Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 11:08 am

10:57 am

Checking back....

10:13 am
Adult arrives with something - fish? Dee is up there immediately getting fed.
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Ess moves up at 10:15 and also gets some.
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Feeding is over at 10:16 am - maybe a small fish? But at least both got some.


10:43 am
Sur arrives with something - maybe a large fish? Dee moves up to eat.

Res arrives at 10:44 am; Sur continues offering Dee food while Res gives him the look - and then I think Res flew off.

Someone back at 10:53, maybe with food. And then flew off.

I need to adjust South for a better view of the nest area - and then I'll look back on North to see if I can figure out a bit more about who is who.


This is the new home position for South
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 11:20 am

Filling in the blanks in the above post -

From 10:13, here's the adult with a small light-colored fish under his beak - and I'm almost certain this is Sur; I've seen the light tattered feather on the back and his eyes. And I think it's time to make the default position for the North cam a little wider - will do that when I'm done catching up.
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Dee, nearer the cam, showing off a nice crop
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And big wings! I can see the pinfeathers beginning to come in - will try for a closeup later.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 11:25 am

More from the 10:43 feeding -

I think this is Sur (light feather on back) - and it looks as if he's holding a fish, and he began the feeding without any prep - another sign it was not a bird or animal.
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And then Res arrives (center of screen - white under eye)
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She left at 10:46, and there wasn't anything on the nest where she'd been standing.

10:47 am - Sur is primarily feeding Dee still.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 11:32 am

Continuing...

10:50 am
Ess was moving closer to the feeding when Res arrived on the nest with something furry, maybe rabbit.
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She moved it to the feeding spot, and at some point in all that, Sur flew off. She started feeding both chicks.
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Dee towered over Ess and Ess backed off briefly but didn't go far. After a few minutes both were getting bites.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 11:44 am

continuing....

By 11:05, Dee was lying down (and still eating) and Ess had a nice plump crop (and still eating).
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By 11:10, the feeding was winding down and Ess moved to the nest bowl area to nap; there's still quite a bit of the rabbit(?) left, and I think half of the fish under that, unless Sur took it with him (which seems unlikely, but I didn't see him leave).
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11:40 am
I've pulled the North cam back a bit - and unfortunately I may have overloaded something because it's now pixelating, after being really good for a couple of days. Here's the new view, and I'll try a reboot and hope for the best.
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Res is on the nest with the chicks - and it's almost impossible to tell that from where she's standing, but I'm hoping it will be easier more of the time. If not, I can pull the cam back a little more.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 11:54 am

Some of the "offline" or before you click play pics are really great - I like this one of Res with the chicks!
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11:45 am
Sur just arrived. And flew off a minute later. I didn't see him bring anything and I didn't see anything after he left, but Res moved over near where he'd landed and pulled out what might have been a small fish, and brought it to the feeding area. I really don't know if he brought it or if she dug out something that had been left there - but whatever it was, she spent some time working on it, ate a bit, and fed some to one of the chicks - I think Ess.
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This might be Dee - they really are not that far apart in size and development now.
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And now they are resting with Res, and I need to do some other things for a while.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 12:43 pm

Catching up again....

Res flew off at 12:18 pm

Sur arrived at 12:34 pm; the eaglets looked up for a second and went back to sleep - I think we have well-fed eaglets here! Sur may have brought something, but I couldn't see anything once he'd moved away from where he landed

It's now 12:40, and here is Sur and his sleeping eaglets.
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And Sur got up and flew off at 12:41 pm.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 1:53 pm

1:52 pm
Res arrived a couple of minutes ago and settled in with the chicks.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 2:35 pm

2:22 pm

checking the dvr....

Res sat with the chicks until 2:08 pm, when she moved to the food area. She picked up something from the edge of the nest, and began feeding Dee. Res moved close, but as is often the case, let the older chick get food first.
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By 2:15, Ess started getting some good bites.
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Res found another little chunk of food, and began feeding that to both chicks. Then she paused. There's still what looks like half a rabbit on the nest, and maybe part of a fish.

Sur arrived at 2:19 - and I actually got a picture of parts of all four of them! He may have brought something - I couldn't tell from the North cam.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 2:42 pm

Continuing...

I just watched the South cam a couple of times, and couldn't tell if Sur brought anything; if he did, I haven't been able to see it yet.

Res flew off at 2:21 pm

Both chicks have big crops, so I think Ess got more food than I realized.
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Sur moved around to sit with the chicks, and did some digging in the nest.


It's now 2:41 and Sur is settling down, and the chicks are moving around trying to find where they want to nestle in.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 5:40 pm

Looking back on the dvr...

It goes back to 3:25, when the chicks were on the nest with one of the adults (not sure which)
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Quick look back, but I think nothing much happened until the adult, who appeared to be Sur, flew off at 4:22 pm.


And then the chicks were alone until Res (I think) arrived at 5:31 pm, and pulled something out of storage.
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Both chicks lined up - and Dee got the first bites, but Ess was ready to jump in as soon as Dee was slowing down a bit.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 5:46 pm

I'm seeing pretty good crops on both of them
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And I think Res is now feeding from the rabbit
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Dee is getting more (but Ess also has a big crop, so can wait)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 05, 2019 5:53 pm

5:49 pm
Ess (in the back) is getting more bites now
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And both have impressive crops!


A different perspective - Ess is nearer here
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And I think it's time for me to say goodnight, happy in the knowledge that both chicks had a good day.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sun May 05, 2019 7:04 pm

Don't they look cute!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon May 06, 2019 3:04 am

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

Weather Report
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2:59a
Res is tucked in sleeping with the Dee and Ess close to her :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 06, 2019 8:57 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for the weather, Bev - looks like a long, lovely day in Surrey!

