Nest Update March 21, 2013 - Hatchwatch Day 12

Good Evening, Fellow HatchWatchers!

It was another cold and beautiful day at the MN Bound Eagle nest! 

Now that Dad has gotten the stick where he wants it (we hope!) he had to find another way to get Mom off the eggs so he could have the warm spot again. He caught a fish and brought her half. That seemed to do the trick!

MNBound Eagles Big Fish Gift for Breakfast

Dad was looking regal at midday on the nest!

Mom has her own ways of getting Dad to move from the warm spot.

MNBound Eagles Mom's Persuasive Ways

The downstairs neighbors were being noisy during the day and Dad took notice. A wing slap settled them down. One of the cam gnomes was watching at the time and treated us to some panning and closeups of Dad and his feathers. Thanks, BBC!

MNBound Eagles Dad Hears Scratching under Nest

During the panning Mich caught a nice pic of the river to the right of the nest. Looks like some ice has formed in it.

Late in the day Mich caught Mom and Dad on the nest together with Kirby rays framing a family portrait. Just Gorgeous!!

We had a couple of classes visit today and they had a great time. We love it when young people visit with us as we are very keen to extend the love we have for these magnificent creatures to new generations and to add to their understanding of the natural world around us. Teachers, if you wish to schedule a time to join us here please email us at to schedule a time for your class. Include your contact details and we will get back to you ASAP.

All in all a wonderful day on the nest. Today marks the 12th day of incubation so we are one-third of the way to Hatchday!!

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


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