Nest Update May 25, 2013 - A Blustery Saturday at The Nest!

Good Evening, Fellow WavingInTheWinders!!

Twas a windy, cloudy and cool start to the Memorial Day weekend at the MN Bound Eagles Nest. The kids had mallard for breakfish and some grackle snacks throughout the day. Harmony and Peace played catch with a piece of duck that then took up residence near the tree trunk. The kids are wingersizing more and practicing using their feet for actually walking on. They even had another small rugby match on the nest today. Mom and Dad were in and out today but were mostly leaving the kids alone in the nest. This is quite normal and they will be left alone more and more as the days go by. They are getting too big for a parent to be present all the time.The cam was down for a couple of short periods today and when it came back up from the early one BBC treated us to some great closeups. Thanks BBC! Razzle got a great shot of Moms eye from the side that shows the structure of her eye! Fascinating! The pic will be the first still below. The cam went down in the early evening and when it came back up Mom was feeding the kids something furry for dinner. They chowed down and then settled in for the evening. As darkness fell it was still windy but here’s hoping it dies down and tomorrow is nice and sunny.

A few words about the present mods. MN Bound decided that a reduced number of mods was what they wanted to implement in their new way of doing things. About half of the previous mods were asked to serve again and they agreed to come back and help out in the Social Stream. The rest of the previous mods are “in reserve” and will be asked back if the situation warrants. MN Bound is going to see how it goes for a couple of weeks and will rethink at that time if it is warranted. MN Bound thanks all the mods for their service and their dedication that has helped make this the Best Cam On The NET™. The mods serving now are Bekka1017, firetruck1988, eaglessoarfree, arkyangel, mibirder, riverroadraptor, and karenann. I will also remain as a mod and the Blogger. Razzle is also a mod for the purpose of posting vids and such in the chat stream and will help out as needed. We hope that you are enjoying the new more relaxed mod corps and will continue to watch with us as our eaglets carry on growing and fledging in the weeks to come.

On to the vids and pics of the day.

The kids have duck for breakfish and Harmony pounces on a clump of weeds.

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A small rugby match and a scuffle over prey.

MNBound Eaglets Scuffle Over Prey

A selection of pics of the day.

The shot I talked about above of Mom’s eye. You can see the depth of the lens and other structure elements. Eagle eyes are about the same size as a humans but are about 4 times as acute in their power to discern detail.

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A couple more shots of Mom's lovely eye

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Ooops! Deja Vu! Hard to think this was less than 4 weeks ago!


And this is what it looks like today. 

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Peace needs a combout!

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Hey! That was my bite!

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Through the eyes of a child.....

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Hey Mom! Thats not food? 

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Great pics and vids again today Razzle and BBC! Thanks!

Hope you had a good start to your Memorial Day weekend. The Big Race is tomorrow and many picnics and BBQ’s will be had. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we’ll see you here 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.