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Title: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on October 01, 2013, 10:48:02 AM
This is the Ground Observations discussion thread for the 2013-2014 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 see fotos & read about what was observed from the ground last season, 2012-2013

Click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1236.msg119175#msg119175)

To read all about what happened a two years ago today, 2011-2012 - 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 2010-2011,

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

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 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)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2013, 12:22:00 PM
 
So yesterday was cam maintenance & raising day!
We were in the thick of it when i could swear i heard an Eagle trill!
i haven*t heard that sound in quite a few weeks now.
Then on the newly activated cam, an Eagle flew into the Babysitting Tree.
So i went running over to photograph them.
The new arrival was on a familiar little perch branch!
 
october 3 2013 13:32 - Dad in Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/10079114223_5d370b1d6d_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/10079114223_9e8824ed9a_o.jpg)

Back of head doesn*t look like Mum!

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Now, if this were a visitor, why would they choose to land on a short little stubby branch, barely wide enough for them to perch on?
However, we have seen Dad many times choose this branch.
Here is Dad on that branch or one similar to it in 2009.
He is facing the water in this one, as is the Eagle in these new fotos.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4063/4226964599_f7fa435287_o.jpg) (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4063/4226964599_f7fa435287_o.jpg)

Here too.

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Here*s Mum in that same branch, 2011.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6052/6287957366_7785ced9eb_b.jpg) (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6052/6287957366_8b45dc9562_o.jpg)

There was a comfort with my approaching presence, that there wouldn*t be with an Eagle who wasn*t used to living in a neighbourhood with people.
There was construction noise, kids noise, vehicle noise, & this Eagle perched calmly on that tiny branch for four hours.
On the lower left of the back there is a faded feather we can keep an eye out, for i.d. & comparison.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/10079108755_a802843bd8_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/10079108755_0fdc0aaf34_o.jpg)

It is my belief that Dad is home.  :s*

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10079224425/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10079224425/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on October 04, 2013, 01:44:53 PM
Woooo Hoooo    thank you for the update and beautiful photos


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2013, 02:46:37 PM
 
Here is a foto of Dan, almost 200' up, putting our cam system back together.
The big tube on top protects our microphone from the elements.
The grey box contains the wiring for the mic & cam.
Dangling from his left waist on the yellow band is the lid of the gray box & the cam, covered by a purple sweatshirt sleeve.  :eceek
Dangling from that unit are the wires that will connect to the wires inside the grey box, leading down the conduit to our system below.
Dan is sitting on his little *bench*, to take the strain off of his boots* spurs hanging onto the bark of the Tree.
 
october 3 2013 12:40 - Dan in Gregg*s Tree doing cam maintenance
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/10090396585_0c94e10c4c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/10090396585_91e06679a6_o.jpg)

This is him working, from the other side now.
The cam & gray box lid are in his lap & he is attaching the wires to each other.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/10090418076_a0f5964a62_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7307/10090418076_6c9dc114e1_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10090396585/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10090396585/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2013, 03:00:15 PM
 
You can hear a Spotted Towhee in the background.
Dan is waaaaaaayy up there, & a video shows this the best.
The cam & gray box lid are still dangling here.

october 3 2013 12:35 - Dan doing maintenance on the cam box in Gregg*s Tree
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OI9CLZiEUvA
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2013, 03:06:07 PM
 
october 3 2013 13:07 - Dan doing maintenance on the cam box in Gregg*s Tree

From the other side now.
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W543oE7Ssyc
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: wildkitten on October 04, 2013, 03:27:37 PM
   What a great guy that Dan is!    All he signed up for was some tree climbing work - and look what he's got now...... a following!  And oh how happy we are that the cam is back, Booni is back, (and THANK YOU so much for the ground obs and commentary!!) and Dad apparently back....right on schedule.  ...  we women take a little longer, so we wait patiently, tap, tap, tapping, for the matriarch of our little nest family to make her grand entrance!   Looking forward to a great season with everyone     :group   ... much thanks to ALL who make this possible ~I cannot begin to name you all for I would leave someone out~ I love  love  LOVE this place!   :s*
Wildkitten


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 04, 2013, 05:21:31 PM
hooray, hooray, Dad is back!!!  Thank you so much for the photos, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 04, 2013, 06:22:47 PM
Wooohoooo!  The only way to express such delight with Dan, Booni, the HEGPS crew, and everyone involved in this amazing cam!  THANK YOU ALL!!!!   Now the fun begins!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2013, 06:22:07 PM
 
This morning, on cam, an Eagle flew in to the long bare branch & appeared to be eating something that was in their feet.
Afterwards, we heard strange calling that sounded very close.
So i went down there, expecting to see someone perched at the top of Gregg*s Tree.
But there wasn*t.
There WERE two Eagles perched in the Babysitting Tree, however, & there were strange vocalizations.
This Eagle was on the backside of the Tree, near the top, looking to our right as we look through the cam.
This Eagle was visible from the cam.

october 6 09:49 2013 - Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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This Eagle was also seen from the cam.
This was the one who flew in & landed with food.
They seemed to be one of the Eagles vocalizing.

october 6 09:50 2013 - Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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Here is the same Eagle, looking up at the visitors on the Tree.

october 6 09:51 2013 - Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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It was foggy & low light, so not the best fotos.
i went around to the water side, to see if i could see the Eagles any better.
i believe there was a THIRD Eagle, & they were in this long perch branch, on the water side of the Tree, looking out at the water, & towards Sandstone Point.

october 6 09:59 2013 - Eagle in Babysitting Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/10121579386_ce4bdb05e3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/10121579386_6b6075bd47_h.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/10121703363_c65f9b9787_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3705/10121703363_6444b43f54_o.jpg)

This Eagle flew off, towards Sandstone Point.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10121703363/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10121703363/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2013, 06:34:24 PM
 
Not having any Eagles i could see from the water side, i went back to the back side of the Tree.
This Eagle was still perched in the long bare branch, facing the cam & looking to our right.
They seem to have eaten, as their crop is pushing out their white under feathering, making them look as though they are sporting a white tie!
They are also perched casually, & relaxed on only one foot.
i believe this is Dad.

october 6 10:20 2013 - Eagle in Babysitting Tree

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3822/10121575514_ae605b91a2.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3822/10121575514_ae605b91a2_b.jpg)

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(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/10121720725_b7db783891_c.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/10121720725_b7db783891_b.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10121720725/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10121720725/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 06, 2013, 06:48:04 PM
Dad  :heart :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 06, 2013, 06:59:12 PM
 :eclove Tahnk you booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: eck on October 06, 2013, 10:34:00 PM
Booni ... that you so much for all you posted on the 6th!!

Dad is handsome as ever!  I just wonder who the other eagles were?  Do you think Dad was given some fish heads?

The pictures gave me much JOY!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 09:21:21 AM
 
eck, there seem to be other Eagles checking out the area.
i am not sure what Dad was eating, when he flew in & landed in the Babysitting Tree.

Yesterday, i think Ustream was down at this time, so i biked by the backside of the Nest on my way to somewhere else.
There was a very dark brown Eagle in the Babysitting Tree, so i stopped to see who they were.

october 8 2013 14:02 - visitor Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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It may be coincidence, but this Eagle flew off as i walked closer to the Tree, so i am glad i took fotos when i was further away!
This Eagle did not have the comfort with my presence that Dad has had.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/10172067756_e12b7d751c_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/10172067756_c3cf0a6acc_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10172067756/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10172067756/in/photostream/#)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 09:35:26 AM
 
Later in the afternoon, there were two Eagles perched in the Babysitting Tree.
So i went down to see who was there.
This dark brown Eagle was in the left top of the Tree, looking towards the water & Grassy Point.

october 8 2013 16:11 - visitor Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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The other Eagle in the Tree was Dad, on that long bare branch, facing away from the water.
He is looking up at the visitor at the top of the Tree, making soft calls.
He is calm, not chasing the visitor away, but i don*t think Dad is happy with their presence.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3800/10172027745_7a391e7f2d_c.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3800/10172027745_40d7652465_o.jpg)

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Here is the dark visitor again.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/10172115463_67da980305_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/10172115463_67da980305_b.jpg)

Dad was craning his head, looking through the Tree towards Grassy Point.
Was he seeing another visitor?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/10172155373_67398111b8_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8398/10172155373_d54d4a34bd_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10172027745/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10172027745/in/photostream/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 09:47:03 AM
 
Dad is still looking towards Grassy Point.

october 8 2013 16:12:19 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8132/10171980885_2d5384b917_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8132/10171980885_7667b073d5_o.jpg)

This is a CLASSIC Dad pose & look.

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i have approached a bit closer, & more to Dad*s left.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/10172090826_c8f3c64464_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/10172090826_c30a613925_o.jpg)

It was very windy from Dad*s right, & his feathers were getting blown open.

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Dad*s head feathers are fluffed up here.
He is not totally comfy with who is around that he is watching here.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/10172050486_53636244c4_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2865/10172050486_1e802dd1b4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10171903914/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10171903914/in/photostream/#)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 09:56:41 AM
 
Look at him craning his neck up to see whoever it is that he sees!
Visitor is still in upper left perch of Tree, so i think this may be a third he is seeing.

october 8 2013 16:15:59 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad is making his soft calls to the visitor in the upper left of the Tree.

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Here is the visitor again, hard to photograph, perched behind branches on the water side of the Tree.
They are seeing something to our right.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/10172077776_3e74e29421_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/10172077776_b6845a9965_o.jpg)

Dad being wind blown, & showing us his nictitating membrane.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/10172074366_a140c3aec4_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/10172074366_96b716f367_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10171862304/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10171862304/in/photostream/#)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 09:59:09 AM
 
Here is a video of Dad looking up at the visitor, making his soft calls.

october 8 2013 16:20 - Dad vocalizes to Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 10:04:02 AM
 
october 8 2013 16:23 - Dad vocalizes to Eagle in Babysitting Tree



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks-_nsLJ42g





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 10:06:49 AM
 
october 8 2013 16:24 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/10172131363_3239dae0de_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5454/10172131363_2113bb7a3b_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10172131363/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10172131363/in/photostream/#)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: PamNY on October 09, 2013, 11:13:02 AM
Booni these are great. Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 09, 2013, 12:57:28 PM
wonderful photos of (((Dad))) thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on October 09, 2013, 01:16:35 PM

Your photos are always wonderful, Booni. Thank you! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 01:29:35 PM
 
On my way out i stopped by the back side of the Nest as there were two Eagles perched there, very close together, looking comfy.
Were they Mum & Dad?
This Eagle was perched near the top of the Tree, on the other side of the back side branches, looking out at the water.
i got all excited when i saw this foto!!
Can you see why??
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/10175971383_aec381e9a1_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/10175971383_356ecd5885_o.jpg)

Look at the head feather *do* on this one!
& there are the hints of a dark part on the back of the head!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/10175845695_7ca12de1d0_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2868/10175845695_aa007a6479_o.jpg)

Oh, but no, this is not Mum after all!

october 9 2013 11:52 - sub-adult or just turned adult Eagle in Babysitting Tree

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(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/10175911126_053515673f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/10175911126_146205dd4f_o.jpg)

There was trilling in the distance, perhaps from Grassy Point, & this Eagle took off.
Look at the lovely dark tipping of the tail feathers!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/10175865655_b0588cb694_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7368/10175865655_84acb25db4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10175844535/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10175844535/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2013, 01:32:58 PM
 
i focused on the other Eagle now, who was perched quite close by, just a bit further down in the Tree.
This Eagle made a sort of chuffing chachunk, so they weren*t Mum or Dad either.
 
october 9 2013 11:52:55 - adult Eagle in Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10175961743/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10175961743/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Lucia on October 09, 2013, 04:16:20 PM
Oh my God, this is so exciting... Thank you Booni for these wonderful photos! And this sub-adult could be family?  :hmmm

I'm very happy seeing Dad! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 09, 2013, 04:58:11 PM
Love these photos Booni!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: eck on October 09, 2013, 10:21:03 PM
Booni .... loved those pictures today!!  I thought that looked like Mum's hairdo too!!  Thanks for all you do!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2013, 08:30:17 AM
 
Mishi & i went looking for Mum & Dad yesterday afternoon.
We were hoping they*d be in the Babysitting Tree, as the light was wonderful!
& they were!
Fortunately, Mishi encouraged me to bring my GOOD camera.

october 12 2013 15:17 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum was very alert, she seemed to keep spotting something.
She was relaxed in her perch, though, & preened often.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/10247771443_30410dc501_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/10247771443_8d5f534889_o.jpg)

Mum was very alert, while Dad was more relaxed.
Mum is perched on one foot, with the other tucked against her belly under the feathers there, which is a relaxed perch, alert as she is, looking to her right & left often as though she is seeing something there to keep an eye on.

october 12 2013 15:17:36 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad is on his favourite little stubby perch branch.

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Mum is alert to something in the Hidden Beach area.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10247683876/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10247683876/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2013, 09:17:38 AM
 
Mum has spotted something & she has her knickers in a twist.
You can see by her body language that she is getting ready to take off.
Look at that slightly open right wing & her eyes at attention.

october 12 2013 15:19 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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This is a poop shot, but i don*t see any poop.
i LOVE seeing Mum*s leggings here!

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Mum is alerted, while Dad is totally calm.
Wonder why he isn*t alerted too.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ekf on October 13, 2013, 09:20:14 AM
Could that sub-eagle be Hope?  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: peppy7 on October 13, 2013, 09:26:50 AM
Wonderful pictures as always Booni, Thank you for sharing. So happy to see them both back, and very excited about the upcoming season.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 13, 2013, 09:41:35 AM
Hooooraaaaayyyy!!!!!  Thank you for these fabulous photos, Booni!   Gorgeous!   And so wonderful to see our two favorite eagles back home together!!!!! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2013, 09:46:54 AM
 
Whatever Mum sees, Dad doesn*t seem to even be noticing or caring about.

october 12 2013 15:19:54 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Here she goes!
i am honking on the shutter button now.

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Fantastic light for all these, lucky lucky.

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She has finally caught Dad*s attention!
He can relax, knowing she will take care competently of whatever it is.
You can see her feet & toes & talons, which is cool.
Too bad they are in shadow.
Boodle noticed that Mum*s nictitating membrane is partway closed here!

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Feet & toes in this one too!
Dad is looking a bit WIDE, which is a good thing. :hearts2

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on October 13, 2013, 10:13:24 AM
 :heart Mom and Dad :heart and Booni :heart

looks like Mom is growing some new tail feathers  :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 13, 2013, 10:28:33 AM
Fantastic photos Booni!  Thank you so much for keeping us close to Mum and Dad


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 13, 2013, 11:39:56 AM
Thank you thank you thank you Booni! Those pics of Mom and Dad are beautiful and it is so beautiful to see them together. My theory is that Mom saw a female looking and Dad's handsome self and made her presence known.  :nod2

Happy new season to Mom and Dad Hornby!

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 13, 2013, 12:34:39 PM
 :bow 

thank you so much, booni ... these pictures of Mom and Dad are just wonderful.  Dad does look a bit pudgy (he also looks awesomely handsome and probably more than a little happy to see Mom home again).


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on October 13, 2013, 08:48:12 PM
What wonderful pictures Booni  :thumbup:.   Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see them up close.   I look forward to seeing each picture you take.   They sure make a great couple.   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: eck on October 13, 2013, 10:35:03 PM
Booni and Mishi ... thanks so much!  So great to see you on tv!  Mum's hairdo is the same ... gosh, I love that pair.  I appreciate so very much you sharing your photos and observations.  Mishi ... when I saw you the very first thing that crossed my mind was you making that beautiful rock formation on the shore for our lost loved one.  I cryed all over again. I love you gals ... I do not know how or where to go to see a response from you. I have an important question for Mishi.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2013, 10:31:39 AM
 
Mum went on her chase, then returned to the Babysitting Tree with Dad.
She was trilling as she landed, & so was Dad.

october 12 2013 15:20 - Mum lands in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad is trilling with Mum, but his perch position is still relaxed.
See how he is standing on his right foot, with the left one tucked under the feathers of his belly to rest & warm.

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Mum is still alert to something in the Hidden Beach area.

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Doesn*t Dad look happy to have Mum home again?  :s*

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Mum*s distinctive back-of-head feathering.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2013, 10:50:06 AM
 
To go with the foto of Mum*s distinctive back-of-head feathering, here is a video mishi got yesterday of Mum & Dad trilling, & you can hear Mum*s distinctive cachunk!

october 13 2013 15:43 - Mum & Dad trilling in the Babysitting Tree by mishi

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




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 14, 2013, 11:09:48 AM
 
Gorgeous Dad!  :heart

october 12 2013 15:22 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum completing a shuggle.

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She is still alert to something as she finishes her shuggle.

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Mum did a LOT of preening.
Here she is preening her back.

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The difference between Mum & Dad*s back of head feathering.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2013, 10:19:15 AM
 
Another view of Mum*s back-of-head.
There is an upward point of the dark feathering which goes into the area of the white head feathering, which makes the dark feathering back there more striking.

october 12 2013 15:24 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad looks like he may have some food in his crop.

october 12 2013 15:24 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad showing us he looks lovely no matter which eye is looking at us.

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Are we seeing Dad*s freckle on the top of his head here?

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2013, 10:53:41 AM
 
october 12 2013 15:29 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum is changing her perch position.
Clickety click click.

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Dad is watching her.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Snookums on October 15, 2013, 11:21:57 AM

october 12 2013 15:29 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum is changing her perch position.
Clickety click click.

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Dad is watching her.

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Thank you, Booni.      :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2013, 11:29:03 AM
 
Mum*s got her belly feathers fluffed out.
She usually does this & then tucks her foot against her belly & then smooths out the feathers again.

october 12 2013 15:36:23 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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But as you can see, she has one of her left talons crossed over her right toe, a very Mum thing.  :heart

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Here she is fluffing out her belly feathers again, & showing us her nictitating membrane.
Are her crop feathers fluffed up, or does she have something in there?

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Lovely view of her head, as she tries to re-arrange her toes & talons around that pesky branch sticking up there.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 15, 2013, 01:32:13 PM
 :heart Mum rearranging her toes and talons :heart

Thank you Booni! (I am so thrilled to see these)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: idahowa on October 15, 2013, 07:35:54 PM
:heart Mum rearranging her toes and talons :heart

Thank you Booni! (I am so thrilled to see these)

Yeah, what Faerie said!  Nice shooting (pics) Tex.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 15, 2013, 08:46:17 PM
super photos, bOoni!  

How interesting that Mom's right-side commissure does not show any discoloration in that last photo  - I have been following that tidbit for years.

PS.  I just love dad- sweet and fierce ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2013, 09:44:45 AM
 
Nancy, i believe the staining at the commissure appears as nesting season progresses & Mum chews the nesting material & stains her newly moulted out lovely white feathering around her beak.
i also believe that area gets stained from eating Seal & Sea Lion, perhaps from the blubber?

Mum*s still working her toes & talons around that branch.

october 12 2013 15:37:16 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Yikes!

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Dad looking down at his nice orange chubby toes.
i don*t see his top-of-head freckle here.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2013, 11:17:21 AM
 
Dad is preening his substantial breast.
Mum is tucking her left foot under her fluffed out belly feathers.

october 12 2013 15:39 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum has a substantial white feather caught on that pesky branch.
Also, on her lower right side, look for the white spot.
That is a feather sheath, with the feather growing out the end of it!

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Is there not admiration & adoration in Dad*s eyes??  :hearts2

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Dad in an interesting position as he preens.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2013, 07:57:45 AM
 
Mum perched on one foot keeping an eye on things while Dad preens.
 
october 12 2013 15:43 - Mum & Dad preening in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UNS_cibrAA
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2013, 08:01:41 AM
 
Mum & Dad take turns preening in the Babysitting Tree.
Look how Mum*s left foot is bunched & resting next to her belly on top of the right foot.
 
october 12 2013 15:44 - Mum & Dad preening in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GqtfiNnd-4
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 17, 2013, 08:17:38 AM
:hearts2 Barb, Mom and Dad!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 17, 2013, 08:45:41 AM
 
Slide Show - october 12 15:53 - Dad has a good scratch while Mum preens in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 11:00:02 AM
 
Okay, getting down to the last fotos from this glorious day.

october 12 2013 15:51 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Here*s Dad during his satisfying head scratch.
They seem to go into la-la land when they scratch like this.
i LOVE seeing the soles of their toes like this!

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Here*s Dad, preening his breast.
Look how he has his right food balled up, to stretch & relax it.

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He now has his belly & breast feathers fluffed out, so he can tuck his foot under there.

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Right foot gone under now.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 11:12:53 AM
 
A close up of Dad*s right clenched foot.

october 12 2013 15:57 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum is looking really good!

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Mum is resting her left foot on top of that pesky branch now.

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Mum, re-arranging her right foot again.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 11:35:05 AM
 
october 12 2013 16:02 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum is preening under her right wing.
If you click the foto to it*s biggest size, you can see her tongue!

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october 12 2013 16:07 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad preening under his right wing.

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Here he is with his right foot bunched again.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 12:28:20 PM
 
Okay, this is the next day now.
mishi & i have found Dad perched in the Peters* Tree.

october 13 2013 13:42 - Dad in the Peters* Tree

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Dad is doing a right foot, tail & wing stretch!
Look at his foot!

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Looking towards Grassy Point.

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Looking towards the Babysitting Tree.
Dad has a fluffy stuck to his nose.
Dad, hard to be a big tough fierce Eagle with a fluffy stuck to your beak...
 :mhihi

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Looking towards the beach.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 01:07:42 PM
 
october 13 2013 13:47:33 - Dad in the Peters* Tree

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This time he is stretching his LEFT foot, tail & wing!

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There is still a fluffy stuck to his beak.

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You can see the bark is worn off by Dad*s talons on his perch branch.

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A good view of that fluffy feather on his beak.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 02:21:46 PM
 
Click through to largest size & check out Dad*s toes & talons glinting in the sun!

october 13 2013 13:57 - Dad in the Peters* Tree

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i believe this was a poopshot, but there was no poop spotted.
Oh, wait, there it is, glistening down below.
Not a very substantial one.

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Something is catching Dad*s eye over at Grassy Point.

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Here he is, bunching his right foot again!

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A nice view of Dad*s foot here.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 19, 2013, 02:41:58 PM
 
Oh!
There he goes!
He*s lost a fluffy.
Wonder if it is the one from his beak?

october 13 2013 14:04:05 - Dad leaves the Peters* Tree

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There goes the fluffy!
There are a few more bits falling from Dad as well.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 19, 2013, 03:11:29 PM
WOW~~~    What a fantastic series of photos!  Thank you booni!

They both look fantastic!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 20, 2013, 01:57:20 AM
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 20, 2013, 11:28:44 AM
 
We visited the backside of the Nest in the hopes that Mum & Dad would be there & they were!
It was wonderful to see that both had a full crop.
Dad looks as though he has swallowed a basketball!!!  :eceek

october 15 2013 16:55 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum has a broader chest than Dad, so her crop is more spread out & hasn*t got such a basketball shape, but her crop is full too!

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There were piles of Crows around calling & calling, for some reason.
Not sure if this was what got Mum & Dad trilling, to join them.

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Look at Dad*s basketball crop!
When his crop is full like this, the white under feathering is pushed out in a line like a necktie!
This is a good sign.
i am happy to see they have had a good meal, the both of them.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 20, 2013, 11:34:40 AM
 
october 15 2013 17:04 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Something is catching Mum*s attention!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 20, 2013, 11:38:21 AM
 :s* :kissheart :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on October 20, 2013, 02:18:27 PM
 :heart  :heart !!!!!!! ty ty ty !!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 20, 2013, 07:09:07 PM
 
i forgot to mention, it isn*t that i*m not holding my camera straight, the Babysitting Tree really does have that lean to it!

Here*s a video from the same day as these last fotos.

october 15 2013 17:03 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRVQYcGT7lQ




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 20, 2013, 07:15:16 PM
 
Mum & Dad do a bit of trilling together, then Dad changes his perch position, showing us his huge crop & white necktie as he turns!

october 15 2013 17:06 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI3QSXriAq8




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 20, 2013, 07:20:53 PM
 
october 15 2013 17:09 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNQc2z67LXI




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 23, 2013, 05:58:19 PM
 
On the cam we could see an Eagle on top of the Babysitting Tree with their wings hanging open.
i wanted to see this, so i bike down there.
Turns out it was Mum!
Her wings didn*t look wet that i could see, but i think Eagles enjoy to take a *shower* this way, by opening their wings & tail on a misty or foggy day, which it was.

october 20 2013 14:56 - Mum at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cSNSgLYIr8




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 23, 2013, 06:01:37 PM
 
Here she is again, airing her feathers, & looking at Dad who was trilling from the Peters* Tree.

october 20 2013 15:03 - Mum at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mshJ7GQi-G0




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 23, 2013, 08:39:47 PM
 :thumbup:  over and over - ty, booni! Love to see Mom hanging out like this, great videos~!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 24, 2013, 09:48:56 AM
 
Okay, i am having a hard time whittling down all the fotos i got of Mum airing her wings at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
So, i*ll start with a Slide Show!
This has 44 fotos in it, so give it some time to load.
Now, back to whittling them down to single fotos...

Slide Show - october 20 2013 15:06 - Mum airing her feathers at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 24, 2013, 10:00:53 AM
why choose?  they are all great !  TY booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 24, 2013, 10:34:49 AM
 
Okay, i always start with a test foto, then i adjust my camera settings to fit the lighting conditions.
This foto isn*t properly exposed, but it is kind of cool, as it show the feathering details, & how Mum*s belly & chest feathers are fluffed out.
The rest of the fotos don*t show this well at all, as it was a very dull dark day.

october 20 2013 14:55 - Mum airing her feathers at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

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Isn*t she magnificent?  :heart

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It looks like Mum has moulted out a right wing primary, see the gap?

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 24, 2013, 11:06:52 AM
 
Thanks Nancy!
But it is a lot of work & time to edit & post 44 individual fotos.
So, choose i must.

october 20 2013 14:57 - Mum airing her feathers at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

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Love her head feathers in this one!

