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Title: Hornby Nest Discussion 2009 - 2010
Post by: Mary Jane on November 07, 2009, 12:38:21 AM
Written by Doug Carrick:
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A warm welcome to the Forum.  Enjoy the brilliant observations and witty comments made by the viewers of the Hornby Island Eagles.  When you get the urge, register into the Forum and join the conversations.  Have a great time.  Enjoy.
 
This is the 21st year of nesting for Ma and Pa Hornby in this same nest.  Over this period they have fledged 18 eaglets.  Will they be successful again this year?

We are all so pleased to have you join with us in watching and learning about these beautiful bald eagles on Hornby Island.  

Please feel free to discuss the eagles here in this thread - and screenshots are welcome here also.  

Pull up a chair, make yourselves comfortable and like Doug says "Enjoy"   :ecsmile  

Link to Cam and Chat at WildEarth
http://www.wildearth.tv/


updated 9-12-2010 emc
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 07, 2009, 12:03:45 PM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Momhornbysayshi-Nov609-11ampst.jpg)
     November 6, 09 - 11:00 AM PST.  

Oh I think I'm going to love it here - it's feeling like 'home' already.  Looks like mom Hornby was expecting us!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 07, 2009, 12:45:43 PM
Yes, yes, yes! :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 08, 2009, 08:04:36 AM
While we were waiting to get the final set up with WE (still waiting for that I think lol) we did some testing and was able to watch the nest for a bit.

Here are some videos from that time.  From November 4, 2009

The first scenes.

The first views of the cam for this season. I probably didn't get the very first moments.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Veryfirstcamviews11-4-09.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Veryfirstcamviews11-4-09.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 08, 2009, 08:08:13 AM
The next part we saw was this:  We asked Doug and Sheila and Boonie and Danny to come out and wave a towel at us. They waved a big white sheet.   :ecsmile

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_HornbyRaptormana.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=HornbyRaptormana.mp4)

Then the Eagles came. Oh Joy,  we were so happy. Had to record this for all to see.!!  The first view of the eagles :ecsmile

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_HornbyFirstEaglesView.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=HornbyFirstEaglesView.mp4)

First View of the Eagles continues

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Hornbyfirstviewpart2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Hornbyfirstviewpart2.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 08, 2009, 08:13:59 AM
A short while later, we had a second view of the eagles in the nest.  Enjoy! :ecsmile

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_HornbyEaglessecondviewing11-4.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=HornbyEaglessecondviewing11-4.mp4)

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_HornbyEaglessecondviewingPart211-4.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=HornbyEaglessecondviewingPart211-4.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 08, 2009, 09:51:19 AM
And I busy taking taking photos and a few short videos as well.

These are from Nov.5, 2009:

Cold, wet, wind and very blustery at the nest.  And darkness has fallen at 5:20 pm. The eagles are hiding away from the wind.  

4:40 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/440pm.jpg)

4:49 pm

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/449pm.jpg)

4:55 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/455pm.jpg)

5 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/5pm.jpg)

VIDEOS x 4 in a 10 minute span daylight starts to fade and darkness settle over Hornby Island and the nest. Click on the blue type to view each video.

4:43 pm
 Still daylight~ 00:36 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov5at443pm.mp4)

4:52 pm
The light starts to fade ~ 00:31 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov5at452pm.mp4)

4:58 pm  
Darker still ~ 00:25 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov5at458pm.mp4)

5:03 pm
Day is done ~ 00:08 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov5at503pm.mp4)

Mom and Dad Hornby sleep well.

© Doug Carrick 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 08, 2009, 09:54:09 AM
november 6-2009-Dad on close up cam

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/4085947479_cf39104ba4_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/4085947479_cf39104ba4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 08, 2009, 09:55:28 AM
Nov. 6 at 12:35 pm

Hello and Goodbye A quick fly by

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/OneFlewinat1235pm.jpg)


© Doug Carrick 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 08, 2009, 10:02:00 AM
Sat. Nov. 7 - at wet morning with Mom on the nest:

8:40 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/840am.jpg)

8:45 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/845am.jpg)

8:43 am = Video of ~ ~ Mom Calling ~ 00:21 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov7843am-21s.mp4)  

 :ecsmile

© Doug Carrick 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 08, 2009, 10:06:50 AM
Ooops - I missed my Friday spot!   :eclol

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov609-510pm-darknessfall.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 08, 2009, 10:21:30 AM
Madrona, your photo is great.  I missed seeing that take.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 08, 2009, 10:46:21 AM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap02752009-11-0520_27_29.jpg)
little visiter Nov5
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap02802009-11-0520_27_34.jpg)
starling
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 08, 2009, 10:52:26 AM
That starling seems to like hanging out in front of the camera!
Doug can*t figure out what they could be standing on all the time!
This one*s from his 2004-2005 dvd footage.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4031324696_f52912e315.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2689/4031324696_f52912e315.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 08, 2009, 11:01:46 AM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap03652009-11-0615_45_08.jpg)
Nov 6 2009 around 11 :45 am

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap04712009-11-0616_11_24.jpg)
Nov 6 2009 around 12:11 pm

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05642009-11-0618_25_21.jpg)
Nov 6 2009 around 2:25 pm
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 08, 2009, 11:44:16 AM
While you have likely read this elsewhere; I am posting the news here so we have a complete record of events.

Doug has just posted an upate about Raptorman (Danny) and latest about we / WE going live.

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Danny (Raptorman) just left for the 10 am ferry, will be on Vancouver Island at 11 am and down to the Duke Point ferry just south of Nanaimo by 12:15 pm and right home again sometime this evening. He was here for 6 days and it was a fun time, candle-light dinners, Boonibar, Dooki and all.

How lucky we were to have Danny to do this job. He is incredibly knowledgeable in this business of computers, transmission of live streaming and whatever is involved. Numerous problems came up but he methodically analysed each issue and solved it. He left here one evening with an unsolved problem, the light bulb went on sometime in the night and the next morning he made the correct adjustment. Danny has been valuable to us, beyond my words to express it.

In his enthusiasm for the eagles, like all the rest of us, he is only too pleased to help. I think his enthusiasm has increased by the awareness of what a fine group of people he is working with. Surely nothing but good can come out of this rare group of people.

Danny was looking forward to see these eagles in their surroundings and he wasn't disappointed. When the eagles were nowhere to be seen, I blasted out my three whistles and the eagles immediately appeared in the Peters' Tree. The eagles cooperated completely for the occasion. George and the Cormorants were generally sitting on the big rock. George is our gull (a longtime neighbour) and there are about 15 cormorants (3 larger double-crested cormorants with yellow bills and 12 smaller pelagic cormorants) . Danny is quite pleased to be getting to know the local trees, rocks and points. It has been a pleasure having him here and he wants to come back to Hornby next summer.

Danny has now done all he can do here and understands that Peter Braat can do the rest when he gets time to do so, hopefully in the next two or three days

Doug thank you for posting the update.  Danny we owe you so much for all you have done to accomplish this feat.  Safe journey home and here is a small token of appreciation to ward of hunger pangs on you way home :bow :heart

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/Shortbread.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 08, 2009, 07:37:33 PM
Wonderful photos and videos. :ecsmile

BBE: thanks so much for capturing Mom vocalizing. I love to hear that sound.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 09, 2009, 04:26:49 AM
We are connected!

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01

 :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 09, 2009, 09:03:51 AM
Our first view of how the cam looked when we went Live with WE this morning:

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/2475/welivenov909c.jpg) (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/welivenov909c.jpg/)

Windy and lots of rain on the cam.


 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 09, 2009, 02:43:45 PM
The eagles fed on an opossum in the nest this afternoon.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4091119838_05fdf12914_o.jpg)

We were all wondering what that "big curved stick" was .

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/4091062964_3d55f721c3_o.jpg)


Turned out it was the opossum
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2764/4091063986_21c3273946_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 09, 2009, 02:49:09 PM
Mom got her share too

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/4090298651_ac3fa2d8f8_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2754/4090298949_9d07d07af3_o.jpg)


Dad again

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2571/4090298007_fd1f1df77f_o.jpg)


Lots more pictures on  Flickr
Close Up cam:  http://tiny.cc/CloseUpcam
WA Cam:  http://tiny.cc/WAcam
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 09, 2009, 04:57:52 PM
I see in your last pic, Nancy, that Dad is still wearing the tuxedo - white streak on chest. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 09, 2009, 05:44:25 PM
You got some great snapshots Nancy.  Love the close ups especially. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 09, 2009, 06:37:42 PM
Photo from earlier today @ 16hrs,15min.  Adult placing branch re. nest building.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4022009-11-0916_15_17.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 09, 2009, 06:43:12 PM
Hi Anne,

and Welcome!

We are not using "attachments" in this forum so you will have to upload to a photo hosting site like Photobucket or Flickr in order to post images here.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 09, 2009, 06:43:56 PM
I don't think they can load directly Ann.  

Here is some video of same. Dad adding branch, mom watching.  Opening Day 11-9-2009 2:30 PM

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_OpeningDayHornby.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=OpeningDayHornby.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 09, 2009, 06:47:33 PM
Opening Day at WildEarth Part 2

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_OpeningDayPart2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=OpeningDayPart2.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 09, 2009, 07:00:35 PM
Opening Day Part 3

Dad eats the remainder of an opossum brought into the nest the evening before.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_OpeningDayPart3.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=OpeningDayPart3.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 09, 2009, 07:10:13 PM
My last one from today.

Opening Day Part 4

Dad goes on top of Cam housing to be near Mom who says there isn't room for two. lol

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_OpeningDayPart4.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=OpeningDayPart4.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 09, 2009, 07:40:23 PM
Thank you so very much for the videos, Emc.  Missed most of the day at the nest, so it was so nice to see what transpired on our Opening Day with WE.  :ecsmile

And to Blue and NancyM.  Thank you so very much for the photos!  I was so sad I couldn't see the action today live, and you all made my day.  :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 09, 2009, 09:30:58 PM
Opening day was special. So nice of the eagle to cooperate and give us a nice visit.  :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on November 09, 2009, 10:06:10 PM
 :eclove It was a wonderful day! The posts by Doug delighted everyone and the Hornbys (and Wilson) were spectacular.

Thank you for the pictures and videos; what a lot of time they must have taken.  :bow
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 10, 2009, 07:27:18 AM
GOOD MORNING! 2009-11-10 ,07_14_38
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4072009-11-1007_14_38.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 10, 2009, 08:34:32 AM
Eagle looks so serious this morning, like how the pic looks like it's on a sketch pad Anne. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 10, 2009, 09:28:14 AM
The complete skeleton of the opossum is in clear view in the nest.  Interesting, but I hope they pitch it overboard sometime soon.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 10, 2009, 11:23:36 AM
Sharing 'elevenses' (or a light lunch)!  :eclol

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov1009-1100PST.jpg)

Actually - dad appears to be doing two things at once - holding onto 'Wilson' and some stick handling!   :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 10, 2009, 12:52:14 PM
Hello All, I am so excited that our Hornby nest is live again, and this brand new forum has been created!

That said, who is "Wilson"? :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 10, 2009, 01:01:11 PM
When those of us who watched the nest and commented in the Hornby chatroom earlier in the season, we  (not sure who it was now, but probably AJL) 'Christened' any opossum remains that were brought into the nest 'Wilson'.  :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 10, 2009, 01:05:54 PM
  :eclove Thanks to all who helped in getting me finally on the nest cam!!!  I love you all for your patience and info!!! Oh what a great feeling to finally see the cam again!!! Also thanks for posting photos, video of opening day so I could see that at least. You are all the greatest!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Sheila on November 10, 2009, 01:45:24 PM
Hi Everyone,    It's like a space ship here now, with all of Raptormen's equipment lined up with our own TV, the two TVs for the cameras, and our computer.  I like to sneak out here in the middle of the night just to see all the lights (red, green and blue) blinking, flashing or glowing in the dark.  And then, there is the new control button to switch from one camera to the other.

I feel that I should dress up in in a space suit complete with a glass-domed helmet, but will have to do with a bicycle helmet Im afraid.

I've spent the morning cleaning up my desk and computer desk, after a month's neglect.  Then pay off bills.                 Doug
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 10, 2009, 02:16:01 PM
When those of us who watched the nest and commented in the Hornby chatroom earlier in the season, we  (not sure who it was now, but probably AJL) 'Christened' any opossum remains that were brought into the nest 'Wilson'.  :mhihi

Thank you Madrona!  :mhihi  I must confesss my first mental image was of a basketball!  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 10, 2009, 02:20:51 PM
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/MissionControl.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 02:26:30 PM
That*s quite the foto (& array!) Raptorman!
No wonder Doug feels like he*s in the Houston command center, about to launch a space ship!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 10, 2009, 02:27:15 PM
That's a great photo, RaptorMan.  And I got a chuckle out of Doug's post.  I can just picture you sneaking around in the dark, looking at all the lights!  Sometimes when I walk by my office at night I get a similar feeling seeing the various lights flashing. 

Quote from: Doug
I've spent the morning cleaning up my desk and computer desk, after a month's neglect.  Then pay off bills. 
I wish someone would come and do the same for me, Doug.  I have a lot of unopened envelopes too!  :mconfused

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on November 10, 2009, 02:33:36 PM
 :eceek
(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss98/ajlnature/DougandSheilaSpacemanSpiff.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 10, 2009, 02:50:36 PM
Nice photo of the inside of the room!
...Looked up FLOWPLAYER   as it was new to me.
A capture from this am. @ 07_14_33
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4052009-11-1007_14_33.jpg)
>>>>Ant I thought that Wilson the opossum was someones` pet! :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 10, 2009, 02:59:50 PM
:eceek
(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss98/ajlnature/DougandSheilaSpacemanSpiff.jpg)

That is tooooo funny!  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 10, 2009, 03:31:04 PM
Screen cap @ 15_23_06
re. the FLOWPLAYER
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4112009-11-1015_23_06.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 10, 2009, 03:39:17 PM
I don't get "Flowplayer"  I looked it up and found software. What did you find BBE?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 10, 2009, 03:44:47 PM
I don't get "Flowplayer"  I looked it up and found software. What did you find BBE?
..I am not BBE...she has no e
..I am just Anne with an e
...I looked it up as well and found the same thing. Thought that it originates with Hornby set up.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 10, 2009, 04:13:43 PM
Hi Everyone,    It's like a space ship here now, with all of Raptormen's equipment lined up with our own TV, the two TVs for the cameras, and our computer.  I like to sneak out here in the middle of the night just to see all the lights (red, green and blue) blinking, flashing or glowing in the dark.  And then, there is the new control button to switch from one camera to the other.

I feel that I should dress up in in a space suit complete with a glass-domed helmet, but will have to do with a bicycle helmet Im afraid.

I've spent the morning cleaning up my desk and computer desk, after a month's neglect.  Then pay off bills.                 Doug

Hi Sheila, you've got a start on Christmas with the red, green & blue blinking lights. :mhihi We're going to need to build a space room.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 10, 2009, 04:17:32 PM
I suspect that Flowplayer might be the Flash player client that Wild Earth is using.
When you view the camera if you don't already have a Flash player installed WE probably sends you their default Flash player client.
I think that if you look at the "objects" in your browser the flow player will be there.
If you remove that object and download the latest version of Adobe Flash player the Flowplayer logo should be gone the next time you view the cam.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 10, 2009, 04:24:16 PM
I don't get "Flowplayer"  I looked it up and found software. What did you find BBE?

emc - the post you replied to was from 'Anne; not me (BBE)  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 10, 2009, 04:31:36 PM
A warm welcome to all the new members.  I think I know 'Anne' from before ? I know you are all going to have a wonderful time watching our beloved Hornby eagles - who brought so many of us together in April 2006.

Doug and Sheila, you will need an extension to your home!  Nice to see Doug watching 'his' eagles. Love the space suits you have.

I have been out all day (again) so missed the official kick-off. Congratulations to all and thanks for the super photos.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on November 10, 2009, 05:43:01 PM
Mwa ha ha.  Wide angle or close up?

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss98/ajlnature/DougCaptain.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 10, 2009, 07:28:01 PM
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(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss98/ajlnature/DougCaptain.jpg)



You just know Doug is thinking, "Beam me up, Scotty".  Or better yet, "Beam me up, Mom and Dad Hornby".   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 10, 2009, 07:45:18 PM
Sorry Anne, and BBE for the confusion. I like your avatar Anne.

Now I understand the flowpower, weird eh?  Thanks Raptor for explaining, I thought Anne had labeled the pic flowpower.   :mhihi  I definitely couldn't figure that one out. lol

Welcome Anne to our website and forum and eagles. :))
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 10, 2009, 08:35:55 PM
A few pictures from this morning.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/4093920067_dd1f223c89_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2692/4093920137_1751a24ce1_o.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Sheila on November 10, 2009, 09:35:58 PM
Thank you AJL.  Exactly what I was fantasizing.  I'll put my bicycle helmet back in the garage and just think of your picture instead - as I sit at at the controls of Battle Station Galactica - switching from Close-up camera to Wide-angle camera.
                    Doug
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 10, 2009, 09:40:47 PM
Nice Nancy, eagle looks so inquisitive. "Hey what you looking at, i'm out of here?" :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 10, 2009, 09:50:27 PM
Yep, some excellent views there of the eagles. Nice and clear, nice close ups of the faces. :))
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 10, 2009, 09:54:01 PM
  :rotf1 Ajl you crack me up!!!!

 :nod2  Nancy thanks for the great photos!!

 :biggrin6 Doug you will have to get Raptor back to build you and Sheila that spaceship. I can see it now blasting off over the nest!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 11, 2009, 06:49:55 AM
06:45 nest time - the cam appears to be down - the "buffering circle" is going round and round on the WE cam page.

We need a way to alert Doug or  r-man when this happens ~ maybe a separate thread for them to check?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 11, 2009, 07:25:31 AM
Good idea NancyM.
A thread that they can each go to first thing when they come here.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 07:37:53 AM
Thank you Nancy for those wonderful pictures.  :thumbsup

We went for early morning grocery shopping, when I got back, no feed!  :ecsad

None of the WE cams are up... must be a big problem.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Sheila on November 11, 2009, 08:08:32 AM
A beautiful morning.  The two eagles are perched in the Babysitting Tree just 70 feet from the nest.  The Opossum skeleton still in nest and some more green branches.         Doug
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 11, 2009, 08:10:53 AM
the only wildearth cams i can't get are the djuma and ours.
wonder what the glitch is ?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emptynester on November 11, 2009, 08:30:01 AM
Awesome pictures of the Hornby's NancyM!!!! :heart

Doug that is one awesome pic of you!!  Looks soooo real!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cruizer on November 11, 2009, 08:57:22 AM
First post...just checking in...great nest! How come everyone posting has HEG under their names?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 09:04:03 AM
Hi Cruizer, welcome!!

This is a brand new forum and the HEG under the names are for the people who helped get this cam back, the website up and the forum made.  It stands for Hornby Eagle Group.  It was quite a group effort. :)

More people will be coming and we won't stick out so much then, I hope.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 11, 2009, 09:44:15 AM
cam's back up YaY!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 11, 2009, 10:19:44 AM
cam's back up YaY!

Yes!  Thanks to RaptorMan re-starting it remotely!  He appeared in the chatroom and the cam came up almost simultaneously.  Thank you for that rap'man!  Now .... I think you'll have to give Barb your phone number so that when/if this happens at dawn again you can get a wake-up call!   :mhihi 

Barb is such an early riser .... unlike some of us!   :mconfused
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:20:05 AM
Hi Cruizer, welcome!!

This is a brand new forum and the HEG under the names are for the people who helped get this cam back, the website up and the forum made.  It stands for Hornby Eagle Group.  It was quite a group effort. :)

More people will be coming and we won't stick out so much then, I hope.

I am rather pleased to be in the first wave so to speak!  That is a first for me!  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:22:44 AM
Yes!  Thanks to RaptorMan re-starting it remotely!  He appeared in the chatroom and the cam came up almost simultaneously.  Thank you for that rap'man!  Now .... I think you'll have to give Barb your phone number so that when/if this happens at dawn again you can get a wake-up call!   :mhihi 

Barb is such an early riser .... unlike some of us!   :mconfused

Am I an early riser?  Really?  and does raptorman live in the same time zone????   :mhihi :biggrin3 :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:24:45 AM
I just have to ask... How come I have a gold star????  Not that I don't deserve it!  :biggrin3  And how come some of you have green stars????  Just wondering? :question
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 11, 2009, 10:27:06 AM
Quote from: bairbre
I just have to ask... How come I have a gold star?Huh?  Not that I don't deserve it!  big grin  And how come some of you have green stars?Huh?  Just wondering? question

I only just noticed the stars.  I think green stars might be for the original HEG members?

How lucky you are to have a gold star bairbre!   :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 10:29:55 AM
I'm so glad you got on the first wave Bairbre.  :ecsmile  Hope you like the ride.  Thinking of surfing here. lol

You'll see this from time to time.  the yellow print, just run your cursor over it and you can read it. It's like talking under your breath. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 11, 2009, 10:37:16 AM
Am I an early riser?  Really?  and does raptorman live in the same time zone????   :mhihi :biggrin3 :eclol

Hi  Bairbre .. I think the "Barb" that madrona meant is boonibarb, who lives on Hornby Island.

and ... maybe the stars change color with increasing number of posts?  Keep posting and we will see if your star changes to green ...

ETA: nope, that's not it ,,, (I looked at a few other stars )
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:38:16 AM
I only just noticed the stars.  I think green stars might be for the original HEG members?

How lucky you are to have a gold star bairbre!   :mhihi

Yes, I think I quite deserve it....  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:39:15 AM
Hi  Bairbre .. I think the "Barb" that madrona meant is boonibarb, who lives on Hornby Island.

and ... maybe the stars change color with increasing number of posts?  Keep posting and we will see when your star changes to green ...

Oh of course, boonibarb, I should have thought of that!  :ecnono :blush :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:40:15 AM
I'm so glad you got on the first wave Bairbre.  :ecsmile  Hope you like the ride.  Thinking of surfing here. lol

You'll see this from time to time.  the yellow print, just run your cursor over it and you can read it. It's like talking under your breath. :)
Or whispering, usuallly in conjunction with a bit of fun!  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 10:45:04 AM
Yep, ,you got the idea of the yellow print.  There will be some new ones that won't so maybe you can share when the question comes up. It will, I'm sure... lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 11, 2009, 10:49:05 AM
If I remember correctly, blue star = admin, green star = HEG members and yellow = new members of the forum.    
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 10:49:55 AM
emc I am an oooold hand at using yellow fonts...

And it is always when I am at my most angelic!!! :whistle :giggle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on November 11, 2009, 11:13:39 AM
lol Bairbre, I like your syyle!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 11, 2009, 12:26:01 PM
How nice to get real-time reports from Doug of what the eagles are doing.

Does our cam have to be restarted remotely after WE is down?

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 12:30:09 PM
There is an eagle on the nest.... sorry can't tell Mom from Dad unless they are side by side.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 11, 2009, 12:45:08 PM
Bairbre

I like that you think your star is gold, not yellow.  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 12:53:19 PM
Bairbre

I like that you think your star is gold, not yellow.  :eclol


 :eclol  well of course it is gold.... :mhihi


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 12:54:30 PM
I had to leave Mom and Dad at the nest... hubby has this totally unreasonable idea that I should be preparing dinner... :Jaisigh

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 11, 2009, 01:00:37 PM
Mr. Mad gets these notions sometimes too.   :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 11, 2009, 01:29:20 PM
Good afternoon and welcome to new folks since yesterday. There are times when I still have trouble telling Mom and Dad apart.

If Mom has her back to you, you can usually see that she has a part in her coiffure.   If Dad is facing you he now appears to be showing his age (like some of us do at times) :eclol - he has a patch of white feathers high up on his chest.

:help  needed.  I recall that someone with a (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/For%20HEG/greenstar.jpg) has a side by side view of the couple describing who is who.  Perhaps they could post in in a strategic place here - for all to see?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: purpleagle on November 11, 2009, 01:31:09 PM


 :eclol  well of course it is gold.... :mhihi




I agree....it's GOLD! :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 11, 2009, 01:45:48 PM
BBE - I made that original picture of mom and dad, in profile, and Spyderlady posted it in another forum earlier this year, with my consent.  Is that the one you're referring to?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cruizer on November 11, 2009, 01:54:40 PM
Quick question aren't a lot of you guys from HWF?  Is this forum part of HWF in some way?  Just found this forum but many names look familiar to me. :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: parrotlady1 on November 11, 2009, 01:55:42 PM
Well Hi all!! Bravo to Doug what a nice forum site :heart
This came sooner than later. It  is a delight :ecwink to be here and am happy to be getting the cam in after updating Adobe Flash Player..so if any body is having cam problems that might be your answer! Have to run off but will be back either posting or lurking..lol..can't hide at WE chat..the name shows up..but what a great bunch :biggergrin2
Lol love this emocion O0 back in the day ..!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Kamali on November 11, 2009, 02:04:00 PM
Gold stars are for members, green stars for HEG members, blue stars for Admins (who are also HEG members, just a different colour).

HEG is short for 'Hornby Eagle Group', the group responsible for getting the cams, website and forum online.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Kamali on November 11, 2009, 02:05:58 PM
Quick question aren't a lot of you guys from HWF?  Is this forum part of HWF in some way?  Just found this forum but many names look familiar to me. :puzzled2
This forum is not connected to HWF at all, though some members were once and in some cases still are members there.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cruizer on November 11, 2009, 02:08:44 PM
OIC....I just recognize so many names...even your from some tutorials.... :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 11, 2009, 03:01:57 PM
by parrotlady1
Quote
Lol love this emocion O0 back in the day ..!!


Raptorman posed for that one parrotlady1.  :giggle Good likeness, don't you all think?

 :lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 03:09:55 PM
by parrotlady1

Raptorman posed for that one parrotlady1.  :giggle Good likeness, don't you all think?

 :lol

 :eclol :biggrin3 :ecwink :nod2 :mhihi :biggergrin2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 11, 2009, 04:46:36 PM
I must leave for the evening.  Talk to you tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on November 11, 2009, 04:59:43 PM
Good Night Bairbre. Have a good evening.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 11, 2009, 05:07:13 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3762009-11-1115_47_11.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3872009-11-1116_03_32-1.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3912009-11-1116_03_58.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4012009-11-1116_14_24.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 11, 2009, 05:09:48 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4052009-11-1116_16_30.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4112009-11-1116_17_27.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4132009-11-1116_17_31.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4152009-11-1116_18_05.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:10:01 PM
Mom doing some nestorations around 4 PM 11-11-09

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadHornbynestorations.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadHornbynestorations.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:10:53 PM
Great screencaptures Anne :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:16:22 PM
Mom's nestorations continue

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Nestorationscontinued2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Nestorationscontinued2.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 11, 2009, 05:22:05 PM
Thanks EMC

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4242009-11-1116_22_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:25:05 PM
Isn't that just beautiful. Mom standing there so regal, surveying her "kingdom" Dad doing nestorations, the beautiful trees, the ocean.   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 11, 2009, 05:31:09 PM
Oh dear! I accidentally hit Notify which is right next to Reply.   :blush

I have forgotten what I was going to post now.  Will have to go back and read to figure that out and to see what I Notified!!!

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:32:43 PM
Next installment of today's nestorations. Mom continues and then Dad arrives with a small branch. They do some beaking, perhaps some disagreement over what Mom did in Dad's absence.  lol

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Nestorationscontinue3.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Nestorationscontinue3.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 11, 2009, 05:34:14 PM
I can't see what happened with Notify but a bell went off.   ???

Anyway, I was going to say that there is a pic of Mom and Dad Hornby in the Gallery on the website that shows them from behind - 2008 screenshots.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:37:46 PM
Dad does some nestoration.  

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Nestorationscontinued4.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Nestorationscontinued4.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:44:00 PM
I don't have the specific times down to put it in the research topic. Around 4, mom arrives with a large stick.  She starts arranging it, gets interrupted by finding the remains of the opossum and picks at it.She neatly prunes some small branches off and arranges them, also.   Goes back to stick arranging. Dad arrives with a small branch around 4:20. They beak as if disagreement, with stiff  unsure posture.  It is settled quickly and Dad starts rearranging the sticks, he also picks at the slim remains of the opossum.  Mom goes up to cam housing and supervises the area.  They both leave after hearing an eagle call around 4:30 PM.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:52:38 PM
Dad's nestorations continue. Mom watches him and the skies.  They hear something and fly off.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Dadsnestorationsandleave.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Dadsnestorationsandleave.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 05:55:52 PM
Just the fly off here. Turn your sound up to hear what they hear.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Theflyoff.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Theflyoff.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 11, 2009, 06:15:33 PM
Capture @ 16_20_35

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4222009-11-1116_20_35.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 11, 2009, 09:33:02 PM
From the several visits between noon and 2 PM. On Dad's first visit, he had a huge crop. AJL said in chat that he looked like he had eaten a watermelon.

Picture is much crisper on the screen than when "captured."


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/4097619662_58d6ff1e39_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/4096862109_663eaf9f16_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2469/4096862141_257784d2a3_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4097619818_3eae0d5239_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 12, 2009, 01:55:36 AM
Anne, emc, and Nancy - what beautiful photos and super videos. Many thanks. Maybe today I will have a chance to watch them :question
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 12, 2009, 06:10:57 AM
Nancy...thanks for the pictures directly from the screen . It is nice to see the difference. The signal from Wild Earth is transmitted by radio. Herman  took a video  using his cell phone and uploaded it to Facebook. The quality was better than what we see on our screen. He also says the image he sees on the camera when they go out on drives is of excellent quality.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 12, 2009, 07:49:53 AM
The video that you see on your computer is compressed so that it can be streamed across the Internet using less bandwidth. Yes, it looks better at the source.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Sheila on November 12, 2009, 09:19:31 AM
Sheila and I are visiting Victoria until Sunday.  Boonibarb has keys to house if some need to get to Spaceship command headquarters (flash, flash, blink, blink).   Doug
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 12, 2009, 09:26:03 AM
So cute, thanks Doug for letting us know and arranging back up. 

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 09:43:17 AM
emc, Anne and Nancy, thank you for your wonderful pictures! :thumbsup
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 09:45:38 AM
Sheila and I are visiting Victoria until Sunday.  Boonibarb has keys to house if some need to get to Spaceship command headquarters (flash, flash, blink, blink).   Doug

Thank you Doug, hope Sheila and  yourself have a wonderful time in Victoria.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2009, 09:48:44 AM
First attempts here to post screen caps to a forum....

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2524/4097064754_e0cdd42c71_o.jpg)

Photo taken during nestorations, 11-11-09 @ 12:46 pm

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 09:54:23 AM
That is great luvthebirds!!! :thumbsup
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 12, 2009, 09:58:08 AM
You did well, luv.  It can be addictive, though.   :eclove  Thanks for posting that s'cap!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2009, 09:59:24 AM
Thanks, Bairbre and Madrona...but the next one didn't post. lol  still learning I guess....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2009, 10:01:21 AM
Another:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2535/4097061596_50e8490665_o.jpg)

Mom and Dad with poor widdle Wilson 11-10-09, 11:01 am
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 10:03:51 AM
You are waaaay ahead of me luv  :biggrin3  Poor Wilson indeed... I thought they had buried him yesterday! :ecsad :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2009, 10:04:38 AM
Someone got sent for a "timeout" for improper nestorating.  11-11-09, 12:47 pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2528/4097064230_f5b40df430_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 10:10:27 AM
They have me in stitches...each one so determined where the stick should go.  Mom always wins though!  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 12, 2009, 10:13:12 AM
They cover wilson up, then uncover him, sometimes within minutes of covering him.  Someone said he looks like a sea horse today. I like that :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 10:14:13 AM
Well poor old Wilson is certainly keeping them, and us, entertained!  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2009, 10:21:34 AM
Will try a few from last season, hope that is okay.  I caught a couple of Hope as she was enjoying her preparations for fledging.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2431/4097063122_453964e872_o.jpg)

Hope at branch, 07-14-09

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2789/4097063090_f60586bb57_o.jpg)
Hope returns to the nest, 07-14-09

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2574/4096305275_26d6d02fcd_o.jpg)

Hope taking off for the tree top stump, 07-17-09

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/4096307373_c04b30d9e4_o.jpg)

Hope supervising Mom and Dad from the CU cam box.  07-17-09

I hope that it was okay to post from last year.  I rather love having Hope here....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 10:23:26 AM
It is certainly okay with me!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 12, 2009, 11:05:19 AM
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/TheLook.jpg)

11/12/09
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 12, 2009, 11:11:47 AM
Oh boy!  You captured "the look" perfectly!  What a great picture!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 12, 2009, 11:40:26 AM
Good day, some beautiful photos here.

Raptor - awsome photo - 'up close and personal'  :eclol

The past two days this has been my view of the nest, and was again today:

Nov. 12, 2009 at 11:13 am
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/Nov12at1113.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on November 12, 2009, 12:08:09 PM
Thank you Luv and Raptor!  The pictures gave me nice 2009 memories, Hopeful memories and a great glimpse into our future nest watchings.  I am just one happy Chicklet today!

Thank you again.

There can be not excessive use of hearts here!!   :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 12, 2009, 02:47:02 PM
I have just embedded the Hornby feed to my Facebook page! :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mary Jane on November 12, 2009, 02:55:47 PM
Wonderful Anne, and thank you :-)   Hope lots and lots of people watch, learn, and enjoy with us in watching these fantastic pair of Eagles. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 12, 2009, 03:00:30 PM
Wonderful Anne, and thank you :-)   Hope lots and lots of people watch, learn, and enjoy with us in watching these fantastic pair of Eagles. 


iT WAS easy as I just grabbed it from SKIPPERS` page. :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 12, 2009, 04:01:18 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/nest%20for%20forem%20shots/MWSnap1363a2009-11-1219_45_56.jpg)
starling on nest branch near tree trunk base see arrow
15:45 nest time
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 12, 2009, 07:46:01 PM
another pic of the birdie - can you see it?

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2788/4099523714_f169f756d3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on November 12, 2009, 08:50:33 PM
A couple more from today's screen shots....

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2613/4099197569_1a39b395b6_o.jpg)

Who are you looking at? 11-12-09 04:04 pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/4099197341_bd728f6af9_o.jpg)

I'm keeping my eye on you.  11-12-09 10:51 am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/4099197509_db4bcf1796_o.jpg)

Nice profile. 11-12-09 04:12 pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4099992588_e3b9414a97_o.jpg)

Looking good. 11-12-09 04:15 pm



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 12, 2009, 09:55:13 PM
 :biggrin3Thanks Raptor, Luv, Typos, Nancy, and anyone I missed.  Love the screen caps, as I missed seeing them today!!! Raptor great close up also Luv, you did good. :nod2  Love close ups and also love seeing shots of Hope again!!!  :clap Kudos to you all.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 07:21:13 AM
Good Morning!
(http://i37.tinypic.com/301dpjs.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 13, 2009, 07:23:31 AM
How very interesting Anne :nod2

Good morning to you too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 08:50:30 AM
Mom and Dad arrive 11-13-09  they arrange soft boughs and take turns on the cam housing.
Part 1 first 5 min. 8:09 A.M.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadHornby11-13-09.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadHornby11-13-09.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 08:51:17 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4412009-11-1308_10_40.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4442009-11-1308_11_52.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 08:52:27 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4512009-11-1308_16_17.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4542009-11-1308_17_35.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 08:54:27 AM
Wow! emc  You sure get them uploaded fast!

My favorite:   (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4582009-11-1308_20_25.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 13, 2009, 09:07:56 AM
That's my favorite too!
Love the photos Anne!

Thank you for the video emc  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 09:13:02 AM
I'm getting faster at the videos sometimes. lol 

Anne, you got the best closeups there.  WOW love them
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 09:19:19 AM
The rest of the videos from this morning Part 2 and Part 3

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDad11-13Part2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDad11-13Part2.mp4)

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDad11-13Part3.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDad11-13Part3.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 13, 2009, 09:46:34 AM
Good Afternoon,

Thank you for the wonderful pictures Anne and emc... I missed this morning altogether. :sad
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 09:51:35 AM
Bairbre, well, now you didn't miss a thing. :))  It's all here...:)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 09:54:00 AM
This image and post should be deleted after...Does anyone else have those dirty orange/brown claws re. lower right hand corner of the feed.
(http://i37.tinypic.com/r0dms6.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 13, 2009, 10:00:43 AM
Anne, i think the top & bottom borders of the camera are actually a close up foto of an eagle*s feathers.
To the left are the white head feathers, to the right are the brown body feathers, such as where you*ve circled.
i find these two frames very distracting.
i wish they were just black or something.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 10:04:12 AM
Whater ever they are they are not very pleasing...thought I was just being picky. All black is good as our eyes go to white first.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 13, 2009, 10:07:30 AM
I find the "border" a little distracting, and not having the time counter at the bottom that used to be there....but little annoyances compared to not seeing the nest at all!  I think WE is in the process of changing things....maybe it will improve?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 13, 2009, 10:36:45 AM
i just pull the page sides up around the viewer dont see those anymore ; )
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 01:12:04 PM
11 am 11-13-09  
Part 1  They bring in a branch and Mom works on it's placement. Mom tells Dad he is in the way, he ends up outside the nest on a branch. lol

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDad11am11-13.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDad11am11-13.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 01:42:25 PM
Mom and Dad 11 am Part 2 11-13-09

Mom continues nestorations

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDad11-13Part2-1.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDad11-13Part2-1.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 01:44:01 PM
Mom and Dad 11 am 11-13-09  Part 3 Nestorations continue. Mom goes too our right out of view and seems to be working there for 4 min.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDad11-13Part3-1.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDad11-13Part3-1.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 01:51:19 PM
And Part 4 of 11 am sighting of Mom and Dad 11-13-09

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDad11-13Part3-2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDad11-13Part3-2.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 02:12:32 PM
Mom 1 PM

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Mom1PM11-13.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Mom1PM11-13.mp4)

Mom 1:40 PM

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Mom1-4011-13.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Mom1-4011-13.mp4)

I'm off for a while,  enjoy...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 04:59:21 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4722009-11-1315_30_36.jpg)

...(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4792009-11-1315_34_17.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4822009-11-1315_35_25.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 13, 2009, 05:01:20 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4892009-11-1316_10_50.jpg)

...........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4992009-11-1316_16_00.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5002009-11-1316_16_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 13, 2009, 06:38:56 PM
Anne and emc thanks for showing us how the eagles spent their day. Wonderful photos and videos. I love the one of the eagle looking directly into the camera.  There are two quotes for that photo, 'Are you folks still checking us out?' and 'Mr deMille I am ready for close-up'.

Again, I was gone all day = no sighting  :ecsad so many thanks for the update.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emptynester on November 13, 2009, 06:46:27 PM
It is very nice to be able to come into this thread and catch up on Mom and Dad sightings. 
Thank Anne and emc !
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 13, 2009, 09:21:54 PM
Your welcome. Glad I was here and able to do so.  :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 07:25:22 AM
Good Morning! Mom on the nest.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5092009-11-1407_07_45.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 09:06:45 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5242009-11-1408_08_10.jpg)
           (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5262009-11-1408_08_12.jpg)
                         (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5202009-11-1408_07_52.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 09:08:24 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5552009-11-1408_49_56.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 09:15:18 AM
Mom and Dad bring branches to the nest and then "discuss" where they go. lol

Part 1  9 ish A.M. 11-14-09
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadbringbranches11-14.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadbringbranches11-14.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 09:34:03 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5322009-11-1408_08_47.jpg)    (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5212009-11-1408_07_53.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 09:38:21 AM
Part 2 Mom and Dad bring branches 9 am 11-14

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadwithbranchespart2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadwithbranchespart2.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 09:46:15 AM
Mom and Dad with branches Part 3

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadwithbranchespart3.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadwithbranchespart3.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 10:02:03 AM
Mom and Dad bring branches Part 4

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadwithbranchespart4.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadwithbranchespart4.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 10:08:40 AM
Mom and Dad with branches 11-14 Part 5

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_MomandDadwithbranchespart5.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=MomandDadwithbranchespart5.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 14, 2009, 10:23:26 AM
G'day.  AJL posted this morning that
Quote from: AJL
8:32: Dad flies onto Horus branch.

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=10.msg1352#msg1352

Which branch is that? one of the one's at the back of the nest ?

Thanks
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 11:00:17 AM
Dad returns soon after they both leave and he fixes branches while mom is gone.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Dadreturnsfixesbranches.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Dadreturnsfixesbranches.mp4)

part 2

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Dadreturnsfixesbranchespart2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Dadreturnsfixesbranchespart2.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 14, 2009, 11:00:57 AM
BBE:  I think ajl is calling the branch that looks like an "eye" the Horus branch.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 11:20:45 AM
BBE:  I think ajl is calling the branch that looks like an "eye" the Horus branch.

I thought it was a spelling mistake. Pehaps it is this branch  with the eye/circle in the branch.
(http://i38.tinypic.com/mvrfx5.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 11:45:49 AM
In with stick
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5782009-11-1411_23_53.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5792009-11-1411_23_54.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5812009-11-1411_24_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on November 14, 2009, 12:25:31 PM
How wonderful to be able to watch our beloved Hornbys again. :ecsmile :eclove  My deepest heartfelt thanks to all who have made this possible. :heart

I'm away on holidays and can hardly wait to get back to my home computer to save some of these wonderful photos and spend more time watching the cam. :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 01:07:10 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5992009-11-1412_06_19.jpg)

..the yawn! (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6052009-11-1412_48_00.jpg)

ps: Great capture Raptorman!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 14, 2009, 01:11:36 PM
Love the 'frazzled' look you captured, rap'man!  And Anne - great that you caught that open-beaked 'yawn' that accompanied her call.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 04:38:04 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6092009-11-1415_44_11.jpg)

.....(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6122009-11-1415_47_45.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 14, 2009, 04:39:28 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6162009-11-1415_49_54.jpg)

................(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6172009-11-1415_50_00.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6192009-11-1415_50_29.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 14, 2009, 10:44:17 PM
Another day of great screen caps, thank all who made them!!! Raptor I just love that one of Mom, it's is so funny!! Is she saying, " What do ya mean I need my hair done!!" Priceless.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 14, 2009, 11:18:52 PM
Awesome synopsis of Saturday's activities. Thank you all so much.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 15, 2009, 07:15:10 AM
No feed! Just the endless circle .
ps: I am off to work!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 15, 2009, 07:32:53 AM
same here no feed, cam is still in the WE listings so they must still be recieving something or it would say no broadcast available or doesn't exist,????
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Sheila on November 15, 2009, 07:53:28 AM
It is our stormiest day so far this year, but we still have electricity and the two cameras are still working.  The eagles are not likely to turn up in weather like this - they will be holed up somewhere protected from the wind.  The high tide today comes up fairly high but is not an extreme tide.  When a storm occurs along with an extreme high tide, there can be erosion of the shoreline, but it should be OK today.         Doug
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 15, 2009, 07:57:56 AM
Thank you Doug. This helps to explain why we have no cam this morning. Perhaps a Telus issue, I don't know. Hopefully, Mom and Dad are somewhere well protected...they are very smart.  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on November 15, 2009, 08:01:10 AM
So glad you two are home safe and sound! thanks for the update! there are a few of us die hards that were watching the arrow go round and round lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 15, 2009, 08:44:29 AM
 :eclol cawatcher, you crack me up...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 15, 2009, 08:53:14 AM
cams up and its a wonderful wild day on hornby, the surfs high and white!!!! awsome !!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tacoma:) on November 15, 2009, 09:10:08 AM
This is absolutely FANTASTIC to have this site.  It is so nice to see some of the  "oldies" here as well  :ecsmile  Thank you so much to all those involved in making this happen :ecwink   Great screen caps that many of you have posted to review and  a nice pic of you Doug.  :ecsmile  Looking forward to an awesome season coming up!!!
Dave
aka: Tacoma:)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emptynester on November 15, 2009, 09:25:36 AM
Welcome back, Tacoma  :ecsmile
Nice to see you here.......grab a coffee and make yourself comfortable and enjoy our new forum and new and old friends!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 15, 2009, 09:33:10 AM
Good morning, all.  It is very stormy here on Vancouver Island - there is a weather advisory out for strong winds and lots of rain over the next couple of days.  Power may well go out, and I understand that half of Hornby is without power currently.  Keep your fingers crossed.  :pray http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc46

While I was posting this, Barb reported that the power had just gone out!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 15, 2009, 10:14:07 AM
I just got a phone call from Doug Carrick. The storm knocked out his power. The computer has been running on batteries for several minutes but will shut down soon.
He said that he doesn't expect to have the power restored until tomorrow.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 15, 2009, 10:49:55 AM
Raptorman, thanks for letting us know.   I hope that won't affect any of the computer and/or cam settings.  That storm must be really something!  

Keeping fingers and toes crossed that the eagles, nest and computer/cam situation are all okay.  Hope Booni, Doug, Sheila and our other BC friends are all okay, too.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 15, 2009, 01:14:02 PM
Thanks Raptor for update. Also thank you Doug.  Hopefully tomorrow we will see cam again!! Nothing we can do about Mother Nature but wait it out!! Sigh.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 15, 2009, 01:59:21 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap02672009-11-1513_27_28.jpg)
©2009 Doug Carrick
wonderful wet wild coast line on Hornby nov15 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 15, 2009, 02:32:00 PM
Doug, thanks for the update. So warm and safe.  Sure hope Mum and Dad are tucked up somewhere safe.  Doug when the weather is like this 'wet, wild, and windy' do you have any idea where tend to go for safety?

Tacoma :)  welcome home !
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 15, 2009, 02:38:29 PM
The power is back on on Hornby Island.
The computer is up but the router was assigned a new IP address.
Our encoder is publishing to our server but Wild Earth's server needs to connect to our server to pull the stream so they will need to configure the new IP in their server settings to connect to us.
I have sent an email to Graham and Peter with the new IP address.
It's late in South Africa and I don't expect that we will be connected until late tonight or early in the morning nest time.
We will be looking into getting a static IP address from Telus.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 15, 2009, 02:38:55 PM
I love the way the sticks around the edge of the nest look like a perfect semi-circle - a 'railing' of sorts.   :eclove

Thanks for the update RaptorMan.  You never know - somebody might be up!  And if not I think they're early risers - so it could happen just as it gets dark here.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on November 15, 2009, 02:48:11 PM
Welcome Tacoma.
Hope everyone keeps their candles and lamps handy on Hornby and other places where the storm is playing out. Even if the power comes back on it can go out again quickly. At least that is my experience during our winter blizzards here.
I imagine Ma and Pa are hunkered down in some nice cozy place.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 15, 2009, 03:01:31 PM
Raptorman

These storms are a normal part of late fall and winter weather here so hope Telus will give us a static IP address.  It will save a lot of communication to re-establish connection every time it happens.

Be sure and let Telus know the chain of events - it isn't as simple as plugging in the freezer again or rebooting the PC.

It is an international event!   
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on November 15, 2009, 07:39:28 PM
Raptorman . .I hope you can help.  I have tried everything to get the cam to work - incl updating flash . . .nada.  I keep getting the circling arrow on the 2 eagles pic.  But I do get the djuma cam . . .Can you provide some guidance please.  I spent a whole lot of hours on the Hornby nest last season and am soooooo keep to continue.

Am at a loss here.   grateful for your help.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 15, 2009, 07:51:47 PM
Hi Kianaj,
I'm glad to hear that you made your way back to the nest  :nod2
The camera has been down all day today because of a power outage earlier on Hornby Island.
We're waiting to get Wild Earth's server hooked back up to ours. Right now everyone is seeing the same circling arrow with the two eagles pic.
If you are able to see the Djuma cam then as soon as our camera is back up you should be able to see ours as well.
Please try again tomorrow. If you're unable to see the camera tomorrow let us know and we'll see if we can help resolve it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 15, 2009, 09:22:09 PM
A warm welcome to you, Kianaj.  I see it is your first post.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 16, 2009, 06:43:42 AM
Thanks to all for your weekend pictures and posts.  I have been nursing a sinus cold so spent most of the weekend snoozing.

Welcome Kianaj, nice to see you Tacoma/Dave.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 16, 2009, 06:59:13 AM
Weather update for Hornby Island http://www.theweathernetwork.com/schools/cabcpoi2151027
ps: I would not be surprised if the power went out again. re. the Pineapple Express storm thus power lines down and substation outages.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: baysis on November 16, 2009, 09:30:19 AM
Great link, Anne, especially the wet puddles.........just for jumping in!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 16, 2009, 09:46:57 AM
Great link, Anne, especially the wet puddles.........just for jumping in!

Baysis - look on the Smiles thread as there is a link to a really cute video of a young elk playing in a puddle.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 16, 2009, 10:31:44 AM
A few posts back Anne posted the link to the weather for Hornby Island.  The webcam page for the eagles on our website: http://www.hornbyeagles.com/webcam.htm     ~ ~  also has a link to local tides
 http://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/HornbyIsland-BritishColumbia/tides/latest
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kathyj on November 16, 2009, 10:37:37 AM
Hello everyone.  This is my first post on here!  But have been watching the Hornby eagles since 2006, and sometime contribute on the Hancock forum.

Is the cam still down due to power outages?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 16, 2009, 11:13:33 AM
Hello Kathyj and welcome!

Yes, the cam is still down because we are waiting for WildEarth to reconnect to us.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 16, 2009, 11:58:32 AM
Hi Kathyj and welcome to our new forum!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 16, 2009, 10:44:25 PM
a picture of the family from years gone by
makes for lasting memories ; )


(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/sjcreations/temp/MWSnap26692009-10-1222_06_32-3-1-3.jpg)
©Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 17, 2009, 06:11:21 AM
That is very nice, typos! a very sentimental picture of a lovely couple.

The cam is UP this morning, now all we need is daylight.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: smallpaws on November 17, 2009, 06:17:14 AM


The cam is UP this morning, now all we need is daylight.

Brilliant! Thank you.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 17, 2009, 07:28:49 AM
Good morning!
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6252009-11-1707_13_31.jpg)
...off to work.

ps: Typo...nice pic and framing on your picture!

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 17, 2009, 10:09:17 AM
we just heard some barking of  seal? seal lion?
and now eagles on the nest, !
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 17, 2009, 10:34:43 AM
The 'barking' would have been a sea lion.  Nice to see them both on the nest this morning.  They must sense that the current storm is passing.  Skies are now clearing.  But I fear another storm is waiting in the wings.  Let's all keep our fingers crossed that power doesn't go out again.   :pray2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 17, 2009, 10:46:06 AM
That is a beautiful picture typoscount!

I heard on our noon news that there are a whole series of storms due to hit Vancouver Island and the west coast?  :Jaisigh
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 17, 2009, 11:01:46 AM
My lucky day; Mom and Dad both at the nest

Mom at 10:19 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4118022601_f86027b08a_d.jpg)

Mom at 10:20 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/4118795562_ca7fab2e33_d.jpg)

Mom at 10:21 am  :blush has © x 2
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/4118795596_f8cec87266.jpg)

Dad has arrived at 10.31 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2729/4118025927_7861256d4c_o.jpg)

10:38 am Dad had flown in and was sitting on Cam housing 10:38 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/4118025941_2ef1895993.jpg)

They look great  :ecsmile

Edited Nov.19, 2009 to add '© Doug Carrick 2009' to the photos.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 17, 2009, 11:13:43 AM
10:31 am - Dad calling while sitting on cam housing

VIDEO ~ ~Dad calling ~ 00:15 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4112276199/)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: smallpaws on November 17, 2009, 02:08:13 PM
yum, fish head for tea. lovely grub.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 17, 2009, 03:02:47 PM
Hi smallpaws... great name by the way.

Fish heads???  Ewwwwww!  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 17, 2009, 03:17:19 PM
Mom and her fish head


(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SwMsMcuj7KI/AAAAAAAABYk/DRktTWLoiDs/s800/hornby_11-17-2009%205.00.20%20PM_59.jpg)

33 photos from today here:   November 17 (http://picasaweb.google.com/njmaciolek/17November2009?feat=directlink)


All screenshots ©2009 Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 17, 2009, 03:36:14 PM
...and 52 viewers on your screenshot.  Plus the Chat, that is pretty good for November. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 17, 2009, 04:58:09 PM
On the slideshow of all of the pics the number went up to 61. :)  How did you get the number on the screen? 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 17, 2009, 05:05:08 PM
With some programs, you can outline the region you want to capture instead of just the active screen on the webcam.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 17, 2009, 05:17:58 PM
I don't see the numbers at all  on my screen.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cercis on November 17, 2009, 05:40:54 PM
Me either, emc, and I would like to be able to see that number.  Please tell me how?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 17, 2009, 06:08:21 PM
You can see that number. That number also shows up under our picture on the WE home page. It is the number of viewers (not the number of views). Can't explain how she has the old player screen available. Raptorman explained but I wouldn't dare try to repeat it.  :blush
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 17, 2009, 06:58:45 PM
Me either, emc, and I would like to be able to see that number.  Please tell me how?

I was watching the "old player" version - it is on my Facebook page. I have to thank Skipper for posting it in the first place.  I don't know how she got the code, but once it was posted, it is easy to "adopt."
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 17, 2009, 07:13:15 PM
Mom flew in this afternoon around 1:45 PM and I thought she was carrying something in her talons but only saw her after the landing, so couldn't be sure.  She stayed put, and it seemed like she might be waiting for dad.  She started calling loudly around 1:53 and dad arrived with something in his talons, and settled on the cam housing to eat a smallish, whitish, round-shaped object.  For a moment I wondered if it was a shellfish of some kind.  As soon as dad started eating, mom shifted and revealed a large fishhead that she had been standing on for almost 10 minutes.  It had a whitish/grey skin, and light pink flesh.  Both eagles ate noisily - lots of crunching sounds to be heard.   :mhihi

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/HornbyseatingonnestandcamboxNov1709.jpg)

Above shows them both busy 'crunching' their lunch, at 1:56 PM.  At 1:57 dad was finished with his and flew off.  When the switch to the CU cam happened (thank you, Doug) it looked as though mom did indeed have a large fish head - probably salmon, I'm guessing.  Mom ate hungrily, and by 2:10 PM there was not a trace of her meal left.  She hopped up onto the cam box, and dad hopped down immediately, and looked in vain for some food scraps. He even toyed with the possum carcass!

When he gave up and started rearranging the nest sticks a few minutes later, mom promptly hopped down to give him directions.   :eclol

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on November 17, 2009, 07:56:32 PM
Hi Kianaj,
I'm glad to hear that you made your way back to the nest  :nod2
The camera has been down all day today because of a power outage earlier on Hornby Island.
We're waiting to get Wild Earth's server hooked back up to ours. Right now everyone is seeing the same circling arrow with the two eagles pic.
If you are able to see the Djuma cam then as soon as our camera is back up you should be able to see ours as well.
Please try again tomorrow. If you're unable to see the camera tomorrow let us know and we'll see if we can help resolve it.

Hi again

well, not only can I NOT see the Hornby cam but I now cannot see any other as well.  I was able to see the djuma and several others I tried .  I tried IE but that did not work either.  I am using firefox . . . .your help is appreciated - A LOT. :pray
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 17, 2009, 09:48:20 PM
I'm sorry to hear that Kianaj  :ecsad

It seems the most common issue people are having is related to add blockers. The new Wild Earth Flash player requires all the add blockers to be turned off. One person here thought that they had their add blockers off and found that they had a third add blocker. When she disabled it she was able to see the cam.
Also make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player installed. http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ (http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/)

If you've done that and are still having issues I would suggest contacting wild earth and explaining the problem you're having http://www.wildearth.tv/contact (http://www.wildearth.tv/contact)

Maybe someone else here will have some suggestions as well.  :puzzled2
I really hope you'll be able to see the eagles soon  :pray2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 17, 2009, 11:17:36 PM
Thanks all for the screen caps, video and the observations!! Being at work and missing a great deal, I love you  for postings these. A big thanks you!!! :biggrin3

Kianaj, make sure you go in an remove all ad blockers or pop up blockers. I use IE and I had to do that. I had three places to unblock and when I did that I could see the cam. Hope you can soon as I know how frustrating it can be!! Good luck.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 18, 2009, 12:35:33 PM
i have the cam working , really blowing around the area today
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: smallpaws on November 18, 2009, 01:10:18 PM
I'd turned the sound up thinking it was me - I was nearly blasted out of my chair when the cam came on! Looks pretty nasty weather.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 18, 2009, 02:59:26 PM
At some point this morning, Doug switched the cam to the close-up view and we were (well, I was, at any rate) surprised to see a huge log on the left side of the nest. I wonder if it is the one Doug referred to in his  Oct 21 update:
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=31.msg343#msg343

I think it is visible in the pictures that boonibarb posted from yesterday (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg1969#msg1969 and next two  pictures)

My working theory is that we (I) had not noticed it before because it was covered by smaller branches and twigs and now has been uncovered again. Will look more closely at screencaps ...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 18, 2009, 03:18:27 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6402009-11-1807_22_58.jpg)

......(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6562009-11-1811_14_44.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 18, 2009, 03:32:41 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6362009-11-1807_21_49.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 18, 2009, 03:42:37 PM
Just now. Strong winds. Some ferry services have been cancelled.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6582009-11-1815_36_16.jpg)
..back to work.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 18, 2009, 03:49:37 PM
Regarding the BIG branch - some old branches are very light, particularly when they break off easily.  They are actually lighter in weight than branches of a smaller diameter that haven't weathered and aged as much.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 18, 2009, 03:52:40 PM

My working theory is that we (I) had not noticed it before because it was covered by smaller branches and twigs and now has been uncovered again. Will look more closely at screencaps ...

No, I don't think my theory is correct.

This screencap was taken today at 9:19:54 (computer time stamp)
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SwSGKhThtvI/AAAAAAAABgc/yhsMXeaTzfg/s800/hornby_11-18-2009%2012.19.54%20PM_05.jpg)

and this one at 9:21:32 (Is this the large branch on the left of the nest? or just a medium size one? Looking at the picture that Anne posted, I think maybe the large one had not arrived yet)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SwSGLNORWJI/AAAAAAAABgg/29KcVayhvE8/s800/hornby_11-18-2009%2012.21.32%20PM_06.jpg)

and when switched to the CU view at 10:51
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SwSGQ1uz8YI/AAAAAAAABhU/BCShYbDdg5A/s800/hornby_11-18-2009%201.51.04%20PM_41.jpg)


One eagle had been on the nest (Mom?) and was joined by the second one. Because the cam was buffering so badly during that time period, there was no image shown for the moment that log arrived. Did it fall into the nest or does that eagle have the strength of 10?


Does anyone have pictures from between  9:55 AM and 10:55 AM?

a few more pictures from this morning:November 18 (http://picasaweb.google.com/njmaciolek/18November2009#)
All pictures are ©2009 Doug Carrick

(Nice work, Anne! That is a nice  :heart picture you captured.)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 18, 2009, 04:24:47 PM
Doug just posted re: this "log" and another one too.  On the ground observation topic.  He saw mom bring it in. 

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg2076#msg2076
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 18, 2009, 05:49:59 PM
Although that "log" was probably the largest I have ever seen, it may not have been the heaviest.  I agree with Blue.  It looks long dead (with side branches rotted off) and is probably relatively light - still an impressive load.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 18, 2009, 07:31:27 PM
I did a better heart photo of the Hornby pair. Image from this morning.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap639-2009-11-18-07_22.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 18, 2009, 08:21:38 PM
some not great shots but captured while i experienced the slow mo viewing  

taking off
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap06492009-11-1813_55_05.jpg)
sitting on cam box and watching
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap06502009-11-1813_55_14.jpg)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap06512009-11-1813_55_29.jpg)

tail as the eagle leaves
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap06522009-11-1813_55_48.jpg)
all screencaps ©2009 Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 19, 2009, 09:31:52 AM
Nice video by Skipper of Dad nestorating this morning.  http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20091119110836578  Both were in the nest at the start of the new day.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 19, 2009, 09:35:21 AM
This post has been edited as it was posted in the wrong area.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mary Jane on November 19, 2009, 10:22:35 AM
Nice video by Skipper of Dad nestorating this morning.  http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20091119110836578  Both were in the nest at the start of the new day.

Wonderful - thank you for posting it passerine.  Skipper has such a great talent for screencaptures and videos  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: JudiMN on November 19, 2009, 10:36:29 AM
Okay, so where is the copyrite on that video?
it looked to me like the copyright discussion took place early this am on HWF. maybe the video had already been made. Skipper did post the copyright info in the post where she linked the video.

I think we are all adapting as we get the feel for the new situation.

I'm just very grateful to everyone to see the Hornby family again!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 19, 2009, 10:38:33 AM
Mom has been attempting to move that branch.  She has a hard time getting a grip on it - she can only open her beak so wide!  :eclol

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov19-1015PST-momtriestomov.jpg)
10:15 AM - Mom trying to grab the branch with open beak
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 19, 2009, 10:43:22 AM
That huge branch will be a challenge to little tiny eaglets trying to poop-shoot over it   :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 19, 2009, 11:40:40 AM
Skipper captured some nice nestorations there, thanks for posting it. Love the flying leap to the branch and the calls. I love to hear them call. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 19, 2009, 12:19:59 PM
Photos from early this morning:

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6622009-11-1907_21_30.jpg)

.....(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6632009-11-1907_25_42.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 19, 2009, 12:43:08 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6712009-11-1912_29_18.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 19, 2009, 04:35:12 PM
Nov. 19 at 3:50 pm - a Wet and Windy afternoon ~ click on photo to view 12 sec. video

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/4118758320_0ee75d4a36_m_d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4118762700/)
 

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on November 20, 2009, 12:26:52 PM
NancyM and emc... I love your avatars....

Nancy, can you elaborate.  It almost looks like an ornamental turtle????

