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Title: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 02, 2011, 07:36:51 PM

This is the Ground Observations discussion thread for the 2011-2012 season of the Hornby webcam Eagles!
It is a place to post observations, fotos & videos of Mum Dad & their Eaglets, as observed from the ground.

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 02, 2011, 07:39:15 PM

Well, today is traditionally the day that Mum & Dad return to Hornby.
i biked by the Nest neighbourhood at noon & at 4pm today, but so no sign of the Eagles in any of their usual perch trees.
i was out in my garden all afternoon, & my ears were wide open, but i heard no sound of Eagles.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 02, 2011, 07:44:44 PM
Thank you boonibarb. It may be just a different schedule this season. Maybe the salmon were exceptionally good this year so they stayed for a little extra? :pray2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: crazy lady 38 on October 02, 2011, 07:46:54 PM
Thank you for all your watching for our Mom and Dad Hornby, Booni, we are waiting for your "good news" of their return.  Thanks, Crazy Lady 38


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on October 02, 2011, 08:05:10 PM
Thanks Booni, you're the best. We have waited this long, I guess a day or two more won't hurt us.  :pray


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 02, 2011, 08:13:44 PM
Booni  :eclove  Thank you for being our eyes and ears.

maybe tomorrow ....

P.S. Mom was not spotted until Oct 10 last year (I was reading at the link booni gave in her post, above, for last year's Ground Obs).


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 02, 2011, 08:24:39 PM
Thank you for checking, Booni.   :eclove    I take it that means the eagles in the other nest trees closest to you aren't back yet, either?  I hope that means they are enjoying plenty of salmon somewhere.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 02, 2011, 09:42:44 PM
Booni, thank you for being you! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 02, 2011, 11:42:26 PM
Thank you dear Booni!

I thought of you and Wren today. I hoped for some news on the Hornby Eagles return.

Thank you for being our eyes and ears.

Love,
Rajame
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 03, 2011, 07:00:14 AM
Thank you Booni. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 03, 2011, 11:03:18 AM

Okay, we did another loop through the neighbourhood this morning at 9:30.
It was very windy, & threatening rain all day.
There were lots of white caps out on the water.
i saw no sign of any big dark birds with white heads & tails. :binocs


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: madrona on October 03, 2011, 11:06:31 AM
Thanks booni!   :eclove  I have been looking skywards around here too and have seen no signs of those whiteheads either!

ETA:  Trills were first heard on cam last year on October 2nd.  Dad was spotted by Mishi early in the morning in the Peters' Tree on this date last year, and trills were heard on cam a couple of times during the day.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jureylo on October 03, 2011, 11:34:50 AM
Thank you Booni; please let us know as soon as you hear or see Mom or Dad as I know you will.  Love to you and Dooky!!! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdsofprey on October 03, 2011, 01:48:46 PM
Thanks booni for watching and reporting your findings to us all. Your are the best. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 03, 2011, 02:03:06 PM
Booni!  :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 03, 2011, 04:47:49 PM
 :nod2 waiting with baited breath - thanks for the update Booni :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 03, 2011, 05:41:06 PM
THANK YOU, BOONI!!!!  Love your eyes and ears!!! :eclove :eclove :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 03, 2011, 07:42:37 PM

Well, it was a mixed-bag weather day.
The rain only showered here & there, then stopped, the wind kept up, the sun came out, then it*d start all over again.
We headed out for another look around 4pm in the sunshine.
There were still many whitecaps on the water, & a rainbow!
But nary an Eagle in any tree that i could see.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 03, 2011, 07:45:42 PM
 :sigh


thank you, booni!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 04, 2011, 02:46:02 PM
Like all of us, I am looking forward to Mom and Dad's return to Hornby - along with all the other Eagle Moms and Dads. We are so blessed to have a great Ground Obs team! What a wonderful thing!

I was thinking last night that there were several days between Dad's arrival and Mom's last season. I want to be optimistic that they both will return. I want to believe that on their return trip to Hornby, Mom may have shown Dad the reason she arrived 1 week later than Dad last season. Perhaps there is another place to eat their fill of fresh fish before returning to Hornby and laboring as they do to fix their nest for the next nesting season? I don't know anything of course, but that is my current wish.

 :thumbup:

:hearts2



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 04, 2011, 03:35:30 PM
 :thumbup: Thank you for the Updates Booni!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 04, 2011, 07:44:49 PM

Well, i went by this morning around 11am & again around 5:30pm.
No sign of Eagles!
It was a blustery windy day.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 04, 2011, 08:23:23 PM
((((BOONI)))


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 05, 2011, 07:48:56 PM

A morning & an evening drive through the neighbourhood.
No Eagles spotted!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 06, 2011, 09:45:57 AM
Thanks so much for keeping an eye out, Booni!!!!  You are our eyes and ears!!!!   :eclove :eclove :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on October 06, 2011, 10:58:49 AM
Thanks for being our eyes and ears, Booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 06, 2011, 04:49:26 PM
Thanks Booni!   If none of the eagles are back yet they must be still eating salmon up north   :biggrin6

Sandy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2011, 07:57:43 PM

Okay, so on our morning bike ride, Dooki & i visited the Wiig & the Brig Nests.
After we passed the Wiig Nest, i heard what i thought were the gulling sounds, sort of, of a female Eagle.
But i wasn*t positive that was what i was hearing.
We carried on to check out the Brigantine Nest.
Nobody there.
Passing the same area near the Wiig Nest, i again heard the gulling sound, only this time i heard an answering trill.
i couldn*t see anything from where i was, so i went to investigate.
i couldn*t find the source of the gulling sound, nor did i hear the sound again.
There was another sound coming from the beach, a water or shore bird.
So i looked to where i heard the trill coming from.
Aha!
A white head!
An Eagle!
Once i spotted them, they flew off.
THAT was exciting!
When we passed the Nest neighbourhood trees, nobody was home...

On our evening bike ride, i had to go elsewhere before cruising the Nest neighbourhood, but there is a spot i can look from & sometimes spot the Nest or the Babysitting Tree or Gregg*s Tree.
Was that someone in the top of Gregg*s Tree?
i circled back & looked again.
Could be just branches & leaves, but that could be an Eagle.
It was getting dark, but i thought i could see a white head.
Then the head moved!
An Eagle!
i had to bag my original plan & go have a look.
It was an Eagle alright!
As i watched, they did that body language that told me they wouldn*t be there long.
Would they wait for me to go get my camera?
We barrelled home & bagged the original plan.
When we drove back with the camera, there was no Eagle in Gregg*s Tree.  :(
So we drove around the neighbourhood, looking for them.
i spotted an Eagle in Fosters*s Fir!
Now, i don*t know for sure that this is Mum or Dad.
It could be the Eagle that i saw near the Wiig Nest this morning.
But they DID use Gregg*s Tree & Fosters*s Fir, Mum & Dad*s trees.
i don*t see the staining around the beak that Mum had before she left.
& this Eagle*s head feathers don*t look as grizzled as Mum*s do.
Is this Dad?
i*m thinking no.
Too slim, top of head too narrow.
They just didn*t behave like Dad.

october 6 2011 17:41 - Eagle in Fosters*s Fir - 190-20


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6048/6219266288_a419944f33_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6048/6219266288_44ea41d08a_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on October 06, 2011, 08:01:58 PM
It is so nice to see a current eagle picture.  Looks like dad!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: suzy on October 06, 2011, 08:04:25 PM
Oh such news is so promising and lifts all our spirits! Thanks to  you Booni and Wren for all you do for us !


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: hoquiam on October 06, 2011, 08:18:02 PM
  It does resemble Dad, so glad to see a familiar feather andknow that the rest are not far behind,and we nesters can settle in for the next season of family.... Thank You so much Booni, and Wren for all your vigilence on behalf of the Hornby family.....

Hoquiam


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2011, 08:32:23 PM

october 6 2011 17:41 - Eagle in Fosters*s Fir - 190-22

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6238/6218832363_7753b727eb_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6238/6218832363_a01421b8e4_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 06, 2011, 08:32:57 PM
Oh Booni! I must say that profile looks soooooo much like Dad. You are so dear to go and be our eyes and ears.

I wish I could just hug you right now!!  :hug

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 06, 2011, 08:45:21 PM
This second pic looks like Dad to me.  :biggrin6. Thanks booni and Dooki for keeping your eyes pealed.  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on October 06, 2011, 09:01:18 PM
 :thumbup:  :eclove  looks like Monsieur Hornby to me. 

Booni and Dooki (who happily follows along)  :ty    (http://i819.photobucket.com/albums/zz114/SafariGal2010/Misc/k5152803.jpg)    :redheart   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2011, 09:37:38 PM

i dunno, i*m wanting this to be Mum or Dad, but i*m not convinced they are.
They seem young & slim & small.
They were behaving fidgety & not quite comfortable where they were.
They behaved with me more like an Eagle who isn*t used to me being there photographing.

october 6 2011 17:42 - Eagle in Fosters*s Fir - 190-37


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6060/6219464672_e60a70ae3b_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6060/6219464672_625056e7be_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2011, 09:51:15 PM

october 6 2011 17:42 - Eagle in Fosters*s Fir - 190-45

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6162/6218979361_46875ab478_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6162/6218979361_2f3af25edb_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 06, 2011, 10:02:33 PM

Slide Show - october 6 2011 17:42 - Eagle takes off from Foster*s Fir

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6218998401_ddd5c2d560_o.gif) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/6218998401_ddd5c2d560_o.gif)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 06, 2011, 10:38:13 PM
Well Booni... it made my day anyway.... you know those eagle... so follow your feelings.... we will soon see.. if not .. the eagles are coming home :-)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on October 06, 2011, 11:06:31 PM
Well, whoever the eagle may be.... it is wonderful to see eagles on Hornby again! :thumbup:
Thanks, booni and wren for the updates  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on October 07, 2011, 01:20:09 AM
An Eagle has landed?? That's a great start....thanks Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 07, 2011, 01:46:52 AM
 :pray :heart :thumbup: :ecinnocent


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 07, 2011, 06:14:48 AM
thanks, Booni.  :thumbup:
I hope it's Mom and Dad back home :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 07, 2011, 06:21:36 AM
booni  :eclove  THANK YOU for the great pictures of an eagle in Foster's Fir!  I agree with you that this eagle is not Mom or Dad, but it's great to know that they are returning to the island.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 07, 2011, 08:53:05 AM
Beautiful pictures and it does mean they are starting to return.

Now we have to sweat it out until Mom and Dad Hornby are back.  I won't relax until I hear they are.

Thanks so much !!

Sandy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 07, 2011, 01:06:12 PM
A brave Eagle to be in Mom and Dad's territory if it's not Mom or Dad.  And the anticipation builds!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 07, 2011, 02:42:26 PM
Booni,
I bet you could write great suspense novels...your narratives keep me on the edge of my chair...hmmm a pair of eagle detectives...the Nick and Nora of Hornby Island... :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 07, 2011, 02:54:17 PM
No, it's "boonibarb and wren of Hornby" ccfan!  :biggrin3 I agree with you totally tho. I am constantly checking these threads for new clues.

Thanks boonib!
:heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 07, 2011, 03:55:50 PM
The suspense is wonderful, booni!!!  Your observations are so appreciated by so many!  And your photos are fabulous! Love the slide show!   Thank You!  Thank You!   :eclove :eclove :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on October 07, 2011, 04:01:02 PM
Thanks so much, Booni, for the ground observations!   Nice to see balds back on Hornby....I'm sure our special pair will be home soon....hopefully off getting fat and sassy for the winter!    :ty :grouphug2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 07, 2011, 04:31:22 PM
Yup, I agree with everyone that it sure is nice to see ANY eagle on Hornby. I must say, that is some handsome eagle that you photographed, Booni. Likely a Hornby offspring, I'm thinkin'    :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2011, 08:58:44 PM

Well, this morning i didn*t have time to stop & take fotos, but when i drove past the back side of the Nest, there was an Eagle on the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree!!
When i drove past the water side, i could still see them up there!
Was this the Eagle from last evening?
Or was this Mum or Dad???!!!   :laugh:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 07, 2011, 11:12:17 PM
I can't wait to hear more Booni... ty for keeping an eye out for them... I am sure you are as excited about them returning as we are!!!! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 08, 2011, 07:39:14 AM
Alright, boonib, I need a decision here...is it, or is it not Mom or Dad!  :eclol JK but I am getting so anxious to hear they are back safe and sound. It is good to just know that eagles are starting to venture home and hoping they had a superb feast of salmon.   :pray2 Your posts are the first ones I look for.

 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 08, 2011, 08:01:42 AM
Meeeeeeeee toooooooo. And, I have been checking dozens of times a day. I am an addict, ok.... I admit it!

Thank you for all you do Booni. I truly am thankful to your watchful eye.

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 08, 2011, 08:32:12 AM
Well, I'm thinking like this....this Eagle is using the trees Mom and Dad would use....in Mom and Dad's territory!  As smooth as this Eagle is, and smaller than Mom, I think it's got to be Dad.  We've seen dark spots on their heads before from whatever they were eating...I want to believe it's Dad...please BE Dad, LOL  Now COME ON MOM! 

(The opinions posted by this poster are her own, LOL)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 08, 2011, 08:40:08 AM
Is that the same as "if it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck..."?  :eclol Of course, your opinions are ALWAYS your own! And you share them so well  :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mew on October 08, 2011, 08:53:39 AM
Thnx for your eagle eyes Booni.  I check this thread daily.   :)   IMHO, that tail doesn't belong to Mom or Dad.   Just saying......


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 08, 2011, 10:09:51 AM
This is the first one I check too...if it isn't Dad could it be an offspring that is just reaching maturity?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on October 08, 2011, 10:36:20 AM
Just thinking.... perhaps Mom has decided to stop off for a few days at the "Pamper Your Inner Eagle Retreat" before she comes back from the Fall Salmon Festival and Feed.  You know, getting her hair done, special treatment for her feet before the winter, talons polished, beak buffing, etc.  She deserves it!! :s*


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 08, 2011, 10:40:45 AM
Just thinking.... perhaps Mom has decided to stop off for a few days at the "Pamper Your Inner Eagle Retreat" before she comes back from the Fall Salmon Festival and Feed.  You know, getting her hair done, special treatment for her feet before the winter, talons polished, beak buffing, etc.  She deserves it!! :s*
LOL, yes...especially her hair :really


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: AJL on October 08, 2011, 11:50:56 AM
Just thinking.... perhaps Mom has decided to stop off for a few days at the "Pamper Your Inner Eagle Retreat" before she comes back from the Fall Salmon Festival and Feed.  You know, getting her hair done, special treatment for her feet before the winter, talons polished, beak buffing, etc.  She deserves it!! :s*

 :puzzled2

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i138/forwild/MomHornbyafterSpa.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 08, 2011, 12:16:44 PM
 :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 08, 2011, 01:53:57 PM
Oooooh, tres chic Madame Hornby. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on October 08, 2011, 03:11:12 PM
I bet that was Dad. Doug has posted on HWF that he is back and watching nest (it is not streaming yet) and there are new sticks in the nest. Trust Dad to beat Mom to the nest with sticks!  :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 08, 2011, 05:03:55 PM
I thought Doug said he hadn't seen any eagles yet?

lol Dad with a new look?

ETA = Ooops, I thought you meant "he" = Dad. He = Doug.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nan2945 on October 08, 2011, 07:23:25 PM
nice Ajl --very nice----hope Dad recognizes her when he shows up


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 08, 2011, 07:59:49 PM

Today i biked through the neighbourhood around 10:30am.
No one was home in any of the trees.

Later in the day, we lost our hydro & it started raining just before 4pm.
As we biked closer to the Nest, i looked up at Hope*s Tree & there seemed to be a shape there in the rain.
When i got a lot closer, i thought i could see a white head, then a white tail!
An Eagle!
It is very unusual to see an Eagle in Hope*s Tree.
When Hope fledged, she liked to hang out there.
Once, in december of the year she fledged, Hope tried to land in her Tree, but Mum chased her off before she could.
Mum perched in that Tree for a while, as though to protect it from landings & make it hers.
i see Crows & Ravens & Starlings in that Tree, but never an Eagle.
So who was in that Tree today in the rain?
i ran home to get my camera, but when i returned, there were no Eagles in sight.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 09, 2011, 05:58:41 AM
LOL  Nice one AJL.  Who among us hasn't had a perm like that at one time or another?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 09, 2011, 09:31:06 AM
an eagle in Hope's tree - couldn't be Hope, as she would not have a white head and tail yet. 


on my wish list for booni:  small 14-megapixel camera that fits in her pocket and goes everywhere with her

(http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/o/rR_FR5qxQL9hibonXf7Dwu9M-80/Overview/5-Slim.jpg)

http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26262/COOLPIX-S3100.html (http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Compact-Digital-Cameras/26262/COOLPIX-S3100.html)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2011, 09:42:01 AM

Okay, to finish the story from the other day about the unidentified Eagle in the Nest neighbourhood before i head out again with my hopeful camera...

When that Eagle flew away from Fosters*s Fir, he flew inland through the Nest territory.
i was hoping he*d gone back to Gregg*s Tree, which he had!

october 6 2011 17:49 - Eagle in Gregg*s Tree - 190-75


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6170/6227011404_d46bc3f897_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6170/6227011404_6552eef8ca_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: auroradawn on October 09, 2011, 10:09:45 AM
Looking forward to your today's fiindings Booni  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 09, 2011, 12:46:25 PM
It's a beautiful eagle but doesn't he look a bit young to be Dad?   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Stokes on October 09, 2011, 01:15:34 PM
If those are intruders they are up for a BIG surprise when Mom or Dad get back! Ready for the fireworks. Whatever the plan, whatever each day brings, I wait and accept. Much gratitude to Booni and Wren for these updates, it helps so much when we can't be there.

hugs all around....

Flood


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ikoiko on October 09, 2011, 04:46:21 PM
I am anxiously waiting, like everyone else, for news about Ma and Pa.  Thank you so much, Booni and Wren for all your posts....We truly hang on your every word....


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: MarylandWatcher on October 09, 2011, 04:58:28 PM
Thank you Booni. I think that eagle in Gregg's tree looks very large like Mom. But, sooner or later an eagle will start fixing the nest and we'll know it's them. I've really missed seeing them everyday. Thank you and everyone else for bringing them back.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 09, 2011, 06:43:29 PM

Well, today i did THREE loops through the neighbourhood, at 11:30, 1pm & 5pm, but no Eagles in sight.

i was down at Ford Cove walking Dooki & heard distant trilling that was neat to hear because they sounded so different than Mum & Dad.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on October 09, 2011, 06:55:35 PM
Thanks for keeping your eyes and ears ever alert and on duty for all of us out here. :bow :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 09, 2011, 08:37:19 PM
 :ty  Booni 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 09, 2011, 08:44:37 PM
 :ecwink I bet Dookie is thrilled to go ou on 3 walks!!!  :thumbup: thank you Booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 09, 2011, 10:31:01 PM
Thanks booni.... appreciate all the updates!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 10, 2011, 10:48:14 AM
The suspense is KILLING me.   Come on Mom and Pop !!    :redheart :redheart :redheart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 11, 2011, 08:37:42 AM
Doug has posted that Dad is back.  He was seen in the Peters' tree this morning!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Hawthorne on October 11, 2011, 08:49:45 AM
Yes, Doug posted, on the Hancock site, that he saw Dad this morning in Peters" tree!!  Hooray! :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 11, 2011, 09:02:15 AM
Wonderful!  That's great news!   :thumbup:   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: a1ladya on October 11, 2011, 09:24:45 AM
Thank you Booni!   :thumbup: :heart :thumbup: :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 11, 2011, 09:25:04 AM
That's wonderful news!    I hope Mom follows shortly  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 11, 2011, 09:28:12 AM
Doug posted he heard Mom Hornby so she's back too!!!   I am so happy   :heart :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: a1ladya on October 11, 2011, 09:47:25 AM
Thank you so very much for keeping us posted. When will the cam be up and running?  I miss everyone!  :grouphug2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 11, 2011, 10:02:15 AM
My Heart is trilling right along withwith Mom and Dad. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Canadianldy on October 11, 2011, 10:33:57 AM
My heart is thrilled beyond words to know Dad and now perhaps Mom have been spotted back home!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: kodacat on October 11, 2011, 12:17:07 PM
What is the link to Doug's update please?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on October 11, 2011, 12:56:25 PM
The Hornby cam is working now.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on October 11, 2011, 06:21:11 PM
This is great news!   :s*

Here is the link for the camera http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=HornbyEagle1#camera (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=HornbyEagle1#camera).


And here is the link to the Hancock forum:  http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=268676&mode=&show=8 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=268676&mode=&show=8)

I can't wait to see what mom and dad teach us next! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 07:21:28 PM

Well!
Today i drove past the water side, & there was an Eagle in the Peters*s Tree & another in Hope*s Tree!  :hearts2
Now, THIS is Dad.

october 11 2011 10:22 - Dad in Hope*s Tree -191-30


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 11, 2011, 07:24:39 PM
Thanks boonibarb.     :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dancinglady on October 11, 2011, 07:25:19 PM
THE ONE AND ONLY  :heart :heart :heart :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 07:48:50 PM

Now, while i was photographing the Eagle in Hope*s Tree, i was thinking i was photographing Mum.
But THIS is Mum.
She didn*t stay long...

Slide Show - october 11 2011 10:24 - Mum leaves the Peters*s Tree


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on October 11, 2011, 07:54:22 PM
Oh, it is SOooooo good to see them.  Thank you Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jefferyb on October 11, 2011, 07:59:36 PM
Welcome home Mom and Dad, we missed you very much!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 08:07:38 PM

october 11 10:24 2011 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 191-37

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 11, 2011, 08:08:25 PM
Wow Mom looks GREAT!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Peter Richardson on October 11, 2011, 08:12:39 PM
Thank you, so much Booni, for ALL that you do, I'm sure we all envy you just a little for living in such a wonderful place, but that doesn't detract from the excellent job you do, that we all benefit from.  :thumbup:

 Peter


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 08:26:03 PM

october 11 10:24 2011 - Mum leaves the Peters*s Tree - 191-38

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 08:35:58 PM

october 11 10:24 2011 - Mum leaves the Peters*s Tree - 191-39

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 08:52:56 PM

october 11 2011 10:28 - Dad leaves Hope*s Tree - 191-70

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 09:10:03 PM

It was a cloudy day, with the odd shower of rain, then the sun would come out.
i figured i*d better go take another look before it started raining again.
i found Dad in the Peters*s Tree!
Look at his crop!
His undershirt is showing!  :mhihi

october 11 2011 14:05 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-129


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/6236765404_e3ffb45093_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/6236765404_12a6d7e08c_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 09:30:06 PM

october 11 2011 14:26 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-228

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 11, 2011, 09:44:32 PM

october 11 2011 14:24 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-221

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


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on October 11, 2011, 10:25:33 PM
WELCOME HOME, MOM AND DAD!!  :heart

Thank you so much, Booni.  It warms my heart to see Mom and Dad home safely and looking well.  :eclove

They are a bit tardy this year, maybe they couldn't tear themselves away from the Salmon Buffet Dessert Tray.........


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: leecan on October 11, 2011, 11:27:45 PM
thank you so much (((Booni)))))
it is wonderful to see mom and dad again, ty ty ty ty
 :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wolf2falcon on October 12, 2011, 03:56:58 AM
 :pray2        Our prayers have been answered ........ Mom and Dad have returned safely from their fishing trip and look quite happy and healthy ....... Booni and Wren I cannot thank you enough for your updates, personal observations and pictures.  You are both a true blessing ...... I am incredibly impressed by the time and dedication you both devote to these beautiful eagles.

Thank you for all you both do ....... I am extremely grateful and look forward to the upcoming year ..........


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: irisheagle on October 12, 2011, 06:10:30 AM
Booni, thank you so much for the photos and especially for the video. With the sound of Hornby behind the sight of fat, fluffy Dad riding the branch in that wind, it was easy to pretend I was laying eyes on him myself. This is particularly nice for me, as this will be the first time I've seen Mom and Dad Hornby before their new year. You and Wren are absolutely dears to share so much with us.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 12, 2011, 06:31:52 AM
Booni thank you for the pictures and the reports.  This is the first site I come to each morning.  Mom and Dad both look good to me.  It's such a relief that they're back home   :heart

Sandy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 12, 2011, 07:51:28 AM
:pray2        Our prayers have been answered ........ Mom and Dad have returned safely from their fishing trip and look quite happy and healthy ....... Booni and Wren I cannot thank you enough for your updates, personal observations and pictures.  You are both a true blessing ...... I am incredibly impressed by the time and dedication you both devote to these beautiful eagles.

Thank you for all you both do ....... I am extremely grateful and look forward to the upcoming year ..........

I can't think of better words...Booni and Wren you are wonderful in all you do!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdsofprey on October 12, 2011, 08:40:34 AM
 :thumbup: Thanks so much booni for the excellent photos of Mom and Dad and the video of Dad. It's so great to see them back at the nest area. :s*


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 12, 2011, 08:50:26 AM
 :heart Thank you Booni :eclove
. It's great to see Mom and Dad as well. I'm very happy! :pray


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jbdunmc on October 12, 2011, 09:38:35 AM
Thank you Booni & Wren & everyone involved in these awesome updates & photos & the cam (Raptorman?) being back!  I'm so excited to read the updates & see the photos of Mom & Dad Hornby and how well & healthy they look.  I thought in the last month I'd get all my household chores & organizing taken care of....lol... I didn't & not going to happen now.   

I love this forum & the ground observations & from the bottom of my heart thank you all!!

Joe Ann B :thumbup: :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ikoiko on October 12, 2011, 12:50:23 PM
Thank you, Booni, for the video of Dad.  He looks spectacular.....


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jureylo on October 12, 2011, 01:19:05 PM
 Thanks Booni for letting us see Mom and Dad. Beautiful photos as usual. You are a doll :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 12, 2011, 08:35:15 PM
Yay, I saw Dad!
We heard him on the cam around 11:30 this morning, so I headed out as soon as I could.

I found him in the Peters' tree... Mom was nowhere to be seen.
So here's another view of our good Dad. His crop is not as full as it was yesterday.
October 12, 12:21.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6239717468_15e94b9862_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6239717468_ae6f802ecc_o.jpg)


Here we're missing a part of his face, but his tail is visible... The big unzipped tail feather that we saw on Booni's pictures yesterday seems to have re-zipped; but the dark spots on the right side (his right side...) of his tail are still visible. (Click on the picture to see better.)
October 12, 12:34.

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A few seconds after the last shot, Dad took off eastward. I heard trills around Hidden Beach and headed there to look for him.

After a while I saw an eagle on Sandstone Point. He's hard to see in this light, but click on the picture and you'll see him peering at me under a branch.
He looks like Dad but there's a big unzip on the other side of his tail, and no spots visible. I'm thinking that this is Dad Wiig. This tree is one of the Wiigs' favourite perches; it's possible that the trills were Dad Wiig's as well, warning Dad Hornby as he went by.
October 12, 12:50.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 12, 2011, 10:21:01 PM
Thank you Booni and Wren, it is so good to see them and they look wonderful!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on October 13, 2011, 07:36:07 AM
Seven of my students were "introduced" to Mom and Dad this morning.  Thank you, Booni and Wren, for keeping us informed......     here we go!!!!!!!          :grouphug2   (wildkitten's class)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2011, 06:35:01 PM

i took this foto of the Nest from the blue roof house yard.

october 11 2011 10:35 - the Nest Tree - 191-99


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2011, 07:49:33 PM

october 11 2011 14:05 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-132

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2011, 07:59:40 PM

october 11 2011 14:06 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-137

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on October 13, 2011, 08:13:49 PM
Thank-you Booni & Wren! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2011, 08:15:19 PM

You can see a dark spot on the top of Dad*s head.
i don*t remember seeing this before, but others say they remember seeing it.

i know he is looking at me here, but in reality, their heads are in constant motion.
i gotta be quick on the shutter to catch him looking right at me.
But they DO always look at me.
There is no hiding from them, no matter how far i am away.
Even the young ones spot my camera looking at them.

october 11 2011 14:06 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-142


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 13, 2011, 08:23:11 PM
(((((Booni and Wren)))))  Those are wonderful pictures.  Thank you!    :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 13, 2011, 08:52:35 PM

october 11 2011 14:25 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 191-222

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: typoscount2 on October 13, 2011, 08:58:58 PM
i love that pic booni, close close up i can see an eyebrow or eagle equivelent even


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on October 13, 2011, 11:10:10 PM
Booni and Wren, awesome photos of Dad.   :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 13, 2011, 11:21:46 PM
Booni, those photos are just drop-dead gorgeous...

I'm just starting to notice the yellow eyebrows on eagles, since observing those of Mom Trimble's, because hers are so prominent.

Dad's have a special shape, maybe; I'll have to compare with other eagles. It's possible that those eyebrows, like the combs and wattles on chickens and the red eyebrows on some of the ground-nesting birds, are more or less prominent depending on nutrition and hormonal status.

More details to look at!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 13, 2011, 11:56:46 PM
Fantastic pics of Dad Booni... once again thanks so much



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 14, 2011, 06:45:04 AM
booni, those pictures of Dad are truly your best yet!  He is gorgeous, even if he does look like a pumpkin with feathers  :wub

Last year right around this time, we were all commenting on the "freckle" on Dad's head - I posted a picture here, with the comment that it had been noticed the year before (2009) as well. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=525.msg33563#msg33563 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=525.msg33563#msg33563)

I think the dark spot on his tail is new though  :puzzled2  Last year he had a dark spot that could be seen from the upper side of the feathers, over on his left side.  this spot is clearer from the underside, and on the right.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 14, 2011, 09:32:30 PM
This afternoon, at 4:50 pm, I was finally tackling the pile of firewood that has been blocking half of my driveway all summer, when suddenly...

...I heard a strange sound. Sounded like a series of high, brief, rusty-hinge calls, moving around my neighbourhood. I ran to grab my camera and got on the road, where I could see more sky. I expected to see some unknown hawk maybe... but what I saw was two eagles chasing each other! They were mostly hidden by trees, but reappeared once in a while.

From what I could see they both had white heads... but I have not had the chance to look at the pictures yet. This particular part of the story will have to wait for another day.

After about 5 minutes, the eagles disappeared toward Nest #9. Then another minute later by sheer luck I saw one of them (I assume) flying high overhead. It looked like this eagle landed  right by the nest tree.

I went inside to check with the chatters. They reported that they had just heard Mom nearby! So one of the eagles, either the chaser or the chased, was probably Mom. I decided to go see if I could find her.

I arrived at the nest at 5:14pm. There she was, on the very top of the babysitting tree!

I took a few photos, which I'll post another time... And then more excitement started!

I don't recall hearing any sounds, but Mom looks on the pics like she's trilling .

Here she is, going into full alert!
October 14 2011, 5:21pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6245233924_c539a083d5_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6115/6245233924_6b3694127a_o.jpg)


(Click on the pictures, then click again to see full sizes)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6244716659_38aedf39d0_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6169/6244716659_75cf29be3f_o.jpg)


Plain dumb luck: I capture the intruder!  :eceek

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6227/6244720499_267214d446_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6227/6244720499_29a539a283_o.jpg)


The plot thickens: Mom calls after the intruder, BUT does not give chase!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6245245244_b8a73c8357_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6166/6245245244_006dc0f5ec_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 14, 2011, 09:54:32 PM
Still October 14, 5:21 pm.
The plot thickens some more... The intruder lands in Gregg's tree!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6226/6245091085_96802a1888_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6226/6245091085_c7b1c9604c_o.jpg)


And Mom is settling back on top of the babysitting tree... So close! So this has to be a relative... And this relative is looking back at Mom...

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6220/6244757135_35860350bf_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6220/6244757135_6f7a7301e4_o.jpg)



(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6233/6245281746_3a0fc112ce_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6233/6245281746_345f3d70d7_o.jpg)

I brought those photos back to the chat... AJL took us through a full comparison of what we can see on these pictures, versus photos of fledglings and youngsters of different ages.

She pointed out the beak and eyes starting to lighten, the darker colour overall under the wings, the light colour on the brow, and the colour of the neck; I also noticed how much light colour there is under this one's tail in the first picture, where she flies past Mom. Also that she has to be more than 1.5 years old because all her primaries and secondaries are the same length: she has had time for a full moult of her flight feathers.

So we concluded that this youngster is probably 2.5 years old, and she is related since Mom tolerated her so close to the nest; therefore... This has to be Hope!  :heart




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on October 14, 2011, 10:02:43 PM
Exciting!!

Bet your heart is still pounding, Wren. You were quick to capture all of that.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 14, 2011, 10:32:12 PM
October 14 2011, 5:20pm. Mom trills at Hope's approach.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6170/6245163803_07d99b4cb3_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6170/6245163803_0bcbf4cfca_o.jpg)

5:21 pm. Mom looks like she's about to take off after Hope, then she settles down.
This is my first really good look at Mom. She has moulted her fourth primaries, and four secondaries on each side.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6044/6245164391_d725688ed4_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6044/6245164391_e987302a5f_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 14, 2011, 11:17:29 PM
Oh wow, wow, wow.   Hope I can hardly believe it, I am so excited to see her.... and what a wonderful capture of both Mom and Hope... thank you Wren... you sure made my day  :eclove I just love that girl to no end... but she was my first love  :heart.... it is nice to know she is doing so well and does come home  :biggrin6


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 15, 2011, 12:48:02 AM
Those pictures took my breath away Wren! I literally held my breath, especially with the enlargements!

I marvel at the captures and the split second that you were able to photograph! That pic of Mom (not "Ma," btw :ecnono) looking straight at "me" with her mouth open. I bow at your feet Wren!! And Hope to boot?!  :kiss*

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 15, 2011, 12:53:03 AM
Off to a greatl start for the season, Wren!  You really took some special photos for all the Hornby eagles fans! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on October 15, 2011, 06:05:27 AM
Booni and Wren!!

This is soooooooooo exciting to see!  Thank you so much for these incredible pictures!  Welcome home Hope.!!  What a beautiful bird you are!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 15, 2011, 06:11:32 AM
 :eclove What wonderful pictures! Thanks Wren.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: peekatabeak on October 15, 2011, 06:20:42 AM
Great pictures..thank you Wren.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: suzy on October 15, 2011, 06:52:28 AM
So exciting to see Hope and Mom to together. Really great photo's Wren .Thank you for being on the ground and our eyes and we marvel at what you can see ! Suzy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: katlady on October 15, 2011, 07:08:49 AM
Booni & Wren,  Thanks so much for the outstanding photos of Mom & Dad, and Hope.    :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: sparkie on October 15, 2011, 07:12:12 AM
Thank you wren . My heart is pounding  just looking at mum and Hope . What a wonderful capture of expression . I am so excited about Hope being on the island once more . You're a wonderful story teller to boot  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: geepers on October 15, 2011, 07:47:33 AM
 :biggrin6 :biggrin6 :biggrin6 :biggrin3 :biggrin3 :biggrin3

CANNOT SMILE BIG ENOUGH, FANTASTIC PHOTOS OF THE HORNBYS AND HOPE!!!!! PRICELESS!!! THANK YOU BOONI AND WREN!!!  :heart :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on October 15, 2011, 07:54:29 AM
Just to know that Mom and Dad are back was joyous in of itself. My worst fears have not come to fruition, thank goodness. But that Hope may be back on Hornby Island this season, is beyond joyous!

Thank you, boonibarb and wren, for your stellar job of posting photos and reports. You're the best! We are so fortunate.
:wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amyklai on October 15, 2011, 07:57:12 AM
Thank you so much Booni and Wren , amazing shots , Loved seeing Hope and mom .


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 15, 2011, 09:49:16 AM
 WREN, MOM & HOPE
:heart :biggrin6 :thumbup: :s* :grouphug2 :kiss* :s*

I can't think of good enough words!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cyn61 on October 15, 2011, 09:56:47 AM
Huge THANK  YOU  Boonie & Wren!  What would we do without you.  The pictures are truly a gift.  So very happy to get a look at these wonderful birds :biggrin6    :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on October 15, 2011, 10:09:15 AM
Winterwren, your account and photos of Mom and Hope's interaction brought me chills!
Thank you seems not enough.... but here it is anyway... :ty

OMG, how wonderful to se our "Hope, Glorious Hope" once again.  :hearts2

I am now picturing Hope harassing Dad while he is fishing..... feeeeeed meeee....feeeed meeee!  :ecwink  :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on October 15, 2011, 11:19:24 AM
Booni and Wren, you have made my heart sing and my spirits soar! Thank you for the magnificant pictures and the stories.....you both are awesome! ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on October 15, 2011, 11:25:34 AM
Very much appreciate your pictures and observations!  Thank you so much!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Bluewing4 on October 15, 2011, 03:07:05 PM
The romantic in me would love this young eagle to be Hope. I so trust AJL's observations. I wonder if we will get the treat of seeing and recognizing the return of Alexandra and David. Thank you Wren and Booni!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on October 15, 2011, 04:44:33 PM
Thank you Booni & Wren for your photos.  I was praying that Mom and Dad would come back. I am overjoyed to see Hope back Too!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on October 15, 2011, 05:33:39 PM
Absolutely lovely pictures ladies!  I'm so glad to see they are back.  Can't wait to see them in the nest.  Am bummed that we can't do chat and nest together, but guess I'll get over it.  Thank you Booni and Wren for keeping us in the loop.  So wish I could come walk with you out there!! One of these days!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on October 15, 2011, 06:08:09 PM
You can do nest and chat together, just open a second window.  There is a tutorial in the forum showing how to do that.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 15, 2011, 06:10:13 PM
Wow, those are some terrific shots, Wren - my absolute favorite is the one of Hope looking back...what a handsome, dear face. The lighting is so great in that one. Thank you (again)  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on October 15, 2011, 06:50:21 PM
What FANTASTIC photos of Mom and Hope, Wren... and your narrative recap was excellent... brought me right there... well almost.  The large pictures are breathtaking.  Well done,  :thumbup: Wren.  Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 07:55:49 PM

You can see Dad*s yellow skin eyebrow here.
i don*t remember seeing that before.

october 11 2011 10:19 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-18


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6035/6247870035_f761cd9cc0_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6035/6247870035_85b5306031_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 08:37:06 PM

october 10 2011 10:20 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-25

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6057/6248677780_16ceed01d6_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6057/6248677780_299feee26a_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 08:47:22 PM

october 10 2011 10:22 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-32

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6041/6248179525_4c0a8d59bf_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6041/6248179525_4c572815aa_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 15, 2011, 09:27:21 PM
Great pics .... ty Booni.... he looks wonderful!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 15, 2011, 09:31:20 PM
 :biggrin6 just love how healthy they look when they come back!! I hope the fishing keeps them that way this year  ((PHAT DAD))

 :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ajfe on October 15, 2011, 09:40:56 PM
What wonderful pictures Wren. How exciting to see Mom so up close and personal! Even more exciting is that Hope was visiting! Thanks for running out to see what was going on. You're terrific!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 09:48:21 PM

october 11 2011 10:22 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-34

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6152/6248830008_1fe4f44a6c_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6152/6248830008_07f15c1bcf_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 09:55:18 PM

october 11 2011 10:25 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-51

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6248328059_78d8afb3fc_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6248328059_46b08c8eec_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 15, 2011, 10:00:45 PM
awww, booni -  Dad looks like a round butterball in that last photo  :wub

Fantastic photos, as usual!  thank you !


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 10:01:54 PM

october 11 2011 10:27 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-63

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6230/6248864130_a58fe5deb6_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6230/6248864130_95a53db614_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 15, 2011, 10:08:45 PM

october 11 2011 10:28 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 191-69

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6104/6248351681_0f05488c50_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6104/6248351681_f2fecec421_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 15, 2011, 10:22:18 PM
booni... FANTASTIC!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ekf on October 15, 2011, 10:59:27 PM
Outstanding photos and narratives, Booni and Wren. You bring us such joy with your news of Mom and Dad Hornby and their offspring. Yours are precious gifts - the epitome of the circle of life and of love - and I often wonder if you realize the depth of our gratitude and appreciation. Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mew on October 16, 2011, 04:48:17 AM
Fab fotos as always ladies!!!!   Thanks so much for your time and talents. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: RMB on October 16, 2011, 06:02:33 AM
Booni and Wren, Thank you for refreshing my spirit with these fabulous photos of Mom, Dad and Hope. What a gift you have given!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nan2945 on October 16, 2011, 06:07:21 AM
what fabulous pictures and observations ------you all are the BEST


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: reddcurlz on October 16, 2011, 09:20:54 AM
Hi all.  I have been watching the eagle webcam for some years now but have never really been on the forum.  I just discovered this subject the other day and spent a wonderful Sunday morning going through archival photos and posts.  Boonibarb and wren do an amazing job keeping all informed as to what happens on the ground.  It really makes one feel that they are on the island themselves.  Other members have posted wonderful pics of these beautiful creatures.  I just want to say thanks to all involved and I will keep returning.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on October 16, 2011, 09:33:42 AM
Welcome, reddcurlz



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 16, 2011, 09:46:36 AM
Hi, reddcurlz, and welcome.  Booni and wren really do a fabulous job of putting us on the scene, don't they?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 16, 2011, 11:59:10 AM
Booni, in this picture taken in March, 2011 of Dad, you can see the yellow around the eye, but not as pronounced as in your recent picture. Lighting difference?

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=529.600


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Stokes on October 16, 2011, 12:10:43 PM
the quality of these photos is just earth-shaking. thank you booni and wren....love the comments about AJL's discussion identifying the young intruder/visitor. love how it played out and wren you brought all the points together for us. thank you both Booni and Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on October 16, 2011, 12:23:55 PM
Hi reddcurlz!  Love the name  ~ My firstborn had long red curls, so very dear to my heart ~ but he keeps them cut short now  lol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Juniorsmom on October 16, 2011, 02:54:45 PM
Wonderful photos, Booni and Wren.  So glad Mom, Dad and Hope are back safe and sound.  Hope to see Alexandra and David soon.  It was a real treat to see Hope. I came in when Phoenix was a day old so missed seeing her grow up.  Doug, thanks too for keeping us up to date. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 16, 2011, 03:49:16 PM
So grateful to be able to get in the forum again.....
I am humbled by these photos...and the descriptions.  I want to BE THERE!

Gitchi Miigwetch Booni and Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on October 16, 2011, 04:21:45 PM
Great photos ground crew, you are the best!   :thumbup:

Wren it must have been so exciting to see Mom and Hope react to each others presence! 

Dad and Mom look really good!

We are blessed with great photographers!!!   :mhihi

 :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 16, 2011, 08:11:59 PM
Aww, Booni, look at your picture #191-34, Dad just looks drop-dead handsome. Move over, all ye movie stars...
 :eclove



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 16, 2011, 08:26:25 PM
And now I should return to the story that got me out to the nest in the first place... The pursuit!

I told the story in this post (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg77955#msg77955). 2 eagles chasing each other around my neighbourhood, and disappearing toward Nest #9, and then a bit later, one, presumably Mom, returning to the area of "our" nest.

Now, I don't have any pictures with both eagles in the frame, so I've got no proof of who was chasing whom. But I'm pretty sure that I photographed the pursuer first.
Here she is!
October 14, 4:54 pm

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6212/6248628746_12e9e744bd_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6212/6248628746_d804bbd6f1_o.jpg)

She was far away, but click on the photo... and now we do know who has a newly-moulted fourth primary...
It's Mom!
All the photos I took of her show the shorter feather on both sides. So it's really her!

And here is the other actor in this drama.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6248628252_0daaf55d5c_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6248628252_0daaf55d5c_b.jpg)

Definitely an adult...
Definitely not Hope...
This eagles has some interesting shapes in his or her proximal secondaries.
I'm thinking maybe an adult from nest #9?

 :ecsmile



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 16, 2011, 08:29:51 PM
Great photos and sleuthing, Wren!  It's so nice to see Mom again! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2011, 08:41:30 PM

october 16 2011 16:50 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-155

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6053/6252739278_e2cdaa7cc6_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6053/6252739278_d90a189d9e_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on October 16, 2011, 08:53:13 PM
Absolutely Beautiful Picture Booni!!
Moms head looks a bit dirty....and real "fluffy"!   lol...what a gift to see them side by side!
Miigwetch!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2011, 08:56:43 PM

october 16 2011 16:48 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-139

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6252781340_3fbf47e100_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6173/6252781340_dbd4b6e8fd_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2011, 09:03:01 PM
And now I should return to the story that got me out to the nest in the first place... The pursuit!

I told the story in this post (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg77955#msg77955). 2 eagles chasing each other around my neighbourhood, and disappearing toward Nest #9, and then a bit later, one, presumably Mom, returning to the area of "our" nest.

Now, I don't have any pictures with both eagles in the frame, so I've got no proof of who was chasing whom. But I'm pretty sure that I photographed the pursuer first.
Here she is!
October 14, 4:54 pm

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6212/6248628746_12e9e744bd_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6212/6248628746_d804bbd6f1_o.jpg)

She was far away, but click on the photo... and now we do know who has a newly-moulted fourth primary...
It's Mom!
All the photos I took of her show the shorter feather on both sides. So it's really her!

And here is the other actor in this drama.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6248628252_0daaf55d5c_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6177/6248628252_0daaf55d5c_b.jpg)

Definitely an adult...
Definitely not Hope...
This eagles has some interesting shapes in his or her proximal secondaries.
I'm thinking maybe an adult from nest #9?

 :ecsmile



wrennie, in the second foto, you can see the Eagle*s tongue!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 16, 2011, 09:20:36 PM

october 16 2011 16:40 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-86

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6100/6252847830_17200f39a3_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6100/6252847830_42b435c606_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 16, 2011, 10:26:49 PM
Booni, that's a wonderful series of photo with Mom and Dad!   :heart  It's so nice to see them back and safe.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 17, 2011, 04:48:52 AM
Booni & Wrennie - as always I am soooo grateful for your pics and obs - just wondering - is it me or do you think Mom is starting to show her age?  No matter - it warms my heart to see and hear them again - and looking well fed! :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on October 17, 2011, 10:30:35 AM
These pictures are great.  I love the one of Mom and Dad in the tree.  You can always tell Mom.  She's got that ruffled head feather look going :)  And I also love Wren's pic of Mom in flight !


