Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:18 am

7:43 pm Sur letting Res know enough is enough!
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And he's gone!
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7:44 pm Res wastes no time coming home
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:35 am

10:35 am Looking like Sur on the eggs at the moment.
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Will have a look back on the DVR to see what has happened so far this morning.

Looks like Res left at 7:12 am and Sur took over at 7:14 am this morning.
Res leaving
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Sur settling in for his shift
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:33 am

7:59 am :vid: Sur takes a short break (:47)

8:10 am and he takes another break! 10 minutes this time! Don't know what's going on with all these breaks this morning! Then Res returns at 8:31 am for a nest exchange.

:vid: Okay, enough breaks, you can go now!

12:02 pm And Res takes a quicky break!
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12:02 pm She's back! Oops! Not Res - it's Sur!
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2:20 pm A very wet Sur keeping those eggs dry!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:43 pm

Thanks so much for your coverage here today, gemini! Not easy to keep track of them in the best of times, and the rain isn't making it easier.

So - there was a switch at 2:22 pm. They were both on the nest, and one got up and left and the other immediately went to stand over the eggs and keep them dry while doing the usual digging. The only problem is that as I look at the video before and after the switch, it looks like Res is incubating.

Here are the s'caps I got of the switch:
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The newly arrived adult is on the left in both of them - and it may be Sur, but I'm not seeing the dark area under the right eye. Then again, I couldn't see it on the one who left.

Ah well - the good news is that there are two adults taking turns, and they know who is who! :love:


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I tried watching the exchange on the South cam, and I think it's Sur on the left in the picture below, showing a bit of the dark upper tail as he gets up to leave, and a much drier Res on the right, showing a bit of cowlick. Maybe. :dunno:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:35 pm

5:31 pm
Up and away - whoever was there.
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The eggs are fine - it doesn't appear to be raining any more, but we still have drops of water on the cam cover.


5:33 pm
And someone is back - I'm thinking maybe Sur, but not easy to tell.
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Have a good night, everyone, and please post if you're watching.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:09 pm

6:01p
Looks like Sur to me also
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I zoomed in on him
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:10 pm

You're absolutely right Judy! That is definitely Res who is dry!

Which means it must have been an exchange at 12:02 nd also means Sur took over! I couldn't find any other exchange before the 2:22 pm one when Res arrived.

5:31 pm Another exchange - Res is leaving and I also think it is Sur that took over.

:vid: Sur in to cover the eggs
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by nightowl » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:57 pm

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:05 am

Good Morning SR , Judy, gemini and everyone and thank you nighowl for starting the day here.

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4:36a
I think Res is on the nest incubating the eggs
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:24 am

From the DVR 7:01pm
Res is home and Sur is leaving
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:28 am

7:02p Sur ate something that was in the nest and left
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:35 am

There was also an incident at 0036
Res saw something and reacts ..I also heard something
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She calls
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:37 am

0037a
She is quiet now
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Rolls the eggs
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:39 am

Shimmies on them and incubates \
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by BillA » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:17 am

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:38 am

Good morning, everyone - and thanks for catching whatever happened in the middle of the night, Bev! I know mice have occasionally ventured onto nests at night - but the calling makes me wonder if there was an owl nearby. Glad that Res was on the job, and that whatever it was, it was smart enough not to mess with Res!

6:37 am
It's getting light, and Res is awake and looking around.
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7:16 am
This is one of the times when it's useful to have several ID clues visible - the neckline with feathers showing down below and a gap in the center looks more like Sur than Res, but the first picture below shows the white feathers under the right eye that only Res has, and the second shows the more even tail that is usually an indicator of Res. I'm guessing that once she has a chance to have a good shake, the white feathers below the neckline will disappear.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:07 am

JudyB wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:38 am
Good morning, everyone - and thanks for catching whatever happened in the middle of the night, Bev! I know mice have occasionally ventured onto nests at night - but the calling makes me wonder if there was an owl nearby. Glad that Res was on the job, and that whatever it was, it was smart enough not to mess with Res!
You are welcome Judy and I forgot to post I am sure I saw something fly down the left side of the nest .. it went very fast .
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:45 am

Thanks, Bev!


