Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:32 pm

It's 8:30 and the kids are just lolling around. Nothing has come in since the 6:20 pm drop.
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Good night everyone. :hug:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:36 am

Good morning, everyone! I haven't checked the dvr but was watching for a while earlier and have some highlights.

5:00 am
I think this is Ess on the perch - she flap-walked up as I've seen her do before, and I don't see white on the tail of the chick in the nest.
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5:07 am
Sur in with food; he appeared to be breathing hard, though the item was fairly small; Ess watched from her perch, but may not have wanted to try a fly-jump down with two large birds in the nest.
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Added -

:vid: Sur Delivers (80 seconds)


Ess did a graceful flight down and pretty solid landing at 5:15 pm.

:vid: Ess Comes Down (5 seconds)


And Dee may not be using the high perch Ess likes yet, but she did find a new place to perch (very briefly!):
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:vid: Dee's New Perch (24 seconds)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:49 am

Ess was back up on the perch, and back down again.

There was another food delivery at 7:16, I think by Res, and I think Ess got it, along with Mom's foot initially.
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:vid: Res Delivers (65 seconds)

Delivery looked like a flounder.
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And I have some things I need to do - will get back when I can.


Added -

9:00 am
Ess has been spending a lot of time on her perch this morning, mostly on the bump, but she was up higher for a little while. And of course I can't find that quickly to post a screenshot. So here's where she is now.
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I should be back sometime this afternoon.

And North just started buffering, so I'll reboot that before I go.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:38 am

Good morning everyone :grhug: Well I am a sleepy head this morning..just got up a while ago.
Judy, those were good videos and ty..Dee sure knows how to bug Ess..lol.

I can't believe the way they puff up and spread their wings to protect what the parents bring to them. They look huge next to Res and Sur. I'd be scared to land in that nest too. lol.

Take it easy this morning Judy and see you when you get back. :bye 1:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am

10:08 and Ess is spending more time n his perch. I think he has claimed it for himself :) .

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:43 pm

Hi everyone!

5:35 am
Ess is up on her perch, and has been much of the afternoon, though she also had a nap in the nest with Dee. I took a quick look back through the dvr and didn't see any adult visits after the ones I reported this morning - though it was a quick look, so I may easily have missed something.

Ess is seeming comfortable on her perch - I saw her standing on one leg and scratching her face, and she just did a bit of flapping.
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I do still have the videos from this morning to process - but it's getting late and I've had a long day so I'm going to say goodnight now. Tomorrow is supposed to be rainy so I should be hanging around the house and have a chance to get caught up.

And Ess just did a little hop-flap on her perch, then a sideways walk up higher.
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And back to her usual spot. And a very graceful flight down and graceful landing on the nest - she's getting really good at the dismount!

North was pixelated so I rebooted it after a quick look back - which means the dvr should be easier to use for looking for visits this evening. And I really must go.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:52 pm

5:15 pm Just did a quick review of the DVR. I went back to 8:00 am this morning.

The first visit I saw was at 11:04 when Res came in with a small something. As Ess was still up the tree branching Dee got the food item. She downed it in one swallow so it wasn't very much. Ess didn't try to come down even though she had plenty of warning that Res was coming. (You could hear her squealing as Res approached!)

The next drop off was at 11:15 am and again Ess chose to not come down so Dee again got whatever Res brought in and again it was small enough for Dee to gulp down in one bite.

At 11:20 am Ess came down from her perch on the branch and had a look for leftovers but she left it too long - Dee had long since made short work of anything that may have been edible.So a nap was the next choice.

At 1:50 pm Ess went back up to her perch on the branch and has been there ever since. It is now 5:32 pm During all the time that Ess was up the tree Dee spent her time grazing for leftovers, flap hopping and wingercising, napping and calling for a parent to bring in something to eat.

:vid: Who got what!

Update: Boy was I wrong about who got what! It turns out Dee didn't like what came in first so she sat on it. She checked it out a couple of times but no, it wasn't to her liking. Ess didn't come down from her perch. When the second delivery came Dee ate it in one gulp and retired to the back of the nest after checking out the fish one more time and still turning it down. Ess came down from branching, a few minutes later, checked out the fish which was to her liking (she's not so fussy!) and she ate it all up while Dee watched from the sidelines with no complaints.

Now either Dee was being generous to her sister and was saving the fish for her :%: or she just plain doesn't like bullheads! yuk!

Going to check the rest of the DVR.

No further deliveries that I could see! Will check the DVR again when I get back later this evening.


A new hiding place for Dee! (She's behind the tree trunk, this is Ess standing there!)
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Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:41 pm

So sorry, I have been away most of the day, I am heading to bed now and hope to be on again tomorrow.