I've been looking in a few times this morning, and there seems to be the usual mix of time with adults and time alone.

Sur arrived around 8:30 and fed the chicks, I think from the fish and rabbit from yesterday.
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Looking through the dvr, I'm not sure how much they got, though he spent a lot of time scattering fur and feathers looking for meat.
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Someone did feed them most of the remaining half rabbit sometime, and both seem to have plump crops - though it is time for some new food to arrive.


Not easy to see in a still picture, but Ess (nearer the cam) appeared to be picking at the carcass Sur had been working on. I don't think s/he got anything, but they are learning.
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And Ess was up on his/her "adult" feet for a ps, and managed to stay up for a second afterwards instead of immediately falling back down - another step in development is getting underway!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 06, 2019 2:06 pm

1:45 pm
Quick review of the dvr and then I'll reboot the cams since both are pixelating.

Dvr goes back to 11:44 am, and Res was sitting on the nest with the chicks. She left at 11:58 am.

Res, I think, arrived with something at 12:01; unfortunately the North cam doesn't go back that far so I don't know what - and maybe not food, because she appeared to pull something out of the nest and start eating. Dee got up (big crop!) and came over to have some.
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Ess continued dozing for a while, then joined the feeding at 12:09, though Dee still seemed to be getting the most bites. By 12:13, Ess was getting some though Dee still seemed to be getting more. Dee moved away at 12:24 while Ess continued to eat.
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The feeding ended around 12:28, and Res moved over to sit with the chicks.

Sur arrived around 1 pm, and one of them left - I think the one who had been on the nest, who I think was Res. And I may have them reversed. Anyway, one of the adults arrived and ate some food - no clue if he or she brought it because South was too pixelated. The chicks weren't interested and continued to doze.

Switching to North cam, Res was on the nest, and she began feeding Ess. Which may mean I missed a switch, or that I was wrong with my earlier IDs. We are seeing both adults and both are caring for the chicks, which is the important thing.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 06, 2019 2:16 pm

Continuing....

Ess's solo feeding continued until 1:26 pm, when Dee joined in - but the feeding was over a minute or so later. I think there had to be new food involved, though I'm not sure who brought it or when.

Res sat with the chicks until a little after 2 pm, then flew off. I haven't gotten a good picture yet, but they both have big crops. :love:


It's now 2:15 pm, and the chicks are sleeping.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 pm

7:59 pm
Quick peek - it looks as if the chicks are getting some food. I think it's Res who is feeding them.
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And both of them have plump crops, though it's way past my bedtime and I'm not going to watch long enough to get a screenshot of that.

Goodnight, everyone. :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Tue May 07, 2019 4:02 am

Good Morning Judy and all and thanks nightowl for straying the day here !

Weather Report... another beautiful day for this nest
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Res is awake ...Dee and Ess are sleeping in front of her
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Yolande » Tue May 07, 2019 7:57 am

Morning Surrey! I popped in to see both chicks cuddled and alone - an adult soon arrived and moved a bit of grass around which woke up the chicks...
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The older chick got up and indicated it was hungry and the adult started feeding from a bird in the nest...7:38am
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The younger chick was soon up and both chicks got bites...the younger getting lots..
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Post by Yolande » Tue May 07, 2019 8:01 am

Feed is still going on at 7:39am and both chicks are eating - no bonking...
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The chicks sure have grown since I last saw them...how great to see lots of food in this nest!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 07, 2019 8:52 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for posting the weather, Bev, and thanks for the update, Yolande - they really are cute! And I keep forgetting to post their hatchday greetings - Dee was three weeks old on Sunday, and Ess was three weeks old yesterday - already 1/4 of the way to fledging!

8:34 am
Sur arrived with something - I'm thinking it's part of a something, and I can't tell if it's fish or bird.
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And clearly the chicks don't care what it is - they're just happy to have food!


As you noticed, Yolande, younger Ess does often hang back at the beginning of a feeding which is a great strategy as this pair generally seems to have plenty of food, and keeps feeding until both chicks are full.

I took a quick look back on the dvr, and the bird arrived before 6:50, so I don't know which adult provided it - both seem pretty good in the food department.

It's now 8:50 and Dee seems to be mostly dozing, though occasionally still taking a bite, and Ess is getting more.
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And both have nice crops.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 07, 2019 10:05 am

9:53 am
Res arrived with a bird (holding in her talons - there's also parts of a larger bird that was brought in earlier on the nest)
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I think the chicks are always willing to have more food!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 07, 2019 2:18 pm

1:59 pm
Sur arrived at the nest, I think with something.
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He left a moment later - the new item is in the red oval - fish?
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2:05 pm
Res arrived, moved the item around some, then began feeding the chicks.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 07, 2019 2:25 pm

Actually, I think Dee got most of it, because Ess was using her/his strategy of waiting a bit to avoid being bopped - and it was a pretty small fish.
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Though Ess did get some bites towards the end of the feeding.
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2:14 pm
Crops are looking pretty good as feeding is winding down.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue May 07, 2019 2:28 pm

2:22 pm
Sur returned, and posed for a rare family photo - though I couldn't get both Sur and Res with their eyes open!
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I think he brought another small fish or maybe two. He left after a minute or two, and Res moved to the area where he landed and began another feeding.
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue May 07, 2019 2:30 pm

Hi everyone !

Peeking is here ,Feeding in progress .. is that Ess on the left?
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