Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:38 am

Looking further back....

Sur arrived with something around 5:23 am. It was claimed by the eaglet on the right, and then he did a bit of calling.
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Eaglet with food is on the left here.
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Sur flew up to the perch and stayed there for a while keeping watch.

He came back to the nest, and the eaglet who didn't have food had some choice comments - and he left again, at about 5:29 am.
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End of the dvr review.

I'll reboot the North cam as it seems to be pixelated again.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 am

Good morning Judy, boy, Dee is sure practicing with his wings today, I thought he was going to take right off. Thank you for the footage, Judy, I went back and tried to see Sur dropping food but only got a glimpse. Thanks for rebooting the north cam.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:27 am

Morning Nightowl, and ty for starting the day and the weather report.
I was reading back and noticed you mentioned that the parent was getting the leftovers picked out, I was thinking the same thing about the smell. Like you said " they can't smell" but I bet critters on the ground sure can. I was looking at the chicks and they do seem much bigger than mom and dad. I am also curious if they are both male or female. I am still so tired I forgot what else I was going g to say. :oops2:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:24 am

11:14 am
Sur arrived with something. I've been noticing the last couple of days that Sur has some sort of dark mark on the top of his head - maybe got too close to some of the food he was preparing.
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I think this is Dee who is investigating the food - not sure what it is, and I think Dee isn't either.
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Now that Dee has moved it nearer the edge, I think it may be a fairly large fish, open on one side.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:28 am

11:22 am
Dee is eating some from the new meal, but doesn't seem too motivated - I think both of them may be full from the big feeding earlier this morning. Dee is looking around a lot, too.
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As of 11:26 am, Dee is still working on the food object, and Ess is lying nearby, keeping watch but not hungry enough to make a move.


I think there was an earlier visit - off to check the dvr.


From the dvr....

Sur arrived at 10:42 with some sort of fish or maybe part of a fish that he'd scavenged.
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It looks to me as if Dee grabbed it.
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Around 10:56 Dee had stopped eating and Ess moved in checking for leftovers; not sure what Ess found, but it looked as if s/he was eating something.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:34 am

Hi again, yes there was an earlier visit but I couldn't make out what he brought, the last one was a good sized bull Head from what I can make out. They have been bringing in a lot of those. They are plenty in the rivers as when I used to fish I caught lots. Yes, Sur does seem to have a dark spot on his head, I was trying to see what it was. Both Dee and Ess look like they are quite full at the moment. So good compared to the other day when we were so worried.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:41 am

Thanks for the info on the fish, Beth! Jumping back to the present, it looks as if Dee has moved away from the fish, and there seems to be quite a bit left.
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And now Ess is checking it out!
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Excellent - food for both!


Dee (I think) seems to be very interested in something in the tree.
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I'm going into the South cam for a minute to see if I can see what Dee is watching.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:52 am

I didn't see anything higher in the tree - and Dee had stopped looking up before I was able to log into the cam.

These are trees near the water where the eagles may perch while they are catching the fish we see - but it was a lot easier to see down there before the leaves came out! You can see the cliffs of Point Roberts across the bay, though not so easy today.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:18 pm

12:14 pm
Sur just arrived with something, and is feeding the eaglets - or at least feeding Dee - Ess is still watching.
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Well, Ess (unless I have them confused) grabbed the object, which looked like another fish. Then stood there. After a bit, Sur took it back and is now feeding Ess.
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And now Dee has moved closer, and both are getting fed.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:20 pm

12:18 pm
I think the little fish is done (or maybe one of the chicks grabbed it again) - so now Sur has moved to the big fish, and is beginning to feed that to the chicks.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:14 pm

Sur has been a busy boy today! In and out 5 times already today! A father's work is never done! Happy Father's day Sur!


A couple of fun videos:

:vid: Happy Father's Day (or not!) (:28)


Check out the talons! No way h/she is letting go!
:vid: Weight Training! (:30)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:30 pm

LOL...Bev, those are cute video's...lol. Sur was trying to hang on to the fish but lost it..lol. Yes, those talents are long. I sure wouldn't want to be their prey :(

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:32 pm

Those videos are great, gemini - thanks so much! I hadn't realized that one eaglet was tugging on the food item Sur brought, and then the other grabbed it after the first one pulled it off! And I hadn't noticed that Ess(?) was using weights while s/he flapped - wow!

3:30 pm
Both eaglets appear to have plump crops!
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And I almost forgot to wish Dee a Happy Hatch Day - Dee is 9 weeks old today!

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:45 pm

Oh my.. Happy Birthday Dee..

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:28 pm

Looking back....

