Nest Update 6-30-14 – Plenty Of Prey And Play

Good Evening, Fellow WanderingNestizens!!

The food train today arrived early. Around 0630 a nice tasty fishy was delivered and the meal started with the usual antics but by the end of it Arky and Dakota were eating side by side with a minimum of fuss. After stuffing their crops full they began their day of exploring for new places to hide and scare the chatters into thinking they had skipped town. It seems that Arky has decided the she likes the high perch with Mom and Dad and Dakota likes the challenge of scaling up the big branch just above the mount perch. They gave the panner a workout again today hiding in these places and then appearing suddenly out of nowhere when food or exercise was called for.

Around midday another aquatic avian was delivered and this was a more traditional scrum for possession. Arky started the meal and then, as she has the past several days made it easy for Daki to steal and get the start of his share. Arky seems to have mellowed a lot and doesn’t bully Daki quite as much as she used to. This meal went the tradeoff route also with the both of them getting good portions.

About an hour and a half later another tasty fishy was delivered and Daki didn’t even come down at first to contend for it. Must of been that full crop that deterred him. Arky finally got mom to feed her some fish and the both had some tasty fishy. When the fish was down to about 4 inches long Dakota decided he wanted some after all and he came diving down and stole it from Mom. Mom and Arky left and Daki finished it off. 

Early evening saw an unidentifiable furry snack come to the nest. They both had some of it and a P also joined in snacking for a bit. Afterward playtime began with both Arky and Dakota bouncing around to various spots on the tree and giving the panner fits of where to pan the camera next. This playtime lasted almost until deep dark when they both finally settled in on the nest for the night. 

On to the vids of the day!

MNBound Eagles ~ Dakota Climbs Tree ~ Arky Sitting In Attic ~ June 30, 2014

http://youtu.be/_KpmAu86lDI

MNBound Eagles ~ Morning Highlights ~ June 30, 2014

http://youtu.be/mDktMqNPyDc

MNBound Eagles ~ Arky Exits Attic ~ Meal Mantled By Dakota ~ Arky Performs ~ June 30, 2014

http://youtu.be/_eAvqai-ghc

MNBound Eagles ~ Encore By Arky ~ Fish Delivery ~ Dakota Nabs Foot ~ June 30, 2014

http://youtu.be/5DYeoeif4ro

MNBound Eagles ~ Beak To Beak ~ Arky Gets By Dakota ~ June 30, 2014

http://youtu.be/JFsUPKa64Sw

MNBound Eagles ~ Evening Highlights ~ Impressive Wings ~ Chest To Chest ~ June 30, 2014

http://youtu.be/XYNYsym4sW8

And one from Birdbrain that is a wonderful summation of the month of June! Enjoy!

MNBound Eagles ~ June 2014

http://youtu.be/FAxkz5hR3JI

I tried a new way of doing screencaps today that was supposed to be better and faster. Well it turned out to be neither and was a lot more work on the backend. So I apologize for the lack of stills and captions today. 

I did get a couple of new friends from the Berry College store in the mail today.

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I hope that your week started well and you are excited as we are at the prospect that a fledge or two is imminent. We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!

TalonStrike

If you have been wondering where the mods went we are here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/for-the-love-of-nests-critters. 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! 

4 thoughts on “Nest Update 6-30-14 – Plenty Of Prey And Play

  1. Jo

    Wonderful blog as usual, Talon! Your new friends from Berry are cute, too. As always, thanks go to BBC, MNB, DragonLainey, BirdBrain and the cam gnomie! Thanks for all you do for us Eagleholics!

    Reply
  2. Linda Parsons

    Great recap and thank you! I missed much of it during the day and know I can always depend on you to keep me updated! Great blog. Great vids. And cute toys! 😉

    Reply

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