Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:06 am

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

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4:02a
Both cams are streaming on the empty nest and I can hear what sounds like a train whistle
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:19 am

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

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8:21a
Nest is empty .. N Cam has spinning circle
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:51 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks, Bev and nightowl, for being so regular here - I have been checking in occasionally, but busy with family things this weekend.

9:50 am
North still has a spinning circle, and South is very choppy, so I'm going to reboot both of them, one after the other.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:14 am

Good Morning SR , Judy and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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8:08
Nest is empty
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Both cams were slow cutting in and had spinning circle and N Cam is sputtering.

Enjoy your family Judy and hope everyone is having a good weekend :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:42 pm

12:37 pm Good afternoon everyone. Everything is quiet at the nest. Checked both DVR's back to Bev's post. N cam sound is sputtering and pixelating as per usual, South is fine.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Thanks, gemini - both cams were sounding and looking good when I checked around 5:30 pm, so I didn't try a reboot. They only went back a couple of hours, so Ken may have done something.

Cam maintenance for Harrison Mills is scheduled for tomorrow - climbers should be arriving around 10-10:30, and with a bit of luck will be in the nest area around noon.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:25 am

Good Morning SR. Judy , gemini and everyone and thanks nighowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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3:19 am
N Cam is off ine and S Cam is streaming on the empty nest
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:53 am

Good morning, everyone! Cams were streaming when I looked in a few minutes ago - will check again in a while.


Maintenance at Harrison Mills today - climbers hope to reach the site around 11-11:30 pacific time, and it will take maybe an hour for them to set their lines and climb up to the nest (it's a BIG tree). Please feel free to join us on the Harrison Mills forum to see the action and help post - viewtopic.php?f=11&p=236886#p236843

Cams are here - https://hancockwildlife.org/harrison-mills-cams/

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:39 am

10:33 am Just checked the S Cam DVR back to the beginning (8:23 am yesterday!) The DVR jumped ahead in 2 and 3 hour blocks - maybe cam was down? or clock is wonky? In either case didn't see anything! North cam had spinning circle. Heading over to watch the Harrison nest action!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:24 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for starting our day, nightowl - and I don't know what to think about the gaps in the cams, gemini. I know while the eagles were there, I had the cams streaming a lot more often than I have the last few weeks - and I know when I watch on YouTube (which I don't often do, but I can make the cam size somewhat larger there, so sometimes do that rather than go to full screen) - anyway, on YouTube it (sometimes) shows how many are watching:
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And maybe if no one is watching for some amount of time, the dvr stops recording - which doesn't make much sense, because for most types of videos (like TV shows), the time people want it recorded is when they're not watching. But maybe.... Anyway, now that we managed to clean the cams at Harrison Mills before the eagles returned, I'm back to watching Surrey Reserve more often - though maybe not on my iPad during dinner, at least until there are eggs. :mihihi:

I was watching this morning, and thought the morning light was really magical - this is from around 6:30 am:
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Based on what we've seen at our nearby cam nests in White Rock and Delta, I don't expect the adults to return until late September or early October - last year an eagle was seen near the nest on October 3rd (before the cams were turned on), but they could have been back sooner and not observed.

So I do have a request to anyone reading this who lives in the Surrey area - please post or send me an email ([email protected]) if you start seeing eagles in the area. Since we have not yet had even one full year watching this pair, there's a lot we don't know about their habits - like if they will start work on the nest as soon as they return, or if they'll relax down by Semiahmoo Bay for a few weeks before putting in an appearance - or what they might do. So if you're in the area - please check the trees for eagles when you're out and about. Thanks!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:50 am

Good Monimg / Afternoon Judy , gemini as all I am late posting here.

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8:44a
Both Cams are streaming on the empty nest
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I checked H Mills earlier and there was a 2 hour gap in both cams during the night~
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:12 am

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

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8:07a
Both cams had spinning circle and were slow to cut in ..Nest is empty and N Cam is sputtering
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:29 pm

1:27 pm
Both Surrey embedded cams went offline about 13 minutes ago, and I am unable to connect to the cams directly using the zoomer link. I checked the BC Hydro Outages map - and I think I found the problem:
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I know the nest is fairly close to the US border, and fairly close to Semiahmoo Bay - so I think it's an outage.

I'll send Ken an email, and will try to check again in a while.

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Post by IrishEyes » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:07 am

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

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Foggy! Nest is empty and N Cam is sputtering
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:23 am

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

WEATHER REPORT
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I tried 3 times to get the cams and getting this
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Tried again and got this
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I sent an e-mail to Ken and Judy ..
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:38 am

Gemini and I are working on the page and apparently took it offline - it will be back soon.


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Both cams streaming on an empty nest.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:46 pm

Good afternoon everyone. Sorry to be MIA but we have been very busy with hospital and appointments, all is well just tests, i go again on the 11th and the 27th to heart specialist.
I don't see any action around or in the nests. The branch that was laid there is still there in one piece, Please take care and see you all soon.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:45 pm

Happy to hear from you, Beth, and sending good thoughts your way! I've been checking in from time to time, and all is looking peaceful.

Goodnight, everyone - and thanks for your daily post, nightowl!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:54 pm

Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl.

I'm not a morning bird like Bev - but here's the weather for the day:
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For those who don't know, Nova Scotia, where Bev lives, was hit hard by hurricane Dorian, and still has massive power outages, so it may be a couple of days before she's back online.

I looked back on the dvr, and didn't see any activity. I have seen an occasional squirrel in the tree, though they don't want to stop and pose - and have seen other types of birds flying around, but no eagles yet - and I'm really not expecting them until the end of the month or beginning of October.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:03 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl!

No word from Bev yet, but the number of customers without power is down below 200,000 now (it was almost 300,000 out of 500,000 homes and businesses in Nova Scotia when I first started looking, and according to news stories peaked at 400,000). I'm guessing that the utilities are focusing on the larger cities first, so it may be a couple more days before Bev is back online.

Here's the weather for the day:
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