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Offline thumper59

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Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« on: February 14, 2010, 10:16:02 AM »
was wondering if someone could tell me which is the male and which is the female,, their size seems the same. movie http://frankyspics.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?&set_albumName=album05&id=e_enov2009&&yPosition=0



eggs were laid feb 10th or 11th

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2010, 10:47:49 AM »
That is a lovely video, thumper59.  I loved watching the eagle trying to break a branch to take back to the nest.

Hope you will keep us updated on the nest and give us more information on the nest's location.  
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2010, 10:58:17 AM »
These cams are so great!  Thank you for posting the info, and look forward to keeping updated on this nest.

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2010, 11:03:21 AM »
the nest is the airplane,, the house is my house,,, about 100' away. The camera is an axis 214 ptz inside of an upside down 10 gal fish aquarium with electric heater to keep camera motor from freezing when i turn it,,, "kinda hillbilly, but it works"
microphone is under the aquarium,,, think i will add a 50' cord to it to get better sound from the eagles,, just real scared of disturbing them at this time.

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2010, 11:16:25 AM »
Forgot to mention,,, aquarium and camera setup are on my roof
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2010, 11:55:31 AM »
was wondering if someone could tell me which is the male and which is the female,, their size seems the same.
http://www.frankyandlouies.com/Photos.html

top of page   jr's movie   is the link
their beaks even look the same to me,,,,

I can't tell which is which, but there might be behavioral clues that you can pick up on, then relate to physical characteristics, as you make more observations. For example, female probably will spend more time incubating, male will bring food to the nest for her.

The video clip was really interesting - especially the close up of the eagle trying and succeeding in pulling part of the tree branch off (for the nest, I assume). I've heard that they do that, but have never seen video of that behavior before.

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010, 12:14:33 PM »
yes it was for the nest,,, he dropped the first one,, but eventually got another one,,i changed the camera a got him comming down into the nest to place it..

was also wondering if the night shift is really 12 hrs or so or do they fly at night,,,,and switch at night... seems just before dark they switch,,, the other eagle seems to stay somewhere else,, this may change when it closer to hatching time
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2010, 12:16:13 PM »
the nest is the airplane,, the house is my house,,, about 100' away. The camera is an axis 214 ptz inside of an upside down 10 gal fish aquarium with electric heater to keep camera motor from freezing when i turn it,,, "kinda hillbilly, but it works"
microphone is under the aquarium,,, think i will add a 50' cord to it to get better sound from the eagles,, just real scared of disturbing them at this time.

hope this link works

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&t=h&msa=0&msid=105321905876158070749.000477ef1abf0ec043cca&ll=38.200135,-92.781365&spn=0.007538,0.013797&z=16

Thumper, Ajl can tell you if it's okay to do something near the nest.  My guess is that it isn't, since no one can go near an eagles' nest during the egg/chick/and fledge stages, for the Hornby nest, as an example.  They have to wait until August when the eagles leave for the salmon runs, if they want to have a tree climber clean the cam lens, etc.
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2010, 12:23:40 PM »
yes i will have to wait till their gone this summer,,, but i may add an extension to the mic cord and get it 50' closer or so. they sit on a limb right in front of my house,, and i'll talk to them.. probably leave mic just arms length off the ground about 50' away so i don't disturb them..
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2010, 02:19:42 PM »
Where's the video of the eagle with the stick  :puzzled2 the link in the 1st post goes to the cam?

There's a few ways to tell the female from the male like nancy says behaviour is a good one. The male would be the smaller one if you catch them side by side. Another good one Doug Carrick has noticed with the Hornby pair is the female has been getting first dibs on food, they have different perching spots, female incubating more but they both do. As far as flying at night i think they do up to a point probably not in the middle of the night but imo at least a hour or two each side of daylight & nightfall.

Thumper you figure they met last year or could they have changed nests from somewhere near you? Eagles usually will have young their fifth year of life. They definitely don't like much activity within a 100 to 150 meters under their nest. Being they built so close to you they probably don't mind the everyday activity around your place, could be a little used to humans.

On our website there is a lot of info about eagles http://www.hornbyeagles.com/eaglefaq.htm , & Doug, Sheila Carricks & their eagles on Hornby Island. http://www.hornbyeagles.com/

ps the hillbilly approach is great, whatever works.  :thumbsup

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010, 02:26:39 PM »
jr's video right at top of page in small letters,,,,

thanks for the info,,, not sure about why they don't seem very skiddish,,, this is the first year i've ever seen a bald eagle this close..
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010, 02:31:30 PM »
What kind of tree are they in?  It sure looks like they did a great job building the nest, looks sturdy.
Do you have any pictures of them?

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2010, 02:38:06 PM »
pretty sure its a white oak about 70' tall,, which is the tallest tree on this hill. you can see the nest from miles away right now... don't really have any pictures on the website,, but this is the url, to my attemp of a movie,,,
http://frankyspics.myphotoalbum.com/view_photo.php?&set_albumName=album05&id=e_enov2009&&yPosition=0

also if you follow the link to the camera,,,,you can take video and snapshots from there and save to your own 'puter
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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2010, 02:44:57 PM »
jr's video right at top of page in small letters,,,,
snip >>>

Thanks Einstein & Elsie good names  :ecsmile jr did great for a first attempt at the vid. An off the wall guess on the sexes would be the female was on the left, because she nipped at the other eagle when he was placing a stick, that's what mom hornby does. :mhihi

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Re: Lake of the Ozarks - Missouri
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2010, 08:46:21 AM »
Thumper, you were able to document the eagle selecting a branch and breaking it off to take back to the nest.  We've heard about it, but this is the first time that I've seen it happening!  Wow! :clap
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