And emc..what type of bird is that please?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 20, 2009, 01:53:38 PM
november 20 - Dad on the nest 10:16am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2780/4120820874_5fb25e5d31_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2780/4120820874_5fb25e5d31_o.jpg)

november 20 - Dad on the Horus branch 10:26am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4120047815_84ff15127b_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4120047815_84ff15127b_o.jpg)

november 20 - Dad on cam box, Mum in nest 10:31am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4120820986_5bbd49eb43_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4120820986_5bbd49eb43_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 20, 2009, 02:43:41 PM
Bairbre: my avatar is a Pied Kingfisher from Africa

My tribute I guess to the National Geographic Pete's Pond and WE Djuma Safari rides.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 20, 2009, 03:31:49 PM
3:25 PM


(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SwcmHdOSVBI/AAAAAAAABmU/kZJGehE8_BY/s800/hornby_11-20-2009%206.22.46%20PM_02.jpg)
©2009 Doug Carrick

PS. Bairbre, my avatar is a sea turtle, some sort of ceramic, I think. The Turtle has been "my animal" for many years: takes me a long time to get where I am going, but I get there eventually.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 20, 2009, 05:51:39 PM
As per usual wonderful screen caps & vid., they're definitely photogenic :eclove
To add to the mix is this great video by skipper with dad nestorating & trying it on for size. :chuckle
http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.org/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20091120191330413

eta - Emc i've had a Belted kingfisher hanging around here for the last 3 days. http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Belted_Kingfisher/id
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 21, 2009, 07:43:27 AM
Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunrise: 7:39 am
Sunset: 16:30 (4:30 pm)
Forecast:
Nest scene at 7:25 am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4122309540_4f45662c85_d.jpg)


© Doug Carrick 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 21, 2009, 09:02:33 AM
Nice sunset light on your nest screen capture there NancyM!!!
i was out photographing the eagles & the starlings in that light, so hopefully it*ll look that lovely in my fotos too!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 21, 2009, 12:21:45 PM
I can see the number of viewers today for the first time. Nice :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 21, 2009, 02:25:27 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6872009-11-2113_20_48.jpg)

.........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6882009-11-2113_20_50.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6922009-11-2113_21_43.jpg)

...............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7002009-11-2113_22_57.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7072009-11-2113_47_59.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on November 21, 2009, 02:32:41 PM
Thank you Anne!  Lovely.[/color]
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 21, 2009, 03:10:24 PM
november 21 parent on nest, parent flies in

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/4123324958_2cb864557b_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2627/4123324958_2cb864557b_o.jpg)

november 21 parent in nest, parent flies in

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4122553699_66bbf2c40c_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4122553699_66bbf2c40c_o.jpg)

november 21 Mum flies to cam box

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4123324992_e9ce4d51a4_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4123324992_e9ce4d51a4_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 21, 2009, 03:13:10 PM
november 21 Mum flies off , Dad in nest

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/4123325020_ba3092ee0e_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/4123325020_ba3092ee0e_o.jpg)

november 21 Dad flies off the cam box 10:21am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2630/4122553829_5dbb5464bf_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2630/4122553829_5dbb5464bf_o.jpg)

november 21 Dad*s tail flies off the nest 10:30am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2749/4123325112_41f83c4131_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2749/4123325112_41f83c4131_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 21, 2009, 03:19:33 PM
november 21 Mum & Dad on the nest 10:33am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2785/4122553895_f0eaea1731_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2785/4122553895_f0eaea1731_o.jpg)

november 21 Dad on the nest 11:11am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/4122553957_e2845cc7cd.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/4122553957_9f7d40d767_o.jpg)

november 21 Dad on the nest 11:12am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/4123325270_a436a0753e.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2573/4123325270_32d25bdf8e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 21, 2009, 04:30:25 PM
Barb and Anne got some great pics today. :))

I especially love the one of Dad? looking up and then Mom coming down, showing petticoats. lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 21, 2009, 04:33:52 PM
I captured some of those lovely lilting calls this morning, from about 7:45am to 8:30am before they arrived at the nest.  One of the eagles was somewhere near the nest and the other further away.

GOOD MORNING EAGLES_Nov21_09  (2:18)

Uploaded to YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qHvAMWQuvc

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 21, 2009, 04:36:09 PM
screen cap of boonibarb waving a towel:

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Booni.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 21, 2009, 04:41:15 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7202009-11-2116_25_04.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 21, 2009, 04:49:26 PM
Do you recognize yourself, boonibarb?   :eclol  I think I see Dooki too.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/booniwavingNov20.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 21, 2009, 05:06:25 PM
booni and dooki waving to the cam !!
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnapa10562009-11-2120_21_59.jpg)booni dooki just arrived up the grass
 (http://)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap1058a2009-11-2120_22_09.jpg) (http://)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap1059a2009-11-2120_22_14.jpg) (http://)
booni waving big white something
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap1064a2009-11-2120_22_36.jpg) (http://)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap1058aa2009-11-2120_22_09.jpg) (http://) zoomed in on booni

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 21, 2009, 06:48:14 PM
That was a great video Blue!!
LOVE those sounds.

Thanks for all the great captures of me & Dooki!
That was fun!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on November 21, 2009, 07:35:25 PM
Yes Booni and it would not have happened if not for you!!!

THANK YOU SUPA STAR!!

... and a scratch to Dooki too! :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 21, 2009, 10:16:28 PM
Blue, thanks for the wonderful video with the eagles calling to one another in the morning.  It was a great way to remember the day.  It was great to watch both of them today and the screen caps of Booni and Dooki capped it off, nicely.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 22, 2009, 11:03:15 AM
Re Log:  Had hubby exam the "log", he is an arborist with over 30 years of experience and is also an inspector with the city. His on cam observations, are as follows:--

The branch has been unattached probably about 3 to 4 years from tree. About 2 1/2 inches in diameter, 2 1/2 feet long, closer to three, weight is about 2-3 lb., but closer to 2 lbs. because it is very punky, also you can see bug trails at the end of branch which would go all through the branch making it light. These bugs do not come from trees, therefore the branch was likely pickup up by one of them from the ground. It is off a fir/evergreen tree of some sort.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 22, 2009, 12:21:16 PM
Thank you, Mr donnae (and donnae for asking him)! Our knowledgeable and informative viewers help us with all of our questions.

I would guess that the weight then was not so much the struggle but the size, both length and diameter, creating the awkwardness.  
:puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 22, 2009, 01:19:43 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00142009-11-2216_40_24.jpg) (http://)lots of crow and raven crys and activity not far away
then a crow lands on nest
Dad is not long behind with some kind of food item

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00152009-11-2216_40_31.jpg) (http://)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00292009-11-2216_45_45.jpg) (http://)
eating it here

what is it?(looks possum ish, ) (http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00362009-11-2216_47_52-1.jpg) (http://)
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00452009-11-2216_50_51.jpg) (http://)
dad on cam mom just tail shows on tree stump

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00462009-11-2216_52_12.jpg) (http://)
both take off , tail end of eagle as it leaves
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 22, 2009, 03:17:26 PM
Re Log:  Had hubby exam the "log", he is an arborist with over 30 years of experience and is also an inspector with the city. His on cam observations, are as follows:--

The branch has been unattached probably about 3 to 4 years from tree. About 2 1/2 inches in diameter, 2 1/2 feet long, closer to three, weight is about 2-3 lb., but closer to 2 lbs. because it is very punky, also you can see bug trails at the end of branch which would go all through the branch making it light. These bugs do not come from trees, therefore the branch was likely pickup up by one of them from the ground. It is off a fir/evergreen tree of some sort.
I find that very interesting Donnae thank hubby for us.  I have a couple trees that need looking at :mhihi kidding.

We have the Northwestern Crow here re: typos pics:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:The Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus) is an all-black passerine bird of the crow genus native to the northwest of North America. It is very similar to the more western forms of the widespread American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) but it is slightly smaller (33-41 cm in length) and has proportionately smaller feet with a slightly more slender bill. It is the calls that are significantly different and often serve to identify it. more info & pic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Crow
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 22, 2009, 03:25:13 PM
Thanks to Donnae and Mr. Donnae for the analysis of the log.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 22, 2009, 04:07:13 PM
Nov 22 PM
Mom eating salmon dinner

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/MomEating.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 22, 2009, 04:13:01 PM
oooh, nice picture, r-man!

I got these from the fish head feast

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(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SwnSrDds-wI/AAAAAAAABng/z9EInErJxAk/s800/hornby_11-22-2009%206.15.34%20PM_10.jpg)
All pictures are ©2009 Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 22, 2009, 04:36:56 PM

We have the Northwestern Crow here re: typos pics:
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:The Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus) is an all-black passerine bird of the crow genus native to the northwest of North America. It is very similar to the more western forms of the widespread American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) but it is slightly smaller (33-41 cm in length) and has proportionately smaller feet with a slightly more slender bill. It is the calls that are significantly different and often serve to identify it. more info & pic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwestern_Crow

there is some discussion on if thats a crow or a raven , it did look like it was pecking at something.  i wish ihad got a better capture of it :) daring to come in the nest just before the eagles did!





Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2009, 04:49:04 PM
i got a few myself!
Click these fotos for nice big ones, click on the big one for bigger one.

november 22 2009 Mum eats salmon head 3:36pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/4126593064_4bef3bcf2d.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2728/4126593064_5a4d86e103_o.jpg)

november 22 2009 Mum eats salmon head 3:50pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4126593128_6c0eaa33db.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4126593128_93e04c78ee_o.jpg)

november 22 2009 Mum eats salmon head 3:55pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4126593228_150422c7eb.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4126593228_c0b2a09cc7_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 22, 2009, 06:39:33 PM
there is some discussion on if Thats a crow or a raven , it did look like it was pecking at something.  i wish ihad got a better capture of it :) daring to come in the nest just before the eagles did!
I thinking crow, ravens have a wingspan up to 4 feet, crows are closer to 22 - 27 in. I was trying to measure in comparison to the branch :investigate2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 22, 2009, 06:40:34 PM
Mom arrives with a fish head:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7252009-11-2215_10_11.jpg)

It is nice and pink in color:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7372009-11-2215_38_51.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 22, 2009, 09:53:16 PM
Thanks all that took those great screen caps, always great to see. Glad you enjoyed hubby's information on the "log"!!

Passerine, hubby said he'll be right over!! :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on November 23, 2009, 06:53:46 AM
We finally received the coding for the webcam so that it can be embedded on the webcam page of the website, www.hornbyeagles.com, which I have just uploaded. We don't yet have the coding for the chatroom, so for the time being, if you want to participate in the chat, you have to use the Wildearth.tv link.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2009, 06:59:27 AM
Yaaaaaay!!!  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 23, 2009, 07:07:54 AM
Wooohooo!!! (I've seen that somewhere before  :mhihi )

Thanks Laura!

(You're up bright and early boonib.)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2009, 07:17:57 AM
Yeah, today*s an early day bv!
Wasn*t sleeping anyway...

So, just for your info, when i clicked on the link, it said something about not being able to load the plugin, liverail something like that.
i went back again & this time i disabled AdBlockerPlus in my Firefox browser, refreshed the page, & it worked!
Got all the buttons & even the number of viewers!
Nice way to watch the cam without the chat.
Looks good!
Woooohooooo!
Oh, i already said that.  :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on November 23, 2009, 07:54:01 AM
Thanks.. it looks like I have to put a note on there for people to disable the ad blocker.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2009, 08:02:42 AM
november 23 Mum visits nest 07:18am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2699/4128427134_825b93d2bf.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2699/4128427134_544479a4bd_o.jpg)

november 23 Mum visits nest 07:21am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/4127655687_c7026df9d6.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/4127655687_30e4865075_o.jpg)

november 23 Mum visits nest 07:25am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4127655743_c004ef1f7f.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4127655743_14e9c4129a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2009, 08:07:11 AM
november 23 Mum visits nest 07:29am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2559/4128427270_634382a8fa.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2559/4128427270_1db538405d_o.jpg)

november 23 Mum visits nest 07:35am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/4128427364_f568b3b7cf.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2661/4128427364_292295db9d_o.jpg)

Doug switches to the wide angle view & we see that BOTH eagles are on the nest!
november 23 both eagles on nest 07:39am


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4127655937_a9c3071803.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4127655937_9c15b51145_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 23, 2009, 08:51:45 AM
Worked good for me Laura, ty. Have i mentioned lately what a great website we have. :ecwink
Mom eagle up early too, booni, nice caps. Gosh it feels like it's never going to stop raining wah, oh well the alternate is worse, snow eek.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 23, 2009, 10:04:48 AM
Thanks.. it looks like I have to put a note on there for people to disable the ad blocker.

It's so nice to see how things are coming together!  Good idea about putting a note there about disabling Ad Blocker, Laurad!  It will save folks a lot of grief!   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 23, 2009, 11:40:40 AM
When I turned on my two TV sets this morning, the wide angle set was glowing a pinky purple colour.  I thought it could be just a problem of the TV set with one of its colour components burned out  Then I turned my computer on. With a sinking heart, I saw it was transmitting the same purple colours.  It was the camera up the tree at fault.  And with the eagles dropping their big sticks on the left side of the nest, they are pushing the likely nest bowl to the right, almost out of view of the close-up camera. So I'll be needing the wide-angle camera for most of the viewing - only to have it broken down.  All this stuff sure can be a worry.  An hour or so later, I took a screw driver and adjusted the transformer feeding the camera so a few more volts of direct current went to the camera - and the correct colour came back.  What a relief!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 23, 2009, 11:44:41 AM
That's awesome news Doug!
Lets hope that it continues to work  :pray

With that big stick where it is there's probably not much chance of them nest bowl back to the left is there  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 23, 2009, 12:42:13 PM
its 1:40 ish and  i was just listening to the seals? sealions? barking  i tryed to see if one was visiable from the cam but the waters waving and i could not make out anything that would bark like  a seal  :chuckle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 23, 2009, 03:06:37 PM
2 photos from early this morning as they were watching and listening as if on alert.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7572009-11-2307_34_26.jpg)

Pink/purple looks excellent in sepia:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7582009-11-2307_40_57.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 23, 2009, 04:49:01 PM
What a 3D day it has been for Mom and Dad (Dark, Dreary, and Dismal) and windy too.  No one home at 4:30 pm.

Video of Wet and Windy  (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov5at503pm.mp4)


©Doug Carrick 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 23, 2009, 05:08:30 PM
Hope they will build up the other side of the nest as well so as to keep the bowl centered.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 23, 2009, 05:48:33 PM
(http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/ss203/sjcreations/temp/MWSnap01922009-11-2321_40_23.jpg)
©2009 Doug Carrick

Light art at night, 
the lights on at doug and sheila's house thru wind and rain drops



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2009, 07:57:39 PM
Those are REALLY COOL typos!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 23, 2009, 08:16:50 PM
lol look ghostly or critterly dont they
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 23, 2009, 11:18:03 PM
Can you see a faint red light on Doug's porch/house in this screen capture?   :nod2

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4129741173_820106cdfd_o.jpg)
©2009 Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 24, 2009, 12:36:46 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7672009-11-2411_26_13.jpg)

.......(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7742009-11-2411_30_30.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7762009-11-2411_30_33.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 24, 2009, 12:38:46 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7802009-11-2411_31_24.jpg)

........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7852009-11-2411_32_42.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7882009-11-2411_32_49.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 24, 2009, 12:40:22 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7902009-11-2411_32_57.jpg)

........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7932009-11-2411_33_19.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7942009-11-2411_33_20.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 24, 2009, 12:41:12 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7952009-11-2411_35_20.jpg)

.........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap7972009-11-2411_39_21.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 24, 2009, 12:42:17 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8032009-11-2412_03_39.jpg)

.............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8042009-11-2412_03_43.jpg)

ps: back to work.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 24, 2009, 12:56:08 PM
Anne, thank you for all the lovely screen caps!  I especially like it when there are flying in and flying shots!   :ecsmile   I haven't had a chance to see them today, since I've been busy.  Have fun watching them rearrange the furniture on the nest!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 24, 2009, 01:14:33 PM
Anne, thank you for being here and catching Mom and Dad at home.  Look at the difference there now (1:08 pm). Raindrops are falling on the camera lens.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2601/4132031166_f5d7af65f4.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: MystCat on November 24, 2009, 02:39:25 PM
Hi all!

I just caught one of the adults having a bit of lunch on the nest. I think it might have been Ma, but I never got a good enough look at the back of the head to know for sure.
Still windy and overcast, weather-wise.... (I hope I posted this correctly! I'm still figuring things out!)


(http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5212/lunchtime.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on November 24, 2009, 02:49:40 PM
Boonibarb

Sorry - I'm just catching up on posts, chats and ground observations and trying to watch the cam - all at once [I'm tickled pink I can finally see the cam] . . . you take my breath away.  Your pics from Nov 17 truly wonderful - showing the grace and strength of these magnificent birds.   Nikon should know about you  :nod2   Are you getting those fantastic pics with your  55-200 mm lens?

You give us such a wonderful gift.  :heart

Thank you Anne for helping me see through your scaps what I have been missing . . .

what a group!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 24, 2009, 02:56:51 PM
Was that the big stick being moved in Anne's first pic of Post #328?

Congrats, kianaj, on finally viewing the cam.  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 24, 2009, 03:29:33 PM
Mom arrived in the nest at 1:56 PM with a salmon head.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-201PST-momwithsalmonh.jpg)
Nov 24 09 - 2:01 PST

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-202PST-momwithsalmonh.jpg)
Nov 24 09 - 2:02 PST

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-203PST-momwithsalmonh.jpg)
Nov 24 09 - 2:03 PST

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-205PST-momwithsalmonh.jpg)
Nov 24 09 - 2:05 PST

See how she is 'perched' on the large branch in the nest.  Also, a small white fluffy feather (moulting?) can be seen on her upper right thigh.

(All images copyright Doug Carrick & HEG)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 24, 2009, 03:37:32 PM
Mom made short work of that salmon head.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-209PST-momwithsalmonh.jpg)
Nov 24 2009 - 2:09 PST

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-209PST-momwithsalm-1.jpg)
Nov 24 2009 - 2:10 PST

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-209PST-momwithsalm-2.jpg)
Nov 24 2009 - 2:12 PST

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov24-217PST-fliestoeyebran.jpg)
Nov 24 2009 - 2:17 - she flies to 'balcony'

By 2:16 PM it was all gone, not a morsel left.  She flew to the 'eye branch' at 2:17 PM, where she spent a couple of minutes 'feaking'.  At 2:20 PM she flew off.

(All images copyright Doug Carrick & HEG)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on November 24, 2009, 03:38:03 PM
Hello MystCat and welcome - it was nice to see your first post and what a wonderfully clear picture.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: MystCat on November 24, 2009, 04:30:19 PM
Hello MystCat and welcome - it was nice to see your first post and what a wonderfully clear picture.   :ecsmile

Thank you so much for the warm welcome!  :ecsmile

I was thrilled to discover Ma and Pa Hornby back on camera!!  :eclove

Thanks to all here and to the Carricks, especially!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on November 24, 2009, 04:50:46 PM
Nice to see that you found your way here Mystcat.  :ecsmile
Welcome!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 24, 2009, 06:24:03 PM
kianaj, I am delighted that you are finally able to see the eagles.  I felt frustrated for you  :eclol

MystCat, lovely to see you found your way here. Your picture is great.

Madrona, thanks for the photos of Mum's adventure with the salmon head.

Typos I wonder if Doug has a Christmas wreath of the door?

Anne, the fly in and out photos are wonderful.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on November 24, 2009, 06:32:19 PM
BBE the erie lights were a rain drop on the cam in the wind moving  the cam .  i wonder what the red glow is too , thought maybe stained glass or something :)cool nite shots tho
only the shadow knows, and well maybe the Carrick's  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2009, 07:04:39 PM
Welcome Mystcat!
Nice screenshot!
You seem to be figuring things out really well.

madrona, LOVE the salmon shots!

Anne, you got a lot of wings today!
i love seeing wings.
& the wide angle stick moving is pretty cool.

kianaj, GLAD you can finally see the camera!
Wooohooo!
My Nikon lens i use is a 70-300 zoom, always zoomed to the maximum, 300.
Thanks for enjoying my fotos so much!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 24, 2009, 11:00:05 PM
Thank you Anne, Madrona, and Mystcat for the screenshot as I missed seeing them today!! Also welcome Mystcat!!!

Kianaj, so glad you can see the cam finally, know how frustrating that is!!

Booni, now who wouldn't enjoy your photos, they're awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dotwad on November 25, 2009, 06:24:23 AM
yes i do, almost like his chimmney is too hot.  maybe he has the decorations up already. no cam to view today i see.  :eccry
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 25, 2009, 08:15:51 AM
november 25 2009 Mum on a wet nest 08:09am

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/4133174397_e529e5fbd8_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/4133174397_e529e5fbd8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 25, 2009, 04:29:22 PM
november 25 2009 Mum leaves the nest 4:25pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2774/4134183063_c950982fbf.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2774/4134183063_879be35c24_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 25, 2009, 04:41:28 PM
Mom spent a few minutes on the nest this afternoon.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov25-419PST-mompreensonCam.jpg)
Nov 25 09 - 4:19 PM - wet mom Hornby preens

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov25-420PST-momsitsonCambo.jpg)
Nov 25 09 - 4:20 PM - mom's getting that windswept look while drying her hairdo!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov25-425PST-momfliesoff.jpg)
Nov 25 09 - 4:25 - Off she goes - in direction of Doug's house.


Edited to Add: Barb - we did the exact same capture. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 25, 2009, 05:58:12 PM
Snap! madrona!
You got way better wings than i did.  :nod2
You got her just a titch later than i did.
You can see more of the blue roof house in mine.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 26, 2009, 07:46:00 AM
Good morning! A short visit to the nest this morning!

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8092009-11-2607_33_40.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 26, 2009, 10:38:42 AM
They are both there now.  And one jumped up onto the cam housing, and then they both called to each other. Beautiful sounds...

10:37 AM

They both call out again at 10:40 and 10: 42 only Mom calls out.

10:45 they both call again. Mom called and Dad answered.

10:46 Mom calls, two calls
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 26, 2009, 10:50:56 AM
10:48 A.M.  Mom moved to the right mostly off of screen, and Dad jumped down from cam housing, into nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 26, 2009, 11:13:57 AM
Both adults on the nest:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8262009-11-2610_57_36.jpg)
ps: wish wide angle were available.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 26, 2009, 11:20:16 AM
Must not be anyone available to switch the switch.  :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 26, 2009, 02:39:33 PM
The wide angle camera doesn't appear to be working.  I tried to adjust it by allowing extra voltage to run up the line to the camera but it had no effect.  We may be down to the one camera for the remainder of the season (until next September).
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 26, 2009, 02:46:58 PM
Oh Nooooo  Say it isn't sooooo 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 26, 2009, 03:48:09 PM
Mom { I think } devours a big fish head!
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8432009-11-2615_10_06.jpg)

..........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8452009-11-2615_10_45.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8482009-11-2615_10_47.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 26, 2009, 03:50:12 PM
The wide angle camera doesn't appear to be working.  I tried to adjust it by allowing extra voltage to run up the line to the camera but it had no effect.  We may be down to the one camera for the remainder of the season (until next September).

Does it not work at all! Works only in pink/purple color or nada? Would it work in black and white?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 26, 2009, 04:12:07 PM
Mom flew to nest at 3:02 PM with large salmon head in her talons. 

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov2609-305PST.jpg)
Nov 26 09 - 3 05 PM

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov2609-306PST.jpg)
Nov 26 09 - 3 06 PM

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov2609-308PST.jpg)
Nov 26 09 - 3 08 PM

(All images copyright Doug Carrick & HEG)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 26, 2009, 04:16:40 PM
It took her a couple of minutes longer to completely finish this salmon head - maybe it was a little larger than the one the other day, that took 20 minutes? 

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov2609-3012PST-1.jpg)
Nov 26 09 - 3:12 PM - frequent glances around her while she gulps a piece down

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov2609-325PST-1.jpg)
Nov 26 09 - 3:25 PM - pretty much all gone!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Nov2609-325PST.jpg)
Nov 26 09 3:26 PM - checking for any tiny morsels left.   :ecwink

(All images copyright Doug Carrick & HEG)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 26, 2009, 04:54:56 PM
She returned. Hoping for leftovers.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8632009-11-2616_33_27-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 27, 2009, 08:27:28 AM
november 27 2009 sunrise

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4137971549_7e05a49654_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4137971549_7e05a49654_o.jpg)

november 27 2009 wow look at that sunrise
This is a clickable foto.


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/4138736170_54d424db70.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2558/4138736170_230f1b997c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 27, 2009, 08:38:06 AM
Sunrise on the nest. (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8712009-11-2708_23_59-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 27, 2009, 10:45:45 AM
HELP
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 27, 2009, 10:52:07 AM
Doug do you need a certain person?
went to chat to try to get help .
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on November 27, 2009, 11:13:00 AM
Doug, I see you are online. Do you require medical assistance?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 27, 2009, 11:20:18 AM
Sorry,  I just bungled up an attempt to post on this line.  I will close now and try again.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dotwad on November 27, 2009, 11:30:25 AM
well , we are just glad you and shiela are safe and well.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 27, 2009, 11:32:49 AM
Hi Doug!  I hope everything is okay and that you just are asking for help posting here.

I've had trouble several times when I clicked Preview and then Post.  For some reason it has frozen several times.  I'm going to report it on our thread for those problems.  :eccry I hope you'll be successful now.  Sometimes a second try works, although I have waited awhile to do it again at times, also.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 27, 2009, 11:41:34 AM
I'll try again.  I was having difficulty getting my password to work for entering on the Chat line.  I started my post on the forum with  "HELP!   I can't get on the Chat line."  But somehow, I must have pushed Post right after having typed "HELP".  

Since then,  I've had phone calls from Ann and the Police.  Thanks Ann so much for your concern and action.   And the policeman rather enjoyed the explanation.  "It's rather like my computer experiences."

My only health problems stem from using the computer.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 27, 2009, 11:45:36 AM
Oh Doug - such a relief to hear you're OK.  I am so happy that things were fine - and although there were an anxious few minutes I am now having a good laugh.  My husband just came through to ask me what I was laughing at!  The policeman comment was priceless!

 :rotf1
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 27, 2009, 12:08:39 PM
 :binocs

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8742009-11-2711_50_08.jpg)

ps: I dialed 411 to find the phone number, someone else dialed 911.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 27, 2009, 01:04:52 PM
Whew, I am relieved ad glad to know Doug is OK.  Marvellous how the Internet works.

Such a lovely sunny day for us and the eagles.  Dad was having a great time doing nestorations.  I was recording one portion and heard a thump on the cam casing; so guessed Mom was supervising. :eclol

Three photos of Dad at work taken at 12:02 pm, 12:03 pm and 12:04 pm
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/Nov27at1202.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/Nov27at1203.jpg)

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/Nov27at1204.jpg)

And VIDEOS x 3:

Dad Working ~ 01:47  (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov271205pm1m47s.mp4)

Dad Working Pt. 2 & Hear Mom on Casing ~ 01:16 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov271207pm1m16s.mp4)

 Dad ~ Calls to Say "OK I've Done My Share" ~ 01:08 (http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Hornby%202009%20and%202010/?action=view&current=Nov271214pm1m08s.mp4)    I had never noticed this action before ~ tail feathers moved each time he called.

:eclol


© Doug Carrick 2009
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on November 27, 2009, 01:38:22 PM
This picture was taken at the same time as Ann's above (~11:50). Mom's beak looks a little dirty.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxBFjsNigqI/AAAAAAAABpI/nXNVuQ9ZzO4/s800/hornby_11-27-2009%202.48.40%20PM_17%20-%20Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 27, 2009, 01:57:22 PM
While out on the deck watching a fishboat bringing its nets in, I spotted a boat moving at high speed in my direction - a black zodiac boat with two giant outboard motors on it.  As I zoomed my telescope on the boat, it turned directly in at our house.  There were two men dressed in bright orange survivor suits.  "Oh no, not the Air/Sea Rescue people! - checking the call for help."

It turned out to be fisheries people or Dept of Environment people making routine water tests.  They use the Big Rock as a testing site.  That's why they were speeding in towards our house.  The good weather today gave them an oportunity to get on with their testing.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dotwad on November 27, 2009, 02:03:02 PM
oh doug, we have got you into bother lol, sorry. glad they were not for real.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on November 27, 2009, 02:06:49 PM
Quite an eventful day for you, Doug!  I can just picture them zooming towards the Big Rock - we see Dept. Environment zodiac in our bay too when they take their samples.   :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on November 27, 2009, 02:23:47 PM
Doug, I think you should just sit back, put your feet up and have a glass of wine. :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 27, 2009, 02:32:19 PM
I am so glad this turned out as it did Doug. The dispatcher wanted to know how I knew that you needed help if I was in Maryland? :ecrolleyes I hope that I did not embarrass you by my calling them. It was quite "hairy" there for a few minutes as to what to do. Poor boonib's message maschine is probably full. Smart thinking on Anne's part.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 27, 2009, 02:46:33 PM
What a loving caring group.  :eclove
And we all know now, that if we need help and all we can do is reach our computer, help will be on the way. lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 27, 2009, 03:54:43 PM
Doug, I am so glad that all's well with you! Good to know internet and phone calls do provide help.  I have changed my signature and will stick with BBE as Anne (near Sidney, BC) and I have maybe been confused again.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 27, 2009, 10:46:13 PM
So glad Doug all is well, you sure gave us a scare!! I worried all night at work and could think of nothing else but your message and if you and Sheila were okay!!!  Now I`m relieved, but now you know how much we think of you both!!! :nod2

Not all is lost though, alot of happy people out there because their bills will arrive late!!!! I didn`t get them to their stations in time!! lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 28, 2009, 01:16:03 AM
Doug and Sheila, it sure is nice to know that you're both okay and that so many people responded to the word "help" that you posted!  This really is a community of friends who care about one another, no matter where we live! :eclove

It was a real worry, but it turned out well.  I'm glad that policeman was so understanding!  Must be a nice guy. :ecsmile  Computers and the Internet can be used for a lot of good.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dotwad on November 28, 2009, 01:56:35 AM
not eagle related, but i just want to thank all you great friends out there for all your birthday greeting. much appreciated. your the best.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 08:14:09 AM
Very windy on the nest this morning . Eagle arrived at 07_36. Did nestorations and was on alert. Departure @ 07_56 thus 20 min. on the nest.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8932009-11-2807_47_33.jpg)
ps: Mom arrived shortly after . Did not stay long. Then an eagle came back to the nest for a brief visit.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 28, 2009, 09:06:16 AM
november 28 2009 adult on nest 08:13

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4140544097_71bb6fa0df_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4140544097_71bb6fa0df_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 10:02:41 AM
eagle arrives with bedding. Notice the two white feathers on back/body:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9092009-11-2809_43_29.jpg)

.........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9102009-11-2809_49_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 10:45:44 AM
Both eagles on the nest:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9222009-11-2810_09_12.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9402009-11-2810_13_22.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 10:56:33 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9462009-11-2810_28_51.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 11:10:01 AM
4 in a series. Take off and landing:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9302009-11-2810_11_39.jpg)

............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9312009-11-2810_11_51.jpg)


(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9322009-11-2810_11_52.jpg)

.........................(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9332009-11-2810_11_53.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 11:35:59 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9532009-11-2810_58_04.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 11:53:21 AM
Loose feathers:
   (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9262009-11-2810_10_49.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 01:01:24 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9592009-11-2812_17_12.jpg)

.....(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9652009-11-2812_20_01.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9682009-11-2812_20_04.jpg)

............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9842009-11-2812_38_28.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on November 28, 2009, 02:15:30 PM
Thank-you Anne & Booni the screen caps are so nice & clear today, lovely! Thanks to everyone taking the time to post the caps & vids, appreciate it. :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 03:38:42 PM
Thank you Passerine!

Too comical for words:(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9862009-11-2815_09_32.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 28, 2009, 05:01:10 PM
So many wonderful pics of today. :))  I have to say tho, that the close up of the nest cup is very pleasing. That will be our view!!  of the eggs, and the tiny chicks. :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 28, 2009, 06:55:09 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9892009-11-2815_10_37.jpg)
ps: I have been just playing around with another edit program called "FastStone" . A free download.
Makes  borders which is a new feature. Used Photoscape for the spiral page.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dotwad on November 29, 2009, 08:36:28 AM
mom landed on nest at 08.30 nest time.29thh nov
.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 10:39:29 AM
SUNDAY: Adult arrived, poked in the nest, did some logging and moved a piece of furniture!

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0032009-11-2910_23_37.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 29, 2009, 11:06:52 AM
Anne,

What is that dark lump in the nest bowl?

In the morning, yesterday, one of them picked up and dropped something similar.  I thought it could be a fir cone but this looks bigger.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 11:09:49 AM
Hi Blue...it was a dark wad of dark green something that the adult could not soften and found uncomfortable when nesting . Thinking it perhaps came from the beach. Maybe Doug will know for sure.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 12:44:41 PM
Adult arrived with stick. Time on photo. Other adult arrived.On nest about 24 minutes.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0052009-11-2911_56_00.jpg)

.....(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0162009-11-2912_06_50.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 29, 2009, 12:58:20 PM
Great shot of the stick in the mouth.  And that's the one that was just brought in?

Neat!!  I love watching them build the nest. I'm so delighted the cam could be up at this time. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 01:08:58 PM
Yes emc. They did their usual pecking etc. One flew to eye branch then around the tree and back into the nest! Sneaky move!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on November 29, 2009, 01:21:06 PM
They are soooo funny.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 02:28:14 PM
In with a stick thus the saga of stick handling continued. Each had an end and working together however the tree was in the way!   :rotf1

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0332009-11-2914_14_38.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 03:01:36 PM
Another stick/log:(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0452009-11-2914_45_35.jpg)

..........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0482009-11-2914_45_55.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 29, 2009, 03:07:14 PM
I haven't had time today to check on Mum and Dad; so many thanks for the great photos - keeps me current. They sure are busy moving this and that for their pleasure and comfort.

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 04:57:14 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0652009-11-2915_18_58.jpg)

...........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0692009-11-2916_04_25.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0862009-11-2916_06_57.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 04:59:12 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0932009-11-2916_08_04.jpg)

.................(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1012009-11-2916_10_39.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1132009-11-2916_22_30.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on November 29, 2009, 05:15:41 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0582009-11-2915_18_06-tile.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on November 29, 2009, 06:08:43 PM
Wow, Anne, great screen captures once again!
You*ve really documented the day well!
i heard clunking & just caught them moving that huge stick around this afternoon.
Glad you got captures of that.

Yes emc. They did their usual pecking etc. One flew to eye branch then around the tree and back into the nest! Sneaky move!

Thank you for noticing this.
Yesterday when i was photographing, one eagle flew away to my right i think, but i could still see one head down in the nest.
When i look at my fotos, there is the one head down in the nest, but to the left, in front of the trunk, is a tail.
How could this be???
Are there THREE eagles?
i think one of the eagles did what you described, around the tree & back into the nest without me noticing!
Sneaky move indeed.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dotwad on November 30, 2009, 02:21:05 AM
thank you to all who are taking photo's. it helps a lot when you miss so much due to the time difference there to here. keep up the great work , we all appreciate it. dot
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on November 30, 2009, 07:22:29 AM
Dotwad, you mean that you are not a "sleep by day, eagleholic by night?"  :giggle

Seriously, it is so very nice to be able to see what we miss for whatever reason. And our posters do such lovely work.  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 30, 2009, 11:09:00 AM
This morning, a gull dove into the water near the Big Rock coming up with a large fish head which it dragged up the beach .  The head was not stream-lined like a salmon but was the wide-mouthed head of a rock fish.

I checked where our eagles were.  They were both up the Babysitting Tree.  I thought of whistling, which would immediately bring them to the Peters' Tree, where they would see the gull and fish head.  Then I thought, "The eagles are doing alright.  By the rate they are bringing branches to the nest, they must be getting plenty to eat.  So let the gull have its meal.  Besides, it is probably "George", our neighbour for the past 29 years.."

Then I wondered, "Could George actually be that old?"  I checked the Internet for "Longevity of gulls" - glacus-winged gulls, in particular.  Various sources stated 32 years, 34 years, 35 years, with Wayne Campbell, our British Columbia expert, coming up with 37 years.  This gull was banded on Mittlenatch Island (35 miles north of Hornby) in 1969 and was found on nearby Vancouver Island in 2006.

Mind you, George has a good supply of food.  Every time the cormorants dive under, they scare up herring for George to eat.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on November 30, 2009, 01:30:07 PM
Very interesting about the gulls, Doug.  My husband and I have known Wayne Campbell, one of the world's leading ornithologists, since the early 1970s. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on November 30, 2009, 05:07:01 PM
Darkness descends at the nest and there is a strong wind blowing.  Mum and Dad stay safe and warm.

4:43 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2532/4148154403_d1970d4fab.jpg)

4:55 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2795/4148937748_723051f4ab.jpg)

VIDEO ~ 30 secs. A dark and windy night ahead At 4:43 pm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4148915522/)

All the above ©Doug Carrick 2009 with many thanks
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on November 30, 2009, 06:25:40 PM
It was a lovely day here on Hornby.  Ma and Pa Hornby took the day off and just enjoyed sitting in the Babysitting Tree most of the day.  It is dark now with a full moon reflecting on the gentle waves.  

Oops!  I see that Boonibarb spotted the eagles up the Babysitting Tree also.  See her photos in "Ground Observations".
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on November 30, 2009, 11:05:52 PM
Thanks Doug, interesting about the life of a gull. I didn't know that they lived that long. Interesting and George will be around for awhile yet. :biggrin6

Also thanks for the screen caps all, I love them and look forward to seeing what I've missed while at work!! They are great along with Booni's photos.  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 01, 2009, 10:53:36 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1272009-12-0110_03_38.jpg) 

......(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1322009-12-0110_03_59.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1332009-12-0110_04_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 01, 2009, 10:54:57 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1352009-12-0110_05_26.jpg) 

.............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1412009-12-0110_05_40.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1512009-12-0110_14_41.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 01, 2009, 02:46:03 PM
A beautiful sunny, but cool looking afternoon at 2:40 pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2711/4150777761_8118298d79.jpg)
© Doug Carrick 2009  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 01, 2009, 03:50:34 PM
Dad came to visit and briefly try out the nest:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1632009-12-0115_41_13.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 01, 2009, 04:34:38 PM
Nice capture, Anne.  I noticed he was sitting in the nest bowl for a while.  Trying it out for comfort and size, perhaps?! :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 01, 2009, 06:44:33 PM
When i biked by the nest & looked up just before dark at about 4:30pm, i could see an eagle in the right side of the Babysitting Tree, looking out towards the water.
They were at the same level in the tree as the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 01, 2009, 07:14:29 PM
a somewhat blurry 6-eyed Dad preparing to go up to the cam box this morning

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxXZrZR8eUI/AAAAAAAABrY/gYm76wKaJq4/s800/hornby_12-1-2009%2012.12.02%20PM_07_crpd.jpg)

Dad's "bow tie" this afternoon

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxXZrxQlNnI/AAAAAAAABrc/RS3qy22EywY/s800/hornby_12-1-2009%206.31.54%20PM_25_dadsBowtie.jpg)

It's all about Dad

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxXZshzirPI/AAAAAAAABrg/A6HXuKMvVN0/s800/hornby_12-1-2009%206.41.08%20PM_35_dad.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 02, 2009, 10:07:47 AM
WEDNESDAY!  A short visit to the nest:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1782009-12-0209_53_15.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 02, 2009, 11:04:58 AM
NancyM - love the '6 eyed' Dad with his bow-tie.  He looks a little wind blown today  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 02, 2009, 03:16:14 PM
my one screen cap from dec 1 tuesday. taken at 10:33:48
i don't know who was sitting on that branch at that time
 
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap01302009-12-0114_33_48.jpg)
©Doug Carrick

Booni, I moved the picture; as it was aligned to far right side of screen.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 02, 2009, 03:25:56 PM

the morning sun shining thru some billows of smoke from below the nest
possibly chimneys? maybe doug or booni can make a guess ?


9:45:25
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap01372009-12-0213_45_25.jpg)
9:45:33
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap01382009-12-0213_45_33.jpg)
9:53:42
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap01392009-12-0213_53_42.jpg)©Doug Carrick

guess who? lol i did not catch much of the visit but the feets are cute  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 02, 2009, 05:47:20 PM
This morning i biked by the nest at about 10am.
One eagle was in the Peters*s Tree, the other was in the Babysitting Tree.
Two lots east of the nest there was a huge pile of slash burning.
They had started this fire last evening, just before dark.
The wind was blowing the smoke away from the nest & the perch trees.
It was much more visible on the camera than it was from the ground.

This afternoon i biked by the water side of the nest at about 3:15pm.
i didn*t see any eagles.
When i biked by the back side of the nest, i could see one eagle in the Babysitting Tree, on the right side, facing the water.
i biked on up the hill a short ways, & heard two eagles twittering, so i went back to the back side of the nest to see.
Where there had been one eagle in the Babysitting Tree, there were now two side by side!
One hopped to a branch on the water side of the tree, at pretty much the same level as the other eagle.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 02, 2009, 07:02:17 PM
Booni, thanks for the narrative of where you saw Mum and Dad. They do get around :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 02, 2009, 10:28:10 PM
Thanks Booni for the explanation of the smoke and where Mom and Dad where today!!!

Guess Doug is glad no one sent the fire dept. this time!! :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 03, 2009, 09:59:28 AM
THURSDAY: a  stick was brought to the nest . Then a look into the cam!
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1882009-12-0309_50_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 03, 2009, 10:03:01 AM
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/screencap.jpg)
Does my tail look fat in these jeans?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 03, 2009, 10:48:03 AM
Great minds think alike all three of you at the same time posted. That pic needs a caption.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on December 03, 2009, 11:45:29 AM
How about...

"I know that she is going to come in here and move it. I'm getting to old for all of this!"


 :chuckle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 03, 2009, 01:38:47 PM
How about...

"I know that she is going to come in here and move it. I'm getting to old for all of this!"


 :chuckle

BV, perfect for what happened today!  Poor Dad!  His efforts aren't given due respect. :nope     Mom sure is determined to do it HER way, isn't she?!   :eclol  

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 03, 2009, 01:42:53 PM
Mom on left Dad on right.
You can really see the difference in their size, The size and color of their feet, and the color of their feathers:
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Feet.jpg)

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/stick.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 03, 2009, 01:51:26 PM
Mom

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Mom-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 03, 2009, 01:55:30 PM
Good one BV, :mhihi

Raptor that might be one of the reasons why she always gets her way, but ya gotta admire his spunk that he keeps trying.  :giggle They're so comical.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 03, 2009, 02:01:51 PM
Mom arrives with curved stick. Easily places it. Looks into the cam. Rattles the cam. Then flies to the top of the cam box.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1952009-12-0313_44_32.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 03, 2009, 03:30:27 PM
the mom flew off the nest from the cu cam box top in a quiet ruffle of feathers swooped low and then back up to land on the tree top
then the dad was making some interesting calls as well
snapped at 15:14:46
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap03122009-12-0319_14_46.jpg)©Doug Carrick



she landed where the top arrow points to
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 03, 2009, 05:43:52 PM
Mom arrives with curved stick. Easily places it. Looks into the cam. Rattles the cam. Then flies to the top of the cam box.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap1952009-12-0313_44_32.jpg)

Anne, I also saw Mom place that stick with such ease, it was amazing.   :eclol  She must have a good understanding of spatial relationships!      :clap

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 04, 2009, 08:19:30 AM
...................................FRIDAY  DEC. 04/09.....................................

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2162009-12-0407_54_09.jpg)

............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2272009-12-0407_56_35.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2009, 09:13:31 AM
From yesterday.
december 3 2009 dawn


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4157622813_7cfe77fb78_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2765/4157622813_7cfe77fb78_o.jpg)

december 4 2009 eagle eating seagull 8:50am

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4158384150_8d675997ec_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4158384150_8d675997ec_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 04, 2009, 09:44:56 AM
Ma and Pa arrive with gull...ma gets to pluck and eat. Not sure if she brought it to the nest and dad followed?
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2322009-12-0408_45_37.jpg)

............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2372009-12-0408_45_57.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2392009-12-0408_46_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 04, 2009, 09:54:44 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2402009-12-0408_46_06.jpg)

............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2472009-12-0408_48_04.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2502009-12-0408_50_21.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 04, 2009, 10:01:57 AM
Mom eating  big chunks of gull - bones, feathers and all.  Feathers must have tickled- I heard her sneeze once, at 9:05

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxlL4vIydVI/AAAAAAAABss/kVy6bdBArBY/s800/hornby_030.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxlMCADAb7I/AAAAAAAABtk/aU1dOmWjGKo/s800/hornby_211.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxlMC6rqsoI/AAAAAAAABto/72pd83WxUXY/s800/hornby_214.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SxlMERGfNwI/AAAAAAAABtw/RWvtKO5T_5g/s800/hornby_232.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 04, 2009, 10:04:18 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2562009-12-0408_53_47.jpg)

...........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2632009-12-0408_55_20.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2662009-12-0408_59_08.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 04, 2009, 10:12:10 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2732009-12-0409_03_41.jpg)

...........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2752009-12-0409_05_06.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap2792009-12-0409_13_43.jpg)

ps: that`s it folks. The rest is just feathers in the nest!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 04, 2009, 12:59:52 PM
Good screencaps thanks.

OMG i hope that wasn't George. :mconfused
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 04, 2009, 04:31:21 PM
Dad

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Close-up.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 04, 2009, 04:33:24 PM
(Doug said in chat that George was fine, he has 20 years' experience living with the eagles).

The eagles visited the nest a couple of times this afternoon, most recent visit was around 4 PM or so, here's Mom
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxmo6xQ6PjI/AAAAAAAABvA/gD9f6itcl5M/s800/hornby_12-4-2009%207.04.04%20PM_02.jpg)

Dad brought in a stick ~ 4:17, Mom left soon after

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxmo78ifHbI/AAAAAAAABvE/JtuCXRg4bcY/s800/hornby_12-4-2009%207.17.42%20PM_05.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxmo8e85WPI/AAAAAAAABvI/N8u9XveKfGI/s800/hornby_12-4-2009%207.20.26%20PM_10.jpg)




Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 04, 2009, 04:34:18 PM
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxmo9K-Ow9I/AAAAAAAABvM/H4McgWeR3Ys/s800/hornby_12-4-2009%207.20.30%20PM_13.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxmo--wmmrI/AAAAAAAABvU/peaqvCM23ts/s800/hornby_12-4-2009%207.20.42%20PM_17.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 04, 2009, 04:56:04 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3052009-12-0416_20_17.jpg)

.........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3102009-12-0416_20_53.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 04, 2009, 10:11:29 PM
(Doug said in chat that George was fine, he has 20 years' experience living with the eagles).
Oh good happy to hear George is okay, i've had trouble getting on chat the last while so missed that. I'm wondering if eagles bringing in a seagull in the early days of nesting is part of the progress. The Sidney eagles seem to have gull wing in the nest as other NA eagles do :puzzled2 maybe it means more than dinner. Later on in egg laying & eaglet raising, how common are seagulls as a food source?  Maybe it's because of the high tides at this time of year, thinking out loud.

The clarity in the screencaps is great, thank you all.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 05, 2009, 12:16:06 AM
~ ~ ~  ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~  Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~


NancyM and Anne, thanks for the photos of the 'gull saga'.  Too funny. Glad it wasn't George.  I am surprised that the eagles eat the feathers as well.

Anne, thank you for starting your first post for Friday with the date.  A good idea and perhaps one we can continue.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 05, 2009, 01:18:00 AM
BBE they don't eat the feathers, at least not on purpose some get stuck on the meat, & then get expelled in their pellets as i understand it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 05, 2009, 01:41:25 AM
passerine - thank you for clarifying about the feathers.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 05, 2009, 08:08:40 AM
.................................SATURDAY,DECEMBER  O5/2009........................

In with stick:(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3202009-12-0507_56_43.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 05, 2009, 08:26:49 AM
Dad arrived at sunrise

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4160616494_a9780fe55a_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4159861721_84b77f195e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 05, 2009, 12:00:43 PM
Fish: (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3302009-12-0511_31_23.jpg)

You did not save me any!(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3392009-12-0511_37_43.jpg)

The stick from above? (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3412009-12-0511_38_23.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on December 05, 2009, 01:27:43 PM
I watched for a little while this morning after dad arrived on the nest at 10:07 AM.  He promptly sat down in  the nest and did a little wriggle to shape the nest bowl.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dec509-1009PST-dadsitsinnes.jpg)
Dec 5 09-10:09 AM - dad sits in nest

After a minute he was back up on his feet and calling.  Distant calls could be heard in reply.  Gusts of wind were buffeting him and moving his feathers.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dec509-1011PST-dadgustywind.jpg)
Dec 5 09-10:11 AM - gusty wind blows dad's feathers

At 10:12 he settled down into the nest bowl again.  It seems to be something he does quite frequently when he visits.  He looked quite comfy!  :ecwink

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dec509-1012PST-dadsitsdowna.jpg)
Dec 5 09-10:12 AM - dad sits down again

After five minutes of sitting in the nest, he stands up and has a good look around.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dec509-1018PST-dadgetsup.jpg)
Dec 5 09-10:18 AM - dad finally gets up

At 10:20 AM he jumps up onto the cam box.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 05, 2009, 02:11:57 PM
Morning visit: Mom eating 11:31 A.M. Mom and Dad 11:37 A.M.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec511-31AM.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec511-37AM2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 05, 2009, 04:58:44 PM
Eagle in with small green needle branch. Placed:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3472009-12-0516_38_54.jpg)

Notch in tail: (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3502009-12-0516_45_30.jpg)

ps: second arrival while i was in photoscape.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 05, 2009, 05:11:22 PM
Calls heard and noise from cam box. At 4:38 P.M. Mom drops in and moves sticks.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec54-38PM.jpg)

After sitting for a while perches on a branch in the nest. Nibbles on a left primary are evident.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec54-44PM.jpg)

Mom returns with a new stick at 4:48 P.M.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec54-49PM-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 05, 2009, 06:06:40 PM
the Momma
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05242009-12-0521_20_35.jpg)

16:38 to 16:44note the wing feathers  , the nips out are quite ovious here

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05272009-12-0521_38_21.jpg)16:48 to 16:50
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 05, 2009, 08:21:30 PM
embed image from Picasa:
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_V2TsuFdG7J0/SxswSu1XXUI/AAAAAAAAAHw/OHrhWlHuRTw/s800/MWSnap350%202009-12-05%2C%2016_45_30.jpg)
ps: Nancy! I did it! Pretty soon...good bye Photobucket.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 05, 2009, 08:25:56 PM
Awesome photos from today. Today, I didn't have a chance to look at the nest at all.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 05, 2009, 09:08:11 PM
Thanks again everyone for the screencaps!!! They are so wonderful to see.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on December 05, 2009, 09:12:50 PM
I finally got the chance to check in here and catch up on a few pages.  What awesome photos!  :ecsmile Thanks to everyone who has captured and posted them.  The Hornbys are such a joy to watch and those pictures are priceless, especially for me who can't get to watch very often right now.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 06, 2009, 02:18:57 PM
The cam is buffering a lot today and has been down at times  :ecsad

but it seems the eagles are busy anyway - looks like a Christmas tree is now in the nest

~ 1  PM (taken from old player)
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxwss52v12I/AAAAAAAAByU/SirHxVhjKU0/s800/hornby_12-6-2009%204.43.46%20PM_01.jpg)

~ 2 PM Eagle has been sitting on nest for some time. Is this Mom?

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sxwstr6I_0I/AAAAAAAAByY/YTEy8Xl6CRM/s800/hornby_12-6-2009%205.05.30%20PM_04.jpg)

all pictures ©2009 Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 06, 2009, 03:19:02 PM
SUN.DEC6/09: ...I hid the looping circle and made a Christmas stamp!

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_V2TsuFdG7J0/Sxw6nzOsS3I/AAAAAAAAAJc/N8K8_MTDP0A/s800/MWSnap359%202009-12-06%2C%2012_40_29%20copy.JPG)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 06, 2009, 04:00:55 PM
SUN.DEC6/09: ...I hid the looping circle and made a Christmas stamp!

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_V2TsuFdG7J0/Sxw6nzOsS3I/AAAAAAAAAJc/N8K8_MTDP0A/s800/MWSnap359%202009-12-06%2C%2012_40_29%20copy.JPG)

Anne, that is beautiful!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 06, 2009, 04:29:48 PM
So nice, Anne! 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 06, 2009, 05:14:20 PM
 :eclol That is wonderful Anne!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 06, 2009, 06:06:06 PM
That is great Anne!

And the wreath does not make me dizzy like the circle!   :eclol

Your work is so fun and loving.

Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 07, 2009, 08:34:56 AM
Monday, December 7 2009

08:18 sunrise

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4165949999_bcb8d6e14a_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4165949999_bcb8d6e14a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 07, 2009, 08:38:18 AM

Camelot. 8:27 A.M. Dec.7
Image copyright Doug Carrick

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec78-27AM-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 07, 2009, 11:42:31 AM
Anne, I love that Mum and Dad have decorated their home. Great work.

Booni and AJL, the sun coming up over the nest is so beautiful.

And thanks to NancyM too. I haven't had much time in the past few days to check the nest :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 08, 2009, 08:13:50 AM
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Sun is up, a cool day at the nest.  It is currently - 6 C = 21.2 F.  Feed from is down. WE also having signal issue for Game Drive.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on December 08, 2009, 10:08:04 AM
Anne, that Christmas stamp is beautiful.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on December 08, 2009, 01:42:37 PM
You did get the sunrise! Thanks and wonderful!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 08, 2009, 05:16:49 PM
The eagles seem to be managing OK in this icy cold weather (5 degrees below zero centigrade this morning and 3 degrees below now.  I always have to remind myself that they are built for this - they never have had central heating.

In the last two days they have brought more giant sticks into the nest.  A few days ago they seemed to be shaping the nest into a nice bowl but it's once again a disorganized tangle, requiring much tidying up.

I would like to report the exhausting amount of work that Raptorman has been doing to get the camera running again.  Nobody knows this better than I do.  The main computer is located to my right, but is controlled remotely by Raptorman in Washington State.  I can see a curser moving across the screen, numbers being removed, numbers being added, shifting from screen to screen - as if there was some genious inside the monitor.  In ten minutes I see more weird vocabulary being examined, considered and dealt with ..... and this has been going on all yesterday morning, afternoon and evening and again all day today.
In Raptorman, we have a most dedicated person.  On behalf of myself, the HEG and all eagle lovers, I would like to thank you ever so much.  We do appreciate it.  You are rightfully our hero.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 08, 2009, 05:23:41 PM
Thanks for the updates Doug, and for your kind words.

After the power came back on on Hornby I was able to publish the video to my Zaplive page while we're waiting on WildEarth to hook us back up.
I recorded the broadcast of Mom as she arranged sticks on the nest just as it began to get dark on Hornby Island.
You can watch the video here:
http://www.zaplive.tv/web/raptorman?streamId=raptorman%2Fab868e24-b6fc-4f2b-b755-849eb4d43c45 (http://www.zaplive.tv/web/raptorman?streamId=raptorman%2Fab868e24-b6fc-4f2b-b755-849eb4d43c45)

Boonibarb made two trips in the cold to Doug's house to help with a couple things that couldn't be done remotely. Thank you Boonibarb for your help today too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 08, 2009, 05:57:09 PM
We humbly thank you, Raptorman,  :clap for all of your exhausting work.  :faint
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 08, 2009, 06:37:42 PM
We sure do Raptor you've put so much of your time, money & your geniuses into this, i'm grateful, TY.
Thank-you Doug, Sheila & Barb for your hours of dedication too. :heart

Yes Doug i worry about all the critters too when it gets cold like this, haven't seen much songbird action, guess their huddled up somewhere trying to keep warm & eating their stashes.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 08, 2009, 06:47:40 PM
Raptorman, truly we are all indebted to you. (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/smileys/1place.gif)

I actually got some work done today while the cam was down, but was thrilled to see Mom on the nest at the very end of daylight.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sx8OX5hcFyI/AAAAAAAAB1E/Iv3INZ4wSsU/s800/hornby_12-8-2009%207.50.02%20PM_05.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sx8OYQrz-zI/AAAAAAAAB1Q/BJ0vCOAPbGI/s800/hornby_12-8-2009%207.50.44%20PM_03.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Sx8OZ1vzUdI/AAAAAAAAB1g/9XozTLLCdtY/s800/hornby_12-8-2009%207.51.18%20PM_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 08, 2009, 07:05:36 PM
Raptorman, what a wonderful gift you gave us today, by inviting us to join you in watching your own Hornby Eagle live broadcast!  You are so generous with your time, knowledge, skills, good heart and your friendship!  Many thanks from all of us in the Hornby Eagle Nest Choir!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on December 08, 2009, 07:09:52 PM
Raptor - what can I say?  Bless you.  For all you do so that so many can learn and enjoy the cams.

And Ann, Boonie and all the posters/scapers/videographers . . .bless you too.  you keep us in the loop when we can't watch.  You'll never know how grateful I am.

Doug and Sheila . . .no words . . . . :pray2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 08, 2009, 08:25:38 PM
Well I believe you have all covered our thoughts. Thanks Raptor, I enjoyed seeing Mom tonight :nod2 Thanks for all your hard work and worry about cam. It is not unnoticed and is certainly appreciated. Doug could have said it any better.

Doug, Sheila and Booni you all too are certainly appreciated. Hugs and thank you for all you do.

Thanks to all who do screencaps and post also. Greatly appreciated.

All I can say is-- This is one special group of people!!!! We are so lucky!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 08, 2009, 09:32:55 PM
Raptor, Doug and Booni,

Please allow me to join in the choir of thank you's to you all.  I feel a round of the Hallelujah Chorus and a few Jolly Ole Peeps and You’ll Never Walk Alone going through my head at the same time!   :clap

Thank you for the blessing of your good humor, wisdom and talents.  We are beyond blessed.

Warmly,
Rajame   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 09, 2009, 11:44:26 AM
Thanks so much Raptorman - awesome to see Mum.

Rajame, albeit a tad off topic - your wish is my command  :eclol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on December 09, 2009, 12:07:19 PM
Cam is streaming again, as of noon today!  Yippee!  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 09, 2009, 01:21:39 PM
Back in business - thanks to Raptorman emailing WE, who contacted Zaplive

1:13 pm ~ A beautiful sunny, but cool afternoon at the nest. Maybe Mum and Dad are out Christmas Shopping  :question

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2491/4172821472_4f76f85d73.jpg)
© Doug Carrick 2009

I wonder if one of eagles 'nudged' the camera?  I am seeing less of the picture at the top.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 09, 2009, 03:12:22 PM
Nice to see the Hornby`s again! This is Mom:

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3752009-12-0914_45_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 09, 2009, 05:18:51 PM
Hello Anne, thanks for sharing the beautiful photo of Mum. Her feathers are so smooth looking.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 09, 2009, 05:36:49 PM
It looks like mom has seaweed or other foreign object attached to her wing at the top of the upside down ^. :puzzled2

eta on Annes' screencap on bottom of last page.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 09, 2009, 05:59:19 PM
Passerine - it looks like a frayed feather.  Here is an enlargement:

(http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5944/mwsnap37520091209144500.jpg) (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/mwsnap37520091209144500.jpg/)

I think Mom has a tendency for bruises and things.   :eclol  She is the one who often has a dirty head, dirty beak, notches in her feathers etc.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 09, 2009, 06:02:33 PM
Most likely loggers get cuts, bruises, mussed up and dirty, too!  You can't do the heavy lifting and look your best at the same time. :rotf1
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 09, 2009, 06:51:44 PM
Mom was on the nest around 4:40 PM

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyBNF0qgAlI/AAAAAAAAB4g/iL6911NzNV0/s800/hornby_12-9-2009%207.30.30%20PM_03.jpg)

and then as the light faded, Dad joined her

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyBNHAqX4AI/AAAAAAAAB4w/dFIw17IAUtw/s800/hornby_12-9-2009%207.42.26%20PM_24.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyBNH8yovPI/AAAAAAAAB44/Kq_f6T45uxk/s800/hornby_12-9-2009%207.42.28%20PM_25.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyBNIc2Sv7I/AAAAAAAAB5A/sE7vUbYHcyk/s800/hornby_12-9-2009%207.43.38%20PM_34.jpg)

Mom seems to have those flat feathers on the side of her face, again

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyBNI_IJSiI/AAAAAAAAB5I/V7W3MHrHi4s/s800/hornby_12-9-2009%207.43.48%20PM_35.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 09, 2009, 06:52:57 PM
Yea probably Blue, the shape reminded me of some of the shapes of the lichens Booni posted here >>> http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg3460#msg3460

She certainly does dive in head & talons first guess she doesn't care what the other eagles think. :eclol

snap Nancy, nice captures.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 09, 2009, 07:12:05 PM
Mom has no vanity.  She doesn't even comb her hair.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 09, 2009, 09:30:46 PM
Raptor, you made me laugh very hard.  The chorus needs to just quiet down for Heaven's Sake!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 10, 2009, 07:08:19 AM
Thursday, December 10 2009

7:06 am - Both eagles heard calling together nearby.
It*s still totally dark out.

