Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:09 am

9:00 am

Res was on the nest and I tried to zoom in on her tail. She did not cooperate for most of the visit, but I got some shots as she was flying out.
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My initial thought is that this may be blood, but probably not hers; it seems more likely that it's from a food item.

That said, I'll continue watching to see if things change.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:53 pm

12:45 pm
Checking the dvr (which I didn't do before my previous post)

Mom Res arrived on the nest at 8:43 am - here's what I got of her tail as she landed.
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Sur arrived a minute or so later. They did some in and out, and some work on the nest, and some standing and looking.
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Res left at 8:54 am, and Sur left a minute later, and then Res returned as he was leaving, and I got the pictures I posted earlier.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:02 pm

Continuing from dvr....

Sur was back on the nest at 9:17, moving sticks around. They seem to be adding quite a few evergreen branches now. Res arrived to join him at 9:22 am, with what looks like a large piece of bark (she's on the left).
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They both worked on that briefly, then moved to the nest cup area. Definitely a bit windy up there, as you can see by their feathers!
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Sur looked up, called, and flew off at 9:24 am; I think Res was tracking him, but stayed on the nest. She continued s&l until 9:35 when she flew off too quickly for me to get a view of her tail.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:18 pm

Continuing....

One of them was back at 9:45 - Sur; just saw his right eye. I think he brought a branch and placed it. He left at 9:48, after the usual s&l.


And then someone arrived at 9:54 - Sur again, with another stick; I saw his upper tail as he landed.

I'm not going to try for exact times - he left at some point, and the nest was empty for a bit, then Res arrived around 10:15; she immediately began placing a stick, so probably brought it, though the angle wasn't good for confirming that (or seeing her tail).
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She checked out the nest bowl - which did show off her tail; I'm going to try to get some pictures of that from full screen.
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This one is blurry, but shows more drops of whatever it is further up on the tail (maybe).
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She moved another big stick, and then flew off around 10:20 am.

Sur was back around 10:30, and left around 10:40 am.


It's now 1:17 - and as far as I can tell, the nest has been empty since then!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:57 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:24 am

JudyB asked me to post this "helpful hint" to aid in searching the DVR for a specific event on the cam threads in case you haven't come across it already. (Sorry, I was supposed to do this 2 weeks ago and forgot!)

NOTE: As you move the cursor over the red line on the DVR, the thumbnail will blink. This sometimes makes it difficult to catch all the action - particularly if the action is very short in duration.

However, the blinking seems to diminish quite a bit if you move the cursor quickly back and forth (or forward and back) approximately one inch at a time along the red line. The second and third times over the line the thumbnail doesn't blink as much. Even though you are repeating your action, in the long run it is quicker and easier to see the action.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:05 am

12:58 am Checked the dvr back to JudyB's post and there was a visit from 4:34-5:04 pm. Sur and Res took turns coming and going, working on the nest and lots of S&L. I caught a shot of Res's tail and it seems to be free of whatever was on her tail.

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Sorry, no videos until I get around to cleaning my hard drive again - down to 18 GB.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:37 am

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:32 am

Good Morning SR ,and everyone and thank you nightowl for starting the day here and thank you Judy and gemini for the helpful hint re the DVR .

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:32 am

Good morning, everyone!

8:24 am
Adult landed, calling.
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I'm pretty sure this is Res, and she brought food which she is now busily eating.
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I am also not seeing anything on her tail this morning - though I'm noticing that her tail feathers are not as smoothly rounded at the end as I'm used to seeing them. Going in on North in case I get a chance for a closer look.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:09 am

9:00 am
Sur came in after a while, waited until Res was done, and had some leftovers, though she didn't leave much. We have at least 20 minutes of closeups of Res's tail with the part of interest covered by her wing tip, but I think I got a couple of glimpses, and didn't see anything other than normal white feathers. I did also get a bit of a look at Sur's eye.

Here are a couple of pictures of Res's tail.

It's looking straighter across at the end here, as I'm used to seeing it.
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A bit fuzzy because she's moving, but I don't see any stains or signs of damaged feathers.
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Same here:
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I do have some other nice moments that I want to share - but it's lunch time here, so I'll be back to continue with pictures from the visit.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:31 am

10:26 pm
The North cam is pixelating badly; I took another quick look through the dvr, and I think the only other image I wanted to share was this one, which reminded me that we will need to be very careful while we're zooming that we don't intrude on the privacy of the people living in the newest block of buildings - it's very easy to be focused on the eagle we're watching, and not notice the background.
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I'm now going to reboot the North cam, and then review the pictures from the South cam.

I did check the dvr, and did not see any additional visits.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:21 am

From the dvr of the morning visit.

