I still like seeing NX RECAP. Click link for screen caps
Jan 20, 2012
I saw her wingercize! It was so good to see her!
She seems to be taking very good care of her wings.
I posted a closeup of her on the swing on my thread here.viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6237
Jan 21, 2012
I saw her while it was barely light today . wingercizing . and looking WET.
She must be enjoying the rain.
I got a scap of her. WCV has bumpers on her wings for protection, and secures them with duck tape. (needs eagle tape!)
Nixy stretched out her wings as she faced away from us, turned s l o w l y - like a large airplane, til she faced us, and showed off her bumpers ..viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6251Jan 22, 2012 Sunday
Mostly Cloudy. High 39F. Low 31F. Wind: E at 5 mph. Humidity: 72%. Chance of Precipitation: 20%. Mainly Cloudy. A few peeks of sunshine possible.
Winds light and variable. Tonight: A few showers after midnight. Patchy freezing drizzle possible late. Sunrise: 7:28 am. Sunset: 5:27 pm.
NX has been very playful this morning
I was watching when she flapped to the mallet.
She has a lot of white tail feathers - when she fans it you can see.viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6304
Jan 23, 2012viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6340
Jan 25, 2012
4.30 pm she was on the near perch, looking like a general with her shoulder pads.
See the snakeskin on the floor? WCV Amanda
said its for "enhancement" from their wildlife repertoir. ewwwviewtopic.php?f=90&t=6376January 26, 2012
NX at WCV
She was off cam most of today
FEEDING TIME late afternoon, WCV staff put HUGE rat on Aperch .....Hmmm .. what is THAT down there? Think I will investigate
She poked at it and poked again, then just knocked it on the floor and flew back up to her perch. lol
norfolkeagles webSite was down all afternoonJan 27, 2012
I first saw her today down on Aperch, then she flew up to cam perch,
did wingercises several times, she is soaked and loves it!
turning around on perch with wings out she reminds me of a big plane turning on the tarmack
11.00 NX was doing some kind of stomp, a wild and crazy eagle dance on the floor.
Fascinating! (as Spok would say)
She jumped up and down, flapping her wings. It could have been a simple wingercize,
but it was the spot where the huge rat was, which she had knocked off the Aperch onto the floor the day before.
I dont think she ever ate it, and the WCV girl came in later and took it.
NX just watched her as she entered the pen, walked past NX on the Aperch, took the rat and began to exit.
NX chased her! Run-flapping across the floor! The eagle chased the human!
I SAW IT - or I would not believe it. HEY! Gimme back my rat!
If any of you understand this behavior, please post here.
I DO NOT believe it was mantling - which was Darcie at WCV's guess. (I am not qualified to 2nd guess WCV.)viewtopic.php?f=90&t=6397