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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:16 pm

2:40 pm Simba is looking around, it's windy
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2:41 pm he jumps down
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:42 pm

7:41 pm Simba calls not far from the nest
7:43 pm he calls again
7:47 pm keeps calling

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:06 pm

Goodnight/morning everyone, bonjour Maddy, Rita, …!
23h04 As you can see the date on the pic, Simba, i'm not to late … !
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Happy 4 months old :cake: , :rh: Simba :rh: !
:rh: E9 :rh: 2 to 3 years old
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:11 pm

Bonjour Philippe!
I was also thinking that Simba is now 4 month old, a big boy!
He lost a fish on his BD. :D

August 15

Hello everybody!
It's a very windy day, I've heard mom and Simba in the morning at 5:45 am, they were not that far.
Empty nest all day long.
7:22 pm it's not that windy anymore.
7:37 pm Simba is calling, he is not very close
7:40 pm keeps calling
7:49 pm the cam is checking for eagles around the nest
8:03 pm it's getting dark
Good night everybody! :bye 1:

PS. today's pics of Alla Shumko of mom and Simba in Fawnskin:
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:46 pm

August 16

Hello everybody!
It's another windy day with an empty nest.
2:44 pm I can hear Simba calling, but he is not close

6:24 pm distant Simba's calls
6:48 pm he keeps calling
6:53 pm the cam is looking around

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:44 am

August 18

Good morning everybody!
2:28 am San Bernardino Flying Squirrel visiting the nest :D
first it is on the right branch going down
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then it comes to the nest
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and leaves after that

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:02 am

6:37 am Shadow is landing in the nest
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he brings a fish
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Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 am

6:38 am Shadow with a headless fish, I know, almost impossible to see
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6:39 am Shadow is waiting, nobody is coming, he stars eating the fish

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:21 am

6:40 am Shadow is eating the fish
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6:42 am he keeps eating
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:36 am

6:43 am Shadow is done eating
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he jumps on the exit branch
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:05 am

6:44 am Shadow is on the exit branch cleaning his beak
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6:45 am he is looking around
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:13 am

6:47 am Shadow keeps looking around
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6:48 am he jumps on the upper branch
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:19 am

6:49 am Shadow is on the upper branch
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6:54 am he is still over there
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and he tales off
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PS. Yesterday there was nothing much happening around the nest, so I didn't post anything.

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 pm

Simba on August 18, photos courtesy of Richard Diamond
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Post by Maddy » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:30 pm

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:14 am

Goodnight/morning everyone, bonjour Maddy, Rita, …!

Hi Maddy and thanks for all these beautiful pics

a video from yesterday, thanks to Lady Hawk

Big Bear Eagles ~ JACKIE & SHADOW ARE BACK! Nest Visit ~ Two Sticks & Morning Chortles! 8.31.19
Early this morning we hear both Jackie & Shadow chortles as they greet the new day. Then Jackie flies in to the nest for a short visit! She looks great and I did not see any thing in her beak from the side angle!

She departs and we hears branches breaking and see Shadow flying from the lower left hand corner from left to right at the 2:00 mark as he makes his way to the nest with a stick! In regular time and slo mo!
He happily places it & moves some sticks around before going to the front branch and flies off.

Shadow returns with a second stick at 6:06 and places it in the nest. He goes to the front limb and takes off in a beautiful departure! In regular time and slo mo! It is great to see them back at the nest again! Thank you for watching!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZo-0KAcDOw
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:10 pm

Goodnight/morning everyone, bonjour Madyy, Rita, …!
around 19h00 Mom and Dad were in the nest
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A video by Lady Hawk
Big Bear Eagles ~ SHADOW & JACKIE ARE HOME! Nest Work & Love Nips! ♥♥ 9.16.19
What a special treat tonight to see our favorite eagle couple back on the nest together! It is early in the season so this visit was unexpected! Shadow arrives first to the nest and then Jackie follows. Shadow is in top form moving sticks as only Shadow can do! :) There is some gentle beaking & love nips between them - all normal and part of their courtship & relationship building! They pick up Cookie's leg at 3:17 & Jackie moves it & we see the band at 3:42.

