Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:48 pm

Its been an interesting day, I am on my to rest for the evening, see you all when I get p.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 pm

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Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Thanks, Marg and Beth! And I have no idea if there are deer in that area. There are a lot of houses or condos or whatever they are - but there also seems to be some woods. Definitely a question for someone who knows the area better than I do.

3:33 pm
Quick delivery by Sur - who still has a very red tail!

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It looks like a fish, and I think Ess got it.

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I tried to get a clear picture of tail feathers and had no luck with that, though I saw them flash by enough to be pretty sure it was Ess who was eating. Also, the one who didn't have the food wasn't lurking and trying to grab it - and Dee worked a long time on the squirrel(?) and I think ended up getting a good meal for his/her work, so I wouldn't expect Dee to be as hungry right now as Ess.

It's now 3:48 pm and the meal is over and the eaglets are standing around and looking out and occasionally preening.
I would think that there might be deer in that area Judy. We did go out there at the beginning when David asked people to show up after the original nest was down. :cry1:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:23 am

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:03 am

Judy, great videos! And wonderful scaps and observations from everyone - thank you all!

2:42 am Checking back on the DVR Sur cam in at 8:20 pm with a large chunk of something - I think a bird of some kind although it was already opened up as there was no prep before he started to feed the chicks.
Ess was fedd first and about 10 -15 min later Dee got some. The feeding lasted until 8:45 pm and Sur left. Ess got the bulk of this feed.


At 8:53 pm Mom arrived. She fed herself and the chicks until 9:07 pm with Dee getting the bulk of this feeding. She flew up to the perch and left from there.

Mom is doing well on her bad leg. She anchored the food item, and even scratched herself with it and her landing on the perch was much better.

:vid: Mom doing a bit better on her injured leg.

And I am off to :offtobed: - another full day tomorrow out early and back late again! An appointment and another friend's Birthday celebration! It seems most of my friends were born in June!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:13 am

Good Morning SR and everyone .. and thanks nightowl for starting the day here..

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3:51a
N cam is pixelating and I think Ess is down in the nest and Dee is preening
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I checked the DVR back to gemini post and no new nest visits that I saw !

Thanks Judy and gemini for the great videos and to all who post here for your scaps and observations! .. happy to see that Res is doing better :)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:50 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for the details and video of Res's visit, gemini - I've started a timeline for Res's recovery in the opening posts, and will add these new achievements! And thanks for checking back and posting the weather, Bev.

Looking back....

Sur came in around 4:47 am with food. Both chicks came over, but he seemed to be eating more than he was feeding them initially.
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One of the chicks started reaching for bites after a bit
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I think the second eaglet eventually got some food - but neither of them were that interested in some of the items Sur was offering.
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I'm quite certain it was Sur who brought the food - his tail still looked stained, and he was steady on both feet as he moved around. I'm a lot less sure who got the most food - I'm leaning towards Ess because it looked as if the tail feathers had white tips, though that's hard to see when the cam is in black and white - but it seems odd that Dee would miss a chance to be fed by one of the adults - though the other chick did have a nice plump crop.

Whoever it was, they had a nice meal - and everything seemed relaxed, so if the other chick had wanted food, it could have had some - Dad held food towards the second chick several times, and s/he wasn't interested.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:59 am

continuing from the dvr....

Sur stopped by quickly at 5:33 am. He may have brought something, but the chicks didn't seem interested. He left a moment later.
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It's now 9:00 am, and I didn't see any other visits.

I'm going to reboot the North cam then take a break for lunch.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:48 am

Good morning everyone. Thank you for the video's Judy, I do see an improvement with Res's leg, she even landed on the perch and held on :woohoo: I just got on here so going to do what I have to do and be back later. Enjoy your lunch, Judy. See you in a bit.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Darlene » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:37 am

10:16 Res brought in a small item, she is looking good! :rh:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:05 am

Looks like the eaglets are well fed and now having a nap on this sunny day.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:19 am

Hi everyone! I had a chance to watch your videos, gemini and Darlene - those are great! And I'm so happy to see Mom coming along so well! I was watching the most recent visit on my iPad while I had lunch - and I loved the part where Res was eating leftovers, and Ess came over to be fed - and after a minute, Dee - with new plump fish firmly gripped in one foot - hopped over to also get some bites from Mom!
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Ess moved out of the way - and did get some bites.
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And Mom Res also got some food - which is was good to see.


As an aside, I think Dee's fish was a little fresher than most fish s/he has received - and even after Res left, when Dee went to start on the fish s/he'd been toting around, it was still flapping a bit - and I think Dee wasn't quite sure what to do about that initially. But Dee soon figured it out, and had a nice meal. Ess watched for a bit, but apparently wasn't hungry enough to try for a steal.

Here's Ess lying down, but keeping an eye on Dee and the fish, just in case.
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It's now 11:17, and I haven't seen any additional visits.

It's a lovely day here, and I'm away from the computer for a while.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:29 am

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I went back a bit and got these scaps.
One of them hd a fish and was eating it then I think it finally gulped it down.
Added: I did see if flapping around Judy. I meant the fish was flapping around. lol
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:18 pm

Did you notice in the last video that Res's tail was dirty also?

Just checking again. "Res on the nest" her tail is really frayed..

