Good Evening, Fellow NestGymnasts!!
Twas quite the windy day at the nest. It started out fairly nice with the kids taking flying lessons again and cavorting about the nest.The wind picked up later and they looked liked they were struggling to stay on the nest. Once during the windiness Harmony was parked laying down tail to the wind and was tumbled around by a big gust. She was rather startled by this and decided to blame her sibling which led to a shoving match and Peace nearly being pushed off the nest. Peace retreated to another branch for a bit and let Harmony have the nest to herself. She came back down after a bit and they were buddies again lying together on the nest. They stayed that way until Dad showed up with a partial fish that Peace scored. Dad left quickly and Harmony watched Peace with the fish out of cam range. The cam went down and when it came back up Peace was in view and Harmony could be heard off cam. Some think the food was lost overboard but I contend Harmony stole it from Peace on the branch and finished it off. So Peace did get some food today. Harmony returned to the nest from below the cam and looked very satisfied. Peace went up the trunk and squeed for another delivery. She flew off eventually and was absent when Harmony took delivery of the next fish. H polished that one off too and when Peace returned there was nothing left but a bare spine to pick at. Peace tried swallowing the spine and looked very amusing with it hanging out of her beak. She coughed it back up and added it to the collection on the nest. The rest of the day and evening was given over to finding perches out of the wind or taking advantage of it and hovering and hopping around the tree and nest. Darkness fell on a windy but quiet nest.
On to the vids and pics of the day!
Harmony takes up gymnastics and Peace pays the price
MNBound Eagles Wind Flips Harmony
A blog exclusive vid of the disappearing prey starring Peace
MNBound Eagles Prey Overboard - Blog Exclusive Video
A second blog exclusive vid of the kids playing in the wind
MNBound Eagles Breezy Hover Day - Blog Exclusive Video
Peace takes a flier in the evening light
MNBound Eagles Peace Flies in the Wind
And a great selection of pics of the day
A turn of the wind vane to Razzle and BBC for the marvelous pics and vids again today! This blog would be very dull if you guys didn’t do a wonderful job every day bringing them to us! Thanks!
Well, wind and tumbling and food deliveries made for a pretty interesting day on the nest. I hope your Friday went well and we’ll see you on the nest tomorrow.
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