Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm

8:23pm............Came back as something has been bothering me. We've had cams off for a couple of days and with the wind as of late and bad weather I am wondering if we missed something or not. :puzz:

Tonight I noticed this greenery in the nest........it looks fresh. I tried to check the rollback but it doesn't go back far enough and of course we have no archives anymore. I am wondering if someone brought this to the nest? I am wondering at what point this clump of greenery arrived? I've searched back on our s'caps but don't have anything recent to show the nest itself.

Another thought...........could this grassy like stuff be actually growing in the nest and not something that was brought here? With all this rain our grass outside is growing like crazy.


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Post by Kitcat11848 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:44 pm

Jean, I posed that same question to Bev at the Harrison Mills nest bc, like here, the cams were down and when they came up, green clumps of moss were in the nest. She said she wasn’t sure but thought it was possible for it to grow. But it seems to me even if it did grow, it had to start from a fresh clump brought in fairly recently. We knew Dad and Lady had been to that nest but just didn’t know when their last visit had been bc of the cams being down. Here it is a little bit different since only Ma has only been seen I think over a 2 day period recently.

After looking back at your nest photo closely, it almost looks like grass growing up through the nest instead of moss
Here is a picture of the Berry College nest with grass growing in it for comparison. Definitely different type of grass though but it still could be moss. I’m certainly no grass/moss expert.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:03 pm

9:03pm........Thanks Marianne! I've seen things grow out of nests before, even flowers..........but I even when I enlarge this I can't tell for sure. :dunno: It isn't moss, it is grass.
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Post by nightowl » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:56 pm

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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:16 am

Jean wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:26 pm
8:23pm............Came back as something has been bothering me. We've had cams off for a couple of days and with the wind as of late and bad weather I am wondering if we missed something or not. :puzz:

Tonight I noticed this greenery in the nest........it looks fresh. I tried to check the rollback but it doesn't go back far enough and of course we have no archives anymore. I am wondering if someone brought this to the nest? I am wondering at what point this clump of greenery arrived? I've searched back on our s'caps but don't have anything recent to show the nest itself.

Another thought...........could this grassy like stuff be actually growing in the nest and not something that was brought here? With all this rain our grass outside is growing like crazy.



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Hi Jean, you got me curious so I went back to the YouTube tapes and pulled out some s’caps from 9/25 and 10/2 to compare. The 9/25 clips are in the left column of this s’cap and the 10/2 clips are on the right. You can just see the beginning of the growth on 9/25 so I don’t think this was something brought into the nest by an eagle but wondering if it has anything to do with Myles being in the nest. Maybe something brought up on his shoes or maybe even those new branches being placed there. There is some moss on the branches so maybe that transferred down to the nest.

Nice catch on that growth though Jean. I always forget to really look at the nest itself and maybe should start including s’caps of the nest while zooming so we have something to look back on.
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This s’cap is from 9/17, the day Myles was in the nest. There is no growth at this time. Unfortunately there are only YT tapes for 9/17, 9/18, and then it skips to 9/24 & 9/25, so there’s no tapes for the week in between.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:50 am

6:50 am - Good Morning Delta 2! I checked the rollback back to around 11:14 pm last night and there were no visitors on the nest. Since we think there may be two adults around I am going to log in early just in case we have a visit.

6:57 am - Not positive, but to me it looks like there is someone in the stick tree and maybe a 2nd someone up a little higher. I'm sure it's just my imagination. Will need the sun to come up more to be sure. Sunrise is around 7:16 am this morning.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:29 am

Well that was not anyone in the stick tree this morning.

7:28 am - looking around at the poles and towers and this hawk showed up on the center tower. The wind is picking up quite a bit since I first logged into the cams.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:34 am

7:33 am - one of the neighbors is on their tower and in fact down in the nest area.
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7:37 am - and there is the flicker making his morning appearance and calling out so we know he's here.
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This is where I've found him quite a few times
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:42 am

Almost forgot to zoom in on the nest....here is the grass that Jean had noticed yesterday. And it is grass and not moss.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:07 am

7:41 am - the flicker flew off the one tree and went to the left and then it looked like there was another bird in the nearby tree that chased it but then landed on the evergreen that Ma normally perches on. I am pretty sure this is not the flicker because it looks bigger to me and it has some white on it's front, although I can't see the full front of them.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:10 am

7:50 am - The hawk that was on the center tower is no longer there, and the 1st neighbor that was on their nest is gone as well.

7:54 am - Found this large bird on top of the tree to the right of Delta Port pole. Thought maybe it was a juvie but then when it flew off I thought the tail was kind of long. I'm going to upload a video on this in a little bit.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:12 am

7:55 am - It was flying towards the Delta Port pole and I thought they were going to land there but instead they tried landing on the wires....oh no. They did fly off from here so I think they are okay but I ended up losing them as the cam was not reacting as fast as I was trying to make it move :angry:
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:13 am

A couple more of them flying away
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:14 am

8:04 am - one of the 2nd neighbors is at home on their tower.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:15 am

8:14 am - I am taking a short break but will leave the cams up, one on the nest and one on the evergreens. Be back shortly.

