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Mom & Dad Hornby's Nest & Territory => 2018-2019 => Topic started by: boonibarb on October 02, 2018, 06:43:35 PM

Title: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 02, 2018, 06:43:35 PM

The 2018-2019 Ground Observations topic begins here today!

To see what happened last year, & find links to the previous seasons, go here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1748.0)
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 02, 2018, 07:40:23 PM
 
i*ve been driving through the neighbourhood looking for Eagles pretty much every day.
Today i was hearing Eagles from my yard!
On my drive through the neighbourhood i spotted THIS Eagle in The Babysitting Tree!
 
october 2 2018 15:24 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1901/43254339990_469cd9a121_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28UeNjA)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1950/45018594632_8037147a93_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bA94L5)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1907/30130099497_dcedebf2c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MUuCS6)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1965/31193763288_47eec42ab5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pwuc3Y)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1932/45066483831_2cf199d6d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bEnvxV)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: AJL on October 02, 2018, 08:06:47 PM
Yay booni, a pretty girl with a dark feather spot!  ♥ 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 03, 2018, 09:23:27 AM
 
october 2 2018 15:24 - tail feather spot
 
 
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1967/30141066357_7379343e24_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MVsQVT)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: NancyM on October 03, 2018, 12:10:50 PM
Gorgeous! 

(great photos, booni - is this the new camera?)
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on October 03, 2018, 02:33:10 PM
Two returning eagles...

Female-sounding one in the BST, barely visible from the cam; she would have been on the opposite side from that view:
October 3, 12:30
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1954/30144833137_b1418a4962_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1954/30144833137_130ecee5e3_k.jpg)



(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1920/45081998081_3e463d017e_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1920/45081998081_8a92170c5d_k.jpg)


Second eagle atop the WA cam:
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1914/45081993101_d620629cce_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1914/45081993101_9b9d30442f_h.jpg)


Focusing on back feathers here.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1929/30144831447_a64a7f556e_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1929/30144831447_e957db3a19_k.jpg)



(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1954/31208745858_3fd4e52b3c_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1954/31208745858_d1c5d8aab6_k.jpg)

Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on October 03, 2018, 05:39:00 PM
Beautiful photos Booni!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 03, 2018, 08:20:04 PM
 
i took way too many fotos today, so this will take a bit of time to catch up.
i will start with just this one for now.
This Eagle was making the calls while i was there.
Another Eagle was in Fosters* Fir.
Fotos to come.
(Yes, Nancy)
 
october 3 2018 12:46 - Eagle on the wide angle cam
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1960/43274592030_aa07b2efec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28W2AxG)
 

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 03, 2018, 10:17:56 PM
So nice to see eagles are back!  Thank you booni and wren.    :thumbup:
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2018, 09:18:32 AM
 
Okay, so this post should go BEFORE my first post above.
A friend was at Hidden Beach & caught fotos of this Eagle coming in slowly from above.
Here is what she observed - 3:20 in the afternoon, flew slowly over, very high, I had time to get 5 shots, then banked and took off to the southeast. Never returned while I was there...’til 5ish.
So, this was when we had those snarking northwest winds.
wren posted fotos of the waves that were crashing at Grassy Point, & the sea Birds that seemed to be enjoying the conditions.
In my fotos of this same Eagle in The Babysitting Tree, she is really clinging to her perch branch & the Tree is rocking from side to side & i am having trouble keeping her in the camera frame because of the movement.
In stevi*s foto, you can see the breaks in the zipping of the primary & secondary wing feathers on her right side.
We are seeing these same breaks in the wing primaries of the Eagle perched on the wide angle camera.
i thought it was cool that stevi caught her flying in from Hidden Beach!
Then i lucked out & caught her in The Babysitting Tree not long after!
 
october 2 2018 15:20 - Eagle over Hidden Beach - by stevi kittleson
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1949/45049359952_09d2ea68d1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCRKdC)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2018, 06:57:26 PM
 
Continuing from where i left off above.
 
october 3 2018 12:50 - Eagle on the wide angle cam
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1952/31233383038_f91816d43b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PzZfC7)

She was making two note calls.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1941/43293127280_312e45fc11_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28XEAqY)

Calling.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1916/45107015361_951a74851e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bHXfap)

Checking me out.
& not alarmed at all.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1903/31233467318_694bd6fe5e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PzZFFd)

Looking towards mishi*s Tree/Niner territory.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1911/43293189830_8a402f8992_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28XEV2q)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2018, 07:23:41 PM
 
i carried on to check out the rest of the neighbourhood to see if someone else was around.
i found THIS Eagle in Fosters* Fir.
 
october 3 2018 13:06 - Eagle in Fosters* Fir
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1937/45107262291_9bb78b3a11_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bHYvyP)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1926/45058140792_58e739153a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bDCKsq)

They always look like they*re seeing something & are upset & about to take off, but then they don*t.
Not at all sure what they are seeing.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1975/44196212905_a138cb94c8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2akt9jM)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1935/45107301111_658897a018_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bHYH78)

& here again.
This time seeing something near the water.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1910/45107323591_f66b8dae73_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bHYPMH)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2018, 07:27:03 PM
 
i can hear the Eagle on the wide angle cam still making her two note calls.
 
october 3 2018 13:07 - Eagle in Fosters* Fir
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1942/31233873088_5780d21c4a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PA2Lif)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1915/45058219732_d242121038_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bDD9Vs)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1901/30169696577_c176729f07_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MXZzGn)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1942/44386942194_72d7a34234_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aCjFuN)

A good-lookin* Eagle!
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1945/44386961834_15c73d842d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aCjMkq)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2018, 07:36:38 PM
 
i carried on through my drive-by route.
There was no one in The Peters* Tree.
i was excited to see what looked like a skinny youngster in The His & Hers Tree!
 
october 3 2018 13:14 - Great Blue Heron in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1939/45107539791_96b8ce08cd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bHZW4i)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1974/44387136734_8e4282328d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aCkFjW)

Preening.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1949/43293692210_cac2027a05_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28XHun9)

You can hear the Eagle on the wide angle camera calling during this video of the Great Blue Heron.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9IzQXfVtu4
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on October 05, 2018, 04:22:08 AM
 :ecsmile The observations of local residents are both helpful and reassuring to me. I think returning eagles are a bit early this year? I love the ID referrences - dark tail feather, white mark on dad, etc. And of course, a picture is worth a thousand words  :thumbup:  Thank you Wren and Booni, friends and neighbours, for sharing your magical island with all of us.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2018, 06:50:47 PM
 
Okay, i went back a bit later in the day & found one Eagle in The Babysitting Tree & one on the wide angle camera.
 
october 3 2018 15:33 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1910/31244242388_7e71c22da8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PAWUJh)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1922/30180207537_a58dc7e373_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MYVseP)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1961/45118191501_892362c47c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bJWwrt)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1957/31244583378_67cdf2934e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PAYE6q)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1956/45069110662_fc2c027165_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bEAYq7)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2018, 06:54:18 PM
 
october 3 2018 15:37 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1977/44207121445_70d82a4d6d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2amr444)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1967/31244443108_04e34c06a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PAXWoY)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1938/31244520538_9d07de07e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PAYkpY)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1956/45118296661_766102cd0c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bJX4Gz)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1939/45069149722_aaa66b4cea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bEBb2y)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1968/30180354187_7dc72d0f85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MYWcQg)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 05, 2018, 08:44:40 PM
 :eclove Great close up series booni!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2018, 08:01:15 AM

:ecsmile The observations of local residents are both helpful and reassuring to me. I think returning eagles are a bit early this year? I love the ID referrences - dark tail feather, white mark on dad, etc. And of course, a picture is worth a thousand words  :thumbup:  Thank you Wren and Booni, friends and neighbours, for sharing your magical island with all of us.

jeavverhey, this is typical arrival back time for our Eagles.
Dad came back 2016 on september 25!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2018, 07:11:24 PM
 
While that Eagle was perched in The Babysitting Tree, Em was, again, on the wide angle camera box.
 
october 3 2018 15:41 - Em on the wide angle camera box
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/44224834215_5894314d95_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2anZQrD)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1907/44224865195_4069472587_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2anZZDM)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1948/43323620270_fec0755aed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/291mSWb)

Off she goes!
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1977/45137065501_c77b52c0cc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bLBg2g)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1948/31263415058_9e5342fee6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PCDb6y)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1975/45137047731_28005697bd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bLBaJT)


 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2018, 07:25:34 PM
 
i thought that was it, so i was walking away when she landed in The Babysitting Tree.
This is one of the upper left branches, where she tends to perch.
i like how her toes are all spread out on those spindly branches.
 
october 3 2018 15:46 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1942/44225487435_31cee99da6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ao4bC4)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1925/43324087440_67418d502e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/291pgNQ)

Left foot is now tucked up against her belly warming, & she is relaxed.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1951/45137358741_9799c067fb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bLCLc8)

Both feet down again, so i thought she was leaving, but, no.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1929/45137347101_f947540523_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bLCGJr)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 06, 2018, 07:27:17 PM
How on earth does she keep her balance???
 :eceek
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 06, 2018, 07:42:23 PM
Beautiful close-ups, booni!  Welcome back, Em!    :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on October 07, 2018, 03:39:02 PM
Thank upu Booni. I am very happy to see Em!  :eclove :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on October 08, 2018, 01:25:28 PM
Ditto!  Hoping for a successful fledge this coming year. 💕 Happy Thanksgiving Hornby eagles ❤️ and watchers. 👀 🙂
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on October 08, 2018, 04:34:47 PM
Beautiful photos, Booni. I'm happy that Em is back.  Was hoping Dad would be with her, but Em helps tp carry on the connection to him.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on October 08, 2018, 07:36:19 PM
Grassy Point just after 6 pm today.

I know well enough by now to pay attention when an eagle makes a beeline for the middle of nowhere offshore.

October 8, 6:02 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1960/44281176885_89ff9db70e_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1960/44281176885_4d06403db0_o.jpg)



(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1949/31318454168_4584596c10_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1949/31318454168_95e411218b_o.jpg)



(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1912/44281173425_e2ffa6d400_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1912/44281173425_3ec11bdb7a_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on October 08, 2018, 07:40:37 PM
Someone else would like that Thanksgiving dinner.

October 8, 6:02 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/31318451258_b4cb3d5301_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1973/31318451258_4317b7f43f_h.jpg)



(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1950/44281169455_666def4799_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1950/44281169455_02b03f7013_k.jpg)



(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1961/31318446258_9557fd6da1_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1961/31318446258_b539b03907_k.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 08, 2018, 07:41:03 PM
Very nice photo captures, wren!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on October 08, 2018, 07:47:29 PM

Thank you, Tigerlady!

Passing right by me now, but unfortunately on the sun side.

I've lightened these shots a lot.

October 8, 6:02 pm
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1979/45143171232_0cc805c98b_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1979/45143171232_75358190bd_k.jpg)


Some serious moulting of flight feathers and I think tail also, visible here. 'Tis the season, from what I've seen on other years.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1945/45143164172_32e32ca80c_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1945/45143164172_0aaa7f0712_k.jpg)


Looks like a pretty decent Thanksgiving feast.
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1966/45143162282_2c9d9e445c_z.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1966/45143162282_698f80cb14_k.jpg)

Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 08, 2018, 08:04:18 PM
Great captures Wren!!!  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2018, 10:26:29 AM
 
You can see that Fish floating on the surface of the water in the first two fotos!
So perhaps they were already dead or stunned?
Fabulous meal!

A bit earlier this same day, i*d driven *round the neighbourhood & found Em perched at the top of The Peters* Tree.
She*s got that white coating they get on their beaks sometimes.
Looking inland
 
october 8 2018 16:17 - Em in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1962/44483617104_90d814b087_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aLSazA)

Looking towards the water.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1923/44483666374_19c65ea099_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aLSqe5)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1949/30266185377_ec4254661e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N7w7sn)

Looking towards Grassy Point.
i*m not sure where the other Eagle was.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1943/44483832864_0eec1c642c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aLTgHA)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1943/44483746344_eae428632e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aLSPZS)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2018, 10:30:25 AM
 
The other Eagle flies in from somewhere & lands below in the greenery.
 
october 8 2018 16:20 - Em in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/45205302671_650d55392a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bSCZyc)

He calls & Em calls back.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1939/45155372412_88a34e4bdc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bNe62E)

Then has a head scratch.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1961/43392674080_b71aab8e81_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297sNe7)

She*s got a pretty flat crop today.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1910/45155771802_c23437aa23_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bNg8KG)

Looking down at the other Eagle.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1911/30266728067_126921abbd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N7yTM6)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2018, 10:33:31 AM
 
i moved closer to the water to see if i could see them both.
My back is to the water, & they are looking out towards the water.
 
october 8 2018 16:29 - Em & the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1941/31331565528_03168c198e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PJEsRE)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1903/31331599998_08e49c5a2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PJED6Y)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1957/31331645758_1057670ba8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PJESGW)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1978/45205835711_b2fbc612d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bSFJ1x)

Here is the other Eagle now.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1901/44294757045_d695df1489_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aubd4F)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2018, 10:36:50 AM
 
His eyes are very striking somehow.
He has an interesting, kind of rugged look.
 
october 8 2018 16:30 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1955/44484642874_07882760f9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aLXqvh)

Em just ignored me, but this fella was definitely a bit startled to see me standing there with my camera & was checking me out.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1926/43393166540_56cde3f782_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297vjBN)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1922/30266994627_39ba29438d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N7Ag1X)
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1945/31331735468_c51197a8a4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PJFknE)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2018, 10:40:08 AM
 
october 8 2018 16:31 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
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Nictitating membrane.
 
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He takes off & Em is watching him here.
 
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i go inland, back towards the road again, & take a few more fotos of Em from there.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1978/31332132768_9b36da872b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PJHntE)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2018, 10:42:27 AM
 
october 8 2018 16:35 - Em in The Peters* Tree
 
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Yawning & nictitating membrane here.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1907/43393462570_45738405f4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297wQBL)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1975/30267527347_b4620393d1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/N7CZnM)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1916/45206386681_666249e94b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bSJxN2)

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 09, 2018, 10:53:27 AM
 :thumbup: Lucky You! great shots he does look rugged
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Donnae on October 09, 2018, 01:20:23 PM
Beautiful shots Booni...thank you!!! Love seeing them through your lens and eye!!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on October 09, 2018, 06:20:19 PM
Wondeful photoss Booni and Wren!!
I love to see them.
Thank you!!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 10, 2018, 06:09:02 PM
It is so wonderful to see these fabulous photos!!!!  Gorgeous eagles!!!!  Thank you sooooo much!!!!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 10, 2018, 08:13:35 PM
 
Did a driveby on my way home & found Em in The His & Hers Tree in beautiful setting sunlight against blue sky!
 
october 10 2018 16:37 - Em on The His & Hers Tree
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1904/44514766514_fb8258f6d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aPBPdo)

She*s working up to a shuggle!
Can you tell?
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1938/45187213012_5bcf9bd9e5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bR3h8w)
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 10, 2018, 08:43:20 PM
 :eclove Eye Joy, beautiful captures
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2018, 11:15:04 AM
 
Did a quick run through the neighbourhood before settling in for the evening & starting my fire.
i found one Eagle in The His & Hers Tree in lovely light.
i thought this was Em, & that the setting Sun was making her look dark, but now i am thinking this is the male!
i was wondering where Em*s two faded feathers had disappeared to already.
At the time you were watching an Eagle in The Glass House Trees, who was probably Em!
 
october 15 2018 16:57 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
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Couldn*t figure out what this big blob was, floating off the Point!
i figured a Loon.

october 15 2018 16:59 - snoozing Sea Lion
 
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& this gorgeous Heron, standing on the point to the left of the bay in perfect light!

october 15 2018 17:01 - Great Blue Heron
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1953/44453514145_0fe5c3b1a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aJcT24)

Going by my camera monitor i thought the exposure was too dark so i upped my ISO one notch, but i like the first version better!
 
