Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:58 pm

Beautiful shots Judy and Sandy!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:18 pm

Ok, so not a lot to report. They Eaglets are certainly not feeling satisfied nutritionally and Tucca is voicing their chagrin on the matter frequently to anyone who will listen (mostly Tiku). Not to worry tho, they are getting just enough to eat but more importantly, they are learning what they need to do to survive.

The first 3 shots are of our Tiku clowning around and mostly keeping positive.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:22 pm

And our Tucca up front and pouting I'm sure of it.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:07 pm

Yay, a large bird was just delivered at 9:01 One of the eaglets is working on it. Parent flew off
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:26 pm

9:2o The other eaglet pull a large chunck of the bird away and they are both now eating!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:26 am

3:50 am Dad having left the kids to deal with the meal that Darlene reported on, on their own, left almost immediately after the delivery. About 25 minutes into the feed an interesting interaction between Mom and Tucca occurred - having eaten the piece h/s managed to grab from Tiku down to the last bone, Tucca grappled with it for some time trying to swallow it whole. Finally he picked it up and took it over to where Tiku was - it looked like he was wanting Tiku to help or maybe he was just contemplating how h/s could somehow get some of what Tiku was still working on? In any case h/s put his treasure down and squeed continually, as only Tucca can! Mom suddenly flew in, went straight to the bone, broke it up and fed it to Tucca! Coincidense? Maybe, but I like to think she was watching what was happening from somewhere and flew in to help her youngest! She left almost immediately the bone was gone!

:vid: Tucca wrestles with some bone h/s really wants - Mom comes to the rescue (3:26)

Kids settled down at 9:52 pm
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4:33 am They had a good night - currently one is sleeping and the other is up and awake.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:49 am

Thanks, everyone!

Quick in and out - noticed a feeding at 4:55 am. Adult there for a while.
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I need to do something now but will try to report later.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:19 am

I'm back! Great pictures, CC! Good to hear there was a good feeding yesterday evening - thanks for covering that, Darlene! And I love hearing that Res came to the rescue with the bone - thanks, gemini!

Quick report on the early morning feeding from the dvr -

Chicks were asleep in the early morning light when Res arrived with food at 4:44 am. Not sure what it was, but it looked fairly large - maybe rabbit? I think the chick at the top is working on the new food object while Res feeds the other chick.
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The chick who had been trying to self-feed decided it would be more productive to join the feeding.
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After a little while the chick who was being fed first moved around to check out the food. And a little later Res moved over to the new object and started feeding from it.
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My impression is that the food was rabbit, possibly roadkill - definitely dead, but not opened and a bit challenging for the eaglets, though both had a bit of a try at it.

Res left at 5:07 am, and I think Tucca moved over to the food object to continue working on it, while Tiku practiced some standing and looking.

It's now 8:17 am and both eaglets are napping by the trunk of the tree; I didn't see any other visits so far this morning.

South cam signal seems to be pixelating quite a bit this morning - I'll mention that to Ken, and he may reboot the cam, which will reset the dvr.

I'm going to be out for part of the day - please do post if you see any activity. Thanks!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:38 pm

2:20 pm
One eaglet is sleeping in the middle of the nest (Tucca?) and the other is standing on the edge where Tiku often stands - so maybe Tiku?

Tiku is 67 days old, Tucca is 66 days old.

The weather for this afternoon and evening:
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17C = 63F

Looks like great weather for the eaglets!


I'm going to check the dvr....

And it looks as if the eaglets spent the last 6 hours just hanging out - a lot of sleeping, some standing and looking, occasional breaks to nibble on leftovers - and some major flapping every now and then.


I think this is Tucca.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:53 pm

4:53 pm
I'm going to log into the cams for a few minutes.

5:28 pm
I'm out of the cams.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:44 pm

5:29 pm
I had a hard time figuring out who was who while I was zooming - I think I know now, but there were moving around occasionally, so I may be off on my IDs. With that disclaimer, here are some screenshots.

