Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:07 am

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Some scaps that I just plain forgot to post the other day (also from 4/4) :oops2:

Look at little's thunder thigh next to that "tiny" egg!
DF   thunder thigh and egg 4-4-21.jpg
When they are cuddled up you can see that little is still quite a bit smaller
DF   still smaller   4-4-21.jpg
Little got a wing slap but we were able to see the waxy shafts on big's wing.
DF   watch that wing   4-4-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:15 am

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"You wing slap me--I'm gonna stand on your leg!!"
DF   gonna stand on your foot   4-4-21.jpg
Both eaglets were hiding big crops--that's a good thing to see.
DF   both have big crops   4-4-21.jpg
Love the big yellow feet!
DF   love the feet   4-4-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:09 pm

.. These eaglets sure have changed in 6 days---look at how they are feathered out now---both of them about the same surprisingly.

It rained all night on the 11th and Mom stayed with her babies all night
DF   mumbrella last night   4-11-21.jpg
Little is still quite a bit smaller than big but has sure grown.
DCF   little still smaller   4-12-21.jpg
Little---kapowie! :D
DF   kapowie   4-12-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:12 pm

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Big does a crop drop
DF   crop drop   4-12-21.jpg
Here's Dad---all he brought was a stick--not what the eaglets were hoping for
DF   Dad with stick   4-12-21.jpg
Snuggled up together in the rain
DF   snuggled up   4-12-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:18 pm

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Waiting--I think they must see a parent
DF   waiting in rain   4-12-21.jpg
They did---here's Mom with a fish
DF   Mom with fish   4-12-21.jpg
Finally---food! It was a good feeding. Big got more but little has that nice grab thing going on and even got the tail.
DF   finally food   4-12-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:22 pm

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Big peeking around Mom's wing :love:
DF   peeking   4-12-21.jpg
Snuggling under Mom---it's raining again
DF   snuggling under Mom   4-12-21.jpg
Mom took off and came back with---nothing. The eaglets were quite disappointed
DF   Mom back no food   4-12-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:25 pm

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Dad back with new grass
DF   Dad just grass   4-12-21.jpg
Really Dad---just grass? Where's the fish??
DF   no fish Dad   4-12-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:42 am

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These scaps are all from yesterday 4/15/21

Little sound asleep and probably growing
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DF   little sound asleep  4-15-21.jpg
All cuddled up together
DF   cuddled up   4-15-21.jpg
Wingers from Big
DF   big wingers   4-15-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:05 am

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Little doing some wingers.
DF   little wings   4-15-21.jpg
I'm bigger than you are!!
DF   I'm bigger   4-15-21.jpg
Dad in with breakfast---a squirrel that disappeared pretty quickly!
DF   Dad  breakfast   4-15-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:11 am

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YUM! I'll have some of that squirrel!
DF   YUM  4-15-21.jpg
The eaglets sure look a lot alike in this scap
DGFV   look a lot alike   4-15-21.jpg
Later Dad brought a small fish and Little got it all....
DF   Dad small fish   4-15-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:19 am

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Little even got the tail! :D
DF   and the tail   4-15-21.jpg
The rain came and Mom was a very big mumbrella
DF   mumbrella   big babies   4-15-21.jpg
Later Dad brought a nice dinner fish
DAD  dinner fish   4-15-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:22 am

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Mom came to chec k out that dinner fish LOL
DF   Mom too   4-15-21.jpg
Which the eaglets ate nicely side by side.
DF   side by side   4-15-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:13 am

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Scaps are from 4/20/21----


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A new size comparison. Little sure has grown but at this point looks to be a male by it's smaller size.
DF   size comparison   4-20-21.jpg
Mom comes in with breakfish
ND   Mom breakfish   4-20-21.jpg
Big fish---enough to satisfy 2 eaglets :)
ND   Mom  breakfish  2   4-20-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:17 am

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Going for the same bite
DF   L grabs taking turns   4-20-21.jpg
They just about alternated bites. here Big gets a bite
DF   Big bite   4-20-21.jpg
and then little gets a bite
DF   Little  bite  4-20-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:07 pm

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Going for the same bite
DF   L grabs taking turns   4-20-21.jpg
They just about alternated bites. here Big gets a bite
DF   Big bite   4-20-21.jpg
and then little gets a bite
DF   Little  bite  4-20-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:13 pm

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Big self feeding nestover fish
DF   Big self feeding nestovers   4-20-21.jpg
Little seers something up above while Big eats
DF   sees something   4-20-21.jpg
Big just keeps on feeding it's face
DF   Big finishing fish   4-20-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:20 pm

