Good Evening, Fellow GaloshWearers!!
That storm we were watching last night?? Well, it or it’s brother continued into the early morning hours and left the eagles with a soaked nest to have breakfish on. A small aquatic avian was served up for the Sunday morning repast and Mom even left enough for Arky and Dakota to practice self feeding on and in a show of sibling affection fed each other a couple of times. The morning saw the rain abate somewhat and the kids and the nest had a chance to dry out somewhat.
Around noon Mom showed up with a tiny sunfish that Arky grabbed and mantled. Mom followed the food and she and Arky played keep away for a bit. Mom finally scored the fish and fed a few bites (it was a very small fish) to each of the kids. She left in a hurry and the eaglets went back to lolling around, drying off and wingersizing every now and then. The gnats seemed to be just as bad but the eaglets seem to be tolerating them a little better as they become a ubiquitous part of nest life.
GrannyFinch, one of our wonderful chatters, has been claiming that she was seeing a small dark animal go from the woods to the pond when the panner would look over that way. Since none of us have seen it we were a little skeptical. She asked Elaine of Dragonlainey fame to see if she could spot it on the recordings she makes. Well, lo and behold, she did. She made a vid of it and it is a fast little sucker which probably accounts for the fact that none of the rest of us saw it. Please give a look at the vid and see if you can help identify it. Thanks!
Late afternoon saw Dad deliver the back half of another aquatic avian for the afternoon meal. Mom immediately arrived to take over but Dad just stood on it for a bit and looked at Mom like, What,again?? He gave up and left after a a couple of minutes of that and the evening meal was served. Since everyone was really hungry the bird disappeared very quickly with Dakota trying to self feed as Mom fed Arky. After dinner the weather again turned wet and wild and as the sun set soggy was again the name of the game. The weather guys are saying there will be rain until midday tomorrow and then things will turn sunny until Wednesday when the next system rolls in.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
MNBound Eagles ~ A Oops Moment ~ Cuddle Huddle In The Rain
MNBound Eagles ~ A Steal ~ A Mantle ~ A Tug O War ~ Panning
MNBound Eagles ~ Another Meal Delivered ~ Turkey in The Field
MNBound Eagles ~ Can You Identify? ~ Short Clip Normal plus 3 Slower Speeds
MNBound Eagles ~ A Soggy Gnatty Night ~ Mom Get’s A Shove ~ Vocals
And some pics of the day!
I think I will add a new feature to this blog called Silly Rumor of the Day From The Yonder Chat. I shouldn’t have any trouble finding one to post here as there are so many over there. Todays is: THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE NEST IS COLLAPSING!! This started when one of the eaglets was backing up to the edge of the nest for its morning constitutional and went a bit too far. He sorta slipped at the edge and one foot actually went off the edge. He did recover nicely and I don’t think he was really in any danger of falling but it generated all kinds of worry that ended up with the above rumor. It is amazing how small things can be blown out of proportion in a very short time.
I hope your Sunday was relaxing and fun and we’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!
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