They continue to move nesting material around & engage in more beaking. Shadow will to to the front limb and leave at 14:15 and Jackie stays on the nest for a couple of minutes before departing in a beautiful swan dive off the front limb too! It was wonderful to see both of them on the nest tonight and I did not see any hook in Jackie's mouth. They should start with nestorations in the Fall. Thank you for watching!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVKRG9iMEO0
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Kitcat11848 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:32 am

Hi Philjo, Maddie, Rita and everyone. Thanks Lady Hawk for the great video of Jackie and Shadow on the nest. The new season is right around the corner and it looks like they are raring to get started. So excited. Thanks Philjo for posting the video and update.
AKA: Marianne

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:55 pm

Bonjour Philippe, and thank you for all your posts! :Cool:
Hello Marianne.
Yesterday morning Redshouldered Hawk Juvenile visited the nest:
11:07 am
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11:08 am
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:15 pm

11:09 am
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11:11 am
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and then leaves
you can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIfdZfl0Q48

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:23 am

Goodnight/morning everyone, bonjour Madyy, Rita, …!
I Don't know if i can post here. if not, please delete it all !

From Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam FB page

:hlp: BIG BEAR’S EAGLES COULD BE IN DANGER!! PLEASE HELP! :hlp:
Jackie and Shadow need your help to keep them from being EVICTED from their home. A proposal for 50 luxury house sites with new roads, a huge private marina and parking area only ½ mile from their nest could destroy the future possibility of them continuing to nest in this area. The site of this proposed development can be seen from the nest cam! (yellow circle in the cam photo below). The decision will be made by County Supervisors on October 8.
This currently forested lakefront site (sunrise photo below) is used by eagles to feed themselves and their chicks. The marina, parking, roads and houses would destroy this key north shore foraging ground. And the monumental increase in disturbance in this quiet area would likely cause the eagles to abandon the nest. Even the County’s official environmental documents state that there would be significant detrimental impacts to bald eagles. County planning is recommending approval, in spite of these harmful impacts, saying that housing is more important. But we currently have over 600 houses for sale--150 more than a year ago--in our small valley!
The proposed project would also intensify fire danger in an area already plagued with high fire-risk and ranked in the top 1% as having the most hazardous, least adequate fire and emergency evacuation routes. Approval of this proposal would have major harmful impacts to the bald eagles, to our National Forest, to our residents and to our visitors.
WHAT YOU CAN DO—
-Please share this post with everyone.
-Please copy, sign and email or mail the letter posted below (or download it from our website), with whatever changes or additional comments you’d like to make (and cc each official listed on the letter).
-Ask your friends and family to send emails or letters, also.
-If you are anywhere nearby, please attend the hearing before the Supervisors on October 8 in San Bernardino (385 N. Arrowhead Ave.) at 10 a.m. (If you need a ride from Big Bear, email me at [email protected]ail.com ).
-If you have questions or are willing to be more involved to help with anything, please email me also.
For more information on all of this, please visit the “Environmental Watch/Action Needed” page of our website: https://friendsofbigbearvalley.org/envi ... hqChrCYngE
Thank you thank you thank you for your assistance!!
Sandy

