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Nest Update 7-27-14 No Vids But Some Pics

The feed from the cam was so bad today that Dragonlainey couldn’t make any vids. Which is too bad as today, like yesterday, had some great food action on the nest. Full crops were sported all around and there was even nestovers in the nest for quite some time today.

Hopefully tomorrow the feed will improve and we’ll get some usable video.

LovebirdsJGA’s pic galleries of the day:

THREE WORDS – O M G ! ! !

http://internetgreetings.com/three-words-omg.html

I Love You ….

http://internetgreetings.com/i-love-you-7-27-14.html

Deliveries 7-27-14!!

http://internetgreetings.com/deliveries-7-27-14.html

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday wherever you are and we’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!

TalonStrike

 

Nest Update 7-26-14 – Vids and pics for Saturday

MNBound Eagles ~ Early Highlights ~ Arky Perched ~ July 26, 2014

http://youtu.be/Aj3POpDAgHQ

MNBound Eagles ~ Arky On Branch ~ In Double Time ~ July 26, 2014

http://youtu.be/STGY4rX-L2U

MNBound Eagles ~ Avian Delivery ~ Arky & Dakota Tussle ~ July 26, 2014

http://youtu.be/zEsgl34R2IY

MNBound Eagles ~ P Not Allowed Close To Food ~ Both Perch On Balcony ~ July 26, 2014

http://youtu.be/O8zxgFHJCGA

MNBound Eagles ~ Dakota & Arky ~ Beautiful Sunset ~ Time Lapse ~ July 26, 2014

http://youtu.be/UJG7qRwW_yw

And some pics from LoveBirdsJGA

Juvie Up The Tree

http://internetgreetings.com/juvie-up-the-tree-7-26-14.html

FLY FLY FLY!

http://internetgreetings.com/fly-fly-fly-7-26-14.html

Amazingly beautiful!!!

http://internetgreetings.com/amazingly-beautiful.html

We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!

TalonStrike

Nest Update 7-25-14 – Ins And Outs And Hanging Out…

Good Evening, Fellow TreePerchers!!

Sorry about no blog yesterday but it was so blah that there wasn’t even any highlights to show you. A couple of glimpses of the the kids were had during the day while the cam was on autoseek and lots of off camera squees were heard. The panner did arrive late in the day to find them out counting cars again but that was about it for yesterday.

Today started wet and wild as a thunder front moved through around dawn. They must have gotten wet and tired as the kids spent a lot of time on the nest today resting and preening. No feedings on the nest today but we did hear feeding squees in the tree and the panner followed one of them to a perch way back in the leaves to the right of the nest as the feeding was going on. Good job, panner!!

As evening darkened they were both out at the far perch watching for speeders. We kept hearing strange loud noises near the mic which is buried in the nest where the mount attaches to the tree. Dragonlainey found the culprit in the 2nd video below. You won’t believe what was making all that noise. As the darkness deepened both of the kids left the perch on their own and returned to the tree to spend the night.

On to the vids of the day.

MNBound Eagles ~ Highlights Up To 5 PM ~ July 25, 2014

http://youtu.be/xYShQBkdrns

MN Bound Eagles 7-25-14 Little Noise Maker & Evening Highlights

http://youtu.be/OGLlSs61Rks

And some pics of the day!

LovebirdsJGA has a nice collection from today.

http://internetgreetings.com/little-bits.html

I hope your Friday was good and that it put a nice period to the sentence of your week. We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow.

TalonStrike

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Nest Update 7-23-14 – Touch And Go’s And Some Flubbed Landings…

Good Evening, Fellow ControlTowerDwellers!!

There was so much traffic in and out of the tree today it seemed we had moved to O’Hare Airport. The cam was down for most of the morning and when it finally came up we saw Mom come in for a landing. The juvies took turns flying out to the yonder dead tree perch and returning for a stay on the fledge branch below the cam. Some nice close ups of both by the panner gave us some great scaps. Later in the day both took turns on the nest again playing hockey with the turtle shell, moving sticks around, looking for the diving board from last year and resurrecting the bones from the fawn leg that had drifted over the edge of the nest.

