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Ground Observations 2017-2018
« on: September 03, 2017, 06:50:24 PM »
 
The 2017 Ground Observations topic begins here!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2017, 08:06:57 PM »
 
i was told via the cam observers that there was an Eagle in The Babysitting Tree!
This was the first Eagle i have seen in a long while.
On first glance at my fotos this looked like Dad!
But then i heard the giggly calls of Em & knew it was her.
Big Eagle & big Ravens.
Gives you an idea of how big our Ravens are here.

In these fotos, ajl noticed that Em has a damaged talon!
Click on the foto then click again & look at her left toes, the one nearest the right foot/center has an almost puncture hole in it.
Reg of MARS will be sent these fotos.
 
october 2 2017 16:06 - Em in The Babysitting Tree with two Ravens
 

 

 


october 2 2017 16:41 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2017, 08:13:09 PM »
 
LOVE that Woodpecker hole above her head!

october 2 2017 16:46 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 

 

 

 


The tail end of Em calling.
 
october 2 2017 16:51 - Em in The Babysitting Tree

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2017, 08:16:57 PM »
 
Something was catching her attention over in Niner territory.
Look at her perky posture!
 
october 2 2017 16:54 - Em in The Babysitting Tree
 


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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 09:00:29 PM »
Thanks Booni for the great photos of Em!!!  She looks great and I hope all is well with her. Dad won't be long now. I sure wish them a successful season as they deserve it!!!  :heart

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2017, 09:13:05 PM »
Wonderful photos and wonderful day, booni!  Welcome home, Em!     :hooray

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2017, 09:55:27 PM »


october 2 2017 16:44 - Em in The Babysitting Tree with a Raven
 

 
 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2017, 05:36:56 AM »
Great pictures Booni,  Thank you

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2017, 06:41:24 AM »
Thank you booni what a great welcome home!  :heart

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2017, 02:37:42 PM »
Thank you Booni. Wonderful photos! :heart
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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2017, 07:22:12 PM »
October 7, around 1:15 pm, high squeeing calls can be heard from my yard. Not even sure it's an eagle. Seems to come from the Hidden Beach area at first.

I check the cam and Dawn is already on it. Sounds more and more eagle-ish... And rather Em-ish... Someone is on the BST and throwing a hissy fit.

For a couple of hours those calls continue. The cam videos document that period. Around 2:45 pm it's sounding like... 2 eagles!

I had to boot it out of the neighbourhood but I swung by the nest area on my way. There I saw Booni! who was not taking eagle photos... Booni was trying to deal with the cam, which had gone immobile.

 :heart  :heart  :heart Booni has been dealing with one technical issue after the other lately, it turns out. She was so immersed in trying to fix multiple problems, she hadn't heard the commotion. Talk about unsung heroes, dammit! :investigate1


So... Sure enough... on the BST were TWO eagles!

October 7, 3:06 pm



Here's the one perched lower...



Here's the one at the top.







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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2017, 08:06:32 PM »
I was able to return just after 5 pm.

One eagle on the BST.
October 7, 5:10 pm



All around her are starlings, all speaking eagle, so it's very confusing. Is Dad still around? was that really him?












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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2017, 08:17:08 PM »
So I went looking around the favourite perch trees.

Sure enough, there was a second eagle on the Peters' Tree.
I like the toes dangling down, all relaxed in this picture.
October 7, 5:31 pm



This is when I saw the 5 eagles circling above the water, between Sandstone Point and Tralee Point. One of them was calling from time to time and our two eagles called back but did not move.

I hadn't yet seen any eagles at all except for Em until today. I wonder if the change of wind brought a wave of migrants over, Dad among them?

Changing angles, trying for better lighting plus a view of this eagle's neckline... Sun came out, too, but not such a good view of the neck.
5:38 pm








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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 01:52:14 PM »
October 10, mid-day.

Eagle on nest... Has been there a while. Deep gravelly gulling calls.
October 10, 12:55



I was surprised to find a second eagle on Foster's Fir, mainly because the eagle in the nest was rarely looking that way. This one, likewise, is not looking at the nest. They are not watching one another. They're looking all around.
1:10 pm



Standing further back for a better look at the neck line.


Shuggling and shedding bits of down...


Unfortunately this one's back was shaded, so no clear view of markings if any were there.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2017 - 2018 Season
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 06:37:41 PM »
 
Yesterday something serious was going on with Em & then we hadn*t seen Dad, there were displacements on the Nest, what was going on?
i found out about it too late to get any fotos but today i managed to be in the neighbourhood with my camera on hand.
These first fotos all came out blurry for some reason  :lumphammer8 , these were the best two.

october 10 2017 12:58 - Eagle at the tippy top of Fosters* Fir






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