Becoming More Like Fledglings At Riverside
Dogs On Leash, Please!

Riverside Nest In High Winds

I visited the nest after a brief rain and the passing of a cold front on Sunday afternoon and into the evening.  The winds made for shaky video and difficulty photographing the nest.

The eyasses mother only visited the nest two times and never stayed.  She left the eyasses to themselves, which is normal for this period of the nesting cycle.  The eyasses are starting to learn how to eat on their own.  They don't quite know how to rip the meat yet by holding it with their talons and grabbing, so they end up breaking off small pieces by picking up a large chunk and shaking.

The winds were so strong my video is very shaky.  Watch at your own risk!  After the video, among some of the photographs, I have included details of the eyasses' wing and tail feathers.  Watching them grow in gives you an idea of how they'll end up working.


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