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THIS was what had really caught my eye.
i could see this flock of red colour as soon as i got there!
i LOVE these Birds!

october 15 2018 17:02 - Common Mergansers
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1909/45316675652_0b39b52be0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c3tNS1)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 16, 2018, 02:15:27 PM
So glad you have the ID  feathers to confirm booni! GBHs are a Plus!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2018, 10:23:15 AM
 
Went down looking for the Eagles & a whole flock of these flew in & there seemed to be some kind of feeding frenzy going on!
LOVE hearing the sounds they make!
 
october 16 2018 16:06 - Common Mergansers
 
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october 16 2018 16:09 - Common Mergansers feeding

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPQ6qkftaaI
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 17, 2018, 04:36:46 PM
Love watching these guys
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gmadeb3 on October 17, 2018, 05:37:03 PM
How cool !!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 18, 2018, 10:36:39 AM
 
Did a bit of a stroll around Grassy Point looking for something to photograph & found Em & the male in The Glass House Tree.
Hard to know what to set the camera settings at, for these conditions.
Head is too bright, brown body feathers are too dark.
Then they turn & the head is shaded, or turn the other way & catch the Sun & it is way too bright.

october 17 2018 15:52 - Em in The Glass House Tree

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The eyes on this male!
It seems they have bonded?

october 17 2018 15:54 - male & Em in The Glass House Tree

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october 17 2018 15:55 - Em in The Glass House Tree

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 18, 2018, 10:42:16 AM
 
He has two small feathers next to each other on his right upper side that have pale/faded ends.

october 17 2018 15:55 - male in The Glass House Tree

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october 17 2018 15:59 - Em in The Glass House Tree

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october 17 2018 15:59 - male in The Glass House Tree

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Kinda cool how the light caught on either side of his eye in this one!

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 18, 2018, 10:49:03 AM
 
october 17 2018 15:59 - Em in The Glass House Tree

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Their faces are very different.

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He has turned around on his perch branch, of course, because i had turned my camera towards the water, & a bit after this foto he blasts off & startles Em when he goes.
Turns out he went to the Nest.

i had noticed three of these sweeties & was looking at the water now.
One has caught something!

october 17 2018 16:03 - Common Mergansers

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 18, 2018, 10:53:52 AM
 
october 17 2018 16:03 - Common Mergansers

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Em remained on her perch, & emitted a few calls.

october 17 2018 16:06 - Em in The Glass House Tree

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 18, 2018, 10:56:10 AM
 
october 17 2018 16:09 - Em in The Glass House Tree

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2018, 06:38:46 PM


beautiful booni!  miigwetch!

I love Love LOVE the light around the eye of the male...

and i agree, these are two very distinct, wonderful looking eagles!


Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 18, 2018, 07:50:03 PM
Your photos are very nice booni.  I'm glad they stay so you can take pictures.  Their beak shapes look different to me.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: MarylandWatcher on October 20, 2018, 10:20:13 AM
 :thumbup: Thank you Booni for the peek into the eagle's lives. Here's hoping they have bonded and peace will reign. Oh and more baby eagles :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on October 24, 2018, 06:35:03 PM
Thank you Booni and Wren and all of you all who keep this going. I am so happy to see these eagles! And you! :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2018, 11:14:46 AM
 
The Sun was out & there were Eagles in The Babysitting Tree so i stopped to see if i could get any fotos.
Well, even though the Sun is out, it hasn*t come around far enough yet to light up the Eagles from the side i was on.
But, not knowing how the weather would change or how the Eagles might leave, i stopped to get some fotos anyway.
 
october 26 2018 13:29 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
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Her left eye she has the nictitating membrane closed, while the right is clear!
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1930/30661405147_72d54e5f09_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NHrHwk)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1955/43784512190_b19c1c9ef8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29H653A)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1910/44688291335_b8af6c1e8f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b5Xb6D)

& it*s not your imagination.
She has a FULL crop!
It isn*t lit well, but you can see a line of down feathers poking through the brown, like Dad*s necktie, when he had a full crop.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1918/45551807612_fa2bb25753_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cpfVpj)

The other Eagle was hidden behind a tangle of branches & this was about as good as i could get, at that time.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1909/45551785122_4d5bd15067_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cpfNHy)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on October 28, 2018, 01:53:00 PM
Yay!   Thank you booni! I am glad the sun peeked out for you!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2018, 02:25:07 PM
 
Okay, three hours later & the Sun has swung around nicely to light up Em now.
You can see her well-lit crop, still full & pushing out those down feathers in a line.
Not sure where the other Eagle went.

october 26 2018 16:40 - Em in The Babysitting Tree

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She has stretched her left foot out & is clenching it to relax it.

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Tucked up against her belly now, to warm it.
You can*t even see it there.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1949/45603063591_aa5b095535_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ctMC26)

Full crop, warm Sun, Em is sleepy.

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The belly feathers covering that foot are fluffed up here.

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2018, 02:33:42 PM
 
october 26 2018 16:45 - Em in The Babysitting Tree

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1906/44878370454_e3309bceb6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bnKnZQ)

The Starlings have arrived!
They are chittering away, & are showing their lovely iridescent feathers.
Em is blinking both nictitating membranes here.

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1962/44878597534_7af1d0e4d7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bnLxv1)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2018, 02:37:30 PM
 
october 26 2018 16:45 - Starlings & Em in The Babysitting Tree

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1915/44878565504_a3f7edfdcf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bnLnYL)

Hey there big sister!
Are you sleepy?

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1965/30662392947_d49e255897_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NHwMan)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk5TF90D2JM

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2018, 02:40:14 PM
 
october 26 2018 16:46 - Starlings & Em in The Babysitting Tree

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 29, 2018, 08:20:02 PM

love Love LOVE the starlings sitting with Em!
miigwetch for the beautiful photos!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 04, 2018, 08:55:09 AM
 
Was heading home after our walk & did a loop through the neighbourhood.
Never spotted our pair, but found this youngster in mishi*s Tree!
 
november 2 2018 15:15 - young Eagle in mishi*s Tree
 
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Gorgeous youngster, perched on one foot, relaxed, with the toes well spread out on the branch.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1951/30776017617_9886cf9f77_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NTz8Pp)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4903/44991717484_a2b9368248_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bxLj7Y)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1963/45665715942_975cf3f123_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2czjJo3)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4813/31844676768_b26f38f6e1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qw1hXb)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 04, 2018, 08:57:34 AM
 
The light is coming from behind the Eagle, so not ideal lighting of them from where i am, plus my camera does not like focusing against the light like this.

november 2 2018 15:20 - young Eagle in mishi*s Tree

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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1905/43898898940_26b6745f9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29TckeW)
 


link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on November 04, 2018, 09:54:59 AM
 :ecsmile What a beauty!!! must have been so exciting to see
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 04, 2018, 08:35:19 PM
Yes, a beauty!    :nod2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on November 06, 2018, 01:11:45 PM
 :heart Wonderful photos of Em, as always Booni. She looks so calm and melancholic in the last photos ...
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 07, 2018, 10:14:03 AM
 
Went down to Grassy Point with Otto to have a peek & there was a rainbow over towards Texada.
It is hard to photograph a rainbow because it isn*t really *there*.
Surprisingly the camera was finding it in the focus area though, yay.
 
november 4 2018 15:25 - rainbow off Grassy Point
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1911/45043464494_1943cba892_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCkwGN)

Found Em, looking for something to eat.
She has a bit of a full crop already.
& food stuck to her beak.

november 4 2018 15:28 - Em in the Glass House Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1967/43951167210_a78319d4b8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29XPdM1)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1972/45043727484_a7943221ca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCmST7)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4865/31897372178_e1f69371c2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QAEnsJ)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1907/45768912331_2b8a3840d3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cJrD58)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 07, 2018, 10:17:09 AM
 
Lots of bugs flying around her head here.

november 4 2018 15:30 - Em in the Glass House Tree

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/30828777737_29d40b107f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NYexyD)

november 4 2018 15:32 - rainbow towards Texada Island

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1966/44855428405_ed1b55a9e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bkHN8g)

The light is fading & there is still an Eagle in The Babysitting Tree i want to check out.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1901/30828827817_33740b4d6d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NYeNs6)



link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 07, 2018, 10:49:12 AM
 
Here*s Mr. Dramatic Eyes again.
He is very different from Em in his behaviour.
He is very twitchy & jumpy, not at all relaxed.
He definitely is keeping an eye on me, & i am just standing there.
There are Starlings around him, but they aren*t getting close, like they did with Em.
& he is not terribly relaxed with them, moving his head rapidly to follow their movements.
He has an interesting layout of his rubbery orange commissure on his left side, see how the lower one kind of curves up towards the top one.
This will be a good way to track this Eagle from this side.
The right side looks more normal.

november 4 2018 15:38 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4870/31897605828_1c5d06ae3e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QAFyVb)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1979/45044004434_7d1463f71e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCoid7)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4918/44855638885_aa6fa46d17_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bkJSGe)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4813/43951374730_638b21278d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29XQhsW)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4810/45043958784_4e56146418_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCo4D3)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 07, 2018, 10:53:32 AM
 
Nictitating membrane here.

november 4 2018 15:39 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1922/43951336220_9c06018fef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29XQ61Y)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4863/45043925294_27994340b8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCnTFC)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1980/31897671068_ae55958090_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QAFUj1)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4824/44855736435_8d6dacd607_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bkKnG8)

Something startles him & he just about takes off here.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1974/31897648228_5f5de7f306_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QAFMwd)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 07, 2018, 11:00:35 AM
 
november 4 2018 15:40 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4865/43951454850_ab644f0cbf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29XQGhj)

The Starlings are still all around him.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1955/43951430200_a72f7fc0ec_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/29XQyXj)

You can see where they are in this jiggly video.
You can also see how jittery he is with him.
Otto is in the van barking at someone walking past.
i was trying out a monopod.
The tripod is way better for video.
He finally takes off, not sure what startled him.

november 4 2018 15:40 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree with Starlings
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajNyRdnWUAU

Back to Grassy Point to check out who all these Birds are on the point.
i think i have one right, maybe wren would help with the snoozing one with their eye open?
Black-bellied Plover perhaps?

november 4 2018 15:48 - Black Turnstones & snoozing Dunlin

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4870/45719005432_c889eab7d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cE2Rum)

november 4 2018 15:50 - snoozing & standing Black-bellied Plover & Surfbird

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4874/45044128224_fd63e8e73b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCoW1q)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: NancyM on November 07, 2018, 01:08:30 PM
thanks for those great photos of the male eagle, booni!  To me, his mouth near the gape looks odd on both sides - maybe a scar or rectangular something on the right side and more markings on the left.  Not sure what I am seeing.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on November 07, 2018, 09:35:43 PM

Back to Grassy Point to check out who all these Birds are on the point.
i think i have one right, maybe wren would help with the snoozing one with their eye open?
Black-bellied Plover perhaps?

november 4 2018 15:48 - Black Turnstones & snoozing Dunlin

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4870/45719005432_c889eab7d0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cE2Rum)

november 4 2018 15:50 - snoozing & standing Black-bellied Plover & Surfbird

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4874/45044128224_fd63e8e73b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bCoW1q)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/


I think the little one snoozing with an eye open in the first photo is a Dunlin! They have just started returning from migration; I saw 2 large flocks today! Almost the same size as the Turnstones, just a tiny bit smaller, with plain brown wings and back.

In your next photo, the first two birds are Black-bellied Plovers. With the bill tucked in, they are almost the same shape as the one-eyed sleeper but much more mottled. Without anything else showing scale, it's easy to believe that they are the same bird but actually the plovers are much larger. One of them shows us its bill and confirms the identification. The next bird to the right is tricky, but we can tell the size to be almost as big as the plovers; there are little dark arrow-shaped spots on the breast just below the wing. So this is a Surfbird.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on November 08, 2018, 08:11:06 AM
Nice!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 08, 2018, 08:41:29 AM

Thank you wren!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 11, 2018, 10:18:56 AM
 
This morning i decided to go back over my fotos  i  have of the Eagle that is hanging around with Em to see if i can find that anomaly of the commissure in the other fotos i have of him.
Turns out this Eagle has been with us all along!
 
october 3 2018 15:37 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1938/31244520538_9d07de07e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PAYkpY)

october 3 2018 15:38 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1939/45069149722_aaa66b4cea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bEBb2y)

& here he is again.

october 8 2018 16:30 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1926/43393166540_56cde3f782_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/297vjBN)

october 8 2018 16:30 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1901/44294757045_d695df1489_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aubd4F)

october 8 2018 16:31 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1906/45156073302_d24b29835d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bNhFnY)

october 8 2018 16:31 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1969/44295017805_bbdf1b79b0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aucxzx)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 11, 2018, 11:45:57 AM
Em must like having him around.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on November 13, 2018, 06:53:55 PM
 
i was going through albums of fotos looking for a Bird when i came across these fotos of Em & the other Eagle from last season & took a closer look at them.
Here is that Eagle with the same curved up lower commissure.
 
june 28 2018 15:25 - Eagle & Em in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4871/45820718672_89e569c0e3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2ahU)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1951/45870127101_6e78c2a0f4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cTooGn)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on November 13, 2018, 07:33:25 PM
I wonder if they've paired up and will eventually use the old nest?  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 13, 2018, 10:35:31 PM
Hope they will!    :nod2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on November 21, 2018, 05:09:51 PM
Me too!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 01, 2018, 11:43:06 AM
 
Okay, so i go through the neighbourhood pretty much daily on my way home, looking for the Eagles.
It has been ages since i*ve seen them.
We see them on the cam, but they have not been in the Trees i see in my driveby, at the times i have gone by.
Yesterday, there was mister curlicue lip at Grassy Point!
 
november 30 2018 13:27 - male Eagle
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4850/46133306141_2d7464a6e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhDfE2)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4813/45222034945_546d4ec000_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bU7KtF)

He*s got food in his crop, yay.
Perhaps they are hopping over to Vancouver Island to partake of the spawned Salmon available not that far away?
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4875/44316776520_9dc75af849_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aw84FN)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4846/46133267821_f75339ec46_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhD4gk)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4805/46133253371_a5fcacdc77_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhCYYc)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 01, 2018, 11:46:59 AM
 
november 30 2018 13:28 - male Eagle
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4822/46083195012_ba3f340ed0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dddqn3)

He seems to have food gook on his beak on his left side.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4872/46083171932_600966fa5a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dddiv7)

Something was catching his eye up the road a bit, i have no idea what.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4892/46083154312_d00171f096_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ddddgj)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4862/45409477934_d6d166be58_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cbFrKm)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4839/45409464714_507312f508_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cbFnPq)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 01, 2018, 11:51:04 AM
 
Oh, yes, i forgot to say, this is The His & Hers Tree
 
november 30 2018 13:29 - male Eagle
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4912/32262130838_2cdb7da2c8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R9TRv9)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4803/31194094997_dd17601b4b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PwvTE6)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4874/44316614620_c0e16ccb0b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aw7eyq)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4864/31194192327_86a3b6b3df_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PwwoAc)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4858/46133229961_30aa4e9136_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dhCS1z)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4837/46083286282_465c4cf88c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dddTuE)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on December 02, 2018, 02:35:22 AM
It is so good to see eagles with full crops  :thumbup: - hope they have a successful  year :pray
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on December 05, 2018, 02:54:23 PM
Please forgive me for asking this question. I have tried to find out what happened to Dad, but have not found the info as of yet. I know he was injured and kept up with that. Did he not return from the trip up North this year or disappear before. Thank you for the info. :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 05, 2018, 05:34:25 PM
Raj, no need for forgiveness, it is okay to ask.
i just scanned back & found this post as the last time we saw Dad - http://www.hornbyeagles.com/ournatureszonetest/index.php?topic=1748.msg183181#msg183181

He had healed amazingly well from his beak injury, then there was an influx of Eagles & we never saw him again.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on December 06, 2018, 01:23:57 AM
Thank you Booni. I am caught up. What an amazing time. The nest continues to draw eagles and us.

