Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 1:39 pm

1:32 pm
Res moved over to what was left of the fish she brought in earlier.
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Dee was there for the first bite
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And Ess also got lots of bites.
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There was not a lot of fish, but it made a nice snack, and Mom is now looking around for leftovers to feed.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue May 14, 2019 1:43 pm

1:37 pm Kids are in the middle of a feed. Ess is managing to hold h/h own getting almost as many bites as Dee. Ess on the right I think! So hard to tell them apart!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 2:00 pm

I think I got confused at some point. As of 1:56 pm, Sur is on the nest
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And he may have done the most recent feeding - angle wasn't great for an ID, and I hadn't noticed a switch. Took a quick look back and don't know when he arrived - my hands are bothering today (rainy day in Maine as well as in BC), and I need to be careful to not use the mouse too much.


Or else Res now has a light tattered feather - it looks like her eye - and everyone is looking a bit wet and muddy. I give up! :mihihi: There's an adult there, and they've had food - I'll just stick with that.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 2:42 pm

2:38 pm
I think maybe it's been Res all along. She just took a mini-break and flew up to her perch by the nest, and I could clearly see her white stripes - so I'm thinking one of her feathers needs preening and may be looking a bit like Sur's lighter tattered one. Hopefully once they all dry out we'll have that clue back!
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Ess has a bit of down or a feather stuck to his/her head - sort of cute.
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They're both looking so big!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 3:08 pm

2:59 pm
Sur arrived, looking a whole lot drier than Res.
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He did bring food, another bird, I think (I think this one was dead, but I didn't look too closely).
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He pulled something out of the food area - maybe a piece of skin? - and flew off with it.

Res claimed the food, prepared it, and started a feeding.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 3:13 pm

3:06 pm
Sur was back with another dark bird.
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My brain is thinking it's good that he's found a source of food for his growing chicks, but my heart isn't crazy about this particular food source.
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He was back a minute later with something lighter - not sure what - looked small and gray; he left it near where Res is feeding, and moved up to the perch.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 3:14 pm

This was cute - both chicks grabbed for something, then had a bit of a tugging match!
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3:14 pm
Sur flew off a minute ago, and Res is continuing to feed the chicks.


Sur is back with something else - I think a fish.
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Which makes me think his previous delivery was also a fish, since it looked similar. I wasn't thinking he could find fish that fast - but perhaps both the birds and the fish are out now that the rain has let up.


3:19 pm
Res just flew off. Sur did a bit of calling, and is now digging around in the food corner. The new fish is still behind the chicks as far as I know.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 14, 2019 3:29 pm

Blurry shot - but look how big Dee's wings are! Wow!!
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Ess is interested in getting under Dad - and I think Dee may be interested in the fish.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue May 14, 2019 7:46 pm

3:43 pm Sur flew up to the perch where he remained watching over his sleeping chicks until.
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4:38 when he jumped back down into the nest and picked up a bird from the side of the nest and started preparing for a feed.
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Both chicks got many bites with perhaps Ess coming out the winner this time! – I have noticed that Sur makes a point of offering bites to Ess and even stops Dee from taking them away quite often during a feed. Feed over at 4:59, chicks went into a food coma and Dad dug around in the nest for awhile before settling beside his comatose kids.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue May 14, 2019 7:46 pm

Res flew in with a fish at 5:41 pm
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and Sur left almost right away.
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Another feed began but only Ess took part. Dee was flaked out on the other side of the nest and didn't move!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue May 14, 2019 8:20 pm

Feed over at 5:48 - Res dug around in the nest for a bit and Sur arrived back again at 5:58 pm with some more groceries - another bird - and deposits it beside Mom then leaves less than a minute later
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and Mom moves to start another feed at 6:07 pm.
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Dee not interested until 6:15 and only somewhat. She had a few bites and then Ess came back in, not giving up until 6:28. Dee had a couple more bite and also quit. Feed over at 6:30 pm. I think Ess got more than her share today for a change and does it ever show! Look at that crop!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue May 14, 2019 9:46 pm

Meal over the kids settle in with Mom until she left at 7:28 pm and returned at 7:40 with a huge wad of grass.
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Ess thought she should eat again so Mom dragged out some leftovers. At first Dee wasn't interested but joined in soon after.
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Feed ended at 7:52 pm and all retired to the bowl for a rest.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue May 14, 2019 9:50 pm

At 8:18 Sur arrived with a fish. I guess he thought since he brought in a fish he was entitled to some leftovers for an award and ..... Well let's just say Res had other ideas!

:vid: Res and Sur have a difference of opinion!

