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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:41 PM
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All three eaglets in full view right now!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:43 PM
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1. 11:40 am mountain time
http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles

The youngest one is facing the opposite way from the other two, but being quite vociferous. ^_^
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Autumn Colors Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:46 PM
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3. #3 seemed to be trying to eat the nest before
Now the other two are feeding, but it looks like it's gone to sleep while the other two are being fed.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:49 PM
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4. That's what I thought, too. ^_^ I don't know anything about birds, and I wondered if it was
still feeding on the yolk sak.

It is getting intimidated by the other two, and will probably be laying low a lot. :(
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Yo_Mama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:12 PM
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8. It probably won't make it
They are very competitive about food.

It's very, very rare for three eaglets to survive.

If food is scarce usually the only one survives - the first one grabs it all and then attacks the other and kills it.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:14 PM
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9. If you have been watching this stream, the food definitely isn't scarce!
The last two fledges of this pair have had 3 eaglets survive.

The outcome of this batch remains to be seen.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:55 PM
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24. I've been watching them too. I read the other day that
it's not unusual when there are 3 chicks that the eldest will kill the youngest, and the mom & dad will do nothing to stop it! It makes me feel bad for the baby chick. I hope that doesn't happen.

Also read that the next is approx 5 feet & can be as large as 9 feet, and weigh 2 tons!

Anyway, I'm enjoying watching this family.

:hi:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:10 PM
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29. They hatched and fledged 2 in '08, 3 in '09 and 3 in '10.
Per the information in the FAQ below the stream.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:34 PM
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34. Yea, I read that, too.
I was referring to something I read from an Eagle research site.

I thought it was interesting. In fact, I was impressed with the size & weight of their nests.

:hi:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:04 PM
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40. It takes a strong tree to host an eagle family. ^_^
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:46 PM
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2. So cute.
Adorable.

Thanks.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:50 PM
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5. They've become my companions while I'm working! They are so darned adorable although I really
now know the meaning of pecking order. :)
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:24 PM
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11. I would imagine the eaglets have been responsible for lowering your blood pressure, eh?
:hi:

I find this quite a refuge from the ugly reality of what is happening to poor people in the budget right now.... people I know will be dying because of this, so to watch new life is a respite. And that is the value that Thoreau spoke about.

I think they are going to have to institute a 12-step program after the eaglets fledge! :)
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:32 PM
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14. They are making me smile a lot and anything helps, especially when I don't
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:32 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
have health insurance! lol!

I am so tired of my heart hurting for the human condition that this has become a respite for me. It is raw and real and without pretense.

And although I don't personally believe in 12 step programs, I will definitely have to find another outlet when these babies leave the nest!

:hi:

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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:51 PM
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6. How can anyone unrecc this???
Good grief!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:03 PM
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7. Its a personal vendetta.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:33 PM
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17. That is just plain sick.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:54 PM
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23. Yes, well, one gets used to it. It *is* DU, donchaknos.
:shrug:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:15 PM
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30. and it's gotten much worse than what I got here over 6 years ago.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:18 PM
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32. Indeed. Its often a gang effect. Very sad.
Its why I refuse to say its all either the RW or the Dems. The people who call themselves Dems and "progressives" do the same shit, and say it doesn't smell.

The eaglets batter their own, and I see that as a metaphor.

Sad. :(
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provis99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:16 PM
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10. odd how this has become an Internet sensation.
I guess people really are interested in something other than Kim Kardashian and Charlie Sheen.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:28 PM
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13. Yes. There has regularly been over 100,000 viewers. I've got
it on my laptop which is connected to my big screen and whenever I get sick of Charlie Sheen and political theater on the nooz networks I just punch it up. And, believe me, I've seen a LOT of the eagle cam, lol!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:32 PM
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16. right now it is over 163,000 viewers,, as the eaglets are being fed again.
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Thunderstruck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:39 PM
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20. Very nice numbers for a webcam on a weekday, indeed.

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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:44 PM
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21. It sure is, and I'm guessing that a lot of those are school children, watching it in class.
A DUer teacher the other day talked about having 3 computers in the classroom, two tuned into this stream, and the third one being used to research the questions the class was coming up with.

Great teachable moments!

