Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:52 pm

10:09 pm Checked back to 7:15 pm and there was a very quick food drop by Res at 8:27 pm. I think it was a fish - not huge but enough to take the edge off the hunger pangs. Ess got there first.

:vid: Some dinner for Ess

Then there was another delivery by Res at 8:34 pm - this time Dee got to it first. Again I think it was a fish and again not huge but will do the job. That is if she actually got to eat it! Ess went after it and I think Dee may have swallowed the whole fish before it could be stolen but I am not sure - it just may have gone over the edge during the scuffle!

I just checked the South cam and Dee did manage to get the whole thing down! :hooray:

:vid: Dinner for Dee this time


10:54 pm Dee having a go at sleeping standing up with head tucked!
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So both chicks (I hope!) should get a good night's sleep tonight!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:57 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2019

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:33 am

Good Morning everyone and thank you nightowl for statring the day here :grhug:

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3:25a
Dee and ESs sleeping ..N Cam is pixelating
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:11 am

Good morning, everyone! Wonderful to see that they both got a snack last night!

And guess what I just saw!
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The other eaglet looks very envious. And oh...
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Then the one on top gave a look, and the one in the nest changed her mind. I think it's Ess up there - and she got there by walking up the trunk while flapping, starting about 5:58:30 am.


I need to leave for an appointment in 20 minutes and want to check the dvr so I'll do a video of this sometime later unless gemini has a chance to do it first.

I'm going to do a quick check of the dvr for early visits, then reboot North.


Added - I didn't see any morning visits, though I was looking quickly.

This is the one in the nest - looks like Dee to me.
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Also the one in the nest just did a nice hop-fly across the nest, getting good height, and Dee has been better at that so far, I think.

Time for me to pack up - I should be back in a couple of hours.

Gemini - if you stop by, please feel free to adjust the view on the South cam or reboot North again if it's still pixelating, as long as it's been at least 5 minutes since the last reboot (which anytime after 6:30 am will be).

Hate to leave with so much happening but duty calls - bye!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:25 am

6:23 am
Adult in - Ess didn’t come down so if there is food Dee has it . Bye!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:26 am

Good morning everyone,

Just a quick look to see what's what. It looks like our chicks are really growing up now - thanks for catching that Judy - both up the tree today! Only a couple more weeks and they will be flying - where has the season gone! I am out for the day today so don't have time to do a video but checked the North cam and it is pixelating so will give it a quick reboot.

Both chicks at rest at the moment - one lying down, the other standing still looking out - probably for an adult bearing food!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Kitcat11848 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:54 am

Good Morning Judy, gemini, Bev, Beth and everyone. I love watching these 2 so while cooking for a party, I watched
them this morning. Here are s’caps of both on the branch, Ess up high and Dee flapping her wings. The 2nd one had Ess almost disappearing on the branch with Dee in the nest.
6:07 am
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am

Good morning, Judy, gemini, Bev, and kitkat. :grhug: I can't believe they are already in the tree!..I was taken aback for a minute when I didn't see but one in the nest.. OMG, where did the other go? I looked and looked and finally, it dawned on me.. it's in the tree and way up high...lol. I can't believe they are that big already, seems like yesterday I was watching 2 very small eaglets and worried if they would grow up. Now, look at them. Sur and Res have done an amazing job as parents.. so proud of them. I hope Sur is mending his leg, I haven't seen him for a couple of days. Has anyone else?

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:30 am

Hi everyone!

I have not seen Sur for a couple of days, Beth - hoping soon.

Having seen what our little explorer has been doing, I've moved the South cam - here's my new suggestion for the home position:
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I should be around much of the time for the rest of today and tomorrow, and can do some zooming if I'm here while they are exploring.

This is where the branch goes - and I really cannot tell if the leaves are blocking them from going much higher, or if the leaves are between us and the branch. If Ess keeps going up, we may find out!
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I've recorded quite a lot of video, and my plan is to try to make a "highlights" video - so we'll see how that works. I don't use an editing program - I just re-record pieces of my long (and mostly boring) videos - much easier to find the action on a 10-minute video than a 12-hour dvr!

But I have to be careful of my joints - so it will be a while before I do that.


It's now 11:30 am, and I've only seen the one visit by Res.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:42 pm

Hi Judy, I've been keeping an eye out and haven't seen any more visits either. :dunno: I wonder if the feedings are further and further behind to encourage the young to fly? I am just making a guess here. I must try take some time out to read up on them...so busy lately and my mind is a blank. :(

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:42 pm

Thanks for stopping by and adding some pictures, Marianne!

