Good Evening, Fellow BugSquashers!!
And the eaglets could have used a few of us up there again today smashing gnats as fast as we could. The bug swarm, if anything, has gotten bigger! The day began sunny and warm and only got hotter from there. Dad caught something small and furry still wiping the sleep from it’s eyes and breakfish was served on the nest. Mom did the honors but left enough for Arky and Dakota to snack on themselves. An unlucky rabbit was next on the menu about midmorning. They were fed and again tried a little self feeding after the main event. Things were fairly active on the nest today as Mom and Dad were again vocalizing at a perceived threat and made a few trips on and off the nest to keep whatever it was a sufficient distance away. Some say they heard an owl nearby and that could have been the cause of the excitement as Great Horned Owls are known nest stealers although they would have to be mentally ill to try to take over an occupied Bald Eagle nest.
The afternoon was filled with naps, PS’s, wingwhaps, and head shakes as the gnats grew more numerous. The panner zoomed in on the kids at one point and they were just covered with them. The late day feedings were a squirrel and most of the rest of the nestover rabbit. As evening progressed the panner gave us a good view of a new animal not yet seen this year, Farmerus Humanicus Americanii, that was seen across the road prepping his fields and planting whatever crop he is raising on that part of his farm this year. Ma and Dad Goose were seen having a date night out on the pond and several ducks came home to roost as the cam faded. Mom and Dad eagle were on the high perch as their offspring settled in for the warm and humid night. We were treated to a small light show from a passing thunderstorm after dark and it was fun to see Mom in strobe flashes on the nest with Arky and Dakota.
On a personal note, I am awed and appreciative of the comments that you have posted here and other places around the net supporting this blog and myself. Perhaps last night I wasn’t clear with the small LOL I posted when talking about what was being said in the yonder chat and because of that some of you inferred that I might actually give up writing this blog. I am sorry if you got that impression, so let me state for the record this blog will go on (I feel like Celine Dionne should be here to sing that) until the nest falls, they take away my computer, or the Great Spirit calls me home. In other words they will have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers! 🙂 And as for Anonymous, I bought her a nice selection of cheeses to go with her whine. All I need now is a name and address to send it to! LOL
On to the vids and pics of the day!
MNBound Eagles ~ Chasing Off Intruder ~ Rabbit Delivery ~ Dad Off With A Hop
MN Bound Eagles 5-30-14 Late Morning Highlights
MNBound Eagles ~ Self Feeding ~ Vocals At Intruder ~ Fly Ins and Outs ~ Mystery Meat
MN Bound Eagles 5-30-14 Watching the World Beyond
MNBound Eagles ~ Planting Corn ~ Perching and Awesome Close Ups Of Dad
MNBound Eagles ~ Watch The Lightning ~ Listen To Beautiful Nature Sounds
And some pics of the day! (With Gbaby)
Well, it’s late and I am sleepy so we will see you on the nest tomorrow!
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