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:51 am

8:48 am - I just took a look around and it seems that everyone is in hiding right now. The wind has picked up and I think it may have started drizzling as I am seeing rain drops on the cam. Then there's the fog too.

This is from around 8:34 am when I was trying to see the distant evergreen and the 2nd neighbor's tower. One of them is still up on their tower but the wind was rocking the tree so much that it was tough to get a good s'cap.
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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 am

Here's the video from 7:55 am this morning when the large bird was flying from the tree to the right of the Delta Port pole and then almost landing on the wire near the port pole.

:vid: Large Bird Flying this morning

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Post by SueB » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:05 am

9:03 am - one last check of the area and I did not find one large bird out there. Even the 2nd neighbor is now gone from their tower. I have brought the cams back to the nest. Will check back later. Everyone have a great day.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:47 am

9:45am............ :wave: Good morning Delta2 friends! Thank you Sue for being here this morning! And a big thank you for checking the YT videos, something you are good at doing but not me!

Let's hope we see Ma today.

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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:53 am

SueB wrote:
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Here's the video from 7:55 am this morning when the large bird was flying from the tree to the right of the Delta Port pole and then almost landing on the wire near the port pole.

:vid: Large Bird Flying this morning
Thank you for the video Sue...............definitely something large but I've never seen an eagle trying to land on wires like that so I too am thinking it wasn't an eagle. :dunno:

Regarding the wires....................I can tell you about what happened at Lafarge. Ma there was electrocuted a few years ago. But according to David, it was because both of her wings touched 2 separate wires, as these wires were not parallel and converged together, making their space between them smaller towards one end, while she was likely being chased by crows. So it was not just her touching those wires, it was her connecting them both which completes the electrical circuit.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:32 pm

12:32am.........IN on both cams..........

Checked the rollback.......nothing new......no eagles in the nest.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:44 pm

12:44pm...........One neighbor at home.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:45 pm

12:44pm......Saw the cam bounce so knew someone was here.......a hawk in the tree.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:45 pm

12:45pm......More of the hawk. He flew off a moment later.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:01 pm

1:01pm...........Looked around quite a bit using both cams. The only eagle I'm seeing is that one neighbor on h/h tower.

I am now OFF both cams.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:14 pm

2:14pm........IN on both cams......

The neighbor seems to be enjoying the view from h/h tower today.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:26 pm

2:25pm..........Now here's a sight we've not seen for a while.........adult on the telephone poles by the water.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:34 pm

2:34pm.......Back in a minute or two.
2:40pm........I'm back.
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Post by Jean » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:46 pm

2:46pm........Nothing else happening...........I am now OFF both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2017 - 2018 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Linuxgw2 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:20 pm

Good evening everyone ,

Just wanted to give my take on the scraps that SueB posted of two eagles in Ma n Pa old nest tree. It does to me as well.

My take is and my observation,
Only Ma and Pa perched in this tree, in the wee hours before dusk that is where they always perched for the night...we viewers on the chat always said if there is an eagle in the old nest tree it is Ma and or Pa. This is their spot to perch when nite time falls. and this is their territory and only they perch there. and still able to watch their nest home from close view..
I can see two shapes in the circled spots in the tree and looks to me like two eagles.

I say, and this is just my opinion.. It is Ma,and Perhaps Pa (I still hold hope until Ma tells me her next chapter in her legacy). or if a new mate she has chosen, and if so she is introducing him to one of her favorite night time perching spots.
As we wait to see when she returns on the nest and perhaps Pa or a new mate she has chosen..Only Ma knows and she is surely keeping us tapping our talons waiting.

Just wanted to give my take on the scap's posted, great scap's as well for have seen the zoomie's going that way looking at the tree for any sign of our Delta P's.

I am curious though, Ma was on the nest tree ,perched in the tree a week ago this friday , then she stood tall n proud on her pole in the pouring rain and the wild crazy wind.. then poof off she went.. Im curious as to why she has not returned to the nest now that the weather is calmer, which she is closer as being in the old nest tree..wondering why she hasn't returned to the nest.. maybe for their is not threat at this time?

Or, Could it be that Pa is usually the one and always the one who was at the nest first, tidying things up, making sure all is secure n safe for his leading lady to return after vaca and then he would meet her on the pole or tower and they come to the nest together..So thinking the scenario has changed that if her beloved Pa has not returned she is still a little apprehensive at to bringing a new mate to her nest. Maybe we are getting our answers from Ma now regarding our beloved Pa and we are not quite ready to let go that he isn't returning? We, or rather I will wait to see what Ma tells me...

Thank you, just wanted to post my and other viewers observations regarding the Old nesting tree..

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