I think we're starting with Tiku standing up and Tucca lying down; there are a lot of dark feathers on the leg of the one who is standing (and I eventually got a look at their tails).
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Tiku interested in something.
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Another angle.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:53 pm

Switching to the other camera, Tiku is standing in the center either commenting or passing food down from the crop, and Tucca is now up and probably going for a PS behind the tree.
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And then I caught something that's fairly common, but not that easy to catch - Tucca expelled a pellet!
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Here's a closer look at the packet of fur, feathers, bits of bone and other things that can't be digested:
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:vid: Tucca Casts a Pellet (60 seconds)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:02 pm

Continuing....

Tiku on left and Tucca on right admiring the pellet (which I can't really see - but I liked the way they both looked interested).
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Tucca did a bit more coughing as if he might have a second one, but I didn't see anything come out.

After that, Tucca apparently felt it was time for a bit of flapping; Tucca is now on the left.
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A look at Tucca's tail feathers - I found it hard to be sure they had the white at the tip because Tucca was standing on something off-white, probably from a previous meal.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:11 pm

Continuing....

Tucca did a bit of flapping (this picture is cropped to respect the privacy of the human neighbors).
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It's hard to get their wings in focus - but they are getting very big wings!
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Tucca getting some good height! (And note that h/h leg still looks more gray than Tiku's, with down instead of feathers.)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:17 pm

Tucca finally stood still long enough for me to get a picture of h/h face, but there's a bit of dirt on the dome cover.
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A slightly different angle.
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Tucca went back over by the trunk, and I tried to get a head shot of Tiku, but Tiku was not helping. I'm including this picture because it shows that there is still a bit of fluffy eaglet under the sleek feathers Tiku is growing.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:23 pm

Continuing....

A better picture of Tiku.
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And I'm back to my fixation on their tails - this is Tucca lying by the tree trunk.
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Back to Tiku
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I think part of the reason that I was having trouble telling who is who was that I generally think Tiku looks a bit sleeker because h/h feathers are longer and cover more of the down - and Tiku is not looking that sleek here. Also, that was really big flapping by Tucca!

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Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:33 pm

Continuing.... (almost done...)

Going back to the South cam, now that Tiku was perched on the edge of the nest, I had a good look at h/h tail which is when I finally sorted out who is who. This is Tiku's tail, with very little white at the tips - and the feathers are longer.
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Tucca with golden feathers and head in the shade.
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Tiku, with the wind showing the white under h/h dark feathers.
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The end.


It's now 6:31 pm, and one of the eaglets is dozing and the other is flapping, and I'm not going to try to figure out who is who. At least one is calling occasionally, looking for an evening snack.

Good night, everyone. :ohmy: :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:16 am

4:45 am Dinner finally arrived at 9:31 courtesy of Dad. He dropped off a partially eaten large bird. Tucca (I think) was in position to grab it first but that was short lived as Tiku moved in and stole it away from h/h. Dad didn't stick around as he left at 9:32 pm. About a minute and a half later Mom arrived took in the situation, poked around for leftovers and looked at her ever increasingly ear splitting sqeeing Tucca, and left at 9:35 pm ignoring it all. To her credit she came back at 9:41 pm to check on things. In the meantime, Tucca emerged from where h/s was observing h/h sibling and managed to steal what was left of the bird from Tiku, dragging it all over the nest eating as he went. Seeing all was going as it should and both kids had eaten something, Mom left at 9:42. Tucca continued to eat until 10:10 pm but sat beside the food item just in case! Tiku contemplated going for more but thought better of it and backed off - h/s probably wasn't hungry anyway. A bit more wandering and taking care of business they both finally settled for the night by 10:46 pm.


:vid: Late night dinner for Tiku and Tucca!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:05 am

Good morning, everyone!

Thanks for catching the late dinner, gemini, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl - having the date posted is very helpful when I'm skimming through a thread looking for something!

Today's weather:
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11-17C = 52-63C

Tiku is 68 days old, and Tucca is 67 days old.


7:00 am
I've heard some calling, and a few minutes ago both eaglets were looking up, so I suspect one or both adults are around.
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Off to check the dvr.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:14 am

From the dvr....

