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Offline boonibarb

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2013, 09:17:38 AM »
 
Mum has spotted something & she has her knickers in a twist.
You can see by her body language that she is getting ready to take off.
Look at that slightly open right wing & her eyes at attention.

october 12 2013 15:19 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree



This is a poop shot, but i don*t see any poop.
i LOVE seeing Mum*s leggings here!





Mum is alerted, while Dad is totally calm.
Wonder why he isn*t alerted too.





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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #31 on: October 13, 2013, 09:20:14 AM »
Could that sub-eagle be Hope?  :ecsmile
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #32 on: October 13, 2013, 09:26:50 AM »
Wonderful pictures as always Booni, Thank you for sharing. So happy to see them both back, and very excited about the upcoming season.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2013, 09:41:35 AM »
Hooooraaaaayyyy!!!!!  Thank you for these fabulous photos, Booni!   Gorgeous!   And so wonderful to see our two favorite eagles back home together!!!!! :eclove

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2013, 09:46:54 AM »
 
Whatever Mum sees, Dad doesn*t seem to even be noticing or caring about.

october 12 2013 15:19:54 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Here she goes!
i am honking on the shutter button now.



Fantastic light for all these, lucky lucky.



She has finally caught Dad*s attention!
He can relax, knowing she will take care competently of whatever it is.
You can see her feet & toes & talons, which is cool.
Too bad they are in shadow.
Boodle noticed that Mum*s nictitating membrane is partway closed here!



Feet & toes in this one too!
Dad is looking a bit WIDE, which is a good thing. :hearts2



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2013, 10:13:24 AM »
 :heart Mom and Dad :heart and Booni :heart

looks like Mom is growing some new tail feathers  :nod2

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2013, 10:28:33 AM »
Fantastic photos Booni!  Thank you so much for keeping us close to Mum and Dad

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #37 on: October 13, 2013, 11:39:56 AM »
Thank you thank you thank you Booni! Those pics of Mom and Dad are beautiful and it is so beautiful to see them together. My theory is that Mom saw a female looking and Dad's handsome self and made her presence known.  :nod2

Happy new season to Mom and Dad Hornby!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2013, 12:34:39 PM »
 :bow 

thank you so much, booni ... these pictures of Mom and Dad are just wonderful.  Dad does look a bit pudgy (he also looks awesomely handsome and probably more than a little happy to see Mom home again).

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #39 on: October 13, 2013, 08:48:12 PM »
What wonderful pictures Booni  :thumbup:.   Thanks for giving us the opportunity to see them up close.   I look forward to seeing each picture you take.   They sure make a great couple.   :heart
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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2013, 10:35:03 PM »
Booni and Mishi ... thanks so much!  So great to see you on tv!  Mum's hairdo is the same ... gosh, I love that pair.  I appreciate so very much you sharing your photos and observations.  Mishi ... when I saw you the very first thing that crossed my mind was you making that beautiful rock formation on the shore for our lost loved one.  I cryed all over again. I love you gals ... I do not know how or where to go to see a response from you. I have an important question for Mishi.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #41 on: October 14, 2013, 10:31:39 AM »
 
Mum went on her chase, then returned to the Babysitting Tree with Dad.
She was trilling as she landed, & so was Dad.

october 12 2013 15:20 - Mum lands in the Babysitting Tree



Dad is trilling with Mum, but his perch position is still relaxed.
See how he is standing on his right foot, with the left one tucked under the feathers of his belly to rest & warm.



Mum is still alert to something in the Hidden Beach area.



Doesn*t Dad look happy to have Mum home again?  :s*



Mum*s distinctive back-of-head feathering.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #42 on: October 14, 2013, 10:50:06 AM »
 
To go with the foto of Mum*s distinctive back-of-head feathering, here is a video mishi got yesterday of Mum & Dad trilling, & you can hear Mum*s distinctive cachunk!

october 13 2013 15:43 - Mum & Dad trilling in the Babysitting Tree by mishi

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


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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #43 on: October 14, 2013, 11:09:48 AM »
 
Gorgeous Dad!  :heart

october 12 2013 15:22 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree



Mum completing a shuggle.



She is still alert to something as she finishes her shuggle.



Mum did a LOT of preening.
Here she is preening her back.



The difference between Mum & Dad*s back of head feathering.



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Re: Ground Observations - 2013-2014 Season
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2013, 10:19:15 AM »
 
Another view of Mum*s back-of-head.
There is an upward point of the dark feathering which goes into the area of the white head feathering, which makes the dark feathering back there more striking.

october 12 2013 15:24 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree



Dad looks like he may have some food in his crop.

october 12 2013 15:24 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree





Dad showing us he looks lovely no matter which eye is looking at us.



Are we seeing Dad*s freckle on the top of his head here?



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