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Mom & Dad Hornby's Nest & Territory => 2012-2013 (no eggs) => Topic started by: boonibarb on October 05, 2012, 02:35:20 PM



Title: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2012, 02:35:20 PM

This is the Ground Observations discussion thread for the 2012-2013 season of the Hornby webcam Eagles!
It is a place to post observations, fotos & videos of Mum Dad & their Eaglets, as observed from the ground.

To read all about what happened a year ago today, the Eaglet Hali, & the whole year that followed,

Click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg76295#msg76295)

To read what happened from the ground for the David & Alexandra season,

Click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=529.msg30777#msg30777)


Here is the link to Ground Observations 2008-2009-The Hope & Echo season

Click here for Ground Observations 2008-2009-The Hope season (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=462.msg240#msg240)

Here is the link to Ground Observations 2009-2010-The Phoenix Season

Click here for Ground Observations 2009-2010 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg206#msg206)

Here is the link to Ground Observations 2010 - 2011 - the Alexandra & David season.

Click here for Ground Observations 2010 - 2011 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=529.msg30777#msg30777)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2012, 02:45:07 PM


 
october 5 2012 13:55 - Eagle near the top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/8057762847_c273a77838_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/8057762847_7f51effff3_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8057762847/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8057762847/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2012, 02:51:00 PM

Thanks to Cali for letting me know there were Eagles in the Babysitting Tree!
By the time i got there, only one was still perched there.
 
october 5 2012 14:02 - Eagle near the top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/8057778279_aee03024f4_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/8057778279_8d039e7ef8_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8057778279/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8057778279/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2012, 02:55:36 PM

Back of head view.
 
october 5 2012 14:02:50 - Eagle near the top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8057789332_9c06cb6f65_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8057789332_658776b31e_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8057789332/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8057789332/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jungleland on October 05, 2012, 08:14:28 PM
What a wonderful sight!!!  Thank-you Booni! :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 05, 2012, 08:32:07 PM
After two visits to the area, I'm now convinced that this eagle is indeed MOM!  :heart

Here she is, trilling her heart out on the Babysitting tree...
I still haven't seen her part at this point, and I haven't heard her cachunking, so I'm not quite sure...

October 5, 2:05 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/8057907893_b364d747ac_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/8057907893_7eef4a16aa_o.jpg)



(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8057908323_00bc929b3c_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8057908323_535cca5d46_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 05, 2012, 08:35:18 PM
Still on the Babysitting Tree.

October 5, 2:07
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8057908763_ecfaf246ae_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8057908763_4c312eedef_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 05, 2012, 08:52:52 PM
Booni and wren, THANK YOU so much for the pictures! So exciting to see the eagles back and to hear them on the cam!

The pictures have all been teasers for me, I need to see the front view! The way the neck feathers are arranged is very consistently different between Mom and Dad - he has that deep wedge-shaped "split" as seen in the cam photo below.

(from our Reference Center article on how to tell Mom and Dad apart [http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=225.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=225.0)]
- we have seen these neck feather patterns for at least the past 3-4 years)


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4459207554_36a47501ab_o.jpg)(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4458436789_ec857b283f_o.jpg)
22 March 2010.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 05, 2012, 09:10:41 PM
More pics coming up soon, Nancy!

Edited to add: Mom had a big moult of her head feathers last fall... I don't know if that shape would have remained the same or not.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 05, 2012, 09:19:18 PM
Booni and Wren thank you so much for the ground pics.... what a wonderful day it is !!!!!!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 05, 2012, 09:31:45 PM
Same eagle has moved to the Peters' tree.
Click on the pictures and notice how you can see the light right through her tail...

October 5, 2:29
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/8058410496_031a3f23e0_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8451/8058410496_9bf88026c9_o.jpg)

2:30
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8058411582_a8dc4fa69d_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8058411582_a8dc4fa69d_o.jpg)

The primaries do not extend right past the end of her tail... But then, that does not show on all Mom's pictures, it seems to depend partly on how she stands.
In this second picture, we can see a bit of dried blood on one of her toes.

Around that time, she makes a brief "buck-buck" sound, like Semi did... So who on earth is this?



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 05, 2012, 10:03:40 PM
Two hours later, I return to the area because people are saying we haven't seen Mom's part yet!

She's still on the Peters' tree... If it's her.
She isn't nervous about me moving around with my tripod, that's for sure...

We don't see her part here, but there is a flat spot at the back of her head that forms ridges of feathers on both sides.

October 5, 4:38
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8035/8058512790_97e0b66c5c_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8035/8058512790_8d9ce86233_o.jpg)


A good view of her toes here... Looks like a surface stain. So probably not her own blood.

4:40
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8058515711_0b5a95c77a_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/8058515711_d895b64d66_o.jpg)


Cachunk! Cachunk!
Now THAT sounds like Mom.
Only a few females cachunk, and none have that deep gravelly sound... Except MOM!  :heart
4:42
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8058514620_93957bb3ff_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8058514620_9b6c511ee7_o.jpg)

Another attempt at photographing the back of her head... Again no part, but two distinct ridges and a hollow in between.
4:56
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8315/8058515270_7611dc3f21_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8315/8058515270_1dafbf5080_o.jpg)





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: BBE on October 05, 2012, 10:19:16 PM
Oh how wonderful to see our friends back for another season.  :hooray     I am looking forward to being able to watching them a little more this upcoming season.

Booni and Wren, hello, I hope you are both well and ready for more adventures :question   Many thanks for the awesome photos from today.

:woohoo


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 05, 2012, 10:25:46 PM
Off she goes!

Look! She's moulted out her first two primaries on each side... That would be why her wing feathers don't stick out past her tail!
(She moulted #1 and 4 at this time last year... So she's moulting the first one twice in a row?)

Also, I think she's having a tail moult! Every second feather has dropped off and the replacements are still short (we see two of them). That is why we could see the light through her tail earlier.
Click on the picture, then click again, and you can also see the stain on the third toe of her left foot.
October 5, 4:56
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8058084021_25c82e3f43_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8058084021_8a4464aea9_o.jpg)


Better view of her regrowing tail feathers here. We can see the blue of the sky right through the single row of long feathers.
4:56
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8058086575_52db41ffb4_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8058086575_eac2a7dc98_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 06, 2012, 03:07:44 AM
(((((Wren)))))
Thank you so much :ty for both the pics and the explanations - you and Booni are my eyes and ears on Hornby~ :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: cinnemon on October 06, 2012, 07:16:08 AM
thank you thank you!  you two are amazing sharing our friends there on Hornby!  So glad they have returned!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Aliemae on October 06, 2012, 09:21:37 AM
Thank you for the pictures Boonibarb & Wren.  I really love them!!  Nice to see mom/dad and they look wonderful. :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: marjy2u on October 06, 2012, 05:07:45 PM

It's wonderful to see our favourite couple back home for the winter, safe and sound!  Thanks, Booni and Wren, for sharing your photos and observations!!!   :group


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2012, 06:48:02 PM

i went to Grassy Point & then down to  Hidden Beach today looking for Mum & Dad.
i found this Eagle in the Peters* Tree.
 
october 6 2012 10:59 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8061272772_6b450ed34c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8061272772_907cb37e71_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8061272772/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8061272772/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2012, 06:50:54 PM

Back of head view.
 
october 6 2012 11:06 - Eagle in the Peters Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8315/8061279553_9beec551bb_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8315/8061279553_62a0129df3_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8061279553/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8061279553/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2012, 06:54:46 PM

This is the Tree viewed from the Hidden Beach area, which is to our right, looking out through the cam.
 
october 6 2012 11:06:43 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8061287204_facd99bc03_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/8061287204_0bcd18c2f9_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8061287204/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8061287204/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 06, 2012, 07:23:42 PM
booni looks like length of moms  wings


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 09, 2012, 07:12:51 PM
This afternoon I was gardening and minding my own business when suddenly... I heard 2 sets of trills!

One set started with what I call a 'warning whistle', a sound that most of the island eagles do, but that I've never heard from Mom and Dad. (Mom cachunks instead, and Dad just doesn't do it.) The second trill sounded higher maybe, but I'n no longer certain. For sure those sounds will be on the recording from the cam.

I biked over to the nest neighbourhood to see what was up!

There were 2 eagles on the Babysitting Tree.
The one on the top was quietly preening, and the one sitting lower seemed kind of fidgety, not relaxed like the other one.

I took a series of photos but I'll start with the last ones because they give an identifying wing print for both eagles.

First of all, I refer you to my pics of the eagle taking off from the Peters' Tree on October 5th. Click here to see that post. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119212#msg119212)

In those pictures, you can see the eagle has new first and second primaries, and a freshly moulted tail, with half the feathers still shorter.

Here's the first eagle of today's sighting, taking off from the lower perch on the BST.
October 9, 4:29 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8072659103_254c1f845b_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8032/8072659103_206d4da41d_o.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8072660427_0a06f069ce_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8072660427_bc5797c8da_o.jpg)

The FIFTH primary is moulted...  So, not the same eagle.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 09, 2012, 07:20:41 PM
A minute later, the second eagle took off from the Babysitting tree.

October 9, 4:30 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8072654364_e41a9bc8a0_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/8072654364_9422a69e38_o.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8072654946_4f16a1f0ed_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8178/8072654946_e6bf62ccfb_o.jpg)


The tail looks kinda thin and of different lengths...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/8072656172_6d23576f8d_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/8072656172_fddd188544_o.jpg)


...But the THIRD primary is moulted!
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8072662569_0d8992b10f_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/8072662569_9d8814cb34_o.jpg)

So NEITHER of these eagles is the one I photographed on October 5th!  :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 09, 2012, 08:15:25 PM
Here are my best views of the two eagles on the babysitting tree. I'm going to call the one sitting at the top 'He' and the other one 'She' for clarity. He seems a bit smaller... but they both have a long deep beak and a good head of feathers (but no part!), so who knows...

On the first 2 pics, my focus was on the top eagle. He was very relaxed and spent most of the time preening. He's sitting with one foot higher than the other, so that would explain why his primaries are hanging unsymetrically.

He has no staining on his head feathers.
His tail has some staining. It looks too pale to be a youngster's colouring.
You can see some of the toes of his right foot. He's resting his open foot on the top of the tree.
October 9, 4:23
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/8072845943_43ff56d0c5_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8037/8072845943_a698be78b0_o.jpg)


4:24 Stretching after a preen.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/8072845975_41b1dff7ea_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/8072845975_b58f83a926_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 09, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
In these 2 pics I focused my lens on the bottom eagle.
The pics are a tiny bit overexposed, but I don't see any staining or leftover immature head feathers on this eagle either. Or maybe the faintest bit? Sigh.

October 9, 4:26
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/8072846037_31413c58eb_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/8072846037_40177ce53f_o.jpg)


4:27
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8072846099_f8821f294b_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8072846099_22342479ae_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 10, 2012, 08:33:40 AM
On October 5th I wrote this:

After two visits to the area, I'm now convinced that this eagle is indeed MOM!  :heart



 :puzzled2
I take it back. I'm no longer certain of anything.

I think I'm gonna camp on the confusion couch for a while.
 :couch
(I knew this icon would come in handy someday!)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on October 10, 2012, 09:27:14 AM
LOL, move over Wren :mconfused


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 10, 2012, 10:25:58 AM
After the two eagles left the babysitting tree, I spotted a pair on the Wiig Nest's perch tree. The cam footage seems to indicate that the two eagles had headed that way! To see the pictures I took of the Wiig eagles and compare them with the BST visitors, click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1240.msg119453#msg119453) and read on the next few posts. See also the previous posts by Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 06:38:55 PM

Today we had an Eagle hanging out in the Nest area, flying from tree to tree, hanging out a while, then flying off again.
Finally they seemed to be sitting still for a bit, so i went down to photograph.
Of course they were already gone by the time i got there.
So i drove around to the Peters* Tree to see if they were there, & they were!
 
october 14 15:47 2012 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8088546312_9275530d8c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8088546312_34b83fe28f_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088546312/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088546312/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 06:48:36 PM

october 14 2012 15:47 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8088641452_db43a05b92_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8088641452_191320d440_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088641452/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088641452/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 06:53:16 PM

october 14 2012 15:47:57 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree

Are those orange tall Mushrooms in the lower right corner?
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8327/8088655633_bd7a6a3f3e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8327/8088655633_ae20c47de5_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088655633/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088655633/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:12:51 PM

october 14 2012 15:48 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8088673241_14ca3b33b6_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8088673241_8e77a47dc8_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088673241/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088673241/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:17:11 PM

october 14 2012 15:48:16 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8088724440_9630c7123c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8190/8088724440_41ddd8a542_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088724440/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088724440/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:22:26 PM

The Crows were making lots of noise & flying around.
The tide was really high, right up to almost the back end of the property.
 
october 14 2012 15:48:27 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8196/8088747091_301823fe5a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8196/8088747091_478b66a6a3_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088747091/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088747091/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:24:53 PM

october 14 2012 15:48:32 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8088760365_c002273343_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8088760365_c002273343_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088760365/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088760365/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:33:20 PM

i*m a little closer here.
 
october 14 2012 15:49 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8088781666_d6579be8ae_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8088781666_c3a8ea7f81_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088781666/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088781666/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on October 14, 2012, 07:35:31 PM
Dad?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:40:40 PM

october 14 2012 15:49:59 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8088795592_8a6c975a11_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8088795592_d8a476c614_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088795592/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088795592/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:49:04 PM

october 14 2012 15:50 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8088814457_f1d2762a2b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8088814457_a4863cc5d4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088814457/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088814457/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 07:57:20 PM

If this were Dad, i believe we would see his neck feathers parting on the left side of his white neck feathers.

october 14 2012 15:50:23 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8088849098_cc52ee1b14_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8088849098_f991d0bb25_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088849098/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088849098/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:00:25 PM

october 14 2012 15:50:27 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8088862195_63ef54d5d0_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8088862195_63ef54d5d0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088862195/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088862195/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:03:29 PM

october 14 2012 15:50:36 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088868527/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088868527/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:09:58 PM

october 14 2012 15:50:40 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088880198/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088880198/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:25:52 PM

Well, this Eagle didn*t stay in one Tree for long, the whole time i chased him around.
He flew off from the Peters* Tree & now he is in the Babysitting Tree.
 
october 14 2012 15:57 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:45:06 PM

october 14 2012 15:57:15 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:48:01 PM

october 14 2012 15:57:19 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088992062/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8088992062/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:55:30 PM

october 14 2012 15:58:31 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8089002545/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8089002545/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 08:59:33 PM

october 14 2012 15:59 - Eagle leaves the Babysitting Tree
 
i could hear another Eagle trilling to the right, when this Eagle took off.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 09:09:04 PM

i*m skipping ahead a bit here.
The Eagle left the Babysitting Tree, then was back to the Peters*s Tree again.
He took off from there, & i heard trilling behind me, & found him in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree again.
He has an interesting neckline between the brown of the body & the white of the head feathers.
 
october 14 2012 16:38 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8089036692/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8089036692/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2012, 09:18:58 PM

october 14 2012 16:47 - Nest Tree from the water side.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 15, 2012, 01:59:43 AM
awww does my heart good Booni ty  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 15, 2012, 06:47:56 AM


I just love the pic of this eagle in the top of the BabySitting Tree....the way the little white feathers are hanging, just ready to fly off from his / her body.  And the picture of the actual take-off?  the distortion...I just LOVE it!!
Gitchi Miigwetch for leaving your warm home to go and capture this beautiful guy flying around Mom and Dads territory!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 10:52:51 PM

Okay, so today the rain & wind eased, & we had a beautiful calm sunny day!
An Eagle was perched in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree for over two hours.
Of course, by the time Chester & i walked down there, they had flown off.
Turned out they*d landed again, this time in the Peters*s Tree.
 
october 16 2012 11:57 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
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october 16 2012 11:57 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree

They are standing on their right foot, with their left foot clenched on top of it.

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october 16 2012 12:06 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree

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october 16 2012 12:05 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8094813372/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8094813372/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:03:02 PM


 
october 16 2012 12:03 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree
 
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october 16 2012 12:03 - Eagle in the Peters* Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8094905957/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8094905957/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:06:02 PM

This is a view of the Nest Tree trunk from the backside.
The Nest can be seen beginning at the very top of the foto, to the left.
 
october 16 2012 12:31 - Nest Tree
 
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october 16 2012 12:31 - Nest Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8095392383/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8095392383/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:16:05 PM

This afternoon, again, an Eagle was perched near the top of the Babysitting Tree.
This time i had my GOOD camera.
 
october 16 2012 13:59 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011-1101
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096154254/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096154254/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 16, 2012, 11:25:42 PM
 :eceek Fantastic!! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:30:52 PM

october 16 2012 13:59 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011-1104
 
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This Eagle flew off when i wasn*t looking & when i looked up, off they were going.
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096159930/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096159930/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:36:24 PM

i went home for a bit, then had to go out, & on my way home, i stopped by the back side of the Nest, & there was THIS Eagle perched in the Babysitting Tree.
 
october 16 2012 15:46 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1138
 
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october 16 2012 15:46 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1145

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096170373/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096170373/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:51:31 PM

i saw them do this twice.
A long slow buildup to a full shuggle.
i could see it coming slowly a long time before it happened.
Watch all the steps.
 
october 16 2012 15:49 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1170

See the head feathers starting to raise.
 
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More head feathers raising, also the mantle/hackle feathers now, the breast & the neck.

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Look how prickly they*re getting!

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Shuggle!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096196160/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096196160/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2012, 11:55:36 PM

Recognize this position?

october 16 2012 15:50 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1183
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096211294/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096211294/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2012, 12:04:12 AM

october 16 2012 15:50 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1188
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096211159/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096211159/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2012, 12:16:00 AM

Another slow building shuggle!
Notice nictitating membrane is almost all the way across.
 
october 16 2012 15:59 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1235
 
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Look at the tail position!

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A little bit of a wing stretch with this one too.

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The tip of the beak is very long & pointy & it has a bit of dark to it.
There is also a black spot on the forehead.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096228112/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8096228112/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2012, 12:26:48 AM

There they go!
Notice they have a little bit chubby, nice orange toes.
 
october 16 2012 16:04 - Eagle in the Babysitting Tree - 011- 1251
 
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The first two primaries are short!
So perhaps moulted & growing back in all nice & new.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 17, 2012, 01:30:49 AM
Jay and I are looking at each and every one of these... first one I didnt say anything and she says awhhh I told you when you saw mom you would  know her..... all the way to the black beauty mark  :heart Fantatic photos, Thank you for the proof


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 17, 2012, 06:23:42 AM
 :yeah


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 17, 2012, 06:25:28 AM
The two short primaries wren mentioned! So this eagle may be the one in wren's photo on the afternoon of the 5th after all.  :eclove

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119212#msg119212 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119212#msg119212)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Lucia on October 17, 2012, 08:44:16 AM
 :yeah :yeah :yeah Wait for me Boodle!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 17, 2012, 10:02:17 AM
The two short primaries wren mentioned! So this eagle may be the one in wren's photo on the afternoon of the 5th after all.  :eclove

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119212#msg119212 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119212#msg119212)

The eagle in wren's Oct 5 photo has the scar or spot on the middle toe of the left foot - and we have seen that eagle a few more times in photos that Booni took (Oct 14 and Oct 16). After some deliberation, the conclusion was that that particular eagle was neither Mom nor Dad.

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w298/Aurospio/forums/3_foot-comparison_Oct2012.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on October 17, 2012, 12:22:00 PM
Hmmmmm  :hmmm. Don't think everyone has come to the same conclusions.....


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 17, 2012, 01:21:41 PM
oh?  you think the toe-ring eagle is Mom?  We have been looking carefully at feathers, body language, etc. and wren changed her mind (posted in this topic .. )  Why do you think that eagle photo'd on Oct 5 (14, 16) is Mom? or... why do you think they are not the same eagle ?  or... what conclusion have you reached?

ETA: I think that Booni photographed at least two different eagles on Oct 16.  My point is that the one that wren photo'd on Oct 5 has a spot on his/her middle left toe, as does one of the eagles that Booni photographed on Oct 14 and 16.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on October 17, 2012, 03:18:27 PM
Oh I thought there were other opinions expressed in here and wondered where the conclusion was decided.
Is it decided that now we have Mom and before we didn't? Just trying to unravel the mystery and fill in some blanks.

Is the  :couch2 full?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jungleland on October 17, 2012, 04:17:22 PM
Beautiful photos Booni whoever the eagle is.  Really like the shuggle sequence!  I looked back at pictures of mom on the last season's thread and she looks old in those pictures.  This eagle doesn't seem to have that look.  But I'm not as good at observation like so many here.  I think I will find the  :couch2.

Can't wait to solve this mystery!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2012, 06:53:09 PM


Donna and I headed down to the nest area bright and early yesterday morning with Chester.  The first eagle I saw was an eagle sitting in Fosters Fir.  As we got closer and I was getting ready to take a picture...we looked up to the right and there sitting in the nest was this pretty lady.  Please bear in mind that I am NOT real good with pictures....and I was shaking a bit at the thought of who I might be seeing.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby1AM10-17016.jpg) (http://)

The eagle that was sitting in Foster's flew off and landed to our left in Peters tree.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/look.jpg) (http://)


The eagle in the nest flew off while I was trying to get more pics of the one on peters.  Then this guy flew off and went to grassy point.  Donna and I were off and running to Grassy Point!!  I was getting ready to take a picture when Chester decided to go home and check on Booni.  I dropped everything and took off after Chester.  NOT a pretty picture!!!

When we got back to Grassy Point...(me with Chester) Dad was sitting in the his and hers tree...facing the water. (Note the 'tassle' of his neck feathers on his left side)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Dadonhisandhers.jpg) (http://)

Shortly he was off and flying over the water.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2012, 06:59:10 PM


Next in was MOM!!!...She flew in to the his and hers tree.  We 'felt' her as much as saw her!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/mom10-17.jpg) (http://)

There is something about Mom Hornby's beak that stands out.....

