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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:07 am

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Wakati is up by Harriet, Congo is still fiddling with the fish tail from the first fish.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:07 am

Harriet and Hal...

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:13 am

Look's like Hal is getting ready to leave

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Congo cleaning off the beak on the rail sticks
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:14 am

The cam moves back out showing that Hal has left.

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This is Congo
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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:20 am

Congo doesn't join in on the feeding, the first fish was mostly fed to Congo so that's probably why.

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Hal is on the perch when the cam moves back out.

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They are doing well at this stage of their lives... I'm sure that by next weekend one of them will have been brave enough to take that first big leap of faith. I'm hoping to catch the big event but I have my vacation coming up too. I'll be heading back to the ranch sometime in August.

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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:15 am

Been gone FFF.......just checking this thread. It's looking good and I am happy for that.
I hope you do have a wonderful vacation!
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Re: Dunrovin Ranch MT Osprey cam . 2018

Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:49 pm

Sunday July 29th, 2018

Wakati turned 8 weeks old ( 56 day's ) on Friday, the 27th of July
Congo turned 8 weeks old ( 56 day's ) on Saturday the 28th of July

Neither has fledged yet. Today Wakati is 58 day's old and Congo is 57 day's old.


In the wee hours.. the whole family is seen at the nest.

1:12 am
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2:22 am
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:51 pm

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:15 am
Been gone FFF.......just checking this thread. It's looking good and I am happy for that.
I hope you do have a wonderful vacation!
carolyn


Thanks carolyn, I hope these two decide to start flying soon. :mihihi:

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:00 pm

weather update...

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So I decided to take a few moments and check in on these two this afternoon. They are still hanging out on the nest.. fish deliveries are still being made... and they have been doing lots of flight training during the past week.

Here's an example of just one of the deliveries made by Harriet. Hal is on the perch during this feeding.

Dunrovin Ranch Osprey Nest Video 2018-07-27 HARRIET W HUGE LIVE FISH 7:54 PM

:vid: https://youtu.be/JvL6eOqjLrk

:ty: Melissa Adams for capturing the moments on the nest.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:03 pm

Wakati getting some air.


12:15 pm

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:10 pm

A little while later, Congo has a go at it.

12:18pm
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:29 pm

12:36 pm - Hal flies in with a headless fish, Harriet does the grab.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:34 pm

Hal leaves, both chicks follow his flight which seemed to bring him back over the nest but he didn't land.
( at least I think it was him. )

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:36 pm

Wakait is on the far left side, Congo is up by Harriet and starts to feed.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:39 pm

views of the fish with Harriet hanging on to it.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:43 pm

Wakati seems more interested in flight training than eating.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:44 pm

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:48 pm

Wakati eventually goes over and joins the feeding.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:49 pm

Congo is next to Harriet, Wakati reaches over in front of Congo to get a share of the fish.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Congo moves away first, Wakati continues to accept fish from Harriet.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:54 pm

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:56 pm

Harriet is eating as well.

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More for Wakati.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:00 pm

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It's a very peaceful feeding.


I'm going to leave them now.. They should be flying any day soon, maybe even today.


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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:47 pm

Tuesday July 31st, 2018

Wakati Fledged - however her first flight away from the nest is a "Fludge" :mihihi:


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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:49 pm

Mid morning has Wakati taking her first short flight away from the nest, to the perch. Her landing isn't as graceful as her parents but she gets it done.


10:17 am

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She does this several times during the day.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:54 pm

Her first flight away from the nest is a bit more dramatic

She once again heads for the perch but this time she doesn't quite make it and is forced to fly off. She circled back about a minute later and failed her landing.

4:45 pm - She leaves from the nest but misjudges her landing on the perch.
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Congo waits for her return

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She's back but doesn't hit her mark on the perch.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:56 pm

lets back up to when she did make a great landing and was hanging out with Harriet on the perch
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:57 pm

Back to the fludge... She now has a bit of an issue as she's lower than the nest and has to figure out how to get out of this predicament.
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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:59 pm

Harriet eventually shows up and sees her offspring where she shouldn't be.

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Post by FlyForeverFree » Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:00 pm

Harriet doesn't seem to concerned, Congo eventually lays down. Wakati has to figure this out on her own.

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