Good Evening, Fellow GnatGnashers!!
Gnats were again the Gnews of the day. Bug season is in full swing on the nest and Arky and Dakota are building up their neck muscles to help deal with them. Breakfish this morning was, wonder of wonders, a tasty fishy delivered around 8am. Crops were topped and the day’s chores began. The eaglets did some wingering to get more strength to carry all those new feathers that are growing in and completed some laps to build up talon strength. A few deliveries of new stuffing were spread around and naps were taken to break it in. A kind of lackadaisical morning was followed by a lazy afternoon that sort of typifies this stage in the eaglets development.
As the afternoon wore on we saw Mama Goose again sitting on (or near) her non-viable eggs and Dad Goose swimming lazily in the pond. The deer were napping in the deep woods to escape the heat and the only creatures that seemed busy were the gnats. The kids did try a little self feeding in the afternoon but as of yet their hearts aren’t really in it. That will change as the next few weeks will show their instincts to survive kick into high gear.
Late afternoon saw Mom return to feed the rest of the nestover fish and things settled down for the evening. Daylight is so long now that it seems like we should be seeing more action on the nest. We did see Mom return just as the cam was going dark to chide an intruder for coming too close to the nest again. This has happened for a few evenings now and peeps are speculating if an intruder has moved into the area. Anything is possible as locals report there are more eagles and other raptors than just our Mom and Dad in the nearby vicinity.
On to the pics and vids of the day!
MNBound Eagles ~ P Says “LET GO OF MY NECK O”
MNBound Eagles ~ Lazy Afternoon ~ Swimming Geese ~ Self Feeding
MNBound Eagles ~ Wing Bonk ~ Yummy Feet ~ Vocals
And some pics for the day!
Finally today, I would like to express my extreme gratitude to all who read this blog. It is a labor of love for me and I appreciate all of the positive feedback I have gotten about it. I don’t often have time to answer your comments directly but rest assured that I do read every one. Your comments and criticism are valuable to me so keep them coming. I have noticed recently in the SS on the cam page that some feel I should stop doing the blog because I am no longer associated with MN Bound and some also feel if I want to do the blog I need to chat in that SS instead of the one the former mods and Viewers page users have. LOL! I did notice that those that were deriding this blog this morning in the cam SS couldn’t be bothered to express themselves in the comments here. Well, maybe one did but hid behind an Anonymous posting name. I am sorry but if you are not brave enough to stand behind your words by posting with your name or chat moniker you are not deserving of an answer. Thanks again to all who do post comments and keep them coming, I do love them all.
We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!
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