Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:49 am

Good Morning everyone and thanks nightowl for starting the day here and Bill for your post .

I am late pasting here.. I was very busy at H Mills :)

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Like Bill said nest looks so forlorn ...
6:40a
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Hope you are having fun Dee and Ess out and about !

N Cam is pixelating!

Enjoy your day everyone ! :bye 1:

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The Pittsburgh Hays eaglets/ juvies fledged over 3 weeks ago and are still coming back to nest for food and ground observers see Mom and Dad giving them food of nest also :)
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:05 am

Thanks for the morning report, Bev - we appreciate your posting the weather, especially knowing how busy you are now with Harrison Mills and the Halifax Osprey cam!

Beth, I hope you saw Ess at the nest yesterday - I always worry until they return. I thought it was Dee there the whole time - but once I've made an ID, if I step away for a few minutes and there's still an eaglet there when I return, my instinct is to assume it's the same one - so I might have missed a switch. I do hope we see them both there today - if they visit together, we'll know we're seeing both!

I was in earlier and rebooted North - and am rebooting it again now. Before rebooting, I did a quick look back and found two visits, one last night and one this morning. I think both were by Dee.

This is from 7:20 pm yesterday; I'm seeing a bit of white on the tail, but it doesn't seem to be on the tips, and the tail is being held narrowly and rounded, which I associate with Dee (if you know what I mean).
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Here's a brief video - I'm afraid it's just of the fledgling eating and displaying her tail; I don't know who made the delivery.

:vid: Dee? (24 seconds)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:46 am

This morning's visit started with an adult arriving around 5:41 - and I didn't realize it at the time, but there was a fledgling overhead. She's in the red circle and flapping - but you'll have to take my word for that because even I can't see her and I took the screenshot.
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It was interesting to watch - though rather too long to record - the adult ate some of the food item; he or she picked it up and walked around the nest showing it off. He or she even jumped up to the little perch to make it more visible to any nearby fledglings. During all that time, I didn't notice any movement in the upper branches, or hear any calls from either fledgling.
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At 5:51, the adult jumped up to the little perch, and flew off.

A minute later, I noticed movement in the upper right corner (not where the fledgling was earlier), and someone made a lovely flight to the nest. You can see her circling behind the nest here, a dark shadow against the sky.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:42 am

continuing....

North cam was too pixelated to see tail details; I did try to get logged in, but the fledgling was checking out various perches by the time I made it to my computer. This was the clearest shot I got of the tail.
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Another view - I think the light color is a stick under the tail, not the tail.
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And one more.
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This looks like Dee to me - and I'm hoping that today is the day Ess returns to the nest!

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:45 am

There was a fledgling in the nest at 9:06 - it might have been Ess. North was pixelating badly (Ken's now rebooted the Wowza, and it seems better), but I got some images and a little video from the direct zoomer link. Will add them after lunch.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:50 am

Good morning everyone, Bill, you are so right, it does look lonely in there.

Judy, I sure hope I saw Ess too, you have me second guessing myself now. I also worry until they return. Thank you for the pic's of Dee.

I have to be away for a while this morning so I won't be able to watch for Ess.

Let's hope they both return today.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by Marg » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:15 am

Good morning everyone I thought that I'd take a scap.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:00 pm

11:53 am
I'm not sure who is who yet - but there are two!!! :D
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And I still don't know who was here at 9:06, but now I'm almost positive that it's Dee who has been on the nest calling for the last half hour or so, and Ess who just arrived.

Ess on top eating leftovers, Dee lying down.
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I have some close-ups of Dee's tail, and there's white there, but it was looking to me more as if she had dirt or maybe salt from wading on the beach than white feathers.


Ess on left.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:03 pm

Ess on left, Dee on right
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Ess standing.
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At least one has been calling fairly regularly for food.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:07 pm

Ess is now lying down beside Dee, and they did a bit of beaking, and seemed to be playing with a little stick. :love:
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Ess is on the left, and her tail is looking longer at the moment, but it's the angle - I'm pretty sure Dee's is still a bit longer.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:43 pm

Looking back, since I started posting in the middle.

One fledgling (I think Dee) arrived at 11:29:06; I'll check on the North cam later, but it looked as if she landed on the nest, then did a bit of looking around.

The second fledgling arrived at 11:31:51 and landed on the perch to the left of the nest (from the South cam perspective):
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And I think they both more or less stayed like that, with Dee eventually lying down on the nest, until around 11:52 when I went to my computer (I'd been watching the North cam on my iPad) to try for some closeups on the tail feathers of the chick in the nest - and realized there was a second chick perched beside the nest.

Ess moved into the nest a moment later.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:47 pm

12:43 pm
Dee has gone up to the high perch; Ess is lying in the nest. I think Dee is calling for food. Or maybe I have them backwards - the one on the upper perch sure looks like Ess. :chin:
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I have both zoomer cams open - am hoping to following one of them if/when they fly off. Cams are working much better - I think Ken's reboot of the Wowza server really helped - and maybe we need to ask him to do that more often when the cam is pixelated.

At least one of them is calling for food - maybe both. Hard to tell with the multiple windows open.


And my current guess is that this is Dee's dusty tail, not Ess's white lacy tips, and the rounded position is more a Dee thing - so Ess is on her high perch. But it's not easy to be sure.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:02 pm

1:02 pm
Oops - I blinked, and Ess is gone.


Here she is, heading towards the lower right corner of the cam window.
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Dee looked when she flew by, but didn't get up.


1:10 pm
Time for me to take a break. Dee is still on the nest, and I took a quick look around and didn't see Ess anywhere. I'm logging out of both cams.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:09 pm

2:05 pm
I thought Dee flew off as I was leaving the room, but someone is on the East perch. Looks like Dee’s rounded tail but the picture on my iPad is pretty small.

