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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by Heather L » Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:45 pm

I just checked NEFL and read chat thought the eagle that came to the nest was Samson so quickly grabbed 6 scaps before the dvr tape ran out lol. Nice to see you got some scaps Bev . Man he is having a hard molt. No eagles on the nest 11:43 pm June 22
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:41 pm

Good night/morning everyone, bonjour Bev, Heather, …!
Merci Bev for the pics. What a look man ! but you will be perfect to start the new season.
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:42 am

SUNDAY, JUNE 23 , 2019

You are welcome Heather and Philjo !

I missed this
Jun 23, 7:15 AM
cyn_AEF (Admin): Goood morning Hamlet! It is 6:03 am and it seems we have had an overnight guest! I think this may be our dear Samson greeting us this morning. I will have to wait until the sun comes up to be positive though. Yes! It is our Samson holding down the fort, er nest! Samson leaves at 6:13 perhaps for an early breakfish.


I was to late to get a scap!


Jun 23, 7:16 AM
leigh_AEF (Moderator): Good morning! The forecast for today is partly cloudy and a high of 91. There is a chance of an afternoon shower. Safe travels home to everyone who attended the Chatter Reunion. Enjoy your Sunday!
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:10 pm

5:07pm
No new updates !

Jun 23, 8:51 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Good evening Hamlet! It's Sunday night and that means it's time to thank the AEF Staff, Volunteers and Chatters for an awesome week in Pigeon Forge. We lucked out with mostly good weather and enjoyed so many wonderfully planned activities. We missed those at home and thank the cam ops who carried on here while we were gone, as Samson has visited the nest in recent days.

Jun 23, 9:13 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Our heron's nest near the Hamlet appears to be vacant now...perhaps our youngsters have fully fledged while we were away
Jun 23, 10:16 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): We need to thank Challenger as well, as he worked overtime to bring so much joy to the events. Get some well deserved rest, Challenger! ♥
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:11 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019

Jun 24, 5:54 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Midnight checks and early morning checks revealed no eagles in the nest overnight. Hope Samson is tucked nearby and will come by to see us today.

Jun 24, 5:57 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Today's Hamlet forecast is for clear skies and sunshine, upper 70's to low 90's with calm winds.
Jun 24, 5:53 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): 4:50 pm Good afternoon! A red bellied woodpecker is perched on an old tree stump in the Hamlet


Jun 24, 6:13 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): https://flic.kr/p/2gjrHNk
06242019 Red Bellied Woodpecker perches on an old stump in… | Flickr
06242019 Red Bellied Woodpecker perches on an old stump in… | Flickr


Jun 24, 6:26 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): https://flic.kr/p/2gjrTex
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:12 pm

Jun 24, 7:17 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): A quick visit from Larry the Lizard at 6:15 pm
Jun 24, 9:27 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): We finished the day with a beautiful Hamlet sunset. Hope it finds all of our travelers safely at home tonight for a good night's sleep.
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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:43 pm

MONDAY , JULY 1, 2019

Happy Canada Day!


Good Evening!

From Cam chat
Jul 1, 6:27 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): A ground photo of an eagle, possibly Samson, sighted over where the cool ocean breezes are likely welcome in the heat of the afternoon. https://flic.kr/p/2goY9nW
07012019 Possible Samson Sighting by Gretchen | AEF Mods | Flickr
07012019 Possible Samson Sighting by Gretchen | AEF Mods | Flickr
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:42 pm

TUESDAY , JULY 2, 2019


Sorry .I am late posing here !

