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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:56 am

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Lunch time for Hope!
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Look at all of those feathers! AND that cute dandelion fuzz head!
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Good close-up---Thank you zoomie (nice clown feet!)
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:04 am

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I have several videos that I never got posted--will do it now :D


First Day Without Peace - Hope Doing Well - Peace's Body Moved - Jan 14, 2021- Captiva Bald Eagles


Hope is looking good -- scap is from the video
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From Deb Stecyk

This footage captures clips of the Captiva family; Hope, Mom and Dad after the sad loss of Peace last night. Hope is eating and doing well sporting a great crop. Hope does some wing flapping show casing her pin feathers and mighty wings. Before dark parent moves Peace's body to the edge of the nest; feathers are plucked and removed from Peace's body by both parents. As daylight faded Peace's body remains on the nest although a few times today it looked like Mom wanted to fly off with it. Good Night Mom, Dad and sweet baby Hope stay safe. Peace Soar High and Forever Free Lil Guy you are missed!

Thanks to the landowner Lori and the AEF for providing the Captiva Eagle Cams


Hope with a huge crop -- scap is from the video
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=Iw ... e=youtu.be :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:16 am

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AEF Captiva Eagles ~ Mom & Dad Both Bring Hope A Grass Blanket! 😊 Dad Covers Hope Up! 1.16.21


ere c omes Connie with a huge lump of grass -- scap is from the video
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From Lady Hawk

Connie arrives first with a huge clump of grasses for the nest and spreads it around. A half hour later, Joe arrives with his own delivery of grasses! Connie will take off and Joe gets to work and first puts a stick on Hope and then will cover up Hope with the grass blanket! lol Connie arrives with a fish and puts it right on the grass blanket. Hope will stand up letting the grass fall back down to the nest probably thinking enough with the blankie just give me some fish! ♥♥ Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Courtesy of AEF 2020 American Eagle Foundation Eagles.org.


Spreading that grass around -- scap by Lady Hawk from her video
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQQEp4Q ... 99EbApVhGY :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:32 am

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AEF Captiva Eagles ~ Hope Can't Resist Nipping At Connie's Tail Feathers!! 😊 Too Cute!! 1.17.21


Hope nipping Connie's tail -- scap by Lady Hawk from her video
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From Lady Hawk

Hope is now 34 days old and the dark juvenile feathers are emerging nicely. Hope is watching Mom and sweetly reaches out to grab her feathers while Mom is preening. 😊 Connie moves and her tail feathers are now brushing back and forth on Hope and that is too much temptation to resist - so Hope tries to nip at her tail! Just to darn cute!! Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Courtesy of AEF 2020 American Eagle Foundation Eagles.org.


Then Hope got it from the other side :D scap is from the video
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPZJTwH ... qsjV3ezye8 :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:45 am

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AEF Captiva Eagles ~ Hope Mantles & Swallows Fish Tail For The First Time! 😊 1.17.21


WOW--Hope swallowing the fish tail -- scap by Lady Hawk from her video
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From Lady Hawk

Joe flies in with a fish and Hope actually mantles it for the very first time! Good job Hope!! Joe begins feeding Hope - it was a long feeding! Towards the end, Joe offers up a fish tail at 7:04 and Hope swallows it!! That was great to see Hope get the prized fish tail! Joe continues to feed until Hope walks away full and ready for a nap. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Courtesy of AEF 2020 American Eagle Foundation Eagles.org.


First time mantling a fish -- scap is from the video
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D5l7qX ... s4z0qw7j84 :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:54 am

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Who is this dark bird? Hopes upper dark feathers are really coming in.
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Joe and Hope side by side on a beautiful Florida afternoon
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:02 pm

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We are not certain what might be wrong with Hope or if there is anything at all but I'm going to post two videos by Lady Hawk that show tremors in both of Hope's legs just so it will be documented.