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After she preened is when she opened her wings the widest, so i tried to be ready to click the shutter, each time.
i believe her crop looks a little full here?

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 24, 2013, 11:16:14 AM
 
october 20 2013 14:59:38 - Mum airing her feathers at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

Mum has her brown neck feathering fluffed out, so maybe this makes her crop look full.

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This shows you Mum*s characteristic dark feathering on the back of her head.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on October 24, 2013, 11:18:26 AM
Thanks booni :heart    I agree it must be hard work and takes up your time but I so enjoy looking at all of them.   I do think mom and dad look good this year.    Thank You for all you do and for sharing since we see them through your eyes. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 24, 2013, 11:26:33 AM
 
Mum is magnificent & powerful. ♥

october 20 2013 15:03 - Mum airing her feathers at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree

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Another good view of the dark feathering on the back of Mum*s head.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: MaggiesMom on October 24, 2013, 11:38:29 AM
wow! what a great set of photos!  we drove by a TV doing this on the top of an electric pole in California last week but I didn't get any shots unfortunately.  I love watching them in the slide show format.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 24, 2013, 11:54:34 AM
Mom.... :heart

Thanks Booni...love these photos!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 24, 2013, 03:18:51 PM
I believe I've just had a visit from Mom and Dad near my house!
First I heard some incredibly loud high squees like Dad does when he's in full-out chase mode. I bounced out the door, looking for the source. The trees are tall and the clearings are small and it took me forever to spot them -- them, indeed, because after a long interval of silence the racket started again - LOUD! - and mixed in were some very Mom-like cachunks!

I finally found them on a tall fir just next door. They were looking mostly eastward, which is to say inland of the Wiig territory. No hope for a clear photo. I'll post my best attempts later on. I waited for them to take off but there wasn't enough room to catch a photo there either. One finally took off southward, which is straight inland, and a few seconds later the other one went west toward Niner territory or circling back home.

So this happened at about 2 pm. The eagles stayed in the area until maybe 2:20.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 24, 2013, 08:14:26 PM
 :eceek Next time offer salmonwiches and tea!!  :thumbup: That is so exciting!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 25, 2013, 10:30:42 PM
Mom and Dad in a tree next door... See my previous posting for the story.
Click to enlarge: to me it looks like Mom on the left.

October 24, 2:16 pm.
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You can see one eye on this one.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 26, 2013, 04:23:18 PM
So exciting, Wren! Thank you!

We need a name for that tree now!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 26, 2013, 06:41:53 PM
Faerie, I'm hoping they'll use one that's easier to see next time!  :mhihi


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 26, 2013, 07:53:08 PM
We need a name for that tree now!

Wren's Tree, of course!

Great story and pictures, wren - thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on November 01, 2013, 02:15:32 PM
Oh my goodness Mom and Dad in your yard?  :eceek  How great is that?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on November 01, 2013, 04:15:06 PM
Faerie, I'm hoping they'll use one that's easier to see next time!  :mhihi

OK, Wrennie, let's put a camera up there  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 08:38:34 PM
 
i had a bit of time & since the sun was out, i headed out to catch Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree in the lovely light of this time of year.
As soon as i stepped out the door, the clouds came out!
& they looked like they were staying for a while.
Hmmmm, so plan B.
i went & did chores.
By the time i got home again, the sun was out.
As i went to leave, it clouded over.
i tell you no lie.
So i started to do housework, & the sun came out again.
i made a run for it.
 
november 14 2013 15:14:48:60 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/10863763386_ceae57d5b5_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7333/10863763386_779d2e5cd3_o.jpg)

Mum was on alert the whole time, looking to her left & right & towards Grassy Point.
Look at her posture here!
 
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i heard cachunking & trilling & looked up & Mum was at it, but there was trilling that wasn*t in time with her beak!
Somehow i missed Dad hopping over her & to our left behind the green branches.
It was him i was hearing, as well as Mum.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/10863761006_d086b8cd7d_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/10863761006_23144294d6_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864064603/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864064603/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 09:22:07 PM
 
The light is still coming & going.
i get ready to leave, then see sun in the Tree tops again.
 
november 14 2013 15:19:23:40 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Light has gone behind clouds.
 
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10864337275_fabb967102_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/10864337275_68e128765b_o.jpg)
 
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(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2810/10864376886_c230611d68_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2810/10864376886_5451ec4276_o.jpg)

Setting sun back again.
Dad has managed to hippity hop from where he*d been to the left & above Mum, back to where he was in the first place, & again i missed him doing this.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/10864479884_67ea157a36_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/10864479884_aaec5e62c7_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864479884/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864479884/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on November 14, 2013, 09:27:05 PM
what wonderful pictures, Booni!  I double-clicked on that last one, and you can see right down his throat.  What a chorus they must have been making!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 09:27:52 PM
 
Lovely lighting.
 
november 14 2013 15:32:43:20 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864478654/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864478654/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 09:45:42 PM
 
Mum spied something flying over.
 
november 14 2013 15:38:46:40 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864567885/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864567885/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 10:20:07 PM
 
When i first got there, the light wasn*t quite so nice.
i could see Dad clearly, but Mum was to the left, behind green branches, & she was doing a lot of preening.
Dad*s crop was bulging.
You can see the white feathers pushed out between the brown, making a line just below his neckline.
 
november 14 2013 14:55:39:20 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Mum was really working on preening her tail.
Here eyes were closed as she did it, & if they opened, they were only half open.
Her white tail feathers look in good condition.
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/10864912616_5d7aeb9879_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/10864912616_f2a1b9fd5c_o.jpg)

Dad*s feet, especially his left, seem dipped in blood.
 
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/10864876595_771e790444_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/10864876595_2c63e021ca_o.jpg)
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864915286/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864915286/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 10:26:29 PM
 
i think this is how they *zip* the components of their tail feathers back together.
 
november 14 2013 15:02:34:90 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Look how she is grasping this feather between upper & lower beak.
She starts higher up, towards her body, & pulls the feather out all the way to the end.
 
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A little bit of nice light, & Mum more visible.
 
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Look how the orange light has flicked out.
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864908856/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10864908856/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 14, 2013, 10:28:21 PM
 
Shadowing each other, in their closeness.
 
november 14 2013 15:12:39:30 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10865202883/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10865202883/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on November 14, 2013, 10:40:17 PM
That's funny  Booni vs the weather.  Sure glad you persisted and got those beautiful pics of Mom and Dad.  My favourite is  Mom looking directly at you.   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 15, 2013, 06:16:20 AM


Beautiful booni....I love Love LOVE this pair...and the lighting is just fantastic!!  Gitchi Miigwetch!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 15, 2013, 08:57:30 AM
Wow Booni...what a wonderful series of the two of them!  Dad's crop is really looking good !!

Is there any way for you to know from the ground, what area this is?  are they lower down on BST or up higher where we find them often..like the crook branch and bare branch areas?

Absolutely beautiful shots.  She looks sooooooooooo good this year!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 15, 2013, 09:18:11 AM
 
Boodle,  if you notice the time & date of my fotos, you can go here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1401.msg142048#msg142048) to see the corresponding videos as we saw them from the cam.
From the cam view, they are on short bare branches.
It didn*t look like that from the ground!
You can even see Dad*s little hippity-hop change of perch branch that i missed seeing from the ground, here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1401.msg142052#msg142052)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 15, 2013, 03:58:57 PM
Cool!   Thank you!  I never thought to look at your time stamps!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 19, 2013, 09:49:03 AM
 
On this day, i heard trilling nearby, & the cam found Mum & Dad together in mishi*s Tree.
So i ran down there to see.
Mum is keeping an eye on the Niner Nest Tree.
 
october 25 2013 13:23 - Mum & Dad in mishi*s Tree
 
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Dad is looking towards the Niners* water side perch Trees.
 
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Mum is keeping an eye on the Nest.
Look how she has drawn up her left foot against her belly.
& look how splayed the right toes are, to balance her weight on one foot!
 
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Dad, making sure i*m not up to no good.
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946554134/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946554134/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 19, 2013, 10:06:05 AM
 
Mum has a much more fierce look, to me, than Dad does.
 
october 25 2013 13:24 - Mum in mishi*s Tree
 
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Mum*s head feathers look more ruffled, whereas Dad*s are more smooth.
 
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The look of Mum checking me out is very different from Dad*s!
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946432356/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946432356/in/photostream/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on November 19, 2013, 01:01:01 PM
 :heart
wonderful!!
Thank you Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: wildkitten on November 21, 2013, 07:30:14 AM
 


Thank you, Booni!  The class and I enjoyed seeing these great shots of Mum and Dad!
And I sure needed a smile this morning..  Love you!  <3   

:thumbup:
~~Wildkitten


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on November 21, 2013, 10:55:37 AM

thank you booni - these photos are so wonderful, just so wonderful :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2013, 11:58:55 AM
 
october 25 2013 13:26 - Mum & Dad in mishi*s Tree
 
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Dad is doing some preening.
Look how far up his back the white feathering extends!
It*s not just his tail & petticoat that are white.
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946364755/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946364755/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2013, 12:03:46 PM
 
october 25 2013 13:29:09 - Dad in mishi*s Tree
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946494714/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10946494714/in/photostream/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: sparkie on November 22, 2013, 12:37:25 PM
Another great set of Pictures booni  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: paintnut on November 22, 2013, 12:53:07 PM
Thank you Booni - Mom and Dad look gorgeous - even when they give you the evil eye!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2013, 01:23:23 PM
 
On the cam, Mum & Dad had been in the Peters* Tree in the sun for quite a while, so i figured it was worth a try to go down there & try to find them with my camera.
You can just see the dark feathering on the back of Mum*s head in this one.
 
november 21 2013 14:40 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree
 
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They were both relaxed, yet ever alert.
 
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Mum kept eying something over that way.
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10998832663/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10998832663/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2013, 02:08:35 PM
 
november 21 2013 14:41 - Mum in the Peters* Tree

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Notice how Mum, compared to Dad, has a lot more lighter-coloured feathering.

november 21 2013 14:41 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10999501613/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/10999501613/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on November 22, 2013, 03:09:56 PM
Thank you, Booni. I was watching them on the cam. They are so regal   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2013, 01:47:08 PM
 
A little closer now.
You can see Mum*s faded or lighter feathering areas here, compared to Dad*s overall darker ones.

november 21 2013 14:46 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree

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One talon peeking out from under the perch branch, caught by the light.

november 21 2013 14:46 - Mum in the Peters* Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/11013836894/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/11013836894/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 23, 2013, 02:06:11 PM
 
There are only six seconds between this first foto & the next.
i was watching Mum & Dad through my camera when i heard the slap & rustle of wing feathers.
i clicked the shutter as first Dad, followed closely by Mum, took off.
i saw no lead up to this, no sudden glance or movement, & they both took off one after the other, bang bang.
Are they psychic with each other?
The trilling as they landed on the Babysitting Tree sounded very excited or exuberant.

You can see this time via the cam, here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1401.msg142678#msg142678)

november 21 2013 14:48 - Mum in the Peters* Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/11013802874/in/photostream/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/11013802874/in/photostream/#)


 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2013, 06:55:00 PM
 
After they left the Peters* Tree simultaneously, i heard trilling close by, & there they both were again, landing in the Babysitting Tree.
One landed on the tippy top, the other landed on the long bare branch we know so well from watching the cam.
Turns out it was Dad who landed at the tippy top.
Look at his lovely orange chubby toes clinging to what little there is to cling to up there.
It must be important for some reason to be on the tippy top, to hang on there to so little.
Also notice Dad*s even, overall dark feathering.
Dad is looking towards the cam, facing the sun, with his back to the water.

november 21 2013 15:01 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Turns out it was Mum who landed on the long bare branch.
That branch looks dead on the cam, from from the ground, you can see how it is still barked & lovely.
Mum is facing the water, & we can see her distinctive dark feathering on the back of her head.

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Dad again.

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This foto i wanted to show you the lovely long bare branch that Mum is perched on.
Look at all the interesting broken branches poking out from it.

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Here she is closer now.
You can see the light patches of her feathering.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2013, 07:19:27 PM
 
Here is another view of the back of Mum*s head.

november 21 2013 15:02:30 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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i find it really interesting to look at what exactly makes that area on the back of Mum*s head look dark.
From the cam right now, it is very noticeable.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2013, 07:27:13 PM
 
november 21 2013 15:06 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad had been preening his right side.
Look at how all the feathers in that area are fluffed out.

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Here, all his belly & chest feathers are fluffed out, too.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2013, 07:31:03 PM
 
november 21 2013 15:12 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on November 24, 2013, 07:46:30 PM
Booni   thanks for all your beautiful photos of Mom and Dad.  I love looking at the colours in their feathers and the pattern of Mom's part. :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 24, 2013, 07:53:02 PM
 
Oops, i deleted this one without uploading it.
This is what i found when i first went from the Peters* Tree to the Babysitting Tree.
It is not my camera that is askew, the Tree really leans like this.
You can spot, even from this distance, who is Mum & who is Dad!

november 21 2013 15:00 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 25, 2013, 07:09:22 AM
Thank you booni!  Beautiful!

I have always wondered about that tippy top perch too!  It seems uncomfortable, but he must feel like "King of the World" up there! 

Also great to see how healthy that bare branch is, in reality!!   They sure like that one too!

They both look so wonderful!  These ground shots are so telling!  TY TY TY!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on November 30, 2013, 01:33:25 PM
Booni!

You grace us with your love and photos and I am so thankful to be able to see Mom and Dad so clear. I love when they are looking straight at you. It makes me smile.

I have a question. They both don't seem to be as "portly" as in the past. Am I correct?

Thanks,
Rajame
:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 15, 2013, 09:00:16 PM
 
Raj, perhaps there have been years where they have been MORE portly, but i believe they came back in fine shape & feather this year.

It was a beautiful sunny windy day, & Mum & Dad were being blown in Constable*s Fir!
i don*t get to see them here very often.
The angle is kind of funny, so they look a bit different here.

december 3 2013 14:24 - Mum in Constable*s Fir

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LOVE seeing Mum*s head feathers being blown like this!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 15, 2013, 09:07:19 PM
 
december 3 2013 14:25:48 - Mum & Dad in Constable*s Fir

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 15, 2013, 09:10:19 PM
 
december 3 2013 14:27 - Mum in Constable*s Fir

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on January 16, 2014, 06:16:59 AM
Mom getting her blowout!  Love these photos!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 18, 2014, 11:47:48 AM
 
Okay, so i was rushing by bike to get to the library to pick up my goodies that i*d ordered in, before they closed at noon.
i was just heading up the hill when i heard Eagles trilling overhead!
Two were circling & trilling, then they landed in a Tree to my left.
i don*t think i*ve ever photographed Eagles in this Tree before.
i was watching the clock, trying to get as many fotos as i could, before i had to go.
It was a beautiful sunny day, so good light.
This Tree is uphill from the Wiig Nest Tree & Hidden Beach by a good block.
This Eagle was on my side of the Tree, while the other landed higher up, mostly blocked from view by the Tree.
The Eagle is looking towards the Hidden Beach area.
Is there a bit of a full crop in this foto?

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Here you can see the toes of the other Eagle of the pair, higher up.
Notice the stance of the lower Eagle, how the wings are partly open, not fully at rest?
Ready for take-off?
To make them look more imposing?
The Eagle is on high alert, looking in all directions, but particularly towards Hidden Beach, as in this foto.

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Looking uphill towards the library.
Hey wait!
Look at the back of the head feathering!
Is this Mum??
Or is it just light & shadow?

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Still fierce & on alert, wings partly open.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 18, 2014, 12:00:33 PM
 
Here*s another view of the back of the head.

Hmmmmmm!  :puzzled2

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i*d be scared, if i were whoever this Eagle is looking at.
The Eagle is looking towards my destination!, further inland.

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From the ground, i was beginning to be sure this was Mum!
Once i could look at my fotos on the bigger computer screen, i am sure this is Mum.

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So fierce!
& Mum has those lighter feathers, at the crop area.

january 4 2014 11:47 - Mum in inland from Hidden Beach Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 18, 2014, 12:10:57 PM
 
Darn darn darn!
The library is going to be closed soon, & i will just miss my chance!
Too bad i have to leave this pair.

january 4 2014 11:47:22 - Mum in inland from Hidden Beach Tree

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Darn, too bad i have to go now, but one last peek at the Eagle pair.
Finally i get a glimpse of Dad!

january 4 2014 11:48 - Mum & Dad in inland from Hidden Beach Tree

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i hurry back after making the library, just in time.
The pair are still there!
i aim for a better angle of the upper Eagle & get this one last foto.
Dad is looking towards the Wiig Nest area.

january 4 2014 12:10 - Dad in inland from Hidden Beach Tree

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Mum, followed instantly by Dad, blasted off from the Tree before i could get any more fotos of them.

When i got home, i compared what i got with what our videographers had captured from the cam at this time.
You can see those times here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1452.msg145635#msg145635)
& here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1452.msg145636#msg145636)

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 18, 2014, 02:54:21 PM
What fun!  And how great that the videographers were on the case, too!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on January 18, 2014, 03:06:40 PM
Wow booni!  how neat to find them in a place not usual!  Beautiful photos!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on January 19, 2014, 02:26:02 AM

wonderful, booni - thank you so much!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: paintnut on January 19, 2014, 08:33:50 AM
It is such a thrill when ground obs and videos coincide - we always get a larger picture.  Thanks Booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 31, 2014, 08:24:57 PM
 
There was someone in the Babysitting Tree, someone in mishi*s Tree, & two youngsters in the His & Hers Tree.
So i loaded up my good camera & went looking for who i could find.
Whoever was in mishi*s Tree had left, i didn*t spot anyone in the Babysitting Tree or the Peters*s Tree, so i went down to Grassy Point.
One of the two youngsters had left, but one was still there, & in SUPERB light too!  :heart
 
january 31 2014 14:18 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: typoscount2 on January 31, 2014, 08:51:22 PM
oh booni , they keep you running ; )

nice shot of that youngster, that reflective tail,or wing tip? the light area  spot is something i saw on cam when looking at that time


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on January 31, 2014, 11:37:22 PM
could this be David? ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 01, 2014, 08:03:24 AM
Fantastic shot booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 11:43:12 AM

That is the age i was thinking for this one, yes Opiek!
Or Alexandra?
Typos, i*ll post more fotos, maybe we*ll see better what those light feather patches are.
Tail would make sense, for them to be.

i am being assessed, as i stand there making myself as small & invisible as possible.
Please don*t see me as a threat, you gorgeous being you.
Notice the beak colouring.
Still dark, but lots of yellow creeping in there.
Look at the eye colour, not dark brown, but not the yellow of an adult either.
We even have a yellow skin eyebrow here!
The golden cap of feathers at the top of the head has gotten bigger, & there is more light feathering under the chin.
There is almost a dark eyestripe visible, a three year old, as of this coming aprilish?
Look how there*s a semi-circle of light, faded, worn feathering on the lower back, contrasted by the rich dark healthy new feathers around it.

january 31 2014 14:18:41 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

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Phew, it seems i*ve passed inspection.
It may be worthwhile setting up the good camera after all.
This view is nice of the beak colouring.
Look how sharp the upper beak tip is!
The youngster is looking towards where Mum & Dad hang out.

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Look at the lovely white tips of the head feathers!

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Oh, hello gorgeous, yes, i*m still here.

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i observe the whole time through my camera, as the view is better than just my eyes.
So this must look strange from where this youngster is observing me.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 12:05:57 PM
 
january 31 2014 14:19:30 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

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Blink!
You can see the nictitating membrane just reaching the back corner of the right eye.

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Poop!
Not a very substantial one, either.
& they are looking in a bit of alarm towards where Mum & Dad are calling from.
Look at their lovely feet & legs!  :eclove

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Are they preparing to skeedaddle?

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 12:36:57 PM
 
Look at them trying to figure out what is going on near the Nest!

january 31 2014 14:23:55 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

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What do you see & hear over there youngster?

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Look how they are craning their neck to see.
Head feathers are a bit fluffed up, too.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/12255410855_2f63d4ba24_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/12255410855_e10677020d_o.jpg)

Here are those tail feathers you spotted typos.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3677/12255840884_5709b09888_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3677/12255840884_67dcb2e833_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12255844394/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12255844394/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 12:46:19 PM
 
Slide Show - january 31 2014 14:24 - immature Eagle craning neck to see

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/12256004823_bcf06bdf7f_o.gif) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7396/12256004823_bcf06bdf7f_o.gif)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12256004823/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12256004823/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 01:16:10 PM
 
i was preparing for a take off here, just watching the body language of the head!
But then things settled down again.
Blink!

january 31 2014 14:24:14 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/12256018955_2d8a807d6f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/12256018955_56b4c5f258_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/12256018065_66eca72a87_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/12256018065_d2483eedcd_o.jpg)

Still keeping an eye on Mum & Dad.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/12256186333_9bbc5cb475_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5495/12256186333_c1c63232b9_o.jpg)

Looking towards the Niners* neighbourhood now.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/12256590156_66bf571aa3_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5517/12256590156_f8ed4cbc7d_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/12256589066_aab19c9656_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/12256589066_b79d929b1f_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12256018065/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12256018065/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 01:35:28 PM
 
Another nice view of the beak & eye colouring.
Notice how the cheek area is whitening, adding to the eyestripe look.

january 31 2014 14:24:41 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/12257038256_0d073b1acb_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3784/12257038256_30daafa82c_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/12256460975_136e913c0c_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/12256460975_c7c2071922_o.jpg)

Must be something interesting to watch over where the Niners live.
This is how they learn, by watching.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/12257036206_b6dfa5d785_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7414/12257036206_b49949d7ac_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/12256622623_69313c5dc2_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/12256622623_e9c132abde_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/12256628933_9edbaacfb7_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7359/12256628933_af6e1352ba_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12257038256/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12257038256/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 01:57:17 PM
 
Blink!

january 31 2014 14:27:43 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/12257155694_555f2bd137_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/12257155694_c64a53c273_o.jpg)

Look at all the lovely white tips on the headfeathers.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/12256708745_4cc4551e7a_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/12256708745_d7e437ba09_o.jpg)

Blink halfway across.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/12257141194_de9c9686d5_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/12257141194_32c43ea9a0_o.jpg)

It is really interesting, how the beak colouring changes.
i never knew this before.
i thought there was a more definite line between black & yellow, but it is more of a mottling that goes on.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/12256706675_e9e6a5300d_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/12256706675_5b7ccffc1c_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7421/12256703465_e8c984dec2_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7421/12256703465_9657ac0ab9_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12256703465/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12256703465/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: PamNY on February 01, 2014, 01:58:42 PM
That is one gorgeous eagle! Thanks, Booni. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 01, 2014, 01:59:03 PM
Brilliant, brilliant photos Booni! I love how "she" looks at you and your captures. Amazing!

Thank you for the message on the size of Mom and Dad too.

You rock my world!!!

Rajame


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 01, 2014, 02:16:32 PM
 
Yes, i*m still here!
My neck is getting sore, though, looking up like this.

january 31 2014 14:29:25 - immature Eagle in His & Hers Tree

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/12256702565_b80333df78_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3737/12256702565_a9be60a376_o.jpg)

Something is catching their attention over in the Niner territory!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/12257153633_e95e9ff7ed_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/12257153633_1dd2b9c4f9_o.jpg)

There they go!

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/12256985525_30bb4909b3_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2881/12256985525_7bd7d4a8c2_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/12257418534_39d3ecb6e5_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/12257418534_bd101d5693_o.jpg)

Look at the beak peeking through the wing feathers!
& lovely chubby toes attached to lethal talons!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/12257550626_3fe1a9db74_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7452/12257550626_a21f414d7d_o.jpg)

& a final glimpse of the tail feathers.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/12256968825_65228c2819_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/12256968825_08b86f0459_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12257418534/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12257418534/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: passerine on February 01, 2014, 05:55:52 PM
Gorgeous immature, very nice photos Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 01, 2014, 07:08:30 PM
Those are just wonderful pictures.  So nice to think that some of the young come back to the area.   Thank you for all you do to show us the up close pictures.   Love them booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 01, 2014, 08:46:39 PM
fabulous  pictures, booni - what a wonderful series you got!!!

that youngster is really gorgeous!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 02, 2014, 12:26:02 PM
Yes, wonderful pictures and such a beautiful young eagle.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on February 03, 2014, 04:22:46 PM
wonderful photos!!! thank you Bonnie :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on February 04, 2014, 08:06:42 AM

ohhhhhh, ohhhhhh .... booni, what wonderful photos! The detail is astonishing. Thank you so much! :heart



(I think it's David)  :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2014, 10:28:24 AM
 
i was driving through the Nest neighbourhood on a beautiful sunny day yesterday, scanning the Trees for Mum & Dad & any visitor Eagles.
The Trees were all empty, so i was heading for His & Hers at Grassy Point when my eye was caught by THIS Eagle in Hope*s Tree!!

february 3 2014 13:46 - sub-adult Eagle in Hope*s Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/12299304786_50679f9f9c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/12299304786_83167a6995_o.jpg)

Nobody uses this Tree to perch in that much that i have ever seen.
Dad has, a couple of times when he & Mum returned in October.
Here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg77318#msg77318) he is there in 2011.
& here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg90281#msg90281) he is there in 2012.
Then there was THIS (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=23.msg4720#msg4720) exciting day, where i was watching Mum in Hidden Beach til she moved back to the Nest area & i spotted Ravens in Hope*s Tree who were soon replaced by a juvenile Eagle who must have been Hope returning to her Tree in her birth year!  :heart

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/12298877203_4cc492f07c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7410/12298877203_de0cfe98c8_o.jpg)

So now WHO is THIS?
The head feathers are turning mostly white, but with quite the smattering of dark feathers still in there.
The tail is mostly white, with brown tips & then the two outer feathers on either side are still brown.
Body feathers are all brown.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/12299288966_67607267f7_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/12299288966_24a1f63c73_o.jpg)

Beak & eyes are adult yellow.
The dark eyestripe of a three year old has almost faded.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/12298884313_c8493236f2_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/12298884313_1521bd254e_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/12298872083_4b17375da9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7320/12298872083_a74258d0a1_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12298872083/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12298872083/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2014, 11:44:11 AM
 
february 3 2014 13:48:52 - sub-adult Eagle in Hope*s Tree

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/12299283466_6e022fe36b_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/12299283466_a970ccf3ef_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/12298712445_220c4b9546_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5478/12298712445_8db255b89e_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/12299280616_1a74fbbced_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/12299280616_df7048ca4e_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/12299143904_f6f482ebb4_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7348/12299143904_36cfd100dc_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/12298694105_86bb7c88fb_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/12298694105_601152a3bc_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12299283466/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12299283466/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 04, 2014, 12:19:11 PM
Oh my gosh!   could it be???


