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Author Topic: Ground Observations 2009 - 2010 - The Phoenix Season  (Read 226474 times)
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« Post / Reply #30 on: November 13, 2009, 10:59:36 PM »

talons leaving the perch tree - november 13 2009 15:03:54.50

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« Post / Reply #31 on: November 13, 2009, 11:05:14 PM »

almost out of the picture - november 13 2009 15:03:55

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« Post / Reply #32 on: November 13, 2009, 11:11:14 PM »

alone - november 13 2009 15:03

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« Post / Reply #33 on: November 13, 2009, 11:16:53 PM »

Booni

BOTH eagles have nicks out of their long flight feathers.  You pointed out the nicks when the first one left the nest.  When the second one left, you can see the same thing in the photo with the sunlight catching the feathers at 14:46.

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« Post / Reply #34 on: November 13, 2009, 11:17:19 PM »

gorgeous fluffy white tail feathers - november 13 2009 15:26
Standing on the close up camera.
Taken from the back side of the nest.


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« Post / Reply #35 on: November 13, 2009, 11:18:12 PM »

It*s the same eagle both times, Blue, with the chips in the wing feathers
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« Post / Reply #36 on: November 13, 2009, 11:23:21 PM »

nice beak - november 13 2009 15:04

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« Post / Reply #37 on: November 13, 2009, 11:29:37 PM »

It*s the same eagle both times, Blue, with the chips in the wing feathers

I couldn't follow that from your posts.

flying away from the nest - 14:24 (nicks in feathers)

someone still in the nest - 14:32

and that one leaves at 14:46 (nicks in feathers)



So, did the one that left at 14:24 come back to the nest and leave again?
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« Post / Reply #38 on: November 13, 2009, 11:33:02 PM »

feather tips sharpened & contrasted

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« Post / Reply #39 on: November 13, 2009, 11:35:34 PM »

The first fotos are of the eagles in the nest, then there is a second set, showing the feather tips, where the eagles are in a perch tree away from the nest.

ETA i see what you*re saying Blue.
Now i*m confused.
How can they BOTH have the same chips in the wings.
Maybe the first one DID come back to the nest then.
i may have missed that.
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« Post / Reply #40 on: November 14, 2009, 12:14:43 AM »

For comparison, this is the structure of the primary feather, beside an inverted/flipped close-up of the feather bites. 

NOTE: several wildlife rehabbers have looked at the photos. No conclusions have been drawn because this might not be what it looks like.  However, if this is damage, it is not at all a problem for the bird! Birds very frequently fray or damage a feather. The bird is flying beautifully.



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« Post / Reply #41 on: November 14, 2009, 11:18:46 AM »

EMC, they were waiting for me when i got there!
Maybe they were anticipating my moves...

Wonder who's observing who? People studying the eagles or the eagles studying people?  big grin

Absolutely wonderful captures today boonib! I, too, love the light thru the wings. Fly off was great too. Keep them coming. I am so envious.
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« Post / Reply #42 on: November 14, 2009, 11:41:37 AM »

Wonderful pictures and comments, Boonibarb.  Especially visiting you at home!  What a delightful surprise for you!    lol
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« Post / Reply #43 on: November 15, 2009, 07:08:00 PM »

video - the nest tree on a stormy day november 15 2009 11:26am

Video!-click here
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« Post / Reply #44 on: November 15, 2009, 07:15:10 PM »

video - the beach on a stormy day - november 15 2009 11:32am

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