AEF Captiva Eagles ~ Unusual Leg Tremors/Trembling Seen In Eaglet Hope! 1.19.21

From Lady Hawk

I have been noticing these leg tremors in Hope for the past few days but tonight they went on for several minutes long. Hope kept trying to stretch out the leg but it would start trembling again. I don't know if this is anything of concern or not, but I have sent this video to a friend of mine at CROW for her to review. With the death of Peace last week of unknown causes and seeing leg trembling in Hope, I wonder if it may be some sort of neurological illness or disease. I hope this turns out to be nothing serious for our sweet Hope. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Courtesy of AEF 2020 American Eagle Foundation Eagles.org.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nXNUK0 ... zmCgyPEvc4 :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:06 pm

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AEF Captiva Eagles ~ More Leg Tremors Seen In Hope Today! 1.20.21


Lady Hawk

Hope ate a large fish this morning and has a full crop and laid down on the nest to rest. Leg tremors can be seen again in Hope's left leg. It also appears that Hope's left wing twitches a little (or it might be because the left leg was trembling). Yesterday I did a video showing tremors in Hope's right leg - now they are seen in her left leg. CROW is aware of these tremors and is observing Hope at this time. I do hope this is nothing serious but we need to observe her closely for any behavioral changes. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

Courtesy of AEF 2020 American Eagle Foundation Eagles.org.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G9n20w ... x_f5jbBz7Q :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:18 pm

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The blood feathers are really growing in on the tail---snoozing eaglet :D
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Dinner from Joe---Hope really had to steal dinner for the most part.
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by Ferenz » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:58 am

Has Hope problems standing on his left leg?

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Post by MaryF » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:02 am

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Ferenz it is possible that Hope is having a hard time. Hope has had tremors in both legs :(

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:59 am

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There has been no food yet today and Hope has been alone for quite a few hours.

Picking at her leg
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That's quite a wing! Look at those feathers
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Doing a little nestorating
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by Ferenz » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:39 am

Captiva Bald Eagles Sanibel Islands, FL: Hope stands up well on their feet stretching wings

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:01 am

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Here are some scaps from late yesterday afternoon when both Joe and Connie finally came to the nest and fed Hope.


Finally Joe appeared at the nest with a large fish and Hope was sure ready for it!o
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Watching what is going on below the nest and chatting with Dad----it was VERY noisy beneath the nest
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More Dad---more!!
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:06 am

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Hope grabbing a bite from Joe--she had a good meal
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Connie showed up and fed Hope the rest of the fish. Hope was still enthusiastic about eating :thumlft:
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Hope sitting there with a large crop
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:29 am

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Here is a video from Lady Hawk from around the time of the feeding---more leg tremors I'm afraid. :(


AEF Captiva Eagles ~ Tremors Seen In Hope's Leg Leg Again. Connie Feeds Hope Before Bed! 💕 1.21.21

Hope does a crop drop :D
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From Lady Hawk

There were more tremors seen in the left leg of Hope today. They went on for a few minutes with Hope trying to stretch out that leg as they must feel uncomfortable. Connie flies in and feeds some of the remaining fish that Joe brought in earlier to Hope and she finishes the rest of it. Hope ate well with both Connie and Joe feedings today and had a good appetite and was alert. The tremors are neurological and are most likely caused by some sort of toxin that Hope has ingested. Both parents and Hope did consume some of Peace's body before Joe removed it from the nest yesterday. Adults are able to better assimilate toxins due to their larger body mass size then the eaglets. The tremors we see in Hope - may be caused by rat poison & can last for several weeks but will eventually go away as the poison is eliminated from the liver. Hope looks well with the exception of the tremors so let's hope for no further symptoms. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk


Happily eating and chittering
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciRUpkH ... HBcV3AJiTc :vid:

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Post by MaryF » Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:21 am

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A video that gives us some hope that Hope will be ok.


Hope for Hope - Minimal to No Tremors Seen - 1212 pm - Jan 22, 2021 - Captiva Bald Eagles

From Deb Stecyk

During this rest period there were minimal to no tremors seen, which is encouraging. Hope was in the position where we normally see tremors; over a period of about 20 minutes i only observed minor brief tremors, which is marked improvement from previous days. Tremors were seen later in the afternoon yet it is important to document and celebrate when we do not see the tremors! Hope has been active, enjoying a regular "eaglet" type day, curious about her surroundings, wonderful interaction with Mom & Dad, good intake and output there is hope for Hope!

Thanks to the landowner Lori and the AEF for providing the Captiva Eagle Cams


https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=Iw ... e=youtu.be :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by Ferenz » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:25 am

Seems that 2nd poor little one Hope passed this night...

