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Author Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2013-2014 Season  (Read 52088 times)
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« Post / Reply #30 on: March 26, 2014, 11:37:41 PM »

These photos go with a story that I posted in the Ground Observations thread on March 17...
Click here to read the story...

...And click here to see the accompanying photos I took from Grassy Point

As the eagles were flying back with full bellies, they did not head to Mom and Dad Hornby's territory - at least not right away, not until sunset. Mostly they flew further west. I took a detour on my way home and found the shoreline of Nest #9's territory full of eagles!
March 17, 6:21 pm



I believe this tree is visible from the cam.
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Same perch tree, different angle.
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« Post / Reply #31 on: March 28, 2014, 06:27:04 AM »

 eek! Amazing!
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« Post / Reply #32 on: March 28, 2014, 06:43:35 AM »

WOW!!!  a few of these visitors made themselves at home on the bottom of the baby sitting tree too!
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« Post / Reply #33 on: April 01, 2014, 05:54:15 PM »

 
Today i found the Niners, i believe, perched together in their dead top perch Tree near the water.
They have no eggs yet?
This one seemed to be hanging their wings straight down, which seemed kind of odd?
They don*t seem wet?
i tiptoed around to the front of them to get a better angle on what this one was doing, but they both took off.
 
april 1 2014 11:15 - Niner with wings hanging down
 


The other Niner was at the tippy top of the Tree, not far above the first one.


 
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« Post / Reply #34 on: April 02, 2014, 08:41:17 AM »

 
This looked to be an adult with my eye, but with the foto, you can see that this is likely a four year old just turning five.
Yellow beak, yellow eye, still some brown in the head & tail feathers.
Gorgeous Eagle! ♥
 
april 1 2014 11:18 - adult Eagle perched near water in Niner territory
 

 
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« Post / Reply #35 on: April 06, 2014, 10:16:33 AM »

 
It was a dark early evening when i spotted one of the Niners eating something in the Tree across the road from me.
They were tearing at something in their feet for seven minutes!
i was trying to photograph & video to see what it was, but i never did find out.
It doesn*t help that they always perch on the far side of these green branches!
The Niners aren*t like Mum & Dad Hornby.
They are a little more shy about sharing their secrets with me.
 
march 16 2014 16:12 - Niner Eagle
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #36 on: April 06, 2014, 11:04:01 AM »

 
Oh, well this is the same day, but two hours later.
Here is Mum or Dad Niner again.
 
march 16 2014 18:06 - Niner Eagle
 


At the same time as this adult is in the Tree across the road from me, there is also this youngster in my backyard Tree!
Offspring of the Niners?

march 16 2014 18:03 - youngster Eagle in Niner territory
 


Look carefully at the feathers on the back of this youngster.
i see hunger striping.
There are bands of white across many feathers.
Areas where the feather didn*t develop properly at the time it was growing, due to a lack of food, so the feathers have bands of white weak feathering.
The shaft of each feather will be weak in these bands, too, so will break much easier.
This looks like they could be a juvenile, just turning one year old.
Dark eye & beak & tail feathers & head feathering.
An offspring from just last year of the Niner Nest?
Love the yellow eyebrow.
 

  
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« Post / Reply #37 on: April 19, 2014, 10:02:11 AM »

 
i was out walking my doggie in front of the Nest #9 Nest Tree when i heard this altercation going on between an Eagle & a Raven.
i missed the best of it, but caught the tail end of what was happening on video.
Notice the Raven has this strange white bib.
i believe this is the male Raven that i got some nice video footage of which is posted here.
He is making the same vocalizations with the stick cracking sound that you can hear in those videos.
So i believe this is the same male of the same pair.
i am betting the female is on eggs somewhere.
So this is why the Eagle & Raven are keeping an eye on each other here.
Their nesting territories are very close together.
Listen carefully to hear each of them making interesting vocalizations.
i am not sure if this is a  Niner adult, or if this is one of the pair in the next territory over to the left.

april 17 2014 12:18 - Raven & Eagle

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPWlvv-k-Mk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPWlvv-k-Mk</a>

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« Post / Reply #38 on: April 20, 2014, 09:49:11 AM »

 
It was a dull light, windy day, & this Eagle was perched in the Tree across the road from me.
With the wind & the light, my shutter speed is too slow to get a sharp foto.
But in this one, you can see this Eagle has food on their beak.

april 3 2014 16:39 - adult Eagle in Niner perch Tree



i assumed this was one of the Niner adults, but in this foto you can see the tail splay & the tail feather tips are still brown!
So this Eagle is just turning five, a full adult.







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« Post / Reply #39 on: April 20, 2014, 11:55:02 AM »

I wonder if this is the one bothering Mom and Dad lately?   really?
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« Post / Reply #40 on: April 22, 2014, 10:55:58 AM »

 
Yesterday morning we were walking away from Nest #9 when i heard trilling, & it was trilling on the wing!
One of the Niners was trilling as they flew towards & then landed in the Nest Tree.
i heard more trilling, further away this time, but the trilling was also on the move & a second Niner flew in & landed over the Nest with the first, & they both trilled together for a long time.
i never saw what they were trilling about.
One Niner flew off, while the other flew down into the Nest appeared to go into incubation.
So perhaps the Niners have eggs!
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« Post / Reply #41 on: April 22, 2014, 04:59:24 PM »

fantastic booni!! Sure hope so!
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« Post / Reply #42 on: April 26, 2014, 09:17:18 AM »

 
These two fotos take us back to day three of the Herring Spawn.
i went looking for what i could see & spotted these two Canada Geese in fabulous light on gorgeous blue water.
Look at his reflection in the calm water.

march 9 2014 12:11 - Canada Goose



In this foto, his mate is over to the right.



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« Post / Reply #43 on: May 16, 2014, 08:42:57 AM »

 
i noticed my neighbourhood Raven pair having an intimate time together in the sun this lovely evening.
They were making interesting soft vocalizations, preening each other & grabbing beaks.
So i tried to catch a bit of it in a video.
Notice the one on the left seems to be grabbing feathers of the partner & holding on.
Not quite preening, what is it?
Love seeing them grab beaks after that.
Too bad two cars go by during the vocalizations, but hang on, we get a nice one before the end of the video.  heart
i am hearing Raven nestlings making a lot of racket in their Nests right now.
So i am not sure these two have young this year.
 
may 10 2014 17:45 - Raven pair  
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rquCvFfH6qo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rquCvFfH6qo</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #44 on: May 16, 2014, 10:23:39 AM »

Booni I just love your video of this pair. It's very obvious the affection they have for one another. Could the feather pull be like an affectionate pull of lock of hair? Their perch is so perfect.      Many thanks
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