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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #195 on: July 09, 2012, 09:09:22 PM »
 
Here is the second Eaglet.
He has the same splayed toe positioning on HIS branches too.
 
 july 9 2012 17:38 - branching Eaglet
 

 
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #196 on: July 10, 2012, 08:24:46 PM »
Booni, these are gorgeous photos of the Belcarra eaglets.

The splayed feet walking on twigs are very special - it's almost as if I can feel from inside how it would be, to be a beginner at walking on branches. I would never have understood that without these beautiful clear photos.  Thank you so much.

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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #197 on: July 11, 2012, 02:10:52 AM »
Booni, thank you for pointing out details like the eaglets' splayed feet in the photos you take.    :thumbup:    So much to learn about stages of growth and development. It takes close observation and I appreciate the comments that you and Wren add to your posted photos.   :eclove
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #198 on: July 16, 2012, 08:24:21 PM »
 
Today i was at the water & there were calls coming from a gorgeous huge perch Tree there.
They were the sounds of an adult & an Eaglet!
The Eaglet would screep, then the parent would call.
So it seems at least one of the Belcarra Nest Eaglets has fledged!
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #199 on: July 27, 2012, 08:29:33 AM »
 
Well, as of last wednesday, BOTH Belcarra Nest Eaglets have fledged, & are using their wings very proficiently!
i watched a floppy flying Eaglet go from the new Tralee Nest area along the beach & land in the Belcarra water side perch Tree!
Guess he was over there for a visit.
Not long after, the other Eaglet made a similar trip from the same area.
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #200 on: August 20, 2012, 07:30:02 PM »

Well, the last few visits to this neighbourhood have been devoid of Eagle sounds.
i was sure the Eagles of this Nest had all left.
Today we were outside & for some reason i looked up & right into the eyes of THIS Eagle!
 
august 20 2012 11:10 - adult Eagle
 


To me, they seem female.
Look how long their wingtips are compared to their tail.
Her breast feathers seem sort of frazzled at all their edges.
i haven*t seen this before.
She has a fluffy coming loose on her breast, & her left foot is clenched & held resting against her belly.
Wonder who she is?






 
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #201 on: August 21, 2012, 09:06:07 AM »
I suppose Eagles may take a stop over to rest on Hornby from elsewhere on their way to salmon runs?

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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #202 on: September 04, 2012, 09:23:44 PM »
 
i had gotten called out to rescue a Flicker that was trapped in a greenhouse.
Poor young fella wasn*t looking too good.
He was dragging his right leg & flapping to get away but not moving well.
i had put him in a box to rest, then came back to check him.
He was still looking poorly.
Maj suggested giving him fluid, so i called wren to bring the Ringers Lactate that she keeps for us.
We tried hydrating him, then left him for a bit again.
He still wasn*t looking good, so Maj said to send him in.
wren had brought the carrier, & offered to take him home & continue to give him fluids.
When i went out to join her, she was watching a Bird way up in the top of a tree.
The Bird looked like a Robin to me.
But wren said they were a Peregrine Falcon!
i would never have even noticed them.
i got out my little camera & took a foto & sure enough!
i have never seen one of these.
wren had to carry on home with the Bird, so i stayed to get some fotos of this rare occasion.

july 13 2012 19:40 - Peregrine Falcon - 046-382
 

 
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #203 on: September 04, 2012, 09:52:59 PM »
 
i believe this is a juvenile Peregrine Falcon.
The adults have a white broad collar at the neck.
The juvenile*s breast hashes go all the way to the head.
He*s having a good scratch now!
 
july 13 2012 19:41 - Peregrine Falcon - 046-391
 





 
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #204 on: September 04, 2012, 10:05:00 PM »

Look how he*s resting his foot by scrunching it up.
 
july 13 2012 19:41 - Peregrine Falcon - 046-395
 

 
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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #205 on: September 04, 2012, 10:16:21 PM »
Wow booni... great shots... neat to see...ty

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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #206 on: September 04, 2012, 10:37:49 PM »
Oh wow Booni, thank you thank you! They're beauuuuuutiful!


Don't the foot pads look strange? More lumpy than an eagle's and a strange colour too.

It also seems to me that the feet are really large in relation to the head. We wouldn't be able to see that if you hadn't caught this one scratching!

The sunset light makes him all golden.

Love the huge eye in the first photo.

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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #207 on: September 04, 2012, 10:54:55 PM »
I cant believe you held onto this Jewel for so long!! what a rare sight yes, but a closeup as well the markings are so different than what normally seen in photos! The foot is so relaxed as though you were not  a threat at all... :eceek Ty booni!

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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #208 on: September 04, 2012, 11:41:47 PM »
I looked it up after I read what Cali wrote about the markings...

It's a juvenile, a new fledgling from this year!

The adults have more white on the neck and upper chest.

Also, I just remembered how I knew this was a Peregrine: i heard the sound first! Unmistakable.

Then I spotted him, way way up in a tree. That football-player silhouette, all shoulders.

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Re: Nest # 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2011-2012 season
« Reply #209 on: September 05, 2012, 08:28:15 AM »
 
wren, in my first post, i suggested this was a juvenile, because of the markings.
Thanks for concurring.
i noticed those large kind of knobs on the bottoms of the toes.
Different from an Eagle.
i agree that the feet are comparatively larger than Eagles*, plus they seem long & thin.
The big black eye is amazing indeed.
Reminds me of Egyptian hieroglyphs!

Horus -



Eye of Horus -



i had no idea what a Peregrine would sound like, so i googled them, & found this video.
 
 
 
Peregrine Falcon Makes Sounds
 
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