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Offline Donnae

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #60 on: July 24, 2010, 11:14:11 PM »
Oh Booni know wonder you are in love, that is a beautiful shot!!!!! I think I love you too :-) -( xoxoxo Booni ) thanks for making my day!!!!! Does the heart good to know he/she is safe and sound--ty

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #61 on: July 24, 2010, 11:52:08 PM »
Thanks for these fantastic photos!  It's such a relief to know that s/he will be cared for!  What a beautiful place to be able to live!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #62 on: July 25, 2010, 08:48:38 AM »
Before i headed out on my bike ride, i pm*d ajl & asked her to call me.
i wanted to know what i should do, what i should look for.
Thanks to her words, i was better equipped to assess the eaglet.
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society was also interested in a report on the condition of the eaglet.
So, i figured the best way for them to see would be for me to take some fotos & videos of the eaglet.
They would be able to spot way more than my untrained eye could.

In this video, the eaglet is in the grass beside a driveway that turns off of the road that the nest tree is on.
It is not a heavily used road, but you can hear at least one car go by, i think you can hear two.
This is a huge threat to the life of the eaglet.
We were thinking, leave the eaglet, let the parents care for him.
But it puts the parent*s life in danger, when they land on the ground near the road, too.
Sometimes the eaglet went into the bush & was hard to spot.
The adult would have had a hard time seeing them & reaching them in there.

So, at the beginning of the video, you can hear that an adult lands in the nest, which is behind me a ways, by the calling of the remaining eaglet in the nest.
The eaglet on the ground recognizes the sound of food arriving, & wants some!! & calls out to the parent.
After delivering the food, the parent flies over head of the eaglet a few times, one time you can even see their shadow flying over the eaglet.
You can see the eaglet go into *food is coming* posture.
But there is no food coming for him this time.
So he continues to cry out for the adult.
At one point he has a nice white poop & then puts his head down & body flat & walks off to another spot in the grass & light bush.
He continues to call from there.
He does a nice hop up onto a small log, showing that his wings & legs are in working condition.
There was fear that the eaglet had broken a wing on the way down, or that at least he was badly bruised.
The parent landed in a perch tree across the road where they could see & hear both eaglets.
You can hear them, above the calls of the eaglet, making soft chittering noises to both eaglets.
i & winterwren have heard the adults making this sound at other nests with eaglets, & we believe it is a special call, for talking to & reassuring eaglets from afar.
This eaglet has a healthy syrnix & set of lungs!

july 24 2010 11:12 - Nest #9 eaglet on the ground

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWnzAZ_bQmg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWnzAZ_bQmg</a>
wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #63 on: July 25, 2010, 09:05:35 AM »
Wonderful pictures and video, thank you, Boonibarb (Photographer and Rescuer of Eaglets) :eclove


AJL posted a note from Maj in the MARS thread on this forum:  http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.msg19740#msg19740


PS, How could you not love Niner - he is gorgeous!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2010, 09:12:13 AM »


Yes, indeedy, he is one GORGEOUS eaglet!
My little heart is STILL going pitter-pat!!   :eclove
wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2010, 10:05:53 AM »


i*m testing my new watermark made for me by BatGirl!
Thank you Bat Girl!

july 24 2010 11:12 - Nest #9 eaglet on the ground nice left wing stretch


wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #66 on: July 25, 2010, 10:40:44 AM »

Here is the very slim adult, in the perch tree across the road from where the eaglet is.
*She?* can see the eaglet on the ground, & the one in the nest, & me as well.
She kept up a constant chatter to the eaglets.

july 24 2010 11:27 - Nest #9 adult in perch tree



july 24 2010 11:28 - Nest #9 adult calls to the eaglets from her perch tree

Someone said the adult looked really upset in this foto, but really they were not.
They were just watching over the scene, & calling out to their young ones.
i caught them with their beak open is all.
The sounds they were making were very gentle & soothing.
i think she was talking to the eaglets, with this gentle call.



wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #67 on: July 25, 2010, 01:09:48 PM »
Here you can hear & witness the gentle calling of the parent to her young ones.
You can also hear two distinct eaglet calls, one from the nest to the right, one from the ground to the left.

july 24 2010 11:28 - Nest #9 adult in perch tree, close to both eaglets


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmb86Ufpgao" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmb86Ufpgao</a>
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #68 on: July 25, 2010, 01:56:38 PM »
Fabulous work! Thanks again for sharing with all of us! :eclove

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #69 on: July 25, 2010, 02:03:13 PM »
Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #70 on: July 25, 2010, 02:38:48 PM »
Great work Booni! Thank you for providing us with a little comfort. Seeing another eaglet with a loud voice and an attitude to match is really heartwarming.

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #71 on: July 25, 2010, 03:56:28 PM »
Priceless documentation of the reassuring calls to the eaglet on the ground.  It seems she is letting it know she is there and knows his problem.

Earth speaks through wilderness.
We still have a moment to listen.

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #72 on: July 25, 2010, 04:00:47 PM »
Booni, thanks for giving us the information, photos and video.  Mrs. Nest #9 eagle is another good eagle mom, apparently!  We are learning so much about them!   :ecsmile  

It's heartening to know that the Hornby Island residents care so much about the eagles and notify Doug and you so something can be done when there are problems.  "It takes a village" is so true here!   :heart
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #73 on: July 25, 2010, 08:49:22 PM »
Booni, a big thank you for the photos, videos and descriptions.  You are a treasure.  :heart
And for the nest #9 eagles/eaglets and their protectors.  :grouphug2
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael
« Reply #74 on: July 25, 2010, 09:38:56 PM »
Booni, wonderful postings!!! And good rescue work!

... and I'm quite smitten by that eaglet too... :heart

Yes, the soft sound Mom West Carmichael is making is the same type of call that Mom and Dad Shingle Spit were making nonstop on my first visit, as they circled, each in turn, high above the nest. Dad Hornby did a bit of that calling while Dan the tree climber recovered Phoenix's body. We heard it elsewhere also... I forget where.

I also interpret it as being a comforting call.

I'm not sure if I heard this right, among all that fascinating information I received in the last 2 days, but you sounded unsure whether the grounded eagle was the oldest or youngest? The day we spent time observing this nest together, I recall that the branching eaglet's calls were softer and more musical than the calls of the nested eaglet. So I would take that to mean that the grounded eaglet is indeed the youngest. Good set of lungs on that one!

Wren