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« Post / Reply #390 on: May 30, 2017, 09:32:20 AM »

 
i went to some of my old spots to see if i could see into the Nest to what was happening in there.
This is from the water side.
Here we can see the wide angle cam on the struts & at its base the close up cam, almost buried under sticks by Dad & Em.
 
may 27 2017 12:04 - Nest & old cams
 


Stump to the left.

may 27 2017 12:06 - Dad on the Nest
 


A good view of the water side of the stump.
Port hole with blue sky at its base.
Nest & a titch of the close up cam to the right.
 


& a well lit foto of the stump from the back side, to show you its integrity.
Dad in the Nest to the left, old cams off screen to the left.

may 27 2017 12:16 - the Nest & the stump
 


may 27 2017 12:16 - Dad on the Nest
 

 
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« Post / Reply #391 on: May 30, 2017, 08:11:35 PM »

 
Today on my driveby through the Nest territory i spotted a big Eagle on the tippy top of The Babysitting Tree!
i pulled over & got out with my camera & heard Dad calling.
Oh!
So was this Dad then?
Looked kinda big, i*d thought.
Then i started taking fotos & noticed the very stained head feathers.
This wasn*t Dad.
i could hear Dad & Em calling excitedly from nearby, but couldn*t see them at all in The BST or Constables* Fir, nor in Fosters* Fir or The Peters* Tree when i drove by a bit later.
 
may 30 2017 10:50 - visiting Eagle in the tippy top of The Babysitting Tree
 


Yellow beak, yellow eye, mostly white head feathers, is there a bit of dark still in the tail tips?
An Eagle who has just turned five?
This could be Hali!
 


She seemed large & in charge up there, not at all intimidated by the excited calling of Dad & Em nearby.
 


She was looking down into the Nest, which made me feel a bit nervous.
What was she seeing or looking at?
 


With her looking down like this, you can see the dark small feathers on the back of her head, different from the staining.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #392 on: May 30, 2017, 08:13:44 PM »

 thumbup super catch booni!
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« Post / Reply #393 on: May 30, 2017, 08:21:48 PM »

 
may 30 2017 10:52 - visiting Eagle in the tippy top of The Babysitting Tree
 


i drove around looking for Dad & Em, who i could hear nearby, but i never spotted them, only heard them.

may 30 2017 10:58 - visiting Eagle in the tippy top of The Babysitting Tree


 

 
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« Post / Reply #394 on: May 31, 2017, 05:35:44 AM »

Wonderful shots booni. Big female 
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« Post / Reply #395 on: May 31, 2017, 08:46:21 AM »

Thank you Booni!  Thanks for being our "eyes on Hornby!"   love
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« Post / Reply #396 on: June 01, 2017, 06:23:17 PM »

 
Later that same day! ♥♥ heart heart
 
may 30 17:02 - Dad & Em in The His & Hers Tree
 

 

 

 

 



 
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« Post / Reply #397 on: June 01, 2017, 06:26:43 PM »

 
may 30 2017 17:03 - Dad & Em in The His & Hers Tree
 



 

 

 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #398 on: June 01, 2017, 06:32:12 PM »

 
Dad took off from The His & Hers Tree.
Em followed.
They both flew out to the rocky point, where Crows & Gulls were making a racket.
 
may 30 2017 17:05 - Em on the beach
 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #399 on: June 02, 2017, 01:23:51 AM »

Incredible series of photos!  Thanks for sharing. I especially love seeing nnest and tree details. The eagles all appear to be well fed and in perfect health.
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« Post / Reply #400 on: June 04, 2017, 09:46:34 PM »

Tonight, a visitor perching above my yard!
Lots of eagle activity toward Niner territory and inland toward the mountain. A few calls, including from this visitor, who sounded really loud being so close.
My first sight was around 7:30 pm; later the eagle moved and I finally was able to get a view of more than a foreshortened dark blob.
June 4, 8:15 pm



Some dot-like stains visible on the beak.







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« Post / Reply #401 on: June 04, 2017, 10:01:05 PM »

A while later... Still perched in the same spot but has shifted around some more, so I get a better view.

June 4, 8:50 pm







The stains on the beak are not always visible for some reason.


At 9:30 that eagle was still here. The cam had been searching for my yard perch, a needle in a haystack. Finally it returned to the nest area and both our eagles showed up, one arriving on the nest and one on the BST. So I went outside to check, and my yard visitor was still there! Not one of our pair, then. About 15 minutes later I  looked again in the deepening dusk and the tree was empty.
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« Post / Reply #402 on: June 09, 2017, 11:26:12 PM »

Thanx for sharing your fantastic pics Booni wink
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« Post / Reply #403 on: June 12, 2017, 09:38:43 AM »

 
We were at Little Tribune Bay resting on a log when i spotted Ravens.
This one flew to the beach & appeared to pick up something in their beak.
i couldn*t see, in the bright sunlight, but later when i looked at my fotos this appears to be TWO Midshipmen?
 
june 9 2017 12:40 - Raven with Midshipmen
 

 

 


 
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« Post / Reply #404 on: June 12, 2017, 01:16:46 PM »

Great to see Midshipmen at Hornby now, booni!    thumbup
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