Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:38 am

2018/08/11
SE22 very submissive during the feeding of SE21
2018-08-11_09h54_15.jpg
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:41 am

Just after with some distance between both beautiful feeding of SE22
Compare the crop before and after
2018-08-11_09h56_31.jpg
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2018-08-11_09h58_51.jpg
and at this time, no bonking.All the pics come from http://sea-eaglecam.org/
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:43 am

2018/08/12 Last feeding of the day normally
No bonking at this time and what a nice crop SE22 ! May be it will be better now with you sibling.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:25 pm

Aug 14 2018
Pin feathers coming in nicely.
SE21 in front.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:35 pm

Aug 15. 2018
8:19am.
the 2 cams views of SE22 being fed .
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Aug 15 2018
both with full crops. SE22 on top.
6 feedings today. Both chicks have been sporting crops filled to the max. :D

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pin feathers :rh:
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Post by DDuckies2 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:38 pm

Aug 15 2018
Parent in Ironbark Roost
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am

Chicks first night sleeping without Lady brooding.
11:54 pm. She was on nest edge for awhile. Stretching .
1:56 am. Moving to side branch.
2:56 am. Preening and checking on her chicks.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:45 am

3:12am. Aug 16. 2018 nest time.
Lady returns to nest.
Settles down on SE22 covering half ways.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:20 pm

6:47am. Aug 16. 2018 nest time.
SE21 is 26 days old and SE22 is 24 days old today.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:22 pm

Aug 16.
Dad arrives on nest.
Big wing span. Typical adult wing span of 1.8-2.2 metres (6-7 feet)
14:57pm
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:45 pm

Aug 17.
feeding # 3. 13:45 pm.till 15:08pm. Long extended feeding on one big fish. Some breaks during the feeding .
At around 14:50 Lady left and SE22 grabbed the fish piece and dragged closer. Both try out self feeding. And even had a mini tug of fish. So cute.
14:54 pm.Then Dad came and took it away from them and starts feeding till 15:08pm when he took the leftovers to side branch and finished it off. All 4 ate well .
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self feeding attempts by both chicks and tug of fish.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by liberty1998 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:46 am

Dear HWF friends, so sorry I've not been around this season to provide updates. Huge thank you to DD for keeping everyone in the loop. Here is our official update posted earlier this evening. Thanks

UPDATE - 22nd August 2018 - The current situation with Lady and Dad Sea-Eagle and their chicks.

Up until Sunday, everything was progressing normally with this season. Yes, there has been some sibling rivalry (elder chick, SE21 pecking younger SE22), however, with the chicks reaching their one-month milestone, and multiple food items being delivered each day, we were optimistic that they would both survive.

Unfortunately, apart from a brief visit today (no food), dad has not brought any food or visited the nest area since Sunday. This is highly unusual and definitely unexpected. At this critical time, the parents (even when we don't see on camera) are watching the chicks. Generally, at this stage, the lookout duty lies with Lady, with Dad taking the role of the hunter.

Lady has taken time away from the nest to catch one small fish, Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st (August), returning to the nest to feed. As viewers are well aware, with the previously mentioned sibling rivalry, SE22 does not usually get to eat until SE21 is full. Over the past few weeks, that meant that SE21 would always get the first food delivery. Subsequent deliveries were shared between both but only when SE22 made his/her way to the eating area. Even when there were two food deliveries today, SE22 did not attempt to feed. The result is that he/she has not eaten since Sunday. It is very unlikely that SE22 will last another night without food.

What's wrong with Dad? There was a poorly judged landing to the nest in the early hours of Monday 20th August. Was he injured? Cathy, one of our ground observers, saw Dad sitting at the river roost yesterday and again today, not moving around much (not fishing). Unfortunately, while Cathy was at the river today, she observed a sub-adult flying near the reserve and the river. We can only speculate that there may have been an altercation between Dad and the intruder. To be clear, we can't confirm this. Perhaps Dad is staying away to distract the sub-adult? Perhaps he actually was injured? We simply don't know. The fact is, he has not provided any prey items since Sunday. Agewise, we believe that he is at least 16.

So, what do we do now? There is a firm non-intervention policy associated with this nest. We are privileged to be allowed to unobtrusively film the Sea-Eagles during their nesting season. We are NOT allowed to interfere with the nest, breeding/nesting outcomes or the adults who are protected under national and state legislation. In saying all that if an injured bird is "on the ground" we can transport to a vet (or wildlife carer). The 2012 nest, where we were granted permission to intervene (man-made issue with fishing line) was accessible via cherry picker; this nest is not.

