2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

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2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:31 pm

2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle.

https://sea-eaglecam.org/video.html
The White-bellied Sea-Eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) is a fairly common sight along the coasts and inland rivers of Australia, as well as further afield. Even as our second largest raptor, little is known about their complete breeding cycle, from nest building to fledging. The huge nest of large sticks is commonly placed in a high tree and the nest may be used for many years in succession.
The Parramatta River Sea-Eagles are often seen during the day on their prominent mangrove perch, loafing or feeding on a mullet or other fish from the wetlands. They may also be seen soaring overhead on up-swept wings. The nest is placed high in an Iron Bark tree in the Newington Nature Reserve and has been used by a succession of Sea-Eagles over the years. Each year the nest has been monitored and valuable observations made.
Volunteers from the BirdLife Australia Southern NSW, Discovery Centre placed cameras high in the nest tree. This will provide a wonderful opportunity to closely monitor breeding behaviour at the nest.
Eagle Watch continues and anyone visiting the Discovery Centre during opening times on weekends may watch the live action as well as recordings of previous interesting behaviour.
Live Video can be viewed at https://sea-eaglecam.org/video.html
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:39 pm

To any videos or pictures posted please add :
Courtesy of "EagleCAM @BirdlifeAustralia Discovery Centre, Sydney Olympic Park"

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The nest has been built in a Eucalyptus fibrosa Broad-leaved Ironbark tree. The nest is at approximately 22-25 metres / 72-82 feet height up the tree and the tree is approximately 40 metres/131 feet total height. Nest dimensions are 1.8 x 1.4 x 1.1 metres (5.9 x 4.6 x 3.6 feet)

:) Just an interesting fact: Which is correct meter or metre?
“Metre” is the British spelling of the unit of length equal to 100 cm, and “Meter” is the American spelling of the same unit.

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Please be sure to "Like" the Facebook group "EagleCAM", which is the official Facebook page for the camera watching this nest! https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:44 pm

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5th January, 2022. Recent picture of SE27. She is now 5 months old.
Thank you to National Parks and Wildlife, NSW for making it available.
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Thu Feb 10, 2022 9:12 pm

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February 11 2022
-good news about our juvenile SE27
"SE27 is doing very well and the centre where she is being cared for is pleased with her progress. She is flying well and has learnt to catch live yabbies and is learning to catch live fish"

Are crayfish and yabbies the same? yes

Crayfish are heavy bodied crustaceans with an enlarged, pincer-like first pair of legs and are known by many common names depending on the area they are found. In New South Wales and Victoria they are called yabbies, in Western Australia the Koonac, Gigly and the Marron, while Queensland has the Redclaw.
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Fri Apr 08, 2022 8:40 am

From EagleCAM

April 8 2022 Wonderful news - Statement from NPWS
"Last Friday SE27 was released back into the wild outside her neo natal area due to her parents commencing their courtship and nesting. She flew off very strongly. NPWS staff located in the area she has been released are keeping a watchful eye on her progress. NPWS would like to thank all the dedicated people who have been responsible for her care over the past 5 months"
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat May 21, 2022 10:36 pm

From Australian Raptor Care and Conservation Inc
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Post-rehabilitation tracking update - the adventures of SE27
SE27 is a juvenile white-bellied sea-eagle, who hatched and fledged from an established nest located in Sydney Olympic Park in Homebush, Australia. This nest has been monitored closely since 2009, by EagleCAM, an approved research project run by BirdLife Australia, operating a live video feed of the sea eagle family.
Unfortunately, she experienced multiple challenges during her fledging period, and was taken into care to undergo a rehabilitation process that eventually allowed her free flight and the development of hunting skills in a large circular aviary, without the threat of interference from local corvids.
To monitor her progress after her release, SE27 was fitted with a tail-mounted solar-powered satellite tracker to allow us all to watch how she established herself in the wild. Here’s how her first month went!
• Having previously experienced difficulties surviving in her urban parkland natal territory, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service gave permission for her to be released in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, roughly 40km from the nest in Sydney Olympic Park. Juvenile and adult white-bellied sea-eagles are frequently sighted in this area. SE27’s sibling, SE21, had also undergone rehabilitation in 2018-2019, using similar techniques, and had been sighted a year later in this area.

