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Online NancyM

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2012 Homecoming Contest
« on: September 16, 2012, 08:59:58 PM »
~~~~~~~~~~It's Almost Time!~~~~~~~~~~


We expect Mom and Dad Hornby to return to their nest and territory soon. Just for fun, HEGPS is offering prizes for guessing the date and time that either Mom or Dad Hornby is first seen via our Hornby Island Nest & Territory Cam in (1) their territory (e.g., a perch tree other than the nest tree) and (2) on the nest tree (e.g., the stump, the old cam box, the nest itself)

The winner of each prize will be the person who guesses closest to the actual date/time of the arrival. The actual times will be determined by HEGPS, as observed or using the cam archives (or taped video).

Please post your guesses (one per person for each category) in this thread by 8 PM nest time on September 30, at which time this thread will be locked.

If you are not a member of the forum, you can easily register OR you can PM one of the HEGPS people in the chat room and PM your guess to them. Posting only in the open chat will not qualify as a registered guess.

Prizes:

1.  First sighting in AREA as seen on the cam: date & time  .... Prize is a 8 X 10 print of Mom and Dad, taken by Booni.

2.  First sighting on NEST TREE as seen on the cam: date & time ... Prize is a suncatcher painted by Mary Jane (Jingles) (choice of one marked by an "A" in  her Flickr album: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mjharman



Hint: In past years, the eagles have returned to Hornby Island very early in October, but have not been seen on the nest until a couple of weeks after their return.


 :hooray  edited to add   :socool  

1.  Each person may enter two guesses - one for each contest.  If you post only one guess and do not specify, we will assume you mean the FIRST one - first appearance of either adult eagle in their territory.

2. If you do not specify a time, the only way your guess will win is if there are no other guesses for that particular day.

3. In case of a tie, the person who posted the correct guess first will win. (Posts are being tracked in a spreadsheet   :duck )

4. HEGPS members can guess, but none of us nor any one in our families are eligible to win either of the prizes.  Names are identified with an * in the list below.
« Last Edit: January 27, 2014, 07:31:32 PM by NancyM »

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2012, 09:00:28 PM »
Final Entries

(1) First Appearance on Cam (in Territory)





(2) First Appearance on Nest (stump, cam, or nest)



*HEG

edited 7:26 PM, 8:23 Sep 17
edited 8:02 PM, Sep 18
edited Sep 21, noon nest time
edited Sep 21, 6:40 nest time (error in record of Laurad's and foldi's guesses corrected)
edited Sep 22, 11:48 AM nest time to correct one error and add a few more entries
edited Sep 24, 1:30 PM nest time, to add guesses through Sep 23
edited Sep 26, 7:29 nest time, to add new guesses
edited Sep 28, 6:50 nest time, to add a few more guesses
edited Sep 29, 2:35 PM nest time to add 2 more entries
edited Sep 30 @ 3:48 PM
edited Oct 1, 9 PM
edited Oct 2, 7 PM, to correct an error


Offline Gasp62

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 09:52:23 AM »
How fun!

this is Gasp62 on chat

1.  In area October 1,  2pm nest time

2.  In nest  October 16  10am nest time

Thank you Nancy for making this fun!  I can't wait for the Hornby return :thumbup:

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 10:08:59 AM »
It has to be early this year.  :ecwink

1.  In area September 27,  4pm nest time

2.  In nest October 5,  10am nest time


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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 10:20:43 AM »
1.  Dad  02-Oct-2012 at 04:52am
2.  BST

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 11:27:56 AM »
io/8/2012  in the evening   at dusk  emlizard

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2012, 11:57:40 AM »
Oct 15         6 a.m. nest time Mom

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2012, 12:48:18 PM »
Dad-October 2nd, 8:50 pm nest time-in the area

October 18th, 8:30 am in the nest

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2012, 12:54:27 PM »
io/8/2012  in the evening   at dusk  emlizard

emlizard we need a exact time.

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2012, 03:15:33 PM »
There are two categories for guessing here :-

(1) Date and time either one is first seen in their territory (e.g., a perch tree other than the nest tree) and
(2) Date and time either one is seen in or on the nest tree (e.g., the stump, the old cam box, the nest itself)

If you just respond with a date and time we do not know which category your guess is for. 

Please remember to state whether in the nest, or in the area.  You may have a guess for both categories.
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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2012, 03:30:59 PM »
If you just respond with a date and time we do not know which category your guess is for. 
... if you do not specific which one your guess is for, we will assume you mean the FIRST one - first appearance of either adult eagle in their territory.

... if you do not specify a time, the only way your guess will win is if there are no other guesses for that particular day,

Offline violet312s

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2012, 03:51:36 PM »
Here are mine:

1)  October 4, 11am

2)  October 21, 9am

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2012, 04:32:38 PM »
October 1, 9 am nest time

and

October 12. 6 AM

 :duck :duck
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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2012, 05:29:03 PM »
no idea what I'm talking about but --

on cam --October 3rd at 2pm nest time

on nest- October 10th  at 9am nest time

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Re: Homecoming Contest
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 05:33:52 PM »
 :nod2
In area: Oct 2 at 2:15 pm nest time

nest: Oct 16 at 8:00 am nest time