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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:09 AM
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I think they need a larger nest (the eagles, that is)
Who would have thought a 5-foot-wide thousand pound nest would ever become too small?

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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:15 AM
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1. E3 had a close call with some projectile poop from E1 a little while ago
E3 was next to E1 and was maneuvering around in such a way that it was clear what was coming next, except that E3 was right in the trajectory unless he kept his head low. I kept yelling "Duck!" at my computer and fortunately he did at the right moment. It went right over his head.

These guys are amusing.
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jdlh8894 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:16 AM
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2. Mama probably knows best. Knew what to expect. n/t
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:21 AM
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3. I think dad was the architect and builder, mainly
There's a PBS documentary about this pair, and I think the dad was already using this nest when the new mom entered the picture. It shows how he would take charge of the nest building/repair and whenever mom would place a twig, dad would pick it up and move it elsewhere. They're a funny group, all of them.
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:10 AM
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7. Sounds like my hubby after I load the dishwasher.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 11:10 AM by woodsprite
He'll come along behind me and "rearrange" to "fit more in". :rofl:
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:10 PM
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14. Seriously? I live w/my father who does the same damned thing!
:wtf:
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secondwind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:30 AM
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4. I've been watching them every day for the past week. Actually, the nest is larger than it looks,
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:31 AM by secondwind

It is deceiving. The parents look larger or smaller, depending where they are standing in the nest. I think it is 6 feet wide. They've raised eaglets on this nest since 2007, I think. They sure are growing fast!
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:41 AM
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5. For those that would like to know what is going on. Live.
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mysuzuki2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:48 AM
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6. they're just a young eagle couple
and that's their "starter" nest. They'll be trading up in a year or two. If they can get a mortgage.
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:54 PM
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9. I wonder if they can use trout as a deposit?
Maybe a squirrel or rabbit per month for mortgage? :shrug:
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:06 PM
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11. You kid, but our local eagle's nest was added onto to make it bigger three years in a row
Finally they moved to a different, more stable tree with more room for expansion in the same neighborhood.

It's always nice to see a young couple moving forward in life. :D
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:31 PM
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8. Oh, heck, these eagles are nothing.
I have a nest outside my front door, and this is the third year a family of birds have inhabited it. First year, when it was built -- and it went up in about two days -- Some kind of small birds I didn't recognize raised three young ones. Last year it was some kind of swallows. This year, I think it might be robins, only because a couple of weeks ago I saw a robin toting a feather, and this year the edge of the nest is decorated with feathers.

My nest is about ten feet up, and I don't have a ladder to climb up and peek in. Plus, if I'm right about the robins, I didn't know that robins ever took over nests like this. A decade or so ago a pair of robins built a nest on a fence post in our back yard and two babies were raised that time.

The annoying part when the nest is inhabited is that I get quite a bit of bird poop right outside my front door.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:59 PM
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10. Yes,, they are definitely "nothing".
:crazy: :eyes:
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SheilaT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:59 PM
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12. Did I not make it clear I was being just
a little ironic?

I am enjoying watching the eagles grow, just like everyone else. I'm a little sorry I can't get a closer look at the birds right outside my front door.
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:01 PM
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13. no.
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