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Offline boonibarb

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #990 on: May 15, 2012, 08:17:51 AM »

Mum seems to get this staining every year during Eaglet season.
As do other Mums of other Nests.
It may be Seal.
i am beginning to wonder if it is something else.
Why wouldn*t the Dads be eating Seal & getting stained too?
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #991 on: May 15, 2012, 09:07:45 AM »
Do the Dad's ventilate, dig in the nest, as much as the Mom's?
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #992 on: May 15, 2012, 01:31:15 PM »
 :ecsmile Wren, beautiful photos. Thank you!  :heart
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #993 on: May 16, 2012, 12:09:40 PM »
Do the Dad's ventilate, dig in the nest, as much as the Mom's?

Mum seems to get this staining every year during Eaglet season.
As do other Mums of other Nests.
It may be Seal.
i am beginning to wonder if it is something else.
Why wouldn*t the Dads be eating Seal & getting stained too?


I want to highlight these questions. I think they are good ones.
Maybe the people who watch the cams a lot can start noticing?
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #994 on: May 17, 2012, 09:29:24 PM »

i got permission to photograph from the Blue Roof House today!

may 17 2012 11:46 - Mum brings a fish to the Nest - 209-65, 66, 67, 68, 73












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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #995 on: May 17, 2012, 09:53:40 PM »
Wonderful!
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #996 on: May 17, 2012, 10:16:37 PM »
Great series of mom.  Thanks!!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #997 on: May 17, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »

Mum spots something & takes off!

may 17 12:00 - Mum takes off from the Nest - 209-113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118














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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #998 on: May 18, 2012, 12:00:36 AM »
Hi Wren, Booni, emc,
Regarding the "staining"
It might be worth while to look at Delta nest. Ostrich showed Ajl a scape to see if it looked normal that mom's beak was stained, or dirty. Peeps were a little concerned...If i remember correctly, O was concerned that it might be injury...That was a few weeks ago (month?), so when i saw that, I paid closer attention and noticed shortly after that, mom Delta's beak was clean, then she dug in the nest and she came up stained or covered in a tar-like looking substance on her beak and face.
It might be related to why Mom's get more of the staining than Dad's??? 
Just a thought...Thanks for all that you do!!!
CVGal :)

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #999 on: May 18, 2012, 06:28:09 AM »
 :ecsmile Thank you Bonnie. Beautiful photos!  :heart
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1000 on: May 18, 2012, 09:02:59 AM »

may 17 2012 12:02 - Mum returns to Nest - 209-119



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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1001 on: May 18, 2012, 06:10:31 PM »
wow what a shot   :thumbup:

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1002 on: May 18, 2012, 08:13:18 PM »
Ditto!!  :eceek love the look and the wing spread! ((you are my world little one))

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1003 on: May 21, 2012, 08:55:35 AM »

When i was photographing from inside, i could see the shadows of Mum & Dad coming & going in the Peters* Tree.
But when i looked up, i was looking straight into the full sun, & would be blinded for minutes.
Once outside, i could see Mum better, by hiding in the shade of a tree.
But Mum still had the full sun behind her, which gives this foto a soft look & not much detail.

may 17 2012 12:42 - Mum in the Peters* Tree - 209-155




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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #1004 on: May 21, 2012, 09:08:38 AM »

may 17 2012 1230 - Mum in the Peters Tree - 209-136



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