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdsofprey on October 17, 2011, 10:52:58 AM
Thanks so much for all the excellent pictures of Mom and Dad, and what appears to have been Hope. Thanks also for all the ground reports  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 17, 2011, 12:12:09 PM
what wonderful pictures! Thank you Bonnie and Wren :heart.
 I am so happy to see the couple again .... :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: leecan on October 17, 2011, 12:54:08 PM
 :eclove
thank you so so so much, I missed mom and dad so far in the nest so this
was truly wonderful to see the pics, you do a wonderful sharing loving job of these pictures to us, thank you with all my heart

sharen


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: bruner on October 18, 2011, 12:18:34 PM
Booni:

Thanks for the amazing photos of Mom & Dad Hornby that you captured recently!  Boy, you sure are a talented lady!   :thumbup:

bruner   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jp1933 on October 18, 2011, 06:23:09 PM
:clap :ty

Hello everyone - I teach in WI and have been watching the nest for 3 years and am ready to begin the second year with adding this beautiful wonder with my students.  I can't wait to show pictures to my class tomorrow.  Thanks.  Jacx


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mamalion on October 18, 2011, 09:13:20 PM
Absolutely stunning photos..... thank you for sharing these with us...  Booni and Winterwren they are incredible! :s* :grouphug2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 19, 2011, 06:29:54 AM
The photos of Mom and Dad are wonderful to see.  Mom somehow looks a little worse for wear but Dad looks plump.  Mom always looks a little bit like she's had a rough day though.  The important thing is they are together and we are getting to see them.  I'm going to be thankful for all the good things, and of course, Booni and Wren's pics are as good as it gets!  Thank you....both of you! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: bruner on October 19, 2011, 08:30:11 AM
Winterwren -

 I missed seeing your photos when I was on the forum recently but found them today.  Thank you so much.  They are remarkable and I will spend hours looking at them and reading all of your comments.

Great job and very much appreciated!   :ty

bruner 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Stokes on October 19, 2011, 10:12:38 AM
Ahh they are soooooo in love! It warms my heart to see Mom and Dad together. Their eyes speak volumes. What a gift that they have returned to us this year. Each day they teach us, live each day fully. Let go of the past, the future is not here yet. All we have is right now. We are all apart of this mystery. I am so deeply honored.

Thank you for these photos, like windows we not only look through, but enter.

Flood


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on October 19, 2011, 11:02:56 AM
Ahh they are soooooo in love! It warms my heart to see Mom and Dad together. Their eyes speak volumes. What a gift that they have returned to us this year. Each day they teach us, live each day fully. Let go of the past, the future is not here yet. All we have is right now. We are all apart of this mystery. I am so deeply honored.

Thank you for these photos, like windows we not only look through, but enter.

Flood

WELL SAID! :s*


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 20, 2011, 03:25:50 PM
Yes, they're in loooooove!!!  :heart

Ok, so this sequence of photos is an excercise in bush divination.

Which means that the photos will make no sense at all except as part of a narrative of sounds and half-sights and educated guesses.

At 1 pm today, I was watching the cam and Mom and Dad were being very vocal.
Then I heard the calls fading, getting further away - and at the same getting louder...  :puzzled2 That was a very strange sensation.
Very loud... Hey, that sound doesn't come from my speakers!
It took me a few instants to realise that the calls now came from my yard!  :eceek

I dashed out with my camera...
My yard is surrounded by tall trees, mostly Douglas firs. For a while I wandered around, seeing and hearing nothing. Then a loud seagull call gave away the source of the sound.
This is what I saw. 1:06pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6161/6264758440_e2326c9591_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6161/6264758440_54a9f3d901_o.jpg)

One tail. If you click on the picture you can see more bits of an eagle, but not much. I moved around, trying to get a better angle, but nothing doing. Meanwhile it got very noisy, and suddenly there were...

Two tails.
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/6264763472_39dd4f5158_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6047/6264763472_7b04b80267_o.jpg)

In all the noise I managed to take a short video clip, which I will post later. I don't think I heard the "happy trills" of actual mating in there - they are not on the video - and anyway the tails are not touching. But they're sure nice and close, and those eagles sure sounded excited.

1:08. The top eagle flies off, and disappears toward the nest.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6097/6264769642_9120984249_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6097/6264769642_c76c7f2a57_o.jpg)


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/6264244953_4177a0634b_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6058/6264244953_4fcd8017d3_o.jpg)
 
:investigate2  Hey!!! That looks like Mom! Look at the looong middle toes on the last picture, and her face here, and the pattern of new feathers on the wing!

Uh, ok. They weren't mating, then, not yet!  :eclol

1:09. The other eagle flies off. Has to be Dad. You sure don't see much of him.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6156/6264778322_9492f1f159_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6156/6264778322_92d82ac9e0_o.jpg)

And a minute later, the cam watchers DID hear happy trills!






Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on October 20, 2011, 03:48:26 PM
It is likely imho that they mated just prior to your photos maybe?? It doesn't take long.

How lovely they came & visited your surroundings. :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 20, 2011, 03:49:42 PM
Fantastic photos Wren....how exciting.  Thanks for being there and getting these.  I don't think they would be mating this time of year, :puzzled2 but maybe they'll mate in your yard in February. :giggle  


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 20, 2011, 03:59:38 PM
Fantastic - Winterwren!! funny how they hid  (almost)  thank you !!! :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 20, 2011, 04:02:38 PM
You would think that they would mate just before laying eggs and that would be the only times. But we have learned that the eagles mate to reaffirm committment to each other, and mate throughtout the time we see them. Although not so much while raising the eaglets because they are just working so hard, imo. Lol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SpyderLady on October 20, 2011, 04:18:40 PM
You would think that they would mate just before laying eggs and that would be the only times. But we have learned that the eagles mate to reaffirm committment to each other, and mate throughtout the time we see them. Although not so much while raising the eaglets because they are just working so hard, imo. Lol
We're learning so much!  Not just from watching the nest....but from our ground observers too.  So do we think they were mating and that they mate in October too?  Have they been seen mating in October in previous years? :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 20, 2011, 04:19:22 PM
 :ecsmile amazing. Thank you Wren  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: leecan on October 20, 2011, 08:26:00 PM
 :eclove  Thank you so much, was on and heard
the trills and am so amazed to see these pictures, you do so great and then to
share them, well all I can is thank you but it doesnt really mean all that I wish I could   thank you :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 20, 2011, 09:18:21 PM

wren, how exciting!!
i wonder if what you were seeing in your yard was related to what i was seeing from my yard? Click here to read about it (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=957.msg78759#msg78759)

In your first foto, if you look up & to the left from the tail, you can see the back of a head, the white feathers of the head turning into the brown of the lower neck.
In your last foto, if you look up & to the right of that magnificent wing, you can see a full yellow beak, loud & clear!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on October 20, 2011, 10:12:38 PM
Oh, you two!  I'm so jealous!  Thank you both for your observations, both written and pictorial, and for keeping all of us voyeurs in the loop.  I saw Dad this morning on the nest for the first time, doing his grass and stick moving tricks.  It fills me with such joy to know we are about to journey down this road again.  Thanks to both of you for keeping us in the know.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 20, 2011, 11:07:56 PM
WOW, WOW, WOW..... what a fabulous day you two had!! I too am green with envy!!! thank you for sharing... it is almost as good as being there.... I did say almost  :biggrin6


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on October 21, 2011, 05:18:25 AM
WOW and WOW!!  What a great day for both of you and for us to learn what was going on.  I was hearing vocalizations that were different than I had heard before and this must have been what it was.  Thanks wren and booni for being our eyes on the ground.   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: MaggiesMom on October 21, 2011, 05:47:51 AM
First chance I have had to read through this entire thread from beginning to end.  What a fabulous set of photos - great detective work!  Booni and Wren, you two are just wonderful!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on October 21, 2011, 09:54:40 AM
Reading these posts transports me to your neighborhoods, Booni and Wren!  The photos of Mom and Dad "hiding" in your tree, Wren, are a wonderful treat!  You both bring such life to living with eagles on Hornby Island!  Thank You!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 21, 2011, 11:14:27 AM

paintnut, is there any chance you made note of what time you heard those calls so that we could listen to them in the archives??


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on October 21, 2011, 11:43:37 AM
Booni, if you want to watch the archive for Oct 20, 9:44, you can see Dad fly to the nest. He was there for atleast 5 min. Spyderlady made note of the time during chat yesterday & I watched Dad on archive. Really Cool!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 21, 2011, 05:34:08 PM
Excited trills were heard at this time last year, but no mating observed.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 21, 2011, 07:25:46 PM
This is the video clip I took yesterday afternoon at 1:07 pm.

There is nothing much on it; just the last few seconds of Mom and Dad's trilling.
I took it with a telephoto lens, hand-held. So the visuals aren't great. It's the same view as on my still photos, some of which I took before the video, some after.

Still, it's something.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fEWd3NHp_g




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on October 21, 2011, 09:48:19 PM
Wren you were so excited you couldn't hold the camera still - ha ha!  Wonderful audio - so good to hear them.  Thank you.  Love Joy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 22, 2011, 12:42:48 AM
Those trills are like beautiful music, Wren!  Thank you!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 22, 2011, 07:39:27 PM
One more photo from October 14, 5:36 pm, after Hope's visit.

Mom Hornby and the Peppergrinder Fan Club
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6220/6270752761_878bfaaf3f_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6220/6270752761_070e9b1551_o.jpg)





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 23, 2011, 12:09:23 AM
Wren, the Peppergrinder Fan Club seems to have nothing to fear from Mom!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdsofprey on October 24, 2011, 06:55:09 PM
 :thumbup: thanks wren for the great video of the trilling and the cute photo of Mom and her servants. Love your description "Peppergrinder Fan Club" :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Bhrighde on October 25, 2011, 07:26:21 AM
One more photo from October 14, 5:36 pm, after Hope's visit.

Mom Hornby and the Peppergrinder Fan Club




Hi, Winterwren.
I love your photos!
And the Peppergrinder Fan Club!  LOL
 :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: irisheagle on October 25, 2011, 07:53:31 AM
Awww, Wren and Booni, thanks so much for sharing your observations and photos with us. I am so happy that I can at least enjoy your beautiful photos and stories about this wonderful pair of eagles. Many thanks again and again.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 25, 2011, 08:13:19 PM

Today we were heading out for our bike ride around five.
i was planning on a different loop than through the Nest neighbourhood.
But then i heard trills, & then another set of trills.
So we headed for the back side of the Nest.
We went down the road & turned the corner & when i looked up, there was Dad at the tippy top of Gregg*s Tree looking right at us.
He watched us bike closer.
From the back side of the Nest i could see Mum lower down in the Babysitting Tree on a short thick dead branch.
She spotted us too.
When we got back home, i could hear Eagle sounds that reminded me of a YOUNG Eagle!
i scanned the trees but saw nobody.
So i went out to the road & looked at the trees from there.
There are two trees that typically will have Eagles in them.
i found the Eagle in one of them.
Then i had to get my binoculars to see them better.  :binocs
Turns out they were an adult.
& as far away as i was from them, they were looking right at my binoculars.
The tree they were in was this one. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=128.msg4866#msg4866)
Only the evening*s setting sun was now orange & the white of the Eagle*s head & tail were orange, gorgeous....


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on October 25, 2011, 08:28:46 PM
How special, Booni.  Have you seen anything of David and Alexandra in the area?  Wonder if they will come back there.  Thanks for sharing.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: patsy on October 27, 2011, 11:04:24 AM
greetings booni - many txs for your ground observation reports - they will be a help for knowing what is happening with the Hornby Nest for the coming season. I was out walking our dog the other day and heard then saw three young eagles circling the neighbourhood and singing their presence. Bought back good memories of the Hornby Nest - watching, learning and interacting with the many good people on chat. Watching the
nest will be missed - happy to know that good people like yourself will keep us informed.
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 07:16:07 PM

Today we went looking for Mum & Dad, since it was a nice bright day.
i found them side by side in the Peters*s Tree!
i could hear them trilling as i approached with my camera & Mum flew off & landed in the Babysitting Tree before i could set up my camera & catch them side by side.
Dad was left alone.
He looks like he has a full crop & perhaps blood where the yellow beak meets the white head feathers from eating?

october 27 2011 12:46 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 193-198


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6039/6287366087_bf13f77b56_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6039/6287366087_9aba4ed0e6_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 07:26:52 PM

i trudged out to the street with my camera & tripod & looked for a good view of Mum & Dad now in the Babysitting Tree.
Mum is on the left, Dad on the right with his full crop pushing out his bowtie for us to see.

october 27 2011 12:54 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 193-225


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 27, 2011, 07:36:18 PM
Dad sure looks great! Always beautifly coiffed, well groomed and in this case, stuffed!  :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 07:37:37 PM

i wanted to see Mum from her belly side so i drove around to the back side of the Nest & found them both still in the Babysitting Tree.
Mum looks a bit croppy & bloody around the beak too!

october 27 2011 13:03 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 193-243


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6287410631_6e665482fe_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6287410631_1224567583_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 07:39:22 PM

WAPage, no sign of David & Alexandra.
They may return later in the season, perhaps december?
wren spotted who could likely be Hope, & i saw two sub adults today!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 07:49:50 PM

october 27 2011 13:06 - Dad & Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 193-254

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on October 27, 2011, 08:06:46 PM
Thank you for the photos. So nice to come home to! :heart :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Nathaniel07 on October 27, 2011, 08:07:41 PM
DOOKIE....XOXOXOX


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 08:11:46 PM

Mum was holding her foot tucked up against her belly.
Here she is holding the left foot out & clenching it.
i am noticing now that the foot is stained red.

october 27 2011 13:22 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 193-289


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 08:25:31 PM

october 27 2011 13:23 - Mum*s feet - 193-300

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 27, 2011, 08:27:05 PM
They had a good recent feed.  :biggrin3. Mom's crop is full, but her chest isn't as pouffed as Dad's. He must have porked out at the Salmon runs.  :eceek

So good to see them, well fed and we presume content. Thank you  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 08:32:03 PM

october 27 2011 13:23 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 193-301

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 08:37:43 PM

Here you can see Mum has fluffed out her belly feathers in order to tuck her left foot against her belly.
i don*t see the foot, & how the heck did all those white feathers get there?  :puzzled2

october 27 2011 13:24 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 193-304


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 27, 2011, 08:40:47 PM
Re; the white feathers, they are seen in a closeup of the Decorah eagles. I was wondering the same thing!  :eceek

The Decorah post is here:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=738.msg80140#msg80140


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 08:54:05 PM

Dad did a poop & Mum started to trill!
i caught the tail end of the cachunk & trill in this video.
i*m not sure what Mum saw, but she*d had her head cocked to the sky just before this.

october 27 2011 13:29 - Mum trills in the Babysitting Tree - 193-321


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no-F0I-Yje8


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 09:00:08 PM

october 27 2011 13:31 - Dad then Mum leaves the Babysitting Tree - 193-325

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


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 27, 2011, 09:02:32 PM
Hey, look at Mum's under tail area.  In the video you posted of Mum trilling.The shorter white feathers. Maybe this is what we saw in the other picture at her feet and the Decorah eagle?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 09:13:39 PM

i could hear trilling through the trees from what i guessed would be the Peters*s Tree, so i went to investigate.
Sure enough, there were Mum & Dad.

october 27 2011 13:41 - Dad & Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 193-327


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6055/6288113732_f4b889aef1_b.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6055/6288113732_d13af1938e_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Nathaniel07 on October 27, 2011, 09:35:28 PM
Thank you for the photos. So nice to come home to! :heart :ty
thnx for the pics.xoxoxox


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 27, 2011, 09:36:14 PM
 From Booni's Photo Above .. An enlargement
 of back side of Mom's talons

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6234/6287621327_429931b603_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 09:40:30 PM

october 27 2011 13:41 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 193-332

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 09:50:31 PM

october 27 2011 13:41 - Dad & Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 193-334

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on October 27, 2011, 09:59:20 PM
What amazing pictures!  Booni you must have an amazing camera as well as some ready subjects.  Sounds like they are used to seeing you with your camera.  Thanks so much for sharing your observations with all of us.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on October 27, 2011, 10:21:43 PM
I do love these guys - thank you booni for keeping us up to date on my favorite pair


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 27, 2011, 10:28:35 PM

The wind started to pick up a bit & it was chilly coming off the water & was really buffeting my camera!
Over the wind sounds, you can hear a Raven in the back ground, Mum is listening to them too, then she gulls & you can hear the whistle of the Raven*s wings as they fly over.

october 27 2011 13:46 - Dad & Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 193-364


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYRXgb004Mw


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on October 27, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
 :biggrin3 I heard it!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: willow on October 27, 2011, 11:04:21 PM
I love that picture where dad is looking right at you(it seems he looking at u) the colour of the wings look so rich and earthy all the pics are great.thanks for taking your time out of day for us hope u enjoy as much as we do.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Hawthorne on October 28, 2011, 03:58:39 AM
It is so great to see more of our favourite eagle couple!

Thank you Boonibarb once  again!  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on October 28, 2011, 08:05:05 AM
My heart and eyes are full of happiness seeing Mom and Dad. Mom looks more like a grandma eagle to me. Uh huh, like you would know a grandma eagle Rajame. :really

This is the best way to start the day ever!

Thank you Booni. Your ability to bring us with you and let us see our favorite couple is remarkable.

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on October 28, 2011, 08:24:45 AM
booni!  Thank you so much for this marvelous collection of photos and video of Mom and Dad ~ every time I think "that is the best picture ever!"  you post an even better one   :thumbup:

I love to click each picture -twice-  and really see the details - there is a lot to see in each picture !(I am making note of numbers so I can order some prints or cards from you!)

I wonder what they had been eating, to have such bloody  beaks and toes? Were there any reports of a seal or seal lion carcass on the beach?



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jureylo on October 28, 2011, 01:32:56 PM
 :thumbup:
Booni just impossible to thank you enough for allowing us  to see an hear Mom and Dad!!!!from gafl :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 28, 2011, 04:07:17 PM
 :eclove Booni ,  thanks. How good to see Mom and Dad. I really miss them. It's great that they're right. :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2011, 06:48:12 PM

i have always taken fotos of the back of Mum & Dad*s heads to help me identify them.
i am always looking for Mum*s *part*.
i have noticed that Mum*s *part* actually contains quite a few brown feathers, or white feathers that have brown spots on them, which are part of what make the *part* in the back of her head stand out!
You can see the brown feathers on the back of her head here.

october 27 2011 13:50 - Mum*s part - 193-378


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6290017911_9e9d5146bc_o.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6290017911_9e9d5146bc_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2011, 07:19:01 PM

october 27 2011 14:00 - Mum leaves the Peters*s Tree - 193-414

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on October 28, 2011, 07:24:03 PM
Booni, wonderful photos as always.  Thank you so much.  :nod2

I  :heart Mom and Dad Hornby and I especially  :heart Booni and Wren for sharing their photos and observations with us.

 
Dad did a poop & Mum started to trill!
-snip-


 :eclol  Now that is true love!  I wonder if I should start trilling after Mr. luv visits the "reading room"? :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2011, 07:36:21 PM

october 27 2011 14:00 - Mum leaves the Peters*s Tree - 193-415

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on October 28, 2011, 07:36:51 PM
Luv, it might get you a padded cell.   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2011, 07:38:40 PM

october 27 2011 14:02 - Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 193-419

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on October 28, 2011, 07:51:02 PM
Quote
Now that is true love!  I wonder if I should start trilling after Mr. luv visits the "reading room"?


Luv, just seagull a bit. Save the trilling for something else!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2011, 08:31:35 PM

This is from earlier in the day.
i wanted to show you Dad leaving the Peters*s Tree.

october 27 2011 12:48 - Dad leaves the Peters*s Tree - 193-210


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 28, 2011, 08:41:33 PM

october 27 2011 12:48 - Dad leaves the Peters*s Tree - 193-211

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on October 29, 2011, 02:44:10 AM
i have always taken fotos of the back of Mum & Dad*s heads to help me identify them.
i am always looking for Mum*s *part*.
i have noticed that Mum*s *part* actually contains quite a few brown feathers, or white feathers that have brown spots on them, which are part of what make the *part* in the back of her head stand out!
You can see the brown feathers on the back of her head here.

october 27 2011 13:50 - Mum*s part - 193-378


(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6290017911_9e9d5146bc_o.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6032/6290017911_9e9d5146bc_o.jpg)
:heart :heart :heart that is so nice to see Booni - I always worried about her being cold in winter - I thought she was exposed back there and needed a hat.  :blush


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on October 29, 2011, 11:06:32 AM
 :bow Booni, such beautiful pictures of Mum and Dad Hornby.  Just cannot thank you enough.  The ground observations by you and Wren are even more valuable to all of us now


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: tarvena on October 30, 2011, 02:27:40 AM
Booni thank you so much for the beautiful pictures.  You and Wren really capture their  essence with your great cameras. These two are just exceptionally beautiful.
Blessings to you.
                                                     ~ Tarvena ~


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: elkgirl on October 30, 2011, 11:56:45 AM
Thanks for the great pictures Booni and Wren. They make me go aaaah.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on October 31, 2011, 07:38:26 AM
Booni, thank you for continuing to share these magnificent photos of Mom and Dad. It warms my heart to see them in each. I especially appreciate seeing Mom's "low-lights" - knowing that her part is really darker feathers. And Dad ... he's such a handsome one. Thank you, thank you to you and Wren for your ground observations. Love!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on October 31, 2011, 01:07:48 PM
Booni, thank you for showing and telling us about Mom's "part."  That really helps to explain what many of us look for so we can know which eagle it is!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 31, 2011, 07:15:47 PM
This afternoon I went for a bike ride in the nest neighbourhood. I found nobody around, but stopped in view of the nest tree to take a baseline photo, to make it easier to tell when Mom and Dad add some branches to the nest.

I was just finishing when I heard a brief commotion of trills, and Mom and Dad both landed in the Babysitting tree!

This is Dad looking at us and still trilling. Mom is to the left, and almost invisible, but you can see her left foot. I has regained its normal colour.
October 31, 1:45pm

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They stayed put for a few minutes. I tried to find a good angle...

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At 2:01, Dad left.

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A minute later, Mom followed him. Both headed toward Grassy Point.
I rode my bike down that way. Found Dad on the Peters' tree.

October 31, 2:12 pm

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He's looking mostly toward Sandstone Point, where I hear trills once or twice. I move to the beach for a better view. Three eagles are circling high above the point. I'm thinking that Mom is probably one of them. Dad flies off to join them at 2:15 pm, and they all disappear, still circling on the thermals, toward the east.




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on October 31, 2011, 07:35:52 PM
What fantastic photos Wren, Thank you so much :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: texaslonestar50 on October 31, 2011, 08:01:09 PM
Dear booniebarb and winterwren,

I never knew eagle cams existed until last January. The Hornby nest is my eagle nest to watch. Needless to say, I fell in love them.  I would like too thank you both so very much for the updates and the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen of eagles.  The pictures are magnificent. I cannot get over the fact that Ma and Pa Hornby actually seem to pose for your shots.

I would give anything to be able to see eagles in person the way you do. We have eagles on the lake I live on, but I have yet to see a nest.  A couple of years ago, I watched an eagle snag a fish out of the lake and he/she took it to the top of a pine tree to feast. I watched this incredible feeding with binoculars.  All I can say is I want an eagle nest in my yard. I have perfect tree for an eagles nest. :) :pray

Out of curiosity are you professional photographers?

Thank you again for sharing the lives of the Hornby's with us. I look forward to your updates. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on October 31, 2011, 11:05:41 PM
Hello Texaslonestar,
Thank you so very much for your kind words.

No, we're not professional photographers; we just do this because we love it. Booni has a lot more experience than I do, and has taught me a lot.

A lot about bird photography has to do with learning the habits of the birds you want to photograph. Eagles have their favourite perch trees. The pine tree to which your neighbourhood eagle took the fish may well be such a perch tree.

We have learned Mom and Dad's favourites, and over time we have found good angles to photograph each of them. Some angles work best in the morning, some in the afternoon.

As you watch eagle cams through next season, you'll learn to recognize the sounds of the eaglets. Listening for this, in the last few weeks before fledging time in your area, is the easiest way to find a nest. The sound carries quite a distance. Of course, Texas eaglets will fledge much earlier than our local eagles.

Meanwhile, here's hoping that your local eagles do end up agreeing with you on the suitability of that tree!

 :ecsmile

 




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on November 04, 2011, 11:45:41 AM
Ladies, thanks for the pictures and on-going stories!! Glad to see Mom's talon may be ok, is there still a concern over it not just being from whatever they ate?

From listening to mom and dad, this last week mr and I went hiking and two eagles flew over us and went into the woods behind us so we could not see them.. as we were walking out I heard them!! We stopped and I told my mr to listen and then we figured out where they were!!! YOU have and continue to teach me so much, along with AJL, I could never have shared my love for eagles so well!!!

Thanks for the continued updates, I am so attached to this Hornby pair as are so many others and I am forever greatful for your beautiful pictures.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Canadianldy on November 04, 2011, 02:23:06 PM
Booni and Wren Thank you for the fabulous photos/videos of Mom and Dad.  I never grow tired of seeing them.  I first starting watching them in 2006 and for the past few years for whatever reason I slacked off on watching.  I became an avid follower this past year again after I watched Alexandria and David hatch.  I look forward to seeing your continued followings of this wonderful pair. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on November 05, 2011, 10:31:08 AM
Saturday, November 5

As many know, Mishi is visiting boonibarb on Hornby Island this week.  Today, just before 9 AM, she called me -she was on Grassy Point, watching Mom sitting in the Peters' Tree, and then Dad flying towards the Babysitting Tree (the BST was actually out of her sight, but she thought that was where he was headed).

As we spoke, Mom flew out over the water, then returned to the Peters' Tree.

Then, Mom flew out again - and Mishi saw her catch a fish!    :thumbup:

(At that point, the phone was forgotten but I could hear a camera going whirr, click, whirr, click, whirr click...)

That's not all .... Mom landed on the beach in front of her (but mostly out of sight behind a rock). I think Mishi fainted at that point (but eventually recovered and picked up the phone again.)

The next thing that Mishi reported was that Mom picked up her fish and flew towards Hidden Beach.  She then saw an eagle flying from the area of the BST toward Hidden Beach ...

What will Mishi see next that could beat this morning's sighting?  (and I was there, altho trapped in a phone on a rock ...   :eclove)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on November 05, 2011, 10:53:02 AM
 :eceek :eclol :thumbup: :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on November 05, 2011, 11:26:23 AM
Incredible event Nancy! You were right there for sure and as for Mishi and Mom, they are both wise women!

:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on November 05, 2011, 02:11:18 PM
Love it, love it, love it!  How wonderful for Mishi and Nancy your description of events is great!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 05, 2011, 02:55:56 PM

Mom getting a "lecture" from Dad as she lands in Peters tree...just prior to fishing

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/Hornby6Saturday026.jpg) (http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/Hornby6Saturday026.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 05, 2011, 03:04:40 PM
(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/Hornby6Saturday094.jpg) (http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/Hornby6Saturday094.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 05, 2011, 03:06:35 PM
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 05, 2011, 03:32:32 PM
(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/th_Hornby6Saturday112.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/?action=view&current=Hornby6Saturday112.jpg)

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(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/th_Hornby6Saturday094.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/?action=view&current=Hornby6Saturday094.jpg)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/th_Hornby6Saturday093.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/?action=view&current=Hornby6Saturday093.jpg)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/th_Hornby6Saturday090.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/?action=view&current=Hornby6Saturday090.jpg)

(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/th_Hornby6Saturday026.jpg) (http://s756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/On%20Hornby/?action=view&current=Hornby6Saturday026.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on November 05, 2011, 03:51:27 PM
MISHI!!

 :faint


Those pictures are glorious!  Mom got a huge fish and you got some truly wonderful photos!!

P.S.  Everyone ... click on the first small photo in the post above and you can arrow through each of the pictures...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ekf on November 05, 2011, 04:01:27 PM
Mishi, my love ... these pix make me weep. THANK YOU! xo


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: auroradawn on November 05, 2011, 04:33:11 PM
Fantastic photo's Mishi.......WOW what a catch that nice big fish was!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: madrona on November 05, 2011, 04:46:25 PM
Mishi's photos are fabulous!  Mishi was in the chatroom and posted many of them, so some of us got a preview.  It was so interesting, after reading Nancy's post.  And what a huge fish that was.  Mom must be feeling very strong - and when she finally landed that fish and began eating it, I'm sure she had to pause for a while to catch her breath.   :eclol 

Mishi said, via booni, in the chatroom that we need to view the photos in reverse order ... the one at the bottom is the first - and the sunrise one is the last.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on November 05, 2011, 04:58:22 PM
So would those pics put to rest any concern about her talon??
Mishi! Thank you so much for your pictures, they are awesome! She sure is strong! and the scenery is just beautiful!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: elkgirl on November 05, 2011, 05:36:39 PM
WOW Mishi. Fantastic pictures.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on November 05, 2011, 06:33:19 PM
Mishi, you must have needed smelling salts after that encounter :thumbup: :bow :ty :eclove

Giitchi Miigwetch



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on November 05, 2011, 06:34:37 PM
Wow!  How lucky to see mom in action.  Thanks for sharing Mishi.  Hope you have a wonderful visit.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on November 05, 2011, 09:54:49 PM
Incredible!

What a blessing to you Mishi and then to us! I miss Mom and Dad so badly. Seeing and hearing of their antics makes my heart sing. Seeing Mom that strong is even more fantastic!

Thank you Mishi, Mom and the fish! I see that Hornby Island is still magical as ever.

Love,
Rajame
:hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on November 05, 2011, 09:56:34 PM
Oh, Mishi, Mom was definitely talking to you today!!  So good to see that she looks fantabulous!!!  Great pictures.  Thanks for sharing them.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 06, 2011, 01:41:05 AM
Yes, Mishi, you truly are blessed!  What a fantastic day that was!   Thank you for sharing your special pictures with us.   :thumbup:  

Mom must be in good shape to be able to catch and carry such a large fish for that distance and height.  What wonderful news!   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: sparkie on November 06, 2011, 08:45:29 AM
Wonderful pictures Mishi  . How lucky you are to have seen  them like that .That was one Big  fish :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on November 06, 2011, 01:51:38 PM
Mishi what amazing pictures!!   It must have been amazing to see both Mom and Pop in person :)

Sandy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amyklai on November 06, 2011, 02:25:28 PM
Thank You Mishi , my love goes out to you , Thank you Booni and Wren.! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on November 06, 2011, 04:26:28 PM
What a great sight Mishi!!  Thanks for the pics!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mew on November 08, 2011, 08:37:03 AM
Wonderful photos Mishi ..... thx for sharing.     :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Phoephan on November 08, 2011, 11:21:02 AM
Can someone fill me in on why we do not have a cam?  I have been out of touch for a while.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 09, 2011, 04:47:29 AM
Phoephan, the Hornby cam was shut down permanently by Doug.  He decided to retire from streaming the live video cam of the nest.

Booni and Wren are taking wonderful photos of Mom and Dad whenever they can and posting them here on our ONZ forum with comments about what they saw.   :thumbup:

We still have our chat room and right now we are hosting two cams.  The Decorah eagles nest and the Australian White-bellied Sea Eagles nest with one eaglet that has branched and is ready to fledge.

Here is our two-cam page and chat room link:

http://www.hornbyeagles.com/2cams_Dec_Syd.htm

Please join us there.   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on November 09, 2011, 09:47:17 AM




I just got a chance to relook at this page, and I am in awe. Mishi what a fabulous experience and what
wonderful photos too!!! Thank you for taking us there.... you must be in 7th heaven .. I know I would be!!! WOW


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on November 10, 2011, 10:27:50 AM
Wonderful Photos, Mishi!!!! Thank You Thank You Thank You for sharing!!!  Your being on Hornby transports us all there, if only for a moment!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on November 11, 2011, 02:50:16 PM
How beautiful, Mishi!  Thank you so much for sharing your visit to the eagle family we all love best!!!  I know you were just thrilled to death!  Do you think the juvie flying with Mom could have been Hope?   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: grammieof7 on November 12, 2011, 06:42:25 AM
Just getting a chance to stop in and check out the forum.  Thanks so much to Booni, Wren, and Mishi for sharing their pics and ground observations.  Mishi your pics were awesome of Mom.  I so love Hornby Island and Mom and Dad Hornby.  And thank you all on info about the eagles.  I watch eagles at my camp and am trying to learn so much about them.  I have never seen their nest but they land in the trees across the river from my camp.  I have taken a few pics of them but not anything like yours.  So please keep the updates coming , so good to know Mom and Dad are doing great!  Many thanks again!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 16, 2011, 11:21:39 PM
Today there was a big storm on Hornby Island. The electricity was out. It was getting pretty dark in my house, so I went for a walk during a break in the rain. At Grassy Point the waves were crashing on the rocks. I was heading for the west side of the point - the side opposite from Hidden Beach, where I had seen the Wiigs shelter from the last storm. I thought I would try to find where Mom and Dad tucked away from the winds!

But suddenly someone flew overhead, circled the meadow, and landed in His-and-Hers Tree! Again it was way too dark for any sane photographer to try a shot, but I've learned that I don't necessarily qualify as a sane photographer, and I carry my camera no matter what...

She politely waited. 800 ISO did the trick.

Looks like Mom to me...
4:14 pm
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6092/6352661108_a4f035f7c7_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6092/6352661108_8b60e4e5eb_o.jpg)


A moment later she flew away...

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6116/6352663384_83f142910d_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6116/6352663384_be9dba987f_o.jpg)


...Directly above me!

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6352666028_38c18480f9_z.jpg) (http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6109/6352666028_99be574189_o.jpg)

She circled again, and disappeared toward the east.

I went walking westward. There isn't much in the way of perch trees in that direction. Everything is second growth or younger. But there are beautiful sandstone formations, and the surf crashing on them was impressive.
On my way back I saw Mom again from afar - circling again, this time with with Dad,  over Grassy Point.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on November 16, 2011, 11:35:04 PM
Thanks for the pictures, Wren.  I love that you are sharing your ISO settings to help those of us that are starting to take pictures in something other than auto.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on November 17, 2011, 12:37:54 AM
WOW Wren!!!  Awesome pictures!!  Oh if only I could take a picture like you do!!!  I will need to come back for more lessons!!!
Miigwetch


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on November 17, 2011, 12:43:55 AM
Thank you Wren... wonderful pics of Mom!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 17, 2011, 04:48:53 AM
She is beautiful, Wren.  And Mom and Dad must know you and Booni (and Dooki, too).  They seem to be interested in what you are doing, especially since you are in their territory.  They don't seem threatened...just watching.   :heart

Did you take any pictures of the surf?  I like to see the ocean when it is all stirred up.   :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on November 17, 2011, 10:27:37 AM
Tigerlady, I did not take any surf pictures yesterday, but click here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=930.msg83873#msg83873) to see one that I took near Belcarra Nest last week.

It actually shows something about Mom and Dad's territory too...

 :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on November 17, 2011, 11:48:16 AM
I love insane photographers!  The only way to be.  Awesome!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on November 17, 2011, 07:33:29 PM
Wren, I love that you are not a sane photographer...and you take GREAT pictures...sanity is over-rated...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on November 17, 2011, 09:33:42 PM
Wren, I love the pictures you took of the coastline in front of the Hornby nest and that stretches to include several other eagle nests.  It's a magnificent area and I'm so glad you are sharing it with us!   :heart   The weather makes life interesting there and it's so beautiful when the waves churn and crash.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on November 19, 2011, 08:56:49 AM
Note: Photos and posts from luvthebird's trip to Hornby Island this past summer, and Mishi's posts about her recent trip to Hornby, are now showcased in their own topic: "Visits to Hornby Island"

Click here:  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1002.0 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1002.0)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on November 19, 2011, 09:29:40 AM
Dear Wren

Sanity is highly over-rated and your photos are insanely magnificent.  Please never become a 'sane' photographer.  Love  - Joy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 02, 2011, 09:49:31 AM

Yesterday afternoon, it was getting dark early so Dooki & i headed out for a bike ride around the neighbourhood.
The sun came out just in time to light up the very tops of the trees.
As we approached the Nest, i looked up & could see Mum & Dad side by side in the Peters*s Tree!
Their white heads were glowing in the dark with the last orangey light of the sun setting.  :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on December 02, 2011, 06:07:10 PM
Ahhh Booni, I can picture their glowing heads.  Thank you. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 02, 2011, 06:47:57 PM
At long last I had  time to visit the nest neighbourhood today.
I checked the back of the nest. I got busy photographing a cute little woodpecker (I'll post those photos later on...)
Then I heard Mom gulling!
She was nowhere to be seen, so I went looking for her.

At first I thought this eagle was Dad! But now that I look at the photos in full size, I know for sure that it's Mom. Makes sense... this is where the call came from.

Mom on the Peters' tree, December 2, 12:40

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6444337405_971f33fca8_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6444337405_1d60bb626d_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 02, 2011, 07:04:05 PM
Mom must have eaten... Here she is, moving food from her crop!

You can also see something whitish clinging to her beak.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6444338009_0141256c4b_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7168/6444338009_3712c0bd06_o.jpg)


Interesting shadows on her beak on this one... (Click on the pictures for a better view)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6444338617_052cbf18e2_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6444338617_b83090fd28_o.jpg)


Digestion time!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6444339183_320287cb21_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6444339183_00f2305d11_o.jpg)



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6444339913_9faf4fddcb_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6444339913_4fc2671af3_o.jpg)


 :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on December 02, 2011, 07:04:15 PM
Glint in the eye and fantastic view of the talon.  you have done it again, Wren.  Thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 02, 2011, 08:41:09 PM
At 12:45, Mom flew off toward the nest.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6444340791_e5530a28da_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6444340791_3b6b425fc1_o.jpg)


Look at her long, long toes on this one...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6444344149_8b348e3ca5_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6444344149_4810002551_o.jpg)


Again we see the white stuff sticking to her beak... It could indeed be some fine down from a prey bird.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6444346157_1ac5fff987_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6444346157_186861e3dd_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 02, 2011, 09:16:07 PM
After a while, I find Mom again... with Dad, on the Babysitting tree.

December 2, 1:15 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6444862589_cf17ee9b75_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6444862589_7d3b435607_o.jpg)


After a few minutes, Mom takes off again. Dad stays put; and it's time for me to leave.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6444867783_734dc2efda_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6444867783_bba3a85225_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 02, 2011, 10:01:16 PM
Here's a reference picture I took of the nest on October 31.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6341903090_9e524da7c1_z.jpg) (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6341903090_3d7fc59fd0_o.jpg)



Here is a picture from the same angle taken today, December 2. You can see that a few sticks have been moved, and one or two have been added. Of course this is just one side of the nest. We don't see the work done in the nest bowl.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6445000851_ef887d5cfd_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6445000851_88ae00bee4_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 02, 2011, 10:44:48 PM
Wren, seeing Mom and Dad sitting close together in the BST looks so nice.  They still like to sit close together, even after all these years!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on December 02, 2011, 11:15:02 PM
Thank you Wren.... so good to see them!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on December 03, 2011, 03:59:36 PM
Thank you, Wren. It's great to see Mom and Dad. The photos are beautiful!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: tarvena on December 04, 2011, 01:32:58 PM
Wren just magnificent pictures! Thank you for keeping us posted.   :hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on December 04, 2011, 03:08:02 PM
warms my heart to see them together - thank you so much wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on December 05, 2011, 12:47:53 PM
Ditto Opiek.  sigh...they look maaahhhhh velous!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 05, 2011, 01:10:44 PM
I'm looking at my pictures of Qualicum River, and some of the eagles who have been eating fish do have some white residue on their beaks. So it could be any kind of prey Mom's been eating... It doesn't really look as fuzzy as bird down does.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: PamNY on December 06, 2011, 07:55:27 AM
Thanks, Wren. Fabulous photos and so good to see them.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on December 07, 2011, 11:25:33 AM
So nice to see them together.  Good catch, Wren (as usual).  Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Sherry Leslie on December 07, 2011, 11:36:56 AM
Such wonderful pictures. I miss watching them every day so much. 
Sherry Leslie


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 07, 2011, 07:08:39 PM
Now, here's my idea of a Christmas tree with ornaments...

December 7, 4:42pm
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Mom and Dad sure love their Babysitting Tree. They spend a lot of time here. Mom looks like she has something in her crop... Can't tell if Dad does, because his back is to us.
4:47
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The Peppergrinder family moves from the top branches, and three of them perch nearby. One of them has perfected his imitation of Dad's trill. Fooled me the first time. He's got it exactly except the volume.
4:48
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Then the crows take the starlings' spot at the top! Amazing how the relationship between the eagles and the crows can go from war to peace with no warning. Mom and Dad seem to pay them no mind, and a few minutes later they fly away.
4:49
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The sun sets soon after this; light fades. Looks like Mom and Dad might settle there for the night? Nice spot to watch the moon...







Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 07, 2011, 07:10:27 PM
 :eclove perfect Christmas tree thank you Winterwren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on December 07, 2011, 07:16:11 PM
Wren, thank you so much for these pictures.  I have been following the  "Eagle Rivers" topic where you and booni have posted some amazing photos (they leave me speechless!)  - but a photo or two of Mom and Dad is even more special.  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on December 07, 2011, 07:31:24 PM
I would be verrry content with a Christmas tree like that...lovely Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Curiousabteagles on December 07, 2011, 08:44:39 PM
Thank you for the beautiful photos of the Hornby eagles. It is so exciting to see them again.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on December 07, 2011, 09:41:23 PM
Wren your pictures of Mom and Dad are beautiful.   It's so wonderful to be able to see them during the winter months.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on December 08, 2011, 06:50:02 AM
thank you for your wonderful pictures, Wrewn. I love to see Mom and Dad.
 And yes, that wonderful Christmas tree. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: grammieof7 on December 08, 2011, 07:05:06 AM
Thanks so much for sharing Wren, the pictures are beautiful.  I so miss watching the cam but am so thankful for you and Booni for the pics and updates. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 08, 2011, 02:57:31 PM
Wren, I luv your version of a Christmas tree!  Especially the living ornaments.  This is the first time that I've seen the Peppergrinders.  They all seem to get along there.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: shurld on December 08, 2011, 03:29:43 PM
thank you for the lovely pictures miss the nest..........shurld


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on December 09, 2011, 06:17:11 AM
What a wonderful Christmas tree!  Thanks for the beautiful pictures, Wren!!!  I so appreciate seeing Mom and Dad, and to finally see the peppergrinders...wow!   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NBNann on December 09, 2011, 06:52:26 AM
What beautiful, heart warming pictures.  Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BLissed-Out Grandma on December 09, 2011, 02:06:42 PM
Fabulous photos of Mom and Dad; thanks so much, Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on December 09, 2011, 03:28:03 PM
Miigwetch!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on December 09, 2011, 04:22:44 PM
ohhhh wren, thank you so much! I love these pictures of Mom and Dad ...  :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 09, 2011, 07:52:29 PM
On chat, after I posted the first picture, we came up with this song...

Four calling crows
Three peppergrinders
Two eagles in love;
An a Baaay-beee-siit-ting Tree!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 09, 2011, 08:03:29 PM
 :heart   (((((Wren)))))


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on December 09, 2011, 09:29:36 PM
Thank you Wren! :hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Bhrighde on December 11, 2011, 03:27:05 PM
 :thumbup:
Love the photos of Mom and Dad and their "neighbours"!
Thank you so much for sharing them.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on December 12, 2011, 07:14:46 AM
Right yu are Wren - love the tree - but the ornaments are the best!  Thanks for sharing. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdsofprey on December 13, 2011, 10:38:43 AM
 :thumbup: thanks so much for all the videos and the excellent pictures of Mom and Dad Hornby.

You are correct Wren that looks like the perfect Christmas tree :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gr8gran67 on December 13, 2011, 09:21:06 PM
Hi guys, I've been a bad girl...lol. I did not know mom & dad were back!!! What a hoot!! Been catching up on the news since they have arrived, it has taken me quite awhile reading all the posts and looking at the pictures etc. I have missed a bunch, and all the chatting.
I will try and behave myself and keep up with y'all....lol.      :blush


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NewHope on December 14, 2011, 10:19:57 AM
This is my first time posting so I hope I'm doing everything OK.  Has there been any sightings of Alexandra or David since the eagles returned from the salmon run?  I know last year Hope would show up from time to time.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Bluewing4 on December 14, 2011, 11:15:32 AM
Hi NewHope, I too would  :heart to know if little Hope has returned.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on December 14, 2011, 11:34:00 AM
Welcome NewHope, Mishi & Booni thought they seen Hope. Hornby Travels http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1002.msg84588#msg84588  <<< Hope from this year.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 14, 2011, 09:39:39 PM
Another sighting of Hope this fall, on October 14:
Click Here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg77955#msg77955) and read the next few posts.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on December 15, 2011, 10:17:26 AM
Wren,

I just looked through your thrilling sighting of Hope again. She is so beautiful.

Thank you again and again,
Rajame

:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 15, 2011, 02:59:32 PM
It's wonderful to be able to see Hope again.  Thank you for posting the link, Wren.   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lifegard on December 17, 2011, 06:11:55 PM


Hi there Hornby Island eagle watchers!  Thanks Booni for your excursions and observations on Hornby Island!  I know I'd love to be there to tag along with you, as most of us would.  Thanks so much for your efforts.  

I can't wait for the first eagle sightings, but I hope that as many have said, that they're just having one big salmon bake somewhere.  

Happy winter Booni and all the eagle watchers!

  :ecinnocent      Lifegard     
                                                 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 17, 2011, 07:25:34 PM
Welcome, Lifegard!
We've already spotted Mom and Dad Hornby several times; they're working on their nest and maintaining their territory. Stay tuned for more photos!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on December 17, 2011, 08:34:14 PM
Stay tuned for more photos!

Yay!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 08:48:45 PM

Dooki & i went out for a bike ride & i spotted Mum & Dad in the tippy top of Gregg*s Tree on this sunny morning, so we rode back home to get the camera!
Just as i was focusing on the top of the tree, Mum flew off.  :(
i went round & round the tree trying to see Dad, but this was the best i could get.

december 11 2011 11:24 - Dad in Gregg*s Tree


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on December 18, 2011, 09:15:12 PM
Oh Booni, he looks so grand!  It is wonderful to get even a glimpse of him.  I've been watching a couple of other cams and Dad and Mom Hornby seem to be of larger stature then most.  It warms my heart to see them. Thanks.


