Thursday, April 23, 2009

Meanwhile on Vancouver Island

I'm still mesmerized by the bald eagles and their three eaglets. Two of the little ones are strong enough to walk around in the nest. Their heads and necks are still a little heavy for them and they fall forward after a few steps.

Just now as I was watching the live cam one parent was feeding what looked like what used to be a bunny. After all the meat was picked off of the critter the last eaglet was still hungry. The parent was looking around for the mate to come with more food. It is a full time job keeping those three stomachs full.

Hope you are having as much fun as I am at peeking into their family life.


ellemenope said...

Looks like yesterday was a busy day (see below) then today Dad delivered FIVE fish before noon! All they do is eat now!

April 22, 2009
6:51 am -7:00 am
Eaglets are fed
8:00 am - 8:16 am
Mom feeds eaglets -- all three fed.
All 3 out of the bowl
10:51 am - 11:06 am
Mom arrives with food and immediately feeds the eaglets.
11:41 am
Dad brings in a live rabbit
11:46 am - 12:07 pm
Mom kills the rabbit and begins feeding the eaglets. Unfortunately we heard the rabbit squealing.
All three eaglets well fed.
Small fish delivered by Dad.
Feeding of #1 and #2, view of #3 blocked.
Quiet, poster assumes #3 also fed.
4:41PM - 4:49PM
All 3 are fed
Mom is feeding the eaglets, suddenly an intruder adult eagle dives in and steals the nestover gull.

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