Beth, I've certainly heard people saying that adults cut back on food to encourage the eaglets to fledge, but it's not something I've really observed - and it's usually a week or often more after the eaglets start branching before they fledge, or intentionally fly away from the tree. My guess is that Res may be having trouble finding food - and she may be bringing food to Sur, though that would be a definite role reversal. I'm realizing I should ask David Hancock if he's seen that happen. We know that when Ma Delta broke her leg a few years ago, Pa Delta brought her food as she was healing - but I don't know if a female would have the instinct to bring food to her mate since the normal ritual is for the male to bring food while courting the female - and once they have chicks, both parents bring food, once the chicks are old enough to be left alone.

It's now 1:34, and I have not seen any additional visits.


So.... I'm not good at doing videos. This is choppy, and occasionally my cursor or spell-check lines show up where they shouldn't be - but this is 3 hours, from 5:58 am to 8:58 am, summarized in just under 10 minutes:

:vid: Busy Day at the Nest (10 minutes)



Oops - I need a proofreader - I got the eaglets' names backwards in one of my headings. Ess is the one on the high perch, and Dee is the one who was assuming she could also just walk up, like Ess did.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:19 pm

Ha ha ha. :D ..great video Judy, well done, I got a real chuckle out of it.. :mihihi: Three hours? she was up there that long? I guess she was wondering how she would get down but she did well, she flew down..lol. I get scared when I look in the nest and can't see both of them...lol.

Please let us know what David says about Sur, I would hate to think he isn't eating. He's such a good dad and mate.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:21 pm

5:17 pm
Wow! Two deliveries in less than two minutes!

I don’t have details because I’m watching on my iPad but I think they were birds (bigger than snacks), and I know each eaglet has one.

More info soon.



Added -

I'm wrong - only one eaglet has something - I think Ess. But an adult was in twice. Off to review the dvr.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:41 pm

Checking dvr

Res in at 4:57 with a bird that Ess claimed; she hasn't eaten today, so she might have been more desperate.
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5:16 pm
A second delivery - maybe a small mammal, and it might have been brought by Sur. This was a very quick drop - but that sure looks like Sur's tail to me.
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I'll have a video of this soon - but the action isn't over.

Added -

:vid: Two Quick Deliveries (3 minutes)


Isn't this a great mantle?
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:05 pm

OK - there were at least two more visits (and it's only 5:52 pm).

And I have no clue who's bringing what. I think it's possible they found a nest of small fluffy birds and that's what the last three deliveries were - and I sort of wish they were into tofu, but that's not the eagle way, and the eaglets were getting very hungry.

I'm going to do videos now, and if I have energy, I'll try to pull some pictures to post.

And I want to watch the South cam - I'm pretty sure at least some of the deliveries were made by Sur, but there's no way I could see his leg amidst the mantling wings.


Added -
Having looked at the videos, I think the 3rd and 4th deliveries are by Sur - it looked as if there was a smudge on the head on the 3rd and the black spot on the tail on the 4th.

:vid: Third Delivery


:vid: Fourth Delivery

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:34 pm

Wow - this is great!

6:32 pm
I'm pretty sure this is Res who just brought in one of those big bloody things that might be a seal placenta. She started by feeding Dee, and then Ess moved in to help herself.
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6:42 pm
Res is still on the nest feeding the chicks from whatever it was that she brought.


6:45 pm
Res just flew off.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:05 pm

Here the 4 quick visits from 5:14 to 5:44 from the South cam perspective. I think the first was by Mom Res, and the next three were by Dad Sur, making up for lost time - but I have no clue from this how his leg is doing.

:vid: Four Deliveries in 30 Minutes (80 seconds)

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:09 pm

Oh, Judy, you are so right, little fluffy birds and I too wish they ate tofo :( I had to look away, I feel for the mothers and fathers of the other chicks..just call me a softie. :%:

Thank you for the video's, I have been worried and seem to miss all the feedings. I was happy to hear Sur was around too.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:57 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:45 am

Hello everyone, we are back :D That didn't take long at all...chicks are pretty wet this morning after our storm last night and this early morning. All seems well right now but I believe we are getting another one. If I'm not wrong this is the first time Dee and Ess have been wet to the bone. I wonder if they wonder what is going on?

Okay off I go, might try get back before we head out but if not I will see you all later. :thumlft:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:47 am

Good morning, everyone!

I caught a feeding at 5:26 am, when the forum is down. I think this is a very wet Res, and I think the delivery was another of those messy things; she stayed and helped feed the eaglets for a bit.
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Video in a minute, then I'll check the dvr, and then there was just a delivery at 9:26 am which I'll report on


:vid: Big Breakfast (2:30 minutes)


Added - it's a bit tricky looking through the dvr - wet eaglets sometimes look as if they have white heads!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:00 am

I found a quick delivery at 8:44 am - I think this was Sur, with a fish, and I think Ess got it.
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Sur's tail as he leaves.
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I don't have a definitive picture of a tail, but I think I'm seeing white tips on the one who got the item, and while the rain makes it harder to judge anything, Ess seems more rumpled looking to me, while Dee looks sleeker - maybe because Dee's feather development is a bit ahead and Ess has more down poking through still?


