Nest Update 7-19-14 – Perches, Poles, Fly-ins And Fly-outs

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: 

Screen Shot 2014-07-19 at 8.27.17 PM

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” :

Are the juvies getting camera shy??

Are the juvies getting camera shy??

New species spotted today: Eagleaholicus Cameratoterus Longlensicus!

New species spotted today: Eagleaholicus Cameratoterus Zoomlensicus!

Nice to have the room all to myself!!

Nice to have the room all to myself!!

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.


PS: If you haven’t already done so PLEASE don’t forget to order your copy of Glo’s book! The details are 2 posts below this one! Thanks!

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7 thoughts on “Nest Update 7-19-14 – Perches, Poles, Fly-ins And Fly-outs

  1. PiggyP

    Just had to add my thanks talon. Been a great season. Love the map. Appreciate all you do ♥ Hugs to you and yer gbaby.

  2. Gloria Vincent Keeslar

    Great Blog. Love the inf on the distance as perceived and in reality do to the cam magnification. Thanks also for the Shout Out on the book. One more week to get checks in the mail for the autographed copy from me.

  3. Ellen

    Thank you for all your hard work and especially the map. I have saved a picture of three little balls of fluff and now I am so happy to see two of them soaring free. Good nest, good parents, and most of all wonderful blog.

  4. Beachgir75

    No apologies needed. We understand when we don’t see one, you are working. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for doing it. It’s a great way of catching up with the nest when I can’t watch.

  5. Jo

    Anyone know who that Eagleaholicus Cameratoterus Zoomlensicus was? Thanks for the blog, the nest site map with the distances on it … it does put it all in perspective doesn’t it! Take care of yourself, Talon! Thanks to all involved with giving us this pleasure of watching, from start to finish, these gorgeous creatures grow and become the wonderful raptors God made them to be.


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