Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Thu May 17, 2018 4:07 pm

3:52 pm in rollback, honestly I am not sure if Dusk tipped over or he/she tried to mantle that food. Regardless he/she went after it.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Thu May 17, 2018 4:09 pm

3:53 pm in rollback, Pa is feeding that little bit of food to the youngsters.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Thu May 17, 2018 4:12 pm

3:54 pm in rollback, Pa finished feeding the snack and leaves the nest. Looked like he may have gone up to the branch the way he hopped up.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueD » Thu May 17, 2018 4:15 pm

3:50 p.m.: Pa arrived at the nest. I'm not sure if he delivered a mouse, or unearthed it as he was aerating and digging at the nesting material.
3:52 p.m.: One of the eaglets ran over, grabbed the mouse and mantled over it. Then Ma arrived, engaged in a mouse tug-of-war with one of the eaglets, and Pa flew off.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueD » Thu May 17, 2018 4:18 pm

3:53-3:54 p.m.: Ma begins feeding the mouse to one eaglet, then the other comes over to join in.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueD » Thu May 17, 2018 4:25 pm

Let me know if my parent IDs are incorrect in my screenshots. I thought the second eagle to arrive was Ma, because that eagle looked bigger. But I'm not sure!
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 4:51 pm

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Let me know if my parent IDs are incorrect in my screenshots. I thought the second eagle to arrive was Ma, because that eagle looked bigger. But I'm not sure!
SueD you were correct with your ID. It was Pa that came in with the rodent, and then Ma came in and took it from Dusk and then fed h/h. Great job catching that. Was funny to watch, especially the tug-o-war.

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 5:16 pm

4:00 pm - from the rollback - Dawn (left) and Dusk (right) sitting and watching someone flying around.
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Pa is in with some kind of prey. I couldn't figure out what it was
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Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 5:17 pm

4:02 pm - from the rollback - Dusk didn't seem to want whatever this prey was. H/h crop is pretty full so maybe s/he is not hungry. Dawn got most of the bites from this feeding.
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Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 5:19 pm

4:06 pm - from the rollback - the feeding continues with Dawn getting most of the bites
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Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 5:20 pm

4:12 pm - from the rollback - the feeding is over and Pa appears to fly up into the tree
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 5:23 pm

4:18 pm - from the rollback - Dusk goes to the front rail, near Ma's short perch, and Dawn goes to the back rail
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5:04 pm - the eaglets remain in their places until Dawn gets up for a PS
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5:06 pm - and then it is Dusk's turn for a PS
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Post by SueB » Thu May 17, 2018 5:26 pm

5:07 pm - both sitting together
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5:15 pm - and then laying together
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5:24 pm - now at opposite side
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 6:13 pm

6:11pm........Thank you SandyW, SueD and SueB for keeping us up on things here! Our eaglets are getting enough food today to keep them satisfied, but it has been a few small meals, rather than one big one! I am also noticing Dusk and Dawn becoming more aggressive in taking food as of late. That is all part of growing up and an important skill to develop!
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueD » Thu May 17, 2018 6:20 pm

SueB wrote:
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SueD wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 4:25 pm
Let me know if my parent IDs are incorrect in my screenshots. I thought the second eagle to arrive was Ma, because that eagle looked bigger. But I'm not sure!
SueD you were correct with your ID. It was Pa that came in with the rodent, and then Ma came in and took it from Dusk and then fed h/h. Great job catching that. Was funny to watch, especially the tug-o-war.
Thank you, SueB! I wasn't sure ... and I have a lousy track record in identifying all the various eagles, so I don't trust myself. That tug-of-war was quite something. I was glad the mouse was already dead!
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:17 pm

7:15pm........From the rollback At 5:50pm Pa brought new prey into the nest. It was some sort of bird, white in color. Pa prepared the meal and fed the eaglets.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:17 pm

7:17pm.....From the rollback: Feathers were flying and both Dusk and Dawn enjoyed the meal.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:19 pm

7:18pm..........From the rollback: Both eaglets got some...........their crops are bursting! Pa finished up and left the nest at 6:23pm.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:22 pm

7:22pm.......IN on both cams.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:24 pm

7:24pm.....Dusk and Dawn are lying in the nest...........full of food.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:29 pm

7:28pm.....Adult on the evergreen trees.........Ma??? Guessing here.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:32 pm

7:31pm..........Dusk has a white feather stuck to h/h head.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:52 pm

7:51pm......This is interesting..........2 someones perched on the first tower and pole...........One flew off , out of view, but then I think it came back and landed beside the other one on the tower.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 7:53 pm

7:52pm........Both are still on the tower together. Wonder who they are? The one on the right just showed some white.......it is an adult. The one on the left flew off but came back a moment later to land on the right side of the tower.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 8:07 pm

8:05pm........Then the one that just landed hopped over to the left side. And that one who just got there also has white on it! Another adult.
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Ma left the evergreens at 19:55:58pm..............So that is not this adult on the tower.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 8:10 pm

8:09pm..........Here they go again......like musical chairs tonight.......one adult flew off and one returned.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 8:19 pm

8:17am..........And again............Adult off and adult returns. I think there is a 3rd someone flying around and each time we see an adult leave the tower, they are giving chase. The puzzle is just who is the "odd eagle out"? Thought it was Ma on the evergreen trees before, but it makes sense that it is Ma and Pa together on the tower. Would they allow a stranger eagle to come to the evergreen trees to perch so close to the nest??? Or was that Ma on the evergreens as I first thought, and this pair is neither Ma or Pa? A mystery. :puzz: :chin:
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There is no one on the evergreen trees, or in the nest tree that I can see.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 8:41 pm

8:37pm.......Ma was seen on her fav. perch at 20:23pm..............Both those others are still on the tower at this time.
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One of the adults on the tower left at 20:28pm.......
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The remaining one on the tower left at 20:38pm.......
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I think we have to conclude that the 2 on the tower were not our pair...............Ma is here at the tree and the others have flown off. And it was Ma on the evergreen earlier.
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Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 8:48 pm

8:47pm.......Dusk looking up...........still has a white feather stuck to h/h.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu May 17, 2018 8:52 pm

8:52pm...........The sun is setting in Delta.
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