Love, Rajame :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on December 06, 2018, 03:31:36 AM
Thank you for asking Raj as I  wondered if I had missed something too. and Thank you Booni for that reply and link - triggers my memory :nod2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 06, 2018, 10:14:38 AM
 
On my drive home after our walk on Sandpiper in the lovely warm Sun, i spotted an Eagle in The Babysitting Tree.
i only had thirty seconds to get fotos before she flew off & down, towards the water.
 
december 5 2018 14:53 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4849/46155410722_1bbff81180_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2djAxzu)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4893/45481957934_774693ace4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ci5Vww)

There she goes!
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4908/45481939324_34bb48f674_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ci5PZE)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 11, 2018, 10:11:45 AM
 
Spotted Em in the Sun on my drive around yesterday!
It had been one of those days, & i hadn*t even realized it*d been sunny.
i could hear another Eagle calling, perhaps from The Peters* Tree.
 
december 10 2018 10:52 - Em in Fosters* Fir
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4804/46275713751_e977c276e2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dve8tD)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4907/44458977780_452fd0db47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aJFTaE)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4834/46225638622_9431b09bb9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqNtTm)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4839/46225624392_964b19a174_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqNpE1)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on December 11, 2018, 11:47:58 AM
Wonderful photos Booni! Thanks you!! :heart :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 11, 2018, 08:33:10 PM
Nice photos, booni.  Em is a beauty.    :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on December 13, 2018, 01:40:33 AM
She looks fit :-)
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2018, 10:29:48 AM
 
The forecast was that the Sun would shine yesterday, but it never did.
i was counting on Sun to get some nice fotos of our pair.
i took Otto for a walk & on the way out spotted this Eagle in The Babysitting Tree.

december 26 2018 12:27 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4906/31549273817_f27f0cf603_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q4UgWR)

That was my test foto.
It was pretty dark out.
Here i have adjusted my settings to suit better.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7927/31549253677_0012ccc440_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q4UaXB)

On our way back, the Sun still hadn*t come out, & it was drizzling, so i only did a quick flyby.
There was an Eagle in The Babysitting Tree that i didn*t get fotos of.

december 26 2018 12:27 - Em in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4917/44672218020_ae52a48cd5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b4wN4w)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7908/46437733852_a31ae972f1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dKxwpE)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7876/46437690162_97de153d51_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dKxiqo)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7884/44672184390_d9a002923f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2b4wC4G)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7854/45576082985_200d3b4d46_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2crpkCe)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 02, 2019, 11:51:55 AM
 
i was up early & the clouds were somewhere else for a change & there was the Moon, low & clear, so i thought i*d see what my camera could do.
On full zoom, with the camera hand held, it is hard to keep the Moon in the picture!
So this first one is zoomed out a bit, which makes it easier.
 
december 30 2018 07:43 - The Moon
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4817/31633454547_16fd7530c4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QckHWK)

This one is zoomed in to the max.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4814/46522276552_d92a763753_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dT1Q1q)

Yesterday was the annual Polar Bear Swim at Grassy Point!
i like to get a video of all the people going in.

january 1 2019 12:00 - Hornby Island Polar Bear Swim
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hg2NJNQDg3A

Even with all the people crowding around, there was an Eagle there!
The male.

january 1 2019 12:05 - male Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7916/45850717744_22f6c230bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cREUYh)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7922/31633642667_9625602fd2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QcmFSc)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 02, 2019, 12:09:56 PM
 
january 1 2019 12:06 - male Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4851/32700895588_a116e505cd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RPECYC)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7897/31633623277_6cfd8d287c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QcmA6T)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7839/46522395312_4032183df9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dT2rj1)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4892/31633603907_369610eef6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QcmukV)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: AJL on January 02, 2019, 07:17:15 PM
 :mhihi  He looks like he's thinking "Egad;  those two leggers have moulted most of their feathers and waterproofing.. and their senses! 

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7839/46522395312_4032183df9_b.jpg)

Thanks for the fun video and photos booni! 
Happy New Year to all of you, and to the eagles.  I hope it is a peaceful one, for them and for you. 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on January 03, 2019, 06:23:51 AM
 :mhihi :thumbup: :ohno
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 03, 2019, 09:30:00 PM
 :faint
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on January 04, 2019, 02:25:20 AM
After watching that video I am freezing :eceek - have to go and get a hot coffee now! brrrrrr :nod2
Title: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2019, 11:58:17 AM
 
On my driveby after all that rain & wind we had, i found this Eagle air-drying!
 
january 3 2018 12:39 - Em in Fosters* Fir
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4825/31725466217_37a5793cb8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QktiNR)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4844/32792270888_027e9cd85b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RXJXEQ)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4861/46614557362_7790bfaa3d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e2aMSS)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7907/39702217963_4d726d3a3f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23umfcn)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4912/45942288954_0413be8382_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cZLeUf)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2019, 12:00:25 PM
 
january 3 2018 12:41 - Em in Fosters* Fir
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7866/45752050825_a131e4a2e1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cGXdJv)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4818/39702157503_51d5ee766e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23ukWdX)
 
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2019, 12:21:42 PM
 
Next time i found the Eagles, it was a sunny day!
THIS Eagle in The Fork Tree was the first i spotted .
Hard to believe this is the same Eagle, from this first foto to the next three.
 
january 6 2018 13:45 - Eagle in The Fork Tree
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7839/31725750297_0fb00e90a0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QkuLfM)

i could hear another Eagle calling nearby, but i*m not sure where they were.
 
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(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4818/31725730507_d08ef7ae7a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QkuEnz)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2019, 12:25:16 PM
 
The next Eagle i found with this one.
 
january 6 2018 13:53 - Em at the top of The Babysitting Tree
 
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(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4894/39702642793_3db6418b76_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23uoqu2)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7843/31725809657_4b931a9ac0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qkv4Ue)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4916/39702694563_2cede03644_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23uoFSB)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4850/45752446765_705e012947_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cGZfr4)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on January 09, 2019, 03:22:30 AM
Em sure looked bedragglged   :ohno- poor thing - I don't recognize the other eagle  :nope
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 23, 2019, 09:39:55 AM
 
i was out in the yard when i realized there was someone on the other side of my gate talking to me!
Took me a bit to register who he was.
He was telling me that an Orca was beached down at Grassy Point & that there were Sea Lions there that seemed to be harassing them.
He had called 911 & 411, but they weren*t able to help him.
Then he called our local Fire Department.
He was told by the fella in the Gas Bar to talk to me.
i also got a call from the Fire Department about this fella & the Orca.
i said i*d go take a look.
When i got down there, i saw two men looking at something in the water to the right of the point, one of the fellas was the one who came by my place.
i was imagining all sorts of scenarios.
If you remember, this was the day there were all sorts of extra Eagles in our nesting territory!
Was there a beached Orca & the Eagles were feeding, is that why there were so many.
i made sure to bring Marielle*s phone number, to call her to get advice.
Was i ever relieved to see this when i got closer to where the men were watching.
The fella was SURE this was an Orca dorsal fin.
What i see is a Sea Lion, lying on their right side with their left flipper up in the air.
This is what they do, often many of them in one spot.
Over to the left you see the snoozing snout coming out of the water for a breath of air, & there also is indeed the head of a second Sea Lion right in the middle there, too.
 
january 21 2018 12:39 - snoozing Sea Lion
 
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Here you see the left flipper again, & the tail to the right.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7800/39886749183_d79d57f94d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23LE1U8)

Here are two fotos of the snout coming up for air while snoozing.
 
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In this one you can actually see the open nostrils, two of them, open & taking in air.
You can also see the water still on the snout & head, before it rushes off.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4837/31910425657_7708a33437_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QBPgNH)

Here is a video of the action.
The fella was NOT happy with my assessment.
He was still sure he was seeing an Orca fin, & if the Sea Lion was snoozing, why weren*t they drifting with the tide?
& why was the Sea Lion sleeping for so long, was that normal?
i answered as best i could, but he went away unsatisfied, i felt.
i later got a message from the Fire Department.
The original fella who reported this had gone in there & shown him fotos of what he was convinced was an Orca dorsal fin.
The fella at the Fire Department was convinced too.
So i sent him a few videos of snoozing Sea Lions, which he found amazing.
He thanked us for helping the Birds & Animals of Hornby Island.
i thanked him for what HE does!
It was also suggested that this Sea Lion was entangled, which would explain why they weren*t drifting at all.
So we stayed for a while & watched the Sea Lion, not thrashing or panicking as though entangled, but drifting to the left & snoozing, & finally disappearing under the water after their snooze was complete.

january 21 2019 12:27 - snoozing Sea Lion
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5jSaGBHx28
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 23, 2019, 09:53:58 AM
 
While we were watching the Sea Lion, to make sure they were okay, i spotted this Bird out on the water & was trying to get decent fotos of him.
From my fotos it seemed that he had some kind of Fish in his bill!
So i did a video to watch.
 
january 21 2019 12:58 - Red-breasted Merganser with Fish
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLQpigv7avw

Here*s the best foto i got of him.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4822/46126708014_197850a885_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dh4rgd)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on January 23, 2019, 12:54:38 PM
This is very interesting. Thanks for tvideos. :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on January 23, 2019, 07:12:49 PM
Glad it turned out well booni.. what a hoot
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 23, 2019, 09:49:39 PM
What a relief, booni!  You lead such an interesting and varied life.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 24, 2019, 06:04:10 PM
 
Report from a neighbour who lives near Grassy Point to the left on the water!

Eagle Feeding frenzy at Grassy Point .  One eagle got a Sea gull.  0ver 10 eagles have arrived  and are fighting  over it.  
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 24, 2019, 07:09:14 PM
That must have been something to see!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on January 24, 2019, 08:51:08 PM
That doesn't sound like a lot of food available.. hard to see the fighting
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on January 25, 2019, 02:03:02 AM
 :scared I agree with Cawatcher  :ohno
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: auroradawn on January 25, 2019, 10:35:08 AM
You can't assume that there is lack of food, eagles are opportunistic, if other eagles see an eagle with food, they all want it.  I am sure we have all witnessed this (at some point or other) watching wildlife cams.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on January 25, 2019, 01:23:46 PM
Good point
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 27, 2019, 10:08:20 AM
 
The Eagles have come back from the Salmon spawning Rivers hungry this year.
This is what MARS has said.
When Eagles are hungry, they are more vulnerable to the breathing infections that seem to be afflicting many.
There were 30-50 Eagles gathered at the dead Sea Lion in Helliwell because they are hungry.
Yes, they are opportunistic, & scavengers, & will fight over one food item, even though there are other sources around.
The day of the Eagles & the Gull, there were a good few extra Eagles in the nesting territory.
So i thought this ground observation pointed at why, maybe, there were so many seen on the cam that day.

Okay, i had a friend visiting, & we had been down at Ford Cove, enjoying the warm Sun shine.
The Sun went behind clouds on our way home so i lost the nice light i was expecting to take advantage of on our driveby though the territory.
i found three Eagles.
One was in Fosters* Fir, one was low down on the left side of The Babysitting Tree, & a third was on top of Gregg*s.
i drove around again to take some fotos from the car, but they aren*t very good.
Not sure who this is, at the top of Gregg*s Tree.
 
january 23 2019 15:28 - Eagle on Gregg*s Tree
 
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A titch of good lighting for these two.
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7912/31954658277_c10311d12b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QFHYC6)

i couldn*t see the Eagle in The Babysitting Tree from the back side, only from the water side, & they were low down & hard to get a foto of.
Here is the Eagle who was in Fosters* Fir.
This might be Em?

january 23 2019 15:32 - Eagle on Fosters*s Fir
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4868/46843940372_0985b8b646_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2enrrsm)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: auroradawn on January 27, 2019, 10:29:02 AM
Booni, thank you for the report from MARS & also posting these lovely photo's, very sad to hear the eagles have returned hungry :(
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 30, 2019, 09:50:13 AM
 
The Sun was still out on my driveby though the neighbourhood yesterday & the only Eagle i spotted was this youngster in Fosters* Fir!
Looks like they are about to enter their second year.
 
january 29 2019 14:50 - youngster in Fosters* Fir
 
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(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7862/46198876674_3e90df5ec6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dorjus)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on January 30, 2019, 06:13:52 PM
 
Okay, i*ve driven by four times now, so i*m not imagining it or missing it.
It is official.
The Fork Tree has lost its top!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 31, 2019, 01:43:23 PM
Oh dear!  Wind damage?     :puzzled2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2019, 09:03:55 AM
 
Yes, i suspect so, Tiger.
i*ll get a foto of what*s left, one day.

Yesterday on my driveby i spotted an Eagle at the top of The Peters* Tree!
The light was dull & i didn*t feel like tromping in through the snow to my spot so i carried on & found another Eagle at Grassy Point!
Low down in the Tree, a bit unusual, perhaps it is more protected from the wind there.
i got this one foto, then she flew off to the right.
 
february 3 2019 13:17 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7884/33107935478_b253ff338b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SrCPKL)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on February 07, 2019, 01:15:43 AM
Thank you Bonni! :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on February 13, 2019, 08:18:40 PM
Eagle in Mishi's Tree shortly before sunset.

February 13, 5:11 pm
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Same eagle, different angle.
5:14
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2019, 10:03:57 AM
 
i was housebound with the snow, at least as far as driving was concerned, so i put on my warmest gear & tromped down to the Nest territory to see if i could see the Eagles, since it was a beautiful blue sky day.
In the Sun it was toasty warm, but in the shade it was very cold.
The snow was still dry & fluffy & very deep.
i picked my way carefully down to Grassy Point & lucked out that i found two Eagles there!
i*d been down there already, two different days, packing my tripod & camera, only to find no one there.
i was thinking this first Eagle was Em, til i started taking fotos of the second one, who i believe is actually Em.
Not sure who this Eagle is.
The angle meant that i never got a foto of the curlicue lip area to know for sure.
Oh!
This one*s in black & white!
Black & white was our foto club assignment, so my camera settings were still set for that.
 
february 13 2019 14:19 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
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Ah, that*s more like it!
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7896/46222523185_6045881968_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dqwvLV)

The other Eagle was tucked down in the middle of the Tree & hard to find with my camera.
When i finally got a foto, i realized this was Em.

february 13 2019 14:24 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7831/47084411262_8ffae79aa7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJFV5b)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7916/32194672247_fcf2bfc4ea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R3W7pZ)

The other Eagle was MUCH easier to photograph.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7835/40171794193_560f59161f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24cQWRg)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2019, 10:08:26 AM
 
february 13 2019 14:30 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7863/47084446942_d5658dc207_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJG6Fm)

Em.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7910/32194808057_72856c4fbf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R3WNMx)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7893/47084578342_0d341b8a00_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJGLJS)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7800/47084538452_48181702a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJGyT7)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7820/46413106114_b53242273d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dHniru)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2019, 10:11:19 AM
 
february 13 2019 14:33 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7817/46413134284_43da34a93a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dHnrPb)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7842/47136866821_91d2e1c45e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ePjLhn)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7896/47084511302_9b5d30a9f4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJGqP1)

february 13 2019 14:36 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7874/47084560512_0f826e095e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJGFrs)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7919/40172048683_1621bbb20d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24cSfv2)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2019, 10:13:53 AM
 
february 13 2019 14:38 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7869/32194897047_ec7f5ea577_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R3XgeR)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7905/40172117143_25ce177093_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24cSARn)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7920/46413374674_9f0451ae91_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dHoFgQ)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7855/47084717512_85a42f1aef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eJHu7m)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7874/40172074273_011c825bef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24cSo7e)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on February 19, 2019, 01:47:40 AM
That unknown eagle is a beauty and certainly not bothered by the paparazzi.  :nod2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on February 20, 2019, 09:22:29 AM
Booni the photos are great ~ thanks. I think that black and white shot is stunning!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2019, 09:28:37 AM
 
i did a loop through the neighbourhood & found two Eagles in The Babysitting Tree.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon so i crunched through the snow & set up my camera & tripod in a sunny spot so i would be warm.
i*m pretty positive this is Mr. Curlicue Lip!
i am at a bad angle, close but looking straight up, so it was hard to get a for sure picture of that area of the beak but i am pretty sure i see that curlicue lip behind the pokey feathering of that area.
He has a VERY full crop!
You can see his down feathering being pushed into view by the bulge of the full crop.
The down feathering appears wet, even though the rest of him looks pretty dry.
He is relaxed, perched on just one leg, his left foot is tucked up against his warm belly to rest & get toasty.
 
