Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 8:37 am

He was still there at 7:44, when Res arrived with food. He flew off a moment later.
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At first, no one seemed hungry - Loki was still dozing, and Thor had been wandering around the nest.
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But eventually Loki decided to step up to the plate, so to speak.
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Loki is doing a good job balancing on h/h feet while eating, though s/h went back to sitting after taking a few bites.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 8:49 am

7:49 am
You can see that Loki has a nice plump crop.
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Res stopped to look at something (and/or perhaps the food was gone) and Loki stepped away for a bit stretch before moving over beside Thor.
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Thor and Loki are looking pretty similar in size right now (Thor on left).
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Res flew up to the little perch at 7:50 and wiped her beak, then flew off.


It's now 8:49 am; the chicks have been alone since then, dozing and growing their feathers.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 11:32 am

11:20 am
Just remembered to zoom in on South for closer daytime viewing; unfortunately North is now pixelating - will reboot that in a minute.

Checking the dvr....

Thor and Loki mostly dozed until 10:20 when they got up for some stretches and moving around a bit.

Making a heart as they preen.
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Similar height.
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One self-feeding, the other preening.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 11:36 am

The one who had been self feeding did some serious flapping, lifting one foot, then the other, and getting both feet off the ground for the grand finale.
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:vid: I Can Fly! (almost) (25 sec)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 11:42 am

At 10:43 Res arrived with a fish (midshipman?). One chick was there initially - Loki?
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And then the second one wandered over.
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Both got a number of bites, then had a pulling contest for what was left.
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I think Loki got most of it, but while h/s was trying to figure out what to do next, Res came over and grabbed it back and finished feeding it. She flew off a moment later.


It's now 11:45, and I didn't see any other visits. Off to reboot North and process my video.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri May 22, 2020 2:54 pm

gemini wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:46 pm
4:10 pm Sur popped in at 4:10 with a small food item and left at 4:10!

Sur leaving!
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:vid: The true meaning of grab and go!

Turns out it isn't that easy to get to the bet part of a mouse! And no one here to help!

:vid: Thor is no help!


Thor helps out! :w00t:
:vid: Thor says this is how it's done!


First two videos are great, gemini - but the link for the third one goes to the second one, and I couldn't find the third one on our YouTube page to adjust the link.


Thanks, JudyB,! It's fixed now!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 3:31 pm

Thanks, gemini - it always amazes me when they do that! :w00t:

3:25 pm
Quick check of the dvr....

12:30 pm
Interesting view of the eaglet at the top preening.
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When Res landed with a fish. Chicks were slow getting up - so she was busy eating.
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After a minute or two, she reached out to the chick who was up and provided a bite.
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I don't really expect adults to do that, but now that I've been watching for that behavior - it does happen!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 3:34 pm

The second chick moved over at that point - and got lots of bites.
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Not sure why, but I think it was Loki who got the initial bite, then Thor who got lots. If so, Loki (on left) has now moved closer and gotten a few bites.
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Feeding was over at 12:36 - fish goes quickly.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 3:39 pm

Big stretch by chick on left (Loki?)
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Big stretch by chick on right (Thor?)
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It's now 3:39 pm, and they eaglets have been doing a bit of wandering around, and a lot of sleeping.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 5:36 pm

5:30 pm
Checking the dvr

Sur arrived at 3:56 pm with something fairly large and dark.
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I think it could be a black squirrel, hopefully not the one we happily watched in the off season while the eagles were away.
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I'm sorry, but it's getting late and I don't have the patience to watch through the feeding. This is from 4:17 pm, and both are in position to be fed and to grab bites. If anyone else is able to provide more details - please go for it.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 5:41 pm

Continuing....

4:27 pm
One chick is currently in prime position as the feeding continues, but there's not a lot left.
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4:38 pm
Sur has backed away, one is self feeding, and the other has moved over to the place they tend to take naps.
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4:49 pm
Sur has moved back to the food, and one of the eaglets is eating; the other is sleeping. I think both are doing well, so am not concerned about trying to figure out who is who.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 5:54 pm

5 pm
Feeding is continuing, with the same chick waiting for bites while Sur works on what is left, and the other one sleeping.
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5:04 pm
Feeding is over, and Sur is checking out the nest cup and doing a bit of digging. And unfortunately this is Res - I suspect I missed a switch, though not sure when, and not sure it matters; the s'cap I grabbed isn't great, but it's absolutely Res on the nest now.
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And she left around 5:06 pm - and Sur arrived at 5:09, I think with food.
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I'm quite sure this is Sur - but will check the South cam in a minute.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 5:58 pm

Not sure what he brought - but there was interest.
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And the other chick joined in a little later.
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The feeding was done and he left around 5:28 pm. And I think the eaglets have been alone since then.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 22, 2020 6:12 pm

From South cam

4:52 - eaglet with big crop, and I think Sur feeding.
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Res left at 5:05, and Sur arrived at 5:09 pm later.


Looking back further, this is adult with the chicks at 4:38 pm.
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OK - for the record and my sanity - Sur was there at 4:46, and went up to the little perch at 4:47.
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Res arrived at 4:47 and took over the feeding, perhaps in response to Sur's call. I am not going crazy (well, maybe I am, but my IDs were OK, except missing the quick switch).
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And now I really need to say good night.

Be safe, everyone, and have a pleasant evening.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri May 22, 2020 9:46 pm

9:05 pm The chick have been alone since the last recorded visit from a parent. They have been sleeping quite a bit and getting up to change sleeping spot or do some wing flaps then back to sleep again.