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Momshonker.jpg) (http://)

and then there is her hair....awwwwww tina!!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/MomsTinahair.jpg) (http://)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2012, 07:33:08 PM


we were down at Hidden beach and could hear trilling and cachunking of three eagles!  We found mom in one of the Hornby perch trees...and could hear another eagle close to her.  Dad?  From a distance...over in the Wiigs territory we could hear another eagle trilling.  The sounds from Mom and Dad did not sound aggressive...but more like..."we are home now...thanks for keeping an eye on the place for us.

Mom in Hidden beach perch tree.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17015.jpg) (http://)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17029.jpg) (http://)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17021.jpg) (http://)

There was a significant amount of "chatter" between the three eagles.  Then dad? flew out from one tree...Mom flew off from her perch...they circled a bit and both landed again in the tree Mom had been in.  Neither Donna or I could see them...but we could hear them. 

I did catch just one as they flew off together in the direction of the nest tree.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17032.jpg) (http://)

We went off in search....no one in fosters...no one in peters....no one in babysitting, on constables, Greggs, or in the nest.  We decided to head back to our perch.  When we came around the corner....there ....in Mishi's tree...were the two of them sitting together!!  SIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17039.jpg) (http://)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17040.jpg) (http://)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2012, 07:37:53 PM


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Dad decides it is time to go....notice mom 'duck' as he takes off...

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2012, 07:42:47 PM


 Mom follows shortly after....and so do Donna and I!!

Where are they now??  We found them on Peters tree...together!

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Dad flew off towards Grassy Point...and Mom sat alone for a minute before flying off herself.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17127.jpg) (http://)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 18, 2012, 07:48:36 PM


It was time to head home....but one more check of Grassy Point. 
And there is Dad on the roadside branch of the his and hers tree!!!

This next set of pictures I believe that I see Dads distinctive mutton chops....and in one picture...i see his freckle!!!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%200ct%202012/Hornby2PM10-17135.jpg) (http://)

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 18, 2012, 09:05:08 PM
That is so fun Mishi!! What a trip and your commentary is wonderful too! Thank you! :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 18, 2012, 09:10:20 PM
How wonderful, Mishi!  This makes me so happy for you - and for US!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: nan2945 on October 19, 2012, 06:44:01 AM
thank you thank you thank you ---------what a fabulous series and descriptions---


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 19, 2012, 06:46:42 AM
Sigh....wonderful.!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: wildkitten on October 19, 2012, 07:12:35 AM
:eceek   Great timing all around!!  Thanks for the wonderful pictures and commentary..... hope you are all having a wonderful time!!!!  (how could you not??)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Lucia on October 19, 2012, 07:50:25 AM
Wonderful photos and comments, Mishi. Thank you!!!!! :hooray
I still think you brought Mom and Dad from somewhere ....  :binocs
Have a wonderful time in Hornby!!! :woohoo2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Aislinn14 on October 19, 2012, 07:51:39 AM
Thank you, Mishi! The grandchildren have been sent news of your visit to Hornby and your photos!  Aislinn


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Gasp62 on October 19, 2012, 08:37:40 AM
Mishi   Thank you for the stunning photos and your gifted narations   Loved the Mishi tree part :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gzebear on October 19, 2012, 10:41:34 AM
 :heart :heart (((((((Mishi, Donna, Booni, Wren, Mom, Dad, Hornby Island)))))))  :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: passerine on October 19, 2012, 07:28:49 PM
Mishi wrote:
Quote
Chester decided to go home and check on Booni.  I dropped everything and took off after Chester.  NOT a pretty picture!!!
  :mhihi I can see this clearly.

Just like Mom & Dad were posing for you, playing tag, lets see if she finds us here.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 20, 2012, 02:23:03 AM
Mishi your visit was well timed for sure and ends any questions about who these eagles are.  How wonderful that you found them first is Mishi's tree!  I am so happy for you to have this visit and time there.  Thank you for these posts.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 20, 2012, 08:36:24 AM
O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on October 20, 2012, 08:54:56 AM
Maybe...Mom & Dad don't go to any salmon runs. Maybe...they hang with Mishi during that time and just hitch a ride home to Hornby with her. Mishi-you would tell us, wouldn't ya? :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: reddcurlz on October 21, 2012, 05:02:45 AM
How fortunate we are to follow these eagles again for yet another season!   Let's see what this year brings!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 21, 2012, 08:42:57 AM
O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful! and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping!

I couldn't agree more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mishi and Donna, you must have slept well after all the exercise chasing after Mom & Dad...they surely seemed to know you were there. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 11:15:16 AM
Yesterday morning, Mishi & i & Chester went for a walk.
We walked by the Niners* water side perch Trees, which were empty.
Then we went to Grassy Point.
Down on the conglomerate rock point there, we saw action!
TWO EAGLES!!
There were also Ravens, Crows & Gulls.
One Eagle took off as we arrived.
Mishi may have more fotos.
We believe it was Mum who flew off, leaving Dad to continue tearing at the carcass of what looked to me to be a Salmon from whom fillets had been removed.
 
october 20 2012 10:58 - Mum leaving Grassy Point
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8109553456/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8109553456/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 21, 2012, 05:43:42 PM
Fantastic!!! were you in a hang glider??/ :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 08:05:53 PM

Here is Dad, standing on the Salmon, with two Ravens & a Gull trying to get in on the action!
 
october 20 2012 10:59 - Dad eating at Grassy Point
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111299693/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111299693/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 08:36:13 PM

Here the Ravens are just waiting to grab a piece at the right time.
 
october 20 2012 10:59 - Dad eating at Grassy Point
 
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The tide was coming in, close to the Fish.
Raven & Dad are both flipping their wings.

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Dad has his left foot firmly on the Salmon.

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Tearing off a hunk.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111345271/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111345271/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 08:47:26 PM

There was an Eagle in one of the Niner*s water side perch trees, a Niner?
 
october 20 2012 11:04 - Eagle in Niner Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8111425120_93cabcae52_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8195/8111425120_b381aeaff4_o.jpg)

There were Harlequin Ducks on the rocks nearby.
Here are three males & a female.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8111437584_c149684380_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8111437584_8bd84b34b1_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111425120/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111425120/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 09:24:22 PM

On our way home from Grassy Point, we stopped by the backside of the Nest where we heard trilling!
Mum & Dad were just landing in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
 
october 20 2012 11:46 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Dad*s bowtie is showing here, so he has a bit of a full crop.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8335/8111471101_bf2fd287c5_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8335/8111471101_9737d6b7c2_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111445191/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111445191/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 09:52:49 PM


 
october 20 2012 11:50 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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i was trying to photograph the back of their heads to identify them.
Here we see Mum*s

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Dad is changing his footing here.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111563669/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111563669/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 10:02:39 PM

Here they are, trilling again.
 
october 20 2012 11:52 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8111598005_357a934eb2_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8111598005_9231ef4d79_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111598005/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8111598005/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 10:13:09 PM

october 20 2012 11:53 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree trilling
 
october 20 2012 11:53 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree trilling (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufC6zMfWF-c#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: dixidoo on October 21, 2012, 10:28:05 PM
Such incredible photographs of Mom & Dad, Booni.. I don't know if it's because I've missed them so much or whatever, but it just makes me so happy to see them.  The video where they were trilling is wonderful.
Thsnk you!
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2012, 10:28:48 PM

october 20 2012 11:53 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8111627302_502b133928_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8111627302_5a232eea46_o.jpg)

Mum has a full crop!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8327/8111640889_f4e92ba29a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8327/8111640889_fe1a8fa0e5_o.jpg)

Trilling.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 22, 2012, 02:11:28 AM
 :thumbup: All is right with the world - the Hornby's are home and healthy! Thank you Booni for these wonderful photos.  :clap


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 22, 2012, 08:56:59 AM
Thank You!  :ecsmile Thank You!  :ecsmile Thank You!  :ecsmile Mishi and Booni, you wonderful ground observers!  Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!  My heart is smiling again..... :eclove  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 22, 2012, 07:15:19 PM


Early in the morning..walking down to Grassy Point, I find Mom sitting in the His and Hers Tree.  I snap a couple of pictures, just before she flies off.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/01MominHisandHers.jpg) (http://)

Mom takes off from His and Hers

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/02MomfliesoffBST.jpg) (http://)

She is flying towards the Peters Tree.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/03Mom.jpg) (http://)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/04MomfliestoPeters.jpg) (http://)

After she flew off I continued walking to the beach.  Once there I was able to see that Mom had landed in Peters Tree.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/05MominPeters.jpg) (http://)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 22, 2012, 07:27:54 PM


The sunrise was beautiful....

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/06sunriseongrassypoint.jpg) (http://)

I was looking off to my right while standing with my back to the water.  I spotted this guy in a tree that was VERY close to the Niner territory!  Could it be Dad?

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/07Dad.jpg) (http://)

Suddenly this guy takes off and is flying right towards me.  Ok...breathe!!  He is heading for Peters Tree!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/08DadfliestoPeters.jpg) (http://)

He joins Mom in Peters....I love Hornby!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/09togetherinpeters.jpg) (http://)

Later...when I went back down with Booni and Chester....we found Mom/Dad/Ravens and a gull around a piece of salmon.  No question as to who was eating!!
Mom flies off...

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/10momtakesoff.jpg) (http://)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/11dadstaystoeat.jpg) (http://)

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and leaves Dad to finish the salmon while the Ravens talk to each other hoping for leftovers.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/13waitingforleftovers.jpg) (http://)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 22, 2012, 07:36:16 PM


Booni and I then found both Mom and Dad in the Babysitting Tree....where Dad is asking Moms forgiveness for eating all the salmon.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/14DadsaysYESMom.jpg) (http://)

They remind the neighbors that they are back...and Mom gives a great cachunka!!

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/15talkingtotheneighbors.jpg) (http://)

I believe they are trilled to be here..

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/16imthrilledtobehere.jpg) (http://)

A new angle on our friends...

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(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/18lovelycouple.jpg) (http://)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 22, 2012, 07:42:46 PM
I am going to finish this group of pictures in ground obs...
what makes the next couple of pictures "eagle related" is that this is the view that Mom and Dad shared Saturday early evening....It took my breath away.

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/19HornbyWed-Sat194.jpg) (http://)

From the left near Texada...to the right near the iconic Grassy Point driftwood.....the skies welcome Mom and Dad home.


(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/20HornbyWed-Sat233.jpg) (http://)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/Hornby%202012-2/21HornbyWed-Sat217.jpg) (http://)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: PamNY on October 23, 2012, 08:38:54 AM
Thanks Mishi and Booni. These wonderful photos make me feel as if I'm there. The ground observations add so much to the cam view. I feel very blessed.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 23, 2012, 10:28:13 AM
Booni and Mishi - what wonderful photos!  You can almost hear the trills, and the rainbow was magic.  Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: nan2945 on October 23, 2012, 07:36:05 PM
fabulous pictures --thank you all for posting..........


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 24, 2012, 05:58:07 AM





I believe they are trilled to be here..



Oh, My!! 

and so am I!  Thank you so much, Mishi!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on October 24, 2012, 01:58:41 PM
 :ecsmile
Bonnie and Mishi
Thank you for these wonderful photos!
You make Mom and Dad a lot more special.
Mishi, imagine how much you're happy to be in Hornby. And I'm happy for you.
I love you two. :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 26, 2012, 10:45:09 PM

Donna & Mishi & i went tromping to Grassy Point & then along the beach where we found Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree!`
 
october 25 2012 12:38 - Dad & Mum in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8125593581_0af7682490_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8125593581_69753cff8d_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8125593581/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8125593581/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 27, 2012, 07:43:49 AM
 :heart :heart :heart :heart :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: reddcurlz on October 27, 2012, 08:39:45 AM
Beautiful shot - as always.  Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 27, 2012, 12:31:35 PM
 :thumbup: Thank you for sharing with us too. What a great shot! :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 29, 2012, 08:21:07 AM
 
We were down at Grassy Point & Mishi was high as a kite because she had spotted & photographed Orcas swimming past!
i was taking fotos of this container ship passing by the Nest.
We see ships in the distance on the cam, but this foto gives you an idea of the size scale of them.
This container ship was being towed by a tug.
Look at all the containters!
& think of each one as being the big thing on the highway passing you being towed by those big trucks!
Then look how many containers there are!
When i looked at my fotos my eye was drawn to the pointy black thing in the right side of the foto.
That doesn*t appear on any other fotos.
Did i capture an Orca in this foto?
 
october 25 2012 11:58 - container ship & Orca
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8135138089_6b373f342b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8324/8135138089_cec4661e2d_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8135138089/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8135138089/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 29, 2012, 08:33:20 AM
"Hessie" the sea monster of Hornby Island?  :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on October 29, 2012, 08:50:15 AM
That ship is gigantic. Each container is a truckload, and look how small the orca looks compared to it. Massive shipping going on in this precious body of water.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Sandor3 on October 29, 2012, 01:19:30 PM
It's a boy, Booni!  Wonder if it's a resident or transient.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 29, 2012, 07:16:04 PM

It*s a boy?
So you think i did spot an Orca?
My first!
How can you tell they are male?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 29, 2012, 08:00:29 PM
Wonderful Booni.... :-)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Sandor3 on October 29, 2012, 08:14:59 PM
It's most definitely an orca, Booni.  The straight up dorsal fin shows that it's male.  Great shot!  It's amazing how much those tugs can pull and you really wonder where all that stuff is going.  Check them out with binoculars some time.  It's amazing what is being shipped.  A friend (was a fisherman) was telling us that tugs meet with their tows at the limit of their fuel range and exchange their load.  Makes sense to me, otherwise the crew would be away from their families for weeks!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 30, 2012, 09:50:27 AM
Another thing abouth container ships is that if the run into trouble at sea, they will jettison containers to keep the ship from being too top heavy...the priority is to "save the ship".  At first the containers were "tight" so they didn't sink and became hazaeds to navigation.  Now there are openings around the top so water will fill and sink them.  It is appalling what is on the ocean floor from Mercedes to building supplies to God only knows what...I do not know who these incidents are reported to but I hope some one is keeping an eye on it.
The link below is to the live cam at the Mileflores lock in the Panama Canal.  When it is busy you can see container ship after container ship going both ways as the lock fills and empties.

http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html?cam=MirafloresHi (http://www.pancanal.com/eng/photo/camera-java.html?cam=MirafloresHi)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 30, 2012, 03:05:51 PM

Sandor sent me a cool link about Orcas & identifying them!
 
Click Here (http://www.orcafree.org/who_identify.html)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on October 30, 2012, 05:21:41 PM
That is cool.  Thanks Sandor and Booni. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 02, 2012, 07:41:52 PM

i went running down to the backside of the Nest because Mum & Dad were both lower down in the Babysitting Tree while a THIRD Eagle was in the tippy top!
They did some calling, but never chased off this Eagle.
i was hoping to get fotos of them.
But whoever they were, they had flown off before i got there.
i found Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree, preening.
 
november 1 2012 10:11 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
You can see a big poopshot right in front of her head.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8149404128_588101cdb9_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8149404128_7e8577cac0_o.jpg)

november 1 2012 10:24 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
He is on the long dead branch that you can see well from the cam.

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Dad*s lost his head.
Nice view of his toes.

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november 1 2012 10:25 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8149438794_0f78a20bef_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8149438794_b008f9a0cd_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8149404128/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8149404128/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 02, 2012, 08:48:25 PM
 
november 1 2012 10:27 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8149459654_1e8bcabbcd_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8334/8149459654_8e5b56fef9_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8149459654/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8149459654/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 02, 2012, 08:57:23 PM
 
november 1 2012 10:49 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

Dad seemed to spot something.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8149541614_5bcaa2813c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8149541614_95f956b650_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8149541532_09c33b693e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8149541532_1413878a76_o.jpg)

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He suddenly leaped towards the end of the branch.

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Top of head freckle visible.

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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8149511873_45940ba896_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8149511873_52cb430f65_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8149541614/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8149541614/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 02:36:42 PM
 
Donna, Mishi, Chester & i were all down at Grassy Point this day.
It was great to see a flock of Trumpeter Swans fly over us.
i heard them long before they arrived, so had lots of notice of their flyover!
We all wondered who the little fella was?
 
october 25 2012 11:35 - Trumpeter Swans
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/8151718663_4bd2867b01_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/8151718663_8de8026b4d_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151718663/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151718663/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 02:44:23 PM
 
Funny how the different ducks will hang out together.
 
october 25 2012 11:45 - Common Mergansers & male Harlequin Ducks
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8151803586_8dc11ed7cd_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8151803586_7d6a47886d_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151803586/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151803586/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 03:30:14 PM
 
This Great Blue Heron was near us the whole time!
Gave us plenty of opportunity to photograph them from pretty close!
 
october 25 2012 11:48 - Great Blue Heron & female Harlequin Duck
Look, you can see the orange underside pad of the right back toe!
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8151872771_b7285306f1_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8151872771_eeef885142_o.jpg)

i thought this pose was pretty funny.

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october 25 2012 11:54 - Great Blue Ostrich

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151872771/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151872771/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 03:52:57 PM
 
Well, i*ve finally seen this with my own eyes!
It looks painful!
 
october 25 2012 12:02 - Gull eating Sea Star
 
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Look at that poor crop!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151958212/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8151958212/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 04:12:49 PM
 
october 25 2012 12:03 - the Gull versus the Sea Star
 
october 25 2012 12:03 - the Gull versus the Sea Star (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvvXkgNP-co#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 04:39:54 PM
 
october 25 2012 12:40 - Dad & Mum in the Peters Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/8152092360_9c8a61dd1a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7263/8152092360_0495220ee8_o.jpg)

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Poop!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152092360/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152092360/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 06:07:43 PM

This Great Blue Heron was near us the whole time!
Gave us plenty of opportunity to photograph them from pretty close!
 


I"m glad you posted this. In September, for a few days, I watched a heron who had that same brownish colouring. Sibley tells us that the all-dark crown denotes an immature heron. He describes their body as "grey overall"... I'm thinking that these brownish ones might be freshly-fledged juveniles?


And the gull eating a sea star... Does look painful, doesn't it? But they do it all the time. It boggles the mind. Great video capture!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 07:09:54 PM
 
october 25 2012 12:51 - Dad & Mum in the Peters Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8152455520_3f9c283cea_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8152455520_465c453ff7_o.jpg)
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152455520/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152455520/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 07:14:15 PM
 
october 25 2012 12:53:05 - Dad & Mum in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8152423757_ddbe8d2f2b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8067/8152423757_aee76f415d_o.jpg)
 
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Dad*s feet.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152450650/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152450650/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2012, 07:32:13 PM
 
october 25 2012 13:02 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8152510694_8c3627ec53_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8152510694_a8246c09ba_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152510044_0c7e48597c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152510044_c572d507a4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152510694/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152510694/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 07:49:51 PM
Yesterday, November 2.

At 1:33 I was walking toward the back side of the nest and watched an eagle doing unusual zigzags around Gregg's tree and Constable's fir, then crossing the road, heading inland, and seconds later reappearing with a branch.

By the time I got to within view of the nest, both eagles were settled in, one in the bowl and one on the closeup cam.

Minutes later, the eagle who had been on the CU cam took off.

November 2, 1:38
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I dunno... Dad is supposed to be the one with the jagged collar, and Mom has the moulted tail. Take yer pick.

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(Edited to match times to webcam times - my camera was off clock time by 3 minutes.)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 08:13:53 PM
Well, whoever it is, I now have a nice wing print.

Moulting tail with several broken feathers, nicks on primaries 5 and 6 on the right side, some broken secondary tips on the left side.
Nov 2, 1:38 pm
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Another clearer, but partial, view.

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(Edited to correct times)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 08:34:35 PM
I lost that eagle from view... Then a minute later I heard a rustle in Constable's Fir and there he or she was again! Circled around and returned to the nest but I never got a good view of the feet so I can't say if there was a branch. I'll try to correlate that to the videos from the cam and update this post.

Edited after checking the discussion thread...
I think the first video in This post (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1231.msg120581#msg120581) is the one that covers my visit. Cali's shorter video of the stick fight in the previous posting is an overlap of this one, so I'll keep with Sparkie's longer version.

At 4 minutes 56 seconds into Sparkie's video, you hear a loud chainsaw. This is when I was walking around the corner, approaching the nest neighbourhood.
At 5:28 into the video there is a fly-by on the right below the nest.
At 6:26 an eagle comes in. He is identified as Dad. This is the eagle I saw zigzagging among the trees. The stick comes from the other side of the road, behind us as we look at the nest.
I hastily set up my camera in view of the nest while our lovebirds tussled over their stick.
Then at 7:18 into the video, the eagle who was already in the nest crossed over and went to the CU cam. So, Mom?
At 9:55 in the video was the takeoff I photographed in my previous post, a beautiful slow glide that allowed me to get the wing-print photos. The eagle on the CU cam is who took off. So, Mom?
I lost that eagle as she (or he) passed Constable's Fir. Then a minute later or so, I heard a big rustling of wings and branches, which corresponds quite nicely with the takeoff recorded at 11 minutes 10 seconds into the same video.
So, unknown to the viewers, this eagle landed again into the nest right after that, with or without a branch. This is the landing we see here.


Nov 2, 1:40 pm
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The other eagle is still in the nest bowl.

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(Edited to correct times.)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: dixidoo on November 03, 2012, 08:42:41 PM
young'un with Learner's Permit.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 08:48:15 PM
Seconds later, another takeoff.
Edited after checking the Discussion thread: This takeoff is not on the video. The cam is searching. My impression was that the same eagle who had just returned from Constable's Fir took off again, but I'm no longer sure.

This eagle went to Foster's Fir; the one remaining on the nest flew to the Peters' Tree a few minutes later.

November 2, 1:40 pm
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(Edited to correct time.)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Snookums on November 03, 2012, 10:28:16 PM

october 25 2012 13:02 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8152510694_8c3627ec53_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8202/8152510694_a8246c09ba_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152510044_0c7e48597c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8152510044_c572d507a4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152510694/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8152510694/#)



Beautiful photos!!!!!      :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 10:49:03 PM
So, this is a bad photo, but it shows that whoever took off from the nest first went to Foster's Fir.

