Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Thu May 02, 2019 8:18 pm

8:15pm The chicks were quite active.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri May 03, 2019 3:42 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nighowl for starting the day here!

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Res is tucked in sleeping with eaglets sleeping close to her :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 8:00 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for the posts yesterday, Marg and DDuckies, and for the weather and morning update, Bev!

Looking back....

Dvr goes back to 5:38, and the chicks were alone then. (As an aside, several times I've thought it looked as if an adult jumped down into the nest from something overhead, though I've never seen one perched higher up in the tree - but I don't look often.)

Adult arrived at 6:31 pm; looks like Res, and she brought something, but I think it was nest material.

She started feeding the chicks from leftovers on the nest; Ess was either sleeping or in submission, so Dee got a solo feeding initially (which is good for peace on the nest, as long as there's plenty of food, which there seems to be). Ess started taking bites around 6:38 am, though Dee was still getting more then. Dee was dozing around 6:44 am, and Ess was getting lots of bites. There seemed to be lots of food left on the bones of whatever they were eating, but it was slower for Mom Res to find and offer than a fresh item. I think both got quite a bit, though I haven't had a good look at the crops yet.

Res flew off at 6:47 am. The chicks dozed in the nest. Sur arrived at 6:55 with something and began preparing it. North cam was pixelating, but it looked as if what he was tossing off might be feathers.
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7:00 am
Lots of feathers all over the nest, so I think this is not a fish.
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He began feeding the chicks around 7:03 am; Ess got the first few bites.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 8:20 am

The feeding wound down around 7:28, and Sur had some of the leftover food. Here's a look at Ess's crop.
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Knowing that the older almost always gets as much as she/he wants, I'm pretty sure Dee's crop is also quite full. And s/he also provided a look while up for a bathroom break.
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Around 7:44 Sur moved over to do some digging in the nest cup, and then settled down beside the chicks, who were dozing with occasional breaks for preening.


It's now 8:18 am, and here's a closeup of our sleeping eaglets.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 10:10 am

10:04 am
Sur (I think) arrived a minute ago with what looks like a large dark bird - maybe coot?
Update - adult is Res, not Sur; took me a while to see enough markers to be sure
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He's preparing it while one of the chicks (Dee?) watches intently. Ess(?) knows it's happening, but is going to doze a bit more before moving over.
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Dee is definitely bigger - but there are some perspectives where I have a hard time telling who is who.


Ess is thinking of moving over - but decided to wait a bit longer.
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At 10:09 Ess moved over beside Dee and began getting bites.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 10:17 am

And now I'm second-guessing myself on the chicks - Ess is catching up fast.
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I'm hearing trilling nearby. Sur hears it too, but returns to preparing and feeding. Except I see a white stripe - this may be Res. But eye is definitely dark. Going in briefly on North for a better look. And once I get on North, the adult turns the side with Sur's ID marks away from me; here's a full screen from South:
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OK - this is Res - the feathers come right up to the eye, and it's just the light that is making the eye seem dark.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 10:21 am

10:19 am
One of the chicks is helping Res clean up the nest - I love to see them learning how to pick things up and move them around! :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 11:58 am

11:08 am
Chicks all curled up for a nap.
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11:52 am
Sur (I think) just flew in calling, with some sort of dark furry item.
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I can see the light feather on Sur's back, and don't see any stripes - pretty sure it's really Sur this time.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri May 03, 2019 1:01 pm

Oh Dear! I do hope it isn't our black squirrel :w00t:
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Post by JudyB » Fri May 03, 2019 1:27 pm

I had wondered about that, gemini :( But I think "our" squirrel knows how to keep out of reach, so maybe it was an intruder squirrel. I hope.

Lots of food today, and chicks are doing well. We're going to be out for the evening, so I probably won't be checking back until tomorrow.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri May 03, 2019 1:29 pm

Sur left at 12:32 pm as the chicks watch him leave
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Chicks asleep - heads hung over the rails
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and Res came in at 12:56.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by SueD » Fri May 03, 2019 3:22 pm

3:17-3:23 p.m.: I'm not sure which parent is on the nest, but the chicks look good. Huge crops!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 pm

Obervations over the last 4 hours:

Went back to 2:35 pm and Sur was on the nest with the kids while they napped off and on.

Dad started a feed from something with white feathers at 3:40 pm. Mom came flying in at 3:46 pm. She didn't bring anything with her.

3:46 pm Mom took over the feeding and Dad left. The feeding ended about 3:50 and mom settled the chicks for a nap.4:04 pm Sur made a quick in and out stop to drop off another fish!

Chicks asleep by now, Mom left at 4:05 pm and returned at 4:27 pm.