8:38 am
I'm pretty sure this was a switch to Sur; Res left a few seconds before the first picture.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:58 am

10:54 am
I was just getting ready to post that Sur was still there, having checked the dvr for a switch, and had a fairly good look at his right eye - when he got up and flew off.
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I'm pretty sure this is Res who came in to take over, in spite of the ragged neckline. The tail looks right, as does what I can see of the right eye.
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Definitely Res - beautiful if a bit disheveled. :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:15 pm

1:10 pm Checked back to JudyB's last post and saw no changes - in fact I didn't even see Res get up for an egg roll, she hasn't budged from keeping those eggs dry!
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And of course I no sooner said that than she got up and rolled the eggs!

1:14 pm
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1:18 pm Settled again
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:26 pm

Thanks, gemini!

There was a switch from Sur to Res at 5:20 pm - so now I need to find out when Sur arrived. Back in a minute....


From the dvr...

3:52 pm
Res up and calling, and off she goes.
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And here is Sur at 3:54 pm.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:35 pm

Continuing....

Here is Sur at 5:15 pm
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The eggs on their own at 5:19 pm (seconds after he left).
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And Res arriving at 5:20 pm.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:43 pm

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Good afternoon, everyone! I have just learned that we do not have the hard drives we need to record our cams as we approach little chick time - and we do not have the funds necessary to buy them.

These are the high resolution drives that are connected directly to the cams at the site, making it possible to record high quality videos of events at the nests - and we usually have them up and running before the eggs are laid. As you know, we already have eggs at three of our four nests, and they are likely any day now at the fourth nest - so time is of the essence.

Our tech person Ken is estimating that it will cost about $7000 to buy the high quality, high capacity drives needed for our 9 cams, and while we are keeping up with our regular monthly expenses, we don't have the extra money needed to buy and install the hard drives.

I know this is a hard time financially for many of us, with many businesses closed - but it may also be a time when some of us are staying home and watching the eagles after cancelling planned trips or dinners out - and I'd like to ask those who can to contribute towards these hard drives.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:49 am

Good Morning Judy , gemini, Bill and everyone and thank you nightowl for starting the day here and Judy I will be happy to donate :huggie:

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5:4a
Windy and raining.. ,Res is incubating the eggs. keeping them warm, dry and safe
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:24 pm

Good afternoon, everyone!

Today is day 30 for the first egg and day 27 for egg #2 - which means that we are probably about a week away from a hatch. Eagle eggs normally hatch in 35-40 days. As I understand it, if the eagles incubated constantly like an incubator would do, most eggs would hatch on day 35 - but our parents (like many eagle pairs) only incubated part of the time while waiting for the second egg, so the first egg will take a little longer and the two eggs will probably hatch closer together than the three days apart they were laid. Also, the eggs cool down a bit while they are being turned and while the parents are changing places - all natural and normal - and making it impossible to know exactly when we might have a hatch.

That said, last year the first egg at Surrey Reserve hatched on day 38 - and day 38 for this year's first egg will be Sunday, April 5. We'll start paying closer attention to the eggs on April 2nd when the first one is 35 days old, and with a bit of luck we'll see the first little pip a day or two later. :love:


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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 pm

From the dvr....

Change from Res to Sur at 8:07 am; eggs were uncovered briefly.
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10:29 am
Sur was up briefly to take care of some personal business.
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11:11 am
Res arrived to take over - she's standing on the right as Sur gets off the eggs.
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It is now 12:45 pm, and it's windy and may still be raining - and Res us still on duty; she just got up to turn the eggs and rearrange herself a bit, and is now settling back in.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:57 pm

2:47 pm
Checking the dvr....

1:50 pm
Res looked around, then got up and flew off; still windy, but it looks as if the rain had stopped.
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1:52 pm
Someone arrived - I think Sur. And he did some calling (not a good picture, but I'm pretty sure it's him).
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2:56 pm - it's still Sur; I logged in briefly for a look at his eye because it's hard to tell with the cam rocking.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:40 pm

3:36 pm
Res just arrived - as I was watching!
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I think she's eating something at the edge of the nest - not sure if it's something she brought, or something left from an earlier meal. Sur is getting ready to leave.
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3:39 pm
Res is on nest duty, and Sur has flown off.
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