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Author Topic: Phipps Point Nest - 2015-2016 season  (Read 11301 times)
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« Post / Reply #30 on: March 23, 2016, 07:52:32 AM »

 
march 22 2016 15:43 - young Eagle
 
 
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« Post / Reply #31 on: March 23, 2016, 07:53:45 AM »

 
Here is the second young Eagle.
Again a small head & big eyes!
 
march 22 2016 16:12 - young Eagle
 
 
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« Post / Reply #32 on: March 23, 2016, 07:59:48 AM »

 
Now the adult.
This Eagle acted like he lived there, not all jumpy like the younger two.
They seem stained on the face, like they*ve been eating Seal or Sea Lion.
You hear a Mallard drake near the end of the video, down on the beach.
 
march 22 2016 16:20 - adult Eagle

 
 
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« Post / Reply #33 on: March 23, 2016, 08:01:02 AM »

 
The adult yawns here.

march 22 2016 16:23 - adult Eagle

 
 
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« Post / Reply #34 on: March 23, 2016, 08:02:01 AM »

 
There are TONS of Gulls on the beach eating Herring Roe.
Lots of Mew Gulls.

march 22 2016 16:39 - adult Eagle
 
 
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« Post / Reply #35 on: March 23, 2016, 08:03:36 AM »

 
march 22 2016 16:41 - adult Eagle
 
 
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« Post / Reply #36 on: March 23, 2016, 08:30:19 AM »

super series Thank yo booni!
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« Post / Reply #37 on: April 04, 2016, 10:27:45 PM »

My informant next door to the new Phipps Point nest tells me he only sees the eagles one at a time now. He's not positive that they're on eggs but thinks it's likely.
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« Post / Reply #38 on: April 06, 2016, 10:37:37 AM »

How exciting!
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« Post / Reply #39 on: April 07, 2016, 10:08:38 AM »

 
Still going round & round the Island to document the Herring Spawn.
Spotted this lovely Kingfisher on the old ferry ramp!

march 22 2016 13:25 - male Kingfisher



Looking right at me, i am standing completely still.



i am trying to catch light in the eye & having trouble, due to the Sun*s angle.







Yes, i*m still here, trying to be as invisible as possible.



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« Post / Reply #40 on: April 09, 2016, 10:23:15 AM »

 
Okay, returning to this day that i posted about here.
We went to the right, because Otto said so, & he was right, as there were TONS of Eagles in the Trees!
i figured it was something to do with the Herring Spawn.
The first Eagle i spotted was this lovely.

march 22 2016 14:08 - young Eagle



Look at the gorgeous head feathers.



These two sweeties were in the distance.
As we walked along, all these Eagles i hadn*t even noticed were flying out of the Trees.



As posted previously, it turned out there was a dead California Sea Lion on the beach, so i think that was why all the Eagles were there.
In my first post, i told the story of this Eagle.
i took an assessment foto, while i debated what to do.
i circled the parts that i could find, so you can spot them easier.
You can see they are quite far down & entangled in the bushes!
The upper circle is where the crop & head are, i believe.
The next one down is the belly & the one to the right shows you some toes a leg & a couple of talons!




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« Post / Reply #41 on: April 09, 2016, 10:54:17 AM »

 
Okay, these close ups might not be for everyone.
i find it all fascinating.
There is a lovely Eagle down feather stuck in the upper right corner of the flipper.


march 22 2016 14:26 - California Sea Lion - right flipper



Otto was a bit nervous til i started taking close-ups, & then of course he had to get IN THE WAY!
He is big, but he doesn*t really show how huge this Sea Lions is.
The Sea Lion is lying on their back.



The whiskers & where they insert into the face were fascinating.
The texture was like heavy fishing line.
& another Eagle down stuck on one of them.
Looks like someone has gotten the eyeball, the first easy pickings, & this is the eye socket inside out.



Look at the fabulous tail flippers.
Someone has gotten into the belly, which is the next easiest pickings.
The rest of the Sea Lion is very tough, & difficult to eat.
Not an easy meal.



Close up of a tail flipper.
What a fabulous thing.



The little ear, which California Sea Lions have, but Stellars don*t.



The eye socket, the teeth & those amazing whiskers!



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« Post / Reply #42 on: April 09, 2016, 11:02:42 AM »

Thank you for the photos booni, I dont know how you ever saw an eale in that taglewood! the poor sealion  is  going to be a meal for many for many... great close-ups!
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« Post / Reply #43 on: April 09, 2016, 06:51:16 PM »

 
In the Trees on the way back towards Phipps Point.

march 22 2016 14:55 - immature Eagle



& an hour later, up on the bank near Trimble*s Corner.

march 22 2016 15:33 - adult Eagle




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« Post / Reply #44 on: May 06, 2016, 06:41:03 PM »

 
Today we went for a walk at Phipps Point, & the Ravens, Crows & Eagles young & adult were all catching Midshipmen at the shore!
i even found the head of one, still fresh & moist, on a rock on the beach.


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