The evening saw Dakota out on the yonder perch enjoying the sunset. Arky came flying in to join him but flubbed the landing and ended up somewhere below on a different perch than she had planned on. Dakota eventually went down to keep her company and both were seen flying off and then heard landing in the tree somewhere out of cam range. The resident orioles sang a lullaby as the light faded and another gorgeous MNB Nest day came to an end.

On to the vids and pics of the day!

MNBound Eagles ~ Fly In & Close Ups ~ July 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/D_F41V2OW6o

MNBound Eagles ~ Fly In with Slow Motion ~ Stick & Turtle Play ~ July 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/kDP9rwpzMWg

MNBound Eagles ~ Lots Of Surprise Fly By’s ~ July 23, 2014

http://youtu.be/OtQv7adE0t4

And some pics of the day!

Yo Camera guy! I'm over here!!

Yo,Camera guy! I’m over here!!

1296,1297,1298.....

1296,1297,1298…..

I know Dad put that diving board over here somewhere!!

I know Dad put that diving board over here somewhere!!

This post grad work is exhausting!!

This post grad work is exhausting!!

You guys are still here?? Aren't there ant cams or something you could be watching??

You guys are still here?? Aren’t there ant cams or something you could be watching??

Grampa, did that Boodee just fall off the tree??

Grampa, did that Boodee just fall off the tree??

I hope your air traffic problems were less than we had at the nest today! We’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!!

TalonStrike

Nest Update 7-12-14 – A Clean Lip and Duck Hips….

Good Evening, Fellow Sun Soakers!!

It’s late and I just got home from a shoot so pardon the brevity and I’ll let the vids speak for the day. It seems Dakota is now without his lip pox so it is even harder to tell these 2 apart. But thats ok because we are happy just to get glimpses of them now that they have fledged. Arky did better than a glimpse today as she stayed in the tree for quite some time today. First was a preening session in the leaves off of the low perch and then scoping the nest for tidbits followed by a super flyoff toward the house across the way. Both juvies could be heard around the neighborhood during the day with one squeeing and the other answering. Late in the day a P delivered a duck that needed defeathering and the gymkhana was on. Steals, sneak attacks, chest bumps and lots of squeeing occupied the early evening hours. Darkness fell and our panner had the night off so we missed seeing the moon on the pond tonight.

On to the vids of the day!

MNBound Eagles ~ The Dakota Mantle When Dad Delivers Half Fish ~ July 12, 2014

http://youtu.be/v04ScXrizTE

MNBound Eagles ~ Arky Squeeing & Preening ~ July 12, 2014

http://youtu.be/NuMSg-vXkoU

MNBound Eagles ~ Arky So Regal ~ Get Your Screen Captures ~ July 12, 2014

http://youtu.be/-wfW05I9cTM

MNBound Eagles ~ Arky Looking For Nestovers ~ Close Ups ~ July 12, 2014

http://youtu.be/Wyzq7UBWTfk

MNBound Eagles ~ Arky’s Gorgeous Fly Off ~ With Slo Motion ~ July 12, 2014

http://youtu.be/iFmX_rIURt4

MN Bound Eagles 7-12-14 Sneaky Fly In & Fussin Over Feathered Meal

http://youtu.be/_r_q8wKV13Y

I hope your Saturday was pleasant and relaxing and you had a wonderful

time. No pics tonight but I will try for a double dose tomorrow. Have a great Sunday and we’ll see you in the tree tomorrow!

TalonStrike

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Hate To Miss A Day Like Today!

I had a very long day on set so I will make this short. Seems I missed a very interesting day in the cottonwood. Jungle Jim time in the morning and a lovely if windy day in the tree. I hope tomorrow is just as interesting!!

