Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:23 pm

Looks like they all ate well and are now asleep, no sign of Res yet, I am off to bed, see you in the morning.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Yolande » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 pm

Thanks gemini ... :)

11:30pm I looked back to gemini's post and the lets are sleeping - no adult in sight.

:nite: everyone!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:57 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:03 am

Good Morning every one and thank you all for the coverage here ....great videos gemini and thank nightowl for starting the day here!

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2:49a
Kids are both tucked in sleeping .. no parent in parent
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I checked the DVR back to Yolande's post and no nest visits!

Note to Yolande Check your 11:30pm s'cap! :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:15 am

4:13am
Windy ...Dee and Ess are sleeping
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:23 am

5:20a
Still sleeping
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 am

Good morning, everyone! Thank you all for your observations and screenshots, and I'm so glad you were able to get some videos of Mom Res, gemini!

I reviewed the dvr back to Bev's post and didn't see any visits.

Dad Sur arrived at 6:28 am with a fish. Dee, at the top, grabbed it - and after a moment Sur grabbed it back and fed the chicks.
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Dee might have gotten a bit more, but Ess also got some good bites. As Sur was leaving, Dee grabbed at his tail feathers - which I've seen the eaglets do before. So if his tail is looking a little worn, that may be why! :)

As a reminder, I won't be able to watch much today; I will have my phone with me so should be able to check email, PMs and the forum - but the focus of my weekend is supposed to be nautical music (my husband's passion as eagle cams is mine - and something I also enjoy) - so I plan to spend most of my time listening to sea chanteys and haunting songs of the sea and enjoying the lovely weather. Thank you all for the coverage here, and I will be checking in when I can.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:31 am

Good morning everyone, it's 9:28 am here, I've been looking back to see if Res (Mom) has been feeding the chicks. I see Sur but not Res. I sure hope she is alright. She is such a wonderful mom.
Judy, enjoy your time away.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 am

10:22 am A quick check of the DVR and nothing much has happened in the last hour. Ess currently laying down and Dee is cruising the nest for leftovers.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Yolande » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:30 am

IrishEyes wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:03 am
Good Morning every one and thank you all for the coverage here ....great videos gemini and thank nightowl for starting the day here!

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2:49a
Kids are both tucked in sleeping .. no parent in parent
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2:50a
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I checked the DVR back to Yolande's post and no nest visits!

Note to Yolande Check your 11:30pm s'cap! :)
I just checked my 11:30pm scap, Bev, ... of the HM nest... :rofl: [and I removed it!] Thank-you...lol

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudiW » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:10 pm

Hi Bev and Yolande and the rest of the nest :wave: I came because JudyB stated that you needed a rest Bev so here I am

A first impression so sorry I did realize when I looked at my scapes a second time that it was seagull for a meal but I didn't realize one of the eagles had a bad leg until I scrolled back..... but they are building up that area into lottery million dollar homes so just maybe the adult got injured at the construction site and also got into the plastic garbage in the area....I know it well as I'm from Vancouver area Marpole where the Marine Drive nest is near the Airport and close to Davids home on number 1 street into Canada :eag: :hatch: :hatch: :eag:

By the way that hammering going on in the background.....is the nest in South Surrey...….Surrey Reserve is the where the cam is? :vid:
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1:06 PM seems like someone is building something close by the nest sounds of hammering one of the eaglets is eating leftovers on the nest while the other watches

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hey what you eating leftovers? Can I have some

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Hi Bev :wave: and the rest of the Surrey Reserve regulars, heard you needed me so I'll come once a day can't promise what time but I will help you out JudyB :grhug: :bye 1:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:35 pm

Hi, Beth here again aka BETHINB.C. Has anyone seen Res this morning or afternoon? I still can't see when a parent last fed the chicks.
Just wondering.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:43 pm

At approx 7:15 am June 7th Sur brought what looked like a fish, both chicks ate.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:07 pm

Sur brought a fish to the nest, can't tell who took the fish but it has it in its talons.. I have to learn the chi ks names better. Still no site of Res :(

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:40 pm

Good afternoon, everyone! North cam had a spinning circle so I just rebooted it.

looking back on the dvr....

