Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:38 pm

Looking back....

Sur got up around 2:35 pm and called a couple of times; Res arrived a minute or two later, I think with a bit of food, though I'm not sure. She began feeding the chicks from something on the nest - SR1 was up and eating first, then SR2 got interested. She was also eating some herself.
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It was a fairly quick feeding, and I think SR1 got most of it. She brooded the chicks for a while, then around 3 pm she flew off. I heard some calling, so one or both adults were in the area, but the chicks were alone until 3:35 pm, when Sur returned to the nest.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:43 pm

Sur immediately began a feeding, with both chicks taking turns.
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They are so cute - SR1 is one week old today, and SR2 will be one week old tomorrow. It's amazing how much they've already grown.
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Feeding was over at 3:44 pm.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Tweety » Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:54 pm

I'm so happy to see the chicks thriving! Happy Easter and Thank you Observers and Zoomers and techs and all the Hancock folk, for all that you do for the eagles.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:03 am

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

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Res is tucked in brooding the eaglets .. N Cam was slow to start and it is sputtering .
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 am

Good morning everyone.

I checked the cams and got a quick look at the chicks. There was no feed.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:45 am

Good morning, everyone!

Cams went back to about 8:15 am when I went to check the dvr - and both adults were on the nest. Res took over brooding shortly afterwards, and Sur flew off.
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8:24 am (from dvr) - Res was up and the chicks were tussling. It looks as if there's still food on the edge of the nest - but maybe most of what is left is skin and feathers.
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She settled back to brood a few minutes later.


It's now 8:43 and she's sitting calmly, looking around. Every now and then, a head pops up from underneath her (both have popped up together, but that was too fast for me to catch).
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:22 pm

12:08 pm
Checking back....

While I was having lunch, I saw Sur arrive with a large flat fish at 9:57 am. I rested for a couple of hours after lunch, and when I returned to the computer, I found that the North cam was stuck on that scene with a spinning arrow - so I have a screenshot!
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Res continued brooding in the rain until 11:23, when she went over to the fish. SR1 did a poop shot while she was getting in position, then got the first bite, and SR2 got the second bite. Fortunately for peace in the nest, fish is easy to feed, and I know I'm humanizing, but I swear I saw SR1 take a look at little SR2, and consider bopping him/her - but then decided that would take time away from eating, so they continued to take turns.
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I saw some drops of water falling while I watched the beginning of the feeding, but I think it's from branches, not serious rain, so Res is taking advantage of a lull in the storm to feed her chicks.
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She and they are hurrying to make sure everyone gets as much food as possible - and at 11:29 it's looking as if the rain may be starting again. The chicks are cuddled together while they eat.

At 11:32 am Res stopped the feeding and went behind the chicks to tuck them in so they can warm up. I think they are now quite full and happy to be getting warm. :love:


Res changed position at 12:17, keeping the chicks covered while she moved around and did a bit of digging in the nest. It's now 12:24 pm, and there is still part of the fish left for later.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:33 pm

1:24 pm

I'm logging into the North cam briefly to take a look around.

Since I haven't seen anything except a wet eagle since my last post, I thought I'd check the scenery - definitely springtime in Surrey!
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It's also raining here in Maine - but we only have little tiny buds and hints of leaves.

Back to watching a very dedicated and slightly muddy Mom Res brood her chicks.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:43 pm

1:33 pm
I was watching Mom Res brooding her chicks when a head popped up - and that's not the only thing that popped out from underneath her! Enjoy!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:29 pm

1:58 pm
Sur arrived with some sort of food - and Res was very eager to be up and away.
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The feed seemed to be some sort of carcass that had a bunch of little bones that had meat at the end - the chicks were trying to eat the bones, but happily Dad Sur pulled them back since they're a bit small for that. Here are lots of pictures.
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I loved watching little SR2 trying to climb over SR1 to get to the food!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:32 pm

A few more pictures of the feeding.
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I had a video - but I tried putting my computer on high def so I could get better pictures of the chicks (I had to reboot the cam, so I zoomed in on the feeding) - and apparently I can't record in high definition, as the video kept freezing when I tried to play it back, so I'm not going to upload it.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:52 pm

3:44 pm
Res arrived with some nest material, I think, and Sur got up and flew off. By the time Res moved to the food pile, S1 had put S2 into submission after a bit of wrestling (I think they were mostly bored, not serious aggression). S1 had a couple of bites, then S2 popped back up (S1 had been sort of leaning on him/her) - and soon they were side by side, having a nice feeding.
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Res seems to be having better luck finding edible parts on the carcass to feed the chicks.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:57 pm

5:54 pm
Another feeding.
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Good night, everyone - if you're watching, please post.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:27 am

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

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Light rain, Res is tucked in brooding the SR1 and SR 2
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I enjoyed the video Judy and all the scaps and observations yesterday .. SR1 and SR2 are so cute :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:40 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for posting the weather, Bev - happy to see that they aren't expecting rain today.

I have notes from earlier that I'll add later. :)

Added - early morning notes -
  • 5:48 am - Res calls and leaves
  • 5:55 am - the chicks got bored and started bopping each other; SR1 won
  • 5:57 am - Sur arrives and settles in
Sur flew off at 7:23 and Res arrived at 7:29. She didn't bring any new food (hopefully Sur is working on that), but began a feeding from the leftovers; both chicks are getting some.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:44 am

I'm noticing that "scruffy" look on SR1's elbows that is the darker second coat of down coming in - unfortunately Res was getting ready to tuck them in before I thought to look for a closeup - will try for that later today.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:24 am

10:15 am
Checking back....