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:12 am

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Here is the notice from the AEF ~~ :cry1: :brknhrt:

American Eagle Foundation LIVE Nest Cams
2tSpconsnaorhded ·
We are confirming that Hope, the remaining eaglet in the Captiva nest has been lost. Again, it is important to note that these are wild nests that provide us all a privileged glimpse into the natural lives of these majestic creatures. Nature, while beautiful, can also be brutal in its course.
Our cam operators may refocus views on some cams throughout the next few days to provide a comfortable viewing experience however, please note that some cams are fixed. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by Maddy » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:15 am

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by RitaR » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:18 am

Mary, Ferenz and other viewer of this nest. I'm so very sorry to read of this loss today. Mary do you know if they will retrieve the body to do a necropsy? My heart goes out to all of you on this heart breaking day. :grhug:

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Post by Kitcat11848 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:08 am

No words to express the sorrow I feel for this nest, AEF, all watchers and posters. :brknhrt: :cry1: Your name gave us the promise we wished for. Fly free sweet Hope, join your brother and all gone before you. RIP
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Post by yellowrose0127 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:11 am

:cry1: :brknhrt: :cry1:
My heart is breaking and the tears are flowing. Sweet baby Hope, now free and with Peace , at the Rainbow Bridge with Mama Norfolk and Ozzie to welcome you. So many brothers and sisters to keep you company and to teach you. Fly forever with nothing to hold you back. The sky is no longer your limit. :rh:
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:18 am

RitaR wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:18 am
Mary, Ferenz and other viewer of this nest. I'm so very sorry to read of this loss today. Mary do you know if they will retrieve the body to do a necropsy? My heart goes out to all of you on this heart breaking day. :grhug:


Rita I have heard nothing at all about plans to do that. It could be by now there is nothing to retrieve--it's hard to tell since AEF has moved the cam :( (They were my birthday babies and I am incredibly sad!! :cry1: :brknhrt: )
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Post by RitaR » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:22 am

Oh Mary I am so very sorry! Didn't know they were your birthday babies. :brknhrt: :cry1: Big hugs to you on this day. :grhug:



Thank you Rita---they were very special to me. :brknhrt: From the side cam she is still in the nest.

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:37 am

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Hope's Acute Suffering - Ends with her Passing - Viewer Discretion - Jan 24, 2021- Captiva Eagles

From Deb Stecyk

At 401 pm yesterday fresh blood was visible on Hope's right leg and foot. Sadly after dark Hope went into severe distress showing signs of choking and trying hard to expel a pellet or something else. The suffering progressed and intensified thorough out the night, for the viewers observing via live cam it was heartbreaking to watch. Just before Hope passes Mom returns to the nest. Hope you pain and suffering has ended, united with Peace once again, together you can soar the heavens as angels. RIP Hope you fought so hard to survive you will be forever missed. Hugs to Lori the landowner and to everyone following this precious eagle family.

Thanks to the landowner Lori and the AEF for providing the Captiva Eagle Cams


https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=Iw ... e=youtu.be :vid:

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Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:41 am

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Hopes Suffering Ends - Mom Returns to Comfort - Viewer Discretion - Jan 24, 2021 - Captiva Eagles

From Deb Stecyk

At 401 pm yesterday fresh blood was visible on Hope's right leg and foot. Sadly after dark Hope went into severe distress showing signs of choking and trying hard to expel a pellet or something else. The suffering progressed and intensified thorough out the night, for the viewers observing via live cam it was heartbreaking to watch. Just before Hope passes Mom returns to the nest. Hope you pain and suffering has ended, united with Peace once again, together you can soar the heavens as angels. RIP Hope you fought so hard to survive you will be forever missed. Hugs to Lori the landowner and to everyone following this precious eagle family

Thanks to the landowner Lori and the AEF for providing the Captiva Eagle Cams


https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=Iw ... e=youtu.be :vid:

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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by MaryF » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:04 am

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Eagles do mourn in their own way although they move on quickly. I do believe that these show some typical grief. This is Connie, I believe, with Hope.

Connie standing guard.
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Looking at Hope
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Looking down at her baby.
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Re: AEF Captiva/Sanibel Island Eagle Cam 2020/21

Post by JudyB » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:18 am

My sympathy and big hugs to everyone following these wonderful eagles. :cry1:

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