5:11 am
The eaglets were up, and one of them was working on the bird from yesterday evening, while the other one watched. Based on the location of the watching eaglet, I suspect Tucca was eating while Tiku watched.
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5:12 am
Adult arrived with food - pretty sure this is Res.
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The eaglet I think is Tiku got it first, then Tucca grabbed the other end, and I think Tucca got it. (I'll check North cam in a minute - better for those details).
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Res flew off a minute later.

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Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:23 am

From the North cam dvr/rollback....

Definitely Tucca who was working on the bird initially - note the white fringe at the tip of the tail feathers.
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Res with food - something a bit yucky looking by human standards but probably yummy for eagles.
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Not a good view of their tug-of-war - but it is interesting that Tiku isn't trying to chase Tucca away (though we could still see aggressive rivalry if they weren't so well fed).
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Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:33 am

Continuing....

It looks to me as if Tiku has decided that demanding food from Mom Res is easier than trying to take they food they have back from Tucca.
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5:20 am
Tiku (at the top) has grabbed an end of the food item and is working on it.
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5:21 am
I'm not sure if Tiku has it all or if Tucca brought some over to the bottom edge; I'm very sure both got some - and it sure looks to me as if they're not that hungry or they'd be more aggressive about getting it away from each other.
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5:23 am
Tucca hopped back to the food area and I think they're both working on it now.
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Tiku moved away first, and I think Tucca may have gone back to nibbling on the bird carcass.


It's now 7:32 am. Tucca is lying down in the sleeping area, and Tiku is standing and looking on the opposite side of the nest.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:39 am

10:22 am
Adult in with food.
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Logging into South for a closer look.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:53 am

Adult is Res; Tiku is closer to the camera, and he or she may be eating whatever Res brought while Res feeds Tucca - I couldn't see what she brought, but it didn't seem huge.
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Tucca and Mom - Tucca may well be female, but she still has some growing to do to get as big as Mom Res (mostly feathers, I suspect - she's getting close to 10 weeks old, so I would think her body has likely stopped growing by now - but she does need to catch up for the few days in the rapid growth period when she didn't get a lot of food). Tiku is in the foreground, ignoring them and eating away.
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Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 am

A closer look at Tiku, with Tucca screeping for more food in the background.
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Not easy to get their heads at an angle where I can compare things like the size of the beak.
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If Mom wasn't fast enough, Tucca would just go ahead and help herself!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:14 am

Tiku is moving over beside Tucca to get some of the food from the feeding. The picture is a bit blurry, but it's looking to me as if they are very close in size now.
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Well, I think this is a cute picture, though it's not really helping me compare beak sizes.
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Tiku is going for the food.
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I admit I was paying more attention to keeping the cam aimed at the action than on who got what, but I think Tiku got whatever was brought in while Res fed Tucca, and then Res continued feeding Tucca with a few bites for Tiku - but Tiku didn't really try pushing Tucca aside or giving "the look" so I think Tiku wasn't that hungry after finishing the small item (though eaglets are almost always ready and willing to eat, hungry or not).

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:28 am

The feeding was over around 10:38 am; Tucca had moved to the edge of the nest, and Tiku was working on leftovers. Res moved to the edge of the nest, and began eating something. And Tucca came over and grabbed at her beak!
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Tucca was also using her incredibly loud voice to explain to Res that s/he was a hungry little eaglet and needed to be fed. Res had just provided a nice long feeding, and was having none of that - and she flew off a minute later.


It's now 11:22 am; Tucca is dozing by the trunk of the tree, and Tiku is standing and looking nearby.
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Oh - this may need a little movie - Tucca just did a wing stretch - on top of Tiku's head! :w00t:
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:vid: What Is Your Wing Doing There?? (30 seconds)


Added - I also posted the 60 second video of Tucca casting a pellet yesterday; I'll add it to the post - and here's a link if you're interested - https://youtu.be/itCVHRtSAjU

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:52 pm

5:49 pm
I took a quick look back to my previous post and didn't see any visits, though I have been hearing adults calling, and occasionally seen the eaglets acting as if they saw the adults around.

There's a whole lot of flapping going on - and I'm afraid I'm out of energy. Perhaps someone else will be able to get some pictures or a video - they really are beautiful, and are getting some great height with their jumps.

I'll pull the South cam back a bit in case they make it out to the nest supports.

Good night, everyone. :zzz:

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