Mom gets up close with her baby and ready to feed it. She feeds it right after this, I dont think that shows the baby as good tho
Everybody seems to be sleeping now in the nest. The other egg is at 35 days. Wonder what happens if it doesnt hatch, and when the Mom will figure it out. Hopefully it will show itself at least starting out tomorrow.
Oh, I hope that egg hatches. According to the site it seems most years are just one eaglet. A parent was feeding the one when I just looked. A hungry thing it was. I am always amazed at how gentle the parent eagles are toward their young.
This is a you tube video someone posted from noon. Earlier this morning, I was following the chat and it appears that the other egg has a crack all the way across it, no pip hole to be seen tho. Im not sure what that means but no one on the chat seems to worried yet, so I keep watching.
The second, and last eagle has hatched. Two little hungry mouths to feed.
Its raining this morning, Mom is all wet. Ive always wondered if birds just sit there and get rained on, or if the hunker down somehow. Guess they just get rained on, keep shaking their heads when it gets to wet, to get the water off.
In the site I linked to above, Raptor Resource Project, they talked about that. In our climate, we have snow and sometimes a LOT of it. They showed a video of one of the parents on the nest overnight, just covered in snow. At some point it, stood up and the snow just fell off. The eagles have a lot of insulating feathers that they do not get wet down to the skin.
I haven't had a chance to look at this much, since my husband works from home on the computer. But they look well and very hot. It was cute seeing a little one scramble from under the parent to peer over at the passing traffic. Maybe it's wondering where a meal is?
We just had an arctic blast blow in. Brr... The winds kept me up last night.