Report from fellow birder Adrian who stopped in for me while I was away.
June 30, 2009
Late this afternoon, one of the eyas flew around among the trees close to the nest and perched on low branches, seemingly unafraid of people. He was mesmerized by a squirrel on a nearby branch and stared at it, cocking his head from side to side.
At one point he/she flew over the road that leads into the TDSB parking garage and landed on the low concrete wall beside the wide staicase into the building. We were 10 feet from him. Then he moved to a low branch of the tree just beside that concrete wall- again, we were incredibly close.
This time he saw a small bird flitting around and stared intently at it, cocking his head from side to side again.
It seemed to me that the eyas we were observing so closely might have had a sense that both the squirrel and bird looked tasty but just didn't know the next steps.
They're the sweetest babies and it has been a great priviledge to spend time with them
June 29, 2009
It has been raining heavily and all three eyas are perched on branches near the top of their tree and are soaking wet.
One of their parents drop a rat into the nest early this morning. They were very vocal. I saw at least 2 of them flying.
They are safe and sound.