Nest Update July 7, 2013 - Advanced Branching Day

Good Evening, Fellow FledgeWatchers!!

First , an apology.

This morning when I arrived on the nest things were hopping. Between getting caught up and trying to keep track of who was where I helped misidentify Harmony as being Peace who made the first leap to the big branch to the right of the nest. And I was adamant about it in SS. After consultation with the other mods we realized my mistake and corrected it on the vid and in the SS. I hereby apologize again for any grief I may have caused to any chatter. Thank you.

As I said above things were hopping on the nest today. Peace returned from her camping trip for the usual breakfish scuffle early in the day. Harmony and Peace were both full of energy this morning and played tag and cavorted around the nest for most of the morning. Around 1100 Harmony decided she wanted to do the advanced branching class and flew up to the big branch to the right of the nest. Not to be outdone, Peace flew across to the same branch except lower down and into a bunch of leaves. They hung out there for quite a while until Peace moved up to where Harmony was. They started some back and forth across the nest to different branches and perches eventually working their way up to the highest branches that can be seen by the cam. All praise to the cam gnome who chased them around the tree and finally got them both in the same shot at last. They were up above the highest branches we had ever seen them on. Early evening Harmony decided that she wanted to go higher and went out of cam range. Peace came across to where Harmony had been perched and after a short while she too went out of the cam view. Panning ensued to locate them but no sign of them was seen. The cam caught one of the parents on a fly-in to the tree whilst being chased by a crow. The strange thing was we heard no squees from either Peace or Harmony when the parent flew in. 

Did they move to another tree? 

Were they being quiet to let us think they did?? 

DID THEY FLEDGE??? 

We CANNOT say for certain that they did and until we see them fly in to the nest from somewhere else we will not know for sure. So be with us tomorrow for the continuing saga of the MN Bound Eagles! It’s sure to be a fun day on the nest!

On to the pics and vids of the day!

Harmony takes a trip to Peace’s camping spot

MNBound Eagles Harmony Flies to Lower Branch & Back Again

Harmony starts the advanced branching class

MNBound Eagles Harmony Flies Across to Far Branch

Peace enters the class, too

MNBound Eagles Peace Flies Up to Outer Branch

A compilation of Harmony and Peace’s antics of the day

MNBound Eagles Peace & Harmony Go Bananas

And a selection of the pics of the day!

Yo, Cam Gnome! I'm over here!!

Yo, Cam Gnome! I'm over here!!

Now, remember, we work our way up high and then we just disappear!!

Now, remember, we work our way up high and then we just disappear!!

Hope this is easier than it looks!! 

Hope this is easier than it looks!! 

Well, if Harmony can get her big carcass over there......

Well, if Harmony can get her big carcass over there......

This don't look as easy as the other one.... 

This don't look as easy as the other one.... 

Well, if the eagles are gone we can always watch the geese!

Well, if the eagles are gone we can always watch the geese!

Beautiful end to a marvelous day!!

Beautiful end to a marvelous day!!

Jeepers, guys, could ya get any higher??

Jeepers, guys, could ya get any higher??

A zoom of the lens to Razzle and BBC for the excellent work on the pics and vids today! YOU GUYS ROCK!

With all the antics of the kids today we are nearing the end of our journey with them this season. We will be here for a while longer still bringing you the events of the day so stay with us until the end, won’t you??

See you on the nest tomorrow!

TalonStrike

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