Good Evening, Fellow FellowTravellers!!
The day on the nest, which turned out to be the penultimate day of our 2014 season, was a lot like the rest of the days this week. The cam was parked on the nest for a good part of the day and we only had some short viewings of the juvies as they bounced around the tree squeeing at Mom and Dad to bring them something to play with. We could hear them both near and far away and when the cam pan man did show up he scanned around to all the usual places but they were nowhere to be seen.
During his scan the Great Blue Heron was spotted in the bushes in the pond that are all that remain of Goose Island, otherwise known as Atlantis. The cam became a GBH cam for a good portion of the afternoon as we watched an exercise in avian patience that is a hallmark of a GBH on a hunt for snacks. His patience was rewarded several times as he caught and swallowed what were probably frogs and maybe some minnows that might still exist in the pond.
Toward the end of our time with the GBH what has to be one of the best fly ins we have seen occurred. Who I think was Arky came flying from the far perch right through the frame and gave us a great highlight to almost end the year on. The vid and some really great scaps are below.
In case you didn’t see my previous post this was posted on the MN Bound Live Eagles page about 3pm today:
We want to thank all of you for another wonderful season at the eagle nest. Tomorrow will be our last day of live broadcast from the nest. We will be turning off the camera for the 2014 season and looking forward to 2015. We hope you have all enjoyed watching and learning once again this year – another successful year at the Minnesota Bound Eagle nest! From all of us at Minnesota Bound and Broadband Corp, thanks for watching, and we’ll see you next year!
It is kind of short notice and it would have been nice to have a little bit more warning but a lot of us felt that it was coming soon even though we have had no communication from MNB at all. Tis better to be over with quickly.
Tomorrow late afternoon and evening we will have an end of the season chat at the For The Love Of Nests and Critters Ustream page. Please join us as we relive the season and look forward to next year.
The rest of the evening at the tree saw a few more fly ins and outs and both of the juvies showed up for a squee session on the nest and lower branch. They did a double fly-off to wherever they are spending the night these days and we listened as they squeed at the sun going down. Dad came home and parked on his favorite perch as darkness overtook the tree.
On to the vids and pics of the day.
MNBound Eagles ~ Quick Visits ~ Morning Highlights ~ July 31, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ “Juvie & Blue Heron” ~ With Slow Motion ~ July 31, 2014
MNBound Eagles ~ Flight & Double Flight by Arky & Dakota ~ July 31, 2014
And some pics from today!
My final daily (mostly 🙂 ) blog of the season will coincide with the cam shutdown tomorrow night. I will continue to post updates as warranted and will try to keep you abreast of happenings in other parts of the cam world. I may even enumerate my dealings with the labyrinth of the health care world which has already been an adventure and we haven’t even gotten to the juicy parts yet!
We don’t have an exact time for the shutdown but I feel it will be after full dark tomorrow. There was no indication whether or not the Social Stream at the cam will be shut down also. I guess we will have to wait and see.
We will see you in the tree tomorrow!
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