It also shows a new and encumbered view of that tree from nearer the cam.

November 2, 1:42 pm
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I walked around and found that eagle again. Bad light and bad angle, but that's all we're getting today.
November 2, 1:57 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 10:56:56 PM
The other eagle flew off to the Peters' tree while I was walking around, chasing after the first one.
According to my accounting this would be Dad. According to the cam records, it is Mom. I was not having a good identification day, so I certainly would not mind being contradicted.  Some days I'm sure; other times I feel absolutely clueless.

November 2, 1:56 pm
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1:58 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 03, 2012, 11:19:44 PM
Looks more Mom-ish on this photo.

Just a tiny change of angle and the beak and head look completely different.
November 2, 1:57 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on November 04, 2012, 06:37:38 AM
What amazing balance, they look so comfortable on the tiny perch, thank you wren and booni!
!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 04, 2012, 06:40:06 AM
Booni and Wren. 

I hate to break up this thread with comments...but thank you so much for all your ground work!  I just love these pics of our pair....good light or not!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 04, 2012, 11:18:59 AM
Thanks Boodle, we love the comments! They keep us going, and the questions keep us thinking and learning.
  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 04, 2012, 03:38:42 PM
 
Mum & Dad left the Peters*s Tree one after the other & flew towards Hidden Beach.
They each landed in a different tree there.
i don*t think either tree was one of the big ones they usually perch in there.
Next thing we knew, they had both returned & landed in the Babysitting Tree.
Mum first, landing in the tippy top, Dad second, landing lower down in the Tree.
 
october 25 2012 13:30 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/8155567115_77da29e013_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/8155567115_9699ed6b15_o.jpg)

october 25 2012 13:30 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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october 25 2012 13:31 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree

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Good view of the back of her head*s colouring.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8155567115/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8155567115/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 04, 2012, 03:42:15 PM
 
october 25 2012 13:37 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree
 
Good view of back of head colouring.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8155566435_2f485ca198_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8155566435_a159db3702_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8155566435/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8155566435/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 05, 2012, 10:16:12 AM
Gosh mom!  you have a dirty head!  Time for a bath!   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 05, 2012, 04:05:05 PM
At about 2:54 or 2:55 this afternoon, I heard loud excited trills near my house. Sounded like it came from the right of the nest (as we look from the cam) and further inland - closer to me. I thought it sounded like just one eagle - actually it sounded like Dad's Happy Trills!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 05, 2012, 04:27:09 PM
3:15 this afternoon: 2 adult eagles over my yard, high up in the air, doing aerial ballet - that is, flying very close together around and around but without aggressive display, without facing off or showing talons. One of them is making unusual calls: Tweet, teeteetee... tweet, teeteetee... Twice, like that.

Courting?

Then 2 minutes later they are gone and I hear calls from near the nest, faint. I can't tell if one or both are calling.

Added later: this dance was similar to the one Mishi photographed at Helliwell Park 2 weeks ago. Click here to see Mishi's photos. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1242.msg120712#msg120712)

So, look at Mishi's pictures where the eagles are closest together, less than a wing-span apart. That is what Mom and Dad looked like this afternoon. They kept that short, constant distance through long graceful turns and swirls; reminded me of figure skating more than anything.  (Assuming it was Mom and Dad of course.)

I have seen other pairs dance like this, most notably the Shingle Spit pair.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 05, 2012, 08:18:38 PM

Today we went for a bike ride & when we turned to go home i spotted Dad & Mum in Mishi*s Tree!
Mum has her left foot pulled up, bunched & relaxed, & she is looking over towards Niner territory.
 
november 5 2012 9:27 - Dad & Mum in Mishi*s Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8159875475/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8159875475/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on November 05, 2012, 08:20:06 PM
Wren and Booni,  Thanks so much for giving us these pictures.   We know that the weather and light are things we just have to put up with.   It is always nice to see your pictures and the story that goes with them.   Love Them,   Thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 06, 2012, 01:20:24 PM
12:08 today: more unusual behaviour and sounds, I believe from Mom and Dad. They were both very near my house, but out of view. Grabbed my camera, took a video clip that caught some of the strange sounds. Went back in to get a new battery... Back outside just in time to see one adult headed back toward the nest.

A video will follow as soon as I can upload it from my slow and old computer.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 06, 2012, 01:44:04 PM
12:38. Lots more sounds now, further inland; could be in Niner's territory. More than two eagles for sure, maybe an immature. I'm wondering if the sounds are from the back of the gravel pit, where the highway crew leaves road-killed animals for the eagles to find. I'll go investigate in a little while.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 06, 2012, 04:47:59 PM
Sure enough!

I went to check the back of the gravel pit. There seemed to be no eagles around at first, just a pair of ravens. After a while I found 2 fluffies of down that were still dry, not soaked by the rain. And then I found some gifts left by a hunter: innards and bones and skins and feet.

I was examining all that when I heard wings, and a short trill that sounded like a male eagle, and a pair landed in a tree just above me! Nobody else answered the trill. I quickly walked away and tried to hide, but of course they knew I was there. I figured they would not feed as long as I was around. I tried a quick photo but I doubt it came clear, and then left the area.

When I returned from my bike ride an hour later, the area was again empty, but some of the pieces had been disturbed. So this isn't like when there is a seal on the beach and a dozen eagles park themselves there for the duration and take turns feeding. This is more like a snack bar where the neighbourhood pairs drop by once in a while for a few bites. Still, there seems to have been an altercation there this morning.

There were two older deer carcasses too, one almost melted into the ground and one that may have been there for a week or more.  So at this time of year the snack bar is open most of the time, and the local eagles would know as a scant but reliable source of food.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: churchlady on November 06, 2012, 05:26:40 PM
Thank you so much for all the pictures and day to day stories! It is amazing for me to hear, see, and learn about Hornby and her Eagles until I can bring my kayak there and see all for myself! Thank you for the lessons I am learning. I cannot believe Mishi's pictures ...and this new synchronized flying I am learning about they are just amazing these eagles are ...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 06, 2012, 06:25:52 PM
Here's a video from the first time I heard Mom and Dad today (assuming it was them...) So, around 12:09. There is really nothing to see. It's basically a sound recording.

First some Dad-like trills, and then all kinds of different sounds.

They did that three or four times and I caught the last time.

Click here to see video. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30093534@N02/8162120301/in/photostream/lightbox/)





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 06, 2012, 07:49:21 PM
... And here are the photos of the 2 eagles who landed at the gravel pit while I was there this afternoon.

No way to tell if they are Mom and Dad. Except we now have the time I took the pictures, so we can at least check if Mom and Dad were visible on the cam at that time.

November 6, 2:49 pm
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This is the other eagle. They arrived together, the male trilling briefly, as if to announce their arrival; nobody responding.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8162880899_4cb5888a37_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8341/8162880899_24f14be52a_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: churchlady on November 06, 2012, 07:54:08 PM
You were right...they were keeping their eagle eyes on you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 06, 2012, 11:17:42 PM
I've checked the discussion thread, and at the time I took these photos, Mom and Dad were both accounted for. At 2:49, Dad was on His and Hers Tree, fishing, and Mom was on the Babysitting Tree waiting for Dad.

So these eagles could have been from Nest #9, or from the Syzygy Nest, which we know very little about.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on November 07, 2012, 07:24:59 AM
 :investigate2 Great sleuthing Wren!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 09, 2012, 10:26:03 AM

Mum is still clenching/relaxing her left foot, & she is looking towards the Niner Nest territory.
 
november 5 2012 10:27:51 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree
 
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november 5 2012 10:28 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Mum here is looking towards the Niners* water side perch trees.

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november 5 2012 10:28 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree

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november 5 2012 10:28:52 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8169801989/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8169801989/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 09, 2012, 10:34:00 AM

Mum has her left foot clenched & held against her belly here.
 
november 5 2012 10:29 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree
 
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november 5 2012 10:29:32 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Mum was yawning here.

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A view of the back of both of their heads.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8169804173/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8169804173/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 09, 2012, 10:37:23 AM

november 5 2012 10:31:58 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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november 5 2012 10:29 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree

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november 5 2012 10:28:52 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8169828544/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8169828544/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 09, 2012, 02:14:07 PM


Awesome pictures booni!!  I have a real bond with that tree also!!  I just love Love LOVE the second picture...Mom seems to be smiling..or even laughing!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 09, 2012, 02:26:00 PM


This goes back a bit in time...sorry for the late posts!!  I found both Mom and Dad in Peters tree on Oct. 22, 2012.  The way they are perched you can see the differences in size, feathers, and tail.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8169784330_c1b18bb94d_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8169784330_85556824b4_h.jpg)

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I then snuck around to the other side of the Peter's tree and caught them from behind.

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They begin trilling at someone...or something

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Mom prepares to take off...Dad still "talking"

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Mom takes off...

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and Dad, sitting alone, watches her go.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 09, 2012, 03:00:30 PM
Mishi, thanks for the views of Mom and Dad with both facing us.

I've been curious about how often and when eagles moult their tails. Now that we have a parallel view, it looks to me like Mom does indeed have some shorter tail feathers that are still regrowing, and Dad does not. This is best visible in the second picture. (Also Dad's undershirt is showing!)

When I click on Booni's pictures below, it seems to me that Mom's longest tail feathers are darker than the shorter ones, the ones that I think are new and still growing. Some of the darker tail feathers look very worn at the ends.

Booni caught a picture of Dad losing a tail feather last August! Hard to dispute that kind of data!  :mhihi


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mamalion on November 09, 2012, 09:48:38 PM
Thank you for sharing those photos with us... mom and dad look like such beautiful elders and just love, love their hairdos


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on November 10, 2012, 01:38:20 AM
Stunning!! :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 10, 2012, 06:56:31 AM
Thanks Booni and Mishi for these pics!  Love em!  Unfortunately, I cannot get this page to download entirely, I am finding this on nearly every page with a lot of pics  :ecsad  I get some...and other never download, no matter how long I wait.  In fact, even trying to make this comment took almost 10 min because the download kept trying to finish, and doesn't.  Could this be my computer, or are others having this problem.?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 10, 2012, 05:33:22 PM


I am hoping that the next ones load for you boodle.  I am going to try to post them a bit differently.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 10, 2012, 05:42:43 PM


One day I was at Grassy Point.  Mom was sitting in the His and Hers tree and I had not seen Dad.  Suddenly an eagle flew over me, past Mom and went on to the Niners area.  Yes, must have been a Niner because they were perched in the tree right next to one of the Niners fishing trees.  I took a pic of this eagle, and you can see on the right one of the Niners perched in their tree.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8173541105_ee9c69e3bd_h.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8069/8173541105_3c93524e6f_o.jpg)

Suddenly Mom takes off from the His and Hers tree and heads right to the tree that the other eagle (Dad?) had flown to!  I did not get a picture of her take-off, but did get her coming in for a landing!  Notice the Niner is just watching.

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Mom lands in the top of the tree, and the Niner is not even watching her!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 10, 2012, 05:51:59 PM


Mom settles in with Dad, and still Mr. / Mrs. Niner pays no attention.

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Mom moves to the very top and begins to trill...and is ignored by Niner


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 10, 2012, 05:57:14 PM


Mom looks over to see if Niner was paying attention.....s/he is not.

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Getting no satisfaction from her vocals...Mom settles back down and the three continue to watch the area.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ccfan on November 10, 2012, 06:36:01 PM
Wonerful pictures and narration...thank you! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on November 10, 2012, 09:43:13 PM
Oh to speak eagle!

Thank you for taking us with you Mishi!

 :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 16, 2012, 10:35:24 AM

I have finally sorted through all the photos....dang it is hard to narrow it down!!

CLICK ON PICTURE TO VIEW FULL SIZE!

Mom and Dad Hornby have a wonderful view of all that lives and thrives in their territory.  These birds were watching the action on Grassy Point.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8178695709_efc8209ed9_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8178695709_712cab8534_o.jpg)

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Mom was sitting in the His and Hers tree, facing the water

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Mom looks toward the Niners' territory.  Notice the little guy on the top left?  And there are others below!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 16, 2012, 10:44:35 AM


A little one takes flight, and Mom ignores her!

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How many remain?

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This is what Mom was looking at!  I don't blame her!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 16, 2012, 10:57:01 AM



Mom was found in the Peters' Tree...

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And Dad has come in to join her.

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What do they see?  Is it this guy?

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Or maybe these folks?

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Actually they are facing in the wrong direction to see these guys!!
 :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 16, 2012, 11:08:31 AM


These people on Grassy Point have such a lovely song.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8185887746_3ef6a74e69_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8482/8185887746_dbfb396851_o.jpg)

And while he was singing I found Mom in Peters tree and Dad in Fosters Fir!

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I walked over to Big Rock, and stood behind it with my back to Hidden Beach.  From there I took a picture of the iconic driftwood, which is just about in the middle of Grassy Point, near the water.

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This seal was wondering what I was doing walking around with a big eye!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 16, 2012, 01:42:50 PM


CLICK ON EACH PICTURE TO ENLARGE

Donna and I were at Grassy Point early this morning...it was a special day!  We were not disappointed as it seems that all sorts of wonderful creatures that are in Mom and Dad's territory were there this morning. 

This little one was singing songs of greeting

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Cormorants floated by on a log

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and then these guys, who had been swimming across the water in front of the nest from the Hidden Beach area, FINALLY allowed me to take their picture!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 16, 2012, 02:02:39 PM


While all of this is going on...Mom and Dad are in the Babysitting Tree watching the action.

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This heron stood sentry

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Then flew off toward the Niners territory

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and Mom and Dad take it all in from their perches on the babysitting tree


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on November 16, 2012, 07:12:58 PM
fantastic Mishi, thanks so much for helping us "feel" your trip


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on November 17, 2012, 02:10:19 PM
Wonderful wildlife sightings! :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 18, 2012, 04:24:25 PM

On the beach in front of the Nest i found these Shorebirds.
 
october 23 2012 16:05 - Black Turnstone (i believe?)
 
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Phalarope? Sandpiper? - Pacific Golden Plover!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 18, 2012, 07:13:38 PM

(Catching up with some older fotos here...)
 
october 25 2012 13:59 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 18, 2012, 07:21:25 PM

october 25 2012 14:00:31 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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october 25 2012 14:03 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gzebear on November 19, 2012, 05:02:15 AM
Mishi, I'm just seeing your latest photos this morning - they are simply magnificent. It makes me so happy to know that you were there on Hornby, seeing Mom and Dad in the live fresh air. I recognize them both in the photos - their features are so distinct - and often wonder if I would recognize them if I met them. (or will when I do!) Thank you for sharing your magical journey - I love all these pictures. :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on November 19, 2012, 03:20:05 PM
Mishi and Bonnie
Thank you for showing us these beautiful photos. It's great to see Mom and Dad in such wonderful photos.
Love you!!!!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2012, 07:06:31 PM
 
Chester & i went for a walk down to Grassy Point today, since it was such a lovely warm sunny day after all the rain we*ve had lately.
On our way, we stopped by the backside of the Nest.
There was an Eagle at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree!
But the closer we got, & the harder i looked, the more i realized i wasn*t seeing a white head & tail!
i whipped out my camera & started taking fotos, & sure enough, this was a youngster!
On the cam you were watching Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree.
You didn*t even know this one was there.
i photographed this Eagle for a few minutes, they were looking around a bit, but were calm & relaxed.
Mum & Dad weren*t saying anything either.
i started my video just in time to hear Mum trilling.
The youngster heard the calls, you can see their body language change! & then they took off over my head toward*s Mishi*s Tree, i could hear their wings! & then Mum landed in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
 
november 24 2012 11:11 - Youngster in the Babysitting Tree!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TQSpjRdtSM
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: paintnut on November 24, 2012, 07:14:24 PM
Here is Booni's video of the youngster slowed to .125 of the original speed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rj2BpqkWoaI


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: paintnut on November 24, 2012, 07:26:49 PM
Here is the video of mom leaving the peters tree and flying to the bst to chase off the youngster

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUlPg40Ym18


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2012, 07:42:15 PM
 
Okay, my first foto was taken at 11:10 & the video take off was 11:11 so though it seemed to me the youngster was there for AGES, it was barely a minute before they left.
i wonder if they*d been there long?
 
november 24 2012 11:10:27 - Youngster in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2012, 08:10:18 PM
 
Lots of dark on the tip of the beak, & a lovely golden cap of feathering on the top of the head.
i*m guessing this one is two going on three in the spring.

november 24 2012 11:10:45 - Youngster in the Babysitting Tree
 
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In this one, you can see the lovely golden cap of feathering.
& the nice white feathering on the underside of the tail!  :heart


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You can see the yellow skin eyebrow on this Eagle.
& the nice big black tip on the beak.
This one has nice yellow chubby toes.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2012, 08:34:16 PM
 
Not sure what they are looking at in this direction.
Mum & Dad are in the Peters* Tree straight ahead, to the youngster*s left.
 
november 24 2012 11:11:12 - Youngster in the Babysitting Tree

Their eyes aren*t quite as dark as an Eaglet*s are, they are already lightening.
 
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Another good view of the lovely golden cap.


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Uh-oh.
i think they just heard Dad squeaking & trilling, & saw Mum on the way!
Look at the change in their body language!


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Ha ha!
NOW they are looking at the Peters* Tree!
Did the youngster not know til then that Mum & Dad were there, & vice versa?
Or had Mum & Dad been tolerating the visit til now?


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Uh-oh youngster, time to skeeedaddle!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2012, 09:29:19 PM
 
Mum stayed where she was for a while.
 
november 24 2012 11:23 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: churchlady on November 25, 2012, 11:38:04 AM
awesome awesome awesome! what beautiful pictures! thanks! any guesses as to who this may be??


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: blackster1 on November 25, 2012, 11:38:23 AM
Wonderful pictures of the Juvie perching.  Does he have an unusually long neck?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on November 25, 2012, 03:35:38 PM
Amazing shots! I, too was wondering about a long-ish neck.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: PamNY on November 25, 2012, 04:51:08 PM
Fabulous photos -- very interesting to see still photos of the youngster.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 26, 2012, 09:24:27 AM
 
This one DOES seem to have a long neck!
Is it the position, though, when they get alerted to Mum & Dad*s presence?
Mum gets long-necked when she is trilling & cachunking.

This is an Eagle from the Phoenix year, so not one of Mum & Dad*s, unfortunately.
Perhaps a Ninelet?
Or a Wiiglet?
It is my understanding that Eagles return to the territory where they were raised.
Could also be someone passing through on their way to somewhere else.
Yesterday i spotted a youngster in one of the Nine*s waterside perch Trees!
That one was three going on four i*d guess.
 
november 8 2012 10:23 - Dad on the close up cam box
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 28, 2012, 09:02:35 AM

On this day, i found Mum perched on the backside of the Nest, next to the Stump.
 
november 9 2012 10:49 - Mum on the backside of the Nest
 
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Back of head.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on November 28, 2012, 02:35:33 PM
 :heart /thanks Bonnie!!!
I love your photos!
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 03, 2012, 08:58:19 AM

From the cam, we often see Mum & Dad on the long bare/dead branch of the Babysitting Tree, on the right side of the Tree.
Here*s what Dad looks like from the ground when he is there.
 
november 10 2012 11:24 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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You can see his nictitating membrane in this one.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 03, 2012, 09:18:22 AM

Here is Mum is pretty much the same spot!
Look how she crosses her toes/talons.
i love that, it is a real Mum thing, not sure i*ve ever seen Dad do this.
Notice how Mum has quite a few paler feathers at her breast.
 
november 13 2012 10:13 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Looking kinda towards the Wiigs* area.


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Here you can see her nictitating membrane.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on December 03, 2012, 10:11:05 AM
booni, I especially love the one of Dad on the bare branch of the Babysitting Tree.  :heart  Mom looks like she is scrutinizing the Wiigs area as if  "You all better stay on your side of the line there"

Love Mom in the nest next to the stump :eclove Great contrast of the dark stump and her white.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on December 03, 2012, 01:01:59 PM
booni  -  We are so fortunate to have these great pictures to see mom and dad in their territory.   You keep us so informed on the neatest details about our lovely couple.   Thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on December 03, 2012, 05:29:38 PM


booni:  I just love Love LOVE the pics of Dad...he has just one toe/talon visible in each of the pictures!  Gitchi Miigwetch for sharing these photos with us!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on December 03, 2012, 06:02:54 PM
GORGEOUS!!!   Dad has a bit of a belly!  It's hiding his toes!!!!

Mom is simply the coolest eagle ever.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2012, 07:52:50 PM
 
i had been out working in my yard in the rain, cleaning up a big chunk of tree that had crashed into pieces on my steps.
i heard trilling down the road & went running down there with my camera.
Mum & Dad were in Mishi*s Tree!
They were looking down the road at Nest #9 territory.
The story continues here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1244.msg123064#msg123064) in Nest #9 territory.
 
november 17 2012 11:37 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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Here they are again from a different angle.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2012, 08:08:42 PM
 
Once again i was alerted to the sounds of trilling coming from down the street.
Once again, Mum & Dad were to be found in Mishi*s Tree.
Here is Dad.
 
november 18 2012 10:03 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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Looking towards the Nest.


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Looking towards Niner*s Territory.