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 04, 2014, 02:11:46 PM
 
Okay, so i am getting awful excited here.
i am just learning, & this is a time of year when Eagles are in between marking changes as they age, so i get a bit confused.
But!
This to me appears to be an Eagle who will be turning adult this spring.
They are in their fourth year now.
At five years old they are considered adult & ready to mate.
So who is five years old this coming spring?
They would have hatched in spring 2009.
Could this be Hope?
i am thinking yes!

So, go back to the last two fotos in the last post.
Look at the second to last one compared to the last one.
She sees something.
In the last foto she is craning her neck to look.
Her body language is changing.
Is she about to leave because someone is coming to chase her off?
Yes!
i see her fly off towards Grassy Point as an adult from the Babysitting Tree flies over my head from right to left.
There is no trilling, no displacement, just a gentle *off you go now*. ♥
The adult returned immediately to where they had been in the Babysitting Tree.
Here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1472.msg147180#msg147180) is the same time period as seen through the webcam.

february 3 2014 13:51:37 - sub-adult Eagle in Hope*s Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/12299274356_32f96dcb18_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7299/12299274356_597877bfa0_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/12299270736_9dec29c1c2_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/12299270736_b663b19817_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/12298684945_5ee417ed1d_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/12298684945_627075a3be_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/12299115114_2fc6251b63_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/12299115114_769a0d53d7_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12299115114/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12299115114/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 04, 2014, 02:34:11 PM
Oh Booni my heart jumped for joy.... I just bet it is Hope... yep she will be five this spring :-)
I am so excited that you caught this series of pics... ty, ty, ty,
Sigh, my remarkable HOPE!!! My heart is singing  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on February 04, 2014, 02:41:29 PM
We will never know for 'sure' but I'm willing to bet and believe that this is HOPE, returning to her home nesting area.  Here she is almost and adult, like a slightly dishevelled early 20's something coming home for spring break.  Hello Hope!  How has life been to you?  Hope you find a life partner soon and set up your own home territiory.  You are loved by many.  xxoo


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 04, 2014, 09:25:47 PM
Dare we  HOPE :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 05, 2014, 01:09:05 AM


WOW....Just wow.

Miigwetch!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 05, 2014, 07:56:10 AM
 
Dare we  HOPE :heart


 :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on February 05, 2014, 10:59:48 AM
Thank you, Booni!  How wonderful!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 06, 2014, 04:55:58 PM
 :heart   Hope it's Hope!    :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 06, 2014, 07:05:26 PM
 :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2014, 11:49:55 AM
 
Okay, so after photographing the gorgeous younster in the His & Hers Tree posted about here, (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg147025#msg147025) there was still good light, so i went looking for Mum & Dad!
i found them in the Babysitting Tree.

january 31 2014 14:50 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/12388519924_d2aef9616a_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/12388519924_76d3efd4e1_o.jpg)

Mum was SUPER vigilant!
Look how intense she is!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/12388074265_1fd094169e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7445/12388074265_14af99d09d_o.jpg)

Notice Mum*s feet & petticoat feathers.
i have posted about this before.
Look at that little branch that Mum is clutching, & that is separating out a clump of her petticoat feathers.
i think it was back in october, & mishi & i were wondering what the white stuff on the branch was.
Mum seems to like this perch spot, even though you*d think it was a pain.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/12388102353_0ec1be273c_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/12388102353_e4f3b1ec39_o.jpg)

Dad doing a little preening while Mum is on guard.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3672/12388512744_675a87aa92_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3672/12388512744_49fbeb7c45_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/12388218183_9fa8895035_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/12388218183_359f9db945_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388519924/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388519924/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 08, 2014, 11:53:28 AM
Fantastic light booni these are great Photos for Mom and Dad.. hadnt noticed the petticoats before


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2014, 12:05:52 PM
 
Something*s gotten Mum trilling, but i can*t see what it is from the ground.
You can see Mum*s grip on that little stubby branch well in this foto.

january 31 2014 15:06 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/12388214763_11a99018da_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/12388214763_99938227cc_o.jpg)

Wooo!
Throwing her head right back!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/12388056305_3edde47c38_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/12388056305_7fdc53d522_o.jpg)

All the positions of a full-on cachunka & trill here.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2810/12388099083_b067fa5158_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2810/12388099083_02f1b40380_o.jpg)

See how the petticoat feathers are no longer draped over the branch now?

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/12388384734_8012cf52b3_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3760/12388384734_71e0860773_o.jpg)

Dad is getting in on it too now.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/12388204343_74684f8981_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/12388204343_9d0d9a71b5_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388214763/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388214763/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: paintnut on February 08, 2014, 12:10:10 PM
What a great series of photos - the lighting and mom and dad on full alert!!  They both look nice and healthy!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2014, 12:15:26 PM
 
Mum*s still going strong!

january 31 2014 15:07 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/12388488514_00fd0b7c5f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7326/12388488514_9f92b3b49c_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/12388090933_2f81a56dd9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/12388090933_dff36afb58_o.jpg)

Can you see Dad*s head?
You can see both of their roof of mouths!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/12388087523_6c46fd4227_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/12388087523_75fe9cd558_o.jpg)

How can you take an Eagle seriously when they have such cute chubby toes, Dad.
He is changing position here.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/12387930275_8e4e3f5a2f_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5507/12387930275_e3159b875d_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/12388367514_c7f3fdb355_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/12388367514_bf930756e3_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388488514/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388488514/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2014, 12:27:22 PM
 
january 31 2014 15:08 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/12388197173_c9f2905437_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/12388197173_9e0d393c11_o.jpg)

Mum on alert & still clutching that little stubby branch.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/12388044055_5a06e2e524_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/12388044055_630c6d068e_o.jpg)

Oh!
There goes Dad!
Follow up from the yellow part of the foot, see how it is bald all the way up?
i believe that is the heel of an Eagle*s foot.
The foot goes all the way to what i would call the backwards knee.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/12388351194_7f559e1a3f_b.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/12388351194_796645a53f_o.jpg)

So as alert as Mum is, i am surprised to see it is DAD who goes on the chase, while Mum remains!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/12388362284_0c06167ac0_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7370/12388362284_e1bb9397bf_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/12388058203_563d62e0fb_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3825/12388058203_de8a1e0095_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388362284/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388362284/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on February 08, 2014, 12:39:07 PM
Wowee!  What gorgeous photos!  Love the details, and love your attention to the small things, like the size of the little branch Mom clings to!  And how her petticoat feathers drape when she's perched.  Thank You, Booni!!! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2014, 12:44:36 PM
 
Mum is ever vigilant.
Is she watching Dad?
Or something else?

january 31 2014 15:08:47 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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There are those petticoat feathers poking out over that branch again.

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Woohooooo!
Look who*s back!
NOW who is intense!
Mum is trilling his arrival, & Dad is trilling as he lands!
You can see the soles of his feet.
You don*t get to see them very often, unless you*re a Fish.
& then you only see them once!

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Dad does a quick transformation in to the love-muffin that he is.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 08, 2014, 01:21:46 PM
Fantastic shots and great narration!  I LOVE mom's "whiskers" in the early part of this series!  and LOL at any fish of Dad's getting to see the soles of his feet...once.

That last picture of him with the bit of shadow over his face is awesome! While Mom's tailfeather's photobomb Dad's close up!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 08, 2014, 09:53:13 PM

Well, i had my postings interrupted by the sudden power outage!
More to come.
But in the meantime, here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg140245#msg140245) is where i also notice Mum*s toes, petticoat feathers, & that little stubby branch.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: auroradawn on February 08, 2014, 10:13:20 PM
Such wonderful photo's they both look fantastic!  Thank you booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 10:27:00 AM
 
Okay, now, where were we?
Mum sets to trilling again.
Or maybe she is still trilling from Dad*s arrival.
Notice her toes wrapped around that stub of branch again!

january 31 2014 15:14 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Oops!
My fotos weren*t in order.
Let*s try again.
Here is Dad coming back to join Mum.

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Now, i have yet to catch Mum & Dad mating from the ground, but i am thinking this is pretty much what Dad looks like when they are.
Notice his feet are touching the branch now.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 09, 2014, 10:43:19 AM
Wow Booni! this seeries  I cannot find the words!  :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 11:15:39 AM
 
Dad*s nictitating membrane visible here.
i love how you can see his legs & leg feathering in these landing fotos!

january 31 2014 15:14:39:90 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 11:21:25 AM
 
Something has caught both of their attention!

january 31 2014 15:14:52 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad*s on the move again.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388000063/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12388000063/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 11:37:31 AM
 
Dad is watching Mum watch something.

january 31 2014 15:16 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad*s moving again!
Look at his lovely chubby toes.  :heart

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Magnificent Mum!  :eclove
Notice the dark vs. lighter feathering.
You can tell which feathers are newly grown in.

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Mum does a shuggle!
Look at her feathering, all puffed up.

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Dad*s wings are open here a bit, as he steps to the left while Mum shuggles.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 11:46:45 AM
 
january 31 2014 15:19:37:70 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Neat to see the various stages of the shuggle.

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Dad is still flexing his wings.

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Dad on the move again, which is good, because he is moving out of the shadow.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 11:55:52 AM
 
Oh, boy ohboy ohboy!
Dad regaining his balance here.

january 31 2014 15:19:46 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Nictitating membrane visible here.

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Dad is opening up his belly feathers to tuck his foot in there to rest & warm.
Amazing that they can control their feathers like this!
This area will be losing it*s feathering soon, turning into the incubation patch, the effect of his hormones at this time of year.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 12:02:12 PM
 
Foot has disappeared.

january 31 2014 15:23:07 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Mum & Dad in synchrony.

Slide Show - january 31 2014 15:28 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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Foot & feathering in mid-tuck.
Nice shiny black talons on exposed foot.

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i would love to get a good foto of the incubation patch one day in light like this.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 12:09:06 PM
 
january 31 2014 15:32 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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Dad is off again!
Mum remains.

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Notice Mum*s toes & petticoat feathers & that stubby branch again.
Nice to see these consistencies repeating.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 09, 2014, 12:15:46 PM
 
There goes Mum now too!
She is magnificent. ♥

january 31 2014 15:34:07 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

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& one final foto, now that they have both left.
i waited a while, i tried photographing the Crows, but none came out too well.
So i though i would show you the lovely Bare Branch that we see on the right side of the Babysitting Tree from the cam all the time.
It looks a lot more alive in person than it does on the cam.
Notice that interesting curled branch that the Eagles perch on from time to time.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on February 09, 2014, 12:42:36 PM
stunning photos, Booni - thank you so much for keeping us "close" to them ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: passerine on February 09, 2014, 09:21:21 PM
Nice series Booni, thanks.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on February 10, 2014, 02:46:22 AM
Those photos are mind-blowing, booni. I never tire of the detail, and the synchrony shots are great (one foot, one foot, two feet), oh my, how I love these two beings. Thank you so much for sharing your photos, Booni - I love every single one of them.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 11, 2014, 11:08:47 AM
Oh my goodness Booni! These are remarkable! Amazing photography and the subjects... Could I be more in love?

Thank you for sharing these. I get so much satisfaction from seeing the Ground Obs and Mom and Dad. Happy 2014 Nesting Season!

:hearts2 :hearts2 :hearts2 :hearts2 :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 11, 2014, 04:12:57 PM
Thank you, Thank you, Booni!  I just love the synchrony pics!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 12, 2014, 11:57:33 PM
This youngster was flying over the nest area this afternoon, shortly after 2 pm. There were no alerts from Mom and Dad.
Note the distinctive nick at the base of the 5th primary on the left wing.

I took the photo from a field next door to my house.
February 12, 2:09 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 13, 2014, 10:19:03 AM
Wow! Thank you Wren!
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 14, 2014, 12:49:21 PM


Dan went up and cleaned the dome on the cam today.  Although there was no power on Hornby, so that we could 'watch' he did post pictures that he took.

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Photos from the top of the Cam tree....(Greggs tree)

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on February 14, 2014, 04:42:25 PM
Hello there Dan.   Thanks for posting this series of pics Mishi. What a view, not a job for the faint of heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: slave lake donna on February 14, 2014, 05:16:43 PM
thanks dan for all you do!!! and thank you HEGPS


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 14, 2014, 08:00:12 PM
This youngster was flying over the nest area this afternoon, shortly after 2 pm. There were no alerts from Mom and Dad.
Note the distinctive nick at the base of the 5th primary on the left wing.

terrific pictures wren - thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 14, 2014, 10:11:35 PM
Thanks Dan.... great photos ...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 14, 2014, 10:12:37 PM
Thanks Wren wonderful pics... !


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on February 15, 2014, 09:50:28 AM
Wow!  Wonderful photos!!!  Thanks for posting, Mishi, and thanks for taking them, Dan-the-tree-man!  And Thanks HEGPS for the clean cam lens!  And THANKS Dan for doing the task!!!!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2014, 08:13:11 PM
 
So yesterday was the day Dan booked with us to climb Gregg*s Tree & clean the cam*s dome for us.
It was rainy & really windy & when i woke up just after five a.m. i realized the power had gone out!
Then it started to rain.
So i never knew til the last minute whether this would be a go.
But the rain & wind stopped & the sun came out, & Dan was headed down there so so was i.
It was a beautiful warm morning & Mum was in the upper left bushy branch of the Babysitting Tree.
She was watching mishi*s Tree & Grassy Point, instead of Dan labouring his way up the Tree, so that was good.
Soon Dad flew in & joined her.
Fotos to come...
So, one of the previous climbs, Dan left one of his climbing lines tied to the very top of the Tree where the camera is mounted.
We now own this line.
i knew he used this line to climb the Tree, but yesterday i realized how.
i thought he climbed the Tree using his boot spikes, but he actually climbs the rope now most of the way rather than the Tree itself.
This saves Dan a lot of time, so us a lot of money.
i was watching Mum & Dad & Dan at the same time, waiting for when Dan was in a gap where we could spot him.
Dan is a bit like the Eagles i photograph.
He always seems to spot where i am with my camera.
That is our bright orange line there, that he is hanging on.
He is wearing his climbing gloves & a hood that covers his neck & head for later.
He is warm now, & it is warm on the ground, but up at the top of the Tree in the wind will be chilly.
The grey tubing in his left hand is the conduit that carries all the lines from the cam & mic in the Tree to our broadcasting equipment.

february 14 2014 10:11 - Dan spots me

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In his left hand is an ascender.
He pulls himself up the line using this & one or both arms.
It grips the line when he pulls down, but loosens when he pushes up.
His one leg is in something that he pushes down on to assist the arms.
It is hard hard work.

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You can see the exertion on his face.

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Continuing up the line.
You can see the boot spikes attached to his upper boots & down to the sole.

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Okay, now he has reached the level of the Tree where the cam & mic are.
He has put on his warm hood, but he told me later his neck was cold.
He has attached a separate line for safety to a branch above his head.
He is using the boot spikes to hold his legs to the Tree.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12553012213/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12553012213/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2014, 08:19:20 PM
 
This video shows a bit better, how hard he has to work to ascend, & also how high up he is!

february 14 2014 10:14 - Dan climbing Gregg*s Tree to clean the cam dome


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


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2014, 08:22:25 PM
 
february 14 2014 10:16 - Dan climbing Gregg*s Tree to clean the cam dome


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



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 15, 2014, 08:25:09 PM

Wonderful booni!  Miigwetch for posting!  What a huge amount of work both you and Dan do to assist us in watching Mom and Dad!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2014, 08:30:16 PM
 
If you look up past the two videos to the last foto i posted, then look at this next foto, you will see that Dan has adeptly tossed a blue & white line right around the Tree & back to himself.
He is attaching this for extra safety

february 14 2014 10:24 - Dan attaching safety line

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Now that he safely attached three ways, he gets out the cleaning gear.
Notice he has taken off his sticky climbing gloves before he touches anything!
The gloves will be covered with pitch.

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Spraying the dome with the foamy cleaning solution.

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Putting away the can of spray & getting out the paper towels i gave him.
Look how foamy the dome is!

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Wiping the dome clean, then wiping it again with a fresh towel.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12552950323/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12552950323/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2014, 08:34:47 PM
 
february 14 2014 10:25 - Dan polishing the cam dome

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



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 15, 2014, 08:42:20 PM
 
Time for some fotos!

february 14 2014 10:27 - Dan taking fotos of the view

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This is Dan taking a foto of me taking a foto of him!
If you look at his fifth foto of his fotos that mishi posted for us, thanks mishi!  :heart , you will see the foto he took of me, a little red dot in the driveway.

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Taking a selfie of course!
mishi posted this one for us too.

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Thanks Dan!
Dan was assisted on this day by his Groundsmen Nick & James!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12553213344/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12553213344/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on February 15, 2014, 09:01:33 PM
Booni!!! (a.k.a. Little Red Dot on the Road!)

Thank you so much for all your pictures and videos of Dan climbing Greggs Tree and cleaning the camera.  It gives us a very good idea of what goes into a climb of that nature.  It scared me just watching the videos!   Does he have an assistant on the ground to help him? 

It makes it all very understandable why these projects cost so much.

Many thanks again.    :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: passerine on February 15, 2014, 10:46:06 PM
It really is mind boggling to see all he goes through to clean the lens and help us with cam. We sure are lucky to have him close by. TY for the photos & videos Mishi & Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on February 16, 2014, 03:28:36 AM
Booni   thanks so much for this look into what goes into the maintenance of the camera. There is so much work that goes on behind the scenes and I appreciate this glimpse and reminder.  :eceek Thank you HEGPS for all the wonderful work you do.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 16, 2014, 07:51:34 AM
           :flower    Thanks Dan and Booni and HEGPS!    :eceek :eceek   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 12:01:27 PM
 
Okay, getting to the Mum & Dad Hornby ground obs now!
Here are Mum & Dad blowing in the wind in the Babysitting Tree.
Mum had been where she is now, but alone.
She was eying the Niner territory & Grassy Point.
Then Dad flew in & they both trilled.
Dad is just finishing his trill in this video.
They are both looking towards the Wiig Territory & Hidden Beach.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0sdgvtCu9k



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 12:28:52 PM
 
Okay, while i was waiting for Dan to climb Gregg*s Tree to where i could see him, i was observing Mum in the Babysitting Tree to see how she was reacting.
This is going backwards in time before the video i posted.
Dad hasn*t flown in yet.

february 14 2014 10:07 - Mum in the bushy upper left branch of the Babysitting Tree

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It was warm on the ground, but you can see it is quite windy where Mum is.
So Dan is going to be cold when he is way up there.
Mum is looking towards Grassy Point here.

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Watching the Niner territory too.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12570644653/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12570644653/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 01:09:38 PM
 
Now here*s a bit of luck!
Beautiful lighting on Dad as he lands in the Babysitting Tree beside Mum!  :heart
Look at his toes & talons!

february 14 2014 10:08 - Dad lands in the Babysitting Tree with Mum

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Mum is trilling his arrival.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12571344903/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12571344903/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 01:17:46 PM
 
Dad on the left, Mum on the right.
Side by side.
Look at Mum*s toes all lit up!

february 14 2014 10:08:16 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree with Mum

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Oh, here is where Mum is starting to move away from Dad & closer to the trunk.
She likes her space sometimes, donchya know!
Look at her left foot.

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Mum has moved in closer to the trunk.
i missed her doing this.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12571639924/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12571639924/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 16, 2014, 01:20:10 PM
That is a Great series of photos.  Well all your photos and videos are Great  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 16, 2014, 01:52:41 PM


Wonderful booni!!  Gitchi miigwetch....incredible series!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 16, 2014, 02:17:00 PM
Love these shots!  Especially the one of Dad landing with toes splayed out and his tail feathers in full fan!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 16, 2014, 05:52:25 PM
So so so so much love! For the eagles and Booni! We are so blessed.
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 06:11:40 PM
 
It was a beautiful sunny day when with no warning, the power went out!
i had intended to go to the Community Hall for lunch, as it was Market day.
But somehow it was already 2pm & i think that is when they closed.
But i headed that way on my bike, just in case.
On my way, i went by the back side of the Nest to see what i could see in the sunshine.
There was an Eagle on Constable*s Fir!
An adult!
Mum or Dad?
Noooo, not quite.
This Eagle has a smattering of white in the head feathers, & dark in the tail feathers too!
A four year old sub-adult, about to turn five & adult this spring!
Could this be Hope again?  :heart

february 8 2014 14:03 - sub-adult Eagle in Constables Fir

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 06:46:58 PM
 
It was getting to late afternoon & on the cam, two youngsters were hanging out in the His & Hers Tree.
Since i had to go somewhere anyway, i decided to drive by & see if i could see anyone.
Unfortunately, as i was arriving, a family was just trooping up from Grassy Point.
So i was sure the Eagles would have flown away.
But i parked on the road & tiptoed in anyway.
One of the youngsters was still there!

february 7 2014 16:19 -  immature Eagle in the His & Hers Tree

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There*s a pesky branch in the way, but i*ve learned the hard way to get a few fotos first before they fly away.
A few with a pesky branch in the way are better than none.
Look at the endearing look on this one*s face!  :heart
They are developing a lovely golden cap of feathers on their head.
The sun is just catching their eye here, showing us that it is still brown.
Not dark brown like a juvenile, but not yellow like an adult.
Closer in colour to a juvenile.
There are lovely light feathers under the chin, & look how there is a definite line between the dark head feathers & the turning-white breast feathers.
Someone who is one turning two in the spring?

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Okay, well this youngster isn*t paying a lick of attention to me.
They are totally focused on the Nest Tree area where Mum & Dad can be heard calling.
So i take a chance & move to where i can see them without branches in the way.
You can see the tail has some white coming down, but the feathers are still very brown.

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The beak is still mostly black.
Their attention is fixed on Mum & Dad.

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They are so intent on what they are looking at, almost every foto is identical.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12577874415/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12577874415/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 07:21:44 PM
 
So, an Eagle who is one year old, turning two in the Spring.
Who could this be?

february 7 2014 16:20 -  immature Eagle in the His & Hers Tree

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Here, she is looking towards the Peters* Tree.

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There is still a lot of black on that beak.
The gorgeous orange sunlight is just starting to catch the back of the head feathers.

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No worries about scaring this one away, she is focused on Mum & Dad 100%.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 16, 2014, 07:30:03 PM
You have done it again Booni  :heart   So wonderful to see these youngsters so intent on the territory that they may have been from.   Thank You So Very Much!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 16, 2014, 07:40:18 PM
 
What a sweetie-pie.
Could this be Hali?

february 7 2014 16:20:27 -  immature Eagle in the His & Hers Tree

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Sun catching more back of head feathers now.

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Something tells me she*s gonna go!
& she does!
My shutter speed is too slow to catch her, but there is a pleasant blur!
Look where her orange feet & beak stand out!

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When we check this time on the video topic here, (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1472.msg147451#msg147451) Mum has been on the Nest eating.
Is this youngster yearning for some food?
To be fed again by Mum & Dad?
Here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1472.msg147456#msg147456) you will see how Mum & Dad reacted when this young one took off.
Looks to me like the youngster flew low, left to right, towards Hidden Beach.
Someone flies trilling from the Nest Tree & lands on the Peters* Tree.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12579081714/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12579081714/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 17, 2014, 09:04:38 AM
It is so wonderful to see these youngsters and imagine who they might be! Thank you so much, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 24, 2014, 07:34:49 PM
February 24 in the afternoon. Snowy... No cam... Time for a little walk in the nest neighbourhood. A plastic bag on my camera with a hole for the end of the lens and another one for the viewfinder.

Didn't take me long to find Mom, sitting in the Babysitting Tree.
1:15 pm
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She's looking a bit wet.
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Here's the nest and BST in the snow. Click on the picture to see Mom, still sitting on that top branch.
1:34
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on February 24, 2014, 07:46:12 PM
WOW!   All that snow!!!  Thanks so much for the photos, Wren!  Mom and Dad are surely fine, but this chatter is suffering for loss of view!!!  Thank you for helping allay anxieties!!!!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 24, 2014, 07:54:22 PM
Meanwhile Grassy Point has some new inhabitants.

February 24,
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A lot of noise from out on the water...
 
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I take a closer look: a nice big flock of Scoters!
1:28
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They're on the move...

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 24, 2014, 08:18:42 PM
But there is more noise aside from the calls of the Scoters. It's a sound I've learned to recognise this winter.

Another huge flock of Surfbirds!
Grassy Point, February 24, 1:29 pm
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They're circling right above the flock of scoters... I couldn't catch both at the same time with my camera so you'll have to use your imagination here.

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Then they at the end of Grassy Point.
1:31
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 24, 2014, 10:15:15 PM
Thank you Wren! The picture of Mom made me feel sympathetic - oh, I know, Mom is resilient and we have seen her covered in snow and get up and swiftly remove the snow, but that is what I name, "Enduring."


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 25, 2014, 06:32:39 AM
thank you wren!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 25, 2014, 11:17:50 AM
From Grassy Point I spotted Dad sitting on the Peters' tree. He's wearing a snow collar, so he's been sitting there for a while.

February 24, 1:43
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I walk over to where I can get closer pictures but by the time I get there, Dad is gone.
Mom, on the other hand, is still on the Babysitting Tree. She's got snow sticking to her as well.

