Good Evening, Fellow TalonNibblers!!
First, an apology. Things just came crashing together last night and today so I didn’t get the post written that I intended to. I hope you enjoyed the NYT Opinion article I linked to today. Sorry if I spoiled your Sunday morning coffee by not having a blog up for you to read. 🙂
Sunday started mostly without any (sun that is) and it stayed cloudy through most of the day. Breakfish was also a little thin as the parents landed sans food and Dakota had to resort to nibbling on Mom’s toes to remind her that she should bring food with her when she comes to the nest. It was pretty intense as Daki went after her talons 4 times before she bailed off the nest to save her toes. The vid below shows it well.
The rest of the day was squees, naps, laps and a long session on the trunk with Dakota leading the way this time. Lots of great scaps were had and it was fun to watch them gingerly shift around on the trunk. I am sure as their confidence grows they will treat the trunk as just another place to hang out.
Dinner, in the early evening, was an adventure. Not having any breakfish or snacks during the day primed Dakota and Arky for a mantlefest when food did arrive. The first to arrive was Mom (I think) with a tasty fishy that had seen better days but was nonetheless scored by Dakota upon landing. It did look like a game of Eagle Twister as they battled for it. Kota kept control for a bit until Arky managed the steal and Kota went into sulky mode. Arky nibbled for a bit hoping Mom would return and feed her. Kota tried to sneak a bite or two from the tail but Arky fended him off. Next thing we know is Dad landed with a chipmunk and another round of Twister ensued. At the end of that it was Arky with the chipmunk and Kota with the fish. Kota went to work on the fish and managed to consume the head and a portion of the body by the time we saw the fish again. Mom landed while they were nibbling on things and after a few minutes went up the trunk to watch. Arky wasn’t making much progress on the furry rodent so Mom came back down and stole it away. She started to feed Arky who also pushed Kota off of the fish so she could have both. Kota went into stealth mode and watched as his sibling got the majority of the meal again. Arky behaves more and more like Harmon every day. That boy could squee and steal food with the best of them.
After dinner Kota squeed for some more food but since none was forthcoming he gave up and they both settled in for a long summers nap.
In other news Mama Deer has dropped her fawn and both were seen on cam today. The river is still high and expected to crest tomorrow. The yonder chat has sunk to new lows of discourse and I would recommend you avoid it if at all possible. I love that the former mods were accused of causing all the strife over there today when we don’t even post over there due to the hostility shown to us when we do. Also, please don’t trust anything you are told over there by anyone but ShoebuttonNBG. Do your own research and make up your own minds. I am tempted here to call out those I feel are causing all the problems in the cam Social Stream but as a wise man once said “Never argue with the ignorant. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience”. If you are looking for a friendlier place to chat we would love for you to join us at our SS! The link is in the footer below.
On to the vids and pics!
MN Bound Eagles 6-21-14 Morning Play Time With Turtle Shell
MN Bound Eagles 6-21-14 Dakota Joins Arky On The Cam Trunk
MN Bound Eagles 6-21-14 Spending Time In The Attic & Arky Casts A Pellet
MN Bound Eagles 6-21-14 Mid Day Meal & Squee Fest
MN Bound Eagles 6-21-14 Evening In The Cottonwood
And on to todays vids!
MN Bound Eagles 6-22-14 Morning Play Time
MN Bound Eagles 6-22-14 Morning Highlights ~ P Gets Rude Welcome
MN Bound Eagles 6-22-14 Kids Go Upstairs To Hang Out ~ Panning
MN Bound Eagles 6-22-14 Close Up Time On Trunk ~ Awesome Fly In
MN Bound Eagles 6-22-14 Meal Time Mayhem
And a selection of the days pics!
I hope your Sunday was pleasant and dry (or drier, at least) and you enjoyed your day on the nest. We’ll see you there tomorrow!
PS: A hearty thank you, as always to Dragonlainey, Rick and Elaine, for the vids and to the chatters and mods that take all the great screenshots you see here and on the various Web pages all around the net. Without all of those fingers busily clicking away our nest experiences would be much poorer and certainly less colorful!
If you have been wondering where the mods went we are here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/for-the-love-of-nests-critters If you tire of the arguing, lack of answers, trolls, and bad information in the unmoderated chat at the cam page please come visit us and we will welcome you with open arms. We set up the new chat to be a safe haven for discussion and information. Also click to join the MN Bound Chatters group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MNBoundEagleViewers/. It is a closed group so just click and one of the admins will add you toot-suite. Thanks!