Big Bear CA 2018-2019

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:41 am

8:11 am Simba is checking how the other branches are
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he jumps on a closer to cam branch
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and then jumps into the nest and then probably on the upper branch, I can hear him flapping, the cam didn't fallow him, it's impossible to fallow every his move anymore!
8:14 am Simba jumps in the nest and he is near left branch, the can didn't move still

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:49 am

8:31 am the cam moves and finds Simba on the upper branch
8:50 am and he is still resting over there
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 am

9:16 am Simba is still on the upper branch, I'm pretty sure he'll be waiting for food around the nest and not going to do anything before he gets it.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:23 am

9:21 am Simba is moving around
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9:23 am he jumps into the nest
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 am

9:25 am Simba is resting now
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9:26 am he gets up and then moves to the right side of the nest

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:31 am

9:29 am Simba is on the exit branch
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9:30 am he is getting back on the upper branch and flapping over there
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and calling
9:31 am Simba jumps back in the nest and starts resting

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:40 am

9:39 am Simba keeps resting
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9:46 am he calls from time to time
9:53 am Simba keeps resting and calling, he is hungry, he had only one small fish yesterday, he is waiting for food

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:04 am

10:03 am Simba gets up and repositions
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:21 am

10:16 am Simba keeps calling and moving to the exit branch
then he moves on the upper branch
and then back in the nest
and jumps on the left branch
10:23 am he is back to the nest or even maybe upper branch, the cam is trying to find it out
yes, looks like Simba is on the upper branch
10:25 am Simba is back into the nest for resting
10:35 am he is still resting and calling
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:11 am

10:38 am Simba gets up and repositions
11:13 am he is still resting and waiting for food, it's windy
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11:20 am Simba gets up and moves closer to the exit branch
11:29 am he keeps resting and calling from time to time
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:51 am

11:30 am Simba gets up and moves to the exit branch
and then to the upper branch
11:52 am it's windy, Simba is still on the upper branch calling for food from time to time
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:06 pm

12:06 pm it's still windy and Simba is still on the upper branch
12:30 pm still there
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:00 pm

12:50 pm Simba is still on the upper branch
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12:53 pm Simba is flapping

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:26 pm

1:26 pm not much change
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1:40 pm Simba is calling for food from the upper branch

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:54 pm

1:54 pm Simba is still waiting for food on the upper branch
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2:16 pm Simba jumps in the nest and then on the exit branch
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and moves to the left
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Hi Maddy. Thank you for all of the great documentation today. Every day I get home and check hoping that you have caught his fledge. Yet he's still here at 13 weeks and 3 days old.

2:24 pm Simba is on the far end of the exit branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:35 pm

2.35 pm Its windy at the nest.
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3:00 pm Simba is still on the far side of the exit branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:09 pm

3:06 pm He's in the nest playing with a small piece of wood.
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3:07 pm He's up on the upper branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:39 pm

3:38 pm Simba is still on the upper branch. He's been calling out now and then.
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3:59 pm Simba is still on the upper branch. It's quite windy when those gust hit.
3.59 quite windy still.JPG

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm

4:16 pm Shadow delivers a very small fish.
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Shadow flew off and Simba is eating the fish.
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4:25 pm Simba is done with the fish. Now he's just cleaning up little bits and pieces that he dropped.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:33 pm

4:32 pm Simba is back on the upper branch.
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4:38 pm He's moved to the far end of the exit branch again.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:56 pm

4:55 pm The wind gusts picked up again. Simba is still on the far end of the exit branch.
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5:25 pm Simba has moved over on the exit branch.
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Then in the nest.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:30 pm

5:29 pm Calling from the upper branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:52 pm

5:52 pm Simba is still on the upper branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:11 pm

***INTERESTING INFORMATION***

I'm going to post this info with a HUGE :ty: to JudyB. She has kept records on all the nests going back to 2006. I asked her if she had records on the oldest fledges. This is what she came up with from 2012 to 2017. Amazing!

2017 – Harrison Mills – Divot (younger) – 90 days
2016 – Harrison Mills – Sandy (only) – 92 days
2016 – Southwest Florida – E8 (younger) – 97 days (some rivalry)
2015 – Delta 3 – Uno (only) – 96 days
2014 – Hornby – Scootch (only) – 91 days
2014 – Southwest Florida – E4 (younger) – 100 days (serious sibling rivalry)
2014 – MN DNR – #2 (middle of 3) – 99 days
2014 – MN DNR – #3 (youngest of 3) – 95 days
2013 – West End – K29/Marthe (middle of 3) – 93 days
2013 – West End – K28/Bella (youngest of 3) – 96 days
2012 – Lafarge – Sorrior (youngest of 3) – 93 days
2012 – West End – 5Z/Ge-nii (youngest of 3) – 100 days (serious sibling rivalry)

So with that posted our Simba might still be a few days away. A while back he was sick there for a few days too. I have NO idea if that has had any influence on his time to fledge. So today Simba is 94 days old. We'll wait and see.

Thank you again JudyB. This is great information that is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:14 pm

6:13 pm Simba hops into the nest and does some wingers. It's still pretty windy.
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6:20 pm Simba is back on the exit branch.
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6:21 pm He moved back to the upper branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:45 pm

6:44 pm Simba is calmly perched on the upper branch.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:06 pm

6:59 pm Mrs BB comes flying in with a fish.
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7:07 pm Mrs BB is on the exit branch. Simba is eating.
7.07 Mrs on exit.JPG

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:23 pm

7:22 pm Simba is eating. Mrs BB keeping watch over Simba from the exit branch.
7.22 Simba eats.JPG
7:28 pm Well this was great! Simba ate the fish all by himself. Mrs BB did NOT come in to help tonight. Simba went over to the exit branch to perch.
7.28 pm meal is over.JPG
7:31 pm Mrs BB moved out to the far end of the exit branch. She is preening.
7.31 Mrs BB is preening..JPG

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:41 pm

7:40 pm Mrs BB just trilled.
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7:45 pm Wow! Simba has a really nice full crop.
7.45 NIce crop.JPG

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