7:11 am - i just heard the school bus go by on the camera!
Then i heard it go down my street!
It goes by every day this time, monday to friday, picking up the older kids & taking them to the ferry to the high school in town.
They walk on the ferry, then another bus picks them up on Denman & drives them across to the Denman ferry.
They walk on again, & a bus picks them up at Buckley Bay & drives them the half hour to their school.
The bus returns them at 5 pm.
A long day for those kids!

december 10 2009 07:36am
Mum on nest

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/4174607912_e3e5c7edd2_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/4174607912_e3e5c7edd2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 10, 2009, 08:55:57 AM
Mom was on the nest around 08:20, moving sticks around.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyEma0sAIuI/AAAAAAAAB74/tavZFzpuydc/s800/hornby_12-10-2009%2011.23.18%20AM_03.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyEmc32w9aI/AAAAAAAAB8A/BdCN-nRyB-8/s800/hornby_12-10-2009%2011.23.22%20AM_06.jpg)

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyEmdWKqjkI/AAAAAAAAB8E/lTvQs0HlHzI/s800/hornby_12-10-2009%2011.23.22%20AM_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on December 10, 2009, 09:23:28 AM
What great pictures Nancy. boonibarb, you're right - what a long day for those kids... but then they have the fun of living on an island at the weekends and on holidays.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 10, 2009, 12:55:53 PM
Mom
12/10/2009 around 12:40PM

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/MomOnNest.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on December 10, 2009, 01:20:30 PM
Mom flew in at 12:39 and spent some time just looking out.  Then after 10 minutes or so she changed position - MOONED us - let out a plaintive call, then hopped up onto cam box.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornbys-Dec1009-1250-mooned.jpg)
Dec 10 09 - 12:50 - 'mooned' by mom!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornbys-Dec1009-1251.jpg)
Dec 10 09 - 12:51 - mom contemplates hopping up to cam box
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 10, 2009, 02:57:58 PM
Sea lions making their appearances now.  See information in Doug's Updates.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on December 11, 2009, 09:59:36 AM
YES!  We have archives (Broadcasts) and can make recordings (Hotspots).  Thank you WE!

Here's dad this morning - sticking his neck out as he makes some nest adjustments.  :eclove

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dec1109-Dadsstretchingtorea.jpg)
Dec 11 09 - 9:38 AM - Dad reaches for a branch
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 10:26:34 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3872009-12-1109_17_24.jpg)

...........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3942009-12-1109_18_57.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap3982009-12-1109_20_19.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 10:27:42 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4022009-12-1109_20_24.jpg)

...........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4052009-12-1109_20_52.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4072009-12-1109_22_55.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 11, 2009, 10:30:43 AM
Wow!
Those are FANTASTIC Anne!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 11, 2009, 10:41:15 AM
Very nice screen caps, Anne.  And YAY doubled for the Hotspots!  I'm so glad we have them now! :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 10:51:33 AM
now that we have hotspots ..i can be creative with the portrait snaps.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 11, 2009, 10:55:11 AM
That was Dad, eh Anne?
You can see him watching Mum fly in!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 11:27:25 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4272009-12-1110_58_27.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 12:46:39 PM


.........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4502009-12-1111_47_46.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4532009-12-1111_52_56.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 12:48:30 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4592009-12-1112_03_07.jpg) 

........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4652009-12-1112_10_26.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 12:49:49 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4712009-12-1112_16_07.jpg)

..........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4762009-12-1112_23_13.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 11, 2009, 01:06:43 PM
Thanks WE for Hotspots.

Great photos ahead - thanks to all of you

Yes, I was here when Mum was doing nestorations; with such care and strategy. My photos were taken between 12:18 an 12:26 PM

12:18 PM Mum moving the curved stick
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4176710925_8d94114210.jpg)

Profile
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2576/4177469768_8c39ac5d99.jpg)


CU of Back
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2782/4176710953_31622fb6f9.jpg)

Getting Ready to Leave
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2582/4177469836_8a45a23efc.jpg)

Three short videos to come
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 01:16:53 PM


Dad putting up the tree! (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4872009-12-1116_25_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 11, 2009, 01:39:32 PM
I am still on a learning curve with Flickr  :chuckle  Flickr only permits 90 sec. videos; so I had to split Mum with the Stick into 2 parts.

Part 1 http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4176771411/

Part 2  http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4176773373/

Just managed to get Mum as she left at 12:26 pm and only 4 sec.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4176773557/

ETA~ now that WE have Hotspots, I guess I won't be making to many more  :eclol Oh, well a Pro account still allows for more photos.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kathyj on December 11, 2009, 02:28:52 PM
I can't believe how the nest is looking so good now, and yet it is months until they will lay any eggs.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 11, 2009, 02:51:22 PM
Note:  We have started a Creative Captures - Hornby Webcam thread to put all of the special creations from screencaptures in.  That way, they won't get lost in this thread and it will keep this Nest Discussion thread more in line with the Nest Observations thread for future reference.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 05:01:08 PM
Dad planted a tree in the lichen just I i did with a capture in the creative section!
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4872009-12-1116_25_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 11, 2009, 05:02:06 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4902009-12-1116_30_34.jpg)

.........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4922009-12-1116_30_38.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on December 11, 2009, 05:49:45 PM
Thank you all for the great screen captures and videos - I seem to miss all the action, so it's nice when you record them for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 11, 2009, 07:18:16 PM
Some screencaps from Friday

9:08 A.M.  Mom on nest, Dad is in background on the  eye branch

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMGyWx1HrI/AAAAAAAAB-8/z2jklWrXTco/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%2012.08.48%20PM_80.jpg)

Dad looking "fluffy" @ 9:19
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG346-gjI/AAAAAAAAB_g/4p4D4hx0gp8/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%2012.19.08%20PM_50.jpg)

Dad gets up, looks fierce
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG6d_KfiI/AAAAAAAAB_w/MhjlgwsKnms/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%2012.21.14%20PM_38.jpg)


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 11, 2009, 07:27:14 PM
Will the cam be covered?

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG8o8OAPI/AAAAAAAAB_8/dQ_AzOary7g/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%2012.28.16%20PM_22.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG9cqTy6I/AAAAAAAACAE/DRlVW24haag/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%2012.28.18%20PM_21.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG-ABGnHI/AAAAAAAACAI/N57e_m1qQr0/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%2012.42.08%20PM_15.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 11, 2009, 07:43:21 PM
(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG_Cjr-8I/AAAAAAAACAQ/ZV3XGHh8awY/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%202.12.22%20PM_01.jpg)

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMG_mZUJrI/AAAAAAAACAU/ULnrenmKzYE/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%202.33.56%20PM_08.jpg)

11:36, Mom was on the nest, gave some whimpering calls and Dad arrived.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyMHATGMnhI/AAAAAAAACAY/M2XWanDp1Vg/s800/hornby_12-11-2009%202.41.48%20PM_22.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 11, 2009, 08:21:16 PM
All,

Thank you for the screen caps and all the comments.  Wow what a day of Nestorations!

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 11, 2009, 08:28:40 PM
Dad planted a tree in the lichen just I i did with a capture in the creative section!

Anne - Could you copy the 'real' version of Dad sticking the tree in the lichen and put it with your version of the tree in Creative Captures, in the same post?  That would be neat.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 11, 2009, 09:24:37 PM
Boonibarb showed us pictures of different lichen in the area. Does anyone know what the eagles do with it?  Eat it, soften the nest, any antibacterial features, etc?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 11, 2009, 09:47:44 PM
That was a toup, not lichen....  :eclol :ecnono
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 11, 2009, 11:15:05 PM
More great photos from when I posted at lunch time.  NancyM, you are right in suggesting the cam may be covered  :eclol  But you know Dad, he will appear and re-do the fixings by Mum.   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 11, 2009, 11:25:06 PM
Raptorman made this hotspot.
i think it shows Mum or Dad flying from The Babysitting Tree & landing in The Peters*s Tree.
Just to give you an idea of where these trees are in relation to the nest.
The dark, dead topped tree to the right of The Peters*s Tree is a big tree in the roadside yard of the blue roof house.

eagle flies from The Babysitting Tree & lands in The Peters*s Tree. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2009%2F12%2F11%2F2009-12-11-15-38_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=45448&start=103)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on December 12, 2009, 03:07:17 AM
Thank you for that link boonibarb, I was able to get a real perspective of where the trees are and the distance, too. Thanks also raptorman for the hotspot.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 12, 2009, 08:59:25 AM
booni, thanks for the info about which tree the eagle is flying from and too ... what about making a comment there (in the hotspot video) and then whoever watches it will have the info right there as well.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 12, 2009, 09:17:56 AM
Boonibarb showed us pictures of different lichen in the area. Does anyone know what the eagles do with it?  Eat it, soften the nest, any antibacterial features, etc?

Liking Lichen: a Hornby bald eagle nest research project. AJL ©

Many herbivorous wildlife species (e.g. deer, squirrels) eat certain lichens but have specialized digestive systems to break them down and also to deal with toxic constituents. Lichens are comprised largely of complex carbohydrates and it is highly unlikely that the eagle could digest them, or could deal with the toxic compounds. 

Various lichens have been used in traditional medicines and do show antimicrobial activities in the lab, so for those animals that can digest them (or in the case of humans make teas and ointments from them) there would likely be medicinal benefit.

What function could lichens serve in an eagle nest?
Lichens and mosses could be nothing more than readily available 'chinking' and bedding material. However, several lichens looked at in the lab appear to have anti-feeding effect on some insects species; it is possible thus that lichens may control certain nest pests that nibble on them but much more study would be required to confirm this possibility.

I have an emerging theory on something of greater interest but study would be required to confirm the possibility. To that end, I have a research proposal for Doug and booni!

In the meantime, they're finding that climate change and warming are having significant impact on lichen. As they are important 'survival foods' to some herbivores (and possibly natural medicines for these animals and possibly in human medicine), it is clear that people should not be trying to rid their properties of lichens and that they must be protected and conserved.

There are some 1100 lichens species in British Columbia and the BC government has published an online book with illustrations. You can read it here:
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/pubs/docs/Srs/Srs08.htm







Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 12, 2009, 09:37:56 AM
Thank you for asking the question, EMC, and AJL for posting the information about lichens.  I downloaded the Lichens booklet, but haven't had time to look at it yet.  It's nice to be able to have such good resources to help us learn as much as we can.   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 12, 2009, 09:40:38 AM
Lichen in the nest. Yesterday and today:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap4782009-12-1115_12_29-vert.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 12, 2009, 10:20:18 AM
Close up of lichen and pine cones:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5082009-12-1210_11_01.jpg)

I am corrected!!! These are FIR CONES!!!!!

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5082009-12-1210_11_01-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 12, 2009, 10:53:54 AM
Those are actually fir cones, not pine cones.  I don't recall seeing pine trees on Hornby but there may be some.

It is mostly in Arctic regions above the tree line that herbivores, like caribou, eat lichen.  This is a mainstay of their diet in winter when plants have gone dormant.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 12, 2009, 10:54:58 AM
we have pine trees, there*s a whole stand of them at Helliwell Park, but those in the nest are fir cones.
i want to photograph some for you.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 12, 2009, 11:13:16 AM
Thanks Booni ! At least there are pine cones on the island.  :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 12, 2009, 11:19:00 AM
I have posted a photo of the pine trees out on Helliwell in the Ground Obs thread:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg4353#msg4353

I doubt that Mom and Dad Hornby go all the way out there to gather nest material though. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 12, 2009, 06:18:48 PM
Raptorman, thank you so much for publishing to your Zaplive page so we can see Mum and Dad.
 http://www.zaplive.tv/web/raptorman

I just visited the nest, it is almost pitch black. One eagle, I think Dad was busy moving the sticks around and giving the cam casing a good whack in the process.

From 5:55 and 5:58 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2643/4179691365_c9068265a2.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2684/4180453608_2a4ba6ddca.jpg)

VIDEO  45 secs. at 5:55 PM   Dad, (I think) Moves A Stick, and Whacks the Cam Casing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4179707099/)   :chuckle

Photos and Video © Raptorman Dec. 12, 2009

ETA at 7:12 PM - Raptorman has just posted that the cam is back up live on WE.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 12, 2009, 06:24:01 PM
Actually, I think that's a recorded broadcast from last time BBE.
Sorry. I was able to broadcast the cam to my Zaplive page today but didn't make an archive.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 12, 2009, 07:11:58 PM
Raptorman, that is interesting, as certainly the sky matched what I was seeing here ?  Later I'll go through the posts here and see if any one posted a video the last time via your link.

I was just happy to see an eagle there. :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 12, 2009, 11:03:37 PM
This morning one of our eagles flew by, clutching onto some kind of food, probably fish.  An immature eagle, trying to steal it, was pestering the adult, flying within a foot of it for several circles around the bay.  The adult was dodging up and down, this way and that, trying to evade the young pest who was screeping continuously - "I am hungry ... I am hungry".  The immature eagle made a final lunge for the food and grabbed it, forcing the two of them into a brief spin and actually flew away with the food.  This particular immature looks much like any other immature but was different in that it had a whitish patch on its back between its wings.  We will be watching for it in the future.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 13, 2009, 12:15:10 AM
That was a brave youngster, Doug!  And it got away with the fish!!!  Must have been amazing to watch it happen!  Thanks for describing here.  :binocs
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 13, 2009, 11:09:26 AM
Doug,

You are so descriptive in your writing!  I was reading and seeing the scene as you saw it I am sure.

Thank you for sharing this all with us,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 13, 2009, 12:34:44 PM
This particular immature looks much like any other immature but was different in that it had a whitish patch on its back between its wings.  We will be watching for it in the future.

Anything like this?
Screen captures by BBE: July 1 and 2.
(I'm not sure if that is the edge of light patch in booni's photo)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/HopeJuly1B.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/HopeJuly2B.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/HopeJulyBooni.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 13, 2009, 02:15:23 PM
Or like this?

Hope in the Babysitting Tree2 - august 6 2009 18:27:57.00

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/mediagallery/mediaobjects/disp/a/a_hope_in_the_babysitting_tree2.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/mediagallery/mediaobjects/orig/a/a_hope_in_the_babysitting_tree2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 13, 2009, 02:36:46 PM
ajl.  I was thinking about this same thing.  Could it be Hope back again?It sure made enough noise to be Hope.  And the adult didn't pursue it when it did tear the food away, almost as if it was a training program on "the struggle for food".  Boonibarb was thinking along exactly the same line.  We allow ourselves to think this way as an indulgence, but know fully well that nothing has been proven - it could have been any immature eagle whatever.  The white patch that I saw wasn't really a match for the white streaks on the pictures of Hope.  And by the way, both Boonibarb and I just love your knowledgeable posts about the eagles.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 13, 2009, 03:11:12 PM
We allow ourselves to think this way as an indulgence, but know fully well that nothing has been proven - it could have been any immature eagle whatever.

Doug, thanks so much for the description of Dad and the immature!  I have to wonder - if this were not one of Dad's own young, would he have "allowed" it to take the food? I am making the assumption that Dad would have been able to make a get-away if he had really wanted to.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 13, 2009, 03:37:58 PM
I'm going to go out on a limb (branch) and say that I am inclined to think it very possibly is Hope or one of their other kids.  I say that because I watched how an adult bald eagle allowed a sub-adult to land next to it as I watched from the car and start eating the adult's freshly-caught salmon along a river bank...no fuss...   It was as if the adult had planned on giving it to the younger one and flew off after knowing that it was an approved child.  My brother said it was about 3-4 years old and he knows bald eagles as an eagle docent/interpreter.

The whole thing was so calm and smooth...the way a parent might do it if things were okay.  Dreaming?  Maybe.   Or real???  Maybe.    :ecsmile

I sure hope it IS Hope!  Thanks for telling us about them, Doug and Boonie.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 13, 2009, 03:48:37 PM
Sunday

9:38 A.M.  Mom rooting around in the nest
(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyVyic-RSmI/AAAAAAAACEI/y3zhUwYiG98/s400/hornby_12-13-2009%2012.38.32%20PM_04.jpg)

9:54 A.M. Dad on the nest
(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyVyi1qlJVI/AAAAAAAACEM/gNSyGeOuLVg/s400/hornby_12-13-2009%2012.54.54%20PM_41.jpg)

9:57 A.M. Mom arrived (Dad jumped up). She had a bit of a tussle with a stick

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyVyjsw8ssI/AAAAAAAACEY/P0-g1dDshTo/s400/hornby_12-13-2009%2012.57.10%20PM_51.jpg)

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SyVyj7gjFAI/AAAAAAAACEc/od4QaonpvBA/s400/hornby_12-13-2009%2012.57.10%20PM_52.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 13, 2009, 08:42:59 PM
Thanks Doug for the great description of Dad and young one. I too love to believe it was Hope, don't think Dad would have allowed another to snatch it's food, but I also don't really know alot about eagles as I still in the learning stage.  I sure would have loved to see it though!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 13, 2009, 10:03:38 PM
Doug, I'm also leaning toward the young one being related to Mom and Dad and I hope you and booni have more opportunities to see her/him.

I very much enjoy your observations, and your open mind. :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 14, 2009, 06:24:48 PM
Mon.Dec. 14/09 (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5372009-12-1416_23_23.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 14, 2009, 06:59:55 PM
Wow, neat to see that. nsbirder also made a hotspot showing it snowing. :)

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2009%2F12%2F14%2F2009-12-14-16-23_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=46284&start=222
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 14, 2009, 07:30:15 PM
Ooooh! I should have said that as I played the hotspot when I arrived home from work, captured a snap then  bob is your uncle!
...thank you  nsbidrer and all the others hotspot makers!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 14, 2009, 07:32:15 PM
It's neat to sit inside and watch the snow come down on the nest. Beautiful.:)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 15, 2009, 09:14:45 AM
So, i*ve discovered that it is MUCH easier to make hotspots if you use the quickview!
It is the old player that you*ll recognize with the push pins & slider & all.
You can use quickview with both the broadcasts & with hotspots that are already made.
Foto to illustrate.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/4188152144_8d05a0eee9.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/4188152144_1fc84dc100_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 15, 2009, 11:58:50 AM
Awesome tip!!

Thank you SO much Booni!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 15, 2009, 11:59:27 AM
Thanks for the tip Booni. Much appreciated!

Mom calling on the nest early this morning;
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5502009-12-1507_50_08-tile.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 15, 2009, 12:34:58 PM
Nest taking shape. Looks nice and fluffy:

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5582009-12-1512_08_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 15, 2009, 06:37:05 PM
Pa with greenery. Both Ma and Pa on the nest.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5612009-12-1518_24_39.jpg)
Snap from a hotspot by fol-di-rol at 10:42am.
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2009%2F12%2F15%2F2009-12-15-10-42_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=46488&start=304
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 15, 2009, 09:01:50 PM
Yikes, stop bringing in more branches Mom and Dad.  'Cause they will bring in some more in the spring. :eceek  Will we get a splendid view of some branches?  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 15, 2009, 09:12:36 PM
It is just wonderful how eagles do so much preparation and then work so hard to raise eaglets.  For eagles, it is almost a year-round endeavor.  Many other species do everything in the spring.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 15, 2009, 10:36:47 PM
Great photos; for which I am thankful. I haven't seen an eagle for two days now.  Mum, Dad and I haven't been successful at co-ordinating our busy schedules. :chuckle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 16, 2009, 03:25:36 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5712009-12-1612_20_26.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 16, 2009, 03:26:32 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5732009-12-1612_24_10.jpg) 

..........(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5742009-12-1612_24_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on December 16, 2009, 04:02:09 PM
Thanks Anne for the daily screenshots, honorable mention & a big TY to all the screencappers. (http://bestsmileys.com/gift/1.gif) :thumbsup
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 16, 2009, 07:32:20 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island/th_MonsieurandMadameHornbyWinterizethe.jpg) (http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island/?action=view&current=MonsieurandMadameHornbyWinterizethe.flv)

Took me forever to make a video....  but here it is.  *whew*

It will eventually go on my YT site, here:  http://www.youtube.com/user/beautifulbaldeagles

I just uploaded some 2006 eagle videos (one for Hornby, my very first video), and I'll upload some 2007, 2008, 2009.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 16, 2009, 07:42:54 PM
Around 12:45 today

(http://lh4.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SymkjRFJ65I/AAAAAAAACH0/MmAZPhVd-Og/s400/hornby_12-16-2009%203.45.52%20PM_03.jpg)

Dad's toes were glowing

(http://lh6.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/Symkj_odPUI/AAAAAAAACH4/pKkZC8TpnEY/s400/hornby_12-16-2009%203.46.12%20PM_08.jpg)

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_18tfBwtcw28/SymkkgLvsdI/AAAAAAAACH8/0HILhCZtCYI/s400/hornby_12-16-2009%203.48.20%20PM_10.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 16, 2009, 07:46:52 PM
Beautiful Dad

(thanks, Nancy, for your help with recording flash video)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 16, 2009, 08:33:43 PM
beans, the video of the nest being 'winterized' is wonderful.  How kind of you to say you will be making other videos available - thank you so much.  :thumbsup :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 16, 2009, 10:03:54 PM
Again thanks for the great screencaps Anne and Nancy. Also Beans for the wonderful video and I'm looking forward to seeing the others!!!  :biggrin3 I look so forward to seeing these after a hard night at work, really makes my day!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 16, 2009, 11:49:51 PM
Great video and pics.  Your love of Ma and Pa is showing!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 17, 2009, 12:46:41 AM
Beans, thank you for sharing the very nice video you made!  I luv watching Mom and Dad fix up the place!   :ecsmile

It's so nice to know that you'll be making more of them, especially for those of us who miss seeing some of the times when they are on the nest!   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 17, 2009, 06:51:47 AM
Beautiful Dad

(thanks, Nancy, for your help with recording flash video)

Beautiful video, beans!

I'm glad you found a way to record - your videos are the best!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 17, 2009, 07:06:39 AM
Beans, i went to your website & spent quite a bit of time watching all your lovely videos!
You have a great eye, & a great sense of timing with the music.
VERY enjoyable!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 17, 2009, 12:25:35 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5922009-12-1711_55_27.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 17, 2009, 08:15:57 PM
Just love that goofy look of Dad's, Anne.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 18, 2009, 08:08:24 AM
Fri.Dec.18 th.   Early visit to the nest. Looks like Dad Hornby.
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap5982009-12-1807_53_09.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 18, 2009, 01:59:27 PM
Beautiful picture....  love the sepia color. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 18, 2009, 02:06:09 PM
I've just uploaded Hornby and Sidney/Saanich videos to my new YouTube site

http://www.youtube.com/user/beautifulbaldeagles


Future Hornby videos will be here, instead of Photobucket. But if you want a stroll down memory lane, you can see the first video I made (Hornby Eagles in 2006). 

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 18, 2009, 05:52:41 PM
Nice video Beans  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 18, 2009, 06:00:51 PM
At around 11:30 AM nest time, an eagle was seen in the distance near the blue roofed house tree.
That wouldn't normally seem like an exceptional note - except at the same time calls were heard from near the nest that were made by both Mom and Dad.
From the cam it appeared that the eagle was defending the BRH tree and chased off a large dark colored bird.
Mom and Dad both flew from near the nest to help defend the BRH tree and a raven was heard in the distance.
Around the same time, Boonibarb was on the ground with her camera. She confirmed that there was a juvenile that chased off ravens from the BRH tree.
You can watch the recorded events from the cam in this Hotspot: http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2009%2F12%2F18%2F2009-12-18-11-26_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=47274&start=442 (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2009%2F12%2F18%2F2009-12-18-11-26_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=47274&start=442)

This is a photo of the juvenile that Booni shot today and below is a photo that was taken of Hope last season.
Do you think our little friend has returned?

(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Hopecomparison2.jpg)
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Hopecomparison1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 18, 2009, 06:13:51 PM
Nice summary of events Raptorman.  :eclove

I made notes of the events while viewing as things unfolded; they are posted in the observation thread; Raptor and I were hearing and then seeing three eagles and at least one raven. Typos noted two birds in the "Basil tree" as well.  Everything was confirmed when we reviewed the tape. What an exciting day.  :nod2

 We have high Hopes.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 18, 2009, 06:18:48 PM
We have high Hopes.

Great observations and photos - thanks to all of you.  My 'gut instinct' is telling me it is 'Hope'.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 18, 2009, 06:22:34 PM
WOW, you guys are really good! (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/smileys/1place.gif)

I watched the tape shortly after it all unfolded, but did not understand what I was seeing. (Now that you have explained it, I can follow along, thank you very much!)

Booni, your picture of Hope (did I say that?) is superb!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on December 18, 2009, 06:43:37 PM
beans, love the page you set up on Youtube.  I have watched a couple of the videos. Many memories. BTW when I set up on YouTube last fall - for obvious reasons I am '08Safari'.







Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 18, 2009, 06:52:37 PM
I watched your videos, too!  Glad you are enjoying the BeautifulBaldEagles.  I wanted a place to house the Sidney/Saanich and Hornby Island videos.  Even the old ones....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 18, 2009, 08:14:58 PM
This keeps getting better and better!  It is easy to believe that Hope is there, defending "her" territory, since it's the one she knows the best!  Wouldn't it be exciting if it really is Hope?!  From what you said, Mom and Dad didn't chase Hope or whomever it was away, so maybe it was and they know it.   :pray

Booni, your picture of the juvenile you saw today is absolutely beautiful!!!!   :heart

Beans, I'm looking forward to watching your videos!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 18, 2009, 08:31:53 PM
Thanks, TigerLady. :)  I'm excited about Hope, too!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 18, 2009, 09:28:34 PM
That's Hope!  My scientific study has come to an end.  Hope is Hope, that's Hope, I tell ya, Hope!!!  The mouthy, fiesty, beautiful, perfect baby is back.

Ok, I have seen a whale breach and not a juvie return!  Life is sweet!!!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Lucky13 on December 19, 2009, 06:01:13 AM
I am so looking forward to more great videos and pics and getting to know Hope.  Thank you all so much for all the great notes, observations, videos and pics.  This is a really magical site and group of wonderful people.
 :biggrin6Lucky :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 19, 2009, 07:52:17 AM
Reference photo: (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6002009-12-1907_45_41.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 19, 2009, 08:36:19 AM
Sunrise on the Nest, Saturday, December 19, 2009

(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/SunRise-SaturdayDecember192009.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 19, 2009, 09:25:56 AM
Dad in with fir coned laden branch:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6082009-12-1909_14_12.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 19, 2009, 11:48:15 AM
I am so looking forward to more great videos and pics and getting to know Hope.  Thank you all so much for all the great notes, observations, videos and pics.  This is a really magical site and group of wonderful people.
 :biggrin6Lucky :biggrin6

A big welcome to you, Lucky13. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 19, 2009, 12:53:49 PM
There has been a lot of interest in Boonibarb's photos of juveniles around the nest tree (see Ground Observations).  We all want to believe that it is Hope.  I feel it could possibly be - but not proven.  But I have taken peaks at various web-sites and found this statement from the Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia, where radio tracking of eaglets has been done for several years.  "After the juvenile eagle disperses from its natal area, it will continue to return to the nest periodically over the next few years."
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 19, 2009, 01:29:07 PM
I've added this video to my YouTube site.  You've already seen it on PhotoBucket, but I think it looks much better on YouTube.  With proper credit to Doug & Sheila!  Although I have only Doug's name in the credits page of the video, I will add both of their names in future videos.  Thank you, Doug & Sheila!

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island/HornbyeaglesDec16.jpg)

Video: Monsieur and Madame Hornby Winterize their Nest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUupMXkLM3g)

Barb takes wonderful pictures, and we love them!  Thanks, Barb!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 19, 2009, 02:20:02 PM
Thanks Doug for that post!!!  I know I don't have proof but I really feel with all my heart that it is Hope!!!!!  I was so excited seeing Booni's photos last night and can tell you I think our remarkable girl has come home for a while anyway!!!  So unless I see proof that it isn't her, I will continue to believe it is!!! :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on December 19, 2009, 02:28:55 PM
HasOurPrincessEmerged???    :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kathyj on December 20, 2009, 05:39:32 AM
Just trying to catch up - wow wouldn't it be great it that really was Hope.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 21, 2009, 08:50:52 AM
It*s the winter solstice today!
Shortest day of the year.
Now the days only get lighter & lighter!

Info about solstice (http://www.theweathernetwork.com/glossary/wintersolstice?ref=ccbox_weather_bottom_title)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 21, 2009, 09:30:49 AM
Let there be light!   :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 21, 2009, 02:41:52 PM
Mom and then Dad visited the nest briefly today, around 2 PM.  Mom needs a new feather for Christmas.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4203972627_3ca547361d_o.jpg)
image copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: EastCoast on December 22, 2009, 12:36:00 PM
 :ecsmile Taking a look around and familiarizing myself with the forum.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on December 22, 2009, 12:48:09 PM
Eastcoast, welcome! Make yourself at home. If you have any questions, everyone here will be delighted to help. There is a wonderful and caring bunch of Nature lover's here. Thanks for joining us and we look forward to hearing more from you.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 22, 2009, 05:39:38 PM
Yay Eastcoast!

Welcome.  I am here for you too.  We are glad you joined us.

Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 22, 2009, 05:55:49 PM
Here's our Welcome Thread:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=12.0
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 24, 2009, 01:57:43 PM
                            December 24,2009

1:52 PM  both eagles are present, Dad rearranging the needled boughs and Mom on a branch beyond him (perhaps the eye branch)

1:59 Dad switches to moving sticks around, different sizes of them from left to right, and right to left. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 24, 2009, 02:05:38 PM
Or, maybe it's Mom doing the remodeling.  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on December 24, 2009, 02:17:36 PM
It's Mom on the nest and Dad flew off at 2:14 and at 2:17 came back in.

I heard him come in, but didn't see it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 25, 2009, 11:49:30 AM
Joy to the world! Mom and Dad Hornby and the starlings are ringing in Christmas with songs and trills, and all have visited the nest.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 25, 2009, 05:51:57 PM
Thanks for the Christmas Day report, AJL.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 26, 2009, 08:34:48 AM
Nest is looking very fluffy this morning!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4215560587_bca1fc0cae_o.jpg)
copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 26, 2009, 08:50:28 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong.  The eagles put these branches in the center of their nest.  The needles turn brown and drop off, providing a nice "cushion" in the nest bowl.  Then the eagles move the branches to reinforce the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 26, 2009, 09:34:12 AM
i think you*re correct beans.
Eagles are so flippin* cool (smart).
i think the needles provide good drainage, too, so the nest bowl doesn*t get soggy.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on December 27, 2009, 04:34:33 PM
Well, haven't posted screen caps for a long time, let's see how it goes....   Dad brought Mom a bird to feast on this morning.

Mom gives us "the Look" 12-27-09
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/4220280408_35638e8490.jpg) (http://)

Mom enjoying her bird gift 12-27-09
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4219515263_0a20b3a0db.jpg) (http://)

Mom with what is left of her bird 12-27-09
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4220280500_e78ac83278.jpg) (http://)

Mom and Dad 12-27-09  (dad in right corner, waiting for Mom to leave so he can tidy up after her meal)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2486/4219515157_56e7b8c759.jpg) (http://)

More with Dad with Mom 12-27-09
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/4220280552_67ca444ac6.jpg) (http://)

Dad waits for Mom to finish bird 12-27-09
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2585/4220280650_6faefe467b.jpg) (http://)

Dad straightens up after Mom finished bird 12-27-09
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4219515513_a4446ac39d.jpg) (http://)

This is taken from a hotspot around noon.  Mom brought branch to nest.
Working on stick placement 12-27-09
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4220280596_fa768c245f.jpg) (http://)

Sorry some of these look a bit blurry.  Still getting the hang of this.  But thought you might like these anyway.







Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 27, 2009, 04:38:14 PM
I very much like your pictures!  Thank you!  It's easy to miss the eagles on the cam, as they come and go.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2009, 05:56:08 PM
Well done ltb!
It*s so nice to see screencaps!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 27, 2009, 05:58:36 PM
Luv, you rock!!!!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 27, 2009, 06:54:49 PM
Thanks for the captures, ltb.  I really like the first one - 'The Look'

I was watching off and on today.  Got this of someone's tail fluffs as they turned around at 12:37pm.

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8744/tailfluffsdec27091237p.jpg) (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/tailfluffsdec27091237p.jpg/)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 27, 2009, 07:16:34 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/NewHornby448PMMaandPaonthenest1227.jpg)

This screenshot was taken by Nightowl.  I think she perfectly captured M/M Hornby working in concert on the nest.

Link to original screenshot:  here (http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.org/viewtopic.php?p=679088#p679088)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2009, 09:15:11 PM
Plus it shows the spot on the top of Dad*s head, & the part in the back of Mum*s head.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 27, 2009, 11:09:06 PM
Thank you for the screen caps and the captions you posted, Luv, Nightowl, Beans and Blue.  I appreciate being able to keep up with some of what Mom and Dad are doing, since the holiday season is cutting into Eagle-Watching Time!   :heart

Dad brought his lady a bird as a gift.  What a nice mate!!!  I didn't know that they did that when it isn't a time when there are eggs or chicks on the nest.  Learn something new every day from the eagles, don't we?!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 28, 2009, 03:52:27 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6292009-12-2815_35_51.jpg)

..............(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6252009-12-2815_23_57.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6272009-12-2815_28_00.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 28, 2009, 04:33:26 PM
Thanks for posting those pictures Anne! It was hard to get a look at the bird by stopping and starting the tape - now we can see it had pale areas and some light feathers.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 28, 2009, 06:19:05 PM
AJL..thought it was a fish head. Or was it a bird?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on December 28, 2009, 10:58:10 PM
Thanks everyone for the great screencaps for the last two days, just catching up. I too love "The Look". They always make me smile when they do that!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 28, 2009, 11:01:11 PM
Thanks for posting the screen caps, Anne.  I missed seeing the live action today.

Ajl, I wonder if Dad is bringing the food FOR Mom?!  I'm going to have to look at the recordings to see if she takes it away from him or if he is bringing her a food gift.  ;-)   Either way, she enjoys the groceries.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 28, 2009, 11:15:33 PM
 :eclol Yes Anne, today's meal was indeed a fish head!
Sorry, it was Luvthebirds who captured the bird meal.  :blush  Thanks Luv (and thanks Anne for the pictures of the fish head meal!)

Tigerlady, I feel it is likely that he brought the  bird (as well as the fish tail a few days before), for her.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 29, 2009, 11:37:29 AM
Dad flew onto the nest at 9:24 A.M. and then up to the cam box at 9:26 A.M. There were some vocalizations and fly off at 9:38 A.M. Viewers were unsure of what was happening. Can anyone make a screen capture of the bird that flies off to confirm it was an adult? (I can't get the tape to stop in the right place.  :sad )

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/Dec29fly-off10-40AM.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 29, 2009, 12:41:28 PM
I would however cannot get the video to play. Is there a hotspot as well? Will go see.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on December 29, 2009, 12:48:37 PM
i managed to do a screen capture of the eagle flying off the cam box at 9:38.  i don't know if it is any clearer than yours.  hope this works, it's the first time i've tried it(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/ScreenShot006.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on December 29, 2009, 12:52:48 PM
I made a few attempts and then put them together.  I think I see a white tail!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Doesdadtakeoff.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2009, 05:03:35 PM
Do we see a white head here between the two legs??
It is very hard to capture a picture that shows the head & tail!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/4227103564_62ba4382dc_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2495/4227103564_62ba4382dc_o.jpg)

& a white tail in the top left here?

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4226386753_5a172cfab4_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4226386753_5a172cfab4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on December 29, 2009, 09:43:03 PM
I wasn't able to get better screenshots of the eagle flying off.  I am pretty sure it was Dad leaving after he flew up to the cam box.

Here is a video of what sounds like screeps arriving, Dad dropping into the nest, then a thud landing above which made Dad jump, followed by Dad doing some nestorations before going up to the cam box.  Later, loud screeps from up above and Dad flying off while the close-sounding screeping continued.  The screeps changed to 'almost' adult calls.

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_DADSCREEPY_Dec29_09.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=DADSCREEPY_Dec29_09.flv)

(video 3 minutes)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on December 29, 2009, 10:19:16 PM
Some Screenshots from the afternoon nestorations.  First Mom worked, then both, then Dad.


Mom working on the nest 12-29-09 04:09pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2544/4227003481_e68372cb93.jpg) (http://)

Get a good grip Mom 12-29-09 04:10pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4227769728_3c003b478c.jpg) (http://)

Studying the Stick.  Mom 12-29-09 04:10pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4226960311_665b3c6991.jpg) (http://)

Lovely profile Mom 12-29-09 04:11pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2679/4227769750_0b91bcc307.jpg) (http://)

Still studying the stick.  Mom 12-29-09 04:12pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4227729734_948fe2d18c.jpg) (http://)

Mom working 12-29-09 04:12pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2779/4227729706_593b5a8240.jpg) (http://)

Working together (aka "tug of war") Mom and Dad 12-29-09 04:18pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2771/4227729762_1c045ef675.jpg) (http://)

Dad takes over 12-29-09 04:22pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2531/4226960409_a1f85013dc.jpg) (http://)

Handsome dude Dad 12-29-09 04:22pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2555/4227729818_cd7d5608c8.jpg) (http://)

Stretch Dad 12-29-09 04:23pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4227828548_74a2526409.jpg) (http://)

Moving the stick Dad 12-29-09 04:34pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2693/4226960491_0e63f97ba7.jpg) (http://)

Dad contemplates the stick placement 12-29-09 04:34pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4227729840_d85d3c2c15.jpg) (http://)

Getting dark Dad 12-29-09 04:43pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4227729894_23c36c71fc.jpg) (http://)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on December 30, 2009, 01:52:30 PM
Excitement on the Hornby nest at noon.  Doug came into the Hornby chat at 13:02 and said:  "As you noticed, the female flew from the nest at 12:50 and went to the Peters’ tree where the male was perched.  No sooner did she land than the male hopped on her back – the earliest I have seen them mating, by far.  Previously, the last few days of January was the earliest, but usually February and March."

At 1:26 we heard what sounded like three eagles, or a pair of eagles and a seagull.  Raptorman made a Hotspot/Seekpoint of the calls (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2009%2F12%2F30%2F2009-12-30-13-17_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=50097&start=502)   At 13:36 Doug reported: “The two eagles were in the Babysitting Tree when an immature flew by, causing all the screeching.  It kept right on going south, past the Leaning Tree.”
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 30, 2009, 02:23:00 PM
This is fantastic News!  For sure wonderful news! 

We are going to be cyper parents again?!

One should ask why so early?  What do the Eagles know that we do not?  I can't wait for our experts to chime in on this.  Is it the same in the whole Eagle community on Hornby?

I will probably get in trouble for me but it was in the "Peter's" Tree!   :ecnono :eclol

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 30, 2009, 02:57:09 PM
Nice to know these wintertime happenings!  Thanks for telling us about it, Doug.  Maybe that's why Dad has been bringing gifts of food to the nest for Mom?!   Like bringing candy and flowers to his mate!   :nod2  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: woof947 on December 30, 2009, 05:16:11 PM
nest building together, dad wooing mom, mating, testing the nest bowl and the continuation of life... nature is so amazing!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 30, 2009, 05:20:10 PM
It certainly is, woof!  Welcome to Our Nature Zone.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: woof947 on December 30, 2009, 09:09:16 PM
thank you beans.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 30, 2009, 09:41:17 PM
Hi Woof! I love your avatar.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: woof947 on December 31, 2009, 07:27:28 AM
hi AJL - thanks  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 31, 2009, 11:11:15 AM
WIDE ANGLE CAMERA  -  The wide angle camera conked out some three months ago.  It was suspected that water had got into a co-axial cable connection up the tree.  Dan Hamilton and Darian Chase, the tree climbers, are now here to check it all out.

Preliminary to them starting, I turned on the wide angle camera so I would know when the picture came back on, and tell them that they have found the problem.  But the picture came on immediately.  They must have fixed it already.  I walked over to the tree to tell them but they had not arrived yet.  ....  the camera had been working all along!  Or spasmodically.

When they did arrive, I told them the camera did work but want any connections redone anyway because the picture was quite speckly at times.  So they are working on it now.

We do know that the camera is working and that the problem is regarding connections.  I'll feel better if we have this camera working - partly because it gives a better picture in some situations and partly because it is a back up camera if the close up camera fails.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 31, 2009, 11:26:11 AM
Thank you very much, Doug --  we are so excited to see the Hornby eagles this year!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 31, 2009, 11:36:28 AM
That's great news!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on December 31, 2009, 11:54:13 AM
Great news indeed and ooohhh happy days are here again....what a way to bring in the new year! Gotta love those tree climbers! A  :blush big hug to them from me!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 31, 2009, 12:08:21 PM
Darian Chase, one of the tree climbers just knocked at the door to borrow my crimpers (used to clamp on the special connectors for joining co-axial cables).  That means they are now at work on the actual connections.  Then they have to wrap up the connections with special waterproof tape and then attach each cable on either side of the join so there will be no tugging on the actual connection.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on December 31, 2009, 12:23:16 PM
The telephone just rang.  Thinking it might be the tree climbers making a report, I glanced at the TV screen ....  and there it was, the wide angle camera ... with a clear and steady picture.   Yeeeehh !   There are no eagles in the nest right now but I'll flash the upper camera on for you all to see.     Ooops!  It just switched off again.  Nerve-wracking.

Anyway, we know the problem is not the camera but the connections, which can be corrected.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on December 31, 2009, 12:33:19 PM
Thank you Doug.  This must be very frustrating for you.  Hope you know how much we appreciate all your efforts. :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on December 31, 2009, 01:02:56 PM
Thank you so much Doug!  :bow
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 31, 2009, 01:18:28 PM
while watching on raptormans zap  channel , mom arrived and the cam angle changed to wide angle , whoohoo its up and it works again , thanks so much doug and all the team that keeps us getting our cam view
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on December 31, 2009, 01:18:56 PM
 :heart Thank you Doug!

(Mom is on the nest tidying and watching, not at all bothered).
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on December 31, 2009, 01:21:00 PM
Thank you, Doug, for your continued attemps to solve the WA cam issue. It will be wonderful to have that cam available again.  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on December 31, 2009, 01:22:30 PM
Thank you,  Doug  ~ a very special New Year's Eve gift!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2673/4231467957_f06be76231_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2671/4232268216_027269bd44_o.jpg)
images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 31, 2009, 02:50:18 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/MadameHornbyDec312009.jpg)

video: Madame Hornby Shows Us Her Beautiful Feathers (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulBaldEagles#p/a/u/0/zVyIasLd19s)

What a windy day!  We see a glimpse of the wide angle cam when Doug Carrick switched cameras.  The WA cam had been down, and Doug had arranged for someone to inspect the connections.  Naturally, it started working again before help arrived.  As you know from his post, the connections are being inspected and repaired, as needed.  Thank you, Doug!

I was recording this video when the cameras were shifted.  However, my recording program did not record the wide angle video.  So I recorded nancym’s “hotspot.”  Thank you, Nancy!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on December 31, 2009, 03:09:50 PM
Those are eerily beautiful screenshots, Nancy...  foggy and mysterious.  How great it is to have this camera working again.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on December 31, 2009, 03:25:44 PM
A few more looks at mom from the Wide Angle cam. :eclove  Mom looked like an angel in the watery light.

Angel Mom 12-31-09 01:04pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2657/4232469214_cbba816eb1_o.jpg) (http://)

Angel Mom checks out her do in the cu cam 12-31-09 01:04pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2670/4232469244_e5aa8c8cb3_o.jpg) (http://)

Angel Mom shows us her pretty profile 12-31-09 01:04pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4232469316_d24c83d9e1_o.jpg) (http://)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 31, 2009, 03:34:30 PM
Thank you so much Doug and all those who made this happen!  Today is a start of a new year of eagle viewing.  Woohoo!!!    :bow
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 31, 2009, 04:13:18 PM
At 15:42, Booni, our Hornby Island and Eagle Angel went out into the weather to give us a wave.  Can you see her???  Booni, you rock!!!!!   :heart

(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/BooniWaving.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 31, 2009, 05:19:11 PM
What a fantastic New Year's present!  Thank you Doug and Sheila for making the cams available to all of us eagle lovers who enjoy watching the Hornbys so much!  What a pleasant surprise to have the WA cam back!  Many thanks!!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 31, 2009, 07:19:19 PM
follow the arrow to see booni and dooki's travels  with the white towel , right over to dougs yard where they had a tugga towel
all screen caps are ©Doug Carrick
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1074a2009-12-3119_50_32.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1075a2009-12-3119_50_38.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1077a2009-12-3119_50_58.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1079a2009-12-3119_51_01.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1085a2009-12-3119_52_22.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1089a2009-12-3119_55_38.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap1092a2009-12-3119_58_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on December 31, 2009, 07:21:07 PM
is that brite round light the full moon over the water???or is it the wa view and blue roof  lights?
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/MWSnap10952009-12-3122_19_27.jpg)
©Doug Carrick


edited:i used my trusty ruler i  believe its blue roof house lights  ; O
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on December 31, 2009, 10:55:23 PM
Wowza Typos!!!!  Great capture!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2010, 04:02:15 PM
Mom and Dad on the nest on 01/01/10 @ 15:22!  Brilliant! See the muted background.  And, by the grace of Grandfather Sun, the light pours on the nest. :heart

(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/MomandDadonNest1522010110.jpg)

Mom on cam, Dad on nest.  Nice mo"hawk".
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/MomonCamDadonNest010110.jpg)

Mom on cam, Dad on nest.
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/MomonCamDadonNestb010110.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2010, 04:02:38 PM
Mom on nest, testing nest bowl.  Dad on outside branch.  01/01/10    :heart
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/MomonCamDadonNestd010110.jpg)

Mom testing out the nest bowl.  Ahhhh,,,,, comfortable?
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/MomonCamDadonNest-MomtestingBowl010.jpg)

Mom on outside branch.  She lingered for quite some time, quite actively looking around.
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/Momonoutsidebranch010110.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2010, 04:02:54 PM
Mom Hornby on outside branch just prior to flying out.  01/01/10   :heart
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/Momonoutsidebranchcloseup010110.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2010, 04:03:12 PM
Empty nest, 1 hour later.  01/01/10 @ 16:22  :heart
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/Nest1hourlater010110.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 01, 2010, 04:37:47 PM
Taking off!

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyWAJan101.jpg) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyWAJan102.jpg)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyWAJan103.jpg) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyWAJan104.jpg)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyWAJan105.jpg) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyWAJan107.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2010, 04:53:50 PM
Beans!!

You rock.   The take off is beautiful!  Thank you.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 01, 2010, 04:55:08 PM
Thanks!  I'm enjoying all of the screenshots posted here
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 01, 2010, 05:37:33 PM
It was very stormy most of the day, rain, wind, sun!  The sunlight caught that little grey protuberance towards the top of the tree stump - it looks like "the mark of Zorro".   :eclol

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/MarkofZorro.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2010, 06:19:05 PM
Madrona,

As long as it is Antonio Bandaras with sword and in tights!  :ecwink

 :heart
Rajame
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 01, 2010, 06:23:38 PM
Very nice screen caps, Rajame, Beans and Madrona!  Those with sunlight really are especially good!  Thank you for posting them here for us.   :eclove

Great way to start the New Year with the WA cam back...thanks Doug and Sheila!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 01, 2010, 06:26:25 PM
I like the "Z" in Madrona's screenshot.  Zorro was here!  In my screenshots, it looks like a small white dove.  The dove of peace for the New Year?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 01, 2010, 07:42:48 PM
Beautiful shots with the sunlight on them!

Here is a little video after both eagles flew off.  Mom came back with a stick around 4:40pm. then went up to the close-up cam perch.  She stayed there for about 10 minutes in the wind and deepening dusk and had a good scratch before flying off.

(1min45sec)
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_MOMFLIESOFFATDUSK_JAN01_2010.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=MOMFLIESOFFATDUSK_JAN01_2010.flv)

I put in a Slow Motion of her take off at 4:50pm. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 01, 2010, 08:40:26 PM
moon rises over blue roof house - you can see the glimmer on the water.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4235446251_6209e54741_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4235446251_6209e54741_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on January 01, 2010, 08:44:16 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00192010-01-0200_05_47.jpg)(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap00212010-01-0200_06_15.jpg)©Doug Carrick
 a couple screen caps of moon reflection over the water
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 01, 2010, 10:41:45 PM
Very dramatic, dark screenshots!  And Blue, your video is perfect!  Love to see birds fly and land.  Their tails are so beautiful and so important for their flight.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on January 02, 2010, 08:00:19 AM
Saturday January 2, 2010
@7:00 am
Temp 7 c /45 f
Wind: Wind: SE 30km/h = SE 19m/h
Sunrise: 8:14
Sunset: 16:32
Relative Humidity: 93%
Pressure: 1,017.10 mb
 
i just watched a tv show on the Travel and Escape channel , the show was called Island escapes, it is on again at 3:30 eastern time. It highlighted Hornby Island
this is a link to show the channels listings
http://www.travelandescape.ca/schedule/tvlist.aspx (http://www.travelandescape.ca/schedule/tvlist.aspx)

Just heard both eagles calling 7 :56ish ,  the nest is becoming visable
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: woof947 on January 02, 2010, 03:14:32 PM
Doug and Sheila... I purchased and read your book The Eagles of Hornby Island; it is very informative, entertaining, and a pleasure to read!  I encourage anyone who has not read it to do so.  Many thanks for all you do and share with us. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on January 02, 2010, 03:35:58 PM
Greenery in the nest: (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap6982010-01-0215_12_43.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 02, 2010, 03:49:37 PM
What a beautiful picture, Anne!  It's framed and ready for hanging.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on January 02, 2010, 05:56:28 PM
Thank you beans!  It is nice  to have the wide angle back.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on January 02, 2010, 06:16:26 PM
ironic in a way having the blue moon over the blue roofed house. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 02, 2010, 07:28:15 PM
Thank you Woof947 for your comments on my Eagle book.  I have found writing this book to be one of the most satisfying things in my life  ....  and to think I must have been 74 or 75 years of age when I started.  So for most of you there is ample time to start a new venture.  Life is full of surprises.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 02, 2010, 07:42:04 PM
It was suggested in the chat that we post a foto of the trees visible from the close up cam, so that everybody knows what tree is what & what they are called.
Thanks to Raptorman for the screen cap & the numbering of the trees.

#1 = The Peters*s Tree

#2 = The blue roof house tree =  the Scraggly Tree = Hope*s Tree = Basil

#3 = Manuel

Danny*s pic of the three trees

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4238769137_25e1b4db82_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4238769137_25e1b4db82_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 02, 2010, 10:19:40 PM
So the story goes like this …

There is talk on the chat that Doug was out waving to the Chatters aka Eagle Lovers!  I missed it and was sad.  I just love love love the interaction of the nest!  So, the next moment Booni types into the chat that Doug is going to wave again for “Rajame!”  And sure enough, he did.   :heart

Arrow shows Doug in his yard waving!
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/DougWavingTowel1504010210.jpg)

Watch as he walks across the yard!
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/DougWavingTowelb1504010210.jpg)

(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/DougWavingTowelc1504010210.jpg)

Thank you Doug and Booni!  You made my day even better!  Now we know what a towel dancing in the yard looks like!   :eclol
(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/DougWavingToweld1504010210.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 02, 2010, 10:39:25 PM
As if Doug's performance was not enough to make a lemon sweet and me dance around the room, the next few minutes brought boonibarb to the yard waving to us!  The scary thing…. Both Doug and boonibarb seem to look the same (white, dancing, waving, terry). 

I know they have not morphed!   :dunno :giggle


(http://i579.photobucket.com/albums/ss237/kjrturley/BooniWavesTowel010210.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 03, 2010, 01:47:39 PM
Mom Hornby received her third gift from Dad at midday.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/HornbysJan310-momfliesin-1254.jpg)
12:54 PM - Mom flies in!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan310-1254-Dadfollowswithf.jpg)
Followed by dad, bearing a gift.  :ecwink

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan3-1254-MomgiftfromDad.jpg)
Mom graciously accepts Dad's fish gift!  :nod2

Dad flies off promptly.  The whole exchange was accompanied by loving sounds from mom, and only involved 4 minutes or so in the nest.

(All images copyright Doug Carrick)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 05, 2010, 02:11:24 PM
At 10:37 AM Dad came to the nest with more lichen this morning.See Hotspot. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F01%2F05%2F2010-01-05-10-33_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=51466&start=264)

He stays in the nest for a couple of minutes then jumps up to cambox.  As usual, he looks very smart.
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Dapperdadoncambox-Jan0510-1053.jpg)
10:53 AM - Dapper dad on cambox.  :eclove

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Dapperdadoncambox-Jan0510-1054.jpg)
10:54 AM - He looks around, and preens.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Dapperdadoncambox-Jan0510-1058.jpg)
10:58 AM - he looks up to WA cam - you can almost read his mind!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/DadhasagoodshakeJan0510-1059.jpg)
10:59 AM - Has a good shake then flies up to WA cambox. 

It looks as though a small white 'fluff' is shaken off - at first I wondered if it was a bug or a little bird that is startled when dad shakes - something small is seen flying off.  :eclol

See hotspot of dad shaking and flying up to WA cambox. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F01%2F05%2F2010-01-05-10-53_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=51479&start=381)

(All images copyright Doug Carrick)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 06, 2010, 08:24:40 AM
Sunrise at Hornby nest - January 6, 2010
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/SunriseatHornbynest2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 06, 2010, 08:30:47 AM
another sunrise picture - Jan.6/2010
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/ScreenShot007.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 06, 2010, 10:25:20 AM
Mom drops in for 10 minutes this morning.  Cam buffering badly, but some s'caps taken between white circle episodes!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan0610-928-Momarrivesinnes.jpg)
Jan 6 - 9:28 AM - Mom arrives and does some tidying!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan0610-930-Momrearranges.jpg)
Jan 6 - 9:30 AM - Mum grabs a stick. 

Thanks to Doug for switching between CU and WA.  :eclove

(All images copyright Doug Carrick)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 06, 2010, 06:00:11 PM
I just checked the cam in time to see everyone leaving (due to the circling white arrow) to go to Raptorman's stream so I recorded the sea lions chorus and the flight of the eagle to the top of the trunk at dusk.

The sea lions were making the noise they do when beached somewhere, rather than from the water.  The eagle appeared to come from the beach over the blue roof house and fly horizontally in front of the cluster of Peters' trees, then turn and fly directly up to the top of the trunk at 5:55-6pm.

(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_SEALIONS_FLIGHTTOTOPOFTRUNKATDUSK_J.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=SEALIONS_FLIGHTTOTOPOFTRUNKATDUSK_J.flv)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 06, 2010, 06:10:16 PM
Thank you, Blue!!! :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on January 06, 2010, 06:32:52 PM
blue , good catches, that fly in was a bit of a suprise in that light caught me off guard as i saw it but did not realize what i was seeing !!! thanks for sharing that
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on January 06, 2010, 09:11:58 PM
Nice sunshine shots fol-di-rol  :ecsmile Thanks for all the screencaps & videos from everybody, they're all great!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 06, 2010, 11:13:42 PM
I so much appreciate all the pictures and videos posted here.  Thanks, everyone. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 07, 2010, 08:14:28 PM
I recorded over 20 minutes today, but when I tried to "convert" the video clip, only the first few minutes converted.  I may try again, later.  (The recording started around 4:30 PM)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 07, 2010, 09:53:05 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyIslandEaglesJan72009.jpg)

Video:  Welcome Home Hornby Island Bald Eagles (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulBaldEagles#p/a/u/0/vDkfGY8Y1tU)

Sticks must be placed just so!  Monsieur Hornby arrives first, followed by Madame. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 08, 2010, 11:32:09 AM
Mom flies in this morning with a very large piece of salmon in her talons.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan0810-958AM-Mominwithfood.jpg)
Jan 08 10, 9:58 AM - Look at that big piece of fish mom is carrying!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 08, 2010, 11:50:13 AM
great catch!  (the salmon and the pic)  :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 08, 2010, 12:52:08 PM
It looks like the salmon came in filleted and spiced!  Hmmm.... who's plate did that come from?   :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2010, 07:02:55 PM
Mom and her fish fillet
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4258483036_e92899a4f4_o.jpg)

Dad
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4258482872_dab6821421_o.jpg)

Mom and Dad exchange a  look
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4258482958_56e94c4968_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 08, 2010, 11:33:40 PM
Really good pictures, Nancy!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on January 09, 2010, 04:01:06 AM
Thanks for all the screen caps Nancy and everyone - because of the time difference I often miss the best moments.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 11, 2010, 11:38:54 AM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/redlightoverDougshouse.jpg)

Ok, I'm still confused about the red light we saw over Doug's house.  Earlier, there were two white lights.  :shrug
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on January 11, 2010, 01:36:16 PM
Beans, we had that discussion last night because several of us were curious. Apparently when Doug turned his outside lights off (the 2 that you saw), Raptorman says that inside light glows up though Doug's skylight and may be the reason for the glowing red light that we see.

(But, we are sure that it is just Miss Annabell's late night light showing. :mwink)  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 11, 2010, 01:45:13 PM
I missed part of the discussion.  Some were saying it was Doug Hornby's stove, a meat pie cooking, etc.  Now I know this was all fiddle-faddle & fun, but this morning I was still curious.  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on January 11, 2010, 01:47:51 PM
I think that the two bright lights that we often see in the evenings are exterior lights. When the exterior lights go off we see the interior lights through the front windows and the skylight. I think that the lights in the photo that Beans posted are the interior lights showing through the front glass and the skylight.
It is entirely possible that it is a flaming meat pie though.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 11, 2010, 01:58:16 PM
It is entirely possible that it is a flaming meat pie though.

Aha!  (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Emoticons/thshockedsmile.gif)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 11, 2010, 04:25:12 PM
We aren’t receiving video on Wildearth, but you can watch the nest on Justin TV, here:

http://www.justin.tv/hornbyeagles#r=yoke0z0

Or Raptorman Zap TV

http://www.zaplive.tv/web/raptorman

Here’s a short clip of the storm, which I posted on PB:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/raptorman-zaplivetv_0001.jpg)

Stormy Hornby Island Nest (http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/?action=view&current=StormyHornbyIslandNestJan112010-4.flv)

I recorded the first part of the video on Justin and the second part on Zaplive
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on January 12, 2010, 06:48:22 AM
Thanks for the video, beans!  That is all I saw of the nest (and the eagles!) yesterday.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 12, 2010, 08:50:04 AM
January 12 2010

january 12 2010 - sunrise on the nest thanks to Raptorman

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4268688957_00be120235_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4268688957_00be120235_o.jpg)

january 12 2010 08:54 - Dad on the cam box, Mum in the nest

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/4269465746_bde8a2463d_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/4269465746_bde8a2463d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on January 12, 2010, 02:18:59 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05132010-01-1217_47_13.jpg)    (http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05122010-01-1216_59_51.jpg)    (http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05192010-01-1218_06_33.jpg)     (http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05182010-01-1217_51_05.jpg)
©Doug Carrick 

i took to many to post , so put some together for a smaller showing
(i dont seem to be able to make them clickable but if you zoom your page you mite get bigger sized peek at them)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on January 12, 2010, 04:13:01 PM
Those are great Typos, gives an overall view, sunrise is nice too Booni.
Missing Annes screenchots, Anne hint, hint. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on January 12, 2010, 04:32:36 PM
Thank you booni and typos (love the presentation!) for the great screenshots! :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on January 12, 2010, 06:15:03 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05212010-01-1222_08_35.jpg)©Doug Carrick 

these were taken over aprox one minute's time
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on January 12, 2010, 08:12:33 PM


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05242010-01-1223_34_46.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05232010-01-1223_33_53.jpg)     
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05262010-01-1223_50_10.jpg)     (http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap05272010-01-1223_53_20.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 12, 2010, 10:55:37 PM
Thank you so very much, typos and booni.  :eclove  You brightened up my dreary day.  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 13, 2010, 03:10:15 AM
It's so nice to be able to come here and see the screen caps and photos of the eagles!  Thank you Typos, Booni and Raptor for sharing them with us!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 13, 2010, 11:26:39 AM
Thank you Typos!  That was fun.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 13, 2010, 08:03:04 PM
I captured some video from Raptorman's stream before dark when both Mom and Dad visited the nest.  (Free MP3 music has been added to the video so it is a test to see if Photobucket will allow it.)

3:50
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_VISITBEFOREDARK_Jan13_10_0001.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=VISITBEFOREDARK_Jan13_10_0001.flv)

They both dug in the nest bowl but Mom didn't stay long.  Dad arranged and rearranged sticks for awhile after she left.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 13, 2010, 08:10:32 PM
Ah.... so very beautiful, Blue....  made me sleepy.....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on January 13, 2010, 08:16:03 PM
Thanks Blue  :ecsmile That was really really nice  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 13, 2010, 10:16:20 PM
Thanks Blue - I enjoyed seeing this as I was not able to see it live.  And finally I can watch Photobucket movies without everything freezing.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 14, 2010, 02:11:15 PM
Mom and dad landed on Hornby nest in the rain shortly after noon, but dad only stayed for a moment.  Mom stayed for 1 hr. 15 mins. in the rain and wind.  Her ragged wing feather shows up in this shot.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan1410-1214-momonnest.jpg)
Jan 14, 10 - 12:14 PM  Mom hunkered down in nest in wind and rain
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 14, 2010, 06:18:45 PM
I made a clip of the gift delivery (happens about 46 seconds into clip).  You can access the clip using this link: http://www.justin.tv/s/LKogvDI/clip/cfd0093cbeb18a4d (http://www.justin.tv/s/LKogvDI/clip/cfd0093cbeb18a4d)

Note also that Raptorman made several clips, including much more of Mom eating her present as well as clips earlier in the day.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 14, 2010, 06:21:46 PM
Way to go luv, figuring all that out!
Thanks so much!!   :heart

december 14 2010 3:44ish - Mum standing on gift from Dad

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4275712452_82b98f96e7_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4275712452_82b98f96e7_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on January 14, 2010, 07:18:08 PM
That is a great clip, luv ... thanks.

At ~ 5:16-5:21, I thought I saw a glimpse of the leg of the large food item, but it is hard to tell - could have been Mom's own toes.

Near the end, it sounds like someone is whistling (long, low whistle, like for calling a dog?) and Mom becomes very alert.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 14, 2010, 07:55:13 PM
Thanks for sharing that clip!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 15, 2010, 10:25:04 AM
january 15 2010 10:14 - welcome sun on the nest!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4276418001_e96c1fc38b_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4276418001_e96c1fc38b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on January 16, 2010, 12:07:33 AM
Thanks for photos folks.  I haven't seen Mum or Dad 'live' since before I went away on Dec. 20, 2009. :ecsad  I just tune in at the wrong time and / or the weather is not fit for man, nor beast, or  ~ ~ ~ eagles.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 16, 2010, 05:17:52 PM
January 16, 2010 - a late visit from Mom - 5:07 pm
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan16507pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 16, 2010, 05:23:25 PM
Hope Anne is OK - I miss her screenshots.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 16, 2010, 05:29:34 PM
She said on chat last night that she*s involved in politics right now, but will return to the eagles as soon as she can.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on January 17, 2010, 11:20:11 AM
Sunday, Jan. 17,2009

11:00 am

Both eagles on the nest on and off.  One stays on the cam box when the other leaves and brings back twigs.  They have been placing some together. Really cute.  The second one flew off now at 11:19.  They just keep building building, building.  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 17, 2010, 01:49:09 PM
ajl has noticed the build-up of sticks on the far leftish side of the nest and wondered if this is a wind-break.  Today, it looks like the great wall of China - enough to keep the huns and mongols off. 

