Nest Update March 17, 2013 - Hatchwatch Day 8

Good Evening, Fellow HatchWatchers!

Well, I didn’t get to see the PAN-STARRS comet last night as there was too much haze here for good viewing. I guess I will try again this evening. 

Also, I would like to give a big Happy Birthday shout to Firetruck1988 on his St. Paddy’s day birthday! Speaking of St Paddy’s day, some of the mods took to the Wearin’ of the Green for the day. Since Pinkabbie is Scottish we gave her a pink avatar!

The day at the nest started out beautiful again this morning. Dad came home and took Mom’s seat for a while as she went to get some excercise. When she came back she had to coax Dad from the egg bowl. The bowl must be getting very comfy!!

MNBound Eagles Mom Coaxes Dad Off Eggs

As the day went on Dad came back to sit on the eggs and one of the neighbor squirrels showed up to take a peek. Dad saw it and again let 'em know who’s boss of the cottonwood. The vid was jerky and Dad was too fast so Mick989Razzle posted a pic for us.

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Squirrel flap

Mom and Dad brought a lot of nest stuffing in today. Maybe fortifying for the storm that was moving in all day?? And lo and behold Dad finally found a place on the nest for that pesky stick that has plagued us for at least 3 days. Yay Dad!

MNBound Eagles Grassy Delivery & Stick Worrying 

As the day went on the wind picked up and the weather got grimmer. Tonight is supposed to be windy and snowy near the nest with blizzard warnings posted all around. Eagles are outdoor creatures and are built for all kinds of weather. Our eagles are born and bred in the Upper Midwest so they are used to changes in the environment. They have 7000 feathers and lots of down to keep them warm in any storm. Mom and Dad have lived through this before and will come through with flying colors this time, too! For a look at how they deal with changing temperatures go here: Eagle Thermoregulation

Mick989razzle posted a separate cut of Dad getting the stick moved into position.

MNBound Eagles Problem Stick is Finally Free

Mich also posted a nice vid of Kirby Rays on the nest for us to peruse.Thanks Mich!!

MNBound Eagles Kirby Rays

Well, with the storm coming in with snow and wind it will be an interesting day on the nest tomorrow. I am working late hours this week so the blog may not be up until late in the evening but rest assured it will be up. Thank you, Chatters and Mods, for making this blog a success.  

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.