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Offline birdvoyer

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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #420 on: August 29, 2017, 08:33:54 AM »
Wow! How cool that they are exhausting every avenue to get these lovely birds back to their environment. Thanks for the update deb. :heart
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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #421 on: August 29, 2017, 06:16:12 PM »
Another follow up on the bald eagle.  He was transfered from the zoo's hospital to the Raptor Rehab center to continue his recovery.  He was found on Memorial Day in a very poor condition with the wound on his head.  So he has not flown for a while which is now the reason he is being transfered to the Rehab center to start building up his strength for release and to see  how he manages catching his food.  Wishing him the best as he gets closer to getting his freedom back.

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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #422 on: August 29, 2017, 10:48:52 PM »
The eagle video is very interesting, Deb.  I hope the next phase works out well!    :nod2
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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #423 on: October 09, 2017, 10:43:45 AM »
 
i was forced to leave Hornby for the first time since april by an eye appointment that seemed a long way off when it was made but unfortunately approached very quickly!
While waiting in the parking lot drinking water & eating a hand made doughnut i remembered that i used to be able to see the Simms Park Nest from here!
Here is the best foto from that day.
 
september 29 2017 14:45 - Simms Park Nest
 


The Tree has sure taken a beating from when i last photographed it!
This foto even has an Eagle in the Nest.

january 3 2014 14:34 - adult Eagle perched on Simms Nest
 

 

 
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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #424 on: October 10, 2017, 03:41:33 AM »
it appears that the nest also took a beating -  sides drooping -  was there a big storm? at least the nest is still in the tree!

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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #425 on: February 16, 2018, 08:25:15 PM »
This is how the Simms Nest looked this week.
Dawn told me she'd had a quick look on her way through town and there seemed to be a second pile of branches below the nest, in the next crook of branches below.

I took these photos from the walkway along the river, almost directly under the nest. We can see that the upper pile no longer bridges the whole width of its former support branches. Those support branches are also all broken off just above the level of the old nest. This happened over the last 2 winters.
Part of the nest fell and stayed stuck at the next level down, but this new pile seems interestingly compact and tidied up. Dawn was wondering if the eagles are rebuilding a new nest from that lower pile. From my human eyes it seems like a safer spot, but I'm not a nest engineer like the eagles are.

Simms Park, February 14, 11:15 am



Another angle.



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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #426 on: February 16, 2018, 08:34:43 PM »
On my way to check the nest, I spotted this beautiful little duck: a female Common Goldeneye, swimming on the river just below the Simms nest.

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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #427 on: February 16, 2018, 09:37:34 PM »
Lovely  photos and clearest of days too! The Simms nest remind me of the haphazard nest making of the egrets and herons

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Re: Eagles in Other Places
« Reply #428 on: February 17, 2018, 04:11:51 AM »
Wow Wren those golden eyes almost look like neon lights - great photos  :ecsmile