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Offline BBE

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2009, 12:44:16 PM »
While you have likely read this elsewhere; I am posting the news here so we have a complete record of events.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2009, 08:37:33 PM »
Wonderful photos and videos. :ecsmile

BBE: thanks so much for capturing Mom vocalizing. I love to hear that sound.  :eclove
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2009, 05:26:49 AM »
« Last Edit: November 09, 2009, 05:38:20 AM by birdvoyer »
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2009, 10:03:51 AM »
Our first view of how the cam looked when we went Live with WE this morning:



Windy and lots of rain on the cam.


 
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2009, 03:43:45 PM »
The eagles fed on an opossum in the nest this afternoon.



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




Turned out it was the opossum

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2009, 03:49:09 PM »
Mom got her share too






Dad again




Lots more pictures on  Flickr
Close Up cam:  http://tiny.cc/CloseUpcam
WA Cam:  http://tiny.cc/WAcam
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2009, 05:57:52 PM »
I see in your last pic, Nancy, that Dad is still wearing the tuxedo - white streak on chest. 
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2009, 06:44:25 PM »
You got some great snapshots Nancy.  Love the close ups especially. 
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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2009, 07:37:42 PM »
Photo from earlier today @ 16hrs,15min.  Adult placing branch re. nest building.

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2009, 07:43:12 PM »
Hi Anne,

and Welcome!

We are not using "attachments" in this forum so you will have to upload to a photo hosting site like Photobucket or Flickr in order to post images here.

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 07:43:56 PM »
I don't think they can load directly Ann.  

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

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2009, 07:47:33 PM »
Opening Day at WildEarth Part 2

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2009, 08:00:35 PM »
Opening Day Part 3

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

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2009, 08:10:13 PM »
My last one from today.

Opening Day Part 4

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

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Re: Hornby Nest Discussion
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2009, 08:40:23 PM »
Thank you so very much for the videos, Emc.  Missed most of the day at the nest, so it was so nice to see what transpired on our Opening Day with WE.  :ecsmile

And to Blue and NancyM.  Thank you so very much for the photos!  I was so sad I couldn't see the action today live, and you all made my day.  :ecwink
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