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Towards the Nest again.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2012, 08:36:19 PM
 

 
november 18 2012 10:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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november 18 2012 10:07 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree

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november 18 2012 10:09 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree


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november 18 2012 10:10 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2012, 08:54:23 PM

november 18 2012 10:08 - Dad & Mum in Mishi*s Tree
 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbMSE167khw
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2012, 08:59:33 PM

On this day we*d been down to Grassy Point in the rain.
On our way back we peeked into the Nest.
There we spotted Mum perched on the close up cam box.
 
november 20 2012 10:27 - Mum on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 04, 2012, 09:26:27 PM

i don*t remember ever photographing Mum or Dad in this branch of the Babysitting Tree.
But from the cam, we often see someone on this green bouncy branch, the first one down on the left from the top of the Tree.
It was Mum there on this day.
i*m thinking when we see an Eagle here from the cam, it is probably Mum.
 
november 23 2012 10:35 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 04, 2012, 10:20:10 PM
Fabulous :eclove thank you booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on December 05, 2012, 07:07:33 AM
 :eclove wonderful photos! thank you Bonnie


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Lucia on December 05, 2012, 09:41:44 AM
 :hooray
Thank you very much, Booni!!! It's amazing to see Mom and Dad again, in this blessed nest.  :eclove Fabulous!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 07, 2012, 08:07:02 PM

On this day we went looking for sun at Grassy Point.
i think the Eagles had been quite vocal all morning.
i found Mum in His & Hers Tree!
i remember seeing those tall skinny things in front of her in the Peters* Tree & thinking they were some kind of mushroom, but now i realize they are Fir cones that have been stripped of all their seeds, probably by Birds.
 
november 25 2012 10:50 - Mum in His & Hers Tree
 
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Lower down in the Tree, Mum was joined by a Raven!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 07, 2012, 08:11:37 PM

The Raven was making their klonk sound.
This is what they look like when they are doing that.
i am wondering if they make this sound when there is food around.
The sound was really loud when i was there, but you can barely hear it on my video.
Turn up your sound quite loud to hear it.
You can hear them making this sound on the cam.
 
november 25 2012 10:50 - Mum & a Raven in His & Hers Tree
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM6fFpLy2yM


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 07, 2012, 08:25:52 PM

Well, when we walked the beach just beyond the Tree Mum & the Raven were in, i discovered a dead Opossum washed up there.
Perhaps that is why they were hanging out in the Tree right there nearby.
 
november 25 2012 10:54:51 - Mum in His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 07, 2012, 08:46:44 PM
Oh sigh .. lovely pictures booni, then we get so excited seeing them at a distance,, this is great  :heart lovethe raven right below! what courage  :really


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: BBE on December 07, 2012, 11:04:16 PM

i remember seeing those tall skinny things in front of her in the Peters* Tree & thinking they were some kind of mushroom, but now i realize they are Fir cones that have been stripped of all their seeds, probably by Birds.

Booni, they look Christmas decorations  :nod2

Fantastic photos of the eagles.   :ecsmile :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on December 08, 2012, 06:41:39 AM
OH...i Love the second pic of Mom in that series!  Full profile of her beautiful honker and she looks rather robust in this picture!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: sparkie on December 08, 2012, 07:02:37 AM
:heart  Wonderful pictures Booni.     She is looking really good in these pictures  from when we first saw her return  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: eck on December 09, 2012, 03:50:02 AM
i don*t remember ever photographing Mum or Dad in this branch of the Babysitting Tree.
But from the cam, we often see someone on this green bouncy branch, the first one down on the left from the top of the Tree.
It was Mum there on this day.
i*m thinking when we see an Eagle here from the cam, it is probably Mum.
 
november 23 2012 10:35 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 07:37:26 PM

i spotted Mum & Dad on our walk one day.

november 27 2012 11:04 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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20 minutes later & from a different angle, they were still there.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 07:59:05 PM

i lucked out on this windy windy but sunny day when i found Mum & Dad perched side by side on the tippy top of Constables* Fir!
 
december 4 2012 10:47 - Mum & Dad in Constables* Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 08:01:07 PM

december 4 2012 10:49 - Mum & Dad in Constables* Fir
 
 
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 08:51:23 PM

Notice how this view shows us the differences in their feet so well!
Mum*s long skinny pale toes compared to Dad*s yellower/oranger chubby ones.
 
december 4 2012 10:51 - Mum & Dad in Constables* Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 08:57:55 PM

It was really windy this day!
Look how they are both pointed into the wind & how the wind is streamlining them.
 
december 4 2012 10:52 - Mum & Dad in Constables* Fir
 
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Here is Mum about to take off!
She flew down & to the left.


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Now Dad is alone.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 09:00:55 PM

december 4 2012 10:55:22 - Dad in Constables* Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 09, 2012, 09:03:46 PM

december 4 2012 11:01 - Dad in Constables* Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ccfan on December 09, 2012, 09:07:33 PM
I love the alternating streamlined and then back blown looks  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 11, 2012, 07:00:24 PM
 
i found Mum today again on that bouncy green branch near the left top of the Babysitting Tree.
She kinda looks like the branch til you look close.
 
december 11 2012 10:18 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 16, 2012, 02:44:12 PM

Walking home one day from Grassy Point, i spotted Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree.
This is what they look like when they are there, from the camera*s angle.
 
december 5 2012 09:27 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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Here they are with me a bit closer to the Tree.
You can see the dark marking on the back of Mum*s head.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 16, 2012, 02:53:17 PM

Here they are from the road that passes in front of the Tree.
A Crow has joined them!
 
december 5 2012 09:32 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 16, 2012, 07:15:15 PM
 
i was in my driveway & heard trilling & saw wings in Mishi*s Tree.
Dad had flown down to join Mum on her branch.
 
december 5 2012 09:55 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 16, 2012, 09:10:50 PM
wow!! :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on December 17, 2012, 03:02:12 PM
Wonderful photos! Thanks you Bonnie.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on December 23, 2012, 07:11:12 AM
LOVE the toe comparison!!   :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 28, 2012, 03:43:06 PM
Today we were down walking at Grassy Point.
For some reason i looked up, out at the water in front of the Nest territory.
There were quite a few huge wings way out there!
As i watched, a pair of Eagles flew in towards the Wiig*s territory, & another three flew towards Mum & Dad*s territory & there was MUCH trilling.
There were also two large Ravens in the crowd, & i recognized one as being a member of the pair that have my neighbourhood as their territory.
One used to have only about 2/3 of her tail feathers, making her very recognizable.
Now one of them is missing a feather or a chunk of a feather on one wing, making them again very recognizable.
i am thinking there must have been some sort of feeding opportunity out there on the water, around which they were all gathered as i looked up.
Either Mum or Dad flew around where the Ravens had landed near the glass house, making sure they left & went somewhere else.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 29, 2012, 11:09:33 AM
 :eceek  :eclove What a wonderful sight thank you for sharingit with us booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2012, 09:09:31 PM

At one point today, i believe we were seeing two Eagles in the Babysitting Tree, & yet Mum & Dad were both on Peters* Tree!
i spotted this Eagle on the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
They are a sub adult, i*d say three years old going on four.
Notice the dark markings still on the white of their tail, the lighter, almost getting yellow eyes, the pretty much all yellow beak, & the bandit dark markings across the eyes changing to a more overall white head, yet lots of dark feathering still around the beak.
Could this be Hope?
Mum & Dad were making visitor calls, but did nothing to chase this one off for hours.
 
december 29 2012 14:02 - visiting sub adult
 
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Here are Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree.
Dad was squeeking from the lower branch, i believe that is Mum higher up.
Dad was always looking up.
At Mum, or at the sub adult in the tippy top of the Tree?
i*m not sure where the fourth Eagle was in this foto

december 29 2012 14:04 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2012, 09:16:07 PM

december 29 2012 14:05:50 - visiting sub adult
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8323594963/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8323594963/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2012, 09:20:40 PM

december 29 2012 14:08:13 - visiting sub adult
 
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They kept looking down like this, at Mum & Dad?


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8324654282/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8324654282/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2012, 09:26:24 PM

december 29 2012 14:11 - visiting sub adult
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8324655022/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8324655022/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2012, 09:29:51 PM

In this video, you see the youngster at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree, then Mum below & Dad lower down.
You can see that it is Dad making the squeeky calls that he brings out when there are visitorls, in this case, perhaps, family!

december 29 2012 14:04 - visiting sub adult Eagle
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsqbc3G2J9Y
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2012, 09:36:02 PM

At one point there were four Eagles.
Then there was a flurry of activity, & i believe i heard an Eagle flying over my head towards Mishi*s Tree.
i never got to look up & see.
Then an Eagle landed in Constables* Fir.
This is that Eagle.
Dad?
Looking after the flying away Eagle?
 
december 29 2012 14:01 - Dad in Constables Fir
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8324763614/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8324763614/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: MaggiesMom on December 30, 2012, 09:27:26 AM
So glad to see these pix, Booni!  Several of us were glued to the cam yesterday watching all these eagles and wondering if the one at the top of BST might be Hope.  At one point I thought there were 5 eagles in all - but surely there were 4.  We kept hearing Chester barking and hoped you had your camera!

One speculation - purely speculation - is the fourth eagle might be the beginning of a pair bond for Hope.  How young do they do this anyway?  And then we laughed that she had brought him home for Mom and Dad's approval.  Or he had come to ask for Hope's wing in partnership.   :giggle



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 30, 2012, 10:33:49 AM

What a lovely scenario to imagine MaggiesMom!
& this could explain why Dad chased him away!
 :mhihi

i think it is possible that they can bond at Hope*s age, though i believe they are not sexually mature until they have the white head, which she will have soon!

Hopefully we will see these two again sometime!
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on December 30, 2012, 10:47:18 AM
incredible day on Hornby!  What luck you were right there Booni for these pics!  Whoo Hoo!!!    :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: auroradawn on December 30, 2012, 10:58:28 AM
It truly was exciting watching the cam and seeing all the activity.  Booni your pictures really put the icing on the cake, confirming what we witnessed.  Fantastic  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 30, 2012, 07:48:52 PM

A few more fotos from a bit earlier when the light was a smidgen better.
 
december 29 2012 13:59 - visiting sub adult
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8327493199/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8327493199/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 30, 2012, 07:52:30 PM

december 29 2012 14:00:42 - visiting sub adult
 
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8327491875/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8327491875/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 30, 2012, 07:58:33 PM

Now, i noticed something when i was watching the video again of Dad*s vocalizations as he looks up in the Babysitting Tree.
i assumed the Eagle above him was Mum.


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But in the video i noticed this Eagle put their head down & look at the markings on the top of the head!
This can*t be Mum?
If it is, i*ve never noticed or photographed those dark marks right on the top of her head.
Could this be the Eagle Hope brought with her to visit?
 
december 29 2012 14:04 - visitor in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: churchlady on December 30, 2012, 07:59:23 PM
Awesome! Thanks for the pics and the videos!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Donnae on December 30, 2012, 10:21:59 PM
Wow Booni... ty so much... I missed all the action as usual.. dang it.... well if anyone was to bring an eagle home for approval from
Mom and Dad it would be HOPE for sure  :biggrin3  I just love that thought.!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 30, 2012, 11:27:20 PM
   :eclove :heart :eclove Me too!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on December 31, 2012, 10:04:04 AM
booni, how wonderful to see these pictures!  Thank you so much for taking and posting them, and thank you for all that you do to keep the cams rolling!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on December 31, 2012, 10:30:16 AM
She certainly has the beginnings of mom's 'do!  Thanks so much for sharing these Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: cinnemon on December 31, 2012, 12:03:27 PM
   they look so dirty lol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 01, 2013, 08:39:16 PM
 
december 14 2012 10:37 - Mum in His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 01, 2013, 08:40:38 PM
 
december 14 2012 13:46 - Dad in His & Hers Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8335628919/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8335628919/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 01, 2013, 08:41:35 PM
 
december 14 2012 13:43 - Mum & Dad trill in His & Hers Tree
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA3CWhCQ_IA
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 01, 2013, 08:43:40 PM
 
december 16 2012 09:57 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on January 01, 2013, 09:24:24 PM
Beautiful Booni!   TY!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on January 02, 2013, 01:10:35 PM
Thank you Bonnie!
Wonderful photos!
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: blackster1 on January 02, 2013, 03:11:55 PM
wonderful photos as usual Booni.  Thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 02, 2013, 06:21:34 PM
Mom and Dad are Majestic, as always!  Thanks Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 04, 2013, 08:17:21 PM

november 27 2012 11:12 - Buffleheads - male & female
 
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december 2 2012 10:47 - Pacific Golden Plovers
 
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Common Merganser - male


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8347435043/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8347435043/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 04, 2013, 09:25:56 PM

Near Grassy Point.
 
november 8 2012 10:42 - Black Oystercatchers
 
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november 14 2012 14:12 - Black Oystercatcher


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november 14 2012 14:12 - Odd Couple - Male Mallard & Black Oystercatcher


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november 15 2012 10:29 - snoozing Sea Lion - coming up for a breath!


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8347596525/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8347596525/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 05, 2013, 07:25:23 AM
wonderful booni,  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 12, 2013, 07:21:08 PM

december 30 2012 11:26 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
Dad is on what is called the bare branch of the Babysitting Tree.
 
 
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Back of heads.


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8374233703/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8374233703/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 12, 2013, 07:23:48 PM

december 30 2012 11:28:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8374229119/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8374229119/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 12, 2013, 07:39:06 PM
booni. you captured the light perfectly to highlight Mom and Dad!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on January 12, 2013, 07:50:00 PM
 :hearts2  they are just wonderful.!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: auroradawn on January 12, 2013, 07:54:17 PM
Fantastic photo's  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 12, 2013, 08:10:02 PM

Look how Mum*s back of head marking stand out!
 
january 2 2013 09:15 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Looking towards the Wiigs.


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Dad


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8375375744/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8375375744/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 12, 2013, 08:14:28 PM

january 2 2013 09:17 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8375374512/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8375374512/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gzebear on January 13, 2013, 07:00:38 AM

     Mom is so beautiful  :heart




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 13, 2013, 10:51:56 AM

january 3 2013 12:27 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8377499014/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8377499014/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 13, 2013, 11:02:16 AM
Thank you Booni!

I remain so in love with Mom and Dad Hornby! Love them with all my heart.

Booni, allowing us to see them through your lens and love and artistry is such a great gift!!!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on January 13, 2013, 12:56:28 PM
Wonderful photos!!
Thank you Bonni!
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 13, 2013, 01:55:17 PM

i was down at the gravelly beach on Grassy Point picking up bits of plastic garbage with Chester when i noticed one of the Ravens from the Niner territory snacking on something washed up down the beach in the gravel.
One took off & landed in a tree to eat, leaving the other to pick.
i walked down to investigate & found a small Deer carcass, mostly bones, tangled in the seaweed & rocks.
Suddenly, i heard trills coming from the direction of the Nest territory!
i looked in the direction of the calls, & two Eagles were heading towards me, one following the other.
The light was poor, so i though maybe a youngster, but as they approached the His & Hers Tree, down came their landing gear & both landed there side by side & right away i recognized Mum*s cachunkas.
i LOVE seeing their legs & feet drop down for a landing!
Both hung out there together, i wondered if they were guarding the bit of food there?
We walked uphill towards home & were just passing by Mishi*s Tree when i heard the same calls & looked up just in time to see them both landing in that Tree.
Mum was cachunking & Dad was following her making his calls.
i noticed a large dark Bird floating over waaaaaayy up in the air, so perhaps they had spotted another Eagle & were protecting their territory?

The videos that were taken through the cam to match what i saw are here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1279.msg125160#msg125160) and  here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1279.msg125161#msg125161) and  here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1279.msg125162#msg125162)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 14, 2013, 04:53:32 PM
 :eclove Booni,  Thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 27, 2013, 01:02:37 PM

Today we were down on Grassy Point for our walk when we heard Mum & Dad making a fuss!
i looked & looked for a visitor flying by, but never saw what they were fussing about til i looked out over the water in front of the Nest & one Eagle was giving another chase.
i couldn*t tell the age of the Eagles, but one chased the other who flew towards then over Wiig territory.
i never heard the Wiigs making a fuss, however.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 31, 2013, 08:10:37 PM

Today the cam drivers spotted an Eagle who was not Mum & Dad, perched on the right side of the Fosters* Fir!
You could see dark tips on their tail, so you knew that wasn*t Mum & Dad.
By the time i walked down there with Chester, it seemed this youngster had flown off & i had missed everything.
But when i got home, i got a call telling me this Eagle had been hanging out for ages in the Peters* Tree!
So i headed down there.
This time i drove down & as soon as i got out of my car i heard screeching.
Eagles were flying around & i feared i*d missed the young one again.
But i spotted Dad on the wide angle camera, so all wasn*t lost.

january 31 2013 12:03 - Dad on the wide angle camera
 
 
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Here you can see the freckle on the top of his head!


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 31, 2013, 08:18:44 PM

january 31 2013 12:05:58 - Dad on the wide angle camera
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 31, 2013, 08:24:22 PM

january 31 2013 12:07:56 - Dad on the wide angle camera
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 31, 2013, 08:48:12 PM

i walked away from the back side of the Nest, thinking i*d missed all the action again, & that was when i spotted somebody in Mishi*s Tree!

january 31 2013 12:17 - sub adult Eagle on Mishi*s Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 31, 2013, 09:13:10 PM

i didn*t get a chance to take many fotos at Mishi*s Tree before this youngster took off again.
Next i spotted them in Fosters* Fir!
 
january 31 2013 12:26 - sub adult Fosters* Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 01, 2013, 08:13:25 AM
Oh Wow!  On cam their head seemed totally white!  Only the tail seemed dark.  Thanks a bunch for these ground pics Booni.... I hope this lovely decides to move along, they gave mom and dad a bunch of grief yesterday, and I prefer Mom and Dad have less of that and more peaceful days!  LOL. 

It was past their bedtime yesterday and the youngster was still hanging out in Foster's Fir.  Mom finally left her perch on BST and scared them away as if to say, "Here's your hat, we are going to bed!!"


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 01, 2013, 06:23:34 PM
Beautiful pics, Booni ~  Oh, that Dad is one Handsome Eagle!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 01, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
Great photos,  so glad you were able to get these pictures, it was interesting to follow from the web cam as well.   Thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2013, 09:43:35 PM
 
january 31 2013 12:26:46 - sub adult in Fosters Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2013, 09:57:24 PM

This Eagle didn*t just perch still like Mum & Dad.
They were always moving their head around.
They were acutely aware of me.
i was thinking, from the ground, that they were Hope, so this acute awareness didn*t fit.
They seemed like an Eagle that wasn*t used to people looking at them.
Now that i can see them in fotos, i believe this is not Hope.
This Eagle is a year older.
Hope would have the more noticeable bandit eyestripe, fading to more white, but not as white as this Eagle.
This Eagle*s beak is very yellow, like an adult, just a hint of dark left.
Look how light the eyes have become.
They are no longer brown, instead moving towards the adult yellow.
At this phase, the yellow looks blue to me.
Some fotos show the tail better than others.
You can still see a lot of dark markings, particularly at the tips.
This seemed like a big healthy Eagle to me, a female.
 
january 31 2013 12:27:33 - sub adult in Fosters Fir
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 01, 2013, 09:59:37 PM
Wonderful, thank you booni maybe we should call her a flibertygibbett!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2013, 10:18:10 PM

From Fosters Fir she flew to the Peters* Tree.
Yay!
i can get nice & close here.
Love the orange toes.
 
january 31 2013 12:30 - sub adult in the Peters* Tree
 
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However, she didn*t stay there long...

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2013, 10:49:22 PM

Next the intruder landed in the left top, from the webcam view, of the Babysitting Tree!
Dad was in a branch just below her, so you can compare their sizes.
The intruder is quite large.
Dad was not happy with her!
He was giving her the what-for.
i was thinking this must be Hope, else why wasn*t she being given the heave-ho?
 
january 31 2013 12:31 - Dad & sub adult in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2013, 10:59:51 PM


 
january 31 2013 12:32:04 - Dad & sub adult in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Dad took off from the tree.