After Mom finished her fish, Mom sat with the kids until they were asleep and then she moved up to her night perch at 9:03 pm All are asleep now.
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Post by nightowl » Tue May 14, 2019 11:57 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed May 15, 2019 4:00 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here !

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3:33a
Res is tucked in sleeping with Dee and Ess close to her and I think that is Dee preening
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed May 15, 2019 6:45 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for posting the weather, Bev!

6:44 am
The chicks are dozing.
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This is a cropped full-screen shot showing their feather development - really amazing to watch!
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I'll take a quick look back with the dvr.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed May 15, 2019 6:59 am

From the dvr....

The dvr goes back to 4:46 am; an adult (probably Mom Res) was on the nest with the chicks; she was sleeping but Ess was up for a ps and some preening.
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Res flew up to the perch at 4:52 am and called, and then flew off; it was already beginning to get light.


Sur arrived at 5:16 with breakfast - maybe a mouse? It was fairly small and I thought I saw a long thin tail; she's holding it with her left foot.
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He started preparing it, and Dee came over; Ess didn't get up immediately - I don't think it was submission - I'm thinking Ess is still full from yesterday (great reporting, gemini!).
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Ess moved in after a couple of minutes and also had some nice bites. Feeding was over around 5:26, and Sur moved over to sit with the eaglets.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 am

continuing from the dvr....

Sur with his big chicks!
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Around 6:19 am Sur moved to the pantry and dug something out of storage and began a feeding. Dee was up first, but Ess soon joined in.
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It was a fairly small chunk of food so the feeding was only a couple of minutes. The chicks curled up for a nap. Sur stood watching for a while, then flew off at 6:33 am.


It's now 7:11 am, and the chicks are still dozing. It's hard to tell who is who, but it looks to me as if Ess has some nice little feathers coming in on his/her wing.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed May 15, 2019 8:40 am

8:32 am
Res in with grass.
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She left a minute or two later.


It's now 8:40 am, and I didn't notice any additional activity since my last post.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by SueD » Wed May 15, 2019 12:45 pm

11:52-11:59 a.m.: Parent flies in with prey, something feathered. Dee approaches first and gets lots of bites. Then Ess does a poo shoot and comes over. I think some feathers got consumed by both eaglets during this meal, since the prey was not defeathered prior to being delivered to the nest, and both eaglets were snatching at morsels offered by the parent or available near their feet.
12:00 p.m.: Feeding over. Parent crosses the nest and does some aeration, then eaglets lie down for a snooze.
12:22 p.m.: Parent flies off.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed May 15, 2019 2:56 pm

Thanks for your report, Sue!

2:50 pm
Sur (I think) stopped by a couple of minutes ago and checked the pantry - which was pretty empty. He took off, and was back almost immediately with a young bird.
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I think he was followed.
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And I'm hearing what I think are some not happy crows.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed May 15, 2019 4:47 pm

4:41p
Windy and Res and Sur are the nest with Dee and Ess
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I didn't checked the DVR .. :no:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed May 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Thanks, Bev!

I was watching on my iPad while I had dinner, and both of the adults ate some food on the nest while the chicks slept - which sort of surprised me. I can't easily look back on the iPad, but I did see that both chicks had a feeding just before that. :)


5:18 pm
Both chicks are being fed, while the second adult is keeping watch from the perch.
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The adult on the perch has flown off - and I need to leave soon as well.

Good night, everyone!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu May 16, 2019 3:27 am

Good Morning SR eagles and everyone...... thank you nightowl for starting the day here.

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3:18 a
Res is tucked in sleeping with Dee and Ess sleeping close to her
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu May 16, 2019 3:31 am

3:18a
View from the S Cam
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I zoomed in on Res, Dee and Ess using my computer
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 16, 2019 6:15 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for the weather and early reports, Bev!

I just had to post this - it's the picture before I clicked play from the South cam - similar to the one I posted last night, but higher res than I can usually get.
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I was watching while I had breakfast, and there's been at least one feeding already.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 16, 2019 6:18 am

They also had a bit of a tussle this morning. I think Ess started it, and not surprisingly, Dee won - but what amazed me were their really big wings. I'll have the video up in a few minutes.
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:vid: Tussle! (1 minute)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 16, 2019 6:52 am

We have a little rainbow on the nest this morning!
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Added -
As usual, YouTube got a better screenshot than I did - here's the chicks with the rainbow, courtesy of the YouTube start screen:
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I love how they appear to be watching the rainbow! :love:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 16, 2019 8:23 am

8:11 am
Sur stopped by. No food, so the chicks weren't interested.
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Checking back, Res was there at 7:47 am; I think she brought straw, but dug something out of the nest and brought it to the feeding area. Dee was up right away.
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Ess got up, but didn't move over. It was a small item, and Dee got all the bites this time.
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