1:51
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 25, 2014, 11:42:25 AM
I switch cameras to take some landscape pictures and that's when Dad zooms along the beach in front of me. He's headed straight for the middle of the little bay by Hidden Beach. He touches the water surface - I can't tell if he's hit his target. My lens finally finds him, airborne again in the snow.
1:52
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He's coming my way!

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Notice how he's looking all over the landscape, even in flight.

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Thanks for flying right past me, Dad! Look at his feet on this one! He did catch a fish! Just a small one. We also have a good view of the distinctive nicks on his right primaries.

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A better view of his left wing. Quite a few little nicks and unzips here too.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 25, 2014, 11:52:01 AM
I found him again in one of the Glass House trees a minute later. He must have gulped down that fish in one bite because I didn't see him eat. Neither did Mom claim the fish; this surprised me, because she was watching from right behind me. They each gave a brief call after Dad landed, confirming my identifications.

Dad in one of the Glass House trees.
February 24, 1:56
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 25, 2014, 12:35:06 PM
Great series of photos Wren... thank you!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on February 25, 2014, 04:03:48 PM
 :thumbup:
Thank you Wren!
Wonderful photos!
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 25, 2014, 04:17:09 PM
Way to brave the snow and cold to show us our handsome dad and beautiful mom.  :heart  Much love to you wren for all you do!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 25, 2014, 05:44:02 PM
Way to brave the snow and cold to show us our handsome dad and beautiful mom.  :heart  Much love to you wren for all you do!!

Well said Gmade! Thank you Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on February 25, 2014, 11:24:19 PM
Thought provoking photos of Mom and Dad - thank you so much for sharing them with us Wren ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 25, 2014, 11:26:23 PM
After a snowy night, the sky started to clear this morning and the snow crashed in avalanches off the trees. The ground is still covered, but in the tall trees life has resumed as usual. Not that the snowfall interrupted much of nature's goings-on, as we saw yesterday.
I went for a walk in the late morning and found Mom and Dad on their favourite tree.

February 25, 11:48
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11:49
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 26, 2014, 07:19:59 AM
OH...Mom looks "croppy" in that second photo!  Always nice to see   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 26, 2014, 07:42:29 AM
 :heart Thank you Wren, It is wonderful to see Mom and Dad they look quite comfy in this weather ! Love the photos with Dad in flight he looks majestic ..


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 26, 2014, 10:04:35 PM
From the cam, looking at the water, you would have seen...

...Another flock of Scoters, not as large as the one I saw in the snow, to the right of Big Rock...
(All Surf Scoters for sure this time. Scoters are identifiable by their habit of flocking tightly and all diving and surfacing in quick sequence. They occasionally come close to shore but I've never seen them land.)
February 25, 12:08
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...A few Buffleheads, mostly keeping to themselves...

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A loose flock of American Wigeons, mostly staying very close to shore between Hidden Beach and Big Rock. Here's one of them next to the scoters. He's as big as they are!
The Wigeons have a loud and distinctive sound and might be heard from the cam at times.

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And some Harlequins, in fairly tight flocks close to shore or right on shore. They and the Buffleheads are the smallest ducks we regularly see from the cam.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 26, 2014, 10:11:43 PM
Here are the Scoters again, in the kind of long line they seem fond of. Click on the picture to see the little Buffleheads in the centre left; this is an unusual grouping. The two lone birds in the distance look like two Red-necked Grebes. They are regulars in these waters. We also have two or three resident Common Loons, who would look heftier than the Grebes, with a shorter neck.

February 25, 12:23
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 26, 2014, 10:20:19 PM
Meanwhile... Dad has left the BST but I can't find him anywhere. While I was searching, I took this pic of the nest, still with snow clinging to it.

February 25, 12:23
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Mom, however, is still in the Babysitting tree.
12:35
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 26, 2014, 10:26:03 PM
2 more photos of Mom in the BST. She has one foot tucked into her belly feathers.


February 25, 12:36
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12:40
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 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 26, 2014, 11:01:00 PM
really nice pictures, wren - thank you!  I love the ducks (but love Mom more) 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 27, 2014, 02:04:58 AM
Actually... I think Mom likes ducks more!!  :eceek :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 27, 2014, 08:23:13 AM
Thank you Wren for the updates  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 01, 2014, 04:28:19 PM
 
On my bike ride this day, as i passed mishi*s Tree, i noticed someone up there who didn*t look like Mum or Dad!
Their overall body feathering is dark, their head feathers are white, but there is still quite a bit of dark in there too.
Eyes are more on the yellow side, rather than the brown eyes of a younger Eagle.
They are looking towards the Niner*s water side perch Trees.

january 28 2014 10:18 - sub-adult in mishi*s Tree

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You can see the yellowing eyes here, too.
Notice the beak seems to have turned almost completely yellow.

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Notice the stripe of dark feathering across the eye.
That, the yellow eye & beak, lead me to believe this is a three year old Eagle turning four this spring.
So a sub-adult.

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It is hard to see what the tail looks like, colouring-wise.

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This Eagle is the right age to be lovely Phoenix, had she lived.
This could be Niner?
Or Brig.
Both youngsters were rescued the year we lost Phoenix.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12858661943/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12858661943/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 01, 2014, 04:35:56 PM
 
Looking more towards Grassy Point.

january 28 2014 10:19 - sub-adult in mishi*s Tree

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Off they go!

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12858670123/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/12858670123/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 01, 2014, 05:06:06 PM
 
Continuing on my bike ride, i passed the back side of the Nest.
i could see Mum in the Nest!

january 28 2014 10:22 - Mum in the Nest

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While i was elsewhere, Dad joined Mum in the Nest, then he fleaped up to the close up cam box.
Here he is peeking at her from behind the strut, while she is deep inside the Nest.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 01, 2014, 05:57:31 PM
 :heart The adventure continues, thanks for taking us along booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 01, 2014, 06:35:37 PM
:heart Love those nest pictures, Booni! they give us a great view of all those big sticks! as well as the nest occupants.

 :heart Love the pictures of the sub-adult too.

Thanks so much - keep 'em coming!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: passerine on March 01, 2014, 08:21:41 PM
It is fun hoping, thinking some of the youngsters are ones we know of. The odds are some must be.

Thanks Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 08, 2014, 10:07:09 AM
 
i was down at the backside of the Nest & from far away Mum could be spotted in the Nest!
If i approached closer, Mum would disappear into the depths, so i stayed far back.

march 5 2014 12:11 - Mum on the Nest
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13013050565/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13013050565/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 08, 2014, 10:17:59 AM
 
Mum started making her *Dad is bringing me food!* calls, & Dad flew in with a nice Fish for her.
The video of this time from the cam can be found here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1475.msg148738#msg148738)

Dad joined Mum in the Nest while she ate & then they both go into high alert over a youngster soaring circles over the Nest.

march 5 2014 12:12 - Mum & Dad on the Nest, alert as young Eagle soars overhead
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrxEtrGSqfg
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 08, 2014, 10:28:38 AM
 
Now you can see Mum on the close up cam box, while Dad is down in the Nest re-arranging things to his heart*s content.
 
march 5 2014 12:13 - Mum & Dad on the Nest
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13013444954/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13013444954/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on March 08, 2014, 07:47:13 PM
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 08, 2014, 08:57:51 PM
That look says "Don't mess with my nest"!! Love the series booni  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on March 09, 2014, 03:28:50 PM
 :eclove
thank you Bonni for wonderful photos!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 11, 2014, 12:24:12 PM
March 11, 12:20 pm. Lots of eagles on the move right now. I just counted 14 soaring high on a thermal above my house. Mom and Dad would be aware of them too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 11, 2014, 06:18:58 PM
As of 5 pm the same day (March 11) there were still (or again) at least a dozen eagles stacked up on a thermal above the nest area. Every minute or two, individual eagles fly low over the territory, west to east. Many, many gulls are on the move also. There still seems to be some herring in the area. I saw a big knot of gulls feeding offshore around 5:30; also several eagles catching fish.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 11, 2014, 08:25:57 PM
A partial view of the sky over the nest at 5:08 pm.
I took this picture from Grassy Point.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 11, 2014, 08:31:19 PM
Sandstone Point seen from Grassy Point.

March 11, 5:13 pm
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One of the many visitors in the area paused in a tree just west of Grassy Point.
His petticoat feathers look wet.
5:18 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 11, 2014, 09:40:20 PM
So, now we're going back to March 6, which was the day before the herring spawn started.
There was already a lot of herring nearby, but it was not obvious except when they rose in balls to the surface.

In the late afternoon, I found this eagle in His-and-Hers Tree; I thought it looked Mom-ish but now I'm no longer sure.
Can anyone help me with the ID?
Whoever this is, has had a good meal recently.
March 6, 5:08 pm
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Another view of the same eagle.

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Take-off.
Whoever this is, is moulting some tail feathers and has very wet undertail feathers - and is it because they are wet that they seem so dark?
March 6, 5:09 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 11, 2014, 09:59:30 PM
wren, that is a handsome eagle you found on the H&H tree.  I think the neck feathers do not look like Mom's or Dad's.

I checked our videos for March 6 @ 5 PM - we were not watching the H&H tree because Mom and Dad were in the nest, Mom was eating, then they flew off, but at 5:11, both came back to the BST, alerting:
 http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1475.msg148800#msg148800 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1475.msg148800#msg148800)

I think the eagle you photographed was a Visitor.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 11, 2014, 10:05:54 PM
Thanks Nancy!
This eagle landed in His-and-Hers Tree a couple of minutes after 5 o'clock.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 12, 2014, 07:15:45 AM
Love seeing the different aspects from the ground. Thank you Winterwren


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 14, 2014, 08:41:16 PM
I went down to check the scene at Grassy Point after I came back from my paddle to Flora Islet on March 9. (I haven't posted those photos yet.)

Just as I arrived, an adult eagle caught a herring from the turquoise water right in front of me!

Meanwhile I could hear Mom making soliciting calls from the direction of the nest.
So this may well have been Dad!
March 9, 2:10 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7008/13159080925_8154c58913_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7008/13159080925_8154c58913_b.jpg)



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He landed with his fish to one of the trees behind the Glass House. I thought he was keeping this fish for himself despite Mom's calls, but in trying to get a better view of his perch I lost track of him.
Look at this video (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1475.msg148998#msg148998) from the cam in the next couple of minutes. Keep in mind that the times on my photos are from my camera, which is not synchronized with cam time, so there could easily be a minute or two of leeway.

If that was indeed Dad I saw fishing, then it looks like duty won the day.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 14, 2014, 09:05:19 PM
As I gave up on finding Dad (If that was Dad) and figuring out if he'd eaten his fish, this youngster caught my eye.

March 9, 2:12:40
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Not a super-clear shot, but click on it anyway and look at the tip of the secondaries. They have strange tassels, too thick to be the remnant of the thready tassels of fledglings. But they are all the same length and they all show the same pattern, so this has to be an eagle at the end of her first year, with no moulted secondaries yet. This is the kind of pattern we see if there is a lack of food when the secondaries are about to emerge.

Another view, a little closer to me.
2:12:42
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 14, 2014, 09:29:20 PM
Still following that youngster with the tasseled feathers.

She's after something...
March 9, 2:12:49
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I wish her tail showed more clearly. There are pointy tips on at least some of the tail feathers.


She dives for her prey, just out of my view!
2:12:49
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 :eceek
2:12:53
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A gull!!! Come on, girl, can't you catch a herring like everybody else???


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 14, 2014, 09:38:05 PM
March 9, 2:12:55
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/13160032944_fe39d09a18_z.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3751/13160032944_a5cb7df33c_o.jpg)

A struggle takes place, just out of my view...
(Against a background of turquoise water...)


Missed!
2:13:37
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When I was sure that she wasn't coming back to finish off her prey, I ran to look over the rocks and found... Nothing! Not even a feather.

This reminded me of the gull captured in mid-air in this story from the Shingle Spit area (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1395.msg146207#msg146207). This was also a wing grab, and the gull was able to escape unharmed.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 14, 2014, 09:45:16 PM
wren! great photos (I bet that was Dad  :eclove)

I love the young eagles but I am glad the gull escaped- that is another amazing photo!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on March 15, 2014, 06:14:32 AM
great series wren!  glad also the gull made an escape....if he survived the heart attack.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on March 15, 2014, 10:21:01 AM
Thank you Wren! :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2014, 11:51:15 AM
 
Yesterday Mum & Dad were on active alert all day, Mum in particulular.
There seemed to be visitors around!
In this video, Dad is making soft calls from the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
These are the calls he makes when there is a visitor nearby.
Notice his belly & breast feathers are all fluffed out.
There had been a few chases as i watched & i*d shut off the video too soon & missed the calls that were made during the chase, so this time i left the video running.
i believe it is the visitor making all the calls at the end.
You can hear them calling all the way to the Hidden Beach/Wiig area.
Dad has a big fluffy stuck to the top of his beak, so it is hard to think of him as a tough scarey Eagle, but watch how he reacts to the visitor*s giggle at 20 seconds into the video!

This time can also be seen from the cam view here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1475.msg149349#msg149349)

march 14 2014 14:30 - Dad chases off a visitor with lots of vocalizations
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UIQMsjPPZM
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2014, 12:40:55 PM
 
i went out with my cameras to see what i could see on this warm sunny day during the Herring Spawn.
i was on a cliff overlooking all the Ducks & the Gulls & the lovely milky blue water when my eye was caught by these two lovely youngsters of differing ages landing together to bathe in the fresh water stream there on the rocky beach.
They are soon joined by a group of Crows!
You can hear all the Birds enjoying the sun & the Spawn in the background.
This stream is in Mum & Dad*s territory, & they bathe here too.

march 9 2014 12:57 - young Eagles bathing
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqBwxC-TgcM

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Sandor3 on March 15, 2014, 12:49:27 PM
Bathing Beauties!  Thanks for this, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: auroradawn on March 15, 2014, 01:06:32 PM
Wren & booni, thanks so much for your photo's, stories & video's.....fantastic!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2014, 02:39:37 PM
 
Yesterday when i arrived at the back side of the Nest, Mum was in the Nest & Dad was on the wide angle camera.
Dad doesn*t seem at all bothered by the big fluffy stuck to the top of his beak.                   
 
march 14 2014 13:41 - Dad on the wide angle camera
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2233/13175158865_4cea7a2f8c_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2233/13175158865_e61edd1c0b_o.jpg)

He kept looking up at the sky like this.
From where i was, i could see nothing, but later there were Eagles soaring way up high there.
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/13175275593_8473cd8928_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3699/13175275593_eedd53e02e_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/13175420284_531587053e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/13175420284_edb8707da8_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2770/13175153065_08d0d10ed5_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2770/13175153065_65d1c43850_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/13175416674_5b60b02d90_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/13175416674_4dc17b9714_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13175416674/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13175416674/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2014, 02:45:45 PM
 
Here Dad is making those soft visitor calls again.
You can hear all the Gulls on the beach in the background.
 
march 14 2014 13:43 - Dad on the wide angle camera making soft calls, then chases visitor away  
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lah8mPz1x5w
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on March 15, 2014, 03:32:17 PM
Great Job!!!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 15, 2014, 09:37:37 PM
 :thumbup: Great series of Dad, booni!! my gosh so much detail and so clear  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on March 15, 2014, 10:17:45 PM
Booni   I just love these photos of Dad,   it looks like he is trying to focus on the fluffy.  Is it difficult for a far sighted eagle to see a fluffy up close.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2014, 09:27:46 AM
 
There is a video of it to come, Dad came back from his chase & landed in the upper left side of the Babysitting Tree.
i*m not sure where Mum is, she wasn*t on the Nest.
 
march 14 2014 13:46 - Dad on the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/13194096783_ce44324eca_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/13194096783_d5d1df40c6_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/13194094703_7a7739b377_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/13194094703_e207dd594c_o.jpg)

There were many visitors soaring overhead.
Sometimes they were dive-bombing each other & even going into defense with feet up.
i counted five at one point.
Maybe Mum was one of these?
This one is a youngster.
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/13194265614_63ccddf997_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/13194265614_c32c9c8112_o.jpg)

You can see this one craning to look at another.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/13194248104_ca8b60432f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/13194248104_2dc1f43493_o.jpg)

Two adults here.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/13193965335_cdd13696ce_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/13193965335_4d4c73c4d1_o.jpg)

Craning to look at another.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2184/13194078983_1a0baa4cbb_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2184/13194078983_76dd973356_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13194096783/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13194096783/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2014, 11:53:50 AM
 
Dad took off while i was watching those soarers, i believe.
Or perhaps i was watching soarers because Dad took off.
In any case, i missed this happening.
Here he is coming back.
 
march 14 2014 14:20 - Dad landing in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/13198024525_4ae9bef26a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7132/13198024525_321f92fea4_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/13198120443_e70c0a59f7_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3723/13198120443_82ce5113db_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2713/13198093663_da268dc2d5_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2713/13198093663_b9aa6a8b56_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/13197975485_ebba784601_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/13197975485_545299952e_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/13198112323_4166baa613_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/13198112323_37e327b7bc_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13198024525/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13198024525/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2014, 11:58:56 AM
 

 
march 14 2014 14:20:08:40 - Dad landing in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2680/13198257144_457619c690_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2680/13198257144_9505bc06c5_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/13198066743_b376e781d1_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/13198066743_07ddc81fd7_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/13198287844_cb651a62a1_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/13198287844_7d5f9d7d17_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2752/13197990195_e24c9c8d78_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2752/13197990195_a20920c982_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13198257144/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13198257144/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on March 16, 2014, 02:45:23 PM


WOW


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on March 16, 2014, 02:49:55 PM
FABULOUS BOONI!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 16, 2014, 02:51:17 PM
more wonderful pictures!  I didn't know Dad was a biker  :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on March 16, 2014, 03:03:25 PM
Nice!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 16, 2014, 03:08:49 PM
You never cease to amaze  :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2014, 04:46:44 PM

Okay, here is the missing video that goes before this (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg149478#msg149478) post.
Dad had gone off chasing someone, & you can hear the tail end of his chase calls in this video.
Then we find him in upper left of the Babysitting Tree.
 
march 14 2014 13:44 - Dad making chase calls as he lands in the Babysitting Tree 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifmo8uuEATE
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2014, 04:58:36 PM
 
Watch Dad stretch out his right leg & foot & clench/relax the foot!
 
march 14 2014 14:02 - Dad stretching his right foot in the Babysitting Tree 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um6e0xgkBXA
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2014, 05:05:44 PM
 
Now we*re caught up again.
Here*s Dad on the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.
He has a nice poop & then watch him scanning the skies.
 
march 14 2014 14:20 - Dad on the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXNm0C2sJZY
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 17, 2014, 07:16:37 AM
that is so cool booni, the leg stretch is almost in slow motion s deliberate   :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 17, 2014, 08:01:08 PM
I went to check the nest neighbourhood around 5:30 pm because I had seen a little bit of new spawn near Phipps Point.

There were no signs of new spawn, but I could see eagles flying way out to sea, and other eagles coming back from way out to sea, and landing mostly on the shore of the Niners' territory and toward Collishaw Point and Nest 6-7, staying clear of Mom and Dad's territory.

It took me a while to spot the herring ball. It was way out on the water, maybe a mile out, toward the end of Texada Island. With naked eye I could just make out a dozen eagles diving and rising, diving and rising... Looking through the telephoto lens, I could see a lot of gulls also.

When the herring ball is closer to shore, many of the eagles shuttle back and forth to the trees, landing to eat and then returning, though some of them will eat on the wing. Over there, they had no choice but to eat their fish in mid-air.

Once in a while you could see an eagle coming back, flying really low over the water, almost too full to make it to land.
And you could see other eagles joining the fray from various directions.

I stayed there watching for a long time. I took a bunch of photos but I don't know how much they will show - maybe just black dots and white dots. But the feeding did seem to go on for a very long time.

As I left, I caught a glimpse of one of the tall perches of the Niner territory. It had about 6 eagles on it! I went for a cruise around there and found eagles perched in just about every tree near shore.

At sunset, on the cam we could see many, many eagles and gulls on the wing. I went back to Grassy Point to see what was going on. I think everyone was looking for a resting place for the night. There were 5 eagles on His-and-Hers Tree, about 10 perched on various trees near the Glass House, and more eagles flying around in all directions. Two big flocks of gulls were settling down on the water, one off Big Rock and one closer to Sandstone point. There may still have been some feeding offshore because I could still see a few eagles heading that way, but many more were returning.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: slave lake donna on March 17, 2014, 08:40:37 PM
thank you booni and wren!! great photos and vids we are so lucky to have you ladys :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on March 17, 2014, 08:57:18 PM
This is so special that you can see activity on the cam and go and observe in person and then return to chat and give an update.  You guys Rock!!!!! :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 18, 2014, 07:15:00 AM
Wow Winterwren what an exciting day, amazing they are so many !!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 09:26:27 AM
 
march 14 2014 14:22 - Dad in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/13245576065_77b8956729_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/13245576065_e4965f0eb9_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/13245717003_6c250da856_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/13245717003_9ea15b4770_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/13245572275_44f3d76b8c_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/13245572275_cda40af200_o.jpg)

Dad eying the skies.
There must be soarers way up there.
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/13245562245_80ed8bcf62_o.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/13245562245_80ed8bcf62_o.jpg)

Dad has something yellow stuck on his outer left tail feather.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/13245714413_ac1a69177b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/13245714413_cd74b00a36_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13245576065/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13245576065/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 09:35:48 AM
 
Dad showing off that fluffy to it*s best advantage.
 
march 14 2014 14:23:54 - Dad in the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/13245559445_7a9f18f6be_o.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/13245559445_7a9f18f6be_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/13245904024_0c955ea2e1_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/13245904024_3a66e91938_o.jpg)

He kept doing a quick preen of his outer wing feathers like this.
 
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/13245720813_b6a25579fd_b.jpg) (http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2848/13245720813_2d297d2af0_o.jpg)
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/13245711313_4e6850b70e_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/13245711313_d5da66cecf_o.jpg)

Dad all poofed up in the middle of a good shuggle.
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/13245566365_fe0d9258fd_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7358/13245566365_82a6665dc2_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13245711313/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13245711313/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 09:41:04 AM
 
Slide Show - march 14 2014 14:26 - Dad does a shuggle on the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/13246375334_9f3c7bf61e_o.gif) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/13246375334_9f3c7bf61e_o.gif)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13246375334/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13246375334/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: BBE on March 18, 2014, 09:45:50 AM
'wren' and Booni,

You are two blessed and lucky ladies to see and witness the actions of so many eagles.  Thanks for your updates and the super photos of all the action.

 BBE :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 18, 2014, 09:54:09 AM
 :eclove :eclove :heart :eclove :eclove all you share


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: crazy lady 38 on March 18, 2014, 10:08:07 AM
Beautiful Handsome photos of "Our Dad" Booni, Thank you so much  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on March 18, 2014, 10:22:27 AM
Thank you Booni and Wren   :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on March 18, 2014, 10:53:35 AM
Thank you for the pictures! Dad rocks that fluffy handsomely! :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on March 18, 2014, 02:50:29 PM
What handsome photos of Dad,  it will be awesome to see the incubation patch since you have such a great spot to see mom and dad :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 06:03:10 PM
 
You can almost see it in that still i posted of Dad shuggling Gma!
You see the dark shape of the area, but the light didn*t hit the skin in there & show it, darnit.
i*m working on it though!

