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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2013, 12:28:20 PM »
 
Okay, this is the next day now.
mishi & i have found Dad perched in the Peters* Tree.

october 13 2013 13:42 - Dad in the Peters* Tree



Dad is doing a right foot, tail & wing stretch!
Look at his foot!



Looking towards Grassy Point.



Looking towards the Babysitting Tree.
Dad has a fluffy stuck to his nose.
Dad, hard to be a big tough fierce Eagle with a fluffy stuck to your beak...
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Looking towards the beach.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #61 on: October 19, 2013, 01:07:42 PM »
 
october 13 2013 13:47:33 - Dad in the Peters* Tree



This time he is stretching his LEFT foot, tail & wing!



There is still a fluffy stuck to his beak.



You can see the bark is worn off by Dad*s talons on his perch branch.



A good view of that fluffy feather on his beak.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #62 on: October 19, 2013, 02:21:46 PM »
 
Click through to largest size & check out Dad*s toes & talons glinting in the sun!

october 13 2013 13:57 - Dad in the Peters* Tree



i believe this was a poopshot, but there was no poop spotted.
Oh, wait, there it is, glistening down below.
Not a very substantial one.



Something is catching Dad*s eye over at Grassy Point.



Here he is, bunching his right foot again!



A nice view of Dad*s foot here.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #63 on: October 19, 2013, 02:41:58 PM »
 
Oh!
There he goes!
He*s lost a fluffy.
Wonder if it is the one from his beak?

october 13 2013 14:04:05 - Dad leaves the Peters* Tree





There goes the fluffy!
There are a few more bits falling from Dad as well.




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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2013, 03:11:29 PM »
WOW~~~    What a fantastic series of photos!  Thank you booni!

They both look fantastic!   :heart

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2013, 01:57:20 AM »
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #66 on: October 20, 2013, 11:28:44 AM »
 
We visited the backside of the Nest in the hopes that Mum & Dad would be there & they were!
It was wonderful to see that both had a full crop.
Dad looks as though he has swallowed a basketball!!!  :eceek

october 15 2013 16:55 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Mum has a broader chest than Dad, so her crop is more spread out & hasn*t got such a basketball shape, but her crop is full too!





There were piles of Crows around calling & calling, for some reason.
Not sure if this was what got Mum & Dad trilling, to join them.



Look at Dad*s basketball crop!
When his crop is full like this, the white under feathering is pushed out in a line like a necktie!
This is a good sign.
i am happy to see they have had a good meal, the both of them.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #67 on: October 20, 2013, 11:34:40 AM »
 
october 15 2013 17:04 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Something is catching Mum*s attention!





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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #68 on: October 20, 2013, 11:38:21 AM »
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #69 on: October 20, 2013, 02:18:27 PM »
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #70 on: October 20, 2013, 07:09:07 PM »
 
i forgot to mention, it isn*t that i*m not holding my camera straight, the Babysitting Tree really does have that lean to it!

Here*s a video from the same day as these last fotos.

october 15 2013 17:03 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRVQYcGT7lQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRVQYcGT7lQ</a>


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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #71 on: October 20, 2013, 07:15:16 PM »
 
Mum & Dad do a bit of trilling together, then Dad changes his perch position, showing us his huge crop & white necktie as he turns!

october 15 2013 17:06 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI3QSXriAq8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI3QSXriAq8</a>


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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #72 on: October 20, 2013, 07:20:53 PM »
 
october 15 2013 17:09 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQc2z67LXI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQc2z67LXI</a>


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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #73 on: October 23, 2013, 05:58:19 PM »
 
On the cam we could see an Eagle on top of the Babysitting Tree with their wings hanging open.
i wanted to see this, so i bike down there.
Turns out it was Mum!
Her wings didn*t look wet that i could see, but i think Eagles enjoy to take a *shower* this way, by opening their wings & tail on a misty or foggy day, which it was.

october 20 2013 14:56 - Mum at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cSNSgLYIr8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cSNSgLYIr8</a>


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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #74 on: October 23, 2013, 06:01:37 PM »
 
Here she is again, airing her feathers, & looking at Dad who was trilling from the Peters* Tree.

october 20 2013 15:03 - Mum at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mshJ7GQi-G0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mshJ7GQi-G0</a>


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