Here are todays vids from Dragonlainey:

Arky Returns ~ Scuffles With Dakota ~ Arky To Limb Below ~ Dakota Fludge/Fledge ~ July 10, 2014

Nest Update 7-9-14 – A Tasty Fishy And A Full Branching!

Good Evening, Fellow BranchLeapers!!

As the day started with calm winds and copious sunshine it looked to be a very nice Hump Day in the cottonwood. The cam was on the nest most of the morning until we lost the feed around 10am. It came back up about 1230pm just in time for a fishy delivery to the nest. Daki came fluttering down from his high perch and claimed it for his own. Arky was heard in the tree but didn’t come to the nest to vie for possession. Daki then had himself a real nice lunch of tasty fishy and filled his crop. He went up to the mount perch to digest and feak his beak. After a few minutes Mom came down and Daki let her know he was not happy she was going to finish his fish. Finally he jumped down to the nest and Mom shared what was left with him by feeding him bites. She, of course, got the tail for her efforts.

Daki then retired to Arky’s low branch perch and spent the afternoon preening, crop dropping and napping away the warm hours of the day. A couple of times it looked like he was going to try a leap across to the fat branch where Dad sometimes sits but he changed his mind every time. Well, until early evening, that is.

Around 7 in the evening he finally decided it was time to go. He was fairly far out on the low branch and he made the leap across to the branch that hangs down toward the ground from Dad’s perch branch. He hung out there for a while and then made the leap back to where he started. Some were saying he fledged and some were saying No he only branched as that is part of the nest tree. I like to give him credit for at least half a fledge as he bravely leapt across a 75 foot fall with grace and aplomb. I hope he finds his way to the larger part of the sky tomorrow and plays games with his sister on the silky Minnesota breezes. As darkness fell he was sitting on that perch where he landed dreaming of flights to come.

On to the vids and pics of the day.

So you can compare intruder juvies here is the video from the day the cam came back on this year that shows the intruder. I think they look very similar.

MN Bound Eagles 3-6-14 Juvie Gets Escorted Off Nest

http://youtu.be/GHIH_Xzmb3Q

And todays vids:

MNBound Eagles ~ P Delivers Fish For Dakota ~ Part 1 of 2 ~ July 9, 2014

http://youtu.be/xaQO6nfs86I

MNBound Eagles ~ Dakota and The Fish ~ Part 2 of 2 ~ July 9, 2014

http://youtu.be/_GU_H4gz73E

MNBound Eagles ~ Dakota & Cottonwood Snow In July ~ July 9, 2014

http://youtu.be/8x87hDhB2cU

MNBound Eagles ~ Dakota’s Lovely Wingspread ~ July 9, 2014

http://youtu.be/090vJZqIgAA

MNBound Eagles ~ Dakota Branches To A New Branch & Back Again ~ July 9, 2014

http://youtu.be/fWXpKgZGUTM

And todays pics!

Two sets from Lovebirds today!

Go Dakota GO

http://internetgreetings.com/go-dakota-go-7-9-14.html

I Am Eagle

http://internetgreetings.com/i-am-eagle.html

For Comparison. Thanks Elaine!

For Comparison. Thanks Elaine!

Moooom! That's my fish!  Dad said so!!

Moooom! That’s my fish! Dad said so!!

Entree' of the day: Fishy on a stick.

Entree’ of the day: Fishy on a stick.

Hmmm! That is a LONG way down!

Hmmm! That is a LONG way down!

I'll bet she's coming to steal my fish!!

I’ll bet she’s coming to steal my fish!! 

YIPPEE!  Dakota half fledged!! Ummm That's good, right??

YIPPEE! Dakota half fledged!! Ummm That’s good, right??

Hope your Hump Day was as nice and easy as the one on the nest. We’ll see you in the tree tomorrow!

TalonStrike

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