Thanks for the updates Judy and Sharron, going to try to find time to watch the video
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:16 am

1:30 am A quick report as it's late and I'm tired:

Went back to 6:00 pm on the DVR and there was one quick visit at 8:30 when Res brought in something and Ess pounced on it. Mom flew immediately.
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However she came back a few minutes later with something huge. Ess grabbed this item too. (Click bigger)
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Mom had a piece which she ate offering bites to Ess. Dee who also had a small piece tried her best to get in on the feeding from Mom after she finished her piece but Ess was having none of it. Ess got pretty well most of the food item and ate continually for over 20 minutes. Res left after she finished the piece she had and Dee gave up and retired to he side rail.

All three get a piece (Dee's is small though)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:42 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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Dee and Ess are awake
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:43 am

Good morning everyone.
They're up and hopping around.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:11 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks, gemini, Beth, Bev, nightowl and Marg, for your reports! It sounds as if both eaglets eventually had plenty to eat. :thumlft:

I saw a couple of quick visits at 6:12 and 6:39, but I'm going to check the dvr before documenting them.

Back in a few minutes....


Looking quickly through the night on the South cam, it looks as if both eaglets spent a good part of the night sleeping standing up like adults usually do, though the one on the far side moved to the nest bowl to lie down around 2:30 am. I suspect that was Ess - Dee seems to like the side nearer the South cam - and I think Dee spent more time during the day lying in the nest while Ess was on the perch. But that's a guess.
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Both eaglets were up and looking around by 4:28, which is probably when it was starting to get light for eaglets, who have better eyesight than we do - it looked slightly light to me a few minutes later. And far-side eaglet went back to lie down for a while - I can relate to that!


By 4:51, at least one of the eaglets (maybe Dee) was calling for food.

By 5:19, Ess was up on her perch, and Dee was lying down. Ess had gone partway up and turned and jump-glided back earlier.

At 5:32, Dee got up and tried going up the trunk toward's Ess; it's interesting - when Ess does that, she seems sure-footed, though she does flap to help her upward motion - but Dee seems to slide backwards a bit with each step. I don't know if Dee hasn't figured where/how to grip, or if it's a case of "she who hesitates is lost" and Ess is successful because she keeps moving? And Dee may never get up there by walking - but I'm pretty sure she will be the first one to get there (or to the little perch or another higher location) by flying.

5:42, Dee is making progress with the slanted trunk - time for a quick recording. This has two attempts; she also did a third, similar to the second, with a graceful gliding leap back to the nest.

:vid: Dee Climbs (2:30)

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Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:46 am

continuing....

6:12 am
Delivery by Sur - it looks as if he's using both legs!
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Though he might be using his "heel" here, as he turns
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Definitely looking good!

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:vid: Sur Delivers! (8 seconds)

North was pixelating, but I think I see a flounder in there.
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Ess came down a few minutes later and was lurking with intent to steal, but as of 6:30, Dee was working on the tough fish.

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Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:03 am

Continuing....

At 6:39 am, Ess was very close to grabbing the fish, when Dee nipped at her and chased her back a step; a moment later, Sur arrived with what looked like another flounder, and Ess grabbed that one and demonstrated a nice mantle. Hmm - Ess seems to mantle more - is that because she's younger and more into protecting/hiding her food than in attacking those who want it?

Ess on left getting close
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Sur quickly in and out, leaving food that's white on one side.
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Ess hiding her food
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video coming - it's a bit longer, 40 seconds, because it shows the interaction before the delivery, the very fast delivery, and a bit of mantling afterwards.

Added - :vid: Eaglets Interact + Delivery (40 seconds)


This was the best view I could get from the North cam - Sur was carrying the item in his left foot as he landed, and it looks like a flounder to me. (And I just realized the white things we were seeing earlier that looked a bit like fish heads might have been flounders showing their white side.)
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Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:19 am

A minute or two after the second flounder arrived, Dee walked away from her partially finished fish (I think she agrees with you, Beth, that flounders are hard to handle!). Ess saw that, and did a very nice job of walking over to check it out carrying her flounder in one foot, and partially mantling. And that was from the North cam, and way too pixelated to get a video of it, I'm afraid.

As of 6:42 am, I'm not sure which fish Ess is eating, but she's in the part of the nest with both.


At 7:36 am, Ess, still carrying her flounder with one foot, moved away from the place Dee had been eating, and Dee went to look for scraps. Ess that appeared to leave her flounder (or what was left of it), and moved to another part of the nest, and Dee went over to investigate what Ess had left.

As of 7:48 (and a moment of semi-clarity on the North cam), it looked as if there was still a reasonable amount of meat on the piece Dee was eating, and Ess was resting on the nest.
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Ess went back up to her perch on the branch at 8:05 am; Dee was perched on the edge of the nest.