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 pm

Thanks for the s'caps, Marg - and I had noticed that Res's tail is a bit dirty, Beth - I wonder if it's harder for her to keep it out of the dirt or mud when she's getting food.

Looking back, there was a very quick visit at 12:28 - I think by Sur, delivering another small fish, which I think Ess claimed.
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Well, Ess grabbed the fish, and took it to the edge of the nest to eat, and I think I saw him/her get a couple of bites, though s/he had his/her back to the cam - but either s/he ate very fast, or else wasn't hungry as after the first bites, Ess was just standing there for a while, then went over to sit on the nest beside Dee.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:18 pm

Oh - this may need a video - I just realized that while I was replaying the earlier visit, Res stopped by at 1:08 and delivered a little fish that Dee claimed - and Res held up his/her fish - saying "I've got one too"? Or saying "feed me!"? I don't think either of them have eaten their fish, and I know they both are capable of opening fish, though they prefer the pre-opened kind.

:vid: Eaglets with Fish (2 minutes)


I paused for a few seconds in the middle of the recording when they were looking around so I could get Ess's big wings in at the end without going over 2 minutes.

It's not obvious, but both eaglets are holding up their fish in this screenshot:
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It's now 1:43 and I think Dee has been working on her/his fish, though I think there's still some left. I don't think Ess has been back to his/her fish yet.


Added - I'm pretty sure this is Res - based on the tuft of feathers on the top of the head, and what I could see of her eye. And her tail looked more gray than red. But she was moving very well, in the couple of steps she took.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:11 pm

That's a wonderful video Judy, I love the way they both look so proud of their fish...lol.

I wonder too Judy, about Res's tail, she sure is one good mom. She seems so tolerant of her chicks..lol.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:12 pm

3:12 pm
I checked the dvr and then rebooted the North cam so it will be easier to look back.

Dee and Ess are dozing in the nest.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:13 pm

5:11 pm
Both cams were having issues, so I rebooted both of them. I'm afraid I forgot to check the dvr first, but all is going well so if we do miss a feeding it's not a big deal.

This should help folks looking back this evening and overnight - and I'll be watching for a little while, then I'll need to say goodnight.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:45 pm

5:39pm
Ess and Dee are down in the nest
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Great to see everything going so well and Res is doing better.. :thumlft: great video Judy!


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Sorry I am not here more... busy at other nests !

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:54 pm

Just a quick look both are still awake.
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The sun is shining on this cam one is preening.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 pm

Hi Marg and Bev, I'm on my way to bed...see you all tomorrow ad have a good sleep. :bye 1:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:57 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:55 am

Good early morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here !

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00:59a
Dee and Ess are sleeping //Ess is on the right I think!
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I checked the DVR back to Marg's post and no nest visits that I saw !
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:09 am

1:58 am Went back to 5:15 pm on the North Cam DVR very slowly, stopping if I thought an reaglet looked as tjhough it might be eating, three times, and there were no visits by an adult that I could see. Finding it a bit odd that neither showed up, I did the same on the South Cam but got the same results.

Thanks for the videos, Darlene and Judy and all the scaps everyone! I am home tomorrow and will try and get enough battery time to do some videos and/or scaps.

The bad news is the part I ordered was out of stock - the good news is I got an email today saying it will be delivered here by the 18th! :cheers:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 am

Thanks gemint for checking the DVR also and great news about the part for your computer ! :thumlft:

2:47a
Ess is awake and preening
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Both are tucked in sleeping now
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:44 am

Good morning everyone.
Both still asleep.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:58 am

Good morning, everyone!

I was starting to look back on the dvr, and saw a white head - one of the adults was in with something at 5:47 am - and one of the eaglets was trying to claim it.
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I think the adult held onto the food item, and began feeding the eaglets.
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I'm still not sure which adult this is; I think it was Dee who tried to claim the item initially, and Ess in the front shown getting a bite.


As of 5:51 am, Ess was working on something - possibly what was just brought in.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:05 am

Continuing....

The adult - I'm thinking Sur - then moved over to Dee and started working on the fish that was left over from last night, giving Dee some bites and also eating some.
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Then back to feed Ess from some bloody looking thing.
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The adult seems to be on a mission to find and feed all the leftover food in the nest - which seems like a good idea to me! I know that eagles don't really have a sense of smell - but day old fish in this sunny weather could be very ripe!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:21 am

Continuing....

It's not easy to judge sizes on a cam - whoever is nearer the cam looks larger, and whoever is standing a bit on the edge looks taller. I've been trying very hard to see if one of the eaglets is bigger so I can stop saying he/she all the time and pick a pronoun - and I haven't had much luck with that. As I continue watching (this is a nice long visit), I'm pretty sure both eaglets are at least as big as Sur (and I'm pretty sure this is Sur - no white stripes on the feathers and no limping that I've seen).
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I think the eaglets' bodies are probably done growing at this point, but they will be strengthening their muscles and their feathers are still growing, so they will look bigger as their feathers grow. The feathers the eaglets are growing now will be longer than those the adults have - that helps them when they are learning to fly - so by the time they fledge, both male and female eaglets should be larger than Sur - and if either or both are female, they will likely also be larger than Res.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:27 am

Continuing....

A couple of pictures from the other cam.
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Sur flew up to the little perch and away at 6:22 am - so he was on the nest about 35 minutes.

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