Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:33 am

Good morning, everyone!

7:29 am
I arrived at my computer a few minutes ago to find both eagles on the nest! The dvr is acting up again, but it appears that the first one arrived about 7:11 and the second shortly afterwards.

Here are a couple of pictures.
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7:31 am
While I was trying to get a picture from the dvr, the second one came back!
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7:33 am
Cam has just switched to color, and Sur(?) has left; Res is still standing there, looking around.

7:34 am
Back with another stick, then off again. Actually, I'm not sure which one left this time. They are fun to watch, but I have other things I need to do, so I'll be back in a while.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:41 am

7:39 am
I think this is Res, though I'm not sure. I'm posting this because the tail looks odd. I'm guessing a feather is caught on a branch or something, but hard to tell.
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I should probably try rebooting North to see if it helps with the dvr - I'll see if I can get a closeup when I go in.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:49 am

It looks as if the feather on the right is being pushed over by a stick.
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And I'm seeing a bit of gray on the edge of that feather - which makes me think it might be Sur.

Moving up, I'm seeing tattered older brown feathers and shiny new black feathers, part of the continual replacement process.
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And he or she is giving me a nice look at the left eye, but the right eye is the best indicator for Sur (at least for me, at least most of the time!).
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:55 am

Finally - I think this is Sur, the master of standing around in the nest.
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And I think he needs to wipe his beak - I think he pulled out the bit of down from his back, but he doesn't look terribly regal with bit of fluff on his beak.
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I can't decide if he still has a bit of dark feathers on his head, or if they're shadows. He did a great job last year - and I wondered sometimes if he was a young male.
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7:56 am
Sur made a couple of soft cries a few minutes ago, and he just flew off. I heard a call in the distance after he left - not sure who.

I just tried the dvr, and now it seems to be working. So I didn't reboot. And it didn't pixelate while I was logged in. Gemini, please feel free to reboot if it's acting up when you check - and I'll check again a little later. Bye!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:02 am

Sigh.

I realized I didn't get a picture of his tail once he moved away from the stick, so went to get that from the dvr - it's back to the slideshow (which is sort of interesting because there are eagles, but hard to get a picture).

Here's the tail, still looking a bit odd.
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And I'm off to reboot.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:43 pm

1:40 pm
I am checking the dvr, and found there was a visit around 8:30 am with a lot of stick movement; some parts were very jumpy, but now that I'm recording, it seems to have straightened out. I'll add a couple of pictures in a few minutes.

Hmm - it is getting near Halloween - you don't suppose YouTube is haunted, do you? :w00t:


Added -

It's not obvious from the still picture, but they really were working together here to settle a large Y-shaped branch on the edged of the nest. I enjoy watching them work together.
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The edges are definitely getting built up nicely!
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Sur flew off around 8:38 am, and Res left a little later. I wasn't paying close attention, but one or both were back a couple of times - and the dvr was choppy again.

I'm adding an 8-minute video, assuming I can upload it - it's choppy at the beginning but then smooths out, and has more stick work than standing about.

:vid: The Nest is Growing (8 minutes)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:46 pm

3:45 pm
Brief visit by Sur - quietly in, stood for a minute or so, then quietly out.
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I haven't been in sight of the computer constantly, but have had it up much of the time and haven't seen any other visits since my previous post.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:57 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:20 am

Good Morning SR , Judy, gemini and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here ..

Thanks Judy for all your s'caps and observations and video... the nest is looking great .

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5:15a
Windy and raining on the empty nest
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:24 am

Good morning, everyone! I just did a quick look back on the dvr and there was a visit by both around 6:08 pm yesterday.

I think this Res who arrived first.
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Both of them digging in the nest.
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I've noticed some gray above Sur's right eye, and I think he was scratching that area yesterday, so it's probably dirt - they don't necessarily wipe their feet after digging in the nest!
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Res left at 6:13 pm, Sur a minute or two later.


It's now 7:23 am, and I didn't see any additional visits, live or on dvr. The dvr was behaving normally while I was watching the visit from yesterday evening.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:03 pm

11:55 am
Sur and Res on the nest. Sur, on the left, appears to have a dirty feather on his neck - I'm wondering if the nearby mud flats are especially muddy today. :)
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Seems very windy today - they were hunkering down. South cam is pixelating - maybe because of the wind but I'll try a reboot just in case.


12:20 pm
Res has left, but Sur is still there.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:44 am

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

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:03 am

9:55 am Res arrived at 8:34 am with a stick and Sur came in shortly after at 8:42. Res left at 8:43 and came back with another stick a minute later. They worked on the nest for a bit then Res left again at 8:49, returning once again with a stick at 8:51. They both worked on the nest again - Res left at 8:59. Sur, as far as I could tell from the thumbnail on the DVR, hung around in the same spot looking until 9:30 am.

I have a dentist appointment so no time to post scaps - sorry! I'll try and post some later today.

Watch on DVR if you can - they were quite amusing!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am

Thanks, Bev and gemini! I found spinning circles when I brought up the cams this morning, but look what this circle had! Time stamp is 7:34 am.
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Whoever it was, they were there from 7:26 - 7:35 am. I was leaning towards Sur but didn't see dark when he flew off.

The only other visit I found from this morning is the one you documented, gemini - watched a little of it, and it is fun. They did look a little windblown at times!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:46 pm

2:45 pm
Someone just arrived - maybe Sur?
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And here comes the other one with a big stick!
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This may be a two-eagle job!
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That was interesting - Res was nipping at the little branches sticking out from the stick and cutting them off - haven't noticed that behavior before.


4:00 pm
They were there quite a while, on and off. Nest is empty now.

5:50 pm
Not seeing any new visits - good night, everyone! :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:07 pm

8:41 pm I checked the DVR back to JudyB's last post and didn't see any more visits to the nest. All and all they did quite a bit of work on the nest today! It is progressing nicely!


October 3 - looking rather bare!
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About one week later - not quite so flat
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Two weeks later - really starting to take shape!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:40 am

Good Morning SR, Res and Sur, Judy , gemini and everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here .. and gemini for the comparison views of the nest ..

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:48 pm

1:36pm'Peeling in here ..windy at the empty nest
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From the DVR

8:17a
One on the nest moving a big stick m to maybe brought it in.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:51 pm

cont
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8:17 A
I think this is Sur
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8:18a
Moving around the nest with the stick
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:53 pm

Cont
8:18
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Placing it on the top rail
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:56 pm

?Biting on the branch
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8:20a
He moved down on the nest
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:59 pm

8:20
Did I say it is windy and raining
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Looks over the nest
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8:19a
Pokes in the nest

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:02 pm

Windy and wet ..Looks over the nest
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Looks around
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Moved over
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:06 pm

Moved up in the nest
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Poking at the stick again
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8:20a
Digging in the nest
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:09 pm

Looking all around
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8:21a
Hw moved up in nest '
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And left
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:11 pm

Cont from above'
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8:21
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:18 pm

From the DVR again

Res and Sur on the nest

11:02am
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I think Sur on the left
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11:03a
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Oct 18, 2019 2:23 pm

Sur working in the nest
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Res looks over the side
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She moves up in the neat and left
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