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:21:20 PM

i was in the cabin making AJL cookies for Dooki & yakking on the phone with Mishi when i heard Eagle trills!
& they sounded familiar!
i told Mishi what i was hearing, then stepped out onto the porch to see if i could see Mishi*s Tree down the street.
i could, & there was an Eagle in the Tree, TWO Eagles!
i went out the back door & i could see them in the Tree from there too.
So, i left the cookies & Mishi & ran down the street with my camera!
This is Mum on our left, Dad up higher on our right.

December 18 2011 13:20 - Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-23


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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:26:08 PM

December 18 2011 13:21 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 197-26

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on December 18, 2011, 09:28:00 PM
Awwww they want to say hi to Mishi too Booni.... lovely to see!!!! ty


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:31:04 PM

December 18 2011 1322 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 197-32

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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:34:46 PM

December 18 2011 13:24 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-39

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 18, 2011, 09:41:27 PM
Booni, there's a whole group of us in chat Oooh-ing and Aaaah-ing over those pictures! they're stunning! Thank you so much for posting them!  :heart


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:44:36 PM

i posted this foto because it shows us Mum*s tail!
Look how she has two much darker tail feathers!
Wonder what THAT*S about?

December 18 2011 13:28 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 197-47


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 18, 2011, 09:53:40 PM
Booni, the darker tail feathers on Mom look more worn... So, they're older? and there are some really white ones on the left.
What an interesting photo! And I love her face in it too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 18, 2011, 09:54:02 PM
 :heart Booni so appropriate  :heart Thank you for dropping Mishi and getting Mom and Dad   :eclove


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:54:50 PM

December 18 2011 13:30 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 197-59

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 18, 2011, 09:56:05 PM
(((((Booni))) Wonderful photos!   :eclove


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 09:58:59 PM

December 18 2011 13:31 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 197-63

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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:04:32 PM

Mum has a bit of something black on her right tail feather.
Look at the tips of her left & right wing primaries!
i love seeing the underside of her tail here.

December 18 2011 13:32 - Mum leaves Mishi*s Tree - 197-65


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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:11:50 PM

Now here*s Dad alone.
This is a cool Tree.
i love the shapes of the top of it.

December 18 2011 13:35 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-71


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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:16:33 PM

December 18 2011 13:35 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-74

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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:21:03 PM

In this foto you can see the spot on the top of Dad*s head which is probably a dark feather or dark spot on a feather.
You can also see his mutton chops! (  :heart Nancy )

December 18 2011 13:35 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-76


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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:25:42 PM

Oh, boy, be STILL my beating heart!
Is this guy handsome or WHAT?

December 18 2011 13:35 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-77


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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:29:55 PM

December 18 2011 13:35 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-81

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on December 18, 2011, 10:30:11 PM
Dad's a Handsome Dude! I wonder if that is his debonair Grandpa Look? Woohoo!!
:hearts


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:35:10 PM

December 18 2011 13:35 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-83

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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:36:39 PM

December 18 2011 13:36 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-89

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on December 18, 2011, 10:40:41 PM
Booni!!!  :eclove

It does my heart so much good to see these wonderful photos of Mom and Daddy MuttonChops, er, I mean Dad. All of your photos are terrific, but the last one is gorgeously clear. 