:vid: Sur With Fish (49 seconds, both cams)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:03 am

From dvr - 9:36 am visit

Ess was lying on the nest at the start of the video and was the one to grab the food. I see Sur's smudge on the head, and am seeing that he's resting on his right "heel" rather than using the toe part of the foot that adults normally use while he's delivering the food item, which I think is a bird. (my pictures click bigger, though not full-screen)
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Sur may be using his toes for balance here, but I think the weight is on his left leg.
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He did go to the perch afterwards, and appears to be letting his foot hang down while he's there. It almost looked as if he was trying to use it, but it wasn't responding well - though I think he was grasping some with his toes, which is good.
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:vid: View of Sur's Foot (79 seconds, both cams)


I haven't gotten around to doing a timeline for Sur's injury (or updating the one for Res) - but just looked back and it was 4 days ago, on June 23, that we first noticed the injury.

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Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:27 am

Around 9:57 am, Dee found something on the nest and started working on it, while Ess continued working on the item delivered at 9:36 am.
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Dee had been looking for an opportunity for a steal, so I was watching to see if that happened, and it hasn't so far - but I think she did find something left over from the series of deliveries last night.


10:48 am
Both eaglets look to have nice plump crops!
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Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 am

Wow - I can't step away for even a minute! I thought I was all caught up, and left the room for a few minutes - and came back to find one of the eaglets eating. Details to follow....

10:58 am
Sur in with another small bird; Ess got it. There's a little look at Sur's leg.
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:vid: Sur's 3rd Delivery (40 seconds, both cams)

At some point Ess moved with the prey, and Dee went to where Ess had been and found some bits to work on - not sure if they were part of this item, or something from earlier.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:42 pm

1:40 pm
I just looked back to my previous post, and did not see any activity, other than one of the eaglets moving from where she'd been perched on the edge of the nest to the middle of the nest for a nap.


While I'm thinking of it, I may not be on line much tomorrow. I'll try to do some checking in the morning and again in the evening, but no promises.


3:30 pm
I just looked back to my earlier post and didn't see any activity. North cam was pixelating so I rebooted it, but unfortunately it didn't reset the dvr - funny how sometimes that works and other times it doesn't.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:20 pm

Hi everyone, we just got in, I went out and helped my husband in the yard for a while and as we were working I heard a big commotion, I looked up in time to see three crows after a large Hawk, the Hawk was so upset it almost flew into the upstairs window of the 3rd floor apartment ( we live in a retirement manor ) I was so worried for minute that it had met its fate..it was close. It goes to hoe how much the parents go through looking after their babies. I am glad he made it ok but sorry for the crows that were trying to save their young.

I looked back and haven't seen a one drop off yet although I did read that you said there had been Judy. and ty!

As, for Sur's foot, he seems to be holding it the same way Res did when she hurt hers which means it should heal as Res's did..TG!
I am glad we are seeing him, it takes the stress od f the worry off.

I am off for awhile, so far no more thunder an lightning and the chicks look dryer.
Take care Judy.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:11 pm

Just checked back to 3:30 pm and a food item came in at 4:06 pm. Dee got it and Ess tried her best to steal it but Dee hung in there and wouldn't let go!



:vid: Dee hangs onto her prize! (1:40) Both cams

It was Res that brought the food item in (her tail and cowlick on her head) - not sure but it may be a fish?
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A bit off topic (and a bit of fun):

I was just having a peek at the Delta nest and I must say the pristine condition of their nest speaks volumes to their housekeeping abilities - especially when compared to the Surrey Reserve nest! Trooper (Dad Delta) is continually bringing in fresh grasses and burying the evidence - you sure don't see any of that very often at the SR nest! :ohmy:

Maybe Trooper is an obsessive compulsive eagle? :%: Anyway, you gotta give him an A+ for housekeeping! :grlol;
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:57 pm

6:19 pm Res in with one of those icky red dinners - Ess gets to it first but easn't quite sure what to do with it and hesitated a second too long. Dee was in like a shot and grabbed it. Ess attempted a steal but to no avail. Eventually Dee had her fill and left a small bit for Ess.


:vid: Dee gets the dinner again! (3:05)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:57 pm

Hi.. 18:20 Res brought in another messy meal, I'm pretty sure a seal placenta.

Hi Gemini, you sure ae right about that nest, it sure is a clean nest Kudos to him. :thumlft: I wonder if Res and Sur are younger parents or visa versa? Their nest sure is a mess..lol. I wonder if it smells too? :w00t:

Added: LOL..gemini we were posting at the same time...lol. :D
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