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There she goes!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: blackster1 on February 02, 2013, 12:40:16 PM
Great series of shots of the 31 st.  Thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: MaggiesMom on February 02, 2013, 01:11:34 PM
Wonderful photos, Booni!  thanks a million.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 07:03:48 PM

Next our pesky sub adult flew to the Peters Tree again.
 
january 31 2013 12:35 - sub adult in the Peters Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 07:08:39 PM

january 31 2013 12:38 - sub adult in the Peters Tree
 
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When she is looking this way, it is towards the Babysitting Tree, which she did a lot.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 07:10:14 PM

january 31 2013 12:36 - sub adult in the Peters* Tree
 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS1Rx7acobw
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 07:41:58 PM

This Eagle sure made herself at home in all the major perch trees.
She would perch a while, then take off, or be chased off.
She was soaring big slow loops over the Nest neighbourhood, then she*d land again.
 
january 31 2013 12:41 - sub adult in Fosters Fir
 
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Dad, for the moment, was in the Babysitting Tree.
It was hard to tell who was who from the ground with my eye, without checking my fotos.
There were lots of chases going on, i would see them & then they*d go out of sight, only to return.
Burned into my mind is one chase very close to the Nest where one Eagle went quickly upside down & feet up!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 07:46:12 PM

Here she is, looking towards the Babysitting Tree!
 
january 31 2013 12:47 - sub adult in Fosters Fir
 
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She seemed curious about what was going on below her.
i think people were working.
Maybe she wasn*t used to being in a neigbourhood like this.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 08:34:36 PM

Here she is in he Babysitting Tree now.
i am surprised to see her here, right over the Nest!
This view shows her lovely orange toes & the dark markings on her tail feathers.
 
january 31 2013 13:00 - sub adult in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 08:42:28 PM

january 31 2013 13:01:43 - sub adult in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 08:53:47 PM

Another location change!
 
january 31 2013 13:23 - sub adult in Fosters Fir
 
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Off again!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: cakiepie on February 03, 2013, 08:57:40 PM
 :nod2  These certainly are wonderful photos of this youngster.  Thank you Booni!   :thumbsup


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 09:34:44 PM

i had finally given up chasing the sub adult & gone home.
i was on my way out to get something done when my eye was caught by an Eagle in Mishi*s Tree!
 
january 31 2013 14:19 - young Eagle in Mishis Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 09:41:42 PM

i*m going to say that this one is one year old, going on two.
The beak is very yellow, like an adult.
The eyes are still dark, but not as dark as an Eaglet*s.
Notice the light colouring on top of the head & starting to form in the mutton chops area!
Tail feathers are mostly dark, with some white patching appearing.
 
january 31 2013 14:22:47 - young Eagle in Mishis Tree
 
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This one seemed very interested in Nest #9.
But here, they see Mum & Dad coming!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8442787903/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8442787903/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on February 03, 2013, 10:16:35 PM
Amazing to have seen this on the cam, and now in detail thanks to you Booni - your photos are wonderful!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 10:21:13 PM

The youngster in Mishi*s Tree took off when they saw Mum & Dad come roaring in!
This is me trying to catch the action.
Finally we see Mum on the left in Mishi*s Tree, flapping & cachunking, & Dad on the right.
Dad followed by Mum takes off again.
Notice Dad takes a poop just before he leaves.
Listen to the vocalizing.
i think Tippy is nearby.
Mum & Dad were run off their feet on this day.
 
january 31 2013 14:38 - Mum & Dad chase off young Eagle in Mishis Tree  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym5GtgjciVY
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2013, 10:39:18 PM

In this video i*m trying to show you the Eagles circling & chasing.
i recognize Tippy*s casual loops, & i believe it is her that flips upside down to the other Eagle who i believe is Mum or Dad.
She flew around the territory, & landed where she wanted, almost oblivious to the upset she was causing Mum & Dad.
 
january 31 2013 14:40 - Eagles in chase
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3543lg-S6s
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2013, 09:26:40 AM

Okay, this time i mean it, i*ve really got stuff i need to get done, so i*m going.
But let*s just take a quick peek at the back side of the Nest on our way.  :mhihi
Well, i heard lots of vocalizations, so i knew a visitor was still nearby.
But where?
Turns out our persistent sub adult was in the leaning tree that we see from the cam behind Constables Fir.
This is a good-sized tree that i have never spotted an Eagle in before.


january 31 2013 15:01 - sub adult near Constables Fir
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYjtVTfsThA
 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2013, 09:39:51 AM

We have a topic under our Reference Center section (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?board=26.0) called Views from the Hornby Nest & Territory Cam (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1152.msg106292#msg106292)   
In this topic we have labelled views of what you can see from the webcam.
Plus there are fotos of trees that we see from the cam, from the ground.
A foto of the tree the sub adult is in can be seen here
(http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1152.msg120496#msg120496)
 
Here is the youngster in that tree, very close to the Nest & the Babysitting Tree.

january 31 2013 15:03 - sub adult in tree behind Constables Fir
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8445234152/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8445234152/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2013, 10:40:18 AM

In this video, i am trying to capture with my camera the Eagle i can see with my eye.
i am not having much luck, but listen to the vocalizations!
You can hear Mum & Dad from closer to the Nest, plus the youngster has something to say, too.
 
january 31 2013 15:08 - sub adult near Constables Fir
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kf2WBX4HX-w
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2013, 11:48:33 PM

These are four videos i got today from the back side of the Nest.
It was hard to follow the action with my camera, & there were trees in the way, but sometimes there is a glimpse & some good vocalizations.

february 4 2013 17:33 - activity with third Eagle near the Nest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgwRLTRVzic
 
february 4 2013 17:35 - activity with third Eagle near the Nest 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njc4UM1GT5c


february 4 2013 17:37 - activity with third Eagle near the Nest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvhSDXjdegE

february 4 2013 17:37:50 - activity with third Eagle near the Nest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whxuirWtulg
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 05, 2013, 06:04:35 AM


Booni:
All I can say is wow Wow WOW.....

and Gitchi Miigwetch for going out and getting these captures from the ground.....AMAZING!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 05, 2013, 10:26:10 AM
Thes  coinencide so with the cam views amazing from this aspect! Thank you booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 05, 2013, 10:36:50 AM
 
Okay, back to thursday.
Last we saw, Mum & Dad were still being dogged by the sub adult visitor who was in the leaning tree behind Constables Fir.
An hour & a half later, i find them, still on guard, in Mishi*s Tree.
It is starting to get dark.
They are both looking nestwards in this first foto.
 
january 31 2013 16:21 - Mum & Dad in Mishis Tree
 
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In this foto, Dad is looking towards the Nest, Mum is looking at Nest #9.

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Backs of heads, looking inland.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8447346255/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8447346255/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 05, 2013, 11:44:44 AM
 
Dad flew off nestwards, while Mum remained.
She held this interesting wing position til it got dark & we headed home.
 
january 31 2013 16:24 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8448598840/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8448598840/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 05, 2013, 02:53:44 PM
 
This was a bit of an eye-catcher on our walk to Grassy Point!
A BC Ferry heading north, while the Pacific Rancher heads south!
i*ve never seen this before.
 
january 30 2013 09:33 - BC Ferry & Pacific Rancher
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8449100934/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8449100934/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 05, 2013, 08:25:08 PM
 
This foto is taken from the beach in front of Belcarra.
It is amazing how close Grassy Point looks!
i believe we see the Glass house to the left, & there is the iconic piece of standing driftwood to the right.
The snowy mountains are in the background.
i can*t decide if the near point is Tralee or Sandstone?
i think it must be Tralee.
The tide was up quite high.
i*ve changed my mind, i think it is Sandstone Point.
 
february 4 2013 10:38 - Grassy Point from Belcarra
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8449747146/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8449747146/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 06, 2013, 09:12:52 AM

The cam drivers found Mum & Dad in a new perch Tree near the Nest!
i have never seen them perch here before.
But on our walk one morning, there they were!
They had just landed, & Mum is cachunking.
Dad is to the right of her behind the greenery.
This Tree is behind us & to our right, as we look out through the cam.
It is not far from Gregg*s Tree or Constables* Fir.

february 3 2013 11:08 - Mum & Dad in rounded top Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8451133958/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8451133958/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ccfan on February 06, 2013, 04:35:07 PM
wow Booni, Thank you for your human's eye views...I always wait for and love the pics where the eagles spot you  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 06, 2013, 04:51:18 PM
Is this the same tree? This one is visible from my road, very near your corner, Booni. Through someone's driveway and yard.

This photo is from January 10, 2:50 pm.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 06, 2013, 08:54:02 PM


Awesome pictures booni...that IS an interesting wing position!! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 06, 2013, 09:17:32 PM

Yes wren, looks like the same Tree!

 
Here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1152.msg119608#msg119608) is a foto of it i posted to our Reference Center.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2013, 10:22:27 AM
 
It is getting hard to tell Mum by the dark markings at the back of her head feathers.
Here it is visible, maybe the angle helps.
Higher up on this page, where you see the backs of both of their heads in Mishis Tree, it is not visible at all.
 
february 2 2013 12:54 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8452860031/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8452860031/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2013, 08:22:50 PM
 
Chester & i were walking down the road when we heard calls from the Nest area.
So we walked down there.
Mum & Dad were in the Babysitting Tree, Dad at the tippy top, Mum lower down.
It seemed there was a visitor around, but i couldn*t see one.
At one point someone flew overhead & at another Mum & Dad took off for a chase.
Here is a video i caught of them both, & Mum is cachunking with a bit of a different voice than usual.
 
february 7 2013 17:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxgjVUSUQ1c
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2013, 09:27:13 PM
 
february 7 2013 17:26 - Crows in Mishis Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8454198593/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8454198593/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2013, 09:58:52 PM
 
i spotted these two in Mishis Tree one morning.
i thought they were Mum & Dad!
The first youngster only let me get one foto of them.
The second one gave me a little more time first.
 
february 6 2013 10:00 - youngster in Mishis Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 07, 2013, 10:10:37 PM
 
A pair of three year olds going on four, i*d say.
Head feathers turning more white, still a trace of the three year old*s bandit eye strip.
Light eye colour, almost yellow now.
Lovely orange feet & yellow beak!
Lots of white in tail feathers, tips still dark.
What a thrill to start my day, seeing these two!
 
february 6 2013 10:01 - youngster in Mishis Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 07, 2013, 10:15:15 PM
hi Booni - lovely pictures!  the crows look like music notes.

Mishi's tree is getting a good workout lately - next time I am over on Hornby I will have to find out where it is. 

Thanks for keeping us posted.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 08, 2013, 07:41:27 AM
Wow Booni!  Fantastic pictures of all these visitors that we see on cam.  Seeing them close up and the aging estimates really puts stuff in perspective!

Poor Mom and Dad.  All this action and defending!  I am trying not to even THINK about herring run time and how many strangers will be about causing them distress!  BUT!  Herring for them too!

Thanks a million for all the great shots!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jungleland on February 08, 2013, 07:35:07 PM
Nice pictures Booni!  Haven't been able to get on the cam much lately so catching up here is great.  As always really appreciate you sharing the photos!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 09, 2013, 06:24:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOxBjL_N4-c


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 07:28:00 PM

These are fotos from the same day/time as the trilling video posted above.
 
february 7 2013 17:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8459345939/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8459345939/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 07:50:20 PM

february 7 2013 12:29 - Dad in Mishis Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8459403053/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8459403053/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 08:04:13 PM

i have never photographed Mum & Dad from here as it is so far away.
i am way down the road to the left of the cam here.
But i think it*s neat the way Mum, lower down, almost looks like she*s in a Nest!
 
february 7 2013 12:06 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8460525786/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8460525786/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 08:30:40 PM

february 7 2013 11:11 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8459472703/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8459472703/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 08:43:13 PM

february 7 2013 11:18 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 09:00:42 PM

There had been a chase off & Dad flew back & landed at the tippy top of Gregg*s Tree.
 
february 6 2013 09:25 - Dad in Greggs Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 09:38:45 PM


 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2013, 09:51:00 PM

february 5 2013 11:44 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 10, 2013, 08:01:42 PM
 
Okay, i have to admit, i have been labelling fotos for the past bit as Mum & Dad that i am not actually sure ARE Mum & Dad.
This pair i am not convinced are Mum & Dad.
But they sure seem to be hanging around in the trees as though they are.
 
february 10 2013 10:09 - Eagle pair in Mishis Tree
 
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We have not seen Mum*s very noticeable markings on the back of her head for a while now.
The Eagle on the right has that large faded feather on the lower left of their back which i have noticed in fotos this past week.
Mum has also lost the dark staining i could always tell her by, around her beak area.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 10, 2013, 08:13:07 PM
 
february 10 2013 10:12 - Eagle pair in Mishis Tree
The Eagle with the faded feather is now on our left, but still to the right of the larger Eagle.
Look how different their eyes & head feathers are from each other.
The Eagle on the left flew off after this foto, & i believe we find her on the Babysitting Tree Next.
 
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This is the Eagle with the faded feather.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 10, 2013, 09:09:48 PM
 
The Eagle with the faded feather turns out to be Dad!
Thanks to AJL*s suggestion, i looked at past fotos & found Dad with that same faded feather.
So Dad was in Mishi*s Tree with another Eagle who isn*t Mum.  :puzzled2
Here, i believe but am not sure?, is the Eagle who left Dad in Mishi*s Tree.
 
february 10 2013 10:18 - adult Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Dad still in Mishi*s Tree.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 10, 2013, 09:16:13 PM
 
Here is Dad lower down in the Babysitting Tree on a strange perch branch with the visiting Eagle above him, & he is making soft calls & looking up.
You may need to turn your speakers way up to hear him.
 
february 10 2013 10:57 - Eagle pair on the Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIFnIq3d2Vk
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 10, 2013, 09:46:48 PM
 
Now here are fotos of Dad in his short, strange perch branch calling, & the strange Eagle is above him & he is looking up.
 
february 10 2013 10:56 - Dad & adult Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Dad making his calls.

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Dad looking up.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 10, 2013, 10:53:43 PM
Booni this is such a quandry.. the seeminly submissive behaveior.. Ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: PamNY on February 12, 2013, 08:11:08 AM
Booni thanks for these photos. I am just astonished at dad's behavior -- but we are learning so much.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Lucia on February 13, 2013, 04:52:12 PM
Thank you for these photos that tell this story! It must have been distressing not knowing news of Mom for 48 hours. :puzzled2  :hmmm


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 14, 2013, 04:16:17 PM
 
Here*s a foto i found from a day earlier.
We went for a walk down at Hidden Beach.
This is a foto taken from the Park above the beach, at the entryway.
i am not sure if either of these are Mum or Dad.
But something i do see is that the lower down Eagle on the right has that dark marking above their right eye that was seen on one of the visiting Eagles.
Post showing this Eagle & the mark above their right eye can be found here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg126678#msg126678)
 
february 9 2013 11:23 - two adult Eagles in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 07:25:51 PM
 
We walked to the backside of the Nest this morning & found Mum at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree having a shower - her wings were slightly open, so either catching the mist or air drying after being wet.
Then we walked down to Grassy Point & found this youngster low down in His & Hers Tree!  :heart
 
february 15 2013 09:32 - youngster on His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: churchlady on February 15, 2013, 07:33:30 PM
Any chance this is one of the kids from last year? Great pictures...love the "personality" of these shots....
thank you for posting them!
♥ your photos


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 07:38:00 PM
 
This youngster is Hali*s age!
So not even a year old yet.
Look at her lovely dark brown eyes still.
Beak is mostly dark with a bit of yellow next to the face.
Tail has some white speckling showing.
i love the tail feathers!
Feet are lovely orange & skinny like Mum*s!
Her feathers are wet where the head feathers meet the breast feathers.
 
february 15 2013 09:33:16 - youngster on His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 07:50:40 PM
 
Here are fotos of Mum & Dad from a bit earlier.
Mum has her wings open, either showering or drying.
Notice she has a nick or an unzip in her right primary.
If this doesn*t zip up, it will be a good way to identify her.
 
february 15 2013 09:25 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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february 15 2013 09:25 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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february 15 2013 09:25:58 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 15, 2013, 07:53:28 PM
it is just amazing to see these photos,  ty booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 08:16:19 PM
 
Back to last week now for a few more fotos to finish the day.
 
february 10 2013 11:12 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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february 10 2013 11:37 - intruder Eagle in Mishis Tree

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Now, later in the day.
february 10 2013 15:31 - intruder Eagle in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 08:22:09 PM
 
Dad is in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree making those soft calls again, while the intruder Eagle is trilling in the branch below.
 
february 10 2013 15:46 - Eagle pair on the Babysitting Tree 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FGMS5ibEw8
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 15, 2013, 08:24:18 PM
Amazing booni thank yOu  :eceek  the stranger and the  one that resembles Hali look very lean .. am hoping for a great herring spawn this year


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 08:34:12 PM
 
There was a youngster i could see the whole time in Mishis Tree!
A subadult!
Look at that fading three year old bandit eye stripe.
A three year old going on four!
Who could this be?
 
february 10 2013 15:32 - sub adult Eagle in Mishis Tree
 
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february 10 2013 15:47 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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february 10 2013 15:52 - intruder Eagle in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 15, 2013, 08:43:56 PM
Gorgeous photos Booni-especially the dark eyed youngster!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on February 15, 2013, 08:46:01 PM
I love to think the beautiful youngster could be Hali ♥  As always thank you for keeping us close to what is happening there Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 09:00:07 PM
 
i walked closer to see who the sub adult might be!
 
february 10 2013 16:03 - sub adult Eagle in Mishis Tree
 
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february 10 2013 16:03 - sub adult Eagle & Crow in Mishis Tree

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february 10 2013 16:04 - sub adult Eagle & Crows in Mishis Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2013, 09:09:48 PM
 
i would say this Eagle is three years old now, about to turn four.
Could be Hope!
They have the fading bandit eye stripe of a three year old turning into the whiter head of the four year old.
The beak is already mainly yellow.
Can*t see much of the tail feathers, but the brown would be growing out to the tips with more white now near the body.
 
february 10 2013 16:04 - sub adult Eagle in Mishis Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 16, 2013, 06:42:17 AM


oh booni....these pictures are just wonderful!!  And the thought that we are possibly seeing Hali...and maybe Hope?!?!?
I so love the coloring on the tail feathers of these guys (or gals)
I appreciate so very much your taking the time to get out and take these pictures; and then posting them so quickly!!  It sure does enhance what we see on the cam!!

MIIGWETCH!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: dixidoo on February 16, 2013, 08:52:14 AM
Booni those pictures of the one who looks like Hali are so endearing!!  (post #371?)  She looks so frowsy, like an adolescent going through that awkward stage.  Is that acne I see on her tail feathers??!!?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 16, 2013, 08:56:30 AM
Hope and Hali!  The "H" Sisters!  could it be??     :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: zuzcat on February 16, 2013, 02:06:34 PM
ohmyGOODNESS... these are absolutely gorgeous photos!!!   How wonderful to see these "intruders" - and the possibilities of their true identities is very exciting.  Thank you, Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: eck on February 16, 2013, 03:11:03 PM
Thank you for the pictures ... they are beautiful!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: ivani on February 16, 2013, 03:20:52 PM
I'm thrilled ... think we're seeing Hali and Hope ... is wonderful!
Thanks, Bonni for its gorgeous photos, and information
. Without your photos could never see it all.
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 16, 2013, 08:23:48 PM
BEAUTIFUL! How exciting. The Handsome Hornby family  :)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 17, 2013, 06:18:57 AM
Terrific pictures, booni, each and every one!  I still have a lot of catching up to do, after being power-less for nearly a week, but I have a question.  The picture of Dad in the BST shows a bit of dark behind the right eye, and dark on several tail feathers. Are you sure this is Dad? This eagle look just like the one who was on the WA cam earlier this month- we thought it was Dad but then decided that identification was not certain.

The pics of "possibly Hope" are stunning. In the ones that are head on, the shape of her head and expression look just like Dad  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 17, 2013, 09:20:37 AM

Good eye Nancy!
& yes, could be indeed that that is not Dad.
The way to tell would be to see that faded feather lower down on the left side of his back.
It is possible to see a bit of it in my foto, possibly?, but none of my fotos confirmed the definite presence of this feather.
So i do not know for sure if that foto is Dad.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on February 17, 2013, 07:50:12 PM
Nancy-I also noticed that the face was very much like Dads. A certain kind of "Winston Churchill" look, lol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 17, 2013, 09:57:46 PM
The "muttonchops" look, Dizz
 :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 17, 2013, 10:11:41 PM

We have been hearing backhoes & noise at Grassy Point.
They were putting in a new parking lot.
Parking lot??
But look how nice they made it.
This is the view from the road down to the water.
 
february 7 2013 11:33 - Chester at Grassy Point
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8482270403_ab41f7f6e5_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8482270403_052e244156_o.jpg)

This is the view coming up the hill, with the water behind you.

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This is down by the water, at the bottom of the hill.
We are looking towards Denman & the mountains of Vancouver Island.
The Nest territory is behind us & to our left

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8483353484_878cdd317e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8483353484_97ba31e19e_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8482270403/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8482270403/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 17, 2013, 10:19:34 PM
Hi Booni - they put up a parking lot?   Is this the public access road just along from Grassy Point?  They did quite a job, and I look forward to seeing it.

Who is Chester's little doggie friend?

Is Chester's right front foot OK?  It looks a bit red in the last picture.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 17, 2013, 10:37:51 PM

Yes, Foldi, they did.
There was already a little one there, but this is bigger & on the other side now.
It is the public access road, yes.

Chester*s friend is Rufus!
& his right front foot is okay.
His toes are pink & blurred in that foto, so they look red


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 20, 2013, 08:52:00 PM
 
Chester & i went down to Hidden Beach one morning & peeked out from the trees at what was going on on the beach there.
There is a fresh water run off that drains there, the tide was out quite a ways, & all these Gulls were bathing & drinking!
 
february 9 2013 11:49 - Gulls bathing
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rehWiWli2_I
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 20, 2013, 08:52:53 PM
 
february 9 2013 11:50 - Gulls bathing
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQEhhkLNEX4
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 20, 2013, 08:58:33 PM
 
february 9 2013 11:54 - Gulls bathing

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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8494328400_f12d47f97d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8494328400_dc8dca6780_o.jpg)
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8494328400/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8494328400/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 22, 2013, 02:21:36 PM

Spotted this youngster in Mishi*s Tree while we were out walking.
Looks like a juvenile, an Eagle in their first year of life, turning one year old in march.
Lots of brown in their feathering, particularly the head & tail.
Eye is still dark brown like an Eaglet*s.
Beak still has mostly dark colouring.
This Eagle has a really different look, to me.
The eyes look HUGE compared to the narrowness of the head.
 
february 11 2013 09:44 - juvenile Eagle
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8497879105_bcc969cbaf_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8523/8497879105_6e24c3d68b_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8497879105/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8497879105/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 22, 2013, 02:23:38 PM

february 11 2013 09:45:59 - juvenile Eagle
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8498981166_61dac8c709_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8365/8498981166_1646055a41_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8498982506_8e5e70d2b2_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8498982506_fe83d147c4_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8498981166/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8498981166/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 22, 2013, 04:24:03 PM
Gee, you  are right about that, Booni-I hope they are OK- the eyes are kind of reptilian, or maybe I should say Froglike!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 22, 2013, 08:08:13 PM
This sub adult was in the leaning tree behind Constables Fir.
 
february 11 2013 10:00 - sub adult Eagle
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8498474525_8512ce3c7d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8498474525_9c34ede705_o.jpg)

i think someone*s on their way to chase this one off!

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Look at the beautiful display of the tail feathers here!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8498474525/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8498474525/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 22, 2013, 08:11:12 PM

february 11 2013 10:00 - sub adult Eagle
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6lY9v11eno
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2013, 10:33:46 AM
 
i believe this is the same sub-adult Eagle, now perched at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
 
february 11 2013 10:02 - sub adult Eagle in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8503306899/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8503306899/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2013, 12:32:31 PM
 
The youngster was still in Mishi*s Tree.
 
february 11 2013 10:08 - juvenile Eagle in Mishis Tree
 
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i noticed an Eagle in that leaning tree behind Constables* where the sub-adult had been.
i figured it was an intruding adult Eagle, but if you look you can see that faded feather low down on the left side of Dad*s back.

february 11 2013 10:09 - Dad in the leaning tree behind Constables Fir

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Notice how he is resting & stretching his foot in these next ones!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8504791148/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8504791148/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2013, 01:16:36 PM
 
Spotted this sub-adult in a tree looking towards Tribune Bay near our Community Hall, which is quite a ways inland from the Nest Tree.
 
february 11 2013 10:13 - sub-adult Eagle near the Community Hall
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8504968090/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8504968090/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 24, 2013, 05:29:38 PM
Spotted this youngster in Mishi*s Tree while we were out walking.
Looks like a juvenile, an Eagle in their first year of life, turning one year old in march.
Lots of brown in their feathering, particularly the head & tail.
Eye is still dark brown like an Eaglet*s.
Beak still has mostly dark colouring.
This Eagle has a really different look, to me.
The eyes look HUGE compared to the narrowness of the head.
 


booni, I was looking through the early days of this topic - back in October, you posted a series of pictures of an adult eagle with that same narrow-looking head.  The eyes are not so overly huge as in this recent one, but maybe they are somehow related?

