Good Evening, Fellow Cottonwoodians!
Old Man Winter decided to stick around for another day. Or maybe two. The forecast is for more snow tonite and tomorrow with 7 inches possible in some areas. BOO! We need some spring weather for the hatch soon to arrive. Oh well, they are saying in the 50’s for Sunday at the nest. Let’s hope so!
We are about 2 days away from a PipWatch here at the nest. Mom and Dad are hunkering down trying to take this weather in stride and keeping the eggs toasty warm. Mom came back to the nest late morning/ early afternoon and Dad finally got up and did a hover flyaway in the stiff wind. Mick did a slo mo for us so we could enjoy every frame of it. The perchers in SS were comparing it to yesterdays landing and were awarding style points for the one they liked the most. I’ll post both here so you can compare, too.
Todays: MNBound Eagles Dad's Hover Fly Away & Slo-Mo
Yesterdays: MNBound Eagles Dad Lands Backwards
We had another great panning session from BBC today. Some good shots of the neighbors were taken and we got to see them close up.
Believe it or not there are TWO geese in this picture!☝
This is what dirt on the egg looks like. There will be many false alarms as we wait for our first Pip. Please let us confirm the pip before going crazy in the SS!
And I found a great pic comparing egg sizes in the archives of this blog.
Well it was a pretty dull day on the nest with the way the weather has been so I will leave you to hope and pray that the weather tomorrow will be better than they say it’s going to be.
Grayc’s Countdown to Hatch Clock!
Hope you had a great day on the nest and we will see you there tomorrow!
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