One thing I was noticing while watching this live, and again while reviewing the video looking for photo ops is how comfortable Res and Sur are with each other. He arrived at 8:47, while she was eating, and she looked up briefly, then went back to eating. He puttered around on the nest, occasionally glancing her way in case she might be done - but never made a move toward her food, and she never made a defensive, mini-mantling gesture that I saw (though I'm sure they have lots of more subtle gestures that I wouldn't recognize). When she stepped away, he immediately moved over to check for leftovers (I don't think there was much) - but the rest of the time he was just there, not really protecting her exactly, but she seemed to look around less often while he was there.

This is just after Sur landed - Res looked up at him, then relaxed; it's a closer look than we usually have at the feathers sticking up that we're calling a cowlick.
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This is sort of an ID shot - you can see Sur's darker right eye, and Res's cowlick. You can also see how close he was, without her worrying that he would try to grab her meal.
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Though there was a point where I wondered if he was asking her if she was done yet. :%:
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The answer was no (well, actually she ignored him and continued eating, but I think he got the idea - he backed off and moved a couple of sticks).

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:32 am

Continuing....

This is a nice look at Sur's ragged neckline. His neckline can look much smoother - but I don't think I've ever seen Res's look this ragged (though she sometimes has a little gap in the white feathers - and his is sometimes much smaller - which is when I can't tell them apart based on that alone).
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Res's right eye - and Sur checking for leftovers.
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Sur's left eye - which looks very similar to both of Res's eyes, though I think the ridge/eyebrow? over the eye is a little more prominent.
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Res's left eye - not quite the same angle, but close.
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Res flew off at 8:56 am.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:46 am

After Res left, Sur flew up to the little perch above the nest.

A closer look at Sur's right eye.
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And you can really see the difference between his two eyes here (and I'm really glad I'm not this close to him - that is a fierce look!).
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He flew off at 8:58 am.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:52 am

Continuing....

I took these three pictures of Sur's eyes by going to full screen and just taking a screenshot of his head, with the idea that there may be more detail without clicking on the images.
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I have an 11-minute video with some choppy jumps in it, and I'm thinking I'll try to post it just because it's a closer look at them from the side than we usually have - but my internet connection has issues with uploading big files, so I may wait to do that in a couple of hours when Charlie's watching the news and weather so I don't crash his internet as well as mine! :mihihi:


It's now 11:50 am, and I just checked the dvr, and didn't see any additional activity.

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:vid: Up Close and Personal (11 minutes)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:52 pm

It's now 3:50 pm; I just checked the dvr back to my previous post and didn't see any activity.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:08 pm

Thank You Judy for the coverage here... love the close ups of Sur and the video of Res and Sur :thumlft:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:57 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:22 am

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:57 am

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

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:58 am

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

8:57 am
I checked the dvr to well before dawn and didn't see any visits, though I did have to look twice at this raindrop with a white tail! :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:56 pm

12:55 pm
Just did a quick check of the dvr, and the only activity I saw was raindrops on the dome.


Added -

Not eagles, but there's been some activity....

1:06 pm
(Check to the left of the nest)
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1:36 pm
Someone's getting bolder, though not necessarily wiser.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:22 pm

8:22 pm Checked the DVR back to JudyB's post and there was a short S&L visit from a soaking wet eagle at 4:37 pm. I believe it was Sur - the right eye is dark and the tail looks like his. He left at 4:40 pm.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:58 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:27 am

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:58 am

Good morning everyone and thank you nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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Windy and raining at the empty nest
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I checked the DVR back to your post gemini and I didn't see any new nest visits.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:14 pm

Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for the weather, Bev!

I just checked the dvr, and found we had a brief visit by a wet eagle!

from the dvr....

10:54 am
Adult arrives with large stick - I think this is Res. She finds a place for the stick, then s&l for a while. She flies off at 10:59 am. Weather seemed cloudy but not wet at that point.
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Hard to get a clear shot while she's in motion.
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A better look at her right eye and neckline.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:26 pm

Continuing from the dvr....

11:01 am
Sur arrives, appearing to jump down from higher in the tree (I'll check South cam later - am guessing he flew in). Just realized this is his left eye - which is more shadowed that Res's, but it's not as obvious.
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He didn't give me a clear look at his right eye - but I checked his landing again, and it looked like his upper tail. He was standing on the nest and looking around as it begins to rain. And it looks as if he brought food - he began to eat at 11:02 am.
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And the rain began to make it hard to see with all the drops on the cam cover.
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He was eating quickly as of 11:04, though still looking around. He finished and flew off at 11:05.

I checked the South cam, and Sur flew in from the lower right and hovered briefly over the nest before floating down; it definitely appeared to be his neckline as he stood waiting for a minute, likely waiting in case Res arrived to claim the meal.

Looking quickly with the dvr, it appeared that it was a brief, intense storm, and I didn't notice any other times when there was visible rain on the cam as I looked at the thumbnails.

It's now 3:26 pm, and I didn't see any other visits so far today.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:06 pm

4:05 pm
Sur on nest, Res arrived with stick, sun is out - and dinner is ready here!

I'll try to check back later. Bye!


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I’m afraid I don’t have time to review the 4:05 visit (all good, just busy). Have a good evening.

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