Ajeta wrote: ↑May 9th, 2021, 8:31 pm
I just love those two pictures, balistar. .......
thank you, Ajeta.
i'll come back to your post later (when i have eaten, but first i must cook )
EDIT: i'm back now. Yes, Ajeta, Mr L answered Milda's last 3 pecks with standing up to her and looking at her as if he would say: "what's your problem, Madam ?" and later when she hopped up to the top branch and he was looking at her he might have thought "doesn't she like me anymore ?"
Well, of course we can only guess what was/is going on in their heads and we interpret everything possible into everything we see, imposing our human attributes on the eagles, which we shouldn't do, but almost all of us do it at some point. So, i'd like to say, yes, Mrs Milda was maybe a bit bitchy today. Whether she didn't like that Mr L doing as if this is his nest already (she might think she has not yet said "yes" to him) and she made clear that this is still "her" nest and she rules it. Or she indeed was a bit jealous of his big crop (and maybe indeed thought it should be hers) or it was just not "her day" today.
And to me it seems Milda "Queens-like" expects more submissiveness, devoted servants and hurried service from a mate, but Mr L so far doesn't fully fulfill this wish, maybe not yet, maybe never. Who knows at this stage ?
But as i said, these are all just deliberations, speculations, and they can also be completely wrong.
At least according to my impression Mr L was not feeling well today, neither with his digestion nor with his right foot. It must not mean, that he isn't able at all to perch on a branch at night, it could be that the foot might hurt him not continously, maybe fishing was exhausting today and the foot was overused and therefore he wanted to rest every now and then during the day on the nest ?
Let's see what the next days will happen.
What we all agree on, is, that we might will see a completely different picture by next spring, and thus the breeding season. As you said yourself, there will still be a lot of water flowing under the bridge (so or similar) - and Mr L may not be the last contender either