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Offline ccfan

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #570 on: January 11, 2012, 06:48:23 AM »
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #571 on: January 11, 2012, 08:02:34 AM »
Booni and Wren:  :eclove Thank you for all of this WONDER that you share with us. I just spent an hour catching up in this thread, and I truly feel as if I had been to that magical island with you. You should enter a couple of those perfectly lit closeups into a photography contest, Booni. They are astounding! I just upgraded my internet connection, and was able to enjoy the videos and the sounds fully. How wonderful. I really do feel like I am there with you. I appreciate you so much! :thumbup:
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #572 on: January 11, 2012, 08:41:01 AM »
Booni, you're the best   :thumbup:  Thank you!   :ty :redheart

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #573 on: January 11, 2012, 08:57:08 AM »
I can only echo the accolades Booni.  Wren too.  We would be so lost without your ground obs.  Thank you Thank you Thank you  :heart

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #574 on: January 11, 2012, 09:01:48 AM »
Booni and Wren:  :eclove Thank you for all of this WONDER that you share with us. I just spent an hour catching up in this thread, and I truly feel as if I had been to that magical island with you. You should enter a couple of those perfectly lit closeups into a photography contest, Booni. They are astounding! I just upgraded my internet connection, and was able to enjoy the videos and the sounds fully. How wonderful. I really do feel like I am there with you. I appreciate you so much! :thumbup:

 :pray Amen.  Can;t wait till June! :ty

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #575 on: January 11, 2012, 09:19:06 AM »
thankyou sooooooooo much boonie and wren, heart be still, seeing all your pics, i miss mom and dad more than i can say. (((((((boonie and wren))))))

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #576 on: January 11, 2012, 10:17:40 AM »
wow....oh wow..sigh
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #577 on: January 11, 2012, 12:47:27 PM »
Fantastic photos Booni & Wren....love hearing about the seal washing up and seeing Mom and Dad. They are so beautiful, I miss seeing their nest. Thank you for all the updates and time involved with observing, taking photos and editing...plus posting here for us!

I love hearing about the eagle w/transmitter. Can't wait to hear more. Excellent investigative work!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #578 on: January 11, 2012, 02:55:27 PM »
I love your pictures I miss them so much they  were such a sweet            couple.. any chance of them getting back on line. sure hopeing keep up the good work with your pictures  :thumbup:

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #579 on: January 11, 2012, 04:04:07 PM »
  Very intresting story and photos. I feel sorry for that eagle with a transmitter carried on its back seems to do fine with it, wondering if the people who put it on can still get tracking signals, I think it is important to find out I think they will get a kick out of the photos too!(booni becoming well know photographer..) I also wonder where she came from looks old enough to have a nest.Didnt take long for  that seal to desolve..good job. 

I feel sorry for this eagle, too.  :eccry

Knowing how wild creatures ostracize one that is different, this eagle has probably never had a mate or a nest. I see birds attacking others of their own kind when they are different, injured, etc.
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #580 on: January 11, 2012, 04:10:17 PM »
 :ecsad me too
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #581 on: January 11, 2012, 06:49:52 PM »
Knowing how wild creatures ostracize one that is different, this eagle has probably never had a mate or a nest.

Blue, that is a huge assumption. Do you have any evidence to make such a statement?

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #582 on: January 11, 2012, 07:16:36 PM »
Well, certainly while I watched there was nothing to tell that transmitter eagle apart from any of the others who were along the beach. I didn't even suspect that there was anything different about that eagle until I looked at the photos.

Now, just to give you an idea of how many eagles were around that day...


Two young ones and an adult in a tree on the east side of Hidden Beach...
January 8, 2:45pm




...But if you look further down the same tree you see a third youngster.



Fifty feet away, almost at the tip of Sandstone Point, another young eagle is landing on a different tree. Above him, out of the camera's frame, is another adult, and to his right we see three more young ones...



Now let's look at that group of three on the right side of the photo...
There are actually FIVE there.



No. SIX!  :eclol (look just to the right of the tree trunk and just below the trio.)



So, twelve eagles on 30 metres of beach. Three of which I hadn't seen until I loaded the photos on my computer, so there are probably more. There are about 500m of beach between Sandstone Point and Grassy Point; and while this seemed to be the highest density around, you can tell it was a pretty busy little neighbourhood!



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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #583 on: January 11, 2012, 07:58:34 PM »
 :eceek Wow Wren, this is like where is Waldo :mhihi

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #584 on: January 11, 2012, 08:32:32 PM »
That is amazing wren.  Would not have seen them if you hadn't pointed them out.  What a crowd.  Wonderful wren.  I sure love all your photos.  Thanks.