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:41:34 PM

December 18 2011 13:38 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-97

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on December 18, 2011, 10:43:42 PM
 :faint



~~~~
Dad still has his little dark feather (freckle) on the top of his head.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on December 18, 2011, 10:46:14 PM
Seems to me like Mom and Dad both have something in their crops. Dad's is visible in your very first picture (in Gregg's tree) and Mom's in the first few on Mishi's tree.


Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:49:42 PM

Oh!
There he goes!
Look at his beautiful tail & under tail feathers.

December 18 2011 13:42 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 197-104


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Title: Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree
Post by: boonibarb on December 18, 2011, 10:52:14 PM

i don*t remember Dad calling out, but look at his beak!
Is he just feeling exuberant?
Look at his lovely white tail feathers!

(okay, now are Dooki*s cookies burnt? Has Mishi hung up on me yet???)

December 18 2011 13:42 - Dad leaves Mishi*s Tree - 197-105


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on December 18, 2011, 11:44:59 PM
Booni - you have outdone yourself with todays photos. Mom and Dad look beautiful and handsome and well  :wub

Wren, the photos of Hope were so wonderful to see.

The two of you are so gifted and we are so blessed to have both of you on the spot to take such wonderful photos of all the eagles.  

:ty   :ty  


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 19, 2011, 12:08:28 AM
Nancy, you are so right!   :eclol

<snip>

"...Daddy MuttonChops, er, I mean Dad..."

<snip>

Booni and Wren, these photos are so much fun for us to see!  Many thanks!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mew on December 19, 2011, 05:13:24 AM
I don't often take the time to say thanks for the lovely photos, but these last ones are just so incredible that I had to log on to say how much I appreciate your photos Booni and Wren. 

I hope everyone, be they human or fowl, has a wonderful Christmas. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on December 19, 2011, 05:33:46 AM
Oh wow!!  Thanks Booni for those glorious pictures of Mom and Dad.  They look so fit.  Great way to start my day!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: leecan on December 19, 2011, 07:25:58 AM
 :eclove
wow Booni  thank you I just saw the most beautiful picture face on of dad Hornby
thank you for posting it, I miss them with all my heart
 :blush


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on December 19, 2011, 01:12:37 PM
Booni, thanks! How good to see Mom and Dad! :eclove I imagine the emotion you feel when you see the two as close ....
 Hopefully we've got you and Wren to take these wonderful pictures.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on December 19, 2011, 01:59:23 PM
I can not begin to say how much I miss mom & Dad....thank you sooo much Booni !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mamalion on December 19, 2011, 10:00:34 PM


Thank you so very much for those stunning photos of mom and dad hornby... seeing them made my heart sing... i miss them terribly... your photos help ease the pain.. thank you, thank you.
Mamalion


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on December 21, 2011, 06:13:32 AM
Gitchi Miigwetch!!!
Oh boy I SOOOOOOO needed that Booni!!  They look wonderful!!!  And I love Love LOVE seeing them in Mishi's tree!  You are right....It is a GREAT tree!!!  and the subject? .......sigh.... BEAUTIFUL!  Dang I miss this eagle pair...and HORNBY


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on December 21, 2011, 11:04:40 PM
 :heart  Handsome, indeed    :heart  What a nice Holiday Greeting.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on December 22, 2011, 01:24:20 PM
Yes, this IS a wonderful gift for your holiday season!!!  To see these two beauties does all of our hearts good.  Thank you so much for the awesome pictures.  Wishing you a lovely holiday, Booni and Wren!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on December 23, 2011, 11:26:17 AM
I don't often take the time to say thanks for the lovely photos, but these last ones are just so incredible that I had to log on to say how much I appreciate your photos Booni and Wren.  

Like Mew, I seldom comment - always rushing - but appreciate all the wonderful photos and descriptions that draw my attention to details I would have often overlooked.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dixidoo on December 24, 2011, 08:32:17 PM
I just stopped in hoping to catch up on the Hornby friends, feathered and otherwise.  It's almost heartbreaking to see these beautiful shots of Dad & Mom...  Oh, how I miss watching them every day!  God bless you Booni & Wren for your loving vigilance and for keeping us in the loop.

I think of you all often even though I don't always make my presence known when I stop by.  My wonderful Hornby memories and these friendships were the most eloquent experiences to be etched upon my heart in all of 2011.  I want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas.  God be with you all! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jureylo on December 26, 2011, 10:08:07 AM
Booni and Wren Thank you so much for letting us see Mom and Dad Hornby through your wonderful photos and videos.  So great to be able to keep up with them this way. Happy and Healthy New Year to both of you and our beloved Mom and Dad. :heart (gafl)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Thumper66 on December 26, 2011, 10:21:54 AM
Booni ... absolutely beautiful photos of dad Hornby.  I've missed he and mom Hornby so much.  Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on December 27, 2011, 10:32:25 PM
Many thanks, Booni.  We all appreciate these pictures very much!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: grammieof7 on December 28, 2011, 03:02:14 PM
Booni, thanks so much for these wonderful pictures of Mom and Dad.  I miss watching the nest so much but am so glad that you and Wren keep us updated. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amyam on December 28, 2011, 10:39:55 PM
Dear Booni and Wren
These photos warm my heart to the core, affirming once again how beloved these 2 eagles are and by so many.  Thank you, once again; your comments enrich the photos immensely. 

How DOES it feel when mom and dad look directly at you as you innocently peer at them?  I can only imagine, but I just might drop my camera and stop breathing?

Mahalo Thank you much.
Aloha,
Amy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 29, 2011, 10:11:38 AM

Amy, fortunately my camera is always on a tripod!  :mhihi


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on December 30, 2011, 06:16:17 AM
Sorry, but I need to know....did the cookies burn? Was Mishi still hanging on the phone waiting for you? hee hee Thanks for the wonderful updates! I just love love love seeing mom and mutton boy...oops dad..... ♥ ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on December 30, 2011, 11:21:40 AM

The cookies turned out well & i called Mishi back to continue our conversation!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on December 30, 2011, 12:50:13 PM
 :eclol  "Mutton Chops"   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 01, 2012, 06:38:15 PM

Today we biked by the Nest just before 5pm.
It was getting dark, but as i looked up i could see someone perched on the close up cam box!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 01, 2012, 06:49:30 PM
 :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 01, 2012, 07:00:56 PM
YAY! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: hoquiam on January 02, 2012, 11:56:59 AM
Booni and Wren,
 I have quietly been catching up  on photos and ground observations over the last week or so and have been so amazed at closeness you both have with the beloved Mum and Dad .You have brought joy to my heart each photo I see of the Hornby Ambassadors,lets not forget your wonderful narratives..
thank you so much....and Happy and prosperous New Year..Hoquiam


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 07:24:32 PM

So, yesterday, thanks to a tip, i found a new place to observe the Nest from!
i don*t think this site will work once the leaves start growing again, but for now it is a cool angle to view the Nest from!
Mum is looking towards the back side of the Nest.
There is a great big dead Seal washed up on the beach.
There are, of course, other Eagles hanging around.
So Mum is guarding the Nest.
Look at the large bare branch in front of Mum!
This must be where the Eaglets branch to & hang out, just out of sight of the wide angle camera.
i think Mum is on the close up cam box.

january 6 2012 11:37 - Mum on the Nest


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650236227/



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 06, 2012, 07:28:57 PM
sigh.....soooo beautiful
Miigwetch!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 06, 2012, 07:50:38 PM
Wonderful new vantage point, booni! I can just see the stump "behind" the WA cam support.

A dead seal for an eagle feast on the beach?! Did you see juvies there? Or mostly adults?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 08:33:25 PM

That is the stump indeed Nancy.

i saw Mum & Dad & at least one youngster, fotos to follow.

Here are a couple more shots from that new angle, this time with my GOOD camera.
Too bad Mum had left by the time i got back...

january 5 2012 12:05 - Nest - 199-16


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650634019/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650638931/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 08:42:24 PM

So, there is a great big dead Seal washed up on the beach right near the Peters*s Tree.
Mum & Dad seemed to be on alert.
i head LOTS of vocalizing.
i spotted this young one coming in from the water.
This one has some interesting wing feather nicks that we can easily spot, should they show up again.

january 5 2012 12:13 - young Eagle - 199-20


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650679005/



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 08:47:16 PM

january 5 2012 12:13 - young Eagle - 199-23

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650707481/







Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 09:06:18 PM

Gulls are very large birds!
So this Gull gives you an idea how very large this Seal is.
Someone has sliced open the belly to make it easier for the scavengers to eat.
Seal skin is very tough for them to have to break through.
You can see the good thick fat layer on the belly.

january 5 2012 12:21 - Seal carcass & Gull - 199-30


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650762137/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 09:10:02 PM

i am surprised how much force the Gull has when tugging on the carcass, the whole thing moves with the tugging!

january 5 2012 12:22 - Gull eating Seal - 199-31


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuCOPk8TuiI


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 09:22:49 PM

Mum & Dad were keeping watch from the top of the Babysitting Tree.

january 5 2012 12:25 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-32


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650844839/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 09:36:51 PM

january 5 2012 12:26 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-35

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_z7WHD7AgA


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 09:45:06 PM

They are both looking towards Hidden Beach, & both seem to have white stuff on their beaks, seal blubber?

january 5 2012 12:27 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-38


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650923093/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 06, 2012, 09:51:43 PM
I've run out of superlatives to describe your wonderful photos, Booni, so I'll just say  :ty   :s*

I hope that Mom and Dad are taking turns enjoying the seal banquet.  Mom really likes to eat the blubber, but doesn't feed it to the eaglets.  Apparently it is too rich for them, based on what Ajl told us.  Smart Mom Hornby.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 09:52:10 PM

There goes Mum to kick some Eagle butt down at Hidden Beach!
Look at the look on her face!
& look at Dad watching her!

january 5 2012 12:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-39


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650954797/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:01:27 PM

january 5 2012 12:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-40

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6650989709/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:07:11 PM

january 5 2012 12:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-41

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651010147/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:11:33 PM

january 5 2012 12:28 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-42

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651027551/



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:15:37 PM

Dad seems to be watching what Mum is up to.

january 5 2012 12:30 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-44


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651043369/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:26:39 PM

Dad was calling out!

january 5 2012 12:30 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-47


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651078633/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:33:00 PM

january 5 2012 12:30 - Dad trills in the Babysitting Tree - 199-48

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


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:35:42 PM

january 5 2012 12:33 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 199-49

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651092379/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 06, 2012, 10:38:48 PM
In that video, it looks and sounds as if Dad is telling Mom, "Go Get 'Em!"   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:44:35 PM

While filming Dad, i had heard the rustling of wings in a tree not far behind me.
i finally dragged myself away from Dad to try to find who it was & where they had landed.
This foto is too dark, but look at this sweet young face!
Maybe they were who Dad was trilling at!

january 5 2012 12:34 - young Eagle - 199-51


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651131889/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 06, 2012, 10:51:40 PM

The young Eagle spots someone coming!
Turns out it is Mum, so the youngster skedaddles a few trees away from this perch & Mum lands where they were.
i hear that same rustling of wings sound.
i am not able to grab a foto of Mum before she chases the youngster away from THAT perch, too.

january 5 2012 12:34 - young Eagle - 199-52


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6651154125/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 07, 2012, 09:44:19 AM
Booni
I absolutely love Love LOVE these photos!!  The youngster is something...and I personally really like the dark silhouette!  I am always in awe of the great shots that you get!!  Miigwetch for sharing them with all of us!!  I look forward to seeing more pictures from this new vantage point!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 07, 2012, 10:42:21 AM
Booni - that last dark silhouette picture is wonderful! Well, ALL of your photos are wonderful but I especially like the pose in that last one.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Kristy on January 07, 2012, 12:19:45 PM
Booni,

AMAZING photos....thank you so much for sharing them!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on January 07, 2012, 01:35:08 PM
Great to see Mom and Dad! ...I love the dark shots too!!! Thank you so much for bringing them to us!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 07, 2012, 02:28:13 PM
Mom says, "No camping in MY trees!"   :toetap


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: grammieof7 on January 07, 2012, 07:24:55 PM
Love the pics, and seeing Mom and Dad.  Was great to hear Dad's trills.  I miss them so much and the cam. But am so appreciative of you sharing your wonderful photos.  Thanks so much!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on January 08, 2012, 05:43:07 AM
Loved seeing mom and dad and the youngster.  Hearing dad's trills was magical.  Thanks booni for giving us these glimpses into their lives.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on January 08, 2012, 06:36:36 AM
Oh how I miss that sound.  :eccry


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: maeld on January 08, 2012, 09:34:29 AM
Love seeing the pictures Booni.. Thank you so much.... and the youngster... our sweet David maybe.. he was such a Daddy's boy... perhaps he can't tear himself away yet...  :)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 08, 2012, 10:47:42 AM
Oh how I miss that sound.  :eccry
ME TOO!

My HEART belongs to Mom & Dad! :eccry :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on January 08, 2012, 11:26:38 AM
ME TOO!

My HEART belongs to Mom & Dad! :eccry :hearts2

I agree with ccfan 100% :clap I also suspect youngster is one of theirs - Dad loves his babies.  :s* But Mom rightly sends them to look for their own territory  :binocs- they need to stake a claim for their own future families. :police:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jbdunmc on January 08, 2012, 01:58:28 PM
Tears always come when I see these updates.  There are just no words to express how awesome they are and how much I & everyone else love & appreciate the photos & stories. So, so grateful.
Joe Ann B.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: neighbor on January 08, 2012, 03:44:45 PM
I love this series of photos.  Thankyou


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on January 08, 2012, 04:10:32 PM
 Bonni
What wonderful pictures! Thank you for showing Mom and Dad. I miss them.
 Even cried while listening to Dad trills :eccry
 It was a wonderful part of my life. Listen and see Mom and Dad ...
 I will not ever forget this wonderful couple :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 08, 2012, 05:40:54 PM
I went to check the nest neighbourhood this afternoon, and it is FULL of eagles!

The tide was coming in quickly, and I was not able to spot the seal carcass, but it must have still been there, underwater, because all these eagles were waiting, two, three, four to a tree...

I'll have to sort through my photos to tell what role Mom and Dad had in all that.

Most of the visiting eagles were youngsters. There were at least 15 of them. The light wasn't good and i kept close to the woods so I wouldn't disrupt the scene too much, so I probably missed many of them.

At one point there were three eagles in the Peters' tree, and all of them were young ones!

I'll post photos a bit later... hoping some of them will turn ok despite the lack of light.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 08, 2012, 05:44:49 PM
 :thumbup: can't wait Wren!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 08, 2012, 06:06:47 PM
WooHoo! The babies have come home!!!!!!!! :hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 06:44:01 PM

Dooki & i biked to the Brigantine Nest & found an adult there in their water side perch tree.
On our way back, i heard trilling & went to look at the trees on the beach.
An immature Eagle flew by!
We heard more trilling as we approached the Wiig Nest.
So, i went down to Hidden Beach to see if i could see anything from there.
From there i heard trilling as well, close to where i stood.
i also looked towards the Peters*s Tree, & saw Eagles flying there!
It was a dark day & i was a ways away, but i counted six at one point & a lot of them were immature.
We biked on & i stopped close to where i*d seen all the Eagles.
Well, all sorts were flying around, mostly young ones!
One youngster had even landed in the Peters*s Tree!
As i watched i saw many fly overs.
On the beach were the meager remains of the Seal, some rib bones & skin was all i saw.
At one point two immatures were eating & flew off.
Then a Gull was eating for a while.
i debated going home to get my camera.
Would they all leave by the time i got back?
The weather was calling for rain, & it was dark & cloudy.
The youngster in the Peters*s Tree decided me.
Go home & get your camera!
On my way down, we passed the entryway to Grassy Point & i spotted an immature Eagle in the His & Hers Tree.
So i parked & got out with my camera.
The youngster flew off before i could set up, so i headed down the hill towards the point to see what i could see from there.
Eagles!
There were four flying around, & i watched a three year old heading out over the water clutching something in one foot.
Don*t go out over the water with your food!
If you drop it it*s gone!
Well, they dropped it, but that didn*t stop another Eagle from chasing them anyway.
i set up my camera & caught this adult heading towards the Nest area where the Seal is.
Don*t know if this is Mum or Dad or a visitor.

january 8 2012 12:04 - adult Eagle - 200-1


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663626649/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 06:51:09 PM

Next i spotted this youngster flying towards the Seal area.
Perhaps a two year old, turning three this spring?

january 8 2012 12:04 - immature Eagle - 200-2


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663705197/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 06:55:46 PM

january 8 2012 12:04 - immature Eagle - 200-3

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663739889/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:01:06 PM

Love the big yellow feet!
Notice the yellow growing in amoungst the dark of the beak, & the white on the tail feathers.
They have the lovely golden cap of a two year old.
Nice growly skin eyebrow too!

january 8 2012 12:04 - immature Eagle - 200-4


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663760997/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:05:45 PM

i think this Eagle is how Hope would be coloured now.

january 8 2012 12:04 - immature Eagle - 200-6


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663801081/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:17:10 PM

You can see in this foto that the eye is already turning

january 8 2012 12:04 - immature Eagle - 200-11


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663837809/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 08, 2012, 07:18:27 PM
Whoa!  Youngsters in the Peters' Tree?!   Were they family... to even be allowed in Mom and Dad's territory?!   :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 08, 2012, 07:29:19 PM
Tiger, when there are that many eagles around, the notion of territory changes somewhat. We see that at herring time also. Mom and Dad still will not allow anyone to land on the nest, and my guess is that the babysitting tree would be off limits also; but it would be an enormous expenditure of energy to keep everyone out of the neighbourhood.

At one point this afternoon, there were 3 young eagles on the Wiig's favourite perch tree also, and nobody was chasing them off.

A seal carcass is more food than Mom and Dad can consume themselves anyway... and when it is all gone, the visitors will leave too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:34:48 PM

january 8 2012 12:04 - immature Eagle - 200-15

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6663948507/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:40:37 PM

Next this sub adult flew in!
The lovely yellow beak is coming in, though the tip is still quite dark.
The tail feathers are whiter, but still lots of brown in there.

january 8 2012 12:05 - sub adult Eagle - 200-20


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664002469/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:49:37 PM

Next i went closer to where the Seal was & spotted this youngster in the Peters*s Tree!
See the dark eye & the mostly dark beak.
Do i see a little light colouring on the cap of the head?
So perhaps a one year old, turning two in the spring?

january 8 2012 12:17 - immature Eagle - 200-34


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664052801/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 07:56:05 PM

Definitely not an Eagle in their first year, darnit.
See the dark neck feathers that end suddenly after the neck, & all the white in the tail feathers.
Is that a full crop?

january 8 2012 12:17 - immature Eagle - 200-37


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664089035/



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 08:00:20 PM

Here we see their yellow feet & more of their white tail feathers.
Also the white *underarm* area that i have heard AJL refer to.

january 8 2012 12:17 - immature Eagle - 200-38


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664120949/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 08, 2012, 08:03:08 PM
the pictures and the story just keep getting better....I am hanging on every word!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on January 08, 2012, 08:08:37 PM
I am so happy that you post these kind of pictures.  You do such a wonderful job of teaching us,  Thank You   Booni and Wren  :redheart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 08, 2012, 08:15:28 PM
 :really patiently awaiting lovin it!! :eclove :eclove :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 08:17:26 PM

i was surprised to see how little of the Seal was left!
Guess the word got out that there was food on the beach.
Not much other than ribs, but still enough for someone to pick at.
i saw two immatures there eating just as i arrived.

january 8 2012 12:22 - young Gull & Seal carcass - 200-42


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6664213613_04624ed7fd_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6664213613_66aac7f5d4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664213613/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 08:24:58 PM

i spotted what i thought was Mum & Dad carrying a stick to the Nest!
See the little stick sticking up from their back?
But look!
On their right leg!
A silver leg band!!!  :eceek
If you look, you can see another band on their left leg as well, green?
&, hey!
That*s NOT a stick!  :eceek

january 8 2012 12:22 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-46

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664259145/

Thank you Cali for these crops of the feet & leg bands.


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on January 08, 2012, 08:25:47 PM
Coming to the forum today made me feel very  ;D !  It was so nice to see pics of mom and dad.  They warm my   :hearts  How amazing it must be to see all those other eagles around that are different ages. Booni,  thank-you for sharing those pics with us so we can see too!  While I feel bad for the seal it sure made a lot of eagles happy!  Wren I look forward to seeing our pics too.   :ty  Jungleland


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 08:31:47 PM

Look at what the stick is connected to!  :eceek
Some kind of tracking unit!
You can see the silver leg band again here.

january 8 2012 12:22 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-47


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6664294317_9e221d86e9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6664294317_742a854423_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664294317/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 08:40:33 PM

You can see the tracking unit on the back here.
It seems quite large.

january 8 2012 12:22 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-48


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664330381/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2012, 08:48:00 PM
WOW, booni -  an adult eagle with bands and a transmitter!!   Who is doing that on your coast?  Is IWS putting transmitters on?

(Boodle could call them and talk with Dr. Sharpe...  oh, sorry, those eagles have wing bling, and this one does not.  We have to figure this out!)


The silver band is most likely Federal, the colored band .... I have read that New Jersey uses green bands but perhaps another state on the west coast does also.

Article from 1999:  http://www.jstor.org/pss/3802791 (http://www.jstor.org/pss/3802791)  Banding of BE in Greater Yellowstone area - some sightings were in Canada.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 08, 2012, 08:51:48 PM
Wow oh WOW!!!  Holy Carp!!!  That is incredible Booni!!  What amazing pictures...and what a great mystery!!  You and your camera have sure captured some thought provoking and wonderful pictures!!!  Gitchi Miigwetch!!! 

(someone needs to be walking Dooki so that you can get more pictures!  I will be right there!)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 08:54:08 PM

At this point, i still thought this was Mum or Dad with a stick.
But then i noticed an adult eagle in a tree to my right.
As i was trying to focus on them, another flew at them & they were altercating!
Look at the big yellow open beak & flared wings in this blurry shot!
i believe this Eagle is airborn!
i see the left yellow foot & the flared tail as well.
The banded Eagle was chased out.

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-49


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664403627/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:00:42 PM

i*ll post all the fotos i got, in case someone can spot something that i would miss.
i see a greeny coloured band on the left leg in the huge version of this foto.
Thanks Cali!

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january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-50


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664463231/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:06:32 PM

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-51

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664493565/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:13:23 PM

Here you can see the green on the left leg too.

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-52

Thanks Cali.


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(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6664528111_56f70aa87a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6664528111_acc01cede4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664528111/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:18:26 PM

Here you can see the green coloured band again.
The transmitter looks kinda rusty.
Probably not, though.
Maybe it is kinda old?
What is the white stuff hanging down below the green band?
Petticoat feathers?

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-53

Thanks Dizzymom!

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Thanks Mishi!


(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/leg.jpg) (http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/leg.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664552565/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 08, 2012, 09:20:51 PM
Tiger, when there are that many eagles around, the notion of territory changes somewhat. We see that at herring time also. Mom and Dad still will not allow anyone to land on the nest, and my guess is that the babysitting tree would be off limits also; but it would be an enormous expenditure of energy to keep everyone out of the neighbourhood.

At one point this afternoon, there were 3 young eagles on the Wiig's favourite perch tree also, and nobody was chasing them off.

A seal carcass is more food than Mom and Dad can consume themselves anyway... and when it is all gone, the visitors will leave too.


Thank you for the information about the eagles that are being seen near the seal and in the trees right now, Wren.  It's very helpful.   :eclove

Booni, seeing these photos and reading your comments is MUCH better than a movie!  I luv the real-life pictures and reports that you and Wren post for us.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2012, 09:32:26 PM
Here you can see the green coloured band again.

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-53



(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/leg.jpg) (http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/leg.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664552565/


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:34:00 PM

Weeeeee Nancy! Thanks!

The Eagle is flying away!

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-54


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664614133/



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 08, 2012, 09:34:40 PM
wow...good one nancy!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on January 08, 2012, 09:36:58 PM
Great Nancy!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2012, 09:39:26 PM
Took a lot to convince myself the band is green - but I think it really is!

The only US states that band with green (that I have found so far) are New Jersey and Florida.  They use different color lettering, tho (one white, one black).  The New Jersey band is solid green and the Florida one is green over black.



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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 08, 2012, 09:40:29 PM
interesting


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:41:53 PM

Ooooooo, a good shot of the transmitter!
See how it looks kinda old?
& i think i see the beak open here, like the Eagle is still on defense.

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-55

Thanks Mishi!


(http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/trans2.jpg) (http://i756.photobucket.com/albums/xx207/mishikeenhquay/trans2.jpg)

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664668781/



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2012, 09:53:13 PM
That is a beautiful picture, booni - with the waves and the eagle.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6664728689_b9367c2691_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/25868727@N00/6664728689/)


Is it OK with you if I send pics/info to the tracking center in Virginia?  They might have a clue as to where this eagle might have been banded.

eta: And maybe the Sutton Center as well


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:54:12 PM

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-56

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664720411/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 09:54:52 PM

Yes Nancy!
Please do!
& thanks!

Great big honking beak on this Eagle.

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-57


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664767941/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 08, 2012, 10:03:10 PM

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-59

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664786563/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2012, 10:34:45 PM
Yes Nancy!
Please do!
& thanks!

Done!  I copied you on the email.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on January 08, 2012, 10:57:56 PM
This is so exciting... hope we find out where our mystery eagle is from.... Wow Booni... what a catch... fantastic!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 08, 2012, 11:03:40 PM
Interesting reddish edges on those tail feathers.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: willow on January 09, 2012, 02:18:16 AM
  Very intresting story and photos. I feel sorry for that eagle with a transmitter carried on its back seems to do fine with it, wondering if the people who put it on can still get tracking signals, I think it is important to find out I think they will get a kick out of the photos too!(booni becoming well know photographer..) I also wonder where she came from looks old enough to have a nest.Didnt take long for  that seal to desolve..good job. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 09, 2012, 09:49:34 AM
Heh heh heh...
I went to check the same area later in the afternoon.
I didn't know that Booni had been there yet!
And I saw that same eagle!
The light was very poor, and I didn't even know what I had until I edited the photos.
4:02 pm  
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You could almost take her for Mom, if it wasn't for the antenna...
Also, if you click on this one you can just make out the bands.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6665422259_18498a964f_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6665422259_12a74a6291_o.jpg)


Until now, you could almost pretend it's a branch stuck to her back, but with this one you can't:
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She's easy to recognize aloft, because both of her 4th primaries are missing a piece at the end.
Where on earth would she be from??? (assuming she isn't from Mars...)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 09, 2012, 10:01:20 AM
Regarding the transmitter and band... another human intervention. Humans... sometimes I want to drop out of the race!! I am sure we will find out something about this eagle, and that will be informative and interesting. But to think someone put a transmitter on the eagle is not ok in my book.  :really


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on January 09, 2012, 10:19:58 AM
 :ecsad I don't like the idea of a transmitter either, Rajame, but it does provide valuable information. Norfolk Botanical Garden (Hampton Roads cam) places a transmitter on one of the eaglets and bands all each season. I have been very interested in the tracking map that the transmitter updates daily. The transmitters are only good for so many years and then the batteries die. Then the poor eagle has this thing attached to it that is no longer useful.  :ecnono


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 09, 2012, 12:32:55 PM
Ostrich contacted Dr. Sharpe (by posting in the CHIL forum) and asked him about this banded eagle.  He commented:   It is not ours because we don't put two leg bands on the birds. I don't know who might be using green leg bands, but the Bird Banding Lab might help.    http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCAM/index.php?showtopic=6883&view=findpost&p=16614009 (http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCAM/index.php?showtopic=6883&view=findpost&p=16614009)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 09, 2012, 12:42:36 PM
I would love for AJL to speak to this issue. I mean do we really NEED to know that an eagle flies to Alaska or Nome or Denver? I have no knowledge in this area, it is just one more in a long list of times when humans use wildlife. I am imagining a walkie talkie strapped between my shoulder blades.

That transmitter box is rusty and the eagle's feathers stand up around it. What does rust do to an eagle? or a rusty transmitter?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on January 09, 2012, 12:58:59 PM
Booni, and Wren, thanks for the photos and information about this eagle.  You both have a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

Most unusual to see banded eagles on this coast, and I don't recall ever hearing about any outfitted with a transmitter. While I am not for the use of either; I do understand the scientific reason for them, with specific criteria.  As has been written the transmitter appears to be rusty?  Is rust absorbed into the skin? and what are the effects of that to the eagle.

Nancy thanks for forwarding the information with questions to your 'connections'.
 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 09, 2012, 02:05:24 PM
I have received an acknowledgement of my email to CCB.  Hopefully I will hear back from one of the biologists as well, either the NJ biologist or the CCB.

Quote
Thank you for the information you have sent the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB.)  Public input, especially in the form of photos and detailed locations are always helpful.  I will pass your information to the biologists.  Thanks again!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 09, 2012, 07:21:50 PM
 I found this describing the green band on left leg silver on right Florida  :eceek

http://bald-eagles-of-broward-county-florida.1638815.n2.nabble.com/My-Chance-Encounter-With-A-Wild-GPS-Tracked-Bald-Eagle-td4300064.html

This was a response to the above sightning and photos

Thank you very much for the information on the bald eagle.
Let me introduce you to Camp Eaglet a very photogenic eagle who loves her picture being taken.  She was banded and fitted with a transmitter March 12, 2005 on Camp Key in Florida Bay, Everglades National Park.  We have fitted 18 eagles with transmitters but she's the only one who manages to be photographed once or twice a year.
I'm including a map of her movements over the last 10 days.
/Users/bkmealey/Desktop/56105circle.jpg
Thank you again,

Brian  



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on January 09, 2012, 07:56:56 PM
(http://bald-eagles-of-broward-county-florida.1638815.n2.nabble.com/file/n4395940/NBC6+Movement.jpg)

Is this the map Cali?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 09, 2012, 08:39:06 PM
The page I found (at the CBC site) list the band colors used by different states - the Federal bands are all silver.

http://www.ccb-wm.org/bands/baldeagle.html (http://www.ccb-wm.org/bands/baldeagle.html)

Bands used by New Jersey are solid green.

Bands used by Florida are green over black.  You can see the color combo in this post (from Cali's link)  http://bald-eagles-of-broward-county-florida.1638815.n2.nabble.com/file/n4366581/IMG_1991.jpg  (http://bald-eagles-of-broward-county-florida.1638815.n2.nabble.com/file/n4366581/IMG_1991.jpg)

Brian Mealey (mentioned in Cali's post) is the contact for the state of Florida.  I sent my email to New Jersey, because the band looks solid green to me, but I will send one to Brian as well.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 08:48:10 PM

Okay, i*m picking up here where i left off posting about my sightings from last thursday.
There is an almost whole Seal washed up on the beach in front of the Nest & lots of Eagles are visiting the area.
Mum & Dad are on alert.
Mum twice landed in the same branch of two separate trees & thus chased off a youngster who was hanging out near the Seal & the Peters*s Tree.
After this, she landed at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree.

january 5 2012 12:49 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 199-54


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671026855/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 08:51:39 PM

Okay, so Mum is looking towards the back side of the Nest.
The water & the Seal are behind her.
You can hear Dad, perhaps from the Peters*s Tree, trilling.

january 5 2012 12:55 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree, Dad trills - 199-77


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1Rv6oaHQ98


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 08:58:50 PM

january 5 2012 12:50 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 199-60

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671126355/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:04:30 PM

january 5 2012 12:55 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 199-75

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671151993/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:10:01 PM

Mum has white stuff on her beak.
Seal blubber?

january 5 2012 12:57 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 199-81


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671173405/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:18:27 PM

january 5 2012 13:03 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 199-97

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671212235/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:23:11 PM

Uh oh.
Mum spots something & starts to call out!

january 5 2012 13:04 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 199-98


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671229801/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:26:22 PM

Mum & Dad making their *squeeky* calls!
Perhaps there is a youngster about!
Mum flies off.

january 5 2012 13:04 - Mum & Dad calling - 199-99


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZo6v-tlmik


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:38:02 PM

i went back home after Mum flew off, but decided to go back to the area again later, since it was such a nice day.
i found Dad in Hope*s Tree!
Hope*s Tree almost never gets used, except by Hope in her day.
This is only the third time i have seen Mum & Dad use this tree.
Mum once, after she chased Hope off after landing there her first december, then Dad twice now, the first time was after he returned from the Salmon spawns recently.

january 5 2012 15:40 - Dad in Hopes Tree - 199-101


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6671288187_696dfb6323_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6671288187_99f1b1ebf8_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671288187/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:50:53 PM

january 5 2012 15:40 - Dad in Hopes Tree - 199-104

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6671327065_37e560d67c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6671327065_68db5b21d4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671327065/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on January 09, 2012, 09:54:54 PM
 :heart Awwww, he looks good. Thanks boonib!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 09:57:41 PM

For me, this is PERFECT light for Eagle photography!

january 5 2012 15:40 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 199-105


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6671361789_bc251d4d93_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6671361789_bd38060a52_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671361789/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 09, 2012, 10:06:06 PM
Ahhhhhh mazing!

:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 10:15:07 PM

january 5 2012 15:40 - Dad in Hope*s Tree - 199-106

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6671433785_2755765895_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6671433785_882c8269a2_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6671433785/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 10:16:48 PM

Mum & Dad trill together!

january 5 2012 15:41 - Dad leaves Hope*s Tree & lands in the Peters*s Tree with Mum - 199-108


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ml4zvz2mXY


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 09, 2012, 10:22:09 PM
Sorry to post this in-between... this is the lightened version of my clearest pic of the eagle with the transmitter. Green band on left, no black on it.
January 8, 3:04 pm

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6671453653_04dc39ffa6_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6671453653_86bc3e34e8_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 09, 2012, 10:54:07 PM
I just received two emails about the bands (nothing conclusive).  Ms. Mojica at the CBC said the transmitter looked like "a Microwave Telemetry GPS-PTT".  

She also said that Washington State uses green bands, so forwarded my email to Dan Varland at Coastal Raptors http://www.coastalraptors.org/ (http://www.coastalraptors.org/).

His (Dan Varland) email said:
Quote
I put green bands on bald eagles on the WA coast, but do not apply radio-transmtters so it's not my bird. If the band can be read, it's an easy matter to find out about the bird/bander, ultimately thru reporting to the USFWS website.

I believe that booni reported the sighting to the USGS, but of course there is no info (yet!) on the band number.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 09, 2012, 11:21:34 PM
bye request of wren check out these 2 close ups and see if you can see the numbers, best if page at 150 -200 % and magnifying glass..

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6671587975_5a55dddff4_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7012/6671558297_1fc5649ca0_o.jpg)

Arizona banding 2min 14 sec banding teal migration data up into Washington included
 http://www.swbemc.org/migrationmaps/40004_migrate_map.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9_PMklisag

New Jersey banding solid green band identfies NJ eastern states

http://www.dukefarms.org/Education/Eagle-Cam/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 09, 2012, 11:36:30 PM

An article found by Sandor about Eagle banding in Alaska     Click here (http://raptors.hancockwildlife.org/BEIA/PAGES/Section-40.pdf)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on January 10, 2012, 12:00:50 AM
Booni, your photos from Jan. 5. are exceptional. I too love the light you had.

Nancy, et al sending emails to assorted authorities = :thumbup:    HEGPS' own #1 Ladies Detective Agency


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on January 10, 2012, 12:35:55 AM
Those pics of Mom and Dad are spectacular Booni.... and the Videos too... how I have missed the thrills of them... so wonderful to hear and they look wonderful!!!! Thanks. :eclove

I am so excited about the banded eagle and I am hopefully we will find out something... yep our #1 Ladies Detective Agency is right on it  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on January 10, 2012, 01:41:45 AM
Booni, your photos from Jan. 5. are exceptional. I too love the light you had.

Nancy, et al sending emails to assorted authorities = :thumbup:    HEGPS' own #1 Ladies Detective Agency

LOL BBE, you should include this in the Book List, have you read the 44 Scotland Road series? That one is good too!!! :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 10, 2012, 06:07:24 AM
Booni
I sit quietly when you post your pictures, yes quiet...hard to believe!!   I am in awe of the wonderful photos that you get!!  The lighting is wonderful....and the subjects?  I miss them SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!  Only through your lens do I get to see this fantastic couple...and HEAR them again!!
Miigwetch!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: LTHMAH on January 10, 2012, 09:14:19 AM
So happy that they are alive and well.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on January 10, 2012, 09:42:23 AM
Hello SaharaSapphire,

I have read one of the Scotland Yard series. My book shelf is indicating that some serious reading time is needed here.  :ecsmile  I thought we had Alexander McCall Smith on our Book list?  I will (later) check the list out.

An interesting combo for your forum name?

Cheers  :ecsmile



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 10, 2012, 12:05:12 PM
Booni
I sit quietly when you post your pictures......................   I am in awe of the wonderful photos that you get!!  The lighting is wonderful....and the subjects?  I miss them SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!  Only through your lens do I get to see this fantastic couple...and HEAR them again!!
Miigwetch!


Perfectly said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jureylo on January 10, 2012, 02:41:00 PM
Thanks so much to you both, Booni and Wren, for continuing to take and share with us the beautiful pics of Mom and Dad Hornby.  It means so much to us all!!!! :ecsmile  from gafl


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 09:39:00 PM

i went looking for Mum & Dad today but couldn*t find them.
i was just driving home past Grassy Point when i spotted a white head looking towards the setting sun!
i hoped i wasn*t too late to catch the last of this beautiful lighting!

january 10 2012 15:59 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-21


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6677046513_1669bd0695_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6677046513_3105de8e09_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677046513/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ekf on January 10, 2012, 09:43:23 PM
Booni, you make my heart sing! LOVE this peek-a-boo pic of Mom.  :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 09:49:49 PM

january 10 2012 15:59 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-24

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6677074717_3c9261c065_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6677074717_f9be0bde76_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677074717/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:01:04 PM

january 10 2012 16:00 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-29

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6677130649_5fe3e9718a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6677130649_bf091d442c_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677130649/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 10, 2012, 10:02:37 PM
Maybe she is Eagle-hanging-out for Hanky Panky!  :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:09:30 PM

january 10 2012 16:00 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-32

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6677157375_0938a346b7_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6677157375_0bd7ae859a_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677157375/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on January 10, 2012, 10:16:54 PM
I love the lighting in these pictures.  We are so lucky to have you on the ground.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:17:10 PM

i think Mum spots something here in the Nest area.
She is about to take off & see what it is!

january 10 2012 16:03 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-40


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6677194273_2f8bf77478_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7141/6677194273_76d754f969_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677194273/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:23:29 PM

january 10 2012 16:04 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-41

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6677212527_e37753946e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6677212527_f1f4b027f3_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677212527/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:31:27 PM

january 10 2012 16:04 - Mum in His & Her Tree - 201-42

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6677242111_486a90381e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6677242111_7ca765400d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677242111/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:39:02 PM

january 10 2012 16:12 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 201-44

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6677272457_355513e63c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6677272457_d7d5624e84_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677272457/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:51:41 PM

january 10 2012 16:12 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 201-45

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6677310913_5ecffaebb6_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7149/6677310913_0c9199afc8_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6677310913/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 10, 2012, 10:55:52 PM

Mum had flown from the His & Her Tree towards Nest #9.
But i guess she looped back & landed in the Babysitting Tree.
i had lost the light by then, but there was just enough for these fotos.
Mum was gulling!
i thought i heard a rusty hinge trill not far from Mum, towards the water.
A youngster?
Was that why she was gulling?

january 10 2012 16:13 - Mum gulling in the Babysitting Tree - 201-46


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



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: marjy2u on January 10, 2012, 11:08:35 PM

I'm so grateful to be able to see Mom & Dad through your eyes, Booni. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
 :s*


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 10, 2012, 11:39:47 PM
Booni, thank you for the excellent "wingprint" of Mom... I needed one because I'm trying to identify the adults who were flying around yesterday and the day before... Mom has moulted all her nicked primaries! they all look so perfect!

I have a partial wingprint of Dad (right wing only) that I caught yesterday; he's got a few nicked feathers now... If you have a complete set, I'd love to see it. Thank you!

Those pictures are so amazing... when you see not only light reflected on the eyes, but also the play of light and shadow on the iris, you know you've got it!!!

It's true what they say, about sunrise and sunset light for photography! But then when I look at your new photos I almost always gasp in wonder anyway.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 11, 2012, 07:48:23 AM
 :s*


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: RMB on January 11, 2012, 09:02:34 AM
Booni and Wren:  :eclove Thank you for all of this WONDER that you share with us. I just spent an hour catching up in this thread, and I truly feel as if I had been to that magical island with you. You should enter a couple of those perfectly lit closeups into a photography contest, Booni. They are astounding! I just upgraded my internet connection, and was able to enjoy the videos and the sounds fully. How wonderful. I really do feel like I am there with you. I appreciate you so much! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: a1ladya on January 11, 2012, 09:41:01 AM
Booni, you're the best   :thumbup:  Thank you!   :ty :redheart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on January 11, 2012, 09:57:08 AM
I can only echo the accolades Booni.  Wren too.  We would be so lost without your ground obs.  Thank you Thank you Thank you  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on January 11, 2012, 10:01:48 AM
Booni and Wren:  :eclove Thank you for all of this WONDER that you share with us. I just spent an hour catching up in this thread, and I truly feel as if I had been to that magical island with you. You should enter a couple of those perfectly lit closeups into a photography contest, Booni. They are astounding! I just upgraded my internet connection, and was able to enjoy the videos and the sounds fully. How wonderful. I really do feel like I am there with you. I appreciate you so much! :thumbup:

 :pray Amen.  Can;t wait till June! :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: roxymom1 on January 11, 2012, 10:19:06 AM
thankyou sooooooooo much boonie and wren, heart be still, seeing all your pics, i miss mom and dad more than i can say. (((((((boonie and wren))))))


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 11, 2012, 11:17:40 AM
wow....oh wow..sigh


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Stokes on January 11, 2012, 01:47:27 PM
Fantastic photos Booni & Wren....love hearing about the seal washing up and seeing Mom and Dad. They are so beautiful, I miss seeing their nest. Thank you for all the updates and time involved with observing, taking photos and editing...plus posting here for us!

I love hearing about the eagle w/transmitter. Can't wait to hear more. Excellent investigative work!

Flood


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: shurld on January 11, 2012, 03:55:27 PM
I love your pictures I miss them so much they  were such a sweet            couple.. any chance of them getting back on line. sure hopeing keep up the good work with your pictures  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on January 11, 2012, 05:04:07 PM
  Very intresting story and photos. I feel sorry for that eagle with a transmitter carried on its back seems to do fine with it, wondering if the people who put it on can still get tracking signals, I think it is important to find out I think they will get a kick out of the photos too!(booni becoming well know photographer..) I also wonder where she came from looks old enough to have a nest.Didnt take long for  that seal to desolve..good job. 

I feel sorry for this eagle, too.  :eccry

Knowing how wild creatures ostracize one that is different, this eagle has probably never had a mate or a nest. I see birds attacking others of their own kind when they are different, injured, etc.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 11, 2012, 05:10:17 PM
 :ecsad me too


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 11, 2012, 07:49:52 PM
Knowing how wild creatures ostracize one that is different, this eagle has probably never had a mate or a nest.

Blue, that is a huge assumption. Do you have any evidence to make such a statement?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 11, 2012, 08:16:36 PM
Well, certainly while I watched there was nothing to tell that transmitter eagle apart from any of the others who were along the beach. I didn't even suspect that there was anything different about that eagle until I looked at the photos.

Now, just to give you an idea of how many eagles were around that day...


Two young ones and an adult in a tree on the east side of Hidden Beach...
January 8, 2:45pm

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6681798199_4a85a47cf0_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6681798199_393dff3828_o.jpg)


...But if you look further down the same tree you see a third youngster.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6681805773_3c1b3ca969_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6681805773_a84abda7d2_o.jpg)


Fifty feet away, almost at the tip of Sandstone Point, another young eagle is landing on a different tree. Above him, out of the camera's frame, is another adult, and to his right we see three more young ones...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6681809633_a28d0ff1cb_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6681809633_774783e524_o.jpg)


Now let's look at that group of three on the right side of the photo...
There are actually FIVE there.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6681814005_6753635e2f_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6681814005_6b7fcab359_o.jpg)


No. SIX!  :eclol (look just to the right of the tree trunk and just below the trio.)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6681816711_b6ee5356cf_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6681816711_11b1c6bc68_o.jpg)


So, twelve eagles on 30 metres of beach. Three of which I hadn't seen until I loaded the photos on my computer, so there are probably more. There are about 500m of beach between Sandstone Point and Grassy Point; and while this seemed to be the highest density around, you can tell it was a pretty busy little neighbourhood!




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 11, 2012, 08:58:34 PM
 :eceek Wow Wren, this is like where is Waldo :mhihi


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on January 11, 2012, 09:32:32 PM
That is amazing wren.  Would not have seen them if you hadn't pointed them out.  What a crowd.  Wonderful wren.  I sure love all your photos.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 12, 2012, 07:34:31 PM
Wow Wren...thank you again for sharing


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Blue on January 13, 2012, 04:31:20 PM
Blue, that is a huge assumption. Do you have any evidence to make such a statement?

I don't think it is such a huge assumption. I gave my evidence in the next sentence:
Quote
Knowing how wild creatures ostracize one that is different, this eagle has probably never had a mate or a nest. I see birds attacking others of their own kind when they are different, injured, etc.

I observe it here every season. Examples: a finch with a growth on its beak; a sparrow with tail feathers missing; a towhee with a wing not functioning properly. All of these things cause its own kind to chase it away.

I wonder if anyone knows of an eagle with a transmitter and two leg bands successfully mating and nesting?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 13, 2012, 05:23:51 PM
Oh, my question was why you thought "this eagle has probably never had a mate or a nest" - would evidence from passerines apply to raptors?

I've been trying to research this a bit but have not yet been able to pull the published literature (need my contact at Harvard for that). I don't think the leg bands would make much difference - we have seen that one of the nesting Hornby Island females has a band; the Channel Island eagles have pairs with and without the wing markers; banded white-tailed eagles in Estonia have nested, plenty of banded peregrine falcons have nested on cam, etc.

My understanding is that transmitters have been in use since the 1960s and now are used globally on a number of species.  There is some research on the effect of transmitters on reproductive success but I have not located the actual numbers yet. The hint was, of course, that the effect was a negative one, but I need to locate the published research to learn what statistics have been compiled.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: willow on January 13, 2012, 06:53:51 PM
Those pictures wren were really neat,, have to have a good eye to spot them that young one was hidding pretty good.When I saw that adult eagle with the transmitter I was thinking same thing where is its mate? not all adults have mates but I too wonder if the transmitter makes this adult have a difficult time appearing attractive. Sometimes I wonder if the bands around the legs attracts sharks and other threatening fish when eagles are in water(attracted to shiny things like lures ).It seems to me that nature can be judgmental both in humans and the animal kingdom to what they find attractive and fit.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 14, 2012, 11:39:01 AM
Eagles don't sit on the water long enough for this to be a problem; they just flick their prey off the surface. If they catch a fish that is too heavy to lift, they'll swim to shore, but this is a rare occurrence. And think of it: if they're swimming with a fish they already have this large shiny thing in their talons!

Our area has some large overwintering populations of relatively rare seabirds. So it it quite common to see banded seabirds - Harlequin ducks especially. I'm not aware of the bands causing more predation.

Lures are constructed to catch the light. Leg bands on a swimming seabird are shaded by the bird's body; the ones I've seen were made of matte metal; and I think their small size and rounded surface would minimize the kind of reflections that would attract predators.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: leecan on January 14, 2012, 05:07:26 PM
 :eclove
Thank you so much ((((Booni and Wren)))))
the pictures and video were amazing , so much so, thank you for sharing
very much......I miss Hornby and mom and dad so very much my heart breaks
but am so grateful to see them thru your wonderful pictures and videos

 :eclove :eclove :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: grammieof7 on January 14, 2012, 06:10:39 PM
Beautiful pictures Booni, thanks so much to you and Wren for keeping us informed on Mom and Dad Hornby.  It is so great to see them and the videos , miss them so much but am so grateful to you , thanks again...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 15, 2012, 07:35:21 PM

i was biking on the road behind the Nest & paused to look up at the Babysitting Tree.
There was a youngster in the Babysitting Tree in the last of the setting sun!
They were facing towards the back side of the Nest, but they kept looking around nervously, constantly checking over their shoulder towards Grassy Point the Peters*s Tree & the Hidden Beach area.
You can see that the youngster is being kept company by three of the Peppergrinders who are hanging out at the tippy top of the Tree!  :heart
Unfortunately, i only had my little camera with me.
You can see the Eagle*s bright yellow orange feet & beak.
There is too much yellow on this beak for this to be Alexandra or David, but perhaps this is Hope?

january 15 2012 16:13 - A youngster in the Babysitting Tree!


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6705321899_82c943b7e2_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7022/6705321899_a14781bc61_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6705329137_6dd2ceb377_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6705329137_bbc3dd3fa8_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6705335787_de166722b2_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6705335787_1ef723d6a5_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6705342629_a70c0d2f26_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6705342629_f376b87435_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 15, 2012, 07:43:40 PM
Oh WOW.....that just might be Hope....well one could hope!!  Great shot Booni....that little pocket camera seem to work real well....must be the fantastic photographer!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 15, 2012, 07:45:31 PM

i started videoing the youngster.
You can see them looking around nervously.
My camera is way zoomed in so the video is very jiggly.

january 15 2012 16:13 - A youngster in the Babysitting Tree!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-249gio59k

As i stopped the video, i was wishing i hadn*t because the youngster took off & Dad came roaring in!


In this video you can see Dad landing in the Babysitting Tree trilling, then Mum landing trilling as well.

january 15 2012 16:14 - Mum & Dad reclaim the Babysitting Tree


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNqmcC0EYTM



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on January 15, 2012, 07:51:32 PM
ohhhhhhhh I so love to hear that sound!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 15, 2012, 07:56:06 PM

january 15 2012 - The Nest Tree from the back side.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6705467105_13bae54dfb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6705467105_3ce1789c67_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 15, 2012, 08:12:51 PM

january 15 2012 16:19 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6705560163_fd2e24219f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6705560163_1feb556c23_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 15, 2012, 08:26:11 PM

Unfortunately, i only had my little camera with me.

FORTUNATELY, you had a camera with you!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on January 15, 2012, 08:38:21 PM

True true NancyM!  :biggrin6
i was debating running home to get my good camera, but the light was fading.
If i had run off, i would have missed all the action!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on January 15, 2012, 08:59:52 PM
Barb, we appreciate your videos very much!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 15, 2012, 09:05:29 PM
Back to the week when we had that dead seal on the beach.
January 8, 3:08 pm.

A youngster in flight near Hidden Beach.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6705691115_85561dd650_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6705691115_5083510efe_o.jpg)


THREE young visitors in the Peters' Tree!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6705693565_3c024f3284_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6705693565_15655f1928_o.jpg)


Someone is perched on Big Rock... At first I thought it was Mom, but it turns out to be another visitor, probably approaching 4 years old. She still has a lot of dark on the tip of her tail.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6705696845_98b22689bd_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7014/6705696845_075054accb_o.jpg)


The same visitor in flight a while later. Now we can see her markings much better.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6705699057_ec21b683ae_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7005/6705699057_0c0b385c59_o.jpg)






Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on January 15, 2012, 10:06:13 PM
Wow booni and wren you both snuck in!! lovely thank you!!
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 15, 2012, 10:35:32 PM
Wonderful videos and photos, Booni and Wren!  I'm hoping that Hope is one of the youngsters! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 16, 2012, 08:58:49 AM
ohhhhhhhh I so love to hear that sound!!!
ME TOO, MISHI, ME TOO!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on January 16, 2012, 12:49:59 PM

Booni and Wrewn
Photos and videos are wonderful. :eclove Thank you for showing us Mom and Dad.
 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 16, 2012, 04:09:25 PM
What fun!  Thank you, Booni and Wren  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 16, 2012, 07:01:18 PM
More adventures from when there was a dead seal on the beach.

I saw this scene on December 8.

This is Foster's Fir, across the street from the Peters' tree and Hope's tree. I took these photos from the beach, quite a distance away.
I think that's Mom Hornby on the bottom, then Dad above and to her right. Near the top of the picture is a youngster. Above the youngster, outside the frame of the photo, is a sub-adult!

Quite a party.
December 8, 3:27:12
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6710060219_bfa0e134a5_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6710060219_4633e20551_o.jpg)


Here is the top of the same tree, with the same youngster, and now we can see the sub-adult.
3:27:25
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6710067895_081b6bca65_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7162/6710067895_5266f016d4_o.jpg)


Soon after, the sub-adult takes off.
3:27:32
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6710077853_b513020f86_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7167/6710077853_a902d50a99_o.jpg)

Did Mom chase off that sub-adult, or did he just fly off? I will never know for sure. My camera eye was on the sub-adult. There were no trills at that point... but if you look at the youngster's gaze on the photo above, he's certainly not following the sub-adult's flight! Something else has his attention.

What we do know is that five seconds later, when I turn my lens back to Foster's Fir, Mom is at the top, trilling!
3:27:37
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6710078679_f639d69f9b_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6710078679_c20d6caa32_o.jpg)


To be continued...  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 16, 2012, 07:23:56 PM
December 8.
3:27:54 pm. Mom (I think it's her) is on the top of Foster's Fir; she's been calling out in the direction of the sub-adult. Now she looks at the youngster, who is still sitting below her.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6710193325_d082ac677c_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7157/6710193325_99676ec2a2_o.jpg)


3:28:02 I've just glanced away for a second, and meanwhile the youngster took off!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6710198473_d897935508_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6710198473_751e010295_o.jpg)


Just 20 seconds later, the youngster reappears and swoops down close enough to make Mom let go of her perch!!!
3:28:24
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6710081861_2f763fe1c0_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6710081861_8246b9a42e_o.jpg)


3:28:24
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6710086997_3b77a22749_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7147/6710086997_0b5abe41c1_o.jpg)


3:28:24
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6710094669_f74586bc9b_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6710094669_db9ae6611b_o.jpg)


You can still see Mom parachuting down behind the tree. After that, both eagles disappeared. I did not keep track of Dad during this altercation.
3:28:25
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6710102989_316a0edca3_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6710102989_f90a343fc1_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 16, 2012, 10:59:33 PM
Sure wish we knew if it was one of Mom and Dad's youngsters, Wren!    :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mew on January 17, 2012, 05:36:00 AM
As always, wonderful photos!   Thanks so much for sharing. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on January 17, 2012, 08:35:36 AM
wow these pixs are great. thanks for sharing


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 17, 2012, 08:42:14 AM
Mom and Dad are so territorial. It makes one wonder who is in that tree!? Thank you again and again Wren. That is quite a spotting. :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 17, 2012, 10:27:34 AM
Sure wish we knew if it was one of Mom and Dad's youngsters, Wren!    :nod2

Tiger, the youngster who knocked Mom off her perch looks like he or she was born in Phoenix's year... So definitely not an offspring.

Remember, there were dozens of eagles in the area at that time. Territorial rules get modified when that happens.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 17, 2012, 02:31:43 PM
Thank you for your reply, Wren.  I haven't learned how to ID the various eagle youngsters' stages yet.   You are doing a great job helping us to see the details.   There are so many possibilities with all the young ones around!   :eclove  :thumbup:

Plus, I love your sense of humor!   :eclol  


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Stokes on January 17, 2012, 09:45:15 PM
Amazing how the territory boundaries get softened when there's a washup. I love seeing all the eagles in the same trees. I wonder if this bounty will kick start the breeding cycle? Hope there will be lots of food for all the young this year.

Thank you Booni and Wren for your observations. You continue to teach us through words, experiences and photography.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 17, 2012, 11:12:09 PM
January 8, 12:08 pm.

The seal carcass is still on the beach.
Many visiting eagles in the area.

I find Dad in the Babysitting Tree; he's all wet and he's drying himself.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6718609397_84dd087085_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7017/6718609397_f9da1dc9cf_o.jpg)


At least part of the dangly bits below him are his petticoat feathers, soaking wet, hanging down like strings!
12:09
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6718610011_92f1828080_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6718610011_4cf0674617_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 17, 2012, 11:25:20 PM
January 9.

After finding Dad, I go look for Mom. There is nobody on the Peters' Tree, but someone is UNDER it! We surprise each other at close range.
At first, in the dim light, I think I've found Mom... But it's definitely not her!
12:16 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6718611305_1f28281ca3_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6718611305_eafde991b4_o.jpg)


Click on the picture... you can see how the dark bits are distributed randomly on the head feathers. So she's be 4 1/2 years old if I've got the ages figured out correctly.
12:24 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6718613147_e6265e6f86_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7171/6718613147_e6265e6f86_o.jpg)



She's getting antsy... She moves to a different branch... So I leave the area and let her be.
Later I will realise that the carcass was right below us!!!
12:26
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6718616323_caa9b18420_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6718616323_fbfa5af693_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 18, 2012, 12:04:34 AM
A sub-adult eagle...under, on, or near the Peters' Tree?!  Woo hoo!  I'm surprised Mom or Dad didn't arrive to notify the visitor that this is their territory.  Maybe having the carcass close at hand (talon) meant a "free pass?"    The "rules" seem to change with the time of year...   I want to see/review them in writing!  :eclol     :biggergrin2

 :zooooom


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on January 18, 2012, 08:20:32 AM
I just love seeing photos, wren you should make a book, I said before I would buy it in a second
the ones of the staring contest or king of the tree were great too


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 18, 2012, 02:35:17 PM
Booni, in the video of the youngster in the BST from Jan 15, it's hard to tell, but maybe there is a bit of a Bandit stripe starting on his eyes?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 18, 2012, 05:02:17 PM
Well, Dad certainly didn't seem too concerned, given the special buffet on the beach, by the fact that a stranger was sitting in the big arbutus below the Peters' Tree.

Meanwhile, he has moved to a lower branch of the Babysitting Tree, but he's still drying himself off.
Here he's stretching his right wing and his tail, giving us a partial "wingprint" that will allow us to tell him apart from other eagles when he's in flight.
January 8, 12:27 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6718617191_828c91d591_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7021/6718617191_d5a0757e11_o.jpg)



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6718617895_6d6b227ea6_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6718617895_483986da6d_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dotwad on January 23, 2012, 12:52:55 PM
any news about how hornby's  and the nest got on in the 90 plus gales on sunday.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 23, 2012, 07:21:41 PM
No news here yet about Hornby, Dotwad.  We'll have to wait and see what Booni and Wren can tell us.  Hope everything is okay there with them, the other residents and all the wildlife.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: PamNY on January 26, 2012, 09:50:32 AM
