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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1515 on: October 01, 2012, 08:29:23 AM »

Okay, so these are the fotos i got on the last day we saw Mum & Dad together before Dad left for the Salmon runs.
i had my ear open for Hali.
i figured she would be nearby.
But i neither saw nor heard her this evening.
 
august 12 18:28 2012 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-872
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1516 on: October 01, 2012, 08:37:23 AM »


 
august 12 18:28 2012 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-873
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1517 on: October 06, 2012, 11:37:13 AM »
Thank you Booni for the excellent play by play of the climbers and all that work!  It was so detailed that I think you could make the climb the next time!  :eceek   LOL.  I can just see the photos from you from atop that tree  :ohno  .  Kidding aside, it took a great amount of work and concentration to perform all that work. Also a great reminder to send a donation to HEGPS!

Thank you dear heart  :heart for being our eyes and ears.


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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1518 on: October 07, 2012, 08:22:06 AM »
 
This was a warm, quiet, uneventful evening.
Mum & Dad just perched & preened for the longest time.
 
august 12 18:32 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-890
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1519 on: October 07, 2012, 08:26:59 AM »
 
Mum was even napping it was so quiet!
Notice this isn*t her nictitating membrane, but is her feathered eyelid.
 
august 12 18:36 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-892
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1520 on: October 07, 2012, 08:41:33 AM »
 
Look how Mum*s back of head *part* is accentuated by brown feathering.
 
august 12 18:46 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-904
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1521 on: October 07, 2012, 08:57:24 AM »
 
Notice an even better view of those dark feathers here.
 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1522 on: October 07, 2012, 09:03:05 AM »
 
Pulling up from a belly preen.
Notice the dark staining in the corner of her mouth/beak/commissure.
 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1523 on: October 07, 2012, 10:16:00 AM »
FANTASTIC PICS BOONI!!!! WOW... thank you... so good to see her..

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1524 on: October 07, 2012, 07:18:35 PM »
 
Here Mum has her tail fanned out after preening underneath it.
Look how stained & worn the feathers are.
When she comes back for the new season, her tail feathers are all shiny white again.
 
august 12 18:52 2012 - Mum in the Babysitting Tree - 003-924
 

 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1525 on: October 22, 2012, 09:51:55 AM »
Thank you Boonibarb for those awesome photos..... made my heart sing

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1526 on: October 22, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »
 :heart thanks you Bonnie. Awesome photos.
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1527 on: November 22, 2012, 08:36:21 PM »
 
Picking up from where i left off here a month ago...
 
august 12 19:03 2012 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-954
 













 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1528 on: November 22, 2012, 08:41:59 PM »
 
august 12 19:09 2012 - Mum & Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-990
 
 



august 12 19:11 2012 - Dad in the Babysitting Tree - 003-996





Dad, showing us his top of head freckle.








i love when they scratch & you can see the soles of their toes!



 
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1529 on: November 22, 2012, 09:22:32 PM »
Fabulous Booni... wow!!!! ty