Jul 2, 7:03 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): 6::02 am Samson arrives in the nest
Jul 2, 7:17 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): He flies off 6:17 am

Jul 2, 7:19 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): He appeared to be chasing off our red shouldered hawk friends
ul 2, 7:33 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): https://flic.kr/p/2gpni6a
07022019 6:02 am Samson arrives at NEFL Nest chasing off a… | Flickr
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:43 pm

Jul 2, 12:28 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Samson is back at the nest 11:25 am, looks to be drying out his wings after some fishing or just plain cooling off

Jul 2, 1:31 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Photo of Samson being fierce and chasing off the hawk: https://flic.kr/p/2gpAguy
07022019 I am fierce..get away hawk! by Jan | AEF Mods | Flickr
07022019 I am fierce..get away hawk! by Jan | AEF Mods | Flickr
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:43 pm

Jul 2, 4:03 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Here is a new and beautiful creation by Victoria.."Can you hear me now RSH? This nest belongs to my Family. " Thanks Victoria for another treasure. https://flic.kr/p/2gpGiYa
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:44 pm

ul 2, 10:16 PM
gretchen_AEF (Admin): TUESDAY TUCK: Your "tucker" was hoping for Samson to show up tonight either at the nest or LY, but he was a no show. It was a delight to see him at the nest early this morning and then again today (photos posted above). SED Y'all

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I am happy to know that Samson is around and protecting Romeo and Juliets Nest :rh:

Goodnight Philjo , Heather and all :grhug:
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Post by Heather L » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:14 pm

Thank you Bev, How awesome Samson is still coming around :) Goodnight !

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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:03 pm

THURSDAY , JULY 4, 2019



HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY U.S.A .


From Cam chat

Jul 4, 7:28 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Today's fireworks forecast in the Hamlet: Temps upper 70's to low 90's, scattered storms in the afternoon and evening hours. Winds generally less than 10 mph.
Jul 4, 7:30 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Samson is apparently enjoying a day at the beach as so many others are. No sign of him in the nest yet today.

Jul 4, 6:46 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Good evening! Bo the Red Shouldered Hawk was perched briefly at the snag tree, but then flew off to a neighborhood picnic for dinner. Hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful Independence Day. Be safe tonight!

ul 4, 6:54 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Our thoughts and prayers are with Romeo and Juliet tonight as we recall this beautiful tribute by Victoria on Independence Day 2018: https://flic.kr/p/2grgoCH
Romeo and Juliet 4th of July Tribute by Victoria | AEF Mods | Flickr
Romeo and Juliet 4th of July Tribute by Victoria | AEF Mods | Flickr

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Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:05 pm

Jul 4, 9:15 PM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Gretchen reports that Samson is perched at the Lumberyard Tree...we've been hearing the hawks nearby so perhaps he will come by the nest. https://flic.kr/p/2grkbu6
07042019 Ground Photo of Samson at LYT | AEF Mods | Flickr
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Jul 4, 10:47 PM
gretchen_AEF (Admin): THURSDAY TUCK: Samson was fully tucked at the LYT tonight. He was there upon arrival and was there when I left. A black vulture flew in and landed in a tree behind him. Samson yipped briefly, but that was it. The vulture stayed for about 15 minutes and flew. All is well. I hope y'all had a wonderful 4th. Several fireworks displays were seen in a distance on cam 2 tonight. Thanks jd_AEF for the show! SED Y'all
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by Heather L » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:51 pm

Thank you Bev. Goodnight

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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:38 pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019

I just saw this
Aug 9, 10:03 AM
beach_AEF: Good morning, all. There seems to be a power outage at the nest affecting the cams. It has been reported.Thank you for your patience.

August `14
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:45 pm

END OF SEASON RECAP
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The 2018-2019 nesting season of Romeo and Juliet began predictably, as their routine observed for over a decade was like clockwork—with Juliet continuing to be the boss!
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However, their “fairy tale” life-in-the-wild was the exception – not the rule. Unfortunately, their past season ended in a most heart-breaking and unexpected way.

At the start of the season Romeo was first seen on August 27, 2018 followed by Juliet on September 1. Normal nestorations, bonding, and matings were observed, as documented in our Event Log.
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:47 pm

Cont;
Both Romeo and Juliet carefully incubated the eggs. It was out of character, but observed, that Juliet’s part in incubation waned closer to hatch date.

Florida has a very robust eagle population, and as a result, territorial disputes are becoming more frequent. Unfortunately, and for the first time, this nest was targeted by other eagles. Juliet was obviously off-site defending their nest territory knowing Romeo would faithfully resume the role of incubating for them both. Romeo loved his time on the eggs!