february 22 2019 14:39 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
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The water is behind him & he is facing the Sun, which is perfect conditions to photograph.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7857/47198444741_17cfa01946_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eULnfD)

Em was facing the water, closer to the trunk, & was looking straight away from me most of the time.
i managed to catch her, finally, looking to her left.
Her white head feathers & beak are stained, likely from eating dead Sea Lion or Seal.
The fat of these seems to stain the white feathering of the Eagles.
i seem to see it more on females, for some reason.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7885/32256402577_191897b062_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R9ouG2)

She has two faded wing feathers, which will probably moult out soon.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7849/47198505301_6130d0b888_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eULFfM)

They began to both call!
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7900/46474993974_3146690493_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dNQuxy)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2019, 09:37:16 AM
 
Here is the male, joining in the call.
 
february 22 2019 14:44 - Eagle calling in The Babysitting Tree
 
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i caught the tail end of his call when i started a video.
Then watch him fluff out his belly feathers & tuck his foot against his bare warm belly!
i can see it really well in my original video.
i hope you can see it too.
Again, the down feathers seem wet.

february 22 2019 14:44 - Eagle calling in The Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmGfA3AYBgo
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7841/33323171998_2517b8c3a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SLDY5f)

i backed out my zoom to show both of them at once in the Tree.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7902/47198594611_a33b3de143_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eUM8NB)

He checks me out when i move to another sunny spot, closer to the Tree.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7864/47146745952_21f00b6dc6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eQcp1d)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2019, 09:42:19 AM
 
february 22 2019 14:47 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7890/47198623761_7ef975846c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eUMhtc)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7895/47146808562_21f1288a47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eQcHBG)

He was full & warm & drowsy.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7873/47198644771_e66c73c9b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eUMoHr)

But still alert.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7860/46475138454_f5065ed66a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dNReuA)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 24, 2019, 10:05:41 AM
How awesome to get such wonderful pictures for us to look at Booni,  Thank You !!!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on February 24, 2019, 01:06:28 PM
My eyes are nearly popping out!! fantastic photography!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on February 26, 2019, 09:23:59 AM
 
i took this foto a while ago.
It was a foggy day & i was near the main road before the turn of Trimbles* Corner.
As i pulled into the driveway, an Eagle came from the field to my left & landed low in the Tree next to the driveway, very low & close.
i had ample chances to take fotos, but the fog was making things difficult.
The resulting fotos were a bit soft due to the fog, but when i changed this one to black & white it made the colouring jump out better.
 
january 15 2019 13:25 - Eagle in fog
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on February 26, 2019, 04:21:06 PM
Lovely
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 26, 2019, 08:56:00 PM
Beautiful in black and white, booni. 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on February 27, 2019, 02:00:01 AM
Magic! :ecsmile An eagle lands that close to you and sits there while you take a photo! :eclove How could life get any better than that?  :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 01, 2019, 09:18:52 AM
 
On my loop through the neighbourhood, spotted THIS Eagle at Grassy Point!
i don*t think she is either Em or Mr. Curlicue Lip.
 
february 28 2019 16:30 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
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There was an Eagle in The Babysitting Tree that she kept glancing back at.
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 01, 2019, 09:24:17 AM
 
february 28 2019 16:31 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on March 02, 2019, 08:26:09 PM
On my way home from work, I cruised through the nest neighbourhood and found every second tree occupied by eagles. It was about 5 pm when I arrived.

Two were atop the BST and from the sound, I'm thinking they must have been Em and the much-smaller Little M.
Three were on Foster's Fir.
Everyone seemed to be resting.

I walked down to Grassy Point just in time to see a couple of sea lions surfacing nearby. Then a half-dozen gulls flew over to check it out, and then a dozen more went to see what those first ones were after.
There were also some Pacific Loons around the Sea Lions. Indeed, the whole channel was full of great scattered flocks of Pacific Loons, a really big change from a couple of days ago. It had been really quiet, seabird-wise.

As soon as the second wave of gulls had alighted on the water, eagles started shooting out of the trees. I counted 17 coming from Em's territory, and maybe 10 or 12 coming from behind me in the Niner territory.
They all headed to where the sea lions were.
Strangely, in these photos the gulls have disappeared. Maybe they're the out-of-focus white blobs on the left.
But we can dimly see some of the Pacific Loons in the background. More Pacific Loons were underwater, under the sea lions and eagles.
In the first photo one of the sea lions is breaching out of the water.
Grassy Point, March 2, 5:27 pm
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None of these eagles seem to be catching anything.
Ostrich, in the chat, asked if it ever happens that someone yells "Herring!!!!" and makes everyone rush out for nothing. This may have been one of those.

In any case, after a few more seconds the eagles all started to turn around and head to shore. I counted 27 flying back into our nest territory! The hostel will be full tonight.

Meanwhile there seemed to be some sporadic feeding activity off Tralee Point, to our left. Plus all those seabirds in great loose flocks all over the offshore waters. A larger concentration, with many gulls, was about 2 miles away toward the north end of Texada. So things feel very different suddenly. There may be a lot to see in the next few days.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on March 04, 2019, 10:05:14 PM
Incredible!
:hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 04, 2019, 10:30:08 PM
Anticipation for the herring arrival?
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 05, 2019, 07:55:25 AM
 
Yesterday i got invited to my friend*s for lunch & to watch the wildlife right on the water to the left of Grassy Point!
There was so much to see.
There were tons of Eagles, to start with, but also rafting Sea Lions & lots of sea Birds.
We went down to the beach after lunch & lucked out to catch a bit of a Herring boil feeding session!
Here are a couple of videos of the action.
 
march 4 2019 13:35 - Eagles nabbing Herring
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEUPJ4MIA9s


 
march 4 2019 13:36 - Mergansers & Gulls nabbing Herring
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CR_7xGt7U8k
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 06, 2019, 09:14:54 AM
 
i was out & about & almost always spin through the Nest neighbourhood scanning for activity in the usual Trees on my way home.
It was a dull moment, light wise, but i found this Eagle at Grassy Point!
Perhaps Em*s male or a visitor?
 
march 3 2019 12:18 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7850/32359258287_cebff601da_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RitE7k)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7827/33425183968_1c7dd28d92_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SVENFj)

Look how one of the left talons is crossed over one of the right toes! ♥
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 06, 2019, 09:59:53 AM
 
Okay, even though some of these next posts might not be in the webcam nesting territory, i am going to put them all under Ground Observations.
The great annual Herring Spawn is beginning, & to me, no matter where i am on Hornby, it is all about Ground Observations.

On this day i am visiting my friend who lives right on the water to the left of Grassy Point.
She has made us lunch!
While it is heating, we are outside watching all the action.
There are Eagles everywhere, Sea Birds & shore Birds & Sea Lions rafting/napping just out front of us.
These Trees are all to the left of Grassy Point, in Em*s territory.
 
march 4 2019 11:53 - Eagles
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7906/33425253458_fbd8bc87e8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SVFakq)

There is something weird with this Eagle*s right eye.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7813/33425275548_95874e6f99_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SVFgUh)

Waaayyyyyyy up high, Eagles are soaring past.
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7833/46386511455_6cf8167d2f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dF1ZLT)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on March 07, 2019, 02:14:57 AM
Great shots and you got lunch too!! Woohoo!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 13, 2019, 08:09:17 PM
 
A continuation of fotos from that day.
The left eye of the one on the left still looks odd.
 
march 4 2019 12:00 - watching Eagles
 
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Strange eye.
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 13, 2019, 08:11:31 PM
 
march 4 2019 12:03 - watching Eagles
 
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Calling.
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 13, 2019, 09:25:18 PM
Beautiful photos, booni! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2019, 08:35:05 AM
 
We got to go out on the Sun Corona yesterday, cali & i!
We left Ford Cove at 11 am & got back at 1:30 pm.
We headed over to Denman, between Ford Cove & the ferry, to check out the gill net boats & what they were doing.
On our way back, we saw Krill!
i got a little video, as the fotos weren*t working out.
You can see the Krill, then small silver Fish darting among them, eating the Krill!
i assumed the Fish were Herring, but the video is out there being studied & i*ll get back to you when we know better what the Fish are.

march 17 2019 12:10 - Krill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsC6RZV1Z3Y

Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 20, 2019, 09:31:19 AM
 
More from this same day, when there was so much action out front of the Nest, to the left of Grassy Point.
 
march 4 2019 12:04 - Greater Yellowlegs
 
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A Sea Lion has been found dead, shot in the head.
Lots of Sea Lions wash up on Hornby this time of year.

march 19 2019 - Don Peterson*s foto - Sea Lion shot in the head

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Some people HATE Sea Lions.
They blame them for the dwindling Herring population.
But we have eliminated four out of the five Herring spawns & populations that used to be here, by fishing them out.
So the Sea Lions come to where there is food, the same area that we are fishing out & wasting the last of the Herring population on our coast.
They can only eat from the Sea.
We are not eating these Herring that have been caught in the last week.
The roe is removed from the females & the rest is ground up for fish farm pellets & cat food.
What a waste of a wonderful population of Fish that could be feeding the Salmon that feed the Orca who are also now dwindling.
Our wild life needs the Herring.
We do not need to catch them before they get a chance to breed with our high powered industrial fishery.
How can you hate such a lovely creature.
Upside down, pectoral fins in the air.
Such joy.

march 4 2019 12:07 - leaping Sea Lion
 
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LOVE those skinny yellow legs!
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2019, 09:17:09 AM

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Yesterday at 6:09 AM ·

HERRING IS CARING -2019 ROE HERRING FISHERY

Commentary by Captain Locky Maclean

Sea Shepherd crew have been on the ground and in boats documenting this year’s Roe Herring Fishery in the Strait of Georgia. Yesterday’s washing up of a sea lion shot in the head on Hornby Island, leaves no doubt as to the abuse of pinnipeds our crew has been observing on the water. With juvenile fish washing ashore dead (likely victims of test seines) as well as torn gillnets on the beach, our small team was left pondering the parade-like gauntlet of over 200 commercial fishing vessels stringing the entire 6 miles of spawn on the Denman Island Coastline.

Despite DFO’s Brenda Spence’s proclamations, exporting nearly 2 trillion eggs to Japan and grinding the herring into fish farm food rather than letting them grow into healthy wild herring, is not a sustainable fishery. But as DFO is not present during the gillnet component of the fishery and have no fisheries inspectors on the ground to observe, perhaps it does look sustainable, from behind a desk in Nanaimo.

The seine fleet has failed to meet its quotas several years in a row, Sea Shepherd has witnessed test seines pursing juvenile fish, with many floating on the surface belly up once the seine is released.

After over 12,000 years of First Nations fishing herring sustainably, commercial Harvests reached over 200,000 tons in the 1950’s, dwindling to 50,000 tons in the 1970’s. This year’s 27,500 ton quota looks paltry in comparison to the era when one could rake for Herring at Ford Cove from the dock. My Grandfather’s herring rake hangs on the mantlepiece at home and is a good reminder that all is not well on this coast. DFO’s “Healthy levels” mantra is just a PR fabrication.

With the Seine fleet closing at 7178 tons, and the gill net fleet scraping up the leftovers and having trouble after 4 full days of setting nets to reach a quota of 11,300 tons, how can DFO be so certain that this fishery is taking only 20% of the biomass in the Strait of Georgia, where are all the fish? Have they vanished like the DFO inspectors did last Friday? This fishery used to open and close in hours not days.

Fishermen including pseudo-organizations made up of active commercial fishermen, are calling for a cull of sea lions to restore their fishery
.
These are the same fishermen calling for the sea lions to “go back to California”, what might be lost on them is that these sea lions have been plying the waters of the West Coast longer than people have lived on this continent, and the current swarm of sea lions during the herring spawn is only a barometer that indicates the ecosystem is out of balance, specifically, it has been over-exploited and overfished for too long, with no respite for stocks to recover.

For the Sea lions, the Strait of Georgia Herring Spawn is one of the last places they can feed. They come from far and wide to find food, who can blame them when the other herring runs are all gone? Point Grey in Vancouver was once a major spawning ground, along with many former herring spawns it has been rubbed off the list, as DFO revises and adjusts the baselines in keeping with its sustainable management plans.

Shooting pinnipeds will not bring back the salmon, nor the herring. Leaving the spawning herring alone, as well as the marine wildlife that congregates each year during this critical ecological event, will.

At times the best way to manage a problem is to do nothing, and in this case for DFO, rather than continue a failed decades old industry driven management scheme, doing nothing would mean placing a total moratorium on the Strait of Georgia Commercial Roe Herring Fishery. By protecting spawning grounds to ensure healthy herring populations can thrive, DFO would be lifting the death sentence on iconic and endangered Chinook salmon and calving orcas and improving its track record of overseeing collapsing fisheries.

#sayNoToRoe by signing here:
https://www.change.org/p/mp-jonathan-wilkinson-minister-fis…

learn more:
https://www.facebook.com/SeaShepherdConservationSociety/videos/1956048381190408/
hashtags:

#OpBackbone #herringiscaring #seashepherd #opvirushunter

off-loading of herring: photo by Don Peterson Hornby Island
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 09:33:48 AM
 
A continuation of the same day as above.
More action to the left of Grassy Point.
Lovely youngster.
There were TONS of Eagles in the Trees that day, all the way over to Niner territory.
 
march 4 2019 13:18 - young Eagle
 
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A two year old!
With the definite line between the dark head feathering & the lovely white feathering with brown tear drops on the breast.
 
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This sub-adult was tucked in the branches in the shade, closer to Grassy Point.
They are turning adult in april, more or less.
 
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This gorgeous youngster was over in Niner territory.
We went to the stairs to get a better view of him & to be on the right side of the light.
 
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The nictitating membrane comes from the inside corner of the eye & is halfway across, here.
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 09:41:04 AM
 
Nictitating membrane fully deployed here.
 
march 4 2019 14:19 - young Eagle
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7821/40483323873_956b560ab1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24FnBLD)
 
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i*m looking up at him from the stairs, here.
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 09:49:05 AM
 
march 4 2019 14:38 - snoozing Sea Lion
 
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There*s a bit of a wound on that one flipper.
They snooze like this, on their sides, flipper & tail in the air, head under water then coming up to breath regularly.
They regulate their temperature while snoozing, this way.
 
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Ah.
Now we are on a boat trip.
The Sun Corona, a beautiful Fish boat, takes a group of people out three times a day or more for all but the Herring School day during the Herring Festival.
The idea is to show people the splendour of the event, & to hopefully drum up support to stop the Herring Roe fishery.
i was asked to help out on the boat trips, so went out a few times.
This was my first trip out, & here we are at Norris Rocks.

march 5 2019 10:25 - young Eagle
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7872/47449357031_204d91e8e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhWmJB)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 09:54:27 AM
 
march 5 2019 10:25 - young Eagles
 
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We were told that the Eagles could be seen eating the placenta from the female Sea Lions giving birth to their pups, so i took lots of fotos of these two young Eagles & what they were eating.
i believe this is actually a still born pup they are eating.
You can see the head & the two eyes & the rest is the skin, inside out.
The hackle feathers are raised, on the young Eagle who is eating.
 
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This isn*t easy eating, hard to even pull off a little bite of the fat.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7908/46726503034_69fc373818_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ec4xqE)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 10:26:01 AM
 
march 5 2019 10:29 - young Eagles eating stillborn Sea Lion pup
 
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Trying to keep these two in sight while the boat keeps moving past.
Just LOVE seeing the youngsters.
 
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Look at those raise hackle feathers!
 
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Was trying to catch Cormorants in their lovely breeding plumage!
The ones on the left & right have a few whispy white plumes on them.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7862/32507566777_95d2672c85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RwzM4g)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 10:34:30 AM
 
We were told that all these swimming Sea Lions are the teenagers!
i just stuck my camera out into the middle of them to see what i could catch.
 
march 5 2019 10:33 - young Sea Lions
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7812/47449397981_4bddc7e273_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhWyUD)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/47396473762_4a0ec5df34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fdgjo7)

After Norris Rocks we head out to the tip of Helliwell to see what is going on on Flora Island!
We are greeted by a mass of sunning snoozing roaring Sea Lions.

march 5 2019 11:03 - Sea Lions
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 10:39:40 AM
 
Just a fraction of the numbers that were there, that day.
 
march 5 2019 11:05 - Sea Lions
 
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THIS gigantic fella!
 