Okay, this was a warm sunny lovely day after the first two wet & windy days of the big Herring Spawn.
i went down to the water in front of Niner territory to see what i could see.
Two Canada Geese were keeping a honking eye on me from the beach.
Then waaayyyyyy in the distance to my right, past Sandstone Point & far out on the water, i noticed a cloud of Gulls!
i also saw dark Birds that were way bigger than Gulls, too.
Eagles!
Of all ages, too.
They were all circling & diving & grabbing at the water.
A ball of Herring had boiled to the surface & everyone was feasting!
 
march 9 2014 12:11 - Eagles & Gulls & Herring ball/boil
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfhNaNSFMNc
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 06:07:48 PM
 
The second video of the same event.

march 9 2014 12:22 - Eagles & Gulls & Herring ball/boil
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7QBer322oY
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 06:42:49 PM
 
This video was taken almost a week after the Herring Spawn.
i am over the beach in Belcarra territory.
The first Point you can see is Tralee, i believe.
You can see Grassy Point in the far distance with it*s iconic piece of driftwood, the grass, & the Glass House with it*s Trees.


march 12 2014 10:20 - the Herring Spawn from Belcarra territory
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuD0gt-vDns



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 18, 2014, 06:51:42 PM

Oh, before i forget, i saw my first Turkey Vulture of 2014 this afternoon!
They left months ago, not sure when.
Was glad to see one again.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on March 18, 2014, 07:23:43 PM
Yes booni,  if the light would have been shinning on him just right,   :eclove i am sure you would have had a great photo of it


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2014, 08:47:30 AM
 
The Trees were full of Eagles.
Listen to their calls in the background, notice the youngster squeeky calls.
You can hear the water Birds enjoying the Spawn to our right.
A laughing Mallard female, American Wigeons, Canada Geese.

march 9 2014 12:34 - Eagles bathing in a small stream
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heqMT1_qsas
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 19, 2014, 08:52:18 AM
 
march 9 2014 12:44 - Eagles bathing in a small stream
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB_sTFhUN58
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 21, 2014, 08:25:56 AM
 
The Herring Spawn started on friday, then saturday was a windy rainy day.
Sunday the sun came out & it was lovely & warm.
This is what the beach in front of the Nest looked like on this day.
There are American Wigeons on the shore below, you can see Big Rock & then Grassy Point in the far distance.
The Nest & perch Trees are to the left.
 
march 9 2014 12:30 - the beach in front of the Nest during Herring Spawn
 
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/13309831883_178b1f6745_b.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/13309831883_2d7c2ff65b_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13309831883/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13309831883/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on March 21, 2014, 08:34:34 PM
So... Until I met Mom and Dad, I had no idea just how happy I could be to see herring!  :biggrin3

I love herring!  :eclove

Herring are my friends!  :group

I wait for them, watch for the herring to arrive and do a happy dance when I see them in the waters around Hornby Island!!!  :yeah


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2014, 08:31:23 AM
 
Yesterday Dad flew in with a Fish for Mum but the moment was interrupted by the arrival of a visitor to the Babysitting Tree who probably followed Dad in with his Fish.
So Mum never ate her Fish, instead they were both making interesting vocalizations to the visitor in the Babysitting Tree.
You can see the cam video of this here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1475.msg149819#msg149819)
So i went down there to see who the visitor was.
By the time i got there, Mum was in the Babysitting Tree looking around on high alert towards Grassy Point & the Niner*s territory.
Dad was in the Nest eating Mum*s Fish.
You can see blood on his beak.

march 21 2014 19:04 - Dad on the Nest


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQus4kTuKR4
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2014, 08:43:25 AM
 
After he ate, Dad joined Mum in the Babysitting Tree.
Mum is still vigilant, looking towards the Niners again, while Dad is feaking his beak after eating that Fish.
 
march 21 2014 19:05 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISIf2ZZAA5Y

After this i biked home & stopped to get my mail near the Niner Nest.
Once i was far away, i heard Mum & Dad start up their visitor calls again.
Then i could hear Mum Niner gulling as though her Mr. were bringing her a food gift.
& he did!
She was making happy gulling sounds.
Over my head i suddenly saw two more Eagles, they seemed to be white-headed but it was just a glimpse.
Now Mum & Dad Niner were making those shrieking visitor calls like Mum & Dad Hornby had been.
So perhaps these two visitors had followed both Dad Hornby & Dad Niner back to their Nests, hoping to grab the Fish that they were bringing to their Mrs.*s?
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 22, 2014, 08:53:09 AM
Booni, that's really interesting to hear what you could see while all that action was happening on the cam! Thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2014, 10:42:56 AM
 
Okay, so this is a view of Hidden Beach from a cliff that overlooks it to our far right from the cam, just where the beach starts to curve out to Sandstone Point & Wiig territory.
Mum & Dad have two huge old perch Trees here that we see them in from the cam.
But we can*t see this beach from the cam.
Behind the pile of big rocks is where the fresh water pours onto the beach that everyone likes to bathe in.
Straight ahead in the middle is the Nest area, with the Peters* Tree on the beach & Grassy Point in the farthest distance.
Big Rock is midway ahead of us & to the right.
You can see there are white drifts of Herring Roe here, & there is also Roe in with the red Seaweed you can see washed up there.
The Wiigs are behind us & to our right.
 
march 21 2014 14:59 - Hidden Beach
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/13321832284_ba57e7c285_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/13321832284_846d0c24fb_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13321832284/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13321832284/#)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on March 22, 2014, 11:04:46 AM
Booni! - Thanks for the view from Hidden Beach - we all know where it is, but don't ever see it from that angle.  Um, how does one get there from the road, or is that a secret?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2014, 02:32:37 PM

Foldi, it is at the corner where Sollans & Harwood meet.
There is a sign there & two paths down to the beach.
It is a bit steep.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2014, 03:24:10 PM
 
i took a peek at the back side of the Nest on my way past yesterday, & Mum & Dad were in the Babysitting Tree.
 
march 21 2014 15:28 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/13338813574_9ef394c3ff_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3679/13338813574_36f1ab5c05_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/13338807594_3264495fc5_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/13338807594_0218984825_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/13338394125_9d93ab5960_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/13338394125_928ebc9ae2_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/13338398505_242e5ae066_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/13338398505_92685bd23d_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/13338407735_81357fdf34_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/13338407735_8bbafae8fc_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13338813574/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13338813574/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 22, 2014, 03:35:26 PM
 
march 21 2014 15:32 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGsv-Lga4Lo



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 22, 2014, 05:06:02 PM
gorgeous photos, booni -  I LOVE #4 especially.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: BBE on March 22, 2014, 08:08:10 PM
Booni, many thanks for the beautiful photos of our favourite pair of bald eagles.

 :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: beans on March 22, 2014, 09:38:31 PM
The photos are very much appreciated!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on March 22, 2014, 11:00:17 PM
They are so beautiful together - thank you Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on March 23, 2014, 09:47:31 AM
Thank you Booni! I am so happy every single time I see your brilliant pictures. Mom and Dad still amaze me! As, do YOU!

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: N8urlL8e on March 23, 2014, 03:34:58 PM
Inspiration
I wait, in hushed breath, roar of silence majestic, captures me, enthralls me, weaves me in a tapestry, sky high, sea deep, land between nurturing wonders of delight, urges me within...

gift to the nest, created by N8urlL8e, HEGPS may use as you wish.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: N8urlL8e on March 23, 2014, 03:39:13 PM
awesome pics hornby. good work. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 23, 2014, 03:50:15 PM
 :heart Wonderful words N8!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OkieVinnie on March 23, 2014, 07:10:21 PM
Good words N8, beautiful mind picture


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on March 23, 2014, 10:45:38 PM
Lovely gift NB


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2014, 07:32:51 PM
 
All these videos are on Hidden Beach.
 
march 21 2014 14:53 - Gulls eating Herring Roe
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOFvrzJffJ8
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2014, 07:34:18 PM
 
march 21 2014 14:55 - Gulls eating Herring Roe on Hidden Beach
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpNQfKd5Yz4
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2014, 07:35:41 PM
 
Watch the little guy with his piece of purple seaweed! ♥

march 21 2014 15:00 - Gulls bathing on Hidden Beach
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2VlOYs__Vc
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2014, 07:37:56 PM
 
march 21 2014 15:02 - Gulls bathing on Hidden Beach
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPt1Q9Unkq0

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2014, 08:10:52 PM
 
Here*s another look at what Hidden Beach looks like after the Herring Spawn.
The fresh water comes out at that green area behind the pile of big rocks.
Big Rock is to our right in the middle, just out of sight.
Still lots of Herring Roe & seaweed washed up there.
 
march 21 2014 14:59 - Herring Roe on Hidden Beach
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/13428452285_3c189fa53a_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/13428452285_e448c137e5_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13428452285/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13428452285/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 26, 2014, 11:24:21 PM
I'm getting behind...
Here are the photos that go with this post (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg149616#msg149616), from March 17.

This is a view of the herring ball, way out offshore.
Click on the picture; it makes it easier to tell the eagles and gulls apart. Two more eagles are coming in or leaving.
March 17, 6:12 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5087/13418647294_108a080eae_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5087/13418647294_654f4878f7_o.jpg)


A lot of eagles now.
6:16 pm
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3739/13418647664_81db1bbb92_z.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3739/13418647664_cef43ef8de_o.jpg)


Click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1391.msg150067#msg150067) to see where some of those eagles went to digest their feast.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 27, 2014, 12:02:51 AM
Earlier, while I was still trying to figure out why so many eagles were flying way offshore, I spotted this lovely flock of shorebirds on Grassy Point.

These are Black-bellied Plovers. I had only ever seen them singly or in pairs before. Now a whole little flock.
And another first for me: the leftmost of them is moulting into breeding plumage, and starting to have a black belly.

March 17, 5:41 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/13441575373_1633654a56_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/13441575373_bc304bcc57_k.jpg)


I stalked closer and managed to get a better view of the moulting one.
5:44
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/13441575623_91d0e18f89_z.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3753/13441575623_da08fae73c_h.jpg)


Oops! Too close. Goodbye!
5:44
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/13441575833_09c5f0f1b5_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7426/13441575833_4be0312dc1_k.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 27, 2014, 06:58:32 AM
Such pretty shore birds, Wren! I love the stripes on the tail, all fanned out, in the last ("action!") shot!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 27, 2014, 08:50:26 AM
 
On this morning, i spied a Hope-aged sub-adult in mishi*s Tree!
 
march 4 2014 09:42 - sub-adult in mishi*s Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/13448528325_e0da02c146_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3703/13448528325_cf35c24e69_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/13448888084_d789fa9630_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/13448888084_0ab324c8cc_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13448888084/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13448888084/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 27, 2014, 08:56:38 AM
 
Here are some of the beautiful Ducks that were in the milky blue Herring Spawn water near Hidden Beach. ♥
 
march 9 2014 12:26 - American Wigeons
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/13448806845_055f8889e9_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2837/13448806845_a8b3860044_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13448806845/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13448806845/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 27, 2014, 09:09:36 AM
 
This is one of the sweeties that was bathing in the fresh water in the videos.
 
march 9 2014 13:25 - youngster on the beach
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/13449383254_1ab49786de_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/13449383254_44cfdf1a4e_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13449383254/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13449383254/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on March 27, 2014, 09:14:12 AM
It looks like a lot of Herring Gulls in the feeding videos (wonder how they got their name), but I'm not familiar with the west coast birds and so many look so much alike. Sibley's indicates the Herring Gulls only winter in your area, so I guess they would be on their way north, if that's what I'm seeing. So many gulls! Oh, I would love to see this, but thank you so much for the photos and videos. Just wonderful.
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 27, 2014, 05:09:48 PM
Gzebear, we actually see very few Herring Gulls here. In the last bathing video, the ones with the small bill are Mew Gulls. Most of the larger ones are Glaucous-winged (their wingtips are the same colour as their mantle feathers). I think there is maybe one Western Gull, coming after the seaweed-carrying one.

The feeding videos show more Mews and Glaucous-winged, with some Thayer's Gulls (with dark-grey wingtips that have large polka dots on them) mixed in. These three kinds are the ones we see most here, with California Gulls replacing the Thayer's in summer.

Whew! I'm proud to be able to write all this! My elders have been putting me through gull-identification school. It's starting to be easier.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 27, 2014, 08:23:03 PM
 :heart Thank you Winterwren and boonibarb for these beautiful photos and the eye opening education


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on March 29, 2014, 08:00:44 AM

Thank you, wren! Hmmm, now I am studying gulls. Soon I will be able to I.D. every gull in that video ... :nod2

Let's see now, who's got the pink legs .... :hmmm


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2014, 09:40:46 AM
 
On a lovely sunny day i was biking by mishi*s Tree & spotted this adult perched there.
They don*t seem to be Mum or Dad to me.
 
march 11 2014 12:05 - adult Eagle in mishi*s Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/13489926765_d18d6572f5_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/13489926765_4edb46b093_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/13490285424_31b33ff782_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/13490285424_a84e3b9841_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13489926765/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13489926765/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on March 30, 2014, 05:50:03 AM
Many thanks booni and Wren for all these fantastic ground observations~!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2014, 06:13:25 PM
 
Last night it was getting dark & Mum was perched on the Nest looking droopy & still & she wasn*t incubating the egg for a long period of time.
So i was asked to go photograph her to see what i could see.
It was almost dark & my cameras would not focus.
This was the only foto i was able to get of her.
 
march 31 2014 20:02 - Mum on the Nest
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/13552656325_ce33379dff_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7409/13552656325_ceabbb483f_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13552656325/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13552656325/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2014, 06:15:13 PM
 
i was trying to observe Mum any chance i could today.
i lucked out & caught her in good light in the Peters*s Tree.
 
april 1 2014 16:01 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK5_NaJkg18
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on April 01, 2014, 06:46:03 PM
Thanks Booni for going and checking on Mom.  Hope she is all well and ready for the next stage.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2014, 09:08:12 PM
 
Here are some fotos of Mum from today, too.
 
april 1 2014 16:00 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/13571721915_13b6481539_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/13571721915_bd8ffaa82c_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/13572141474_dac7688565_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/13572141474_2a614966e0_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/13571824043_bd44f883bd_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/13571824043_60969172c8_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/13571895603_78ca364eb2_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/13571895603_83bd24b400_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13571721915/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13571721915/in/photostream/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Stokes on April 01, 2014, 10:52:25 PM
Wow, the video of Mom and the photos are astounding...so beautiful. Thank you Booni!

Here is a little poem for her and us this evening,

Flood



Blessing

Oh dear sweet evening
come down around us
like light,

like love, on a summer's fading dream,
like age, when the heart is peaceful.

Be the hand that warms your own,
oh soft night.

And whatever we failed to do this day
may you hold for us,
the mind, relieved then empty might rest.