This interpretation ( to keep the wind off - not the huns ) seems very likely.  Our most severe winds (south-easterlies) do come from that direction.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 17, 2010, 02:33:14 PM
I have ordered a new camcorder.  It can zoom 60 times - as powerful as my telescope.  The problem will be, how to hold it steady enough. 

I have been experimenting with my old one.  Raptorman showed be a certain connection whereby I could show my video pictures over the web-cam system.  I tried doing it today, showing brief scenes of Thunder and Lightening flapping their wings - and it worked.

Boonibarb and I will be able to video scenes of the eagles or other events such as the herring spawn and show the videos to everyone.  I can't wait to learn how to use the new camera.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on January 17, 2010, 02:38:20 PM
That's SO awesome doug! :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on January 17, 2010, 03:01:08 PM
As you said Raptorman - awesome. Thanks for teaching Doug and isn't modern technology great? Doug, will you be "broadcasting" through the same cam connection that is there for the two Hornby cams, i.e., through WildEarth? How about a tripod in order to keep the cam steady when zoomed in. Will it be live or recorded images? So exciting!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 17, 2010, 03:28:20 PM
Doug, you will need a tripod for that awesome zoom!  Or get a monopod to steady the camera.  Even leaning against a tree helps.  When I make videos and  zoom as far as the optical zoom will go (the digital zoom kicks in after that but makes the images slightly fuzzy), I hold my breath while recording that bird in the distance.  My camcorder doesn't do a great job of capturing video of birds in the sky, however.   :ecsad

I have ordered a new camcorder.  It can zoom 60 times - as powerful as my telescope.  The problem will be, how to hold it steady enough. 

I have been experimenting with my old one.  Raptorman showed be a certain connection whereby I could show my video pictures over the web-cam system.  I tried doing it today, showing brief scenes of Thunder and Lightening flapping their wings - and it worked.

Boonibarb and I will be able to video scenes of the eagles or other events such as the herring spawn and show the videos to everyone.  I can't wait to learn how to use the new camera.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on January 17, 2010, 04:29:48 PM
Wonderful news Doug!  I enjoyed watching the hotspot of the Thunder and Lightening video - how exciting that we will be treated to more! I look forward so much to seeing the herring spawn, George and the cormorants and any oinking juvies who might fly by.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 17, 2010, 06:10:30 PM
january 17 2010 - Mum beaks Dad

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4282689093_24eb1acc59_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4282689093_24eb1acc59_o.jpg)

i made this screen capture because i think it shows pretty well the size difference between Mum & Dad, & also how Mum has lighter feather patches, whereas Dad is darker-feathered.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4282689041_2c7697bbb8_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4282689041_2c7697bbb8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on January 17, 2010, 07:25:17 PM
Wow Doug, that will be awesome to say the least.  Cam, videos what more could one want!!! I see an exciting year ahead.  Well eggs and eaglets too !!  :biggrin6  Thanks

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 17, 2010, 08:06:17 PM
I made a screen cap of Mom and Dad side by side this morning too, also because I thought it showed their differences.  Too bad their tails aren't completely in the picture.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan1710-1040-SidebySide.jpg)
Mom and dad, side-by-side - Jan 17 10 - 10:40 AM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 18, 2010, 12:55:59 AM
All of this keeps getting better and better!  That's great news about a new camcorder, Doug!  Have fun with it and we'll all enjoy the results with you!    :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on January 18, 2010, 09:24:41 AM
Fantastic news about the new camera Doug!  It will make this year even more exciting!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 18, 2010, 01:13:35 PM
This morning at 8am we had an extremely high tide with a strong wind pounding hundreds of logs against the shoreline.  I took a 4 minute video of this and will connect it to the system at 5 pm so you all can see it. This is practice for the future, so that other eagle related activities can be seen as well as what happens in the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 18, 2010, 01:54:48 PM
Can't wait to watch it, Doug!  That must have been exciting to see in person.  Thank you for doing it and inviting us to watch.   :ecsmile  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 18, 2010, 02:13:44 PM
On the nest earlier today:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island/Hornby1Jan182010.jpg)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island/Hornby2Jan182010.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on January 18, 2010, 03:25:21 PM
5:00pm there is 01:00 a.m. here... I may try to stay up to see what I can see, but if I miss it.. will someone be able to make a hotspot? Will it be broadcast through the same "WE" medium? I might just have to stay awake to see.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on January 18, 2010, 03:31:09 PM
5:00pm there is 01:00 a.m. here... I may try to stay up to see what I can see, but if I miss it.. will someone be able to make a hotspot? Will it be broadcast through the same "WE" medium? I might just have to stay awake to see.

Yes, It will be on WildEarth, but unfortunately the archived video ends at 5:00 PM so we won't be able to make a hotspot. I have sent a requet to Peter at WildEarth to have the archives extended by an hour. Maybe someone here can record it and post a video?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 18, 2010, 04:05:30 PM
Mom just arrived with a HUGE salmon head.   :ecsmile

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan1810-345-momeatsfishhead.jpg)
Jan 18 '10 - 3:45 PM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 18, 2010, 10:16:39 PM
I have ordered a new camcorder.  It can zoom 60 times - as powerful as my telescope.  The problem will be, how to hold it steady enough.  

I have been experimenting with my old one.  Raptorman showed be a certain connection whereby I could show my video pictures over the web-cam system.  I tried doing it today, showing brief scenes of Thunder and Lightening flapping their wings - and it worked.

Boonibarb and I will be able to video scenes of the eagles or other events such as the herring spawn and show the videos to everyone.  I can't wait to learn how to use the new camera.


Here is a video from Doug's first video show yesterday:


1:52
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_THUNDERLIGHTNING2007.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=THUNDERLIGHTNING2007.flv)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 18, 2010, 10:31:51 PM
This morning at 8am we had an extremely high tide with a strong wind pounding hundreds of logs against the shoreline.  I took a 4 minute video of this and will connect it to the system at 5 pm so you all can see it. This is practice for the future, so that other eagle related activities can be seen as well as what happens in the nest.

For those who missed it, here is Doug's video show today:

1:27
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_LOGSATTHESHOREDoug_Jan18_10.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=LOGSATTHESHOREDoug_Jan18_10.flv)


Here is a few seconds of video at our place to show Doug that conditions were the same here south of Hornby on the east coast of Vancouver Island.  The bay is full of logs and the black gravel beach totally covered by the tide and southeast waves.

0:30
(http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/th_Hightideandlogs_Jan18_10.jpg) (http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s244/Otter_album/Videos_Otter/?action=view&current=Hightideandlogs_Jan18_10.flv)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on January 18, 2010, 10:35:38 PM
Thanks so much Blue because I missed it, so it's great to be able to see it. Will also miss today's as I will be at work, darn. Hope someone can make a video of it an post it here so I can see all the logs!!! That is the trouble with being on this shift. We will have to have reruns!! :nod2

Looking forward to the herring run too!!!  Thanks Blue and thanks Doug for making these for us.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 18, 2010, 10:39:21 PM
You spoke (posted) too soon!!!

The logs are done.   :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on January 18, 2010, 10:47:54 PM
WOW, ask and I shall receive!!!! Thanks sooooo much Blue!!! your an angel!!

Lots of logs, that is for sure and blue what a beautiful view you have and Doug too. Wow, must be so nice to wake up and look out at the ocean!!! Sure beats concrete and wall to wall buildings.  :sad

Thanks again to Doug and you Blue for posting this on the forum and for posting your lovely view-- one can only dream!!!! :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 18, 2010, 11:01:26 PM
Thank you Doug and Blue!  What a wonderful event.  Funny, we all want to somehow harness the logs for something good.  We are such do-good-ers!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 18, 2010, 11:21:33 PM
Blue, love your videos  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on January 19, 2010, 02:23:52 AM
Thanks for the video captures, Blue and yes Rajame - it's amazing to me that the logs aren't collected, maybe not when the weather is rough, obviously, but they would seem to be such a natural resource for something. Where do they end up? On beaches everywhere? Do they then sit and rot? I remember visiting my husband's aunt and uncle on Hornby Island about 15 years ago and seeing the logs on their beach - it's just part of the landscape to them.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 19, 2010, 10:59:24 AM
Gosh, it wouldn't be a beach without logs!  We hate it when a storm takes out a favourite sitting log that has sat there for years.  Some of them are just the right height for that and nice and smooth.

You need logs to sit on around a bonfire or to use as a table for wiener roasts; you need logs to put your towel on while swimming; the logs trap the smaller wood debris behind them that we use for our fires; the birds sit on the logs, even the eagles;  we have one log that juts over the water at high tide that the kingfishers use to fish from and bring their catch to; and logs are just part of a west coast beach.  Occasionally, a newer log will drift in that isn't water logged with salt and we cut it up for firewood.

I will post a little video of an eagle using a log on that same beach - in the Other Eagles thread.

Link to video in Bald Eagles In Other Places:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=118.msg6119#msg6119

 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 19, 2010, 02:40:36 PM

Your comments make me want to live where you lucky folks do even more, Blue!   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 19, 2010, 05:05:00 PM
The talk of logs brings me back to my boyhood days.  We spent hours and hours on the beach and my dream was to become a beachcomber when I grew up.  Many times we saw beachcombers rolling logs down the beach using peaveys.  

Later I heard that the peavey was invented by a Mr Peavey when he was logging at nearby Grassy Point on Hornby Island, but now realize this was local mythology.  Inspired by Tigerlady10, I checked it on Google and found out that it was invented 150 years ago by a Mr Joseph Peavey of Stillwater, Maine.  Anyway, when the beachcombers had rolled 20 logs or so down the beach they would go back to their boat and round them up as they began floating at high tide.  

 Once a week they would tow a boom of them to Vancouver and get paid $50 per log for salvage money - big money in those days.  And to think, they earned such big money for doing the most fun thing in the world!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 19, 2010, 06:28:18 PM
Doug,

Remember the TV program "The Beachcombers".  Our sons were thrilled that Nick and Relic and the other characters lived right across the strait from us.

We use a peavey to move logs. 

I forgot to mention another use for logs.  Our sons had a favourite 'swimming log' every summer and beached it securely so it wouldn't go out with the tide.  A swimming log has to be small enough to maneuver, smooth enough to sit or lie on without getting splinters, and balanced well enough in the water to jump off of and climb back on. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on January 19, 2010, 07:25:52 PM
Thanks Blue and Doug !! That was so interesting!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 19, 2010, 07:29:42 PM
Doug and Blue, I really enjoy reading your stories.    :nod2

"Peavey" is a new word and process for me and I can picture gathering logs from your description, Doug.   I'm going to google it and see what a peavey looks like.

Please keep telling us more.  Yours is a whole different world for many of us and it's fascinating!   :binocs
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 19, 2010, 07:36:50 PM
This is a foto i found on my weather website today.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/620/1920712/4/cabc0065?ref=ugc_city_thumbs

It was taken during the windy storm, & show Hornby as it looks from Vancouver Island.
Hornby has a very characteristic profile.

(http://rstorage.filemobile.com/storage/1920712/233) (http://rstorage.filemobile.com/storage/1920712/233)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 19, 2010, 07:48:08 PM
Laurad mentioned visiting Hornby Island a number of years ago and was amazed at the amount of wood on our beaches.  Sheila's father, also from England, felt the same way.  It seemed so wasteful.  

The number of "good"" logs on the beach has diminished almost to nil and there are few if any beachcombers remaining.  It's all because of the changing ways that logs are brought down from the north coast - first by flat booms, then by Davis rafts, and then by log barges.

The flat booms were simply free floating logs enclosed with 60 foot boom-logs joined by boom-chains.  One section consisted of all the logs enclosed in a sixty foot square of boom logs.  A boom would be 12 or so sections connected one after the other.

In a storm, logs would jump over the boom-logs and slightly waterlogged logs would slip under.  Occasionally, a boom chain would break and a whole section of logs woud drift free.  Beachcombers must have dreamed of storms.

Then came Davis rafts where several thousand logs were packed like a giant cigar wrapped together by cables.  And finally the log barge which tips over to unload its logs at the destination.  Very few logs escaped from the Davis rafts and none from the barges.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on January 19, 2010, 10:15:01 PM
Doug and Blue thanks so much for the interesting stories. I can just close my eyes and imagine the logs and the different ways that they were brought in. I have see it in movies or stories on tv, but never in person. Mostly the flat booms, if I recall right. I too envy that walk along the beach to see all those logs rolling in especially during a storm. I can also picture sitting on them on the beach toasting marshmellows, oh makes me want to go over there and do these things!!! Hopefully one day!!!

Booni, that is a beautiful pic of Hornby, what a lovely sight to be able to see!!! Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 19, 2010, 10:15:42 PM
Thank you Doug and Blue, this has been a great lesson and experience.  I had to have Mr. Raj draw me a Peavey.  For the record, I knew what it looked like but did not know the name.  This is such a wonderful place to share and I thank you both for sharing.  I am better because of your wisdom sharing.

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 20, 2010, 07:45:33 AM
Here*s Hornby again.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/your_weather/details/620/1920704/5/cabc0065?ref=ugc_city_thumbs

(http://rstorage.filemobile.com/storage/1920704/233) (http://rstorage.filemobile.com/storage/1920704/233)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 20, 2010, 10:57:40 AM
Mom hopped up onto the CU cam box this morning to join dad. 

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan2010-1021AM-MomandDadonC.jpg)
Jan 20 '10, 10:21 AM - Mom joins Dad on CU box.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Jan2010-1021AM-MomandDadcan.jpg)
Jan 20 '10, 10:21 AM - A little smooching!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 20, 2010, 11:15:05 AM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbylovebitesJan202010.jpg)

Video:  Love Bites? (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulBaldEagles#p/a/u/0/bmzEWM2bmtE)

I think Monsieur is in the nest and Madame is perched on top of the close-up camera.  Both are very alert as they look around.

Madrona, we both liked this action between the M/M Hornby :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 20, 2010, 02:54:08 PM
Thank you Booni for the great pictures of Hornby Island from Vancouver Island, and thanks too to Rajame, Madrona and Blue for the wonderful pictures and videos, and to Doug for his stories.  You made the forum such interesting reading today - even more so than usual. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on January 20, 2010, 03:51:32 PM
Yes, thank you for the great stories and descriptions about the logs. I know that if I would have grown up there and swum in those waters, I would certainly have owned my very own log! It's just such an unsual sight to see when you go to Hornby Island for the first time.  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on January 20, 2010, 09:57:39 PM
Booni another lovely pic of Hornby, thanks.

I loved the action between Mom and Dad today, they are just a wonderful pair of eagles!! I can see why we all love them dearly.

I think if we ever all get to go to Hornby, we can each round up a log and put our names on them. I can see us all having that perfect log for our very own. Gee, Doug, we could make you and Booni keeper of our logs when we aren't there!!! :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 21, 2010, 08:37:09 AM
There are enough logs for everone.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on January 21, 2010, 08:42:13 AM
ha ha  Doug that is a good one!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 21, 2010, 12:16:42 PM
January 21, 2010
good view of mom's hair part this morning
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/goodviewofMomshairpart.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 21, 2010, 03:08:35 PM
Madrona, I love the way that you have put the links to the hotspots in the observation thread.  :ecsmile  It brings the events to life by being able to click over to what happened.  I know that it takes a good deal of time to record and hotspot the observations and your efforts are truly appreciated! :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 21, 2010, 03:25:46 PM
The highest tides of the year occur in December and January.  This year the high tides have been considerably higher than usual, because of the El Nino currently warming the ocean.  Most things expand when warmed and so does the ocean.  

I know exactly where the tide rises to on the Big Rock, and in fact, the water has been about 14 inches higher, leaving only two feet of the Big Rock above the water on these occasions.

The last time there was such a surge in the tides was in the winter of 1998/1999 the year of the last great El Nino.  I just love speculating (whether right or wrong) and I notice that the two great El Nino years are 11 years apart - the time between maximum sun spot cycles.  There is greater radiation from the sun at these maximums.  Perhaps just a coincidence.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 21, 2010, 04:21:13 PM
Interesting idea about an eleven-year cycle, Doug.  It is nice to have the Big Rock to use as a gauge for the tides.  I'd love to watch all of that in person.  Please do some more videos, showing the water/tides for us when you can.  The video of the logs was amazing!! :ecsmile

We all appreciate being able to 'talk' with you and ask questions about Hornby Island and what's happening there. :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on January 21, 2010, 05:48:08 PM
The observation thread (Click Here) (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=10.msg6182#msg6182) is a good place to catch up with what happened during the day.  In that thread I have, as you noticed luv, been linking to key events with 'posh' links to the day's Hotspots.  I am enjoying watching the nest this winter.  We are seeing so many things for the first time.  For anyone who wishes to post observations, feel free to do so.  And if you want to link to the Hotspots, go ahead.  (Posh links are easy once you've done a few - if you click on 'Quote' on one of those posts you will be able to see how they are done!)  :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 22, 2010, 10:04:03 AM
never get tired of those sunrises - this one January 22, 2010
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/SunriseJan22.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 22, 2010, 10:05:33 AM
That is a beautiful picture of the sun shining over the nest!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 22, 2010, 05:45:41 PM
the nest at dusk - January 22, 2010
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/dusk2.jpg)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/dusk3.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on January 22, 2010, 05:51:14 PM
Nice cap.....lovely couple. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 22, 2010, 06:06:19 PM
Thank you for the morning and evening shots.  Great way to open and close a day.  Hugs!  Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 23, 2010, 05:52:56 PM
January 24, 2010
dad flies in over BRH at 5:21
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/dadfliesinat521.jpg)

joined by mom at 5:25
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/joinedbymom525.jpg)

Mom left at 5:31 followed by dad at 5:32
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on January 23, 2010, 09:16:14 PM
Thanks for the terrific captures (and Foldi, thanks for having your finger on the trigger this evening and capturing that late visit!  :heart)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on January 24, 2010, 03:15:28 PM
Some great photos and Mum and Dad.

Today I am 'over the moon' with happiness. 

Finally today when went to check on Mum and Dad; Mum flew in at 2:13 pm.  :clap    She looks well. It is very windy and raining there.  Looking closely I could see huge waves breaking over the rock.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2682/4301265099_eebb246a9d_o.jpg)

 :biggrin6 :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on January 24, 2010, 03:20:37 PM
Popped back over at 2:57 pm and Mum was still there. Waves breaking on far let and a bit to the right = impressive.   69 sec. video. At the end Mum calls. while I saving the video, she flew away.

 Mum Hornby, Waves and Mum Calls ~ 00:69 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/44598433@N07/4301341561/in/set-72157623152271033/)

I haven't done s'caps and video here for so long had to think twice about the process  :chuckle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 25, 2010, 09:42:58 AM
Ann, I love your video!  The sounds of the wind in the trees, Madame softly calling:  perfect

All I was able to do this morning is get one screenshot of an empty nest! Ah well, I think the nest is beautiful, even unoccupied.  :eclove

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyIslandJan252010.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on January 25, 2010, 11:18:05 AM
Yes, a beautiful nest.  You can still white caps; so it must still be windy over there.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 26, 2010, 08:29:27 AM
lucky Doug to wake up to a sunrise like this on the water - January 26, 2010
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Sunriseonthewater-Jan26.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 26, 2010, 05:42:41 PM
nice view of dad (lol) - 5:18 pm, January 26, 2010
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/dad-niceview.jpg)

joined by mom - 5:22 pm
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/both-Jan26.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 26, 2010, 06:10:01 PM
AJL has discovered a good way to tell Mum from Dad, when you can see the top of their tails.
Mum often has a white area on her tail between her wing tips.
It is her primaries crossing the tail feathers that forms the white diamond or *patch*.
You can see it quite well in this screencapture.
AJL says Dad has one as well, but Mum*s is bigger & more likely to show.
Also, Mum*s primaries (wintips) reach further back on her tail, almost to the edge of the end of the tail.
Dad*s cross over higher up towards his body on the tail.

january 26 2010 - Mum in the nest, Dad on the cambox sometime after 5pm

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4307422387_d96786c568_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4307422387_d96786c568_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 27, 2010, 08:07:01 PM
January 27, 2010
dad flies in at 4:55
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan271.jpg)

dad fleaps to eye branch 4:59
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan272.jpg)

dad back in nest bowl at 5:04
picking at something in nest 5:06

dad fleaps to cam box 5:09
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan273.jpg)

I call this one the "silent scream" 5:15 - dad repeated this action several times, not a sound - there was a fluffy white feather on his back
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan27silentscream2.jpg)

mom arrived on the nest at 5:32
mom left at 5:36
dad left at 5:38



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 27, 2010, 08:36:01 PM
Thanks for the screencaps, fol!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on January 27, 2010, 09:04:24 PM
 Guessing mom or other wildlife could hear dad maybe too high or low pitched for human ears....or he was gagging up a fur ball. :ecinnocent
Thanks everyone for the great caps, videos & hot points. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on January 28, 2010, 04:27:31 AM
What a joy it always is to come here and see the lovely picture,  video and hotpoint captures. Great way to brighten up a day. :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 28, 2010, 05:54:51 PM
after dark screencaps - January 28, 2010
dad on nest at 5:23
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan28dad523.jpg)

dad at 5:27
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan28dad527.jpg)

mom & dad 5:29
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan28momdad529.jpg)

mom & dad 5:32
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Jan28momdad532.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on January 29, 2010, 11:43:35 AM
Fol-di-rol, I really enjoyed your s'caps in the previous post.  A few weeks ago at 5:29 pm the nest would have been in total darkness.  Now, the days are getting longer, we have extra time for seeing them :thumbsup

Many thanks to all those who are taking turns to spend the day 'eagle watching' in order to write up what Mum and Dad have been doing.  There are so many times when I pop by the nest to see what is happening and neither of the eagles are home. So later I go to the Daily Observation Thread (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=10.0) and catch up.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/Smilies/thanks-1.gif)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on January 29, 2010, 04:34:50 PM
january 29 2010 11:30am - Mum enjoys her halibut gift from Dad

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4314289469_5f813f1d99_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4314289469_5f813f1d99_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 29, 2010, 04:39:39 PM
Another gift???  Wow, Dad is certainly an eggcellent suitor.  :eclove  Great screencap, Booni!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on January 29, 2010, 04:44:26 PM
Barb, I couldn't resist.....

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4314289469_5f813f1d99_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4314289469_5f813f1d99_o.jpg)
Takeout AGAIN??
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 29, 2010, 04:57:23 PM
Well at least it was Delivered, Beans.  :ecsmile  (And I suspect that Dad is hoping for a "special" tip.) :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on January 29, 2010, 05:07:50 PM
Is Mom starting the halibut diet?  You know what that means! :eceek
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on January 29, 2010, 09:01:24 PM
Oh, so halibut is already on the menu.  Who knows, an early season?   After all where I live (see 'siggie') we have a Rhododendron bush almost in full bloom.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on January 29, 2010, 10:06:10 PM
That was the last of the halibut.  I was trying to save it for St Valentine's Day, but I felt the eagles were getting hungry and I had run out of salmon heads also.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on January 29, 2010, 11:18:29 PM
Oh Booni, I love it!!! What a great screencap-- I just love those looks!!! Beans great comment and I can almost hear her saying that!!! Although I suspect she is pretty happy with her gift!!!

I'm sure you made their day Doug!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 30, 2010, 05:35:42 AM
Booni, that is one of those 'priceless' pictures that are so much fun to see!  Thanks for sharing it!   :eclol

Beans, very funny comment, too!   :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on January 30, 2010, 11:24:24 AM
The fog is rolling in on Hornby Island.  I captured this at 11:17 am nest time.  Lovely.

(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/Untitled.jpg)   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on January 31, 2010, 05:59:39 PM
January 31, 2010 - late afternoon visit

dad arrives 5:08
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/1dadarrivesat508.jpg)

dad scrunches in nest bowl
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/2scrunchinginthenestbowl.jpg)

bit of an argument
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/4abitofanargument.jpg)

mom's the boss and don't forget it
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/7momstheboss.jpg)

mom left at 5:28 and dad fleaped to cam box.  dad left at 5:33

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on January 31, 2010, 06:07:48 PM
Thanks, fol!   :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 02, 2010, 07:09:20 PM
february 2 2010 17:00 - Mum on eye branch, Dad does nestorations

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4326287075_7cc8a55180_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4326287075_7cc8a55180_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 02, 2010, 07:27:56 PM
February 2, 2010

mom at 4:57
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/momat457.jpg)

mom's beautiful feathers
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/herbeautifulfeathers.jpg)

dad leaving at 5:09
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/dadleavingat509.jpg)

mom fleaps to eye branch and leaves at 5:36
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/momfleapingtoeyebranchat536andthens.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 03, 2010, 08:21:33 PM
February 3, 2010

mom flies in at 5:30
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb31.jpg)

followed almost immediately by dad
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb32.jpg)

mom on cam box 5:33
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb33.jpg)

mom leaves at 5:39
dad goes to cam box 5:40
dad leaves at 5:42

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 03, 2010, 10:40:17 PM
Thank you Fol!  Those are great!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on February 04, 2010, 07:57:45 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap07512010-02-0421_36_22.jpg)©Doug Carrick 

dad flys back in @ 17:36:22


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap07562010-02-0421_37_01.jpg)©Doug Carrick 

kisses

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap07672010-02-0421_37_52-1.jpg)©Doug Carrick 

mom putting stic close to the edge, long way down if you drop it mom

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap07702010-02-0421_38_32-1.jpg)©Doug Carrick 

chew here and there

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornbysOctNov%202009/MWSnap07862010-02-0421_42_39.jpg)©Doug Carrick 

off she goes @ 17:42:39
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 06, 2010, 10:28:59 AM
february 6 2010 9:21am - Dad tries out the nest Mum stands in background

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4335389138_1f9b8800f4_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4335389138_1f9b8800f4_o.jpg)

february 6 2010 9:22am - Dad tries out the nest Mum stands in background

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4335389256_3ae8c6743d_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/4335389256_3ae8c6743d_o.jpg)

february 6 2010 9:22am - Beautiful Dad laying on the nest Mum stands in background

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4335389352_e3912fff05_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4335389352_e3912fff05_o.jpg)

february 6 2010 9:22am - Dad seems to notice something inland

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4334646949_c185ed0dcd_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4334646949_c185ed0dcd_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on February 06, 2010, 10:30:52 AM
great screen caps booni!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 06, 2010, 10:31:54 AM
february 6 2010 9:22am - Dad begins intruder alert

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4335389554_51ff946432_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4335389554_51ff946432_o.jpg)

february 6 2010 9:23am - Dad intruder alert

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4335389664_ae4657b51b_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4335389664_ae4657b51b_o.jpg)

february 6 2010 9:23am - Mum & Dad intruder alert

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/4335389762_6bd3cf6e0f_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/4335389762_6bd3cf6e0f_o.jpg)

february 6 2010 9:23am - Mum & Dad intruder alert2

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4335389838_19823e4f1c_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4335389838_19823e4f1c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 06, 2010, 08:33:03 PM
Fabulous screencaps Booni - in the second intruder alert you can almost see dad's tonsils
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2010, 09:15:42 AM
sunday february 7 2010

8:53am- sunday sunny nest

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4337387235_9156a97ce9_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4337387235_9156a97ce9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on February 07, 2010, 02:41:29 PM
Video from yesterday morning of Mom and Dad calling to ward off intruders.

INTRUDER ALERT_Feb6_9:30am  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z7IOGzCy5M)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on February 07, 2010, 02:44:29 PM
Thanks Blue! that was awesome! yesterday11
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 07, 2010, 08:21:59 PM
February 7, 2010
beautiful light on the nest this afternoon
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb72010_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 07, 2010, 08:46:34 PM
February 7, 2010
at 5:02 pm, just as I was typing:
come on eagles
come on eagles
come on eagles
dad came crashing in followed closely by mom
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb72010_2.jpg)

5:18 mom leaves briefly
dad goes up on cam box, and mom came back at 5:20 with an evergreen branch
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb72010_8.jpg)

a lot of fiddling around with the new branch, children's voices heard at 5:36 and dad flies away
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles/Feb72010_10.jpg)

mom leaves again

both gone at 5:43




Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 07, 2010, 09:24:22 PM
wonderful screencaps, fol-di - just look at the glowing feet in picture #2 of your last post!  thanks!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2010, 08:36:51 AM
Monday February 8 2010

Fol, i LOVE the first screen capture of the nest in that beautiful light!
& i also love the glowing feet!
Thanks so much.

Okay, excitement on the nest, early this morning.

february 8 2010 7:39am - Mum defending the nest

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4340428387_098683ff1a_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4340428387_098683ff1a_o.jpg)

february 8 2010 7:39am - Mum flies in intruder alert

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4340428443_3fcaf3c1f6_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4340428443_3fcaf3c1f6_o.jpg)

february 8 2010 7:39am - Mum intruder alert

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4340428417_a506a1be38_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4340428417_a506a1be38_o.jpg)

february 8 2010 7:40am - Mum intruder alert

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4341172380_c9191c526a_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2736/4341172380_c9191c526a_o.jpg)

february 8 2010 7:56am - Mum defending the nest

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4340428317_66d958a488_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4340428317_66d958a488_o.jpg)

february 8 2010 8:00am - Mum flies off the cam box

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4340428361_30c2ed3143_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4340428361_30c2ed3143_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 08, 2010, 06:11:33 PM
February 8, 2010 - Monday
Screen Caps on Hornby Eagle Nest

5:38 PM - Dad on Nest, Waiting for Mom
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/338-DadwaitsforMom.jpg)

5:45 PM - Twilight Begins on the Nest, Dad Looks Out
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/545TwilightBeginsonNestandDad.jpg)

5:50 PM - Sundown / Sunset
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/550SundownandSunset.jpg)

5:51 PM - Getting Darker
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/551GettingDarker.jpg)

5:53 PM - Dad Leaps on Cam
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/553DadLeapsonCam.jpg)

More on next page...

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 08, 2010, 06:11:57 PM
February 8, 2010 - Monday
(Continued from Previous Page)

5:53 PM - Dad on Cam, Lights on at the Blue Roof House
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/553DadonCam-LightsonBRH.jpg)

5:53 PM - Dad on Cam Box
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/553DadonCamBox.jpg)

5:54 PM - Dad Profile, Lights on at the Carricks
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/554DadProfile-LightsonaCarricks.jpg)

5:55 PM - "Dad Hornby & Doug Carrick are Home"  ~Ajl
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/555DadHornbyDougCarrickHomeajl.jpg)

5:57 PM - Dad on left, Mom on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/557DadLeftMomonNest-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 08, 2010, 06:12:09 PM
5:57 PM - Mom in Profile on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/557MomProfileonNest.jpg)

5:59 PM - Mom Checking Out Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/559MomCheckingNest.jpg)

5:59 PM - Mom Stays on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/559MomStaysonNest.jpg)

6:00 PM - Mom Beaking Dad in the Dark
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/600MomBeakingDadintheDark.jpg)

6:00 PM - Mom Checking Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/600MomCheckingNest.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 08, 2010, 06:12:33 PM
6:02 PM - Mom Feaking Left of Tree
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/602MomFeakingWatersideofTree.jpg)

6:03 PM - Couple Still on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/603CoupleonNestStill.jpg)

6:03 PM - Profile of Mom (couldn't resist)
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/603StillonNest-Profile.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 08, 2010, 06:13:04 PM
6:03 PM - Still on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/603StillonNest.jpg)

6:04 PM - Another
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/604StillonNest.jpg)

6:05 PM - Mom on Cam, Dad on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/605MomonCam-DadonNest.jpg)

6:06 PM - Dad Departed (missed it), Dark on Nest
(http://i894.photobucket.com/albums/ac147/poserspotter/606DadLeaves-DarkonNest.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 08, 2010, 08:50:14 PM
 :faint

wonderful, rajame! thank you for the fab screencaps ~ that was a lot of work!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 08, 2010, 09:17:31 PM
Thank you Nancy!  It was a lot of work, yes, but a lot of love too!  I sure appreciate your note. 

Besides Ajl asked for screen caps and I could not let her down.   :ecnono

Big hugs,
Rajame  :heart

And now, this is me..........   :offtobed
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 08, 2010, 10:13:33 PM
I was out a lot today and this evening, so thanks for all those screencaps Raj - they were sure on the nest late today! 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on February 08, 2010, 10:22:46 PM
Rajame, your screencaps are wonderful. Thank you so much!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on February 08, 2010, 11:21:33 PM
Thank you Booni and Rajame for the great screencaps. I was not able to come to cam today had some things out of the house to do then off to work. I so much appreciate coming home and being able to see what I missed and looks like I missed alot today!!! darn, a lottery win would be nice!!!

Again thank you so much!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 09, 2010, 03:26:54 AM
Wonderful screen caps and a lot of work, Rajame.  I missed all the action due to having to work on other things and it's so nice to be able to keep up with the Hornby's time on the nest.   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 09, 2010, 10:21:33 AM
Ajl, I was reading your post in the Research Observations thread about Dad letting Mom have some fish, rather than finishing it himself...

Thanks for such a detailed listing of what the eagles did for the day.  It's interesting to see what they do and how they interact with one another.  Dad doesn't hold onto food when he sees that Mom wants it.  Smart guy!!!  It's amazing to see in real life how that instinct is hard-wired into this dad so his chicks will get a good start in life and be healthy!   smile   I'd like to see how other male eagles handle a similar situation.  My guess is that is would be the same, but I'd like to see it live with more than just Dad Hornby.   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 09, 2010, 07:35:47 PM
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

5:38 both on nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_538cu_bothonnest.jpg)

5:40 dad on cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_540_dadonwacambox.jpg)

5:42 both on nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_542.jpg)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_5432cuboth.jpg)

5:47 mom chewing sticks
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_547-momchewingstick.jpg)

5:48 mom beaking
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_548mombeaking.jpg)

5:52 mom pecking cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb9_552-mompeckingcambox.jpg)

5:53 mom flies away left, dad fleaps to cam box and flies off

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 09, 2010, 08:06:50 PM
Thank you Fol.  Great Caps!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on February 09, 2010, 10:45:56 PM
Thanks Foldi,  it is always great to come here after work and see what I've missed. When I miss seeing them as today, it so good to see them in these great screencaps. Thanks for making them!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on February 09, 2010, 11:30:44 PM
Thank you Foldi.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on February 10, 2010, 06:03:34 PM
Dad Hornby showed up on the nest as it got dark this evening.  He didn't stay for long.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-DadhornbyonnestFeb10-538.jpg)
5:38 PM - Dad roots around in the nest - working on the nest bowl or looking for a few food scraps?

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-DadhornbyonnestFeb10-541.jpg)
5:41 PM - He goes over to 'eye' branch, then to the end of it where he doesn't often go - looking over to the right.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-DadhornbyonnestFeb10-544.jpg)
5:44 - After a few minutes he flies off to the right.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 10, 2010, 08:04:25 PM
Thank you Madrona, great caps and hots!  You are gooooood!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: thumper59 on February 14, 2010, 06:57:14 AM
Thank you Madrona, great caps and hots!  You are gooooood!

great website,,, very well done,,, we are in central mo and our pair of eagle layed eggs feb 11th.. their first year here.... we also have a cam on them,,, its on the roof of my house...
http://frankyandlouies.com/Photos.html   will get you to the camera link,,, not near as nice as the camera's here though.

jim
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on February 14, 2010, 08:25:14 AM
Welcome Thumper 59!  :biggrin3  So glad you found us and the wonderful Hornby Eagles!  :eclove
Thank you so much for the link to your cam. :nod2  As you explore the forum, you will see that there are threads for other cams as well as discussions of other eagle nests and wildlife. Enjoy!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on February 14, 2010, 09:13:48 AM
Very  8) Thumper we can add your cam to our cam page if you like, it would be nice if you could answer some questions there too? http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=17.0
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: thumper59 on February 14, 2010, 10:07:46 AM
That would be fine,,, i will have many questions to ask in the next few weeks,, as i am a rookie at this,,, just wish i would have got camera closer to nest,, didnt really think they would mate here the first year,,,, they just built nest the latter part of september,,, glad i found these websites,,,, "great job"
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 14, 2010, 02:18:21 PM
February 14, 2010  -  Happy St.Valentine's Day

cam was not working well this morning so I did a few screencaps

7:42 am - mom on cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb141.jpg)

7:43 am - mom calls (no sound heard because of cam problems)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb142.jpg)

9:06 am - mom on nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb143.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 14, 2010, 05:42:12 PM
Thank you Fol-di-rol!!

You are the best!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 14, 2010, 08:03:27 PM
February 14, 2010

5:16 mom came in with a large branch of greenery, stayed only about a minute
 :ecsad - sorry I missed getting the screencap

5:55 mom came in again
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb144.jpg)

5:56 joined by dad
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb145.jpg)

5:58 mom pecks at cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb147.jpg)

5:59 pecks at dad (Valentine kiss?)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb148.jpg)

6:01 mom takes off to the right
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb149.jpg)

6:05 dad fleaps to cambox and flies off
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on February 15, 2010, 08:00:52 PM
I caught a glimpse of the nest in the sun's rays yesterday!  The camera was freezing, so this was the best I could do.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/HornbysValentinesDay.jpg)

Today, dad made a late solitary visit.  I think he was checking to see whether mom had left any crumbs from her three fish meals today.   :biggrin3

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dadlands-Feb15-539.jpg)
Feb 15 - 5:39 PM - Dad lands on nest

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dadchecksthenest-Feb15-541.jpg)
Feb 15 - 4:41 PM - He checks the nest

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Dadleaves-Feb15-543.jpg)
Feb 15 - 4:43 PM - He leaves after a very short visit.  I don't think he found a single morsel!  :Jaisigh
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on February 15, 2010, 11:08:38 PM
Thanks Madrona, so appreciate these screencaps!!!!  Wow, three gifts today, what a guy. I do hope he got to eat somewhere too!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 15, 2010, 11:27:39 PM
Thank you Madrona.  The screen caps are great. 

Dad told me that he treats his woman like the Queen she is.... gotta love that in a man.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2010, 08:20:49 AM
february 16 2010 8am*ish - Mum & Dad in the sunrise

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4362115175_e7c0853f5a_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4362115175_e7c0853f5a_o.jpg)

february 16 2010 8:08am - Mum on alert in the sunrise

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4362115177_f79442e225_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4362115177_f79442e225_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on February 16, 2010, 10:45:54 AM
I've posted a report on the coming herring spawn in Doug's updates.  I love your spider, fol-di-rol, but I wonder???
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on February 16, 2010, 12:54:35 PM
Looks like a Black Widow, fol. 

Perhaps it should be moved to the Creative Captures thread to keep Hornby Discussion in a serious vein.

 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on February 16, 2010, 06:25:34 PM
As is their habit, mom and dad visited the nest at dusk today.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Feb1610-538.jpg)
5:38 PM - shortly after dropping in (at 5:36) mom and dad do a little 'nestorating'.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Feb1610-539.jpg)
5:39 PM - work continues (mom at right, dad at left is watchful)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Feb1610-540.jpg)
5:40 PM - mom pecks at CU box lid.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Feb1610-546.jpg)
5:46 PM - Mom hops to CU box, shortly before dad flies off

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Feb1610-557.jpg)
5:57 PM - Dad drops back in - with a small twig (I think)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Feb1610-600.jpg)
6:00 PM - A little dispute over stick placement!  Shortly before mom leaves, at 6:04.  Dad can barely be seen when he leaves minutes later at 6:09.

A good day was had!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 17, 2010, 06:58:18 PM
When i came back to my computer after work, this image was waiting for me on the screen.
i couldn*t resist taking a screen capture, even with the play button marring the scene.
It was just too beautiful.

february 17 2010 - beautiful Mum in the sun rise

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4367008200_ca1cd4e9b5_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/4367008200_ca1cd4e9b5_o.jpg)

Raptorman made a hotspot today, Small bird flies towards camera.
This is his small bird.
He moved so fast, all i could get was a ghost image against the trunk, even though i tried many times.
i would say that this is a Chestnut Backed Chickadeedeedee.
i have lots of them in my birdfeeder

february 17 2010 16:47 - Raptorman*s little bird

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4367008202_60fec72f71_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2695/4367008202_60fec72f71_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 17, 2010, 09:53:12 PM
February 17, 2010

Late afternoon visit by Dad

a lot of smoke was seen drifting past Doug's house
(various comments on chat as to its source)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb172.jpg)
5:53 Dad perched on outside branches of nest

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb174.jpg)
5:57 Dad on cam box

6:01 Dad flew off
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 18, 2010, 06:21:37 PM
February 18, 2010

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb181.jpg)
5:39 Dad arrives for an evening visit

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb182.jpg)
5:42 jumps to top back edge of the nest and crunches on some kind of bone

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb184.jpg)
5:45 dad calls from on top of cam box, and flies away
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on February 18, 2010, 06:52:59 PM
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap06762010-02-1821_39_02.jpg)
17:39:02
dad on nest noses around

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap06792010-02-1821_42_24.jpg)
17:42:02
dad has found a crunchie


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap06832010-02-1821_43_31.jpg)
17:43:31
dad crunches

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap06842010-02-1821_43_33.jpg)
17:43:33
dad drops the bone ? crunchie item

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap06872010-02-1821_43_37.jpg)
17:43:37
dad appears to eat the bone (crunchie item)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 19, 2010, 10:43:55 PM
Friday, February, 19, 2010

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb191.jpg)
Dad was already on the nest for some time, and was joined by Mom at 5:05

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb192.jpg)
5:06 Dad fleaps to cam box, and mom fiddles with nest, pulling up a lot of bedding with her left foot

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb197.jpg)
5:27 Mom pecks at bark, then beaks Dad

5:30 Dad scootches in the nest and leaves at 5:34

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb199.jpg)
Mom fleaps to cam box and does a bit of preening

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb1910.jpg)
Mom leaves at 6:08 (you can just see her tail feathers at the bottom left corner)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 20, 2010, 07:51:05 AM
february 19 09:21 - Mum & Dad work on the nest bowl together

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4372457237_319bbfcf62_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4372457237_319bbfcf62_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4372457239_7ac4dc6b05_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4372457239_7ac4dc6b05_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on February 20, 2010, 12:21:33 PM
pics didn't quite post as intended.  sorry will retry
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on February 20, 2010, 12:30:50 PM
2010Feb20 beautiful morning in Hornby

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/kianaj_album/th_2010Feb20822amsunraysonnest.jpg) (http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/kianaj_album/2010Feb20822amsunraysonnest.jpg)

2010Feb20 - Ma in early

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/kianaj_album/th_2010Feb20Maonnest.jpg) (http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/kianaj_album/2010Feb20Maonnest.jpg)

2010Feb20 - Pa hope to outer edge

(http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/kianaj_album/th_2010Feb20Pahopstoouternest.jpg) (http://i896.photobucket.com/albums/ac167/kianaj_album/2010Feb20Pahopstoouternest.jpg)

clickable images
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 21, 2010, 07:50:34 AM
february 20 2010 - Mum on the cam box in the dark yesterday evening.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4373983025_0695a7726b_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2691/4373983025_0695a7726b_o.jpg)

february 20 2010 - Mum beaks Dad in the dark

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4373948093_abd590f964_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4373948093_abd590f964_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on February 21, 2010, 10:01:24 AM
Advice on camcorders:    I have ordered a Sony DCR  SR47 camcorder,  but it has been dreadfully slow in coming.  I am thinking of cancelling that order and buying another camcorder and need advice on what might be a good one (of any make).  All I need is one that can zoom very well and simple to operate, assuming a clear picture.  Looking forward to hear from some of you.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 21, 2010, 02:49:33 PM
Doug, have you looked at Consumers Reports?  I like to check out their recommendations before I buy things that they've tested.   :nod2  Here's a link:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/electronics-computers/audio-video/camcorders/index.htm

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 21, 2010, 03:24:48 PM
Thick fog rolls through around 3:15 PM

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4376504585_108587fedf_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on February 21, 2010, 03:37:03 PM
Quote
Advice on camcorders:    I have ordered a Sony DCR  SR47 camcorder,  but it has been dreadfully slow in coming.  I am thinking of cancelling that order and buying another camcorder and need advice on what might be a good one (of any make).  All I need is one that can zoom very well and simple to operate, assuming a clear picture.  Looking forward to hear from some of you.

I agree that it would be a good idea to check the consumer reports.
CNet also has some reviews that you can sort by customer satisfaction ratings.
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/?tag=mncol;srt&sort=edRating7+desc (http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-camcorders/?tag=mncol;srt&sort=edRating7+desc)
I don't know much about the consumer and prosumer camcorders. Most of the pros use Sony and some independant film makers use Cannon. I had a Sony camcorder that I was happy with.
My choices for models would be:

1: Sony
2: Cannon
3: Panasonic

And then select the model by which features are needed and what the budget is.
For what you will be doing you will probably want a camera with optical zoom and with composite analog audio/video inputs/outputs.
(the C-net reviews allow you to narrow down the criteria and then sort the order by the highest user ratings or reviewer ratings.)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 21, 2010, 04:17:36 PM
February 21, 2010

4:15 pm - Fort Hornby in theFog
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/ScreenShot001-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 21, 2010, 06:45:08 PM
Mum & Dad paid a late afternoon visit to the nest in the fog today!

february 21 2010 5:40pm - Mum on the cam box Dad in the nest in the fog

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4377798688_95a5d0e406_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2741/4377798688_95a5d0e406_o.jpg)

february 21 2010 5:48pm - Mum on the cam box Dad in the nest in the fog

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4377798710_235315de63_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2768/4377798710_235315de63_o.jpg)

february 21 2010 5:54pm - Mum on the cam box Dad flies away in the fog

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4377798744_acb7f3b291_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4377798744_acb7f3b291_o.jpg)

february 21 2010 5:56 pm - Mum calls out in the fog

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4377048731_02b1688349_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4377048731_02b1688349_o.jpg)

february 21 2010 6:06pm - Mum on cam box

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4377048775_edc42d93f5_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4377048775_edc42d93f5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 21, 2010, 07:07:07 PM
February 21, 2010

5:34 One screencap I didn't see there already - Mom with a full crop
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/ScreenShot003.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on February 21, 2010, 08:38:02 PM
Whenever I have tuned in this past week (between watching Olympics and being out) Mum and Dad have been AWOL  :ecsad

My heartfelt thanks to all of those who have posted such wonderful photos over the past week.  :clap   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 22, 2010, 07:01:48 PM
February 22, 2010

5:17 Dad flew in
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb221.jpg)

5:21 Dad on cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb222.jpg)

5:26 Dad flew off over Blue Roof House

5:56 Mom arrives
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb223.jpg)

6:08 Mom flew off in the direction of the Babysitting tree
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb224.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on February 23, 2010, 10:03:18 AM
:biggrin3    :ecsmile        I've not seen Mum or Dad for some time; we seem to miss each other when I check in.   Today when I tuned in, someone was home.  How lovely to see Mum (fuzzy vision; but I think it was her). She looks well and was calling for Dad; then flew away.

These were taken between 9:44 and 9:52 am today; Tues. Feb. 23)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4382733338_2198756689.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4382733360_6de4cedddc.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4381972791_8b13a51321.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4381979605_17f2bf256b.jpg)

Now I can go out - happy.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 23, 2010, 06:01:43 PM
february 23 2010 5:45pm - Mum in nest Dad flies away

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4383071419_feb50d4409_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4383071419_feb50d4409_o.jpg)

february 23 2010 5:52 pm - Mum leaves the nest

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4383830406_21b2b4ef03_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4383830406_21b2b4ef03_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 23, 2010, 06:03:13 PM
February 23, 2010

5:42 - Dad flew in, closely followed by Mom
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb231.jpg)

5:44 - Dad left again, flying towards the Peters tree

5:51 - Mom left - flying towards the Babysitting tree
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb232.jpg)


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on February 23, 2010, 10:42:03 PM
Many thanks fol-di-rol and Boonie, your photos =   :clap    :ecsmile   :heart  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 24, 2010, 10:34:55 AM
February 24, 2010

12:23 - Dad in pseudo-incubation position (ajl's comment)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Pseudo-incubationposition.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on February 24, 2010, 05:22:13 PM
fol-di-rol :  I loved your foggy Fort Hornby picture. The "Fort Hornby" ,  yep, that's probably what Mom and Dad call it.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 24, 2010, 07:27:43 PM
February 24, 2010
around 6 - 6:30 PM

Mom was on the nest @ 6:06 P.M.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4386592200_630b8634d0_o.jpg)

she flew to the eye branch, but then returned to the nest @6:13 P.M.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4385828229_d59d7f20be_o.jpg)

Dad joins Mom on the nest  @6:13 P.M.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4385815465_d9bf8e6b44_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 24, 2010, 07:33:36 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4386579822_a4787424da_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2526/4385815647_fe69568e8e_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4385815695_04ffa775c2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 24, 2010, 07:33:57 PM
6:14
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4385815735_01907a1fec_o.jpg)

6:15, Mom leaves
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4386579906_3303bc5f64_o.jpg)

6:19 Dad on nest
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4385815799_bfb5bc6b1d_o.jpg)

6:22 Dad leaves
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4386579974_ca32acdd5a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on February 24, 2010, 07:52:06 PM
Fantastic capture of Dad's fly in Nancy.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 24, 2010, 11:33:46 PM
Those are great!  Thank you!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 25, 2010, 07:41:13 PM
Thursday, at  6:08 - 6:11 PM

Mom

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4389095018_dfb10020ac_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4388329835_8a3a9ca1dd_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4389094894_cf678a8745_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 25, 2010, 08:29:58 PM
February 25, 2010

Sorry this is out of time sequence:

5:34 - Dad flew in
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb25.jpg)

5:40 - Dad flew out
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 27, 2010, 08:34:44 AM
february 27 2010 07:49 - Dad flies in with a fish for Mum

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/4392581244_4c2e360621_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2705/4392581244_4c2e360621_o.jpg)

february 27 2010 07:50 - Dad flies in with a fish for Mum

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4392581184_e7381bbc40_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4392581184_e7381bbc40_o.jpg)

february 27 2010 07:49 - Mum flies in to claim her fish gift

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4391812117_9b159b4d3d_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4391812117_9b159b4d3d_o.jpg)

february 27 2010 07:50 - Mum flies in to claim her fish gift

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4391812051_8f5988a5b8_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4391812051_8f5988a5b8_o.jpg)

february 27 2010 07:49:2 - Mum flies in to claim her fish gift

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4392581324_9b1b644861_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4392581324_9b1b644861_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on February 27, 2010, 09:32:25 AM
Great set of fly-in pictures, booni. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 27, 2010, 10:04:30 AM
february 27 2010 09:56 - Dad calls to Mum, he has a fish for her

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4392807436_b75016044a_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4392807436_b75016044a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 27, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
February 27, 2010

Mom makes a disastrous landing
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/ScreenShot002.jpg)

Dad continues to eat on nest while Mom struggles
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/ScreenShot001-2.jpg)

..... and finally she manages to free herself
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/ScreenShot003-1.jpg)

6:02 - Dad comes to the nest after a stressful day
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb271.jpg)

6:08 - Dad on cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb272.jpg)

6:19 - and off he goes
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb273.jpg)

6:22 - Doug's movie night
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb274.jpg)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb275.jpg)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb276.jpg)

Pa and Ma in the Peters Tree
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb277.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on February 27, 2010, 07:46:20 PM
Thanks for getting those shots of Doug's movies, fol.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on February 27, 2010, 09:23:38 PM
february 27 2010 - Mum in her interesting position below the nest, booni*s van down below on the road

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4393469713_a6d7699ac3_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4393469713_a6d7699ac3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on February 27, 2010, 11:22:54 PM
It was very stressful watching Mom Hornby this afternoon.  At 2:05, for almost 20 minutes, Mom was in a precarious position on a branch outside of the nest.

It began when she flew in with a large fish head.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyapproachesnest1.jpg)
Feb 27 - 2:05 PM - Mom is seen approaching nest with large item in talons.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyapproachesnest2.jpg)
She's almost there!

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyhitsnestedge3-Feb27.jpg)
See how large it is!  She must have struck the raised edge of the nest with the prey.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornby4-Feb27.jpg)
And doesn't clear the edge, but rather slips back to the other side.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbylosesfooting5.jpg)
In scrambling to gain her footing, a branch moves and she sinks further down on the far side of the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on February 27, 2010, 11:33:10 PM
This all unfolded over a 20 minute period.  Watchers in the chatroom were horrified.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyfallsfurther6.jpg)
After a little while, Mom flaps a couple of times and edges forward.  See her wings raised.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyfallsfurther7.jpg)
Now you can only see one wing raised.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbycannotbeseenbydad8.jpg)
In the meanwhile, Dad has arrived on the nest with fish.  He eats, possibly oblivious to Mom's predicament as he would not be able to see her over the steep edge of the nest.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyisseenbydad9.jpg)
Eventually Dad goes to the CU cam box, and sees Mom.  You can barely make her out behind him as he prepares to fly off.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/MomHornbyfliesfree.jpg)
All ends happily, we hope, as Mom eventually flies off at 2:25 PM.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on February 28, 2010, 01:35:05 AM
Madrona,

Thank you for the screen caps.  Great play by play.

We will hold that all is well in Hornby Eagle land.

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on February 28, 2010, 07:24:27 AM
Thanks Booni, Fol-di, & Madrona for the pictures & explanations leading up to, during & the great sign of relieve as she flew away. Was quite the scene to watch thankfully with a happy endind, whew. :heart

Eta - link to the events in the observation thread with hotspots http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=10.msg8095#msg8095
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on February 28, 2010, 07:47:15 AM
sunday morning, dad made a short visit to the nest at 6:35 but left at 6:39, appeared to fly towards peters' tree ( i heard a few dad type calls from the distance)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap00012010-02-2810_36_48.jpg)©Doug Carrick

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap00022010-02-2810_38_28.jpg)©Doug Carrick

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap00032010-02-2810_39_16.jpg)©Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 28, 2010, 08:40:58 AM
February 28, 2010

From Doug's video this morning - sunrise at the beach
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb281.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on February 28, 2010, 02:04:02 PM
Maybe I should know, but where do we see the movie Doug made? (I've been looking and can't find it )
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 28, 2010, 03:32:49 PM
February 28, 2010

emc : Doug's movie can be found in the Hotspots at 7:21 am on February 28 - lots of hotspots so you have to go a long way back.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 28, 2010, 03:45:06 PM
February 28, 2010

1:23 - Dad on nest looking up at something
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Feb282.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on February 28, 2010, 03:49:32 PM
February 28, 2010

emc : Doug's movie can be found in the Hotspots at 7:21 am on February 28 - lots of hotspots so you have to go a long way back.


Here is the link to the hotspot: Sunrise at Doug & Sheila's ... broadcast over the Hornby cam (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F02%2F28%2F2010-02-28-07-21_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=66816&start=62)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 01, 2010, 12:19:14 AM
Thank you Fol-di-rol and Nancy  :))
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 01, 2010, 07:39:18 AM
March 1

Dad pays an early morning visit to the nest (6:30 -6:35 A.M.)


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4397910253_eb731de9cb_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4397910321_3a9c53860c_o.jpg)
images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 01, 2010, 07:12:08 PM
March 1, 2010

6:01 Dad on w/a cam (?)

6:04 Mom flying in
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar11.jpg)

6:08 Dad flies in
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar13.jpg)

6:11 Both on nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar14.jpg)

6:23 Dad leaves first
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar16.jpg)

6:24 followed by Mom
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar17.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 02, 2010, 06:58:47 PM
March 2, 2010

6:11 pm - Double landing - wasn't able to catch it, sorry

6:12 pm - Mom and Dad on the nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar21.jpg)

Dad left just before Doug showed his video

6:37 Mom flew away just after this screencap
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles_2/Mar22.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on March 02, 2010, 08:01:03 PM
The eagles seem to be getting plenty of herring.  The herring are about 8 inches long and probably provide a good type of food.  It appears that Pa is taking all his herring to Ma, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is gobbling the odd herring for himself .... and maybe not just the odd herring.

What a timely supply of good food!  Just two or three weeks before they lay their eggs - ideal ingredients for building healthy eggs.

Another timely supply of good food will be arriving six or seven weeks later - the midshipmen.  These little fish arrive around May 1st, just as the the eggs are hatching and the new chicks need to be fed.  And they are around in great numbers until mid August - that is, until the eagles migrate north for salmon - a perfect matching of demand and supply.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on March 02, 2010, 08:20:46 PM
Mother Nature does indeed plan for her creatures.  Her timing is certainly excellent.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 03, 2010, 04:18:11 PM
Doug your video with the sunset on Feb. 28 is beautiful; thank you so much.

While no eagles at home; I do love how the light at 4:12 pm cats a golden glow over the nest and tree  :ecsmile

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4404559315_564a0008f0.jpg)
©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on March 03, 2010, 06:01:10 PM
after archiving fly in, over  and major calling session

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap08372010-03-0321_17_58.jpg)
mom mid air during fly in17:17:58

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap08382010-03-0321_17_59.jpg)
mom lands on cu box dad is calling too 17:17 :59



(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap08402010-03-0321_18_02.jpg)

mom on cam box calling out 17:18:01



(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/MWSnap08442010-03-0321_22_21.jpg)
mom on nest 17:22:21
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 04, 2010, 03:55:53 PM
Thursday, March 4

Dad brought a possum to the nest around 2:50 P.M. and apparently did not want to share with Mom until he had eaten his fill.

All images copyright Doug Carrick 2010

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4407656242_faf3df07fb_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/4407656160_f2b988a18c_o.jpg)



Dad's crop was stuffed when he finally let her take the leftovers (about an hour later).

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2799/4406905137_1857e6c8e5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: bruner on March 04, 2010, 07:03:16 PM
Wow, what wonderful videos Doug has shown us the past few evenings.  We are  blessed indeed.  It must take a lot of his time and also Sheila's.  Again, thanks to both of you.  I know I speak for everybody on the forum and on the Eagle site....we truly appreciate all the work you do for us.   :grouphug2

Good Night   :sleep

bruner
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 04, 2010, 09:03:13 PM
March 4, 2010

5:28 - Mom calling, Dad on cam box
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/March44.jpg)

5:59 - Mom and Dad still on nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/March46.jpg)

6:00 - Dad flew off

6:00 - mom eating (her head is visible between her legs)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/March48.jpg)

6:21 - "Broody" Dad still on nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/March411.jpg)

6:30 - Doug showed his videos
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: serene on March 05, 2010, 02:17:17 PM
How wonderful, 21 yrs as parents and 18 eaglets... strong and magnificent ..may they soar for many years to come!   :pray2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 06, 2010, 05:58:34 PM
Golden Hour at the Nest - 5:04 pm

I think this Mom Hornby.  (I was on the phone; but think I heard a call)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4411825097_00a26ca2f2_o.jpg)
©2010 Doug Carrick

Turned head and looked towards camera
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4411825113_a59a210e34_o.jpg)
©2010 Doug Carrick

I sense an imminent departure
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2721/4412593094_ac02037d69_o.jpg)
©2010 Doug Carrick

And, no sooner had I saved the one above - she had left
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4411825155_1b8809a421_o.jpg)
©2010 Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 08, 2010, 04:42:14 PM
A sunny day; but extremely windy and cool.  Mum patiently awaits relief; and has called same a few times

3:30 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4418623402_8b220e9122.jpg)

3:37 pm  very ruffled hairdo  :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4418623424_3c754302e6.jpg)

3:46 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2720/4417857171_66eb5e962e.jpg)

Two videos in which you hear calls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ly9cXhPAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_zV2rgIy0k

All are ©Doug Carrick 2010.

I uploaded to YouTube (instead of my Flickr acct.) and used the new tutorial = worked like a charm ~ thanks folks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on March 09, 2010, 01:10:43 AM
Thanks for the pictures and videos BBE - the Youtube feature does work nice and easily.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 09, 2010, 05:04:43 PM
About an hour later than yesterday for my 'visit' to the nest.  It is certainly windier today and the white caps are more pronounced.  Same eagle and almost the same position.  :eclol

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4421410584_8609a56de3_o.jpg)

Video - 20 sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1HEib2ICso
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 10, 2010, 06:59:24 AM
march 10 06:28am - the part in Mum*s head feathers shows up well in the early morning light

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4422634344_bf475e4da5_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4422634344_bf475e4da5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on March 10, 2010, 11:16:45 AM
(Usually, I haven't combed my hair that early in the morning either.  :chuckle )

Thanks boonib, that's one way around no broadcasts this early.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 10, 2010, 08:53:23 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/Hornby2Mar10.jpg)

Video:  It was a dark and stormy night (http://www.youtube.com/user/beautifulbaldeagles#p/a/u/0/yZMjQA_mGKE)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on March 10, 2010, 09:37:12 PM
That was lovely Beans, thank you.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 11, 2010, 08:37:58 AM
Thanks beans!!   :heart

At about 1:48 into the video, you can see the cam jiggle as Dad leaps from the wide angle camera & then you see his tail flying towards Hidden Bay.
Mum watches him & departs as well.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 11, 2010, 06:05:18 PM
march 11 2010 5:53pm - Mum calls out from the cam box, Dad is on the wide angle camera, calling out as well.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4425544377_32c93a83d4_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4425544377_32c93a83d4_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 12, 2010, 08:13:23 AM
March 12, 7:38 A.M.
Mom's incubation patch developing?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4426711827_db8ee14d3f_o.jpg)
Image copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 12, 2010, 08:01:12 PM
march 12 2010 4:04pm - Mum cries out in response to Dad further away

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4428362430_fe1284d384_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4428362430_fe1284d384_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 13, 2010, 06:45:53 AM
March 13, 2010

6 AM - There had been no sounds from the nest for over an hour, but at the first tiny bit of light, both eagles could be seen in the nest. I think Mom stayed in the nest and Dad jumped up to the cam box.

