Nest Update June 2, 2013 - A Squirrel Slappin’ Sunday!

Good Evening, Fellow NestSquirrels!!

Whilst growing up in Minnesota I used to long for Sundays such as the nest had today. A soft sunrise as I delivered papers. A clear blue sky that stretched across the dome of the world. A perfect temperature to do just about anything you wanted whether it was go to the lake, play ball in the park or just lay in the grass enjoying the green smell of spring. Thoughts of days like today get Minnesotans through the long, dark winters and are cherished by all. Just wish there were more of them. 

Harmony and Peace enjoyed their Sunday on the nest in eaglet fashion too. We didn’t see much of the morning as the cam was down and when it came back up they looked to be fed and contented on the nest. They were taking turns standing and watching their world go by. Harmony was taking her turn when a squirrel came up the side of the nest. As they stared at each other Harmony went into guard stance and tried to wingslap the squirrel as she had seen Mom do. She tried several times and finally the squirrel saw she meant business. He leaped across to the big branch to the upper right of the nest and left the eaglets in peace. Squirrels do not pose a threat to our eaglets as the raccoon did but they might have had a scary few minutes if it came up on the nest. The rest of the day was spent resting, wingersizing and searching the nest for nestovers. Peace found a root to make friends with and moved it around the nest for a bit and gnawed on it here and there. Harmony kept watching for a parent with some actual food in its talons. She was rewarded when Dad showed up with another gosling and dinner was served. By my count that is 4 out of the 6 or 7 goslings that were in the pond a few weeks ago. Mom and Dad goose should move. The rest of the evening was uneventful and as darkness fell all was quiet on the nest.

On to the vid and pics of the day!

A Mexisotan standoff!

MNBound Eaglets Harmony On Alert Wing Slaps at Squirrel

And a selection of pics from the day!

Why aren't you guys outside enjoying the day??

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You ain't coming up here, squirrely!!

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That's it for dinner?? She's carrying this hunger thing a bit far!

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What's he got, Peace?? Just grass, Harmony!

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Sorry, kids! They were out of fish.

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Hey!! Can you guys throw me a sandwich???

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Two can play this game, Harmony!

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As we close out this wonderful Sunday I would like to thank Razzle and BBC for the wonderful pics and vids! Thanks! And a twitch of the squirrels tail to the big man upstairs for making this day for us to behold.

See you on the nest tomorrow! 


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