Nest Update March 29, 2013 - Hatchwatch Day 20

Good Evening, Fellow HatchWatchers!

Well, how to begin. As some of you may know there is a big fight on the Internet between some hackers/spammers and an anti-spam outfit named Spamhaus. It has created a firestorm of bits across the Net. Normally I wouldn’t mention something like this except for the fact that it has affected us directly. The spam fight caused Ustream to be slow and crazy at times the last two days and it seems to have taken the MN Bound website offline last evening. This caused me to not be able to post a blog last night and was a bit distressing so we will have to make up today what we missed yesterday! 

YAY! On to the blog!

Yesterday was another beautiful spring day on the nest. Temps hit about 35 degrees and Mom and Dad had a good time changing places all day long. I caught a shot of the moon reflecting off the river early morning Thursday

Morning shot of Mom on the nest.

Once when Mom was on the nest a squirrel came to see if anyone was home and got wingslapped as a warning! Dad came down to give him what for also and some strange grunts were heard from the squirrel as he passed the mic on the way to his nest. Dad stuck around for a while and changed the Feng Shui a little.

MNBound Eagles Squirrel!

Mich989Razzle caught a great still of the little intruder.

The rest of the day was quiet and uneventful up until I went to post the blog and was denied. I had some withdrawal pains and resigned myself to waiting until today. Heavy sigh!

Today at the nest dawned a little overcast but the temps rose to the low 40’s by midday. Shorts and t-shirts were taken out of storage all over Minnesota as the residents celebrated the first day of real spring they have had. It might get to 60 tomorrow, will they be water skiing?? 

Mom and Dad had another lovely day at the nest. They had some good exchanges with Dad reluctant as usual to give up his seat. I caught this pic of one of the changes.

At one of the other changes Dad paused to admire the eggs.

At one point during the day Mom heard the pesky squirrel making noise at the side of the nest again. She gave him another wingslap and checked to make sure he went back downstairs. Just for good measure she gave the eggs a roll and settled back in.

MNBound Eagles Downstairs Neighbor Is Too Loud

Mich caught a great shot of Mom peeking over Dad.

And she also snapped this shot of Mom during choir practice late this afternoon.

And she caught this great shot of Dad on Wednesday.

Thanks to Mich for all the great pics and videos and to BBC for the great cam we have this year. Also a big thanks to MN Bound for getting the website up and running so quickly today. I don’t know if I could go 2 days without posting here!

Well. I think we are caught up now and I will leave you with a sincere wish for SMNBED!

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


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