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    It appears Deborah has a hatch too, judging by the broken egg shell. There's a couple of cute little mice running around in the nest tonight as mama sleeps!
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    Wouldn't the mice eat the egg if she is not awake enough to defend it?
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    Wouldn't mama bird be especially interested in mice running around--a tasty meal for the family? Or no?
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    Wouldn't mama bird be especially interested in mice running around--a tasty meal for the family? Or no?
    That's exactly what I thought! She woke up and watched those mice scurrying around a few minutes with her eagle annoyed look (which is how eagles look all the time, to me) then moved her wings, which scared the mice away. But once she put her head down and appeared to be sleeping, they came right back! At one point there was a mouse comfortably munching on a seed or something right under the eagle's tail! Pretty daring mice!
    Such a little snack is probably not worth the trouble to bother with, to the eagle. As they say, "there's bigger fish to fry"!!
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    Eagles do always look as if they have a chip on their feathery shoulders, don't they?

    Maybe they have their own idea of fine dining, and mice just don't appeal to them.
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    LOL, too much fur and tail, not enough meat might make anyone annoyed, except a cat! My cat prefers a good, juicy gopher.

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    Fraser bald eagle:
    https://explore.org/livecams/bald-ea...int-bald-eagle
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    Just now (7 PM Pacific time) mom (or maybe it was dad) was feeding something to the 3 chicks, who are covered in beautiful white down and looking quite hungry. I don't know what was on the menu but mom/dad was making sure each one got a fair share.
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    ((((((Hugs to All)))))) !

    The Decorah eagles are right next to a fish hatchery, so fish is always on their menu. They also enjoy chowing down on other birds, squirrel, rabbit, and piglet. A mouse isn't even a snack for them, so it's probably not worth the effort.

    I wish that I had more time to watch all of these birds. They are fascinating.

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