that!
We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow when I get home from my biopsies(those will be the subject of a future blog when I know what they mean.)
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