Good Evening, Fellow TreeCounters!!
First off, I apologize for no blog last night as I was on another of those all night filming affairs. Hopefully, those are done for a while now but they seem to run in streaks. We’ll see.
Yesterday and today were pretty much a continuation of the post-fledge lifestyle. Fly-in, fly-out, sit in the tree and squee, sit on the car counting perch and squee, chase each other, chase Mom and/or Dad, be chased by smaller birds, laze in the nest and get some rays, and finally, nap as much as possible. No food was seen on the nest since the three-way evening gymkhana 2 nights ago. That’s not to say they haven’t been fed somewhere else but we haven’t seen any feedings up close and personal. All of the highlights from the last two days are in the vids below.
In the yonder chat today I promised to have a graphic showing the relationship between the nest, the car counting perch, the road, and the furthest right power pole we can see that looks like its right behind the far perch tree. Here it is:
As you can see the distances are much greater than what we think we see when looking through the lens of the camera. Most of the misperception of distance is due the magnifying effect of the zoom lens when it is zoomed in all the way. A 20 power lens like we have brings things 20x closer than they really are and compresses the distance between objects 20x also. That’s why everything looks like it’s sitting right next to each other when in reality they are very far apart. So, there is no danger of an eagle being electrocuted while sitting on the car counting perch.
On to the vids and pics from yesterday and today!
MNBound Eagles ~ Daily Highlights ~ One Chased By Two Little Birds ~ July 18, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Short Glimpses ~ July 18, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Soar High & Free Arky & Dakota ~ July 19, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Get Your Screen Captures ~ July 19, 2014
MN Bound Eagles 7-19-14 Afternoon Highlights
And some assorted pics of the days!
To start us off a set from LoveBirdsJGA called “Her Arkyness” : http://internetgreetings.com/her-arkyness.html
Well I am off to bed to catch up on some sleep. I hope you had a great first half of your weekend! We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow.
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