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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #450 on: December 04, 2009, 12:59:52 PM »
Good screencaps thanks.

OMG i hope that wasn't George. :mconfused

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #451 on: December 04, 2009, 04:31:21 PM »
Dad


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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #452 on: December 04, 2009, 04:33:24 PM »
(Doug said in chat that George was fine, he has 20 years' experience living with the eagles).

The eagles visited the nest a couple of times this afternoon, most recent visit was around 4 PM or so, here's Mom


Dad brought in a stick ~ 4:17, Mom left soon after









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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #454 on: December 04, 2009, 04:56:04 PM »


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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #455 on: December 04, 2009, 10:11:29 PM »
(Doug said in chat that George was fine, he has 20 years' experience living with the eagles).
Oh good happy to hear George is okay, i've had trouble getting on chat the last while so missed that. I'm wondering if eagles bringing in a seagull in the early days of nesting is part of the progress. The Sidney eagles seem to have gull wing in the nest as other NA eagles do :puzzled2 maybe it means more than dinner. Later on in egg laying & eaglet raising, how common are seagulls as a food source?  Maybe it's because of the high tides at this time of year, thinking out loud.

The clarity in the screencaps is great, thank you all.  :ecsmile

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #456 on: December 05, 2009, 12:16:06 AM »
~ ~ ~  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


NancyM and Anne, thanks for the photos of the 'gull saga'.  Too funny. Glad it wasn't George.  I am surprised that the eagles eat the feathers as well.

Anne, thank you for starting your first post for Friday with the date.  A good idea and perhaps one we can continue.
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #457 on: December 05, 2009, 01:18:00 AM »
BBE they don't eat the feathers, at least not on purpose some get stuck on the meat, & then get expelled in their pellets as i understand it.

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #458 on: December 05, 2009, 01:41:25 AM »
passerine - thank you for clarifying about the feathers.
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #459 on: December 05, 2009, 08:08:40 AM »
.................................SATURDAY,DECEMBER  O5/2009........................

In with stick:

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #460 on: December 05, 2009, 08:26:49 AM »
Dad arrived at sunrise




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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #461 on: December 05, 2009, 12:00:43 PM »
Fish:

You did not save me any!

The stick from above?

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #462 on: December 05, 2009, 01:27:43 PM »
I watched for a little while this morning after dad arrived on the nest at 10:07 AM.  He promptly sat down in  the nest and did a little wriggle to shape the nest bowl.


Dec 5 09-10:09 AM - dad sits in nest

After a minute he was back up on his feet and calling.  Distant calls could be heard in reply.  Gusts of wind were buffeting him and moving his feathers.


Dec 5 09-10:11 AM - gusty wind blows dad's feathers

At 10:12 he settled down into the nest bowl again.  It seems to be something he does quite frequently when he visits.  He looked quite comfy!  :ecwink


Dec 5 09-10:12 AM - dad sits down again

After five minutes of sitting in the nest, he stands up and has a good look around.


Dec 5 09-10:18 AM - dad finally gets up

At 10:20 AM he jumps up onto the cam box.

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #463 on: December 05, 2009, 02:11:57 PM »
Morning visit: Mom eating 11:31 A.M. Mom and Dad 11:37 A.M.

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #464 on: December 05, 2009, 04:58:44 PM »
Eagle in with small green needle branch. Placed:


Notch in tail:

ps: second arrival while i was in photoscape.