Thanks for those recent observations Wren! I learn so much from you and Booni, and it's great to keep up with Hornby Island!

Pam


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 26, 2012, 04:42:26 PM
Today I had a day off at long last... Plus it's sunny! So I was able to go check the nest. It has weathered the two storms very well.

We did indeed have high winds on Sunday and Wednesday. The first storm broke several trees and knocked the power out island-wide. But all is well with the nest and with your ground observers.

 :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 26, 2012, 05:16:28 PM
Wren, thank you for letting us know that you and the nest 'weathered' the storms well.   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on January 26, 2012, 06:38:51 PM
Thank you for the report and soooooooo glad that you are all safe. :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on January 26, 2012, 10:08:22 PM
BIG sigh of relief.. Thank you, thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 27, 2012, 01:20:03 PM
I'm back after a week of work... and catching up on the photos from when we had a dead seal on the beach.

Lots of visiting eagles during that period.

January 9, 12:43. Two crows start hassling every eagle that flies over Sandstone Point, and there are many of them! The crows chase each eagle over Hidden Beach, then turn tail to go attack the next one.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6772029547_2b4e447706_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6772029547_b45077a66d_o.jpg)


This one is getting pretty close and personal...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6772029993_e42c8aefb1_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6772029993_eee12d4918_o.jpg)



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6772030415_e8243642c1_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6772030415_bb096461ec_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 27, 2012, 02:06:32 PM
Those crows are braver than I am!   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 27, 2012, 06:24:21 PM
January 9.

12:45  A sub-adult and a younger eagle are flying together.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6772031339_d1bc322e3d_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7152/6772031339_9fbed6b7d4_o.jpg)


Slowly, almost casually, the younger eagle tips nearly upside-down... Practising his sparring moves maybe? the sub-adult did not make any aggressive move that I could perceive.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6772033163_bbd6f79b15_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6772033163_fe2b78bcd7_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 27, 2012, 06:27:57 PM
January 9, 12:50

A first-year youngster is feeding on the remains of the dead seal.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6772034021_322760aa72_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6772034021_9ff24dc77e_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 27, 2012, 08:11:48 PM
January 9, 12:58.

Crows are still chasing the eagles over Sandstone Point. Now 2 more youngsters appear over the point... And one of them... Well... Look for yourself!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6772035865_69b27be26c_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6772035865_579f2ca4c2_o.jpg)



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6772036191_4216b01cbf_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6772036191_3775dbc7ef_o.jpg)


It looks to me like this is a youngster in his or her second year... If that is the case, that would be Phoenix's age, so this cannot be a relative.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6772036641_9a7c551f50_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7156/6772036641_2abbcc38e4_o.jpg)


The youngster soon shed that crow escort...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6772036791_87f05348c9_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6772036791_cd08b34627_o.jpg)

...And flew across the first row of trees, and out of my sight, heading straight toward the Nest!  :eceek

A few seconds later, I heard Dad (presumably still on the Babysitting tree or near it) trilling up a storm! I wonder what happened there. Did that young one actually try to bring a stick to the nest??? And, if that is the case, was the attempt successful???


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 27, 2012, 08:16:38 PM
This stick-carrying one is a warrior! Excellent series, wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on January 27, 2012, 08:34:26 PM
Thank you Wren...those crows are real wise guys!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mother nature on January 27, 2012, 08:34:52 PM
Thanks Booni and winterwren for the amazing pictures.
David and Alexandra Would be about 9 or 10 months old now. What would they look like? Have either of you seen any young eagles this year that appear to be the same ages as D&A?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 27, 2012, 09:13:46 PM
Mother Nature, the young eaglet eating from the seal carcass in my recent post is the same age as Alexandra and David. That is how they would look now.

It would be impossible to tell them apart from other first-year eagles, unless they have some unusual interaction with Mom or Dad.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 28, 2012, 08:05:29 PM
January 9...

I hadn't realised until I looked at the close-ups, but this here is the same eagle I first saw on the big arbutus branch below the Peters' tree...
Click here to see those pictures (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg91174#msg91174)

She has now moved closer to Hidden Beach. I can tell it's the same eagle by the secondary or large wing covert feather sticking out of her back...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6779178461_92ea78d8ba_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6779178461_d6f9f7ba31_o.jpg)

Both times I saw her, I was struck by how much she looks like Mom. Something very similar in the shape of the head and beak, and the way she carries herself.  :heart
This eagle would be between 4 and 5 years of age.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6779178845_1fb72f22fb_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7030/6779178845_490366495e_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on January 28, 2012, 08:27:23 PM
That eagle does have a bit of Mom H's looks, doesn't she!!
If indeed one of Mom's legacy, it would have to be either Thunder or Lightning, from 2007. Those two would be 5 this spring.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 28, 2012, 09:06:22 PM
January 10.
At last there is some good light for photography, so I head off to the Nest Neighbourhood as soon as the sun clears the tree-tops.

Dad sure loves his Babysitting Tree... Here he is again. He's got one foot tucked up into his feathers, and a full crop.
9:17
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6779133719_e9b80040ea_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7172/6779133719_aa1ae62823_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 28, 2012, 09:19:17 PM
January 10, 9:25.

There's a youngster in Hope's tree!
It's a very foreshortened view from where I am, but I manage a picture...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6779137741_6aa5bd5d02_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7153/6779137741_19e5a701ae_o.jpg)


...And while I tiptoe away to a better angle, I disturb a juvenile who was feeding on the seal carcass! Now I feel bad...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6779145549_386c62cfbf_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7145/6779145549_fe3c4b408b_o.jpg)


...But I still catch another shot of the young eagle in Hope's tree... With his opaque eyelids closed. Looks very strange in the sun.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6779147301_92bc5882b4_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6779147301_a32ebc1f93_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on January 28, 2012, 09:36:34 PM
Great photos, Wren!  The blue sky and sunlight really help us to see the feather details!  Wonderful images of the eagles on non-sunlit days, too!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 28, 2012, 09:46:23 PM
January 10, 9:30 am.

Meanwhile, Mom has joined Dad in the Babysitting tree.

Mom has a funny face on this one...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6779148565_843b58d97e_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6779148565_b98f266a32_o.jpg)


9:44
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6779151157_9c88c0eebe_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7007/6779151157_ca2f72035c_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 28, 2012, 09:57:26 PM
Auroradawn pointed out on the chat that, on the first picture of Dad seemingly alone on the Babysitting tree, you can see a little bit of a white head above him and to our left... So, when I came around to the other side of the tree, I simply came in view of Mom, who had been there all along!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on January 28, 2012, 10:05:33 PM
I tiptoe back to the beach, but the juvenile has not returned to his meal... He has landed on the same branch where I saw the Mom-like sub-adult the day before! He's feaking his beak with his eyes half closed.

On this picture you can see the white tips on the head feathers!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6779149285_8d9d9bc43b_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7033/6779149285_bbf938a02e_o.jpg)


...And on this one, the first hint of a lighter cap on the top of the head... while the beak is still a beautiful black, made shiny by seal oil...
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6779150217_168e25a785_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7170/6779150217_329ae2c623_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dotwad on January 29, 2012, 10:30:55 AM
thanks wren for the nest update and the ground crew safety. glad you all got power back and are safe. love the photo's keeping us in the loop of mom and dad.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Chris on January 29, 2012, 02:53:42 PM
Thanks for all the pics.  Great to know Mom and Dad are back.  Still miss the web cam!   Gapeach


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: willow on January 30, 2012, 07:52:30 AM
Wren ,Im using the juvenile eating left over carcass as my background cause I think its David he had alot of white on feathers more than Alexandra,plus I believe that the eagles visit often there place of birth as seen by monitored birds.So now just need picture of Alexandra she'll be the one bullying David and how has David grown does he look much bigger.Ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on February 01, 2012, 10:38:18 AM
thanks for all these great shots, really miss seeing mom and dad hornby and all the activity there, do you ever see Doug and Sheila out and about.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 06:59:51 PM

i was out working in the yard when i heard trilling!
Trilling in stereo!
There was some coming from my backyard & some coming from down the street.
Were Mum & Dad in Mishi*s Tree?
YES, they were!
So i toodled down the road with my camera & tripod.
Yup, there they were, the both of them.
i walked around looking up, trying to spot them both at once, but settled on the first one i could see, who turned out to be Dad!
Here he is having a good head scratch.
Look at the texture of his knobby yellow feet!

february 2 2012 11:57 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-57


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6814737359_0401d043d9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6814737359_5e411b217d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814737359/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 07:07:47 PM

Eagles seem to keep their eyes closed when they are scratching their heads, for protection? out of pleasure?
Here Dad is just popping open his eye & looking right at me.
They don*t miss much!

february 2 2012 11:57 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-60


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6814764927_18eb38e421_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6814764927_6e00fe8166_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814764927/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 07:15:29 PM

Now he*s having a bit of a relaxing right foot clench before he settles down again.
Still looking like mutton chops, hey Nancy?

february 2 2012 11:57 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-65


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814788635/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 07:24:54 PM

i moved to another spot so i could see Dad*s head better & hopefully see Mum too.
As i was setting up, Mum flew off & i could hear her trilling near the Nest.
i had to watch & wait til Dad poked his head out from behind the branch.
You can see he is standing on his left foot & has his right tucked against his belly under his feathers.

february 2 2012 12:00 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-74


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6814813181_87f252d11a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6814813181_2644381248_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814813181/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 07:33:04 PM

i moved again so Dad*s head wasn*t hidden behind the branch most of the time.

february 2 2012 12:05 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-100


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6814843479_d50d940127_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6814843479_18f37595c9_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814843479/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 07:43:22 PM

february 2 2012 12:06 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-108

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814875087/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 07:51:30 PM

Here*s a little slide show.

february 2 2012 - Dad nictitating membrane


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814901767/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 03, 2012, 07:58:20 PM
fantastic series Booni  :ecinnocent especially like the slide show with the nictating membrane  :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:08:56 PM

february 2 2012 12:06 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-110

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814951711/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on February 03, 2012, 08:09:53 PM
You Have the best Photo Eye Booni.  Thank You for being there and giving us such wonderful pictures and stories.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:16:55 PM

february 2 2012 12:06 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-117

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6814977757_284d442ded_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6814977757_284d442ded_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814977757/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:21:42 PM

february 2 2012 12:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-119

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6814996779_8302df3c00_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6814996779_8302df3c00_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6814996779/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:25:22 PM

february 2 2012 12:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-123

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6815010425_724283a80e_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6815010425_724283a80e_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6815010425/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:29:09 PM

Oh, darn, there he goes!

february 2 2012 12:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-128


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6815022683/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:32:54 PM

Look at his left foot letting go of the branch!

february 2 2012 12:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-129


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6815033451_ba3d977699_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7013/6815033451_f708796cc5_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6815033451/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:40:40 PM

Wing print for ya wren!

february 2 2012 12:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-130


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6815045135/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 03, 2012, 08:46:34 PM

february 2 2012 12:07 - Dad in Mishi*s Tree - 202-131

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6815065831_602833efff_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7143/6815065831_023749f96d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6815065831/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on February 03, 2012, 09:52:40 PM
Wren and Booni, thank you for keeping us up to date with our favorite eagle pair.  :eclove

Booni, the last series of Dad is very special.  Man oh man, he is one handsome dude!  Mom Hornby is one lucky eagle.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 03, 2012, 10:08:27 PM
oh Booni...Gitchi Miigwetch!!  This is JUST what I needed!!  Dad is such a handsome fellow, and your eye in taking just the right picture at just the right time in fantastic!  I just love the second picture after the nictitating membrane slide show.  The intensity on Dad's face is something!  Also the 'wing print'  INCREDIBLE!  Again thank you so much for all you do to show us Mom and Dad.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 03, 2012, 10:32:51 PM
WOW booni.... ty, ty, ty.... fabulous pics of Dad!!! Sigh I am in heaven!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 04, 2012, 02:02:28 AM
Meeeeeeeee toooooooooooo Donnae!!

Thank you Booni! You truly have made my day, night, week!

Hugs,
Rajame :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 04, 2012, 05:23:33 PM
HO, Ho, Ho, Santa BooniBarb!  Thanks ever so much   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 04, 2012, 06:07:58 PM
Love the variety of angles and "poses, Booni!"  So much to enjoy and learn from your photo!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on February 04, 2012, 07:01:40 PM
Dad is such a handsome dude...thank you for showing his glory.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: marjy2u on February 04, 2012, 10:54:39 PM

Wish we had a "Like" or a "Love" button!!!  Thanks so much, Booni!!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on February 05, 2012, 08:27:38 AM
Thank you Booni for all the photos you post.  These photos reminded me of the day on the HIP trip we were sitting on the deck where several people were staying and watched dad preen for nearly an hour.  You would think we were watching the Oscars with cameras clicking and everyone just star struck.  Gosh they are so fascinating, beautiful and just amazing.  Joy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jefferyb on February 05, 2012, 09:34:49 AM
I sure miss the Hornby's.....


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dancinglady on February 05, 2012, 09:48:51 AM
 :heart  Booni, I bow at your feet.  The close-up pic of Dad now adorns my desktop background so I can see him looking at me every day.  THANK YOU soooo much  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on February 05, 2012, 10:42:08 AM
Thank You sooo much, Booni!  Wonderful photos!  I do so miss following the Hornby's and you bring me right back to that joy! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: JW on February 05, 2012, 11:26:14 AM
Booni, you made my morning with these photo.  I miss seeing them in their nest, but I have to admit, your photos make it all okay.  They are so beautiful and we get closeups of our favorite eagle family.  So happy you haven't given up but are carrying the torch for all of us -- Hornby Eagle Lovers 4-ever.  Thanks again and again,
Jeanne Wells


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nightwingzzz on February 05, 2012, 11:28:25 AM
Wonderful photos -- thanks for keeping us in the loop!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Valleybirds on February 05, 2012, 12:00:39 PM
Wonderful photos! Makes me long for a better camera!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: anewcomer on February 05, 2012, 01:09:53 PM
Booni, your photos are even better than I remember!  It is wonderful to see Dad in such detail.   Agnes


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on February 05, 2012, 01:48:12 PM
Thank you so much! you make my heart happy!!! ♥ ♥ ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nan2945 on February 05, 2012, 03:27:59 PM
these are just fabulous!!! Thank you so much


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on February 05, 2012, 03:34:59 PM
Thank you, Bonnie. The photos are wonderful. I love seeing Mom and Dad. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: tarvena on February 05, 2012, 04:05:41 PM
Thank you so much Wren & Booni for the wonderful, beautiful pictures of our favorite eagles. Wish still that we could have the camera back. Maybe someday. Thanks for thinking of us all and posting pictures for us to drool over. You both are so kind and thoughtful. We ALL appreciate you. 
                                                      ((((Winterwren))))  ((((Booni))))


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dwanaspasmore on February 05, 2012, 11:34:07 PM
Thanks so much for photos of Dad Hornby.....nice to see something of them:)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dotwad on February 06, 2012, 09:59:34 AM
amazing pictures booni, so so wonderful to see dad hornby looking so well and handsome as ever.  :heart



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: geepers on February 06, 2012, 10:39:17 AM
 :thumbup:  :heart  :heart  :heart

thank you sooo much for the awesome pics of Dad Hornby Boonie!!! A million thank you's 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: rheawalters on February 06, 2012, 12:25:03 PM
I love these pictures, but they make me so sad too.    :eccry  I miss watching mom and dad.
Thank you Booni, Wren, et al, for sharing what you see with us. :binocs


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cosbyboy on February 06, 2012, 03:27:03 PM
It is taking me a little while to tool around all these threads, but I am so glad I am here and will just wait, watch and listen.   You have much to share and I am breathless!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: texaslonestar50 on February 06, 2012, 07:15:14 PM
I sure miss Mom and Dad Hornby.  Thank you for the most beautiful pictures in the world.  Wren and Booni you are very much appreciated for all you do to keep us connected to the Hornby's.  HUGS to you both!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Caro on February 07, 2012, 11:36:10 PM
Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy ... All I can say is beautiful!!
Caro


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on February 08, 2012, 01:24:41 PM
Booni, wow wow wow!! Incredible photos - and thank you so much for the treat. Well done!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: KansasCity on February 10, 2012, 11:23:12 AM
Thank you all for the incredible pics.  They are truly a joy and like everyone else, I wish we could watch live but this is still a wonderful way to keep up with Mom and Dad.  If I remember right, it could be mating season soon and hopefully another eaglet or two in their future :-)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 11, 2012, 12:47:33 PM

I've just had another visit from Mom and Dad!

They were here for maybe 15 minutes. I heard them trilling a few times before I was able to get outside and I found them... right across the road. Maybe escorting an intruder to the edge of the territory. I think my place is near their back boundary.
I only have photos from my little camera unfortunately. But I had a good look with the binoculars and I'm sure it's Mom and Dad.
February 11, at 11:11!
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At 11:12, they both flew off and circled back toward the nest.
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on February 11, 2012, 01:02:24 PM
Fantastic Wren!! :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Mountaincat on February 11, 2012, 02:04:01 PM
Thank you Wren, for the pics... :eclove It's great to know about Mom & Dad Hornby!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Aliemae on February 12, 2012, 01:32:02 PM
I just want to let you two to know (Booni & Wren) how appreciated you are and thank you for keeping us updated and taking all the wonderful pictures and sharing them.  Hugss and Love


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on February 14, 2012, 08:52:14 PM
Thank you, Wren! They are so sweet. A nice Valentine Week surprise!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: shurld on February 17, 2012, 11:22:03 PM
It is so nice to see such beautiful pictures of mom and dad miss them just dos'nt feel right not being able to see them in action.... but thanks for the updates.......... :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 05:50:27 PM

Okay, so i am going back to some fotos that i haven*t finished posting yet.
Go here (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg90281#msg90281) to read where we left off.
Dad has just flown from Hope*s Tree & landed next to Mum in the Peters*s Tree.
In this foto, you see Mum & Dad is to her left & lower than her, hidden by branches.
You can see his yellow feet.
Mum has white stuff on her beak.
Seal blubber?

january 5 2012 15:42 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-110


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6899453933_d91a1d0525_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6899453933_37963555a2_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6899453933/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 05:58:42 PM

Dad to our left, Mum on the right.

january 5 2012 15:43 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-115


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6899500693_46ee16b5ae_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6899500693_6b04d24f7b_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6899500693/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 06:04:40 PM

january 5 2012 15:45 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-120

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6899534143_ea9d27531f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6899534143_e4775d9617_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6899534143/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 06:11:06 PM

january 5 2012 15:45 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-124

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6899548767/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on February 18, 2012, 06:55:21 PM
Thank you Booni - just love seeing this pair!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 07:24:54 PM

january 5 2012 15:46 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-128

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM68l6WQNFw


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 08:13:08 PM

january 5 2012 15:48 - Mum  in the Peters*s Tree - 199-129


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6900105911_d3b7057318_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6900105911_bd47fc5c88_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900105911/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 08:25:26 PM


january 5 2012 15:48 - Mum  in the Peters*s Tree - 199-131


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6900147145_ff5d41e18c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6900147145_402e33d726_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900147145/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 08:34:51 PM

january 5 2012 15:48 - Mum  in the Peters*s Tree - 199-132


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6900195143_81e44e4beb_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7059/6900195143_81e44e4beb_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900195143/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Sunny on February 18, 2012, 08:58:43 PM
Oh Boonie  all I can say is AWESOME  and so WONDERFUL.  You and Wren are lifesavers  for Hornby  information...Bless you both   keep up the Great Work
Sunny/Prideenjoy :thumbup: :eclove :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 09:23:12 PM

In this lighting, you can really see which of Mum*s feathers are old, & which are new!
Look at all the faded, lighter older feathers.
Then look at all the new dark brown ones, in comparison.

january 5 2012 15:49 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-134


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6900225801_544a156077_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6900225801_fd3151d495_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900225801/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 09:26:19 PM

january 5 2012 15:49 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-134-b

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/6900410111_dbb361ef7e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7180/6900410111_a17b6dda19_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900410111/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 09:44:17 PM

january 5 2012 15:49 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-138

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6900482847_bf87eb9e7c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6900482847_7c8999e199_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900482847/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 10:06:10 PM

january 5 2012 15:50 - Mum  in the Peters*s Tree - 199-149


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6900574321_c499973047_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7061/6900574321_bdab5167c3_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900574321/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 10:22:48 PM

january 5 2012 15:55 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-163

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6900635287_90115eed21_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7203/6900635287_931802f5cc_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900635287/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 10:42:51 PM

Mum does a right tail, wing & foot stretch!

Slide Show - january 5 2012 15:55 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-165-182


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900711601/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on February 18, 2012, 10:52:03 PM
I love Love LOVE seeing these two!  Your pictures are fantastic.  The light is incredible, the glint of light in the eye, on the feathers, the beaks, the toes...OMG the toes!!!  It is as if you capture the very essence of their souls. Gitchi Miigwetch!  SIGH..I sure do miss these two!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 10:53:30 PM

january 5 2012 15:55 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-169

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6900739807_3d2c9f5654_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6900739807_c11cebf7c5_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900739807/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 10:57:26 PM

january 5 2012 15:55 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-172

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6900767049_027427eb16_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7198/6900767049_52dfff30ee_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6900767049/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 18, 2012, 11:26:17 PM
OMG..  Love them all the light the expressions  :heart :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 18, 2012, 11:33:22 PM

january 5 2012 15:56 - Mum & Dad in the Peters*s Tree - 199-184

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk20F7cEhjw



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cloverh on February 19, 2012, 07:47:11 AM
Thanks so much boonie. The pic are a sheer delight to see. I'm so glad your able to keep an eye on Mom and Dad Hornby for us.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 19, 2012, 11:51:20 AM
I love the one where the fan of Mom's tail is completely cradled inside her wing.
The slide show of the tail-wing-foot stretch is wonderful!!! How quickly does it happen? I don't think I've ever caught the whole sequence.

Mom's primaries still look nice and new... She moulted most of them in the course of last summer.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 19, 2012, 02:28:27 PM
Booni...I love the ones where dad is peeking at you as you photograph his bride.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: phyldurango on February 19, 2012, 06:14:58 PM
Great pics Bonni - such a regal guy, our Hornby Dad! are there any eggs this year?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 19, 2012, 11:17:58 PM

No eggs yet phyldurango!
Towards the end of march is when the Hornbys usually lay.

winterwren, that sequence where Mum stretches her right tail wing & foot lasted all of 24 seconds!
From 3:55:32-3:55:56!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on February 20, 2012, 09:36:56 AM
Again you make my heart happy! I cannot say enough how awesome you are for keeping us updated. Love dad peeking and keeping that eagle eye on you! The lighting on them is so neat, love the colors and the one where mom's eye looks like it is two colors! ♥ Thank you so much! You make my soul sing!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 20, 2012, 10:13:34 AM

Good catch on the *two colour eye* foto churchlady!
i couldn*t tell if that was the nictitating membrane there, or a shadow!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: churchlady on February 20, 2012, 07:42:02 PM
ohhh I thought you planned that lighting!!! It didnt look like the membrane....but I am an amateur!! I love your pics so much!! I still have the one of David and Alexander on the branch....one has wings spread out on the branch....as my wallpaper! ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 21, 2012, 07:34:25 PM

Today i was working out in my front yard when i heard excited yip! yip! yip! yip! coming from down the street.
i moved to where i could see the dead top branches of Mishi*s Tree & there was an Eagle in each of two branches, one higher than the other.
i watched them for a bit, disappointed that i must*ve just missed mating.
But then the Eagle on the lower branch flew up to the branch of the Eagle perched higher up & the excited yipping started again!
As i watched, one jumped on the back of the other with much wing flapping & excited yipping, & i could see the white tail feathers swishing from side to side!
Then there was a dismount with much excited trilling from both.
Woohoooo!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 21, 2012, 08:00:47 PM
AHA!  That would be Mom and Dad mating in "Mishi's Tree"?

 :thumbup:

thanks, booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 21, 2012, 10:53:54 PM
That looks promising, Booni.  Hope there will be eggs as usual in March.    :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dixidoo on February 22, 2012, 01:14:03 AM
Hi Booni and others!  These pictures are absolutely breathtaking!  What light!  It put a big lump in my throat when I saw them.  Thank you so much.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Chipadee on February 22, 2012, 10:43:20 PM
Thank you so much, Boonie, for those awesome photos.  I haven't visited here for quite a while and was absolutely thrilled to see Mom and Dad again. :eclove  I miss them so much and I'm thankful for this thread and the reports and pictures from all who are nearby.  I dearly wish we had the cam back.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on February 24, 2012, 07:06:59 AM
Wow wow wow! All those gorgeous close-ups of our favorite couple. Thank you!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:02:22 PM

Going back to some old unfinished foto albums again.
These fotos were taken not long after Mum & returned from the Salmon spawn Rivers.
Notice how Dad*s belly/chest feathers are all fluffed out as he poops, not unlike how Mums look when they are laying an egg.

october 16 2011 16:33 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-64


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6930208043_37f8e0fc15_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6930208043_89b992d504_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930208043/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:12:30 PM

october 16 2011 16:39 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-78

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6784116406_70c7bd5c0e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6784116406_a0e49f663d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784116406/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:19:22 PM

There he goes!
Mum is waiting for him in the tippy top of the Tree.

october 16 2011 16:39 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-80


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6930243653_9339e0eb51_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7057/6930243653_76c288d024_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930243653/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:28:29 PM

october 16 2011 16:39 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-81

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6930258133_1949a512b9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6930258133_3381190d64_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930258133/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:37:33 PM

Dad took off from his branch lower down on the Babysitting Tree & did a loop & landed right near the top with Mum!
They both started trilling!
(i posted this foto already once, but now i am posting it again in context with the full story)

october 16 2011 16:40 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-86


(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6100/6252847830_17200f39a3_b.jpg) (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6100/6252847830_42b435c606_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6252847830/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on February 25, 2012, 08:44:57 PM
Wonderful pictures, booni -Dad is glorious!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 25, 2012, 08:49:15 PM
Awesome boooni!!! Not my photo...  just the sky is in love with the depth of color and expression of Dad and Mom
(http://img1.loadtr.com/b-412918-heart_cloud_Love.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:49:25 PM

october 16 2011 16:40 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-91

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xzlDxJl2FA



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 25, 2012, 08:54:45 PM
FABULOUS BOONI... ty... what a handsome guy.. sigh

Cali... love the bird cloud!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 08:55:48 PM

october 16 2011 16:42 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-101

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6784204236_c52ae3c125_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6784204236_5c73e25e37_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784204236/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 09:02:21 PM

october 16 2011 16:43 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-104

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6784218794_1a63613a85_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6784218794_a4581f6cfb_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784218794/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 09:23:45 PM

In this foto, you can see the dark in Mum*s head feathering that causes the *part* in the back to appear.

october 16 2011 16:44 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-107


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6930347491_8282eaa9b0_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6930347491_5b2d57fe21_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930347491/


october 16 2011 16:44 - Mum*s part - 192-107

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6930380007_374e05f2a2_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6930380007_374e05f2a2_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930380007/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 09:29:34 PM

october 16 2011 16:45 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-112

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6930390249_9ebd383cea_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6930390249_1c7d1415c4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930390249/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on February 25, 2012, 09:43:28 PM
I love them so much...you almost can hear them thinking...'Booni's taking our picture...quick, look to the left...now look to the right...okay, now look away completely...well done, now,on the count of three, look in opposite directions...'


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 09:50:14 PM

In this light, you can really see the difference between Mum*s faded lighter older feathers & her newer dark ones.

october 16 2011 16:45 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-116


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6784288210_6fdca7bcda_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6784288210_804cd39a07_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784288210/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:14:14 PM

Notice Dad*s fluffed up belly feathers again.

october 16 2011 16:46 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-123


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6930459507_fd7cfbf9a7_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6930459507_ee021022fb_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930459507/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:17:01 PM

october 16 2011 16:48 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-139

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6173/6252781340_3fbf47e100_b.jpg) (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6173/6252781340_dbd4b6e8fd_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6252781340/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:20:12 PM

You can see Mum*s nictitating membrane here.

october 16 2011 16:48 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-143


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6784374726_2b96c6d0e9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7183/6784374726_da6714ffd7_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784374726/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:25:24 PM

Just for Nancy.  :heart

october 16 2011 16:49 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-147


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6784381838_5b1d466b6b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6784381838_b538a15794_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784381838/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:31:10 PM

october 16 2011 16:50 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-155

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6053/6252739278_e2cdaa7cc6_b.jpg) (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6053/6252739278_d90a189d9e_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6252739278/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:32:47 PM

Mum leaves!

october 16 2011 16:50 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-159


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKtZF8zt9FA



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:37:17 PM

Dad watches Mum where she went, looks like towards Hidden Beach.

october 16 2011 16:51 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-160


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6784406438_e2efe75339_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6784406438_d91faa63ba_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784406438/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:40:40 PM

october 16 2011 16:53 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-163

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6930530141_f036db47b1_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6930530141_e2e1ed129e_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930530141/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:44:04 PM

Seems Dad ate well that day!

october 16 2011 16:54 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-166


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6930535651_6f09e76094_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6930535651_2bb86487c6_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930535651/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:47:29 PM

Oh boy!
There he goes!

october 16 2011 16:58 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-169


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6930542217_d8051c5c05_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6930542217_0d9f54b054_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930542217/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:51:17 PM

october 16 2011 16:58 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-170

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6930548581_5cf6260c77_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7068/6930548581_ce559c4062_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930548581/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:54:47 PM

october 16 2011 16:58 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-171

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7195/6930555311_56e21e05fc_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7195/6930555311_e5a2d0ddf6_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930555311/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:57:59 PM

october 16 2011 16:58 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-172

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6784443406_ff3244c056_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6784443406_11d1e38d9d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6784443406/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 25, 2012, 10:59:55 PM

october 16 2011 16:58 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 192-173

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6930564513_e6049b9da7_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6930564513_e0e5a0ac35_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6930564513/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on February 25, 2012, 11:15:57 PM
Beautiful pics Booni... ty so much


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on February 26, 2012, 12:34:58 AM
ahhhhh I love the lighting thru Dad's tail feathers.  :ecsmile

Post 759 Dad has such a stern expression!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on February 26, 2012, 08:17:19 AM
Thank you Booni!!  Beautiful pics of my favorite pair of eagles!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on February 26, 2012, 10:09:03 AM
Love the sun reflecting on his feathers in 192-170 - glorious!  Thank you so much Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 27, 2012, 08:10:53 PM
Opie, that's my favourite too!

The take-off sequence shows us that Dad had recently moulted out some of his secondaries and quite a few of his tail feathers. The incoming ones are still shorter. At that time last fall, Mom had some brand-new primaries growing in too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on February 27, 2012, 10:35:24 PM
Winterwren and Opie I agree with you.  That picture of dad is amazing.  Booni, I don't know how you manage to get such amazing shots.  This one is really wonderful.  Also, would not have noticed the shorter feathers or thought to attribute it to multing.   Thanks for pointing that out.  We learn so much from you wonderful ladies. Thanks.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on February 28, 2012, 09:16:08 AM

Yesterday at 6:10, i was just coming out of my friend*s house when i heard the tail end of familiar trilling!
It sounded close!
i looked at the trees in front of me & back at the ones behind me.
It was getting dark & i could see no Eagles.
i trudged on down the driveway.
Then i heard excited trilling again!
From ahead of me!
i looked & spotted Eagles at the tippy top of a tree!
i could hear Dad*s excited yipping & see his wings flapping madly at the top of the tree on top of Mum.
His tail swished from side to side.
The white stood out in the darkening evening.
Mating!
At the end, he flew back to lower down in the tree while Mum remained at the tippy top.
It was getting so dark that they blended in with the tree & were hard to spot again if i looked away.




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on February 28, 2012, 09:20:09 AM
 :heart :heart :heart !!!YAY!!!  :heart :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on February 28, 2012, 09:22:09 AM
 :hearts2 :kissheart :s* :redheart :chuckle


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 28, 2012, 03:05:37 PM
One of your most welcome reports, Booni!   :heart   :thumbup:    :biggrin6


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on February 28, 2012, 08:13:47 PM
I do miss seeing Mom and Dad, but thanks to our photographers on Hornby I sure do get my fix. More awesome photos, with great detail and the colours.   :biggrin6

And - - - - some 'hanky-panky' reported too, which is super news.

 :thumbup:  :eclove  :clap


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on February 29, 2012, 11:23:08 PM
 :biggrin3 The herring are here!


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6796913040_b4908fc0da_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7058/6796913040_97b1395a7f_o.jpg)

This was the view between Nest #4 and Phipps Point in the early afternoon...
I'll post the rest of my photos under the topic of the nearest nest.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on February 29, 2012, 11:33:39 PM
Hooray for the Herring!  :thumbup:  Thank you for letting us know, Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on March 01, 2012, 01:28:21 PM
Wren I have been holding my breath  :pray waiting to know that there will be a good food supply this year - hooray for the herring arrival and thanks for letting us know. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on March 01, 2012, 07:35:09 PM

HOORAY for HERRING!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 06, 2012, 12:21:11 PM
The herring came inshore on the west side of the island on February 29, then retreated off shore without spawning. Still, schools have been surfacing from time to time all week, allowing the eagles to feed. I posted some photos on the Phipps Point and Nest #4 threads, and more are to come.

Yesterday morning, there was a spawn all along the east side of Denman Island. From Phipps Point one can see the light aqua-blue line on the opposite shore.

Unfortunately the herring gillnet fishery was opened immediately. :(

Nonetheless we're hoping to see some spawn on Hornby within the next few days.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on March 06, 2012, 05:16:11 PM
Wren wrote:
Quote
Unfortunately the herring gillnet fishery was opened immediately. :(

My thought too wren, wish they could just let them be for a year. I know everyone needs to make a living but it would be so nice for all the plants, animals & herring to give them a break, imho.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 07, 2012, 10:07:36 AM

i just got a phonecall that there is a huuuuuuge Herring Spawn at Ford Cove!
Maybe Mum & Dad*s territory will be soon!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 07, 2012, 03:14:03 PM
i spotted what i thought was Mum & Dad carrying a stick to the Nest!
See the little stick sticking up from their back?
But look!
On their right leg!
A silver leg band!!!  :eceek
If you look, you can see another band on their left leg as well, green?
&, hey!
That*s NOT a stick!  :eceek

january 8 2012 12:22 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-46

Booni and I (and wren and Cali) have been trying to track down the origin of the banded and transmittered adult eagle that was spotted Jan 8 (but not since, as I understand it).

We have ruled out a few places as her origin (New Jersey and Washington).

Early on, Dan Varland from Coastal Raptors replied:
I put green bands on bald eagles on the WA coast, but do not apply radio-transmtters so it's not my bird.


Yesterday, Larissa from the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ wrote:

We put two transmitters on chicks in 2011, but one chick died and the other is still in New Jersey and obviously they wouldn’t be adults.

Several other western states use green bands.

(AK, AR, AZ, CA, GA, ID, IN, NS, TX were in the list)

I would try contacting Alaska since that would make the most sense.


So, next stop, Alaska.  Now that we can read a number or two on the band (thanks wren and cali), we might have better luck.

Larissa mentioned that she has been getting emails about this sighting from people who read this forum, so I thought I would update you all on our progress to date.




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 07, 2012, 07:41:55 PM
i just got a phonecall that there is a huuuuuuge Herring Spawn at Ford Cove!
Maybe Mum & Dad*s territory will be soon!


Hope so, Booni!  Thanks for telling us.  Holding good thoughts here.  Or, as they say in Djuma, So. Africa, "Holding thumbs!"   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 09, 2012, 02:48:27 PM
The banded eagle spotted by booni and wren on Jan 8  has been identified!

I received this email today from
Stephen B. Lewis       
Migratory Bird Management - Raptors
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service               
Juneau, Alaska               



Hi Nancy,
 
I marked that eagle in Sitka, Alaska on 3/19/2011.  He is part of a study we are doing associated with airports in Alaska.  That bird was one thought to be nesting very near the Sitka airport.  His nest was removed last spring and we are following him to see what happens over the long term to him (in terms of nesting and survival).
 
The tag he is wearing is a GPS tag that transmits locations via the ARGOS satellite network.  It is solar so recharges when in the sun and should be good for several years.  He spent the summer in the Sitka area and the fall at local salmon streams before heading south in October.  He arrived in your area in late December and has been hanging out there until 19 February when he started back north.  As of 2 March, he was near Zarembo Island in Southeast Alaska.  The green leg band # is 4A if you can see that from photos.
 

I have written back to Steve with a bunch of questions!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on March 09, 2012, 03:45:12 PM
WOW!  cool!  glad you finally got an answer!  WTG Nancym!   :investigate2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 09, 2012, 04:10:55 PM
boodle - never give up in the search for info! This situation is reminiscent of the Norfolk situation, with that nest under discussion for being too close to the airport there.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 09, 2012, 04:14:48 PM
Nancy, that's very nice to find out about the green-banded #A4 eagle! Boonni and Wren will be pleased.  I wonder if the Norfolk eagle people know about this kind of solar powered transmitter or if they are using something else for the eagle they select to attach a transmitter to each year?  It would be interesting to find out more.    :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on March 09, 2012, 05:14:54 PM
The banded eagle spotted by booni and wren on Jan 8  has been identified!

I received this email today from
Stephen B. Lewis       
Migratory Bird Management - Raptors
U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service               
Juneau, Alaska               



Hi Nancy,
 
I marked that eagle in Sitka, Alaska on 3/19/2011.  He is part of a study we are doing associated with airports in Alaska.  That bird was one thought to be nesting very near the Sitka airport.  His nest was removed last spring and we are following him to see what happens over the long term to him (in terms of nesting and survival).
 
The tag he is wearing is a GPS tag that transmits locations via the ARGOS satellite network.  It is solar so recharges when in the sun and should be good for several years.  He spent the summer in the Sitka area and the fall at local salmon streams before heading south in October.  He arrived in your area in late December and has been hanging out there until 19 February when he started back north.  As of 2 March, he was near Zarembo Island in Southeast Alaska.  The green leg band # is 4A if you can see that from photos.
 

I have written back to Steve with a bunch of questions!

Very cool Nancy could you ask if there's a link to a map of her/his travels. Of course age & sex but sure that's on the list. I'm wondering the name of the river he went to for salmon spawn.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 09, 2012, 05:17:57 PM
 :thumbup: Fantastic!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on March 09, 2012, 05:23:14 PM
That is so very cool!!! :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on March 10, 2012, 07:11:39 PM
 :grouphug2NANCYM


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 10, 2012, 08:42:51 PM

Wow NancyM!
You really worked hard to track this Eagle down!
Thank you so much!
What an interesting story that Eagle has, & cool to hear he was actually in our area in january, near to the time of the fotos.
Excellent sleuthing!  :investigate2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rm201 on March 12, 2012, 07:31:00 AM
Good morning...
It is GREAT to hear a camera will be up again to witness mom and dad Hornby. I am wondering if mom and dad have been spotted and what has been happening. I have some of my students from last year coming to ask me about them. I would like to give them an update.

Thank you so much.
Carma Rodriguez
Rm201 Little Scientists. :)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 12, 2012, 07:51:51 AM
good morning, welcome back rm201! Mom and Dad Hornby are doing great! boonibarb and winterwren have been keeping us well informed. Fantastic Photos ,video and postings here in this thread. http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.775 Enjoy and hope to see you soon with the new camera view  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on March 12, 2012, 08:33:14 AM
<snip> I wonder if the Norfolk eagle people know about this kind of solar powered transmitter or if they are using something else for the eagle they select to attach a transmitter to each year?  It would be interesting to find out more.    :ecsmile

Tigerlady, NBG, indeed, has put a transmitter on an eaglet each season in 2009 and 2010 (tho I don't know about last season considering they went to rehab) when they band all of the eaglets. I am not sure if it is solar powered or not. There is a map that shows the "mapping" of the eaglets' travels. You can see the map here:

http://www.wildlifetracking.org/index.shtml?project_id=383

And their blog about the movement here:


http://eagletrak.blogs.wm.edu/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 12, 2012, 10:10:50 AM
Very cool Nancy could you ask if there's a link to a map of her/his travels. Of course age & sex but sure that's on the list. I'm wondering the name of the river he went to for salmon spawn.

I actually did ask about that - I wrote back and sent some of booni's and wren's photos.  Part of my email:

How long do you expect this transmitter to stay on the bird? One of the biologists at the Center for Conservation Biology thought it looked "old and rusty" which of course led to speculation he had been banded as a nestling (fledgling) and the pack should have fallen off long ago.

Is there any way to follow your study, at least in terms of transmittered bird locations?  The banding info for the west coast and Alaska does not seem to be available anywhere online, not that it is well organized for the east coast, either.  A couple of other banded eagles have turned up on webcams but viewers have no where to go with partial numbers or photos.

the reply:

Thanks for the photos.
 
Regarding the tag.  I put it on the bird last year.  Contrary to what the CBC biologist said about that tag, it isn't "old and rusty".  The side of the tag is that brownish color.  Clearly, after wearing the tag for a year, it is going to be aged a little but I think it looking aged is more an artifact of a grainy, enlarged image.  The tag should work for 3 or more years and may come off around that time.
 
At this time, I don't have the location information going to any place that is accessible online.  I have thought about trying to set that up but haven't yet.
 
Yes, the eagles and airports issue is heating up because permits are now available to remove nests in such cases.  I'm sure the issue is getting worse in the lower 48 but we really have it bad here because we have so many eagles nesting near airports.
 
Thanks again for you interest and responses. 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 12, 2012, 12:21:51 PM
Room 201, it's very nice to "see" you here!  We're looking forward to having the new Hornby cam in place soon...hopefully by the end of March.  Please let us know what you are doing related to eagles. The Kids' Corner thread is waiting for you!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on March 12, 2012, 06:59:56 PM
Thanks Nancy for the update I do hope he gets a chance to put it on line.

I've been doing my own little unscientific study of where our local VI eagles go to which rivers. I been checking 4 rivers with spawning salmon runs, the best I can tell so far, is most not all of our local eagles go further north or south than those rivers, but come back to them for the last chum spawn.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 14, 2012, 10:50:26 PM

Yesterday evening, just after six, i was out on my front porch getting wood when i heard Dad*s excited sounds of mating!
i ran down the street & there were Mum & Dad side by side in a perch branch of Mish*s Tree.
i ran home & got my camera & when i got back there, only Mum remained.
Dad was flying closer to the Nest, & i heard him calling later.
i photographed Mum in the setting sun until she flew off.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 14, 2012, 10:53:28 PM
<<<  Hoping for two eggs soon!   :eclove    :binocs


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 06:17:57 PM

Today we went for a bike ride past the back side of the Nest to see how it had survived the huge windstorms we had the past three days.
i right away heard squeaky calls coming from near the Nest!
There was an Eagle in the tippy top of Gregg*s Tree.
Dad!
i looked around the Nest Tree to see who was making the squeaky calls but i couldn*t spot another Eagle.
The calls were the type made when there is a visitor to the territory.
When i got in line to see through the trees right into the Nest, i could see Mum on the close up cam box.
It was HER making the squeaky calls.
i saw no other Eagle.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 06:39:53 PM

Dooki & i biked by the backside of the Nest around 3:30.
Nobody was home.
On our return, we biked by the water side of the Nest.
Nobody was home in any of the trees.
So i went to the beach & looked there.
It was pretty quiet.
We walked back out to the road & suddenly there were Eagle calls!
i looked up, & there were Mum & Dad flying right over my head from the beach towards the Nest!
One! Two!
Dad landed near the top of the Babysitting Tree, Mum landed in the Nest.
Dad does a shuggle in this video.
While i was photographing the Nest, looking for Mum there, Dad left the Babysitting Tree.
i just caught him flying away at the end of this video.

march 15 2012 4:20 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu0ftDIOZLU



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 06:45:02 PM

i was hoping we could spot Mum on the Nest in this foto, but i don*t see her here.
When we biked to the back side of the Nest, we could see her in the Nest from there.

march 15 2012 4:23pm - The Nest Tree


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6985979477_867f64159c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6985979477_8f74cecaa5_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6985979477/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 08:22:14 PM

Click here to read my original post that goes with these next fotos. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=939.msg100537#msg100537)

Okay, when i ran down the street to see if Mum & Dad were in Mishi*s Tree, i remember noticing that one Eagle had lighter feathers than the other.
This was Mum.
When i returned with my camera, i saw Dad flying off to the Nest Tree area & i could hear him calling.
Mum remained behind.

march 13 2012 17:17 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-23


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6840209246_dd94cf8420_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6840209246_6ff34ba1f3_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6840209246/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 08:30:28 PM

Mum is looking towards Nest #9.
You can see her nictitating membrane just opening or closing from the inside corner of her eye.

march 13 2012 17:18 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-27


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6840226090_0f6b6b650d_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6840226090_cfc6694065_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6840226090/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 08:45:15 PM

march 13 2012 17:18 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-28

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6840240580_c0d72deb08_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7040/6840240580_ab6085e02e_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6840240580/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 08:47:20 PM

march 13 2012 17:18 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-32


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6986371409_656b370481_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6986371409_f18feb4fa7_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6986371409/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 08:54:39 PM

Oops!
i*ve been spotted!
i am really glad i am not a fish right now...

march 13 2012 17:18 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-36


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6986384663_31141f9bf8_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7048/6986384663_f1b9dd594d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6986384663/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:01:35 PM

This beautiful sunset light really shows you all Mum*s paler feathers.

march 13 2012 17:21 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-41


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7195/6840278226_fbacfa033e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7195/6840278226_c5b7b20c59_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6840278226/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 15, 2012, 09:03:22 PM
Ooooh, Booni!  You got the Eagle Eye from Mom!  If she's squeaking, maybe she needs some Fish Oil.   :chuckle

Beautiful photos and the light is lovely!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:05:22 PM

march 13 2012 17:21 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-43


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6840284426_46c77dd084_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6840284426_0a140e2a8b_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6840284426/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:12:32 PM

The Peppergrinders were signing their sunset chorus.
(won*t it be nice to hear them again??)

march 13 2012 17:22 - Peppergrinder in Mishi*s Tree - 205-50


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6986417369_d61ec7b725_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7054/6986417369_d61ec7b725_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6986417369/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 15, 2012, 09:14:11 PM
Nice to know the Peppergrinders are on the job.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:16:20 PM

march 13 2012 17:23 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-52

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6986423699_2788935aeb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7186/6986423699_263c868c16_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6986423699/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:36:50 PM

It was windy & cold & you can hear a generator running.
We had lost hydro for three days due to the windstorms that passed through.

march 13 2012 17:25 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-57


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6poPop_uf4


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:39:57 PM

march 13 2012 17:26 - Mum in Mishis Tree - 205-61

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6986461839_89a9abeb89_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6986461839_ae4370e215_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6986461839/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 15, 2012, 09:45:15 PM

march 13 2012 17:28 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-72

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6840349290_1cd1eb298a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6840349290_878f391b2a_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6840349290/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on March 15, 2012, 11:37:21 PM
Thanks Booni... those are absolutely wonderful close ups of Mom... just love them!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on March 16, 2012, 09:29:49 AM

Wow Booni..Gitchi Miigwetch for these pictures of Mom.  I am in awe of the personality and light that you achieve with each picture!  There is a glint in Mom's eye in every picture, and the light on her feathers and her feet is just incredible.  I always smile when you "catch" them in that tree!!
Again thank you for taking the time to go and take the pictures, and the time to upload them here for all of us to enjoy!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 09:53:23 AM

march 13 2012 17:29 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-78-b

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6841487064_2904cdc4f0_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6841487064_6836f13cc3_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6841487064/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:07:04 AM

Mum seems very intent on the Nest #9 territory.
Perhaps they mate in this Tree to demonstrate territory?

march 13 2012 17:32 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-87


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6987626895/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:11:42 AM

march 13 2012 17:32 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-91

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6987649917_02f87b2a64_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7069/6987649917_0dbffc6e5d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6987649917/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:16:56 AM

Looking towards the Nest again in the last of the light.

march 13 2012 17:33 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-96


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6841539616_3a1ebc6b82_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6841539616_4ba8b1af34_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6841539616/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:27:28 AM

Oh, boy!
Mum spots something near the Nest!
She*s gonna go!

march 13 2012 17:34 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-102


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6841559752_12f59d3f13_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6841559752_0e141c02f8_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6841559752/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: joyofdogs on March 16, 2012, 10:29:57 AM
Ditto what Mishi wrote:  "Wow Booni..Gitchi Miigwetch for these pictures of Mom.  I am in awe of the personality and light that you achieve with each picture!  There is a glint in Mom's eye in every picture, and the light on her feathers and her feet is just incredible.  I always smile when you "catch" them in that tree!!
Again thank you for taking the time to go and take the pictures, and the time to upload them here for all of us to enjoy!"


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:31:23 AM

About to leave!

march 13 2012 17:34 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-103


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6841572788/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:35:03 AM

march 13 2012 17:34 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-104

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6987703707/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 16, 2012, 10:46:00 AM

Look at that beautiful wing!!

march 13 2012 17:34 - Mum in Mishi*s Tree - 205-105


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6987713199_10e493c9fb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6987713199_308429cf12_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6987713199/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on March 16, 2012, 05:12:40 PM
 :thumbup: :s* :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amyam on March 16, 2012, 08:39:03 PM
Booni
Awesome series of images - they were striking with those blue gray lavender colors; the wing, right on you got her beautiful wing! what light! no mistake you were very seen by those eyes!  Thank you for showing us in these images what I can only imagine as their incredible life force they live with every minute of their lives right to their perfectly groomed, very long, sharp talons.  Incredible intensity - viewing these photos make me feel uplifted because of their awesome beauty, humbled because I see in her eyes superior commitment to life.  Your photos have love in them, special eagles aren't they?  Wow, thank you, again... and again!  WhoooHooo!

Aloha,
Amy



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SHBotsis on March 17, 2012, 12:37:56 AM
Thank you Booni...spectacular as always!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on March 17, 2012, 03:22:50 PM
Excellent pictures Booni and excellent words Amyam! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cakiepie on March 18, 2012, 10:16:18 AM
Booni...Booni...Booni    :investigate2  thank you for your observations and visuals.       :binocs    You are a real gem....with or without pictures!     :grouphug2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on March 18, 2012, 11:34:13 AM
I'm so enjoying these pictures!   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: JW on March 18, 2012, 02:11:41 PM
I've been so out of touch with the Hornby family that I was excited to hear that Ma and Pa have mated yet again...guess youre never to old.  Booni, your updates and photos warm my heart.  I'm not kidding.  I'll have to check in more often to see how things develop.  Thanks to all who are still here.
Jeanne


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on March 18, 2012, 02:43:12 PM
Thank you, Bonni. :heart Your photos are magnificent! How good to see Mom. She is more beautiful every day


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on March 18, 2012, 06:00:10 PM
Thank you so much Booni for the photos of Mum.  What a treat for me to come home to after a long weekend away!  Mum's talons in your photos look as if cast in bronze and polished!  She is such a beauty.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 18, 2012, 07:05:35 PM
So true, Opiek! Thank you, Booni, again and again!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: hoquiam on March 18, 2012, 10:29:41 PM
   Booni, thank you so much for the wonderful photos of Mum in Mishi's tree. Once again you have captured her very beautiful spirit..

   Soon we will be able to view them again its like visiting the neighbors for tea...hoooray!

Hoquiam


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on March 19, 2012, 02:14:32 PM
Oh, Booni! Thank you for the beautiful photos of Mum and the video of Dad. They are each gorgeous. So happy to see them again!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on March 20, 2012, 03:48:52 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you, Booni!!! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on March 20, 2012, 03:55:24 PM
Booni,
From your eyes, camera, awesome lighting from a higher power = beautiful photos of Mom for all to see.

 :ty  :hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 01:37:38 PM

There has been a Herring Spawn all along the north side of the Island!
wren called to tell me of a Spawn that started along there two nights ago.
This morning, Whaling Station Bay was full of it.
When i drove by Grassy Point, there had been a big Spawn there as well!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on March 23, 2012, 02:27:36 PM
Booni, is it possible to get any pictures of the herring?  Perhaps they are too deep in the water for your camera to capture.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 07:46:33 PM

Wow!
It was Herring Spawn day all along the shore in front of the Nest!
There were whole HERDS of Sea Lions going back & forth diving & almost breaching & coming up for air, making all sorts of rude noises.
They must*ve been just gorging away.
There were rafts of Sea Lions way out there snoozing through it.
They must*ve been full already.
There were thousands of Gulls flying & screeching.
& piles of Eagles of all ages.
It must*ve been a stressful day for Mum & Dad.
i saw Dad going back & forth from the Babysitting Tree to Foster*s Fir, chasing away all the Eagles that dared to cross through the territory.
There were two young Eagles in the Peters*s Tree.
Dad didn*t even BOTHER chasing those two away.
Mum was on the Nest.
i went to the back side of the Nest & caught this video of an intruder alert.
You can hear Dad in the Babysitting Tree & Mum in the Nest.
i think you can hear a Sea Lion too.
Dad went after an intruder here.

march 23 2012 16:49 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree Mum in the Nest - 206-544


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tmtu8t80lLc


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 08:04:07 PM

beans, i think i*d need to go out in a boat to see Herring.
But i will see if i can see any for you.
That milky blue water is not see through though.
You can*t see the bottom or anything.

Okay, near the beginning of this video, you can hear a Varied Thrush calling twice.
Dad has just chased away a visitor to the Herring Spawn who got too close to the Nest.
He has come back & landed on the wide angle camera.
Mum is in the Nest.
They are both calling towards another visitor, then Mum & then Dad go after them.
Dad comes back & trills from the Babysitting Tree, Mum returns to the Nest & calls.

march 23 2012 17:06 - Dad on the wide angle Mum in the Nest - 206-567


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex-0PlRtQ58


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on March 23, 2012, 08:09:14 PM
Thanks, Barb.  I've "favorited" your videos of Mom and Dad on our YT site (http://www.youtube.com/user/HornbyIslandEagles/featured)

Really appreciate your special videos!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 08:21:43 PM

This is Dad in Foster*s Fir.
He had been in the Babysitting Tree til he chased off a visitor that got too close to the Nest.
He does a shuggle, then some preening.

march 23 2012 16:36 - Dad does a shuggle in Foster*s Fir - 206-533


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ8gVMSDwOs


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 08:47:27 PM

Dad goes after another visitor & we hear lots of excited trilling.
Also lots of Sea Lion sounds!

march 23 2012 17:04 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-554


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcUJjx-ym1w


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 08:58:37 PM

Dad tracking a visitor to the Herring Spawn.

march 23 2012 17:04 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-553


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/7010096531_73cfdd22ef_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7206/7010096531_a38b98df98_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7010096531/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 23, 2012, 08:59:45 PM
 :heart Whooohoo is right! this is RICH  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:07:57 PM

This youngster dared to perch in the Babysitting Tree while Dad was off chasing someone else.

march 23 2012 17:05 - Visitor youngster in the Babysitting Tree - 206-555