6:03 A.M.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4428754775_c037547f26_o.jpg)

A few minutes later, both were in the nest and Mom gave Dad a few gentle (very gentle!) beakings.

6:16 A.M.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2757/4428754739_18a752dd06_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on March 13, 2010, 06:28:48 PM
This morning Dad Hornby was peacefully settled on the nest, pseudo-incubating, when Mom arrived with a bundle of grass.  She waited for a short time, then dad looked at her and got the message.  He moved off pretty quickly to make way for the grass.  Then they both did a little side-by-side 'nestorating'.  I thought they looked like bookends in this screen cap.   :biggrin3

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbybookends-Mar13-828AM.jpg)
Hornby 'bookends' - March 13, 8:28 AM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on March 13, 2010, 08:18:01 PM
saturday dusk screen caps, ; 0

©Doug Carrick
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap01792010-03-1322_28_32.jpg)
18:28:32

mom on left , dad on right (the closer eagle0

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap01802010-03-1322_29_37.jpg)
18:29:37
mom on branch , dad on nest

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap01852010-03-1322_30_47.jpg)
18:30:47
mom back on nest with dad . then my cam sputtered and froze so i missed seeing who actually left the nest, so lost track of who remained.


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap01912010-03-1322_36_36.jpg)
18:36:36
back view of ??


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap01922010-03-1322_38_45.jpg)
18:38:45
long back view of ???


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap01982010-03-1322_40_55.jpg)
18:40:55
back of the head of remaining eagle on cu cam box
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on March 13, 2010, 08:22:47 PM
saturday dusk

©Doug Carrick
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap02042010-03-1322_41_58.jpg)
18:41:58
back of head shot of eagle on cu box


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap02052010-03-1322_42_20.jpg)
18:42:20
tail of ? ? taking off towards the stand of trees on fars side of doug's house, then i lost track of it...outa sight in the dark

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap02062010-03-1322_42_52.jpg)
18:42:52
this eagle arrive and was looking at the cam within 32 seconds of the last departure.was it a short circle around and same eagle returned or  was it a switch over?


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap02092010-03-1322_43_28.jpg)
18:43:28
back view of eagle who returned

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap02122010-03-1322_44_07.jpg)
18:44:04
another back view

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on March 13, 2010, 08:31:49 PM
©Doug Carrick
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20eagles%20feb18%20%202010/march%2003%20%202010/MWSnap02142010-03-1322_44_33.jpg)
18:44:33
tail blur of the last excit of the nite : )
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: witch on March 14, 2010, 08:27:51 AM
I am curious as to why the camera angle has changed and we are practically in the nest with them.'

Did Doug move it or did they?

edited to add::: nevermind..I see Doug must control that because we are back to wide view ;)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 14, 2010, 09:18:59 AM

Hiya there witch, & welcome to our forum!

Yes, Doug has a switch in his house & he switches from close up cam to wide angle cam, depending on the action in the nest.
Mostly we are on the wide angle cam right now, but he will switch to close up if there is something cool to look at.
We can only see one cam view at a time, & Doug controls which one!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 14, 2010, 09:21:37 AM
march 14 2010 08:55 Dad incubating the nest bowl

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4431725839_c6252c025b_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4431725839_c6252c025b_o.jpg)

march 14 2010 08:58 Dad incubating the nest bowl

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4431725841_e1a373a56a_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4431725841_e1a373a56a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on March 14, 2010, 10:37:09 AM
hot spot and broadcast times say they start around 7 a.m. but due to the time change, they are actually an hour behind, so 7:01 is in reality 8:01 nest,Hornby island , pacific time zone.
just incase anyone is finding the times of events confusing.
north amercia leaped ahead at 2 a.m. this morning march 14th

gotta love it when great minds get to gether  to mess with things ,and complicate already complicated time zones  :ecrolleyes
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on March 14, 2010, 12:01:07 PM
So, that means that we have lost another hour of broadcast time... :ecsad

( My tummy is still trying to figure out what time it is now :chuckle) 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 14, 2010, 04:51:22 PM
Awesome photos over the past few days  :nod2   Many thanks to all of you.  
Also my thanks to those who diligently watch the nest, its inhabitants and their interaction/ behaviour; and record it all for us.  Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

It certainly is a miserable day day at the nest - 'W & W' (wet and windy).

I just tuned in as whoever is on the nest was calling to mate at just after 4:30 pm PDT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFBazNA51Cs

©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 14, 2010, 06:28:03 PM
More action from the WWW Hornby Nest. (Wild, Wet, & Windy). These were taken after Doug's film show.  All times are PDT.

5:09 p.m. Will someone please wipe the lens? My fans can't see me  :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4434012104_71914a2973_o.jpg)

5:12 p.m.  Your wish has been granted  :mhihi
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4433238007_e87d038314_o.jpg)

5:14 p.m. Whoever was there left and returned or this is the mate
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/4434012150_fffaca1312_o.jpg)

5:25 p.m. And moved down to the nest bowl
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4434012182_18acea2b64_o.jpg)

This footage was taken a couple of minutes after Doug's film presentation ended.  Right at the  beginning look at the bottom left corner = a red truck going by.  On the Chat I had mentioned that I had seen either a red truck or perhaps it was Booni in a red cape on her bicycle.  Doug suggested it could be 'Dookie' as Red Riding Hood :eclol  Neither - it was a truck. After this video the eagle flew away from the nest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0Oj6ZRG6l8

A few minutes later an eagle landed on the cam cover and was heard 'screaming' for mate. Then hopped down into the nest bowl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ4LWqeNkV4

I do apologize for not stating which eagle; but hard to see details.

All photos and video footage is © Doug Carrick 2010. Thanks Doug.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 15, 2010, 01:03:09 PM
I put the wrong date in the credits for this video, so I decided to revise it and post it again....  with a little surprise at the end. ;)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/Hornby2Mar10.jpg)

Video:  It was a dark and stormy night... (http://www.youtube.com/user/beautifulbaldeagles#p/a/u/0/ift8vF31t-4)

Boonibarb, this version is for you  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on March 15, 2010, 09:24:35 PM
 :eclol Beans!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on March 16, 2010, 06:28:53 AM
The ARCHIVING  HAS NOW BEEN EXTENED , IT STARTS AT 5:09 TODAY
And , they are set at the current pacific time.

and its raining and dark at 6:25 Tuesday morning march16 ; )
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2010, 09:22:09 AM
It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
by Victorian novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton,


Mwuhuhhuhuhuhhh! 
Thanks beans!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on March 16, 2010, 11:56:14 PM
Here is the list of predictions. As I will be away till late Mon. thought it should be posted-- wouldn't want to keep you guessing!!!!
I am even going to post the losers too.-- sorry.

Mar. 3rd-- Cali
Mar. 12th -- Madrona
Mar. 15th-- Foldi
Mar. 16th-- Sheila, Tink, Dot
Mar. 17th- ncgram, rajame, Charlie, donnae
Mar. 18th-- Ajl, Suomi, birdvoyer, Raven
Mar. 19th-- Sparkie, Raptorman, Nancym,
Mar. 20th-- dubarry, Serene, Benny, Kianaj, Ronald54, Fitchies
Mar. 21st-- Doug, typos, Smenkii, Smallwingone, Jon, Jingles
Mar. 22nd--  Only, Booni
Mar. 23rd-- Maggiesmom, Cranebrain, Jwnix
Mar. 24th-- Luv

More details--

Ajl--  1st egg-- the 18th, at 10:32 a.m., hatch date Apr. 24th,  2nd egg-- Mar. 21st--hatch--Apr. 27th

Benny-- 1st egg-- Mar. 20th,  2nd--Mar. 22nd--3rd -- Mar. 25th

Kianaj-- 1st egg Mar. 20th-- hatch April 27th

Typos--1st egg--Mar. 21st at 3:33 a.m.


Good luck to all!!!  Hummm, maybe there is an egg already  :biggrin6

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 17, 2010, 10:46:49 AM
Wednesday, March 17th - Happy St.Patrick's Day

Daybreak at Doug's beach (from his video this morning)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/Doug%20Carrick%20videos/daybreakatDougsbeach.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on March 17, 2010, 11:29:03 AM
WHAT TIME OF DAY DO EAGLES LAY THEIR EGGS?

I have posted statistics on this in Doug's updates.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 17, 2010, 11:53:55 AM
first view of nest this morning (around 6:50 A.M.), and Mom's head was visible. How long had she been there?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4441480098_9ccf6d057c_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4441480118_18ab1a348a_o.jpg)

Dad  (8:15 A.M), then joined by Mom

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2681/4441480162_99a2a7db03_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2688/4441480182_601641bc22_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 17, 2010, 11:56:43 AM
Mom soaking up the sun, around 10:43 A.M.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4441480296_afa62616c9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 17, 2010, 12:08:01 PM
Beautiful pictures of the nest and beach :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on March 17, 2010, 01:11:39 PM
Wow, Nancym, in the fourth s'cap in reply 971, the sunlight looks like the bottom half of the heart that "hangs" over Mom and Dad Hormby. Lovely screen caps. Thank you!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on March 17, 2010, 10:02:47 PM
Here is the list of predictions. As I will be away till late Mon. thought it should be posted-- wouldn't want to keep you guessing!!!!
I am even going to post the losers too.-- sorry. 
Good luck to all!!!  Hummm, maybe there is an egg already  :biggrin6

Late additions, and a correction for mine (10:32 A.M. = hatch time, not laying time).

Mar. 3rd-- Cali
Mar. 12th -- Madrona
Mar. 15th-- Foldi
Mar. 16th-- Sheila, Tink, Dot
Mar. 17th- ncgram, rajame, Charlie, donnae
Mar. 18th-- Ajl, Suomi, birdvoyer, Raven
Mar. 19th-- Sparkie, Raptorman, Nancym,
Mar. 20th-- dubarry, Serene, Benny, Kianaj, Ronald54, Fitchies, Congo (who predicts laying before dark).
Mar. 21st-- Doug, typos, Smenkii, Smallwingone, Jon, Jingles, Kmarie
Mar. 22nd--  Only, Booni
Mar. 23rd-- Maggiesmom, Cranebrain, Jwnix, SueB
Mar. 24th-- Luv, Ostrich

More details--

Ajl--  1st egg-- the 18th. Hatch date Apr. 24th, at 10:32 a.m.  2nd egg-- Mar. 21st--hatch--Apr. 27th

Benny-- 1st egg-- Mar. 20th,  2nd--Mar. 22nd--3rd -- Mar. 25th

Kianaj-- 1st egg Mar. 20th-- hatch April 27th

Typos--1st egg--Mar. 21st at 3:33 a.m.

Congo -- first egg Mar. 20, before dark.



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2010, 08:49:11 AM
march 19 2010 08:21 - Mum & Dad on the nest in the sunrise

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4445036097_f855078a71_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4445036097_f855078a71_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on March 19, 2010, 09:02:12 AM
Is that a  :heart between them?  Thank you Booni!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2010, 09:43:59 AM
Yes Rajame!
Nice that you spotted that!

march 19 2010 9:31 am - Dad incubating his grass & calling out

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4445175911_76a30f6614_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4445175911_76a30f6614_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 19, 2010, 09:45:50 AM
Excellent portrait!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2010, 10:31:12 AM
march 19 2010 10:26 - Dad trying out the nest again

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4446058228_6c575c8268_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4446058228_6c575c8268_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 19, 2010, 11:13:30 AM
Mum has been standing so still; but calling frequently since i went on the 'Chat almost 20 minutes ago. I thought maybe the sound was on but cam frozen.  :eclol

March 19: Mum at 10:52 a.m. and still in same position as I post.  My bet is on Mar. 25 for 'Egg' day.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2701/4446136824_4bba6cd80c_o.jpg)
© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2010, 11:21:53 AM
march 19 2010 11:18 - Mum hisses at her reflection in the camera box

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4446159796_abdf2072b1_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4446159796_abdf2072b1_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 19, 2010, 03:50:27 PM
(out of sequence)

March 19, around  8:15 A.M.
Dad flies in


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4445889235_8168fde0bf_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 19, 2010, 04:13:30 PM
Now THAT is an incredible picture, Nancy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9X0HJIam0-E

I had a heck of a time putting together this video. After converting from .flv to .wmv, the video was pixelated and the audio disappeared. I used several programs to extract the audio and then add it back, trying to get everything coordinated. I had to eat a whole bar of Lindt bittersweet chocolate in order to get through this project. I hope you enjoy it (the video, not the chocolate). There's no more chocolate. I ate it, remember?   :mconfused
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 19, 2010, 04:21:23 PM
Thanks, beans, another lucky hit of the screencapture key.

I had a heck of a time putting together this video. After converting from .flv to .wmv, the video was pixelated and the audio disappeared.

Nice video!  But (sorry to get off topic) - are you not using Replay Video Capture to record? Mine save as WMV - no angst (but no excuse to eat chocolate, either)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 19, 2010, 04:36:16 PM
Yes, I am using Replay to record.  In this case, it would not convert the video to .wmv.  The converter kept quitting, even after rebooting.  I think the problem was too many "circles of doom" whilst I was recording.  My laptop is less than a year old, so that makes it new.  And I have a speedy cable connection.  This doesn't happen very often, but it does happen with WildEarth tv.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 19, 2010, 05:28:42 PM
Nancy, I love the light in your photo of Dad flying in. What a quick 'snap-it' finger you have.

beans, your video as great, the calls are so clear.  I love the well splayed white tail feathers.

Well done ladies and many thanks.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on March 19, 2010, 05:38:27 PM
Yes, I am using Replay to record.  In this case, it would not convert the video to .wmv.  The converter kept quitting, even after rebooting.  I think the problem was too many "circles of doom" whilst I was recording.  My laptop is less than a year old, so that makes it new.  And I have a speedy cable connection.  This doesn't happen very often, but it does happen with WildEarth tv.

The video originates as H.264. You might have better luck using MPEG instead of WMV?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 19, 2010, 05:41:24 PM
I can't read the Chat and until the past 8 days have seldom tuned into the nest when someone is at home. However I do keep an eye on the Research Obs.  A wonderful job being done there.

What do the following terms mean? :

1. ‘scootch’ - as in wriggles / nestles down in the nest bowl??

2. 'cachunk' - as a noise / call made back to mate ?

3. 'BRH' stands for blue roofed house ?

Many thanks. Guess the first two when definition complete should be added to the 'Diction-aerie' ?

Many thanks - BBE
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 19, 2010, 06:33:19 PM
BBE, I replied in the Diction-aerie thread.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=14.msg9029#msg9029
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on March 20, 2010, 09:24:06 AM
BRINGING GRASS TO NEST 

I feel that grass must be brought to the nest before any eggs are laid.  It would be interesting to know if this is done by the male or the female or both.  Please watch for this in the next few days.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 20, 2010, 10:18:23 AM
They've been bringing branches to the nest, which you can see with the close-up cam.  When the needles fall off these branches, do the eagles remove the branches and leave the dry needles there to cushion the eggs and chicks?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: AJL on March 20, 2010, 01:02:41 PM
Doug, both eagles have been bringing more grasses to the nest for several days (as well as more fresh fir). The female may have brought the bulk of the grasses.
Deliveries are recorded in the observations thread so we should be able to track this well.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 20, 2010, 08:30:13 PM
From broadcast at 20:01, March 20, 2010

Do we have an egg?

(colour very distorted because I lightened it considerably)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/ScreenShot003.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on March 20, 2010, 08:38:49 PM
Here is the hotspot of the first egg laid! There is what sounds like a gust of wind. Mom's tail goes up and as she turns, an egg is seen at about 1:38 into the video.

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F03%2F20%2F2010-03-20-20-01_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=72043&start=85
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 20, 2010, 11:43:47 PM
fol-di-rol  and BV;  an egg in the nest = great news  :heart.  I seem to recall other egg deliveries also being late evening or early morning before sunrise.

BV, thanks for the hotspot.  I could see Mum's white head, but that was all.

Congratulations to Mum and Dad.    Now we wait and see (1) if there is a second egg in a few days and (2.) keep fingers crossed for end of April / first week in May

Thanks to all who made our dream to see Mum and Dad back on the web come true.
 
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/Smilies/award2-1.gif)  (http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/Smilies/thanks-1.gif)

:grouphug2

Edited post after 'chatting' with AJ et all
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on March 21, 2010, 01:37:57 AM
I am speechless!! :eclol

 :eclove  :biggrin3  :eclove


And very egg-cited and hopeful..... :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: woof947 on March 21, 2010, 06:17:44 AM
 :ecsmile ma and pa's first egg of this season, awesome!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 21, 2010, 07:06:23 AM
The egg-laying process is recorded in the archives and hotspots from last night:

Part 1.  Mom hisses, Dad arrives. She beaks him and he leaves. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F03%2F20%2F2010-03-20-19-31_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=72044&start=408)

Part 2. Mom moves side-to-side, she makes soft grunts, then louder ones. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F03%2F20%2F2010-03-20-19-51_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=72045&start=2) Egg probably was laid at the end of the grunting - 7:54 P.M. - then Mom makes some typical hoarse calls, probably telling Dad the news.

Part 3. Birdvoyer's  hotspot of a glimpse of the egg (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F03%2F20%2F2010-03-20-20-01_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=72043&start=85)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2010, 07:23:41 AM
march 20 2010 7:54pm - Mum & Dad Hornby proudly announce their first egg

This screen cap was taken march 21 about 6:30am when Mum left the nest for a break & before Dad took over.
Doug & Sheila are up!
You can see their porch lights on in the distance.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4450087255_c7a3ffcd56_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4450087255_c7a3ffcd56_o.jpg)

march 21 2010 7:15am - Dad & the first egg

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 21, 2010, 07:44:32 AM
Congrats to the Hornby's.  And to a job well done by Birdvoyer being able to catch the first glimpse at night.  :eclove

Thanks to Booniebarb for a great pic early am pic too. Very clearly seen.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2010, 08:18:59 AM
This foto shows a good way to tell that it is Dad on the close up camera.

march 21 2010 8:12 am - Dad has a dark part on the left side of his white head

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4451009010_9dc9ecc5c6_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4451009010_9dc9ecc5c6_o.jpg)

march 21 2010 8:26am - another view of Dad*s part

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4451050024_bea6da33ce_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4451050024_bea6da33ce_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2010, 08:45:15 AM
march 21 2010 8:37am - Mum & Dad on alert & the egg

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4451085204_6e496b1ddd_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2738/4451085204_6e496b1ddd_o.jpg)

march 21 2010 8:55am - Dad*s feathers up close & Mum on the eye branch

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2010, 09:21:32 AM
march 21 2010 9:06am - the egg

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4451183210_ae099e62f2_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4451183210_ae099e62f2_o.jpg)

march 21 2010 9:07am - Mum on defense & the egg

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 21, 2010, 09:39:36 AM
Nancy and Booni, many thanks for the links and photos. Good ones of Dad's 'parting'.  And the egg 'unguarded'.  I thought I saw Doug and Sheila's lights on last night when I peeked in.

Some more photos from this morning with Dad. He is a very patient and dutiful Dad and also an 'egg-roller' with flair.  :biggrin3

7:14 a.m. Good Morning and Congratulations Dad

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4450357521_52a75d8ca1_o.jpg)

7:21 a.m. Another Roll of the Egg; Dad Settles Facing The Tree

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4451129122_aef9a90a0c_o.jpg)

7:48 a.m. Dad Looking for Mum

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4450357671_37e771c088_o.jpg)

7:50 a.m. WA View of Dad

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2718/4451129236_0780b58142_o.jpg)

8:24 a.m. Dad's having A Bad Hair Day (very windy)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4451129268_e59f886408_o.jpg)

Videos will cover from here until:

8:42 a.m. Mum is Home and Settles over the Egg

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4451129308_fb12b26628_o.jpg)

8:42 a.m. (and a few more seconds)  Mum Turns to Roll The Egg

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2753/4450357845_bd543f8b89_o.jpg)

8:44 a.m. WA View of Mum on the Nest

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4450357885_486bf2eed6_o.jpg)

Off to cook the videos  :eclol

 :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2010, 09:49:41 AM
Yay BBE!!!  :heart
Nice captures, can*t wait to see the video after it*s cooked!

march 21 2010 9:30am - Mum hisses at her reflection

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2776/4450504951_89fd455874_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2776/4450504951_89fd455874_o.jpg)

march 21 2010 9:51am - the egg up close

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4451300698_2171061363_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4451300698_2171061363_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on March 21, 2010, 10:24:00 AM
Happy Day!  Happy News!

Thank you to all of you who captured screenshots, posted obs and made the hotties!

You deserve my heartfelt thank you for all you do!   :bow

I hope you can feel the hugs!

Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: parrotlady1 on March 21, 2010, 12:01:57 PM
Thank you, thank you for the amazing caps!! Ain't this sooooo precious!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 21, 2010, 12:03:15 PM
Booni your photos are super - many thanks.   :eclove

The videos are not made as yet. My computer was upgraded last week to Windows 7 (which I like) BUT the old Windows Movie Maker went in the process and I have just had to install an new one. So, sometime today, hopefully they will appear    :pray
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 21, 2010, 12:34:16 PM
BBE, let us know how you like the new MM.  You can post your opinion in Tech Help here.  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_63OdDKtnmo

I saw the egg first thing this morning. It may have been laid the night before.

This video clip was recorded around 11:15 AM.  Mom is on the nest and seems to be calling for Dad. Later (not in the video) she calls out more loudly and we hear Dad respond.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 21, 2010, 01:00:19 PM
beans, I like your video very much  :heart

Finally, here comes the first video.

Recorded this morning at 7:16 a.m.   Duration = 2 secs. over 1 minute  :eclol

Dad Hornby Gently Rolls the Egg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ptYwgfwyuA

The other two are just over 6 and 7 minutes (and prior to beans' above). So I need to cut and splice or do 2 parts for each.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 21, 2010, 01:07:18 PM
Thanks to everyone who posted screen caps, videos and comments about this wonderful day!  We Hornby Eagle fans will be right in front of our computer screens, thanks to Doug and Sheila and the efforts of a great group of people who've made it possible.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on March 21, 2010, 01:37:32 PM
I saw the egg first thing this morning. It may have been laid the night before.
Beans, Mom Hornby laid her egg at 7:54 PM last night.  There are 'Hotspots' which help pinpoint the moment.   :ecsmile   Spotted by NancyM (and many others) (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F03%2F20%2F2010-03-20-19-51_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=72045&start=2)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on March 21, 2010, 01:43:06 PM
Nancy

Thanks so much for posting the hotspots, 1, 2, and 3.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 21, 2010, 01:54:23 PM
Video # 2 trimmed gfrom just over 6 minutes to 03:48.  The part that 'landed on the cutting room floor' was Dad looking around, up and down for Mum.

8:21 a.m.  Dad is looking around for Mum, then he rolls the egg. 'Finally', (Dad's word, not mine)  :eclol  Mum flies in and makes a noisy landing on the cam casing.  You can also hear what I think are crows and also a starling ?  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jbCrKgWkZQ

One more needing splicing.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 21, 2010, 01:59:20 PM
Great videos, Ann!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 21, 2010, 03:03:24 PM
Thank you so much 'beans'. Lovely to read and also on YouTube  :ecsmile  As right now I am whipped. I have just posted about the program now in use (as you requested) on Tech Thread.

Alright folks this is the last of my three recordings from way before lunch. :mhihi

Last video spliced and diced from 7+ mins. to 05:20.  

Dad is on the nest (and Mum up on cam casing), he does a roll and hunkers down again, Then both of them calling loudly. Whether they saw a 'threat' or if it was Dad saying 'About time you came home' and Mum saying 'Thank you dear, but I can take over now' ??

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4Uecqd1btA

Thanks for waiting.  Quite the learning curve.  :ecrolleyes
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on March 21, 2010, 06:18:43 PM
What wonderful news!! :ecsmile  Hooray! :clap

Thanks to all of you who've posted pics and videos.  They've helped me to catch up and experience the joy. :eclove  I will try to watch on a regular basis.  I don't want to miss anything! 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2010, 08:16:39 PM
march 21 2010 1:08pm - Dads back feathers left side

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 21, 2010, 08:45:58 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8372010-03-2109_08_40-1.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8402010-03-2109_08_55.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 21, 2010, 08:48:20 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8472010-03-2109_16_28.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8562010-03-2109_31_07.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8592010-03-2109_38_28.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 21, 2010, 08:50:37 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8732010-03-2118_58_12.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8752010-03-2118_58_18.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8782010-03-2119_08_44.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8822010-03-2119_09_59.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on March 21, 2010, 09:11:13 PM
Wonderful anne!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on March 21, 2010, 09:35:56 PM
Thank you, ANNE!!!  So nice to see you posting again and on such a special day!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 21, 2010, 09:38:39 PM
Anne, I am glad you came back; great images from a special day.
 :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2010, 07:38:43 AM
Welcome back Anne, we missed you!
Lovely captures from today!!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 22, 2010, 08:07:40 AM
Monday, March 22

sunny morning on the nest
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/ScreenShot004.jpg)

"morning has broken"  (from Doug's video this morning)
(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/Doug%20Carrick%20videos/ScreenShot006.jpg)

all pictures ©2010 Doug Carrick

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 22, 2010, 10:00:46 AM
Sunrises and sunsets at the nest are very special. The way the sun touches the nest bowl, the stump and the inhabitants is beautiful.

These were taken at 9:38 a.m. and 9:41 a.m. today; with Mum on the nest.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4454799084_cf72805958_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2685/4454799112_26d1df2914_o.jpg)

I would love to stay and watch longer; but I have a appointment.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: sparkie on March 22, 2010, 12:55:32 PM
:heart   Thank you  all  for  all the  wonderful   pictures  and  videos  . You  are  all  so  talented  . :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 22, 2010, 03:59:36 PM
Mom  and Dad switched places around 3:49 P.M.  This is a picture of Dad, approaching his egg.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4455771008_9680b81a98_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 22, 2010, 04:37:02 PM
That is a great close-up of the wee egg!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 23, 2010, 01:23:35 AM
That is a great close-up of the wee egg!
It's also a nice picture of his talons.  It could be used as an illustration for people to see that bald eagles' feet have talons that are like claws.   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on March 23, 2010, 05:38:11 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how gentle those talons can be when they are moving the eggs around. It is a beautiful sight!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 23, 2010, 07:13:13 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how gentle those talons can be when they are moving the eggs around. It is a beautiful sight!
That is what I was trying to catch with a screencapture -the way the adults hold their toes and talons so carefully when near their eggs.  Is it that they let the toes relax or go limp?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on March 23, 2010, 07:43:47 AM
You caught it beautifully Nancy. It looks like they do just let the talons go limp.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 23, 2010, 01:31:09 PM
At around 12:25 pm I checked in to see how Mum, Dad and the egg were faring. Mum was ventilating. Temp. on  Hornby was 8 degrees C (which is 46.4 degrees F).

Ventilating according to the Diction-aerie (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=14.msg140#msg140) is
Quote
When warm, eagles on the nest will gently move their wings in order to circulate the air through the feathers. This action helps to cool them.
And I guess it would also keep the egg from over heating ?

12:28 pm

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2769/4458279018_2b138ff1b3_o.jpg)

12:30 pm - Excuse my Underpinnings

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2692/4458279032_2f0a0d3f49_o.jpg)

12:35 pm That's Better

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4457500635_071080eee5_o.jpg)

This is a 1 min 20 video of Mum ventilating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYKcaYjVjwk

The Windows 7 Movie Maker works best with short videos
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 23, 2010, 05:30:28 PM
Late afternoon with Mum Hornby on the nest. Taken between 4:09 and 4:35 pm

4:09 pm Mum Looking around the area

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2719/4458778720_1e15b4f100_o.jpg)

4:17 pm Not much action out there

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4457999465_1a895e40d7_o.jpg)

4:27 pm About time to get Up and Move the Egg

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4458778760_24c0a8fee9_o.jpg)


VIDEOS  two of them have loud sound at the neginning ? not sure why as I had volume down.

4:17 Mum just looking around ~ 00:33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tu4679qJbbM

4:28 pm Mum gets up and Checks the Egg ~ 00:52

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_LVCWhDPhA

4:35 pm Mum Talks to Herself ~ 00:34

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMxEfPM5k7g

Bye for now
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 23, 2010, 10:21:22 PM
I thought the eagles bunched their toes, and moved on the knuckles so to speak. Thereby tucking the claws in and away from the egg and the chick too. The picture above of Nancy's is showing the toes starting to bunch, imo.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 23, 2010, 10:45:15 PM
I looked at some video I had from the last day or two and hadn't processed yet.  Here they are in slow motion.  It doesn't show quite what I expected.  

For your consideration:  Toes around the egg

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_toesaroundtheegg2.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=toesaroundtheegg2.mp4)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_toesaroundtheegg1.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=toesaroundtheegg1.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 23, 2010, 10:54:00 PM
This is from yesterday. Dad is on the nest and an eagle is heard nearby. He gets up and calls and calls. I love to hear them call.  :eclove

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Dadwiththeeggcalling.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Dadwiththeeggcalling.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2010, 06:56:12 AM
march 24 2010 06:52am - Mum shows us two eggs!!!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2679/4459270611_f0d2ae64fa_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2679/4459270611_f0d2ae64fa_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on March 24, 2010, 07:16:18 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4459308991_c8144a3a77_d.jpg)   We have Two!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 24, 2010, 07:26:04 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4459329007_eff767909f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 24, 2010, 09:25:14 AM
Two eggs!  This is good news :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 10:33:41 AM
Well done Mum and Dad.  Congrats and best wishes for the weeks ahead.  :heart

Nancy, Cali and Booni - super photos.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 24, 2010, 12:36:01 PM
A RED letter day!  Dad must be happy.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 24, 2010, 02:53:17 PM
Mom brought in some grass.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4460745018_6a3208a161_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2725/4459965707_f548a058de_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/4459965731_ca8e7720ea_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4460745168_b789faa45b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 03:24:28 PM
Nancy, beautiful photos of Mum.  I am always in awe of how gentle and careful when Mum and / or Dad are with the eggs.  Wonderful parents.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 03:42:20 PM
I was out, so I apologize for 'out of time' sequence photos and videos.

These are from around 1:30 - 1:40 pm  and then around 2:55 pm today.

Mum called for Dad
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2732/4460351363_20c50fde35_o.jpg)


Mum Checks the Eggs; so gently
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4460351391_a24e82d609_o.jpg)


Then later at 2:55 pm Dad on the nest and he is ever so careful when he repositions himself.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4460351405_eec02eb5ed_o.jpg)

VIDEOS x 2

About 1:35 pm Mum Calls Out.    Length = 00:30
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4xULp-ceX0


At 2:55 pm Dad Repostions Himself; Carefully.     Length 02:11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpMxKIqoGNI

 :question   :question  At the end of the clip Dad snuggles down into the bowl.  Is this action what NancyM, Madrona, AJL and others refer to as 'scootches' ??
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 05:23:36 PM
4:23 - 4:56 pm some great views of Mum Hornby

4:23 pm One Profile
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4460560157_1ae79dbed8_o.jpg)

4:24 pm My Beak
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4461339800_36352bac21_o.jpg)

4:25 pm  My Other Profile
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4461339826_07c4739e2d_o.jpg)

4:28 pm Back of My Head
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2764/4461339872_4f722d8df5_o.jpg)

4:30 pm Time to Check the Eggs
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4460560325_444b1be621_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 05:32:32 PM
The rest of the photos from 4:23 pm - 4:56 pm

4:31 pm :blush :blush Excuse my Petticoats as I Settle Down  :ecsmile
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4461339902_a22eae74b1_o.jpg)

4:34 pm Ventilating
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4461339940_740e9013e4_o.jpg)

4:38 pm Still Ventilating
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4460560403_30d5708f2b_o.jpg)

4:54 pm Back to WA Camera view
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4460560413_0d8e5491d4_o.jpg)

4:56 pm Oops, Showing Petticoat Again
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/4460560429_9e68225b6e_o.jpg)

Video to come   :heart   

PS Difficulty uploading the video.   It is further down this page by me at 9:20 pm
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 06:08:20 PM
This 01:14 video is of Mum while she was ventilating for several minutes at 4:38 pm

I am trouble loading it for You Tube - it will be here soon
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2010, 06:13:14 PM
Great photos everyone! Mon. and Tues. pics:
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8902010-03-2218_07_49.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap8902010-03-2218_07_49.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9152010-03-2319_45_57.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9152010-03-2319_45_57.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9172010-03-2319_46_20.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9172010-03-2319_46_20.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2010, 06:15:20 PM
Photos from today;
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9262010-03-2413_42_11.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9262010-03-2413_42_11.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9292010-03-2413_42_14.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9292010-03-2413_42_14.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9312010-03-2414_15_02.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9312010-03-2414_15_02.jpg)

ps: corrected BBE. Images were 3sec. apart and I posted 926 twice. Thanks for seeing my error!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2010, 06:17:33 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9372010-03-2415_13_38.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9372010-03-2415_13_38.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9472010-03-2415_32_25.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9472010-03-2415_32_25.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9482010-03-2415_32_28.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9482010-03-2415_32_28.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 24, 2010, 06:34:29 PM
Anne: I love the ones from Monday with the 2 eagles "crowing" about their eggs, and the one with one of them looking under the tail of the other to see the eggs.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2010, 06:44:09 PM
EMC...I do as well. Wanted the coveted spot!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 24, 2010, 06:51:28 PM
Great pics and video!  I tried to record one of the "hot spots", but Replay Media Catcher wouldn't do it.  It kept recording the active video stream.  :mconfused
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 24, 2010, 07:08:00 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9502010-03-2418_46_33.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9502010-03-2418_46_33.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9522010-03-2418_46_42.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9522010-03-2418_46_42.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9592010-03-2418_47_16.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9592010-03-2418_47_16.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9642010-03-2418_47_23.jpg) (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9642010-03-2418_47_23.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 07:18:19 PM
Anne more great photos - thanks

Finally, my silent 01:14 min. video of Mum while she was ventilating at 4:32 p.m.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k342Vj09mWw  


Edited at 9:13 pm as I skipped one step and it finally uploaded to YouTube   :giggle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on March 24, 2010, 09:16:05 PM
I  :heart your screen caps, Anne!  And today's action shots are wonderful!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 24, 2010, 09:25:32 PM
This video was a real challenge!

I saw Madrona's hot spot on WildEarth TV and loved Dad's calling out!  So I thought I would use my video capture program, Replay Media Capture, to record it.  Unfortunately, this program won't record video from hot spots.  So I tried CaptureWiz, a program that captures video, but not audio on this computer (Evil Vista Windows).  Then I figured out I could record audio of the hot spot with Replay Media Capture.  I put the two clips together (video from CaptureWiz and audio from Replay Media Capture).  It was a little tricky getting both tracks lined up.

Ann, BBE, bless her heart tried to help me.  She was able to record the hot spot and loaded her video up to her YouTube site, so I could see it whenever I wanted to.  (I can never find the hot spot again after it is more than a week old!) 

That's more information than you want or need....  and you all are either falling asleep or laughing your heads off.  All this trouble for Dad's calls.   :blush  Maybe I need to upgrade to Windows 7 after all....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XirZjrvZ9tw
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 24, 2010, 09:42:21 PM
Well done team of Madrona, BBE and beans :)

I love to hear them call too.  :eclove  Something sooo special

For those of you who can identify the eagles: Who was on the nest first, and who second?  Thanks
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 24, 2010, 09:53:12 PM
That looked like Dad on the nest, with Mom coming in to trade places.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 24, 2010, 09:56:17 PM
 :rotf1

A collaborative effort indeed  :eclol  I now have to use Windows 7 and have had to learn how to make videos with their Movie Maker.  I supposedly (when it feels like it) loads your movie directly to YouTube. Well twice today it didn't.  Beans and BBE are both like dogs with a bone when we hit a computer impasse. I finally found a way around it.  I went to YouTube and uploaded my Capture Wiz Pro recording (which is a .wmv file) directly to You Tube.

Mine is missing the last 48 seconds as when recording Madrona's Hotspot (Madrona - ta making it) the 'CWS' appeared (Circling White Snake)

BTW emc - Dad was on the nest and Mum flew in to relieve him.  I loved the way she patiently waited for him to get up and move off.  Like 'You called, I came, now move off'  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 24, 2010, 10:09:00 PM
quite an effort!  To add insult to injury, the audio program picked up my email notification!  So all of you who think you got an email whilst watching this video will be disappointed...

Hey!  I don't want that officious MM uploading to YouTube.  Who knows what would happen???  I'm going to upload my own videos.  With my luck, it would probably upload something else.

I'm off to fry my brains in front of the TV now, what's left of them......
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 24, 2010, 10:10:37 PM
I haven't seen it yet this season, but I also love it when a parent comes on their own, and then can't get the other one to move off!  They sometimes will place twigs or lichen on the incubating parent to try and get them to move off!  My turn. :))

Thanks for the ID's. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on March 24, 2010, 10:20:40 PM
The video also showed the talons movement when coming to incubate too.  I love the tail waggles when they seem excited. :) 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 25, 2010, 12:54:51 AM
Bean, that video is a special one.  It's so nice to have it for us all to enjoy seeing anytime we want to do so!  Thank you!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: jback on March 25, 2010, 06:40:20 AM
Hello, 8:38 am here in Wisconsin. I noticed the camera must not be on 24/7? Is that true? Viewing it now looks like i am viewing blackness/stars? It is 6:39 am there in WA state, so I should see something. Is the view live or is it taped?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2010, 08:09:05 AM
Hiya jback & welcome to our forum!  :ecsmile

The camera IS 24/7, it was still dark at the nest at the time you were watching.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on March 25, 2010, 08:58:54 AM
HI, jback and welcome!!  If you are up before daylight time in Hornby, you can enjoy the hotspots from action which happened during daylight hours!  Hope you get a chance to see the daytime view soon.  Note that as the cam does run 24/7 (as booni noted), you can often catch noises from the nest that can be interesting as well.  :nod2   In fact, some of our observers were on in the darkness recently listening to eggs being laid.  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 25, 2010, 05:22:12 PM
7:30 a.m. Dad ?  Added at 10:16 pm, according to Nancy's observations: it was Dad.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2604/4463764082_ecd09b2cc8_o.jpg)

Between 4:38 and 4:48 p.m. Mum is on the nest and she is ventilating.  I love the different shades of brown we see in her feathers.

4:38 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2751/4462986165_0efb8d2a45_o.jpg)

4:44 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2733/4463764124_14c3047d9f_o.jpg)

4:48 pm
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/4462986193_bd14e8c6a1_o.jpg)


VIDEO from 4:52 pm Mum on the Nest; ventilating. I love the colours of her wings. Video about 30 sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNaquuVYXXo

PS - all my photos are on Flckr and the videos on YouTube. Many thanks and © to Doug.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 25, 2010, 05:25:45 PM
Ann, I would say that you have certainly mastered Windows 7 Movie Maker! Beautiful view of Madame Hornby's feathers.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 25, 2010, 05:30:00 PM
beans, thank you.  I discovered a secret with MM in Windows 7. I will post on Tech Help thread with the other Q /A about it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 25, 2010, 05:59:52 PM
Wow, the wind has really picked up and it is starting to rain. Poor Mum - is looking like a 'Mumbrella'. Hair askew and petticoats flying while she is ventilating at 5:44 pm....

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4463057485_4665d524c1_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4463057469_bb4231f388_o.jpg)

VIDEO - 16 sec. 'Batten the hatches'.

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXID0LACpWE
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 25, 2010, 06:05:28 PM
Petticoats!  That perfectly describes those soft, white feathers of hers.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 25, 2010, 06:07:32 PM
I am not sure ~ ~ I did hear the cam casing being hit; but ? a switch or not.  Now we see both eggs and I think it is still Mum's head ??  (Added at 10:19 pm. According to AJL's observations it was still Mum)

6 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4463865150_71aa0558f9_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2746/4463865158_88c2229084_o.jpg)

©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 26, 2010, 07:57:36 AM
Love those videos, BBE!  Friday looks like a dry day (so far, anyway!)

Mom, early morning before the shift change

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4464216079_6df1aa6575_o.jpg)

Dad took over at 6:41 A.M.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4464983576_c9d536361a_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4464206025_13eaf9d02c_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4464983394_b23808784d_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 26, 2010, 09:38:35 AM
Photos from yesterday...Thursday:

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9972010-03-2512_38_13.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9962010-03-2512_38_11.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9902010-03-2512_25_57copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 26, 2010, 09:40:10 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap9782010-03-2511_38_28copy.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0232010-03-2519_11_45.jpg)

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0222010-03-2519_11_45.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 26, 2010, 09:43:06 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0192010-03-2519_01_26.jpg)

   (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0152010-03-2519_00_28.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 26, 2010, 01:44:38 PM
Oh, very nice, Anne!  I especially like the next-to-last-one!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 26, 2010, 05:37:48 PM
Nancy, yes the one you mention by Anne is a 'keeper' for sure. And in the post before that one I had to laugh at the 2nd and #3rd ones in your post with Mum 'calling (maybe screaming ?) at 19:11.

Too funny  :eclol  What a difference 24 hours can make. Yesterday at this time it was windy, starting to rain, Mum was ventilating and her 'petticoat' was showing.

And look at her today  :ecsmile  Calm, still ventilating, petticoat neat and tidy; and it is sunny.

5:16 pm

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/For%20HEG/516pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 26, 2010, 06:24:39 PM
Gorgeous portraits!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: JudyinDenver on March 26, 2010, 06:58:06 PM
What a wonderful forum!

I am so happy for the Hornbys- two eggs again this year! Thank you for the beautiful pictures.  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on March 26, 2010, 07:32:58 PM
Welcome to the forum, Judy!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 26, 2010, 08:29:15 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0292010-03-2619_35_05.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on March 26, 2010, 08:54:23 PM
Wonderful captures & videos thanks everyone for taking the time to do this. :heart

Hi JudyinDenver :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 27, 2010, 10:22:45 AM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MomandDadHornby.jpg)

Corrected with a heart!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 27, 2010, 10:26:19 AM
Anne, it*s so fantastic having you doing screencaptures again!
You do such a great job.

i would say that last one is Dad out, Mum in.

BBE & NancyM, i LOVE all your screencaps & videos, thanks so much.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 27, 2010, 10:45:53 AM
Thanks Booni . Then this in Mom?

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0512010-03-2710_15_51.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 27, 2010, 01:11:57 PM
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0372010-03-2713_04_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 27, 2010, 03:54:10 PM
Come hither! NOW!!!!  (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0442010-03-2715_45_14.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 27, 2010, 05:23:11 PM
Portrait lighting  (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0492010-03-2717_04_44.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Anne on March 27, 2010, 06:56:35 PM
egg roll (http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i34/CORA_ANNE/NEW%20HORNBY/MWSnap0612010-03-2718_36_23.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on March 27, 2010, 11:05:23 PM
Thank you Anne!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 28, 2010, 12:11:54 AM
Those are very nice screen caps, Anne.  I especially like the one that shows the talons so clearly.  The eagles have to be soooo careful around their eggs!    :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: serene on March 28, 2010, 04:41:12 PM
Anne, the pic #1093 with the caption "windy" brings a hug grin to my face!

Wonder who her hairdresser is!!  :eceek



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on March 28, 2010, 07:18:27 PM
What a beautiful mumbrella she is, with a beautiful view of the ocean. color me happy, knowing there are two precious eggs tucked away all safe and sound.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on March 28, 2010, 11:26:24 PM
The Sharing of Egg-sitting   ....   I've posted (in Doug's updates) a study of how the eagles share the egg-sitting time.  This information (or some of it) might be suitable for the new Reference Center.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 30, 2010, 08:53:03 AM
March 30

Mom and Dad had a very sweet exchange this morning around 8:20 A.M.  Dad was on the nest (having relieved Mom at 6:41).  Mom arrived and Dad greeted her with soft cries- Mom also made soft sounds and put her head down over Dad's to encourage him to leave. A  few pictures - notice how she has her toes curled up as she approaches him and the eggs.  Classic Hornby!!  :eclove


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4475947665_a3ace77c7b_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4476724114_c3dc4bc9b4_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4476723976_bb284ca461_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4476723928_91819f8d30_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2010, 09:26:43 AM
That was a LOVELY nest exchange NancyM, & you captured it perfectly!!!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: quilter on March 30, 2010, 09:35:49 AM
They are such sweet pictures NancyM and so like the Hornby pair.
Thank you for sharing them.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on March 30, 2010, 10:25:07 AM
Makes the heart flutter, how caring & respectful they are to each other. :eclove

Hi quilter, welcome to the forum. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 30, 2010, 10:46:47 AM
Nancy, those are such beautiful images of Mum and Dad; as you said 'classic'.  I am misty eyed as they evoke so many memories.

quilter, how lovely to see you here. Welcome back to the Hornbys, where we first met in 2006.  Almost 4 years ago, hard to believe. Enjoy your time here.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 30, 2010, 11:09:47 AM
Just went to check nest activity. Cam and sound weren't working.  AJ had called Doug and all is well again. It is a wet and windy day at the nest.

10:57 am Close up cam = 'headless' eagle

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4476275371_c63769b2d3_o.jpg)

10:58 am Wide angle cam = Mum

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4476275399_900ccfb29e_o.jpg)

Photos © Doug Carrick 2010

See you all later.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on March 30, 2010, 12:00:17 PM
Lovely sequence, Nancy!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on March 30, 2010, 02:25:41 PM
Here is a link to the bookmark (hotspot) that californiawatcher set for that sweet exchange this morning:  the Hornbys trade places (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F03%2F30%2F2010-03-30-08-17_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=74410&start=72)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: EagleWoman911 on March 30, 2010, 04:39:57 PM
Hi :ecsmile

I just popped in to say hello and thank BBE for telling me about his new forum. 

I've been watching the Hornby Eagles off and on for a long time ... Perhaps BBE or quilter can remind me just how long  :chuckle

Thanks to everyone who posts such wonderful screen caps

This is going to be a very exciting season

See you all soon
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on March 30, 2010, 04:45:54 PM
super screen cps nancym!! they are soo preci  :ecinnocentous
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on March 30, 2010, 05:10:34 PM
Nancy,

Hello there Wonder Woman!  Thank you for your capture of their embrace.  That is lovely.

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 30, 2010, 05:50:13 PM
'eaglewoman' (and all your former 'names'), Welcome aboard. It is truly wonderful to see some of the original 2006 watchers returning. I joined on April 10, 2006, shortly after hearing about the 'streaming camera' on the TV news.  A 'Hornbyaholic'.

 :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 30, 2010, 06:46:09 PM
I don't believe my luck  :ecsmile  I went to check on Mum and Dad.  And I was in time to see and hear Dad 'yelling' for Mum to come home. She did and brought him something (not sure what). They are such a loving couple. With a 'kiss' Dad flew up to the cam. Waited a couple of seconds, then flew towards where the Peters Tree is located.  Mum did her straightening and tidy up and settled down to keep the eggs warm.

 :heart

5:56 pm Dad calling

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2463/4477360927_19a2c88131_o.jpg)


6:02 pm Dad has left the nest, and Mum is settling down.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2797/4477983244_09a2e0d54c_o.jpg)


6:27 pm and all is well on the nest

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2702/4477983264_b0edbe8b84_o.jpg)

VIDEOS x 2

6 pm and Dad is 'yelling' for Mum to come and takeover nest duties 55 seconds

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwBQFirnG9s

6:02 pm Mum comes home and brought Dad something, but what ? They are such a loving couple.  Dad then flew to the cam casing. After a few seconds he flew from the nest. (about 2 mins)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9vDejFCS64

 :ecsmile    :eclove
 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: quilter on March 31, 2010, 01:29:50 PM
BBE - thanks for the welcome - it's great to be back at Hornby. I watched last year but only "lurked".Hopefully we'll have another successful hatching!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on March 31, 2010, 05:14:24 PM
Madrona - thank you so much for all the 'seeks' you made from the broadcasts. Your eyes must X'd.

A lovely sunny afternoon at the nest.  My but the BRH (Blue Roofed House) is well named. It almost matches the water / sky

4:53 pm I think Mum is on the nest (eye drops = blurred vision). The 'circling white snake' is there, but I managed one quick s'cap when it stopped.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4480453794_4b2f581467_o.jpg)

5:02 pm Mum now facing the water not quite the 'prow'

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4480470094_ba2181906d_o.jpg)
© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 01, 2010, 11:09:46 AM
Even without the sound etc. we can still see the eagles on the  nest.  This is Mum at 10:39 a.m.  Windy and Mum needs a comb  :eclol

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4481654089_6c879ace47_o.jpg)
©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: quilter on April 02, 2010, 08:13:55 AM
It's blowing a gale at the nest right now, still no sound. Doug has just posted a video of the waves rolling in on the shoreline. Mum is keeping low down and tree shaking wildly.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: serene on April 02, 2010, 09:01:09 AM
Thank you Nancym for those precious shots of Mom and Dad being so caring...the pics are marvellous !
 
The moment priceless...such a loving couple our Mom and Dad. :eclove






Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 02, 2010, 08:59:33 PM
Loving exchange, thank you all for capturing and hot spoting it.

BBE I think Mom brought in some soft material for the nest.  And then wanted Dad to get up so she could place it.imo
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 03, 2010, 08:26:18 PM
Friday and Saturday ... tough days on Hornby!  Thank goodness that Mom, Dad, the eggs and the tree  are all OK .  At the end of the day, around 8 PM,  Mom tucked her head in. Sweet Dreams!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4488733982_254e331914_o.jpg)
©Doug Carrick 2010


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2010, 09:15:10 AM
Sweet foto NancyM!!
Thanks for posting that.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on April 04, 2010, 10:31:47 AM
screen caps from saturday april 3

all screen cap's
©Doug Carrick


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09392010-04-0317_36_46.jpg)

the mom taking off for a break

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09402010-04-0317_36_53.jpg)

the eggs


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09412010-04-0317_37_07.jpg)

dad arrives to  take his "turn" on the eggs

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09552010-04-0318_37_01.jpg)

lovely view of dad's tail while  keeping egg watch
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on April 04, 2010, 10:40:28 AM
some more screen caps from saturday april 3

all screen cap's
©Doug Carrick


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09942010-04-0318_57_04.jpg)

mom's returned ,tucks some bedding in around herself and the eggs

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09952010-04-0318_57_05.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09962010-04-0318_57_08.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap09972010-04-0318_57_09.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap10132010-04-0319_24_00.jpg)

mom sitting and looking around

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap10142010-04-0319_41_13.jpg)

mom adjusting the eggs



gotta love the look she's giving, "are we having fun yet!"

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap10212010-04-0319_44_32.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap10232010-04-0319_45_32.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on April 04, 2010, 12:44:10 PM
sunday april 4

mom is on the eggs , makes some soft then more eager sounds , dad flys in with a food object  mom takes it quickly, then flys off with it, dad settles onto the eggs.
all screen caps
©Doug Carrick

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00182010-04-0416_22_23.jpg)


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00192010-04-0416_22_27.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00202010-04-0416_22_29.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00212010-04-0416_22_30.jpg)
(this one has the food item, fish part? , in moms beak

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00222010-04-0416_22_31.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00232010-04-0416_22_32.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00242010-04-0416_22_33.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on April 04, 2010, 12:51:19 PM
more of the food exchange and switch

all screen caps
©Doug Carrick  


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00252010-04-0416_22_34.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00262010-04-0416_22_36.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00272010-04-0416_22_37.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00282010-04-0416_22_38.jpg)
(another glimps of the food item before she took it off to eat)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00292010-04-0416_22_42.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00302010-04-0416_22_44.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00312010-04-0416_22_45.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00322010-04-0416_22_46.jpg)

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap00342010-04-0416_22_50.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 04, 2010, 01:38:40 PM
Happy Easter to Mum and Dad Hornby.  The weather appears to better there today.

Typos thanks for the great photos.  They are so photogenic and love it when they are together and maybe chatting to each other.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 04, 2010, 02:49:44 PM
When I tuned in, about 1 pm, Dad was on the nest.  It was getting windy there.  He was looking around and then called for Mum. About 10 or so minutes later (just as I was leaving so someone else could log in) Mum flew in. She is so gently. They did a 'beak to beak', she gently nestled up to him, gave him a nudge and he moved off the eggs.  He waited a few seconds and flew off.  Mum then tidied, re-arranged the nest and settled down.

Dad at 1:07 pm

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4490378849_856ed4daf7_o.jpg)

Mum at 1:34 pm

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4491021456_43314e4bda_o.jpg

VIDEOS X 3

Dad is looking Around

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG7asFHgL0g


Dad calls for Relief

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iTsCxMmYTo


Mum Flies In, Exchange Greetings, A Gentle Nudge to Move, Dad Leaves and Mum Settles In

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIcSrOMh79A

As always ~ copyright and thanks to Doug.

Sorry, this took so long. I ran into a glitch with the last video as I had to edit it.

Enjoy  :eclove

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on April 04, 2010, 08:25:30 PM
Nice to see some of the activities of today didn't get a chance to check in. Thank-you.
Thanks to all who do the screencaps & videos. :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 05, 2010, 12:16:23 PM
A windy day at the nest.  It is spot on mid-day and Mum is on the nest.

12 noon

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/4493926889_31460ae320_o.jpg)

12:01 pm Doug has changed the view to up close and personal  :eclol

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4493926961_2da1b42680_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 05, 2010, 12:28:48 PM
I took these between 12:01 - 12:02 pm. Mum decided to pose for four head shots :biggrin6

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4493962887_305b628cec_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4494637576_9d052c01b6_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4494603312_0fe0619d2e_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4494603368_936420117c_o.jpg)

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 05, 2010, 06:08:34 PM
Thanks for pics, BBE.

Mom sure has a beautiful head of hair!   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 05, 2010, 06:36:11 PM
Thanks for the videos and screenshots!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 07, 2010, 07:35:08 PM
Wow! it must be a really  bad storm there, poor Mama... she looks miserable..
Im glad she is water resiliant(SP) I want to go there and give her an umbrella. I seen her turn the egg twice now in the last hour. and the STICK where did it come from?lol the sidney nest has a stick in the middle of the screen too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 07, 2010, 08:48:44 PM
Stick? What stick?

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4501328581_6ae67159cd_o.jpg)

Mom looks miserable! (6:55 P.M.)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4501963304_ddc36a4fb7_o.jpg)


Eggs are safe (7:16 P.M.)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4501963150_5a96596f64_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on April 07, 2010, 11:14:41 PM
    :eceekOh poor Mom, I didn't get to see her close up today. She looks like a drowned rat, poor girl!!!! :pray  for better weather soon!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 08, 2010, 06:33:09 AM
Mom looks a lot better today - and Dad just came in (6:28 A.M.)  to take his turn on the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on April 08, 2010, 11:56:41 AM

I did not see the nest on Wednesday, so thanks for the pics of Mom, Nancym.  But, omg, poor Mom looks spent!  What a great mom she is!  Maybe after this nesting season, Dad can treat her to a "spa weekend" to recuperate and get her hair done!  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 09, 2010, 01:26:06 PM
Raptorman is temporarily hosting the broadcast on Ustream (thank you!)  and we do not have archives there.

I recorded a nest exchange around 12:40 P.M. and decided to give YouTube a spin.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QQ8gO3q5Uo

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 09, 2010, 01:46:26 PM
Nancy thanks, you caught what I missed  :ecsmile

Recorded at 12:46 pm PDT. Parent was calling

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KzRiSGGgVI

Photo taken at 12:47 pm PDT
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4506298330_6981319bcb_o.jpg)

Heartfelt thanks to Raptorman for bringing us the eagles on USTREAM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 09, 2010, 01:59:01 PM
After an hour's break, Mom Hornby returns to the nest at 1:40 P.M. I missed her fly-in from the beach and over the blue-roofed house - the clip starts with her standing on the rim of the nest. Dad does not want to leave.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17-maKFyGdU
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on April 09, 2010, 02:22:42 PM
Fantastic hot shots nancy!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 09, 2010, 02:25:11 PM
Recorded at 12:46 pm PDT. Parent was calling

That's Dad!  :eclove

How come my YT clips show an image from half-way through the videos?   Even the choices they offer are not from the beginning of the clip.  :puzzled2  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 09, 2010, 02:44:10 PM
YT is a strange beast. 

After your video is fully processed, go to "my videos" and click on "edit."  Then scroll down and you will see three thumbnails.  Click on the one you like the best (or dislike the least) and click on "submit."  In a matter of minutes... or hours.... that selected thumbnail will appear as the thumbnail for your video.

Thanks Ann & Nancy for the videos. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 09, 2010, 03:36:11 PM
2:02  P.M.

(I am not getting any work done today!   :mhihi)

Mom sees or hears something and is peering all around. She exposes the eggs and one rolls behind the other. At about the 1.30 minute mark, Mom give her typical hoarse "cachunka" calls and Dad is heard trilling from off-camera. Is the low whine a third eagle? Or Mom? Whose shadow is seen flickering on the right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC8FjWNTWrU
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 09, 2010, 04:08:38 PM
3 P.M.

Mom gets up and leaves in a rush. Both eagles can be heard trilling in the near distance. The eggs are left alone for nearly 3 minutes (:eceek) , then Mom returns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNGdRXvtz0k
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 09, 2010, 05:19:45 PM
YT is a strange beast.  

After your video is fully processed, go to "my videos" and click on "edit."  Then scroll down and you will see three thumbnails.  Click on the one you like the best (or dislike the least) and click on "submit."  In a matter of minutes... or hours.... that selected thumbnail will appear as the thumbnail for your video.

Thanks Ann & Nancy for the videos.  

 :eclol  One learns something every day.  Thanks beans, I didn't know about the above  :chuckle  Nancy, thanks for more footage from Hornby.

I too have accomplished nothing today. I have been watching a Mum leopard with her two new cubs, from the zoo in Tallinn, in Estonia.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 09, 2010, 05:37:46 PM
I didn't know we could get this nest on Ustream--
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 09, 2010, 05:48:44 PM
beans - Raptorman has kindly set it up on Ustream until Zaplive fixes the problem WE (hopefully by the end of this weekend).  Raptorman has been doing a great job keeping us current on Uh-Oh ~ ~ ~ is the Cam Down (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=68.0)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 09, 2010, 06:55:39 PM
2:02  P.M.

(I am not getting any work done today!   :mhihi)

Mom sees or hears something and is peering all around. She exposes the eggs and one rolls behind the other. At about the 1.30 minute mark, Mom give her typical hoarse "cachunka" calls and Dad is heard trilling from off-camera. Is the low whine a third eagle? Or Mom? Whose shadow is seen flickering on the right?


At 1:36 minute mark a large bird shadow is seen flying by. At the same time the whine is heard. Juvenile eagle?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 09, 2010, 07:12:17 PM
At 1:36 minute mark a large bird shadow is seen flying by. At the same time the whine is heard. Juvenile eagle?

I wondered, emc, but then later I heard Mom cachunking and the same whine at the same time.  So ... my conclusion is that I have no clue ...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 10, 2010, 09:34:49 AM
april 10 2010 09:30 - Mum & Dad together in the morning sun*s rays

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2070/4508322230_651fedb36e_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2070/4508322230_651fedb36e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 10, 2010, 09:40:21 AM
Oh my!  What a beautiful picture that is!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 11, 2010, 07:48:15 AM
april 11 2010 07:41 - Dad on the cam box Mum on the eggs

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2065/4510501537_3f74aef88f_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2065/4510501537_3f74aef88f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 11, 2010, 11:03:01 AM
Booni, thanks so much for the recent pictures. Mum and Dad look well.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 11, 2010, 07:45:39 PM
Mom the eggs near at 7:08 pm - nearing sundown

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/4513418700_2852d79620_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2055/4513418678_d64670a9db_o.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GW90l-ZqYA

Many thanks to Doug and Raptorman  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 11, 2010, 09:35:57 PM
april 11 2010 19:50 - Mum flies back to the eggs

i was trying to catch the sunset catching Mum*s wings here.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/4513081503_be0018c087_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2082/4513081503_be0018c087_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4513723716_bc9caeacdb_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4513723716_bc9caeacdb_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/4513081553_1d7cc76567_o.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2393/4513081553_1d7cc76567_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4513723774_8b7950f891_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4513723774_8b7950f891_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 11, 2010, 09:45:50 PM
Nice captures, booni.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 11, 2010, 09:57:28 PM
Mum looks suspended above the nest.  Booni, beautiful photos - thanks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 11, 2010, 10:35:43 PM
Thanks for the pictures and video!  Excellent!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 12, 2010, 07:27:06 AM
Dad flew in to relieve Mum without her calling him!
He had a stick in his left foot when he landed on the edge of the nest.
He lost his balance a bit & put his left wing on Mum to catch his balance again.

april 12 2010 06:33 - Dad catches his balance by covering Mum with his wing

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4514229823_32fb44715a.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2715/4514229823_32fb44715a.jpg)

april 12 2010 07:53 - Mum chews on Dad to get him up off the eggs

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4514959724_2f35fa4113_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4514959724_2f35fa4113_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 12, 2010, 08:18:54 PM
april 12 2010 18:22 - Dad cries out

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4516328351_1072245903_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4516328351_1072245903_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 12, 2010, 08:42:45 PM
I tuned into the Chat and saw many familiar names  :nod2  Doug had the camera on 'Close Up' mode (which I seldom see when I visit). Folks had to orientate me to what I was seeing (like reflection on the water, not an errant 'poop shot'  :eclol  - thanks.

