Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:43 am

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

I'm rebooting the north cam.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:56 am

Good morning everyone. I just got back from taking our little girl to the vet for teeth cleaning...lonely without her so waiting patiently to go pick her up. Nothing going on at the nest. Thank you Bev for starting the day here. Thank you Judy for your morning ost. Off I go to have my coffee. Stay safe all.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 am

Good Morning SR, Judy, Beth, gemini and all.. thank you nighowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:41a
Dark at the empty nest .. N Cam is pixelating
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:30 am

Good morning SR, Judy, Bev, gemini and all.. thank you nighowl for starting the day here. I was just at the nest and its empty. The south cam looks as empty as the north. :yes:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:06 am

Good Morning SR , Judy, Beth , gemini and all and thanks nightowl for starting the day here .

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Quiet except for the sound of the wind
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:38 am

Good morning SR , Judy, Bev , gemini and all and thanks nightowl for starting the day here today.

I was at the nest around 11:38 Mission B.C. time and nothing new, no eagles around.

Have a great day everyone.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:35 pm

Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for your updates, Bev and Beth.

It's interesting that we're not even seeing little birds stop by very often, though I occasionally hear other birds calling in the distance. Lovely trees, but that's about it right now.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:37 am

Good Morning SR , Judy , Beth and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:
You are welcome Judy and I agree .. although I don't think I have been watching this nest as much as you :no:

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I am sure I can hear what sounds like ocean birds in the distance ..
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:18 pm

Good evening, everyone! I looked back a bit, and didn't see anything, but both cams had gaps. I don't really expect to see either of our adults visit the nest - but the male at Harrison Mills stopped by yesterday, so it could happen. Although Harrison Mills is on a river with salmon, so there's less reason for that pair to go far (though we hope they go far enough so we can slip in an clean the cams).

Sorry I haven't been around much - and thank you all for your posts here!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:44 am

Good late morning SR , Judy, Beth and all ... thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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11:33a
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:11 pm

6:09 pm
Good evening, everyone. I looked back some on the South cam and didn't see anyone; it looks as if the dvr has some large gaps in it. I also rebooted the North cam since it had a spinning circle.

Had a great day, but was not online much - should be able to check in more tomorrow.

Good night, everyone. :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:59 am

Good Morning eveyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:54a
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:29 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for posting the weather, Bev, and thanks for starting our day on this and our other primary threads, nightowl.

8:19 am
Looking back, both cams were rebooted at 4:03 am, and I didn't see any activity after that.

I'd like to try a different position for the South cam - we haven't seen anyone in the highest branches (or anywhere else for that matter) - and until the leaves start to fall, it will be hard to tell if someone is up there. I know there were several times when I knew where a fledgling was - and still could not see her, even on full screen. What I'd like to try is putting the nest a little higher so we have a better chance of seeing someone in the nest while scrolling through the dvr.

Right now, the time stamp hides at least half the nest:
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And after trying a few things, I'm trying with the nest more to the side. I'm not sure how well autofocus will work here - the nest tree is closest to the cam and occupies quite a bit of the screen, but it's not in the middle of the screen - but it's something to try. It's preset Branches_2/

And the sample picture isn't very clear - it's a gray day, so things don't stand out well. But on my computer, the time box only blocks a little corner of the nest.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:55 am

9:54 am Works well for me! I can see most of the nest now.....Thank you!

And looking back to your post, JudyB, no activity of any kind to be seen and only construction noises to be heard.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:27 am

I agree and thanks Judy :)

10:22a
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I can't be here as much right now but will peek in when I can.... I also hear construction noises ..
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:20 am

Thanks, gemini and Bev! We'll see how it goes.


11:17 am
I was wondering about these two dark spots - hard to judge distances, but I thought they might be eagles:
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But a closer look showed that it was just shadows.
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I've discovered that so far all the eagle-shaped dark spots I've zoomed in on are either shadows or a bit of roof from the houses beyond the trees - but some day we may see someone!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:49 pm

7:49 pm Went back to 2:11 pm on the South cam and didn't see any eagles or birds or squirrels or anything! Didn't really expect to!

Ditto for the North cam!
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:13 am

Good Morning SR ,Judy , gemini , Beth and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:07 a Nest is empty and N Cam is pixelating
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Initially the N Cam had a spinning circle..
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:59 am

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

I scrolled back on South until around the time of gemini's post and did not see anyone. I did see something on the nest yesterday, smaller than a squirrel - maybe a chipmunk or a lizard if you have them there? I didn't try for a picture because it blended in very well with the color of the tree, and didn't wait around for me to log in so I could zoom in on it.

North has a spinning circle so I'm rebooting it. I mentioned to Ken yesterday that it was pixelating a lot, and I think he reboot the Wowza server twice to try to clear it up, but don't know if that helped.

7:58 am
Nice nature sounds - a bit of breeze, maybe some crickets. No eagles.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:21 am

Good morning to you all, I didn't see any action on the nests or around them. Yes, Judy, we do have squirrels and chipmunks but as far as I know no lizards. there would be baby squirrels out now so that could be what you saw.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:56 am

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

I scrolled back on South until around the time of gemini's post and did not see anyone. I did see something on the nest yesterday, smaller than a squirrel - maybe a chipmunk or a lizard if you have them there? I didn't try for a picture because it blended in very well with the color of the tree, and didn't wait around for me to log in so I could zoom in on it.

North has a spinning circle so I'm rebooting it. I mentioned to Ken yesterday that it was pixelating a lot, and I think he reboot the Wowza server twice to try to clear it up, but don't know if that helped.

7:58 am
Nice nature sounds - a bit of breeze, maybe some crickets. No eagles.

Thanks Judy .. we had a chipmunk on the H Mills nest once and a squirrel also .. the only nest I saw a lizard on was the North East Florida Nest.. and as you know we had a green Anna's Hummingbird on the nesting and saw her many times taking material from the nest to build her own :) and I hope when they do maintenance on this nest .. something can be done with the N Cam.. :luck:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi Judy, we have squirrels, chipmunks and also lizards here where I live I have a picture I can send you that I took recently. of a lizard.


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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:31 pm

Thanks, Marg, Beth and Bev - I hadn't thought about baby squirrels. And I'm glad the eagles aren't using the nest now. :love:

5:30 pm
I've heard some eagle trills over the past few minutes - but haven't seen anyone.

Good night, all. :offtobed:

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