Nest Update July 6, 2013 - Peace Goes Camping! FledgeWatch Day 9

Good Evening, Fellow EagleScoutMasters!!

The Saturday of our 4 day weekend turned out to be interesting indeed. The cam was down until late morning and came up just in time to see Dad deliver an aquatic avian (it had orange webbed feet) for the midday meal. The usual scuffle ensued, Peace, Harmony, Peace, Harmony and there was even a few nestovers left for snacking later.The kids then retreated up the tree to the cam mount to digest the huge meal they had just eaten. The usual ups and downs were seen and wingering and long looks off the nest were the order of the day. Harmony and Peace cleaned up the nestovers in the process and kept the nest fairly clean today. 

About a half hour before sunset Peace decided she wanted to earn the Camping Merit Badge today. It is an Eagle required merit badge so I guess today was as good as any to try for it. Peace made her usual graceful leap down to the nest and it looked like she was just going to stretch her wings and return to the mount. She faked out everybody by leap-flying to the low branch where Dad had parked the other day. She worked her way out to Dad’s spot and decided to go just a bit further. She took a right at the fork of the branch and worked her way out to behind the cam mount where we couldn’t see her. We think she took a left onto another branch out of sight behind the mount. The cam gnome manning the cam was hard pressed to keep up with her and also the light was fading fast. Harmony was still on the mount for all these shenanigans and began calling loudly to Peace as it got really dark. Peace answered and we could hear her fairly loud so we knew she hadn’t fledged or fallen off the branch. But it looks like Peace will earn that merit badge as she is sleeping alone for the first time on a strange branch. When Harmony came down to the nest to sleep we could hear small squeeping noises as if she missed her sleeping partner. 

So, Peace, have fun camping, don’t go on any snipe hunts, and don’t let anyone tell you they need a left handed smoke shifter. And watch out for those critters that like to crawl into sleeping bags!

On to the pics and vids of the day!

Harmony takes whats left of lunch for a ride

MNBound Eagles Harmony's Incredible Hover

Harmony tries to see if we really are inside the magic box

MNBound Eagles Hey, What Is This?

Peace makes a giant leap for eaglekind

MNBound Eagles Peace Branches Out

And Selection of great pics of the day!

Got any Thin Mints? Wadda ya mean they're outta season? I bet you have some in the freezer!

Got any Thin Mints? Wadda ya mean they're outta season? I bet you have some in the freezer!

I can use this stuff to build a lean-to!

I can use this stuff to build a lean-to!

Come and get it!

Come and get it!

You know, I bet they're not really in there!

You know, I bet they're not really in there!

I wonder where this branch goes? There must be a camping spot around here somewhere!

I wonder where this branch goes? There must be a camping spot around here somewhere!

Ya know, youse guys looks betta when I does dis!

Ya know, youse guys looks betta when I does dis!

A Big wave of the branch to Razzle and BBC for the great pics and vids and the fine cam work trying to follow and find Peace this evening! Thanks!

Well, it was a fun day on the nest and I hope you were there to see it. Be with us tomorrow as I think there will be more fun antics in the branches of the tree and beyond.

TalonStrike

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