At 8:37 am the adult on the nest (Res) was looking for scraps to feed the kids, and SR1 had put SR2 into submission while they were waiting; the second adult arrived - and it took a while for him (saw the spot on the tail) to move so I could see he was empty-taloned. He moved to the far side of the nest, and Res continued feeding SR1. As the feeding progressed, SR2 slowly turned so s/he was facing the feeding, and by 8:44 am, the little one was in position, though not reaching out yet. Res got some fairly large goopey stuff out of the food object, and fed those to SR2, then started offering food to both. The feeding ended around 8:47 am.
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This was not as equal as the feedings yesterday, and I am hoping we'll see some fresh food delivered soon.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:25 am

Continuing review of the dvr....

9:41 am
Res called, got up and flew off. I believe this is Sur who arrived a moment later - looks like his darker eyes. The chicks are watching, but haven't gotten up. And he flew off at 9:42 am. I'm not hearing any calling in the distance. There is some sun on the nest, so the chicks should be fine snuggled together for a while.
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Oh - looking at the picture of the chicks above, it looks as if there's some sort of fish at the bottom of the nest - and that's where Sur landed, so I think he brought it. Good for Sur! :thumlft:


9:46 am
Res landed where the fish was lying, and brought it over towards the chicks, and began a feeding.

From the angle, it's not obvious that she has new food - but I think she's breaking into the fish and feeding both chicks.
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SR2 had a nice thick poop shot - indicating that he is getting enough food, though both chicks are a bit hungry and feisty this morning. And SR1 also produced a nice poop shot as Res moved around, apparently to brood them, but they kept turning, making it hard for her to get behind them. By 9:53 she had them tucked in.

Res was up moving things around a bit, and at 10:22 am, the chicks peeked out briefly. SR2 went back to sleep, but it looked to me as if SR1 may have tried moving a piece of grass, just like Mom. :love:
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And that's where we are at 10:39, with the chicks sleeping in the sun in front of Res.

Past time for my lunch - I'll be back in a while.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:56 am

10:53 am
Another feeding - and I'm almost positive this is little SR2 catching up while SR1 sleeps.
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And now I really am out of here for a while.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:34 pm

2:30 pm
I'll look back through the dvr in a minute - but had to post a picture of our two little ones peeking out from under Dad Sur:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:17 pm

looking back -

The cam went back to about 12:30 when I first looked, though I got distracted and time has moved on. But there wasn't any activity until just after 1 pm when Sur got up and started a feeding. SR1 was up first and got some good bites.
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SR2 worked his/her way out from underneath the older chick after a few minutes, but didn't immediately join the feeding (I think he/she did get bopped once or twice, but nothing serious). By 1:06 pm, SR2 was waiting for an opportunity, but the older chick was still getting all the food. A minute or so later, SR2 began grabbing bites, and managed to eat one fairly large piece that had been intended for the larger chick. SR1 was still partly sitting on the little chick, so it was harder for SR2 to get in position to grab lots of bites.
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By 1:14, SR2 was out from under and up in front - and looked to have a plump crop!
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By 1:16, the feeding was winding down, and the chicks were cuddling into the nest cup, waiting for Sur to move in to brood them.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:38 pm

Continuing from the dvr....

Res arrived at the nest around 1:20 with something, maybe a bird. Both of them called out a bit, so maybe someone tried to follow her in. After a minute, the calling stop and Res decided to move a stick, sort of pushing Sur as she did so. He got up, and she moved in to brood the chicks.

Around 2:09 she started calling, and Sur arrived. Res got up and flew off. Sur pulled a rather tired looking piece of nestovers to the edge and ate a bit. The chicks were watching, but didn't seem all that hungry.
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He finished his snack around 2:16, and moved over to dig in the nest cup, probably in preparation for brooding the chicks. It wasn't until later that I realized he'd brought in another fish, and was standing on that while he nibbled on dried bird wing. At about 2:18 pm, I saw a bit of movement where he'd been standing, and recognized a fish that looked similar to the one he'd brought in earlier. Not easy to see, but it's in the red oval.
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At 2:39 pm, Res arrived with an even larger and fresher fish - I think something must be running.
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(She carried it in with her talons, then took it in her beak to position it for preparation.) She was preparing it and offering it to the chicks, who were initially content to doze under Dad Sur.


To be continued....

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:50 pm

More from the dvr - this was such a busy afternoon that I'm not sure when I'll get caught up to the current time!

After watching for a minute, SR had a big yawn (or maybe crop drop) then decided to reach over for some bites.
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Sur flew off at about 2:41 pm. SR1 continues to eat; SR2 watched for a bit, then shifted positions, then appeared to doze, then looked over again.
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Res noticed the second beak, and began directing some bites to SR2.
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The feeding ended around 2:47 pm - I don't think either chick ate a lot, but I think they were already fairly full.

And happily for my mousing wrist, they apparently dozed partly in front of Mom Res until the current time, which is 3:47 pm. I'll check that on the South cam because when I brought the North cam live, it was pixelating, so it may have lost some action. I'm rebooting it now.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:59 pm

3:50 pm
The action continues - Sur arrives with some sort of mouse or rat. Res flew off after a bit.
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3:56 pm
Sur started a feeding, I think from the fish that Res started.
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And our cat Chelsea Girl is reminding me that it's not just little chicks that need supper, so I think I'd better take a bit of a break and make sure Chelsea and I have dinner. I'll be back in a while.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:48 pm

6:46 pm
Quick visit to log out of the computer - I think there was another fish delivered and another feeding, but didn't take notes and it's getting late.

We'll just go with it being a good day for the chicks.

Good night, everyone!


PS - It's fine for other people to post observations - I really would love to see more people here. Thanks!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:58 pm

I really like the current N-cam view.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:30 am

Good Morning SR ,Judy, Bill and everyone and thank you night for starting the day here.

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Windy .Res is tucked in brooding SR1 and SR2 .. can see part of the sleeping eaglets! :)
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