Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 16, 2021 4:44 pm

Here are some closeups of SR5 - now named Tiku - 43 days old today.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 16, 2021 4:45 pm

And a few more - still Tiku
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 16, 2021 4:47 pm

Tiku demonstrating a yoga-type pose
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SR6 - Tucca - is sleeping in the shade, so we'll need to try for his/her closeups a little later.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun May 16, 2021 5:48 pm

One picture of SR6 - Tucca; he or she was picking up something, and Tiku was wondering if it might be food (it wasn't).
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I'll try to get some more closeups of the younger chick tomorrow.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sun May 16, 2021 6:04 pm

5:58 pm While zipping through the DVR I found this!

1:07 pm - Tucca has beautiful wings too!

:vid: Tucca trying out some wingercising! - (:21)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Linuxgw2 » Sun May 16, 2021 7:55 pm

JudyB,

Wonderful cloesup pictures of Tiku ! Boy they are really looking more like the adult eaglets each day.

I especially love Tiku yoga picture, has that look of meditating in her face and all I can hear in my head is ommmmmmm!! I printed it off to put on my wall where I have all my eagle pictures.

Tucca showing us his beautiful wing spread, how fast he is catching up.

Thank you so much for sharing the pictures and the video.
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Adding a feeding at 19:22 nest time, looks like Sur in with food. Tiku right up there for feeding, Tucca is little behind Sur thinking its a good place to grab some bites.
Tiku snaps at Tucca to back off.
Sur flew iff at 19:25 , no food for Tucca. Tucca grabs at the nest overs to try feeding himself . Tiku takes nest over from Tucca. Tucca trys to get it back and Tiku snaps at Tucca but he keeps on pulling on the nest over, not giving up. Love the stubborn ness in Tucca.
Both eaglets are feeding on the nest overs on the nest, taking small bites off . :)
Both holding the small prey down with their talons and pulling food bits off.

Another feeding, Res in with looks like a bird . 19:29 Starts feeding. Both Tiku and Tucca go for food. Tiku getting fed, Tucca sqeeing but not grabbing for food yet, holding off a bit.
Tiku feeding, Tucca sqeeing getting closer to try get bites.
both are hungry eaglets
Tucca not in good position for is under the back of Res
Res cant see him
19:35 Tucca starting to reach in and go for bites
Grab and tuck method
Tiku snaps at Tucca into submission
Tucca retreats and turns to try for bites again, grab and tuck
Tucca is sqeeing right by Res not sure why she isn't reaching to feed him, just soon as I said that Res turned to feed Tucca.

Tiku is done, Res moves the bird over, Tucca is front and center now getting fed one on one. Tiku watching now.
Res goes to another nest over and feeds Tucca, and Tiku.
Both getting fed. Good feeding for both. I love the little chattering sounds.

Another blissful day of watching Tiku and Tucca :rh:
Sled's , time for me to call it a nite. :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Sun May 16, 2021 8:02 pm

1935 - a feeding of possibly a black bird - both are very hungry, all the bites going to Tiku and it was looking pretty desperate for poor hungry Tucca, and then I observed the adult go out of their way to make sure Tucca got lots and lots of bites by pulling the food away and even blocking the bigger Chick so Tucca could have a large private feeding. Not sure how much they got but well done amazing parent!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Sun May 16, 2021 9:40 pm

That was quite remarkable. I don't think in all my years of watching eagle cams, I have seen a parent blatantly pull food away like that to feed the younger one! I think they both got a good meal and both have been very content since dinner. No sign of ma yet for the night but I am sure she is in the tree somewhere.
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MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon May 17, 2021 4:55 am

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

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Both cams are streaming .. no parent seen. The kids are sleeping :love:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by CC398 » Mon May 17, 2021 6:42 am

0500 to 0513 - an adult arrived and started to offer nestovers. Tiku was up first of course and got most of what was offered, chasing Tucca away. Tucca really only got a handful or two of small bites. There is more food in the nest but the adult had other things on their mind and left. Then Tucca started self feeding and Tiku watched with interest. Tucca might have found a bite or two

By 0521 they joined their resting sibling and played with some nesting material.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by amandafrado » Mon May 17, 2021 6:43 am

Merci for the closups of Tiku and Tucca! Such precious babies. Am I permitted to use a few photos for our announcements? They are only shared in our school :)

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Post by CC398 » Mon May 17, 2021 7:06 am

0644 - lots of crow chatter and eagle alerting got the chicks up and checking things out. Then the adult arrives 0645 and begins another feeding

0554 - pretty much all the bites still going to Tiku

Then the adult did it again! they moved back, grabbed nestover Gull and started feeding Tucca where Tiku could not easily interfere. Not a lot of food on that gull for Tucca. Lots of flesh left on that black bird tho? I don't know why that wasn't being offered? :dunno:

The adult got distracted so Tucca grabbed a bloody bone and started picking at it. The adult flew. Tucca is absolutely NOT satisfied. Food in the nest tho.
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Post by CC398 » Mon May 17, 2021 7:07 am

2nd feeding of day cont.
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Post by CC398 » Mon May 17, 2021 7:08 am

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 7:37 am

amandafrado wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 6:43 am
Merci for the closups of Tiku and Tucca! Such precious babies. Am I permitted to use a few photos for our announcements? They are only shared in our school :)
Absolutely! If you can add "Photos courtesy of Hancock Wildlife Foundation" that would be great.