See your first picture in this post:
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119835#msg119835 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119835#msg119835)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 24, 2013, 08:03:43 PM
 
i see what you mean Nancy, thanks.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 09, 2013, 09:11:07 AM
stunning to wonder how many generations thank you booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 02:29:20 PM

i was at the backside of the Nest & could hear strange calls, but i had a hard time spotting anybody.
i finally found this Eagle on the left side of the Babysitting Tree hanging over the Nest.
It turned out this was an intruder Eagle, likely a female!
i couldn*t tell at first if this was her, but look at the white splotch lower down on her left wing feathers.
You will see it again.
 
march 10 2013 12:13 - intruder Eagle on Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8559777299_848249078d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8382/8559777299_312bf5486e_o.jpg)

i went around to the water side of the Nest, to see what i could see.
Again i heard strange calls, but i could spot no Eagles.
Then i found this one on the Prow.
The intruder!
Look for that white spot again on her.

march 10 2013 12:21 - intruder Eagle on prow of Nest

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8559777299/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8559777299/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 02:37:44 PM

From the ground, i had no idea what was going on.
i only put this all together later, when talking with others & reviewing the videos of what had happened that day on camera.
i had thought this was Dad on the Prow, but now i know it wasn*t.
Turns out Dad is down in the Nest bowl, protecting food he has brought in, intended for Mum!
The intruder Eagle thinks it is for her!
She is the one on the Prow now.
You can hear Dad down in the Nest making soft cries, as he protects his gift for Mum.
 
 march 10 2013 12:22 - intruder Eagle on Prow of Nest  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RARYLo3_kag
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 15, 2013, 03:06:20 PM
Thank you for being our eyes  booni! wow persistant ...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 07:50:20 PM

While Intruder Eagle is on the Prow, hoping to get Dad*s fish, look who i spotted in the Peters* Tree!
 
march 10 2013 11:24 - young Eagles in the Peters Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8560299577_7438132e5b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8560299577_2c9ba83ff2_o.jpg)

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This one reminds me SO MUCH of David.
But they are a year too young.
This one is just about to complete their first year of life.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8560299577/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8560299577/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 07:58:23 PM

Nictitating membrane visible.

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march 10 2013 12:25:57 - young Eagles in the Peters Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8561403456/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8561403456/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 08:08:13 PM

march 10 2013 12:27 - young Eagle in the Peters Tree
 
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Nictitating membrane visible.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8561404780/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8561404780/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 08:14:14 PM

march 10 2013 12:29:27 - young Eagles in the Peters Tree
 
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Shuggle!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8561402156/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8561402156/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 08:19:07 PM

march 10 2013 12:30 - young Eagles in the Peters Tree
 
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Not sure i*ve ever seen such a tongue of enjoyment during a scratch!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8560297495/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8560297495/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2013, 08:29:37 PM

march 10 2013 12:30:58 - young Eagles in the Peters Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8560293219/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8560293219/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: auroradawn on March 15, 2013, 08:55:24 PM
To think we were witnessing these two youngsters on the live cam and now we can see them from the ground observations, it is so very, very special.  Thank you Booni the photo's are truly magnificent.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Donnae on March 15, 2013, 09:05:43 PM
WOW Booni... fantastic photos.... thank you so much... we so appreciate seeing these.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 15, 2013, 09:10:42 PM
Booni - thank you so much for these photos - just amazing!  we were watching these birds on the cam today, and now to see them up close and personal is just wonderful!   (I love the head-scratch, by the way - lol)

..... and the cam operators were fantastic!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on March 15, 2013, 09:25:14 PM
Oh Booni,  Thank You so very much for your pictures,  they are amazing (can't say that word enough).   It is great to see the young ones looking so good!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: linused on March 15, 2013, 09:58:03 PM
 Booni    I love your photographs and always look forward to seeing more.  These youngsters are a joy to see  many thank yous 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: paintnut on March 16, 2013, 08:05:15 AM
Booni how wonderful to see these two young eagles!!  Thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on March 16, 2013, 12:26:43 PM


booni...these pictures are just fantastic!!  Miigwetch!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: BBE on March 16, 2013, 01:05:05 PM
Booni,   

Many thanks for all the photos from March. 10 - awesome, up close and personal.  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2013, 03:34:42 PM

Here i have gone down to the beach & am looking back at the Nest Tree from there.
The intruder female is still perched on the Prow.
Because i am so far back, you can now see Dad down in the Nest bowl, protecting the food he brought for Mum.
You can also see that the closeup cam is now covered in sticks & has become part of the Prow.
 
march 10 2013 12:32 - intruder Eagle on prow of Nest
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8563593770_5510dc082b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8095/8563593770_9aab623fe3_o.jpg)

There is some kind of disturbance & they both look up.
The female takes the opportunity to make a grab for Dad*s food.
He is no longer in the Nest bowl.
From the cam we see him perched on the backside of the Nest while the female eats his food.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8562484983_6479317328_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8562484983_cc1a34ab6b_o.jpg)

Turns out what caught their attention was this!
A THIRD youngster!

march 10 2013 12:33 - youngster Eagle on the Babysitting Tree

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This youngster is one year old, just about to turn two.
Look at the lovely golden feathers on the top of their head.
& look how the beak is getting less black, more yellow.
Alexandra & David would look like this.
They got chased off the tippy top by the intruder adult, right after this foto was taken.
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8563593770/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8563593770/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2013, 04:04:20 PM

Here is the intruder female, perched on the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree after displacing the youngster.
 
march 10 2013 12:34 - intruder Eagle on the Babysitting Tree
 
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Here are the two youngsters, still in the Peters* Tree.

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While i was looking away, the largest of the two youngsters flew off.
The little one stayed behind, & here you can see his nictitating membrane.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8562554087/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8562554087/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Lucia on March 16, 2013, 05:24:09 PM
I'm delighted with these pictures of the youngsters, Booni!!! Thank you! :eclove :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2013, 08:38:11 PM
 
Yesterday, a good ways from the shore in front of the Nes, we were seeing a wide band of what looked like foam out on the water.
The band was drifting to our left.
So Chester & i went to investigate.
The foam can be a sign that the Herring have spawned.
The females stick their eggs to all the seaweed, then the males colour the waters a lovely milky blue with their milt/sperm.
The foam goes along with the milt.
Well, at Grassy Point there was definitely some Seal & Duck action, indicating a spawn might be occurring, but the water lacked the milky blue colour.
By the time we got there, the foam was washing up onto Grassy Point & into the bay to the left of the point.
Look how lovely it is.
 
march 18 2013 09:31 - Herring Spawn foam
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8570103619/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8570103619/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2013, 08:50:29 PM
 
On the cam we were seeing lot of Eagles, of all different ages, perched in the trees along the shore & at Grassy Point.
There were four in the Glass House Trees, & four in the His & Hers.
One would fly out to the water, & a whole group would go with them.
Eagles would come from trees where i hadn*t seen them.
At one point i counted nine Eagles soaring over the little bay.
Washed up on the shore of the gravelly bay was seaweed with the little Herring Roe eggs stuck to it.

In this video, two Eagles have flown out over the water, but i didn*t see them catch anything.
They come back, one after the other, & land back in their perches in the His & Hers Tree on Grassy Point.
The first to land is four years old going on five soon.
The second one is one going on two.

 
march 18 2013 09:20 - Eagles at Grassy Point 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=721yjsfztrs
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gzebear on March 21, 2013, 02:49:44 PM
wonderfully helpful observations, booni - thank you!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2013, 01:21:59 PM
 
This was cam maintenance day.
Dan arrived to climb just after these fotos were taken.
 
march 21 2013 09:32 - Dad calling from the Nest
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8587301868/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8587301868/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2013, 02:10:03 PM
 
This youngster was in the His & Hers Tree by themselves for the whole time we were at Grassy Point this morning.
 
march 24 2013 10:08 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8586143209/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8586143209/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 24, 2013, 02:29:21 PM
hi Booni - what an absolutely gorgeous young eagle!  thank you for the great pictures ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2013, 03:21:45 PM
 
This is a youngster of Hali*s age, a juvenile just about to turn one year old.
Their beak is still mostly black, their eye is still dark brown, the tail is still mostly brown, the head feathers on the crown are just beginning to go golden.
What a beauty!
i do love to see the youngsters...
 
march 24 2013 10:00 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8586572597/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8586572597/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2013, 03:26:43 PM
 
march 24 2013 10:07:59 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8586568343/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8586568343/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2013, 03:27:53 PM
 
march 24 2013 10:34 - Mum & Dad in Mishis Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8587280842/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8587280842/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Caro on March 24, 2013, 04:05:39 PM
Great Pics Barb. I have a question to anyone. Can the older "Kids" come back and now be looked at as intruders? I know they should go off and find their own territories, but I was wondering if they came to visit Mom and Dad as part of some homing instinct...

Caro :D


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2013, 06:28:10 PM
 
Caro, Eagle offspring do indeed have a homing instinct.
Eaglets have been fitted with transmitters which have shown that they do come back home.
So some of the visitors could indeed be Mum & Dad*s offspring.
They seem very tolerant of the youngsters, especially the immatures.
Sometimes their tolerance & behaviour seems to indicate that visitors are indeed family.
There are descriptions of this in past Ground Observations, with fotos & videos.
The other thing is that it may be remembered by young what time of year food, such as the Herring, are likely to be plentiful.
There are a lot of Eagles of all ages here right now.
They seem to know when the going is good.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on March 25, 2013, 05:31:14 AM


Incredible pictures booni!!  Chi Miigwetch!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2013, 08:06:24 PM
 
We went down to Grassy Point for our morning walk & spotted this cutie peeking at us from the His & Hers Tree!
i try to sneak up on them slowly & give them time to check us out.
 
march 26 2013 10:02 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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This one looks to be Hali*s age, chocolate brown eye, mostly black beak, brown head feathers.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8605249894_62f59ffba0_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8605249894_6f9332a4b1_o.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8605250846/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8605250846/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2013, 08:35:40 PM
 
march 26 2013 10:05 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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This youngster seemed VERY interested in what Mum & Dad were up to!
Here they are looking towards the Nest area.

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Craning her neck here to see.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8604205025/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8604205025/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2013, 08:50:51 PM
 
march 26 2013 10:10:10 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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Doing a shuggle here.
 
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Here is a good view that shows the whole feathering from the back.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8605344714/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8605344714/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2013, 09:18:33 PM
 
march 26 2013 10:16 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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These two were in the Glass House Trees across Grassy Point from the lone youngster!

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This one was, too.
A one year old just turning two, i*d say.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8605400778/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8605400778/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 30, 2013, 09:40:12 PM
 
i just couldn*t get enough of this youngster, & they seemed in no hurry to leave.
 
march 26 2013 10:21 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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Craning towards Mum & Dad again...

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8604348623/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8604348623/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: roy_sr on March 31, 2013, 08:30:41 AM
Just beautiful, gorgeous pics. I DO believe that is a family member. One of the Hornby's  :eclove  Thanks for sharing.

P.S. I remember Phoenix


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: marjy2u on March 31, 2013, 09:23:05 AM
Wow - what a beautiful group of photos! Thanks, Booni!  Fantastic!

I remember Phoenix too.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on April 01, 2013, 06:21:12 AM
Gorgeous photos Booni!  Thanx so much for sharing these ground shots with us!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on April 01, 2013, 11:41:31 AM
Would be wonderful to know this is Hali - safe and sound and looking absolutely spectacular.  Thank you so much Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 01, 2013, 10:03:16 PM
April 1, 5:42 pm.
2 eagles on Foster's Fir. I was driving by and snapped a few pics out of the truck window.

Both eagles:

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Top eagle:

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Bottom eagle:

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 01, 2013, 10:08:35 PM
Both eagles flew off at 5:43. I'm not even sure which one this is. I tracked one, and meanwhile the other one disappeared.

Fly-off from Foster's Fir

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on April 02, 2013, 06:22:13 AM
 :heart TY Wren! Mom and Dad! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on April 02, 2013, 11:00:14 AM
 :thumbup: Booni  :heart and Wrennie  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2013, 06:25:28 PM
 
Some fotos of Mum from the back side of the Nest.
 
march 25 2013 08:20 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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march 26 2013 09:57 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621028884/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621028884/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2013, 07:01:23 PM
 
We were down at Grassy Point where we spotted this lovely in the His & Hers Tree!
i*d call this a one year old, just turning two.
Alexandra & David*s age!
Eye is still brown but getting quite a bit lighter.
Cap of head is lovely golden now.
Beak still has a lot of black, but more yellow is growing out from the face.
When we see her back in full, there will be a big white diamond on her upper back, between her wings.
 
march 27 2013 09:07 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8619958483/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8619958483/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on April 04, 2013, 08:14:28 PM
thank you so much Booni for another group of wonderful pictures!  I do so love those young eagles  :heart

(I wrote this message once before and it disappeared, so if this is a duplication that is the reason -  :blush)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2013, 08:19:56 PM
 
march 27 2013 09:25 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8620118593_43d500161e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8381/8620118593_8bb781e633_o.jpg)
 
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Nictitating membrane.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8620118593/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8620118593/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 04, 2013, 08:25:45 PM
 
march 27 2013 09:26:54 - youngster in His & Hers Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8394/8620116301_84d0586534_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8394/8620116301_db6253f394_o.jpg)
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8620116301/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8620116301/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on April 04, 2013, 09:09:13 PM
Fantasic series of pictures! this is a 3-3 year old??  a puzzelment here.. Love the color differention


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on April 05, 2013, 06:19:04 AM
Booni...what a beautiful series!  My gosh, the light that day was amazing!  That bird is practically glowing!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2013, 09:05:40 AM
 
Cali, this two year old youngster has more of a golden colouring to their head feathers.
When they are three, that golden changes to white.
Also, the bandit eye stripe gets quite a bit narrower.
Compare the golden youngster to the middle one in the foto below.
 
may 23 2012 12:16 - Eagles feeding on Sea Lion
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7295446526/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7295446526/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on April 05, 2013, 09:19:02 AM
Thank you booni, this is great comparison


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2013, 12:08:00 PM
 
Here is another sweetie-pie we spotted at Grassy Point one morning.
This one was in a flat-topped Tree to the left of Grassy Point, to the left of the B&B there.
i*d say this one is Hali-aged.
 
march 29 2013 11:38 - youngster in B&B Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621446503/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621446503/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2013, 07:11:27 PM
 
march 29 2013 11:43 - youngster in B&B Tree
 
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Look at all the lovely white under the wings.
i didn*t know that was there.

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Poop!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621785847/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621785847/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2013, 07:14:39 PM
 
march 29 2013 11:43:26 - youngster in B&B Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621783231/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8621783231/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2013, 07:17:29 PM
 
march 29 2013 11:43:51 - youngster in B&B Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on April 05, 2013, 07:29:19 PM
Booni these photos are just .....  well words can not describe them.   I think you could fill up a memory card really, really fast with all these pictures.
Thanks for sharing   :ecinnocent


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: linused on April 05, 2013, 10:37:43 PM
Booni,   I always look forward to seeing your photos. This youngster is beautiful, I love the raised feathers over the head. Lovely colours in the feathers.   Thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 06, 2013, 07:30:39 PM
 
When you go to Grassy Point now, there are so many of these little sweeties calling from their area of bush!
 
march 31 2013 11:05 - White-Crowned Sparrow
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ7aLLo7QR0
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 07, 2013, 09:13:57 AM
 
march 31 2013 11:05 - White-Crowned Sparrow
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8628513772/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8628513772/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on April 14, 2013, 07:07:15 AM
 :eceek Outstanding


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 09:54:54 AM
 
Yesterday, thanks to a call from Gregg, i had a wish come true!
i got to see the Elephant Seal!
He was down on Grassy Point, hauled up onto the pebble beach there.
People were already there when i got there, so i just sat next to them & watched this guy for two & a half hours while other people came & went.
i was a bit worried about him at first, but i think he was just snoozing here.
He was acutely aware of anyone moving or arriving, & would open his eyes to look.
He re-arranged his bulk quite a few times while i watched, even dragging himself up higher on the steep beach.
i was surprised how close he let people get to him.
This first foto just shows you where he is & how big he is, but it really doesn*t.
When i first came down the hill & got to where i could see him over the logs, the size of him had my mouth hanging open for quite a while.
 
april 20 2013 16:28 - Elephant Seal at Grassy Point
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8667555848/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8667555848/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 09:58:16 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:03 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeskOimjkuE
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 09:59:28 AM
 
april 20 2013 16:05 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bPiw1MeikQ
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 10:05:51 AM
 
april 20 2013 16:03 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOx-xFb__kU
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 10:07:05 AM
 
april 20 2013 16:07 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjZqyIynzQ4
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 12:39:31 PM
 
april 20 2013 16:11 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iUQRbCYq2s
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 12:40:54 PM
 
april 20 2013 16:14 - Elephant Seal
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loTSOwDICdU
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: madrona on April 21, 2013, 12:44:07 PM
What a great series of photos and videos, booni!  Thanks so much for posting them here.  Indeed a 'Sleeping Beauty', and a rare sight to behold on shore, or even in the water around these parts.  I do so hope that all is well with him, and that he is just having a rest.

I have only once seen one in the water here - quite distinctive when that 'proboscis' is visible.  It was a couple of years ago and I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me when I saw that head!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 21, 2013, 01:44:32 PM
:ecsmile
I also got a phone call yesterday and went to check Grassy Point.

I believe that this is a different individual from the one I've been watching around Flora Islet! This one is smaller, smoother, tawnier. The other one has a few distinctive scars that I am not seeing on Booni's pictures or the ones I took yesterday evening.

Exciting!!!

A few people told me about seeing a young male Elephant Seal a few years ago... I wonder if that is the same one, now starting to grow up? I have no idea how long it takes them to reach adult size.

(I'll post a few pics later but I think Booni's are the best.)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 02:17:08 PM
 
april 20 2013 16:15 - Elephant Seal
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWr1Doejow0
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 02:28:24 PM
 
wren, supposedly this is an adult male.
They develop the proboscis as an adult.
Yes, we have heard of many sightings of one of these fellas over the past few years.
i, too, couldn*t help but wonder if they are the same individual.
Seems like we have at least two.
One hauled up on Sandstone Point at the end of last summer.
& a few years ago there was one right in front of the Peters*s Tree snoozing.
wren, maybe you could post a link to your other sightings here to show the one you saw?
You got some great fotos of him!

april 20 2013 16:38 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al_QELWiqDM
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on April 21, 2013, 03:14:57 PM
Booni!!!  I would love to have spent 2 hours on the beach at Grassy Point - and watching the elephant seal was a real bonus! 

Loved his eyebrows, and the way his nose fluttered when he exhaled  :heart

All the flies on his head looked to be a bit of a problem, but maybe he didn't even feel them?  (Was he smelly?)

..... and the weather looked nice for once!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 03:15:58 PM
 
april 20 2013 16:41 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyFwSUDH2Xs
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jungleland on April 21, 2013, 05:52:23 PM
Wow, how cool to see the elephant seal!  Thank-you for sharing the experience with us
Booni.  Enjoy all your pictures and videos!




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: typoscount2 on April 21, 2013, 06:18:26 PM


what a rolly polly beauty !


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 07:34:08 PM
 
Foldi, it was actually wicked chilly down there last evening.
There was an icy wind off the water that cut right through the clothes i was wearing.
Plus it was rainy off & on.
Today was much nicer down there, but still the cold wind.


april 20 2013 16:49 - Elephant Seal
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2kXqbditHo
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 07:43:30 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:02 - Elephant Seal
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11KKpFLDXs8
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 07:46:38 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:05 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuCcIA5jiXU
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 07:48:57 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:09 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-XkKk3y4r0
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 08:39:47 PM
 
i was told that people must stay away from this guy & let him rest.
They are unusually tolerant of people, but they can also be aggressive.
i was told to warn dogs & children to stay away, & asked to make a sign about this, so i did, & i held it down with a log & left it near him today around noon.
Today i was worried about him because he was barely moving, not even breathing, but he was just fast asleep in the warm sun.
When i went to check him at 6pm tonight, he was gone!

i forgot to mention, in the last video, you can hear Mum & Dad trilling in the background.

april 20 2013 17:11 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN_3KEfPvqE
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 21, 2013, 09:12:49 PM
I checked out Grassy Point around 6:30 tonight and, as Booni mentioned, the Elephant Seal was gone. But I found the depression in the gravel where he was napping when I saw him yesterday. I measured it... It was ten feet long. And I think his tail stuck out past the end of that hollow spot... So that gives you an idea of the size of our wonderful visitor.

You can see my pictures of the Flora Islet Elephant Seal here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1242.msg126717#msg126717) and here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1242.msg129147#msg129147).


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 09:21:33 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:12 - Elephant Seal
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6yWlGOrfV8
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 10:19:34 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:17 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui8GjUnqXHo
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 10:30:30 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:20 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ3_6pwlIQE
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 21, 2013, 10:53:16 PM
 
april 20 2013 17:23 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yturz1-VMd0
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 06:52:06 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:27 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzKYfOIBrog
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 06:56:15 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:28 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0mPnxeQCfk
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 06:57:14 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:34 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71yfxU0jm8c
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 06:58:23 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:40 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozDQ8RF6nIU
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 06:59:33 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:43 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RldqnmXtIw
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:01:14 AM
 
i saw movement out of the corner of my eye out on the water in the bay by the Point.
i thought a Seal head.
But i focused my camera & saw there was more than one head!
 
april 20 2013 17:46 - Otters!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mG4rjSdwVDw
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:02:21 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:48 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJG8z09q5ro
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:04:58 AM
 
april 20 2013 17:55 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xnt7NfaQqI
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:07:07 AM
 
april 20 2013 18:04 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhYXRXOaboU
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:08:43 AM
 
april 20 2013 18:09 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE7lIIWeKMs
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:11:13 AM
 
april 20 2013 18:09:33 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CopAw50hQY
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:15:35 AM
 
april 20 2013 18:11 - Elephant Seal
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXECbyV-L5E
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 22, 2013, 07:18:01 AM
 
april 20 2013 18:15 - Otters eating Fish!
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MiqI9BNAOg
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on April 25, 2013, 03:16:51 PM
boonie, thank you for the elephant seal videos and for the special otter videos.

