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Offline winterwren

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2018, 09:35:43 PM »

Back to Grassy Point to check out who all these Birds are on the point.
i think i have one right, maybe wren would help with the snoozing one with their eye open?
Black-bellied Plover perhaps?

november 4 2018 15:48 - Black Turnstones & snoozing Dunlin



november 4 2018 15:50 - snoozing & standing Black-bellied Plover & Surfbird



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I think the little one snoozing with an eye open in the first photo is a Dunlin! They have just started returning from migration; I saw 2 large flocks today! Almost the same size as the Turnstones, just a tiny bit smaller, with plain brown wings and back.

In your next photo, the first two birds are Black-bellied Plovers. With the bill tucked in, they are almost the same shape as the one-eyed sleeper but much more mottled. Without anything else showing scale, it's easy to believe that they are the same bird but actually the plovers are much larger. One of them shows us its bill and confirms the identification. The next bird to the right is tricky, but we can tell the size to be almost as big as the plovers; there are little dark arrow-shaped spots on the breast just below the wing. So this is a Surfbird.
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2018, 08:11:06 AM »
Nice!!

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #77 on: November 08, 2018, 08:41:29 AM »

Thank you wren!
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2018, 10:18:56 AM »
 
This morning i decided to go back over my fotos  i  have of the Eagle that is hanging around with Em to see if i can find that anomaly of the commissure in the other fotos i have of him.
Turns out this Eagle has been with us all along!
 
october 3 2018 15:37 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 


october 3 2018 15:38 - Eagle in The Babysitting Tree
 


& here he is again.

october 8 2018 16:30 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 


october 8 2018 16:30 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 


october 8 2018 16:31 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree
 


october 8 2018 16:31 - the other Eagle in The Peters* Tree


 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #79 on: November 11, 2018, 11:45:57 AM »
Em must like having him around.
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2018, 06:53:55 PM »
 
i was going through albums of fotos looking for a Bird when i came across these fotos of Em & the other Eagle from last season & took a closer look at them.
Here is that Eagle with the same curved up lower commissure.
 
june 28 2018 15:25 - Eagle & Em in The Peters* Tree
 

 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2018, 07:33:25 PM »
I wonder if they've paired up and will eventually use the old nest?  :ecsmile

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2018, 10:35:31 PM »
Hope they will!    :nod2
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #83 on: November 21, 2018, 05:09:51 PM »
Me too!  :ecsmile

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #84 on: December 01, 2018, 11:43:06 AM »
 
Okay, so i go through the neighbourhood pretty much daily on my way home, looking for the Eagles.
It has been ages since i*ve seen them.
We see them on the cam, but they have not been in the Trees i see in my driveby, at the times i have gone by.
Yesterday, there was mister curlicue lip at Grassy Point!
 
november 30 2018 13:27 - male Eagle
 

 


He*s got food in his crop, yay.
Perhaps they are hopping over to Vancouver Island to partake of the spawned Salmon available not that far away?
 

 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #85 on: December 01, 2018, 11:46:59 AM »
 
november 30 2018 13:28 - male Eagle
 


He seems to have food gook on his beak on his left side.
 


Something was catching his eye up the road a bit, i have no idea what.
 

 

 

 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #86 on: December 01, 2018, 11:51:04 AM »
 
Oh, yes, i forgot to say, this is The His & Hers Tree
 
november 30 2018 13:29 - male Eagle
 

 

 

 

 



 
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #87 on: December 02, 2018, 02:35:22 AM »
It is so good to see eagles with full crops  :thumbup: - hope they have a successful  year :pray

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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #88 on: December 05, 2018, 02:54:23 PM »
Please forgive me for asking this question. I have tried to find out what happened to Dad, but have not found the info as of yet. I know he was injured and kept up with that. Did he not return from the trip up North this year or disappear before. Thank you for the info. :hearts2
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Re: Ground Observations 2018-2019
« Reply #89 on: December 05, 2018, 05:34:25 PM »
Raj, no need for forgiveness, it is okay to ask.
i just scanned back & found this post as the last time we saw Dad - http://www.hornbyeagles.com/ournatureszonetest/index.php?topic=1748.msg183181#msg183181

He had healed amazingly well from his beak injury, then there was an influx of Eagles & we never saw him again.
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