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Napping, sunning, yet keeping an eye on us!
 
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They use their flippers like feet, to walk around on the rocks, & they can move really fast!
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2019, 10:43:57 AM
 
Growling with hackles raised.
 
march 5 2019 11:37 - large Sea Lion
 
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Caught a little bit of breeding plumage here.

march 5 2019 11:37 - Cormorants
 
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Managed to catch a nursing pup here!
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7800/46726428074_e99a4ca8d6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ec4a9f)

Usually these are mixed in with a whole flock of Scoters.
Cool to see a small group of just them.

march 5 2019 11:42 - Black Scoters
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on March 25, 2019, 02:22:08 AM
Wow - great shots!  Love them  :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on March 25, 2019, 06:17:23 AM
Wonderful photos!! Thank you Booni. :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2019, 10:51:04 AM
 
After that boat trip, cali made us lunch, then we headed out to find some action!
We started off with a driveby through the Nest neighbourhood, looking for our Eagles in their usual Trees.
We found Em at Grassy Point.
 
march 5 2019 13:36 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
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i needed to move to catch her in better light, which means standing on the road & trying to poke the camera focus through all the branches.
There was still snow at this point!
So i had to stand right on the road & move when cars came.
 
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She was coming up from preening her breast, here.
 
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There*s a bit of white flesh stuck to her beak, Herring?
Her face is still stained from eating the fat of dead Seal of Sea Lion.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2019, 10:54:28 AM
 
march 5 2019 13:47 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
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Nictitating membrane.
 
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i am examined.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on March 26, 2019, 02:24:22 AM
Glad you girls had a good time.   :thumbup:
 :puzzled2 I cant tell if Em is preggers darnit   :nope :mconfused
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2019, 10:48:08 AM
 
This is a branded Sea Lion i spotted on Flora Island.
They are branded as pups where they are birthed.
Here are some bits from the NOAA Fisheries Pinniped Branding on the West Coast
Frequently Asked Questions – April 2013 (*updated May 2014)

How long have we been branding seals and sea lions?
Although there were some marine mammal branding studies before 1950, the first large-scale branding study began with Steller sea lions in 1976 in Alaska. In 1987 a branding feasibility study on California sea lions began in the California Channel Islands. Branding studies in Oregon began in 1986 with Steller sea lions and in Puget Sound, Washington in 1989 with California sea lions. Harbor seal branding studies began in Washington in 1993. Branding sea lions in the Columbia River began in 1997.
 
How many seals and sea lions have been branded?
Since the beginning of branding studies in Alaska in the 1970’s, thousands of seals and sea lions have been permanently marked on the Pacific Coast. In the Columbia River, over 1,400 have been branded since 1997.

Isn’t there some other way to mark the animals?
Long-term studies require a permanent mark. Permanent marking methods include tattooing, toe-clipping/web punching, passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags, freeze branding, and hot branding. Of these, only branding, whether by freezing or hot branding, produces a durable, easily observed mark that can be seen from a distance. The other permanent marking techniques require subsequent capture and close observation to detect and interpret the mark. Of the two branding methods, freeze branding requires longer contact with the skin, 10 to 60 seconds for each letter or numeral, while hot branding is much quicker – less than 10 seconds. A hot brand is also less likely to blur than a freeze brand. For these 1
reasons, hot branding has been safely used on pinnipeds for decades. There are many other marking
methods that are not permanent, such as plastic or metal flipper tags, hair dye, or paint.

i get close up fotos of these burned on marks & you can see the bare skin is still splitting & bleeding, years later.
Those areas would be cold, with the hair removed.
The branding is done when they are pups.
i have a data base i can use to look up each number & find out where they were born, in what year & month, & whether they are male or female.
This one was branded 388Y on their left side july 17 2013 at Rogue Reefs in Oregon.
i send these sightings on to two people & one of them was pleased to see this sighting, which was the first sighting since the branding of this individual.

march 6 2019 15:09 - branded Sea Lion
 
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Now we are heading back to Ford Cove, passing Norris Rocks again.
Grant is shouting, barb! barb! look at that flock of Dunlins!
So i get a few fotos of them snoozing on the rocks in the Sun in their huge numbers.

march 6 2019 15:41 - Dunlin
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7835/47473123721_0e0fab7faf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fk3aK8)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/32531212377_aaeed2f6d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RyEY52)
 

 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2019, 10:54:29 AM
 
& a few more Sea Lions, perhaps enjoying this sunny day even more than we are!
 
march 6 2019 15:43 - basking snoozing Sea Lions
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on March 28, 2019, 09:37:54 AM
Gorgeous captures!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 28, 2019, 10:03:10 AM
 
Oops!
i missed a batch of fotos, so fitting them in now.
This is a day earlier & we are at the stairs in Niner territory.

i was thinking the Killdeer had one of those Barnacles but if you look closely you see it is a little Fish!
You can see the tail sticking out of the left side of the bill.
 
march 5 2019 14:12 - Killdeer
 
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We are at the top of the stairs, watching all the Birds down there on the shore.

march 5 2019 14:13 - American Wigeons
 
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Cute female head posture in this one.
 
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march 5 2019 14:14 - Killdeer
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 28, 2019, 10:17:44 AM
 
Male Drakes, even domesticated/pet ones, have those curled up tail feathers.

march 5 2019 14:15 - Mallard Drake
 
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march 5 2019 14:16 - Mallard Duck
 
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Lovely patch of blue lit up on her wing in this foto.
 
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This gorgeous youngster was on the Niner perch Tree that we see when we look to the left of Gregg*s Tree.

march 5 2019 14:21 - young Eagle
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 28, 2019, 10:27:00 AM
 
This Sea Lion was at Norris Rocks.
wren told me something about what these round patches are & i am hoping she will comment & remind me what she said & tell me if this is what she meant.
 
march 6 2019 14:26 - Sea Lion
 
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i caught a Sea Lion pup nursing!
In this foto you see the nipple.
Then look at where the pup is in the next foto.
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 28, 2019, 11:22:03 AM
 
Another day, another boat trip.
Here, we are already off Helliwell looking at all the Sea Lions on Flora Island.
i see the ones with brands & am trying to get good fotos of them so i can send them on to the people who study them.
 
march 7 2019 13:02 - branded Sea Lion - 652R - branded as a pup on his left side at Rogue Reefs Oregon, july 16 2007, male,
 
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A good way to mark a Sea Lion once & then be able to observe from afar without disturbing them, however, you can see these burns are still sore & the skin splits & bleeds.
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7806/47487210431_9c766aea59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fmhner)

701R? - male, branded as a pup on his left side at Rogue Reefs Oregon, july 12 2009
i LOVE all the floppy flippers & tails drooped all over the place here.
 
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This one i never got the complete brand - ??2R?

 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on March 29, 2019, 02:29:46 AM

I am totally opposed to branding of any species.  :eceek  Those photos are very upsetting to me.  :ohno  To cause pain to any living creature is inhumane and unacceptable. The convenience for human beings is no excuse.  This practice should be banned in all jurisdictions.  :ecsad
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2019, 09:22:55 AM
 
Agree, agree,  jeavverhey

This was a VERY cool boat!
The people who were there to document the Herring fishery to try to stop it were using this ship.
She was built in something like 1937, one of something like 73, as a freighter for WW2 & she is the only one left.
She is beautifully kept, gorgeous shining wood & brass.
 
march 7 2019 13:51 - Pacific Yellowfin
 
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i am helping out on another boat trip & here we are again, at Norris Rocks, in the territory of the Heron Rocks Nest!

march 7 2019 14:25 - branded Sea Lion - ??3R
 
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i like to document these, even though it shouldn*t be done, because at least then something comes out of it being done.
Hard to tell what the first two characters are, & there are a few ??3Rs in my database.

march 7 2019 14:30 - nursing Sea Lion pup  :heart  :heart
 
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march 7 2019 14:30 - branded Sea Lion - 299Y
Male, branded as a pup on his left side, july 11 2011 at Rogue Reefs, Oregon
 
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Love the Sea Lion scratching their face with their tail in the foreground!
683R - female, branded as a pup on her left side july 12 2009 on Rogue Reefs Oregon

march 7 2019 14:33 - branded Sea Lion - 683R
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2019, 09:31:43 AM
 
march 7 2019 14:35 - nursing Sea Lion pup
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2019, 09:20:23 AM
 
While cali was here, we drove all over the Island, looking for action.
Here, we are at Phipps Point.
There wasn*t much of anything going on except one Eagle on the shore in the distance.
But then the Eagle flew right up close to us & landed on the cement ramp!
This Eagle is quite stained from eating Seal or Sea Lion fat.
 
march 9 2019 14:54 - Eagle on ramp at Phipps Point
 
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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7847/47447120872_cb0ace01a6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhJU19)

i*m not at all sure where this young Eagle was.
Maybe cali will remember.
This is the only foto i took all day.

march 10 2019 11:53 - young Eagle
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2019, 09:30:16 AM
 
Here, we are doing our monthly shore Bird count over in Nest 6/7 territory.
It is freezing cold with a snarking wind!
It was exciting to see these Pintails.
 
march 12 2019 11:29 - Northern Pintail, American Wigeons & a Mallard
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/47500022301_81ea38b0a1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fnq2KK)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7894/33623216368_f7fa72687a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TeaLP3)

This was a VERY exciting sighting!
Have never seen these before.
They are very far away & this was the best foto i got of them.

march 12 2019 12:04 - Brant*s Geese
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/40534010693_bd573fa447_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24KRpck)

Here, we are checking out the ferry area, in Shingle Spit territory.
Nothing going on except for these funny Cormorants on the dock!
i was hoping to catch some breeding plumage.

march 12 2019 14:41 - Double-crested Cormorants
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7803/47447237622_b3ddf53f50_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fhKuH5)

i thought this was funny, lying down, with down fluff stuck to the beak.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7923/46776420654_b2d36b2196_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2egtoch)
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on April 01, 2019, 02:30:11 AM
Neat photos! Are these birds migrating? Is that the reason for unusual sightings?
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2019, 10:02:59 AM
 
i wouldn*t say the sightings are unusual, just that for me, they are not Birds i have seen before.
The Brant*s for sure are migrating through.

Okay, here we are, doing another loop through the neighbourhood later this same day & we spot an Eagle on top of Gregg*s Tree!
i think this might be Em.

march 12 2019 18:22 - Eagle on Gregg*s Tree

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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7873/47463179922_b2592e4120_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fjacNj)

i did some d-lighting on that foto to show more detail in the shadow & did a scap of it.
 
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d-lightened version of that foto.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7845/47463150302_1c873d7510_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fja3ZC)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2019, 10:08:21 AM
 
Have my camera settings better adjusted now.

march 12 2019 18:23 - Eagle on Gregg*s Tree

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cali*s got me out late today.
i am waiting for supper.
She of course is off somewhere snapping like crazy.
We are at Grassy Point.

march 12 2019 18:48 - Mountains & fog over Texada lime mine
 
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march 12 2019 18:59 - view to the left of Grassy Point

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2019, 10:14:35 AM
 
Next day.
We are checking out Grassy Point again.
i am on the wrong side of the light so i d-lighted this foto & took a scap.

march 13 10:51 - Em in The His & Hers Tree

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Here i have adjusted my settings better.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7904/46600503725_7c861820fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dZVLdM)

i find it hard to get sharp fotos of Harlequins.
There are many deletes.
i am left with these three, the best of.

march 13 2019 10:58 - Harlequin
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/47463272312_651d06b864_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fjaFgf)

Neat to see the top of the head colouring.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7927/46600528155_5424387a93_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dZVTtZ)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7888/46792183744_6c817f8962_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ehSb1G)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on April 02, 2019, 03:14:30 AM
the Harlequins are dressed for the Carnival  :nod2 :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 02, 2019, 08:52:14 AM
 
Here are three little videos i put into one from that day.
There was a tiny feeding event way out over the water towards Texada, in front of Grassy Point.
Some Herring were caught, but not a whole lot.

march 13 2019 11:07 -  Eagles & Sea Birds & Herring

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNxSNpvJ4bQ


link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 02, 2019, 11:07:28 AM
 
Here*s our intrepid photographer, showing us what good shape she is still in.

march 13 2018 11:08 - cali in action

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i hear these going over, the sound is very distinctive, & we hear them on the cam.

march 13 2018 11:13 - Herring spotter plane

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 03, 2019, 10:54:48 AM
 
Somewhere on our way home from Ford Cove we spotted this Eagle.
Trying to figure out where this was.
Interesting red speckles on the beak!
Some kind of RED? Fish scales?
Or something else?

march 13 2019 16:10 - adult Eagle

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(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7819/33653551498_9695fdf1a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TgRfow)

The Merlins arrived & made their presence known, both on the ground, on the cam, & here at my home.

march 14 2019 13:37 - Merlin
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7893/33653676418_2076c422c1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TgRTwj)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7816/32587933867_85c296342c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RDFFoK)

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 03, 2019, 10:58:20 AM
 
march 14 2019 13:38 - Merlin

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2019, 10:04:33 AM
 
On this day, we got invited to go out with the photographers on the Sun Corona!
It was a beautiful, sunny, even warm, day.
We started off at Norris Rocks.
 
march 17 2019 11:41 - Gull wings
 
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Look at all the Herring Roe in the corner of the mouth & all over the face of these Sea Lions!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7808/47536472081_7099aa113d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fqCR1e)
 
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& on our way back to dock, i spotted this poor Herring, dead & left on the net roller of a fising boat, which just symbolizes the waste of these fabulous necessary Fish, to me.
Dead before they can breed, perhaps full of roe, not even important enough to us to bother picking up & using at least.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7876/46812820394_65c75398ea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ejFWz1)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2019, 10:10:07 AM
 
On our way home, we do a driveby through the neighbourhood & find Mr. Curlicue Lip in lovely light on The His & Hers Tree at Grassy Point.
 
march 17 2019 14:48 - the male Eagle
 
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He took off & here he is coming back again.
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2019, 10:13:53 AM
 
march 17 2019 14:54 - the male Eagle
 
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march 17 2019 15:26 - Harlequin
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2019, 11:16:29 AM
 
Next day we find Em at Grassy Point.
 
march 18 2019 11:19 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2019, 11:22:59 AM
 
There had been a small Herring Spawn from Grassy Point to the right to almost Tralee.
It was so faint you didn*t even see it from the shore.
But the Mew Gulls knew.
 
march 18 2019 11:53 - Mew Gull
 
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On our way to check out Hidden Beach we find Em at the Nest!

march 18 2019 12:01 - male Eagle on the close up cam box
 
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7855/46813303134_46215946f4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ejJq57)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on April 04, 2019, 05:24:19 PM
Awesome photos as always Booni. Thanks  :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2019, 06:10:51 PM
 
Here we are, back at Grassy Point, this is a video of who was making a lot of the sounds that we hear on the cam during Herring spawn time.
Love all the different sounds they make.
 
march 18 2019 11:35 - Mew Gulls
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSy5-m05KIg

This lone Mew Gull seems to be eating the Herring roe stuck to some sea weed.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdDMw3d0hIc

Next we went to Hidden Beach, because there seemed to be fish boats coming in there.
Yup.
Here they are, setting their gill nets, which are fine filament nets that catch the Herrings* gills as they swim through to get to shore to spawn.  :lumphammer8

march 18 2019 12:06 - setting gill net
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ES-QLRLsySg

& here they are reeling the net back in.
You can see they have caught very few Herring.
There are so few in the net they don*t even bother beating the net to get them out & to drop down in the boat, they just roll them onto the reel, still alive.  :gaah
They did this from right to left, all the way around the far corner that we can see from the cam to the left, & then they went away.
They were just testing & there weren*t enough Herring for them to bother leaving the nets for any longer.

march 18 2019 13:32 - gill net being rolled in
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKKIgDjuQhs
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2019, 07:47:08 PM
 
There was a teeny weeny Herring spawn at Grassy Point.
We went down late in the afternoon & you could see Herring jumping out of the water & groups of them splashing to the shore.
Put a few little videos together into one to show you.

march 18 2019 16:53 - Herring jumping during spawn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfESwik-Jcw

Now THIS is what i call a sustainable Herring fishery!
 
march 18 2019 18:56 - fellas fishing for Herring
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on April 05, 2019, 08:57:43 PM
Fantastic of th Herring you even got some clearing the water!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 06, 2019, 09:12:50 AM
 
On our driveby we find the male Eagle & Em snoozing in the Sun!
 
march 20 2019 12:06 - male & Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
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You can see his curlicue lip in this one.
 