 Never can have too many otter videos. :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on April 30, 2013, 11:13:25 AM
 :eclove :eclove you can even see the teeth!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on April 30, 2013, 12:01:19 PM
wonderful videos Booni - thank you for bringing Hornby into our homes


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 03, 2013, 10:31:25 AM

april 17 2013 09:04 - Dad in Constables Fir
Dad still has that faded feather on his lower left back which helps to i.d. him.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8279/8705425956_507c5f66c6_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8279/8705425956_b8725edb3e_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8394/8705346910_d81c4f0539_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8394/8705346910_8b6d4d4465_o.jpg)

april 17 2013 09:05 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8130/8705361188_60b97346bc_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8130/8705361188_483158d8a5_o.jpg)

april 17 2013 09:09 - Dad in Constables Fir

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8277/8705388260_2054c72aa7_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8277/8705388260_1493ec00eb_o.jpg)

april 17 2013 09:09 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8402/8704313393_d9f4d94d79_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8402/8704313393_9f62ee29e0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8705425956/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8705425956/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 03, 2013, 02:10:27 PM
 :eclove Dad needs a feather cut  :eclove  Thank you booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 05, 2013, 07:40:58 PM
 
Here*s (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/05/03/bc-elephant-seal-west-vancouver.html) a CBC news item about a young Elephant Seal moulting in West Vancouver!
 
 
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on May 05, 2013, 08:47:19 PM
Thanks for that item about the young Elephant Seal - I saw it in today's Vancouver Sun too.  Hope the hot sun will help it to moult really fast and get it over with - must be so uncomfortable!   :ecsad


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 10, 2013, 10:34:59 PM
 
i was giving Nancy a tour of the Nest neighbourhood when we noticed Chester stopping to sniff something on the ground.
A Midshipman!
The first i*ve seen this season.
Perhaps these are what Mum & Dad are looking for when the tide is out & they are perched on Hippo Rock at Arbutus Gap.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on May 11, 2013, 08:44:05 PM
Oooo, Midshipman-Yummy! (But sooo ugly!)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2013, 09:33:46 AM
 
i wish i*d thought to keep that Midshipman & take a foto of him.
Darn.
 
april 30 2013 10:54 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8737858183_7ac30feb8c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8737858183_5f2a7f26e2_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8737858183/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8737858183/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2013, 09:44:42 AM
 
may 3 2013 12:56 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
Both are spending the time preening.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8738976136_b1b3114e6b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7284/8738976136_ab1f289ed4_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8738975192_35afb78fab_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7287/8738975192_bca286b9b7_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8737854531_060c8cfeb1_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/8737854531_1ef39e426b_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8738972580_88b6e74c44_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7281/8738972580_59d55e774d_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8737855319_58dbbc7bc2_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/8737855319_89754f8944_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8738976136/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8738976136/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2013, 10:20:26 AM
 
may 3 2013 12:58 - Dad & Mum preening in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BGRuoiTBxo

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 14, 2013, 10:38:54 PM
 :ecsmile Fantastic series, Thank you booni !


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: sparkie on May 15, 2013, 04:42:03 AM
These are wonderful booni Thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on May 15, 2013, 06:46:38 AM
LOL  In the 4th pic in that series, Mom's hair looks like the FTD florists delivery dude!   :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 18, 2013, 09:33:25 AM
 
i was showing Nancy the view from the backside of the Nest & there was action!
Mum & Dad were both on the Nest!
Dad must be on the Runway in this one.

 
may 12 2013 16:48 - Mum on the Nest
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3746/8751148796_f46ef38d2d_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3746/8751148796_8f38025d7e_o.jpg)

You can see his tail & right wing in this one behind the stump as he takes off!
Mum is watching him go.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/8750018185_7cff04c03e_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2821/8750018185_372aa76d97_o.jpg)

Here*s Mum alone on the Nest.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8280/8750016769_8f03217c4b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8280/8750016769_f50ecca530_o.jpg)

What does she see?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/8750015683_8c0cd323c4_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/8750015683_1b8ee54ed2_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/8751146782_a86263a793_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/8751146782_5d824afc19_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8751148796/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8751148796/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 18, 2013, 09:51:44 AM
 
Someone was yapping at us in the middle of the action, so i missed Dad arriving with a stick!
Here he is.  :heart
 
may 12 2013 16:50 - Mum & Dad on the Nest
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/8751145644_a9f915285b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/8751145644_ca19f749a0_o.jpg)

Mum was on the Prow, here she fleaps to the close up cam box.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8750014527_008d2f5df4_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8750014527_e8ca0c890f_o.jpg)

Mum supervising, Dad moving his stick.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5449/8751135820_6763c3f8d2_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5449/8751135820_0e034102a3_o.jpg)

Mum*s taken off, Dad remains.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/8750019597_afceb93ce4_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3792/8750019597_f187990367_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/8751134632_bb5135d861_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3745/8751134632_473a8429a6_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8751145644/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8751145644/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 18, 2013, 09:55:09 AM
 
i just LOVE Dad!
His personality is loud & clear.
Dedicated & gentle, unless you*re a Fish.
 
may 12 2013 16:51:20 - Dad on the Nest
 
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/8751133700_e9d0975cce_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/8751133700_7cdfef423c_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8750009255_8270ff967c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8750009255_49df69013f_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8751133700/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8751133700/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on May 18, 2013, 04:56:23 PM
 :eclove
Thanks, Booni.  What a handsome fellar...(unless you are a fish)!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2013, 08:20:40 AM
 
After both Mum & Dad being in the Nest, we next spotted Mum preening in the Babysitting Tree!
i thought this was a cool pose.
You can see a bit of what causes the dark part on the back of her head, the brown feathering.
Look at her crossed talons!
 
may 12 2013 16:56 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/8757216811_4e2f957f80_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7406/8757216811_7d265763a9_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/8758340832_ab9aa7d5d4_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5330/8758340832_83b0ba8a2f_o.jpg)

Look how she has fluffed out her upper breast/neck feathers!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/8757215213_99db49413d_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/8757215213_deab75ce5d_o.jpg)

This one shows the *part* well.

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This one even better!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/8757206985_ef344fcbdb_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5344/8757206985_efee5659c4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8757216811/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8757216811/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 20, 2013, 08:24:16 AM
Spectacul series booni! thank you for bringing them to us :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2013, 08:27:50 AM
 
Mum is ever-vigilant.
 
may 12 2013 17:52 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8266/8757213189_28dcfbf1c6_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8266/8757213189_abf71cb02f_o.jpg)

Interesting rubbernecking!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/8757206073_e8ff80e354_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/8757206073_a906ff5b86_o.jpg)

Mum calls out!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/8758335544_d8d073f39b_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5450/8758335544_e5dd944989_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8757213189/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8757213189/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2013, 08:53:22 AM
 
may 12 2013 18:01 - Mum trilling in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afEmNfwh38U

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2013, 08:53:41 AM
 
Dad has arrived!
He has landed on the stubby branch below Mum.
 
may 12 2013 18:11 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/8757208583_e6bfcb4792_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2858/8757208583_b7c3a18882_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8550/8758328822_1ce3662c85_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8550/8758328822_0eb2d9193c_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8757208583/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8757208583/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on May 20, 2013, 09:00:39 AM
 :heart soon! will not have to  see videos when I get there  :pray  ty Booni (as always)  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on May 20, 2013, 09:01:06 AM
Wowee, Booni!  Thank you so much for that wonderful series!  It makes Mom and Dad so much more real to see such great closeups of them!  Love seeing Mom's "part" in the back!!!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: emc on May 20, 2013, 07:08:17 PM
Dad is so handsome  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 12, 2013, 07:27:59 AM
 
june 4 2013 10:23 - Dad on the wide angle camera
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/9026089014_cd3782dd31_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/9026089014_058c2ca611_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/9026085802_b5574033c4_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/9026085802_cd5cbb8682_o.jpg)

Dad has grown out that worn feather lower down on his left side that helped me to identify him these past months.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9026088318_d3a05bb381_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9026088318_99f72d51f3_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/9023858651_d5828d5bd0_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/9023858651_09e3a16ba5_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/9026084728_a3bd05a5ca_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/9026084728_eb687892e4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9026089014/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9026089014/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: sparkie on June 13, 2013, 03:41:15 AM
Beautiful shots  Boonie . Dad is so close you could almost reach out and touch ..


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 07:49:42 AM
 
Cali had heard the sound of wings flying in & someone landing on Gregg*s Tree, TWO someones!
At the beginning of this video from the archives, we see an Eagle flying left to right, then we hear trilling.
When the cam shows us the Babysitting Tree, we see Mum perched on top.
So perhaps that was her flying in?
Listen at 1:20 into the video, you hear the sound of wings landing, & at 1:35 listen for the second landing & then the calling!
Is that an oink we hear?
Notice how the cam shakes as each one lands, then at 2:40, as we are checking the Peters* Tree, the cam shakes again.
Someone changed perches perhaps?
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxs_F4xssdQ
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 08:01:48 AM

So i went there to take a look, assuming i*d see Mum & Dad up there.
Imagine my surprise when i spotted not one, but TWO youngsters up there!
 
june 10 2013 17:32 - youngsters on Gregg's Tree
 
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/9050848192_91e059fee3_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5549/9050848192_573582f864_o.jpg)

i*m having a hard time aging these two.
This one was closer to the trunk, & i am thinking they are four years old.
The eye stripe of a three year old is fading to the whiter head feathers of a four year old.
The beak is almost yellow, still some hint of dark in there.
& the eye is quite light, almost yellow!
Note the crossed talons, is this a trait of the female?
& is that a nice full crop there?

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/9050849782_906a65d760_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2862/9050849782_4d6f75c61c_o.jpg)

This youngster was further out on the branch.
Notice the golden cap of feathers.
i*d peg this one as a youngster who has just turned one!
The beak is still dark at the tip, they eye is still brown but not the dark brown of an Eaglet or a fledgling.
The tails are hard to see, but what you can see is dark.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9048586695_1dc2343ace_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7344/9048586695_ffe63c27f8_o.jpg)

If i have the age right here, this is what Hope would look like now!
What a lovely pose.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/9050843708_811982b749_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/9050843708_0cee1ca348_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9050815138_9a829a3078_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/9050815138_4325df6f8f_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050848192/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050848192/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on June 15, 2013, 08:14:36 AM
Booni,  these are such neat photos!!!   Thanks...   I really love them and sure wishing that is Hope


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 08:20:49 AM

june 10 2013 17:33:33 - youngster on Gregg's Tree
 
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/9050803194_d3eacdfbd5_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5533/9050803194_f2192dec8d_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/9050841446_a2212cc90b_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/9050841446_facd4408e4_o.jpg)

Now, at first i thought the younger youngster on the left was a two year old, because of the light head cap & the lightness under the chin.
But a two year old has a very white breast, & there is a definite line where the dark head feathers meet the white breast.
So that puts this one as a one year old, developing the feathering of a two year old on the head, but not yet two at the breast.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/9048609175_2bffe30745_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/9048609175_cff93dea76_o.jpg)

The older of the two.

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But what were Mum & Dad up to?
How come these two weren*t being chased off?
i was expecting them to be, any second.
i could hear Mum & Dad calling out.
So i went to see what they were up to.
Here is Dad, cooling off in the Babysitting Tree!
He is panting, & has his wings partly open to cool himself down a bit.
If you go to the Belcarra topic here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1243.msg133970#msg133970) you will see the female Belcarra doing the same thing on the same day, just a bit earlier!
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/9050835118_edd5df49ff_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7292/9050835118_9b380de9c2_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050803194/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050803194/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: auroradawn on June 15, 2013, 08:33:03 AM
These photo's are just wonderful booni, what lovely pair of youngsters. Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 08:51:27 AM
 
So, Dad is cooling his heels, not even bothering to chase off these two cuties, what is Mum up to?
 
june 10 2013 17:37 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/9050832452_1a65632d12_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/9050832452_ea17c63469_o.jpg)

In this foto you can see the dark tail feathers of the youngest one pretty well.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9050831454_65fa102f48_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7427/9050831454_f6414fa87b_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/9048599595_ba0c4f291a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7380/9048599595_2b587ba11d_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/9050812922_fd5cde3f24_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/9050812922_a9fcee9195_o.jpg)

Wowzer, what a beauty!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/9048577765_2c5128890d_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/9048577765_a7e295bc00_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050832452/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050832452/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 09:03:54 AM
 
Here the elder youngster is looking towards the Niner area.
Maybe they are Niners, & are not being tolerated near the Niner Nest as there are young on the Nest?
Perhaps Mum & Dad are more tolerant of them as they have none?
 
june 10 2013 17:38:38 - youngsters on Gregg's Tree
 
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/9050784228_57d4cc2e9a_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/9050784228_d0b74e93cb_o.jpg)

Don*t forget to look at the feet.
i love the feet!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/9048548801_f26f5211b8_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/9048548801_448fa3429a_o.jpg)

The younger on the left is looking at the Babysitting Tree.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/9050823660_43d0a9be47_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7408/9050823660_014d3c684b_o.jpg)

Here*s Dad, still cooling off in the Babysitting Tree.
You can see his tongue!
Notice the tips of his wing feathers poking out below his tail.

june 10 2013 17:39 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9050825642_004b04d406_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/9050825642_99d206368f_o.jpg)

Compare Dad*s feathering to Mum*s.
He has a lot more darker feathers, whereas Mum has a lot more faded ones, from the sun & wear & even health & food supply, perhaps.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/9048588581_3affd1d12e_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3665/9048588581_6c0f576bb4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050784228/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9050784228/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 09:23:17 AM
 
Here*s Dad turning to face the water straight ahead.
i LOVE IT when i can see their legs, for some reason!
& look at his chubby orange toes.
 
june 10 2013 17:40:51 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Legs view!
Wings are open to cool in the new direction.

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He looks like a brown umbrella with a sharp beak!
Compare his eye colour to the older of the two youngsters.

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Here*s Mum again, this time calling out, which is perhaps why i left the youngsters & went to see what Mum & Dad were up to.
This is a good foto to show all her faded feathering.
Compare to Dad.
She is looking towards the Wiig area here, not Gregg*s Tree.

june 10 2013 17:41 - Mum on the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 09:34:01 AM
 
i moved to t he left for what i hoped would be a better view of these two.
i discovered the older one wasn*t close to the trunk of the Tree at all.
They are both out on the branch.
Have a good look at the one on the left while you can.
He leaves soon & i miss the departure!
 
june 10 2013 17:43 - youngsters on Gregg's Tree
 
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Something has caught the young fella*s eye!
Notice the alertness in that direction.

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Both of them are alert to something now!
The younger is calling out.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2013, 09:42:28 AM
 
Oops, i forgot to post this video.
 
june 10 2013 17:35 - two youngsters on Gregg*s Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeBPrWrZiw
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on June 15, 2013, 09:48:42 AM
WooHoo can hardly express the beauty and wonder of these photos, Booni!   Gorgeous!!!  And thanks, too, for the delightful notes, reminding us to notice those tiny perfect details!  Like fat toes! :-)
Thank you for connecting us to the wonderful eagles of Hornby Island!!!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 15, 2013, 12:48:09 PM
Wonderful to see these details Booni - thank you!  Perhaps these are Mum and Dad's offspring and being tolerated because they are known?  Fun to speculate.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on June 15, 2013, 02:56:34 PM


Absolutely stunning photos booni!  I love Love LOVE the coloring on the youngsters!!  Miigwetch for your time and patience in capturing these shots...and posting them!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 16, 2013, 09:09:39 AM
 
Something has both of the youngsters* attention.
& whatever it was, i am looking away, & the youngest takes off.
This is the last foto of the two of them.
 
june 10 2013 17:44 - youngsters on Gregg's Tree
 
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The four year old remains, still looking towards whatever made the younger one leave.

june 10 2013 17:44 - youngster on Gregg's Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 16, 2013, 09:59:26 AM
 
june 10 2013 17:51 - youngster on Gregg's Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 16, 2013, 12:34:27 PM
 :puzzled2  I just cant figure out  how your great shots get even better!!  :biggrin3  Fantastic series  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: linused on June 16, 2013, 01:00:48 PM
Booni   Thank you for sharing those wonderful photos of those youngsters and Mom and Dad.   I always enjoy seeing your photos!!! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: peppy7 on June 16, 2013, 02:04:23 PM
Lovely pictures, thank you Booni. Those youngsters are going to be very handsome adults!  :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 16, 2013, 10:51:29 PM
 
In the beginning of this video you can hear Mum & Dad trilling from the Babysitting Tree.
i was sure one of them would come & chase the youngster off.
So i was videoing & waiting.
But nothing happens.
The youngster is looking here there & everywhere, but remains perched.
Notice about 2/3 into the video that the youngster fluffs up & does a shuggle!
 
june 10 2013 17:52 - sub adult in Gregg*s Tree, Mum & Dad trilling in Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deU9yXhFKyA
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: auroradawn on June 17, 2013, 05:33:08 AM
Brilliant photo's and video's of these two youngsters, such a delight  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gzebear on June 17, 2013, 05:55:08 AM
I think it's one of M&D's youngsters - those trills sound so joyful! :nod2



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 18, 2013, 06:39:48 PM
 
Okay, now that the youngest youngster has left, we will hang out with the older one for quite a while.
 
june 10 2013 18:00 - youngster on Gregg's Tree
 
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You can see the yellow skin eyebrow here, & the yellow circle of skin around the eye at the back of the eye.

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Nictitating membrane in use here.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 18, 2013, 06:47:47 PM
 
Love this pose & the view of the cap of the head feathers.
 
june 10 2013 18:06 - youngster on Gregg's Tree
 
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At one point they had at least one wing open like Dad did, to cool off or to sun themselves under there.
Look at the yellow toes & the long sharp talons!

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Looks like both wings are open, in this foto.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 18, 2013, 06:54:36 PM
 
Both wings open to the sun & to cool off.
 
june 10 2013 18:16:56 - youngster on Gregg's Tree
 
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Headless Eagle preening.

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Well, i*ve been here over an hour, expecting these two to get chased off any second, but this older one is still here & i need to go home!
i have no idea how much longer this one was perched there, close to Mum & Dad.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on June 18, 2013, 08:28:00 PM
Hi Booni!   Yes, I could easily spend an hour or two watching young eagles - there's something so appealing about them - learning what their adult life will be like (hopefully)!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2013, 08:54:49 AM
 
i was at the backside of the Nest when i heard trilling & realized Mum & Dad were in a Tree we don*t often see them in & that i have rarely photographed them in.
Dad must have a full crop here, because his white under feathers are showing, popping through the brown ones!
 
june 11 2013 11:18 - Dad & Mum in Muffin Top Tree
 
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Mum*s a bit hidden, unfortunately.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2013, 09:17:14 AM
 
For an excuse to go to the beach & be in the sun & hear the waves, i like to take a dirty plastic bag down to Grassy Point & pick up all the plastic bits that wash up in the gravelly bay there.
When i looked up, i spotted this Eagle on the Point!
Could this be Mum?
i usually tell Mum by her *part* on the back in her head feathers, & by the dark staining at her commissure, the corner of her beak feathers.
i don*t see this staining any more, & the part is way less evident, with the moulting of her head feathers.
Dad also has overall more dark feathering on his body & wings, Mum has more faded feathering.
Look at the worn tattered feathers on her lower left wing.
She also has her nictitating membrane half over her eye, giving her eye a strange appearance.
 
june 13 2013 16:10 - Mum on Grassy Point
 
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Since she was looking away from me a lot, i kept taking fotos of the back of her head, hoping it would help to i.d. her.
i believe we have Mum here.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: linused on June 22, 2013, 12:24:00 PM
awwww Booni,   Mom  still has a sheen to her feathers     thanks for the great photos       :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jefferyb on June 22, 2013, 03:11:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh1anc8xBNs
June 2013 during our HipTrip, out on Grassy point watching mom and dad


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jefferyb on June 22, 2013, 03:14:36 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iUBbG126fc
Dad trying to enjoy his catch on Grassy Point, but the crows want to pull his tail and try to get him to move.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on June 22, 2013, 03:19:45 PM
GORGEOUS shots of Mom Booni!  Wow!

Love the videos Jeff!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: passerine on June 23, 2013, 08:13:55 AM
Really like those photos of Mom surveying the horizon whilst standing the sea shore, booni. Great videos Jeff.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: wildkitten on June 23, 2013, 08:51:05 AM


I posted this in the HipTrip thread, but maybe it needs to be here as well... if you click on the picture, I think you will get the video. 

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 23, 2013, 09:55:37 AM
 
This is a really cool video wild!
At first i didn*t think it was Mum, because she has lost the staining of the feathers at her commissure, the corner of her beak, plus the part at the back of her head has grown in a bit with moulting & is not so visible.
But with the rain, the part kind of shows better, due to her soaked feathering.
i wonder what she is eating?
Looks a bit old & water soaked.
That is one brave Crow!
He actually flies off & then returns & slams into her a few times!
He also tries to grab her tail feathers to distract her.
This was a wonderful catch.
Fun to hear you all in the background, & recognize your voices!

So, this next ground observation begins here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1244.msg134416#msg134416)
While i was photographing who i guessed to be one of the Niners, i heard trilling from down the street.
Mum was in Mishi*s Tree!
Well, there i was on a warm evening in my nightie without my glasses.
No one was on the road but me, did i dare continue on down the road the way i was?
i took a chance & said yes.
There was Mum!
 
june 15 2013 20:26 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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i love seeing her crossed toes & talons!

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& here is what the markings on the back of her head are looking like these days.

