Nest Update July 18, 2013 - A Very Fishy Day

Good Evening, Fellow FinGrippers!!

The day started with Harmony and Peace making quick stops at the nest like they were checking their lockers between classes. In the late morning Harmony came home to stay for a while and Peace dropped in and landed below the rails on the left side of the nest. She picked around over there like there were some really old nestovers to eat while Harmony watched with very little interest. Peace changed position a couple of times and when she tried the last one she must have found an unstable branch. She dropped from sight and then could be heard squeeing from a distance. Harmony even got up and looked over the edge to see what happened. H went back to lazing in the sun and Peace went for a jaunt around the neighborhood. When Peace returned, from the right side this time, Harmony gave her the bum’s rush and knocked her off the nest. I guess Harmony wanted the tanning table all to herself. She returned and took up where she left off sunning herself and napping. Dad delivered a fish about 2:40 pm and the days fun began. Harmony scored the fish and mantled it as Peace made her presence known. Dad saw Peace coming and split like a pea. Harmony mantled until Peace retreated to another branch and then started to eat. Peace made one halfhearted try to steal the fish but Harmony rebuffed her easily. Peace parked on the low branch to the left of the trunk and pretended not to watch Harmony eat. Harmony seemed to be full after a good long feed but still guarded the fish tail from Peace. Dad showed up about this time and Harmony grabbed that fish too leaving the other one in the open. Peace made her move and we had a beautiful double mantle going on the nest. Dad looked at the cam, sorta shrugged his wings, and went back to the pub, his job done for the day. The kids ate for a good long while and full crops were attained by both. Harmony’s was so big I was tempted to send her a supporter to hold it up. The Ustream feeds to all the cams and the chats crashed about 5:40pm and were offline for about 45 mins. When the cam came back up the nest was empty and we heard them in the distance.Late evening they returned to the tree and BBC gave us some great close-ups of Harmony on the back branch.Sure wish the kids hadn’t FUBARed the cam. As darkness fell so finally did silence and we could hear the river running once again.

On to the pics and vids of the day!

Harmony plays King of the Nest and gets first crack at lunch

MNBound Eagles Harmony Repels Peace & Wins 1st Prey Drop

Harmony gets greedy and Peace steals her other fish

MNBound Eagles Harmony Takes 2nd & Peace Steals to Score

And a selection of pics of the day!

 Kirby came for a visit today

Kirby came for a visit today

 Oh Carp! Here comes Peace! I'm outta here!

Oh Carp! Here comes Peace! I'm outta here!

 Maybe I can get my nap now in silence!

Maybe I can get my nap now in silence!

 Sure hope Mom brings home some Tums!

Sure hope Mom brings home some Tums!

 Hey, Dad! Goodbye and thanks for all the fish!! (with apologies to Douglas Adams)

Hey, Dad! Goodbye and thanks for all the fish!! (with apologies to Douglas Adams)

 Harmony has a head start on her adult plumage.

Harmony has a head start on her adult plumage.

 Oh Harmony! All the young eagles will want one now!

Oh Harmony! All the young eagles will want one now!

A double bite of tasty fishy to Razzle and BBC for the great work with the pics and vids today! Thanks!!

I really like the way the kids have fallen into a routine of giving us one good highlight every day. Hope they keep it up until the cam goes off. I had a great day on the nest and I hope you did too! 

We’ll see you here tomorrow!

TalonStrike

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