Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Wed May 12, 2021 8:17 pm

2015 - SR6 is still receiving bites from a prone position (they can no longer hold the weight of their crop!?) :D The adult has done their duty and suddenly flies. Well done Adult and what an incredible feed for these two tonight.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Wed May 12, 2021 11:57 pm

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu May 13, 2021 3:28 am

Great description and scaps of that last feed CC398! I won't bother posting my scaps but I will post a video of SR doing his best to feed him/her self!


:vid: SR6 feeds him/herself!


After that wonderful feed and Mom left, the kids retired to their sleeping spots.
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8:44 pm Mom returned to the nest
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8:51 pm Mom spending time with her kids
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu May 13, 2021 3:54 am

Cont'd ....

8:59 pm Mom left again
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But not to her perch!
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3:36 am And she has been MIA all evening -the kid's first night alone! But I bet she's well within sight of the nest!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:01 am

Good morning, everyone! Wonderful to hear that both had so much food last night! Great reporting, CC398, and wonderful to have a video of SR6 self-feeding!

And thanks for posting the date every night, nightowl - it is so helpful when I'm scrolling through quickly looking for something.

5:58 am
The eaglets are sleeping - and it's a beautiful misty spring morning.
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This one clicks much larger, just because it was so beautiful.
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And our eaglets, in the lovely light.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:26 am

Younger eaglet SR6 is 39 days old.

He or she rarely stays still long enough for me to really get a good look at the growing feathers on h/h wings - but this time I got some s'caps. These click bigger.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:34 am

Older chick SR5 is 40 days old today.

S/he didn't want to show wing feather development this morning, but you can see the sheathes as the eaglet is preening.
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And a glimpse here. Also note what a good job SR5 is doing standing like an adult!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:42 am

SR5 again.
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They do get into some strange positions!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:44 am

A final picture of both of them.
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It's now 6:43 am, and the eaglets are dozing on the nest.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Thu May 13, 2021 7:47 am

07:25:28 - first adult arrives with a fish. SR5 does his rivalry thing but SR6 is getting some bites.
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Post by CC398 » Thu May 13, 2021 7:48 am

07:29:38 - The mate arrives from the other side of the nest with yet another food item! SR6 sees their chance, heads right on over and is getting fed many bites from that offering! The other adult leaves and the feeding continues.
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Post by CC398 » Thu May 13, 2021 7:51 am

adult leaves and feeding cont.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Linuxgw2 » Thu May 13, 2021 7:52 am

Good Morning,

7:28 nest time , Sur in with meal, Sur feeding Sr5, Sr5 getting most bites while
Sr6 watches, feeding over 7:30, Res fly's in with food, Sur takes off.

7:30 nest time Res in with meal, something big. Res feeds Sr6 , Sr6right up there
for breakfast,, Sr5 watches, Sr5 makes way over to Feeding,, Res begins to feed both eaglets.
Sr6 chattering away while eating , how do they keep talking and eating same time.
Sr6 continues to sqee for more food and eat same time. so cute when they chatter and eat same time.
Sr5 took a little rest from eating and back up to get some more of that good breakfast.

Very calm feeding, both getting fed by Res.

Can tell them apart right now for Sr5 has more dark coloring coming in more and more each day, where Sr6 starting to get darker feathers.
Amazing how Sr6 has caught up in size some to Sr5, Sr5 is still bit bigger but Sr6 growth certainly noticeable now.

Both having a nice big breakfast this am to start the day.

A good morning breakfast indeed. :)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Thu May 13, 2021 8:22 am

08:20 - After the big feeding, the Chicks are so full. The adult moves some sticks and grasses around before leaving. Great job Sur and Res!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Thu May 13, 2021 2:27 pm

2:25 Just checking in and both eaglets just got fed a huge meal with both getting lots! :clap:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Sandy » Thu May 13, 2021 2:46 pm

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Another feeding completed and Sur did a great job.
Sur still at the nest while SR5 and SR6 are quite content, though SR6 squeals now and then.
Lots of chirping taking place.
Beautiful day at the nest.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Sandy » Thu May 13, 2021 2:51 pm

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Sur is still at the nest. At one point both SR5 and SR6 started moving towards Sur but they both lay down after looking upwards at Sur.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 5:50 pm

Thank you for the reports, Sandy, CC398, and Linuxgw2 - sounds as if the eaglets had a great day!

