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Offline Helen55

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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #30 on: April 11, 2010, 01:55:33 PM »
Hi All, 
Thanks yet again for your generosity Booni and sharing so much with us.   In #2 of the 4 photo series it is the feet still holding the branch while the wings are so high that impress me about your photo timing. 

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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #31 on: April 11, 2010, 02:20:30 PM »
Hi, Helen55!  Welcome! And it is nice to see that you are enjoying the forum!  :nod2
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sub adult in my back yard tree
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2010, 04:58:32 PM »
i was just having coffee upstairs & went downstairs to do something, & on my way down i glanced up at the tree across the street from me, as has been my habit lately.
Good thing i looked! , as there was an adult eagle in the tree.
So i put my sweater on over my nightgown & went out to capture them with my camera.
After taking a few fotos, i glanced into the tree in my back yard & there was another eagle there!
This one caught my eye, as it didn*t look like an adult!
So i headed into my back yard.
Look at this gorgeous eagle!
i was a little chilly by the time he flew away, but it was worth it!

may 1 2010 8:04 - sub adult in my back yard tree











animated version



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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2010, 06:14:27 PM »
Lovely set of photos, booni!

There has been a juvenile hanging around my house the last three days also.  The adults exchange calls with it and it calls out to them in that immature way.  As we are south of Hornby, perhaps some juvi's have returned from somewhere recently.

(Wish I had your camera lens  :sigh)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2011, 02:04:51 PM by Blue »
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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2010, 10:20:42 PM »
Oh Booni, that was so great! Made me feel I was there, especially the sweater over the nightgown part!  :heart
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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2010, 08:10:03 PM »
It*s been on my list to go hang around nest #9 & see if they have anything going on there.
Today as i was biking by on the road, i heard screeping!
While i was walking around, looking up, with my camera, i saw an adult fly in & it looked as though they were feeding the young one.
So, one eaglet there at least!
i wasn*t able to get a view in to get any fotos today, unfortunately.
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Nest #9 West Carmichael adult in the tree in my backyard
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2010, 10:02:43 PM »
i came home from my first work job on thursday to find an eagle in the tree in my back yard!
i ran to get my camera!
They posed for me for a very long time.
i was between jobs, & needed to get some things done in the time i had, but i couldn*t stop until the eagle left!
Well, she didn*t leave for a long time.
She was quite comfortable where she was!
i was determined to stay til she left, i wanted to see wings!
Well, she tested my patience.
Now, i call her she.
Of course i really don*t know.
But this one seems like the Mum to me.
She kept glancing back towards the nest.
She had some muck on her beak.
To me the eagle taking off in my april 9 post is the male, this is the female.
She looks a bit like our webcam Mum, i think.

june 17 10:02 2010 - Nest #9 West Carmichael Mum looks up



Here you can see her fierce face, her long sharp pointy beak, & the muck on her beak.
i don*t know what she was seeing here, but she looked in this direction a lot.

june 17 2010 10:02 - Fierce Mum Nest #9 West Carmichael



What would an eagle observation be without a poop shot!
Wooo hoooo!
i thought i*d lost my touch!
This one even has a nice swirl to it, my favourite kind!

june 17 2010 10:07 - Mum Nest #9 West Carmichael - poop shot



june 17 2010 10:09 - Mum Nest #9 West Carmichael


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Nest #9 West Carmichael adult in the tree in my backyard
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2010, 10:19:57 PM »
june 17 2010 10:16 - Mum Nest #9 West Carmichael uses her lethal talons to have a good scratch!



Nest #9 West Carmichael adult scratches - animated


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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2010, 10:27:43 PM »
Today when i was working in my back yard garden i could hear the eaglet in Nest #9 West Carmichael screeping!
At one point i thought i even heard two!
i am having trouble getting my camera on this nest.
i*m going to have to get Winterwren on the job, see if she can spot it better than i have so far, so we can get some fotos of what*s going on in there!   :binocs
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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2010, 11:24:21 PM »
Wonderful photos Booni, as always!!!  :nod2 Oh I am sure with winterwren and yourself on the job, nothing stands a chance at being kept secret!!!!! Happy hunting!!!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2010, 08:01:58 PM »
i am having trouble getting my camera on the eaglet in this nest.
The nest is very hard to find, & very hard to see into.
i could hear the eaglet screeping from the ground, but just could not find him.
In this video, you can hear him call five times in a row at the end.
This is the sound i can hear from my garden!

june 27 2010 12:56 - The eaglet of Nest #9 West Carmichael can be heard from the ground!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXH8WSi6kw8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXH8WSi6kw8</a>

In this video, you can hear another five note call.

june 27 2010 13:01 - The eaglet of Nest #9 West Carmichael can be heard from the ground!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW-UbUJk-ts" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wW-UbUJk-ts</a>

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2010, 08:38:11 PM »
While i was observing, the adult flew in with a midshipman!
You can see the nice big fish in the foot.

june 27 2010 13:25 - adult flies in with a midshipman to Nest #9 West Carmichael - 0040



In these next two fotos, see the adult is looking down at their feet.
Are they re arranging the fish, prior to landing?
If you click the foto, then click it again, you can see the smile on the midshipman*s face!



There is a nest in there somewhere, & an eaglet, but i can see neither.


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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #42 on: July 02, 2010, 08:57:20 PM »
june 27 2010 13:26 - You can just see the eaglet of Nest #9 West Carmichael.
This is the best foto of the eaglet i got.
Gotta keep trying.
Click the foto, then click again.
Look at the very center of the foto & look for the yellow beak to find him.


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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #43 on: July 02, 2010, 11:22:15 PM »
Woohoo is right!!!  :heart
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #44 on: July 02, 2010, 11:39:32 PM »
If I look at your last post(reply #42) and transpose the shapes to your next-to-last (reply #41), the nest would be in the lower right window in the last picture of posting #41. In the first picture, it is cut off at the bottom. It is partly cut off in the second picture...

... and one would assume that the parent is coming in on the most accessible side of the nest! 
Looks like pretty intense acrobatics and branch-dodging, all this with wiggling prey...

So, this is the *good* side???  :eceek

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