Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:36 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here ! :grhug:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:03 am

Good morning, everyone, and....


Ess just fledged!


5:57:37 am - lovely flight off to the left, just like Dee’s. More in a few minutes, once I finish my breakfast!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:09 am

I can't believe I missed it! I've been watching since 4:30 this morning! I left long enough to go to the ladies room and feed Callie (kitties just don't understand fledging) and when I got back she was gone! I was recording while I was gone - video shortly!

:vid: Beautiful flight from Ess!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:16 am

He's been soooo itching to go. And after much hesitancy, he finally took that leap of faith.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8VMroK9uMM

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:35 am

So glad you were both able to catch that, gemini and Bill! She was so very determined to do something this morning!

Ess is 12 weeks old today.

Just before taking off, she almost made it onto one of the higher branches on the other side of the tree. She flew from the little perch the adults use to the trunk on the other side
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then flew-hopped onto a little branch I can't see
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But apparently couldn't get a good grip, so turned and flew back down to the nest.
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I'm going to reboot North so we have a better chance of telling who is who when they come back; I may take a look around while I'm logged in.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:44 am

Congratulations!
Thanks for the post JudyB and the videos gemini and BillA. :rh:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:56 am

Hi Marg!

6:48 am
Adult on the nest - and I clearly hear at least one fledgling.
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And someone just flew in from the upper right corner.
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This looks like Dee.
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And I still here calling - I think Ess is not far away.


6:55 am
Dee is eating, and I no longer hear Ess, though Dee is pausing and looking around while she eats.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:59 am

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:vid: Ess's pre-flight prep including take-off! (1:41)
Wonderful - you got her fly up to the high branch! Thank you!


This is from when I was doing a look-around on the North cam - I think this is the general direction where she flew - lots and lots of places for a dark brown fledgling to hide!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:06 am

7:05:05 am
Dee had finished her meal and just took off from the high perch - and I think she circled around and is now higher up in the tree, hiding behind some leaves - she is getting good!

Liftoff
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Coming around the corner
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Hiding spot
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video coming, but I have a cat who says it's time to chase treats around the kitchen. Back soon.

:vid: Dee: "I Can Fly!" (29 seconds)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Kitcat11848 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:15 am

Congratulations Ess and Dee on your fledges. Such big, beautiful fledglings. Thanks gemini, Bill and Judy for your videos. Hi Beth and Bev.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:49 am

Thanks for stopping by, Marianne! It is exciting - and somewhat bittersweet - to see them take the next step towards independence.


10:48 am
I suspect Dee is still up there somewhere - but I can't find her.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:32 am

8:24 am
Adult in with a fish - lots of noise from the upper branches, and eventually Dee flew down and claimed the fish. I'm waiting a bit to check the dvr - but I'm not hearing Ess.... Although I just heard something - but only one call, and not necessarily even an eagle.

I think this is Sur - I didn't see any white stripes, and I think Res may have gotten in the way of a ps, because she seems to have a lot of white on her back last time I saw her.
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Sur took a couple of bites of the fish, then nibbled on leftovers - sort of subtly telling Dee that the fish might be gone if she didn't get down here. The video is going to be almost 4 minutes long - although I may cut the first half since 2 minutes of Sur poking around on the nest listening to Dee yell is probably not essential; the 2 minutes of Dee in the tree are useful - even once I'd spotted her flapping, I couldn't see her unless she moved.

Here she is on the nest - and Sur is quickly leaving.
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Not a great picture, but it shows Dee's tail.
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Added - :vid: Dee Up a Tree (2:38)


Dee flew off at 8:47 am, and someone landed in the upper right a moment later.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:57 am

8:54 am
Adult back with more food. I definitely hear calling and am assuming it is one of the fledglings in the upper left corner of the screen - and that bird just flew out away from the tree - I was expecting her to loop around and come to the nest - but maybe the other adult had a more interesting meal? Adult is on the nest eating; all is quiet.

I think this is Sur again, and think this was something with legs - maybe squirrel or rabbit?

8:58 am
Sur is looking as if he's planning to dive for cover at any moment, but I'm not seeing or hearing either eaglet.


8:59 am
Sur looks a bit annoyed (which is a way eagles look a lot of the time - but still) - I sort of think he's thinking that he got this great food, and brought it to the nest - and no one cares!
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I do wonder why the eaglet in the tree didn't come back - unless it wasn't an eaglet - I was planning to zoom in once I got done recording the earlier visit - but missed that opportunity.