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Big sleeping with "the leg" thrown out---Little doing a heraldic pose :)
DF   Big  the leg  L wings  3   4-20-21.jpg
Little doing some wingersizing
DF   Little wingers   4-20-21.jpg
Little doing a crop drop
DF   L   crop drop   4-20-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:27 pm

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Little is picking at Big's feathers---early allopreening
DF   picking Big's feathers   4-20-21.jpg
Littler hop-flapping around the nest
DF   L hop flapping   4-20-21.jpg
Hard to see but they are both tracking something.
DF   tracking something   4-20-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:01 pm

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Managed to watch the big Duke Farms eaglets today. Went back on the DVR and they were not fed for the entire 12 hours that were covered!!!

One up and one down
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DF   one up-one down  4-28-21.jpg
Little did a crop drop--must have still been something in there
DF   crop drop   4-28-21.jpg
A wing and a foot stretch by little
DF   wing and foot   4-28-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:05 pm

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Big shows off her beautiful wings
DF   big wings   4-28-21.jpg
Little doing a little fake branching for practice :D
DF   fake branching   4-28-21.jpg
Little and Big side by side.
DF   L  B   4-28-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:10 pm

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More wingers from Big. :)
DF   Big does wingers   4-28-21.jpg
Side by side looking for a parent with food
DF   we want food   4-28-21.jpg
HEY! We are still waiting!
DF   still waiting   4-28-21.jpg
Little doing some nice wingers.
DF   little does wingers   4-28-21.jpg

.At a little after 5PM---still no food all day!! :angry:

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri May 07, 2021 12:05 am

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The smaller, slightly younger eaglet branched on May 6, 2021! :woohoo:


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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon May 10, 2021 1:33 pm

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Here we are 3 days later . I watched at least 7 hours on the DVR and never saw a parent or any food on the nest!!

Little stretching a wing
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DF   lil  wing stretch   5-10-21.jpg
Big getting some wingersize--they both did a lot of that
DF   big  wingers   5-10-21.jpg
Both of them so close to the edge--little has an itch
DF   both on edge   5-10-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon May 10, 2021 1:37 pm

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Little on his branch
DF   lil on branch   5-10-21.jpg
Big maybe on the branch---does this count?? ;)
DF   Big maybe branched   5-10-21.jpg
They must have had something to eat recently as Little does a big PS
DF   kapow   5-10-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon May 10, 2021 1:41 pm

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Big getting some pretty good air
DF   big getting air   5-10-21.jpg
Both tracking something. They have been peeping and looking all around--my guess is there is a parent up there some place.
DF   tracking something   5-10-21.jpg
Hello Big! What a pretty bird! :love:
DF   Hello pretty bird   5-10-21.jpg
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Sun May 16, 2021 11:24 am

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We have 2 fledges this morning!! :w00t:


.Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ

The Duke Farm's chicks have fledged! It happened this morning around 9:18am and was unintentional, but both appeared fine.
Nest monitor Diane Cook writes " Both DF eaglets have fledged. #2 was further out on the branch. You could see he wanted to move, but #1 was in the way. #2 finally flapped and jumped, landing on #1. In the flapping that ensued, both lost balance and went over. Thankfully you could see both flying off towards the field. The action began about 9:15AM.
We will see if they come back to the nest.
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon May 17, 2021 4:51 am

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I found a video of the fledge made by Deb Stecyk :thumlft: Thank you Deb !!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x3j3F-uEcE :vid:


.Duke Farms - Fledged - Accidentally - Both Juveniles Slip Off Branch & Take Flight - May 16, 2021


From Deb Stecyk~~~

Beautiful day for a fledge, both young juveniles accidentally fledge. This footage captures the youngsters branching perched side by side on the 12 o'clock branch just off the nest. One slips and falls then the other one slips and falls; accidentally fledgling. Both are seen in flight after the fall. I recorded the footage in actual time then slow motion then in actual time again. Both eaglets appeared fine after the fall. Later the cam pans the area and locates one of the juvenile's perched in a nearby tree. It may take a fish delivery to entice the "fledglings" back to the nest. These young juveniles are 79 and 75 days old. Congratulations to the Duke kids on their successful fledge. Thanks to Duke Farms for keeping us connected to this amazing bald eagle family.
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Re: Duke Farms, NJ -- 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Mon May 17, 2021 9:50 am

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Found on Facebook. Here is a quick recap of the 2020/21 season at the duke Farms nest from Lisa Romero. :love: Thank you Lisa!!


.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9rEwdfUI0Y :vid:


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