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6863998280/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:12:34 PM

Oooo boy!
i think Dad is coming back!
This young one is thinking about skedaddling!

march 23 2012 17:05 - Visitor youngster in the Babysitting Tree - 206-556


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7010121267/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:19:00 PM

march 23 2012 17:05 - Visitor youngster in the Babysitting Tree - 206-558

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7010131191/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:31:48 PM

Both Mum & Dad chased that nervy younster away.
Here is Mum returning again to the Nest.

march 23 2012 17:05 - Mum returns to the Nest - 206-559


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6864034194/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:38:22 PM

march 23 2012 17:05 - Mum returns to the Nest - 206-560


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6864045132/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:44:30 PM

After the chase, Dad landed on the wide angle camera.

march 23 2012 17:06 - Dad lands on the wide angle camera - 206-565


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6864053954/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:51:47 PM

i think Dad went on another chase & i missed it all.
My camera tipped & hit me in the head.
Next thing i knew, Dad was back in the Babysitting Tree.

march 23 2012 17:08 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-572


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7010179223_42545ab453_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7010179223_afa296cbb8_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7010179223/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 09:57:23 PM

march 23 2012 17:13 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-586

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7010188841/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 23, 2012, 10:14:17 PM

i think Dad was run ragged keeping the territory visitor free.
Hope he got some of those Herring.
His crop DOES look full.

march 23 2012 17:14 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-588


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7010209617/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 23, 2012, 10:26:54 PM
What a great eagle-viewing day, Booni!  Wonderful photos!  He looks very determined to keep intruders away.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on March 24, 2012, 04:50:05 AM
Thanks Booni - what a wonderful day you had!! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: happyfeet on March 24, 2012, 06:21:06 AM
WOW! Love these pic's of Mom and Dad - your efforts are greatly appreciated. I like to think the youngster might be David or Alexandra.......


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on March 24, 2012, 06:41:32 AM
wow booni those are really some good shots.You really keep us in touch with our hornby pair. Makes it more bearable not having the site anymore.Thanks alot


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 08:36:53 AM

Dad turns to face the water again.

march 23 2012 17:14 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-591


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6865054078/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 08:46:11 AM

march 23 2012 17:17 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree calling & Mum calls from the Nest - 206-600

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As9XjSZrges



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 08:51:34 AM

Herring goes in one end, poopshot out the other!

march 23 2012 17:19 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-607


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7011202265/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 09:09:21 AM

Dad having a good scratch.
You can just see how good this feels to him.

march 23 2012 17:25 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-620


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7011243857/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jureylo on March 24, 2012, 09:23:31 AM
Booni; It is so wonderful to see Mom and Dad Hornby through your wonderful pictures and videos Thank you so very much from gafl  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 09:42:29 AM

march 23 2012 17:26 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 206-628

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7011299545_cf3b9a673f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7267/7011299545_e2c537749b_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7011299545/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on March 24, 2012, 10:46:41 AM
Great stills and videos booni. Having an egg in the nest before herring spawn sure makes life hectic. :eceek


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: scodner on March 24, 2012, 11:24:21 AM
Hi everyone, I wonder will we be able to see the egg and follow like last year ? Is there just one egg this year ? Hope this year is a good year for Mom and Dad and baby eaglet !!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Juniorsmom on March 24, 2012, 11:31:17 AM
Wonderful photos, Booni.  Thank you!  :thumbup:  Can't wait for the live shots again, too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 24, 2012, 02:43:19 PM
Super photos, Booni.  The young students are going to love the one with the poop shot, made into a puzzle.   :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mother nature on March 24, 2012, 03:28:22 PM
WOW! Love these pic's of Mom and Dad - your efforts are greatly appreciated. I like to think the youngster might be David or Alexandra.......

ME TOO!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 04:17:53 PM

You can see that Mum is hunkered down in the Nest incubating now.

Slide Show - march 23 2012 17:32 - Mum incubating in the Nest - 206-637-668


(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/7012310933_044cc4bfab_o.gif) (http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6098/7012310933_044cc4bfab_o.gif)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7012310933/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 24, 2012, 04:25:21 PM

Mum hunkered down in the Nest incubating.

march 23 2012 17:32 - Mum in the Nest - 206-642


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6866212034/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: willow on March 24, 2012, 05:19:22 PM
The photos are so clear can  see dads brooding spot but the poop shot spot was really clear lol..first time I ever seen it so close up.The nest is built up beautifully for chicks safty and the bark is really coming away from stump need a before and after shot to see the difference.Great job Boonie! looking forward to the cam, many thanks to everyone who made an effort.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on March 24, 2012, 07:05:08 PM
Scodner, welcome to Our Nature Forum. We don't know how much of inside the nest we'll see with the cam's location. It won't be like before, in general. We all have to wait and see.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on March 24, 2012, 09:49:44 PM
Oh, your poor head, Booni!  Way to take one for the nesters   :eclove   Thanks so much. So good to see my favorite eagles incubating!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: knitmaster on March 25, 2012, 01:04:27 PM
Thanks so much Booni et al for keeping us up-to-date! Your pictures are gorgeous as always - and isn't Dad just the handsomest guy! :clap


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: UpstateNYer on March 25, 2012, 03:53:50 PM
Your pictures are spectacular Booni.  Thank you for documenting the goings on.  I can't wait for the cam to be up and going.  Hope your head is ok!  :)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on March 25, 2012, 06:15:06 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you Booni!  I love the sights and sounds of Hornby!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 07:43:37 PM

i decided to head down to the Nest Tree area to see what the Herring Spawn in the area looked like.
i went to the back side of the Nest but could see nothing going on there.
i was going back to my van when i looked up & saw an Eagle in Mishi*s Tree!
i must have driven right past them.
So back there i went.
i was thinking this was Dad...
Until they did a poopshot & i saw the tips of the tail feathers!

march 23 2012 14:42 - sub adult in Mishis Tree - 206-92


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870177814/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 07:48:21 PM

Often a poopshot predicts an imminent departure.
Sure enough!

march 23 2012 14:42 - sub adult in Mishis Tree - 206-95


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7016301041/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on March 25, 2012, 07:49:42 PM

LOL...dirties up the neighborhood then takes off!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 08:16:43 PM

Okay, now we are down at the beach in front of the Nest.
Big Rock is in front of me.
i right away spotted this youngster fishing for Herring!
Success!

Slide Show - march 23 14:50 - Young Eagle fishing for Herring - 206-96-130


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7016370595/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on March 25, 2012, 08:22:38 PM
Mag :biggrin3 :eceek nifico!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 08:23:32 PM

i would say this is a two year old youngster entering their third year soon.

march 23 2012 14:49 -  youngster fishing for Herring - 206-112


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870281102/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 08:30:29 PM

Landing on Big Rock.
That*s a nice-sized Herring!

march 23 2012 14:49 -  youngster fishing for Herring - 206-119


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7016404359/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 08:37:39 PM

Eye is dark brown but lightening, beak is still mostly dark.
Note the light coloured cap of head feathers.
Are they trying to swallow the fish whole here?

march 23 2012 14:49 -  youngster fishing for Herring - 206-123


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870313078/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 08:47:39 PM

In the slide show you can see the youngster drops t he fish & holds it with their foot.
But i never did see them actually eat it.
Ten seconds later they are airborne & i don*t see the fish in their foot?

march 23 2012 14:49 -  youngster fishing for Herring - 206-126


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7016438565/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 08:59:41 PM


Cali, you are right!
The fish was on the beach!
i never saw the youngster actually catch the fish.
When i looked at the fotos, the fish is on the beach before they land!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 25, 2012, 09:04:51 PM
That explains why he or she landed twice.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 09:34:18 PM

This youngster has some damaged right wing primaries & some damaged left wing primaries that seem to be missing big chunks of the ends.

march 23 2012 14:50 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-139


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870453256/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 09:41:07 PM

i looked over my shoulder & Mum had landed in the Peters*s Tree.
She must*ve been taking a break from the Nest.
But Mum & Dad had their work cut out for them with all the visitors to the area that day.
Mum isn*t missing a thing.

march 23 2012 14:52 - Mum in the Peterss Tree - 206-154


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7016576959/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 09:49:48 PM

Slide Show - march 23 2012 14:52 - Mum changes her perch in the Peters*s Tree - 206-161-165

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870489044/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 09:55:43 PM

march 23 2012 14:52 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 206-162


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870501664/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 10:01:03 PM

march 23 2012 14:52 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 206-163


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870514700/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2012, 10:05:27 PM

march 23 2012 14:52 - Mum in the Peters*s Tree - 206-164


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6870524004/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on March 25, 2012, 11:17:51 PM
Great action photos, Booni!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on March 26, 2012, 08:50:33 AM
Wooo Hooo is right, Booni!!  Your photos are wonderful!!!  And your powers of observation are so informative to us!  Interesting about the juvie and the herring and what was going on there!  THANK YOU!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on March 26, 2012, 02:26:36 PM
 :ecsmile wonderful photos and moveis . Thanks very much  Bonni. It is a relief to my heart to see Mom and Dad as well, and thank you very much  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on March 26, 2012, 08:51:09 PM
Click on Booni's latest pictures of Mom Hornby, especially 206-162, and look at Mom's belly. The feathers look like they are knit together a little differently; I believe that this is because of her brooding patch. Dad's is also discernible in the photo numbered 206-572, which Booni posted on March 23.

Dad's belly looks like a knitting that's missing a few stitches; Mom's looks more geometrical. The surrounding feathers fluff out and cover the brooding patches when Mom and Dad are out and about.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 07:51:29 PM

The Sea Lions this day were AMAZING!
There were huge numbers of them.
This group, in the video, swim from left to right then back left again, as the young Eagle makes an attempt to catch a Herring then lands on Dinner Rock.
There were so many, & their swimming was so furious, that they made waves of whooshing sounds that i could hear the whole time i was photographing.

march 23 2012 14:54 - Young Eagle & Sea Lions179


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



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 08:11:31 PM

There is lots going on in this foto.
A young Eagle is attempting to catch a Herring.
There are Sea Lions rafting in the upper right hand corner.
If you click the foto & click the big one that opens up, you can see that one of the Gulls in the lower left hand corner has a Herring in their beak!

march 23 2012 14:56 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-187


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7072/7028450371_11a2073062_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7072/7028450371_a538dc355f_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7028450371/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 08:21:48 PM
This is a two year old going on three.
This is what Hope would look like.
i LOVE the pose!

march 23 2012 14:56 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-190


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/6882373926_b9581c902b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7226/6882373926_2bc3740d36_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6882373926/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 29, 2012, 08:37:48 PM
 :faint

Booni - wonderful video of the sea lion on the rock  (was that earlier?  I saw it on your YT channel - s/he reminded of someone I know)  and FABULOUS pictures of the herring spawn and esp of the youngster-could-it-be-Hope.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 08:51:08 PM

march 23 2012 14:56 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-201

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7028514133_cda038d2d7_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7228/7028514133_cda038d2d7_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7028514133/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 08:54:12 PM


An attempt to catch a Herring!

march 23 2012 14:56 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-195


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/6882431048_fe8b5b5c2b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/6882431048_6aef95d323_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6882431048/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 08:59:01 PM

You can see their left leg is still wet from their fishing attempt.

march 23 2012 14:57 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-211


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/6882439568_3e28ae9f4b_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/6882439568_e6d5a764da_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6882439568/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 09:21:44 PM

march 23 2012 14:58 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-225

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7028567159_28221371b0_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7028567159_592cc67718_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7028567159/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 09:30:03 PM

march 23 2012 14:59 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-230

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7028588829_7453beb812_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7239/7028588829_38a9d0f761_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7028588829/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 09:42:52 PM

This is a pan of the view all the way from my right to right in front of me, Big Rock.
Notice the beautiful water colour.

march 23 2012 15:00 -  Herring Spawn Sandstone Point to Big Rock - 206-236


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMtQjwx9vUk



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on March 29, 2012, 09:46:42 PM
Dang Booni...these pictures are just stunning!  I love the contrast of the water against the eaglets beautifully colored feathers.  The patterns on each feather as the they transition into adulthood is just remarkable.  Thank you for you great eye, and the time you take to bring us such joy.  The herring spawn from Sandstone Point....WOW!!  Was that an eaglet sitting on that rock?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 29, 2012, 09:53:53 PM

That was the youngster posted about up higher on this page Mishi, a two year old going on three.

Slide Show - march 23 14:56 - Young Eagle fishing for Herring - 206-186-234


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7028625955_08f497f225_o.gif) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7075/7028625955_08f497f225_o.gif)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7028625955/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on March 29, 2012, 10:57:46 PM
march 23 2012 14:58 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-225

How do you DO that, booni?

That is truly a wonderful photo.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on March 29, 2012, 11:07:56 PM
march 23 2012 14:58 -  youngster during Herring Spawn - 206-225

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7028567159_28221371b0_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7028567159_592cc67718_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7028567159/

I can "feel" this eagle turning.  :eclove

Snap Nancy, fabulous isn't it. You can tell booni is following the eagles path expertly.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Stokes on March 30, 2012, 09:40:18 PM
Breath-taking!

I love the one of the young eagle, flying with sea gulls all around. They are all good,
and tell such a story.

Thank you!
Flood

(I feel like I've been tasting salt water and had the wind in my hair!)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Chacooe on March 30, 2012, 10:25:53 PM
Hi Bonni,

I was wondering if Mom Hornby has laid her eggs yet?  It should be about time.  Also I can't find a live video site for them, so could you lead me in the right direction.  Love all of your pictures and your videos on youtube. 

Kathy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on March 31, 2012, 09:38:22 AM

Hiya Chacooe.
If you go back through this thread a page or two, you will find a slide show & a foto of Mum in the incubating position.
So it seems she is sitting on at least one egg.
If you go to this link, you can read more about the new cam.


Click here  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1075.msg98136#msg98136)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2012, 09:38:12 PM

The Sea Lions where whoooshing back & forth, gobbling the Herring.
They sounded like waves crashing, there were so many of them & they were so furious in their swimming.
Count how many noses there are in this group!

march 23 2012 14:59 -  Sea Lions during Herring Spawn - 206-235


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/7037640803_d06a245b1e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/7037640803_b8a781b9d3_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7037640803/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2012, 09:46:30 PM

The male Herring leave their milt/sperm in the water to fertilize the eggs of the females.
This white foamy stuff floats on the water & washes up onto the shore.

march 23 2012 15:04 -  Gulls & Herring milt during Herring Spawn - 206-245


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/6891569630_ba3e01e320_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/6891569630_894ee7bdfa_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6891569630/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2012, 10:14:37 PM

Here i am, tracking an adult Eagle flying from my right, near Hidden Beach, to right in front of me.
Partway through my panning i get tangled up in the legs of my tripod & lose my subject!
Fortunately i pick them up again.
As they are flying past me i switch to an Eagle i see flying right at me!
Then i lose track.
i was hoping they were Mum or Dad.

march 23 2012 15:05 -  Eagle flying by during Herring Spawn - 206-255


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUfzbqA5Bds


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 01, 2012, 10:17:12 PM

You can see Sea Lions rafting/sleeping in the upper right corner of the video.

march 23 2012 15:07 -  Sea Lions during Herring Spawn - 206-260


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4AI4B8sPJc


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mammyred2000 on April 02, 2012, 10:03:59 AM
Dear, sweet, Booni.  I am back in heaven again.  All your pics and videos fill a huge gap. Thank you so much for all your hard work.  We love you. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 02, 2012, 08:30:55 PM

This beautiful Woodpecker was working away on a tree behind me & to my right.
There was also a Pileated Woodpecker on the same tree.
i*m not sure what kind of Woodpecker this is?
A male?
They have more red on them than the ones in my bird book.

march 23 2012 15:13 -  woodpecker during Herring Spawn - 206-270


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6894696082_1b6038e1ca_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7184/6894696082_8c7c282d6f_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6894696082/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on April 02, 2012, 08:38:00 PM
Booni hard to say from that photo, but I think he is a Red-Breasted Sapsucker.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 02, 2012, 09:54:23 PM

march 23 2012 15:13 - exuberant Sea Lions during Herring Spawn - 206-278

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dVk_PqaO80



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 02, 2012, 10:26:35 PM
I agree with Passerine on the identity of your "woodpecker", Booni... What a great sighting! I've seen the writing of the sapsuckers all over the island but had never encountered one of the authors... Lovely!

Sapsuckers seem to particularly like walnut trees which they inscribe with rows and rows of small round holes... Bird braille. Sibley tells us that they then return to those trees to drink in the sap that has seeped into the holes.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 02, 2012, 10:28:00 PM

Here are three fotos showing you an adult Eagle*s successful catching of a Herring!
The first foto shows the flyover, the second shows the grab, the third shows that the fish was transferred successfully to the beak!

march 23 2012 15:19 -  adult Eagle during Herring Spawn - 206-282


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6894980430_3240d79841_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6894980430_3240d79841_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6894980518_21e9e98645_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6894980518_21e9e98645_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/7041076277_18f7c6da88_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/7041076277_18f7c6da88_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6894980430/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 04, 2012, 10:29:44 PM
Here's the nest as it looked yesterday, April 3.

I could tell from the sound that it was Mom on the nest... (Muffled cachunks heard once in a while... Trills from Dad to my right. Still several visitors to the area, everyone feasting on herring.)
The nest is so deep now, all you can see is a pair of black primaries sticking out on the left, inside the nest. On the lower part of the stump I believe you can see the round knot-hole that we called the Porthole last summer... Hard to tell, because it looks so different... It is now deeply buried beneath a layer of new branches. :mhihi

April 3, 4:01 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/7046946369_f070b9f7e7_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7227/7046946369_4b46f92ab2_o.jpg)

(Click on the picture to enlarge it, then click again to view full size.)





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on April 04, 2012, 11:04:58 PM
When I read about the nest being built up, I could not help but remember how Dad brought twig/stick/etc one after another to fill up the "elevator" area. He didn't want any eaglets to leave the nest prematurely. I just cannot help but think that the higher nest is due to the deterioration of the tree trunk in that same area. Not knowing this for sure, this is what I have been thinking.

I love this nest and thank you Wren for showing us an up close view. Knowing that Mom is on the nest warms my heart.

:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 05, 2012, 07:41:02 AM

Just to the right of the two left primaries you can see tail feathers too!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dixidoo on April 05, 2012, 03:50:38 PM
Hi Friends.  Winterwren, thanks for that picture update on the nest with the 2 tail feathers!  I wondered where you were when you took that photo - were you by any chance on the tree where the new cam will be set up??


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 05, 2012, 10:58:48 PM
:eclol  Dixidoo, no, I'm not that much of a climber... that tree is just huuuge!

I was not very far away from it, though, safe on the ground.

We're hoping that the cam will give us views straight across to the nest or just a little bit above, so we'll be able to see a bit of what is going on in that deep nest bowl... Dare I hope for more than two feathers?  :ecsmile

By the way, I was looking at last summer's photos, and the "porthole" was in the orangey part of the stump, slightly to the left and above the big knothole that we see. It is now completely buried under the new branches.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 06, 2012, 01:44:25 AM
From the same vantage point... A video I caught this afternoon. One parent has just landed on the nest, the other one is out of sight, sitting on eggs. Both are trilling, so it's hard to tell who is who. But given the length of time it took for the outgoing parent to get off the eggs, I suspect Mom came in and Dad (after some convincing) went out.

In the background, besides the crows, you can hear the constant rumour of the gulls on the beach, feasting on herring eggs.

April 5, 4:13 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVTu7kMeYU

When the outgoing parent flaps out of the nest bowl, a fluffy gets airborne and you can watch it float this way and that for a few seconds.  :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 06, 2012, 11:15:05 AM
Here is the shot just before I started the video, with the incoming eagle trilling away and whoever was already on the nest tucked out of sight. The parent already on the nest is facing to the left (I saw them move earlier.) I think the incoming eagle may well be Mom... on the video at one point I think I can see her head move in time with the cachunk sounds.

April 5, 4:13 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7051156863_01999bcb50_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7215/7051156863_d56cd35d35_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 06, 2012, 11:20:42 AM
Meanwhile, on the beach...

There may or may not have been another small spawn. The water is foamy, but there is no change in the water's colour, so this could also be from earlier spawns. The gulls on shore are eating herring eggs that were laid last week.
Big Rock and Hidden Beach photographed from Grassy Point, April 5, 4:36 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7051160199_c2fcdc0f01_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7051160199_5ed5375f19_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 06, 2012, 11:38:34 AM
There is, however, something VERY different happening on the water...
From Grassy Point, looking east, April 5, 4:38 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6905074316_da06866503_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/6905074316_c6971f74ba_o.jpg)

Click on the picture to enlarge it...
Seemingly suspended above the horizon, we have Lasqueti Island and the Sisters Lighthouse.
Just a bit closer, a huuuuge line of gulls, apparently fishing on herring. I will see them later from the other direction. There is no spawning activity there, but the herring are definitely surfacing.
Yet closer to us is a ragged dark line.
That dark line is made entirely of Surf Scoters!
The scoters gather in huge flocks at this precise time of year; in a few days they will all fly off together to their nesting grounds, further north.
In the foreground are a few more scoters, gulls and sundry seabirds.


Here's a closer view of part of the gigantic scoter flock. There are a few Goldeneyes mixed in, too. The rocks in the background are part of Sandstone Point. From Grassy Point, April 5, 4:40 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/7051169165_1e9fc2b63d_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/7051169165_fb3e458442_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on April 06, 2012, 11:43:24 AM
Wow!  Do any herring ever get born?  With all those gulls over the water eating all the eggs you'd think none would survive.  Thanks so much for the wonderful pictures and commentary.  It makes me feel like I'm there.  :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on April 06, 2012, 11:47:38 AM
WOW wren - what a great video of Mom and Dad and all the birds stuffing themselves on herring and eggs.  Hundreds and hundreds of birds.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on April 06, 2012, 12:31:59 PM
Wren, thanks for the awesome / beautiful photos and video. So many different birds, THE tree, Mum and an awesome view.

 :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dixidoo on April 06, 2012, 08:55:21 PM
Winterwren, I'm kind of concerned about possible changes in the nest you mentioned Posts 938/939 - it sounded like a somewhat significant change from last summer's pictures.  Could it have dropped due to weather or trees falling? (O.K.,I'm a bit more anxious than I would normally be if we had been observing the laying, hatching, etc. all along..) (This is killin' me!!)

At any rate, if you took that picture from the ground and I thought it was near eye level, the new cam will certainly make us all happy!  Bless you for the reports & pictures.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on April 07, 2012, 12:00:15 PM
I love your reference to the amount of time before the other eagle left the nest...I always loved watching Mom's techniques for prying Dad off the eggs.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: birdvoyer on April 07, 2012, 12:21:54 PM
I saw a fluffy drift up and away from the nest wren!  :eclove  Very nice video and photos. Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on April 10, 2012, 10:55:00 PM
Booni-maybe if you had a bike like this it could get you close enough to get some pics inside Mom and Dads nest to check out the egg situation?

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/6920744410_74c288363a_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 11, 2012, 01:01:27 AM
Yesterday, April 9, 5:46 pm

Mom Hornby on Foster's Fir (is that the right name, Booni?), taking a rest from incubation duties.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7067031769_fcd00fdae5_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7217/7067031769_e1afe0a67b_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on April 11, 2012, 08:45:01 AM

Cool Dizzymom!

Foster*s Fir, correct wrennie!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lucia on April 12, 2012, 03:01:31 PM
Today for the first time I had more time to be seeing from the beginning of the Ground Observations, all pictures and videos. How wonderful!! Much of the information collected by videos and photos! Thank Booni, Wren, Cali, Mishi and all those who contribute wonderfully for the Ground Observations. Reviewing Mom and Dad Hornby, even through pictures and videos, touch the heart. I was very happy!
                             :whistle   :eclove  :heart   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on April 12, 2012, 03:04:57 PM
Who is Mom's little friend on the branch below?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 12, 2012, 04:52:30 PM
Nancy, I believe it may be Mom's faithful starling neighbour, Mrs Peppergrinder.

I didn't even know she was there until I came back home and looked at the photos in large size.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lifegard on April 13, 2012, 04:00:44 PM

Mom Hornby looks so healthy and beautiful!  Thanks for doing the groundwork  :thumbsup


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 20, 2012, 10:54:54 PM
Yesterday, April 19.
I was walking on the beach, and through a gap in the trees I caught a switch on the nest!

April 19, 12:44
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/6951986236_7e1115957f_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/6951986236_6166dfcc6a_o.jpg)

Presumably this is Dad landing, and Mom just starting to get up on the left. Unless there was another switch in the following 30 minutes (you'll see why I know this in a bit).

Click on the picture and notice his fully deployed alulas, the short feathers along the top margin of the wings. I used to think that alulas weren't very important, like a vestigial thumb maybe, but lately I read that birds need them for manoeuvrability.


Mom unfolds her wings...
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5039/7098057467_554a98fa94_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5039/7098057467_e7cd5da765_o.jpg)


...And she flies out just as he lands.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/6951988004_0a0b459c94_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7255/6951988004_f5fa859ca7_o.jpg)



(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/7098058775_d26c64431f_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5467/7098058775_2f07391268_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 20, 2012, 11:09:15 PM
Half an hour later, I made it back to Grassy Point and spotted someone in His-and-Her Tree!

Looks like Mom!
She sit there a while.
Click on the picture and look at her crop!
April 19, 1:21 pm
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/6951989782_fa74057fbb_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5455/6951989782_ef752ef27a_o.jpg)



She shifts around...
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5113/6951991892_650bcf2b67_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5113/6951991892_8561982a86_o.jpg)


And off she goes!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/7098062977_d6d6bc9c70_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/7098062977_e289ae6987_o.jpg)

At the very same time, I hear a sea lion in the water. Mom heads straight for where that sea lion is - she knows he's after something! But not something she can catch right now: she circles tight but does not dive. Then she heads off east toward Hidden Beach.





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on April 20, 2012, 11:16:45 PM
Beautiful sequence photos and comments, Wren!  Thank you!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on April 21, 2012, 01:19:11 AM
Quote
Click on the picture and notice his fully deployed alulas, the short feathers along the top margin of the wings. I used to think that alulas weren't very important, like a vestigial thumb maybe, but lately I read that birds need them for manoeuvrability.

Wren, I have never noticed these before on our eagles. Thank you for capturing the scene and explaining. When I have seen a painting or picture that shows the wings like this I always thought it was an aberration, or flight of fancy. Lol

I think you have found yourself a great new vantage point!
Is His and Her Tree across the road from Grassy Point? Or near the house on left as you walk onto grassy point from the driveway?can you describe it's location using these points of reference? Thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 21, 2012, 11:09:18 AM
Emc, His and Her Tree is on the left as you walk down to Grassy Point, near the house, about halfway down. It is the last tall tree on that side.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on April 21, 2012, 11:14:56 AM
Thanks Wren! Got it


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on April 21, 2012, 01:02:10 PM
These are stunning photographs!  Thank goodness for you wonderful ground observers  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on April 21, 2012, 01:26:48 PM
trully amazing shots thank you wren :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dixidoo on April 21, 2012, 11:49:52 PM
Oh, Wrennie - these photographs are so moving!  They really beautifully sequenced and your narration captures the lump in my throat as I look them over.  Thank you for your many gifts, and for showering them on us!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on April 22, 2012, 07:30:43 AM
Wow Wren, 
Thank you for the pictures and education...it's awesome how every feather has it's own special function.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 22, 2012, 10:55:40 PM
Just for you Beth...   :ecsmile


His-and-Her Tree, Grassy Point.
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on April 22, 2012, 10:57:53 PM
:wub thank you Wren.  I like the twin trees for His and Hers.  :ecwink.

That will help us all ID it from cam.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: zuzcat on April 26, 2012, 09:02:23 AM
:heart Fabulous photos from Hornby Island. :heart 
Thank you to Booni and Wren. 
It is so fun to come here and see what has been happening around the island and with the famous Hornbys and to get such informative descriptions as well.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 30, 2012, 09:23:25 PM
I was near the nest shortly after 6:30 this evening, and I could hear Mom faintly gulling from the beach, so I went out there to check it out.

One of the Wiig parents was on a perch tree on Sandstone Point. I found Mom nearby, on a rock at Hidden Beach.
April 30. 7:02 pm
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Mom's gulling became more urgent, then she took off, just as a youngster appeared above Sandstone Point.
7:04
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Interestingly, the adult from the Wiig nest remained on his or her perch and gave no comment whatsoever.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 30, 2012, 09:36:37 PM
This was visible from the cam, I think...

Intruder flying above the nest, April 30, 7:04 pm
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Here's a closer view of that intruder... At first I thought this was a 2-year-old because of the irregular appearance of the flight feathers... But there is only one long secondary left - the broken 5th primary was misleading.
So this looks like a 3-year old...
7:04 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 30, 2012, 09:53:04 PM
Mom gave chase, then instead of returning to the beach she landed onto the Babysitting Tree. She remained there until dusk, gulling softly from time to time, craning her neck around.  Dad stayed put on the nest.

Mom on the Babysitting Tree, April 30, 7:27 pm
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She has a dirty beak... I can't tell what she's been eating, but she's been into something for sure.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on April 30, 2012, 10:07:25 PM
Mom defending her nest, territory, and man.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on April 30, 2012, 10:42:26 PM
Here's another shot of Mom on the Babysitting tree,  showing her other side. Some of my pics are blurry but show definite dark red on parts of her beak, so the stains are blood. She's had something large to eat.
April 30, 7:46 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 01, 2012, 01:11:49 PM
Here is a video of Mom on the Babysitting Tree.
Shortly before I started filming, she took this head-down posture that you can see at the very start of the video. This is not a posture I associate with aggressiveness!

Mom is softly gulling from time to time. You can hear Dad trilling twice - the only times he did while Mom was on the BST. He was otherwise sitting quietly on the nest.

You can see Mom's long primaries, extending past the end of her tail - one of her identifying features.

April 30, 7:36pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxaIJDTFDA0




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on May 01, 2012, 06:42:28 PM
Wonderful to hear this interaction. Now, if we only knew what it meant.  :mhihi. Soft gulling,  i love it, and the trilling.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 01, 2012, 07:08:37 PM
April 30, 7:35 pm.
I took these two photos just before the video in the last post.
Mom is gulling... And if you click on this picture, you can see that the colour on her beak is more a dark red-brown, like dried blood.


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Still 7:35 pm.
Mom keeps gulling and flattens her head down to below the level of her shoulders. This is not, in my experience, an aggressive posture. She looks like that when Dad is about to deliver some food to her. But Dad is not out fishing, he's on the nest, brooding. So this makes me think that the visitor is not someone threatening.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 05, 2012, 08:03:04 PM

may 5 2012 13:51 - Mum on the wide angle camera

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7147001457/


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on May 06, 2012, 08:00:57 AM
 On May 2nd I received a message from the lady that lives near Grassy Point and has been watching over the medicine wheel.  I am somewhat paraphrasing what she said in her message.
She had been looking toward Grassy Point from her deck.....and noticed "splashing" in the water.

I walked down to the ocean and got close enough I saw it was an eagle (white head) wasn't sure if Mom or Dad it was quite a ways out and swimming to shore,
I thought it was hurt, and wondered at one point if I'd have to go in. It spreads its wings to full span and smacks the top of the water.
He made it to shore, I'm not sure if he was dragging something but he did peck at something on his feet for a while and chunks flew in air.  Mom or Dad flew overhead....It cawed at them and they talked back.


She had to leave.....but did call Booni to let her know that it might be an injured eagle, she did not realize that eagles can and do swim!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 06, 2012, 08:41:05 AM

Okay, before i forget, i have a story from this past week!
i was out in my front yard when i heard Mum Nine gulling.
Then i heard cachunking coming from overhead!
i looked up, & Mum was flying over, towards the Nest, cachunking as she flew!
Telling the latest gossip to Mum #9 as she went past.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on May 06, 2012, 10:01:47 AM
Fun stories to hear of the chattering between the eagles.  Swimming eagle had something! Wonder what with chunks flying...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on May 07, 2012, 02:52:48 PM
 gulling thats a new one for me.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on May 07, 2012, 03:01:48 PM
It is a sound the eagles make sometimes that sounds similar to gulls....at least to some ears...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on May 09, 2012, 12:54:17 PM
(((Booni))) and (((Wren))) just random hugs because you are so cool ... ty ty ty!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nubchai on May 10, 2012, 11:19:24 AM
Hi.  Just checked in and noticed the Hornby cam is down.   Will it be back up soon?

Thanks!
Sandy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 14, 2012, 11:14:31 PM
May 11, about half an hour after Dan came down from doing some work on the cam, Mom and Dad meet on the Babysitting Tree and stay there for a while. Is it the first time they leave the eaglet alone for more than a few minutes?

May 11, 1:09 pm
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Mom's got a little bit of staining where her feathers meet the underside of her beak... I wonder if she's been feeding on that dead seal by nest 7? It's not very far.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 14, 2012, 11:21:55 PM
May 11, continued.

At 1:14 pm, Dad takes off and heads out westward.
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 14, 2012, 11:32:43 PM
May 11, 1:16 pm.

Mom remains solo on the Babysitting tree.
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Then at 1:17 it's her turn to take off. She circles east and then lands on the nest.

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 15, 2012, 02:13:16 AM
Wren, it's so nice to see what Mom and Dad are doing when they are away from the nest.   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on May 15, 2012, 05:35:43 AM
Thanks Wren for continuing to share your great pictures of Mom and Dad.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 15, 2012, 08:17:51 AM

Mum seems to get this staining every year during Eaglet season.
As do other Mums of other Nests.
It may be Seal.
i am beginning to wonder if it is something else.
Why wouldn*t the Dads be eating Seal & getting stained too?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on May 15, 2012, 09:07:45 AM
Do the Dad's ventilate, dig in the nest, as much as the Mom's?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on May 15, 2012, 01:31:15 PM
 :ecsmile Wren, beautiful photos. Thank you!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 16, 2012, 12:09:40 PM
Do the Dad's ventilate, dig in the nest, as much as the Mom's?

Mum seems to get this staining every year during Eaglet season.
As do other Mums of other Nests.
It may be Seal.
i am beginning to wonder if it is something else.
Why wouldn*t the Dads be eating Seal & getting stained too?


I want to highlight these questions. I think they are good ones.
Maybe the people who watch the cams a lot can start noticing?
 :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 17, 2012, 09:29:24 PM

i got permission to photograph from the Blue Roof House today!

may 17 2012 11:46 - Mum brings a fish to the Nest - 209-65, 66, 67, 68, 73


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on May 17, 2012, 09:53:40 PM
Wonderful!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on May 17, 2012, 10:16:37 PM
Great series of mom.  Thanks!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 17, 2012, 10:29:05 PM

Mum spots something & takes off!

may 17 12:00 - Mum takes off from the Nest - 209-113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SHBotsis on May 18, 2012, 12:00:36 AM
Hi Wren, Booni, emc,
Regarding the "staining"
It might be worth while to look at Delta nest. Ostrich showed Ajl a scape to see if it looked normal that mom's beak was stained, or dirty. Peeps were a little concerned...If i remember correctly, O was concerned that it might be injury...That was a few weeks ago (month?), so when i saw that, I paid closer attention and noticed shortly after that, mom Delta's beak was clean, then she dug in the nest and she came up stained or covered in a tar-like looking substance on her beak and face.
It might be related to why Mom's get more of the staining than Dad's??? 
Just a thought...Thanks for all that you do!!!
CVGal :)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on May 18, 2012, 06:28:09 AM
 :ecsmile Thank you Bonnie. Beautiful photos!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 18, 2012, 09:02:59 AM

may 17 2012 12:02 - Mum returns to Nest - 209-119

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on May 18, 2012, 06:10:31 PM
wow what a shot   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 18, 2012, 08:13:18 PM
Ditto!!  :eceek love the look and the wing spread! ((you are my world little one))


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2012, 08:55:35 AM

When i was photographing from inside, i could see the shadows of Mum & Dad coming & going in the Peters* Tree.
But when i looked up, i was looking straight into the full sun, & would be blinded for minutes.
Once outside, i could see Mum better, by hiding in the shade of a tree.
But Mum still had the full sun behind her, which gives this foto a soft look & not much detail.

may 17 2012 12:42 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 209-155


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2012, 09:08:38 AM

may 17 2012 1230 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-136

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 21, 2012, 09:34:34 AM
 :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2012, 09:07:07 PM

may 17 2012 1230 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-137

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2012, 09:13:22 PM

may 17 2012 1234 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-149

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2012, 09:30:04 PM

Okay, now i have gone counterclockwise to Mum, & she is much better lit.

may 17 2012 1311 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-165


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 21, 2012, 09:47:54 PM

may 17 2012 1314 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-171

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on May 21, 2012, 09:58:29 PM


Booni....Awwwww  Gitchi Miigwetch for these pics of mom!!!  She looks like she has a young-one!!  That sort of "Oh I love the children, but they sure wear me out." look.  I love the light that dances around her head in the first shots....and then to see the gorgeous light on her beautiful feathers in the second set!   Thank you so much for the time that you share to allow us these close and personal looks.  What a compliment to the joy of the territory cam.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on May 22, 2012, 07:34:28 AM
Booni, I'm glad to learn that you had a chance to get out there with your camera - back to doing what you clearly love and do so well.  Your pictures of Mom are beautiful and wonderful to see - Thank You.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 22, 2012, 09:28:16 AM

Looking towards the Nest.  :heart

may 17 2012 1311 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-161


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 22, 2012, 09:51:59 AM

may 17 2012 1314 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-171-crop

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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on May 22, 2012, 05:58:39 PM
Booni  these pictures really show how beautiful our eagles are. I
 am  so glad you share  thank you :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 23, 2012, 03:26:34 AM
Booni, these photos of Mom are so real, we can almost reach out and touch her!  (But I wouldn't advise it!)   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 23, 2012, 08:46:53 PM

Today i went by the backside of the Nest to see if i could spot the Eaglet.
i thought i could, next to the stump!
But someone was yakking at me & i couldn*t go grab my camera!
When i finally did, this is what i saw.

Hint- look at the first foto, then look for what*s different in the second & third foto.

may 23 2012 1818 - Mum on Nest - 210-171

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7259706372_777728c1dd_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7259706372_777728c1dd_o.jpg)

may 23 2012 1818 - Mum on Nest, Eaglet visible - 210-173

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7259705354_028b78e56b_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7237/7259705354_028b78e56b_o.jpg)

may 23 2012 1820 - Mum on Nest, Eaglet visible - 210-178


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7259705848_27a7794b89_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7259705848_27a7794b89_o.jpg)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7259706372/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7259706372/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 26, 2012, 06:18:29 PM
On May 13, Hali spent some time alone on the nest. It was one of the first few times when neither of the parents were with her.

The cam was not moveable that day, so I went over to see if I could spot one of the parents.
Just as I expected, I found Mom on the Babysitting Tree. She is on a tiny horizontal branch at the very top of the tree. It is one of the first few warm days of the year, and she is standing with her wings partway open, letting the air move under them. She is also moving her tail forward and back from time to time.

At the beginning of the video, Mom is looking toward the water and we see the part at the back of her head.

Mom Hornby airing her wings, May 13, 7:25 pm (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL8zShErlHo#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 26, 2012, 08:29:32 PM
May 13, 7:16 pm.

Mom on the top of the Babysitting Tree with her wings slightly open to the breeze.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7277030062_816f8b22e7_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7076/7277030062_62af92ccf9_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 26, 2012, 08:40:28 PM

(wren, i hear that mechanical sound in that video too)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 26, 2012, 10:43:50 PM
(Ok, Booni, so now we know!)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on May 27, 2012, 06:01:44 AM
So nice to see Mom catching some sun....Miigwetch Wren!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on May 27, 2012, 07:31:22 AM
Wren gret show of her balance too!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 27, 2012, 12:55:12 PM
They seem to be able to perch on very small branches!  Great view from there with eagle eyes!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mamalion on May 27, 2012, 05:43:52 PM
Winterwren and Boonie, I drink up your videos and photos of Mom, Dad and eaglet on Hornby and eagerly feast on all the continuous knowledge you impart.... I cannot thank you enough for your caring and devotion in sharing with us.... BIG HUGS :thumbup: :hooray


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 29, 2012, 06:15:44 PM
:biggrin3

An important little moment today... I heard Hali from the ground! She is a persistent little screeper, too! I tried to record the sound, but I don't know yet how that turned out, and if she will be audible over the sound of the wind.
This will be my first sound file, and I have to figure out how to deal with that, in my copious spare time.



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: typoscount2 on May 29, 2012, 06:43:57 PM
wren

i think it was hali i was hearing on the cam today the  scree ing calls. she spent a lot of time in the nest alone with no obvious parent on the nest . so maybe she was calling to them  :duck


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 29, 2012, 10:00:09 PM
Yes, for sure she was screeping at them.

I heard her while she was alone on the nest. One of the parents flew off just after I arrived; it was about 3:15 or 3:30 pm. 10 minutes later she started making noise. I was thinking it might be audible from the cam as well.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Circle of Life on May 29, 2012, 10:12:26 PM
Just wondering who named Hali and the significance of her name?  The pictures of the Hornby family are wonderful!!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 29, 2012, 10:32:03 PM
Hali's name is simply a shortened version of the latin name of the Bald Eagles: Haliaeetus leucocephalus, which means White-headed Sea-eagle.

I think the Hali part of the name means something like "of the sea", which is really nice, given the water-surrounded view we now have of the nest.

As far as I know, AJL came up with the name.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Circle of Life on May 30, 2012, 10:20:16 AM
Hali is a beautiful name! Great choice, AJL!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on May 30, 2012, 08:28:17 PM

Today on the way to work, i drove down the road on the water side of the Nest to see if i could see what all the noise yesterday was.
Turns out they re-paved a good section of the road.

Also, Mum & Dad were both in the Peters*s Tree, around 9:30am.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on May 31, 2012, 11:50:29 PM
May 26, around 7 pm.

Dad in the BST, alerting. I don't know if he would be visible from the cam on this branch, among all the greenery.
6:59 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7297015864_84d55054a6_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7297015864_2f4056e059_o.jpg)


Meanwhile Mom is on the stump and Hali is tucked out of sight... I still haven't had a good look at Hali from the ground.
7:00 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7297019208_22ba6d4cd7_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7297019208_23b442ee05_o.jpg)


While I photograph Mom, Dad relocates to the top of the BST, the better to yell at whoever is intruding on his territory.
7:00 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7297021480_351e39d9ec_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7297021480_77b5b26db2_o.jpg)


...But he's not so upset that he won't stop for a good scratch.
7:03 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7297023364_71bd2f10b2_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7216/7297023364_e57f84468a_o.jpg)

Now click on the pictures of Dad and look at the top bend of his left wing. Is that a reflection of the sky, something grey that has stained it, or a scuffed area that has made the feathers a dull colour? All my photos of that series show that grey, but then he's staying at the same angle in relationship to the light. (He actually stayed there for ages; when I got home and checked the cam, he was still there.)

Anyway, I'll keep an eye on that.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on June 01, 2012, 05:37:02 AM


Wow...Interesting wren!! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 01, 2012, 06:19:31 AM

My vote for the colouring at Dad*s wing shoulder?
Poopshot by Eaglet!

Orrrrr, fluffies coming out from under the dark feathers at that area.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on June 01, 2012, 09:22:42 AM
Nice pics, Wren!   I was thinking "poopshot hit him"  and then scrolled down and saw booni's post  :eclol


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 01, 2012, 10:45:32 AM
 :eclol
It does look like paint to me... But I couldn't wrap my head around how he got painted!

I would say Booni and Nancy's guess is a good one.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 03, 2012, 09:09:29 PM

i sent my good little camera up Gregg*s Tree with Dan when he worked on the camera & microphone!

Slide Show - may 11 2012 1139 - fotos taken by Dan from Greggs Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333002402/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333002402/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 03, 2012, 09:30:35 PM

Mum photographed by Dan from the top of Gregg*s Tree!

may 11 2012 11:39 - Mum on the Nest from Gregg*s Tree

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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7333065016_8957cfe158_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7333065016_6c84b5ac55_k.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7242/7333081924_14e1839b9f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7242/7333081924_de8c91184f_k.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333065016/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333065016/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on June 03, 2012, 09:30:45 PM
Gorgeous! Look how clear we can see Mom ( ?) and all of the scenery. Oh, if we could somehow get some more bandwidth!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 03, 2012, 09:31:45 PM
 :eceek AGREE


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 03, 2012, 09:42:47 PM

may 11 2012 11:38 - The Nest & The Babysitting Tree from Gregg*s Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/7333156642_ce5d173ff8_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7094/7333156642_659eaaa7e7_h.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333156642/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333156642/#)

Here we can see Foster*s Fir, Sandstone Point, Constable*s Fir, then in the background Tralee Point & Lasqueti Island in the distance.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7333157212_fe5cc34669_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8010/7333157212_24f127c8f4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333157212/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7333157212/#)    


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 03, 2012, 11:01:09 PM
Exquisite pictures! Love them! Thank you Booni and Dan! :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 04, 2012, 10:18:03 PM

i stopped by the Nest on my way home & caught my first glimpse of Hali from the ground!

june 4 2012 18:02 - Hali


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7154960181_1645b24b34_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7154960181_1645b24b34_o.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7340375514_880e58fbda_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7340375514_880e58fbda_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7154960181/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7154960181/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on June 05, 2012, 06:35:38 AM
 :hooray

She looks like she has the makings of a big, strong, formidable eagle!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 05, 2012, 10:50:01 AM

june 4 2012 17:42 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7156944001_5299d498c1_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7156944001_9ae1e66b3c_k.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_156572eca3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_dd4becef1a_k.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_156572eca3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_320cdfa57d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7156944001/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7156944001/#)





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on June 05, 2012, 01:54:23 PM
swooooooooooon   :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Snookums on June 05, 2012, 04:50:46 PM
june 4 2012 17:42 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7156944001_5299d498c1_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7095/7156944001_9ae1e66b3c_k.jpg)


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_156572eca3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_dd4becef1a_k.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_156572eca3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7156943443_320cdfa57d_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7156944001/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7156944001/#)






 :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 05, 2012, 09:35:02 PM
I am in love with the Hornbys! :hearts


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on June 06, 2012, 05:36:22 PM
Robert Redford, Cary Grant, Errol Flynn & Paul Newman can't hold a candle to Dad Hornby...wellll, maybe Paul Newman has a small candle...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 07, 2012, 09:17:05 AM

june 5 2012 19:17 - Dad preening  under his tail  in the Babysitting Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7163440915_d82962513b_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7163440915_d82962513b_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7163440915/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7163440915/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 10, 2012, 07:31:37 AM

We had a potluck dinner last evening at the Grassy Point B&B with the HIPsters, & both Dad, then Mum graced us with their presence!

Slide Show - june 9 2012 2004 - Dad in His & Hers Tree


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7357754572/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7357754572/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 10, 2012, 07:41:37 AM

june 9 2012 20:04 - Dad in His & Hers Tree

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/7357774964_48e2d1448d_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7081/7357774964_955498f8c8_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7357774964/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7357774964/#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 10, 2012, 08:22:10 AM

Slide Show - june 9 2012 2029 - Mum in His & Hers Tree

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7357931674/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7357931674/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 10, 2012, 09:38:40 AM

i LOVE the big green Fir cones in these fotos!

june 9 2012 2029 - Mum in His & Hers Tree



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7172956191_1a0b232c3f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7172956191_8e80c82d3f_o.jpg)


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7172956191/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7172956191/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: netnanny on June 10, 2012, 09:40:52 AM
amazing photos, brings tears to my eyes


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 10, 2012, 09:42:28 AM
How wonderful for you all to be together and Mom and Dad to show up! Did they get any chicken?  :eclol

I love those photos Booni! What a brilliant capture of the Hornby's and color. :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 10, 2012, 10:03:39 AM
So nice to see mum and dad - they look good!  Thanks so much for sharing them with us Booni.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on June 10, 2012, 10:45:51 AM
Lovely pictures, Booni - that was cool that Mom and Dad joined the party!

In case any one besides me has to refresh their memory of where the His & Hers tree is,  check Wren's lovely maps in the Reference Center
http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1151.msg107703#msg107703 (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1151.msg107703#msg107703)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on June 10, 2012, 10:47:34 AM
What a treat that they came to visit :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 10, 2012, 02:37:18 PM
Booni, thank you for the very nice photos and comments.   It looks as if Mom and Dad wanted to see all of you, too!   :eclol   

Great to have them at the the potluck!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on June 10, 2012, 04:24:29 PM
What a beautiful setting for your potluck. And what great special guests you all had. :wub

I am imagining it all and the thrill you all felt ... :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 10, 2012, 10:26:47 PM

i*ve never seen a cruise ship go by except on the cam, but last evening, during our dinner, we saw TWO go by!
This one is the Zuiderdam.

june 9 20:08 - the Zuiderdam passes by Grassy Point


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/7360595182_bcdb24e290_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7086/7360595182_f5192d2f8c_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7360595182/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7360595182/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 11, 2012, 11:40:43 PM
On Friday, our visitor UBC found a dead beaver on the beach at Grassy Point.
Booni reported the find here. (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=949.msg111025#msg111025)

When we saw the carcass that day, the abdominal cavity had been opened and the contents partially eaten.

The next evening, Saturday, Mishi reported that nobody seemed to have touched the carcass that day. We were all wondering why.

On Sunday, still according to Mishi, more of the beaver had been eaten, into the upper abdomen, part of the hind legs, and part of the chest cavity.

This evening, while the chatters were serenading the cam, I went to Grassy Point to check. The carcass had moved a few feet on the tide. Most of the organs and some of the meat of the body had been eaten. Strangely, the intestines, full of partly digested wood fibre, had been removed and set aside. I guess nobody was much interested in eating that! Apart from that, only the head and front legs were untouched.

At 8:35, just as the visitors were returning, Mom landed on His-and-Hers tree. She stayed there for a few minutes, then flew down to where the dead beaver was! Some of the visitors had wanted to go look at it again, but now we waited, so as not to disturb Mom at her meal.

About half an hour later, with the light starting to fade, we spotted an adult in a perch tree on the east side of Grassy Point. Thinking it was Mom, taking a nap after her meal, we waited a while longer and then walked down to check the carcass.

Coming over the last rise, we froze: Mom was still eating at the carcass! That was Dad on the perch tree!
We held our breath... Mom glanced at us, but did not fly off. We snapped a few pictures, catching the moments when Mom's head appeared over a log. Then we retreated on tiptoe, leaving her to finish eating.

We waited for a long time! At one point, Dad landed at the same spot. Then someone flew off, then come back.
We finally saw a fly-off in the deep dusk at 10:05. We did not see the second eagle leave.

So Mom stayed at the carcass for at least 85 minutes, and Dad for about half an hour. In the short period while we were actually able to see Mom, (about 10 to 15 minutes) she was eating nonstop.

So this was how we visited on the last evening of the HIP trip: a few of us quietly watching in the deepening dusk the log behind which Mom had disappeared, whispering and waiting for her to lift off.





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 13, 2012, 08:24:08 AM

Well, these fotos are a bit old now, but i still wanted to post them.
These were taken the day the camera was being installed in Gregg*s Tree.
i had lain awake the night before, listening to the rain pouring down, worrying about how camera installation day was going to go.
Once the sun came up, it was a lovely day!
While everyone was focused near the camera, i heard Mum & Dad trilling & went to investigate.
There were eggs or an egg on the Nest at this point, yet there were both of them in the Babysitting Tree together, off the Nest.
They were air drying themselves, after the night of drenching rain.

Slide Show - april 3 2012 1025 - Mum & Dad in Babysitting Tree air drying


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7183616963/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7183616963/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 13, 2012, 06:09:35 PM
At last, over the rim of the nest...

Hali!!!  :heart

June 13, 5:00 pm
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 13, 2012, 06:15:08 PM
June 13, 5 pm


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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lucia on June 13, 2012, 06:16:10 PM
Awww Wren!!! Nice photo of Hali!!!!! :eclove   :hooray
Thank you!  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 13, 2012, 06:23:11 PM
She's not making any noise; I think she's moving food from her crop. She made a big big yawn, bobbing her head back and forth.

Meanwhile Mom has been in the BST for at least half an hour. I'll post photos of her later on.

June 13, 5 pm
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7185144021_bc6a690a95_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7079/7185144021_2fcf86a080_o.jpg)



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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 13, 2012, 06:35:40 PM
Special moments, Booni and Wren!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on June 13, 2012, 06:37:03 PM
Wren, I've been loving her from a distance ... very sweet to see her close up. She's so gorgeous! Thank you so much for this beautiful photo of Hali.  :heart :heart :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on June 13, 2012, 07:19:49 PM
wren,  ty for the photo of Hali,   it is so nice to see her up close.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 13, 2012, 07:50:42 PM
she's so pretty - thank you Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mother nature on June 14, 2012, 06:08:51 AM
beautiful girl!!
Thank you


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on June 14, 2012, 04:03:29 PM
A lovely young lady... :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 02:51:05 PM

i am catching up on some old albums of fotos here.
This one is from during the Herring Spawn.
i just love the pose!
& the setting.
There is still a bit of dark on their right outside tail feather, & perhaps a spot on top of their head.
i love the shadow of the feet on the tail.

march 23 2012 15:39 - adult Eagle

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7422150524_ba88a3c46d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7422150524_1c0bfe4016_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422150524/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422150524/#) 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 02:55:44 PM


Herring Spawn again.

march 23 2012 15:19 - adult Eagle

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7422179966_f34cc35431_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7422179966_f34cc35431_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422179966/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422179966/#) 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on June 22, 2012, 04:11:47 PM


Wow Booni!!  The shadow on the tail is really something!!  Seems as though there are several eagles at various nests that have that "freckle" on the top of their heads.  Loving the pictures!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 05:46:58 PM

In this foto, the Eagle has grabbed at a Herring from the water & missed.
If you look, you can see the hapless Herring just sinking back into the water after the Eagle has attempted a grab.

march 23 2012 16:39 - adult Eagle misses Herring - 206-351

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5199/7422419958_d95c3350ee_o.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5199/7422419958_d95c3350ee_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422419958/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422419958/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 06:02:04 PM

In this Slide Show, you see the Eagle spotting a Herring, making a grab for them, missing, then hovering, then making another grab & this time they get their Fish.
i think the Fish was probably the same one, stunned by the first grab.

Slide Show - march 23 2012 1539 - adult Eagle misses Herring - 206-344-358

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7422924014_bb31bf40e6_o.gif) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7422924014_bb31bf40e6_o.gif)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422924014/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7422924014/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 06:29:55 PM

This youngster was in the Peters*s Tree, watching all the action.
Mum & Dad were in the Babysitting Tree.

march 23 2012 1544 - three year old youngster - 206-368

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5072/7423018832_2413b1bf34_o.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5072/7423018832_2413b1bf34_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423018832/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423018832/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 06:44:50 PM

These two youngsters seemed to interact with each other in the air.
The lighter headed one could be Hope, they are the right age.

Slide Show - march 23 2012 15:58 - two young Eagles during Herring Spawn - 206-388-396

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7423096036_f790cf0947_o.gif) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7423096036_f790cf0947_o.gif)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423096036/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423096036/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 06:59:45 PM

march 23 2012 15:54 - three year old Eagle on Dinner Rock during the Herring Spawn - 206-386

march 23 2012 15:54 - three year old Eagle on Dinner Rock - 206-386 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBIAP8-CuaU#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on June 22, 2012, 07:05:08 PM
 :hearts2 Booni  :grouphug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 07:14:00 PM

Slide Show - march 23 2012 1618 - young Eagle during Herring Spawn - 206-453-468

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/7423181480_3d88ff6bf0_o.gif) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/7423181480_3d88ff6bf0_o.gif)

 http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423181480/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423181480/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 07:28:55 PM

i wish i had posted these while the day was still fresh in my mind.
i know there were stories to go with these fotos.

i looked away from the youngster & back again, & this sub-adult had also landed in the Peters*s Tree.

march 23 2012 16:28 - youngster & sub adult in the Peters*s Tree - 206-493


march 23 2012 16:28 - youngster & sub adult in the Peters*s Tree - 206-493 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufXihYmaB8M#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 07:33:25 PM

Oops, this foto comes before the video.  :mhihi

march 23 2012 16:25 - three year old youngster in the Peters*s Tree - 206-478

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7423231278_b1f9ef2e80_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8154/7423231278_b1f9ef2e80_o.jpg)


http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423231278/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423231278/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 07:41:57 PM

Here are the two going on three year old youngster & the sub-adult in the Peters*s Tree together.
The youngster does a right wing, tail & foot stretch, & then a poopshot!
A GOOD one, too!

Slide Show - march 23 2012 1628 - young Eagle & sub-adult during Herring Spawn - 206-484-514

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7423327128_654f283d91_o.gif) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7423327128_654f283d91_o.gif)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423327128/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423327128/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 07:51:35 PM

march 23 2012 1628 - sub-adult & three year old youngster in the Peterss Tree - 206-498

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7423346872_1bb913bb58_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8024/7423346872_1bb913bb58_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423346872/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423346872/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 08:04:21 PM

The youngster flew off & landed in this spindly Fir.

march 23 2012 16:32 - two year old youngster - 206-519


march 23 2012 16:32 - two year old youngster - 206-519 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHcCsb-JCGs#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 08:06:01 PM

march 23 2012 16:33 - two year old youngster - 206-523

march 23 2012 16:33 - two year old youngster - 206-523 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4HQN0_ZpII#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 22, 2012, 08:14:29 PM

march 23 2012 1633 - two year old youngster - 206-521