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She kept looking down at something, i don*t know what.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 23, 2013, 10:39:37 AM
 
In these fotos, i LOVE the Trees as much as the wildlife.
Each one has its own character & personality & beauty.
i always include the Tree in the foto.
Notice, in these first two fotos, how Mum has her right foot clenched/relaxed & sort of sticking out forward, while she perches on her left leg.
In all of these fotos, there is something very light on her right upper wing.
 
june 15 2013 20:28 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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Looking toward the Niner in their perch Tree here.

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Here she is, calling out again.
Something has got the neighbourhood in a fluff, i never saw what.
If i*d had my glasses on, maybe i would have.
Not having my glasses on, i could pretend not to see the two sets of neighbours i don*t know who came out of driveways to stand & wait for some reason.
Were they staring at me & afraid to pass?
Who knows, i couldn*t see them, ha ha ha.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 23, 2013, 10:45:30 AM
 
In this video i managed to catch Mum trilling.
You can see her look towards Dad, who is closer to the Nest & is also trilling, if you listen closely.
 
june 15 2013 20:28 - Mum trilling in Mishi*s Tree 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej_x4H-qfMA
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: BBE on June 23, 2013, 10:52:31 AM
Booni, wonderful, beautiful photos and video - love the trilling.

I am so pleased you were a devil and went out in your night attire to get some of the action for us.

 :thumbup:   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 23, 2013, 10:59:47 AM
 
This lovely Doe was, like, what the heck?
Usually i have the neighbourhood to myself this time of night.
i stood very still & looked away to let her pass.
i could see her better with my camera than with my glassesless eyes.
 
june 15 2013 20:30 - Doe
 
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Must have been a quick glint of setting sun to account for the different lighting in these two fotos.
My camera settings remained the same.
Isn*t she a beauty?
A lot of the Does are pregnant right now, & giving birth.
Hard to tell if this one is pregnant yet.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2013, 08:13:41 AM
 
june 15 2013 20:28 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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Looking at something below her again.

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Here she is, just taking off.
i thought that was it, but she did a very short loop & re-landed in a different spot.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2013, 08:21:23 AM
 
Here she is, where she landed after that last take off.
She was behaving strangely.
Notice how she keeps looking down!
i*m not at all sure what she was seeing down there.
She is also looking towards the Niner area, to her left.
 
june 15 2013 20:39 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5-h0ysu6Aw
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2013, 08:55:33 AM
 
Calling out again.
Something had her knickers in a twist, i believe a visitor was around.
 
june 15 2013 20:39 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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Looking towards Dad & the Nest area again here.

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i am hearing lots of Song Birds chirping in the bushes around me.
Perhaps there is a Nest of somebodies below Mum that keep catching her eye.

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Unfortunately, i haven*t perfected the art of catching action sharply with the Nikon P510, but i like this foto anyway.
At least i managed to catch the action shot, rather than missing it entirely.
Which is why i love the SLR camera.
When you click the shutter, it takes t he foto you see.
With the P510, you see what you want to photograph, you click, the camera does it*s thing, & you just miss the action in the time it takes.
Here is Mum, taking off again.
She sure had ants in her pants.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2013, 09:25:47 AM
 
Gotta keep an eye on that photographer!
Mum*s not used to seeing me in my nightie...

In these fotos, i see that Mum still does have some staining left in the corner of her mouth/beak/commissure.
 
june 15 2013 20:47 - Mum in Mishis Tree
 
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Okay, the mosquitoes & blackflies are eating me alive, i must go home, Mum remains.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 28, 2013, 11:47:56 AM
Wonderful Booni!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on June 28, 2013, 04:05:07 PM
LOVE this series of Mom Booni!  Thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on June 28, 2013, 07:22:38 PM
Wow! Thanks, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 28, 2013, 10:17:00 PM
 :eclove The expressions are priceless and the gnarly angles of Mishi's tree , contrasted by the smooth sleekness of Mom is wonderful. Thank you booni for these ground reports


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on June 30, 2013, 07:24:32 AM

Wow booni!!  What an incredible series of photos and videos!  I wonder if the neighborhood was just all a-twitter at you being out in your nightie with no glasses?

Wonderful captures....Gitchi Miigwetch for posting them all!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2013, 08:04:40 AM
 
i keep a collection of plastic bags that are too dirty to recycle.
i re-use them as garbage bags.
i have them on my bike, in my car, & in a pail in my yard, ready to use.
On this day i wanted some sun, so i took a big one down to Grassy Point.
The pebbly beach to the left of the Point collects lots of floating plastic that gets beached there.
Our depot takes this for free.
So i walk along the beach, stopping to see what i can see, & pick up all the multicolour plastics that are mixed in with the seaweed there.
i can usually fill a grocery bag!
i find this activity very satisfying, somehow.
i was dragged away from my concentration on plastic spotting by the sound of Crows!
They were flying back & forth, from the beach back to inland & back again.
Then i noticed the large shadow of an Eagle flying overhead.
A youngster!
The youngster was checking out the area where the Crows were gathering.
But they were soon being chased off by an adult!
The youngster was quite persistent in returning, & the adult was quite persistent in catching up to them to chase them off.
Whenever the adult caught up with the youngster, the youngster would flip upside down & present feet & talons in defensive position, plus they would make a sort of squee sound in alarm.
This soar & chase went on for quite a few times before the youngster flew off to the left.
Then suddenly there were three adults flying around!
Whatever the Crows were up to was attracting visitors to the territory.
There was a bit of a battle between two adults, til one finally flew off.
Of the remaining two, one landed in His & Hers Tree, the other landed on the Point where the Crows were.
i had my camera with me & was expecting to see Mum or Dad out there, but was surprised to see this adult who didn*t seem to be either of them.
They didn*t look like Dad to me, & i wasn*t seeing the staining at the commissure or the part markings on the back of the head that Mum would have.
i couldn*t figure out why Mum & Dad would chase away a youngster & another adult, only to let an adult land in their territory.
But now looking back, i see that this is indeed Mum.
Her head feathers are moulting, so some of the staining has been replaced by fresh white feathering.
& the *part* looks different, & is kind of grown over, for the same reason.
 
june 2 2013 16:37 - Mum & Crows on Grassy Point
 
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i like the Crow wing in this one!

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There seemed to be some sort of feasting going on.
Salmon scraps?
You can see just a hint of Mum*s back of head part here.

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Mum has some very faded & worn feathers low down on her left back, next to her wing.
You can just see them in this foto.

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i also think of Mum*s toes as being long & thin & pale yellow.
Here they have a nice healthy orangey colour to them.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2013, 08:10:50 AM
 
Mum*s crop is filling up, & you can see those faded back feathers in this video.
 
june 2 2013 16:38 - Mum at Grassy Point
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWqUzPWGCKI
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2013, 08:26:29 AM
 
Look at the hook of her large beak!
& you can see some staining of the commissure in this foto.
 
june 2 2013 16:41 - Mum on Grassy Point
 
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Mum has almost white feathering that i am noticing on the front edge of her wings, next to her chest.
You can see them in the Mishi*s Tree fotos.
Now i see them in these fotos, too.

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After somehow swallowing whole all those large pieces, Mum seems content to let the Crows clean up whatever*s left.
See the white long patch on the front edge of her wing?

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on July 01, 2013, 08:43:16 AM
Wowee!  Thanks for sharing, Booni!  Mom looks wonderfulo!  Healthy and Wealthy and Wise, an eagle in her territory! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 01, 2013, 09:00:05 AM
 
june 2 2013 16:42:35 - Mum on Grassy Point with Crows
 
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Mum has moved & we can see her legs now.
i like being able to see her legs like this.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 01, 2013, 10:56:27 AM
ahhh Mum ♥  thank you Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: PamNY on July 01, 2013, 04:56:26 PM
Wonderful booni thanks!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Stokes on July 01, 2013, 08:15:48 PM
Oh Booni, these are so good of Mom. Some of the best I've ever seen of her. Love seeing Mom in different locations. She really looks good! Are the white areas on the front - lightening feathers or worn places? Wow her new feathers on her head look lovely. Looks like she had a very tastey meal :) Thank you for taking all of these latest photos and for cleaning up the beach. You've got quite a heart there!

Flood


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 02, 2013, 10:36:59 AM
 
Thank you everyone!
It really does me good to get all these comments when i post fotos.
i really appreciate it.

Stokes, i am guessing that those two long white patches are worn feathers or perhaps the white under-feathering showing through?
But i am not really sure at all.
i*ll be keeping my eye on these spots in future fotos.
 
june 2 2013 16:46 - Mum on Grassy Point
 
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It is almost as though she has been in a food coma here.
Now, finally, off she goes.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: paintnut on July 02, 2013, 10:39:20 AM
Fantastic series of photos of mom, Booni.  Good to see her looking so fit and sleek and well fed!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on July 02, 2013, 06:59:01 PM
She is still so majestic!

I find it interesting that the crows are quite comfortable being so close to her. I guess they know that there is ample food in the area so they are not going to be Mum's dinner!

Thanks so much, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jungleland on July 02, 2013, 08:33:22 PM
I always enjoy your photos Booni even though I may not comment every time.  As always thank-you for sharing with us!    :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: jungleland on July 02, 2013, 08:34:57 PM
I always enjoy your pics Booni even though I may not comment often.  Thank-you for sharing them with us!   :ecsmile

Jungleland


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on July 03, 2013, 08:35:24 PM
Booni, Booni, Booni    Thank-You  Very Much.   You always share such great photos  but your commentary with the photos is really special.  What a talent you have for telling a story.

 :thumbup: :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2013, 11:58:39 AM
 
Thank you! ♥

It was the evening of the HIP Trip potluck so i got to sit on the deck & just stare at the view, which is wonderful!
Someone pointed out the way the water was looking & i tried to capture it to show you.
The texture & colour is something else.

june 9 2013 17:54 - evening water at Grassy Point
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2013, 12:09:10 PM
 
This cheeky Crow wasn*t missing the fact that there was food out on the deck being eaten by the people.
 
june 9 2013 18:06 - Crow
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2013, 12:28:46 PM
 
i*m not much for photographing scenery & sunsets but, wow, how could i resist trying to capture this?
 
june 9 2013 21:25 - Grassy Point sunset
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 08, 2013, 09:26:02 AM
stunning - thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 09, 2013, 11:06:39 AM
 
i was getting close to the water*s edge when i heard strange sounds that i recognize in retrospect, but didn*t at the time.
Otters!
i*m not sure if these two were mating & those were the sounds i interrupted?
Anyway, they were not impressed.
They were swimming around looking at me, & huffing & chuffing.
 
june 13 2013 16:04 - Otters
 
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i love Otters.
They seem to have a good life.
Comfortable on land, lovely & slinky in the water.
They are sociable & tactile & stay in family groups.
i love how the water is mixed in with their fur.

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Not sure if these are siblings or mates.

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Well, now i*ve done it, there they go...
Look at the tail following the Otter on the right.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 09, 2013, 07:07:44 PM

Nigig!!  Otters are such lovely creatures!!  

Your sunset photos are spectacular....sigh....SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO wish I was there!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on August 08, 2013, 06:21:36 AM
I love otters too!  great photos!  They were very curious about you! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 08, 2013, 02:11:33 PM
Great otter pictures, booni! :ty  (sorry I missed this post earlier)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 10, 2013, 09:42:54 AM
 
i went for a bike ride down to Grassy Point on this cloudy day.
As i biked over the rim of the hill there, right away my eye was caught by two big Birds to the left of the bay there, near the His & Hers Tree.
An adult Eagle with a youngster, & they seemed to be eating something!
But this is Mum & Dad*s territory!
Who is this adult & who could the youngster be?
It is quite a ways to the nearest territory that has a youngster right now.
i was so excited!

Slide Show - august 2 2013 12:28 - Mum eats Salmon while Vulture watches

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 10, 2013, 09:54:55 AM
 :eceek Booni fantastic series! the non agression is so interesting :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: sparkie on August 10, 2013, 09:57:32 AM
Wonderful capture booni. Who would have believed it .


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: auroradawn on August 10, 2013, 10:08:53 AM
Love it!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 10, 2013, 10:16:53 AM
 
Look at the differences here between a Turkey Vulture & an Eagle.
There is also a lot the same!
The feathers are kinda similar, but it looks like the Vulture has larger feathering, especially the coverts seem like there are less of them but they are larger in size.

august 2 2013 12:28 - Mum eats Salmon while a Vulture watches

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Look at the interesting ivory-tipped beak on the Vulture!
Like Eagles, Vultures don*t miss a thing & this one is keeping an eye on me.

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This one you can see right through the nares of the Vulture to Mum*s headfeathers!

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In all these fotos, there are just little hints of the markings on the back of the head that tell us this is Mum.
i am noticing that Mum*s feet are a lovely healthy orange colour.
i think of her toes as more skinny & yellow.
Not having had to feed young this season means that more nutrition has gone into Mum, for which i am grateful.

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This foto is a good size comparison between big Mum Eagle & a Turkey Vulture.
Look how similar the feathering is.
Notice the pink legs & feet of the Vulture.
& the featherless red skin head.
Vultures have lovely brown eyes.
i am amazed that the Vulture & the Eagle stand so close.
The Vulture waiting their turn.
Perhaps they were even the first one to discover the food.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 10, 2013, 03:53:22 PM


WOW...What fun!  I love Love LOVE the vultures~...but I love Mom even more!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 10, 2013, 06:58:06 PM
What a great series, booni!  I wonder if that is a young vulture, that Mom allowed it so close?  I seem to remember seeing others in some of your photos from years past - watching eagles feeding on a dead seal.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Donnae on August 10, 2013, 07:20:51 PM
Wonderful series Booni!!! I too can't believe how close she let that turkey vulture get to her. Not concern about it at all and it is just
waiting patiently for his/hers turn. thanks.

Mishi... agree... neat tv but love Mom more    :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: eck on August 10, 2013, 11:52:14 PM
Booni ... thank you so much for all your observations and pictures!  I truly appreciate and am thankful for your efforts... Respectfully


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 13, 2013, 02:22:44 PM
This is fascinating, Booni - thanks so much for capturing and sharing it!

Have you ever seen an altercation between vultures and eagles? Would eagles be considered predators of vultures?

I have almost never seen a vulture without other vultures around. They always seem to be in groups of 2 or more. I wonder if the other vultures in this one's family were CHICKEN??   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on August 13, 2013, 06:02:44 PM
These pictures and commentary are fantastic Booni! I am marveling at the close proximity of the two. Their differences and similarities.

As for the preceding comments on loving Mom best! Oh YES!!!! Loving Mom! Loving her with every fiber of my beingness!

Thank you again and again!

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boodle317 on August 17, 2013, 06:50:29 AM
Fantastic series of photos!  Great to see Mom looking so robust!!!  That turkey vulture is very patient!  Pecking order is quite clear in these photos.

Thanks Booni!  Love all your great catches on Hornby!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 27, 2013, 09:33:31 AM
 
Nancy, i don*t know for sure, but i think a young Vulture would have a grey or black head?
Yes, Vultures & Eagles definitely share feeding space, but i believe the Eagles get first dibs.

Faerie, i have never seen an altercation between an Eagle & a Turkey Vulture.
i don*t believe Eagles are predators of Vultures, the way they are of Herons, but i do not know for sure.

Okay, i figured i*d post a few more fotos from this series today, i*d forgotten i had these!
They are the last ones i got of Mum or Dad, so i figured i*d stretch them over the away time.
Notice in this next series of fotos, Mum*s reflection in the pool of water lower left!

august 2 2013 12:29 - Mum eats Salmon while a Vulture watches

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This one shows Mum*s legs, which i always enjoy seeing.

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They really are standing quite close together, & the Turkey Vulture is very patient.
Not sure i ever saw them get a bite.
The Crows would be right in there, grabbing bits.

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i was looking online this morning before posting these, for information about juvenile Turkey Vultures.
i read that Turkey Vultures have no septum, which is why you can see straight through the nares like this.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 27, 2013, 09:42:55 AM
 
You can see Mum*s beak in the reflection in this one.

august 2 2013 12:30:20 - Mum eats Salmon while a Vulture watches

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Mum does a shuggle, the Turkey Vulture has flown away to the right.

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Look at Mum*s big left foot, open wide & coming down to get a better grip on the food so she can tear it with her sharp beak.
Vulture walking close again from the right.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 27, 2013, 04:34:09 PM


wow....awesome series!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 27, 2013, 08:51:21 PM
booni, this is truly a wonderful series of photos.  i wonder if anyone else has documented a TV and eagle interaction like this?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on August 28, 2013, 09:30:23 AM
So good to see mum eating well!  Thanks Booni for keeping them with us during the "away" time!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: madrona on August 28, 2013, 11:53:59 AM
I love this thread!  Thanks so much, booni, for providing the great 'fotos' and commentary.  I have never seen eagles and vultures feeding together, so find this particularly interesting as we do see both around the bay where I live.  Mostly vultures overhead when the eagles have left!  Having said that, at first I thought the large brownish/black bird I saw in the distance today, in the bay, swooping and harassing seagulls, occasionally landing and flapping, might have been a vulture - but that is not their typical behaviour.  When we got out the binocs it was clear that it was a young eagle.  (Hope it's not one that got left behind).   :ecsad


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: wildkitten on August 28, 2013, 01:44:59 PM
How wonderful to see Mum again!!  Thanks sooo much, Booni!!  I wondered if the vultures and eagles would share...  I was driving home from work one day last year and saw a gathering of vultures feasting on a deer that had been hit that morning.....one of the birds looked "different" even at 60 mph.... I wondered if it was a juvenile eagle (I can't tell for squat yet - you'd think I could by now)...  maybe I was correct! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: marjy2u on August 29, 2013, 12:20:15 AM
Wow!!! I've been away for FAR too long and missing amazing stuff, I see!! Booni, you never fail to deliver more and more impressive photos all the time! Thanks for sharing!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 10, 2013, 09:32:24 AM
 
Looks like Mum has left a few crumbs for the patient Vulture.

august 2 2013 12:30 - Mum eats Salmon while a Vulture watches

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Notice there*s almost a band of red across the Vulture*s forehead.

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Not having hands, Mum grabs a piece & tosses it, in order to take a different bite at it.

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And again here.

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Even though i am a long ways away, behind a car, the Vulture keeps an eye on me.
You can see Mum*s distinctive back-of-head feathering here.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 10, 2013, 09:45:59 AM
 
august 2 2013 12:31:15 - Mum eats Salmon while a Vulture watches

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Now a Gull is looking for leftovers.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Donnae on September 10, 2013, 10:15:18 AM
Great series of photos Booni...  :biggrin3  thank you!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: paintnut on September 10, 2013, 12:59:40 PM
Love the pictures of Mom with the vulture and the sea gull.  In the one it looks like she is giving a great big SIGH!!  lol  Thanks Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on September 10, 2013, 04:33:49 PM
These are amazing photos! Such high definition!  WOWEE!!!!   Thank you so much, Booni, for sharing!  I miss our eagles and these photos make my heart sing! ♥♥ :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2013, 03:15:14 PM
 
Okay, nice rainy windy day here, so i*m catching up on the last of the Mum fotos i have.

august 2 2013 12:33 - Mum on the beach

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Notice Mum & the Gull*s body language here!
Mum is about to take off.
She is looking where she is thinking of heading.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2013, 03:24:31 PM
 
Okay.
Mum just did a little fleap to the left.
i figured she was going to bathe in the water now.

august 2 2013 12:34:54 - Mum on the beach

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Interesting dark patches among the white neck feathers!

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i now actually believe she is looking for more of those food scraps!
Maybe she see some in the deeper water.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2013, 03:29:36 PM
 
After this video, Mum took off to the left, looking like one of those big heavy loud cargo planes, barely clearing the beach & landing low in a perch tree on the beach, partway towards the Niner territory.

august 2 2013 12:36 - Mum on the beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5YKEuXI1ew




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: OpieK on September 28, 2013, 10:17:58 PM
(((Mum)))  :heart

thank you, Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Rajame on September 29, 2013, 06:24:27 PM
Thank you Booni! I was just getting caught up on the Ground Obs! You so good and such a blessing to share with us.

Thank you thank you thank you!
Rajame
:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2013, 12:24:00 PM
 
It was a beautiful hot august day & auroradawn & her Mr. had come to Hornby for the day to deliver me back our capture carrier which they had delivered to MARS containing a pre-fledge Eaglet who had fallen from Nest #20.
They even cleaned the cage, liner & covers for me!  :hearts2
It was a huge relief to get the gear back again, ready to go.

We decided to take a peek down at Grassy Point.
The thing that caught our eye right away was a large group of Gulls that were flying in a swirl together.
What was strange about this was that it went on for the whole time we were there.
The tide was way out, & these Birds were all circling together a long way from the water.
What were they doing?
Aren*t Gulls water Birds?
i noticed very different vocalizations from the usual Gulls, & i also started seeing black heads in the group.
Were these Bonaparte*s Gulls perhaps?
They seemed to be flying up, hovering, then flying again.
Were they catching insects?
When i got home, i looked them up on the Cornell site here. (http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/bonapartes_gull/lifehistory)
How interesting!
Even though they are Gulls, they Nest in Trees!
& then this interesting quote -


Quote
During the breeding season, the Bonaparte's Gull feeds mainly on insects, often catching them on the wing.

So these beautiful Birds must be what we saw this day.

august 6 13:48 - Bonaparte*s Gulls feeding on insects near Grassy Point



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aM8fsFJMfy4




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2013, 12:24:20 PM
 
Here are some stills i took that day, where i was trying to see the distinctive black heads of the Bonaparte*s Gulls.

august 6 2013 13:47 - Bonaparte*s Gull

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What an interesting event to have been witness to!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 03, 2013, 12:24:35 PM
 
Another thing we got to see this day, since the tide was so far out, were Purple Sea Stars!
These ones are hiding from the drying sun, in the gullies of rocks.
You can see how dried out the bubbly seaweed is around them

august 6 2013 13:59 - Purple Sea Stars

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2012-2013 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 11, 2014, 08:05:31 PM
 :heart  :heart Such unreal color and the  contrast to the green is beautiful


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