2:32 pm
Sur delivered a fish; I think Dee got it first, and both of them were around it for a while. I think they eventually got in, but I have no idea who got what.
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I did not see any other visits between gemini's at 10:22 am and now (4:25 pm) except the visit Beth caught at 3:07 pm.

JudiW, there's a lot of information about the nest and the housing complex that's being built around it on the opening posts of this thread and on the cam page. There is definitely construction going on nearby, but there has been for quite a while - and the eagles chose to use this nest on the Surrey Eagle Reserve land that was held back from development so the eagles could live here. I have not seen any plastic on the nest.

Beth, the eaglets are named Dee (pronounced like the letter D) and Ess (pronounced like the letter S) in honor of Dawson & Sawyer, the developers who helped make the Surrey Eagle Reserve and this nest possible. They are very hard to tell apart. If you get a good look at the ends of their tails, older eaglet Dee has black tips on the feathers and younger eaglet Ess has a bit of white on the end of many of his/her tail feathers.

We are looking for other features to help us tell them apart, but so far it's not easy to know.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:04 pm

4:52 pm
Sur in with something - I think a bird. The chicks didn't get up right away, and he did some calling - I wonder if he was calling to Res.
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Dee (nearer the cam) came over first, then Ess.
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I think Dee was given more bites, but Ess also grabbed some good-sized pieces, so both got some.


Not sure who is who, but the one with the nice silhouette also has a nice plump crop.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:42 pm

Hi Judy, yes it was a small bird, not a crow and much too small to satisfy both Dee and Ess, he did bring a few fish earlier though and both ate quite well. Sometimes I notice Dee and Ess not too interested in the food. Today they were really hungry because the feedings were spaced quite far apart. This is my first Eagle watch so I don't know what to expect. Do they slow down on the feedings, in the end, to encourage the young to fly? I am just guessing a that.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:43 pm

Gong to look at the chicks to see if I can figure who is who...lol.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Went back in the wide angle shots and noticed at 15:02 caught Sur bringing what looked like a fish, both Dee and Ess ate. I have been watching since before the chicks were hatched and I never noticed any shyness regarding the building going on. When I noticed Res with the broken leg she had brought a fish to the nest. I wondered if maybe she got it caught while fishing? :dunno:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 pm

Approx 20:20 Res showed up with a fish, her leg didn't seem like it was dangling that much but is still hurt. Both Dee and Ess ate. She left the nest at 20:21. Might be going to look for more food..she has to rest up and she may be ok..I think Sur and the chicks call to her so she must be somewhere where we can' see her. I will keep an eye out till I go to bed. I am so happy that Res is back. :D

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Hi BETHINB.C. welcome! Yes they do slow down with the feeding later. :)

Looks like they are both sleeping.
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I'll be heading :offtobed: soon. Good night everyone. I will look back further on the thread tomorrow.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:33 pm

Good might Marg, and ty for the info. Have a good sleep, I am also off to bed: so see you all tomorrow.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:52 pm

9:10 pm A quick look at the DVR - Sur was in at 4:52 pm with a black bird of some kind. Dee made it to the table first so h/s got the most bites, however, Ess managed to steal a fair number of large pieces. Feeding over at 5:00 pm and Sur left.

As reported by BETHINB.C. Res came into the nest at 8:20 with a fish. She ate a fair amount herself until Dee stole the last half. She gave Ess some bites while she was eating so both chicks got some. My impression is she comes to the nest to eat in peace - it must be hard for her to eat amongst other adult eagles - not that the kids leave her alone but she can handle them!


Computer is telling me "battery is low" but I'm going to try and upload this short video anyway!

Mom steals back what's left of the fish that Dee got and gives it to Ess! At least that's what it looked like to me!