9:19 pm Mom in , she checks the kids,digs around the bowl twice, moves to the pantry but neither chick makes a move so she leaves. I think she went up to her perch because both chicks are looking up there.
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I am going to go in and move the south cam so we can see the perch (hoping there is a preset.)


9:40 pm And there she is!
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A difference to help tell them apart when they are sleeping and stick their leg out. Thor has patches of black feathers, Loki has little spots where feathers are starting to grow. (for a few days anyway!)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Fri May 22, 2020 11:45 pm

SATURDAY, MAY 23,2020

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat May 23, 2020 4:29 am

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

Weather Report
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4:22a
The chicks are sleeping
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And so is Res on her perch
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 7:31 am

Good morning, everyone!

Thanks for posting the weather, Bev, and thanks for moving the cam to the overnight view with the perch, gemini! There are a couple of presets that show wider views like this, and the "little house" home button is a view of the nest and the perch.

7:20 am
Sur (I think) is on the little perch, and Thor and Loki are hanging out on the nest. I took the s'cap a little earlier, but he's still there.
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And I got to wondering if it was Sur - he generally doesn't spend as much time there as Res - and he looks huge. So I went in to check - and it's Sur.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 7:36 am

A few more closeups
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I'm wondering if his left eye is bothering a bit this morning - he was sitting with it closed for a while. Probably dozing, but it looked a bit odd.
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I have a video I'll add later for the record.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 7:51 am

7:39 am
Crows have been flying by occasionally - probably because young crows are on the menu here. David Hancock recently wrote about this - Eating Crow is the Seasonal Delicacy.

Thor and Loki are watching the crows overhead.
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There doesn't seem to be any traces if a crow meal on the nest, but it's possible Res recently raided a nest and is either eating or preparing the food nearby.


Off to check the dvr....

Res was up and looking around at 4:50 am, and flew off soon afterwards.
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It looks as if the chicks took turns sleeping and wandering around the nest for the next couple of hours.

Sur arrived on the nest at 6:40 am, but it doesn't look as if he brought any food.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 7:53 am

The chicks came over and looked pointedly at his empty talons.
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He flew up to the little perch a minute later.


It's now 7:52 am, he's still on the little perch, and the eaglets are sleeping.


8:16 am
Sur just flew off; one of the eaglets is doing some flapping, the other is dozing.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 8:24 am

8:19 am
Sur just landed with what I think is a large, live baby crow.
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He is preparing it, and the chicks are up waiting for food.
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I've muted the sound and am going to step away from the computer for a little while. This is nature, and Thor and Loki are hungry - and it looks as if both are getting bites - but I think this is a good time for my morning walk. :love:


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9:21 am
Eaglets are dozing. I'm going to be away from the computer for several hours - please post if you're watching.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 2:28 pm

2:21 pm
Checking the dvr....

10:42 am
Res, I think, arrives with food - maybe fish?
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Both chicks are up and getting bites.
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The one on the right was getting more initially, but the one on the left grabbed a chunk and was trying to self feed - not sure who is who as both might have used either tactic.
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Feeding was over by 10:47, and Res flew off a moment later.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 pm

Eaglets were alone doing eagle things until 1:06 pm when an adult arrived with a fish - I think this is Res again.

One chick was up and was fed first.
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Other chick is up and taking care of some business.
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And then moved in and got some bites.
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Not sure who is who, but happy that both are getting bites.

Feeding done around 1:12, and Res flew off.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 2:41 pm

Still not sure who is who, but both are standing tall.
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And have big wings.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 2:46 pm

1:53 pm

Adult is in, I think with a fish - maybe Res.
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One of the chicks is up and being fed - Thor?
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Other chick is watching, but doesn't seem interested. And it may be Loki who is eating - h/h tail seemed shorter when s/h did a stretch. And if the other one isn't getting up, that suggests that both are being well fed today.


1:57 pm
Other chick is up and getting some bites, though I think the food was mostly gone by then.

Res flew off at 1:58 pm.

Not at all sure, but I think it was Loki who got the most bites (s/h was a bit unsteady flapping afterwards), and Thor who slept through most of the feeding.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 2:51 pm

Res was back at 2 pm with more food - and I'll be back in 5 minutes.

Continuing....

I think Thor is beside the adult, and Loki is thinking about coming in.
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Both are getting food.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 23, 2020 3:13 pm

2:05 pm
The eaglet I think is Thor had gone to lie down, while the one I think is Loki is getting a few more bites.
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Feeding was over by 2:06 and Res flew off by 2:07 pm.


It's now 3:12 pm, and both eaglets are sleeping on the nest.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat May 23, 2020 10:45 pm

4:05 pm Sur flew in, landing heavily with the weight of a large white bird (seagull I think) almost on top of Thor! He rested for a minute, then feathers flew in all directions as he prepped the meal. Both kids were up to watch and Thor even tried to help.

Thor pulling out a feather
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Loki, further away was first to be fed while Thor attempted to help h/h self.
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Thor eventually almost succeeded in pulling the food item out from under Dad’s feet!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat May 23, 2020 11:33 pm

Cont'd

Thor, having finally got Dad’s attention and being closer was now getting all the bites.

Thor getting bites now!
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Soon Loki moved up closer to Dad too and they both got bites, and at one time or another, a piece of the bird big enough to get some self feeding practice in. In the end both were well fed!

4:34 pm Crops looking good!
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Both chicks having had their fill, retired to their sleeping spot beside the far side of the tree trunk.
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