• In the first week of release, SE27 immediately headed north. With a south-westerly tailwind, she travelled north-east to the Central Coast, and spent a week exploring the Wyong Creek and Jilliby Jilliby Creek valleys, as well as the southern end of Tuggerah Lake near The Entrance.
• After 7 days, she settled in a little niche of the Central Coast, an area of many hobby farms and stocked dams. There are rivers and forested areas nearby, and it is not far from the coast.
• During the next few weeks, SE27 based herself mainly between a private property with a large dam, bordering forest, and the Watanobbi Oval playing fields. She made short forays to several surrounding areas, including Berkely Vale, Bushells Ridge, Kiar, and Charmhaven, and made multiple trips to the shore of Tuggerah Lake, between Rocky Point and Chittaway Point, as well as the southwestern shore of the small lake near Mardi.
• She has tended to stay in urban and semi urban areas, only making short trips to more forested areas. We wonder if this is typical of a bird raised in an urban parkland, and is SE27 more comfortable in this type of landscape?
• In the last few days, after spending her first 5 and a half weeks in the Tuggerah Lake area, SE27 has decided to move on again.
Stay tuned for her next adventure!
ARCC Inc’s satellite tracking projects aim to monitor birds of prey after release from rehabilitation, to collect data on post-rehabilitation dispersal, behaviour and survival, which can then feedback to and inform rehabilitation processes and protocols. The rehabilitation story does not end at release – we need to know if our rehabilitation techniques ensure these birds not only survive, but thrive.
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:11 am

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Good news! Lady has laid the first egg of the season (SE29) on June 8th at 17:37
17:34am Dad in attendance waiting...
17:37am Dad knows she has laid the egg and takes a look, then moves off nest to back branch. His work is down! ;)
22:16am SE 29 :rh:
23:03am. Dad on back branch. Lady in front-delayed incubation, she will stay off the egg for periods of time until the second egg ( SE 30) is laid.
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Courtesy of "EagleCAM @BirdlifeAustralia Discovery Centre, Sydney Olympic Park"
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:24 am

Earliest first egg for this nest. looking back : June 11, 2018. 5:33pm - First Egg laid. (SE-21)June 16, 2019. - First egg SE-23 laid 17:37 (5:37 pm). June 18, 2020. - First egg SE-25 laid 09:35 (9:35 am). June 19, 2021. - First egg SE-27 laid 17:28 (5:28 pm).
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June 9 : Indeed Delayed incubation: The egg was not incubated for around 9h15m total on the first cold night after lay. Initially, Lady incubated on and off, with brief breaks to stretch and roll the egg until 11pm. It was then uncovered until Dad came to the nest and started his first shift at 6:29. She slept on the nest or a branch when she was not incubating and Dad was also on the nest tree nearby. The egg was only incubated on that first night for a total of 2h 45m.
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:07 am

Courtesy of "EagleCAM @BirdlifeAustralia Discovery Centre, Sydney Olympic Park"

June 12 2022
1:12am. Lady has laid 2nd egg- SE 30 . :thumlft:
1:14am. scap. No delayed incubation for 2nd egg.
So in approx 39/40 days we will be on pip watch-July 19/20 . Give or take a day . :)

The url to view the live feed from both cams on the EagleCAM website is https://sea-eaglecam.org/video.html
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Re: 2022 Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagle

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Jul 02, 2022 6:06 pm

Dasha 55m
Please note you can go back to replay on the lower cam (twitch). Click on twitch in lower right corner, then click on the sea eagle cam logo at lower left below pic. Then scroll down to the gray screen to find the current picture. You can look back to previous pics too.
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