:vid: Mom takes the fish back from Dee! (1:05)

I spoke to David Hancock tonight and he had watched the videos. His opinion is there really isn't much to be done - a rescue could do more harm than good and with a little help (we may see some salmon fillets come to the nest!) hopefully she will be able to self heal like Ma Delta did.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:04 am

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:54 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks for the coverage here and thanks gemini for posting Davids comments and for your video of Res ! Thanks nightowl for starting the day here !

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I checked the DVR back to Margs scap at 8:57 pm and no nest visits that I saw .

I am going to my grandnephews wedding today! :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:58 am

Good morning. Around 7:30 this morning Sur brought in a Bull Head ( fish ) both Dee and Ess ate.
Thank you, Gemini for the update about Res. I worry about Res and happy to know she is eating. May I ask how "Salmon Filets' get to the nest?
Sad that nothing can be done for Res but as long as she is eating she should heal. I hope! :luck:
Morning Irisheyes, enjoy your day at the wedding. and ty for the information.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:13 am

Good morning, everyone, and have a wonderful time, Bev!

I'm going to look back at the dvr....

Sur arrived at 7:36 am with a good-sized live fish. Dee grabbed it - and as I've seen before from Dee, then looked at Dad as in - "well, do something!" After a minute, Sur took it back and fed both chicks some fish. He flew up to the little perch around 7:41 and stayed there for a while. I think the fish was done by then because neither chick seemed to be eating.

Going further back, Sur arrived with something at 6:54 am - maybe a mouse? Small with legs. Ess got it and was working on it for a while - I'm guessing he got some or all of it, but he turned his back to the North cam, and I'm in a hurry so am not going to try for more details.

It is my impression that Ess is slightly better at dealing with food and stealing food, and Dee is slightly better at grabbing food while being fed, though they both do some of everything, and both work on leftovers.

I think I went back to Bev's post and didn't see any other visits.

I will mention that now that the dvr is showing 12 hours and time moves very quickly as you use the red slider to look back, I've been looking for visits by going full screen on the South cam and looking for the chicks in an eating position. It's great when you spot a white head in the thumbnails, but the 6:54 visit was a minute or less, and even knowing that a chick appeared to be eating at 6:56, it took several tries to see the adult. The chicks are getting better at self feeding, but it takes them time, so it's easier to notice a chick in one spot with head bent down working on something - especially if you see the other chick nearby watching intently!

I'm out for the day - not sure if I'll be back on the computer until morning though I'll have my phone with me for brief peeks.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:15 am

9:13am seems when I look they are both sleeping. :) I'll check back a little later. It was windy there.


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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:25 am

BETHINB.C. wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:58 am
Good morning. Around 7:30 this morning Sur brought in a Bull Head ( fish ) both Dee and Ess ate.
Thank you, Gemini for the update about Res. I worry about Res and happy to know she is eating. May I ask how "Salmon Filets' get to the nest?
Sad that nothing can be done for Res but as long as she is eating she should heal. I hope! :luck:
Morning Irisheyes, enjoy your day at the wedding. and ty for the information.
Thanks for the ID on the fish, Beth! As to the salmon filets, people have been known to put food out where eagles might find it, especially if they know there is an issue that might interfere with the normal hunting and scavenging of the pair. We don't generally discuss it - and it's not a good thing to do unless you know where to put it so the eagle isn't endangered by traffic or pets or whatever - and it's not good to do it as a regular thing for eagles who are doing OK on their own because it can encourage other eagles to come to their territory looking for the easy food.

We have no idea what may happen here, and I'll probably report anything that looks like a chunk of fish as something the eagle probably scavenged without getting into details.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:57 am

My lips are sealed, Judy. I am happy to hear that though. I have always loved the Eagles, they are such a majestic bird. Dee and Ess have come so far and I honestly give the most credit to Res, she has been a # 1 hunter and I would hate to see he pass because of her injury. This has made me feel much better so thank you. :)

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