Our beloved Dad, what can we say? We want him to be ok. He is flying around, so we can't "rescue" him. All we can do is hope and pray that he recovers soon.

Is there anything positive out of all this?
Well, SE21 is thriving. Lady has proven herself able to provide for at least one chick without assistance from her partner. For that, we are thankful.

Lastly, for those who don't want to watch anymore and are upset by what they've seen? Please don't assume that we are unaffected by these events. This is our tenth season, of course, we become attached! Nature can be awfully cruel sometimes. We've also seen many beautiful things. Did anyone ever think that we'd get to see little Sea-Eagle chicks hatching, all live via the internet? We observed Dad meeting and courting Lady after we lost Mum. Just recently, we've seen Dad feeding Lady while she was brooding her chicks.

We'd like to thank our moderators for looking after chat and Facebook, doing a fantastic job keeping everyone in the loop, also our dedicated viewers for standing by us when things get tough. Thank you to our note takers for documenting all the nest events and camera operators for keeping us on the air. Also a huge thank you to Cathy for standing around at the river roost these past two days to check on Dad and give us all updates.

Thank you, everyone, for your concern, prayers, best wishes during this time.

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Dino » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:38 am

The babies are currently being covered by one of the adults which I assume is Lady. SE22 still looks ok and does not seem to be weakened from the lack of food just yet. Hopefully a new day will see the return of Dad with more food to keep the aggression from SE21 to a minimum. We can only hope that Dad is not severely injured and can return to his duties of providing for this precious family. God bless them all and certainly hoping for a good outcome for this nest. Time will tell.

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Aug 22, 2018 10:33 pm

Around 15h15 nest time, the broadcast is closed
Why ? because se21 is acting like it wanted eat or kill its sibling no reaction from Lady
SE22 is crying, its head is red .... on the last images, no reactions from SE22, just a disjointed puppet in se21's beak :brknhrt:
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Message from https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM
A sad message update Thursday 23. We have turned off live streaming for the moment on the main nest view. A big fish was brought in by Lady and SE 21 has fed well. SE 22 has been conditioned to drop straight into a submissive posture. Although SE 21 received a massive feed, with no competition from the smaller SE 22, 21 proceeded to attack 22, grabbing its head and shaking vigorously. We feel this is very confronting to watch live. This behaviour has not been observed before and is being recorded for observation later. It appears that 21 has in fact killed or seriously wounded 22.
The female has made no effort to intervene and is attempting to brood both now….
…. so distressing - Life in the Raw
Judy Harrington

Update
18h29 nest time but 1h00 before so 17h29 Nest time,
on the chat of http://www.sea-eaglecam.org/video.html
liberty1998 @liberty1998 1h
22 is still alive at the moment. Breathing quite deeply, will let you know when he passes.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:22 pm

at this time there is nothing of SE22, in this nest, You find the peace now little one... Everything is said. :cryhanky:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:55 am

Only one thing to do before leaving this thread, i have to share all my pics may be. Here they will be keep warm.
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:58 am

2018-08-10_06h55_30.jpg
2018-08-10_07h13_18.jpg
2018-08-10_07h14_43.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:59 am

2018-08-13_06h59_52.jpg
2018-08-13_08h38_11.jpg
2018-08-13_08h38_56.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:59 am

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2018-08-14_07h32_05.jpg
2018-08-14_07h33_44.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:00 am

2018-08-14_07h34_40.jpg
2018-08-14_07h36_09.jpg
2018-08-14_09h49_06.jpg
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2018-08-15_07h36_11.jpg
2018-08-15_07h38_32.jpg
2018-08-15_07h41_05.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:02 am

2018-08-15_07h44_47.jpg
2018-08-15_07h45_06.jpg
2018-08-15_07h45_38.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:03 am

2018-08-15_07h46_11.jpg
2018-08-15_07h47_11.jpg
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2018-08-16_07h16_31.jpg
2018-08-16_07h18_30.jpg
2018-08-17_07h05_08.jpg
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2018-08-17_13h14_35.jpg
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:05 am

2018-08-18_16h46_48.jpg
2018-08-19_07h46_02.jpg
2018-08-19_07h47_59.jpg
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2018-08-19_07h49_00.jpg
2018-08-19_13h20_45.jpg
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2018-08-20_07h20_05.jpg
2018-08-20_07h21_01.jpg
2018-08-20_07h24_31.jpg
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2018-08-20_07h25_05.jpg
2018-08-20_07h26_36.jpg
2018-08-20_10h01_57.jpg
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