Little Bit 17’s nest collapses! (with video)

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21 June 2022 Things happen when you least expect them, too. We had just settled in to the reassurance that Little Bit 17 was going to fledge and were anxiously watching for ND15 and ND16 to fledge with Little Bit at home alone for awhile. I have caught it…

Little Bit 17’s nest collapses! (with video)

21 June 2022 Things happen when you least expect them, too. We had just settled in to the reassurance that Little Bit 17 was going to fledge and were anxiously watching for ND15 and ND16 to fledge with Little Bit at home alone for awhile. I have caught it on video. Today at 15:43:25 aContinue reading “Little Bit 17’s nest collapses! (with video)”

Summer Solstice in Bird World!

21 June 2022 In the northern hemisphere, this is the day when the earth is tilted at its maximum to the sun – the longest sunny day. It has been pitching down rain and now….the sun is shining bright and the temperatures have dropped from the blistering 38 to a mere 20 C. The birdsContinue reading “Summer Solstice in Bird World!”

Monday in Bird World

20 June 2022 It was hot but -not like yesterday- and the weather reports says it is currently raining – again – and will do so for a few hours! The heat and the rain have done amazing things in the garden including causing the tomato plants to grow so tall that they will notContinue reading “Monday in Bird World”

Laddie LM12 delivers four fish and other brief news in Bird World

20 June 2022 This will not be a very long posting this morning – . It is a beautiful sunny day here and not nearly as hot, yet, as yesterday. A good day to be out and about. It is a relief to tell you that Laddie LM12 at the Loch of the Lowes hasContinue reading “Laddie LM12 delivers four fish and other brief news in Bird World”

Star Fledges at Redding and brief news in Bird World

19 June 2022 We have been watching and waiting and Star fledged today at the Redding nest at 17:12. It was off camera. Congratulations to Liberty and Guardian, to Star, and to everyone who loves these beautiful eagles. The camera found her. She will learn about which branches to land and take off. There wereContinue reading “Star Fledges at Redding and brief news in Bird World”

Takoda’s Fledges

19 June 2022 At 05:56, Takoda (DC9), the eaglet of Mr President and Lotus flew off the National Arboretum Bald Eagle nest in Washington, DC. Congratulations Takoda, Mr President and Lotus, the AEF and everyone who loved this amazing eaglet and followed their journey.

L4 fledges and other news in Bird World

18-19 June 2022 The record breaking rains coupled with our current heat warning mean that it feels like a rainforest on the Canadian Prairies. The songbirds are happy. The lilacs and vines have grown enough that they are providing cooling shade for the birds. The temperature drops tremendously – just like walking into the BambooContinue reading “L4 fledges and other news in Bird World”

Grinnell Jr fledges!

18 June 2022 In the end, Lindsay and Grinnell Jr fledged on the same day! He immediately flew back to the tower. It was a great fledge. I hope they return to the Campanile for some time to get prey from Annie and Alden but if they don’t wishing them safe flying, lots of prey,Continue reading “Grinnell Jr fledges!”

World Albatross Day and other news in Bird World

18 June 2022 Everyone reading my blog loves birds —-that is what we have in common. We love great big raptors and tiny little hummingbirds. Some favour Ospreys because they eat fish over Eagles but, in the end, I do not think any of us would harm our feathered friends deliberately. Indeed, many of youContinue reading “World Albatross Day and other news in Bird World”