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At the same time, there was this Eagle, nearby, in the territory.
 
march 20 2019 12:08 - Eagle in mishi*s Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7855/47549670781_d7f793cb5e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2frNuw2)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 07, 2019, 09:44:50 AM
 
It was late & we were at Grassy Point waiting for the Moon to rise.
i never did see it.
Think i had the time wrong.
But the light was lovely & there were lovely Birds to watch in the meantime.
 
march 20 2019 18:26 - flock of Lesser Scaup flying
 
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In breeding plumage, i believe.

march 20 2019 18:41 - Common Loon
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on April 07, 2019, 07:01:34 PM
This is big Thank You, to our Grounds Observation Team on Hornby Island boonibarb and winterwren.. Last month I was able to spend a couple weeks on Hornby and saw a minute amount of time and effort  put into our enjoyment here in the forum. 
 this is just a minute a glimpse in what they do on a daily basis. We see the results but not them..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41767286@N06/albums/72157708042255204

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on April 07, 2019, 08:13:47 PM
Cali  :heart , thank you so much for this beautiful collection! I've been looking forward to your photos after watching how perfectly you fit into the ground observations team!

Booni, to answer your question, those flying ducks in your most recent post don't look like mergansers... Both Common and Red-breasted Mergansers have a distinct white wing patch, not a band all along the wing.

I believe this is something more unusual.

I had to search through the book but my best guess is that these are Scaups. We don't often see them here, but at this time of year they do show up in nice big flocks like this, and a few days earlier I had seen some at Collishaw Point. I'm told that most of our scaups are Lesser Scaups. Not that I would be able to tell the difference in a reliable way.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on April 07, 2019, 08:35:40 PM
YW wren I am thinking saw  greater scaups one day  look a lot like a golden eye?
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 08, 2019, 11:13:28 AM
 
On a driveby by myself now, cali has left, i spot the male at Grassy Point!
 
march 25 2019 15:32 - male Eagle on The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7869/32623384297_d493ab705c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RGPnz4)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7848/40599856893_75b3e25927_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24RESYD)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7927/32623360437_1103a6fa03_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RGPftF)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7806/47512910782_ce4c2c2b80_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2foy63W)
 

 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: winterwren on April 08, 2019, 08:24:54 PM
YW wren I am thinking saw  greater scaups one day  look a lot like a golden eye?

Yes Cali, the scaups (both kinds)can blend pretty easily with the Goldeneyes; they're roughly the same size and they hang out in the same kinds of areas too. Here's a mixed flock (Common Goldeneyes, and scaups, not sure which kind) at Collishaw point while you were around.
Goldeneyes on the left, mostly Scaups on the right.
Most of the year we don't see the Scaups here, though, so it's always special to catch sight of them during herring season and at migration times.
Collishaw Point, March 7. Click to enlarge.
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on April 09, 2019, 05:17:36 AM
Thanks! look like cousins!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 09, 2019, 04:37:34 PM
Wonderful scene, winterwren!    :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on April 11, 2019, 12:29:39 PM
CAwatcher thank you for posting these photos! Great to attach faces to names :)

Sandy




This is big Thank You, to our Grounds Observation Team on Hornby Island boonibarb and winterwren.. Last month I was able to spend a couple weeks on Hornby and saw a minute amount of time and effort  put into our enjoyment here in the forum. 
 this is just a minute a glimpse in what they do on a daily basis. We see the results but not them..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41767286@N06/albums/72157708042255204

Title: EM and the Nest
Post by: nubchai on April 11, 2019, 12:32:29 PM
I'm happy Em is using the nest and staying in the area  :ecsmile

Sandy
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 12, 2019, 09:13:36 AM
 
She definitely is!
She has laid an egg now & they are incubating!

On my way by i spot an Eagle in The His & Hers Tree.
i am hoping to get good fotos of the male*s curlicue lip, so i stop.
 
march 28 2019 15:05 - Em in The Peters* Tree
 
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A couple of days later, & i find the male in the same spot.
& there is his curlicue, loud & clear.

march 30 2019 16:26 - male Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7921/33710314658_850f51d01b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TmSb6G)
 
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7921/40621169013_69bbf1f9f5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24Ty7jZ)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7915/33710289158_8f3fa845c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TmS3w3)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 12, 2019, 09:20:51 AM
 
Next day, & Em is hanging out on the close up cam box.
i used to have an excellent view in to this spot from the left side of the Nest, nice & close, but now there are all these green branches in the way!
 
march 31 2019 16:12 - Em on the close up cam box
 
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i go around to the back side of the Nest Tree to see if i can see her any better.
This foto is overexposed, but i like it, because it shows well the collapsed huge branch of the first Nest that was in this Tree, plus all the sticks that were in it, below the current Nest.
Plus a good view of the stump.
 
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A darker exposure.
 
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A bit later, & now Em is MUCH more visible.

march 31 2019 16:45 - Em on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7848/46671888095_cbbf2b5574_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e7eCiM)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 12, 2019, 09:23:41 AM
 
march 31 2019 16:46 - Em on the wide angle cam box
 
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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on April 12, 2019, 11:27:46 AM
So clear!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 13, 2019, 09:10:00 AM
 
Okay!
We*re into april now & i am catching up with the last of my fotos.

i was driving by & just HAD to stop when i saw these two all cozied up together, about as cozy as you can get in The Peters* Tree, the way it is now without it*s beautiful dead top.
 
april 2 2019 13:55 - male Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7851/46684141455_080fec1903_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e8jqNB)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 13, 2019, 09:13:47 AM
 
april 2 2019 13:55 - Em & male Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7889/46875742584_5640e83fef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eqfr9m)

april 2 2019 13:58 - male Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7879/47599923171_55bbb16d63_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fwf3Nx)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7850/33722798668_3688a30e13_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TnYaaf)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 13, 2019, 09:19:53 AM
 
april 2 2019 13:58 - male Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7806/46875753494_252bd87178_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eqfuos)
 
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7879/46684211835_e227368388_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e8jMJ4)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7866/40633648633_0a282dbb9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24UE55R)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on April 13, 2019, 02:29:09 PM
Loved loved loved getting caught up!

The pictures of the Ground Ops team warms my heart and gives me a greater perspective on the work it takes to be a part of this ongoing blessed world. THANK YOU!

Also, an EGG on the NEST!! How fantastic. To those who have waited and lingered in all the best ways. I salute you!! :duck

Thank you to all. :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: AJL on April 15, 2019, 10:20:16 AM
Em's experiment with eyebrow pencil has mixed results. 

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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on April 15, 2019, 04:47:16 PM
It's that pouty bottom beak that gets me!   :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on April 25, 2019, 08:04:17 AM
 
On my way by i spotted an Eagle at Grassy Point!
The male Eagle.
He was facing forward most of the time, so i had to wait for him to turn & here he is keeping an eye on the Nest.
 
april 24 2019 14:42 - male Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40730156873_766bc54be6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/254bGC2)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gillie on April 26, 2019, 03:01:50 AM
Thanx Booni, stunning pics of the eagles against the blue sky :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 05, 2019, 10:05:15 AM
 
On my driveby i spotted an Eagle!
Been kinda rare to see them lately.
Haven*t had luck peeking into the Nest yet.
 
may 3 2019 13:16 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47728823762_b797fe689c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHCGsw)

Out of a minute she spent 59 seconds looking at the water & one second looking to the side & that is when i take a foto!
Gotta try to keep focused on her the whole time, which isn*t easy, hand held.
My arms got tired, so this was all i got that day.
Nice to spot Em off the Nest though!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46864667615_9b8751eb85_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2epgEWB)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on May 05, 2019, 11:12:53 AM
Great shots!note the stained tail?

Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gmadeb3 on May 06, 2019, 06:43:42 AM
Thanks Booni,  great photos!!!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 13, 2019, 09:36:34 AM
 
On my going home driveby, spotted THIS Eagle in mishi*s Tree!
They are facing the Sun, so i am not in the best spot for exposure.
Looking towards our Nest.
 
may 10 2019 12:44 - young Eagle in mishi*s Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47052641344_8445748077_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eFT5YY)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32898281507_cce391198c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S87hW8)

i let in more light to show you their dark side.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47842325971_40e28a6de5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fTEqHa)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47842353461_456c8cf4a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fTEyT8)

She opened her wings & was sunning herself!  :heart
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32898343247_a7294f68ff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S87BhB)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on May 13, 2019, 09:40:56 AM
The  wings out sunning herself is spectacular!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 13, 2019, 09:43:47 AM
 
may 10 2019 12:46 - young Eagle in mishi*s Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47790184592_9428cb4789_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fP4bTS)

She is at the age where her eyes are almost blue, before they turn full white.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47842380831_9be5900525_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fTEH22)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40875559263_8814968c96_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25h2VFM)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33964939098_d0ed861961_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKnc5f)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2019, 09:57:49 AM

On my way home i flew through the neighbourhood.
Someone is incubating & you can just see the top of their white head to the left of the green Fir branch.
 
may 12 2019 16:06 - the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33972185768_fff9615281_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TL1kfQ)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 15, 2019, 09:51:26 AM
 
i went down to Grassy Point because i had heard there was a Killdeer on eggs there.
Yikes, this is such a busy spot, dogs running around, bikes, lots of people & kids.
& the eggs blend in so well with the ground, they are invisible.
So i went to check it out.
i walked carefully on the paths & kept my eyes open.
i*d heard someone had surrounded the Nest with driftwood, so that made it easy to spot.
i kept my distance & was checking out the Camas, which i waited too long to do as some of it has gone past already.
An Eagle landed in Glass House Tree!
Looking towards Em on The Nest.
 
may 13 2019 11:32 - male Eagle on Glass House Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46940420555_3f0103970d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evXVDM)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47856689531_f6f6055f89_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUW3uK)

Here is a fabulous foto of the Killdeer eggs & Nest.

may 11 2019 11:33 - Killdeer eggs by Grant Scott
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32912455617_7ca297c892_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S9mWpk)

& from a long ways away, here is the Killdeer incubating, surrounded by driftwood.
Even from far away, i am being watched.
Got this foto & got out of there.
Killdeer eyes always look so woebegone!

may 13 2019 11:33 - Killdeer incubating eggs
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47856683931_78cbbe747f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUW1Qc)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47067195504_e1e0680987_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eHaFqL)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 15, 2019, 10:09:35 AM
 
As i was walking up the hill to leave, i heard Gulls making a ruckus on the shoreline or out on the water & the male Eagle took off for the water, & two Eagles from over towards Niner territory headed out there too!
i started a video to see what they did, you can hear the Gulls calling, i think they told the Eagles there was food, i saw our male seem to grab something from the surface of the water & fly back in, but the video is out of focus.
Here he is coming back.
i was surprised to see he had something!
A Fish!
Not sure what kind.
Midshipmen are found in among the rocks when the tide goes out, whereas this one was picked off way out there on the water.
Maybe this is a Rat Fish?
 
may 13 2019 11:35 - male Eagle on The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47856672291_e25e0178de_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUVXnv)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33979331608_ce183de5cb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TLCXsY)

You can see the Fish if you zoom in on this one.
 
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(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40890036723_75aa7a4208_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25ij8ka)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47067163484_162a7e6c17_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eHavUG)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 15, 2019, 10:13:43 AM
 
may 13 2019 11:37 - male Eagle on The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32912473227_d500e33f37_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S9n2CX)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47067146864_017b9ababb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eHaqY9)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47856608441_ca3120a82c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUVCoD)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 16, 2019, 02:56:51 AM
Nice photos, booni!  I'm glad you found these birds.   :nod2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on May 16, 2019, 12:21:31 PM
Thank you Booni! :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2019, 10:05:34 AM
 
Did a quick peek on my way by on my bike from the top of the hill at Grassy Point & there was a Killdeer, off the Nest but very close by & most certainly keeping an eye on me.
 
may 15 2019 15:13 - Killdeer near Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47891807731_be00a98ea2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fY32UX)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on May 21, 2019, 01:22:52 PM
Hi Booni. Is this the old Mom and Dad Hornby nest or another one?

Thanks! I love your photos.
Sandy


On my way home i flew through the neighbourhood.
Someone is incubating & you can just see the top of their white head to the left of the green Fir branch.
 
may 12 2019 16:06 - the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33972185768_fff9615281_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TL1kfQ)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on May 21, 2019, 01:28:08 PM
Booni,

Did Em lay an egg? I thought I read that earlier. Do we know the status?  Has Em been incubating? Any idea on the father?

Thanks. Sorry for all the questions.

Sandy  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2019, 08:45:39 PM
 
Hiya nubchai!
Yes, this is the same Nest as Mum & Dad Hornby.

Yes, Em laid two eggs, we believe.
Her & the male took turns incubating.
The eggs have now both hatched, just over the past few days.
Yesterday the male & Em each fed one Eaglet, both at the same time!
The male is Mr. Em, at this point.
If you go back over the past few pages of this topic, you can see fotos of him.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on May 22, 2019, 03:12:36 PM
Hi Booni thank you!!  I'm so happy Em laid 2 eggs and that the same nest is being used.  I'll scroll back for photos of Mr. Em.

Woo Hoo!

Sandy  :ecsmile



Hiya nubchai!
Yes, this is the same Nest as Mum & Dad Hornby.

Yes, Em laid two eggs, we believe.
Her & the male took turns incubating.
The eggs have now both hatched, just over the past few days.
Yesterday the male & Em each fed one Eaglet, both at the same time!
The male is Mr. Em, at this point.
If you go back over the past few pages of this topic, you can see fotos of him.

Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gillie on May 23, 2019, 03:38:08 AM
Fantastic news, congratulations to Em and Mr Em. So happy the old nest has eaglets living in it again. Stay safe little ones :ecsmile :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on May 24, 2019, 04:34:57 PM
May 24th 2019

14:18   From Mishi 5 eagles in trees around Grassy point Mishi Ground obs just  H&Hs Juvie just flew 15:54 Mishi  and booni  at least 7 eagles out over water 

15:44 Eagle off H&Hs 15:46 Em calls off and returns 15:48  (Mishi ~Mr Em was fishing way out...5 other eagles with him. Mr just flew over the top of her on way to nest with fish) 15:49 Mr off left

https://youtu.be/ntOnFymEC6E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntOnFymEC6E



1600 eagle on lower left of H&Hs  3 eagles flying in toward Grassy Point   Em calling feeding
https://youtu.be/e_gx-3S7qjE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_gx-3S7qjE


16:18,Boonibarb,Misihi,reporting  8 eagles GP trees


Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 25, 2019, 11:01:49 AM
 
mishi & i were at Grassy Point & the male Eagle was in The His & Hers Tree looking for food.
Suddenly he would be gone & then we would be watching him flying in to the Nest area.
i really wanted to see where he was getting all this food from!
But i kept missing his fly offs, & then there he*d be, back on The His & Hers Tree.
Finally we caught him flying off, & he headed way out over the water towards Texada.
There was some kind of boat out there, so i thought perhaps the Eagles were nabbing some sort of by catch, but where they were gathering was way away from the boat.
Later i will post fotos to show you the Eagles* faces covered in what looks to me to be Herring scales!
Meantime, the videos took me all night to upload, over twelve hours just for these two.
More to come!
i was having a hard time focusing at this distance to get a foto, but when i did a video it came out nice & sharp, so i was sort of watching the action while taking a video.
 
may 24 2019 15:49 - Eagles of all ages nabbing Herring from a Herring ball
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sY0VGzw1YSE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5o4uyFg5b0
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on May 25, 2019, 07:32:14 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 25, 2019, 08:46:40 PM
 
That nabbing of Herring went on for quite a while.
Then all the Eagles flew back inland & landed in the Trees of & near Grassy Point.
Some landed at the shore.
These two videos are of the group of five that i saw there.

may 24 2019 16:06 - Eagles of all ages on the beach after nabbing Herring from from the surface

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jln0X48GKNU
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee5FS77HYjw

After that we stopped at the back side of the Nest & could see Em on the Nest, brooding or keeping an eye on the Eaglets.
Both she & the male were calling at one point, not sure why.

may 24 2019 17:17 - Em calling from the Nest
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M53f72YWb7w
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 26, 2019, 09:53:21 AM
 
We were walking & went down to Hidden Beach & scared off a group of Canada Geese & Goslings!
 
may 22 2019 09:22 - Canada Geese & Goslings
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936745827_f32d61ccfc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g31mrH)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936871841_6b7c3f968a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g31ZUn)

They are escaping towards Big Rock as i adjust my camera settings & try to find them again in the waves.
The protective Goose on the right is in *don*t mess with me!* mode!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936879551_f53ce3ed1d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g323ci)

We did a driveby, looking for the Eagles, & found them both on the Nest!

may 22 2019 09:45 - male on close up cam, Em feeding or tending Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936894813_7c076d8eb3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g327Jr)

may 22 2019 09:45 - Em with Eaglets on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936873317_8e05b08e52_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g321kP)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47936865162_207a789728_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g31XVd)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on May 26, 2019, 11:51:38 AM
Fantastic series of pictures! Thank you! :hearts2
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 28, 2019, 08:38:11 AM
 
Okay, hot off the press.
Almost.
We stopped by the back side of the Nest & could see Em feeding the Eaglets.
So far, no spotting of Eaglets from the ground.
There are LOTS of Flies!
You can see them, in some of these fotos.
 
may 26 2019 17:13 - Em feeding the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951786837_d3f048cdb2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4krBt)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951817206_1bf46a0277_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4kAD5)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951764587_190d1de580_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4kjZR)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951753392_62cf25cc47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4kgEQ)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 28, 2019, 06:25:56 PM
Thank you for sharing these pictures, booni!   :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 08:11:58 AM
 
& from five days ago.
 
may 24 2019 17:16 - Em on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47951983578_62906a107b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4ms6y)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47952014308_c005fdfc03_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4mBeo)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47952009092_fcc4d3273a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4mzFs)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47952054912_9ddeed30b7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4mPis)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47952087771_cb9b97edc6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4mZ4Z)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 08:16:17 AM
 
The video above goes here.
He was in The Babysitting Tree & they both were calling at something.
 
may 24 2019 17:19 - Em on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47952039123_63e911ee1f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4mJBe)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47952033457_11724f9247_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4mGVx)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 08:46:50 AM
 
Okay, these are from yesterday morning!
 
may 28 2019 10:01 - Em with the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959236802_6637d8f051_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4ZCe9)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959226172_54b3e4287a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4Zz4S)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959216847_f5b2411fab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4Zwi6)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959247036_eb1ef98f28_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4ZFgA)

These two are SUCH good parents!  :heart
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959206653_5db6483c97_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g4Ztgk)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on May 29, 2019, 09:24:51 AM
Thank you booni!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 09:25:27 AM
 
A bit later in the day, we are on the right side of the light & we find Mr. Em keeping an eye on the Eaglets!
Even though we are way out on the road peeking through branches, he is keeping his eye on us!
 
may 28 2019 17:30 - Mr. Em with the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959596386_b4477de631_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g52t7S)

Looking down at them.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959550262_a646dae0a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g52epC)

i*m hoping for a glimpse of them.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959541737_d561e9722f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g52bSD)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959569321_1e75a9acfa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g52k5e)

Wonder what they*re up to?
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959529963_628a2cd7ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g528nD)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 09:31:25 AM
 
may 28 2019 17:31 - Mr. Em with the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959548796_7ef000c4c4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g52dYm)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959508873_bab5b15187_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g52272)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959498328_ef1f4e8213_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51XYd)

Lotsa Flies!
i guess that is a good thing, means food there.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959478867_26e34c9806_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51SbF)

Checking out his Eaglets.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959438082_7a618f0b93_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51E4u)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on May 29, 2019, 09:33:10 AM
Thank you Booni. Wonderful pics as always  :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 09:36:25 AM
 
We were yikky-yakking with the neighbours when he flew off the Nest.
You can just see his curlicue lip here.
 
may 28 2019 17:43 - Mr. Em on Gregg*s Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959428012_99b5e501dc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51B4S)

Keeping an eye on the Nest.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959426623_8e09ed1fd4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51ADV)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959416723_d7d41a79e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51xHe)

may 28 2019 17:44 - Em with the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959398332_e56a9b1f11_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51sf9)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959387712_286eaf5c68_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51p63)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 29, 2019, 09:39:39 AM
 
may 28 2019 17:45 - Em with the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959377422_4e4442883a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51m2C)

A bit later & Mr. is back at Grassy Point!
Again you can see his curlicue lip.

may 28 2019 18:18 - Mr. Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959505801_7c6ccdd00c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g521c4)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959465618_fc0a8e507d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51Nff)

may 28 2019 18:24 - Killdeer at the shore
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47959485986_4718b81c61_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g51Uiq)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 30, 2019, 09:53:37 AM
 
She*d been on the Nest, then flew to here.
Seems to be a spot she likes to take a break in.
Good view of the Nest, & close by.
Mum used this Tree for that, too.  :heart
 
may 29 2019 14:31 - Em in Fosters* Fir
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47966519043_5853afde23_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g5CWZ2)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47966509138_076f8b7d62_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g5CU3f)

i find it hard to get sharp fotos of these gorgeous Birds!
This is in the bay at Grassy Point.
There are LOTS of males, & not so many females or youngsters.

may 29 2019 14:55 - Harlequin
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47966505932_28d5261e26_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g5CT5Y)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 31, 2019, 08:22:11 AM
 
Hot off the press!
Last evening.
 
may 30 2019 14:40 - Mr. Em with the Eaglets
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972782113_297c0d3a58_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6c3LZ)

It was HOT on the Nest!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972761272_5275be694e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6bWzE)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972764723_275fd29631_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6bXBa)

& there are LOTS of Flies on the Nest.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972743407_db76b5e703_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6bRgD)

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 31, 2019, 08:51:06 AM
 
Okay, a bit later yesterday, & Mr. Em is on the close up cam box keeping an eye on the Eaglets & he is still HOT.
 
may 30 2019 18:43 - Mr. Em on the close up cam box
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972911478_b270eb5d48_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6cHeq)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972952251_1529880138_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6cVmp)

Oh, yeah, did i mention that there are Flies?
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972943326_f613cef594_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6cSGw)

A short ways to the right of the Nest Tree.

may 30 2019 18:46 - Starling near the Nest Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47972873127_0be3ee6d8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6cvQc)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on May 31, 2019, 08:55:22 AM
Thank you booni! We could see them striking out at something wondering if it was the flies..  Which tree is the starling in, a fledgling?
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on May 31, 2019, 09:54:55 AM
 
Mr. Em took off from the Nest, so we went down to Grassy Point to see what he was up to.
We were standing by the Medicine Wheel, just enjoying everything.
He was on The His & Hers Tree, looking for food for the Eaglets.
He is amazing, how he has kicked in to bringing all this food to the Nest for them.
i saw Birds on the rocks among the logs & just wanted to see who they were & ended up scoring a very sweet series!
 
may 30 2019 19:00 - White-crowned Sparrow fledgling
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973263712_251cdd7034_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6evWq)

Woohooo!
In focus even!

may 30 2019 19:03 - White-crowned Sparrow fledgling being fed by parent
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973308717_2d7ff6377e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6eKjn)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973364061_b6d878e1b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6f2Lz)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973306578_402b31c289_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6eJFu)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47973347216_6e7ec26d06_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g6eWL9)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on June 01, 2019, 12:49:27 PM
such a good sight, ty
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 02, 2019, 07:53:19 AM
 
A bit more of that lovely evening at Grassy Point.
 
may 30 2019 19:09 - male Harlequin bathing
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47985882956_f3245a09de_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7mccA)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47985822783_b3ffb1733b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7kTj8)

There were three of these on the rock part of the beach.
Not seeing the little ones running around, so maybe that Nest of four eggs didn*t make it.
But, we DID see them mating a few nights ago!

may 30 2019 19:11 - Killdeer
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47985900001_ffcc1d637d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7mhgt)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47985892231_246eaab2b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7meXv)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 03, 2019, 08:14:49 AM
 
While we were enjoying the view & the shore Birds, we were keeping an eye on Mr. Em on The His & Hers Tree.
He was looking for food for the Eaglets.
Suddenly he took off & flew straight at us!
Right over our heads he dropped his landing gear & then landed on the sea weed on the rocks at the shore line & nabbed a big Fish!
He did a Bee line for the Nest, so we went to the back side of the Nest to watch.
We found them BOTH on the Nest.
Em is hot & has her wings open to cool off.
He is keen to feed the Eaglets what he brought, but whenever he dips down to the food she squeaks at him, so i think she doesn*t want him to.
But he keeps trying.
 
may 30 2019 19:27 - Mr. Em & Em on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986147046_381020060a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7nxGS)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986041182_9a6cb3c277_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7n1eC)

Flies, Flies, Flies.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986052131_073661ee39_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7n4up)

She*s the boss!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986020761_00f5ff5387_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7mUax)

You can see their behaviour, & hear her vocals, in these two videos.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7MRN5-sBuo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT7czztnr_0
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/

 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 03, 2019, 08:20:54 AM
 
may 30 2019 19:28 - Mr. Em & Em on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986065793_8811624945_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7n8xX)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986375388_94176b359c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7oHzN)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986391051_a2c4775773_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7oNeR)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986318347_e38763748a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7oqCk)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47990792018_33abdd3fba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7MmuA)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 03, 2019, 08:23:57 AM
 
may 30 2019 19:29 - Mr. Em & Em on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986284962_403842e88c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7ofGJ)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986249198_3cf7176bd8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7o557)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986219373_a261b2b51e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7nVcT)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986241116_b781ac47a7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7o2EL)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47986209996_6d81846e7e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g7nSqd)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2019, 09:38:42 AM
 
Later this same day.

may 30 2019 19:59 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001345622_56f39f2275_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8HrHh)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001395076_02d8619f82_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8HGpW)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001385836_ac4c447b38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8HDEC)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001320207_85b93f08d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8Hja6)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001311237_c1c38aee47_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8Hgur)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2019, 09:40:08 AM
 
may 30 2019 20:00 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001358616_cb688449fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8Hvzj)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001293962_5f365c06f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8HbmA)
 


link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2019, 10:10:33 AM
 
Next day.
The Eagles are MUCH easier to find these days!
& of course, we*re hoping for a glimpse of the Eaglets!
Weird shadow on the beak here.
It looked dipped in blood.

june 1 2019 13:35 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001439477_7aabd641e7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8HVBt)

Later this same day.
Weird angle on these next fotos.
i am in the car & trying to look straight up.

june 1 2019 17:02 - Em on Gregg*s Tree

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001510327_6288eba4c6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JhF2)

Looking back at the Nest here.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001501132_e9d54c80b1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JeWu)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001532476_939dd0616f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JpfU)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001525353_5353527ae9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8Jn96)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2019, 10:14:20 AM
 
june 1 2019 17:05 - Em on Gregg*s Tree

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001457167_59604d4d3a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8J1St)

Meanwhile, Mr. Em is sleeping on the job!

june 1 2019 17:09 - Mr. Em sleeping on the job

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001540516_56e17fb2ef_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JrDw)

Next day we are walking around at Grassy Point & i find two dropped Midshipman!
Hope someone finds them & eats them.
They are drying out & getting hard.

june 2 2019 14:21 - dropped Midshipmen
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001493082_63c8a04607_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JcxG)



link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2019, 10:22:41 AM
 
june 2 2019 19:52 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001630032_4fc3d86f88_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JUfU)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001621942_460e51e968_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JRRq)

When the stump is on the right like this, i am on the back side of the Nest.
The water is straight ahead.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001613107_281527997a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JPe6)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001604917_4ee1c9a481_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JLMT)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001656288_0abbed46a2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8K34A)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2019, 10:26:10 AM
 
Em is quite shaggy-headed right now.

june 2 2019 19:53 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001644211_d7d30e48a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JYtn)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001639453_fc14ab33e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JX4k)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001572397_7fb0d287b6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JB8c)

Oops, Em*s sleeping on the job, too.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48001623578_dc6e10cfed_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g8JSkC)



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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 04, 2019, 10:41:59 PM
Very nice series, booni!   :grouphug
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:12:25 AM
 
Okay, these fotos all go back to this day. (http://www.hornbyeagles.com/ournatureszonetest/index.php?topic=1810.msg189694#msg189694)
i posted the videos right away.
Now here are some of the fotos.
It started off with Mr. Em in The His & Hers Tree.
He already has Herring scales stuck to him.
You can see his curlicue lip here.
 
may 24 2019 14:53 - Mr. Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008288877_3ca531259f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9k2Gz)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008224878_e775c187bc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9jGF9)

He has flesh & a feather stuck to his beak.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008312632_66d3c03a88_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9k9L9)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008329642_a087d393c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kePq)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008268613_0d66103432_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9jVFc)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:16:54 AM
 
may 24 2019 15:34 - Mr. Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008278091_c895e22658_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9jYuB)

Looking back to the Nest.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008354192_f9249137a3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kn7G)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008338386_69985930e7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9khqb)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008292468_5a9e7b8f67_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9k3Lu)

Herring scales below his crop.
& looking to the Nest.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008377542_aa47db9099_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9ku4h)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:21:31 AM
 
may 24 2019 15:45 - Mr. Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008385442_2e4773c622_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kwpu)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008415777_eff87de7ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kFqv)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008310781_7221f78e45_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9k9de)

Blast off!
& just the beginning of the nictitating membrane closing over they eye.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008401477_a00a36d9ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kBaX)

i think that*s him in the upper left corner of this foto.
Then i noticed other Eagles were already out there & others were joining him from the Trees.
i figured this was a Fish boat that was letting out bycatch, but you can see the action is nowhere near the boat.
All the videos i already posted go after this foto.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008324926_181078f26f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kdq7)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:28:02 AM
 
The Eagles were all out there, mostly grabbing a Herring & eating on the fly.
Then it was over & they all flew back to the Trees & we had a foto fest!
This one is covered in Herring scales, look at the feet, & the legs are wet from the Ocean.
 
may 24 2019 15:58 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008372426_8241d42a31_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9ksx5)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008371013_604f8fd4a4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9ks7H)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008462432_71914159ac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kVhU)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008407566_de146942a4_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kCYW)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008469582_c524ba3cde_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kXqb)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:37:41 AM
 
Trying to rub off the Herring Scales.
 
may 24 2019 15:58 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008400056_4327480777_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kAKs)

Blood on the beak.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008399508_e2ff83fa59_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9kAA1)

The gang on the beach.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008516002_6dbff436c5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9mcdw)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008507427_b2854f4ac9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9m9EF)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008499162_82d88d1b80_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9m7db)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:40:43 AM
 
may 24 2019 16:02 - Eagles on the beach
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008660577_a09061af93_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9mWcc)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008588798_e3b761b152_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9myRC)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008599463_7e32a74eca_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9mC2v)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008687092_5e9d007237_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9n55m)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008608826_1409f103f5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9mENW)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2019, 11:45:01 AM
 
may 24 2019 16:05 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008702262_76cfefe6c6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9n9zU)

Someone*s been eating Seal or Sea Lion fat!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008733532_476bde7951_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9niT3)

may 24 2019 16:18 - cutie pie Eagle in The Flat Top Tree
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008734591_ac02dd0165_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9njci)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008742376_dc71b04347_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9nmvw)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48008757368_eb3378d77e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9nqY1)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 06, 2019, 08:49:46 AM
 
Back to the present day.
 
june 3 2019 16:26 - Em on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013475086_74da903e89_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9MBnY)

Noddy noddy...
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013480028_e3895f05e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9MCRb)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on June 06, 2019, 08:53:08 AM
Epitome of content
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 06, 2019, 09:30:56 AM
 
More of the Eagles at Grassy Point after that Herring feeding event.

may 24 2019 16:22 - cutie pie youngster
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013916673_e7d60d1059_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9PSDx)

i tried to catch this other Eagle who had taken off, flying past!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013893971_de14de6207_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9PKU8)

mishi spotted these other two Eagles in Trees at the top of the hill at Grassy Point, that, for the life of me, i couldn*t spot!
i think i was looking too high.
i finally looked low.
You can see blood from Herring on one of their toes!

may 24 2019 16:41 - cutie pie youngster
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013960313_f13d18926a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Q6BX)

These two had full crops & were sleepy!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014015621_332afd6de1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Qo4x)

We actually drove to the top of the hill, & parked in the best spot to photograph, & were uninterrupted for the longest while!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013953931_1704f18076_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Q4HV)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013961221_044fb0906a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Q6TB)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 06, 2019, 09:37:29 AM
 
Here*s the other gorgeous, stuffed, sleepy Eagle.

may 24 2019 16:48 - sub-adult
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014069027_b73ea41a86_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9QDWk)

One of our Eagles was in Glass House Tree & they were being pestered by Crows & then a Merlin!
This sweetie was watching the action.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013999578_050bd3a1a9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9QihW)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014021838_53a93cd93b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9QpUJ)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48013992261_db76496692_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9Qg7M)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014091432_1386fe11fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9QLAC)

Finally a car came & the occupants glared at us til i recognized them & said hi & then we had to move!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48014061102_1a07d9260e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g9QBzG)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: nubchai on June 10, 2019, 08:55:30 AM
Hi Booni,

Such great photos!  Thanks!