7:14 pm  Mum was on the nest at that point. She was ventilating and displaying her beautiful primaries.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4516966638_ababa33e2c_o.jpg)

7:31 pm ~ Mum Looking Around

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4516331571_1c6c174dce_o.jpg)

7:37 pm Doug switched to the wide angle view.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4516331599_ca03948e98_o.jpg)

Then we heard Mum and dad calling.  I have a short video of that; but I haven't loaded it as yet. YouTube is on 'read only' mode. (can't play the video).
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 12, 2010, 08:48:37 PM
I tried to load a video on YT (Sidney) and was disgusted to read it was doing maintenance.  More like mischief.  When YT makes a change, it isn't necessarily an improvement.  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 12, 2010, 11:35:56 PM
7:43 pm
Mum is on the nest. We hear her and Dad chatting; after which she continues to look around..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Csk00Q59c


About 7:45 pm
Mum gets up, checks the eggs, settles back in and re-arranges the moss etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Csk00Q59c

 :offtobed
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 13, 2010, 10:03:03 AM
Thanks, Ann, for these videos :)  You keep us up-to-date 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on April 13, 2010, 06:23:48 PM
Thank you all!  I have been away and am catching up through the forum.

Hugging and thanking you!
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 13, 2010, 08:04:07 PM
I love this time of day, when the stump is bathed in 'Golden Light'. Mum appears to be ventilating and maybe a little 'fidgety' ?  

7:40 pm and the Golden Light

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4519838360_e004fb6ee8_o.jpg)

7:49 pm and the Golden Light is all but gone.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2804/4519838388_1c325a886f_o.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es6TUxKAG8w

 :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 13, 2010, 09:04:46 PM
Gorgeous, Ann!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 14, 2010, 02:39:03 AM
It looks magical at that time of day!  Beautiful, BBE.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 14, 2010, 07:36:28 PM
april 14 2010 19:20 pm - Mum flies in

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4521794015_dcba010e44.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2677/4521794015_8346c52f9a_o.jpg)

april 14 2010 19:21 pm - Dad flies out

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4522426680_e3c68268d2.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4522426680_244f44e8f6_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 14, 2010, 07:49:37 PM
Perfect captures, booni!

Love Daddy Orange Toes  (DOT)   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 14, 2010, 08:36:45 PM
What a beautiful pair of pics, booni.  They tell so much with Dad on the eggs in the first one and Mom settling on them in the second one.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 15, 2010, 10:01:56 AM
april 15 2010 09:55 - Mum on the eggs in the sun*s rays

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4523187695_2b3447739d_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4523187695_2b3447739d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 15, 2010, 07:45:23 PM
april 15 2010 7:14pm - animated - Mum poopshot

Mum seemed to suddenly startle on the nest.
Then she stood up & backed up to the edge of the nest & did a magnificent poopshot!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4524971948_3f1613469a_o.gif) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4524971948_3f1613469a_o.gif)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on April 15, 2010, 08:40:16 PM
How on earth did you do that time lapse booni GREAT!!!  :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on April 15, 2010, 08:42:59 PM
Personally Booni, I don't think that "Magnificent" and "Poopshot" should be in the same sentence!!!  ACK!!!  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 15, 2010, 08:48:42 PM
Booni, you have outdone yourself with the latest and animated too.  Cool  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Jean on April 17, 2010, 07:34:21 AM
Good morning - have been just a watcher for a couple of years now, and have finally created a profile to join in on the discussions.

But mostly to be able to give a personal BIG THANKS! to all who have created the site, maintained the equipment and posted all the amazing videos and pics!

First to Doug and Sheila for making all of this possible, and to Boonibarb, a special thank you. Your pics and observations are awesome and give us all an added perspective on the lives of these beautiful eagles and their home on Hornby Island.

 :biggergrin2

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on April 17, 2010, 09:31:59 AM
Welcome Jean! So glad that you have introduced yourself here. Yes, this is, indeed,  an extraordinary experience. We are very fortunate to have such a great team.  

Whenever you feel all snuggled in and comfortable, maybe you can go to the "let's get acquainted" thread and tell us a bit about yourself. Looking forward to getting to know you. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=15.0

In the meantime, we are getting ready for the "hatch watch" starting next weekend, the 24th. But you know that, I presume, since you were already a viewer.  :nod2

Again, welcome to the nest and Our Nature Zone!

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 17, 2010, 09:47:40 AM
Right now, a number of us are on Wildearth TV, watching Mom soldier it out on the nest.  Her feathers are all surface wet.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 17, 2010, 09:57:57 AM
Jean, what a wonderful first post!
Welcome!!
& enjoy what*s been created here.
This is a labour of love for many people, & it*s so nice to read you*ve decided to jump in & join us!  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 17, 2010, 11:34:57 AM
Mum is withstanding the elements.  Her coiffure was very wet at one point. It is still windy, maybe a little less so and it has dried Mum's hair. In the videos you can hear a 'creaking' sound. Trees, Cam movement  :question

10:54 a.m.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4528249539_b2686afed2_o.jpg)

11:00 a.m. ~ Are you looking at me ; again :eclol  OR 'In need of a comb'  
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4528899436_06d87c61a4_o.jpg)

11:03 a.m.  ~ Do I look better now  :question
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4528267229_30a76b14ce_o.jpg)

In Need of a Comb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRkY8NcEfuY

Tidier Coiffure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8UXbHiumpU

The above video I have 'edited' to have the thumbnail to face on view of Mum. The site does say when you do this it may take up to 56 hours to change. So I'll check back later to see if it has changed.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 17, 2010, 11:38:24 AM
Ann, our videos go together!  (I'm having a bad hair day, too)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island/hornbyapril17.jpg)

Video:  Madame Hornby in her Rainy Nest (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/4gA0MRqH4Rs)


NB:  should we be posting pictures of her when she's not looking her best???  :eceek
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 17, 2010, 11:43:17 AM
It isn't raining hard - typical April showers for this area with occasional light winds.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 17, 2010, 03:03:07 PM
Blue, it has been POURING here.
Not the light rain it was calling for.

Okay, this was the sweetest hotspot.

hotspot - Mom peeps softly. Dad arrives and cover her with grass. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F17%2F2010-04-17-13-23_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=77713&start=245)

Thanks nancym!

i took some screencaps & animated them.
Dad flies in with grass for Mum for the nest, just before it starts pouring.
Dad picks up a stick with the grass then drops it on Mum!!  :mhihi
He stands there for a bit, then flies off.
As soon as he leaves, Mum goes to the nest edge & calls, then settles back on the eggs.
Not long after, it starts pouring.

animation - april 17 2010 13:27 - Dad puts grass on Mum

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4528789755_6e01aa6cd3_o.gif) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4528789755_6e01aa6cd3_o.gif)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 17, 2010, 07:12:36 PM
To beans and Booni  ~ :clap  :thumbsup 

beans, I am hoping that Mum doesn't mind us showing her 'bad hair day'  :pray

Booni, great animation of Mum and Dad; so clear and heart moving
 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 17, 2010, 09:47:42 PM
Ahhhh  Such a sweet hotspot. Thank you Nancy

Love the soft calls.  (I'm cold.... Dad covers her up with some dry grass that's available in the nest and tucks her in some, she tucks the dry grass around the front of her)

So sweet.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 17, 2010, 09:57:25 PM
But then Dad flies away and she goes to the edge of the nest and calls out:  You haven't taken your turn on the nest, Mister!   :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 18, 2010, 12:28:44 AM
Love can be shown with a few strands of grass, brought gently at the right time... :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 18, 2010, 10:25:20 AM
april 18 2010 10:15 - Mum on the eggs Dad on the eye branch

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4531225605_904c23414f_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4531225605_904c23414f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 18, 2010, 04:58:12 PM
Noon on Hornby Island and it is a sunny day. Dad (not Mum as previously noted) is on the nest.

11:59 am
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4532377873_9150636cf8_o.jpg)

A couple of seconds later, Doug switched the camera to close up view.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2796/4533010730_f9de312eb5_o.jpg)

And spot on noon
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4532377837_d1876cd661_o.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqCZ2nNLNsg
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 18, 2010, 05:02:25 PM
Later on at 4:22 pm with Mum, who is ventilating and showing her beautiful primary tail feathers.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2778/4533010860_7aa5e3369c_o.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In8zqPfl6AU
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 18, 2010, 05:05:32 PM
Thanks for the videos and pictures, Ann!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on April 18, 2010, 06:00:37 PM
Thanks for all for the great pics and videos. Although I look each day, I don't have much time these days and appreciate that I can catch up  :nod2  When are the eggs due to hatch? I know they are a while behind Sidney. (saw my 1st video of their baby today. When I log on, just like Mum and Dad here, they are keeping everything well covered  :eclol)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 18, 2010, 08:22:55 PM
Hello Maria, another familiar name to me. Welcome back to the Hornbys.

The average icubation period is 35 days, give or take a few days. Firsst egg was laid on March 20th and the 2nd egg on the 24th. So first hatch is likely to occur sometime at the end of this coming week and the second one a couple of days later.

The Reference Center (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=26.0) has a wealth of informatioin about the eagles. Included are
Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on April 18, 2010, 09:51:58 PM
Thanks to all of you for making screencaps, videos and posting. Being away, it is so nice to come back and be able to see what you have missed, so it is really appreciated by me and I am sure others for all you that take the time to do this . thank you so much.

Love that video, of Dad who is so caring!!! even if he did miss his turn!!!! So sweet. :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 20, 2010, 06:48:27 PM
Lucky lady today  :ecsmile  I popped in for a quick look and saw both eggs.  I have not seen them for about 4 days.

Mum was just on her way off and dad hadn't quite landed.  A little windy there today.

4:28 pm ~ Both eggs clearly visible
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2687/4539615650_7e9a09662f_o.jpg)


4:34 pm ~ Dad settling down
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2766/4539615704_6de2197340_o.jpg)

4:36 pm Dad appears well settled ?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2800/4538981233_d693580216_o.jpg)


4:30 pm Dad on the eggs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9s4o-URTozA


4:40 pm Dad didn't appear too settled. he got up and gently rolled one if not eggs and then setled down again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSy1FQswoWw

I have changed the thumbnail for this video, so that an egg shows. It can take up to 6 hours for the change to occur.

 :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on April 21, 2010, 02:05:42 AM
Thanks BBE - wonderful captures.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 21, 2010, 01:30:16 PM
April 21

Mom and Dad have been bringing a few new branches to the nest. This morning, Mom brought a nice fir branch (which she placed on Dad for a few seconds) and then around 12:30, she arrived with a talonful of grass (which she beaked over and around Dad). Hatch date is getting closer!


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4541050207_0a9eb98ac4_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4541050307_5ecf2ebc2b_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 21, 2010, 03:53:35 PM
9:30 a.m. and Mum had just taken over from Dad  :eclove

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4541978374_810c5fbd30_o.jpg)


9:33 a.m. Mum gets up and gently rolls the eggs. The she wiggles, wriggles and 'scootches' and finally settles.  :eclove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUY6HPt_NnE

Yes Nancy, a 'pip' day approaches  :heart

Again, we wait for the thumbnail to change. Nancy, beans, Booni, or anyone else who loads videos to Flickr ~ is there a way to select the thumbnail prior to the initial 'Save' function  :question
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2010, 04:43:41 PM
BBE, i go into EDIT VIDEO after it*s uploaded, then choose the best of the three choices there, then wait six hours.
Think that*s the same thing you*re doing.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 21, 2010, 04:52:05 PM
Hi Booni, that is what I too have been doing; but was wondering if we could choose before we 'Save'. Guess not. Thanks for all your recent photos of Mum and Dad and surrounding nests.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 21, 2010, 09:06:27 PM
 :biggrin6  a couple of hours to myself after a busy day. I checked in with Mum and Dad and had a great visit and some chuckles over their antics  :chuckle

6:15 p.m. and three views of Mum looking around
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2762/4542522856_b5b608c898_o.jpg)

Sunlight on Mum's feathers and she asks 'What is all this interest in us about :question
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4541889459_27242d1802_o.jpg)

I need a break
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/4541889419_17e8c71092_o.jpg)

6:32 p.m. Just where is that man when I need his help with 'nestorations'  :puzzled2
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4542522918_bb2bf4e9a0_o.jpg)

Which lead to Dad coming home. Mum gave him the cold shoulder. So he flew up to cam box  :chuckle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSeQUIFjXEs

Courtesy of Doug and Sheila  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 21, 2010, 09:28:44 PM
Late afternoon / early evening visit continued.

6:33 p.m. and Mum decides to do 'nestorations' (re-organize the sticks).
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4542522918_bb2bf4e9a0_o.jpg)

Watch closely, as Mum almost hits one of the eggs.  Later on check  Research Observations Thread  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=10.0)  to see what the observer(s) posted.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLDGyWK1BiI

6:38 p.m. 'ish' Mum has finished with the 'nestorations' and settles down over the eggs.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4541889503_bb7d476970_o.jpg)

6:40 p.m. and WE have a Switch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3LOeW1Tfg4

6:45 Dad has finally settled in  :eclove
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4541889535_7cf5700ee3_o.jpg)

Hope you enjoy the visit with Mum and Dad; I did  :ecsmile

Many thanks to Doug and Sheila for the best seat in the house.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on April 21, 2010, 10:21:45 PM
Doug's interview on CHEK-TV today is currently listed on their website.  http://www.cheknews.ca/  It will probably be there for the next little while.   :ecsmile  beans is planning on recording it and posting it to You-Tube, I believe.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 21, 2010, 10:25:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jAevrwhLBo

It needs about fifteen minutes to process and look better.  This is excellent advertising for Doug Carrick and the Hornby Island Eagles! 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 21, 2010, 10:56:55 PM
And here's his interview in 2009:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3MspjMCa5M

The predicted hatch date in 2009 was April 25
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on April 21, 2010, 11:02:14 PM
Very nice beans.  Thank you so much for posting these!   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 21, 2010, 11:06:14 PM
You're very welcome!  I thought it would be interesting to compare the two videos.  The more YT sites that post this video, the better.  It can be copied from the original site with the same application one uses to record video clips of the eagles.  The publicity is good and may bring in some donations.

Hope the site doesn't crash this weekend!  :eceek
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 21, 2010, 11:34:45 PM
Thanks ladies.  Around 9 pm when I couldn't find the current interview on the site I watched the one. 

I will be around this weekend. Between painting, and watching 'our' eagles and the Peregrine falcon nests x 2 ~ promises to be busy.

I did give the Chat for the two falcon nests our direct cam link and the link to website and mentioned the Forum too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 22, 2010, 12:00:15 AM
Feel free to copy the video I posted and put it on your YT site :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 22, 2010, 02:16:58 AM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4542386791_ecd1fdab87_o.jpg)
©2010 CHEK TV

Doug Carrick, during his wonderful interview with a reporter from CHEK TV on April 21, 2010, discussing and looking at the Hornby eagles and The Hornby Eagles live cam control center in Doug and Sheila's home.

The segment aired on the 5 PM news and was watched by many of our regular Hornby Eagles cam watchers, either live or on the CHEK TV website video page, pictured above.

This is eggciting!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on April 22, 2010, 06:26:31 AM
It was so good to see the video with Doug, thanks so much for creating and posting it, beans. I felt a tingle of satsifaction when they finished off by giving out the website.  :eclove We're all famous!!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: baysis on April 22, 2010, 09:28:28 AM
So good to see Doug in such a great interview.  Thanks beans for posting it & Congratulations to one & all at HEG.   :bow :clap

Am very much looking forward to the weekend..........& our first sighting of a new bobblehead??!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tsebitai on April 22, 2010, 10:04:47 AM
Thank you booni and beans for the video of Doug!

There was an email link on cheknews.ca  I wrote last night and was happy to get a reply this morning. They sent another email today saying they are up and running and Doug's interview video is now in the lineup: www.cheknews.ca



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on April 22, 2010, 10:25:12 AM
We certainly could talk to them about embedding the cam on their Home Page. That would be so very cool. The Norfolk Botanical cam is on their local affiliate's home page. It certainly would help to spread the view!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 22, 2010, 01:14:38 PM
Dad approaches the eggs around 10 AM this morning.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4543566459_fb073dac95_o.jpg)


Mom was gone for 3 hours, but came back shortly after  1 P.M. and reclaimed her spot.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4544227594_cc9bcb8eeb_o.jpg)

Images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 22, 2010, 02:56:30 PM
He He  is she nudging Dad with her beak, to get him to get up??   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 22, 2010, 07:32:35 PM
I have yet to see Dad today  :eclol  I checked in before going out and again when I returned - Mum both times.

9:38 a.m.  Mum was being extremely gentle as she moved the eggs
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4544186987_79d5fc5dbd_o.jpg)

9:45 a.m.  There are workers in the neighbourhood and perhaps Mum would like the noise to stop  :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4544187017_af5b18b27d_o.jpg)

9:38 a.m. and Mum is busy re-arranging. Perhaps a sign of impending hatch  :questionI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm92Wh7znMk
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 22, 2010, 07:34:40 PM
And after my return home

6:18 p.m. Mum is resting quietly, as the stump is bathed in 'Golden Light'.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4544819986_2432482c8b_o.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctS_EtvhMHM

As always, this and the above post are © Doug Carrick 2010  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 23, 2010, 11:41:09 AM
April 23, 2010

11:33 A..M.  Mom incubating, the wind is blowing, her head feathers and branches seen beyond nest blowing. The nest itself is solid and still.  She gets up, and digs in the nest where her breast bone was. Then she settles back down in the nest and rearranges grass around her.  

11:35 soft sounds by Mom, followed by loud calls and looking around.  Calls heard in the near distance.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 23, 2010, 12:31:09 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HatchWatchapr23.jpg)

Video:  Hatch Watch (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/rouzOR-5E5M)

Now we wait
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 23, 2010, 07:47:14 PM
My first visit today to the nest. The weather at present is 'wet and windy'. Poor Mum sheltering the eggs from the elements.. She needs an umbrella.

7:30 p.m.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4547279430_8c7c9d2098_o.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFqFBOm2PnY


(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j137/Hornby2006/Misc/UmbrellaAvatarsize60x60.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 23, 2010, 07:53:17 PM
beans,  your video "Hatch Watch' is beautiful. Mum being a tender caring one, gently rolls the eggs. I do love the feather view when she show off her 'underpinnings'.    :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 23, 2010, 09:12:12 PM
Beautiful video, Ann, as usual.  With the water beading up on Madame Hornby's back, we can be pretty sure she's waterproof.

As an aside, last month we received another group of Brown Pelis who had been soaked in the rain.  They had been with us a few days, and most were transferred to the outdoor Pelican Aviary.  Rain was predicted that night.  My job at 3 PM was to go into the aviary and aim a hose up in the air, so that the water came down on them like rain, for five minutes.  This seemingly cruel act was to determine which had waterproof feathers and which did not.  They were hunkered down, with water beading on their feathers.  However, one of them was soaking up the water.  So we brought her inside and put her in a large peli box (with a special fan with warm air for about half an hour to dry her out).  She spent the night inside because she may not have survived the night in the rain.   She had plenty of R & R with us, passed her flight, blood, and waterproofing tests, and was eventually released near the Golden Gate Bridge. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 23, 2010, 10:57:38 PM
OT but, the H2O test makes sense. Well done on the release too. You all do great work there. :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 24, 2010, 07:00:27 AM
Saturday morning ... no pip yet.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 24, 2010, 10:02:44 AM
Good day, which is damp here on the west coast and at the nest.

About 9:30 am.m. CBC NewsWorld TV had about a 10 sec. blurb live of the nest with Dad. Mentioned how old the eagles are, what many are tuned in to see - imminent hatch. Well worded and accurate.

Here from 9:30 a.m. Dad rolling the eggs and then at 9:40 a.m. with him doing egg sitting duty.  

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4547929937_21d02d9169.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4547929977_aa91736241.jpg)

Keep watching for me - have to go out BBL.

Thanks Doug and Sheila and all involved for having this view and story in our life.

Photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 24, 2010, 10:27:35 AM
I thought the first little eaglet would be in the nest by the time I got here this  morning!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 24, 2010, 03:02:08 PM
Sorry beans, not even a 'pip' as yet.

2:17 p.m.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4549222800_6287d59b8e.jpg)


2:18 p.m. Mum gets up, turns around and we see one egg. Then she settles down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ss_4uIvj94o


2:26 p.m. Mum perks up and is heard calling. An eagle (hopefully Dad) does reply.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpngPrRCmj4

Photo and videos ® Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 24, 2010, 05:13:58 PM
5 p.m. on a now sunny afternoon; but still a little windy.  I haven't been tuned in since my post above.  Doug has switched to close up view.  I think this might be Mum; but I can't see around the corner to check for sure  :chuckle

Perhaps the eaglet is happy and warm where it is and doesn't wish to start entry into the big world of eagles  :question

5:02 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4548950947_178a0b6990.jpg)

I am going out and it will likely be dark at the nest when I return.

Bye for now
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on April 24, 2010, 06:31:19 PM
I'm sure I am one of many waiting and hoping. :pray2 Love all of the pics and videos.  Thanks to all of you. :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Irishreign on April 24, 2010, 06:56:26 PM
Does anyone know if that "tapping" sound is that of an eaglet? It sounds too loud to me, but someone thought they did hear tapping that might be the eaglet.

Would appreciate any knowledge for this beginner watcher!!!  :ecrolleyes

Thanks,

Irish
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 24, 2010, 08:27:27 PM
I've seen and heard eggs hatch in the hospital, but it doesn't seem that loud.  When one of the parents is incubating the eggs, I don't think you would be able to hear the tapping.

I took this picture at 8:20 PM tonight:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/Hornbyapr242010.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Irishreign on April 24, 2010, 09:03:30 PM
Thank you, Beans...I appreciate that info. Have to go off watch for the night...hopefully I'll remember to start the watch first thing in the AM.

I'm very excited to have this opportunity, and don't want to miss anything!

Irish
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 24, 2010, 10:58:24 PM
Welcome Irishreign.   I am pleased you found your way here. Please wander around and don't hesitate to ask questions

There is a wealth of information and references pertaining to Hornby Island, the eagles and the nest etc. at this link; as well as observations from the cam. photos, and videos.  The Eagles of Hornby Island  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?action=collapse;c=2;sa=collapse;sesc=067b4b7f71b0c91b685fcb10ef840950#2)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 25, 2010, 03:19:14 PM
A convoluted way of getting the interview to you; but here it is; in two parts. It took 32 minutes and 43 minutes to load the two parts.  Now I just hope hope CBC doesn't come after me  :chuckle  I'll say 'HEG made me do it'.

Doug is great and the interviewer Louise is clearly enthralled, interested and right into the topic. I loved the way near the end of the second part Doug interrupted to mention the web site.

Shortly after the interview I saw the number of viewers was at 1176 at one point.

I am going to send Doug an email with the link to this post.

I missed Louise's first words. There was a photo of Doug with a map of the area behind him. Louise said 'You may wonder who this and why we are talking to him'.

Part 1 of an interview with Doug Carrick. His camera view of a pair of bald eagles is now being watched by eagle lovers from around the world. This season Mum and Dad Hornby are watching over two eggs; the first of which should hatch any day. Doug discusses what inspired him to set the camera up 21 years ago. Also events since the camera went 'live' 5 years ago. Starts to talk about how he named the pair and the names of their previous offspring. To view the eagles go to www.hornbyeagles.com With thanks to CBC, Doug and Sheila Carrick and HEG.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biGWMraHsvk

Part 2 of an interview with Doug Carrick. Doug continues telling us about the names of the pairs offspring and the impending hatch. he also discusses the impact Mum and Dad Hornby have had on people around the world. We wish the pair two successful hatches. To view the eagles go to www.hornbyeagles.com With thanks to CBC, Doug and Sheila Carrick and HEG.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZfi3CXzVy0
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2010, 03:32:07 PM
I have been watching for over a week. I just got log on approval. I just looked at the number of people and I thought the eglets hatched. I am glad it was just an interview and I didn't miss anything :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2010, 03:43:20 PM
Thanks for posting that BBE was great to see!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 25, 2010, 03:44:25 PM
Caro, welcome on board, the ride is just beginning.  Look around this area there is a lot of great information related to the eagles. Enjoy, ask questions, we will answer. above all have fun. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 25, 2010, 03:51:54 PM
BBE, thank you so much for recording the interview!

Doug!  Great Job!  Even better than your last interview   :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on April 25, 2010, 04:17:44 PM
Thanks BBE good job. 8) Great interview Doug!

Hi Caro & all new members welcome aboard,enjoy. Here we have a Let's Get Aquainted thread for anyone interested http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=15.0  :ecsmile

This time tomorrow we may have an eaglet. :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Caro on April 25, 2010, 04:21:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I have been wandering around this site. Some of my questions that I had, have been answered. I am learning more and more each day. I see the way they call each other and I notice the careful way the dad pulls in the eggs.  Any other insites you have, that I may have not read about, please feel free to share! I am originally from Connecticut (east coast). I now live in Washington state. I thoroughly loved watching the eagles from afar. But moreso, I love this up close and personal site and Web Cam (thanks Doug). I feel like and expectant mother and I'm not doing the hatching! LOL
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: foxpaw on April 25, 2010, 04:31:48 PM
I've just joined the group (from Seattle) and wondering who is laughing maniacally in the vicinity of the birds?   Just heard a car alarm go off and some guy yelling and howling - wierd!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 25, 2010, 06:03:27 PM
Hello foxpaw and welcome to the forum.

The eagles have been nesting and raising their young at this nest for 21 years.  They are used to the noise from boats, airplanes, people, dogs, traffic (a road passes just a few feet away from the nest) and the noise from houses being renovated and new ones being built.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 25, 2010, 07:11:19 PM
Photos and videos from this morning, which was sunny but windy on Hornby Island.

10:29 a.m. One windblown Mum
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3408/4552613345_92b7a4a585.jpg

11:33 a.m. Mum is looking around ~ maybe for Dad to relieve her  :question
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3418/4553250922_a56e21c49e.jpg)


10:09 a.m. Mum is windblown ventilating and showing off her beautiful feathers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H35UfLy-OL8

10:43 a.m. Mum calls for Dad, but he doesn't answer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfsjqTFHnuI


Photos and videos ©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 25, 2010, 08:28:54 PM
Evening at the nest and Dad is on duty.

8:12 p.m. Dad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4552878267_27b00c9a50_o.jpg)

8:13 p.m. and so peaceful and no longer windy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0ppVJu12-E

While a couple of the other stories from the 11 a.m. news on CBC are on their site; as yet the interview with Doug isn't  :question

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 25, 2010, 10:09:49 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/MonsierHornbysBeautifulTailfeathers.jpg)

Video:  Monsieur Hornby’s Beautiful Coattails (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/XEXMQZx9yBo)

8:20 PM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 25, 2010, 11:37:05 PM
Doug flashing his porch lights  :biggrin3

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/th_DougFlashingHisPorchLightduringHatc.jpg) (http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/?action=view&current=DougFlashingHisPorchLightduringHatc.flv)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 26, 2010, 12:06:54 AM
beans, thanks for the video. I had to check in on the Chat and ask why Doug was flashing the lights. Apparently he used to do it more frequently to say goodnight to the 'chatters'.  And now started again?  It was a great day for him and all of us who saw his interview.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: horse28 on April 26, 2010, 04:34:10 AM
Thanks for uploading the interview BBE.  :thumbsup

Yes, Doug, ‘we’ keep coming back, due to the very special magic that is Hornby…..Thank you so very much. :heart
 
Now, we are at that crucial nail-biting stage, waiting for dawn to break at the nest…… :pray
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Caro on April 26, 2010, 06:35:59 AM
Ok, I am curious to know what you guys are thinking at this point. I am wondering if there ever comes a time they go over the time limit. Thanks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 26, 2010, 07:18:48 AM
Caro, today is Day 37 for the first egg. Hatching can take as many as 39 days. We will just have to wait and watch  -or is that watch and wait?  - to see what happens.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on April 26, 2010, 07:28:55 AM
Thanks beans, I had never seen the flashing porch lights - I'm usually fast asleep by then.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 26, 2010, 02:10:54 PM
Awesome sight at 2 p.m. PDT = 956 viewers on the cam and 119 folks in the Chat. :clap   Way to go  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mishka on April 26, 2010, 05:22:22 PM
GREAT interview Doug!!  And so obliging of Mum to stare right into the camera during it!  :eclol  Thanks, as always, for all the work you do to bring this to us!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 26, 2010, 08:03:16 PM
2:04 p.m.  Mum on the nest and she is keeping herself and the eggs cool. The wind is gusting and her feathers are being blown upward.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3634/4556146505_0edddf3cd9.jpg)


6:28 p.m. Dad on the nest just before Mum flew by and then came home to relieve him. It is getting windier there.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4556146557_86cfd94c8b_o.jpg)

7:21 p.m. sometime after Mum has relieved Dad and she was semi flipped by a gust of wind.  Bless her, it is raining as well as being windy; so she is looking bedraggled. But she is looking after the eggs.  No 'pip' as yet when I took the picture.


Now for a heart wrenching moment at the nest. To quote what I put on the description of the video 5:30 mins.)

Quote
6:35 p.m It is a very windy and a wet evening. Dad is on the nest. Before I started recording Mum had flown by the nest. Dad keeps looking up and we hear Mum land on the cam casing. She flew down to the nest. Dad got up and left, calling on his way off duty. Mum looks very bedraggled from the rain. While she was rolling the eggs a gust of wind flipped her wing. She did manage to keep her balance and not step on the eggs. Then she settled. Bless her she is good Mum. Still no pip. Doug, thank you for switching the views for us. ©Doug Carrick 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yu6UFMQHRM

Bye for now.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 26, 2010, 08:25:11 PM
Excellent video, Ann.  Thanks for posting it.  I like the two views and fly-away from the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 27, 2010, 06:18:52 AM
That was some wind storm last night!!  Thank goodness it is calm this morning.

Mom and Dad traded places at 5:30 A.M. Mom looked a bit bedraggled, Dad looked his usual dapper self, and the eggs both looked fine (but no pip).

P.S. It was one year ago today that our HOPE hatched from her egg!  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 08:51:37 AM
I think i heard a pip a few minutes ago.. I recorded.. it sounds like peep... Im uploading it now...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: witch on April 27, 2010, 09:11:08 AM
Does anyone have the videos from 2007 when the eggs were lost? there were a series of four.....i swear the eagles cried

videos called  Realization, Cleanup, Mourning and Empty Nest
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 09:40:13 AM
I have the video on hancock website.. the original and the tribute one.. of the last days on the nest.. and the eagles cried.. but here is the link to the sound ihead about 15 minutes ago..

Click here is it a peep.. or not? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rRHVZooAsA)
Im not sure but it sounded like a peep... so many birds around..
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: witch on April 27, 2010, 10:15:34 AM
could you give me a link for those videos?

couldnot tell with all the other birds
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 10:16:27 AM
had to kill the link... sorry
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 10:19:56 AM
could you give me a link for those videos?

couldnot tell with all the other birds
I know,
 this is why I wasnt sure but it sounded like  a peep..but then with all the sounds..it was hard to tell,
 but I guess we'll know when he or she starts using her pip tooth to get out.. :biggrin3
I had to kill the link to you tube.. they cancelled out my audio..:(
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: witch on April 27, 2010, 10:22:11 AM
thank you
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: witch on April 27, 2010, 10:23:26 AM
oh wow..they disabled the audio ;(
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 10:31:00 AM
I'll find it on hancock site.. i have uploaded there..
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 27, 2010, 10:54:30 AM
'Witch' and 'Eagle_Lovers', hello and welcome to the Forum,

I believe there are several videos on YouTube related to that sad day at Hornby. That was the first year Doug brought us the cam with Mum and Dad; which was 2006; not 2007.


10:36 a.m. Dad is busy doing 'nestorations at the moment. I am sure Mum will have a hissy fit on her return.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/4557806865_a66379676b_o.jpg)


10:39 a.m. dad is still moving around. here we can see one of the two eggs.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/4558437476_e547652a1f_o.jpg)

Enjoy
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 10:59:20 AM
oh wow..they disabled the audio ;(
Here is the link to hancock media i have it there..
Sad day For Hornbys in 2006] (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/mediagallery/media.php?f=0&sort=0&s=20100427130521205)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 27, 2010, 12:37:55 PM
We have 1277 viewers and 127 in chat at this time.  :)

So glad to see some new faces here too. Welcome to all the new members!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 27, 2010, 02:20:09 PM
A friend turned me onto the webcam a couple of days ago. Since then I have learned some much about the bald eagle and other eagles it is amazing. As a bird of prey I feel they have had a bad rap.

I am now an Eagle junkie and have been anxious since the cam went down around 11:00 am today. I just know those little birds will hatch while it is down, well at least one will.

Studying these birds the last two days has encouraged me to paint a "Birds of Prey" series.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 27, 2010, 03:26:15 PM
Hi artist.  I welcomed you on the other page where I explained that the webcam isn't down. 

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=68.msg11176#msg11176

Hope you enjoy it here!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 27, 2010, 03:30:00 PM
Thanks Blue,

Well it is back up now. So maybe it is our cold yicky weather or telus having emotional problems.

I am have been able to sketch many pictures of the birds from the cam. It is great to have a close up view of their facial features.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 27, 2010, 04:18:42 PM
Hi Artist.  That's wonderful that you are sketching the eagles.  I hope you'll take some pictures of your sketches and share them with us.  You can put ©2010 (Your name) on them if you add them to the "Your Photos & Stories" thread here on the ONZ forum.   :ecsmile

Here is the link for that thread:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=95.0

There are tutorials about how to post photos on the ONZ forum threads, if you need any help.  Also, please ask if you have questions.


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 27, 2010, 04:27:36 PM
Hi Tigerlady,

I certainly will and thanks for the tips. Daddy Hornby is egg sitting right now.

I keep hearing what sounds like a chain saw and that concerns me. I fear the destruction of another natural habitant and nesting grounds. Does anyone know if logging is going on in that area?


 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 27, 2010, 04:36:50 PM
Hi Artist,

Here is the link to the forum Tutorials threads:   http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=6.0

The noise you hear is the clean-up going on because of the number of trees and branches damaged during the recent storms.  There are trained, professional people who are hired by the owners of the properties and they are doing necessary work to remove dangers and get rid of the debris.  The nest tree is protected by Canadian laws and the owners of that tree care very much about the eagles.

Also, Doug and Sheila Carrick keep a close eye on the nest and the eagles, using their live cams (that we watch) and his telescope and binoculars.   :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 27, 2010, 04:55:40 PM
That is so nice to know. I was worried that someone may have thought it a nice logging area and couldn't care less about the birds and other wild life. I am so sick and tired of companies destroying natural area's and taking homes away from the animals.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 27, 2010, 06:05:19 PM
There are laws here that prevent removal of trees around an eagle nest so that won't happen.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cwelsh on April 27, 2010, 06:21:10 PM
I'm not sure if this is how to post a comment/question.This is my first time visiting a forum so here goes.I am an ex Vancouver Islander transplanted to Quebec and I have to say how amazing it is to be able to see the eagles again.I notice that the camera angle is from above and farther from the nest.Are there two cameras or has the one been moved? Just curious.Thanks to those who have done an amazing job of allowing us to see these amazing creatures close up without disturbing them.  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 06:22:19 PM
'Witch' and 'Eagle_Lovers', hello and welcome to the Forum,

I believe there are several videos on YouTube related to that sad day at Hornby. That was the first year Doug brought us the cam with Mum and Dad; which was 2006; not 2007.


10:36 a.m. Dad is busy doing 'nestorations at the moment. I am sure Mum will have a hissy fit on her return.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/4557806865_a66379676b_o.jpg)


10:39 a.m. dad is still moving around. here we can see one of the two eggs.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3440/4558437476_e547652a1f_o.jpg)

Enjoy

yes I know it was 2006... I have them all in hancock media.. :) :biggrin3 thank you for the welcome.... im so excited I can't wait for the peep.. then the hatch... :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 27, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
Doug flashing his porch lights  :biggrin3

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/th_DougFlashingHisPorchLightduringHatc.jpg) (http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/?action=view&current=DougFlashingHisPorchLightduringHatc.flv)
Thanks Beans Thats neat how Doug says goodnight.... thank you for sharing..
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on April 27, 2010, 06:29:37 PM
I'm not sure if this is how to post a comment/question.This is my first time visiting a forum so here goes.I am an ex Vancouver Islander transplanted to Quebec and I have to say how amazing it is to be able to see the eagles again.I notice that the camera angle is from above and farther from the nest.Are there two cameras or has the one been moved? Just curious.Thanks to those who have done an amazing job of allowing us to see theses amazing creatures close up without disturbing them. 

Welcome, cwelsh!  Glad you can enjoy eagles once again.  Doug Carrick (the cam owner) can switch the view of the nest between a wide-angle and a close-up cam. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cwelsh on April 27, 2010, 06:41:45 PM
Welcome, cwelsh!  Glad you can enjoy eagles once again.  Doug Carrick (the cam owner) can switch the view of the nest between a wide-angle and a close-up cam. 
 

Thanks for the info on the cameras. I have been amazed by the quality of the close up camera and have found it quite addictive to sit and watch the eagles.I'm sure it won't be long until we see some chicks breaking out.A la prochain.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 27, 2010, 08:52:42 PM
Hi cwelsh,

Like you I am very addicted to the eagle cam and can't wait for the chicks to start coming out. I am sure I will get some good sketches of them also. As Bald Eagles are not seen in my neck of the woods it is great for me to see close ups of them. Thanks Doug and Sheila for putting up this wonderful cam so we can all see these magnificent birds.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 27, 2010, 09:00:42 PM
Hello cwelsh or bonsoir et bienvenue to Hornby.  If you check out this area of the forum you will find information pertaining to the eagles life cycle the reproduction cycle, terms that have been coined for their actions, updates from Doug etc. etc.


Still no pip.

Mum is on the nest. She seems a little sleepy.  I took these at snaps at 8:18 p.m and 8:19 p.m.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2590/4559137535_2f7a803c40_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4559768472_71e02799a3_o.jpg)


8:47 p.m. Mum starts to move a branch and thinks twice.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3332/4559798944_ff29d2cf6b_o.jpg)


8:54 p.m. Almost dark on the island and Mum is asleep ~ sleep well Mum :sleep

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3002/4559807586_f1d01d0510_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 28, 2010, 07:03:25 AM
Thanks to all who made this site possible.  I had the oppurtunity to view a similar site last year of bald eagles nesting somewhere in Florida.  Can't wait for the hatchings.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2010, 07:04:59 AM
Wednesday April 28

6:34 A.M. Nest time.  Mom and Dad did not switch places this morning as they usually do. Many of us thought we heard little tiny peeps during the early morning hours. Finally, when Mom got up and rolled the eggs at 6:34, we all saw what appeared to be a pip hole and heard cheeping!

Hotspot by boonibarb:  Pip & Peep (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-06-30_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80126&start=130)


Screenshot by eagleluver (from the chat room)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3369/4560385593_6ba3abe516_o.jpg)
all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Jean on April 28, 2010, 07:28:53 AM
What a happy day!!  :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 28, 2010, 08:05:23 AM
What a happy day!!  :clap
Now that was a peep at 8:03am when Mom flew back in on the nest.. yep we will have our eaglet soon.. happy days are here.. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 28, 2010, 08:19:16 AM
I hear chainsaws. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 28, 2010, 08:20:52 AM
Hornby Egg Pip - AM April 28, 2010

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/221/4560839388_025c49102d_o.jpg)
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Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on April 28, 2010, 08:30:18 AM
Hurray! :clap :clap  What wonderful news this morning!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on April 28, 2010, 08:36:39 AM
Almost like waiting for a new family member to be born isn't it Chipadee? :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 28, 2010, 09:05:49 AM
1776 viewers!!! How appropriate.  I predict a hatching by 2:25 Chicago time.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: horse28 on April 28, 2010, 09:26:36 AM
Raced home from shopping, frustrating wait whilst PC fires up.......to discover this happy news!!! :thumbsup  :clap :ecsmile :ecsmile :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2010, 09:38:50 AM
6:34 AM

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/4560977358_870799c577_o.jpg)

Mom (left) takes over from Dad at 9:08 A.M.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/4561005366_1093987007_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luckygurl on April 28, 2010, 10:04:17 AM
 :biggrin6 .... I think I finally found out how to post!!!  The eagles are amazing and i cannot wait for the lil pip to break free and join the world.  I think today is the day.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on April 28, 2010, 10:41:13 AM
exciting day it is indeed!!!!  Nancym thank you for that screencap-- one of Mom and Dad checking out egg-- priceless!!!!

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cheeseczar on April 28, 2010, 10:52:06 AM
This is an exciting day indeed.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: CasuallyCool on April 28, 2010, 10:58:10 AM
1 and 1/2 hours till show time!!  And who's doing that hammering?  Are there cabins close by?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on April 28, 2010, 11:12:19 AM
1 and 1/2 hours till show time!!  And who's doing that hammering?  Are there cabins close by?

Welcome to you & all new members we have a introduction thread here for anyone interested >>> http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=15.0

A neighbor is building an addition to their house. They are well within the law, they like the eagles & are aware their there. The Hornby eagle are very used to neighborhood goings on & are no danger.

Thanks Nancy for the pics of pips soooo exciting, happy dancing for our dear Hornby eagles. :eclove

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 28, 2010, 11:41:02 AM
Nancy, your second pic of Mom and Dad looking at the eggs is beautiful.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: kianaj on April 28, 2010, 11:48:30 AM
I'm sure you all know how happy and relived I was early this morning when I saw that pip [you all felt the same way].  Tears of joy were streaming down my face.  I never thought a small hole in an egg would make me sooooooooooo happy :eclove

Yesterday I told raptorman I was going to talk to St Francis :pray . . .I think he listened - to all of us  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: foxpaw on April 28, 2010, 11:59:44 AM
I can't figure out how to post either! :blush
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 28, 2010, 12:35:43 PM
foxpaw

You just posted so you figured it out.  Welcome to Our Nature Zone!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: foxpaw on April 28, 2010, 12:46:35 PM
I KNOW this  belongs in the technical part of the list, but apparently the way to post is to click REPLY.   Who knew?   
SO now that I can talk!

I've put the link to the Nest cam on my Facebook and so many people have picked it up and love it - wonderful what social networking can do.

I'm amused by how we objectify and perhaps anthropomorphize  wildlife - one list is talking about whether Ma and Pa are going crazy bored or are they serene and happy?    I think the lesson from watching eagles sit is alot like watching a Buddha sit - they are simply in their moment.javascript:void(0);
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luckygurl on April 28, 2010, 12:50:05 PM
 :eceek    This is sooo exciting.  The anticipation is sure building  :pray  ... I  know its coming soon.....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luckygurl on April 28, 2010, 12:52:49 PM
Hmmm i have a question.... is this the chat area or is there somewhere else where all can just chat together?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2010, 12:55:08 PM
I've put the link to the Nest cam on my Facebook and so many people have picked it up and love it - wonderful what social networking can do.

Thanks, foxpaw! 

The Hornby Eagles have a Facebook fan page (but I bet you knew that!)

Link:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hornby-Eagles/254414002453?ref=sgm
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2010, 12:59:34 PM
Hmmm i have a question.... is this the chat area or is there somewhere else where all can just chat together?

Lucky, there is a live chatroom on the cam page. You can reach it by viewing the cam through either of these links:

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01   ("old" WE format, also shows hotspots below the chat box)

or

http://www.wildearth.tv/static/wildearth/channels/we_hornby_eagles.html ("new" WE format, with a larger viewing area and the chat can be accessed by clicking on the tab to the right of the picture)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2010, 01:29:45 PM
1:25 PM  Dad takes over from Mom, and we can see that the pip hole is much larger (and the peeping is loud)  :eclove


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/4561534556_fb0e3c80f7_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4561534450_a420180f44_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 28, 2010, 03:11:24 PM
Raindrops beading on the feathers... 3 PM today

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyApril283PM.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 28, 2010, 03:26:29 PM
3:20 PM

Mom took off in a hurry - Doug said on chat that an eagle had flown across their beach and first Dad, then Mom took off after it. Mom was not gone long.  When she came back, she rolled the egg and the pip hole came into view.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4561785758_ccda95ef2f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: foxpaw on April 28, 2010, 04:43:11 PM
So it will be getting dark here in Pacific Time in the next 3 hours - does anyone know if the chicks will stop their hatch and rest during the night?    I don't want to wake up in the morning and find that's it's done!  javascript:void(0);
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: eaglett on April 28, 2010, 04:46:54 PM
Hi,i would like to donate money to the foundation by auctioning of a cross stitch picture of an bald eagle.I posted the picture here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49725722@N06/4561906426/
i don't know where to post the link(http://www.flickr.com/photos/49725722@N06/4561906426/)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 05:40:51 PM
eaglett, welcome to the group of eagle lovers. and what a wonderful day it has been.  Please look around this area in particular; where there is considerable information related to Mum and dad Hornby. I

Thank you so much for your most generous offer. I will make sure that the appropriate people are made aware of it. And they will contact you.

BBE
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 05:47:49 PM


What a great day at Hornby, the saga of Mum and Dad continues.

I was out all day. A friend left me a phone message with the good news.  While waiting to get on here; I was taking screenshots and a video.

3:57 p.m. Mum changed position to turn the other way. If an egg and pip sighting occurred I missed it (on the phone)  :eclol
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/4561867732_18d86c0d88_o.jpg)

5:07 p.m. Mum on the nest and she is looking around. maybe hoping the workers are done for the day ? 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/4561358807_e635c74f28_o.jpg)

4:51 p.m. Dad has relieved Mum. He gently rolls the eggs. We see the pip in the left hand egg and hear the peeps.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA_EwlYFirw

 :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 28, 2010, 05:56:01 PM
Pip in egg at 5:50 PM:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/pip.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 05:59:56 PM
The pip is increasing - hatch very soon ?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 06:12:00 PM
Apr. 28 : - Here are some of the seekpoints from today's events:

6:30 am We have A Pip
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-06-30_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80123&start=120

7:10 am Mom checks the eggs! Yes Mom - it's a PIP!
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-07-10_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80129&start=477
   
8:40 am Dad gets up pip is showing larger readjusts rolls eggs
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-08-40_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80145&start=340

9:50 am Mom gets up and turns around. Pip is looking bigger!
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-09-50_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80155&start=10

1:23 pm  dad is home, mom shows us the eggs dad makes a production of settling down on them ; ) pip is appearing larger
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-13-23_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80169&start=7

1:33 pm dad with a feather on his beak shows us the peeper, and phoenix is getting louder
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-13-33_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80170&start=479

2:13 pm Mom flies in to take care of brooding/incubating! Does dad look pleased?   And Mom turns around and gives us an egg view
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F04%2F28%2F2010-04-28-14-13_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=80174&start=55
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 28, 2010, 06:15:40 PM
Thanks!  Those seekpoints are very useful :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 28, 2010, 07:08:11 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/babyeagletbeginstohatchapr28.jpg)

Video:  Baby Eaglet Begins to Hatch (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/TdjIhDEaw6w)

I  had to reload this video to YT:  it stopped playing before the video was finished  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 28, 2010, 09:02:09 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/nightfallathornbyapr28.jpg)

8:55 PM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 28, 2010, 09:10:34 PM
Great video beans:  for the first time I could tell for sure it was the chick peeping. No background hammering, etc. lol

Thanks for sharing.. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 09:38:13 PM
beans, glad you re-loaded the video -  :biggrin6

8:46 p.m. Mum on the nest
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3083/4561805647_4f5d57d92d_o.jpg)

8:55 p.m. almost blacked out now. Mum rolls the eggs (bottom right corner).
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/4562434656_b346053783_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/4561805697_3f87db9669_o.jpg)

I lightened one of the above photos, so you can see the eggs
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/4561844271_e4b6fe3818_m.jpg)

Mum rolls the eggs. 'Phoenix' certainly has a good pair of lungs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bMMKDNXOiQ

Sleep well all at the nest.   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 28, 2010, 10:04:33 PM
I sure hope that I am around to see the baby arrive. I have such a big weekend  starting tomorrow as I prepare for an art show. I want to get a good sketch of the baby emerging.

It was great to see the pip, I could hear the peeps but never saw the pip till the pics on here.

Maybe we will all wake up in time to see the new arrival.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 28, 2010, 10:18:35 PM
 :grouphug2  to all of our members who do such an awesome job of answering questions and providing information on the Chat.  Also for making the 'seeks' on the web cam broadcast.  We will have incredible documentation of this season with Mum and Dad and family.   :clap

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cobbler39 on April 29, 2010, 02:27:23 AM
Well said, BBE. So many people giving so much of their time to
assure the proper documentation is recorded.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: jdcpac on April 29, 2010, 06:01:03 AM
the baby has hatched, about halfway out of its shell. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Eagle_Lover on April 29, 2010, 06:15:27 AM
Is that cute or what, I waited and waited this morning for Ma to getup and few minutes after 5 she showed us,,, yeahhhhhhhhh for the hornbys... now the next one I hope in a day or two
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on April 29, 2010, 06:22:10 AM
I did a .gif animation - it's not great, but captures the moment when Mom finally stood up, looked down and the "struggling" little hatchling, watched for a while, took off, Dad came in and then sat down over the eaglet. It was still semi stuck in the shell, but I think I have glimpsed that it's fully out now.

(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k158/laurad100/Hatchling.gif)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on April 29, 2010, 06:35:14 AM
Wonderful sight Laurad. Congratulations posting our newest baby  :eclove :nod2
This makes up fo Me Xiang not being pregnant  :nope
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Jean on April 29, 2010, 06:53:19 AM
Thanks Laurad for posting the gif shots - well done!!  :biggergrin2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: wolseley on April 29, 2010, 09:52:50 AM
I'm so glad to hear we have a chick.  I have yet to see it, mom or dad just don't want to leave the little one.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 29, 2010, 10:02:58 AM
I think we're all relieved!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: parrotlady1 on April 29, 2010, 10:04:09 AM
Wonderful shots,thank you to all that posted!! This is exciting :biggrin6..still haven't seen the little peep live..but will go try again :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: wolseley on April 29, 2010, 10:17:01 AM
Come on mamma, stand up and stretch those legs... we want to see :Jaisigh
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on April 29, 2010, 10:47:47 AM
Come on mamma, stand up and stretch those legs... we want to see :Jaisigh

Wolsely have you checked hotspots on WE & Laurads animation a few posts up? They show Phoenix. :biggrin3

Happy happy day! :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 29, 2010, 10:58:59 AM
The story of Mum and Dad Hornby continues - what wonderful news. 

Laurad thanks for the '.gif' you posted. 

There are also photos of the new arrival on the 'Photo' tab of our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hornby-Eagles/254414002453?v=wall#!/pages/Hornby-Eagles/254414002453?v=photos
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 29, 2010, 11:02:49 AM
It is 11 a.m. at the nest. It is a good thing that Mum and Dad are used to all the noises around the nest; as we just heard a few seconds of what sounded like something be dragged  :question
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: wolseley on April 29, 2010, 11:10:58 AM
Wolsely have you checked hotspots on WE & Laurads animation a few posts up? They show Phoenix.


Yes I did see it, wonderful!!!

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: wolseley on April 29, 2010, 11:13:36 AM
Hmmm, my last reply didn't post.  Yes, Passerine I saw that clip, wonderful stuff.  I've gone over to the facebook page too.   :ecsmile

There's my last post, I was too impatient.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: wolseley on April 29, 2010, 11:18:40 AM
There it is!!! :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on April 29, 2010, 01:26:15 PM
A changing of the guard right now and I saw that baby. What a little sweetheart!
 Now it has to be sketched into my picture.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mishka on April 29, 2010, 04:13:57 PM
Hello, beautiful Phoenix.  Welcome to the world!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: rlucy on April 29, 2010, 04:34:34 PM
OK... one chick out, one to go. What's the white fluffy stuff in the foreground?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: RMB on April 29, 2010, 04:40:28 PM
Welcome to Phoenix! Welcome to the world! May your life be long and fulfilled. Many many thanks to all of our eagle eggs-perts who are so diligent and patient with answering the many questions in our fast-paced chat! You must be getting eyestrain and dizziness from that fast mover! We do so appreciate you! One time on the Lily black bear chat it was running a mile a minute like that, and every 5 lines people were asking the same question...about what time, etc. something took place. So I answered it, and before I hit send I copied it, then watched the chat for awhile and pasted it in everytime I saw the question asked. It got to be a source of laughter as the evening went on. But i really think it helped.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 29, 2010, 04:43:01 PM
OK... one chick out, one to go. What's the white fluffy stuff in the foreground?

Hi rlucy!  You may be referring to one of Mom or Dad Hornby's white feathers.  They currently are going through their regular moult.  Also, there is some lichen one of the parents brought to the nest.  It has a light-greenish color and grows on Hornby Island.

It's wonderful to see that the new chick, Phoenix, is doing so well!   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 29, 2010, 05:53:41 PM
I tuned in at 4:55 PM today and Mom was feeding Phoenix. She continued to feed until 5:05 PM and then settled down on the chick and egg.

Dad came along shortly thereafter and sat at the edge of the nest for a while and then did some reinforcing of the nest, moving sticks.  At one point, Mom struck out at him with her beak. 5:33PM

Video of the 4:55 PM feed of DAY 1

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Phoenixbegins4-29-10.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Phoenixbegins4-29-10.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on April 29, 2010, 06:05:36 PM
Phoenix being fed again at 5:56 till 6:03  Grass was between the chick and the camera, so the view was obscured.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on April 29, 2010, 06:21:40 PM
emc, a beautiful video and my first good view of 'Phoenix' and the second egg.

Theses are from earlier today, but have only just uploaded them.

These are all with Mum.  

9:20 a.m. Mum resting :question shortly before video to follow
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4577310356_76af79a138.jpg)

11:27 a.m. Mum was busy moving the lichen (not moss, as I originally wrote) around.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4577310428_9619d22570.jpg)

11:34 a.m. Still fussing with the furnishings or 'Phoenix' is wiggling to get out from under  :question
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4577310476_37a7a77cfd.jpg)


VIDEO - 9:27 a.m. Mum starts to get up. You will hear the peeps at about the 33 sec. mark.  Then fix your eyes on bottom right hand corner. Mum gets up a little more and at about 53 sec. and we either see 'Phoenix' and / or the other egg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMy-6ymXV34

 :heart and thanks ©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 29, 2010, 06:46:59 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/NewBabyEagletApril292010.jpg)

Video:  New Baby Eaglet for Hornby Island Eagles (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/k7IBLVf3FQk)

Will Mom finally manage to feed Phoenix part of that lovely fish Dad delivered??
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on April 29, 2010, 07:58:33 PM
OK... one chick out, one to go. What's the white fluffy stuff in the foreground?

The light-coloured fluffy stuff is lichen that grows like moss on trees and rock outcroppings.  It is just there to pad the nest.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 29, 2010, 08:09:58 PM
Nice video, Ann.  Tiny peeps for a tiny eaglet. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on April 30, 2010, 08:00:21 AM
Friday, April 30

5:52 A.M. Dad, Phoenix, and the egg.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/4565044817_dbb4fce993_o.jpg)
image copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: rlucy on April 30, 2010, 04:05:32 PM
Um.... how do you tell the difference between Dad and Mom? Dad's head looks like he's had it gelled...?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on April 30, 2010, 04:16:04 PM
rlucy - check this thread found in the Reference Centre of our forum.  There are lots of helpful photos and suggestions to help tell Mom and Dad apart.  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=225.0
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Jean on April 30, 2010, 07:15:02 PM
Do I see a pip on the second egg??
 :eceek
saw a dark spot on the second egg at 7:10 local Hornby Island time
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: alicat on April 30, 2010, 07:26:01 PM
I believe you are right Jean! My boyfriend and I saw it as well!!!!! Maybe Phoenix will have a brother or sister soon!! :pray
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on April 30, 2010, 07:32:37 PM
Nancy's pic with subtitle:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3426/4565044817_dbb4fce993_o.jpg)
No, I don't have any salmon candy
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Jean on April 30, 2010, 07:37:00 PM
thx alicat - folks on the facebook page saw the same thing....when the parent started to settle back down again around 7:15pm, the parent moved the egg slightly and the dark spot moved too....so I'm hoping this wasn't just a piece of grass or shadow.
can't wait!!
And Phoenix looks so strong - he is doing so well and keeping his head up when feeding. Hardly a boblet at all!   :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 01, 2010, 09:40:21 AM
Saturday, May 1, 2010

8:39 am  Mom incubating egg and Phoenix. She raises up and we can see Phoenix a little bit and hear "her" peeping. Mom covers her back up

8:43am Mom raises up, we hear Phoenix but don't get much of a look.  Mom picks at grass and left over fish. Does not feed, or apparently find anything to feed. She then cleans the grass bedding and repositions and snuggles grass around. We get a good view of the egg, and of what is seen, no pip.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Olivia on May 01, 2010, 04:07:28 PM
Just a quick question, I've been watching the site off and on all day and just wondered when the Mom or Dad sleep? do they put their heads down or just stay sitting up?  I thought I saw a crack in the egg this morning but don't see anything now.  It is truly amazing to watch thanks Doug!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on May 01, 2010, 06:25:16 PM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornby-Whenyougrowupyouwilllookjust.jpg)
Yep!  When you grow up you'll look just like me!   (Image copyright Doug Carrick)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: callsharon on May 01, 2010, 07:03:03 PM
Like Olivia, I'm wondering about sleeping arrangements. Mom usually stays on the nest during the dark hours, I think. Does Dad doze in a regular tree in the area?  I remember that one of the big winds this spring felled the snag that was used as a perch, but I'm guessing that wouldn't have been a sleeping post?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 01, 2010, 07:21:14 PM
Hi Callsharon,

Welcome to the forum. Welcome to ALL of our new members, we're glad you've found us and there is a lot of information here and on the website to share.

This is the link for the Q And A page.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=230.0

I didn't see the answer to the sleeping question there tho.  I believe Mom dozes during the night, and she will doze sometimes in the day.  Dad would sleep in another tree or perhaps in a branch in the same tree. 

Sat: 5/1 @2:58 pm:  Mother (or Daddy-not shure which) took fligght and left hatchling alone for about a minute.  Parent returned with fresh wiggly fish!  After a proud couple of screeches to announce its prowess, parent ate most of the "wiggly bits" first then shared with baby after it started "peeping" for parent to share.  Parent did not seem to "regurgetate" (as I expected).  Parent appeared to pick fresh bits of fish and feed directly to offspring. Stunning & beautiful.  This site is such a gift!

Welcome Vlynn.  I saw your post in the observation topic and wanted to welcome you and respond to your observation.  I was surprised like you when I was first watching the eagles that they do not regurgitate their food for their young. Even on day 1.  They give tiny bits of fish.  I thought all birds regurgitated their food for their young, perhaps it's only the seed eaters that do that. Anyway, eagles don't.  Isn't this fantastic!!  I love seeing the eagles close, personal and discovering all of their differences.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Newfie Chick on May 01, 2010, 07:32:00 PM
Wonderful web cam.  I just love it.  I am wondering about the second egg that hasn't hatched yet.  What's happening with that.  I have been watching for two weeks now.  This is amazing.  Good job - you should be proud.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 01, 2010, 07:56:40 PM
Welcome Newfie Chick

Mom laid the first egg on March 20 and the second on March 24. 4 days apart means we still have several days for a viable chick to hatch from egg number 2. Phoenix, first egg to hatch this season hatched on April 30.

A feeding was just finished!  I love to watch the huge eagles with the huge beaks feed the tiny chicks. They are soooo tender.  :eclove

edited to correct:  OOPS  Phoenix hatched on April 29
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 01, 2010, 08:56:29 PM
Olivia & callsharon, they do sleep if on the nest you'll see them curl up tuck their heads into their feathers, if off the nest they sleep whilst perched usually tucking their head in. Others times they do the power nap.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: callsharon on May 01, 2010, 09:20:23 PM
Thanks for the sleep info.  I notice that at 9:05 pm, the nest-tender was still awake. It's pretty dark on the nest (as it is outside my Gulf Islands window), but with the computer room darkened I can still just make her out  on my screen. Other nights I've seen her head droop when all has seemed safe.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 01, 2010, 10:19:10 PM
From the feeding at 7:39 PM

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/QuickTimePlayerScreenSnapz091.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/PreviewScreenSnapz043.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/PreviewScreenSnapz044.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/PreviewScreenSnapz045.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Newfie Chick on May 02, 2010, 06:26:48 AM
Thanks for the info. emc.  Appreciate it.  I have been reading the postings and didn't know that the chick had been named.  Cool.  I am on the other side of the country so naturally I am watching at different times than you guys.  I did see two feedings yesterday.  Hopefully the second egg will hatch soon.

Newfie Chick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 02, 2010, 03:25:49 PM
Doug named the first chick before it was even hatched. :) He named it Phoenix.

I was in error on the hatch date.  It was April 29.

So glad you got to see 2 feedings yesterday.  They are soooo precious..
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 02, 2010, 04:03:17 PM
This is so sweet.  I'm glad to read that Doug named our little one.  How apropos. Thanks Douglas!  Thanks for sharing this beautiful experience with us.

 I have been listening for peeps from the egg and heard some a little bit ago, around 3:45 pm nest time.  Guess I should check the observation thread.

The gentleness of the oh-so-fierce-looking adult in carefully placing a tiny bit of food for her youngster is what hooked me in the first place when this nest first came on line (is it four years now?), and I never, ever tire of seeing it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: alicat on May 03, 2010, 05:40:57 AM
I see a pip!!! :eceek Little phoenix was getting fed this morning and I had a clear view of the egg! New baby brother or sister to come soon!!! Yeah!! :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: gchardy on May 03, 2010, 05:56:50 AM
Alicat,
I will agree with you on that pip.... the feeding from 0530 to 0540 or so helped expose Phoenix and the egg.  Just prior to mom covering them up again I noticed a trickle of liquid flow out from that hole.  The comments from a couple years ago stated there were 3 days between hatching.... I was beginning to become concerned we already surpassed that period of time and was losing hope.  I trust all will be well and we will all be rewarded soon with twice as much to view.
Graham.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 03, 2010, 08:44:18 PM
I have been MIA; and am back just to post some photos from previous days. These were kindly taken and uploaded to Flickr by a good friend.