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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:36 pm

JudyB wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:00 pm
11:53 am
I'm not sure who is who yet - but there are two!!! :D

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And I still don't know who was here at 9:06, but now I'm almost positive that it's Dee who has been on the nest calling for the last half hour or so, and Ess who just arrived.

Ess on top eating leftovers, Dee lying down.

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I have some close-ups of Dee's tail, and there's white there, but it was looking to me more as if she had dirt or maybe salt from wading on the beach than white feathers.


Ess on left.

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Too precious :love: Thanks Judy ! and thanks for the all scaps and observations also!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:13 pm

Just got back and the power was off. Had to walk up three flights of stairs...wheeeew! :ohmy:

I am so happy to see both Ess and Dee in the nest again, it doesn't look so lonely now..lol.

I took a good look at Dee's tail and I think it was Ess I saw last night. Dee's is rounded Ess is straight across. I was pretty sure it was a square tail and not rounded... Its so hard to tell. :dunno:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm

Glad you could peek in, Bev!

3:10 pm
I’m still using my phone and iPad - but I think one of the fledglings is lying in the nest and the other is on what I’m calling the East perch, which are the sticks on the right side of the nest, sort of behind and under the high perch.


Added -
This is where they were when I posted
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And this is where they were at 3:30 when I got to the computer to add a screenshot
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North was pixelating again, so I rebooted it.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:37 pm

BETHINB.C. wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:13 pm
Just got back and the power was off. Had to walk up three flights of stairs...wheeeew! :ohmy:

I am so happy to see both Ess and Dee in the nest again, it doesn't look so lonely now..lol.

I took a good look at Dee's tail and I think it was Ess I saw last night. Dee's is rounded Ess is straight across. I was pretty sure it was a square tail and not rounded... Its so hard to tell. :dunno:
I expect you're right about the tails, Beth - I know I can often tell who is who, though I can't always explain why, exactly. Here I think it's Ess on the little perch, partly because she spends more time there, and partly because I think she still has a bit more down to shake out under her feathers, making her sometimes look a little puffy.
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And she's now back in the nest with Dee.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by BETHINB.C. » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:40 pm

Ahhh.. :ohmy: .I never thought of the down...lol..so that's why they look o fat?...lol. :mihihi:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:44 pm

5:40 pm
One fledgling has flown off; the other is on the East perch. It’s quiet now - but they want food. Hoping one or both adults deliver soon. Good night everyone! :offtobed:

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:57 pm

18:40 both are out of the nest.

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Post by nightowl » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:57 pm

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2019

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:57 am

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

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Windy at the empty nest \
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Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:02 am

Good morning, everyone!

Thanks for the weather and early posts, Bev!

5 am
I've rebooted North - and I'm hearing someone calling for food, though it's faint so either in the upper branches or away from the nest.

Off for breakfast and coffee! :coffee2:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:17 am

8:07 am
Good morning again - and wow, it's been a busy morning!

Dee arrived at the nest around 5:27 am
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And an adult (maybe Res?) arrived with food a minute or two later.
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Not sure what it was (maybe a flounder?) but Dee was working on it for a good half hour, before going up to the little perch, then to the high perch at 6:02 am. It may depend on the direction of the wind or something, but I noticed that when Dee settled in there, it was with her back to the cam. This is before she got settled, and I'm including it as a comparison to help tell who is there.
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but then she settled showing us her narrower, more rounded tail position (I think their tails are fairly similar, but they prefer to hold them a bit differently).
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She was looking around a bit, and flew off to the left at 6:15 am.

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Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:32 am

Continuing....

An adult arrived at 7:07 am (maybe Res?) - and I could hear at least one chick talking up a storm while the adult worked on the food item (I think a small bird)
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At 7:09 I saw a large bird flying behind the tree on the South cam (not sure if she came from the upper branches), and a moment later a squealing dervish landed on the nest - and the adult left in a hurry!
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Once things calmed down a bit, I was able to confirm that this was Dee.
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But the story is not over....

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Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am

Continuing....

I thought I heard a bit of calling even after Dee had chased the adult off and was eating. But then it grew quiet and Dee was making good progress on her meal, and looking around regularly, as wise fledglings do.

Then at 7:20, guess who came flying in from somewhere over to the left!
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Dee (on the right) was not amused....
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Ess did try to grab Dee's food - but Dee was having none of that, so Ess went to work on something that was left on the nest - maybe the flounder from the morning.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:01 am

After the meal was over, Dee went up to the upper perch, and Ess went to the East perch (the partly hidden one on the right)
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But after a few minutes, I think Ess wanted "her" perch back.
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However, Dee wasn't budging, so after a couple of tries, Ess flew up to the little perch, then did a graceful flight off the nest at 7:44 am.

:vid: Graceful Ess


Dee actually went to the little perch and did a similar fly-away at 7:47 am.


It's now 9 am, and I don't think there have been any additional visits.

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Post by BETHINB.C. » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:24 am

Good morning everyone and thank you for the posts this morning, its so nice to see both of them back at the nest and the parents still bringing food to them.

Judy, thank you for the video. :hug:

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:20 am

An adult came in at 9:59 am. Unfortunately the North cam was pixelating too much for me to tell who it was - it had been fine when I left, but that apparently didn't last. Anyway, a fledgling arrived at 10:01 am - and it's Ess!
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Happy to see her get to the food first for a change (though they may both also be getting food off the nest).


Then, at 10:13, I thought I saw something fly by the nest, and a moment later, Dee arrived. Ess immediately went into full mantle to protect her prey.
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It's now 10:19 and Ess has relaxed her mantle somewhat, but I think she's still keeping an eye on Dee.

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