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Offline amazedbyeagles

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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2016, 08:33:38 AM »
An eaglet! Joyful eaglet fix!  Thank You!!! :eclove

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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2016, 08:30:51 PM »
Fun to see an eaglet!  Thanks, booni.   :eclove
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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2016, 03:17:57 PM »
 
The neighbours of this Nest have been saying for years that they will show me a spot to see this Nest from & i FINALLY took them up on it two days ago.
What took me so long?
When we arrived, there was a feeding taking place!
What luck.
You could hear the screeping all the way to the spot.

june 16 2016 15:02 - Dunlop Eaglets & adult







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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2016, 03:26:10 PM »
 
You can see the small bits of food in the parent*s beak.

june 16 2016 15:07:44 - Dunlop Eaglet & adult









After a good feeding, a good flap!
You can see the primary & secondary wing feathers are still sheathed in keratin as they grow out.
& look at all the down fluffy feathers under the left wing.



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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2016, 03:27:53 PM »
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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2016, 03:37:39 PM »
 
Sweet little face.

june 16 2016 15:12 - Dunlop Eaglet





A wing stretch.
You can see those sheathed feathers well here.



A view of the upper side of the wing.
The primaries look strange, kind of squeezed near their source, due to the sheathing.



This is a stretch.
Look at all the lovely fluffy down at the lower end of the back.



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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2016, 03:43:56 PM »
 
Parent perched up to the left now.
i love that tuft of straw-like stuff near the Eaglet.
Wonder where the parents found that?

june 16 2016 15:16 - Dunlop Eaglet & adult



The other adult was also feeding, & is still in the Nest, making sure the youngsters are safe.
There was a snarking wind coming in that day.



This Eaglet has little stipple marks, small dents?, on their beak.
Not sure if it is just food or the light?







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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #22 on: June 18, 2016, 03:50:47 PM »
 
Ha ha!
Peeking at me! :hearts2

june 16 2016 15:47 -  Dunlop Eaglet

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKqEm1i2Inc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKqEm1i2Inc</a>

This one is an animated gif/slideshow!
i went clickety-click-click with the shutter, but ran out of shots before i got the money shot!

june 16 2016 15:51 - Dunlop Eaglet poopshot



More beautiful wings here.
Look at the lovely tassels coming from the ends of the secondaries.









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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2016, 03:58:33 PM »
 
Lovely white tail tips.

june 16 2016 15:53:32 - Dunlop Eaglet





Head feathers raised here.
Trying to look tough.





This one is my favourite of them all.



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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #24 on: June 18, 2016, 04:05:06 PM »
 
One adult is perched above the Nest now.

June 16 2016 15:59 - Dunlop adult being pestered by Crow

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Blinking the nictitating membrane.

june 16 2016 15:56:47 - Dunlop Eaglet



june 16 2016 16:02 - Dunlop adult



Another good view of the big wing feather sheathes.



june 16 2016 16:04 - Dunlop adult & Eaglet



Lovely tassels all along the wing feathers visible here.



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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #25 on: June 18, 2016, 04:13:37 PM »
What fabulous looks !!!

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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2016, 04:17:22 PM »
 
This is one of my favourites too!

june 16 2016 16:04 - Dunlop Eaglet



june 16 2016 16:04 -  Dunlop Eaglet

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june 16 2016 16:06 - Dunlop Eaglet



Here are those marks on the beak again.



This one is pretty darn sweet.



june 16 2016 16:12 - Dunlop adult



Sleepy adult.
It was pretty warm that day.
& being a parent on duty all day is tiring work.



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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #27 on: June 18, 2016, 05:25:39 PM »
Oh my gosh Booni! What a wonderful series. Your patience and perseverance sure paid off. That Dunlop eaglet is a little charmer too.  :eclove thanks again for sharing your world.  :ecwink

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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2016, 06:31:50 PM »
Aren't those called 'shafts' where the feathers haven't completely emerged?  Great detail and good teaching/learning picture, booni.   :nod2
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Re: Nest Dunlop Point - 2016 season
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2016, 10:05:30 PM »

Tiger, here is a good page about feather growth & you can see the difference between a feather shaft & a feather sheath.
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