9:02 am
Lunch time in Maine - I'll watch my iPad and see what happens next.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:44 am

Good morning to all of you. and Congratulations Dee and Ess for your perfect fledge. What beauties you turned out to be. Mom and dad should be proud of the job they did raising you both.


9:07 Dee came back to claim the meal Sur brought in. She sure flies strong now.

I missed both Dee returning to the nest last evening and Ess fledging today so thank each and every one of you for your amazing video's :rh:

The first thing I have done for over 80 days is come here and watch the eagles. I am happy for then yet sad for me and all of you.

Well, I am late again this morning, old age is creeping up fast...lol... I have slept in way too late but enjoy every minute of it.

I will be back to please keep those video's coming. :hug:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:51 am

Hi everyone !

Congratulations Ess! thanks gemini and Bill for the videos .... what a beautiful take off! :rh:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm

BillA wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:39 pm
Dee decides to take a little "fly about".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3g7_wBF_T0
I'm catching up a bit on all the activity the past couple of days - and just watched this video. It's great! I loved watching Ess follow Dee as she flew around, mostly out of our sight - but not out of Dee's! Thanks, Bill!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:02 pm

12 noon
Dee is up from her nap, and flew to the little perch she slipped from yesterday, then flew from there to the high perch. She's looking much more confident after only a couple of days of flying.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:25 pm

1:23 pm
Dee flew off the nest a couple of minutes ago and I tried to follow her = and was way too slow. But then I looked in some treetops - and I found one of the fledglings, though I'm not sure which.
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The angle is wrong for seeing tail feathers, but the shape reminds me of Dee more than Ess.


I made a version of this a preset called Dee_1 - this is what it looks like, and Dee(?) has moved further into hiding.
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That will let us check this area quickly in the future.

I'm still on the South cam, and am keeping it pulled back so I have more chance of following Dee if she decides to fly off.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Yes, Judy, it does me too...I looked on the camera (south) and I see one there teetering on a thin branch in the tree.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:44 pm

Thanks, Beth! I must admit that fledglings are more patient than I am - I know she can sit there for hours - and I suspect that as soon as I take my eye off her for more than a second - she'll be off!


2:05 pm
Dee flew off - and I followed her until she went behind the South cam tree
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And I have no clue where she went after that. She could be back in the nest tree hiding behind the leaves - or in any other tree nearby.

:vid: Fledgling in Flight (39 seconds)


I'm out of the South cam for a while - need to step away from the mouse and keyboard.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:51 pm

Isn't she beautiful Judy? The way she soars through the sky, free, I am free...must be a good feeling.

Outside of humans who do they have to fear Judy? I can't think of another bird bigger then they are.

Just think our babies will be having babies in a few years themselves...lol..hope I'm around to watch their offspring.

Thank you all so much for the video's I so enjoy them.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:52 pm

2:51 pm
Res just landed in the nest. I'm not seeing any flapping from the upper branches, or hearing anything, though she's looking around while working on something.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:55 pm

She just brought another flounder in and is picking at nest overs..yuck! seems she doesn't care much for flounder either..yet in a restaurant, you pay well for that...lol. They are fussy aren't they?..lol.Is flounder edible?

Flounders are sold as a whole fish or thin fillets and usually skinned, although the skin is edible. Whole flounder is good sautéed, steamed or roasted. Fillets are excellent sautéed with a coating of flour or light breading to crisp the soft flesh and prevent them from falling apart. Substitute any flatfish. YUMM!!!

Added, I take it back, Res loves flounder..lol...she must be hungry she is chomping it down fast. :yes:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:07 pm

Thanks, Beth - I wasn't sure if she brought it or if she dug up an old one that had been buried - which makes me glad that eagles don't have a sense of smell!

I don't know if the chicks don't like it - or if it's more that they don't like working!


3:03 pm
Res didn't finish the flounder - but I think she opened it, and had some bites while she was at it. Then she tried tugging on some of the big sticks to rearrange them.
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She flew off at 3:04 pm - and I think I did hear one of the fledglings calling near the end of her visit.


4:17 pm
I've heard a few calls but haven't seen any activity. Will try to check back in later, but no promises.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:02 pm

13:06 I am sure it was Ess back in the nest and eating..will go take another look,

Added, 14:56 Res is back at the nest eating the flounder that was left.
Off to eat supper...will be ba ck.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:59 pm

Good night all. I have never seen so many flies, the nest is crawling.
ee you in the morning. :offtobed:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:28 am

G'morning all :)
The nest looks so forlorn this morning. 😕
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