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Author Topic: Ground Observations - 2010-2011 the Alexandra & David Season  (Read 333558 times)
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« Post / Reply #1140 on: March 05, 2012, 10:09:29 PM »


Mum is looking down into the Nest.
At David, who is looking up at her in the above foto?

july 17 2011 13:42 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 183-211




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« Post / Reply #1141 on: March 05, 2012, 10:16:16 PM »

Boonibarb, you always amaze me with your beautiful photos!  They are works of art.   love
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« Post / Reply #1142 on: March 05, 2012, 10:33:15 PM »


july 17 2011 13:53 - Mum calls from the Babysitting Tree, Dad joins in - 183-227

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« Post / Reply #1143 on: March 05, 2012, 10:44:19 PM »


Mum had flown to the tippy top of Gregg*s Tree by the time we arrived at the backside of the Nest.

july 17 2011 14:54 - Mum atop Gregg*s Tree - 183-264




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« Post / Reply #1144 on: January 22, 2013, 07:45:01 PM »


Okay, here i am, going back to an old album of fotos, almost two years old now!
But i felt like getting them posted, so here ya go!

So, here we have Alexandra & David on the Nest, & Mum is keeping an eye from the Peters* Tree.
She is relaxed, looking towards the bay at Hidden Beach or maybe checking out the Wiigs.
i am realizing that this is a very characteristic way for Mum to perch, with her left foot bunched & resting on top of her right.
Not sure i*ve ever seen Dad do this.
You can also see the darkened feathering that she gets at this time of year around her beak.
i believe that big beautiful curved hunk of branch in the upper left of the foto is now broken away.
Too bad...
 
may 8 2011 11:54 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 174-67
 



Notice here how Mum has released the clench of her foot a bit, & she is drawing it up towards her belly.
Her belly feathers are ruffled outwards, so that she can hold the foot against her belly.





Belly feathers more opened out now, & foot tucking up more.





Foot almost hidden now.





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« Post / Reply #1145 on: January 22, 2013, 07:48:55 PM »


In this slide show, Mum does a poopshot, then watch her belly feathers get more & more ruffled as she does a shuggle!
Look at all the fluffies & feathers that go flying!
 
Slide Show - may 8 2011 11:56 - Mum poopshot & shuggle - 174 - 76-93
 

 
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« Post / Reply #1146 on: January 22, 2013, 07:59:24 PM »


Okay, here are a few fotos from the slide show that i wanted to post individually.
First, the poopshot.
Notice Mum has some talons crossed.
i wonder if this is a Mum thing, or rather a Mums thing, not just this Mum, but females in general.
 
may 8 2011 11:56 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 174-76
 



Mum*s nictitating membrane is deployed in this one.





Had to do this one with all the fluffies flying, but also, look at the long feathers on Mum*s left wingtip.
The nicked feather!
i sure miss spotting that feather in fotos!



 
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« Post / Reply #1147 on: January 22, 2013, 08:09:23 PM »


Watch Mum*s belly feathers & left foot moving in this slide show.
 
Slide Show - may 8 2011 11:58 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 174 - 97-118
 

 
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« Post / Reply #1148 on: January 22, 2013, 08:26:29 PM »


Here are fotos i have picked out from that last slide show.

i like how Mum has her toes splayed here.
i have never seen that before.
 
may 8 2011 11:58 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 174-100
 


Light has changed here, so have my camera settings.
Note Mum*s crossed talons.




Note the left foot position & the belly feathers again.



 
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« Post / Reply #1149 on: January 22, 2013, 08:34:26 PM »


There she goes!
Another view of that nicked left feather.
 
may 8 2011 12:14 - Mum leaves the Peters* Tree - 174-151
 







 
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« Post / Reply #1150 on: January 22, 2013, 08:38:39 PM »


Found these little beauties on the lawn under my feet when i went off looking for where Mum went.
 
may 8 2011 12:17 -Lawn Daisies - 174-157
 

 
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« Post / Reply #1151 on: January 22, 2013, 08:47:18 PM »


i found Mum at the tippy top of Fosters* Fir!
This is a poopshot shot, but i*ve missed the poop.
Look at her position, it*s a giveaway.
All wings, tail out of sight.
 
may 8 2011 12:31 - Mum in Fosters* Fir - 174-166
 













 
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« Post / Reply #1152 on: January 23, 2013, 07:33:19 AM »



Miigwetch Booni!!
Time seems to stand still through your lens....yet is so very much alive!!  love Love LOVE the poopshot and shuggle!!  A complete storm of fluffies!!  I see Mom's identifying feather with the notch....what a great id maker that was!!
Thank you again for bringing us back and posting these wonderful pictures!!
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« Post / Reply #1153 on: January 23, 2013, 04:56:49 PM »

Thank you so much for these, Booni! The slideshows are such fun.
The shots of Mum with her left foot on top of her right remind me of a very wise old woman I once knew who often sat with her gnarled, arthritic left hand resting on her equally well worn right hand. So very wise and worldly...and Peaceful!
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« Post / Reply #1154 on: January 24, 2013, 04:36:40 PM »


From Fosters* Fir, Mum flew back to the Peters* Tree.
She was quite busy on her patrol this day!
Here she is preening.
 
may 8 2011 12:36 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 174-179
 



i love her left foot position here & in the next foto!








Here she is with her left foot resting on top of her right again, Mum characteristic.
Note the dark staining of feathers at her commissure.





Look at the left foot position, & the fluffing out of the belly feathers.



 
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