May our spirit rise to fly with eagles
calling
come the faint first light.

~~~~

for Mother Hornby,
elder bald eagle on Hornby Island, B.C.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on April 02, 2014, 05:09:03 AM
 :heart
hanks for the video and photos. It's great to see Mom. To me, it looks like Mom is well.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 02, 2014, 08:34:17 AM
 
Dad flew to Fosters* Fir after Mum came back to the Nest to incubate.
 
april 1 2014 16:06 - Dad in Fosters* Fir
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/13583082495_821fdb3b2a_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3806/13583082495_3fcff7e5fd_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13583082495/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13583082495/in/photostream/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on April 02, 2014, 03:04:39 PM
Thank you so much Flood.  :heart



Booni, I just love Mom's crossed talons.  Love those little things that never change, and we know of them because of you, Booni!!  Thankyou, Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on April 02, 2014, 05:38:37 PM
Thank you Flood. Your words are soulful.
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2014, 10:02:28 AM
 
i was down at Grassy Point when an adult Eagle flew along the beach from the area of Niner territory, then they landed on this Tree.
Dad!
On the cam, he had been seen to fly inland, so i guess he did a big loop.
After this he flew towards Hidden Beach & the Wiig territory, which was sort of puzzling.
 
april 1 2014 09:29 - Dad in Glass House Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/13646888433_668bf80e0a_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3769/13646888433_8493134927_o.jpg)

Later in the morning i spotted these two youngsters in the His & Hers Tree.

april 1 2014 11:05 - youngsters in His & Hers Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/13647193754_9bd0283d5c_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/13647193754_0b4381666c_o.jpg)

These next two were on the rocky point a bit too far away for a good foto, but i think this youngster looks like the one i also spotted in Nest #21 territory here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1481.msg150372#msg150372)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/13647183984_e24eabc13d_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3826/13647183984_098dc5a946_o.jpg)

This one was near the above one.
There was a third, who flew away when i popped into the scene, even though i was very far away.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/13646840185_e24e433780_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7322/13646840185_76b3d34e08_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13647193754/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13647193754/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 07, 2014, 08:20:23 PM
 
Okay, i am going back in time to what i started posting about here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg149411#msg149411)
Dad has been on the wide angle cam which he left to do a squealing chase, then he landed in the Babysitting Tree.
i never saw Mum, but suddenly here she is, landing near Dad. ♥
Notice Mum is landing with that little stubby branch she likes to clutch with her toes between her two feet!
Notice Dad still has that fluffy stuck to his beak.
 
march 14 2014 14:32 - Mum joins Dad on the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/13707862393_21902e8578_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/13707862393_38782a0777_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/13708202364_2e728e6f65_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/13708202364_1f7c0a05c3_o.jpg)

Here*s a close up of that stubby branch & Mum*s feet.
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/13707849083_106679daf1_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/13707849083_88fea2ca6b_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13707862393/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13707862393/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 07, 2014, 08:26:52 PM
 
Watch how Mum trips over that stubby branch & uses her wings to keep her balance, but almost immediately her attention is drawn to another female gulling in the distance.
Mum is on high alert today!

march 14 2014 14:32 - Mum joins Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFVOrec9uyE
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 08, 2014, 09:18:54 AM
 
Here*s Mum just fluffing up towards a big shuggle.
If she were turned 1/4 turn to her right, the sun might just shine into those feathers & show us her bare skin incubation patch.
Mum fluffs up, a lot like this, when she is laying her egg.
Notice she has that stubby branch between two toes of her right foot?
Mum ♥
 
march 14 2014 14:33 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/13719260255_5e0077c0a1_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/13719260255_a61be6969d_o.jpg)

Shuggle complete, back to being watchful.
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/13719640804_5084467cf7_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2912/13719640804_1cbd815351_o.jpg)

Poop!
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/13719242285_f8c8c15dd1_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7404/13719242285_58429278fd_o.jpg)

Dad keeping an eye on me, while Mum keeps an eye on everything else.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/13719272583_76db0d1a28_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/13719272583_0a9139ce8d_o.jpg)

Mum preening her right wing.
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/13719244895_c64612be63_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3757/13719244895_919bb1d1f0_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13719260255/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13719260255/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 08, 2014, 10:21:42 AM
 
Mum with her belly/breast feathers fluffed out to maximum.
Notice her left foot has disappeared somewhere in there.

march 14 2014 14:37 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/13720064513_e4c5b0889c_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5472/13720064513_da12f28553_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/13720058153_e244fdc178_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/13720058153_d8b4602f60_o.jpg)

Here comes another shuggle.
She did a lot of those this day.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/13720392874_17109f468f_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/13720392874_aa013ed45f_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/13720045233_0f6dc493d6_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2922/13720045233_6fb6968c58_o.jpg)

march 14 2014 14:47 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13720064513/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13720064513/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 08, 2014, 10:29:25 AM
 
march 14 2014 14:41 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYjnoHAcao0




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 08, 2014, 10:31:49 AM
 
march 14 2014 14:46 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M_RsDTU-O8




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 08, 2014, 08:23:33 PM
 
This foto is from a month ago when Mum was spending a lot of time on the Nest.
This is what the Nest Tree looks like from the water.

march 7 2014 13:43 - Mum on the Nest

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/13730024884_99e1c3136b_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/13730024884_6b8eeb108f_o.jpg)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13730024884/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13730024884/in/photostream/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 10, 2014, 06:34:51 PM
 
march 14 2014 14:51 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/13769605365_63c7de2569_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2855/13769605365_1027661998_o.jpg)

march 14 2014 14:53 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/13769614063_7bc2d5b39b_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/13769614063_9e352d3594_o.jpg)

Mum with her eyes on the skies, fluffing up towards another shuggle.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/13769969044_baa1b197a6_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/13769969044_bb3dcca341_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/13769595195_2405882233_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3828/13769595195_213be5eef0_o.jpg)

Shuggle!
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/13769598225_79a75a1d2d_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/13769598225_b44e715722_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13769605365/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13769605365/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 10, 2014, 06:42:11 PM
 
Dad watches Mum shuggle.
You can see little white fluffies flying in these shuggle fotos.
 
march 14 2014 14:55:08 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/13769584785_860d02da81_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7113/13769584785_fa08688080_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/13769945484_64bf569dfa_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7407/13769945484_92cca43e45_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/13769950374_14518afb67_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/13769950374_05f508c36c_o.jpg)

Mum tucking away that left foot again.
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/13769962174_841b5164b1_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3824/13769962174_d4d8d47248_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/13769958184_a7147c9e2e_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3783/13769958184_990c004a32_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13769584785/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13769584785/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on April 11, 2014, 08:08:34 PM

Mom and Dad... :heart


miigwetch booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 20, 2014, 07:25:55 PM
 
i was down at Grassy Point on this windy day & spotted this Eagle in the His & Hers Tree blowing in the wind.
i assumed they were Mum or Dad til i started taking fotos!

april 20 2014 12:48 - adult visitor in His & Hers Tree


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm4_rajwxxM



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 20, 2014, 07:40:19 PM
 
Here are the fotos i was able to get of this Eagle.
This is a nice big Eagle!
A female?
Look at the gorgeous orange feet.

april 20 2014 12:51 - visiting adult in the His & Hers Tree

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/13932163756_134a355878_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/13932163756_8e84ae84e4_o.jpg)

Look at the lovely brown speckles in the white head feathers.
Lovely yellow beak & eye.
Hard to tell what the tail is like.
i like the neckline!
Very distinctive.
This Eagle looks very fierce, to me.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/13955257665_e64aeae8de_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/13955257665_91e1a65d65_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/13932141921_105cb3bf13_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7092/13932141921_0c35104d37_o.jpg)

Uh-oh, they are looking where Mum & Dad are.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/13955689814_2231f23764_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7448/13955689814_288acfc179_o.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/13932132432_28d03e5301_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/13932132432_c7baa1150a_o.jpg)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13955257665/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13955257665/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 20, 2014, 07:46:12 PM
 


april 20 2014 12:52:44 - visiting adult in the His & Hers Tree

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/13932123432_22d9a45a3e_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/13932123432_ef6f0f996d_o.jpg)

After i took this foto, an adult Eagle flew over & then chased this visitor off the Tree.
They chased them all the way down the road towards the Nest & past!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13932123432/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13932123432/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on April 21, 2014, 04:43:55 AM
I agree booni...she looks particularly fierce!  Sorry lady, you landed in someone's living room...time to move on.   :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on April 21, 2014, 09:16:40 AM
What a beauty! Thank you Booni!
:hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 26, 2014, 08:41:22 AM
 
Alright, so this is going back in time a bit.
This was two days into the Herring Spawn, & i lucked out to catch a Herring ball coming to the surface with Eagles & Gulls grabbing & gobbling.

march 9 2014 12:09 - Eagles & Gulls feasting on a Herring ball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV5nHUmXg6M



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 26, 2014, 08:43:29 AM
 
Another video from that day.

march 9 2014 12:21 - Eagles & Gulls feasting on a Herring ball

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzl_7KjK6i8



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 26, 2014, 08:52:57 AM
 
Here*s Mum on the rocky conglomerate beach in front of the Nest.
She is a powerful beauty.

april 24 2014 16:24 - Mum on the beach

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/14021655563_c870df0a93_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/14021655563_e7d6bc76d7_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/13998506261_997ee184d5_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7453/13998506261_a5158ca4bb_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/14002255774_3ae293a713_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/14002255774_0f7ecd15aa_o.jpg)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14021655563/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14021655563/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on April 26, 2014, 09:08:50 AM
Powerful, caring, protective, beautiful Mom!
Thanks Booni!
:hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 03, 2014, 09:32:54 AM
 
Okay, still have fotos from this day to post.
Here are Mum & Dad back in march, pre-eggs.
Dad still has a fluffy stuck to his beak!

march 14 2014 15:12 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/13895685698_14c296aabc_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/13895685698_5407b915c6_o.jpg)

Mum is puffing up her feathers again to do a shuggle.
She sure did a lot of shuggles this day.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/14059171366_15ed733eb6_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5447/14059171366_db3a954e87_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/13895655839_f0997a3b10_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7403/13895655839_236f95f3cf_o.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5280/14079114972_2e5c621bcc_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5280/14079114972_42485484c4_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/14059168316_4c26dd5770_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/14059168316_34889f0762_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13895685698/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13895685698/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 03, 2014, 10:15:16 AM
 
Mum is preening her breast feathers, & her nictitating membrane is over her eye.

march 14 2014 15:19 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/13895941658_0023f9499b_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/13895941658_e826832f49_o.jpg)

Dad & his fluffy.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14079379582_48d75c0b0f_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14079379582_93c4c3e928_o.jpg)

Mum clenches her left foot to relax it.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/14083016564_c4a8ef5980_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7190/14083016564_2c874dea0f_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/14102591483_5610c595fc_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/14102591483_1d136664c4_o.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/14082517175_be639325cd_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5536/14082517175_699e899cdd_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14082517175/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14082517175/in/photostream/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 03, 2014, 10:20:22 AM
 
The sun has gone behind a cloud.
The camera is set for the same exposure.
Look at the difference nice lighting makes.

march 14 2014 15:27 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/13895931080_cbe080ed27_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/13895931080_43d5d127cb_o.jpg)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13895931080/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13895931080/in/photostream/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 05, 2014, 07:53:20 PM
 
may 5 2014 09:14 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/13932299197_a807ab5428_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5462/13932299197_33bc026f4e_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/13932345650_27cf120a47_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/13932345650_a5e8ccf59b_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14118961475_ab8ccf6692_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14118961475_052d441f0c_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/14139024263_527a045caa_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5477/14139024263_5f46615412_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/13932321860_c22e09d606_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/13932321860_daefaec29a_o.jpg)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/14115646481_dff5854dcd_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/14115646481_42cf776158_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13932299197/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13932299197/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 06, 2014, 10:02:29 AM
 
march 14 15:14 - Mum & Dad trilling in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnCEvwNn6WM
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 06, 2014, 10:12:49 AM
 
march 14 15:16 - Mum shakes her tail in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glznPOLK2PQ
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 06, 2014, 08:14:34 PM
 
may 6 2014 11:38 - Mum on the Nest
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/13940532217_4ce10b484d_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/13940532217_b2ddf310a3_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13940532217/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/13940532217/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 08, 2014, 07:58:35 PM
 
Spotted this beautiful Bird at Grassy Point!
 
may 7 2014 18:50 - Great Blue Heron preening
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmucP8wEJbY
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 08, 2014, 08:01:33 PM

SOMEBODY keeps walking in front of my camera!
 
may 7 2014 18:50 - Great Blue Heron preening
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_ZoZH0Y-jI
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on May 09, 2014, 06:19:20 AM
Heron's are SO cool looking!  Thanks Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 17, 2014, 07:58:21 PM
 
Look how deep the sticks go down.
 
may 15 2014 12:17 - Mum on the Nest
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/14204362762_489f97da2e_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5528/14204362762_36d79193ef_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/14226974393_a69c145817_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2899/14226974393_bd38953065_o.jpg)

A little later this same day.
It is HOT on the Nest for Mum.

may 15 2014 17:24 - Mum on the Nest with Scootch
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/14020167329_ee1d695eeb_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5525/14020167329_3688285550_o.jpg)

Dad is also  HOT!
& he has a very full crop.

may 15 2014 17:27 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/14203529551_8715f43453_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/14203529551_c3bcbeee45_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14204362762/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14204362762/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 17, 2014, 08:04:05 PM
 
may 15 2014 17:30 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14203526071_988f2076ae_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2925/14203526071_36945c9dc0_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14020150689_67f0bd5f08_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/14020150689_18a5bd2775_o.jpg)

may 15 2014 17:37 - Mum on the Nest with Scootch
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5498/14020216627_4ac3976d28_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5498/14020216627_1581b3887d_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14203526071/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14203526071/in/photostream/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 17, 2014, 08:33:08 PM
 :eclove Gorgeous  captures booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on May 18, 2014, 04:44:15 AM
Love it!  wish it were a bit cooler for Mom and Dad though!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on May 18, 2014, 06:51:59 AM


Beautiful pictures booni!!  Chi miigwetch!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on May 18, 2014, 07:55:29 AM
Love the pictures Booni,  looked like a beautiful day to be out spending time with mom and dad


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 18, 2014, 09:08:06 AM
 
This is now the next day, & again we find Mum on the Nest & Dad in the Babysitting Tree.
 
may 16 2014 10:57 - Mum on the Nest
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14213865635_60d42edefc_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2932/14213865635_16b0bfcda4_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5518/14234019303_4428fd08c8_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5518/14234019303_5176922c4d_o.jpg)

Dad*s head is out of sight, but a nice view of his legs & tail!

may 16 2014 13:25 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14027269367_7efa9115fe_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5075/14027269367_7cf7e35359_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14213865635/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14213865635/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 19, 2014, 08:41:40 AM

May is a good time to see all the Wildflowers on Hornby Island.
Grassy Point becomes a sea of beautiful purple Camas.
That is the His & Hers Tree in the background to the left.
 
may 1 2014 11:24 - Camas
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5278/14035893489_f44f1cf2ed_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5278/14035893489_71d2e76048_o.jpg)

may 1 2014 11:32 - Sea Blush & Stonecrop
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14035933800_8fe35841d6_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14035933800_79627a26bb_o.jpg)

may 1 2014 11:37 - Larkspur
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14035956467_db9552069a_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14035956467_7a49a3ca1c_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14035893489/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14035893489/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on May 19, 2014, 10:13:11 AM
so beautiful, Booni - thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2014, 09:26:35 AM
 
Yesterday i stopped by the Nest to see what i could see.
i had no idea that there had been quite the kerfuffle going on at the Nest.
The videos of what had been happening are posted here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1485.msg152209#msg152209)
Mum was on the Nest when i arrived.
i didn*t see anyone in the Babysitting Tree or anywhere else, but i could hear that something was going on.
i was taking fotos rather than a video, but there were upset calls in the air, i didn*t know, nor could i see, who was making them.

may 19 2014 17:30 - Mum on the Nest
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/14044184689_e9bc0b68c8_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2901/14044184689_9551f14c95_o.jpg)
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14044184689/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14044184689/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2014, 09:32:56 AM
 
Mum took off in a hurry from the Nest, & there were more of those strange calls.
i believe a third Eagle was around.
i started a video to catch the calling, but only caught the tail end of them.
Now Dad is on the Nest.
The video via the webcam from this time can be found here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1485.msg152212#msg152212)
The calling you can hear in this video does not sound like Mum or Dad to me.
You can see it is not Dad making the calls.
 
may 19 2014 17:31 - Dad on the Nest
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBOsb6djYJI
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 20, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
 
Dad kept a watchful eye open, as he looked after Scootch on the Nest.
 
may 19 2014 17:32 - Dad on the Nest
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14044515327/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14044515327/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 22, 2014, 09:21:47 AM
 
i was down at Grassy Point when an Eagle flew in & landed on the rocks far out on the Point.
Dad!  :heart
There were Crows there, & Dad all of a sudden took off & chased one of them!
Then he quit & suddenly made a dive for the water.
He got something!
You can see it here, in his feet.
i thought it strange that he was able to catch something at the surface of this deep water bay.
But i think what happened was that when he chased the Crow, the Crow lost their Fish & dropped it & Dad knew this & was able to grab it on the surface of the water.
He began to eat it on the rocks, after he landed.
i wondered if he would eat it all?
 
may 20 2014 19:00 - Dad on the rocks at Grassy Point
 
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Here he is eating some of it.
 
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i thought he was going to eat it all himself, but i guess he was just killing it, maybe eating the head?
Now he is taking off towards the Nest to bring it to Scootch.
A Crow, perhaps the one he stole the Fish from, is in hot pursuit.
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14244997714/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14244997714/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 27, 2014, 09:39:32 AM
 
may 24 2014 16:23 - Mum in the upper left bushy branch of the Babysitting Tree

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Looks like she has some food in her crop here?

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14260925796/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14260925796/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 28, 2014, 07:15:14 AM
 
An interesting perspective on the Nest.
Look how HUGE it is!
& notice how Mum & Dad have plugged all my porthole views into the Nest bowl with fresh green Fir branches!
Making it nice & safe for Scootch, as he gets more mobile.
 
may 24 2014 18:05 - Mum on the Nest
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14267762966/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14267762966/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 01, 2014, 10:12:58 AM
 
i keep hoping to catch a glimpse of Scootch from the ground!
Yesterday i lucked out & found Dad on the Stump!

may 31 2014 10:54 - Dad on the Stump

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may 31 2014 10:54 - Dad on the Stump Mum in the Nest

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may 31 2014 10:57 - Dad on the Stump

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14341689873/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14341689873/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 01, 2014, 10:19:09 AM
 
may 31 2014 10:58 - Dad on the Stump

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may 31 2014 12:36 - Mum in the Nest

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14341670383/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14341670383/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 01, 2014, 11:11:21 AM
 :heart :eceek Wow booni fantastic shots!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Gasp62 on June 01, 2014, 12:40:45 PM
Thank you Booni  Photos are stunning, as always :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on June 01, 2014, 01:53:11 PM
Great Photos Booni,  am sure it won't be long, so maybe next week when I get there for the HIP trip he will make a visual on the rim.   Thanks for keeping us posted on the above the nest obs


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: peppy7 on June 01, 2014, 02:40:44 PM
Wonderful pictures Booni, Dad is so handsome! Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on June 01, 2014, 05:13:12 PM
Booni, the color in these last photos is so rich...wow!  I am feeling certain that Deb and I and all the HIP trippers will see Scootch when we're there   :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on June 02, 2014, 02:58:25 PM
 :heart
Wonderful photos, Bonnie.
Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2014, 08:51:15 AM
 
Here*s me, trying to see Scootch again.
 
june 1 2014 11:14 - Mum on the Nest
 
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A little later in the day.
Mum*s head feathering has gotten stained, perhaps she is eating some of the Seal/Sea Lion washed up in the Periwinkle territory?

june 1 2014 12:24 - Mum on the Nest
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14322480006/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14322480006/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2014, 08:56:34 AM
 
june 2 2014 17:55 - Dad on the Nest
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14158905729/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14158905729/in/photostream/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2014, 07:41:39 PM
 
Mum seems to be on alert.

june 4 2014 17:45 - Mum on the Nest
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwSTc-n-gRQ
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2014, 07:48:22 PM
 
Mum is on alert & trilling.
You can hear Dad come flying in on alert & trilling too.
He landed at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.

june 4 2014 17:48 - Mum on the Nest
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FkFq8qtf84
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 15, 2014, 05:43:00 PM
 
june 4 2014 17:44 - Mum alert on the Nest
 
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june 4 2014 17:50 - Dad on the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14245302508/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14245302508/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 15, 2014, 09:53:21 PM
 :eclove What awesome Photos of Mom & Dad booni!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 17, 2014, 08:48:28 PM
 
june 9 2014 17:32 - Mum on the Stump

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She has spotted something.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 17, 2014, 08:56:20 PM
 
june 9 2014 17:34:21 - Mum on the Stump
 
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june 9 2014 17:38 - Mum on the Stump Dad in the Nest with Scootch
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 17, 2014, 09:06:55 PM
Lve your Photos bringing Mom and Dad toour homes booni.. it is like we are in the tree with them ♥ thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 17, 2014, 09:10:04 PM
 
i drive by & stick my camera out so many times!
But i have never managed to catch Scootch yet.
FINALLY!
Today!
Doing a wing stretch.
Look & find his head & beak.
 
june 17 2014 11:00 - Scootch - doing a wing stretch
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 17, 2014, 09:12:24 PM
Yay!! :heart :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on June 18, 2014, 01:22:35 AM
 
:ecsmile ohhh, how wonderful! thank you, booni!! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 18, 2014, 10:36:56 AM
beautiful - I'm in love again!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on June 18, 2014, 05:00:56 PM
mmigwetch!!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on June 18, 2014, 05:28:04 PM
Oh Scootchie, you're such a cutie, I'd love to Smooch adorable Scootch!  :heart

Thanks booni!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 09:27:42 AM

He seems to have a very full crop, & it is making his crop feathers stand out in the wind.

june 10 2014 17:23 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Two days later, & i am at Grassy Point on a hot sunny day.
These beautiful spots of sunshine were all over the golden dry Grass.

june 12 2014 12:56 - Woolly Eriophyllum-Eriophyllum lanatum

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Dad was in the His & Hers Tree.
 
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He is watching the Nest here.
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14479688643/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14479688643/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 09:41:06 AM
 
june 12 2014 12:59 - Woolly Eriophyllum-Eriophyllum lanatum
 
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This one has a Honey Bee!
Good to see those.
 
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june 12 2014 13:02:46 - Harvest Brodiaea-Brodiaea coronaria
 
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june 12 2014 13:03 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14272868890/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14272868890/in/photostream/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 10:04:11 AM
 
Something has gotten Mum*s attention back at the Nest!
 
june 12 2014 13:03:51 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree

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june 12 2014 13:07 - Mum & Dad in the His & Hers Tree

Mum still has the staining of the left side of her head, but it has faded quite a bit, whatever it was.
 
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june 12 2014 13:08 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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june 12 2014 13:08 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14272862679/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14272862679/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 10:12:56 AM
 
Dad has flown from the His & Hers Tree to the rocky conglomerate beach.
Mum & Dad have two completely different personalities.
i love this foto of Dad.
It is him to a *t*.
Dad is magnificent.
To me he is also gentle, kind & totally dedicated to Mum & Scootch.
You see all this in his face & posture.
 
june 12 2014 13:09 - Dad on the beach
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14272887460/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14272887460/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 10:16:01 AM
 
Dad has found some food on the beach.
If i recall correctly, he has pinched it from someone else.
He flies the food back to the Nest for Scootch.
 
june 12 2014 13:10 Dad finds food on the beach
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6P2Ai3xeq4
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 10:19:38 AM
 
The food couldn*t have been much, as Dad has already fed it to Scootch & is now landing back in the His & Hers Tree with Mum
 
june 12 2014 13:11 -  Dad joins Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxAaPqt7S-0
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on June 19, 2014, 10:30:10 AM
 Wonderful booni-- love these walks with you... almost as good as being there in person... and it is wonderful to see all though your eyes and narration.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 19, 2014, 10:33:51 AM
 
june 12 2014 13:11 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Mum has a much more fierce look.
i would not want to cross her.
But she is totally dedicated to her Nest & Dad & Scootch.
 
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june 12 2014 13:12 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
It is very hot & so is he.
He is panting to cool off & you can see his tongue.


 
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Mum has gone down to the rocky beach now.

june 12 2014 13:13 - Mum on the beach with a Raven
 
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Mum is just about to take off.
Look at her body language.
Like a coiled spring about to release.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on June 19, 2014, 10:56:52 AM
Beautiful photos Booni,  you really do show Mom and Dad well. Thank you 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on June 19, 2014, 11:45:45 AM
Booni! 

Thank you for all those wonderful pictures - love to see Mom and Dad up close and personal and in all their moods and attitudes! 

The flowers are gorgeous too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Snookums on June 19, 2014, 12:20:43 PM
Oh Scootchie, you're such a cutie, I'd love to Smooch adorable Scootch!  :heart

Thanks booni!  :heart


 :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 19, 2014, 09:11:09 PM
Thank you soooooooo much for the pictures! Your descriptions of Mom and Dad are right on!!

:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 20, 2014, 08:40:05 AM
 
A bit later in the day & Dad is in the Nest & really hot.
He is panting to cool off.
Look at his tongue!
You can just see those pointy-backwards spike thingies on it!
 
june 12 2014 13:19 - Dad on the Nest

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 20, 2014, 12:05:43 PM
Wonderful photos, Booni.  You've captured their personalities beautifully!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 21, 2014, 09:03:27 AM
 
i had luck twice yesterday that Scootch was visible while i was there with my camera!
He was watching something flying above here.
In front of him are the dead needles of what was once a green Fir branch.
His beak just looks so gigantic!
He still has lots of grey feathers, with the new brown ones growing in.
The front of his neck is grey, the back is brown.
You can see the yellow beak & head of the adult to the left.
The dark spot behind his commissure & eye could be his ear hole?
 
june 20 2014 12:44 - Scootch
 
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What a sweet face!
 
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A little later in the day, & he is showing us his wing!
Lots of grey fluff still there, but he is growing his big primaries & secondaries now.
Right now they are encased in a heavy sheath of keratin & being fed by blood.
He needs lots of food every day to grow these feathers in healthy.
Lack of food at this stage, or any stage of his growth, which is every day of his life, will cause these feathers to be defective & weak.
Look how the feathers are all growing out of the tips of the sheaths.
This would be his left wing, & Mum is in the Nest with him, dozing.

june 20 2014 18:11 - Mum & Scootch
 
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Mum*s tell-tale *part* & Scootch*s bright eye!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 21, 2014, 09:16:07 AM
Great series booni and yes may be the earhole! good eye.. speaking of eyes Scootch is eyeing YOU!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 21, 2014, 09:19:45 AM
 
Mum is blinking her nictitating membrane.
 
june 20 2014 18:16:56 - Mum & Scootch
 
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Scootch is blinking his nictitating membrane here.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on June 21, 2014, 10:44:15 AM
                               :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on June 21, 2014, 01:05:54 PM
Love these booni!  Scootch is just adorable!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 21, 2014, 08:08:14 PM
Oh my, the best photos yet - look at that personality!!  Thank you SO much for these photos, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2014, 11:02:27 AM
 
june 12 2014 16:15 - Mum on the Nest
 
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june 12 2014 16:19 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 22, 2014, 05:29:15 PM
Exquisite! Wow!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 25, 2014, 06:59:47 AM
 
Mum & Dad seemed on alert this day.
Both of them were in the Nest.
 
june 21 2014 14:11 - Mum on the Nest Dad on the close up cam box
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 25, 2014, 07:26:32 AM
 
This lovely Tree is to the left of Grassy Point, in the direction of the Niner territory.
It is very short & has a flat bushy top & is near the water.
 
june 23 2014 17:42 - Mum on the flat-topped Grassy Point Tree
 
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Mum is looking towards the Nest area here.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 25, 2014, 07:37:48 AM
 
june 23 2014 17:44:56 - Mum on the flat-topped Grassy Point Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on June 25, 2014, 02:55:42 PM
 :heart  I love those action shots!  Oh Boy!  And that Scootch is just simply a heartbreaker! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2014, 07:43:48 AM
 
june 16 2014 09:52 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
 
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He*s getting dive-bombed by Crows, but i am not quite catching this with my camera.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2014, 07:52:16 AM
 
Caught the Crow this time!
 
june 16 2014 09:53:48 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2014, 09:13:13 AM
 
Here is Dad on the Nest, with Scootch out of sight.
Look at all the little poopshots on the Nest branches!
 
june 18 2014 17:32 - Dad in the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on June 28, 2014, 02:40:49 PM
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on June 30, 2014, 04:05:44 PM
Wonderful photos!!!
Thanks you Bonni
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on June 30, 2014, 05:45:13 PM
Wonderful photos of handsome Dad     Thank you Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2014, 09:48:38 AM
 
Okay!
So i lucked out & caught Scootch from the ground, standing on the back rim of the Nest!
But my fotos didn*t turn out as well as i*d like.
There is only a tiny window to poke my camera through lots of branches, so maybe this confuses the camera*s focus, or maybe it was heat waves?
So, not the best fotos, but for documentation*s sake, here they are!

It is a hot & humid day, Scootch is panting & Mum is snoozing!
 
july 1 2014 14:21 - Scootch & Mum in the Nest
 
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Something was catching Scootch*s eye high above.
i never saw what it was.
 
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Well hello there!
Pleased to make your aquaintance!
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2014, 09:55:17 AM
 
Mum is drowsy in the heat.
Scootch is still curious about something up there in the sky.
 
july 1 2014 14:25 - Scootch & Mum in the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2014, 10:00:36 AM
 
Watch & you can see that Scootch still has fuzzy grey down on his back & his lovely legs!
You can hear the lovely calls of Robins & Swainson*s Thrushes!

july 1 2014 14:26 Scootch with Mum in the Nest
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niOqXByOgDs
 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2014, 10:29:42 AM
 
Lovely sparkle in the eye, just wish this was focused better!
 
july 1 2014 14:30 - Scootch & Mum in the Nest
 
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i am posting this sub-standard foto to show you that Scootch has turned a bit & you can see the grey down still on his legs & breast/neck!
