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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #60 on: March 04, 2014, 01:30:12 PM »
Booni!  They are all great, but my favourite is the last picture of that series - what a gorgeous eaglet :heart   Did somebody polish his beak with boot polish - it's so shiny black!  And he certainly is keeping his lovely brown eye on you.

That's my favorite, too, Booni - it would make a nice puzzle...
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2014, 02:12:50 PM »

Yesterday i was near the Belcarra Nest Tree both morning & early evening, & both times i saw the pair perched side by side at the top of the Nest Tree.
About mid-day, one was right in the Nest, nestorating?, while the other was perched next to the Nest.
Later, both were perched in separate branches, on either side of the Nest.
This is the first time i have seen one in the Nest.
Will they be using it this year perhaps?
They seemed to have nested elsewhere last season.
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2014, 08:28:18 PM »
Fantastic  booni hope many nests are fruitfull this year  :thumbup:

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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #63 on: March 30, 2014, 11:12:29 AM »
 
A young sweetie spotted in Belcarra territory, peeking at me.
They still have a dark eye, beak still mostly dark but some yellow coming in, top of head golden, so perhaps a one year old turning two?
 
march 12 2014 09:39 - young Eagle in Belcarra territory
 


This one is the age of Salal!
Just becoming one year old, so a juvenile at this point.
What a sweet face!
There is some Fish flesh stuck to the lower beak.
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #64 on: March 30, 2014, 11:17:50 AM »
 

 
march 12 2014 09:49:52 - young Eagle in Belcarra territory
 

 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #65 on: March 30, 2014, 02:37:27 PM »
Wondeful photos, Bonni. Thanks
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #66 on: March 31, 2014, 08:27:12 AM »
 
Here are some of the other Eagles who were perched in the Belcarra Territory on this day.

This one is a sub-adult, just about to turn adult & five years old! ♥
Lovely yellow beak & eye.
Head almost white with some head feathers next to the beak still brown.
& look at those gorgeous tail feathers!, turning white with beautiful dark brown still mixed in there.
& a few Fish scales on the beak to boot!
 
march 12 2014 09:52 - adult Eagle in Belcarra territory
 


Here*s a better foto of them.
Just LOVE those tail feathers.
& look how there is a smear of dark feathering on the cheek, in a sort of crescent shape.
You can see more Fish scales on the beak in this foto.
 


Here*s the next beauty, an adult!
& such a sweet face on this one!
Is there just a hint of brown in the head feathers?
So perhaps a five year old just turning six?
Look at the scales on that lovely yellow beak.
 


Even sweeter in this pose.
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #67 on: March 31, 2014, 08:40:54 AM »
 
Here*s another individual, & what a face!
Small, narrow head, this one looks quite different, to me.
Look at the smudge of brown under the chin & just above the left eye.
Maybe still a bit of brown in that outside left tail feather?
 
march 12 2014 10:11 - adult Eagle in Belcarra Territory
 

 


Ooop!
There they go!
 


Here*s another individual.
Another four year old, just turning five.
Beak not quite pure yellow, still some dark mixed in there.
Still some dark in the white head feathers.
Dark in the tail feathers too.
 


This view shows some more of the remaining dark head feathering.
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #68 on: March 31, 2014, 09:07:52 AM »
 
Here*s the last one again.
You can see the dark in the yellow of the beak better here.
Beautiful tail feathers, too.
 
march 12 2014 10:18 - adult Eagle in Belcarra Territory
 


Had to wait for this one to peek out at me from behind that Fir branch!
Top of head is golden, beak is quite yellow, eye has lightened quite a bit from the brown of a younger Eagle.
Lots of dark still in the tail feathers.
 


Two hours later we found this cutie pie.
Beak still very dark, as is eye & top of head & tail feathers, so perhaps a juvenile, just about to have their first birthday.

march 12 2014 12:39 - young Eagle in Belcarra Territory
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #69 on: April 03, 2014, 11:10:51 AM »
 
Here are the Belcarras, still perched side by side in their Nest Tree, seeming to not have eggs yet?
The big Eagle on the left has Fish scales & goop on their beak so has had a nice meal recently.
This Eagle seems quite a bit bigger than the one on the right, so perhaps she is the female?
 
march 24 2014 17:15 - Belcarras in Nest Tree
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #70 on: April 03, 2014, 11:22:41 AM »
 
A youngster spotted in the Belcarra territory.
Looks perhaps three turning four now?
The eye stripe is fading, beak & eyes are becoming quite yellow.
Looks like a bit of blood on the left toe, so perhaps feeding recently?
 
march 31 2014 16:49 - youngster in Belcarra territory
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #71 on: April 06, 2014, 09:46:36 AM »
 
Going back a bit in time, here are three more Eagles who were visiting the Belcarra territory on this day.
Haha.
We are peeking at each other through the branches.
Eye still brown, but getting to be lighter brown.
Beak turning yellow, but still some dark hiding behind the branch.
Top of head turning white.
Lovely orange feet.
Perhaps a two year old developing the eye stripe of an Eagle just turning three.
 
march 12 2014 13:07 - young Eagle in Belcarra Territory
 


Another visitor that day, this one the same age, but a bit different.
Beak is more yellow, but still some dark in it, eye turning more yellow than brown, lovely dark tail feathers have some white on them, top of head turning white & eye stripe of three year old developing.
So a two year old just turning three.
 


This one is a three year old, with the dark eye stripe fading.
Now they are considered a sub-adult.
The eye has that in between colour to me that is almost blue.
The beak is very yellow, but not completely.
What we can see of the tail feathers is very white.
 

 
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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #72 on: April 20, 2014, 10:35:32 AM »
 
We were up & down the road in front of the Belcarra Nest Tree on this day so i was able to catch a foto of the pair perched together once in a while.
Looks like the big female on the left & the smaller male to the right.
They both seem to have food stuck to their beaks.

april 7 2014 13:57 - Belcarra pair in Nest Tree







A little bit later & we have blue sky now.
The male seems a bit sleepy-eyed in these fotos.

april 7 2014 14:07 - Belcarra pair in Nest Tree





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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #73 on: April 20, 2014, 10:45:57 AM »
 
april 7 2014 14:07:59 - Belcarra pair in Nest Tree



They*ve both turned to face towards us now.
They both seem to have a full crop, particularly the male, on the right.
The female seems to be perched on just one foot, her right.
She seems to have long narrow breast & belly feathers, something i haven*t noticed before in other Eagles.



He*s still looking sleepy-eyed, perhaps it is the angle?



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Re: Belcarra Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2013-2014 season
« Reply #74 on: April 20, 2014, 11:30:36 AM »
Great series thank you booni!