MAY 1

8:03 p.m. Mum with Phoenix
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4576529146_8e21af462f_o.jpg)

8:55 p.m. Goodnight to Mum and Phoenix
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/115/4576529186_df7d56f857_o.jpg)

All photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 03, 2010, 09:05:06 PM
MAY 2

10:22 a.m. Dad watching over Phoenix and the other egg
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/4576596486_ef4e6513b7.jpg)

10:45 a.m. Dad Gives Phoenix a Short Feed - Eaglet is gaining strength and props self up against the egg.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/4576596486_ef4e6513b7.jpg)

11:33 a.m.  :blush  Mum accidentally dropped a small branch (twig) on Phoenix and the egg. Dad had left after she arrived.  No injuries sustained by eaglet or the egg. Look at Phoenix's very full crop  :eclove
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4576596764_602d2aae65_o.jpg)

6:48 p.m. Mum asking "Did You Stop by to See Phoenix ?"
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4575990111_791e3a8c14.jpg)

8:32 p.m. Mum saying "Not More Rain"
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4575990131_f2088b1b9b.jpg)

8:44 p.m. Doug Bids Eagles and All Viewers a 'Good Night' (in from top right corner and down about 3/4 inch there are to lights. Doug was turning the porch lights on / off)  Thanks Doug  
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4576625538_21795e8cae_o.jpg)

8:46 p.m. A Wild Wet and Windy Night At Hornby  Poor Mum is drenched   :ecsad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4576625568_ec7fb7d717_o.jpg)

Video sometime of Doug turning the porch lights on / off

All photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 03, 2010, 09:23:08 PM
TODAY, MAY 3

12:44 p.m. Dad (on left) with Mum.  They were definitely on alert mode. possibly an intruder flew over or near by? 
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4576029455_f81728f122_o.jpg)

12:47 p.m. Then both parents left. One returned shortly thereafter.   Look how Phoenix is supporting himself and how his wings are growing.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/4576029487_98605af211_o.jpg)

3:43 p.m  Dad on Duty and Mum just Flew In
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4576132465_6b3bd94d41_o.jpg)

4:23 p.m. Mum is covering Phoenix, the unhatched egg ~ and 'the Waterfront'
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/4576132441_d0fdfb0517_o.jpg)

4:47 p.m. Dad Left.  And Here Comes Mum Look closely at top left hand corner (by the www)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4576132577_faa7b0409d_o.jpg)

Followed by closely by a few seconds ~ ~ ~

4:47 p.m. Mum's Landing Flaps are Down and We Have Touchdown
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3300/4576767954_8e96fd23b4_o.jpg)

Thanks to Nell for being on Eagle Duty.  She took many videos too ~ to follow sometime.

Doug and Sheila many thanks.

All photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on May 04, 2010, 12:34:17 AM
Glad to see your posts again BBE!  Welcome back and thanks to your friend, too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 04, 2010, 01:12:58 AM
Yes BBE, glad to see you back and the comments too!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Aliemae on May 04, 2010, 07:43:46 AM
Hi everyone this is Aliemae still trying to get it to show as such lol. Just want to say hello and I was here last yr but didn't speak much but just want to let you know how i love this site and the ppl here.  Just reconnected with site againt his yr was a lil out of commission last month as I had a quadruple by pass (Open heart surgery) on March 19, 2010. It was quite a surprise for me that i needed it as i've been dealing with my hubbys heart issues for past couple of yrs. Love the baby Phoenix and Mom and dad Hornby and want to think Doug and everyone who is responsible for bringing us these cams.  :ecsmile  :heart
hugs Aliemae
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 04, 2010, 08:08:42 AM
Welcome back Aliemae!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 04, 2010, 08:14:24 AM
Hi everyone this is Aliemae still trying to get it to show as such lol. Just want to say hello

your name should be fixed now, Aliemae!  

I hope you are recovering quickly from your unexpected surgery, and that hubby is doing well too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: wolseley on May 04, 2010, 09:07:34 AM
Phoenex is having a feed; loving every mouthful by the sounds of it.  Her parents will soon have to teach her to not chirp with her mouth full. :ecsmile  I don't see the pip others saw in the egg, Iv'e been watching  the aircell end of it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Newfie Chick on May 04, 2010, 09:27:57 AM
Good Afternoon from Newfoundland. 

Just wondering if there is any news on the second egg.  I have been watching but haven't seen any movement.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 04, 2010, 10:02:21 AM
Hi Newfie!  There does not appear to be a pip or action with the second egg.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Newfie Chick on May 04, 2010, 12:20:51 PM
Does this mean that the egg will not hatch.  What will the mother do with the egg.  Will it stay in the nest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Colleen on May 04, 2010, 01:07:29 PM
Hi I'm a newbie here... these eagles are amazing to watch.  I have become an Eagle Watching Addict.  Not sure there is a support group for this kind of addiction.  A friend of mine said that a few years ago one of the eggs didn't hatch and the male eagle ate.  Not very nice but guess better the parent than a predator.  Is it common for this type of thing to happen or are we all becoming too impatient?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on May 04, 2010, 01:14:10 PM
My how our Phoenix has grown, it is so adorable. Phoenix was having lunch at 13:45 and very aggressive and demanding about it, what an adorable baby.

I don't think they have EWA for Eagle junkies. I noticed the egg had two dark spots on it but I think it is dirt. I fear the second egg may not hatch.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 04, 2010, 01:33:50 PM
Colleen:  if the egg doesn't hatch, one of the parents may eat the remains but it's as a clean up job for the nest. That is only with a failed egg, not a viable one. 

Artist and Colleen:  This is the place for Eagle Watching Addicts, LOL  We chat together and share our addiction.  hehehehe

Welcome all eagle addicts!! :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Newfie Chick on May 04, 2010, 02:52:29 PM
Thanks for the info on the unhatched egg.  I guess that's the way nature works.  It is amazing to watch.  I just love it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 04, 2010, 03:21:25 PM
Welcome all eagle addicts!! :eclove
No -no -not really an addict -as I tell people all the time - I can stop any time!!  :mhihi :biggergrin2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 04, 2010, 03:40:50 PM
Yea Pat, you just keep telling yourself that. lol

But seriously, this is the most fabulous thing to be able to see into an eagle's nest and watch their lives up close and personal.  I love it all!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on May 04, 2010, 03:43:02 PM
(http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z94/ScooterTrash_album/Feeding-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 04, 2010, 03:48:22 PM
Just finished a feeding at 3:40 PM  Phoenix stood up so tall towards the end and showed us the full crop. :)

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/FirefoxScreenSnapz121.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/PreviewScreenSnapz046.jpg)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/PreviewScreenSnapz048.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 04, 2010, 04:35:45 PM
Those are website ready EMC!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Aliemae on May 04, 2010, 09:27:31 PM
Thank you very much Nancy it's fixed :) & ty also Rajame I am working on it.  Good Nite everyone for now. NN Lil Phoenix  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 04, 2010, 11:17:36 PM
A warm welcome to Newfie Chick, Colleen, artist and PatUK (great to see you found your way here  :ecwink). All sorts of information about eagles in the Reference area and the other nests too in Around Hornby Island. Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 04, 2010, 11:39:01 PM
I also owe my friend big time for recording and uploading videos for me.

May 2

Around 10:30 a.m. Dad Feeds Phoenix
Part 1
Dad had been on the nest a few seconds. He decided to walk over and feed Phoenix who was asking politely and loudly for food. He has a healthy appetite; and peeps for more. Phoenix demonstrates how to do the 'deed' with accurate aim.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIPVMDQtmas

Part 2
Dad continues to feed Phoenix as he asks for 'more, please'. His eyes are so dark; it looks as though he is wearing sunglasses. Notice how full his 'crop' is at the end of the footage. No room for any more food - for now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEwhAOLiQ2M

Around 11:30 a.m. Dad left the nest for a break. Mum landed on the far side of the nest. In the process a small branch (or twig) fell onto Phoenix and the second egg. Seemingly no injury to Phoenix, or damage to the egg. Mum then moves a large branch out of the way. As she steps back it appears she almost stepped on Phoenix; who peeped loudly. Mum is seen making the Phoenix's home a little deeper, And fusses with some lichen. Even though Phoenix might like to see what is going on; Mum settles herself over him and the egg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW82Nn3_I-0

8:18 p.m. Mum is on the nest. Her coiffure has been exposed to the rain. Mum is making sure Phoenix's sleep area is well protected from the elements. Mum comes up with a dirty beak and feathers. Phoenix is allowed one more look around before Mum tucks him and the egg in for the night.  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oq-1YrrUsFA

8:44 p.m.  It has been a long and busy day for the eagles, Phoenix, their fans and Doug too. Mum is on duty and will lovingly tend Phoenix and the egg overnight.
On the right two lights can be seen flashing on and off. That is Doug's way of saying Good night to all watching the nest. He briefly turns his porch lights on and off.
Good night and thank you Doug and Sheila. Mum, Dad and Phoenix sleep well. perhaps a 'pip' will happen overnight. Que sera, que sera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fTLxYlHGTI

Phoenix is growing up very quickly, he has a healthy appetite and an excellent set of lungs  :heart

©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 05, 2010, 12:01:50 AM
May 3   Mum and Dad had a very busy day with an 'Alert'. They had to protect and keep Phoenix safe and well fed; as a healthy appetite is apparent.  It is an extremely windy day, with frequent gusts of wind too.

'On Alert' ?

12:44 p.m. Both parents are at the nest. Unusual for them to be there together for so long. Mum is standing. Dad is protecting Phoenix and the egg. A midshipman (fish) is just in front of Mum.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-pB0IfkK4g

12:45 p.m. Mum flies off, followed by Dad. Phoenix wonders what to do ? What is an eaglet meant to do when Mum and dad aren't there to keep him occupied  :question  What else but chat to the midshipman fish; which is still alive. Apparently midshipman can live for several minutes out of water. Phoenix is curious as he leans forward but uses the egg for support.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJa3etoHq7M

12:53 p.m.Mum returns to the nest. She and Dad can be heard calling each. Phoenix wonders what is up. Check his wing span, more each day. Mum makes sure that Phoenix's area is deep enough to protect him; then she tucks Phoenix and the egg under her.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNt46qPYm7U

High drama happens a little later > >

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 05, 2010, 12:12:13 AM
May 3 continued

Mum and Dad are definitely on alert. Was there an intruder in the area :question

2:59 p.m. Dad is on the nest. Mum is heard calling to him. They appear to be on 'Alert'. Is there an intruder in the area. I thought perhaps I saw a shadow cross the nest ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pU2iGfvNIEU

3:10 p.m. Dad is still on the nest. he and Mum are calling to each other. Mum comes home and we hear land on cam housing unit. Phoenix has been very good and stayed under Dad; out of harm's way. Dad steps back as if to leave; but comes back. Moves a stick and settle down over Phoenix and the egg.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ix2_zGnZK8

4:45 p.m. Mum has relieved Dad from duty. Phoenix; he off the ever growing wings) is up, wobbly, but ready to be fed. Mum must know something as she is waiting to do so. Ah - once Phoenix has wriggled around to 'action station and fired'; Mum comes down to feed him. He has good fish dinner.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpqkGJtENm0

Note: Doug Carrick later reported that the earlier ruckus was because several gulls were being chased by two ravens. There were octopus on the beach - tasty morsels.

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 05, 2010, 12:30:32 AM
Tues. May 4

A bright and sunny day. Mum and Dad needed a quiet day after yesterday's 'high drama'

9:29 a.m. Mum is on duty. She needs a day at the spa after yesterday.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4579601615_8a5c1c3515_o.jpg)

6:13 p.m. Dad continues to feed Phoenix; who is now 'cheeping' instead of peeping for more.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4579601715_a020a2b478_o.jpg)

6:16 p.m. Dad feeds Phoenix
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4580238038_b425d8ce76_o.jpg)

6:29 p.m. Dad in the 'Golden Light' ans we see shadow of the nest area.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4015/4579605401_3d4ee8b3a2_o.jpg)

6:43 p.m. Dad looking to see if he can see Doug :question  Shadows are lengthening
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4580238100_af759e15d5_o.jpg)

7:11 p.m. Mum and Golden and shadows
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/4579972769_2049815f74.jpg)

I do so love the 'Golden Light' that falls over the nest at sunset.

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 05, 2010, 12:56:12 AM
Last post for May 4

7:15 p.m. Mum with Golden Light and shadows
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4580604406_16bc210580_o.jpg)

8:58 p.m. Daylight hours are getting longer. Mum has settled in for night duty.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3314/4580604438_18d643e842_o.jpg)

9:16 p.m. We can just make out Mum Hornby. Doug has the porch lights on to bid us a good night. Good night Doug and Sheila.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4579972857_8ce0412e72_o.jpg)

The small blinking red light bottom right is associated with the camera.

©Doug Carrick 2010

6:15 p.m. Such a beautiful bright and sunny day and evening; after yesterday's strong winds. Dad is busy feeding Phoenix; who is growing by leaps and bounds. He is now 'cheeping' not 'peeping'.
A short time ago Doug was in the Chat room. He indicated that unfortunately it appears that this season Mum and Dad will be doting parents to only one eaglet. Perhaps the conditions were not right for the other egg to be viable.
We will be with Mum and Dad to watch Phoenix grow up. No doubt we will be chuckling over the antics as Phoenix learns to 'fleap', 'branch' and eventually 'fledge'.  We wish Mum, Dad and Phoenix good luck.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJMS_zN4uys

9:20 p.m. Goodnight and sweet dreams to Mum and Phoenix. The small red light on the bottom right is associated with the camera. Doug has kindly put the two porch lights on to bid us all a goodnight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIPv-oQhdOs

Goodnight, Doug and Sheila; and many thanks for being there for us.
© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: mgbirish on May 05, 2010, 08:34:06 AM
Doug,
Is there any hope for the unhatched egg?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Colleen on May 05, 2010, 10:48:17 AM
Hi all

Still mesmerized by these beautiful birds.  My three kids (teenagers) think I've finally lost it and are calling me bird-mom!  I figure what do they know.. they're teens!!  Can't appreciate anything but computers and texting!  Anyway I do have a question...
This may be a stupid question but how can you tell the male from the female?  Do we know whether baby Phoneix is a boy or a girl? 
Thanks for information.
xo
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: rlucy on May 05, 2010, 10:59:01 AM
Wed, May 5, 11am. Mom just fed the kid.... and when she was standing, I couldn't see the egg. I assume under the brush...? Or do they say 'goodbye' to the egg when they know it won't hatch?

DID SOME LOOKING.... after posting the above note.
This from www.learner.org

A Bad Egg 
Do you see the unhatched egg that is still in the nest with the little eagle? Based on the laying dates, this egg will never hatch. It probably was infertile to begin with, like a grocery store chicken egg. Another possibility is that the eaglet inside may have been deformed and died without hatching. Some species of birds toss out egg shells, and also toss out unhatched eggs a few days after the other babies hatch, but eagles do not.

Any egg sitting in the sun for days or weeks is going to become rotten! In the book Charlotte's Web, there's a scene with Templeton the rat taking a rotten egg which gets broken and makes the whole barn stink! Fortunately, eagle eggs usually have very strong shells, so this one is not likely to break before it's all dried up.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on May 05, 2010, 12:07:37 PM
how can you tell the male from the female?  Do we know whether baby Phoneix is a boy or a girl?  
Thanks for information.

Hi Colleen.
You can read about the differences between Mom and Dad in our reference section here: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=225.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=225.0)
Someone here can probably answer your other question better than I can but I'll give it a stab:
I don't think there's any way to tell the gender of the eaglet without an xray or blood test. I understand that there's a higher percentage of females that hatch first so the first-hatched is often considered to be female.
When the eaglets get bigger it may be possible to guess at what their gender is by their size.
Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 05, 2010, 12:32:16 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/PhoenixMay52010.jpg)

Video:  Phoenix Looks Around While Mom’s Away (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/Y1bCxBrl9lo)

Mom's not gone very long!  I wanted to show her departure and return.  Assume this is not Dad.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: thanksdoug on May 05, 2010, 03:40:44 PM
I'm just a dumb city slicker easterner and a friend of mine from BC brought me to this Site. I look out my window - see tall buildings, cement and asphalt whereever I look - I yearn for the cottage country just North of me ... BUT nothing has enraptured me like this beautiful story.
I work my own business from home, computers, and find myself monitoring this thing 3-4 hours a day. My daughter is teaching English in Korea - she checks in between classes and sleep .
This is MARVELOUS - the best use of the "NEW" technology I've seen (and I've seen a lot). Thanks Doug - and I've used that as my handle in here so I can tell you every time I'm here.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 05, 2010, 04:00:50 PM
Very happy you get to get a tiny piece of nature amongst the concrete  :ecsmile & a big hello to your daughter in Korea too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 05, 2010, 04:40:56 PM
Dad feeds Phoenix  around 4:00 PM

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4582806404_7a8ec4fb2d_o.jpg)

all done!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4582177395_1a1dd2a989_o.jpg)

All images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on May 05, 2010, 07:34:29 PM
What a wonderful "baby book" of  :heart  Phoenix  :heart is being created here.  Thank you to those making such wonderful screen caps and videos.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 05, 2010, 07:43:55 PM
Very sweet pictures, Nancy  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 05, 2010, 08:36:33 PM
No shortage of pictures of Phoenix Pheeding.

This was 4 hours later (I might have missed a feeding or two, LOL) , around 8 PM.   Phoenix was stuffed even before the feeding.

before
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4583269346_cdfdcfe861_o.jpg)

during
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4582640299_004be427cf_o.jpg)


Later, Dad made 3 deliveries of herring. Doug then reported that Dad was in the Peters' Tree and caught some more fish and ate them himself.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4582641029_53c9f541e7_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick.



Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 05, 2010, 09:04:17 PM
Mom on the nest, Dad just about to leave after last herring delivery

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4582709717_73fd963d60_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 05, 2010, 09:41:18 PM
Good evening, Nancy and I were visiting the Hornbys at the same time  :chuckle.
'Phoenix Pheeding' - I love it  :eclol    Such beautiful light there at this time of the evening.

This snap of Mum was from 8:09 p.m. just before Dad arrived with more herring fro Mum and Phoenix
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4582656895_34b6ac0944.jpg)

With Dad. His visit could be called 'Drop and Leave'.  :ecsmile  And Nancy and I played 'Snap' with the the photos as dad was ready to leave.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4047/4582657063_45e1612e2e.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4582657109_0a3309dc7f.jpg)

The following snaps (in sequence) I took from the video to follow. 'Dad in Flight'

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4582656955_dc3e2a5225_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4583285694_e28122284d.jpg)

A half second before or after the last one
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4582656941_2f82ded6a1_o.jpg)

Interesting that Doug said Dad flew to the Peters' Tree - as that is what I suggested on the caption for Flickr :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4582657043_8f1038fdc8.jpg)

'Drop and Leave' - Dad arrived with herring for Mum and Phoenix and flew off into the evening.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCKIG-gmxKI
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 05, 2010, 09:55:06 PM
I snapped this at 8:47 p.m. after Dad had brought the last gift of herring. I thought that the small grey patch in front of Mum's left wing might my Phoenix. I guess it was as when I returned Phoenix was being fed ~ ~ herring  :eclol

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4583318012_48e8ff9027_o.jpg)

8:53 p.m. During the feed
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3305/4582709151_3e773ec16f_o.jpg)

The last few minutes and actions by Mum after feed about 8:45 p.m. Phoenix has a full crop. Mum does some nestoration and digging in the cup.  Phoenix isn't too keen on going to bed, but Mum prevails.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVk2biy491M

Sleep well little Phoenix - you will be one week old when you get up. How you have grown in that week. And developed a personality and almost done with peeps and are now chirping.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: sparkie on May 06, 2010, 04:43:05 AM
:ecloveThank you all .These pictures  are  wonderful  .A beautiful album  of  the  first  week  of  pnoenix 's life :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Gord on May 06, 2010, 12:59:06 PM
Just started watching the eagles - amazing. IN the background it sounds like there is a piece of heavy equipment working - is this possible? Any idea what it is?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 06, 2010, 01:07:12 PM
Thanks all for all the videos, this is only the second time I've been able to get on the website.  I tried during the obvious ALERT the other night, after having heard what sounded like a huge flock of crows earlier.  I'm glad I'm on now.    I tried several times, the one time I got on I tried to post but connection timed out and I couldn't get back on.  I've been watching every day, just enchanted and absolutely in love with our beautiful, precocious Phoenix.  So much personality from the very start!  I personally think Echo has returned to fulfill the life so abruptly taken from her.  Great parents, great life, beautiful place to live, and millions of people to adore her.  

 :grouphug2

Edited for correction and to add:  I was able to get on whenever I wanted for a long time, since the arrival of eggs and now Phoenix is the time period I could not get on.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Ti-Bob on May 06, 2010, 03:05:24 PM
Hello all ... I'm new to this site except I've spent many hours in the past three days watching the activity on the nest. Thank you everyone concerned. I'm from NWOnt where we have eagles as well. In fact we have a active nest in view about 150 metres from our camp (cottage for SOnt and chalet for la belle province). I'm used to watching from below but this is special to watch from above.

I'm curious about the machinery noise we've heard most of the day. They can't be drilling for oil. ;) I also wonder what delay is normal for the second egg to hatch. If it goes too long it won't have much of a chance. Is fratricide an expectation in large raptors?

best wishes from the shores of Lake Superior
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on May 06, 2010, 03:26:43 PM
Welcome Roanna and Bob!

Roanna: Since the CBC Interviews with Doug Carrick and since the arrival of Phoenix there has been a lot of traffic on our Web server. We have made some adjustments that will help, and tonight we will be moving the forums onto a new server. If everything goes smoothly you should have no future problems getting onto the site by tomorrow and page loads should be faster.

Bob: They're drilling a water well on a lot across the street and to the left (from the camera perspective.)
The drilling may take a week or more. We may be hearing construction noises as well. There is a partially completed house in the area of the drilling and there have been some renovations being done to a house that is behind the nest. I'm not an ornithologist so I won't try to answer your question about the fraticide numbers. Someone here will most likely be along soon who can better answer that question - or you can try joining the WildEarth Hornby chat and AJL, Ostrich, Nancy, or one of the other experts may be able to answer your question.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 06, 2010, 05:02:25 PM
I also wonder what delay is normal for the second egg to hatch. If it goes too long it won't have much of a chance. Is fratricide an expectation in large raptors?

Bob, welcome to the forum!  

I also am not an ornithologist (my field is marine benthic community ecology), but I have learned a bit  from AJL and from watching some other eagle species in Europe.

The normal range for a bald eagle egg to hatch is 35-39 days, and at this point we do not expect the other egg to hatch. If the unhatched egg is the first one that was laid, it would be 47 days old today; if it is the second one that was laid, it is 43 days old. Chances are that this egg was not fertilized. We are waiting and watching to see what happens  - will the parents remove it? will it  decay? At the moment it appears to be providing wing support for little Phoenix.

This eagle species (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) does not practice obligate fratricide (also called siblicide or  cainism - the latter term is a reference to Cain and Abel). Reports of this occurring in bald eagles appear to be erroneous (as far as I am aware).  However, obligate cainism is well studied in several other genera and species, including the lesser spotted eagle (Aquila pomarina), which is found in European countries including Latvia and Estonia. There are webcams focused on nests there (not for the faint of heart during the early days of hatching season, I can tell you!).  I have not read the literature on this behavior, but I understand it also occurs in some species of pelicans, owls, and cranes.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 07, 2010, 12:37:45 PM
Welcome Roanna and Bob!

Roanna: Since the CBC Interviews with Doug Carrick and since the arrival of Phoenix there has been a lot of traffic on our Web server. We have made some adjustments that will help, and tonight we will be moving the forums onto a new server. If everything goes smoothly you should have no future problems getting onto the site by tomorrow and page loads should be faster.


Thanks so much, Raptorman, that is great news and, indeed, today I am right on it.  It was so frustrating, wanting to check on things and not being able to, I'll be able to do so now.  It was strange, after so many years of watching the nests and taking part in great conversations, especially on the occasions where something unusual is going on!  Like being deaf or something ...

I didn't know about the Doug Carrick interview (since I haven't been on the website to keep up with news), is it available somewhere?  I'd love to see it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on May 07, 2010, 02:21:26 PM

I didn't know about the Doug Carrick interview (since I haven't been on the website to keep up with news), is it available somewhere?  I'd love to see it.


The most recent CBC interview was posted by Boonibarb in the "Doug's Updates" topic. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=31.msg11636#msg11636 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=31.msg11636#msg11636)

I can't remember where the earlier ones were.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 07, 2010, 03:01:10 PM
Welcome Roanna and T-Bob.  

Other recent interviews with Doug Carrick

April 21 - recorded 9from CHEK TV (Victoria, BC) and posted by our member 'beans' -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jAevrwhLBo

April 25 I had to divide my recording into into 2 parts (and have yet to find on CBC Archives)

Part 1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biGWMraHsvk

Part 2 -   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZfi3CXzVy0

Courtesy and Copyright of Doug Carrick 2010 and CBC and CHEK TV.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 07, 2010, 03:14:44 PM
These photos and videos were taken last evening (May 6)

7:57 p.m.   Phoenix peeking out from under Mum.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4586099610_18665fcab4_o.jpg)

8 p.m.    OK Mum, you're up and I'm hungry.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4585474739_4fc887ce51_o.jpg)

8:01 p.m.   Mum feeds Phoenix.  Can hardly get up for weight of the crop    :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4585474753_2ec3d4da97_o.jpg)

8:03 p.m.   Love this pose. As humans would place hands on hips and say 'What, no more?'(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4585474777_6e2c08384c_o.jpg)

8:09 p.m.    Check out Phoenix's crop - full to the max
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/4585474787_78f5f44c51_o.jpg)

7:57 p.m. Mum is on the nest. Phoenix is peeking out from under Mum. I sense one more feed before Phoenix says goodnight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1exIakoIvCE

8 p.m. Phoenix is wanting to be fed. " I'm growing and can't get my balance". He does and eats well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Criwapu6D_I

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 07, 2010, 03:28:34 PM
Was anyone watching Phoenix this afternoon?  It was feeding time, somewhere around 2:30 p.m. ET, and during the feed Phoenix slowly crawled closer to the parent feeding him/her.  My heart was in my mouth as I thought he/she might fall out of the nest.  Phoenix was about 1.5 inches from the egg and my monitor at work  :really was kind of dark, but I think Phoenix had crawled closer to the food and was helping him/herself.  At this point, I was so afraid he/she might fall out of the nest, I kept minimizing the screen not able to look.  :eceek
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 07, 2010, 04:00:12 PM
These photos and videos were taken last evening (May 6)

8:03 p.m.   Love this pose. As humans would place hands on hips and say 'What, no more?'(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4585474777_6e2c08384c_o.jpg)


© Doug Carrick 2010

:biggrin6 In housebunny land we call that the "Aunt Jemima" look ... neither bunnies nor eagles have an eyebrow to cock but the look is unmistakable and always cause for great mirth   :eclol  The original was an Aunt Jemima syrup advertisement a bazillion years ago, a print ad in a magazine.

4:05 p.m. nest time edited to add:  PS Thanks for all the videos re Doug's interviews!  I now know why I wasn't able to keep up ... I now have a filter on my email to put all "Our Nature Zone" emails into a folder that stays on top of all other email folders.

Thanks again, all you kind, helpful people!  BTW, I finally got to watch a hotspot!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on May 07, 2010, 04:37:56 PM
Great Roanna! I am so glad that you have "conquered" hotspots. Nice to see you here again.

You couldn't help me with Windows 7 could you?
  :ecrolleyes
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 07, 2010, 04:52:31 PM
SandyLL - welcome to our 'Happy Hornby Home'; I do hope you will enjoy your time here.  I looked at the broadcasts to see I could see when the event you mentioned occurred.  The nearest feed before and after the time you mentioned (2:30 pm) is this one from 2:05 pm ~ 
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F07%2F2010-05-07-14-05_dch-hornby-01.flv

The shadows on the nest are deceiving and I am also wondering if Doug has altered the zoom on the close up view.  There is more room there than appears; and Phoenix and the egg are in a small hollowed out area.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 07, 2010, 05:07:29 PM
Great Roanna! I am so glad that you have "conquered" hotspots. Nice to see you here again.

You couldn't help me with Windows 7 could you?
  :ecrolleyes

Hey Birdy!  Wish I could, I'm still dealing with Vista and do not believe that Windows 7 is any kind of improvement no matter what they say.  When I got my Dell laptop just so I could watch the eagles, I specifically told them I didn't want Vista, believed Dell's fiction that they build your laptop to your specifications.  Then because I just wanted to watch eagles immediately I kept the darn thing and found a way to work around it after hundreds of hours of absolute frustration.

Maybe they have instruction books on Windows 7?  Check Amazon.  I took ROP classes to bring myself up to date on Microsoft and spent my time with 97/98 after only working on 95.  97/98 is superior.  Anyway, I got the workbooks for each of the applications I studied, it was self paced teaching and if you buy the workbook new you get a disk to work with.  Give that a try.  

Phoenix is looking particularly adorable right now being fed, I'm off to watch ... :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 07, 2010, 05:53:30 PM
Re: the eaglet being able to fall off of the nest:

Mom and Dad (especially) have built up the nest walls considerably.  Dad went the extra mile so to speak as soon as the eggs were laid and then again at hatching.  Getting in Mom's face at times to do so. :) 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Ceke on May 07, 2010, 06:57:46 PM
Re: the eaglet being able to fall off of the nest:

Mom and Dad (especially) have built up the nest walls considerably.  Dad went the extra mile so to speak as soon as the eggs were laid and then again at hatching.  Getting in Mom's face at times to do so. :) 

That's reassuring to know.  :ecsmile Like Sandy, I too was chewing my nails to the quick watching little Phoenix waddling around the nest during feed time. S/he looked like s/he was getting so perilously close to the edge. Glad to know the nest is so well built. They really are amazing parents.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 07, 2010, 08:23:14 PM
Wow, there was the most beautiful golden color on the nest tree, love sunset light.  Sunrise and sunset on a nest-always such a treat.  Sunrise or sunset, I often think of our beloved Wendy, and imagine her smiling over the nest with us.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 07, 2010, 08:36:10 PM
May 6

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4587703629_988311e3f6_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4004/4588326340_a6d2f310f2_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4587703325_8818994c4b_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 07, 2010, 08:40:41 PM
May 7

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4587702903_9bc954efd0_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4587702775_d1928a2718_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4587702953_5d60eeb3ec_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4587703169_85d69f2db6_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 07, 2010, 09:19:01 PM
I visited the Chat tonight for about 10 minutes. Tangerine was looking for the YouTube video from Sept. 2009 when the camera lens was cleaned (to remove 'excrement' etc.  :chuckle ). I posted link on the Chat; but others may also wish to view the event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt6m4vHz0DE
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 07, 2010, 09:42:02 PM
Happy One Week Old to Phoenix   :heart

8:43 pm 'Feed and Relieve'.  Phoenix's crop is about full to the brim
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A56CpeqMPAI

8:51 p.m. Phoenix had a busy day to celebrate being one week old. Mum has just provided another meal and now it is time to be tucked in for the night. Sleep well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7xQOxtxlrE

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 08, 2010, 06:31:14 AM
Great interview with Doug  :eclove What would we do without you?  :pray2 It will be sad when Mum and Dad go to the Great Eagle Heaven in the Sky, but a lot of viewers are already waiting for them  :heart :eclove

I'm a lurker these days. The first year we had the cam I was almost physically attached to the PC. Don't have the time now I'm retired  :ecrolleyes Still watching am  and pm BST   :biggrin6 ..... So Hi everyone, and bye for now

Hugs, Maria x
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 08, 2010, 09:45:18 AM
May 8 2010 09:33 - Mum with Phoenix on the nest in the lovely rays of the sun

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4589541168_322b509d24_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4003/4589541168_322b509d24_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 08, 2010, 10:34:39 AM
Lovely photo Booni, thank you. Hi Maria, glad you can pop in now and then to see the family.

From 7:30 a.m. today. Mum was up and doing nstorations while the growing Phoenix was still napping  :ecsmile

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/4589636632_70e6af1535_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/4589053877_50fcc07278_o.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ib8dDBMTiSs

Thanks Doug

©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 08, 2010, 11:33:04 AM
11:22 am
Look how tall Phoenix is now!!

(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H8-5-10lookhowtall11-21am.jpg)

I thought Parent was going to sit on him again - but it is nice to see him out in the sunshine
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 08, 2010, 12:58:22 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/HornbyMay82010.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 08, 2010, 02:18:40 PM
ty for checking that out BBE, but it wasn't the one I watched.  I see NancyM may have the feeding in the top two pics she posted here.  You can see how far away from the egg Phoenix has crawled.  In the feeding I saw once Phoenix had reached that part of the nest the parent had stopped feeding him/her and felt Phoenix was nibbling firsthand as opposed to secondhand  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 08, 2010, 03:36:48 PM
Saturday afternoon - Mom brings home a fish

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4589726195_b9dc2e5a2e_o.jpg)


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4589726455_6712995757_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4589726627_f421106816_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4590346820_30ce870c7d_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 08, 2010, 04:10:25 PM
4:00 pm
Somebody waved to me!!  :ecsmile :eclove
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H8-5-10flagwaving.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 08, 2010, 04:27:01 PM
LOL, Pat - Me too!  

Here is a link to the hotspot for those who missed "the Wave":

Doug waves from his yard and Boonibarb waves from the blue-roofed house yard! (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F08%2F2010-05-08-15-55_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=82403&start=205)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 08, 2010, 04:30:07 PM
After the show,  focus was back on Phoenix and Mom

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4589828541_06b372aacd_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4590448576_8974fa7d64_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on May 08, 2010, 05:02:10 PM
My heart just melts looking at those screen caps NancyM. So sweet. Can we enter them in a Parent Magazine photo contest? I know they would win!  :nod2

Thanks!

     :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 08, 2010, 06:38:53 PM
Nancy, the photos above and the last set on the previous page are so beautiful.  Thank you so much.

Maybe a calendar of Mum, Dad Nd Phoenix Hornby in the offing?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 08, 2010, 07:05:11 PM
I enjoy the adorable stage  while it lasts ... just wait for the big-footed adolescent stage in a couple or 3 weeks  :mhihi
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 08, 2010, 07:16:36 PM
I missed Booni and Doug waving at us. How cool  8)  and thank you.
I was on my way home from a walk in Steveston; where I saw and recorded an eagle soaring on a themal.  Posted in  Your Photos and Stories (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=95.msg12198#msg12198)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: tangoeagle on May 08, 2010, 08:47:32 PM
On May 8th 2010 at 3:36 PM Pacific time I saw baby Phoenix and the egg as well as one of the adult eagles bringing home a fish and then at 6:00 PM Pacific time  I saw baby Phoenix and one of the adult eagles but now the egg is missing. Did anyone see what happened to the egg?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 08, 2010, 08:58:54 PM
tangoeagle, welcome to the the eagles of Hornby Island.  Please make yourself at home. There is a wealth of information in this section. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=26.0 Ask any questions you may have and someone will respond.

Phoenix is now 8 days old and thriving. Unfortunately by yesterday the other egg had not hatched. It would have been Day 48 for the first laid egg and Day 44 for the second.  The egg may not have been viable. We will never know. As to the whereabouts of the egg; no-one has seen it being removed. We believe that it is buried somewhere in the nest.

Mum and dad Hornby have raised many children and they are doing a wonderful job of caring for Phoenix.  They are such loving and caring parents. It is anticipated that Phoenix will fledge around July 20th.

Enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 08, 2010, 09:13:52 PM
It is a wonder that Phoenix can move  :eclol  Dad kept feeding Phoenix until crop was on overload.  Mum and Dad almost need to dig a deeper bowl for Phoenix, who is growing more everyday.

7:20 p.m. with dear, doting Dad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4590355585_8f4cb22ddd_o.jpg)

7:37 p.m. Dad saying 'Dear, it is almost time you came home'.  Dad has been 'digging' again.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4590355529_cb434e4ebf.jpg)

8:18 p.m. Dad feeding Phoenix whose crop is on overload.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4590976052_075de4b236_o.jpg)

7:20 p.m.  Dad flew in and took over from Mum. He fed Phoenix until his crop was on overload. Phoenix has good aim; and I would say getting close to the camera lens   :question
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXRiamTCnwg

8:24 p.m. Mum came home for the night shift and Dad left. Phoenix's crop is still on overload. Sleep well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfm2lTdmoys

May Mum, Dad, and Phoenix all  :sleep

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 08, 2010, 09:48:36 PM
Lovely little video, BBE - arrival, departure, feeding and poopshot!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 09, 2010, 04:01:37 AM
On May 8th 2010 at 3:36 PM Pacific time I saw baby Phoenix and the egg as well as one of the adult eagles bringing home a fish and then at 6:00 PM Pacific time  I saw baby Phoenix and one of the adult eagles but now the egg is missing. Did anyone see what happened to the egg?

The egg seemed to "disappear"  - the last time I am sure that I saw it was just after 3 PM; others reported seeing it around  4 PM (after the "wave") but not after that. No one saw either parent remove it. The best guess seems to be that it has been buried deep in the nest bowl.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 09, 2010, 06:17:25 AM
Is it usual to keep an egg so long when it's not viable? When the first eggs we watched never hatched, one went fairly soon and the other one was when Mum cried  :eccry  It must get in the way of Phoenix now she is growing?  :eceek
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on May 09, 2010, 07:50:39 AM
I cannot remember the time nor, after looking at broadcasts for over an hour, can I find something that happened last night while I was watching. The parent (can't even remember who it was on the nest at the time) got up and moved a rather large stick that was laying under the grasses and nest bowl (laying diagonally to view from 7 o'clock to 1 o'clock position I believe). The when they stepped toward the cam, sort of stumbles and something made a very loud snap/crack sound. I posted "ut oh" and someone else posted "what the?" My view froze briefly at that time. I am so sorry that I did not note the time nor make a hotspot.  :blush But I wonder if it was the egg collapsing? I do know that it was after 6pm nest time. I will continue searching and post it if I find it when I have more time.  
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 09, 2010, 09:08:16 AM

may 9 2010 08:09 - little cutie pie

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4592320570_a73ae84527_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4592320570_a73ae84527_o.jpg)

may 9 2010 08:12 - family time on Mothers*s Day

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4591699935_dc2911195f_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4591699935_dc2911195f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 09, 2010, 11:52:42 AM
Lovely photos Booni.

The shell of the other egg was seen around 11:14 a.m.  Dad was with Phoenix, Mum flew in, then parents both left for a few seconds. As Phoenix moved after adults left and again after one returned the egg shell was visible.  

Here are two stills and a video to follow.

Just behind Phoenix's rear:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3304/4592182715_451cf7d7da_m.jpg)

To Phoenix's left between him and adult:
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1080/4592182763_495ece4fab_m.jpg)

Video starts a view seconds after Mum's arrival.  One of the adults calls, Dad flies out, followed by Mum. Phoenix is alone for a few seconds. During this time and again after one parent returns we see the broken egg shell.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuJDOyB5zMQ

© Thanks Doug 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Newfie Chick on May 09, 2010, 12:05:02 PM
Hi Everyone:

I have been away for a few days.  Just arrived back home to check on the eagles.  Seems like it was a busy weekend according to the postings.  The little one has grown so much and I guess the second egg will not hatch now.  I was in the country, didn't see any eagles but lots of moose!!!!

Newfie Chick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 09, 2010, 12:24:48 PM
Hello Newfie Chick, I hope that you had a good time away. Yes, Phoenix has been mostly, eating, resting and aiming over the nest  :ecsmile  He is growing up so quickly and now we hear more chirrups than peeps.  Yes, it was several days past due hatch date for the other egg.  It was still seen and then about 2 days ago not seen. It was determined it was likely buried in the nest. It may not have been a viable egg ?

Today (as shown above) the egg shell was seen in the nest.

Mum and Dad Hornby are devoted parents and have raised many eaglets. Phoenix will be loved, fed, taught all that needs to be taught to survive.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 09, 2010, 12:35:40 PM
From 11:08 a.m. just before the egg shell was sighted.  Dad is feeding Phoenix. Such a devoted loving dad.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1018/4592913230_baee58faa8.jpg)

Dad, I'm full  :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4592913258_8ace725f39.jpg)

11:06 a.m. Dad feeds Phoenix
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49k0bTpmqDc

11:10 a.m. Phoenix is full, heads for a rest and Dad partially settles over him

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSu7PAr0ZGA

All photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artbykris on May 09, 2010, 01:33:46 PM
Hello Eagle watching friends!  I just learned about this site this past week, and have been enthralled with watching this wonderful Eagle family. I can't seem to get anything else done for being riveted to the camera.  This question may have been asked many times, but is there a way to distinguish dad from mum? I have been watching this afternoon - both are in the nest with Phoenix - mum having returned from a jaunt outside the nest. I can't see any distinguishing differences in their characteristics. Is there anything obvious that would tell me which is which when I tune in after being absent? 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on May 09, 2010, 01:41:02 PM
The Hornbys are on alert at the moment.  Dad is on CU box and Mom is on nest edge.  I just took this screen cap, and then read in the chatroom that Doug said: (13:33) "A big immature eagle just flew over, from the north where they were looking over the nest and on to the south."

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/Hornbys-Familygathering-125PMPDT.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 09, 2010, 01:48:25 PM
1:39 pm
I thought this made a nice family group!
But now I see that they were on intruder alert!!  :eceek
I shall have to learn to get my pics into bucket quicker!! :D
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H9-5-10nicefamilygroup1-39pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 09, 2010, 01:53:31 PM
Hello Eagle watching friends!  I just learned about this site this past week, and have been enthralled with watching this wonderful Eagle family. I can't seem to get anything else done for being riveted to the camera.  This question may have been asked many times, but is there a way to distinguish dad from mum? I have been watching this afternoon - both are in the nest with Phoenix - mum having returned from a jaunt outside the nest. I can't see any distinguishing differences in their characteristics. Is there anything obvious that would tell me which is which when I tune in after being absent? 

Welcome to our world, artbykris!

You will find a lot of useful information in the Reference Center in this forum: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=26.0
including an article on how to tell Mom and Dad apart:  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=225.0


There is also a good FAQ on our website   http://www.hornbyeagles.com/
with answers to a lot of basic questions  http://www.hornbyeagles.com/eaglefaq.htm
and recommendations for other reliable sites to check http://www.hornbyeagles.com/resources.htm

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 09, 2010, 04:56:37 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/hornbyMay92010.jpg)

Video:  Intruders Fly over the Hornby Island Eagle Nest (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/a/u/0/gpACwFsK5AI)

Mom is quietly enjoying Mother's Day at the nest when Dad alerts her to intruders in the area! They both chase after the intruders, and then Mom returns, only to take off once more. She returns to the nest again, still on high alert, perched on the housing of the close-up camera. Dad finally returns (you can see his shadow as he flies over the nest).
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 09, 2010, 05:27:16 PM
Remember the attack at the Sidney nest on March 18, 2007?

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/mediagallery/mediaobjects/disp/9/9_albm_cover_attack_at_the_nest.jpg)

Intruder Alert at Sidney Nest (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/u/112/OjPcoEcdwhE)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 09, 2010, 05:30:42 PM
Am I seeing things? or is the egg back in the nest?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mishka on May 09, 2010, 07:38:52 PM
It never left, Sandy, it was just covered up with stuff.
Welcome Kris!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 09, 2010, 08:12:46 PM
SandyLL, part of the eggshell was seen earlier today. There are some photos on the previous page.  Mum and Dad buried it well.

7:59 p.m. Mum is on the nest as the light begins to fade.  It has been a beautiful sunny day in this corner of BC.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1386/4594327136_06381c35d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 09, 2010, 08:40:29 PM
7:40 PM  Not just shell - it does look like the egg resurfaced!

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1176/4594403998_dcc0991009_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 09, 2010, 09:10:48 PM
Here is the egg again at 9:00pm, after Mom got up to feed Phoenix some more herring:

(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3856/may9phoenixandegg.jpg) (http://img268.imageshack.us/i/may9phoenixandegg.jpg/)

Look how Phoenix has grown and makes the egg seem so small now.  

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 09, 2010, 11:39:08 PM
Remember the attack at the Sidney nest on March 18, 2007?

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/mediagallery/mediaobjects/disp/9/9_albm_cover_attack_at_the_nest.jpg)

Intruder Alert at Sidney Nest (http://www.youtube.com/user/BeautifulEagles#p/u/112/OjPcoEcdwhE)

Oh man, do I ever!  I think the whole thing was over 12 minutes, wasn't it?  I remember feeling like I didn't take a breath the whole time, but that's physically impossible ... It was so shocking, I remember thinking the sky was full of eagles at one point, and the defending parent was so absolutely fearless and fierce, I was so impressed and touched.  It was absolutely great but absolutely terrifying at the same time.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 10, 2010, 10:23:59 AM
It was about half an hour, from start to finish.  But the video I made was much shorter.  I shortened portions of the video when he eagles were away from the nest, chasing off the intruders.  The confrontation in the nest was dramatic.  It was raining that day, as well.  Some questions remain unanswered.  An eagle brought a piece of fish to the nest and was eating it.  Was that mom or one of the intruders?  There were several intruders, and someone saw a juvenile fly past the nest, too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: cwelsh on May 10, 2010, 12:06:14 PM
I was wondering what the noise is all about to-day.Sounds like some sort of heavy equipment but what kind I can't tell.I am also curious if there is some way to download the video image from the nest cam.Thanks Doug for this great view of one of God's most beautiful creations.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: typoscount2 on May 10, 2010, 12:32:43 PM
photos/screen caps ©Doug Carrick
mom feeding and burrying phoenix

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21232010-05-1013_51_20.jpg)    mom 's legs feeding @9:51:20

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21242010-05-1013_55_10.jpg)  @9:55:10

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21252010-05-1013_55_26.jpg)  @9:55:26

i believe this to be dad, see the differnt "pant legs, his rite is narrow at the bottom anckle his left is fluffier at the anckle

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21302010-05-1014_58_11.jpg)  @10:58:11

that eagle then went up out of sight, then this eagle same anckles dropped down


(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21312010-05-1015_03_16.jpg)  @11:03:16

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21322010-05-1015_03_38.jpg)    11:03:38

(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss3/TreeDreamers/hornby%20arpril%203/MWSnap21352010-05-1015_09_48.jpg)   11:09:48

this eagle showed to be dad
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 10, 2010, 12:35:52 PM
Hello cwelsh,  there is ongoing construction and renovation in the area.  As I type, the noise sounds like a 'pile driver'.    

After all the years Mum and Dad Hornby have nested here, they are used to it.  Just as they are used to planes overhead and noise from summer evening beach parties.  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 10, 2010, 12:38:36 PM
Typos, a lovely sequence of events. The non-viable egg is clearly seen.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 10, 2010, 01:36:04 PM
I was wondering what the noise is all about to-day.Sounds like some sort of heavy equipment but what kind I can't tell.I am also curious if there is some way to download the video image from the nest cam.Thanks Doug for this great view of one of God's most beautiful creations.

I believe this is the water well digger pounding away.

The videos can not be downloaded directly.  I sometimes use a commercial program called Replay Video Capture to record a segment. I think BBE uses a different program to do the same.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: quinnie13 on May 10, 2010, 02:33:18 PM
Greetings!

This is my first post in this forum.

I would like to thank each of you for all of the wonderful images, videos and notes regarding this fantastic experience.

My family and my college classes are completely engaged in the life of 'our little Phoenix.'

As an educator, I am extremely grateful to you, Doug, for sharing this incredible experience with the world!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 10, 2010, 03:12:36 PM
It was about half an hour, from start to finish.  But the video I made was much shorter.  I shortened portions of the video when he eagles were away from the nest, chasing off the intruders.  The confrontation in the nest was dramatic.  It was raining that day, as well.  Some questions remain unanswered.  An eagle brought a piece of fish to the nest and was eating it.  Was that mom or one of the intruders?  There were several intruders, and someone saw a juvenile fly past the nest, too.

I thought at the time and in review that the eagle eating the piece of fish was not one of the parents, just because of the very slight mantling and that 'guilty' look over the shoulder at one point.  I didn't realize that the eagle brought the fish, I thought it just dropped down on it.  jeez, if this was a digital dvd we could watch it in slow motion or frame by frame but everything was happening so fast it is hard to sort it out. The juvie is actually in this film.   I am so glad you got this recorded!  You are right, I forgot it was originally in three sections and then you did a fantastic editing job. I watched all three a number of times before you did so.  Thank you.  I had actually just watched the copy I have of this just because it was so very thrilling (and no one got hurt).  So I am very glad you posted it here for everyone.  Thanks again Beans!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 10, 2010, 04:56:38 PM
may 10 2010 16:32 - peekaboo

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4597187990_6c123d8637_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4597187990_6c123d8637_o.jpg)

may 10 2010 16:35 - enamoured of the camera

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4596572273_1ac1ee6bb3_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4596572273_1ac1ee6bb3_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mishka on May 10, 2010, 05:02:03 PM
OMG, did Phoenix double in size overnight???   :eceek  I just tuned in, and maybe it's only because she's closer to the camera, but she looks so much bigger!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 10, 2010, 05:20:32 PM
Flip-Flop-Fish

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/th_flipflopfish.jpg) (http://s52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/?action=view&current=flipflopfish.flv)

I hope PB will play this tiny clip....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 10, 2010, 08:22:15 PM

beans, that was cool!
Thanks for recording it.

i also loved the Sidney intruder video that you posted.
i*ve watched yours before, but i had to watch it again & again, trying to figure out what was going on there.
Thanks so much for all your videos.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 10, 2010, 08:23:43 PM
 :biggrin6 this is just amazing... what a beautiful site... this is my second day on the site and I am hooked... it will be awesome to watch this little one grow...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 10, 2010, 08:50:13 PM
Booni and beans; this 11 day old is growing by leaps and bounds and like Mum is not camera shy - thanks. :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 10, 2010, 09:19:21 PM
Welcome 'dancer 1265', it is all quite incredible. Four years later and I am still enthralled by Mum, Dad and the eaglets we have watched.

Look around this area in particular as there is a wealth of information. Please don't hesitate to ask questions and one of the group will answer.  Enjoy  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 11, 2010, 08:51:32 AM
Greetings!

This is my first post in this forum.

I would like to thank each of you for all of the wonderful images, videos and notes regarding this fantastic experience.

My family and my college classes are completely engaged in the life of 'our little Phoenix.'

As an educator, I am extremely grateful to you, Doug, for sharing this incredible experience with the world!!!


Hi quinnie welcome & hi to your family & college classes. :ecsmile
We're have a kids corner for classes here http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=11.0 it's geared more for younger grades, thought you might want to take a look anyways.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artbykris on May 11, 2010, 09:45:13 AM
Very surprised to see the entire intact egg today after thinking it had finally disentegrated over the weekend. I would swear I saw the egg moving when Dad came to the nest a few minutes ago with his meal.  I know I'm imagining, or it's the camera angle and wind.  Mesmerizing to watch this family, and how gentle they are -so different from the fierce attitude we expect from them. They are still protecting that egg - and Phoenix - with so much love.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 11, 2010, 10:11:19 AM
Welcome 'dancer 1265', it is all quite incredible. Four years later and I am still enthralled by Mum, Dad and the eaglets we have watched.

Look around this area in particular as there is a wealth of information. Please don't hesitate to ask questions and one of the group will answer.  Enjoy  :ecsmile

Thank you very much for the welcome!! I am totally hooked on this...I swear the little darling grew overnight.... I am in upstate NY and I also watch at the same time while I am working the nest in NJ...   My daughter comes down to where my desk is and watches with me.... I am still looking around the site and figuring things out, but the information that I have found has been extremely helpful and interesting... Thank you again and I will see you all on line...  :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 11, 2010, 10:17:41 AM
Welcome Dancer1265! Pretty soon you will be so friendly with the forum and website, you won't want to leave!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 11, 2010, 10:22:27 AM
Welcome Dancer1265! Pretty soon you will be so friendly with the forum and website, you won't want to leave!  :heart
Welcome Dancer1265! Pretty soon you will be so friendly with the forum and website, you won't want to leave!  :heart

Thanks!!! My name is Lisa by the way.... I don't want to leave... it is just amazing watching this.... my mom got me hooked on the nest in NJ and I started poking around and saw this one... That little bundle is so cute....I am looking forward the watching Phoenix grow....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: penalt on May 11, 2010, 12:00:58 PM
Hello folks, found this site awhile back and have been enjoying watching along with my family.  One question.  Lately, little phoenix seems to 'hide' for awhile.  Is s/he buried under some of the nest debris?

Keep it up.  I grew up in Cumberland so I know Hornby well.  I live in Vancouver now so watching the cam is almost like going home.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 11, 2010, 02:27:13 PM
Hello to all the new people!  Isn't this fun?  Whether we are seeing the nest for the first time or been watching for any length of time, these beautiful eagles are completely enchanting.  Who knew eagles have so much personality?  Who would ever believe that this personality is so immediately obvious?  Phoenix is growing so fast!  And all these beautiful chirps, sounds like a songbird except you can see her body moving with the chirps, so it is indeed her.

She's being so absolutely adorable right now, virtually passing out from so much food and all the effort eating it but wanting to stay awake and look around.  Absolutely precious. :eclove

I am seeing ladybugs, is this their mating season?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2010, 02:47:53 PM
Hello penalt, and welcome to the area you know well  :ecsmile  As you have probably already seen; w have a wealth of information in this area. Also other cams, puzzles, chat etc. Why not drop by 'Let's Get Acquainted' and introduce yourself to the group ?

Phoenix isn't moving to far as yet; so likely when you can't see s/he, it could be because s/he is either  tucked under a parent or between parent and the tree ?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2010, 02:58:29 PM
Roanna, good question re ladybugs mating season.  You're sure they were ladybugs you saw. Not big flies  :question

I searched using Google and determined that in the US (and Canada too?) they usually mate in the spring.  Another source  Yahoo answers (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080229140248AAFgPwi) said that
Quote
the mating season is anytime that the ladybugs are not hibernating. Typical life cycles are 3-4 weeks or up to six weeks in cooler spring seasons. There may be 5 - 6 generations produced per year.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2010, 03:08:53 PM
I checked in on the nest around 2 p.m. and Dad was on the nest feeding young Phoenix.

2:05 p.m.  Thanks for lunch Dad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4013/4599172861_403254a4e8.jpg)

2:09 p.m. I can sit up; even with an almost full crop  :eclol
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4599172929_74d755c946_m.jpg)

2:15 p.m.  The egg keeps reappearing
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/4599172977_fa9c85e7f4.jpg

Lunch/Snack time at Hornby
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFrhYMZLU70

Phoenix shows off his ability to sit up straight (even with a full crop) and to sunbathe ~ what, no sunglasses and a hat  :question
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNvWjQZ7ycM
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 11, 2010, 03:46:56 PM
Around 3:25 pm

who put that branch there?
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H5-11-10whoputthatbranch3-23pm.jpg)

Look at ME!!
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H5-11-10Lookatme3-23pm.jpg)

Phoenix has found the camera! :D
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H5-11-10Pfoundthecamera3-25pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Bairbre on May 11, 2010, 03:52:17 PM
Patuk those pictures are just wonderful!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on May 11, 2010, 04:53:28 PM
Our baby is getting bigger everyday. She is so adorable and she knows it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: woof947 on May 11, 2010, 05:32:42 PM
beautiful photos pat!  

great pictures and videos BBE!

 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2010, 05:38:47 PM
Pat, great capture of the 'mischievous' Phoenix.  The fun is just beginning in watching 'Perambulations of Phoenix'.

woof947 - thank you, we have a photogenic youngster  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 11, 2010, 07:42:57 PM
You got some great pictures there Pat.  Nice work everyone and welcome to all of our new members. Enjoy !
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 11, 2010, 07:54:49 PM
Roanna, good question re ladybugs mating season.  You're sure they were ladybugs you saw. Not big flies  :question

I searched using Google and determined that in the US (and Canada too?) they usually mate in the spring.  Another source  Yahoo answers (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080229140248AAFgPwi) said that  

Ladybugs have a pretty distinctive semicular shell - um, carapice?  is that the correct term?  We have a lot of them in Marin, and I have been on Mt. Tamalpais when they are gathered together in thousands - it's a ladybug mating ritual and you can actually hear all their shells clacking together.  their wings are under that carapice/shell whatever and it opens sideways kind of down the middle of their back to expose their wings when they want to fly- joint is up by their head.  They come in many different colors, some have spots and some don't, but their bodies are very distinctive.  Flies have external wings and a completely different conformation. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 11, 2010, 08:18:58 PM
I used to buy ladybugs for my roses.  Unfortunately, they would eat and run (er, fly).  Mt. Tam is a great place to hike on a spring day.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2010, 08:27:07 PM
Dinner hour and after at the nest

5:58 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mum and Phoenix have a bonding moment and maybe look for Dad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4012/4600479616_d94f6275d0.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1291/4600479678_b102b9fe38.jpg)

7:49 pm. Mum, I don't have room for dessert  :eclol
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1301/4599861313_8fdd896eb1.jpg)

Sleep well

©Doug Carrick 2010

ETA May 12 eve - I had identified the parent on the nest as Dad. In fact it iwas Mum.  :blush
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 11, 2010, 11:36:59 PM
Videos that go with the above post:

6 p.m. ~ A bonding moment with Mum (not Dad, as originally stated)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZqzMECWN1E

6:02 p.m. ~ Perhaps Mum is trying to convince Phoenix to have a nap; but Phoenix is not interested
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiNG1JzlObQ

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 12, 2010, 10:19:36 AM
Very nice, Ann.  I'm always glad to see tranquility at this nest...  everything as it should be... no intruders...  no storms...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: gchardy on May 12, 2010, 10:31:38 AM
Here's a question!
Can you confirm if the sound in the background is that of a pile driver hard at work along the foreshore.... If so, has it been observed that this poses a problem to the foraging for food by the parents along this section of the beach. 
Graham.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on May 12, 2010, 10:41:32 AM
Here's a question!
Can you confirm if the sound in the background is that of a pile driver hard at work along the foreshore.... If so, has it been observed that this poses a problem to the foraging for food by the parents along this section of the beach. 
Graham.

Graham - a water well is being drilled at a neighbouring property - it is inland from the beach.  It probably sounds worse on the sensitive camera mic than it really is at nest level.  Hopefully it will be finished soon.  It has not appeared to impact the foraging one little bit.  We have seen large numbers of fish coming in to the nest - nine fish came in yesterday!  It is a fact of life that construction noises are a daily occurrence around the nest, and have been for a few years.  It has not prevented the eagles from nesting here every year though.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 12, 2010, 10:43:37 AM
Hi Graham,  welcome to the forum.  Yes  the sound you here is re: drilling.  The neighbors are drilling for a water well.  The Hornby pair have been here for over 20 years and are used to the sounds of construction nearby, neighbors near, and even parties.  The island respects all of the eagles and they co-habit nicely.  The sound is actually louder for us because of the microphones then they are for the birds.

Snap! madrona,  we do mention slightly different things, so I'll go ahead and leave mine too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 12, 2010, 02:00:01 PM
1:50 to 1:55 PM  some interesting behavior seen

Dad reaches beak out after flies that come near the fish.  Phoenix does some preening of wing feathers.  Does a nice left wing stretch and walks up the hill some toward Dad.  Dad then goes toward the egg and rolls it and curls talons around it in preparation for incubating.  He cleans the nest with his beak, does some more roll of the egg.  What strong instincts to take care of the egg! In wide angle view at 1:59 and can't tell if he is sitting down on the egg or still crouched above it.

correction: it was a nice left wing and left leg stretch :)

Video coming soon to a theater near you. lol

edited to correct: it was Dad not Mom, I had it down as Mom previously.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 12, 2010, 02:25:51 PM
One screen cap and the promised movie.

Dad, flies and Phoenix

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_Momandthefly.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=Momandthefly.mp4)
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/FirefoxScreenSnapz127.jpg)

©Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 12, 2010, 02:32:38 PM
Thanks for the video!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 12, 2010, 04:13:55 PM
Your welcome. I thought it was different and worth showing. lol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: songbirdfarmer on May 12, 2010, 05:50:24 PM
I don't see the egg anymore - did they force it out of the nest?  could it be hiding? Is the egg any good or would it be a dud?  I'm new to watching this process so any information would be appreciated.  My 4 year old son and I are having so much fun watching the baby grow up - and I have everyone on my email list "hooked" on watching them, too.  What a pleasure - thank you for the opportunity! :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on May 12, 2010, 05:59:17 PM
Song birdfarmer it is still there gets buried reapears then unde Phoenix could be anywhere
  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on May 12, 2010, 06:06:34 PM
I don't see the egg anymore - did they force it out of the nest?  could it be hiding? Is the egg any good or would it be a dud?  

As you can see, songbirdfarmer, as of 5:40 PDT today the egg is still there.  It is, however, no longer viable.  Dad sometimes turns it, and it gets buried in the nest.  We are waiting to see what will happen to it.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/TheeggandI-May12-540PM.jpg)
Photo copyright Doug Carrick

Edited to add a second picture captured at 6:17 PM:
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc103/takecare_2007/Hornby/TheeggandI2-May12-17PM.jpg)
Photo copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 12, 2010, 06:08:29 PM
i swear Phoenix grew since last night... so precious watching mom and dad feed....they are all so beautiful... my daughter cannot wait to get home after school and see what is going on...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 12, 2010, 08:09:44 PM
I tell ya, I'm watching this nest 10 or so hours per day, you can almost literally watch our beautiful Phoenix growing!  Yesterday I was enchanted to see her little talons - they are starting to look like catcher's mits, I remember this stage so well with our beloved Skye, who spent the majority of her time right in front of the  closeup camera - as Phoenix is doing now.  Phoenix was snoozing away blissfully, and below the branch you could see her flexing her talons, they were looking all puffy.  I remember asking, when Skye was doing this with her talons inches away from the screen, if there are bones in there or was it some kind of gristle, they were so very flexible.

Remember just a couple of days ago when the egg was really huge in comparison to Phoenix?  And now it looks so small. Wow.

I'm so loving watching each new person coming on board and falling immediately in love with these amazing, wonderful, fantastic, stunning (I could go on  :eclove) eagles.


