Nest Update March 14, 2013 - Hatchwatch Day 5

Good Evening, Fellow HatchWatchers!

I have been remiss in not profusely thanking all the mods that help make the Eagle Cam the best place to be on the Net! They are all volunteers and give generously of their time and treasure to be here and impart their knowledge and experience to the chatters and their fellow mods. Without them the Social Stream and the Chat room could not exist at the Eagle Cam. Please join me in thanking them. 

They are, in no particular order, because they are all equally great:

mibirder  squirrelmama1  Pinkabbie  Firetruck1988   graycsam   Bekka1017

jreagle     RiverRoadRaptor     Reenieslad     gazgeorgia     MNKarenAnn  

and a few more that are in stealth mode. 

These folks deserve my undying thanks as without them this blog would not be possible. Mich989razzle has my heart and soul for the wonderful videos she makes of the nest shenanigans every day. Thanks, Mich! 

Well, on to the day on the nest!

Mom and Dad woke to another marvelous morning in Minnesota. I was expecting to see some snow on the nest as the radar last night showed snow in the area. There was a small amount of snow but not like was predicted. Dad decided (he is The Decider when it comes to sticks) the stick on the tree needed to be moved early today.

MNBound Eagles Dad Fixes Stuck Stick

And a while later he decided it needed fixing again. Didn’t work this time.

MNBound Eagles Dad Un-Fixes the Fixed Stick

In the afternoon we were treated to singing lessons by Mom and Dad.

MNBound Eagles Peal Calls

Late in the day BBC and the eagles gave a show of stick moving, close-ups and sunset shots.

MNBound Eagles A Good Evening Eagle Watching

After the closeups there was a lot of talk about the eagles eyes. Nictitating membranes were a keen subject. Here’s a link that explains what they are:

And a pic from River Road Raptor that shows it in motion.


This is getting long so I will close by saying Mom and Dad Eagle had another nice day and we look forward to many more as they incubate their eggs and raise their young.

Happy Eagle viewing and we’ll see you on the nest!


If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to post them below or in the chat room.  Also, we'll be updating our official MN Bound LIVE Eagles Facebook Page regularly so you can follow along, like, or share with your friends.  We have several site moderators this year to help give optimal information to all that want to learn more about these magnificent birds.