Just to let you great people know... I have been asked to do a live on-air report on CFAX (a local Victoria BC) radio station. Click CFAX 1070 button below to link you to this station!
I'm off to the nest now... so stay tuned for the latest Nest News in a couple of hours (by 10PM Pacific) cheers... TerryV
It sure is getting crowded .... I mean in the nest and on the street below! As we basically reach a plateau on this nesting Eagle +1 scene , the mood will change from exhilaration, wondering "what next" to LittleEagle sightings and reports. There must have been 25 or more visitors watching tonight, all with cameras, binoculars, phone cameras, and some even packing lawn chairs to see the next event unfold.
The Eaglets were as active today as I have ever witnessed , with much flapping, branching and short flights across the nest.
Meanwhile, LittleEagle, our favourite boy (well, mine for sure) made repeated flights around the neighbourhood, chased a hummingbird, or as 1 keen nestside observer said... The hummingbird chased him!! :)
This evening was a bit long inbetween nest food drops, so the kids were more subdued vocally... Mind you, LittleEagle kicked up a ruckus from various perches and at 1 point he made his way up into the nest, hopscotching through the boughs, strolled through the nest, weaving between the giant babies that occupy it.. When I see these siblings together , some ancient vision crosses my mind and I am transported back in time, gazing wide eyed at hungry Pterodactyls ...
Honestly these birds are monsters, especially contrasted because I have spent months observing this years batch of Rufous Hummingbirds... From micro birds to ...yes.. Monsters.
I shot a 2 minute video this evening with the Eaglets bathed in golden light... LittleEagle seems to remain out of the nest most of the time, waiting for an opportunity to dash in and dine, which he does with regularity.
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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