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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 7:47 am

7:40 am
Sur just arrived, I think with food (possibly a young crow or something taken from a crow, based on the calls I'm hearing in the background).
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Younger eaglet Tucca is up and ready this time, while Tiku is near, but not very hungry.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 7:52 am

Tucca is standing up to eat - I love seeing them becoming more comfortable on their feet. :love:
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As they get more feathers, it gets harder to see how full their crops are, but I think both are looking good. Tiku is also taking some bites, but not as interested as Tucca (probably because Tiku had most of the previous meal).
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 8:14 am

A couple of closeups from the feeding - older eaglet Tiku still has some growing to do before she or he is as bit as Sur - but s/he is getting closer every day!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 8:19 am

From a bit earlier in the feeding -

Tucca self-feeding. S/he hasn't quite got the concept of standing on the food while pulling off pieces, but s/he is standing!
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Big crop!
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Feeding is over.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by amandafrado » Mon May 17, 2021 10:37 am

JamJam wrote:
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What are the stories behind the names Tiku an Tucca, I'm not familiar with those names?
Bonjour JamJam!

I asked the student who suggested them and the names come from two characters in some stories he writes! He's in grade 5 and has a wonderful imagination. He thought they sounded like good names for the eaglets :) He is so happy! His class has had a very difficult few weeks and it was nice to see him smile (even virtually!).

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 11:46 am

amandafrado wrote:
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JamJam wrote:
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What are the stories behind the names Tiku and Tucca, I'm not familiar with those names?
Bonjour JamJam!

I asked the student who suggested them and the names come from two characters in some stories he writes! He's in grade 5 and has a wonderful imagination. He thought they sounded like good names for the eaglets :) He is so happy! His class has had a very difficult few weeks and it was nice to see him smile (even virtually!).
Merci beaucoup, amandafrado - that is so wonderful! And I totally agree that they are good names for the eaglets! :love:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 12:09 pm

11:47 am
Sur just arrived with food - he's definitely been busy this morning!
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I think it's a bird - and SR6/Tucca was up first for some bites.
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I think it's still alive - please use caution when watching the dvr. I know it's nature, and I give thanks for the food our eaglets need.

12:05 pm
Feeding is continuing. Tiku has come over and is getting some bites, but every time I looked, Tucca has been getting more.
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Tucca does have some catching up to do and may still be in the rapid growth stage, while Tiku may be focusing on growing feathers and strengthening muscles.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 12:29 pm

12:17 pm
Everyone is here - Res arrived with a stick as Sur was finishing the feeding!
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12:25 pm
Sur left shortly afterwards, and now Res is feeding the chicks from the bird.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 12:45 pm

Here are some closeups from this morning.
Tiku (SR5) is 44 days old and Tucca (SR6) is 43 days old.

Tucca's feathers are getting longer - but you can still see a lot of down.
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The feathers are just beginning to show up among the down on the top of Tucca's wings.
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Tucca's tail feathers.
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Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 12:51 pm

Continuing....

An even closer look at Tucca's tail feathers.
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And here are Tiku's tail feathers.
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I was hoping I'd get a good look at Tucca's beak here, but the North cam really does better when the eaglets are lying down. This is cute - and look at those feet! - but I know Tucca is a whole lot taller than she or he looks here.
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Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 12:55 pm

Continuing....

By the time I switched to the south cam, Tucca was lying down, so here are a couple of pictures of Tiku. His/her feathers still have a lot of growing to do, but in this position, they cover most of the down.
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A bit of a discussion.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by amandafrado » Mon May 17, 2021 1:43 pm

:love: I can't even handle the cuteness!!!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 2:42 pm

From 1:13 pm
Tiku with Dad Sur - Tiku is getting big!
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I'm noticing the black on Sur's head - and wondering what he got into. I did zoom in on his feet with the other cam, and they're a bit messy, but I'm not seeing black on them.

Here are a few pictures of his head. (like many pictures here, these click bigger)
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These pictures are also zoomed in enough to show the yellow skin under his right eye that I use to confirm his identity; there are some white feathers closer to the left eye - not as many or as white as Res has, but enough that I can't always confirm the ID from that side.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2020-2021 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon May 17, 2021 2:49 pm

The top of his head - hopefully it's something that will wash out the next time it rains - though it may help with ID until then.
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Zoomed closer - also an ID picture for his eye; the dots in eagles' eyes are generally permanent and relatively unique, and at the very least can prove someone isn't Sur.
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I tried to get a closer look, but he wasn't very cooperative, and I couldn't get the cam to focus. So instead - here are his feet.
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