Mom Res arrived at 4:07 pm. I don't think she brought food, but she found some and started a feeding.
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I think this is Dee on the nest and Ess on the side - and wow - we haven't had a family portrait in ages - Sur just did a quick in and out.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:35 pm

Continuing....

I am wondering what is up with Res's feathers - her wing tips seem a bit messy.
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And I think this is Ess on the tree trunk - maybe a pre-branching move?
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And it's hard to be sure who is who, but one of the eaglets got more of the food this time.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:41 pm

Continuing....

4:16 pm - nice to see Res on the nest.
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And she's off.
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And a minute or two later - here's Sur!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:49 pm

Continuing....

It looks as if the same chick is getting food from him (though I know both have had quite a bit of food today)
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And then the other eaglet hops to the feeding area....
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But unfortunately Sur left before Ess (I think) got anything from this feeding.
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It is Dee's hatch day, so maybe Ess was staying back as a bit of a gift - but somehow I think it's more likely that Ess was full from a previous feeding!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:57 pm

5:36 pm
Sur was in with a bit of something, which Dee (I think) grabbed.
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Then Sur started working on leftover, and continuing to feed Dee - I know it's his/her hatch day, but I'm always rooting for the underdog, and think it's time Ess got some too - though I know Ess has to go for it.
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And here comes Ess, and s/he got a bite, but most of the food seems to be gone.
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And Dee is doing more grabbing when Sur finds something - though both eaglets have had lots of food today.

Sur flew off at 5:41 pm. Dee had something s/he had grabbed that s/he was working on - and Ess was checking the nest for leftovers.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:08 pm

7:29 pm Went back to the last post and couldn't see anything until a quick visit from Sur at 7:07 pm. He dropped off a fish which I believe Ess managed to get to first. Sur left a minute later at 7:08 pm.


:vid: Ess gets a bedtime snack!

Dee contemplates stealing but Ess is aware and keeping an eye out!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:56 am

12:48 am Going back on the DVR to my last post, all was quiet until Sur flew in at 9:44 pm with something large – it must have been heavy as he had to rest a few minutes before he started feeding the kids. Ess received the first couple of bites but it looked to me like he was just trying to entice Dee, who was hanging back, to the table. Once Dee came forward it was all Dee except for what Ess was able to sneak from between Dad’s talons.

After several tries at a steal, Ess gave a mighty tug and managed to break off a large chunk which he promptly moved to the side. At this point Mom joined the party and took over feeding duties. Sur then left. The rest of the feeding was more equitable with Dee getting the lion’s share but Ess getting more than enough. The meal ended at 10:01 pm when Mom flew to her perch. She tried to turn around on the perch but couldn’t quite make it so she left. Perhaps if she had been successful she would have stayed!

:vid: A late evening diner served up by both Mom and Dad! (3:46)


12:50 am One up and one down!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:58 am

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

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3:51 a
Both cams are streaming and the kids are sleeping
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I checked the DVR back to gemini's last post and no other nest visits that I saw
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:15 am

10:08 am Went through the DVR bact to Bev's post on both cams a couple of times each but didn't see any visit from a parent. (although I could have missed one!)


Both eaglets have been cruising the nest for leftovers. Now they are on the lookout.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 am

Good morning everyone!

I also checked the dvr from first light until nine am and didn’t see any visits. There was one very quick visit between then and a few minutes ago - I wrote the time down but don’t have it with me. Not sure which adult and the delivery was something small - I think fish or maybe a mouse. Need to check the dvr but I think Ess got it and carried it to the edge of the nest and set it down. I was busy with other things so don’t know if either of them ended up eating it.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:13 am

Good morning everyone, Bev, I loved the video of both mom and dad feeding the chicks, I am still so happy to see Res come to the nest and looking better. I went back but was not able to catch mom or dad at the nest this morning. Earlier the site was down for me so I had to wit for quite a while to get on here. Yes, Sur sure did look like he was tired after that catch.

Do you know if they pick up road kill?

I am off to the doctors today so will check back in later.

bye for now.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:15 am

I just wanted to add, thank you for all the video's you have shared with us. I enjoy watching them very much. :D

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:04 pm

Wow! Even with knowing the approximate time of Sur's visit, (thanks, Judy) it took me forever to find it on the DVR!

10:50 am Sur pops in with a quick delivery of something small. I believe it was Dee that got it! White on tail of eaglet lying down.

:vid: Quick delivery by Sur
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:58 pm

12:39 pm Res in with a fish. Ess was fed first but Dee got his/her licks in at the end with lots of bite. Feeding lasted until12:53. Mom was walking with a limp still but she is at least putting her full weight on it. So good to see her doing so well!

Mom in with a fish (you can't tell by the scap but there was no prep time and it was wiggling when she put it down.)
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Ess up first.....
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Dee winds it up!
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Res left at 12:53 pm
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