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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7423441204_2f400f1daf_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7423441204_2f400f1daf_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423441204/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7423441204/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on June 22, 2012, 09:45:02 PM
What a gorgeous 2 year old! Love the dark feathering along temple area, standing out against lighter cap.  :eclove

Interesting to see youngsters of different ages hang out together.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 23, 2012, 09:01:41 PM

Today on my way home i stopped by the back side of the Nest & there was Hali standing in the middle of the backside of the Nest!
She had her back to me & was preening the whole time but i just caught her looking over her shoulder to preen her back.

june 23 2012 18:45 - Hali!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7429565074_4a59d39279_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7429565074_82c7676726_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7429565074/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7429565074/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 23, 2012, 09:04:02 PM
YOU Rock Booni!!! Thank you!!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: nan2945 on June 24, 2012, 05:36:34 AM
wow - just fabulous - I think she was posing just for you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 24, 2012, 07:33:35 AM

i forgot to say that yesterday morning i went walking on Grassy Point looking for the remains of the Beaver.
i found the intestines, still full of plant matter, right where i*d last seen them, but there was no sign of the rest of the Beaver.
i wonder if the remains got brought up to the Nest, once they got lighter?
Anyway, while wandering about, i heard squeaky gate calls, like there was a youngster nearby.
The Crows were pestering that same Eagle.
When an Eagle finally took off, they were an adult, so i thought maybe Mum or Dad?
i saw an Eagle again in this same area a bit later & was trying to get a close foto of them, but they took off just as i was setting up & another adult was chasing them off!
So, i wonder if this was a visiting sub-adult or adult, being chased off by Mum or Dad?
There had been one adult in the Peters*s Tree that i could see & hear, & another closer to the Nest.
There was nothing washed up on that part of the beach that i could see.
While i was on the beach at Grassy Point, i was surprised to be able to hear Hali screeping!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 24, 2012, 07:42:37 AM
Thank you for the update! Yes does make one wonder..


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lifegard on June 24, 2012, 09:00:11 AM
Thank you Booni for your observations!  Looks like the Hornby eagles were successful once more   :thumbup:    XX OO, Lifegard


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on June 24, 2012, 04:48:58 PM
 :heart
What wonderful pictures and videos! Thank you, Booni. :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 24, 2012, 05:09:27 PM
Booni, that's a great photo of Hali!  She's so big now!  TY for keeping us up-do-date!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SHBotsis on June 24, 2012, 06:17:03 PM
Beautiful Booni!!! Thanks for sharing! Hali does seem to enjoy that spot in the nest. I'm sure it is the view!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on June 25, 2012, 02:20:07 PM
Incredible picture of Hali! I am in love!! :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: watermaid on June 25, 2012, 07:49:48 PM
Hi Boonie,  What a picture of Hali.  She is so pretty.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 25, 2012, 08:12:10 PM

Today i stopped by the Nest on my way home from work.
Hali was up & about on the back side of the Nest!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/7445180520_5c1af823e7_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7445180520/)
june 25 2012 17:29 - Hali! - 039-119 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7445180520/#) by boonibarb (http://www.flickr.com/people/43214021@N08/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 26, 2012, 11:33:47 PM
June 13, 6:05 pm. Mom preening on the Babysitting Tree.

(Her beak full of feathers...)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7452860644_61c01b2bb6_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7452860644_71c62f7f05_o.jpg)



(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7452860084_8625e13003_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7452860084_e12b07a38d_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on June 27, 2012, 05:05:18 AM
Unusual pose and angle wren, yet stunningly beautiful.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 27, 2012, 05:21:34 AM
Wren,Fantastic shot of mom preening the uropygial gland near the base of her tail!!?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 27, 2012, 12:08:23 PM
Actually, Cali, she was working on her petticoat feathers.  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on June 27, 2012, 12:12:28 PM
lolol Thank you Wren !  :v


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on June 27, 2012, 06:41:08 PM
Thanks Booni for the great photo of Hali! Great photos of Mom, thanks Wren. Wish I was as flexible as Mom appears to be! LOL!  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 27, 2012, 06:46:32 PM
Today, June 27, 5:34 pm.

Hali standing on the rim of the nest... of course she's spotted me.
Mom is on the Peters' tree by the sound of it? Gulling from time to time.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7458067806_b56a1e136e_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7458067806_a26b7b125a_o.jpg)


A bit of preening...
Still 5:34
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7458069242_637b55eaa9_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7276/7458069242_3018c09141_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SaharaSapphire on June 27, 2012, 06:59:41 PM
Hali is beautiful! Thanks Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dusk44 on June 27, 2012, 07:59:51 PM
Wren..so nice to see Hali closeup..clear and close.

Thank you!
Dusk


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 27, 2012, 10:11:38 PM
On this next photo, while Hali shuggles, you can see the tassels at the ends of her secondaries, all stacked up along the half-folded left wing.

June 27, 5:28 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7458915770_f6b8504150_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7458915770_a56cf8843f_o.jpg)


A little smile for your audience... (Of course it only looks that way. How does an eagle really smile?)
5:36
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7458916706_ebb869ee4e_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7458916706_e04d9e416a_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on June 27, 2012, 11:12:58 PM
More photos from today.

Pardon the butt shot. But here you can see Hali's primaries, still partially sheathed, and lots of grey down still on her body. Also her stylish Capri pants.

June 27, 5:38 pm
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7459102068_ca2e478cbc_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8007/7459102068_888a0f31df_o.jpg)


A more polite view of one of her wings...
5:38
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7459102080_2cdbb05e77_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7459102080_e899808905_o.jpg)


5:42. I believe she is standing on the CU cam here.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7459102128_9111ebc8ce_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7459102128_d4ca464693_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on June 28, 2012, 02:01:15 AM
Wren I always love your pics and comments but have to comment on that 'butt shot' - no dignity with us around~ :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on June 28, 2012, 08:46:29 AM
wonderful series of Hali, Wren....and I love the butt shots!     


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on June 28, 2012, 05:01:25 PM
fascinating to see the "tassels" - ty for the lesson once again Wren!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on June 28, 2012, 07:32:45 PM
What beautiful photos, Wren!! I love Hali's "smile" ... she is a lovely eaglet.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 28, 2012, 08:48:22 PM

june 18 2012 13:39 - the Pacific Rancher Shrimp boat, being followed by Gulls!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/7464655284_58d2bda23d_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7249/7464655284_94d7c62926_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7464655284/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7464655284/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 29, 2012, 12:43:28 AM
Thank you for your beautiful photo and the name of the shrimp boat, Booni.  It was quite a colorful day!  We've been watching a shrimp boat at work almost every day lately. Nice to learn the name.   :thumbup:    We didn't know if it was the same one each time or different boats/owners.  Are more than one working there now?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on June 29, 2012, 08:32:36 AM

This is the boat & fella that works these same waters for Shrimp daily.
We have posted about him in previous years.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on June 29, 2012, 11:51:03 AM

A little smile for your audience... (Of course it only looks that way. How does an eagle really smile?)
5:36
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7458916706_ebb869ee4e_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7458916706_e04d9e416a_o.jpg)



And look at the gleam in her eye!  I think this lovely eaglet is going to give the eagle world a run for its money!  Hope's sister for sure.

Terrific pictures, wren - thank you!



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on June 29, 2012, 08:39:00 PM
She is a lovely young eaglet, Mom & Dad Hornby have done it again! :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 07:39:56 PM

Today i set up my camera on the water side & waited for Hali to show up, which she did!
Here she is on the close up cam box.

july 3 2012 11:48 - Hali on the Nest - 042-233

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7498413870_bb6fbd7975_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7498413870_bb6fbd7975_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498413870/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498413870/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 07:46:43 PM

july 3 2012 1149 - Hali on the Nest - 042-237

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7498570282_28005d8782_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8164/7498570282_28005d8782_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498570282/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498570282/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 07:55:59 PM

How about THIS endearing face!
She spots Dad bringing her a Fish!

july 3 2012 11:50 - Hali spots food coming in - 042-243

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7498603100_d6e9ee3e7f_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7498603100_d6e9ee3e7f_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498603100/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498603100/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 08:02:54 PM

Hali sees Dad coming closer with a Fish & she is screeping!

july 3 2012 11:50:35- Hali spots food coming in - 042-244

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7498638106_e57223dce2_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7498638106_e57223dce2_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498638106/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498638106/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 08:07:16 PM

Dad*s getting closer & she is mantling!

july 3 2012 115036- Hali spots food coming in - 042-245

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7498662878_93ebde7046_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7131/7498662878_93ebde7046_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498662878/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498662878/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 08:12:10 PM

You can just HEAR her screeping here!

july 3 2012 115036- Hali spots Dad with food coming in - 042-246

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7498680664_35bb8e9aec_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7498680664_35bb8e9aec_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498680664/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498680664/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: wildkitten on July 03, 2012, 08:14:57 PM
What great shots, Booni!!!  Thank you so much for sharing!  Funny thing..... I was on the chat about the time you took these...  we saw all that action , and the screeping, and Dad's in and out..and wondered if there had been a food drop, because we all missed it!     


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 08:27:46 PM

Here*s Dad, landing in the Nest.

july 3 2012 11:50:37 - Dad bringing in food - 042-247

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7498742910_e60247a3c5_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7498742910_e60247a3c5_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498742910/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498742910/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 08:33:59 PM

july 3 2012 115037 - Dad bringing in food - 042-248

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/7498771458_01d0e06e58_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7126/7498771458_98428bb4cd_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498771458/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498771458/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on July 03, 2012, 08:51:58 PM
Ah, Booni, absolutely marvelous.  She is so expressive.  You capture her well.  Thank you.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: marjy2u on July 03, 2012, 09:06:15 PM
Fabulous, Booni!!! She is stunning and so are your photos!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 09:14:18 PM

i went looking for Hali on the water side, but found her instead on the back side of the Nest.

july 3 2012 10:57 - Hali preening on the Nest

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7498944426_5d60b24feb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7498944426_63b67e072c_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498944426/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498944426/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 03, 2012, 09:22:04 PM

i went for a walk with Chester & a friend to Grassy Point & spotted a white head on the beach in front of the Nest!

july 3 2012 14:25 - Mum or Dad looking for Midshipmen on the beach
If they don*t find any, they can steal the Crow*s, who is also hunting to the right on the water.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7498972276_e23990cbc0_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7498972276_05686243ca_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498972276/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7498972276/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 04, 2012, 12:48:51 AM
So many wonderful things to look at on Hornby Island, Boonibarb!  It's nice to go along and see what you see!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on July 04, 2012, 06:03:31 AM
Thanks Booni - what wonderful pictures!!  Hali sure looks like she has a bit of devil in her.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on July 04, 2012, 07:01:37 AM
love your camera!   Love the hornbys.  thankyou for making it so personal to see Hali


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 04, 2012, 07:07:39 AM


WOW....Fantastic pictures of Hali!!!  What a beauty she is!!  I love Love LOVE seeing that little attitude!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 04, 2012, 08:30:05 AM
 :eceek  THANK YOU booni!!! wow!! what a personality Hali has!! You captured it wonerfully!!! (is that a word)?? :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 04, 2012, 08:50:11 AM

This is a little snippet of video i got from the ground yesterday.
Mum has landed on the Nest to the joyous screeping of Hali.
Mum feeds Hali, & her screeps turn to happy churbles.
Mum is to the left, next to the stump, Hali to the right.
Turn your volume waaayyy up!

july 3 2012 11:17 - Mum feeding Hali who churbles happily



july 3 2012 11:17 - Mum feeding Hali who churbles happily (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vEgwJe8Ad8#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 04, 2012, 08:51:45 AM

In this little video, Mum has fed Hali the delivered Fish, & flies back to the Peters*s Tree.

july 3 2012 11:19 - Mum leaves the Nest after feeding Hali



july 3 2012 11:19 - Mum leaves the Nest after feeding Hali (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnXmbC9YIY0#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on July 04, 2012, 06:30:24 PM
Hali sure is a beautiful eagle!  Thanks Booni for capturing what we can't always see on the webcam.  I'm so glad we get to see this Hornby experience again this year.    :ty  Booni, Wren and HEGPS


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 05, 2012, 05:41:31 AM


Great little video Booni!!  Many thanks!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Canadianldy on July 05, 2012, 09:13:35 AM
Thank YOU again Booni for your amazing shots!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: anewcomer on July 05, 2012, 09:23:20 AM
Barb, you are truly gifted.  Your love of eagles shines through in the beauty of the pictures.  Hali is beautiful, and looks so strong! Thanks for sharing these photos with us.   Agnes


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on July 05, 2012, 03:30:26 PM
Welcome anewcomer/Agnes to the forum.  :biggrin3

Yep, booni and wren's pics and videos are Super!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on July 05, 2012, 10:44:56 PM
Booni and Winterwren, thanks for all the photos you have taken this season. They are all T-rific.  The ones from July 3 show Hali off to great advantage and as Paint said -
Quote
she has little bit of devil in her
  :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 06, 2012, 11:24:07 PM
 
july 3 2012 11:40 - Hali on the close up cam box


july 3 2012 11:40 - Hali on the close up cam box (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbTC7psQRTY#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:05:04 PM
 
july 3 2012 11:16 - Dad delivers a Fish to the Nest
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7524538860_23111f26c3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7524538860_f48e8fe43b_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524538860/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524538860/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:10:33 PM
 
july 3 2012 1117 - Dad on the Nest - 042-143
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/7524595470_cf1c93d81d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8017/7524595470_85ff16535a_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524595470/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524595470/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:15:18 PM
 
july 3 2012 - 11:19 - Dad with Hali - 042-146
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7524615598_e55622e6cb_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7524615598_4e796f3f68_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524615598/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524615598/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:22:28 PM
 
july 3 2012 1125 - Hali - 042-156
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7524651854_4e6746e731_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8285/7524651854_4e6746e731_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524651854/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524651854/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:35:53 PM
 
july 3 2012 11:25 - Hali - 042-159
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7524707428_bcb1f148ff_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7524707428_20a5213044_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524707428/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524707428/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:46:24 PM
 
july 3 2012 1133 - Hali has a scratch - 042-167
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7524746840_c6366a6239_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7524746840_a9bde96eab_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524746840/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524746840/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:51:23 PM
 
Looking up at the Babysitting Tree.
 
july 3 2012 11:33 - Hali - 042-175
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7524772158_4b050499c2_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7524772158_fdf2252e5d_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524772158/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524772158/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 08:58:38 PM
 
july 3 2012 11:34 - Hali having another scratch - 042-181
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7524812748_96521a52e8_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8018/7524812748_96521a52e8_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524812748/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524812748/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 09:08:10 PM
 
july 3 2012 11:34 - Hali - 042-188
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7524858412_1caf7dde92_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7524858412_38a0829771_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524858412/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524858412/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 07, 2012, 09:34:18 PM
 
july 3 2012 1148 - Hali - 042-231
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7524975834_3fcaecb892_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8153/7524975834_3fcaecb892_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524975834/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7524975834/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on July 08, 2012, 02:27:05 AM
Booni and Wren you have kept us involved and engaged with our eagles as they go about their lives.  I will be forever indebted to both of you for the amazing pictures, videos and especially your observations and comments without which, they would just be lovely pictures and videos.  I see  lot of Phoenix and Alexandra in Hali/Elizabeth - thanks to you two!  She is determined (maybe a bit obstinate) and expects to be catered to - even papered!  But at the same time when she wants to do it herself her folks better get out of the way.  She may be daddy's girl but she has mommy's genes.  This family has more personality thn any of the other eagle families that I have seen.  I am only slightly prejudiced lol.   Thanks you both for the window into their world.  Thank you HEGPS for providing the means for us to enjoy looking through the window.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on July 08, 2012, 06:24:18 AM
OH Booni!  The picture of Dad feeding Hali made my heart swell!  What a great shot!  Love all the little videos too.  She's simply gorgeous!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on July 08, 2012, 09:08:00 AM
Booni! How in the world did you get such great, close, clear pics? I am so in love right now! :hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 08, 2012, 09:09:02 AM
what a beauty she is!  and it warms my heart to see Dad up close again - ty so much booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on July 08, 2012, 09:28:58 AM
WOW!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: basenjimom on July 08, 2012, 09:39:01 AM
Beautiful photos Booni.  I love 'Hali has a scratch'.  Thank so much for sharing with us.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on July 08, 2012, 07:51:06 PM
Booni, Hali is lovely!  I miss being able to watch her grow up close and personal but between you, Wren and the londg distance camera we have been gifted with her, Mom and Dad.  I agree about the family resemblance...Hornby eaglets steal my heart too.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 08, 2012, 08:43:03 PM

It was a hot day today.
Almost all the time i observed Hali, she was on the close up cam box, drowsing & preening & cooling off.

july8 2012 17:59 - Hali on the close up cam box

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7532845540_fac602c103_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7532845540_e86424bd44_h.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7532845540/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7532845540/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 08, 2012, 08:48:53 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7532903514/

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7532903514_316743ce91_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7532903514_316743ce91_o.jpg)

july8 2012 17:59 - Hali


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: eaglett on July 08, 2012, 08:52:03 PM
 :heart :heart :heart.........the Hornby's are a beautiful family


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 08, 2012, 09:05:58 PM

july8 2012 17:58 - Hali

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7532980194_389faf4bcf_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7532980194_ed9f65841b_h.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7532980194/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7532980194/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on July 08, 2012, 09:16:18 PM
Ssshhhhh I think she looks chunky  :ecrolleyes

Look at that crop and breast and those chunky legs, woohoo!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 08, 2012, 09:20:43 PM

july8 2012 17:59 - Hali

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7533060776_4bed9dd8ca_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7533060776_8fc51e8724_h.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7533060776/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7533060776/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 08, 2012, 09:23:23 PM

july8 2012 18:01 - hot sleepy Hali

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7533077838_2f588dbb00_z.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7533077838_2f588dbb00_z.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7533077838/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7533077838/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on July 08, 2012, 09:29:22 PM
Ssshhhhh I think she looks chunky  :ecrolleyes

Look at that crop and breast and those chunky legs, woohoo!

gosh, she  (he? )  looks on the thin side to me   :puzzled2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 09, 2012, 05:01:13 AM
Wonderful collection of photos of Hali and Dad feeding her, Boonibarb!  Thank you for keeping us up-to-date!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on July 09, 2012, 05:34:55 AM
Booni fantastic pics, what a camera you must have!  thanks for sharing :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: grenadadove on July 09, 2012, 08:58:55 AM
Many thanks for the pictures that have been a source of great pleasure these past months. 



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 09, 2012, 09:19:15 PM
 
Here*s how i found Hali on my way home from work today.
 
 july 9 2012 17:55 - Hali peeking out
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7540699852_6713f030b5_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7254/7540699852_c12ae35c6c_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7540699852/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7540699852/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 11, 2012, 07:56:58 AM
 
Do you know how i can tell this is Dad?
 
 (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7125/7549986114_5a4635974b_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7549986114/)
july 5 2012 16:56 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7549986114/#) by boonibarb (http://www.flickr.com/people/43214021@N08/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 11, 2012, 08:01:29 AM
 
Here*s another clue.
 
 (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7550009178_f6b86e49e5_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7550009178/)
july 5 2012 16:57 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7550009178/#) by boonibarb (http://www.flickr.com/people/43214021@N08/), on Flickr
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: eaglett on July 11, 2012, 09:32:32 AM
booni,the shape of the tail feathers?.................they are rounded


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on July 11, 2012, 07:08:39 PM
The little line of white on his chest?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on July 12, 2012, 04:23:21 PM
Booni,  Those pictures of Hali are __________________  (hard to find just one word)    Really picture perfect    Thanks for all the time and info you do to bring us to the nest and the area around it. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 12, 2012, 10:41:12 PM
I read sometimes male bald eagles have a different neckline of feathers compared to females. I'm trying to remember the shape that I read about.  (Don't know if it is based on scientific fact.)  Is that how you tell Dad from Mom, Booni?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 13, 2012, 08:14:02 AM
 
Yes, the neckline feathers DO help me to i.d. them Tiger.
Would be interesting to know if it was a male/female difference, or just individual differences.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SHBotsis on July 13, 2012, 10:33:24 AM
Thank you Booni for the great close-up pics of Hali. You truely captured her character and her beauty!!! Also, the tender moment with Hali and Dad...wonderful!!!
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: luvthebirds on July 14, 2012, 05:12:49 PM
Had some time today for a long overdue catch up in this thread.  OMG, Hali is as beautiful as can be.  Mom and Dad Hornby look wonderful!  Booni and Wren, you make your photos come to life for us with your talent and your descriptions.  Oh, I am missing Hornby this year; Booni and Wren, you help fill the void.  Thank you so very much.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 16, 2012, 07:24:30 AM
 
From Hidden Beach.
 
july 7 2012 17:02 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7582952246_7f453d8cdf_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7127/7582952246_e12f014869_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7582952246/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7582952246/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 16, 2012, 07:35:49 AM
 
july 8 2012 13:40 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-255

This view also shows you the branch she is easily stepping on to.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7583025344_08f81c67a0_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8019/7583025344_35c8dccdc4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7583025344/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7583025344/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:45:06 AM
 
july 17 2012 07:34 - Hali makes the Stump!
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7591211804_e5f1b680cf_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7591211804_549956b091_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7591211804/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7591211804/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 17, 2012, 03:49:20 PM
Thank you for the close ups!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 08:34:20 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:36 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0416
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7594820344_6f84673dfc_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7118/7594820344_3ce8435704_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594820344/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594820344/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 08:44:02 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:37 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0418
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7594872614_90b6f910fe_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7594872614_3265e5e6ec_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594872614/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594872614/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: SHBotsis on July 17, 2012, 09:02:31 PM
Wonderful to see Booni, thank you!!! I especially love the pic of Mom and Dad in the Peter's tree!!! Love, love, love them and Hali too!!!  :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dusk44 on July 17, 2012, 09:05:30 PM
Thank You Booni

What a treat! So glad you had such good timing to be there a the right time!

Dusk


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:06:29 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:38 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0420
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7594910064_5a9e1e7eea_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7594910064_5a9e1e7eea_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594910064/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594910064/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:11:28 PM
 
Hali seemed so matter-of-fact up on the Stump, like it was no big deal, she does this every day.
i was surprised!

july 17 2012 07:41 - Hali on the Stump having a good scratch - 047-0430
 
 
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7594973212_76d36836aa_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7594973212_216a47c05c_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594973212/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7594973212/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:19:25 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:41 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0438
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7595020308_e4f3438398_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7595020308_2e7307f3bb_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595020308/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595020308/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:36:37 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:41 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0441
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7595059050_d30daf5b30_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8151/7595059050_b18c8e8b95_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595059050/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595059050/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:38:44 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:43 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0443
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7595095108_8b606cac5b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7595095108_65c5040fde_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595095108/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595095108/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 17, 2012, 09:51:23 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:43 - Hali on the Stump having another scratch - 047-0446
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7595146692_69ef92ca01_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7124/7595146692_deb354a5a9_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595146692/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7595146692/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 17, 2012, 10:52:02 PM
She is magnificent, and thanks to you Booni we get to see her personality shine - there is no way to express my thanks


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 18, 2012, 05:38:19 AM


There are no words for what it "feels" like to see these wonderful pictures.  Gitchi Miigwetch!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on July 18, 2012, 08:22:56 AM
my gosh..the lighting in this series of photos is incredible!  Thank you booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on July 18, 2012, 08:45:10 AM
Boo, that is my word for these pics and Hali too!, "INCREDIBLE!" Do you suppose that Hali may be male by the size? :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on July 18, 2012, 11:57:57 AM
 :eclove   Thank you, Booni. The photos are beautiful, amazing .... everything beautiful. :s*
 How nice to have you there to show us the beautiful Hali. All I say is not enough to show my gratitude to you :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on July 18, 2012, 07:06:00 PM
I love when she looked at you...I guess there's no sneaking around eagles...


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on July 19, 2012, 02:01:54 AM
I love when she looked at you...I guess there's no sneaking around eagles...
She wonders what kind of creature has that big black nose!

Booni those are the best photos I have seen so far of our young eagle.  She looks so proud of herself for getting up there doesn't she?  Thank you for all of your wonderful pictures and stories.  They mean the world to the rest of us.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 07:43:21 PM
 
She could be looking up at Mum or Dad in the Babysitting Tree here.

july 17 2012 07:43 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0454
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7607166580_d45ac1239b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7607166580_7e403649cc_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607166580/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607166580/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 07:50:36 PM
 
She is looking right down into the Nest here.
Planning her dismount?
 
july 17 2012 07:44 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0456
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7607194424_e16002774f_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7607194424_1da65ca045_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607194424/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607194424/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 07:59:13 PM
 
Once again i am amazed at how calm she is about being up so high, but then in the Nest she is already up high all the time.
 
july 17 2012 07:44 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0459
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7607228886_00afa4061f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7607228886_7eea7c8f56_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607228886/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607228886/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:12:15 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:44 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0460
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7607290734_1af89d216c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7607290734_9723d79368_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607290734/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607290734/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:16:37 PM
 
Nice view of the details of her right wing here.
i LOVE the little tassels on the ends of her wing secondaries!
 
july 17 2012 07:44 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0462
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7607304240_2398cd37bf_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7274/7607304240_0953dc3cd7_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607304240/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607304240/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:24:22 PM
 
MAGNIFICENT under tail/petticoat feathering!
She is flinging up her tail to help her balance herself as she turns to face the other direction.
 
july 17 2012 07:44 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0468
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7607334468_ae534a98df_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7607334468_836503d016_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607334468/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607334468/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:31:13 PM
 
She has SUCH an earnest face!

july 17 2012 07:44 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0469
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7607365934_c94bea136d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7607365934_a97bd955cf_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607365934/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607365934/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:40:04 PM
 
She is getting some air here, both her feet are hanging down!
 
july 17 2012 07:45 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0474
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7607393672_f45c51b3d2_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7256/7607393672_2993a58d30_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607393672/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607393672/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:52:58 PM
 
She*s got the scowly eyebrow thing going on here.
 
july 17 2012 07:45 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0476
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7607447168_818854547d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7607447168_435ccdef59_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607447168/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607447168/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 08:58:43 PM
 
Look at the line of light, just catching her face here.
i see her turning, & just wait for the light to catch her eye...
 
july 17 2012 07:45 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0479
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7607474558_c64ac7ec6c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8006/7607474558_e10deb9bf2_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607474558/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607474558/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 19, 2012, 09:07:00 PM

7=13=12t 6.34am PDT- The reason we dont see Hali in the morning is because this is her favorite morning spot. She warms up with the morning sun with the WA cam braces hiding her torso (right click on foto, choose View Image. Click again to see larger. Use browser Back button to go back to Forum)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7603466774_171be83298_b.jpg)

But then... she just has to move

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7607511124_6603676e2b_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7603468400_5e3eb89212_b.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8027/7603470448_6680510a14_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7603474140_5b95862a23_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 19, 2012, 09:15:58 PM
booni- absolutely beautiful photos of Hali ...  :eclove (The eyes)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 09:53:48 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:46 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0482


july 17 2012 07:46 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0482 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v540Vff9NK8#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 19, 2012, 10:14:56 PM
 
Gotta preen those tail feathers, even if you ARE on the Stump.
 
july 17 2012 07:51 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0489
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7607734042_8ea125cc5a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8160/7607734042_f70e296d64_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607734042/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7607734042/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on July 19, 2012, 10:19:37 PM
Thank you so much, Barb.  We get a good look at her feathers.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on July 19, 2012, 11:14:32 PM
thank you so much booni.... You and Hali..light up my life  :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 19, 2012, 11:23:07 PM
Booni, stunning series of photos...
The lighting is absolutely dreamy. And look how the sky, in the early morning, shows a mysterious grey-blue, and the gold light on the paler feathers - a classic contrast of complementary colours, but one rarely seen in nature photos.

Cali!!! Welcome to the Ground Observers' thread!

I am deeply honoured to be in such good company.

 :heart



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 08:39:35 PM
 
i LOVE how earnestly she is looking at the parent in the Babysitting Tree!
 
july 17 2012 07:52 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0492
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7613140014_10a354e822_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7613140014_d4899eefc6_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613140014/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613140014/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 08:53:28 PM
 
Nictitating membrane visible.
 
july 17 2012 07:53 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0502
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7613205664_3e11ae1dda_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7613205664_4845f38190_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613205664/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613205664/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:00:22 PM

 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0503
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7613229300_934e9703a1_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7265/7613229300_7ce26a6cea_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613229300/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613229300/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:11:53 PM

 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0505
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7613268120_21ded1b684_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7613268120_ab27ec317a_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613268120/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613268120/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:21:24 PM
 
Nictitating membrane again.

july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0506
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7613303668_151f4446e2_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7613303668_555034d4ff_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613303668/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613303668/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on July 20, 2012, 09:25:23 PM
Booni,

Thank you so much. Hali is so perky, and beautiful. I love the colours of her feathers etc. She has quite the personality.  :eclol   Like. "oh, hi there Booni, just a minute and I'll give you my best pose for your photos'.

You put it 'wooohoooo!'

 :ty  :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:33:44 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0507
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7613326310_336909e4f8_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7613326310_57f7dff608_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613326310/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613326310/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:35:13 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0508
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7613353394_b39b3a586a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8021/7613353394_10e0b63750_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613353394/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613353394/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:44:35 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0515
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7613383786_d5216e6c2e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7613383786_0ff7c8b06e_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613383786/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613383786/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:48:37 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0519
 
 july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0519 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TV2oT4tnCLk#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:51:04 PM

july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0520
 
july 17 2012 07:55 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0520 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI2qYcdy2vk#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 09:58:48 PM
 
Eyeballing the parent in the Babysitting Tree again.
 
july 17 2012 07:57 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0521
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7613433702_f57e71aaf4_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7613433702_f57e71aaf4_o.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613433702/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613433702/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: linused on July 20, 2012, 10:12:08 PM
Booni

     Thanks for the beautiful photos of Hali    and all her many expressions  and colours   stunning


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 10:23:54 PM

july 17 2012 07:57 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0523
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7613515420_3e533c3479_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8142/7613515420_1a28912498_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613515420/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613515420/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 10:47:00 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0528
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/7613593380_b0ae81a656_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/7613593380_a2e8a82b53_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613593380/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613593380/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 20, 2012, 10:51:42 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0529
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7613608576_103d037807_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7613608576_91b429ceb0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613608576/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7613608576/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 21, 2012, 06:51:54 AM


From the tassels on the tips of her feathers to the glint in her eye....these pictures are just incredible!  The markings on a young ones feathers takes my breath away!!
Gitchi Miigwetch for posting these pictures Booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: z960053 on July 21, 2012, 10:45:28 AM
Booni and Mishi: I didn't follow Hali's growng up as often as I would like to have this year.
However, I have reviewed her life, from little ball of fur to current day thru your eyes and your photos and videos over and again. Thank you both and the rest of the crew who contributes to this miraculous Hornby story.
Thank you so very much.
I have thoroughly enjoyed each one. You are true artists who have a gift with a camera lens. Thank you so so very much. Z9 (Dallas) Vonn Robinson


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on July 22, 2012, 07:51:07 AM
Taken July 12 2012 5:28AM This is Mom (I think) heading for Grassy Point. Modern art, had camera on a rock and felt the movement before I saw it and shot it while bringing the camera up.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7128/7619830882_7143c2d50e_k.jpg)

5:47Am she returned

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8288/7619895038_58e6b30808_k.jpg)

That night Dad heads out toward Texada Island 9PM it apeared to my human eyes that he was just going for an evening flight, nearly got to the island and turned around and flew back

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7621951340_f2ffe7b610_b.jpg) (http://)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8013/7621941406_d1e0690eba_b.jpg) (http://)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7109/7621949724_2674ffa349_b.jpg) (http://)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8014/7621947518_ad735e18b3_k.jpg) (http://)
He returned panting


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 22, 2012, 06:05:33 PM
omg, Cali, what an awesome sequence.

The pictures of Texada and the Mainland mountains in the sunset, with Dad flying, are breathtaking.

Thank you so much for posting these.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on July 22, 2012, 06:38:39 PM
Gorgeous, Cali, Gorgeous!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 08:37:51 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0531
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7627130052_fa121a324e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7627130052_c91c00e52e_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627130052/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627130052/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 08:42:08 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali on the Stump - 047-0533
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7627160066_3d4a622dbe_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7627160066_3d4a622dbe_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627160066/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627160066/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 08:46:53 PM
 
There she goes, back to the Nest!
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali leaves the Stump - 047-0536
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7627181374_71b1b49272_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8163/7627181374_549e0388a9_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627181374/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627181374/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 08:54:54 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali leaves the Stump - 047-0537
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627213768/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627213768/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 09:07:41 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali leaves the Stump - 047-0538
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7627282902_e628df660f_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8008/7627282902_b719591280_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627282902/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627282902/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 09:11:32 PM
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali leaves the Stump - 047-0539

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7627305398_bb229738d3_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7627305398_9377e97737_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627305398/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627305398/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 09:18:23 PM
 
She*s lost a fluffy!
 
july 17 2012 07:58 - Hali leaves the Stump - 047-0540
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7627334194_fe04e04a48_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7278/7627334194_2c7bdd2bc7_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627334194/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627334194/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 22, 2012, 09:31:53 PM
 
july 17 2012 08:12 - Hali on the close up cam box - 047-0563
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7627396016_50f35210a2_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7627396016_f62e95b73d_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627396016/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7627396016/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on July 23, 2012, 09:05:45 AM
Wowee!  Those photos of the eagle soaring out over the water toward the mountains is breathtaking, Cali!!!  And Booni, your photos of Hali are fabulous!  Wonderful detail in those closeups!  Thanks to you both for sharing!!!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on July 23, 2012, 10:32:39 AM
Barb, those pictures you post are stunning!  We may not have a CU cam, but we have some beautiful photographs of the Hornby Eagles!  Also, thanks for all the time you have put in solving our WA cam's hissy fits. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 09:42:33 PM
 
july 22 2012 12:43 - Hali on the wide angle camera
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7634910546_86554d2289_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7634910546_6a0a6d8f50_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634910546/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634910546/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 09:50:40 PM
 
july 23 2012 09:47 - Hali in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7634945896_a5a8a82b5c_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7634945896_4652570002_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634945896/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634945896/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 09:56:03 PM
 
july 23 2012 09:47 - Hali in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7634969028_405877109b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7634969028_405877109b_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634969028/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634969028/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 10:02:47 PM
 
july 23 2012 09:48 - Hali in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7634998782_6fde55ce84_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7634998782_6fde55ce84_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634998782/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7634998782/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on July 23, 2012, 10:07:54 PM
Thank very much Booni for getting these wonderful photos for us, you rock. :flower


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 10:10:25 PM
 
Stretching her right wing tail & leg/foot!
 
july 23 2012 09:50 - Hali in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7635017446_fc982365b8_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8157/7635017446_fc982365b8_b.jpg)


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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635017446/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635017446/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 10:13:31 PM
 
Chubby toes & scowly yellow skin eyebrow!
 
july 23 2012 09:50 - Hali in the Babysitting Tree stretching toes
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/7635039194_3e697a3e69_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7247/7635039194_3e697a3e69_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635039194/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635039194/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 10:19:48 PM
 
july 23 2012 09:51 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7635061292_6215753897_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/7635061292_b40848853a_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635061292/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635061292/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 23, 2012, 10:24:17 PM
 
july 23 2012 09:54 - Hali poopshot & Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7635074598_8bb5ee82c8_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7635074598_b0027389e8_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635074598/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7635074598/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on July 24, 2012, 05:11:40 AM


Oh wow...the chubby toes, the wingstretch,,,,,the eyebrow...the feather markings....this little one, as captured through your lens is just fantastic!!  Miigwetch Booni for taking the time out of your day to allow us even closer into Halis world.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: pamelae on July 24, 2012, 07:41:48 AM
Hali is gorgeous! Thank you for your stunning photography!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: PamNY on July 24, 2012, 10:32:37 AM
Booni your photos are wonderful as always!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: marjy2u on July 24, 2012, 04:25:27 PM
These close-up photos with the wonderful detail are such a perfect complement to the wider view of the nest tree. They really bring her to life! Thanks so much!   :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on July 24, 2012, 07:19:34 PM
 :grouphug BOONI!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on July 24, 2012, 10:46:17 PM
July 24, 8:40 pm

Hali, after watching the Wiiglets flying over the water, has flown to the BST.
This is where I find her, in the fading light.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7641722390_52fd8c4a2d_z.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8005/7641722390_d13193f9a2_o.jpg)

At 8:51, one of the parents  - Mom? - flies into the nest.

8:52... Beginning of Hali's Hissy Fit.
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on July 25, 2012, 12:07:33 PM
These pictures are thrilling!!   :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 28, 2012, 09:13:58 AM
 
Going backwards in time a bit.
This was a hot hot day, & Hali was snoozing on the close up cam box.
This foto is interesting.
Her right eye is open, but her left eyelid is closed.
There is the nictitating membrane, which blinks & is sort of see-through, then there is this feathered eye lid, which actually closes the eye.
So she is snoozing with one eye open!
 
july 8 2012 13:43 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-264
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7662536416/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7662536416/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on July 28, 2012, 11:22:04 AM
I just love the closeups - ty Booni and Wren.  Hali already is developing a "do" like mum's!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 29, 2012, 08:21:10 AM
 
july 28 2012 10:07 - Hali at the tippy top of the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7669071190_1278f4dc01_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7669071190_55b0d62cce_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7669071190/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7669071190/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on July 29, 2012, 08:51:20 AM
 
Look at her hanging onto these little perches at the tippy top!
We get a poopshot & some flapping!
 
july 28 2012 10:06 - Hali in the tippy top of t he Babysitting Tree
 
july 28 2012 10:06 - Hali in the tippy top of t he Babysitting Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP2ZcI441AA#ws)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amazedbyeagles on July 29, 2012, 09:45:33 AM
WOWEE!!! Thanks so much, booni, for the wonderful photos of Hali that show her growing skill and confidence!!! Such great closeup, or nearly closeup shots!!!  Thank You! :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lifegard on August 02, 2012, 02:30:39 PM
Booni, thanks SO much for all your work observing and posting your photos and video for all of us nesters to enjoy.  Through your efforts we all can see that each eagle has its own personality and quirks--and the parents too.  I've learned that wildlife (each bird, etc.) is an individual that feels, thinks, has empathy for members of its family, and has physical charachteristics that we can identify them by.  Mom Hornby and Hali come to mind with their hairdos.  And dad Hornby with his stick arranging obsession is a hoot!

I haven't been able to spend as much time on the website as I would have liked but I sure do appreciate all the effort that you and others have dedicated to this purpose.  And I love each of the eagles as well.  I think of them each day and wonder what they're up to, how the lets are progressing, etc. 

And I must mention the comfortable furniture here!  The confusion couch is very nice to sink into where the company's always welcoming:  :couch     

Here's a group hug for all the mods and nesters who've been able to share these wonderful eagle experiences:  :group


Thanks Booni and all you nesters,

 :heart    Lifegard 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 03, 2012, 11:05:07 AM
 
Thank you for the lovely feedback Lifegard!
This is a team effort, including people like you who appreciate what we*re doing!

On a hunch, today i went down to Hidden Beach with Chester for our bike ride.
i could hear Mum gulling & Dad calling!
i found them on their perch Tree above the beach.
They were calling quite regularly.
There was no sign of Hali.
Suddenly Mum & Dad were both calling & i looked out to the Ocean to see what they saw.
An Eagle flying our way!
Was it Hali?
Nope, it turned out to be one of the Wiig adults, who landed in the Leaning Tree & began THEIR series of calls, which Mum & Dad joined in on.
Suddenly Mum & Dad called again & soaring down the beach came a youngster from the direction of the Nest area.
They did a loop towards the Wiig territory then circled back & landed in the same Tree as Mum & Dad.
Hali!
She set up a storm of screeping, til Dad left & flew to the Peters*s Tree.
Mum kept up her regular gulling calling, Hali chirped in with a call once in a while.
They were all three still there when we left.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 03, 2012, 11:14:33 AM


Wow Booni!  What a sight that must have been!!  Miigwetch for sharing the adventure with us!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 03, 2012, 01:37:25 PM
You paint a lovely picture, Booni  :ty

(I don't suppose you had a camera with you, did you?  :blush)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: watermaid on August 03, 2012, 02:46:42 PM
Thanks for the great pictures, Booni and Wren.   :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on August 03, 2012, 03:28:03 PM
Booni and Wren thank you for the wonderful videos and photos you share of this eagle family and all of the inhabitants in and around Hornby.  It is always a treat to read your descriptions and view the pictures!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 03, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
 
Yes, Nancy, i DID!
i had my LITTLE camera with me.
 
august 2 2012 10:09 - Mum & Dad in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7708460548_ca5f886103_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7708460548_bfc4f6a341_k.jpg)

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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7708464272_9c44d5f781_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7708464272_ed67825221_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7708460548/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7708460548/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on August 03, 2012, 10:36:19 PM
Booni, you're awesome!  They are such a handsome couple.  Thanks for the discription and the pictures.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 04, 2012, 06:08:01 AM
 :eceek  :eclove Thank You!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on August 04, 2012, 07:23:09 AM
Their heads look fluffy and bright like they just got them washed.  :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 07:34:23 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:52 - Mum & Dad in their Hidden Beach perch Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7714233284_7d0832fb55_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8286/7714233284_d9b15d202b_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714233284/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714233284/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 07:49:01 PM
 
There*s a fluffy stuck in the branch to the left of Mum.

august 3 2012 09:52 - Mum & Dad in Hidden Beach perch Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7714304456_a0754735f8_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7714304456_0350f3d09a_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714304456/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714304456/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 07:58:07 PM
 
Looks like it was Mum Wiig who flew in from the Ocean & landed in the Tree on Sandstone Point.
i say Mum because of the dark staining on the white head feathers around her beak.
 
august 3 2012 09:54 - Mum Wiig in the Flat Top Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7714359976_1ba136fb5e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7714359976_1ba136fb5e_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714359976/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714359976/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:06:32 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:55 - Mum has a scratch
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714387086/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714387086/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:12:21 PM

Mum always stretches to attention just as she is finishing scratching her head.
She is making sure nothing is sneaking up on them!
 
august 3 2012 09:55 - Mum & Dad in Hidden Beach perch Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7714426124_f055234cea_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7246/7714426124_6ed28c1188_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714426124/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714426124/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:16:19 PM
 
Mum spots someone coming!
 
august 3 2012 09:55 - Mum in Hidden Beach perch Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7714445972_70b1853e3d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7714445972_70b1853e3d_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714445972/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714445972/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:33:37 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:56 - Hali approaching Hidden Beach!
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7714497918_d8a2753879_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7714497918_d8a2753879_b.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7714496066_ec6bebe6e9_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7714496066_ec6bebe6e9_b.jpg)


She is aiming for the Tree where Mum & Dad are.

august 3 2012 09:56 - Hali approaching Hidden Beach perch Tree

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7714502860_08d74f270f_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7714502860_08d74f270f_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714497918/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714497918/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:40:20 PM
 
Hali is screeping away & Mum is calling to her.
 
august 3 2012 09:56 - Hali lands in the Tree with Mum & Dad
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7714552570_741ff8b128_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7714552570_ef4e22719a_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714552570/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714552570/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:52:44 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:56 - Hali, Mum & Dad in Hidden Beach Perch Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7714607610_d27a416f9e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8291/7714607610_8c3ea4119a_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714607610/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7714607610/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2012, 08:55:34 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:56 - Hali with Mum & Dad in Hidden Beach perch Tree
 
august 3 2012 09:56 - Hali with Mum & Dad in Hidden Beach perch Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdmyWKU4Tmk#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on August 04, 2012, 09:31:57 PM
Oh how special!  You certainly have gotten to know and understand their habits and personalities.  Thank you so much for being so faithful at documenting their actions.  I feel like I'm there with you.  Wish I was.  Thank you thank you. :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on August 04, 2012, 09:35:20 PM
Seeing Mom and Dad and Hali together close up in their Beach tree is so very special :wub

Thank you!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on August 05, 2012, 07:08:43 AM
Wow Booni - you got some great photos of the three of them.  Mom and Dad look in nice condition and Hali is one big eaglet!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: blackster1 on August 05, 2012, 08:06:18 AM
I love seeing the whole family together off the nest.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on August 05, 2012, 08:48:25 AM
Wow, oh wow, oh wow Booni. Those are priceless, didn't think you could outdo the great shots you have, but did. Lovely seeing them all in the tree together.  :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on August 05, 2012, 10:59:27 AM
You made my morning - thank you so much Booni! ♥


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 05, 2012, 11:06:35 AM


Miigwetch! :biggergrin2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on August 05, 2012, 05:14:27 PM
Booni, how wonderful! I've been away a few days - what a treat to come back to! LOVE seeing Mom, Dad and Hali together .... thank you sooooooooooooooo much!!!  :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 05, 2012, 05:57:12 PM

Mum spots someone coming!
 
august 3 2012 09:55 - Mum in Hidden Beach perch Tree
 


Booni, what is the picture number to order prints of this one?  (words fail me, I love Mom H and this picture is well, ....  words fail me)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 05, 2012, 06:57:12 PM
Booni, this family portrait and the accompanying video are priceless. Thank you!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 05, 2012, 07:35:49 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:57 - Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7722211462_b66b4d1e6d_c.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7722211462_b66b4d1e6d_c.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722211462/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722211462/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 05, 2012, 08:43:37 PM
 
Hali re-arranges her perch while Mum watches.
Look how she is using her tail for balance.
i LOVE her chubby toes & Mum*s skinnier crossed toes.
Mum often puts her toes over each other like this.

august 3 2012 09:58 - Mum & Hali in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7722293774_7ab7d7bfeb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7722293774_77d5852f91_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722293774/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722293774/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 05, 2012, 09:10:25 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:58 - Hali in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7722767886_15e2ec0978_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8434/7722767886_15e2ec0978_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722767886/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722767886/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 05, 2012, 09:16:23 PM
 
Hali is eyeing Mum!
 
august 3 2012 09:58 - Hali in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7722817710_bfbb0fba11_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8287/7722817710_4052c515d7_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722817710/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722817710/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 05, 2012, 09:21:22 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:58 - Mum & Hali in Hidden Beach Tree

LOVE the tassels on Hali*s wing feathers!
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7722844456_42b93320bf_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7722844456_18fba89e95_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722844456/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722844456/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 05, 2012, 09:39:17 PM
 
Mum seems to have a full crop in all these fotos!
 
august 3 2012 09:58 - Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/7722932456_d93111850f_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7136/7722932456_78767d4410_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722932456/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7722932456/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gmadeb3 on August 05, 2012, 09:40:16 PM
Wow booni  that is really interesting about Mom with her toes.  Nice photo of them together.   Thanks for sharing your photos and obs.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on August 06, 2012, 08:22:39 AM
all I can say is wow Booni, you need to make a photo book. I would buy it in a minute :heart :nod2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: BBE on August 06, 2012, 11:36:11 AM
Booni, catching up with Mom, Dad and hali Hornby ('Les Trois Hornbys'). Wow , such awesome photos you have posted from your sighting of them on Aug. 3. They are beautiful. Words fail  me.

I'm also in line for a coffe table book of the Hornby Island Eagles.

:ty     :woohoo2      :wub


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on August 06, 2012, 08:16:42 PM
I'm getting in line. They are such beauties!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2012, 08:49:44 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:58 - Hali & Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7737507456_0fba94006a_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7137/7737507456_df0c89f295_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737507456/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737507456/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2012, 08:51:18 PM
 
Hali is showing us her nictitating membrane here.

august 3 2012 09:58 - Hali & Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7737498714_30ae6005d3_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8423/7737498714_c37cd6d976_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737498714/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737498714/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2012, 08:59:04 PM
 
august 3 2012 09:59 - Dad in the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7737490564_2a3e863708_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7737490564_9f89a6cb78_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737490564/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737490564/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2012, 09:03:00 PM
 
august 3 2012 10:01 - Hali & Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7737524678_f1412aedb6_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7737524678_447fb4117c_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737524678/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737524678/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2012, 09:04:39 PM
 
august 3 2012 10:01 - Hali & Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7737473496_e46378be20_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7737473496_4c6fb1c6fb_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737473496/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737473496/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2012, 09:07:00 PM
 
august 3 2012 10:01 - Hali & Mum in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7737515996_e9cd3cdf97_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7737515996_bc69ac7a21_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737515996/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7737515996/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on August 07, 2012, 11:12:35 PM
Thank you Booni and Wren!

I cannot tell you how precious these pictures and commentary are to me. Booni, when you get those "feelings" I am glad that you and Chester act, grab the camera and head out. Woohoo!

Hugs,
Rajame
:hug


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on August 08, 2012, 07:14:50 PM
Again thank-you Booni for sharing your pictures of our favorite eagle family.   :hearts2  Enjoy seeing them so much!  And mom and dad look so good this year!   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 11, 2012, 08:49:32 PM
 
august 3 2012 10:01 - Hali in Hidden Beach Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7763222978_1998ecf327_c.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7264/7763222978_1998ecf327_c.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7763222978/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7763222978/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 11, 2012, 09:29:50 PM
 :eclove :heart :eclove wow what a healthy eagle! Great Photo Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 11, 2012, 09:39:30 PM
 