Now, if their standardized tests just cover eaglets, this class will do great! :)
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:26 PM
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12. Daddy Eagle just deposited more wildlife on the nest!
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:32 PM
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15. Where is the 3rd dude?
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:34 PM
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18. It's there. Just look past the 2nd baby. It's right behind it. :)
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thewiseguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:36 PM
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19. Its not eating anything.
I saw it move though.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:45 PM
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22. the other two didn't either when they were newly hatched.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:08 PM
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28. The third eaglet that's not moving is usually the youngest and weakest.
If he asserts himself/herself in any way to draw attention, the older babies will attack.
He/she must remain submissive to survive.
One common way for an eaglet to do this is to flatten out and face AWAY from the dominant siblings.
Its chance of survival is dependant on the parents feeding him/her after the other chicks are stuffed and passed out in a "food coma".
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:17 PM
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31. I noticed the second baby doing it with the first. It would get pecked and then
looked like it collapsed and stayed that way for several minutes at a time. It was then I understood the term "pecking order".
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:37 PM
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35. Oh..yeah...they are "equal opportunity" in doling out aggression.
The term for this is fratricide.
Advantage: female eaglets...because they are the bigger of the two sexes.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:51 PM
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38. Someone mentioned that this particularly nesting pair have been successful at raising
babies.

From the FAQs
What is the history of this pair?
They have been together since the winter of 2007-2008. Her markings at that time indicated that she was about 4 years old. They successfully hatched and fledged 2 eaglets in 2008, then 3 in 2009, and 3 more in 2010.


Keeping fingers crossed that their streak will continue. :)
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:03 PM
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39. That's extremely successful indeed!
Keeping "talons" crossed here!!
(of course, being in close proximity to an "all you can eat" Trout Farm doesn't hurt either!) :thumbsup:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:12 PM
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41. lol! The trout farm doesn't hurt a bit! I don't know if it's still there
they way they eat, but I did see a huge trout hanging out a little while ago.


Yes, talons crossed! :hi:
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:26 PM
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46. Its quite a cafeteria. Besides the trout, there are many animals that live near water.
They certainly don't lack for a variety of delectibles. :)
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Yo_Mama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 06:28 PM
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56. Wow - super eagles!!
They deserve some eagle parent award.

The little guys need a tremendous amount of food. It's got to be exhausting.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:20 PM
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45. I see it as a metaphor.
Kinda like poor people in today's Democratic party.

Get punched out, and fade away.

:(
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:59 PM
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25. Truly magnificent. n/t
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:03 PM
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26. Mommy eagle is looking anxious.
Where is daddy eagle?
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:06 PM
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27. Is that the Mommy? I read the description in the FAQs but still not sure.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:31 PM
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57. That was the daddy. I can tell the difference now. The male shares the parenting. The male looks
like he has eyeliner on and he's smaller than the female.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:21 PM
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33. gotta watch the annoying ad first
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Jeanette in FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:44 PM
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36. babies being fed
So cute
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:48 PM
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37. We are waiting on the chirp chirp chirp of an eaglet being born..
:bounce:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:12 PM
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42. They're all born now! If you want to experience those moments, they have them on youtube. :)
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:13 PM by OmmmSweetOmmm
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:14 PM
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43. K&R
I love the eaglets, and those who keep us up to date with these beauties :)
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:15 PM
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44. Is it just me, or does Mama look tired?
Poor Mama, I'd like to help, but she'd likely snap my nose, some fingers and toes off LOL
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:29 PM
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48. Thank you.
Love accepted. :hi:

A little while ago, while in a place where some people gather, I was able to share the babies being fed with some young kids who came in. It was fun seeing the excitement in their eyes. :bounce:
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:09 PM
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55. I can't help but smile at the little ones
They are are PRECIOUS. It's extremely entertaining to watch the eagle family :). Much love to you for the links :)
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:28 PM
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47. And to think Ben Franklin favored the turkey as the national bird...
What would have become of Thanksgiving?
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emmadoggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:34 PM
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49. It's amazing to me what a sensation this has become.
So many people are watching and talking about it! These eagles are only 20 miles from my house, so it seems weird to have something from our local, rural area become a national phenomenon. Ahh, the power of the internet, I guess!

I had never seen a bald eagle my entire life until I reached adulthood, and now in this area they have made such an enormous comeback in the last 20 years that seeing them is fairly commonplace. That is a very cool thing. They are an awesome sight to see.




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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:43 PM
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53. So that was your house we saw when they pulled the camera back?
:rofl: :hi:

Thank you for sharing your area wildlife with us. :)
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emmadoggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:37 PM
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50. Having a little fish snack right now... nt
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:53 PM
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54. The first-hatched is getting quite assertive about going after the food. ^_^
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:37 PM
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51. There seems to be a ground squirrel sandwich in the nest now.
A squirrel between two slices of fish. :)
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:39 PM
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52. Those babies need variety in their diet!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 03:40 PM by Kingofalldems
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