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04/04/2011 11:39:34 PM · #76
There is a more complete video with the incident, the mothers return and then her solving the problem. :)

Eaglet accidently flung by Dad, Mom returns to save the day!

Dave
04/05/2011 08:49:53 AM · #77
Originally posted by DCNUTTER:

There is a more complete video with the incident, the mothers return and then her solving the problem. :)

Eaglet accidently flung by Dad, Mom returns to save the day!

Dave


oops! That's the link I meant to post -- thanks! (I was watching too many, yesterday.)
04/05/2011 09:01:15 AM · #78
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Personally I am a bit irritated with the nesting eagles. They are wasting food! They never finished off the rabbit before adding a couple of birds and now a muskrat. tsk tsk tsk

Nothing is wasted. The eagles are at the top of the food chain. Below them (figuratively and literally) are all the other scavengers. Ravens, coyotes, fox, mice, insects, microbes, etc. Nature is VERY efficient. In a short period of time, all traces of animal will be consumed by some creature. There is likely a hungry crowd waiting for the leftovers to filter down.

In Rocky Mountain National Park, we occasionally see 800 pound elk die from natural causes (as opposed to predator kills). Within three days, there's hardly a trace left. Very efficient recycling.

edited to correct typo

Message edited by author 2011-04-05 09:02:14.
04/05/2011 10:11:20 AM · #79
One of those images that (technically) probably shouldn't see the light of day. Still, the interaction between VooDoo and the Decorah eagles a few minutes ago was too priceless to leave unrecorded.

He watches this critter as much as I do, I think. Sometimes right over my shoulder when I kick him off the desk.

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Message edited by author 2011-04-05 10:12:25.
04/05/2011 12:14:01 PM · #80
New fish.
04/05/2011 12:50:32 PM · #81
getting lunch right now!
04/05/2011 03:14:37 PM · #82
How did the baby get far away again?!!?
04/05/2011 03:20:37 PM · #83
Originally posted by vawendy:

How did the baby get far away again?!!?

The eaglet who was out of the nest cup is hatch #1, I think. He is back inside now. It was another incident. Possibly, this may be routine. Glad it turned out okay again.
04/05/2011 03:31:03 PM · #84
I don't think I can handle the stress of this... I've had a bluebird box for a couple of years. A bird's life is quite tragic. I hope eagles have better luck than bluebirds.
04/05/2011 09:34:15 PM · #85
What's this? That number one eaglet got tossed out of the nest twice.
Now, just how far from 21.gif Strikeslip and/or 21.gif Art Roflmao does this little feller live? Hmmmmm?
Looks as, assuming the little guy survives, the rest of the eagle population should be aware, very aware.
04/05/2011 09:54:35 PM · #86
Lots of dead critters have been brought to the nest. Nature at it's best. However, if I see one little puppy dog, stray kitty, or pet of any type show up I'm not going to be able to watch. Thank goodness so far it has just been the wild critters without a human bond.
04/05/2011 10:13:20 PM · #87
As I was watching this afternoon and petting my cat, I told her she's just about eagle-dinner sized... They don't go out, though. My cats. We don't have eagles that I've seen, but we do have some rather hefty hawks around here!
04/05/2011 10:15:15 PM · #88
A big concern for cats are owls.
04/05/2011 10:21:46 PM · #89
Originally posted by vawendy:

A big concern for cats are owls.

My neighborhood loses cats and small dogs to packs of coyotes. One coyote will lure the pet into the edge of the woods where the pack will attack.
In Yellowstone, the wolves do not tolerate the coyotes and packs of wolves will kill coyotes. Nature is a struggle for survival.

Message edited by author 2011-04-05 22:22:14.
04/06/2011 09:23:07 AM · #90
looks like they have been on a killing spree! ..better clean up the nest, millions are watching :p
04/06/2011 10:06:20 AM · #91
feeding time just finished up. The third egg still looks uneventful.
04/06/2011 11:22:37 AM · #92
There is a nesting pair close to where I work. But no web cam, and no vantage point to see down into the nest. They sure are pretty though.
04/06/2011 12:28:48 PM · #93
I think I saw a pip in the third egg. The first two have grown immensely since I last saw them! They'll eat a newborn...
04/06/2011 05:14:38 PM · #94
I believe the third egg is currently hatching! Check it out

Edit: Its out of the egg and covered by mom again.

Message edited by author 2011-04-06 17:15:36.
04/06/2011 06:43:39 PM · #95
Father just flew in, dropped off a fish and flew away again. Mother doesn't seem to be hungry right now.
04/06/2011 06:45:18 PM · #96
WOW, dad just dropped in and left off a fish for mom and the kids.
And yes, that third egg is in the process. The camera was just on it a few minutes ago
and lots of activity going on in there. Should be interesting keeping track of all three
when the 3rd gets out. #1 seems ready to explore now and didn't want to get tucked in
last time.

LOL - I can see Gina and I are watching closely! Almost duplicate posts.

Message edited by author 2011-04-06 18:47:20.
04/06/2011 07:26:50 PM · #97
Dang, fishing must be good. He just dropped off another one!
04/06/2011 07:37:35 PM · #98
Originally posted by sfalice:

WOW, dad just dropped in and left off a fish for mom and the kids.
And yes, that third egg is in the process. The camera was just on it a few minutes ago
and lots of activity going on in there. Should be interesting keeping track of all three
when the 3rd gets out. #1 seems ready to explore now and didn't want to get tucked in
last time.

LOL - I can see Gina and I are watching closely! Almost duplicate posts.


Yes, I'm watching much too closely. I've got far more important things to do with my time.
04/06/2011 07:37:59 PM · #99
Originally posted by sfalice:

Dang, fishing must be good. He just dropped off another one!


The nest is on the same property as a fish hatchery. It's prime real estate for an eagle.

Dave
04/06/2011 07:50:20 PM · #100
The third one is half way out of the egg now.
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