Good Evening, Fellow MoonTanners!!
Friday started wet and wild at the nest tree and our eagle family was holed up undercover somewhere trying to stay dry. As the morning progressed the rain moved out of the area and things began to dry out once again. Not much was seen of the eagles until later in the day when our intrepid panner spotted Mom and Dad at their favorite staycation perch on the far pole across the road. It’s not as quiet a place as it used to be as our now flying juvies have followed them over there and were seen circling around them late today. The 2 juvies have found a perch of their own on this side of the road in a bare treetop about 150 yards from the nest. That perch affords them a good view of the cars passing on the road and is within shouting distance of the Parents on the far pole. The panner found them sitting there late today just hanging out and squeeing once in a while. One of the juvies left the tree and was seen crossing the cam and was then heard landing in the nest tree. The panner pulled back to our normal view and spotted what sounded like Arky on the high perch.
As darkness fell the Supermoon rose and lit up the scenery again. We saw a lovely reflection in the pond and our Superpanner zoomed in and showed us a great reflection of the moon in the water with skitterbugs skating across it. Thanks, panner, that was a super shot.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
MNBound Eagles ~ M & D On Pole ~ Bird Watching At It’s Finest ~ July 11, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Juvie Perched By Pole? ~ Panning ~ July 11, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Arky and Dakota Perched Away From Nest Tree ~ July 11, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Moonlight Special ~ With Effects ~ July 11, 2014
And some pics of the day!
Hope your TGIF friday was a good one and you have a great weekend planned. Have fun and if you find you have a few spare minutes drop in at the Ostrich Cam and see whats going on. As of this writing both remaining eggs have internally pipped and Dash expects hatches beginning tomorrow night. Should be an interesting time!
We’ll see you in the tree tomorrow!
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