Following an apparent territorial fight as observed by Juliet’s injury (which had occurred days prior), Juliet was last seen at the nest on December 17, 2018. As the sole defender of the nest, Romeo had to cope with incubating and protecting the eggs, while at the same time occasionally having to leave the nest unattended searching for food. A large female eagle was seen following Romeo during this time, often snatching food that he had brought back to the nest. On December 25th one of the eggs hatched, but the hatchling was immediately taken by the same large female eagle, who likely equated the hatchling as food. The other egg was deemed non-viable. Left with an empty nest Romeo vacated on December 26 and was not seen thereafter, as his nesting season was over.
Since Romeo and Juliet left, a number of eagles have found that this beautiful nest in the Hamlet is a great resting stop and a lovely place to visit – or possibly be “home.”

Although we felt great sadness that the nesting season for Romeo and Juliet came to a quick and disheartening halt, we were lifted-up by the appearance and frequent presence of another eagle. This eagle was tentatively identified as Samson—one of Romeo and Juliet’s offspring from 2013! We cannot be 100 percent certain that this is Samson, but by careful comparison of cam photos of young Samson in the nest, compelling similarities were found here. Female eagles have vied for Samson’s attention, yet he seemed to favor two in particular. He was seen with one of the female eagles (A2) frequently on-site and off-site.
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:48 pm

When eagle fledglings vacate their nest, it is common for them to return to their natal area and often to the nest where they were raised – which seems to be the case with Samson. He has been seen in the Hamlet and off-site well into the summer by our ground crew.

It is unknown where or how Romeo and Juliet are, or if they will return. Our fervent hope and prayers are that they are ok and will return. Both Romeo and Juliet would instinctively defend their nest, but likely cannot compete with younger, stronger eagles. Should the torch be passed on, Samson would surely be the choice to honor the legacy left by Romeo and Juliet.

Thank you to all who have displayed love, care, and concern regarding the unfortunate outcome with NE20 that took place on Christmas Day. As AEF watched alongside thousands of viewers, we too were broken hearted with the outcome. We truly empathize with our audience who have adopted Romeo & Juliet as their own over the past several years. We hope that our viewers continue to engage with this nest. We remain hopeful that Romeo and Juliet may return at some point. However, we wholeheartedly pledge to embrace the presence of whatever eagle pair makes this special nest “home.”

As nature takes its course, we will be watching alongside you, continuing to learn more about these beautiful creatures on this unprecedented NEFL nesting journey!
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:49 pm

Go here to review the videos
https://www.nefleaglecam.org/

The rest will be posted when there is a new nest thread started here for 2019 - 2020-
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:13 pm

Aug 15, 9:49 PM
gretchen_AEF (Admin): THURSDAY Tuck-In:
Well, no sign of eagles in the Hamlet. Only deer and this osprey perched on LYT. https://flic.kr/p/2gXZJS2 AEF's technician, Connor O'Brien and his team will be on-site tomorrow for several days doing our annual cam maintenance. Lots to be done and cams will be up when all is ready. We are getting closer!!! SED Y'all
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:24 pm

08-18 Goodnight/morning everyone !
pics of the nest cams maintenance and many others
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:51 am

Good morning/afternoon Bev , Philjo and all.
NEFL cams are live again , have to use the HDonTap link
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Re: NE Florida Observation and Discussion thread ...2018 - 2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:54 am

Cam 4K 12:52 pm Aug 21
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Cam 1 12:55 pm
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Cam 2 12:56 pm
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Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:03 am

Question and Answer about Cams live on NEFL website
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I just asked about the tree view, wide angle cam, Lil from nefl chat says not online yet .

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Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:13 am

Saw a bug climbing up the tree, circled, maybe a grasshopper lol 1:08 pm Aug 21
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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:02 pm

Good to know and thanks Heather

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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:13 pm

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Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:14 pm

Last one for me
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Adding August 22

With thanks to

Aug 22, 7:03 AM
jd_AEF (Moderator): Victoria has sent us another beautiful creation! https://flic.kr/p/2h2XcKm
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