Nest Update June 4, 2013 - Tuesday Tedium

Good Evening, Fellow NestWashers!!

The morning arrived wet and windy after all the goings on yesterday. The kids got a bath and the nest was washed clean of all the leftovers from the day before. Mom and Dad fed Harmony and Peace several times but todays feeds were much more sedate than Monday’s. The kids took turns standing guard with one up and one sleeping. Even that ceased about mid-afternoon when Peace had the duty and abandoned her post for the pleasures of dreamland. I went out for a couple of hours ( I know. Leave the nest? Blasphemy!) and when I came back the cam was down. When it came back up Peace and Harmony were in the same positions as when I left. They must have been real tuckered out from yesterday’s excitement. The evening was more of the same and as darkness fell Mom came back to the nest to sit with the kids. 

The slow nature of the day on the nest was contrasted by the discussions in the Social Stream. Some of the other nests available for viewing on the ‘Net have been having more than their share of troubles this year. Chatters were especially upset today with a report that an eaglet had died from sibilicide at a nest in Maine. Some chatters were saying” Why doesn’t somebody rescue him?” or “ Shouldn’t somebody help him?” Or “Why do we donate all this money to wildlife cams if they aren’t going to help?”

Fellow devoted nest watchers, we are but observers here. Nature in it’s clear quill, 100 proof raw form can be brutal and sad. The outcomes at every nest are not going to be perfect. We came within about 2 seconds of having a very bad episode on this nest a few nights ago. Only Mom’s vigilance and speed kept that from happening. As the number of nests available to view increases (and there are more every year) the more we will witness scenes that are hard for us to watch and understand. As we watch we tend to think of these wild animals in human terms. This makes it all the harder to take when something does go wrong.  The urge to interfere is a strong one and is most often the wrong choice.

But Talon, you say, what about Harmon?? Truth be told, I was not in favor of his rescue. I thought that nature should take its course. Being in the minority I kept that opinion to myself. People tend to forget Harmon was about 10 minutes away from being a captive and possibly un-releasable eagle when Dad landed on the nest. That to me would have been worse than any other fate that could have befallen him. In conclusion, I would just like to remind everyone again that we are only observers here. Please respect and enjoy nature as it comes to us on these cams.

It was such a slow day there are no vids and just a few pics.

Can I trust you two to guard the nest??

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This guard duty thing is boring! Wanna take turns??

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I hate losing at Sod, Feather, Talon!!

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A bop of the branch to Razzle and BBC for the pics today! Thanks!

I hope your Tuesday was an enjoyable one and we’ll see you on the nest tomorrow!


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