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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by jwin36 » Sun May 13, 2018 7:59 am

Just posting a couple of cute s'caps
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Wet morning on the nest
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by photofun » Mon May 14, 2018 11:36 am

Monday may 14, 2018
The eaglets are changing and growing so much now it really is hard to tell unless you get a close up of their face to tell the difference. We noticed that Honor has a smooth curve to the cere in front of the nares and Courage has a bit of a point especially on the right side of the beak.

Courage

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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by photofun » Mon May 14, 2018 11:44 am

Some flappy and floating fun this morning, Courage is really working it
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Wed May 16, 2018 11:04 am

The cams appear to be down ! :tt: Here is a nice close-up of the eaglets from yesterday thanks to SuzieO

Honor is in the front and Courage in the rear
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am

We still have no cams here. I'm not sure what is going on!! :dunno:


From the FB page ---

Good morning! No updates on cam being back online just yet. We continue to wait for the official word from Earth Conservation Corps on a camera reset, due to power outages in the area caused by storms that rolled through earlier this week. Remember that we are privileged to watch these amazing birds and that, through a gracious partnership with the MPDC academy, we are able to have eyes on our favorite eagle family at all.

On Justice, Liberty, Honor, and Courage: We would like to assume they are doing just fine and going about their eagle business. We have no reason to believe otherwise. Eagles are hardy, and J and L have persevered through many weather conditions, as bald eagles do. These 20+ year old parents have experience on their side!
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Wed May 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Talons crossed---we may be getting the cams back real soon!! :woohoo: One of the chat mods for this cam, SuzieO, has given me permission to post a few pictures that she took when she recently visited the nest. Thanks Susie!! :thumlft:


Here we see one of the eaglets right on the edge of the nest.
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One of the eaglets is peeking through the branches
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This last one I borrowed from their FB page---no name attached. It is a nice shot of Liberty and Justice. :)
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by photofun » Thu May 31, 2018 8:58 am

Thursday May 31, 2018.. Honor fledges from the nest for the first time! he is 75 days old and looked like a pro taking off from the side of the nest.. 6:26 am.. He flew around, and did an awkward landing under the nest but flew around several times. Just brings food to the nest around 9:43 and he comes in to the nest to eat! Congrats to Honor!

Video of fledge from Dave Taylor https://youtu.be/yJay165lBv0

video of slow mo flight around the nest a little later https://youtu.be/5KDO8Rtfr5Q

video of flight back to the nest https://youtu.be/FpeQdDp5TyA
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by photofun » Thu May 31, 2018 9:21 am

Honor 75 days old and fledged 5/31/18 at 6:26 am
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Courage 73 days old
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Honor after flying and eating and taking a nap
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Both together Honor on the left and Courage on the right
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu May 31, 2018 9:48 am

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:woohoo: Thanks for the info Photofun!! 75 days is quite an early fledge!
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:06 am

Here is a video of our ECC4/Courage fledging at 5:52AM! :woohoo:


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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by photofun » Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:07 am

MaryF wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:48 am
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:woohoo: Thanks for the info Photofun!! 75 days is quite an early fledge!
Both Honor and Courage fledged at 75 days and are doing well! :D :D
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by photofun » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:44 am

Sunday 6/17/18 A very pretty Sub Adult arrived to the nest, one of the juvies came in to the nest and went right off again, probably startled because it didn't know who it was! A parent arrived a short time later to chase the Sub off the nest. Both Juvies came to the nest afterwards and all is well. Thanks Connie Walsh for the great snaps!
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:28 am

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Here are the "kids" this morning. They are looking great!!! A double "selfie" Honor on the left and Courage on the right :love:
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Side view please! :D
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:54 am

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Just one in the nest a little later---Courage maybe---enjoying the shade
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Later again---both eaglets are on the nest and one is enjoying some UFO for lunch.
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Re: Police Academy -- Washington,DC-- 2018

Post by MaryF » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:45 am

I have some older scaps to post ---sorry that I couldn't do them earlier :oops2:
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