It's now 8:17 am; I haven't seen any other visits. Ess is on her perch, Dee just checked out the leftovers, and is back on the side of the nest, and then did a flap-hop to the middle.

Off to reboot North and work on my backlog of videos.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:49 am

I've just added these videos to the appropriate posts -

From yesterday morning -

:vid: Sur Delivers (80 seconds)

:vid: Res Delivers (65 seconds)


From this morning -

:vid: Dee Climbs (2:30)

:vid: Sur Delivers! (8 seconds)

:vid: Eaglets Interact + Delivery (40 seconds)


It's now 9:01 am, and I've had the cams up with sound on, so even if I couldn't see them, I'm pretty sure that if an adult arrived, I would have heard them!

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:54 am

Good morning Ladies, :) Thank you all for the lovely video's, It almost looks like fish heads being delivered in the last ones?
Don't they look so proud sitting in the tree?
I hate to say this but I think they found a bunch of ducklings the other day, I'm pretty sure that's what they were, I had to look away as it was so sad in one way. (fluffy birds) That would answer why they brought so many at one time.

I have a broken blood vessel in my left eye making it hard for me to see properly, but I will try again today. Maybe I have been staring too hard at the pictures..lol :mihihi:

By the way, Great video's from all of you and thank you! :rh:

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Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:26 am

I suspect you’re right about the fluffy food items, Beth - and I also don’t focus on that aspect of how eaglets grow and learn.

And I hope your eye is better soon, and please do take care of yourself.

It’s now 10:24 am and I’ve been watching most of the time since my last post and haven’t seen any sign of a visit. Ess is on her perch and Dee is napping in the nest - and I’m out for a while.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:33 am

Thanks, Judy, I am fine, just straining too much but enjoy it also.
I was just at the nest and they are both preening and exercising their gigantic wigs. When one starts the other one suffers..lol. :D they sure are big! Mom and dad look so small up against them now...lol. :thumlft:

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Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:26 pm

1:02 pm
Stealth visit by Mom Res - they didn't hear her until she landed.
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She had something small in her beak, and was sort of reaching down to Dee when Ess reached over the top, and I think grabbed it. You can see the white stripe on Mom's back here.
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My guess is that this is a small fish that the eaglet at the top is holding - though it looks as if she put it down afterwards.
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:vid: Res Brings Lunch (1 minute, both cams)


Watching the dvr a couple more times (beyond what I recorded), Res may have brought more than one small item, and Ess may have swallowed the first one. Ess did set down what looked like a small fish, and went back to it a minute later and moved it - and stood over it briefly and may have eaten it, because I can't see it on the nest. Sorry I don't have a video of that part - but not much to see and spread over several minutes.

They did some flapping afterwards, and Ess got some height and partly landed on Dee for a change.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:55 pm

A great video Judy, boy those drops are fast. I didn't even get a look at what she brought this time..lol :mihihi:

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:48 pm

Good night everyone, time to go rest up for another day..sleep tight and stay well.

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Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:34 am

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

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Post by gemini » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:33 am

4:35 am Well I had a whole write up and videos and scaps ready to post and lost everything when I went to preview it and couldn't get it back. I don't know what I did. Grrrr! I will post the videos but I haven't got the patience to do the whole thing again.

I checked the DVR back to JudyB's post and found two feedings only. One at 8:44 pm and one at 8:47 pm Ess got the lion's share of both; however Dee did get some of each feeding.

:vid: Mom brings in a "messy" dinner again!


:vid: Dee gets there first but loses all but a small piece to Ess
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Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:55 am

Good morning, everyone! I've had that happen too, gemini - and it is very annoying! Sometimes I can get things back if I use the browser's back button then the forward button, or use the history menu - but lots of times that doesn't work.


7:50 am
I brought up the cams - and see what I found!
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And then a minute or so later....
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I didn't see a delivery while I was watching on my iPad earlier, but did notice Dee eating something after I'd stepped away for a few seconds, so maybe. And I've been away from the computer for a while. I'll do a quick review of the dvr, then reboot North which has a spinning circle, and maybe log in on South in case Ess decides to go up higher.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:12 am

from the dvr....

One of the eaglets, I'm guessing Ess, went up to the perch at 4:45 am, as it was beginning to get light.

At 5:27 am, Dee went partway up then flew back down. I'm including this picture mostly because I love the morning light and the bit of fog.
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Dee started eating leftovers after that. I had thought there might have been a delivery, but there wasn't. (There may have been one I missed, but it wasn't just before Dee started eating.)

Then, at 6:53 am, Dee flew to the halfway point on the slanted trunk and flap walked the rest of the way up to joint Ess for the first time I've observed.
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She stayed up there briefly, then gracefully flew back down; her landing was better than Ess's first landing, probably because she's been doing more flap-hops across the nest.

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