Welcome, welcome, welcome!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 12, 2010, 10:02:01 PM
A few minutes before 8 p.m. Dad on the nest, with a sleeping Phoenix. The dad appears to be grooming / preening his son; who then wakes up. Photos in sequence from 7:56 - 7;59 p.m.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4602643305_c2e33cf00f.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1380/4603258060_29117847d2.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3364/4602643345_383ebbd066.jpg)


I am not too sure what Dad was doing here.  Maybe looking for buried tasty morsels?

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1103/4603258092_d5288ec1e4_o.jpg)

Goodnight all  :nod2

All photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 12, 2010, 10:40:11 PM
Looks like Phoenix was using the egg as a pillow. lol

Welcome songbirdfarmer.  Welcome to the eagle holics anonymous. hehehehe

We love these eagles  :eclove :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: teacherlady on May 13, 2010, 06:33:49 AM
I am a substitute teacher and have shared this site in nearly every class I visit.  In one class, I was able to hook my laptop to a document reader so the class could watch the eagles on a large screen. It's so exciting to see young children share that they check the nest every day at home and ask for books about eagles in the school library.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 13, 2010, 06:49:27 AM

Wooooohooooooo!  :biggrin6
Welcome teacherlady & students!!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: gchardy on May 13, 2010, 07:15:15 AM
EMC & MADRONA,
 Thanks for the feedback regarding ambient noise.  It is reassuring to know that they have adapted nicely to the onslaught of human encroachment... although I have noted the summer beach crowds do impact the beach foraging grounds as witnessed by your accounts of the amount of fish brought to the nest. 
 It is interesting to note that these birds can be territorial and I assume this applies to their beach feeding grounds as well.  Is Hornby island still shared with approximately 14 other breeding Bald Eagles at this present time and do those foraging grounds overlap? 
Graham.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on May 13, 2010, 08:37:31 AM
 Responding to Graham, above.   I don't think the summer crowds have much effect on the eagles.  The throngs gather at the big sandy beachs almost exclusively.  Our beach and most of the other eagles beaches are rough and rocky - not encouraging to most people.

There are still around 14 resident eagle families on Hornby, but they keep changing nests and are difficult to follow.  Each family has claimed almost exclusive rights to their territorial stretch of beach.  There is enough food from our stretch of beach for our eagles and the same with other families, I presume.  Occasional transient eagles must steal from our beach but not significant.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 13, 2010, 11:28:13 AM
11:19 a.m.   A beautiful sunny day on the island.  Phoenix is seen (bottom right) under the 'sunbrella'  :eclol

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1033/4604635200_06ccd18d27.jpg)

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 13, 2010, 03:56:39 PM
3:40 pm
The parents were getting a tad dangerous moving that branch!!
Poor phoenix was underneath!!
Hot Spot here

Danger - Stick moving - Phoenix is underneath (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F13%2F2010-05-13-15-36_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=83611&start=228)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 13, 2010, 04:09:38 PM
Thanks, Pat!  It was equally scary when Dad arrived with that branch. 

Go to the start of Pat's link, or start here: Dad arrives with the big stick. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F13%2F2010-05-13-15-36_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=83612&start=25)

Thankfully, all is well and no one is hurt.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 13, 2010, 04:41:15 PM
Thanks, Pat!  It was equally scary when Dad arrived with that branch. 

Go to the start of Pat's link, or start here: Dad arrives with the big stick. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F13%2F2010-05-13-15-36_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=83612&start=25)

Thankfully, all is well and no one is hurt.

Thank you Nancy - that was the bit I was looking for - I thought I saw the branch across Phoenix's neck!!  :nope
Your clip also shows him flying in - can see him right out in the blue area!! :D
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 13, 2010, 04:49:14 PM
That was indeed scary. I have it on video now, processing. It is indeed on Phoenix's neck and back. I thought we lost the chick.  Whew!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 13, 2010, 05:02:16 PM
That got my heart racing for sure! I am so glad that the Phoenix is ok. It appeared like he just froze in place, which is good. I looked in on the nest and the chat and the discussion was about how the sticks are found by eagles, not the placement of the stick when dad arrived. Life is precious!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 13, 2010, 05:07:28 PM
I was holding my breath waiting for Phoenix to move again. Which he did, when Dad went to pick up a branch. lol  Phoenix and Mom didn't seem happy about a branch being moved again so soon.

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/th_DadPhoenixandthebranch.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l50/birdsbeth/Hornby%202009-2010/?action=view&current=DadPhoenixandthebranch.mp4)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 13, 2010, 05:16:22 PM
Mom seemed to see the danger both times, trying to fend the sticks away from Phoenix.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 13, 2010, 05:27:40 PM
Yes, she did try and stop the branch from coming close to Phoenix.  At one point both parents stared down at Phoenix when he was laying still.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 13, 2010, 05:43:46 PM
Even knowing what was about to happen, watching the video was scary.  Thanks to all for the info and video footage; which I hope will go into the Scrapbook?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on May 13, 2010, 05:59:22 PM
This may be silly but I have been wondering when the eaglets grow up and become adults, if they still recognize their parents and vice versa?

Do the eaglets as adults share the same same territory as their parents?

I can't seem to find anything on this.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 13, 2010, 07:21:17 PM
Artist, I am hoping that a more knowledgeable person will be by and answer your good questions.
I believe that adults and juvenile do recognize each other for a short period of time?

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

These are from 6:28 p.m. and the video from 6:34 p.m.  Phoenix appears to be alright after the earlier scare when Dad dropped the branch.  Phoenix is moving about and 'hit one' out of the nest.  :ecsmile

With the shadows I have chosen to post the 'small' size photo.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1054/4605545940_efddb630dd_m.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTF_sWaCZuA

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2010, 07:35:18 AM
may 14 2010 7:15 - Phoenix buried in grasses

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/4606687164_de564de525_o.jpg) (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/4606687164_de564de525_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Ti-Bob on May 14, 2010, 07:43:07 AM
look at all the nest maintenance in the past half hour ... I wonder if the birds know a storm is likely? I must check the weather forecast ... TB
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Beethoven on May 14, 2010, 07:58:07 AM
Hallo,
who can tell me what is with the second egg ?
Is it still alive ??

Best regards from Berlin, Germany
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Ti-Bob on May 14, 2010, 07:59:18 AM
Hmmm ... the weather looks good for today. Here's what is forecast for Courtenay BC for the week.

Today Sunny. High 21.
Tonight Clear. Low 9.
Saturday Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy in the morning. High 19.
Sunday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. High 16.
Monday A mix of sun and cloud with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 10. High 18.
Tuesday Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low 10. High 18.
Wednesday Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. Low 8. High 16.
Thursday Cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Low 7. High 16.

For those outside of Canada the Environment Canada weather site many people use is

http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html

Just work your way through to B.C. and I'm taking Courtenay as the closest locale to Hornby Island for forecasts, but others can correct me.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 14, 2010, 08:22:27 AM
Welcome teacherlady and students!
Welcome also to TobJob and Beethoven. So glad you found us and the Hornby nest. The egg is not going to hatch. We still see it at times, and one of the parents still rolls it occasionally
what a cute picture of Phoenix with head showing above the grass. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: radiotrash on May 14, 2010, 11:50:51 AM
This is so exciting!  Brand new here and very much an eagle novice.  But I am SO enjoying watching the baby and doting parents!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on May 14, 2010, 01:46:04 PM
OMG!  I was just peeking in at the pictures and videos.  And the huge sticks were awfully scary!  I am glad that our dear little Phoenix is okay.  :heart  And Mom Hornby sure was on duty to get the stick off of Phoenix.  She is amazing.  Poor Dad probably got "whatfor" :nono1 from Mom and he had been, I am sure, so very proud of his big sticks. He just wanted to build a fortress for his precious Phoenix.  Some projects are better attempted away from the baby though, Dad!  :eceek

Thank you for all the work to those who post information and pictures/video.  It is surely appreciated as it really helps keep me up to date on the nest happenings.  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 14, 2010, 03:28:50 PM
Hey all!!!
New to the forum, but long time lover BOP's, yes, I too was
watching when the big stick and dad landed on our lil one,
talk about hold your breath! I was freaking out! So glad mom
mom was on the ball, the softness of the well groomed nest
saved P's life. Thanks for this great cam!!, it's one big treat!
 :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 14, 2010, 03:44:24 PM
Welcome RadioTrash and SkyEye! So happy you are here! There is a lot of information on the forum - there are a bunch of us that just want to share.  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: agilly on May 14, 2010, 05:07:52 PM
I was so happy to read about Danny, Raptorman. Nice you could help so much. What a joy. We all love the eagles, and you made it better for us to enjoy. Thanks also to the Carricks, for making it all possible.
agilly from Oregon,USA
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 14, 2010, 05:10:01 PM
This may be silly but I have been wondering when the eaglets grow up and become adults, if they still recognize their parents and vice versa?

Do the eaglets as adults share the same same territory as their parents?

I can't seem to find anything on this.

artist, no questions are silly. We are all learning here.

I did answer the first question after you posted. 
Quote
I believe that adults and juvenile do recognize each other for a short period of time?   
   That appears to be correct.

Today Doug was on the Forum so I asked him your second question. His reply
Quote
Nobody shares the same territory as our eagles - not even there own children. Although they are allowed temporary visitations.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 14, 2010, 05:33:12 PM
WOW!!! I cannot believe how big... I was not on much today but the change just in the past week is amazing!!!! Makes me smile every time I see this family... so precious, so beautiful....
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 14, 2010, 10:08:20 PM
Welcome radiotrash, skyeye, agilly, and dancer1265 ! 

I've been thinking of some examples we've seen on web cams of the parents and the juvies.  On the river cam there were times that adults gave their food to the juvies without a fuss. (could be an offspring?)  We have had Hope (last year's Hornby offspring) fly over the nest and the parents not get upset as they would of an intruder. Boonibarb took photos of this last event. click here to see them.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg12084#msg12084
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 15, 2010, 01:02:14 AM
As a partial answer to the question, "Do adult eagles associate with their older offspring once they've left the nest?"  please see the following and then click on the link below to see the picture:

I took a picture of two bald eagles, in Dec., 2007, on the Nooksack Indian Reservation in Washington State. You can see an adult eagle getting ready to fly off after catching a salmon and eating some of it by the side of the river.

What interested me was that a juvenile bald eagle flew in and dropped down to sit beside the adult (hidden behind the adult eagle) and begin to eat the same salmon, also.  It seemed as if the older eagle might be the parent and was offering it to a juvenile offspring.  It all was peaceful and wonderful to watch.

Part of the wing display is that of the juvenile as it landed.  Click on this link to see the picture:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2008/2212021632_30a4d0cbcc_b.jpg

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 02:02:08 AM
From Fri. May 14:

11:14 a.m. Mum has just flown in with some fresh fish
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1182/4607946819_4f46339343.jpg)

4:40 p.m.  Mum keeps an eye on a sleeping  :question Phoenix  On the Chat Doug said that what appears to be two wires, are likely long blades of grass.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4607946865_ee64a06a6f.jpg)


5:02 p.m.  Look how much Phoenix has grown in 17 days.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1387/4608554568_4620bd4d42_o.jpg)

Doug, thank you for answering my question on the Forum

Photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Jean on May 15, 2010, 08:45:21 AM
Would anyone know more info about the types of insects that hang out in the nest? There seems to be some kind of beetle that crawls in front of the lens, and on the large branch in the foreground. Maybe an inch or so long?

Took a look in the Reference Centre, couldn't find any posts but maybe I didn't look hard enough?   :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 15, 2010, 11:15:18 AM
may 15 2010 11:10 - Phoenix surveys the territory

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1081/4608975815_e06d3108be_o.jpg) (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1081/4608975815_e06d3108be_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 11:38:35 AM
Jean, welcome to the Hornby nest. We are really enjoying watching Phoenix grow up.   I can't answer your question re the beetle.  If you frequent the Chat, and you see  Doug is there (mid - late afternoon and other times too if there is action at the nest) ask him your question.

Enjoy the nest, chat and forum.

BBE
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 01:06:47 PM
An interesting hour or so watching the nest. Mum flew in with a fresh midshipman she had caught. Doug was watching and recorded the event.  

NancyM has made Seekpoints on 2 segments of broadcast.  And also one of Mum flying into the nest with the 'catch of the day' .

Thanks Nancy.

Lunch (not fish  :eclol ) is needed here; so I'll be back later with screen caps etc.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 15, 2010, 01:25:32 PM
Doug's  movie (click the links):

Part 1. Mom on Dinner Rock. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F15%2F2010-05-15-12-26_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=84015&start=563)

Part 2.  Along the shoreline, and Mom flying off with the midshipman fish (plus seaweed). (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F15%2F2010-05-15-12-36_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=84017&start=2)


Mom arriving at the nest with the fish (close-up cam view) (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F15%2F2010-05-15-12-26_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=84010&start=76)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 15, 2010, 01:27:58 PM
(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Hornby%20Island%20Eagle%20Nest/phoenixanddadmay152010.jpg)

Video:  Phoenix and Dad Spend Quality Time Together (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUQEVvRechs)

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 15, 2010, 01:32:20 PM
Wow!  Great videos!  Doug needs a YouTube site, where they could all be grouped together.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 15, 2010, 02:14:52 PM
Couldn't we group them together here? A thought... They do come randomly.  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 15, 2010, 02:35:24 PM
Couldn't we group them together here? A thought... They do come randomly.  :eclol

BBE has made a list  ...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 15, 2010, 02:36:49 PM
How about a link to her list? I missed that--
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 03:11:15 PM
Making and posting the list of Doug's videos shown since the cam went live in Oct. has been a 'work in progress'. As such the list has been seen only by those working on the project.

Before the hatch etc. we had
Yes, the project needs to completed and the list posted.

Today or tomorrow I will add Blue's 'storm' video and the one's from today to the list.
  
We need a title for the thread. Then thread can be made and the list moved into it.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 04:50:25 PM
From lunch time today:

12:10 pm ~ View of Mum's legs, Dad's back and Phoenix's talon.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/4610249838_eb84616b0b.jpg)

12:19 pm ~ I eat whether I'm flat or upright  :eclol
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1118/4610249892_80c45e091a.jpg)

12:27 pm ~ And here I am eating while upright  :eclol
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1199/4610249984_651b876a68.jpg)

12:33 pm ~ Mum is looking up. Is there another bird ?
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1230/4610250058_0b7a2c6f00_o.jpg)

12:34 pm ~ Family Portrait
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1034/4610250078_d4f8a44709.jpg)

12:38 pm ~ Dad left during Doug's video of Mum catching a midshipman for lunch.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1012/4610250130_1e3e264cdd_o.jpg)

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 06:04:54 PM
12:04 - 12:07 pm ~ We see and hear a bee buzzing around (and it wanted its photo taken ☺, Dad appears to 'grooming' and Phoenix is displaying a talon or two.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=394Q0CYytg0

12:12 - 12:20pm ~ Mum arrives with a live midshipman (she just caught it on the shoreline). She then leaves and Dad starts to feed young Phoenix.  Edited from long episode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLDLpEsN-c

12:22 pm ~ Phoenix demonstrates that he is adept at eating either prone or upright   :eclol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1x5raYsPh4

Merci beaucoup Doug

©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 15, 2010, 06:19:28 PM
Phoenix loves to eat!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 06:32:32 PM
For those of you may have missed this yesterday (May 14) - Bruner waved the flag while visiting Doug and Sheila.

I have sent a PM to Bruner with the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm4wF-r3pm8
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 06:33:59 PM
Yes beans, Phoenix always has room for a tad more.  :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 07:28:50 PM
This is my last one from lunch time.  About 3 minutes, taken as Mum had flown in with fish and ending just before Doug's video started.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzllmF53Mts
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 10:27:27 PM
5:20 pm ~ Mum, the unhatched egg and a Midshipman.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1192/4610930210_8bdb405728.jpg)

Just after 8 pm ~ Mum flies away
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1138/4610321089_db22f928c7.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1411/4610930314_1f601facf4.jpg)

And Phoenix is alone for about a minute or so; huddled with the unhatched egg 

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1141/4610321057_a0f61a1c66.jpg)

But not alone for long > > >
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 15, 2010, 10:36:32 PM
I had forgotten I was recording (multi-tasking) so i was able to stop and start to kept some in progress photos,

Dad returns around 8:08 pm

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4610321291_babc3f7064.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3394/4610321253_6aa5fc8a3f.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1224/4610930530_0a92bde4a2.jpg)

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1016/4610321153_6783df3029.jpg)

The 'little duffer' sleep through Dad's arrival - but sensed food at hand   :eclol   An adult needs to break into the  fish to reach soft morsels for Phoenix. So initially it looks like 'Dad 4 vs Phoenix 1' in mouthfuls.  Phoenix is up on his wrists for feeding.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4610321189_fdae2e97d1.jpg)

And at 9:32 pm Doug and Sheila kindly had the porch lights on for us.  I missed if Doug flashed them  :question

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4610321327_989c3bb449.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 15, 2010, 10:45:00 PM
I've got the video that goes with your last screenshot, BBE, if YT will ever finish processing it...  (it is having a problem.  Lots of users have posted on the help site.)

ETA - Sneaking my answer in here - I had trouble with my last video. 3 mins. took forever /BBE

I uploaded it a second time... Beans
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 15, 2010, 10:56:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPVVhuzVv9A
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 15, 2010, 11:11:12 PM
Nice pics and videos BBE and beans.  Love the peaceful music and mom tucking her head in for some zzzzz's..  :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 16, 2010, 12:20:49 AM
Thanks beans   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 16, 2010, 12:26:26 AM
You're supposed to be in bed-- :nono1
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 16, 2010, 12:37:05 AM
Ditto, (I was, but couldn't sleep) We will have to remove these two posts at some point as 'Off Topic'. And Mary Jane should be in hers also  :eclove  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Dandylyon on May 16, 2010, 08:08:33 AM
Hi all,
Did the camera get bumped inside its housing sometime during the last couple of days?  The right side looks like the inside of the housing.

I can't stop watching!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on May 16, 2010, 08:39:14 AM
 :eclove  ohh beans with the night sounds and peeps by Phoenix accompanied by the music gives me wonderful chills!!   :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 16, 2010, 09:17:04 AM

That was a LOVELY video beans!
Thanks so much!  :eclove

Dandylyon, the camera hasn*t been moved.
It is just that the sun is rising further north now, & illuminating the housing on the inside right side now.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Colleen on May 16, 2010, 12:01:25 PM
Hi all... I continue to enjoy watching the eagles.  Tuned in just now to find Phoenix all alone.  Don't think I've ever seen him all alone.  Guess mom and dad aren't worried he'll do a header out of the nest.  
Thank you for continuing to keep me in awe!
Enjoy the day.

Colleen
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: CharlieWV on May 16, 2010, 12:23:31 PM
Here are some of the photos I took on my flight yesterday to do flyovers for Armed Forces Day Parades and the funeral of an airman who was shot down in WWII according to what information we received.  He was lost at sea and his remains were discovered, along with dog tags and other articles that identified him.  We flew over just after honor guard fired the salute and taps were played.    (http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy154/CharlieWV/taxingtorunway.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 16, 2010, 02:47:44 PM
Hi all, for some strange reason I can only see a few of the pictures on this page.  Can that be because of the YouTube problem?  So weird, especially when, for instance, in sequential posts a bunch of BBE's pix came through but in others of hers they didn't.  I really love the pictures and don't want to miss any (videos ditto), not to mention I'd really love to see CharlieW's pictures, my dad served in WWII (on the Tennessee) and I remember that time well even tho I was really young, it was of course the topic of much conversation & reading out loud of war news.  I was born in 1942-December 7 actually-so there remained keen interest in our home for many, many years

 :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 16, 2010, 02:59:10 PM
Photobucket has had some issues in the last few days.  If the YouTube links are complete, but the pictures don't load or load half way, then it's a PB problem (or the problem of another image hosting site).

In Charlie's post, the pictures may not have the correct codes.  Each picture should be posted this way: (http://correct url here)  We have a Technical Help and Tutorials sub-forum, which will be helpful.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 16, 2010, 03:03:52 PM
Thanks Jean.  When the problem is fixed, will the pictures then appear?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 16, 2010, 03:04:45 PM
When he edits his post, using the correct codes, the pictures should appear.  :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 16, 2010, 04:12:35 PM
We would love to see CharlieW's pictures but they do not belong in the Hornby Nest Discussion thread - which is for pictures and discussion of the Hornby Nest Webcam.

Charlie - we have a General Chat area on the forum.  You might like to post your pictures in the Photos and Stories thread here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=95.250
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 16, 2010, 04:37:33 PM
Doug, you're doing a great job, but could we please have closeups of the feedings?  This is the 2nd one this afternoon which has been long distance. :(
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 16, 2010, 04:43:35 PM
thank you!!!  :ecsmile :ecsmile :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: luvthebirds on May 16, 2010, 06:19:05 PM
Just looked in at the nest and saw Phoenix sleeping with his/her wing over his/her egg "blankie".  S/he sure seems to be attached to the unhatched egg.  Makes a nice security blanket at times I guess.  As well as a seat sometimes.  :ecwink

Picture taken on May 16, 2010, 6:05pm.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/4613264471_506bb7c4bc.jpg) (http://)

Phoenix loves Eggie.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 16, 2010, 07:25:14 PM
Roanna, re seeing / not seeing my pics.  My photos are uploaded to Flicker. They haven't that I am aware of had a problem with uploading the past two days.  Yesterday YouTube did have a problem uploading videos. 'beans' had to reload one hers and one of mine ( 3 min duration) took a lot longer than usual to load.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 16, 2010, 09:04:14 PM
 :chuckle  at 8:40 pm we have Mum, Phoenix, an uneaten (to my eyes) Midshipman and a multi-legged bug on the camera lens.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4614347950_1cf79cd62d_m.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4613731171_e7f014a0e8_m.jpg)

 :rotf1

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 16, 2010, 09:12:15 PM
8:50 pm ~ and the bug has departed.  What is Phoenix chewing on?  Chat says likely a feather.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4614377830_6cfbfa3c9c.jpg)

8:54 pm ~ Phoenix was intent on moving himself around = a warning.  And sure enough he 'fired one out on the nest'.  Video to follow

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4614377830_6cfbfa3c9c.jpg)

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 16, 2010, 09:23:06 PM
Phoenix Gets Ready, Aims and Fires

8:53 pm ~ Phoenix is seen with Mum and a Midshipman (fish). Phoenix was then on the move. And if you have watched long enough - you know what he was about to do.  :eclol

He 'fired one out of the nest'. Getting more forceful. Just as he fired, Doug changed the camera to wide angle focus. But turn up the volume and it can be heard. :nod2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGmjfY5QQJI

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on May 16, 2010, 09:46:15 PM
That video was hilarious, BBE. :eclol  I've seen firing many times but never actually concentrated on listening. :mhihi 

For a few seconds there I was fearing that he was going to aim at the camera. :eceek  Thankfully, all is well in that department.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 17, 2010, 06:28:16 AM
Doug & the webcam made the Edmonton Journal today!

Click here for article (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/bird+word/3036729/story.html)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 17, 2010, 10:53:32 AM
Congratz on the Article Doug,
About the tree....I know that the Eagles are our focus here, but I was wondering about the tree.
It looks like it is broken off not far above the nest, leaving me to wonder if it wasn't struck by lightning at some point?
   
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: pdx_viewer on May 17, 2010, 11:30:58 AM
Great cam.  Love the sound and the perspective.  Hate to complain but the banner ads that pop up every 5 seconds cover the eagles when they are at the bottom of the frame.  Could the banner ads be moved to the top of the frame? 

Just a suggestion...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Doug on May 17, 2010, 11:43:35 AM
When we bought our property in 1980, (30 years ago) the top of the nest tree looked exactly the same as it does today.  It didn't have a nest in it then - not until 1989.  We rarely get lightning around here so most likely the trunk had a degree of rot in it and broke off in a wind storm.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 17, 2010, 01:10:41 PM
And it's a Douglas fir?, I'm just guessing...
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 17, 2010, 01:26:34 PM
Yes, it is a Douglas-fir.  Here is a view of the tree from the ground.  

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=221.0

I think the nest is 125 feet above the ground, out of sight from below.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Roanna on May 17, 2010, 01:56:23 PM
I've just checked to see if anyone else saw what I just did ... Phoenix was walking!  The view was from above so maybe she was balancing on her elbows/wrists whatever, but posture sure looked like she was walking!  I feel like a proud grandma ...

 :clap :clap :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 17, 2010, 02:03:13 PM
That's great news!  I noticed that Phoenix, Sidney Nest, just started walking, too.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: radiotrash on May 17, 2010, 02:41:54 PM
Wow!  I am astonished at how much Phoenix has grown since Friday afternoon!  This is just remarkable to watch.  :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 17, 2010, 02:46:23 PM
Doug & the webcam made the Edmonton Journal today!

Click here for article (http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/bird+word/3036729/story.html)

In a couple of the comments under the article they are saying the cams put off radiation, i've never heard of this. :puzzled2
I wouldn't think they do.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: radiotrash on May 17, 2010, 03:10:52 PM
I noticed  Dad (I think) pulling old fish from within the nest and feeding it to Phoenix and nibbling himself.  Does their prey ever get too...er...ripe for them to consume safely, or are their digestive systems equipped to handle the bacteria?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on May 17, 2010, 03:33:33 PM
In a couple of the comments under the article they are saying the cams put off radiation, i've never heard of this. :puzzled2
I wouldn't think they do.

It's simply not true. The cameras use one or more charge coupled devices to convert light engergy into electrical energy. The circuits in the cameras are simple low voltage timing circuits. The only radiation would be infra-red light in the night vision cameras, and it's not ionizing radiation. It's the same as the infra-red LEDs used in a television remote control. Nothing to be concerned about.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 17, 2010, 03:37:07 PM
I noticed  Dad (I think) pulling old fish from within the nest and feeding it to Phoenix and nibbling himself.  Does their prey ever get too...er...ripe for them to consume safely, or are their digestive systems equipped to handle the bacteria?

The eagle's stomach is very acidic, and kills most, if not all, bacteria.

You might find the FAQ on our website a helpful resource:  http://www.hornbyeagles.com/eaglefaq.htm
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 17, 2010, 03:42:14 PM
This afternoon was a good photo op for close-ups of our growing eaglet.  :eclove

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/4617025046_92acf4e56f_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4026/4617025932_d09dd2b200_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4616410259_5b5a92febf_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/4617026208_0b55bbd798_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 17, 2010, 04:11:40 PM
I like the furtive look in the bottom photo, Nancy
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 17, 2010, 06:07:42 PM
It's simply not true. The cameras use one or more charge coupled devices to convert light engergy into electrical energy. The circuits in the cameras are simple low voltage timing circuits. The only radiation would be infra-red light in the night vision cameras, and it's not ionizing radiation. It's the same as the infra-red LEDs used in a television remote control. Nothing to be concerned about.

Thanks Raptorman for clarifying, it sounded off the wall. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 17, 2010, 06:13:32 PM
Nancy, great photos of Phoenix.  Mum and Dad may hire an agent soon to handle all the photo ops  :eclol

It was a warm afternoon at the nest. Phoenix was seen panting and it appeared no position was comfortable.  Mid you he was also contending with Midshipman flopping around.  Mum dropped one off about 2 pm

2:07 pm ~ the fish can be seen on Phoenix's left side
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4616696169_4ddb2fb1c7.jpg)

2:08 pm ~ the fish moved and startled Phoenix
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/4616696263_ce62c7c048.jpg)

2:10 pm  ~ Phoenix is doing his best to stay cool
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4616696233_1085670c76.jpg)

2:08 pm ~ this is after Mum dropped off the fish and it startled Phoenix when it moved.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx7eAoTbcLg

2:17 pm ~ Phoenix is panting as it is a warm afternoon. Phoenix lies down near the log, gets up and preens his feathers. Then at about 1 min. into the video the fish moves again. We know they can live for some time out of the water. but ☺
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpAnkyLCR00

© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: teacherlady on May 17, 2010, 06:14:41 PM
I don't mean any disrespect, but I think Phoenix looks a lot like Gonzo from the Muppets!   :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 17, 2010, 06:20:59 PM
I don't mean any disrespect, but I think Phoenix looks a lot like Gonzo from the Muppets!   :biggrin3


:rotf1 still adorable.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 17, 2010, 06:44:15 PM
My goodness... Phoenix got so big!  absolutely adorable... mom and dad are such wonderful parents.  I did see the most beautiful thing this morning though, no sure if anyone else saw it... dad was flying away, and mom and Phoenix were watching as he did... took my breath away... :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 17, 2010, 07:15:29 PM
Mom's feet and talons compared with Phoenix

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4616929487_239723edcc_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/4617543662_9e56bb5319_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4617543876_3710a0fd7b_o.jpg)


Mom preens

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/4617543778_2f827f6967_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: boonibarb on May 17, 2010, 07:19:42 PM

may 17 2010 6:39pm - Mum preens under her right wing

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4617560500_f65b8aed46_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4617560500_f65b8aed46_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 17, 2010, 07:57:22 PM
I like that picture!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: beans on May 17, 2010, 07:58:43 PM
Nancy, that picture of Phoenix (top of your three) is very special.  Love the feet!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Cawatcher on May 17, 2010, 08:49:26 PM
BOONI ROCKS!!! What captures  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Laurad on May 18, 2010, 01:23:55 AM
That's such a great capture, might make a good one for the jigsaw - imagine doing the jigsaw of that picture without having a preview of it first.. you would wonder what on earth it was all about.  :puzzled2 :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 18, 2010, 09:56:35 AM
I'm sure if I searched long enough, I could find the answer, but which number is this nest on Dougs map?

Uugg what dreary weather. it's raining here as well, which makes it seem like I'm closer.. :ecsmile
I have some captures to post when I get a chance.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 18, 2010, 09:59:31 AM
Skyeye, It's Nest No. 10 on Doug's map.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 18, 2010, 10:00:46 AM
That's such a great capture, might make a good one for the jigsaw - imagine doing the jigsaw of that picture without having a preview of it first.. you would wonder what on earth it was all about.  :puzzled2 :eclol

Good idea, Laurad.  Consider it done!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 18, 2010, 10:06:03 AM
Thanks Tiger, I saved that map to my ipod last night, so now I can get an Idea of what direction it's facing.  :binocs  :ecsmile
I wish they would come out with a flash player for it so I could watch in my livingroom. :ecrolleyes
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 18, 2010, 10:08:54 AM
now I can get an Idea of what direction it's facing.

east southeast?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 18, 2010, 10:19:50 AM
Oh!! papas back! :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 18, 2010, 10:32:56 AM
east southeast?

Skyeye, it's facing east (toward the BC mainland).  From our forum Reference Center Q & A thread:

"The nest is located on Hornby Island, which is off the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada."

aerial map showing Hornby Island:

(http://www.hornbyeagles.com/images/googlemap_1.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 18, 2010, 11:55:30 AM
 :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 18, 2010, 01:54:31 PM
'skyeye' welcome to the eagles of Hornby island; good to have you here. all sorts of information in this section of the forum. Enjoy.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 18, 2010, 02:03:45 PM
Nancy you have some super 'seekpoints'. The wind and rain appears to be picking up and where I am it is starting up.

Photos and video from 1:45 pm.  It is certainly windy at the nest. Mum has good eye on Phoenix.  There are white caps along the shoreline.  Wind is blowing Mum's coiffure awry  :ecsmile

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3371/4619260299_4c6ec52845_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4619260363_5f813a8196.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBYXgk_-WgE

© Doug Carrick 2010 - with thanks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: lookylo on May 18, 2010, 02:34:39 PM

Big Feet come in Three's
(http://i556.photobucket.com/albums/ss1/lookylo/eagles/feet.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 18, 2010, 02:39:29 PM
Fabulous screencapture Lookylo! That is just great. Thank you!  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 18, 2010, 03:25:08 PM
From today

Who's down there?!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/triggerfoot/camera/whosdownthere.jpg)

about to take flight

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/triggerfoot/camera/takeoff.jpg)

Being Vocal!!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/triggerfoot/camera/momcalling.jpg)

Leaving

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/triggerfoot/camera/LEAVING.jpg)

incoming!!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/triggerfoot/camera/approaching.jpg)

all By MYself..!!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i122/triggerfoot/camera/allbymyself.jpg)

 :ecwink
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: betty on May 18, 2010, 04:06:39 PM
First time on this discussion board but have been watching for a few days now.  Lovely to see the chick and parents. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 18, 2010, 05:27:10 PM
Ok, someone mentioned here that Phoenix would become a fledging on July 20 and I did not know what a fledgling was so I googled it.  Apparently, an eaglet becomes a fledging on the first day that s/he flies.  How can it be predicted the day that Phoenix will fly?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 18, 2010, 08:18:17 PM
Sandy, that sounds like a guestimate - Last year the eaglet Hope took her maiden flight on July 21, at 85 days of age. Phoenix might fly at a similar age.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: passerine on May 18, 2010, 08:26:01 PM
First time on this discussion board but have been watching for a few days now.  Lovely to see the chick and parents. 
Hi Betty, welcome.

Thanks everyone for all the great captures & videos muchly appreciated. Love the feet  :giggle
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on May 18, 2010, 09:03:52 PM
artist, no questions are silly. We are all learning here.

I did answer the first question after you posted.     That appears to be correct.

Today Doug was on the Forum so I asked him your second question. His reply


Thanks BBE and Doug for answering the questions. I haven't been on for a few days and my has that little bird grown.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on May 18, 2010, 11:50:41 PM
Great screencaps!!! I love all of you who make them, you make my day!!! Thank you so much!!!! :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 19, 2010, 12:19:48 AM
Lookylo, your photo of "Big Feet Come in Three's" is a super snapshot :eclol
I see a jigsaw puzzle possibly being made from the photo for our  Puzzles and Games   (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=135.0) thread  :question

skyeye, your series of photos really capture some of the daily sights we see.

Donnae, welcome back.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 19, 2010, 12:33:20 AM
Sandy, Doug's Eagle Dates (Timetable) - Hornby Island   (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=38.msg513#msg513) lists some other dates (based on his many years of observing the eagles) when eagles perform certain activities; such as return from migration, mating, hatch dates, and more.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: dancer1265 on May 19, 2010, 07:50:50 AM
 :grouphug2 Phoenix has gotten so big... I cannot believe it... looks windy up there today... so beautiful the relationship between the parents and the little fluff ball... every time I look, I see more and more feathers... growing up way too fast... :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 19, 2010, 10:23:55 AM
I'm late to the party Skyeye, but I LOVE the photos you got yesterday. Nice sequence and titles too. :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 19, 2010, 10:32:52 AM
Thanks, I plopped them in photoshop first before posting, trying to get the levels straight.
The last is my fav, I was singing that song when I posted it.. :biggrin6
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: teacherlady on May 19, 2010, 11:25:27 AM
I have noticed Phoenix  (a.k.a.Gonzo) laying over the egg or sitting on it like a barstool.  Do you suppose that he is mimicking parent behavior?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Julie on May 19, 2010, 11:50:46 AM
I absolutely adore watching these magnificent creatures.
Phoenix is zonked out having an after lunch nap.  Sure wish
the other egg would have hatched. 
I can't thank Doug enough for bringing this to us to see. I
am watching from Galveston, Texas.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 19, 2010, 01:31:22 PM
Last night on our CHCH TV news out of Hamilton they showed a bald eaglet, older than Phoenix, who needs help.  Last week we had winds gusting up to 100 km in some areas of Ontario.  A bald eagles' nest came crashing to the ground with two eaglets; one did not make it, the other one was operated on for broken bones at the Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre (http://www.salthaven.org/).  They are hoping the little one will make it and are running out of funds and asking for donations for food.

Hope I haven't made a mistake by posting this here, but I thought as we are all bald eagle lovers now (a lot of thanks to Doug) maybe some of us can help them out a little.

Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 19, 2010, 07:39:35 PM
It is a wet and windy evening on the island.  And high gusts of wind are in the forecast. Mum is on the nest. For Phoenix's safety she is applying the eagle move 'pin you down by the wing'.

Parents have obviously been to the fish market today  :ecwink    Phoenix is 'napping' and periodically we hear a peep and see him move his head and try to move - to no avail.

Then it is obvious that Phoenix has had it and 'needs' to get out from under and we know why don't we  :eclol

Eaglets are born knowing that 'soiling' the nest is not done.  They all know how to assume the position and 'fire one out of the nest'.  :mhihi

These are from 6:51 - 6:58 pm.

Think I need to nudge Mum to move
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/4622689671_7da6fc5200.jpg)

Pleeezzz let me out ~ ~ ~ or else  :ecrolleyes
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/4623294754_59da85acd5_o.jpg)

I have this back up and fire motion down pat ~ watch out
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/4622689779_30d0f470ee.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pow9s9cG6Es

Phoenix On A Mission
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRstVwaQxek
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 19, 2010, 07:44:43 PM
 :eclol  BBE    - thanks!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 19, 2010, 08:40:07 PM
Love your story, BBE.  Thankyou.

That was quick - he aimed into the wind and ducked for cover again.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: fol-di-rol on May 19, 2010, 08:40:41 PM
Mom and Phoenix - a tender moment

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/pb_swmbo/eagles%203/ScreenShot019.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 19, 2010, 08:40:59 PM
Hi Julie. Welcome to the Hornby forum. Pull up a chair and make yourself comfortable. Lots of info here, look around and don't be afraid to ask questions.

SandyLL, thanks for letting us know about your local eagles. Sure hope the little one heals well and survives.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 19, 2010, 09:16:06 PM
Last night on our CHCH TV news out of Hamilton they showed a bald eaglet, older than Phoenix, who needs help.  Last week we had winds gusting up to 100 km in some areas of Ontario.  A bald eagles' nest came crashing to the ground with two eaglets; one did not make it, the other one was operated on for broken bones at the Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education Centre (http://www.salthaven.org/).  They are hoping the little one will make it and are running out of funds and asking for donations for food.

Hope I haven't made a mistake by posting this here, but I thought as we are all bald eagle lovers now (a lot of thanks to Doug) maybe some of us can help them out a little.

Sandy, thanks for posting about your eagles - we have also discussed this story in another thread, about rehabilitation needs: 
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=192.msg12641#msg12641

Maybe you can update us there?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 20, 2010, 06:17:03 AM
poor mum looks soaked to the bone!!  :scared
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 20, 2010, 10:09:50 AM
Skeye, actually, Mom probably is ok below her top feathers.  Bald eagles are built for rainy, cold weather, and even swim with heavy fish at times.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: campdogs on May 20, 2010, 11:45:58 AM
 :biggrin3  Lovin' this eagle cam.  Somebody sent it to me as a lilnk and I am enjoying it greatly.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 20, 2010, 11:55:17 AM
We're glad you are enjoying the eagles on the cam with us, Campdogs.  Welcome to the forum, also.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 20, 2010, 02:09:37 PM
Around 11:35 this morning, Dad brought in a HUGE branch with big green maple leaves - it was a rather hilarious interaction between Mom, Dad, and the branch.  Here is a link to the archived hotspot (action starts about 50 seconds into the segment)

Dad and the maple branch. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-11-33_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85030&start=4)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/4624732947_2a0a83c791_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4624735313_ac2c37714d_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4624735505_c36ac21f75_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4624735745_8eedfe90d2_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 20, 2010, 03:28:38 PM
NancyM, that is precious! The video brought out laughs over here for sure! Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 20, 2010, 03:50:25 PM
IMHO the best thing to watch is Phoenix being fed.  The view of Phoenix has been at least 2.5 hours since I logged on at home and now we are missing Phoenix's 3rd feeding.  :ecsad
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 20, 2010, 04:38:58 PM
Thanks for telling us about the maple branch, Nancy.  It was a great interaction between Mom and Dad - even Phoenix kept grabbing the end that was invading his space. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mishka on May 20, 2010, 05:57:02 PM
Sorry I don't have the time to make a seekpoint of this, but for about ten minutes, starting from 5:42, Phoenix was once again the victim of nestorations.  Dad is fussing about off cam, and keeps knocking her down, first with his tail feathers and wing, and then with a stick.  Poor Phoenix!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 20, 2010, 07:15:39 PM
Mishka is this the segment you are referring to ?  I have made a seekpoint for full segment.  But, at present on the Archived Broadcasts and Seekpoints there is no sound on replay ?  Maybe a power outage at Zaplive ?  See Note

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-17-44_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85063&start=15

ETA at 11:03 pm - that was not the problem, something on my computer caused the problem.  Segment now plays for with sound (may have to turn it a little more than usual)  :nod2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 20, 2010, 07:20:52 PM
Thanks, BBE - I have sound on the replay.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on May 20, 2010, 07:29:08 PM
IMHO the best thing to watch is Phoenix being fed.  The view of Phoenix has been at least 2.5 hours since I logged on at home and now we are missing Phoenix's 3rd feeding.  :ecsad
Sandy - I believe you must be commenting on the difference between viewing the CU (close up) Cam and the WA (wide angle) Cam?  All of the feedings are visible on either camera, but because we can't run both cameras simultaneously, we depend on Doug to change the view.  Maybe you missed his post about this very dilemma.   Click here to read what Doug has to say about the two different camera views (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=31.msg12990#msg12990).

He sums it up like this:
Quote from: Doug
If I am here watching both cameras, I can pick out the best picture and change it accordingly.  However, if I am not here, the screen may well be left on one of the cameras which is not the best.  But I cannot and do not choose to be sitting here all day long - so often things are not set the best way.

Nevertheless, I think that it is fortunate that we have both cameras which can provide the best pictures, at least some of the time.

I do hope this explanation helps you understand why you won't always see a feeding on the CU cam. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 20, 2010, 07:42:24 PM
At least with the WideAngle camera we can see everything that is happening like the eagles flying in or out and perched on the cam box.  We would have missed that wonderful interaction between Mom and Dad and the maple branch on the CloseUp cam. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Raptorman on May 20, 2010, 07:49:03 PM
Mishka is this the segment you are referring to ?  I have made a seekpoint for full segment.  But, at present on the Archived Broadcasts and Seekpoints 0 there is no sound on replay ?  Maybe a power outage at Zaplive ?

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-17-44_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85063&start=15

The sound worked for me too  :puzzled2
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 20, 2010, 08:34:08 PM
Around 11:35 this morning, Dad brought in a HUGE branch with big green maple leaves - it was a rather hilarious interaction between Mom, Dad, and the branch.  Here is a link to the archived hotspot (action starts about 50 seconds into the segment)

Dad and the maple branch. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-11-33_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85030&start=4)

Here is part 2 - several hours later:

Dad waves the maple leaf (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-15-43_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85049&start=25)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 20, 2010, 09:47:39 PM
Dad is a true Canadian!  In Canada, if you 'wave the maple leaf', you are waving the Canadian flag.   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 20, 2010, 10:32:38 PM
Nancy, thank you for your super photos of the big branch / maple leaf episode and the video.  Yea, the Hornbys are Canadian  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on May 20, 2010, 11:25:44 PM
 :biggrin6 Thank You Nancy, that is so hilarious!!!! See what I would have miss if you didn't make those screencaps, hotspots etc. I thank you so much all of you who do this!!!! I would have hated to have miss this one!!!! :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 20, 2010, 11:28:50 PM
Others here kindly said the link I posted earlier for Mishka of the 5:42pm 'Nestorations' worked for them.  Thanks to Raptorman it now does for me too  :biggrin6

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-17-44_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85063&start=15

There is also this segment immediately before the above one. Dad is really moving 'big sticks'

http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-17-34_dch-hornby-01.flv
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2010, 03:29:14 AM
5:34 - 5:44 pm ~ Dad had fed Phoenix, who has a very large crop.  Dad is seen looking out toward Doug's place  :ecsmile.   Phoenix is beside his dear Dad. A plane goes over and Phoenix spreads his wings to look like a 'big bird'. Dad almost lost his balance.  Then Dad starts the 'moving' process. with Phoenix looking on; but it is a little dangerous at times. Dad almost bopped Phoenix a couple of times. 

This is the segment :  5:34 pm and Dad Is Doing Housework   (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F20%2F2010-05-20-17-34_dch-hornby-01.flv)

And these are 5 pictures from the segment:

Phoenix spreads wings
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3360/4626582210_ce58248fe0.jpg)

Dad's Back
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4625975847_06271da121.jpg

Full Crop
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4063/4625975867_ed17af0ec8.jpg)

Stick About to be Moved ?
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4626582240_4e3d1062e9.jpg)

Phoenix thinks the nest is becoming a danger zone = Watch it Dad  :eceek
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4054/4625975883_1beb8beda5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2010, 04:07:37 AM
Phoenix tried to help Dad at one point, then a small branch placed in front of him, and he demands Hazard Pay as Dad pushes him down with one of his wings.  Dad needs to be more careful. We need a sign for the nest as we see on the rear window of some cars 'Baby On Board'.

These photos are from the segment - in sequence;

Not Again  :ecrolleyes
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/4626043803_4c5ba7885a_o.jpg)

He's Off
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4626043823_940693598e_o.jpg)

Watch It Dad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4626043839_00805aa75e_o.jpg)

What's With The Tail
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4626043853_9df6be93a1_o.jpg)

Let Me Help You Dad
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/4626640142_c5a2a8d33d_o.jpg)

Dad, Enough Already
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/4626640154_f9f5511067_o.jpg)

I Need Hazard Pay
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4626640180_6872217f29.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2010, 04:32:05 AM
And lastly from 6:28, 6:56, 7:02 and 7:07 pm ~  with Mum

Shadows Phoenix is lying on Mum's right.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3356/4626088001_3b227e4b94.jpg)

I'll Lie This Way First
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3392/4626088035_d2df5fce61.jpg)

Then I'll Try This Way
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4626033183_fc1a261d17_o.jpg)

Mum, I Love You  :heart
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4626640120_7183c107de_o.jpg)


These and the photos in the previous two posts are ©Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 21, 2010, 04:36:23 AM
"The Big Maple Leaf Incident" is one of the best events of the week!  'Poor Phoenix' is right!  When Dad brings his 'sticks' to the nest, watch out!   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: campdogs on May 21, 2010, 06:40:33 AM
 :pray Oh to be on Hornby Island watching eagles-instead, I am sweating in SE USA and at work.  Oh well, at least I can dream...looks a little windy there today.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 21, 2010, 08:32:28 AM
BBE, thanks for the terrific sequences of photos - I missed all of the nestorations last night (after the maple tree incident). I wonder what has gotten into Dad??
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 21, 2010, 08:49:42 AM
wow, it's snowing!! that's crazy!! 8:49
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: HikeasaurusRex on May 21, 2010, 09:04:13 AM
I've been tuning in for a couple of weeks and simply cannot get enough.  Thanks to the wonderful folks who put up this camera and are giving us a front row seat in the lives of these beautiful birds.  Had a laugh last night watching Dad rearrange the nest and knock poor little Pheonix down. 

I had a couple of questions.  Does anyone know if Pheonix is a male or female?  Also, is it safe to assume the other egg will not hatch?  Thanks again for giving us a chance to see all of the action.  Watching this is therapy at its finest.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Donnae on May 21, 2010, 09:52:55 AM
Thanks BBE those are great!!!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 21, 2010, 10:13:04 AM
Snowing ...  :eceek  I was wondering myself if Phoenix was a him or her and although I presumed a girl,seeing him pushing at Mum I thought, 'no..that's a naughty boy'  :nod2  What we need are some pictures of male and female beaks and scrutinise them (I will get my magnifier out ) and we can take a vote!?   :biggrin3

OK. back to lurking for now. Byeeee M x
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: birdvoyer on May 21, 2010, 10:20:41 AM
Hello Hikeasaurus and welcome!

The sex of the eaglet can only be determind through a blood test which will not happen at this nest. An "educated guess" may be possible at the time the eaglet is about to fledge and has feathers. Otherwise, we all just make our pick and go with it.

The second egg is not viable and will not hatch. But what a cutie we have in Phoenix! Glad you are enjoying the cam!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 21, 2010, 10:31:30 AM
wow, it's snowing!! that's crazy!! 8:49

It started to pour rain around that time (and again, just now).
I think as raindrops fall past the cam, they can look white, but  the temperature is around 9C (48 F) so it is not snow.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: campdogs on May 21, 2010, 11:10:15 AM
I have just started watching so I am not real familiar with eaglet behavior, but it seems Phoenix has not been mooving aroudn much  in that last couple hours.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 21, 2010, 11:21:32 AM
Campdogs,  Phoenix is fine.  He conserves energy for growing by sleeping most of the time.  Also, with the rain, Mom keeps him covered since he doesn't have the water-shedding feathers the older eagles have.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: campdogs on May 21, 2010, 11:25:22 AM
Makes perfect sense to me.  I was working on some things and was only checking in from time to time. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 21, 2010, 03:12:39 PM
got a good pic of Phoenix, but can't post it  :eccry
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: PatUK on May 21, 2010, 03:16:21 PM
2:50 to 3pm
Phoenix was hogging the cam a bit :D

Ewoo!!
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H21stMayE-wo2-58pm.jpg)

Those feet!!
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H21stMatthosefeet3-02pm.jpg)

Just Thinking
(http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n92/Janner_01/Eagles/Hornby%202010/H21stMaythinking3-04.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Dwelsh on May 21, 2010, 03:45:37 PM
Does it look like the egg has a crack in it?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 21, 2010, 03:49:29 PM
Hilarious!  Dad's feedings to Phoenix:  He chews off some very big chunks.  He eats as much at Phoenix's feedings as Phoenix does.  Dad doesn't even wait to see if Phoenix can eat the piece, he eats it.  Mom, always gives tiny morsels the size of peas.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 21, 2010, 04:55:16 PM
got a good pic of Phoenix, but can't post it  :eccry

SandyLL  go to the technical thread, there are some tutorials on how to upload photos depending on which server you use to host your photos.  You must use a host for the photos before they will post here.

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=197.0

If you need more assistance, go to the  technical help thread and ask :)
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=3.0

Looking forward to seeing your pic :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Chipadee on May 21, 2010, 09:40:35 PM
What neat pics, BBE and PatUK! :eclol  Thank you! :clap
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2010, 09:56:33 PM
Hello Pat UK - cool photos. Chipadee, good to 'see' you here again.

A warm western welcome to Dwelsh, campdogs and HikesaurusRex; make yourselves at home. Look around and ask any questions you may have.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 21, 2010, 10:00:57 PM
Friday was another day of interesting deliveries at the nest.   Around 3:30 PM, Mom came in with a huge clump of something red ...algae?   BY the end of the evening, it was spread all over the nest.

Link to hotspot: Mom's delivery. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F21%2F2010-05-21-15-26_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85273&start=99)

Mom flies in with long dangling stuff.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4628551464_26ee5f6289_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4628551534_33f04742fb_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4628551680_43000b3e72_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/4627949677_f956c260c3_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick.


Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 21, 2010, 10:09:05 PM
And then ...  around 8:30 PM. Dad flew in carrying several herring clutched in both talons.   "Little" Phoenix swallowed one big whole one in a few gulps!

A must-see hotspot:  Dad flies in with herring and Phoenix takes control of one (or more). (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F05%2F21%2F2010-05-21-20-36_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=85296&start=166)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4628598822_ca93a4c087_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4627997493_8636513298_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/4627997437_fa12b54109_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4628599574_9173ac8e5c_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/4627996015_1f0054809a_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3345/4628598078_585b9ed3e8_o.jpg)

all images copyright Doug Carrick
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2010, 10:17:54 PM
Nest Activities at the End of the Day 8:50 - 9:05 p.m.

What is with Mum and dad the past two days with all the nestorations? Branches, twigs, new fir tops and a soft moss like 'blanket.  Phoenix, bless him was doing his best to stay out of harms way. Dad did an obligatory 'fly in, up to the cam housing and off'. Phoenix did his best to have a snuggle with Mum, but she covered him with fir branch     But all's well, that ends well, she did give him a good bed time snack. I noticed that the tasty morsels of fish are a little bigger the past couple of days.

8:50 pm - It looks like Phoenix has been digging too; he has a dirty face  :ecsmile
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4628562430_ac27730535.jpg)

8:53 pm ~ Dad flew in for a short visit.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4628562430_ac27730535.jpg)

8:54 pm ~ Dad flew up to the cam housing and then left.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/4628562400_4f4ffb88c6_o.jpg)

9:00 pm Phoenix stays out of harms way.  :eclol
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3306/4627960495_363d4db0a1_o.jpg)

9:02 PM  Mum continues to decorate, while Phoenix would like to help or snuggle
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4628562460_d6438d67c1.jpg)


© Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 21, 2010, 10:27:24 PM
Nancy, great action snaps of the eagles.   :thumbsup :clap

8:50 pm ~ Mum is busy re-arranging the nest. A new fir branch has appeared. Phoenix is wise, and is staying out of the way.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au79k0nb8n4

8:57 pm ~ Dad did paid a quick 'Hello. Goodbye' visit. Phoenix would love to snuggle, but Mum is busy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN1Wzxyh8oA

9:01 pm ~ Mum is still at it, and Phoenix tries to stay out of the way, but would love to snuggle with Mum  :eclove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iiq6d9IYMZ8

9:04 pm ~ Mum is feeding Phoenix. The morsels of fish being given to P. appear a little bigger now. Phoenix is eating and cheeping well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P_4JVTUrxk
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 21, 2010, 11:23:21 PM
Hello,

I have this open mouth, shocked (in a good way) look on my face. The videos and pictures tell so much about the day today. I wish I could have been there real time. It would have been so great to see the chat and what was said. Woohoo!

The day that Phoenix swallowed the Herring whole. Probably still wiggling!

Thank you for the pictures and the videos and the color commentary. It made my day, possibly the week!!

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 22, 2010, 02:49:15 AM
And then ...  around 8:30 PM. Dad flew in carrying several herring clutched in both talons.   "Little" Phoenix swallowed one big whole one in a few gulps!

Nancy, thanks for posting this Hotspot!  What an amazing thing to see!   :eclol
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: skyeye on May 22, 2010, 05:14:21 AM
Hmmm, and I had the seafood platter for super with my mom yesterday....???? What's going on here!!? I think this is rubbing off on me!! :eclol so good to see P eating well!!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 22, 2010, 06:52:28 AM
What is going on  :eceek Is Dad hiding Phoenix from predators :rotf1 or maybe it's a bit chilly and he and Mujm want to toddle of together for a quick flight  :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 22, 2010, 06:57:13 AM
In case no one is viewing. Dad has covered his litle lad with a leafy twig and is feeding him.  Sorry after all these years I still can't take screen shots and up load them  :sad :blush
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 22, 2010, 07:35:03 AM
I am reposting this for the current chat. I hope it is ok with Raptorman, but it is the labels of trees seen from the nest.

------------
boonibarb: It was suggested in the chat that we post a foto of the trees visible from the close up cam, so that everybody knows what tree is what & what they are called.

Thanks to Raptorman for the screen cap & the numbering of the trees.

#1 = The Peters*s Tree

#2 = The blue roof house tree =  the Scraggly Tree = Hope*s Tree = Basil

#3 = Manuel

Raptorman*s pic of the three trees

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4238769137_25e1b4db82_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4238769137_25e1b4db82_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 22, 2010, 07:41:59 AM
I am reposting this for the current chat. I hope it is ok with Raptorman, but it is the labels of trees seen from the nest.


Thanks, rajame - that picture and a labeled view from the WA Cam are also in our Reference Center.


Labeled screencaps: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=227.0
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Rajame on May 22, 2010, 08:02:51 AM
Thank you Nancy, do you want me to move my post?
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Lia on May 22, 2010, 11:43:03 AM
In case no one is viewing. Dad has covered his litle lad with a leafy twig and is feeding him.  Sorry after all these years I still can't take screen shots and up load them  :sad :blush
I saw dad flying in with the branch and took some screen shots:

May 22 - 6.44 am
(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/1662/hornbyeagle201005221.jpg)

6.46 am
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/570/hornbyeagle201005222.jpg)

6.50 am
(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/3131/hornbyeagle201005223.jpg)

Btw, I'm really enjoying this webcam, so thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: madrona on May 22, 2010, 12:59:05 PM
Lia - welcome to the forum and Hornby cam.  Great screenshots - you really captured the moment.  Thanks so much. 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 01:42:51 PM
hmm don't know where the testing went, trying again
didn't work
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 22, 2010, 02:19:56 PM
Phoenix was too funny last evening when he stole the herring from Mum and swallowed it whole.  Using 'typoscount2' seekpoints in the segment I have recorded three minutes from when Dad flew in to just after Phoenix swallowed the herring.  Also some photos from the segment of Dad flying in and two tender moments with Mum before he left.

Typos - thank you for making the seekpoints  :clap

From Fri. May 21 at 8:36 pm:

Mum waits for Dad a few seconds after this photo, she looked up and moved up onto the edge of the nest (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4629626191_f7132711f2.jpg)

Here comes Dad
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4629626213_1f101a2f75_o.jpg)

Mum and Dad Check Out the Catch
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4017/4630227712_595890dddb_o.jpg)

Thanks Dear for the 'Catch of the Day'
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4629626255_297f17da03.jpg)

Mum and Dad in the Golden Light
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4630227756_e99d0a1931_o.jpg)

What a Mouthful
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4630227782_dfa9b61287_o.jpg)


Video takes a couple seconds to start
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5v4Vu8qMR4
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 22, 2010, 02:21:17 PM
Lia, a warm welcome to the group. Beautiful photos. More great coverage of yesterday's 'busy day' for our records.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 02:40:06 PM
April 29,2010 5:36 p.m. ET
(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/SandyLL07/Hornby%20Eagles%202010/th_20100429-537.jpg) (http://s882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/SandyLL07/Hornby%20Eagles%202010/?action=view&current=20100429-537.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:04:40 PM
Do you know what I find amazing?  Fishermen can sit in a boat all day long trying to catch a fish.  These amazing eagles catch a fish within seconds, lol  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:13:49 PM
(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/SandyLL07/Hornby%20Eagles%202010/20100429-537.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:15:46 PM
May 1, 2010 2:57 p.m. PT
(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/SandyLL07/Hornby%20Eagles%202010/20100501-257pt.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:17:49 PM
What was that you said dear?
(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/SandyLL07/Hornby%20Eagles%202010/20100504.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:18:47 PM
That was May 4 :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: NancyM on May 22, 2010, 03:19:55 PM
Gosh, Sandy, such cute pictures!!!  Amazing  how much Phoenix has grown in only 3 weeks.   :eclove
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:22:07 PM
Yesterday @ 6:10 p.m. ET - Mom! Dad's ignoring me!
(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac24/SandyLL07/Hornby%20Eagles%202010/201005210610et.jpg)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 03:35:15 PM
ty Nancy :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Lia on May 22, 2010, 03:42:16 PM
Lia, a warm welcome to the group. Beautiful photos. More great coverage of yesterday's 'busy day' for our records.
Thanks! Actually, it was today. You made me realise that I didn't write the date, so I've added that to the post.
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: emc on May 22, 2010, 04:21:14 PM
Welcome Lia, and congrats on the photos and congrats to SandyLL for getting her pics posted. :))  Good job and great pictures. :)

Maria: if you'd like to learn how to post your pics, there is a tutorial on how to do so on Photobox, which I think would be available to you in your area.
 click to see it.
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=60.msg4414#msg4414
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: SandyLL on May 22, 2010, 05:08:08 PM
ty emc :)
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: artist on May 22, 2010, 07:45:34 PM
Totally awesome pictures! Look how big that baby is getting...huge!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mishka on May 22, 2010, 10:13:44 PM
Wow, first time I've gotten here since yesterday afternoon - I see Phoenix had a busy night and day today!  Thanks BBE, those were the segments I spotted - poor kid, getting knocked this way and that - it was like an old slapstick routine!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: HikeasaurusRex on May 23, 2010, 09:44:42 AM
So enjoying this cam- what a treat to watch Phoenix take that whole herring yesterday!  Thanks for your help with questions!  Here are a couple more:
1.)  When did Phoenix hatch and is there a youtube link somewhere of that wonderful birth?
2.)  When will Phoenix likely spread his/her wings and try the first flight?
3.)  When Phoenix finally flies, will she/he ever come back to the nest or is that the last we'll see of her/him?

She/he is growing so fast- right in front of us!  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: BBE on May 23, 2010, 09:45:58 AM
At 8 a.m. Mum was up on the cam housing and looking in every direction for Dad. She also called a few times. It seems the egg has re-appeared. Phoenix appeared to be looking to see if Doug was out in the garden  :ecsmile

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/4632534036_d84bfd573b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/4631901853_8b09038b65.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/4632534036_d84bfd573b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/4632534120_f1cdf5ed6e.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHPIqV3aJzA

All photos © Doug Carrick 2010
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 23, 2010, 10:00:58 AM
Hi Lia. Welcome. I have a cousin named Lia in the Nederlands  :ecsmile My Dad was Dutch.(sadly, he and my Mum have passed away) In fact I have lots of cousins  :biggrin3 You will   :eclove  Mum and Dad Hornby.They are very special eagles to us on this site.  :nod2 Not that we don't love Ma ans Pa Sidney, but Mum and Dad where here first  :eclol  Tot ziens Maria x
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Mountain-gal on May 23, 2010, 10:10:32 AM
New to this discussion board and wondered how it works!   :puzzled2
I am in Asheville North Carolina and I have been watching the Eagle Nest
since the chick was born! Simply facinating! I can't believe how fast a
baby grows! Once I understand ths board...I look forward to making
new acquaintances!
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Blue on May 23, 2010, 10:30:08 AM
Welcome, Lia and Mountain-gal! 
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: Maria dB on May 23, 2010, 10:37:29 AM
Hi Mountain Girl. Welcome.  :ecsmile Lots of us 'Lurk' and don't post often. Iwas here in 06. In those days I had lots of time to watch Ma and Pa and post. These days I don't have much time.  Everyone is very friendly and will answer any questions.  Phoenix has really grown but there has only one chick to feed.(not that would make much difference, the first to hatch always gets fed first and the second usually has to be very canny to get a square meal  :nod2

I,m off now. It,s Dinner time here(6.35pm) in England.  Bye Bye for now. Maria x
Title: Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
Post by: teacherlady on May 23, 2010, 07:46:11 PM
I totally love watching the Hornby Eagles, but