Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:48 pm

12:47pm................There was just a COTG.........Pa stood up in the nest, called out seeing Ma flying around and then Ma landed in the nest. Ma is currently incubating the egg.


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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:51 pm

12:50pm.........Ma has been fussing with the nesting material and now is up to dig in the bowl again.
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Nice grassy hat Ma.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:56 pm

12:55pm.........Ma has her beak open.........it is a really nice day here.........very spring like. And she opened her mouth wide while yawning so we could have a good look inside!
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:00 pm

12:59pm...Trying for some close ups of that mouth.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:06 pm

1:05pm...........Ma must be feeling sleepy, she just yawned again.
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A dirty smudge on the right side of Ma's beak.............we can also see her nictitating membrane in her eye.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:09 pm

1:08pm...........Ma is frequently looking up.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:11 pm

1:11pm...........Adult incubating on the neighbour's tower.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:23 pm

1:22pm.........Managed to get the EAST cam moving...........still jerky but able to be moved. Looked everywhere for Pa.........no sign of him.

Ma just got up off the egg..........did a nice little roll and back down again.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:26 pm

1:25pm......Unfortunately we are getting some condensation on the EAST cam now........harder to get a clear view.........good thing we also have the WEST cam.

Ma moving grasses around.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:30 pm

1:30pm.........Ma's body looks so long here.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:36 pm

1:34pm..........Ma called out as someone flew overhead............is that you Pa? Don't know. Then she got up and dug around the egg..........finally lying back down in the nest.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:46 pm

1:45pm..........Ma is continually calling and in came Pa with a clump of bedding material.
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Pa went up to the tree.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:47 pm

1:46pm.........Neighbour seems to be standing up now on their tower........if they have an egg, he/she is giving it some air.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:48 pm

1:48pm.........Pa up top, Ma in the nest.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:50 pm

1:49pm........There goes Pa.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi Jean! I am watching the W cam only. Can't take cams right now. Can post though.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:01 pm

2:00pm...........Hi Sue! Thanks! I am using the EAST cam to look around, but it is still very jerky.

Pa left the tree but went to the first tower...........he didn't stay, but flew off to the right.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:02 pm

2:01pm........More of Pa soaring in the sky near Delta Port. Maybe looking for a meal.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:07 pm

Ma still laying on the egg
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:09 pm

2:08 pm - Ma up and rolling the egg
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:12 pm

2:11 pm - Ma all settled over the egg.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:22 pm

2:20 pm - Ma up and rolling the egg again
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:24 pm

2:23 pm - She must not have been comfortable so she was up and moving again. No egg roll this time.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:34 pm

2:32 pm - Looks like she's getting her nest bowl ready, adding more soft cushy stuff and moving the sticks
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:36 pm

She was settled in but then moved again to this position
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:37 pm

2:36pm.............Ma was up to move a clump around......not sure what the clump was but she moved it out of the bowl and to the side of it...........also moved a stick away from the bowl.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:38 pm

2:37pm.......Ma kept on rearranging things, then gave the egg a nudge and laid back down on it.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:47 pm

I think Ma's in labor
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by JudyB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:49 pm

Good afternoon!

2:48 pm
I agree, Sue. Lots of rocking. And she's looking fluffed up.

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:50 pm

She's doing great!
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