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Offline Rajame

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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2012, 12:08:43 PM »
Ahhhhh... I never tire of seeing eaglets! Thank you for letting me see them through your lens and eyes! :hug
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2012, 08:49:46 AM »

If you are ever here in the summer, you MUST visit the Hornby School*s Natural History Museum.
The locals donate Birds, Animals, fossils, anything they find.
Dead animals & birds are donated & kept frozen until they can afford to taxidermy them.
There is a WONDERFUL collection in this room.
Every time i go, i see things i never saw the first time.
Entrance is by donation.
One of the highlights of the room is this adult Bald Eagle.
i was asked to donate one of my fotos for this exhibit.
They wanted to make it look like this Eagle was landing in their Nest!
They used my Nest #4 Mum & Eaglet foto for the display.
i finally got to see it in place yesterday!
One day, they want to install an actual branch with Nest branches into the display.
Won*t that be cool?

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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2012, 02:36:46 PM »
Still May 17 over Nest #4.

Here's a crop of a different picture... Looks to me like some string or line is wound around the 3rd and 4th toe. And then there's the white stuff that could be feather or plastic.


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wren,  I am just now catching up on this topic and decided to take a closer look at the picture you posted.  It certainly does appear that a line is wrapped around two toes of this eagle's foot with a bit of line in a loop and a knot plus a trailing piece as well.  Perhaps an underfeather is caught there too   :ecsad

Have you seen this eagle in the past couple of weeks?


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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2012, 04:54:26 PM »
Nancy, no, I have not seen this eagle again, but I've been at work mostly.

I'm fairly sure that this eagle is not one of the Nest #4 parents. He or she would have been one of the visitors.
I checked through Booni's pictures of the eagles feeding on the sea lion near the Belcarra nest... Nothing.

I will make a point of photographing everyone I see in the next while.

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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2012, 02:59:31 PM »
Catching up on posts from mid-July...

As I mentioned earlier, I have been giving this nest a wide berth this season because the parents were acting very nervous, fleeing the nest at my approach. Still, I clearly saw, and photographed, two eaglets here in late May, when they were at the second-down stage. (Scroll up the page a bit to see that posting.) Lately, however, I had only seen one eaglet at a time, or so I thought... Even if this nest is very visible and the eaglets really were too large to hide. But neighbours who walk by here each day confirmed my growing suspicions: they had not seen the second eaglet for a long time either. He or she was there, and then one day, not there.

We must then conclude that there has been a fatality at this nest.
From the neighbours' observations, I'm thinking that the eaglet must have died at about the same stage as the little Dunlop eaglet last year - earlier in life than Phoenix.

As far as I know, this is the only fatality this year.

This then is the remaining eaglet, branched on the old-time favourite spot.
Nice full crop...
July 18, 12:17



12:18



Wildkitten and Nan, you took some pictures of this nest during the HIP trip... Any sign of the second eaglet in those?




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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2012, 03:22:31 PM »
So, the remaining Trimblet is standing on that branch, hesitating, hesitating...

Beautiful open wings... (Unfortunately, not clear enough to really examine the flight feathers... Sigh.)
July 18, 12:18



Looking back to the nest. Nobody else around.
12:21



I switched to video at this point... And, after 10 minutes of hesitation, this little one flew across the field! (I'm having trouble uploading videos right now, so I'll have to leave you with just one still of the landing...)

12:27


Last year's Trimblet used that same tree for landings... And of course the same branch for takeoffs, but then there's just one big branch off the nest, so it makes sense.

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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #36 on: August 18, 2012, 04:11:47 PM »


  Isn't this the nest you were talking about, Wren?  You can see a second eaglet behind the one in the front...

(Edited by madrona to make picture clickable to larger size.)
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2012, 04:18:30 PM »
Wild, yes, that's the one! thanks for posting this. I can dig up the date from my notes.

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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2012, 12:44:51 PM »
Wildkitten took this photo on June 10. I never saw the second eaglet after that date. Mind you my visits were brief.

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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2013, 12:53:19 PM »

i was going by Trimbles* Corner so decided to take a peek at Nest #4.
There is no hiding from the Eagles of this Nest.
The Nest isn*t that high from the ground, & you are standing right there where they can see you.
i try to read their body language, & not stay too long if i am making them uncomfortable.
The youngster noticed me right away, but didn*t seem to mind too much.
Look at the lovely tassels on the big wing feather tips!
& the white tail tips.
Compare these white tips to the Eaglets of Nest #6/7 whose white tips are quite large.
 
july 24 2012 13:30 - #4let
 



Look at the almost golden crown of feathers, almost like a two year old.
& a fluffy stuck to the mostly black beak!  :heart








This is what their Nest & Nest Tree look like, beautiful!



 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2013, 12:56:54 PM »

Oh, boy.
Look at the body language!
Can you tell what is about to happen here?
 
july 24 2012 13:31:35 - #4let
 




 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble's Corner - 2012 season
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2013, 12:59:23 PM »

july 24 2012 13:31 - Nest #4let getting a food drop
 
 
 
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