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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #375 on: August 20, 2019, 09:10:13 AM »
 
august 15 2019 17:07 - Churbles on the wide angle cam box




 






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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #376 on: August 20, 2019, 09:36:17 AM »
 
Look at her crazy head feathers here.

august 15 2019 17:07 - Churbles on the wide angle cam box



Okay, FINALLY in the Nest, with her Dad feeding her. ♥ ♥


 


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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #377 on: August 20, 2019, 10:11:50 AM »
Incredible! :hearts2
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #378 on: August 21, 2019, 02:19:51 AM »
 :whistle sweet! Now better get on that salmon run, or will be lean heading into winter! :nod2

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #379 on: August 21, 2019, 09:22:10 AM »
 
Next day, & she is preening her leg feathers on the wide angle cam box!
 
august 16 2019 14:43 - Churbles on the wide angle camera
 


Next day, & she is now exploring the branches to the left of the Nest on the back side of the Nest Tree.

august 17 2019 14:32 - Churbles on the branches to the left of the close up cam box
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #380 on: August 21, 2019, 09:28:39 AM »
 
& here her feathered eyelid is closed, dozing.  :hearts2
 
august 17 2019 14:33 - Churbles on the branches to the left of the close up cam box
 


Two days later, & here she is in Gregg*s Tree!

august 19 2019 11:42 - Churbles in Gregg*s Tree
 


Watching everything going by.
 

 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #381 on: August 21, 2019, 09:33:40 AM »
 
Here her nictitating membrane is blinking.
 
august 19 2019 11:42 - Churbles in Gregg*s Tree
 

 


If i recall correctly, there was an adult on the Nest with food but little miss isn*t ready to quit exploring.
Now she goes to the Nest.
Looks like she is mantling here.

august 19 2019 11:49 - Churbles on the Nest
 


Wanting the adult to feed her?
 


Perhaps they were on the wide angle camera?
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #382 on: August 21, 2019, 09:37:50 AM »
 
august 19 2019 11:50 - Churbles on the Nest
 

 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #383 on: August 22, 2019, 10:34:23 PM »
August 22.
Churbles has been on Gregg's Tree so I went to have a look.

This is her position if you look at the tree from near the street corner.

August 22, 12:21



She was really hard to find from the sunny side. Then she moved closer to the end of the branch and I lost sight of her.

So these pictures are backlit, which means that we lose some of the thin edges.
Churbles still on her branch but seems to prepare to move again.
12:23







Here she goes.
12:24







She headed out to the nest where one of her parents had just landed. After that she had a good long feed!


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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #384 on: August 22, 2019, 10:45:56 PM »
There were questions on the chat about the state of Churbles's feet.

So I pulled these 2 more views from the takeoff sequence. Again note that the photos are back-lit so depending on the angle we sometimes lose some of the thin areas - feathers and talons notably. The giveaway is a blue edge on those shapes. On these pictures I knocked back the highlights to try to reclaim those areas but it's far from ideal.
As usual, click the photos to enlarge them. I've included the full sizes on this whole sequence.

Takeoff from Gregg's Tree, August 22, 12:24



A more precise view of the left foot here:



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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #385 on: August 23, 2019, 06:12:49 AM »
Thank you Wren!

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #386 on: August 30, 2019, 02:27:13 AM »
Fantastic pics Booni and Wren, thanx for sharing :ecsmile

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #387 on: August 30, 2019, 03:25:32 AM »
Big girl now - almost indlependent!  :ecsmile

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #388 on: August 31, 2019, 08:42:48 PM »
August 26, I had a chance to go visit while Churbles sat on the BST in nice evening light.

The video that goes with this whole series of photos is this one.


So here's Churbles sitting on the BST. She's looking around and screeping, but also she has one foot hanging below the branch, so pretty relaxed.
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August 26, 7:44 pm







After a while she starts preening. The breeze is ruffling her feathers.
Nice view of the thread-like tassels at the end of her secondary wing feathers here.
7:47








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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #389 on: August 31, 2019, 08:43:20 PM »
Churbles is starting to get more antsy.

Nice side view here as she moves along the branch.
August 26, 7:53 pm



Wing stretch.
7:54







Not going anywhere just yet.
7:55



But thinking about it.