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Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« on: October 01, 2013, 10:24:56 AM »
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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 07:02:50 PM »
After getting cleaned and inspected, the cam was returned to the nest tree today (October 3) around 1:14 PM.

Just 10 minutes later, an eagle landed on the Babysitting Tree!!  This eagle stayed there until 5:09 PM ... a whole 4 hours.

Gosh




ETA:  Booni's  pictures from Oct 3 start here: HERE.  She believes this eagle is Dad.

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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2013, 09:39:33 PM »
wonderful!

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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 10:22:30 PM »
 :thumbup:  many thanks, looking good.
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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2013, 02:11:57 PM »
Thanks for the picture, NancyM.  The view looks great!  And it seems our dapper hearthrob Dad is about!  Mom should be here soon......   
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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 10:01:50 PM »
Monday, October 7

An eagle flew to the BST this afternoon (around 2:07), but no one thought it was Dad, partly because the trills did not sound like Dad and there was a tiny bit of eye-shadow that is not Dad-like.  And it sure was not Mom.





Later in the day (around 5 PM), an eagle flew to the Peters' Tree and sat there for an hour or so, then flew up to the BST.  This one was thought to be Dad!  He was still there when darkness fell an hour later.   :eclove






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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2013, 09:26:47 PM »
Tuesday, October 8

There was some interesting action today - be sure to check the video thread and if booni has time to post, she got some very interesting video and photos today.  (eta:  booni's photos are posted starting HERE)

This afternoon, it appeared that a large visitor (a female?) was sitting in the BST while Dad was also there.

At 6:57, the eagle that was sitting lower in the BST flew over to the nest tree! We thought Dad had been around for the past few days, and this eagle in the nest really does appear to be Dad. The other large eagle in the BST does not appear to be Mom.



Dad leaving BST, other large eagle is up higher and to the right





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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2013, 12:24:33 PM »
Wednesday, October 9

Noon
It seems there are some visitors around - we have seen at least two visitors in the BST today.  A big eagle with "chuff chuff" calls sat in the BST off and on from 7 AM  (for well over 2 hours at one point).  A second big eagle landed near the first one, in the BST, booni reports that one is a subadult with dark tips on the tail feathers.  So far, we have not seen Dad today.

Booni pictures start HERE


11:35  two visitors in the BST


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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2013, 10:12:59 PM »
Wednesday, October 9

17:57 (5:57 PM)

Dad and Another flew to the nest this afternoon. The other eagle was not Mom and she left very quickly.  Dad stayed for awhile: he scootched in the nest, then got up on the CU box.







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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2013, 10:34:20 PM »
Dad scootching


Dad up and looking around



Dad to CU box (18:16)


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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 04:24:23 PM »
Those are great, thanks. :ecsmile Wonder if it could be the same female that was trying for Dad last year.

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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2013, 07:56:31 AM »
That female sure reminds me a lot of the one that was after Dad last year, Pass. She is a little bolder now than last October.


Thursday Oct 10 and Friday Oct 11

The large female who-is-not-Mom hung around and followed Dad around both days. She even landed on the Peters' Tree while he was perched there.

Late on Friday afternoon, though, a familiar "cachunck"  call was heard and around 6:30 PM an eagle-who-we-think-is-Mom  landed on the long bare branch of the BST.


Saturday Oct 12
It certainly sounds as if Mom is home - she may have spent the night on the BST, with Dad on a perch a bit lower in the same tree. The video thread has a record of her calls (and Dad's ) before daybreak.  :eclove

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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2013, 04:45:43 PM »
Saturday Oct 12

The Ground Crew confirms that Mom is indeed home!  She and Dad have been sitting together in the BST all afternoon - getting closer and closer.


1:15 PM


4:00 PM


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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2013, 05:00:26 PM »
Gosh, that's wonderful news.  Mom likes to keep us in suspense, I guess.   :eclove
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Re: Discussion ~ Hornby Eagles Nest & Territory Cam 2013-2014
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2013, 11:53:47 AM »
Woohoo!  I just saw this on our camera and thought I'd stumbled on a video from last year!  Now it feels like they were never gone!   :heart

Approx 11:45 AM - Monday October 14


It's wonderful to see them back in the nest together.  What a great way to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving!
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      rather than what we are separate from. - Terry Tempest Williams