Sandy   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 11, 2019, 08:56:17 AM
 
On this visit to the back side of the Nest, Mr. Em was cleaning up leftovers!
i have yet to spot the Eaglets from the ground, darnit.
mishi got a foto, maybe she*ll post it.
 
june 6 2019 14:46 - Mr. Em cleaning up
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48038046147_eb2ed481ab_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbXxuX)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48037935806_315d8d50b0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbWYGw)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48037926441_6b6fde09c3_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gbWVV4)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2019, 08:15:03 AM
 
When mishi was here, she got the earliest foto of the Eaglets!
i have never caught them from the ground, when they are so young.
 
May 30 2019  - both Eaglets! by mishi
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48067113678_77544c44e6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gewwgh)

i have been trying & trying & finally yesterday i spotted an Eaglet next to the stump!

june 14 2019 13:30 - Eaglet!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48067030396_490fcd1aea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gew6vo)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48067075323_e78fc3f23f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gewjRZ)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48067068383_4073407c38_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gewhNk)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on June 15, 2019, 09:01:06 AM
So Exciting to see; thank you both!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: auroradawn on June 15, 2019, 10:05:43 AM
Wonderful!  :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: paintnut on June 15, 2019, 05:03:01 PM
Terrific!    :hatch   :hatch
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 15, 2019, 09:59:03 PM
Woo hoo!!!!    :thumbup:

Great sighting, booni!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 16, 2019, 08:24:54 AM
 
i do a quick driveby on my way to work & spot an Eaglet peeking out from the back rim of the Nest!
i am on the dark side of the Nest, so not the best foto opportunity, but i will take it!
This foto is before i adjusted my settings to let in more light.
 
june 15 2019 09:56 - Eaglet on the Nest!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073180101_96f8b93d8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gf4BAM)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073217798_634e85bef8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gf4NNJ)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073162591_40f256f3ba_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gf4woT)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073259217_39b903cafe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gf527R)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48073250792_8e9823dc4d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gf4YBA)

Doing a video gave me a better exposure of the Eaglet so you can see them better.
Cute little fuzzy-headed thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La1J_hK05dI
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on June 17, 2019, 02:05:17 AM
really nice to see Booni. I see just one head??
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 17, 2019, 07:28:25 AM
 
There are two Eaglets in there, but so far i have just caught one at a time.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 20, 2019, 11:08:41 AM
 
i was coming home on my bike late afternoon & decided to go by the back side of the Nest, to see what i could see.
With my eye, i didn*t see much.
But i decided to park my bike, take off my helmet, & take out my camera.
The first thing i noticed is how shaggy-headed Mr. Em is here.
Em is the same.
i deleted this foto, but then realized from the next fotos that there was an Eaglet there!
 
june 19 2019 16:12 - Mr. Em with Eaglet!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098969807_52551eb45e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkMYT)

This guy is blowing me away with how good of a father he is!
This is all brand new to him, & he is as keen & attentive as you could ask for.
He*s been STELLAR at bringing in food.
See the Eaglet in front of him?
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098865771_7b0bdf12e0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkg4a)

The Eaglet is stomping around up there, on the back side of the Nest, fortunately, they disappear & so i wait & they pop up again.
It is a cool windy day on the ground, with clouds coming & going, but up there in the Nest it is HOT.
Mr. Em doesn*t seem to be as hot as the Eaglet.
He must be up a bit higher, catching the brisk wind.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098848253_d3f326fdc8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkaR8)

Looking down at what the second Eaglet is up to.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098904668_20b851905d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghksBN)

You have to look closely at these to spot the Eaglet in each one!
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098809796_f369fd8f4f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghjYq5)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 20, 2019, 11:18:17 AM
 
Another view of how shaggy Mr. Em*s head feathering is.

june 19 2019 16:13 - Mr. Em with Eaglet!

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Watching the second Eaglet again.
Isn*t he wonderful?
Just the top of the Eaglet*s head to the right.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098862908_7fbb138256_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkfcN)

He is looking up & calling to something he sees up there.
i can hear Em, as though she is there on the Nest Tree too.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098870983_dc64007274_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkhB2)

Such an adventurer!
See the bits of down fluff stuck to the Fir needles?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098943542_012757bce2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkEb3)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098908111_8b820d3bb2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghktDa)

i decide to try a little video.
i don*t have my tripod, so it is jiggly.
The Eaglet*s crop is GINORMOUS!
They are stuffed.

june 19 2019 16:23 - Eaglet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcyIz7-DtGc

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 20, 2019, 11:24:56 AM
 
june 19 2019 16:24 - Mr. Em with Eaglet!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098833416_1ede962c54_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghk6rj)

They are still stomping around on their hocks at this stage.
They only stand on their feet to poop.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098964073_f9573fa5db_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkLh2)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098938371_d7a6dda95b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkCCT)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098924931_27651c1e61_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkyDa)

Another little video.

june 19 2019 16:31 - Eaglet!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0Zl2Ny43XU

Little nictitating membrane.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48098976043_f2e06ae0c6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ghkPQp)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 21, 2019, 11:06:35 PM
Great to see them together, booni.   Good dad and his baby.    :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2019, 08:11:13 AM
 
i never knew the back side of the Nest would be so good for spotting the Eaglets!
At least one seems to like to climb up this side, making them visible to me from the ground!
i never spotted an Eaglet so young at this Nest from the ground before.

i have fotos too, but on this day i also got a little video.
An adult is in The Babysitting Tree & this Eaglet is begging them for food.
You can hear the Eaglet who is deeper in the Nest begging, when the visible one stops.
 
june 26 2019 16:19 - Eaglet calling to adult
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYXbMYSCIY
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2019, 09:57:36 AM
 
Well, geeze, it seems we*ve lost one Eaglet.
On this day there were two, as you can hear by the video i posted above.
i had a look under the Nest Tree for the missing Eaglet, but they weren*t there yesterday morning.
They must still be on the Nest?
Fotos from last wednesday of the visible Eaglet, making begging sounds to one of the adults, who was in The Babysitting Tree.
This foto shows where the feathering is at, on this Eaglet, from behind.
 
june 26 2019 16:19 - Eaglet on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171140116_349bd66892_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goHFGy)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171206507_38323fca06_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goJ2re)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171271387_7a9c2f842e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goJmHR)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171256012_a5f320816e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goJh9L)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171299112_db03565a02_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goJuXS)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2019, 09:59:42 AM
 
june 26 2019 16:21 - Eaglet on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171207076_8b11a95bdc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goJ2B3)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171476922_27ae784e80_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goKpPy)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171494067_7627ebc0af_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goKuVa)
 

 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on July 01, 2019, 11:44:45 AM
Thank you booni so sad  poor eaglet
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 02, 2019, 08:22:56 AM
Oh dear.  I'm so sorry about the loss of the eaglet.     :sorry
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Rajame on July 04, 2019, 01:40:24 AM
Thank you for letting us know Booni. Sad.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 04, 2019, 09:01:18 AM
 
Next day it rained a bit during the night & then we got a good rain for a few hours that morning.
Em is soaked.

june 27 2019 11:28 - Em with Eaglet

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189131577_ac28de1c2d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqiTWa)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189318362_b7689b9e0d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqjRsA)

The Eaglet has a nice full crop.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189302521_4a94273603_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqjLKt)

This foto is from later this same day.
It is interesting to me because Em has her hackle feathers raised, which happens when she is tending her young.

june 27 2019 14:02 - Em with Eaglet

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189372762_2f941af0f8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqk8Cw)

Here, Em has a down feather in her beak.
Looks like she was preening one of the Eaglets!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189385442_77948c50f6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkcp9)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 04, 2019, 09:06:23 AM
 
A quick view of the Eaglet*s sheathed wing feathers here!
They look so heavy at this stage.

june 27 2019 14:03 - Em with Eaglet

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189397352_34b825b925_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkfWu)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189416897_2802e83e08_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkmKt)

Big yawn.
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189441367_37a28b79c2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqku2n)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189429562_936530aca8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkqvQ)

Eaglet regarding her world while Em is tending something down in the Nest.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189460042_7e83fba03e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkzzm)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 04, 2019, 09:20:50 AM
 
Now this picture is interesting!
We have the one Eaglet on the back edge of the Nest.
But Em is tending someone down in the Nest!
See how her hackle feathers are raised?
So perhaps our second Eaglet was still alive here.

june 27 2019 14:04 - Em with Eaglet

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189505801_874c7db7fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkPbi)

Here, see Em again.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189551057_26e20df27d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqm3Cz)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189413141_8673f8d432_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkkCH)

Em still with hackle feathers raised.
Eaglet is backing up for a poop shot.
Nice view of back feathering.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189425426_509ed1c2f5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkphw)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189542322_fafd6f352b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqm12Y)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 04, 2019, 09:27:00 AM
 
Here Em*s hackle feathers are raised big time.

june 27 2019 14:06 - Em with Eaglets

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189533812_58924147fa_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkXvf)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189493217_454808aacb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkKrk)
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189466741_24241f9d10_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkByR)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189503112_fb81033eee_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkNnW)

A bit later that same day.

june 27 2019 15:59 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189512637_0f2c2b8b57_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gqkRda)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2019, 09:15:01 AM
 
They have placed a new stick since my last post!
Barrier, or challenge?

july 2 2019 12:16 - Em on the Nest

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48213449472_7872554d9e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gsswNd)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48213440812_e80d0acbfb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gssudU)

Later this same day.

july 2 2019 17:59 - Eaglet on the Nest
 
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48213458937_e15893dc18_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gsszBp)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48213469892_597dab8267_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gssCSh)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48213548582_bfb8295fc5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gst3g1)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2019, 09:19:30 AM
 
Em arrives!

july 2 2019 17:59 - Eaglet & Em on the Nest

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Eaglet calling to Em.

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Lovely down feather on the top of the head, like the one Em had preened out, higher up on this page.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on July 07, 2019, 02:08:54 AM
 :eclove :heart :eclove :heart :eclove :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gillie on July 10, 2019, 01:25:00 AM
Fantastic photos Booni, thanx so much for sharing them. Is  it possible that the second eaglet is deep in nest and OK? 
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2019, 08:42:40 AM
 
Thanks, gillie!

i wish that were true, but no, there has been only one Eaglet spotted from the cam since that thursday.
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2019, 10:12:43 AM
 
A dull light day, but there was the Eaglet, standing on the back side of the Nest!
 
july 9 2019 16:50 - Eaglet standing on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2019, 06:25:18 PM
 
july 9 2019 16:56 - Eaglet standing on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2019, 06:27:28 PM
 
july 9 2019 17:00 - Eaglet standing on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 10, 2019, 10:15:47 PM
Looking good!     :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gillie on July 10, 2019, 11:46:14 PM
So sorry for the loss of one eaglet, nature can be so cruel. I'm sure he is safe with Phoenix.  However we have to focus on the eaglet that is growing strong, such a fine looking fellow. Thanx for posting more amazing pics Booni :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2019, 08:37:09 AM
 
i*m on the wrong side of the light, but here*s Em in The Babysitting Tree.
She is being pestered by the Merlin.
 
july 12 2019 11:17 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 
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& here*s the Eaglet, hiding in the shade of the stump.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2019, 08:39:51 AM
 
A bit later in the day, & Em is on the Nest, keeping the Eaglet company.
 
july 12 2019 12:55 - Em on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on July 13, 2019, 06:33:13 PM
great series!!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 15, 2019, 09:42:40 AM
 
Every time i am out i stop at the back side of the Nest, but often the Eaglet is not in sight, so even though i am on the dark side again, a sighting is a sighting.
 
july 13 2019 10:34 - Eaglet
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Cawatcher on July 15, 2019, 09:49:01 AM
Thanks, omg look at that crop!
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: ivani on July 15, 2019, 02:17:38 PM
Thanks for wonderful photos Booni,  :heart :eclove
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: jeavverhey on July 16, 2019, 02:35:24 AM
 :thumbup:
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 16, 2019, 08:42:29 AM
 
Down at Grassy Point, i found the male in The His & Hers Tree.
i am looking straight up at him from the upper parking lot here.
 
july 15 2019 11:47 - male Eagle in The His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 16, 2019, 08:46:24 AM
 
Now Em has replaced the male in the same spot.
 
july 15 2019 11:51 - Em in The His & Hers Tree
 
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Not missing that i am there.
 
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Meanwhile, back at the Nest, the Eaglet is hiding in the shade of the stump.
It is a very warm day.

july 15 2019 11:56 - Eaglet on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: gillie on July 18, 2019, 12:22:16 AM
Fantastic close up pics of mum, dad & eaglet, thanx so much for sharing them Booni. :ecsmile :ecsmile :ecsmile
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2019, 07:45:06 PM
 
i spotted the Eaglet on the back side of the Nest, & was taking fotos, but the sweet little thing was churbling away so i did a few videos & put them together.
i believe Em was in The Babysitting Tree, so Eaglet was probably churbling away to her.
You may need to turn up your volume to hear them better.

july 19 2018 19:18 - Eaglet churbling away to Em
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CvSOAJGLnQ

 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 20, 2019, 09:58:02 PM

Sweet, happy eaglet!  Thank you for the video, booni.     :heart
Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 21, 2019, 08:18:45 AM
 
i*m on my way to work, but stop to see if i can see the Eaglet.
On the dark side again, darn it.
 
july 19 2019 09:53 - Eaglet
 
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Spotted me sitting in my car, through all the branches.
 
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A bit of a view of the wing & tail feathering, with a flap going on.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 21, 2019, 08:24:21 AM
 
july 19 2019 09:54 - Eaglet
 
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A bit later in the day, i get a quick view, & then the Eaglet disappears, out of sight.

july 19 2019 15:16 - Eaglet
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 21, 2019, 08:58:21 AM
 
i had a busy day with wildlife rescue, so i was out late.
Found the Eaglet perched nice & high on the back side of the Nest in lovely light.

july 19 2019 19:18 - Eaglet
 
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Blink.
 
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Looking up at her Mum or Dad in The Babysitting Tree.
 
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When she is churbling away, her beak can be either open or colsed.
 
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Checking things out that she sees.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
Post by: boonibarb on July 21, 2019, 09:06:57 AM
 
july 19 2019 19:22 - Eaglet
 
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What an adorable, endearing Eaglet!
 
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