All parents, be they human or eagle, need an occasional break from parenting duties. Captain Mom came zipping past the nest with Captain Dad not far behind her. They flew hard and fast down the cove trying to be the first eagle to the tree. I think Captain Dad, the lower eagle, just barely won the race!
The pair of ospreys have been repairing their old nest, getting it ready for egg laying and the next generation. Dad osprey goes hunting for a stick, finds one and then has to fight the wind to get it into the nest. He gets the stick to the nest and Mom osprey then begins the work of weaving in the branch. Cooperation!!!
Matriarch Kate, certain that the cove belongs to her and her mate Petruchio.
A note about Keeping ALL of Us Safely Together: Please check back on Monday … I am working on a Keeping-In-Touch plan if the coronavirus keeps us from the lake …
H&G Nest has TWO chicks.
Kinda hard to see, but the two dark lumps at the brim of the nest and between Mom Godiva and the trunk are chicks.
Dad Petruchio at First Nest seems to be as confused about the way the world is atilt as we are.
One of the chicks at First Nest … BIG isn’t it
Both of the chicks at First Nest
From left to right is one of the chicks and then Dad Petruchio;
see what looks like a piece of typing paper above Dad and where the chick is staring… that is Mom Kate’s tail.
I found Dad Petruchio cleaning the nest and being watched by one of the chicks.
He soon left the nest and both chicks watched him go.
A while later, I first found Kate.
Then Petruchio, each on one of their favorite outlook perches.