Good Evening, Fellow EagleObservers!!
Today marks the 100th blog of the season. There is lots to talk about today in this centurion of blogs and a blog exclusive vid so let’s get to it.
A little off nest news first. The Alcoa eaglets, Honor and Glory, both fledged today. The moments were captured by an avid eaglewatcher, Gloria Keeslar, who graciously allowed us to share some of her pictures here.
Thank you, Gloria, and congratulations to Honor and Glory on a perfect fledge.
Our kids, Harmony and Peace, had a food filled day after the sparsity of chow the last few days. Breakfish was a waterfowl of some kind (can’t confirm another gosling) and they came away from that with full crops. It was rainy early here on a cloudy Sunday morning but the weather improved and we even got some sun in the afternoon. The kids spent the morning drying out, napping and getting some exercise. We lost the cam for a bit around noontime on the nest and when it came back up BBC treated us to a pan of the area and a few minutes as a goose cam. Mom and Dad goose look like they are still brooding a nest on the island in the pond so we will probably see more goslings for lunch and dinner.About midafternoon Mom delivered the 2nd meal of the day. It looked furry and plump and Peace tried to grab it all for herself. Peace and Mom had a brief tug-o-war (guess who won) and Mom proceeded to stuff both eaglets again. After the meal P&H romped around for a bit and then settled in for a Sunday nap by the tree trunk. Mom brought a tasty fishy early evening and the crops were filled again with Mom getting the tail for herself. I didn’t see Dad on the nest all day. Hopefully, Stick Depot has some sticks left. As darkness fell all were content on the nest and dreamland awaited our satiated kids.
On to the pics and a blog exclusive vid!
BBC pans to see a future meal? on the island in the pond.
MNBound Eagles Specialty of the Day Zoom & Panning
Mom gently teases her offspring with the fish tail today. A blog only vid.
MNBound Eagles Who Gets the Fishy Tail?
And the selection of pics of the day.
A small nest comparison Feb 21st.
And today. Those trips to Nest Depot have really paid off!
Jeeez, I hope those eagles aren't hungry today!
Can you catch this stuff??
Your boss said to tell you he knows and you have field duty this week.
Waddya suppose they do in that other tree, Peace??
MOMMM!!!! She's doing it again!!
Well, a lot went on today for a lazy Sunday. I see I didn’t even mention the small Rumblefish 2 that Peace instigated today. They battled for a few seconds and Harmony was the victor again. And all the wingwhapping, toy stealing and general fun the kids had. I guess it wasn’t such a lazy Sunday after all.
A pan of the cam to Razzle and BBC for the great work as always today! Thanks!
Hope you all had a lovely Sunday and we’ll see you here tomorrow!
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