Okay, going back a month in time...
 
july 8 2012 1447 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-324
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7763418904_804b32ac50_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7763418904_ef58fd3355_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7763418904/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7763418904/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 11, 2012, 10:09:17 PM
 
This is not the nictitating membrane closed over the eye.
This is the actual eyelid, which looks to be feathered & skin.
 
Sleepy Hali on a hot day - july 8 2012 14:51 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-347
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7763535700_6abaee1041_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7763535700_3c59f3bb4f_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7763535700/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7763535700/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 11, 2012, 10:18:34 PM
Wow thank you booni. great capture and clarity!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on August 11, 2012, 10:19:11 PM
Each picture is better than the one before (or even a month before!)

Thank you, Booni!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 08:49:18 PM
 
i was at the back side of the Nest today & it was awfully quiet!
i hadn*t watched the cam all day.
Had the Eagles left?
Then i heard Mum gulling in the distance.
Phew!
Not long after, Mum & Dad both flew in to the Babysitting Tree, one after the other.
 
august 12 2012 17:50 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7771110182_4b66d188e9_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7771110182_372cec7ec1_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771110182/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771110182/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 08:59:44 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:50 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7771189360_869fa324fb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7133/7771189360_42419ab273_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771189360/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771189360/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 09:03:29 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:51 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7771211222_888cdd2967_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7771211222_1fef5d2dc4_k.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771211222/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771211222/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 09:10:05 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:51 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/7771238676_08d73e77e6_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7112/7771238676_e7bd0d56e5_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771238676/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771238676/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 09:23:10 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:51 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7771311036_86ab39461c_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/7771311036_b6dfd72c54_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771311036/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771311036/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 09:29:21 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:51 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7771336750_16e1877411_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7771336750_93dbd1679a_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771336750/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771336750/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 09:42:49 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:52 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7771407180_0751797813_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7771407180_a6cbf4fd79_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771407180/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771407180/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 09:51:52 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:51 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree 
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7771431772_7e72b81728_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7771431772_b293992b1a_k.jpg)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 12, 2012, 10:14:20 PM
 
august 12 2012 17:52 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7771537576_9f65a9820e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8428/7771537576_a1f6f7dd09_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771537576/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7771537576/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 07:49:32 PM

august 13 2012 17:43 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7778498024_c94b8a01b9_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7271/7778498024_2e1255149f_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778498024/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778498024/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 07:55:13 PM

Mum was preening & stretching.
Here she is, doing a right wing, foot & tail stretch!
 
august 13 2012 17:44 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7778528832_c807702266_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7778528832_5bda02207e_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778528832/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778528832/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 07:58:54 PM

Really getting into the stretch now!
 
august 13 2012 17:44 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7778549564_71b2b517cd_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7778549564_0c1c03be88_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778549564/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778549564/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:04:43 PM

Look at her right toes hanging down!
 
august 13 2012 17:44 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7778579526_b9de9dd47a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7778579526_bea4262a4c_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778579526/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778579526/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:08:57 PM

Right foot is still clenching & relaxing here.
 
august 13 2012 17:44 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7778601440_8ab54a20cb_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8429/7778601440_1f8d11e03a_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778601440/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778601440/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:12:48 PM

She is still clenching her foot to relax it.
 
august 13 2012 17:45 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7778623100_52f07b2424_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7778623100_923df62f14_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778623100/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778623100/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:17:00 PM

august 13 2012 17:46 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7778643094_bf96ca0aa0_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7778643094_e355e5d9e6_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778643094/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778643094/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:21:05 PM

Clenched foot still.
You can see her *part* well here.
 
august 13 2012 17:46 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7778662948_dcbfcd90d9_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7778662948_dcbfcd90d9_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778662948/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778662948/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:24:59 PM

Calling.
Are Dad & Hali still around?
 
august 13 2012 17:46 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7778685410_207d8682d5_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7778685410_207d8682d5_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778685410/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778685410/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:29:43 PM

Stretching the left wing, tail & foot this time.
 
august 13 2012 17:46 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7778709298_0dfb11623a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7778709298_dfc118cc97_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778709298/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778709298/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:35:49 PM

Strrrreeettching that left foot.
Nictitating membrane visible over right eye, too.
 
august 13 2012 17:47 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7778734910_05011786af_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8440/7778734910_8e4c886005_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778734910/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778734910/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:42:49 PM

Still relaxing her left foot.
 
august 13 2012 17:49 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7778769724_0a3e58b67e_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7778769724_59b0f132cc_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778769724/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778769724/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:47:27 PM

i think Mum is looking pretty good for the end of nesting season!
 
august 13 2012 17:50 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7778798846_76e9e1829f_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7778798846_cf8c58073c_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778798846/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778798846/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 08:51:44 PM

august 13 2012 17:51 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7778824592_a4d01af218_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7778824592_0696eb8920_h.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778824592/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778824592/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2012, 09:08:19 PM
Mum, you will be leaving for the Salmon Spawns now.
i wish you a safe journey & lots of food!  :hearts2

august 13 2012 17:55 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7778898886_c4ed4d9b2d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8300/7778898886_05ae7ef524_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778898886/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7778898886/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on August 14, 2012, 07:31:34 PM
 :heart :eclove :s* :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dizzymom70 on August 18, 2012, 08:33:04 PM
Godspeed Hornby Family-I'm already counting the days till you return :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on August 19, 2012, 05:50:51 PM
We should get one of those tiny flying machines for winterwren and boonibarb so that they could following the eagles.  And of course a generous supply of chocolates.

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Miscellany/winged_migration.jpg)

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g38/jeaniesa_2006/Eagles/SurprisedEagleFishing.jpg)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on August 19, 2012, 07:18:37 PM
Hornby Eagles - You Are So Beautiful (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlGCh2kmODI#ws)

Thanks to Barb for generously sharing her photographs of the Hornby Eagles


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: WAPage on August 19, 2012, 07:37:17 PM
Thanks Beans, for putting those wonderful pictures to music, and Booni and Wren for your tireless attention to detail and sharing with us this beautiful family.  They are not just eagles they're our eagles.  Thank you thankyou. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: passerine on August 19, 2012, 08:53:23 PM
Fantastic Beans & TY Booni too.  :duck


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on August 19, 2012, 09:40:31 PM
I'm all for it, Beans... Especially the chocolate part.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: amyam on August 19, 2012, 10:24:05 PM
Thank you Bean for a beautiful video, what a touching story; good for mom and dad H; What a wonderful story in words and photos and videos of another season for mom and dad.  Thank you Booni and Wren for continuing the 'story' for us and sharing what you've observed.  You're a great part of my being to learn as much as we have and  I am grateful to you, taking the time to take these photos, and post them for us and make a living the other part of your day!!  I don't know how you do it all.  You truly have a magical way of describing so we feel like we're right there watching with you!  I look forward to your stories and photos and videos about all the nests at Hornby Island every night after hard day's work; what a pleasure.  Thank you again and again.  Whooo Hooo!!!!   Your photos are magnificent and your comments about what you see about them are priceless!

Aloha no,
Amy


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on August 19, 2012, 10:27:51 PM
Beans  & Booni,  Wonderful wonderful !!  Thank you both  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 08:39:22 AM
 
Going backwards in time again...
It was a hot hot day.
Hali was drowsing on the cam box.
Here, something caught her attention.
 
july 8 2012 13:46 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-272
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7845025654_e3d5e45d4b_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7845025654_b0ef7dd515_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845025654/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845025654/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 08:57:29 AM
 
Here she is, dozing again.
She is showing us her eyelid, not her nictitating membrane.
 
july 8 2012 13:4 - Hali dozes on the close up cam box - 046-277
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7845134200_c51b1296e0_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7845134200_c51b1296e0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845134200/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845134200/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 09:04:08 AM
 
july 8 2012 13:50 - Hali stretches on the close up cam box - 046-284
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7845160674_c651ed0964_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7845160674_b365e2a94a_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845160674/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845160674/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 09:10:09 AM
 
A stretch, a poop, what could be coming next?
She had barely moved the whole time i was watching.
 
july 8 2012 13:50 - Hali poops from the close up cam box - 046-289
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7845199566_fe46d689b0_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7275/7845199566_fe46d689b0_b.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845199566/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7845199566/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on August 23, 2012, 10:14:18 AM
Thank you, Barb!  Some of your spectacular photographs are in the video, You are So Beautiful to Me

You Are So Beautiful to Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlGCh2kmODI&list=UUMVgDr7RQv2EsFmolLKeI0w&index=1&feature=plcp)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 11:50:42 AM
 
Thank you for making that wonderful video beans!  :heart

july 8 2012 13:51 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-300
 
 
 
july 8 2012 13:51 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-300 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZXVfbLQcTU#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 11:55:13 AM
 
july 8 2012 13:52 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-301
 
 
 
july 8 2012 13:52 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-301 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Nsi4BZPL5g#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 11:57:01 AM
 
Here, she slips on top of the close up cam box as she makes her way back to the Nest.
If you crank your volume, you can hear her talons clacking on the wood!

july 8 2012 13:59 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-303
 
 
 
july 8 2012 13:59 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-303 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYE_0A8s8I4#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 12:41:57 PM
 
Here she is returning from the Nest to the close up cam box.
 
july 8 2012 14:14 - Hali on the Nest - 046-304-304
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7846287516_0c83e14d7d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8431/7846287516_a95e14428c_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7846287516/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7846287516/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 04:53:51 PM
 
Now she*s back on the cam box.
 
july 8 2012 14:44 - Hali yawns on the close up cam box - 046-313
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7847624194_aa31b329cb_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7847624194_73a3a82177_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7847624194/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7847624194/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 23, 2012, 04:57:46 PM
 
A good-looking poopshot!
 
july 8 2012 14:44 - Hali on the close up cam box - 046-314
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7847644174_963c69133d_b.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7847644174_3c31be85e2_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7847644174/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7847644174/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 23, 2012, 06:13:52 PM


Beans...Gitchi Miigwetch for the beautiful video!  What a wonderful way to remember the season!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on August 23, 2012, 06:14:43 PM


Booni...great videos and pictures!  What can I say....I love Love LOVE the poop shot!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on August 23, 2012, 08:36:58 PM
Thanks for the memories.... love those videos and those pictures  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on August 30, 2012, 09:41:32 AM
 
i went with Chester for a walk around Sandstone Point one morning.
Looking back at the Nest territory i saw a pretty cool view of all the Trees we know so well from the cam!
i don*t see Gregg*s Tree in this foto, however.
 
august 24 2012 11:17 - Nest territory
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/7894888214_bdf92660b2_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/7894888214_47b6f609a9_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7894888214/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7894888214/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on August 30, 2012, 10:01:21 AM
Thanks for that picture!  Glad it jumps to a larger size so we can read the labels.   :thumbsup


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jungleland on August 31, 2012, 07:39:48 PM
Booni I really like that picture of the nest territory.  It sure gives a different perspective.  It's also amazing to see how close to houses the eagles are.   :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on September 01, 2012, 11:24:10 AM
Bonnie, thanks for the photo. I could not imagine what it was like to see the nest seen by another angle. :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 01, 2012, 11:33:27 AM
Thanks for the great picture and label, Booni!

Where is Mishi's tree?    :question


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 01, 2012, 01:32:40 PM

 
Faerie Gardener, i don*t see Mishi*s Tree in this view.
It is higher up the hill behind the Nest & out of view.
It would be over to the right of that foto.

In this view from Sandstone Point we see Hope*s Tree with the dead top to the left & the Peters*s Tree to the right.
 
august 24 2012 11:17 - Hope*s Tree & the Peters* Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7907296884_7f2aba8fa1_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7907296884_d4e850e626_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7907296884/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7907296884/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 01, 2012, 01:39:29 PM
 
This is an interesting view of the Nest Tree.
Seen from Sandstone Point again.
Funny how, the further away you go, the more you can see INTO the Nest!
Look at the big pile of sticks sliding forward, towards the water.
Years & years of sticks piled up there.

At the top right of the stump where it is red is perhaps where the chunk of bark came from that Hali knocked down when she was up there one day.
 
august 24 2012 11:17 - the Nest Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/7907308946_3ae2d00123_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/7907308946_da28be3bc3_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7907308946/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7907308946/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 01, 2012, 01:43:10 PM
 
This is what the Babysitting Tree looks like from Sandstone Point.
 
august 24 2012 10:05 - the Babysitting Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/7907320098_d800125a84_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/7907320098_b78250274b_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7907320098/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7907320098/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 01, 2012, 02:00:06 PM
 
Here we have the whole Nest territory from around the corner of Sandstone Point where the Wiig Nest is, all the way to Grassy Point at the far right.
The tallest Tree to the left is used by Mum & Dad, & the third one from the left is the one the most used by Mum & Dad when they are at Hidden Beach, & is the one where Mum Dad & Hali were all perched that one day i found them there.
 
august 24 2012 10:17 - Sandstone Point to Grassy Point
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7908736376_5857b48b5a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8306/7908736376_e52b60ccf9_k.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7908736376/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7908736376/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 01, 2012, 02:09:47 PM
booni this is great!

the photos of the back side of the nest tree show the deteriation of the stump. the BST looks very strong maybe a location if they ever give up nest tree?
 
The last Photo you can even see the nest tree!!
Thank you!   


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 01, 2012, 02:15:36 PM
 
Another view of the whole Nest territory, this time a little closer in to Hidden Beach & the bay there.
 
august 24 2012 10:05 - Nest territory
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7908797482_51b6945712_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/7908797482_d5e7eb1199_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7908797482/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7908797482/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 01, 2012, 02:25:25 PM
 
Cali, good eye!
You can indeed see the Nest Tree in that foto.
In the last foto i posted you can spot it there, too.
 
Okay, this is another labelled foto, with the Nest Tree in the center.
This is closer again to Hidden Beach.

#1 = Fosters* Fir
#2 = the Babysitting Tree
#3 = Hope*s Tree
#4 = the Peters* Tree

august 24 2012 1018 - Nest Tree area perch Trees
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7908889508_4b2b87dcd0_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7908889508_c8429f21db_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7908889508/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7908889508/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on September 04, 2012, 05:37:46 AM
just caught up on the forums thanks for bringing Hornby alive for us, hey in that one shot with the good look at the houses,is that the blue roof house the chatters used to see from  Dougs nest cam?


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 04, 2012, 09:35:13 AM

cinnemon, i don*t see THE blue roof house in any of my fotos.
The blue roof is metal roofing which comes in a few colours, blue, red, silver, so you see a lot of blue roofs here.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on September 05, 2012, 10:32:39 AM
ok thanks, great photos, one day I swear I am coming to Hornby, 2 years to go for our 50th anni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: jeavverhey on September 06, 2012, 12:59:10 PM
Thanks Beans, for putting those wonderful pictures to music, and Booni and Wren for your tireless attention to detail and sharing with us this beautiful family.  They are not just eagles they're our eagles.  Thank you thankyou. :thumbup:

DITTO!!!  :group :cheers  Can't wait for the first week of October.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 14, 2012, 09:25:54 AM

Okay, here we are at the beginning of cam raising day!
There are three men who arrived to do the task, Nick the Master Groundsman, then Dan & Dale the climbers.
There is a LOT of preparation time at the base of the Tree.
A lot of gear needs to be attached to their bodies ready to use, a lot of thinking through what will be needed once they are up there is done, & there is a lot of prepping of ropes.
i believe the orange rope is Dale*s, & was left in the Tree for this day the last time Dan climbed & mounted the cam by himself.
This rope has been left in the Tree again for the next time.
i believe HEGPS owns this rope now!
In this foto of Dan beginning his ascent, you can see to the left of his helmet the orange climbing rope & the gray conduit containing the wiring from the dvr to the camera.
Dan is using a battery screw driver to remove one of two screws from the brackets holding the conduit to the Tree.
He climbs a bit, then removes a screw, then climbs a bit more.
The blue line over his left shoulder goes to his drinking water, i believe.
Look at all the other doo-dahs attached to his waist, & think of the weight of them all pulling him down as he climbs up!
The orange plastic to the left of his left leg is like a plastic swing seat that he is actually able to sit on while he works.
He has special high lace up boots on, with climbing spikes attached to them to give his feet purchase as he climbs.
They are buckled onto his legs at the ankle & again higher up his shins.
The black pouch hanging down from his right side contains screws & small things like that, i believe.
In the meantime, Nick is assisting the ropes, making sure they go up smoothly.
Dale is suiting up.
It is a cool sunny morning, perfect for the climb.
 
september 11 2012 10:39 - Dan beginning climb of Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7985788338_aecc33705d_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8441/7985788338_afb575d37c_o.jpg)

i made sure i asked permission of everyone for their fotos to be taken this day.
Dale was all for it!
Dale has PILES of experience climbing the trees of Hornby.
He has just returned from two weeks of caving!

september 11 2012 10:40 - Dale prepared to climb

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7985784228_51b6c5aa6f_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/7985784228_9c942444f9_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7985788338/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7985788338/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 14, 2012, 01:45:16 PM


Awesome Pictures Booni!  Miigwetch for posting....sort of puts us ALL there for the climb!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on September 14, 2012, 01:49:41 PM
What a lot of gear they haul up that tree!  Thanks for the pictures, Booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on September 14, 2012, 01:53:24 PM
Wow...that's a LOT to haul UP.  Thanks for these pictures!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on September 14, 2012, 01:57:29 PM
What a lot of gear they haul up that tree!... 

....and I thought I had a lot in my handbag:  Iphone, credit card, other cards, LIPSTICK, sunglasses, money, keys...  but no cables, no electric drill... etc....   :hmmm


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: madrona on September 14, 2012, 03:39:38 PM
They make it look so easy - their relaxed manner, even though weighed down with all that equipment, climbing to those dizzying heights.  I have seen a few tree climbs around here on Vancouver Island (BC is a rugged and forested province) and I'm in awe of what these men do.   All part of a day's work for a logger and climber, just like in the following video which shows the kind of work BC loggers do :-

Old Firs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g08_vqBj38k#)

Thanks Dan, Dale and Nick for a successful and safe climb. 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on September 14, 2012, 06:08:11 PM
Thanks for the explanation of the gear, terrific!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 09:16:32 PM

Here*s Dan a bit higher in the Tree now.
You can see his battery screwdriver hanging from a line clipped to him.
You also get a better view of his *swing seat* that he sits on.
Notice the braces of the climbing spikes going up along the sides of his boots.
 
september 11 2012 10:41 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7990647688_2d3da3fc41_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8179/7990647688_ddfdd422b4_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990647688/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990647688/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 09:23:06 PM

Here, Dan has climbed past where the cam was mounted the first time.
He is climbing up to where the line was left attached to the Tree, the time he adjusted the microphone for us with John.
Notice the time.
It has taken him half an hour to reach this point, since the last foto was taken nearer the base of the Tree.
 
september 11 2012 11:11 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7990672932_0f085f5be4_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7990672932_e9da6f82b0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990672932/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990672932/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 09:31:18 PM

Here he is, almost at his destination.
He has taken one of his lines attached to his waist & thrown it around the Tree to his left, & he intends to catch the metal loop of it around the Tree to his right now.
He succeeds!
You can see the metal loop on the end of the line to the right of the Tree, just below his right hand.
The original orange line is secured around the Tree & over the two strong branches above & to the left of his head.
The spike on his lower left leg is stuck into the Tree bark to steady him.
 
september 11 2012 11:12 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/7990687828_3bd726fa8f_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8313/7990687828_5306286079_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990687828/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990687828/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 09:39:49 PM

Here you can see that the line he tossed around the Tree is now attaching him in a loop from his waist, around the Tree, & back to his waist.
He can hang back on this loop, which supports his weight, while his feet are gripping the Tree lower down with his climbing spikes.
He is now working on throwing a similar line, this time higher up & around the big branches to the left, as well as the Tree, so he can go above where the orange line is attached.
 
september 11 2012 11:14 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/7990693717_1ff5fe2d20_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/7990693717_bc4daf7dc9_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990693717/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990693717/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 09:43:32 PM

Now he has succeeded in attaching the waist line higher up in the Tree & he is hanging his weight from it.
 
september 11 2012 11:15 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/7990704499_88503cb81e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8311/7990704499_f94caf5fba_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990704499/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990704499/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: beans on September 15, 2012, 09:46:39 PM
He's way up there!  Wow!  Thanks for these pictures and the descriptions!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 10:01:44 PM

i saw Dan knock on the Tree here, testing it for rot & strength.
He then tossed another line to the right around the Tree.
You can see the loop to the left of the Tree, & he is trying to catch it with his left hand.
He succeeds!
His lucky left foot is able to step on the stub of a thick branch that has been removed in the past.
 
september 11 2012 11:15 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/7990728694_23016bb427_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/7990728694_c603f3c51f_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990728694/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/7990728694/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 10:09:56 PM

Okay, you can see here that Dan has now secured a line around the Tree up high with a pulley on it.
Does this get used to haul the cam system up with.
i forget, we*ll see.
He is working on another orange line, pulling up on it, while the other end goes down to the ground.
i hope you know by now to click these fotos then click the foto that opens to see it large & up close.
 
september 11 2012 11:16 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 15, 2012, 10:17:22 PM

i am on the road looking straight up the Tree watching Dan with my camera.
Chester is lying on the grass at the side of the road in the sun.
It is cold in the shade.
i have my down vest & a warm sweatshirt on, & am wearing boots & shoes instead of sandals for the first time in months.
i decide to take Chester*s lead & i lie on the grass in the sun on my side & find it is much easier to take fotos that way!
My neck doesn*t get strained, & i can brace the camera by my arms resting on the ground.
Dan is waaaaaaayyyyyyy up there.
 
september 11 2012 11:20 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 16, 2012, 12:28:37 AM
 :eceek My gosh that treee is tall!! we underestimate the size of Mom and Dad, especially when we see a full grown man looking not much bigger than a large bird himself!. Thank you booni!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on September 16, 2012, 06:12:35 AM
Wow....I am getting vertigo just looking at the pics!  These guys are a different breed, that's for sure!  Thanks for these pics Booni....what a perspective!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 16, 2012, 06:19:15 AM


Holy Carp!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 08:28:15 AM

Okay, this video is sideways!
i took a whole bunch of fotos & videos with the camera turned sideways to fit the tallness of the Tree.
The fotos i could rotate, the video i could not.
Okay, using a YouTube feature, i believe i rotated the video to upright.
May take a while to upload that, in the meantime it is sideways.
Another hint with my videos is the click the *cog* button under the picture on the lower frame & choose the highest HD quality, 1080p, to watch my videos in High Definition.
You can click full screen, too.

Here, Dan is lowering himself down from on high back to camera level to start working on attaching the system to a line to haul it up the Tree.
i believe Dale is still waiting & ready below with Nick.
You can see that coming down the Tree goes much faster than going up, & that there are a whole mess of ropes that Dan is working with & knows what to do with.
 
september 11 2012 11:24 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree
 
september 11 2012 11:24 - Dan climbs Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HSQOiv2LY8#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 08:49:26 AM

In this foto Dan is hanging out, studying the camera system, waiting for Dale to climb up & join him.
That is the cam, the big eye, the box contains the electronic workings, & the long microphone is housed inside the pvc pipe for protection from the weather.
You can see that the white line with the blue thread in it is attached to a mesh grabber wrapped around the conduit to haul it*s weight up the Tree separately from the cam system.
 
september 11 2012 11:29 - Dan in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:00:25 AM

Okay, i think i must have gotten distracted by something on the ground to do with the computer system because now it is twenty minutes later & Dale has already scaled the Tree to the top & is setting his orange line.
Dan is waiting for him, sitting on his swing seat at cam level.
They are hauling up a canvas bag full of bits & pieces for the job which is tied on to the orange line in Dan*s hands.
 
september 11 2012 11:47 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on September 16, 2012, 02:29:59 PM
Booni, thank you so much for this detailed account of the cam raising. It is fascinating and shows how much goes into something of this nature and we're about to see why two climbers were necessary.
 :eclove :biggrin3


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on September 16, 2012, 03:53:22 PM
 :eclove   Thank you, Bonnie. Very interesting. And how high is the tree!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ccfan on September 16, 2012, 05:53:30 PM
Thank you Booni...this is fascinating.  My husband is a lineman and I have watched him hook up trees and poles but never as high as that, trees aren't THAT tall here :ecwink or I can guarantee he would have...all climbers have to have so many things to think about simultaneously to stay out of harms way while they climb let alone the work they have to do while up there...truly amazing men. :thumbup:


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 06:33:38 PM

Okay, another sideways video that should be upright soon.
Dale is working at the top of the Tree while Dan is still at camera level, hauling up a canvas bucket full of supplies for the job.
He is having a bit of a time untangling it from all the ropes as he pulls it up, but he does succeed in freeing it & hauling it all the way up to him.
Dale calls down to him at the end of the video.
 
september 11 2012 11:48 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 september 11 2012 11:48 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu1SAX1FKFM#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 06:40:54 PM

Here*s Dale at the top of Gregg*s Tree.
He has been working on setting his safety line, i believe.
He & Dan are working together here.
Looks like that orange thing with the white bands on each side near his behind is a cloth version of the swing seat that Dan uses.
You can see Dale*s equipment is older & more beat up & used than Dan*s.
Dale has been climbing for a loooong time.
They were saying how you get to know most people on Hornby, with this kind of work always needing doing by everyone.
 
september 11 2012 11:49 - Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 06:44:36 PM

Here*s Dan at cam level.
He has attached the canvas bucket of bits to his waist.
Not sure what he*s looking at here, perhaps Nick is doing something for him at the ground?
Notice the nice big poopshot on the top of the cam!
 
september 11 2012 11:50 - Dan in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 06:48:28 PM

Here is Dan attaching a purple strap to the cam, box & mic, in preparation for lifting them up the Tree.
This way they are all supported on the go up, & the conduit has it*s own support, & they will all go up together.
Notice he has a walkie talkie clipped to his left breast for communicating with the ground crew.
 
september 11 2012 11:50 - Dan in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 06:52:02 PM

Here Dan is taking a break while Dale finishes as the top of the Tree.
Notice the orange line attached near his waist which goes up to the top of the Tree where Dale is attaching his line.
Dan is looking towards the Nest & the water.
Just imagine the view from up there!
 
september 11 2012 11:52 - Dan resting in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 06:55:08 PM

This sideways video will soon appear upright.
It shows you Dale coming down the Tree to join Dan at cam level.
Chester, at my side, does a little sneeze & cough.

 
september 11 2012 11:54 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZZxxSvkCKM#)
 
september 11 2012 11:54 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: paintnut on September 16, 2012, 07:10:40 PM
Booni thank you for the pics and videos of the tree climb and cam raising.  Have a real respect for the folks who do this.  My stomach did a couple of flips flops just looking!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 07:12:30 PM

You can hear Chester barking in the videos.
He is barking because the guys*s gear is jingling like a dog collar & he thinks those sounds & the voices mean another dog is near.

This foto shows Dale at cam level, preparing his side for the cam raising.
Can i tell you, my heart was in my throat!
This was the scariest part of this whole day, thinking of that cam being pulled up the Tree.
There were so many things that could go wrong, & then we would have no cam.
But Dan had a plan, & he & Dale worked really well together.
This project was all new to Dale, & i heard Dan explaining many things to him, including pointing out the Nest in the distance.
Dale figured the Nest was in the Tree they were climbing!
We wish!
 
september 11 2012 11:58 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 07:19:16 PM

Okay, this spot is reserved for a video that is gonna take a while to upload, so be sure to come back & watch it later.
It*s gonna take til 8:30 Nest time to be uploaded.
i will keep posting fotos past this post.

In this video, Dan is explaining what is going to happen, to Dale.
Notice the move he makes with his hands, indicating how the cam will be suspended on one line, attached by the purple strap, while the conduit will be attached to the other line.
Dale gets it, & gets in position.
 
september 11 2012 12:00 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
september 11 2012 12:00 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNcpCXqyVkg#)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 07:50:58 PM

Okay people, it*s crunch time.
Time to hold your breaths.
Dan & Dale are strategizing here.
The last of the screws holding the cam system to the Tree have been removed & the cam is swinging free & booni is not a happy camper.
You can see the conduit attached to the heavy white rope lower down, & the knot a little ways up holding the purple strap which is holding the whole cam system.
The cam is about to be hauled up the Tree.
Nick on the ground is to do the hauling on the line.
Think good thoughts...
i love this foto.
It shows these two working well as a team for us.
Both men are sitting on their swing seats as they confer.
 
september 11 2012 12:03 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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i am hearing that the large sizes of these fotos are sideways.
They are still examinable, however.
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 08:16:09 PM

Okay, in this video you can see that the cam is now swinging free of the Tree!

 :eceek

i am really worried about the weight of the conduit pulling itself free from the bottom of the cam box, leaving us with no connection between our gear & our computer.
But it is well supported & not pulling on the connection at all.
 
september 11 2012 12:10 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
september 11 2012 12:10 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnvys5AEk0#ws)
 







Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 08:37:02 PM

Okay, Dan has attached another waist line around the Tree & is clambering upwards past the cam while Dale remains at cam level.
Dan is going up to where the cam will be raised to.
i am holding my breath here.
The cam is swinging free, & i am hoping for the cam to go up high, up to where the orange lines are looped over the branches way up there.
But Dan is deciding how high it will go.
He has told me he will raise it as high as it can safely go.

 :goodluck

 :pull

Dale is suggesting three foot long pieces of 2x4s to attach the cam box to the tree at both sides of the box where the roundness & lack of girth of the Tree makes it so that screws themselves are not enough.
We have to screw wood to the Tree, then screw the box to the wood.
When you heard chainsawing that day, you were hearing Nick on the ground sawing up two by fours for the cam box.
 
september 11 2012 12:14 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
september 11 2012 12:14 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rddNuadyefc#ws)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 08:41:18 PM

This foto shows you Dan where i*m hoping the cam is to be attached, & i believe Dale as well as Nick on the ground are holding the line attached to the cam system that will pull it up the Tree.
The largest version of this foto, when you click it, is sideways darnit.
 
september 11 2012 12:16 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:10:04 PM

The cam is swinging free, supported in two places by the thick white line, about to be pulled from the ground by Nick, who asks, *can i pull?*
Dale pulls on the yellow knotted rope he has tied to the line then gives the okay.
You can see that all three men are controlling the line that pulls the cam up the Tree, three feet at a time.
Dale has attached something to the white line with that yellow rope, equipment for later perhaps?
Chester barks when he hears all the jingling & the mens* voices.
 
september 11 2012 12:23 - Dan & Dale & Nick raise the cam up Gregg*s Tree
 
september 11 2012 12:23 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFQEDI7mMoY#)
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:27:52 PM

 
In this foto you can see the cam system well suspended by two points on the thick white rope.
i have got my fingers crossed that this is how high it will be attached.
 
september 11 2012 12:24 - Dan & the cam in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:30:22 PM
 
i think here Dale is resting while Dan does his prep work at the top of the Tree with the cam.
 
september 11 2012 12:25 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:34:13 PM
 
Here, Dan is examining the site on the Tree, to figure out how best to attach that big square box.
It has a screw hole in the very center of all four sides.
The top & bottom can be screwed to the Tree, but the sides will need some wood to attach to.
 
september 11 2012 12:26 - Dan & the cam in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:37:16 PM
 
Dale is now climbing up to where Dan & the cam are.
They will begin attaching the box to the Tree together now.
 
september 11 2012 12:50 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:39:33 PM
 
Dale has his portable screwdriver out.
i believe he is attaching the top & bottom screws.
 
september 11 2012 13:01 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 16, 2012, 09:44:35 PM
 
Here, the first chunk of 3' 2x4 has arrived, ready to attach to the Tree on either side of the cam*s box.
& that is the end of my fotos & videos for this day.
i got caught up on the cam computer for the rest of the day.
In the meantime, the guys attached two 2x4s to each side of the cam box, came quickly down the Tree, & had packed up their gear & were ready to go.
A most successful day all *round!
Everyone safe & sound & on the ground.
 
september 11 2012 13:03 - Dan & Dale in Gregg*s Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on September 16, 2012, 10:08:02 PM
WONDERFUL BOONI... TY for all the great pics and videos... my hubby will love looking at these... he has climbed some big trees in his time but I doubt that high... and never put a cam on one either... so he will be enjoy seeing these!!! Wonderful job with pics and narration, and the boys did a fantastic job raising that cam... NOT an easy job for sure...WELL DONE ALL !!!!! Now get ready for a great season with Mom and Dad!!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on September 16, 2012, 10:28:44 PM
Thank you Booni - I was hoping we could see the details of how the cam was moved, but this is so much more than I expected.  Love hearing Chester's commentary.  You and the tree climbers are all amazing!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Lucia on September 17, 2012, 11:48:26 AM
What a wonderful job they did. I'm seeing these pictures today and I am delighted with it all. Booni, thanks for the photos and the details of your posts, they are like a story of the moment. :clap
 :ty The new position of the camera was much better.  :eclove I'm anxious for return of Mom and Dad!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cinnemon on September 17, 2012, 12:05:22 PM
wow booni thanks for showing us how they do these things. It must be great living there!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on September 21, 2012, 02:27:08 PM
Booni, I have just now had time to catch up on your posts and see all the photos and videos of the tree-climbing. I held my breath just reading and watching the videos! I can barely imagine how it must have felt to you, watching them do all this from waaaaay down there on the ground. What a wonderful job they did - and what a great job to have! A huge thank you to you for letting us share this heart-stopping experience! 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: dixidoo on September 22, 2012, 07:21:25 PM
Booni - just got a chance to read your play-by-play of the cam-raising event the other day.  I had NO idea what kind of a convoluted, complicated and sustained effort had to be made for such a thing -- and by two climbers!  Your explanation was first-rate in helping me appreciate the nature of such a task.  Thank you SO much!!!!  And since I only just learned of Dooki's passing, it gave me great pleasure that you featured Chester's take on things.  He's a lucky dog.  Bless you for your loving attention to all God's creatures, including us!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mishikeenhquay on September 23, 2012, 07:29:43 AM


((dixidoo))  I could not have said it better!! 
WE are blessed!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2012, 06:35:43 PM
Since the cam has been moved up the Tree, we can now see the His & Hers Tree!
We should be able to spot Mum & Dad in these trees quite often!
This is one tree that splits into two tops, & it is at Grassy Point.
Maybe we can see whether Mum uses one top & Dad the other?
 
september 14 2012 11:34 - His & Hers Tree
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 23, 2012, 06:41:58 PM

This is what the cam looks like from the ground now.
You can see the 2x4s they used to attach the cam box sides to the Tree with.
In the first foto, you can see that the cam is quite close to the top of the Tree now.
 
september 13 2012 11:34 - cam
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 08:06:46 AM

Wooooohooooo!  :woohoo2
i uploaded all the fotos from my good camera & discovered i have a whole bunch of Hali that i haven*t posted yet!

Hali has her right foot clenched & tucked up to her fluffed up belly feathers here.
Such confidence on the wide angle cam!
 
july 22 2012 12:48 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-589
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on September 25, 2012, 08:25:16 AM
What a gorgeous bird!

That nail on the front of the wa box is bothersome though   :ecsad


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 08:31:06 AM


 
july 22 2012 12:51 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-594
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 08:40:46 AM

Preening her belly feathers.
 
july 22 2012 12:52 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-598
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:01:41 AM

i love this foto because it shows the lovely white tips of her head feathers.  :eclove
 
july 22 2012 12:55 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-605
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:17:18 AM

What an alert face!
 
july 22 2012 12:56 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-608
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:25:55 AM

july 22 2012 12:56 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-609
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:28:44 AM

july 22 2012 12:56 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-613
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:34:59 AM

Having a good head scratch!
This always looks so pleasurable.
Look at her chubby toes!
 
july 22 2012 12:57 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-616
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:39:37 AM

After a good stretch, a good yawn!
Notice how her chin & head & belly feathers are all fluffed out!
 
july 22 2012 12:58 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-622
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2012, 09:50:52 AM

Picking at the top of the cam box.
i LOVE the grip she has on the edge of the box with her toes!
 
july 22 2012 12:59 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-629
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Rajame on September 25, 2012, 11:52:09 AM
Beautiful! Thank you Booni and Wren for letting us glimpse through your lens. :hearts2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on September 25, 2012, 03:31:38 PM
 :heart
Thank you Bonnie for wonderful photos. through your photos I feel closer to Hornby.
 :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on September 25, 2012, 10:34:05 PM
I love the banana toes...  :heart

Thank you so much for posting these.
There went another few chunks of the WA cam box.   :ecwink


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on September 26, 2012, 12:05:53 AM
So, we've had a few good discussions on the chat lately about what we see on the water now that the cam is raised. We're getting a pretty good view of some of the seabirds and sea mammals. Seabirds are my passion, so I know a little bit about who is out there these days. I'm thinking that it might be useful to post this information here so it reaches more people and becomes part of the record.

So, here are some of the critters you might see and some ways to tell them apart.
Thank you, most notably, to Non4now, aka Typos, and to Paintnut, for asking the questions and helping me put this into words.

Sea mammals:

-Whales are seen further offshore. They have tall fins that are visible every time they surface. They all surface in quick sequence, twice or three times, and then disappear for a few minutes before surfacing again, sometimes a long distance away.

-Dolphins usually move in large groups, are fast swimmers, and seem to bounce from the water. They might disappear underwater for a short period of time but mostly they stay close to the surface when they travel. They are a much rarer sighting than whales around here. I don't believe anyone has ever seen them on the cam yet.

-Sealions usually move in groups of 2 to a dozen, though occasionally you might see a solitary individual. They stay close to the surface when they travel, so you see ripples marking their position almost constantly, and they surface every few seconds to breathe. They move slower than the zoomy dolphins, but the impression is one of strong, steady progress.
 
-Seals haul out to the land in groups, but in the water they move as individuals, independently of each other. Outside their roosting spots, you usually see only one at a time. Only the head is visible, and then they sink out of sight, like a submarine, and reappear somewhere else a minute or two later. There are no haul-out areas within view of the cam, so you are unlikely to see a seal on land. Sometimes seals slap their flippers on the water; it's one of the ways they communicate. We have heard the splashes on cam, especially at night. If you see some isolated splashes on the water, with nothing big obviously jumping, that might be a seal.



Now here are the birds you might see these days. Winter residents are arriving daily, so this list will change and it might become much more difficult to tell who's who.

-Gulls... The gulls are always with us. The large Larus gulls are what we hear and see most. Mew gulls are a bit smaller and sound just like their name. Bonaparte gulls are tiny, less than half of the size of a large Larus gull. Gulls make very different sounds depending on whether they're feeding or just arguing. When they are feeding, the sound of a flock of gulls is constant and higher pitched. It would also sound fainter than the shore-based arguments because it would come from further away (assuming that the gulls are feeding on a ball of herring somewhere offshore). Gulls of all kinds might stand cheek by jowl on any given rock.

-Cormorants are a bit bigger than gulls, dark overall, and very upright in their stance. They like hanging out on Big Rock and Sandstone Point. They often congregate with the gulls.

-Harlequins often swim quite close to shore, and spend time standing or sitting on the rocks. They sometimes sit close to the gulls. They appear small and dark on cam. These days they're hanging out in pairs or groups of up to a dozen, maybe two dozen at the most. Later on in the year they will congregate in larger flocks and will become harder to tell apart from scoters.

-Scoters are also dark in colour. They are hanging out in larger flocks - a dozen to several dozens. You will mostly see them further out from shore than the harlequins. The whole flock dives in quick sequence, seeming to collapse and vanish, and then they all reappear together. I've never seen then come ashore.

-This morning I saw a flock of Common mergansers from the cam. They are fairly large birds, and the males have a dark head and a white body with bold black markings. The females and young are mostly brown. They like resting on shore, in groups of up to 8 or so. When they swim around they drift apart; they don't stay in a tight flock like scoters or harlequins.

-We see Common Loons very often from the cam. Probably always the same loon, too: they are very territorial year-round. Except right now; I've seen up to 6 of them at a time these past few weeks, but always a distance from each other, not in a tight flock. Through the winter they are solitary and in the spring they pair up here before leaving for the nesting grounds. Common Loons are very large, and at this time of year they appear mostly dark unless they are tipping over to preen or shake their wings - then you see their white belly. They swim for a while, then take a long dive, often emerging a long distance away. Loons will change to their winter plumage soon and will be harder to see from the cam.

-Typos spotted a smaller bird that seemed loon-like. It was probably a Pacific Loon, which is only about two-thirds of the size of a Common Loon. The behaviour is similar.

-And then there are the Canada Geese, of course. You'll see them in flocks, close to shore or on shore. They never dive, just dip their heads underwater. People also saw Brants from the cam. They are a bit smaller than Canada Geese and their head, neck and breast is dark, with no white patches.

-I saw a Red-necked Grebe from shore near the cam this afternoon. These behave much like the loons but they are smaller and have a long neck. Only the adults have the russet colour on their neck. The young are all in neutral colours.

That's about all I can think of for now.





Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 26, 2012, 12:41:31 AM
Excellent , thank you wren, for the identification descriptive guide.. be a good idea to copy and print to have beside screen when watching cam!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 26, 2012, 08:26:38 AM

july 22 2012 13:02 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-636
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 26, 2012, 08:32:49 AM

Kind of a funny pose when they preen under their tail!
 
july 22 2012 13:07 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-642
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 26, 2012, 08:36:49 AM

Nice view of the feathers as she preens under her wing.
 
july 22 2012 13:07 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-647
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 26, 2012, 08:41:05 AM

Gotta look around & make sure nothing*s going on right after a preen.
Notice her feathers are all ruffled up just after preening, before she settles them in again.
Cool how they just KNOW what to do already.
 
july 22 2012 13:08 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-648
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 26, 2012, 08:45:57 AM

Here you can see the sweet white tips of her head feathers again.
She is looking towards the water, or the Peters* Tree, or both.
Her belly feathers are all ruffled up again as she tucks her right clenched/relaxed foot up to a comfortable perching pose.
 
july 22 2012 13:09 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-649
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on September 26, 2012, 08:43:32 PM
So, here are some of the critters you might see and some ways to tell them apart.

Many thanks, wren ... what about otters?



Booni - terrific pictures of Hali! :ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on September 26, 2012, 10:14:52 PM
Nancy, I don't know if you would be able to spot otters from the cam. When they are ashore, they blend perfectly with the rocks, and when they swim they usually stay pretty close to shore. Only their head shows up above the water. I guess if you see something that looks like a seal but is way too small and too close to shore to be a seal, it's an otter. Otters often hang out in small groups of up to 6 individuals.

I went paddling around the territory this afternoon, and the biggest surprise was the number of Red-necked Grebes around. They're not super-abundant, but there seems to be a pair outside of each little bay, in territories roughly the size of a loon's. Also at one point a loon was vocalizing very near me. What a wonderful feeling that was! It reminds me again that I'd like to get a sound recorder. There were big flocks of Black Turnstones and several groups of Harlequins, and they too were making interesting sounds.

There's one thing I should add about grebes in general: like the loons, they are built for swimming, with the feet set far back on the body. So you're not likely to see them on shore or in the shallows. They keep to open water.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: OpieK on September 26, 2012, 11:21:37 PM
Booni, I've fallen in love all over again with Hali.  She has Mom's 'do and Dad's gaze.  Thank you so much for these wonderful photos.

Wren, thank you for the "critter" insight.  It will make the viewing so much more enjoyable.

You are both a blessing!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 09:11:52 AM

wren, one of our drivers spotted Otters with the cam june 20!

CLICK HERE (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1172.msg111992#msg111992)
 
 
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: NancyM on September 27, 2012, 09:43:02 AM
Thank you, wren. As booni pointed out, I was sure we had spotted otters from the cam (and perhaps will see them better with the new view).



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on September 27, 2012, 01:04:19 PM
In this video, starting at 3:10 are these otters, the three in the water? Lower right side of view.

Fog and  cam off air may have oblitterated 2 ships viewing

Two Flickers on top of stump and WA Cam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpOK3suZ3KU#)



Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 27, 2012, 01:09:19 PM
I thought ducks emc but watched 2 more times .. maybe?? :puzzled2


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on September 27, 2012, 03:23:33 PM
wren, one of our drivers spotted Otters with the cam june 20!

CLICK HERE (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=1172.msg111992#msg111992)

 (http://) (http://)
 


Impressive! I never thought we'd be able to identify them. The best giveaway was in the first video; one of them stretched his or her neck way out of the water, 'spyhopping'.

The general pattern of movement matched what otters do, also.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: winterwren on September 27, 2012, 03:27:53 PM
In this video, starting at 3:10 are these otters, the three in the water? Lower right side of view.



Ducks. I see someone shaking wings on the very first emergence from the water, and I see a pattern of white and black - white body and dark head? So possibly mergansers, given the date.

BEAUTIFUL view of the flickers, earlier in the video.  :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 06:58:06 PM

Time for another scratch!
Nictitating membrane visible.
 
july 22 2012 13:12 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-654
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 07:18:54 PM

In this Slide Show we see Hali on the wide angle camera spotting her parent flying in with food!
She screeps as they arrive, then flies down into the Nest to enjoy her food.
After that, she makes an attempt to climb the Stump, but doesn*t succeed.
So she tries again.
This time she is successful!
 
Slide Show - july 22 2012 13:36 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-658-685
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 07:24:11 PM

Here*s Hali about to leave the cam to fly down into the Nest to get her food.
 
july 22 2012 13:13 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-662
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 07:30:51 PM

i LOVE all the ruffled covert feathers as she descends!
Also, look at her right foot & you can see her beak open & poking out from the bottom of her right wing!
 
july 22 2012 13:13 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-664
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 07:35:47 PM

More lovely ruffling feathers here, too.
 
july 22 2012 13:13 - Hali on the wide angle cam - 003-665
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 07:52:28 PM
Here she is dancing on top of the Stump!
 
Slide Show - july 22 2012 13:36 - Hali dancing on the Stump - 003-686-696
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 27, 2012, 08:04:33 PM

 
july 22 2012 13:37 - Hali on the stump - 003-691
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on September 27, 2012, 09:30:45 PM
Wonderful pics booni... ty... love seeing her again... she is so beautiful!!!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 27, 2012, 10:46:51 PM
These are great angles booni and the fluffy young feathers oh my!! you never dissapoint!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 08:25:33 AM

You can see the little tassels or her left secondaries in this one.

july 22 2012 13:37 - Hali on the Stump - 003-694
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 08:31:04 AM

"Did you PHOTOGRAPH me doing all that???"
 
july 22 2012 13:37 - Hali on the Stump - 003-696
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 08:42:16 AM

Poop!
 
july 22 2012 13:42 - Hali on the Stump - 003-712
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 08:51:03 AM

Ha ha!
This is a fun one!
 
july 22 2012 13:42 - Hali on the Stump - 003-723
 
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Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 08:54:29 AM

She*s so happy, we can see her tongue!
 
july 22 2012 13:42 - Hali on the Stump - 003-724
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8033059650_8301ce8c36_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8033059650_ddfe0172c0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033059650/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033059650/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 09:13:53 AM

Remember THIS pose?
She*s looking around for where she*d like to go next!
 
july 22 2012 13:42 - Hali on the Stump - 003-726
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033080169/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033080169/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 09:18:55 AM


 
july 22 2012 13:42 - Hali on the Stump - 003-729
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033092059/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033092059/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 09:31:16 AM

Slide Show - july 22 2012 13:40 - Hali on the Stump - 003-702-736
Click on Slide Show to see it in bigger size.
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/8033123047_fbf18ee89b_o.gif) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8462/8033123047_fbf18ee89b_o.gif)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033123047/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8033123047/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on September 28, 2012, 10:08:43 AM
 booni**** You Take the Cake!!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: emc on September 28, 2012, 11:19:37 AM
She sure did have fun on her own playground stump didn't she? What a previledge we had to watch her.  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: madrona on September 28, 2012, 11:37:28 AM
Wooooohooooo!  :woohoo2
i uploaded all the fotos from my good camera & discovered i have a whole bunch of Hali that i haven*t posted yet!

Great Booni!  These photos are wonderful - just the thing to get us through the days when we're waiting for Mom and Dad to put in an appearance after their salmon break!


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on September 28, 2012, 12:20:06 PM
Thanks, Bonnie. Wonderful!  :eclove


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Faerie Gardener on September 28, 2012, 01:27:09 PM
Oh, Boy, Boonie, You caught my favorite moves - I love the flying leap, then the straddle, then the balancing act on pointed toes...Pirouette, anyone? (sp?)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on September 28, 2012, 02:31:47 PM
Eggcellent timing on the Hali photos, booni - oh, our sweet sweet girl! You really caught some wonderful poses ... thank you so much for sharing! :heart


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:08:09 PM

july 22 2012 13:43 - Hali on the Stump - 003-740
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8040/8034178486_4a8e3b5394_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8040/8034178486_14ae425404_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034178486/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034178486/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:10:18 PM

july 22 2012 13:43 - Hali on the Stump - 003-742
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8034216791_f5f127d928_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8030/8034216791_bb5ac9d6f1_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034216791/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034216791/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:24:43 PM

Slide Show - july 22 2012 13:43 - Hali on the Stump - 003-739-761
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8034237311_e0eaf14540_o.gif) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/8034237311_e0eaf14540_o.gif)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034237311/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034237311/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:30:59 PM

july 22 2012 13:43 - Hali on the Stump - 003-753
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8034259775_a31033d816_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/8034259775_8727ab5524_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034259775/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034259775/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:33:43 PM

july 22 2012 13:44 - Hali on the Stump - 003-762  
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0qoyKEPBVA
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:36:16 PM

Here she goes from the Stump back into the Nest!
 
july 22 2012 13:44 - Hali on the Stump - 003-763  
 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXZYaiv-VPo
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 05:49:34 PM

july 22 2012 13:52 - Hali goes from close up cam box to Stump - 003-779
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8034293959_6f5c2bcf33_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8172/8034293959_79e2bc4f71_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034293959/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034293959/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 06:08:16 PM

Slide Show - july 22 2012 13:52 - Hali goes from the Nest to the Stump - 003-777-798
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034330311/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034330311/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 06:11:54 PM

july 22 2012 13:52 - Hali on the Stump - 003-785
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034335567/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8034335567/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 06:14:01 PM

july 22 2012 13:54 - Hali on the Stump - 003-0805  
 

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


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on September 28, 2012, 06:15:50 PM

july 22 2012 13:56 - Hali on the Stump - 003-0806  
 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBn7iLdFjqQ
 


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 01, 2012, 08:29:23 AM

Okay, so these are the fotos i got on the last day we saw Mum & Dad together before Dad left for the Salmon runs.
i had my ear open for Hali.
i figured she would be nearby.
But i neither saw nor heard her this evening.
 
august 12 18:28 2012 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-872
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8043720430_6814636719_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8174/8043720430_ab1089b7b0_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8043720430/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8043720430/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 01, 2012, 08:37:23 AM


 
august 12 18:28 2012 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-873
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8043765799/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8043765799/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: cakiepie on October 06, 2012, 11:37:13 AM
Thank you Booni for the excellent play by play of the climbers and all that work!  It was so detailed that I think you could make the climb the next time!  :eceek   LOL.  I can just see the photos from you from atop that tree  :ohno  .  Kidding aside, it took a great amount of work and concentration to perform all that work. Also a great reminder to send a donation to HEGPS!

Thank you dear heart  :heart for being our eyes and ears.




Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2012, 08:22:06 AM
 
This was a warm, quiet, uneventful evening.
Mum & Dad just perched & preened for the longest time.
 
august 12 18:32 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-890
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8063042756_3a95977115_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8036/8063042756_7acc9b9937_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063042756/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063042756/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2012, 08:26:59 AM
 
Mum was even napping it was so quiet!
Notice this isn*t her nictitating membrane, but is her feathered eyelid.
 
august 12 18:36 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-892
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/8063081373_1689303bd0_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8181/8063081373_fa20ee2629_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063081373/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063081373/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2012, 08:41:33 AM
 
Look how Mum*s back of head *part* is accentuated by brown feathering.
 
august 12 18:46 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-904
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063137912/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063137912/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2012, 08:57:24 AM
 
Notice an even better view of those dark feathers here.
 
august 12 18:46 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-905
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063153372/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063153372/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2012, 09:03:05 AM
 
Pulling up from a belly preen.
Notice the dark staining in the corner of her mouth/beak/commissure.
 
august 12 18:46 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-906
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/8063212826_1478249730_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8170/8063212826_2120abd79c_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063212826/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8063212826/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on October 07, 2012, 10:16:00 AM
FANTASTIC PICS BOONI!!!! WOW... thank you... so good to see her..


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on October 07, 2012, 07:18:35 PM
 
Here Mum has her tail fanned out after preening underneath it.
Look how stained & worn the feathers are.
When she comes back for the new season, her tail feathers are all shiny white again.
 
august 12 18:52 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-924
 
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8064957133/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8064957133/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: mamalion on October 22, 2012, 09:51:55 AM
Thank you Boonibarb for those awesome photos..... made my heart sing


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: ivani on October 22, 2012, 02:32:48 PM
 :heart thanks you Bonnie. Awesome photos.


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2012, 09:36:21 PM
 
Picking up from where i left off here a month ago...
 
august 12 19:03 2012 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-954
 
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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8209407279_4716dc6e2a_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8342/8209407279_570a09f527_o.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8209407173_88400c15ac_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8209407173_2240d4b802_o.jpg)


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(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8209406953_23b39f2057_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8200/8209406953_92d64d0aac_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8209407419/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8209407419/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boonibarb on November 22, 2012, 09:41:59 PM
 
august 12 19:09 2012 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-990
 
 
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8209406447_dfa07f9cc3_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8347/8209406447_592a7780ef_o.jpg)


august 12 19:11 2012 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-996


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8209406845_5b1a0ba233_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8061/8209406845_8f26953cef_o.jpg)


Dad, showing us his top of head freckle.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8210496230_3114b54d91_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8204/8210496230_68acb5f6a0_o.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8210496106_23e0e8ab0e_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8057/8210496106_e5853940fa_o.jpg)


i love when they scratch & you can see the soles of their toes!


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8209406551_b511e46509_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8479/8209406551_29d8a6c053_o.jpg)
 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8209406447/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/8209406447/#)


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Donnae on November 22, 2012, 10:22:32 PM
Fabulous Booni... wow!!!! ty


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: boodle317 on November 23, 2012, 07:16:02 AM
Wow...and how nice to see Dad with that healthy crop!   :ecsmile


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: Cawatcher on December 16, 2012, 04:05:07 PM
 :heart beautiful evening glow booni


Title: Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
Post by: gzebear on January 13, 2013, 07:03:21 AM

     Dad is so gorgeous :heart


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