Look how lovely the beak is, & the pointy tongue!
 
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Fuzzy grey down & sweet yellow rubbery gape in these fotos.
 
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You can see the crop here, & more of the fuzzy grey second down feathering.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2014, 10:39:20 AM
 
Scootch was disappearing in those last fotos above.
He went out of sight down into the Nest so i carried on with my day.

Now we are much later in the day, getting close to dark & not the ideal time for photography, however, there is Scootch in view again & i can*t resist!
Look at the fuzzy grey down on his leg & where his tail feathers are now growing from.
 
july 1 2014 20:20 - Scootch in the Nest
 
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All these fotos show you the fuzzy grey down, which is why i am swallowing my pride & posting these lousy fotos!
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14379110169/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14379110169/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: MaggiesMom on July 03, 2014, 10:43:34 AM
love all these shots - fuzzy focus, fuzzy down, whatever!  it's such a treat to have them.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2014, 10:50:30 AM
 
Still a baby, & so endearing!
 
july 1 2014 20:23 - Scootch in the Nest
 
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i had to crank my ISO for these.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on July 03, 2014, 11:29:13 AM
Booni! ♥ - you are such a perfectionist!  All those pictures of Scootch are way more than we would otherwise have had without you.  Scootch is such a sweetiepie, and looks to be well aware of your presence.  Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: auroradawn on July 03, 2014, 01:18:52 PM
Booni, terrific, fantastic captures.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 03, 2014, 02:01:47 PM
Thank you for these close-ups Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on July 03, 2014, 02:43:33 PM
I Love Scootch's grey flannel PJs   :heart       Thank you so much Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on July 03, 2014, 05:22:58 PM
My goodness...what a gorgeous eaglet.!  Thanks booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: passerine on July 04, 2014, 10:16:44 PM
Fuzzy, clear, blurry don't matter it's just real nice to have these photos of Scootch to fawn over. Thanks Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on July 05, 2014, 08:23:38 AM
Fuzzy, clear, blurry don't matter it's just real nice to have these photos of Scootch to fawn over. Thanks Booni.

I sooooooooo agree Passerine! The pictures and captures warm my heart and are remarkable! Thank you again and again!!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2014, 09:43:13 AM
 
july 1 2014 20:28 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14608224733/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14608224733/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2014, 10:03:20 AM
 
Okay, now, this is earlier on the same day.
& once again, i am not happy with these fotos.
For some reason, almost none are sharp.
Must have just been one of those days.
So, this time, i am on the OTHER side of the Nest.
i was given permission to photograph from the Blue Roof House*s window!
i was quite excited about this, as i haven*t tried this in quite a while.
But once i set up, it was a bit disappointing as the only clear area i could see now is the top of the close up cam box.
The branches of the Fir Nest Tree have really grown & blocked the view from here into the Nest!
But, i waited & got fotos of what i could see.
First of all, here is where Mum was.
She is looking towards Grassy Point.
This is a huge Tree.
The view from there must be absolutely spectacular.
 
july 1 2014 10:31 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Here is Dad landing in the Nest, while i was looking at Mum, so just caught the tail end of him landing.
That is the close up cam box under his right wing.
Look how buried in sticks it is.
Scootch has now *branched* to that close up cam box!
A milestone in his development.

july 1 2014 10:33 - Dad arrives in the Nest with food
 
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july 1 2014 10:38 - Dad on the Nest
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14401550548/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14401550548/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2014, 10:20:13 AM
 
i saw Mum fly off the Babysitting Tree, & she was gone for a while, but i was watching for her to return so i could capture her with my camera.
i was in luck!
Here is Mum arriving on the Nest from the left, & she has food in her foot.
 
july 1 2014 10:45 - Mum arrives in the Nest with food
 
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i love  how you see her right foot & pantaloons in this one!
 
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Look how you can see right up her tail to where the brown body feathers begin, & there is some brown mixed in with the white.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2014, 10:39:45 AM
 

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Mum is in the Nest feeding Scootch, Dad is stepping up to the buried close up camera*s box.
 
july 1 2014 10:46 - Dad steps up to the close up cam box

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2014, 10:49:19 AM
 
july 1 2014 10:46 - Mum in the Nest, Dad feaks his beak on the close up cam box then flies off
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEfvTmfbrQo
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2014, 11:01:11 AM
 
july 1 2014 10:58 - Mum in the Nest with Scootch
 
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The whole time i was photographing from this position, i never got a good view of Scootch.
This is the best view of what i saw of him, his right wing & a bit of his stubby tail, still growing in.
i believe he is doing some flapping on the way to perching on the back side of the Nest after being fed.

july 1 2014 10:59 - Mum in the Nest with Scootch
 
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july 1 2014 11:05 - Mum in the Nest
 
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When Dad flew off, he landed in the Babysitting Tree.
He has a very full crop.
You can see the white under-feathering here pushed out by the full crop, & looking like a bowtie!

july 1 2014 11:06 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 06, 2014, 11:15:20 AM
These are wonderful views, Booni!  Love Dad's bowtie :-)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 08, 2014, 08:27:50 AM
 
june 24 2014 18:27 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 08, 2014, 08:29:59 PM
Your photos are so clear, Thank you booni for sharing what a pair they are  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2014, 10:39:35 AM
 
june 30 2014 18:43 - Dad in the His & Hers Tree
 
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i think these fotos are sideways, but i don*t care!
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2014, 10:53:54 AM
 
june 30 2014 18:44 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 09:26:50 AM
 
july 2 2014 18:05 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 09:39:41 AM
 
Mum has a fluffy stuck to her beak & one coming loose on her back.
 
july 2 2014 18:08:29 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 09:42:37 AM
 
july 2 2014 18:15 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 11:14:17 AM
 
This was a hot hot day & Scootch was preening away in the sunshine, making me feel itchy.
Scootch still needs to grown into this huge beak!
 
july 3 2014 16:20 - Scootch on the Nest
 
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There*s a fluffy on the beak & one flying behind the neck here.
 
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This one shows the condition of some of the bigger wing feathers, not visible in those other fotos.
Scootch still has grey fluffy down popping up between the newer brown feathering.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 11:28:47 AM
 
The fresh green Fir branch that was blocking my view into the Nest next to the stump has now gone dry & the needles are a lovely red colour.

july 3 2014 16:23 - Scootch on the Nest
 
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Preening again.
It always blows me away how young Birds already know how to care for their feathering.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 11:33:11 AM
 
Every Eaglet & Eagle has their own face & personality.
Scootch is one of a kind!  :heart
 
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july 3 2014 16:34:14 - Scootch on the Nest
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2014, 10:25:08 PM
 
july 12 2014 12:31 - Mum feeding Scootch on the Nest
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP5hazqEkqc
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 14, 2014, 08:47:28 AM
 
july 3 2014 16:37 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree

Mum is keeping an eye on Scootch in the Nest from Grassy Point.
 
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Here you can see her nictitating membrane.
 
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(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14466785290_85be4fe54f_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2918/14466785290_3d0ed7239a_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14653465035/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14653465035/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 14, 2014, 08:53:09 AM
 
july 3 2014 16:43:52 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/14466829739_8fd48e7263_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/14466829739_1e673e06c2_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14650219491_4386feb768_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3848/14650219491_6bab7857f0_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/14673378003_dcdd5a82bc_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/14673378003_d6357c5afb_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14651238794_90124ea959_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14651238794_9a402d5966_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14651238794/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14651238794/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 14, 2014, 08:55:30 AM
 
july 3 2014 16:39 - Mum keeping an eye on the Nest from the His & Hers Tree
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxIhwqZuP38
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2014, 10:47:30 AM
 
It was a rainy day when i spotted Mum low down in this Tree near the water & the His & Hers Tree.
In this first foto, her nictitating membrane is visible.
 
july 4 2014 16:35 - Mum in the Grassy Point Guest House Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14662962445_71d080c071_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3864/14662962445_f3991262d3_o.jpg)

Mum*s head & face are so distinctive!
i bet i could pick her out of a lineup!
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/14639977216_3f261e98d7_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5483/14639977216_380c859a82_o.jpg)

Ooops!
Think my van was in the way for this one.
It was raining, so i went inside the van after this one.
Mum has a fluffy stuck to the top of her beak.
 
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Mum is just so fabulously gorgeous, to me.
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14659724731_92785bf672_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2927/14659724731_600b29890f_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14659724731/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14659724731/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2014, 10:55:21 AM
 
july 4 2014 16:37:53 - Mum in the Grassy Point Guest House Tree
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14662564072_757b45c90f_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14662564072_b293d9c705_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14662938875_d96d3ca649_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/14662938875_65aeae415e_o.jpg)

This is what the back of her head is looking like these days.
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14682821853_8881277432_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/14682821853_7e479f4367_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14682834053_e039f8513e_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3893/14682834053_a78b4bee2b_o.jpg)

It was pouring rain, & here Mum is shuggling to shake off the rain, the way a dog would.
Look how her head & body feathers are all fluffed out.
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14662920395_b82d27fbee_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14662920395_5a64496aaf_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14682834053/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14682834053/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2014, 11:04:00 AM
 
Mum is looking towards the Nest here, & the fluffy stuck to her beak is very visible.
 
july 4 2014 16:40 - Mum in the Grassy Point Guest House Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14476485447_8ac468d21e_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14476485447_f397fb3a40_o.jpg)

This is a wise face, that has seen a lot in her lifetime.
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14476306548_bb281c6fc3_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14476306548_718c990382_o.jpg)
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14476461627/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14476461627/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2014, 11:08:24 AM
 
july 4 2014 16:41:53 - Mum in the Grassy Point Guest House Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14476280198_1ce9db1923_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/14476280198_3b1f339936_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14659712291_0016dc8314_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2919/14659712291_c9d4515d18_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14476280198/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14476280198/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 17, 2014, 11:50:11 AM
Thank you so much, Booni, for your photos and insights


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boodle317 on July 17, 2014, 03:24:44 PM
she's simply magnificent. 

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Lucia on July 20, 2014, 10:15:22 AM
Booni Hi, I'm seeing  of Scootch's photos and all are stunning. It's so comforting to see Mom and Dad, our beautiful family of eagles, healthy. Thank you for telling us these stories through your camera. Muito obrigada! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2014, 09:03:37 AM
 
i have a spot i*m allowed to photograph from that gives us a nice view of Scootch*s favourite spot to perch these days!
This is the back end of the old close up cam box Scootch is perched on.
The box is on a big tilt, so the front end is buried in sticks, while the back end is still clear.
 
july 22 2014 13:24 Scootch on the close up cam box
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0q00SlQNo0
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on July 23, 2014, 09:26:17 AM
Wooohoooo! is right Booni! Thanks!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on July 23, 2014, 08:52:32 PM
Fabulous photos, booni!  Thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 25, 2014, 10:13:19 PM
This is from a few weeks back... I'm trying to catch up.
On June 30, after I had gotten home from work, I heard some trills very near. I went out with my camera and found an eagle was perched across the road from my house - on a fir above my mailbox.
At first I thought this was Mom, but now that I have seen the photos closer, I seriously doubt it.
The closest cam video to this time is here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1504.msg153703#msg153703).
My first photo is from 8:49 pm, so this eagle would have landed around 8:48.

I had time to creep closer, bit by bit. Then I actually left and got my tripod, and the eagle stayed there.
Here are a few of the photos I took.

June 30, 8:52 pm
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The wings are half-open... drying off, or cooling down? It was a hot day.
There is a fluffy at the base of the right leg.
And an interesting demarcation at the midline, brought in relief by the angled light. As if this was someone wearing an eagle suit with a zipper down the front.

8:55
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A little bit of staining on the head feathers, around the beak. The breeze is ruffling some of the neck feathers.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 25, 2014, 10:21:57 PM
More photos from June 30, across the road from my house.
9:01 pm
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Relaxed enough to do a little preening. I don't see a part at the back of the head.
9:16
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Here's the last photo I took. Still don't see a part at the back of the head.
9:18
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I went inside after that, because there wasn't enough light for photos. About 5 minutes later, I heard more trills, and went to check. The visitor was gone.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 25, 2014, 10:53:53 PM
Two more photos of the same eagle, perched near my house.
The first one is my best shot at the back of the eagle's head.
June 30, 9:03 pm
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14746366952_cbbb5847f7_z.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14746366952_49b8a8357e_o.jpg)


This one shows the left side of the face. Looking toward the nest.
9:04 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 26, 2014, 08:07:46 AM

 
wren, this looks to me to be Dad!  :heart
He even has a bit of a *tie* over his crop in one of your fotos.

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 26, 2014, 08:54:00 PM
 
Today i was down at Hidden Beach with Otto & Rufus.
Either Mum or Dad was in one of the Trees there.
At one point i saw Crows & a Great Blue Heron fly off from the shore, i believe it was the kronking of the GBH that caught my attention.
They were flying off because an Eagle was coming their way!
The Eagle see-sawed over the water & made a grab at something & flew back to Hidden Beach & landed in a Tree there where they proceeded to eat what was in their feet.
It seemed to me the Eagle had stolen something from the Crows or the GBH, that one of them had caught.
i was thinking, why wouldn*t they bring that to the Nest for Scootch?
But then, Mum & Dad need to eat too.
But not long after, they did take off from that Tree & flew towards the Nest.
i could hear Scootch screeping!
i believe this (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1511.msg154529#msg154529) video from the cam matches the end of my sighting.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 26, 2014, 09:32:06 PM
 :eceek :eclove how cool to see everything! ty booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 26, 2014, 11:39:13 PM
Booni, thanks for the identification!

My corner is definitely within Mom and Dad's territory. I was kind of puzzled that a visitor would sit there for half an hour at this time of year. So what I saw and heard makes more sense now.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 27, 2014, 10:37:07 AM
 
Some fotos of Scootch on the close up cam box.
 
july 22 2014 13:17 - Scootch on the old close up cam box
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14572241109_c053cdc153_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14572241109_379263c3f3_o.jpg)
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14572241109/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14572241109/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 27, 2014, 10:42:19 AM
 
july 22 2014 13:27 - Scootch on the old close up cam box
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14755706531_31a8873ef5_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14755706531_ca4de262e7_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/14572235838_874fd961e6_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3852/14572235838_122b4f3783_o.jpg)
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14755706531/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14755706531/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations 2014
Post by: linused on July 27, 2014, 10:32:46 PM
Booni,   I love seeing these close up pics of Scootch   :heart   Thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on July 27, 2014, 10:38:07 PM
Handsome! Thanks Booni!
:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 28, 2014, 09:17:54 AM
 
july 16 2014 17:55 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14765049151_0374a975a5_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2923/14765049151_3df7e81088_o.jpg)
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14765049151/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14765049151/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 28, 2014, 02:03:40 PM
Fantastic! :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on July 28, 2014, 05:12:53 PM
Thank you Booni. Wonderful!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on July 28, 2014, 05:20:34 PM
Great shots Booni!! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 31, 2014, 12:27:33 PM
 
So thanks to mishi & cali, i got a call after i got home from work that Scootch had climbed the wide angle camera!
Tired & hungry as i was, i just could not miss t his opportunity to photograph this wonderful achievement by Scootch!
& the light was perfect!
& i brought my GOOD camera, yay!
Managed to take 969 fotos, so it*ll be a while before i can post most of them.
So here*re four i selected before hitting the hay last night.
 
july 30 2014 19:36 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/14605238019_45318df8e0_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3875/14605238019_a2de2f2cda_o.jpg)

july 30 2014 19:36:17 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14605380037_86f5561176_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2916/14605380037_e56f787e3b_o.jpg)

Here, he is stretching his right wing & leg!
Look at those cute chubby toes!  :heart
i LOVE the tassels on the ends of those tail feathers!

july 30 2014 19:44 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/14811737993_8cab043eeb_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3846/14811737993_3aace32f03_o.jpg)

The lighting just got lovelier & lovelier!

july 30 2014 20:21 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14605236579_1d7b62c67a_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/14605236579_d305438aa1_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14605238019/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/14605238019/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 31, 2014, 12:41:47 PM
oh we were hoping you or Wren could get there to take photos - wonderful!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on July 31, 2014, 02:02:39 PM
:heart :heart thanks Bonni!!!
Wonderful!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 31, 2014, 03:28:49 PM
Wowee, Booni!  Fantastic photos, including catching the poop shot!    :thumbup:     :nod2   

 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: BBE on August 03, 2014, 08:31:13 PM
Scootch - you did it - well done.  May you soon soar high and far.  :heart

Booni thanks for the great pics of the event.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 09, 2014, 01:47:57 PM
I got those photos of Mom while I looked for Scootch.

Earlier she was on the BST, looking due south, not interested in the beach. From the beach you couldn't even see her face. Then she moved to the Peters' tree.
This first photo is from the road.
She has a big fluffy stuck to her beak. She had a good preen while she sat on the BST.
August 9, 11:38 am
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14869909512_e9d0d6536a_z.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14869909512_b8cb40bf4f_k.jpg)


I moved to the beach to find out what she was looking at. Still hoping to find Scootch, but no luck. Got some nice pictures of Mom, though.
11:55
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Talons crossed.  :heart
11:56
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11:57
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on August 09, 2014, 02:37:49 PM
Wonderful report, Wren!  Thank you so much for finding Mom and searching for Scootch..... Looks like Mom knows just where Scootch is!  Love the fluffy! ♥ :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: paintnut on August 09, 2014, 02:38:06 PM
After Wren returned home she stopped in chat to give us a report on what she saw and what others had told her.   She had gone out searching after hearing Scootch screeping while she was sitting on her deck.  In her searching she did not see or hear Scootch.   She reported the following:


A neighbour between Gregg's Tree and Grassy Point saw the two adults and Scootch flying toward grassy point after Scootch took the tumble last night.

Parents leading, Scootch following, flying like mad on her new wings, rapid wing beats.

Then one of the adults peeled off and circled back. That wouuld be the fly-by the nest at the end of Lasher's video
 
 Ok, then another neighbour saw Scootch on Grassy Point around 8 o'clock last night, screeping to beat the band
 
 So I checked the beach but noticed that Mom was on the BST NOT looking at the beach.
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 11, 2014, 09:03:30 PM
August 11.
This morning, Booni was the first one to get photos of Scootch as she perched at the top of Gregg's Tree. I'm really looking forward to her postings.

Meanwhile, here are a few photos I caught later, as Scootch made the final leg of her flight back to the nest.

This series shows her flying from the BST toward the WA cam.

August 11, 9:30 am
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14701441648_12e264e8f1_z.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3910/14701441648_27d077aff1_o.jpg)



(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14701441838_d8ca0be44d_z.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14701441838_43b526021a_o.jpg)



(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14701441878_086e60db9e_z.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3866/14701441878_0841e6bd56_o.jpg)


Look how she's raised the little feathers at the leading edge of her wings, between the previous photo and this one. I had never seen that before.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14701441898_a1afd31121_z.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14701441898_7685eeed65_o.jpg)

A few dings on her left primaries... Hard to tell if they are nicks or just unzips.

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Best view of her feet in this last one before I lost sight of her. The nest is just a short distance to our left.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 11, 2014, 09:32:08 PM
August 11, 9:31 am. Scootch has just landed on the WA cam and her feathers are in great disarray from her flight.

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She is not terribly sure-footed as she moves around.
9:32
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Bad time to have technical problems... I missed her hop into the nest. But here she is, home, safe and sound at last.
9:35
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Here's part of the homecoming feast. Scootch ate nonstop for about half an hour.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 11, 2014, 11:07:25 PM
Another visit to the nest in the late afternoon.

Mom on the BST, preening.
August 11, 5:21
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I find Scootch on the WA cam. Her pose reminds me of a series of photos Booni took, of David and Alexandra on a long branch of the BST. David had his wings partly open this way. Right now Scootch's left wing is hanging lower.

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Right wing-foot-tail stretch.
5:31
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Back to the David pose, symmetrical now.
5:42
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 11, 2014, 11:16:31 PM
August 11, 5:45 pm. Scootch is still on the WA cam, resting, stretching from time to time.

Left-wing-left-foot stretch.
5:45
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Now gently stretch those wings...
5:46
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Back to the David pose again... Left wing a little lower.
This is how she still was when I left.
5:50
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2014, 02:00:44 PM
 
Yesterday morning, pretty early, there was a large landing on Gregg*s Tree & then we started hearing familiar calls!
Could it be?
People were calling me & writing to me, saying go! go! go!
So i left my coffee after two sips & jumped out of my nightgown into my clothes & ran down there.
To my amazement, someone was in the uppermost branch of Gregg*s Tree.
& they were not an adult!
Was another fledgling Eagle visiting this territory?
Or could it really be Scootch had returned?
Where had she been?
How did she have the strength & skill to get to the tippy top of this over 200' Tree?
My mind was boggled, so i just took fotos.
This is a hard perch spot to photograph, there are too many branches in the way, but i did what i could.
 
august 11 08:19 - Scootch in the topmost branch of Gregg*s Tree

i wanted proof that this was Scootch.
Where are those white tail tips of hers?
From the ground i couldn*t quite see them, but there they are, in this foto.
Scootch has come back!  :heart  :eclove :hearts2
 
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Okay, here are those gorgeous tail tips, lit by the morning sun.

august 11 08:20 - Scootch*s tail in the topmost branch of Gregg*s Tree
 
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august 11 08:24 - Scootch in the topmost branch of Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2014, 02:06:22 PM
 
august 11 08:26 - Scootch in the topmost branch of Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2014, 02:21:48 PM
 
Okay, now these are from today.
i was driving by so i stuck my camera out to see what was going on & to take some assessment fotos of Scootch.
She was on the old, no longer functional wide angle camera, which seems to be her new favourite spot.
It is cloudy with dull light, so not the best foto op for good detailing.
Look at the difference in the sky colour between yesterday morning & this morning!
 
august 12 2014 11:34 - Scootch on the wide angle camera
 
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august 12 11:31 - Scootch back of head on the wide angle camera
 
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august 12 2014 11:31 - Scootch on the wide angle camera
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: crazy lady 38 on August 12, 2014, 02:49:04 PM
Your photos are beautiful Booni, Thank you so so much, and the back of Scootch's head looks like Mom's "Do" without the part, lol

Thanks again,


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on August 12, 2014, 05:07:38 PM
Such a gorgeous bird!  Such fabulous photos!!! Thank you so much, Booni!  And Thank You for all your tough work, craning your neck for hours, climbing over rocks, wading through forests, looking for Scootch while she was MIA!!!!!!    :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on August 12, 2014, 05:19:51 PM

august 11 08:26 - Scootch in the topmost branch of Gregg*s Tree
 
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snip

I :heart this picture!   TY booni.

Thanks so much to booni and wren for all their photos, videos, stories, and searches!  :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 12, 2014, 08:51:00 PM
Thanks for running out there, booni!  Wonderful photos of beautiful Scootch (and what a welcome sight!!)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 13, 2014, 09:52:36 PM
August 13 in the afternoon... I stopped by and found Scootch perched on the Babysitting Tree.

August 13, 4:55 pm
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Chest feathers waving in the breeze.
4:57
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Rajame on August 13, 2014, 10:40:46 PM
Thank you Wren!
:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 14, 2014, 02:32:01 AM
A very ratty looking youngster flies over. In their second and third year, immature eagles gradually drop their first, longer set of flight feathers and this gives their wings that uneven edge. This one has recently dropped at least two long feathers and is looking particularly disheveled.
August 13, 5 pm
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Scootch watches the flier go by.

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Half an hour later, I check in again and catch Scootch flapping her wings and turning around on her branch.
5:28
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gzebear on August 14, 2014, 08:22:56 AM

Beautiful photos, wren and booni - thanks so much for sharing them. Wren, I wonder if the juvenile you saw is the same one in this video: http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1516.msg155047#msg155047 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1516.msg155047#msg155047)

It's hard to see, it happens so fast, but a trained eye may see unevenness in the flight feathers.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 14, 2014, 04:00:50 PM
Gze, thanks for the link!
It does happen quickly indeed.
I watched that short clip a number of times, trying to pause it when the unknown eagle flies by.
I'm pretty sure I see a blur of lighter tail, like an adult's.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: BBE on August 14, 2014, 09:05:53 PM
Beautiful photos of a big and bold Scootch.   Mega thanks to wren and Booni.  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 14, 2014, 10:36:59 PM
Thank you Wren for the updates!, Very interesting on the unknown youngster!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 09:11:49 AM
 
i went out with my good camera in the lovely evening light & found Scootch & Mum in the Babysitting Tree.
i*ll post those fotos in a bit.
i stayed til the light faded & then Scootch disappeared into the Nest.
Turned out i missed her flying to the tippy top of Constables* by ten minutes.
On my next driveby, she was in the Babysitting Tree again.
The light is gone behind clouds, but there is just enough to catch her eye here.
 
august 14 2014 19:17 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree
 
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i am totally enamored of this Eaglet.
She has so much personality!
She is so curious & adventurous.
& look!
She has her right toe wrapped around that little stubby branch just like Mum does!
She is comfortable enough to stand on one foot here.
i can*t tell whether it is the left or right foot.

august 14 2014 19:18 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree
 
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i can*t quite figure out if this is the same branch with the little stubby branch that Mum wraps her right toes around!
Different light, different date, different angle, so hard to tell.

january 31 2014 15:12 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 09:43:52 AM
 
Now here we are, a little earlier in the day.
Mum & Scootch are both in the Babysitting Tree.
Scootch is on the bare branch, Mum is below a bit & to the left of her, closer to the trunk.
 
august 14 2014 13:27 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Look at her lovely tail tips.

august 14 2014 13:27 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree
 
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This foto shows how close together they were perched.
 
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august 14 2014 13:29 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 10:42:31 AM
 
Okay, here we are back to later in the day yesterday.
i waited for the sun to be at a better angle, & it was, but Scootch was in the shade!
So i had to wait for her to turn & catch the light.
Her body was in shade, so these are some nice portraits of her head.
 
august 14 2014 18:09 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree
 
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august 14 2014 18:09:55 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree
 
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She still seems like a sweet baby to me.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 12:10:09 PM
 
Scootch was drowsing in the heat of the sun.
You don*t often see the feathered eyelid closed like this.
 
august 14 2014 18:14 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Mum is lower down & to the left, close to Scootch.
Unfortunately, her head is hidden by a large stubby branch.
Scootch is perched on one foot, her left, her feathers blown by the wind.
& look at those lovely tail tips with tassels.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 12:37:57 PM
 
Scootch is on the move!
Out comes that right foot which has been hidden & resting.
Wings are starting to open.

august 14 2014 18:24 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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That nice light is finally catching some of her feathering!, the white under wing feathering is lovely.

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Scootch, giving her wings & tail a stretch after being perched so still for so long.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 01:11:52 PM
 
A little stretch of that left foot now.
Notice how she*s in shade but for a few spots which are lit.

august 14 2014 18:24:21:80 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Whatchya gonna do next Scootcheroo?

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Scootch is moving to her left.

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Ahhhhhh, a nice left wing foot & tail stretch!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 15, 2014, 01:48:58 PM
 :eceek Spectacular series booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: madrona on August 15, 2014, 01:52:13 PM
Enjoying these photos, booni.  Love the white tail tips - like lace-trimmed underwear!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 02:00:18 PM
 
Here is the big stretch continuing.
The light is finally catching her lovely head!
Look at the length of her, from the top of her head to the tip of her left wing!

august 14 2014 18:24:27 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on August 15, 2014, 02:04:54 PM
Thank You Ground Obs for giving us the nice look at scootch up close.  These photos are so beautiful and of course scootch is doing a great job of modeling for you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 02:30:37 PM
 
The stretch continues.

august 14 2014 18:24:30 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 02:55:36 PM
 
Another stretch of both wings at once, now.

august 14 2014 18:24:34 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 15, 2014, 03:05:39 PM

Oh booni....these pictures just make my heart smile!  Gitchi Miigwetch!! 
(love Love LOVE the tassles)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 03:08:57 PM
 


august 14 2014 18:24:36 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 15, 2014, 03:25:44 PM
 
Poop!

august 14 2014 18:24:53 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ivani on August 17, 2014, 03:51:56 PM
Wonderful photos. Thank you Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 18, 2014, 08:42:56 AM
 
Mum was perched in this branch when Scootch flew in & landed there & Mum flew off to His & Hers Tree.
 
august 18 2014 06:41 - Scootch in one of the Glass House Trees
 
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august 18 2014 06:42 - Mum in  the His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 18, 2014, 08:59:42 AM
 :thumbup: yes, Woohooo!!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: BBE on August 18, 2014, 10:14:44 AM
Beautiful photos of Mom enjoying a Hornby Island sunrise. And Scootch looking on.

Thanks Booni - enjoy your day.

 :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on August 18, 2014, 04:19:07 PM
Wow!  Wowee!  The light on Mom...the warm glow!  How gorgeous!  And how wonderful of you, Booni, to get up early enough to capture that amazing photo!!!  To find Mom, and catch her in that amazing morning light!  Thank You!!! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on August 19, 2014, 11:20:58 AM
Such great photos of Scootch and Mum.  Thank you so much (((Booni)))


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 21, 2014, 07:22:45 AM
Thank you, Booni and Wren, these are endearing pictures of our Mom and Scootch. I like to think that Scootch has her eye on Mom in many of these shots - and Vice Versa!  Oh, and I can also imagine that the unknown youngster is David or Alexandra watching over the duo and taking scouting reports back to Dad.   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 29, 2014, 09:27:12 PM
 
august 14 2014 18:10 - Scootch stretches her right leg & foot in the Babysitting Tree
 
 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6MjiPl0cHo
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on August 29, 2014, 10:53:19 PM
ah, such a beautiful girl - ty Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: linused on August 29, 2014, 11:08:27 PM
Many thank yous Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 30, 2014, 06:41:54 AM
awesome booni!!  I just love the scootch colors!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 31, 2014, 04:04:02 PM
 
Two videos of Scootch preening.
In each she makes a short call.
In the first one you can hear Rufus barking.
Then you hear Otto joining in.

Scootch calls twice in this one.

august 14 2014 18:27 - Scootch preens in the Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5-TjJmjWAY


One call by Scootch in this one.

august 14 2014 18:34 - Scootch preens in the Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nJxc3YOI4k
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 09:31:28 AM
 
Okay, going back to august 14 now.
Scootch is back from being missing for two days & this is three days later & she is in the Babysitting Tree with Mum.
She is on the long bare branch that is so noticeable from the webcam.
Mum is below & to the left of her, close to the trunk & hidden by a stubby branch.
There was nice light on her lovely tail tips here.

august 14 2014 18:25 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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She was doing a lot of preening in the shade there, & in this foto you can see one of her fluffies flying away!
There is also one caught in the branch up & to the right of her.

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She was in & out of the shadow so i am trying to time the fotos for when she catches the light.

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Here are her tail tips in lovely light again.

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Here her nictitating membrane is halfway across her left eye.
She has a fluffy caught on the tip of her beak.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 09:50:31 AM
 
Here, Scootch is stretching her right leg & foot & tail feathers.
Too bad she is in the shade.
It would be nice to see that lovely light on her beautiful feathering.
So i brightened the shaded areas here so that we can see.
You can see where Mum was in this foto, lower left corner.
You can just see the tip of her yellow beak above the branch that is blocking her.
Perhaps she is watching what Scootch is doing here.

august 14 2014 18:37 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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i just love her chubby toes.

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Here i left the lighting as is, showing us her lovely face.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on September 02, 2014, 09:56:36 AM
Beautiful booni... it is so nice to see these photos of her.... I am missing her, but glad that she is off to where the salmon are... I sure wish her well and a great future.... she has a part of my heart! I love how you capture her!!! Thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: auroradawn on September 02, 2014, 09:58:02 AM
