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Offline watermaid

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2011, 07:45:13 PM »
Nice pictures, Wren.  This looks like a very well protected nest.  :heart

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2011, 07:52:47 PM »
Wren, a secluded and well protected nest. And a ''wiiglet' on view.  The adults tail feathers are incredible.   Are the photos from your alluded to 'new' camera    :question    You are obviously well versed in its capabilities. The photos are all so crisp, clear with great detailing.

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2011, 07:58:15 AM »
I wonder if the double fly in coordinated with Doud and Sheila seeing the salmon being swum in :puzzled2
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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2011, 04:52:59 PM »

CCFan, that fly-in was at 16:25 on July 16.

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2011, 09:11:48 PM »
Still on June 16, at about 16:30...

After a while I saw someone fly off the back of the nest, and then Mom Wiig took pity on me and showed herself again.




And then it was her turn to fly off - wow! look at that tail again!




I followed her flight and found a perch tree I did not know about. It is visible through the next  gap in the forest, on the left side of the nest.



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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2011, 10:11:27 PM »
Beautiful shots, Wren.  You are getting to see many eagle families!     It's nice for us to 'see' them with you.  Many thanks for your photos and reports about the Wiig eagles. :heart
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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2011, 10:21:02 PM »
Wren,  :eclove  fantastic shot flying from the nest!!! is that a bit of arthritus in the right talon??

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2011, 12:13:32 PM »

What a good eye you have, Cali...
I went back to the landing photo, and there she holds that middle toe curled up with the rest...
On takeoff, both middle toes are extended. Maybe they provide the final push, just like our big toe does when we're jumping? In which case, she would have pushed harder and longer with her right foot?
I'll keep an eye on that, on her and other eagles.
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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2011, 09:24:35 AM »

wren, just a heads up to you about a post i put elsewhere, maybe i should have posted it here.

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2011, 07:52:11 PM »
I didn't catch the Wiiglet's fledge this year, but the week Alexandra flew I'm pretty sure I heard him off the nest.

Now every time I go to check the beach, there he is, on his favourite perch tree on Sandstone Point.

Now I'm gonna be baaaad and give you the ultimate eaglet-spotting challenge...

This is Sandstone Point.

Find the Wiiglet!
(Hint: you can click on the picture, and click again to make it bigger)  :investigate2



(See what we're up against?  :eclol )



Ok, here he is.



Last year the eaglet of this nest fledged before Phoenix was due to fly.


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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2011, 07:29:25 AM »
Great pictures, wren (I am proud to say I spotted the eaglet in the first picture before I looked at the second one).

I wonder if it was the Wiiglet that our Mom and Dad were seen escorting out of their territory one day (I forget which day...).

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2011, 11:36:51 AM »
This is a Wren challenge - I spotted it too.  Won't give it away.  Fantastic shot, my dear.  Love Joy
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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2011, 12:49:04 PM »
...... said the blind man "Don't ya see?"

I had to blow it up and there it was!

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2011 Season
« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2011, 02:26:58 PM »
I wonder if he'll try to claim that same tree when he "grows up" and has a mate?  Parents probably will say "NO," but he might try.   :eclol  He has good taste in perch trees.   :thumbup:
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