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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2013, 10:53:41 AM »
 
october 12 2013 15:29 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Mum is changing her perch position.
Clickety click click.





Dad is watching her.





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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2013, 11:21:57 AM »

october 12 2013 15:29 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Mum is changing her perch position.
Clickety click click.





Dad is watching her.





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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2013, 11:29:03 AM »
 
Mum*s got her belly feathers fluffed out.
She usually does this & then tucks her foot against her belly & then smooths out the feathers again.

october 12 2013 15:36:23 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree



But as you can see, she has one of her left talons crossed over her right toe, a very Mum thing.  :heart



Here she is fluffing out her belly feathers again, & showing us her nictitating membrane.
Are her crop feathers fluffed up, or does she have something in there?



Lovely view of her head, as she tries to re-arrange her toes & talons around that pesky branch sticking up there.





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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2013, 01:32:13 PM »
 :heart Mum rearranging her toes and talons :heart

Thank you Booni! (I am so thrilled to see these)
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #49 on: October 15, 2013, 07:35:54 PM »
:heart Mum rearranging her toes and talons :heart

Thank you Booni! (I am so thrilled to see these)

Yeah, what Faerie said!  Nice shooting (pics) Tex.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #50 on: October 15, 2013, 08:46:17 PM »
super photos, bOoni!  

How interesting that Mom's right-side commissure does not show any discoloration in that last photo  - I have been following that tidbit for years.

PS.  I just love dad- sweet and fierce ♥

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2013, 09:44:45 AM »
 
Nancy, i believe the staining at the commissure appears as nesting season progresses & Mum chews the nesting material & stains her newly moulted out lovely white feathering around her beak.
i also believe that area gets stained from eating Seal & Sea Lion, perhaps from the blubber?

Mum*s still working her toes & talons around that branch.

october 12 2013 15:37:16 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree







Yikes!



Dad looking down at his nice orange chubby toes.
i don*t see his top-of-head freckle here.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #52 on: October 16, 2013, 11:17:21 AM »
 
Dad is preening his substantial breast.
Mum is tucking her left foot under her fluffed out belly feathers.

october 12 2013 15:39 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Mum has a substantial white feather caught on that pesky branch.
Also, on her lower right side, look for the white spot.
That is a feather sheath, with the feather growing out the end of it!



Is there not admiration & adoration in Dad*s eyes??  :hearts2





Dad in an interesting position as he preens.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2013, 07:57:45 AM »
 
Mum perched on one foot keeping an eye on things while Dad preens.
 
october 12 2013 15:43 - Mum & Dad preening in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UNS_cibrAA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UNS_cibrAA</a>
 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2013, 08:01:41 AM »
 
Mum & Dad take turns preening in the Babysitting Tree.
Look how Mum*s left foot is bunched & resting next to her belly on top of the right foot.
 
october 12 2013 15:44 - Mum & Dad preening in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqtfiNnd-4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqtfiNnd-4</a>
 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2013, 08:17:38 AM »
:hearts2 Barb, Mom and Dad!
Your soul lights up the room as if the sun is beaming directly.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2013, 08:45:41 AM »
 
Slide Show - october 12 15:53 - Dad has a good scratch while Mum preens in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2013, 11:00:02 AM »
 
Okay, getting down to the last fotos from this glorious day.

october 12 2013 15:51 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree



Here*s Dad during his satisfying head scratch.
They seem to go into la-la land when they scratch like this.
i LOVE seeing the soles of their toes like this!



Here*s Dad, preening his breast.
Look how he has his right food balled up, to stretch & relax it.



He now has his belly & breast feathers fluffed out, so he can tuck his foot under there.



Right foot gone under now.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2013, 11:12:53 AM »
 
A close up of Dad*s right clenched foot.

october 12 2013 15:57 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Mum is looking really good!



Mum is resting her left foot on top of that pesky branch now.





Mum, re-arranging her right foot again.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2013, 11:35:05 AM »
 
october 12 2013 16:02 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree



Mum is preening under her right wing.
If you click the foto to it*s biggest size, you can see her tongue!



october 12 2013 16:07 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Dad preening under his right wing.



Here he is with his right foot bunched again.



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