Nest Update April 22, 2013 - Windyness and Lots More Snow!

Good Evening, Fellow IcyBranchers!!

I guess the Big Guy decided Minnesota didn’t need Spring this year. The wind and cold were something fierce at the nest this morning. Harmony and Peace don’t know how good they have it hiding in Mom’s brood patch from all the nastiness going on above. They did get a taste of it when Mom was almost blown off the nest today. Dad supplied a rabbit for morning snackies and the chatters were kept busy all day thinking up different names for the nestovers. Dad’s trophy duck head in the nest was the subject of much conversation, too. Harmony and Peace played Peek-A-Boo this morning from underneath Dad. He then got up and fed them and they settled back down for another nap. The eaglets are growing before our eyes and in 11 short weeks they will be as big as Mom and Dad. Amazing to think these are the fastest growing birds in the USA. Later in the day snow returned to the nest. Mom took it in stride as always and Dad tried to help but then left for Stick Depot.As evening fell it was still snowing and BBC gave us a tour of the winter wonderland in April. It is supposed to be near 60 by Sunday. I guess one day of spring will have to do! 

On to the pics and vids of the day.

Dad misjudges the size of a piece for Harmony and Peace tries vegetables for the first time. 

MNBound Eagles A Peek at Harmony & Peace 

Mom sits tail to the wind and learns not to stand up in such conditions.

MNBound Eagles Wind Topples Mom

The late afternoon treat consisted of fishcicles Mom dug up from beneath the snow.

MNBound Eaglets Big Bites

A great look from the eighth floor penthouse.

The noisy neighbors looking for their nest in the snow.


And after.

Peace giving Harmony the stink eye.

Peace bonks Harmony.

Harmony practicing her balance.


And Peace tries her wings. Soon, baby, soon!

The eagles come through with flying colors on another trying weather day. The long range forecast says warming but we will have to wait and see. The eaglets are growing and striving for food so all is well on the nest. Thanks to Mick989Razzle and BBC for all the great pics again today. You guys ROCK!

Hope you had a great day on the nest and we will see you there tomorrow!


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.