Does Bald Eagle spell adorable?

It is bright and sunny on the Canadian Prairies —— and it is cold, -32 degrees C or -25.6 F. When you walk on the snow it crunches beneath your boots.

The garden birds and animals get double feedings when it is like this. Those little legs. How do they manage? The Sparrows are so puffed up they are the size of softballs.

E19 and E20 are still getting us to ‘coo’. Harriet and M15 are adorable parents, both wanting to be in the nest with the new babies! The images begin last evening and continue through this morning.

Feedings are going well.

These two are seriously too cute.

Just look at that little crop, those tiny wings and that happy face.

Welcome E19 and E20. Be good to one another.

Just a few minutes ago! Adorable.

Many of you will know that the Great Horned Owl (GHOW) has been getting particularly aggressive towards Harriet and M15’s nest. The GHOW knocked M15 off the branch again last night. Harriet was really fed up and flew off the babies to escort that owl out of their territory.

A GHOW couple fought for and were successful in taking the nest from a young Bald Eagle couple in Kansas at Farmer Derek’s last year and right now there is a GHOW couple making plans on the Savannah Osprey nest! Did I say that there are too few big old trees for nests?

None of the lads at the Port Lincoln Osprey barge are any worse for wear after the dust ups between Falky and Ervie yesterday. The sun setting changes the look of the barge while creating diamonds on the water.

I am so used to Bazza being on the nest but it is Ervie eating a fish!

Ervie is still on the nest when the family settles down to sleep. I never imagined that the boys would still be with us at the end of the year. This is wonderful. I am so excited for all five members of this family. They did it this year – they fledged three healthy boys.

There are eagles on nests and nests waiting for eagles!

Gabby is thermoregulating at the Bald Eagle nest near Jacksonville. Looking for hatch the middle of January!

Anna is incubating a single egg down in Louisiana at the Kisatchie Bald Eagle nest. It is hot and humid there today. Some sprinkles for later.

What a beautiful view of the area around the Bald Eagle nest at Duke Farms in New Jersey.

Jackie and Shadow have snow in Big Bear, California.

All is well as we creep closer to the end of the year. That is a good thing! I hope that you are busy watching the little ones at SW Florida today. They grow so quickly! Here is the link to the camera if you don’t have it:

Today will be a quiet day for me. They say the booster can knock your socks off – I think it has. So today is a day of hot Christmas tea, good books, and a warm duvet.

Take care everyone. Thank you so much for joining me. See you soon.

Thanks to the following for their streaming cams where I took my screen shots: SWFlorida Bald Eagles and the D Pritchett Family, Friends of Big Bear, Duke Farms, KNF Bald Eagle Cam, Port Lincoln Osprey Project, and NEFlorida Bald Eagle Cam and the AEF.

5 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks Mary Ann for all
    Of these updates! All the nests have my prayers and best wishes.
    Rest today and thanks for all this wonderful nature!
    Linda

  2. Linda Kontol says:

    Mary Ann I forgot to mention that is extremely cold! Please stay in and drink the hot tea and take care !
    Thanks for all the cute and wonderful photos too! The GHO’s are really something this season. Thayer are causing problems in a lot of areas again. I worry so much about the H and M15 nest. M15 shouldn’t have to be knocked off every night from his nest. They need a light there.
    Take care of yourself
    Linda

    1. They certainly are. Linda, I will be the first to tell you that baby GHOWs are adorable. That owls are cute. But we don’t see Harriet and M15 going over to their nest to raise havoc and injure thee adults. As far as I know the BEs don’t even eat their chicks. So why not leave one another alone! 19 and 20 are so cute. Fingers crossed they do not get that eye infection. — It is so cold here. Oddly the first jabs of thee vaccine did not bother me but this one has made me feel like I got hit by a truck. So, yes, it is forced rest. :))))))). Thank you so much for your concern and for your love of the birds.

      1. Linda Kontol says:

        Mary Ann I will keep you in my prayers 🙏. They say it is very uncomfortable. You take care and try to stay in as it is so cold there. I pray you get better day by day from this. 🙏
        Linda

      2. Hi Linda, Much improved today. Yesterday terrible. Thank you so much for your prayers and caring.

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