Looking back quickly -

Here's part of the feeding from 1:47 pm, mostly because it shows how fast their feathers are coming in - SR5's back is almost all black now.
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And I'd been looking for a picture of SR5's wing feathers - and here's one from the end of the feeding. Look how long the feathers are now! (And what a long feeding!)
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And then at 3:34 pm - not sure which adult this is, but they brought a nice large fish.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 5:57 pm

Continuing....

It looks as if SR6 is getting a lot of this; SR5 is close by - but likely very full. I'm thinking this is Res, but I can't be sure.
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3:39 pm
SR5 decided to take her/his large crop over beside the trunk of the tree for a nap, while SR6 continues to eat.
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SR5 may be past the rapid structural growth stage, and focusing on growing feathers and building strength, which may require less food; SR6 still has some growing to do (though maybe not as much if s/he is male) - and SR6 is a day and a half younger and probably a couple of days behind in development - and as you compare the eaglets from day to day, they grow a lot in a day, so SR6 may be eating more for a couple of days before he/she also tapers off a bit.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:04 pm

Continuing....

Adult (maybe Sur) in at 4:29 with a large, white and live bird. Sur (or maybe Res) looks quite winded by the effort of bringing this food object to the nest. (Saying little prayer of thanks to the gull for helping our eaglets grow.)
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SR5 (on left) is watching as it's being prepared, but I don't think she/he is hungry.
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SR6 (on right) appears to have something to say, but I'm not sure how he/she can fit anything more into that crop right now.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Thu May 13, 2021 6:07 pm

It was a seagull and the poor thing was alive but not for long thank goodness. I hate watching live prey but I honor the seagull for giving up it's life to feed our babies!
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Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 6:12 pm

Continuing....

I'm not having luck getting a s'cap, but this looks like Sur's tail with the shorter feather on the right edge. The food is now being served, and both chicks are lined up for bites, though heaven only knows where they'll put more food at this point.
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Jumping ahead to 5:07 pm, SR5 has gone back over by the trunk to sleep, and SR6 is still close enough to have an occasional bite, but I think the younger chick is mostly happily passed out as well. And hopefully Sur also had some food from this large meal.
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Sur flew off a few minutes later.


It's now 6:10 pm. The eaglets have been wandering around a bit, and are now sleeping together near their favorite tree trunk. And it's time for me to say goodnight.

Stay safe, people and eagles. :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu May 13, 2021 7:10 pm

7:08 pm
Res is on the nest feeding the chicks from the gull that was brought in earlier. This time SR5 seems to be getting bites, and SR6 is right there, but seems too full to try for more, at least right at this moment.
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And now I really am leaving - goodnight, all - :zzz:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Thu May 13, 2021 10:03 pm

They had a good day today! Both got fed a bit more of the seagull tonight.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Thu May 13, 2021 11:56 pm

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2021

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri May 14, 2021 3:22 am

Good Morning SR and all.. thank you nightowl for starting our day here :grhug:

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Kida are sleeping , Res is on her perch
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 14, 2021 8:16 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for posting the weather, Bev!

SR5 is 41 days old (almost 6 weeks!), and SR6 is 40 days old.

Res left her perch around 4:51 am as it was beginning to get light, and there was a quick visit (I think by Res) at 5:32 am. Both chicks looked up briefly, but neither made any move to get up, and Res flew off a minute later.
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I haven't seen any additional visits, though I could easily have missed a quick visit when I skimmed through the dvr.

The chicks have been up and wandering about, though they are napping at the moment (8:14 am).

SR5 did some great flapping a little earlier:
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:vid: I Have Wings! (80 seconds)

While you're watching, keep an eye on SR6 - the younger one appears to me to be taking careful notes!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 14, 2021 8:26 am

Not too long after that, the two eaglets had a bit of an encounter, that appeared to me to be more play-fighting than actual rivalry - and while SR6 did blink first (so to speak) what surprised me is how big SR6 actually is this morning. He or she is skinnier - but look at this!
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:vid: Big Eaglets! (60 seconds)


(I also added a video of SR5 flapping on the previous page - they are growing so fast!)


It's now 8:39 am and both chicks are dozing on the nest and occasionally calling for food.

And SR5 is definitely bigger - but SR6 is catching up quickly.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 14, 2021 10:41 am

10:39 am
Eaglets are dozing on the nest. SR5 definitely has a lot more feathers showing, and is still larger - but they don't seem that far apart now. :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri May 14, 2021 10:50 am

10:49 am
Adding some closeup pictures - chicks are 41 and 40 days old.

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