The chicks slept for the next hour or so until Dee wandered over to Mom. Another feeding began at 5:21 pm. Dee had a solo feeding until Ess woke up and joined them at 5:33 pm. Dee collapsed on the spot! Ess ate until he/she couldn't eat any more and collapsed beside Dee.

Mom left at 6:14 and the kids are currently asleep and alone at 6:22 pm.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Fri May 03, 2019 8:03 pm

Took a peek at the cams only S cam working for me.
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They were both stirring a bit then one got closer to the other.
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My what a huge crop!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Fri May 03, 2019 8:10 pm

One more of the big crop.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat May 04, 2019 4:41 am

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

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Res is tucked in sleeping with the eaglets sleeping close to her :love: N Cam is pixelating .
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat May 04, 2019 10:54 am

Went back to 8:10 am and Res was on the nest with the chicks.

Not much food on the nest and Dee and Ess are a bit testy this morning. Mom managed to find some leftovers for a couple of feeds. One at 8:32 that lasted about 10 minutes and attempted another at 9:01 am but there were only a couple of bites.

At 9:52 Res left - I presume she is looking for food! - and the chicks are on their own. And at 10:38 am they are still alone in the nest.

Sorry no scaps, I am having trouble with my mouse sticking and am just getting frustrated trying to make it work - it takes forever to just get across the timeline bar on the DVR never mind resizing and saving scaps!

10:50 and Res is back. She brought something with her but I think it is only grass. She picks around for leftovers but the cupboard is bare.

I am heading over to OWL open house in a bit and am working the HWF table all day tomorrow so won't be around much today and tomorrow - so please post if you are watching!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 11:05 am

Have fun at OWL, gemini!

I think I saw a small food item brought in fairly early this morning (5:30 or 6:00) but my joints were moving slow so I didn't take notes today, other than a mental note that everything seemed to be going smoothly.

And I agree it is time for another larger food item to show up.

Res arrived at 10:50 with some grass, which she proceeded to spread on the chicks - they were not amused.
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She fed a few bites from the leftovers, I think mostly to Dee, and flew off around 11:03. She called a couple of times before leaving, and I've heard calls since.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 12:54 pm

12:51 pm
Adult on the nest with the chicks, and it looks like a feeding, but I didn't see any new food coming in.
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I think this is Sur on the nest - and I'm thinking that it may be getting time to pull the North cam back a bit - what do others think?


1:25 pm
Sur spent a lot of time looking for bits of meat and feeding them to the chicks, and I think Dee got more, though Ess definitely got some.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 1:43 pm

1:35 pm
Res arrived with something - maybe a fish? Or maybe not - haven't had a good look at it yet.
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1:39 pm
Maybe not a fish - looks a bit like some sort of roadkill. Dee doesn't seem that interested, but Ess's crop is pretty small, and Ess is interested.
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And of course Dee got the first couple of bites, because that's what the oldest does - but Ess is also getting some.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 1:45 pm

Dee just backed up to add to the artwork on the tree, and then showed off his/her crop.
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Ess is doing OK - but has some catching up to do.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 3:53 pm

3:50 pm
The chicks had been sleeping (Ess sprawled on the nest, Dee next to the adult) when Ess got up and appeared to try to walk over Dee. Dee wasn't amused, and bopped Ess. And then the adult flew off, perhaps in search of a snack to distract the chicks.

Both have fairly full crops - but this is the age when they are growing fast and can eat a whole lot of food.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 5:36 pm

5:28 pm

Checking back....
Adult arrives at 5:09 pm and seems to be bringing something. I think it's Sur that arrived, and don't see what he brought, if anything.

Chicks did sit up in hopes of feeding, and it looks as if he found something buried in the nest, and dug it out.

Ess is there first, and Dee is looking for a good approach.
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It looks as if it took a while before he found any food, and I sort of doubt if either of them got much food from this feeding.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat May 04, 2019 5:45 pm

5:39 pm
Res just arrived, and I was hoping this is food but it looks more like turf.
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And Sur flew off, and Res is working on the whatever-it-is - so maybe it's food.
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Not sure what is mixed in, but both chicks are interested.
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Post by IrishEyes » Sun May 05, 2019 3:11 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here ..

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 8:55 am

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

Catching up....

I first looked in a bit before 6 am, and an adult was with the chicks in the rosy light of dawn; the adult flew off around 6:30 am.

Dvr goes back to about 6:50, and chicks were alone until Res arrived at 7:39; she found a couple of bites of leftovers for Dee, and flew off at 7:43 am.

It's now 8:53 and the chicks are still alone. Dee has some food in his/her crop, and Ess has a bit, but it's time for another major food delivery here. And I expect the parents are working on that.


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Res stopped by briefly, from 9:29 - 9:35 am.

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