Author Topic: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season ~ Dad & EM  (Read 84217 times)

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Offline jeavverhey

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #75 on: October 17, 2016, 01:57:19 AM »
Thanks for that Wren 🤗 No ID but somebody very familiar wirh our nest and territory!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #76 on: October 17, 2016, 02:44:46 PM »
Thank you Wren!!!
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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #77 on: October 17, 2016, 04:43:44 PM »
Seeing an eagle in the nest makes me want the cam back. Thanks so much for posting the photo.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #78 on: October 17, 2016, 07:34:58 PM »
Around 5 pm, I decided to go lurking in the nest neighbourhood.

Found no eagles around, except 2 perching in the favourite perch of the Wiig territory, on Sandstone Point.

I got captivated by the shore birds all crowded on Grassy Point, hemmed in by the high tide: a couple dozen Black-bellied Plovers, maybe a hundred Surfbirds and as many Black Turnstones. The gulls were Californias, Glaucous-winged and Mews. I haven't seen any Thayer's Gulls yet this season.
Then on my way home around 6:15, the light fading.

A trill!
Nobody on the BST...
But an eagle on the old wide-angle cam just above the nest!

Blurry photo... those telephoto lenses aren't designed to take pictures at dusk.
October 18, 6:31 pm


I waited in the deepening dusk, hoping to see where that one would fly to!
15 minutes later, still there... time to go home.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2016, 06:45:00 AM »
Yay👏 hip hip hooray 👍 thank you for sharing that Wren ❤️💕

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2016, 03:54:26 PM »
Wonderful picture of the eagle on the WA camera. I'm so glad they are back on the nest. :ecsmile

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2016, 08:41:15 PM »
Another late-afternoon walk...

First check of the BST... Nobody... A peek at the nest... Hey!!!
October 18, 5:21 pm



Within a minute, a furling of black wing signalled a move to the runway... But by the time I got to the other side, the eagle was gone.

I check the seaside trees and enjoyed the last rays of sun...
Then returned, and surprise! Here they both were.
6:03 pm



This is sort of a side view, across a long distance. I returned to my favourite watching post, but from there it was impossible to see if the eagle was still in the nest bowl.
The one on the WA cam was still there... Preening and scratching and looking around.
6:07



Then another quick shadow of dark wing: the eagle from the nest bowl dropped out on the far side and flew toward Grassy Point, where I heard some trills. Then back closer, somewhere on my left, invisible, but those clear high trills sure sounded like Dad's!

Then the remaining eagle joined in: Em at her lowest and chuffiest, confirming her identity.
6:09


She stayed where she was while the light faded again and I made my way home.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #82 on: October 19, 2016, 02:03:38 AM »
Thank you for the lovely photos and report, wren!    :thumbup:
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #83 on: October 20, 2016, 03:13:27 PM »

Thanks you Wren!!! :eclove
Great to see !!
« Last Edit: October 20, 2016, 06:08:22 PM by boonibarb »
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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #84 on: October 20, 2016, 07:01:35 PM »
 
We had some beautiful sunshine today & i found Dad & Em in The Babysitting Tree looking pretty cozy together.
 
october 20 2016 16:06 - Em & Dad in The Babysitting Tree
 


You can tell Dad is on the right.
Look for his feather, which is well lit.
 

 


Em re-arranges her footing.
 


After this foto i moved in closer & missed Dad taking off!
 

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #85 on: October 20, 2016, 07:06:39 PM »
 
Em goes into position for a poopshot, & we can see the dark markings on the tail tips of her two outside feathers.

october 20 2016 16:09 - Em in The Babysitting Tree









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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #86 on: October 20, 2016, 08:10:48 PM »
Super series Booni and what a lovely day! The look very healthy  :heart

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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #87 on: October 20, 2016, 08:12:18 PM »
 
Went away for a bit, & when i came back, Dad had returned.
Em is still on the same branch above, Dad landed below her.

october 20 2016 16:35 - Em & Dad in The Babysitting Tree





october 20 2016 16:36 - Dad in The Babysitting Tree on one foot
His other is tucked up against his belly.



october 20 2016 16:37 - Em in The Babysitting Tree





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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #88 on: October 20, 2016, 08:19:03 PM »
 
october 20 2016 16:39 - Em & Dad in The Babysitting Tree



october 20 2016 16:40 Em & Dad in The Babysitting Tree

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htHnjUJZ1UU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htHnjUJZ1UU</a>





They are a duet in their movements.





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Re: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season
« Reply #89 on: October 20, 2016, 08:24:55 PM »
 
october 20 2016 16:44 - Dad in The Babysitting Tree



Dad hippity-hops up to a branch to his left.





Something catches their attention & they begin to call.

october 20 2016 16:46 - Em & Dad call out from The Babysitting Tree

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_fM7LW5p90" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_fM7LW5p90</a>

october 20 2016 16:47 - Em in The Babysitting Tree



october 20 2016 16:47 - Dad in The Babysitting Tree



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