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San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
385 N. Arrowhead Ave., #2
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Clerk of the Board, [email protected]
Re: Proposed Moon Camp development, October 8 Supervisors’ hearing
Dear Supervisors:
I am asking you to DENY the detrimental zone change and project proposal for the Moon Camp development in Fawnskin. Increasing housing density in this area would cause major irreversible harm to the bald eagles that nest nearby and forage on the site.
The most recent Draft Environmental Impact Report (2011) concluded there would be significant adverse impacts to bald eagles. That analysis was based on bald eagles only wintering in the valley for a few months a year. Beginning in 2012, a pair of bald eagles began nesting within ½ mile of the project site. The much more significant impacts this project would cause based on this key change has never been evaluated. Project proponents have attempted to conceal the true impacts to bald eagles by creating what they call a ‘Long Term Management Plan.’ Without proper analysis, any management plan is invalid.
Planning staff cites the need for housing as more important than any harm caused to bald eagles. This area is in the heart of a National Forest, in a unique, rural area on the north side of the lake. The project site itself contains 3 species of plants and rare habitat that do not exist anywhere else in the world! Less than 1/3 of this special habitat is planned to be conserved. With over 600 homes currently for sale in this small valley (150 more than a year ago), there is no justification to declare that a need for housing overrides significant harmful impacts to bald eagles.
Any zone change, as this project requires, must be in the public interest. This area is already rated such a high fire risk that many local homeowners have had their insurance cancelled. A housing density increase along the National Forest boundary would escalate the fire risk. The area is already ranked in the top 1% as having the most hazardous, least adequate fire and emergency evacuation routes in the state. This zoning change would further aggravate that potentially dire evacuation deficiency.
To approve this project, County decision-makers would be saying they care more about adding luxury houses and a private marina than they care about preventing harmful impacts to the bald eagles, to our National Forest, to our residents and to our visitors. Please DENY the detrimental zone change and project proposal for the Moon Camp development in Fawnskin.
Most sincerely,
_________________
cc: Supervisor Robert A. Lovingood, [email protected]
Supervisor Janice Rutherford, [email protected]
Supervisor Dawn Rowe, [email protected]
Supervisor Curt Hagman, [email protected]
Supervisor Josie Gonzalez, [email protected]
County LUS Director, Terri Rahhal [email protected]
County Planner, Tom Nievez, [email protected]
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View proposed development site from the eagle's nest
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Current view of the proposed Moon Camp site.
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:rh: E9 :rh: 2 to 3 years old
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by jwin36 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:33 am

Thanks for that post, Philjo. You should post it on the eagle charters forum too. And thank you for your dedication to the eagles.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:37 pm

jwin36 wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:33 am
Thanks for that post, Philjo. You should post it on the eagle charters forum too. And thank you for your dedication to the eagles.
You're welcome jwin !
I did it this morning, thanks !
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:38 am

A video by Lady Hawk

Big Bear Eagles ~ Jackie & Shadow Consume Cookie's Leg! Shadow Brings In Another HUGE Log! 9.29.19

Disclaimer - Some of the contents of this video contains footage that may be disturbing to sensitive viewers.

Shadow arrives back to the nest with another huge branch! This one is the 4th out of 7th stick deliveries today! Jackie arrives with a stick too and Shadow pulls up Cookie's leg and purple band. Jackie takes over and begins to eat the remains. Shadow watches and tries to grab some and they have a tug of war over it. Jackie continues to eat and Shadow will head to the front limb. He will come back and pick up a piece and consume that as well. Eagles do not let anything go to waste. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Big Bear eagle cam is located in Big Bear Lake, California.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMk9nw8pj0k
:rh: E9 :rh: 2 to 3 years old
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:14 pm

For any of you that are interested the cam is now on the Friends of Big Bear Valley's YouTube channel.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBQhLAIBTH0

6:10 pm Jackie and Shadow have been very busy bringing in sticks.
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by RitaR » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Two more pics because I was watching the cam. These two have really been busy today. I think they said 24 sticks were delivered today.

6:14 pm Beautiful sunset colors. Having two magnificent eagles in view is even better.
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6:34 pm The IR is on and Jackie and Shadow are still working. Shortly after this they both flew off for the night.
2 6.34 pm Back and still working.JPG

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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:07 am

Goodnight/morning everyone !
18h21 Nestorating and :rh: the mark of poor little Cookie :( :rh:
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23h25 Jackie is preening
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At 03h59 Jackie is sleeping in
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:24 am

04h20 You know Cookie, i definitively can't forget you my little friend ! :( :cry1: :cryhanky:
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:43 pm

October 30
It's a very windy day today!
Thank you Rita and Philippe! :Cool:
2:39 pm looks like Jackie brings a stick
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and starts moving it around
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Re: Big Bear CA 2018-2019

Post by Maddy » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:55 pm

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