Exquisite series of photo's, booni  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 10:11:14 AM
 
Scootch has gotten quite proficient at standing on only one leg while stretching, while that one foot clutches a branch very similar to the one she slipped from on fledge day!
i have lightened these fotos to bring out the shadow areas.

august 14 2014 18:37:07:60 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Ohhhh, goodie goodie!
She is turning towards the light!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: fol-di-rol on September 02, 2014, 10:20:07 AM
Thank you booni  :heart ... what a lovely bird Scootch is, and your photos of her are a joy to see.  


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 11:00:34 AM
 
Catching a bit of nice lighting here.

august 14 2014 18:37:10:50 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Look at that lovely patch of lighting here.

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Still a fluffy caught on the tip of the beak.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 11:23:32 AM
 
Ha ha ha, bad hair day.

august 14 2014 18:38:40 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Uh-Oh.
She*s on the move!
What*s she up to?

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Thank you!
i*ve waited two hours for you to do just this!  :hearts2
i wanted to show the whole bare branch, since it is so cool.

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i do love this Eaglet!

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 11:39:46 AM
 
What a honey.

august 14 2014 18:38:47 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Ooooooooooo!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Thank you!

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Lovely lighting on her orangey-yellow commissure.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 12:05:49 PM
 
On the move again, this time to her right.

august 14 2014 18:38:55:30 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 12:21:27 PM
 
Scootch is looking up here, as though she is aiming to go for a higher branch.
Mum is watching her every move from the lower left corner.

august 14 2014 18:39 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Xvi5GPKNE
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 12:21:54 PM
 
Time for a poop.

august 14 2014 18:40   Scootch poopshot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iakqsm-nZyM
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 12:33:39 PM
 
She moved along the branch to the left, & i must have blinked, because suddenly she had taken off down & to the right.
i found her back in the Nest!
It is funny, from the ground, to hear her clacking away in there among the sticks.

august 14 2014 18:48 - Scootch in the Nest

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i love these sideways steps of hers!

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This foto shows her lovely spotted pantaloons & legs.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 12:37:49 PM
 
She disappeared into the Nest or onto the close up cam after these last two fotos from this day.
Thank you Scootch!  :eclove

august 14 2014 18:53 - Scootch in the Nest

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 02, 2014, 01:02:49 PM
 
Unfortunately, Mum was mostly hidden by a big stubby branch that was right in front of her.
But i went back through all the fotos of Scootch from this day to see if she was ever visible.
Only in these two fotos.
The moment when she spots me!
i*d*ve been quaking in my boots down there on the ground, had i known she was giving me the hairy eyeball like this!
 
august 14 2014 18:32 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: OpieK on September 02, 2014, 01:46:16 PM
amazing photos, Booni - I love the way the light catches Scootch's beautiful brown eyes


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Donnae on September 02, 2014, 02:50:08 PM
These are fantastic Booni... thank you so much.... hehehe... I would have been quaking in my boots too from that look Mom gave!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: ekf on September 02, 2014, 05:27:20 PM
What fabulous photos of Scootch, Booni. Thank you! Mom's stink-eye is a hoot.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 02, 2014, 08:23:46 PM
The whole series is fantastic Love the lighting, the tippy white tal feathers, the expressions. lol and Mom peeking   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 02, 2014, 09:01:23 PM
:heart :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: passerine on September 03, 2014, 04:26:22 PM

Ha ha ha, bad hair day.

august 14 2014 18:38:40 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Uh-Oh.
She*s on the move!
What*s she up to?


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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Thank you!
i*ve waited two hours for you to do just this!  :hearts2
i wanted to show the whole bare branch, since it is so cool.

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i do love this Eaglet!

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Well worth the wait (for me TY), nice wing span. S/he sure is pretty. To me looks like s/he has a great start on life, wishing Scootch the best.

Big thanks to the grounds team, another season of great photos. :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 03, 2014, 05:14:22 PM
 :eclol Hillarious and beautiful, Well worth the patience  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 09, 2014, 10:36:40 AM
 
Okay, now this is a few days later.
i was driving through the Nest territory & spotted Mum in an unusual perch in the Peters* Tree!
Instead of being on the bare branch on top, she was lower down, in the greenery.
Scootch was keeping an eye on things from the Babysitting Tree.
It was a hot sleepy day.

august 17 2014 18:29 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Here*s where Mum was.
The usual bare perch branch is above & to her right, off screen.
Look at her faded large feathers, lower left.
Those look like they might molt out this season.

august 17 2014 18:47 - Mum in the Peters* Tree

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She is blinking her nictitating membrane here.

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i thought this foto was neat, because you can see the tip of her beak from underneath!

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Look at the fluffy, above & to her left, caught in the Fir!

august 17 2014 18:49 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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Same perch, from a different angle, close to Grassy Point.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 09, 2014, 11:27:04 AM
 
i cropped this video to focus on the two times that Scootch called.
 
august 17 2014 18:31   Scootch calls in the Babysitting Tree
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7aP9c6WLUE
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 10, 2014, 07:22:09 PM
 :heart Miss them, Thank you booni! great under beak pic too!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 10:33:38 AM
 
This was my last sighting of Scootch from the ground!
Her & Mum appeared to leave for wherever they go for six weeks later this same day.

august 22 2014 06:40 - Scootch in the His & Hers Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 10:41:43 AM
 
A video from this same day.
The sun was behind clouds, so no lovely lighting on her this time.

august 22 2014 06:41   Scootch in the His & Hers Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLSs2Nt1hA
 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 11:23:57 AM
 
On this day, two days earlier, i spotted Mum down on the beach while Scootch was watching her with great curiosity from the His & Hers Tree.
Mum is behind me & i am facing inland

august 20 2014 07:01 - Scootch in the His & Hers Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 11:25:59 AM
 
See her curiosity here.

august 20 2014 07:02   Scootch in the His & Hers Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcczYBhbP5Q
 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 11:28:02 AM
 
Mum has taken off from the beach in a blurry video & Scootch watches her fly Nestwards, & then takes off towards the beach!

august 20 2014 07:11 Scootch in the His & Hers Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYeUh2rK24E
 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 11:31:05 AM
 
i thought Scootch had followed Mum back but instead i found her in this Tree just to the left of the Woodpecker Tree that we can see from the webcam.
There is nice morning light this time.

august 20 2014 07:13 - Scootch in a Tree near the road

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 11:32:20 AM
 
Watch the ease with which she lifts off into the Wind in this video.

august 20 2014 07:14   Scootch in a Tree on the road near Grassy Point

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



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 11, 2014, 11:34:52 AM
 
The next day now, & here she is again in the His & Hers Tree, just taking off.
i lightened this one a good bit.

august 21 2014 06:43 - Scootch in the His & Hers Tree

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: fol-di-rol on September 11, 2014, 07:40:58 PM
Booni!!!  thank you, thank you, thank you - for a loving last look at Scootch the day she went on her merry way with Mom.  Those images will remain in our hearts  :heart  :heart  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: auroradawn on September 11, 2014, 08:52:00 PM
Booni, thank you for these gorgeous photo's, a real beauty Scootch is  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: sparkie on September 12, 2014, 05:05:31 AM
Booni ,thank you for these wonderful pictures of Scootch. The videos were lovely to watch . :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boodle317 on September 12, 2014, 05:33:21 AM
Thank you booni...just wonderful!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 12, 2014, 08:21:03 AM

booni, your photographs are SO special.  Scootch is one very special eaglet, miigwetch for your time in bringing these images to us all.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 12, 2014, 10:10:16 AM
 
Going back in time another few days, trying to catch up with my ground obs fotos!
i remember trying to describe this Tree to the cam operators so that they could find it.
Scootch was venturing into Trees a bit further from the Nest & seeing her in this one was quite exciting!
This Tree is just to the left of the Woodpecker Tree, that we see from the cam.
Both Trees are right on the road & both are just to the right of the very top of Grassy Point.
It was interesting that Scootch would choose this tiny broken up snag to land on, of all things.
i am on the wrong side of the light, so she is mostly a silhouette.

august 17 2014 06:51 - Scootch in a Tree near the road

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 12, 2014, 10:18:34 AM
 
Here she had her wings open to change her perch a bit.
A hand held camera on full zoom can be very frustrating.
First, i am mostly pointing the camera straight up, which is hard on the neck & arms.
Being zoomed in, it can be hard to keep your subject in the frame!
i get her centered, click the shutter, & move the camera just enough that she is no longer in the frame!
i must have done a burst of fotos here, so i am just gonna post them all.
The light is just picking up her right under wing in this one.

Oh, yes, & remember, this is only six days after she re-appeared after being missing two whole days!

august 17 2014 06:52:29 - Scootch in a Tree near the road

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Settled now.
The His & Hers Tree is over in the left upper corner area.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 12, 2014, 10:27:58 AM
booni, Is this what is referred to as flat top tree? Talk about balance control, Scootch seems very sure footed, adjusting balance well too. Thank you booni for this series!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 12, 2014, 11:26:46 AM
 
cali, i was thinking the flat-topped Tree was closer to the water?
In the Glass House Trees somewhere?
This one is right on the road, like the Woodpecker Tree.
You would think, from the cam, that we would spot this snag-topped Tree?
But i don*t think we have yet.

Okay, this day of fotos began here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg155176#msg155176)
i think what happened is that Scootch returned to the Nest & disappeared, though i could hear her clattering around in there on the sticks & the close up cam box.
i figured that was it for the night, & the light was almost gone, so i packed up my gear & was leaving, when i realized Scootch had returned to the Babysitting Tree.
So i got out my quickie camera to get these last few fotos of her that day.
Looks like i already posted these fotos darnit, but here they are again, perhaps done slightly differently!

august 14 2014 19:17 - Scootch in the Babysitting Tree

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She has such a sweet face.
& look how her right toe is grasping that stubby little branch, just like her Mum*s does!  :heart

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 14, 2014, 02:48:11 AM
Thank you booni, the similarities between Mom and Scootch are astounding. (but guess I shouldn't think so)  :really 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Donnae on September 14, 2014, 10:55:39 AM
Great photos of Scootch Booni!!!! Especially love the last one.... what a sweet face!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2014, 11:20:21 AM
 
It was hard to go to work, the day Scootch returned!
But i had to go.
i flew by the back side of the Nest on the way home to see what was going on & found wren there already!
She posted her fotos of that day here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg155024#msg155024)

In this first foto, Scootch is stretching her left wing & tail & foot, while she hangs on to the slippery sloped top of the wide angle camera!
You can see her lovely white tail tips all fanned out here.

august 11 2014 17:36 - Scootch on the wide angle camera

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She was drooping both wings like this, whether to rest or due to injury or weakness, i don*t know.
This wasn*t sunning, as it was a dull day.
i don*t think it was that hot that day either?
Back of head feathering visible.
She is hanging her left foot down this time, showing us her toes & talons!

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Looking towards Grassy Point.

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Here, she is re-arranging her perch on top of the cam box.

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Hanging her right wing open & bunching the chubby toes of her right foot.

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This foto is sharper.
Look at her lovely bunched toes & tail tips.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2014, 11:30:03 AM
 
Nice view of her tail & right foot stretch here.

august 11 2014 17:39:26 - Scootch on the wide angle camera

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Scootch looking long & lean, with a full crop.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 19, 2014, 05:00:10 AM
 :heart What a day it must have been for you... Love these Photos, thank you booni and wrennie.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 21, 2014, 12:00:12 PM
 
Here is Mum in lovely morning light.
 
august 11 2014 06:37 - Mum in the His & Hers Tree
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15124759819/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15124759819/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 21, 2014, 08:50:05 PM
What a awesome series of Mom  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 22, 2014, 08:31:36 AM
 
Going back to july, here is Mum in the His & Hers Tree in beautiful sunrise light.

july 27 2014 06:50 - Mum in His & Hers Tree

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/15135124880_8b2012e985_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3837/15135124880_a50fa1a036_o.jpg)

Mum*s head feathers are all ruffled up here.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/15298783436_abf79b09b9_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/15298783436_84ba98011f_o.jpg)

Remember this guy?
A day later, & he is in the exact same perch branch as Mum was the day before.

july 28 2014 06:31 - Dad in His & Hers Tree

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/15298779326_afca431f40_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5565/15298779326_db05a16d06_o.jpg)

 :heart

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15298779326/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15298779326/in/photostream/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: gzebear on September 22, 2014, 12:53:54 PM

Thank you Booni. I never tire of seeing your photos of Mom and Dad and their youngsters. I love those of Mom in the early morning light of August.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: ivani on September 22, 2014, 01:31:04 PM
 :heart
Thank you Booni.your photos are wonderful !!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 23, 2014, 06:18:52 AM
Lovely photos booni... can't wait to see them again


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2014, 10:04:05 AM
 
Here is Scootch in lovely sunrise light one morning, preening on the close up cam box.
 
july 29 2014 06:53 - Scootch on the close up cam box
 
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15146646028_25460b3cd5_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15146646028_21b978f429_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/15146643388_22e212d518_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/15146643388_cca69a1980_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15146643388/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15146643388/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2014, 11:12:10 AM
 
Here is Mum in that same perch branch they both seem to like, back in late july.
i believe she was just taking off here.

july 31 2014 06:59 - Mum in His & Hers Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/15333076342_e1546327fe_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/15333076342_bded602f45_o.jpg)

Now here*s Dad the next day, in an unusual spot for him to perch in the His & Hers Tree, quite a bit lower down on the Tree.

august 1 2014 07:35 - Dad in His & Hers Tree
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/15146670260_93083e4b71_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/15146670260_5374e8cc64_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/15146598579_d1f3b4369d_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3850/15146598579_d2ee1e6ecd_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3856/15333360475_794dcecc2a_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3856/15333360475_20573466b1_o.jpg)
 
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(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/15310331706_c760186e1c_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/15310331706_b9837aff61_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15310335586/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15310335586/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2014, 12:59:52 PM
 
Ha ha!
i*ve been looking forward to posting these fotos from the day i took them!
But i kept getting behind.
Now finally i can concentrate on them.
This was the day Scootch first successfully attained the wide angle camera!
i was talking on the phone at the time, so heard about it as it happened.
i dropped everything & ran.
i took *mumble, mumble* hundred, way too many, fotos in the two hours i spent down there.
i posted four in a quick hurry, here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1385.msg154656#msg154656)
Now, which ones of the rest to post?
i*ll start with this sweet video.
Scootch is surveying her world.
Imagine what this is like for her, for the very first time!
What she can see, that she never saw before.
You can hear Crows nearby, feeding their youngsters.
Scootch is watching with interest.
Then one must get too close to her & she reacts!
Watch her beak.
She even makes a small cry.

july 30 2014 18:40 - Scootch on the wide angle camera for the first time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aO4Nqs1aLQA
 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: NancyM on September 23, 2014, 01:16:56 PM
oh boy oh boy oh boy !  I want a front-row seat for these photos and videos!  I am glad you finally have time to post more from that day, booni ~ thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2014, 01:21:24 PM
 
Here she is, not missing the fact that a photographer has just shown up.
It is hot & she is panting.

july 30 2014 18:33 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/15331623551_6eec7e61b1_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3896/15331623551_3710b338ff_o.jpg)

Blinking her nictitating membrane here.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15148198308_b48e708c1a_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15148198308_ed9b66327e_o.jpg)

i was watching her figuring things out up there.
To me, here, she is thinking about how to get back down again.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/15148252117_18865b7ed9_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3886/15148252117_90ff08edd3_o.jpg)

Having a good yawn.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15148023289_6ba844e717_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15148023289_c636e82a9f_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15311751276_e48b5b369b_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2944/15311751276_f85c5cef3a_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15148252117/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15148252117/in/photostream/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2014, 01:33:45 PM
 
Giving me the once over again.
She is curious about everything that she can see now.
Her view of the world has just changed big time.

july 30 2014 18:44 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/15334783735_a91fb85988_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/15334783735_74efde6f3e_o.jpg)

Having a good stretch here.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15148092010_afcaefb972_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2943/15148092010_953e3ebd17_o.jpg)

Look at that chubby big toe/hallux/back toe of hers.  :heart

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15334471442_479c506693_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15334471442_739c46e2b7_o.jpg)

Just look at the personality in this face.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15334780375_3a0383490f_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15334780375_759af5fff2_o.jpg)

Hmmmmmmmm......
This is awful nice up here, but now how am i going to get back down again?

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15334470352_b734267db9_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2942/15334470352_f71f40c5aa_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15334780375/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15334780375/in/photostream/)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Donnae on September 23, 2014, 04:16:44 PM
Thanks Booni.... these are fantastic to see, love your photos and videos..  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: dusk44 on September 23, 2014, 08:05:24 PM
Thanks Booni..so nice to see Scootch again..love your narration too :) THx for going down to the nest when you heard she was on the WA cam..you are our eyes.

Dusk


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: OpieK on September 24, 2014, 12:26:53 AM
such special photos, Booni - you capture her personality so well


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Rajame on September 24, 2014, 01:07:28 PM
FABULOUS!!!

THANK YOU!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 25, 2014, 09:17:02 AM
                                                                                                :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2014, 09:24:15 AM
 
july 30 2014 18:47 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/15164983029_3728e5c6d4_o.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/15164983029_3728e5c6d4_o.jpg)

An interesting pose.

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15165040070_7570629653_b.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15165040070_9a7ae4deed_o.jpg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/15348550721_688e71d050_o.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3912/15348550721_688e71d050_o.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15328705196_ccae995d80_o.jpg) (https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2949/15328705196_ccae995d80_o.jpg)

Another interesting pose.
i caught her mid-preen, with her nictitating membrane blinking.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/15351736555_19d0be1612_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/15351736555_b837ee0e51_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15351736555/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15351736555/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on November 18, 2014, 04:44:51 PM
This is a great series  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2014, 10:02:15 PM
 
Picking up where we left off...
 
july 30 2014 18:56 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15505534973_bf22b77b41_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7565/15505534973_ee31909b85_o.jpg)

Chubby toes!
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8589/16123321611_392f6db5a1_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8589/16123321611_392f6db5a1_b.jpg)
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8673/16125233375_55bbb2e185_o.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8673/16125233375_55bbb2e185_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8570/16123320911_3ea6a7225e_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8570/16123320911_55db2eea44_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7571/16125233125_6f374d6cfa_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7571/16125233125_fb1186e7c2_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15505534973/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15505534973/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2014, 10:06:44 PM
 
july 30 2014 19:12 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8590/15939494637_4cb8a06dbf_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8590/15939494637_a464177b31_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7462/16125234775_f638209aa8_o.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7462/16125234775_f638209aa8_o.jpg)

Nictitating membrane blinking.
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7533/16099443646_4de7b28aef_o.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7533/16099443646_4de7b28aef_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8675/15505532233_89f128a9b1_o.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8675/15505532233_89f128a9b1_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8650/15937934010_820b5e06f0_o.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8650/15937934010_820b5e06f0_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15937934010/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15937934010/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2014, 10:14:19 PM
 
Nictitating membrane again.
 
july 30 2014 19:17 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8683/15937933780_a1cfcf7c74_o.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8683/15937933780_a1cfcf7c74_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16099443406_bd9c951753_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7487/16099443406_f822db28e2_o.jpg)

Here she is stretching her right wing tail & foot!
 
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8661/16124500802_f2226fd225_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8661/16124500802_c6b8a2d5ae_o.jpg)

Look how the tail is stretching to her right, behind the wing & the foot!
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7556/15939157949_a73e831fda_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7556/15939157949_5898fc4f39_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16099441616_c982acfae6_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/16099441616_60069b5049_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15939157949/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15939157949/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on December 27, 2014, 10:45:20 PM
 
Now it*s time to stretch the left side!
 
july 30 2014 19:23 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15505806793_11e2eb801e_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7486/15505806793_cf0ceb5443_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7519/16125510245_2136164198_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7519/16125510245_e52b0b75da_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/15938076188_fa7cb69fbb_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7474/15938076188_a0cedf1937_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/15939767147_4eff3ac681_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/15939767147_f8223e08fa_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7476/15939766147_d61939e816_b.jpg) (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7476/15939766147_ce1a56b413_o.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8622/15939764267_dcf907a62b_b.jpg) (https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8622/15939764267_34d7dfa32d_o.jpg)
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/16125510245/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/16125510245/in/photostream/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boodle317 on December 28, 2014, 06:48:04 AM
such a beauty.  thanks booni.!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: sparkie on January 03, 2015, 08:02:15 AM
Lovely pictures of Scootch  booni . Another wonderful special Hornby Eaglet


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 17, 2015, 11:38:11 AM
 
Okay, getting back to this series of fotos on a rainy day while the Eagles are all gone.
 
july 30 2014 19:31 - Scootch stretches on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/766/21305312098_5455566617_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/766/21305312098_ce82a31948_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5761/21482043922_ce38ded932_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5761/21482043922_79ff1cb12c_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/566/21305059570_a642d6d641_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/566/21305059570_329e095bcf_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/650/20870392474_597c604d24_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/650/20870392474_92e1abfc9d_o.jpg)

Doing the *daytime, nighttime* pose!
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/764/21501720231_a6cd61257d_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/764/21501720231_c55203423a_o.jpg)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 17, 2015, 11:42:54 AM
 
This was the first time Scootch had made it up to the wide angle camera box!
Quite the achievement!
& she spent hours there, as did i.
 
july 30 2014 19:39 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/614/21501727441_2474e1cfde_o.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/614/21501727441_2474e1cfde_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5768/21305066220_f45febc43a_o.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5768/21305066220_f45febc43a_o.jpg)

Love those tail tips.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/651/20872002583_fe3e32694c_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/651/20872002583_81d49137ea_o.jpg)

Ha ha, looks like she*s having a good look at her chubby toes here.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/643/21305065040_ac321f39d7_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/643/21305065040_214e8ba972_o.jpg)

i am taking lots of fotos, just waiting for her to turn & catch the light, like here.
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/712/20872000893_e44371c837_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/712/20872000893_6c51f0d1cd_o.jpg)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 17, 2015, 11:46:44 AM
 
Whhooopah!
Showing us her legs & her petticoat feathers here.
 
july 30 2014 19:47 - Scootch stretches on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5662/21501724961_0d93f85838_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5662/21501724961_abc8759203_o.jpg)

As it gets later, the light just gets better & better.
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5829/21466872476_0b42947989_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5829/21466872476_5ab5c57719_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/698/21305062700_f0fc6d25b5_b.jpg) (https://farm1.staticflickr.com/698/21305062700_6a6b83fded_o.jpg)
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5623/21501723581_e20f1ed9e9_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5623/21501723581_d693236ec8_o.jpg)

Golden glow light time!
 
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5796/21482044572_1f22aa3a6b_b.jpg) (https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5796/21482044572_656c601d99_o.jpg)
 
link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boodle317 on September 17, 2015, 02:51:27 PM
Just beautiful  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 18, 2015, 04:59:16 AM
Love this!  Thanks, Booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on September 18, 2015, 06:45:00 AM
 :eclove What a beauty What a series booni  :heart :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: gzebear on September 18, 2015, 12:00:06 PM
Scootch is just about the most beautiful eaglet I have ever seen! Booni, your photos do her justice, too! Awesome ... thanks so much! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2015, 06:00:44 PM
 
Okay, here*s a foto similar to one posted above, only this time look how lovely the light is.
You can really see the tassels on her wing & tail feathers well here.
 
july 30 2014 20:07 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5749/21331972480_f9a0908dab_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5749/21331972480_155d5403ba_o.jpg)

Lovely lighting on her right wing as she stretches it as well as her right foot & she stretches her tail to the right, too.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/605/21332161808_758643b20d_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/605/21332161808_ba514cb7ec_o.jpg)

Light glinting off the primaries of that right wing, now, & you can see her stretching that right foot.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/593/21520010575_5da49a5fef_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/593/21520010575_736bc72055_o.jpg)
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/646/21331964990_406b51921f_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/646/21331964990_cfe380eb4b_o.jpg)

i am getting the lighting i have been waiting for, & she is fortunately turning to catch that light for me.
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/648/21493776776_e212573c47_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/648/21493776776_a389751ccb_o.jpg)
 
link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2015, 06:08:06 PM
 
Ah, good, peeking her head above her wing & catching the light on it now!

july 30 2014 20:10:07 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box

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Hard to believe, when it is now dark at this time of day, that it was still so light at that time of year.
Peeking her head out nicely for us now.

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Doing a bit of a flap now.
i*m not sure i*ve seen her wanting to get down yet?
She is quite comfy up there.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/776/21508838152_db4312cf74_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/776/21508838152_b6a98b81dd_o.jpg)

Tail up, wings forward!

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Just reminding you where she is, compared to the Nest & stump.
Lovely golden stump at this time of day, too.
You see that on the cam all the time.
Nice orange glints on her primaries.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/645/20897201444_bbda81d778_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/645/20897201444_b910712a21_o.jpg)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2015, 06:11:42 PM
 
Bracing against the cam with her tail, & showing us both wings in nice light.

july 30 2014 20:17:16 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5790/21331893440_33d4733557_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5790/21331893440_23ec9b3615_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5817/21331887580_54e758a84e_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5817/21331887580_220ca2a0d0_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/563/21331847320_27d1c157c6_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/563/21331847320_9bfcba9d7e_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/675/21333018729_6cbe74478d_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/675/21333018729_5e9d74eee9_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5812/20898802723_88324cc441_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5812/20898802723_56713b30b8_o.jpg)

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2015, 06:15:21 PM
 
july 30 2014 20:17:21 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/712/20898796123_aa63f487dd_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/712/20898796123_b0d69acbed_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5780/21332168838_24c531c30c_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5780/21332168838_d6de80be90_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5649/21332997139_6a714c3bdc_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5649/21332997139_198798021f_o.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5698/20897107404_b90e852f2a_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5698/20897107404_1c7db7d79f_o.jpg)

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: paintnut on September 18, 2015, 06:17:23 PM
She sure is a beauty and what gorgeous light you caught her in!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2015, 06:18:11 PM
 
& a video to show you what she really looked like up there in real time, from the ground.

july 30 2014 20:17:34 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box


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

link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 18, 2015, 06:24:45 PM
She truly is beautiful!  Thank you for treating us and bringing back wonderful memories, booni!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Rajame on September 18, 2015, 08:27:43 PM
Beautiful!
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: luvthebirds on September 18, 2015, 08:45:18 PM
TY booni!  Just love her excitement.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Sunny on September 19, 2015, 09:27:32 AM
Booni
TY so much for sharing the photos of Scootch....
You sure have the eye for the great pics you always
seem to share
Prideenjoy/Sunny
 :s* :ty :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: jeavverhey on September 20, 2015, 12:40:42 PM
Pretty girl wanted to get to know the neighbour! :ecwink That was quite a conversation wasnt it? :nod2 Love the photos and loved the video :mhihi - Thanks Booni.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 20, 2015, 01:52:43 PM
 
Okay, Mum is now in The Babysitting Tree, so Scootch is making a bit more of a fuss.
i am trying to catch her beauty in the last of the fading lovely light.
& also trying to be ready to catch her when she returns to the Nest.
 
july 30 2014 20:21 - Scootch on the wide angle cam box
 
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/650/20951107994_503e2c538b_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/650/20951107994_3f7c0c2883_o.jpg)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5776/21573896635_854c3381e6_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5776/21573896635_53c6ac1161_o.jpg)

Looking down, to where she*d like to go.
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5709/21385784310_7e0f8fa18a_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5709/21385784310_b6e230278e_o.jpg)

i did a video, hoping to catch her dismount!

july 30 2014 20:24 - Scootch comes down from the wide angle cam box

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIVcQiNTQr8

Mum was watching everything.

july 30 2014 20:28 - Mum in The Babysitting Tree
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5729/21386013908_c0eac9c54e_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5729/21386013908_52af1f3f91_o.jpg)
 
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5804/21386002038_408569a0e1_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5804/21386002038_a3d68acd09_o.jpg)

Time for me to go home.
Mum is in shadow, & Scootch is out of sight, on the Nest.
 
link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: jeavverhey on September 21, 2015, 10:29:38 AM
If I never see her again  :eccry this is a lovely way to remember our dear Mom H :eclove - a great mother to the end  :nod2 and a beautiful strong and wise eagle. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: luvthebirds on September 21, 2015, 08:32:30 PM
Thanks booni.  Such beautiful photos of Mom and Scootch.  :heart

jeavverhey Well said.  :heart  (You made my eyes wet, but happy memories too. :eccry)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2015, 08:56:13 AM
 
i believe we were walking from Hidden Beach around Sandstone Point when i spotted this Eagle with Crows on the beach!
Not sure who this was, Mum, Dad or the Wiigs?

july 12 2014 12:59 - Eagle hunting for food at low tide on the beach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONXs-yLzqjE

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2015, 10:34:47 AM
 
Some fotos i never got around to posting at the time.
You can see the rain slicing past Dad in these first two.

july 6 2014 12:44 - Dad in The His & Hers Tree

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(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/619/22128746902_d67b1b4f8e_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/619/22128746902_c5a10040d9_o.jpg)

Next day

july 7 2014 09:59 - Mum in The His & Hers Tree

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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2015, 10:49:03 AM
 
july 10 2014 15:59 - Mum in The His & Hers Tree



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link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on October 13, 2015, 11:02:38 AM
Thank you booni! need to keep this page open fo IDs!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2015, 11:26:45 AM
 
july 11 2014 18:38 - Mum in the Nest with Scootch

This is from the water side.
Scootch is behind the Balcony on the close up cam box & panting.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5725/21519266374_09613fcc17_b.jpg) (https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5725/21519266374_8ecd3a6cb8_o.jpg)

Next day.

july 12 2014 12:25 - Mum leaves The His & Hers Tree

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july 12 2014 12:30 - Mum feeding Scootch in the Nest

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link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2015, 06:51:06 PM
 
july 12 2014 12:31 - Mum feeding Scootch in the Nest

Look how patiently & steadily she pulls off pieces to feed Scootch. :hearts2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD2EQM9YMws

link to my fotos page - 
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Cawatcher on October 13, 2015, 08:00:55 PM
 :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season ~ Scootch
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 14, 2015, 12:45:56 AM
Beautiful Mom and sweet Scootch...   Thank you for a reminder of special times, booni.   :eclove


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