Nest Update July 3, 2013 - FledgeWatch Day 6

Good Evening, Fellow LessHoHumDayers!!

Well, the morning started out sorta interesting anyway. Chatters thought Peace had fledged and it turns out she only made the leap up to the branch. How do you know, Talon??, you say? The vid was scrutinized and she was nowhere else to be found. And the other clue is she stayed in the nest tree for the rest of the day. If she had fledged she would have most likely been gone from the nest tree all day exploring her new found abilities. So I think we can safely say no one fledged today. 

We think they had another short breakfish today. The cam was looking at the pond when squeeing and mantling sounds were heard. When the cam panned back to the nest a couple minutes later no food was seen. Did Peace blow it again? Or was it a false alarm? We’ll never know I guess. The day went almost the same as yesterday with the kids sitting on the cam mount for most of it. Harmony and Peace took turns nibbling on the mic wire at the base of the cam mount near the nest. They also got in lots of wing practice and quite a few good hovers. Mom brought a fish (we think it was Mom but she was in and out very fast) and Peace took delivery. Harmony put a good move on Peace, scored the takeaway and polished off the fish. Mom came back a little later with a second fish. This time Peace got a little more of it before Harmony scored again. That was it in the food department today. Not that they didn’t squee up a storm asking for more. It was a squee chorus practically all day. BBC treated us to some great panning again today and we are very grateful for the attention they are paying to the cam. Thanks BBC! As darkness fell on the nest the cam zoomed to the pond to see if there was anything in the larder. We saw one lonely waterfowl that was urged to run and hide by the chatters. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day in the food department.As night came on the kids went down below to settle in and all was quiet (except for the frogs) on the nest.

On to the vids and pics of the day!

Peace wants to fly like an eagle!

MNBound Eagles Peace is Ready to Fledge

Peace’s false alarm this morning

MNBound Eagles Peace Flies Up to Branch

Harmony gets some airtime with the wind

MNBound Eagles The Pull of the Wind

And a selection of pics of the day!

 I'll bet you guys think you're clever, doncha??

I'll bet you guys think you're clever, doncha??

 One of the neighbors doing some stunt flying

One of the neighbors doing some stunt flying

 Ok, Just picture me with white head feathers and a yellow beak.....

Ok, Just picture me with white head feathers and a yellow beak.....

 Mom!!! You never let me have it FIRST!

Mom!!! You never let me have it FIRST!

 One more step......

One more step......

 Here's hoping for a Fourth of July Fledge!

Here's hoping for a Fourth of July Fledge!

A pop of the firecracker to Razzle and BBC for all the great pics and vids today! Thanks!

Hope your last day before the holiday was a great one! A Happy Fourth of July to all and hopefully we’ll see a fledge on our nation’s birthday!

See you on the nest tomorrow!

TalonStrike

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