American Bald Eagles.

All eagles except White-tailed and Spotted Eagles
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Re: American Bald Eagles.

Post by Polly » March 11th, 2020, 7:48 pm

It breaks the heart ... .

In some animals, instincts seem to be very strong.
While many of us (me too!) break through our feelings in such situations. I always hope that animals don't feel as we do.

But the subject is very irritable. I know. There will never be certainty whether animals feel or just follow instincts.

I feel for me and such pictures hurt. :sad:
"Let nature be your teacher."
(William Wordsworth)

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Post by asteria » March 11th, 2020, 8:20 pm

Are buzzards smarter than white-headed eagles? Their egg didn't hatch in time, the parents flew away, and the egg was taken by the marten

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Post by Abigyl » March 13th, 2020, 2:15 am

BIG BEAR - March 12th

Poor Shadow protecting his 2 "Eggy Stones", during another snow storm.
It's so sad to watch

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Post by asteria » March 13th, 2020, 6:28 pm

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Two beautiful eaglets with huge wings

https://www.facebook.com/10000689281937 ... ac&fref=nf

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Post by Liz01 » March 14th, 2020, 6:47 am

Abigyl wrote:
March 13th, 2020, 2:15 am

Poor Shadow protecting his 2 "Eggy Stones", during another snow storm.
It's so sad to watch
Abigyl, they gave up :bow: I'm happy to see it.

5:59 snow and ice on Jackie's feathers, she is still incubating
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Her wings are totally iced up :slap:
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Post by Liz01 » March 14th, 2020, 6:50 am

6:04:37 pm she gave up
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9:46 pm empty nest
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Have a good rest and maybe you will start again. This area is very unfavorable due to the weather. Unthinkable if there were chicks in this nest again in this horrible weather.


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Post by Solo » March 14th, 2020, 8:29 am

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FB Friends of Big Bear Valley and Big Bear Eagle Nest Cam info

".... The nest is empty tonight except for the unhatched eggs. Jackie and Shadow have given up their vigil. They gave it their all. As sad as this is for all of us to finally let go, now Jackie and Shadow can move on with whatever they will do next. We'll have to watch and see what that might be.
Sandy"

(https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Big ... 2Y&fref=nf)

Liz, thanx for shots and video :2thumbsup:

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Post by Abigyl » March 15th, 2020, 3:18 pm

BIG BEAR - MARCH 15th

Yes! finally :cry: Yesterday during the day they tried to let it go in the early afternoon, later they left and didn't come back.

So sad for them.

In the morning, 08:45 the Crow or Raven, arrived for breakfast, it ate both eggs :vangry: .
I'm sure that the professionals there had plans to examine the eggs.

It'll be interesting to see if and when our couple will be back :thumbs:

18:22 An eagle landed with wet hay; Jacky looked at the damaged eggs, then took one eggshell and jumped to the hidden branch on our right side. She looked sad.
after a while she came down to the nest, checked around, covered the nest and the second egg with the hay and flew away at 18:27

18:29-30 I heard some calls from far. It was a sad episode. :wave:

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Post by Abigyl » March 17th, 2020, 8:51 am

BIG BEAR - MARCH 16th

11:34 Jacky landed on the nest; was digging in the hay and found the second eggshell!

11:37 Flew away.

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Post by Rita » March 17th, 2020, 2:02 pm

BIG BEAR - March 17th, 2020:

I am very happy that the raven ate both eggs, hopefully he did not have any digestion problems due to the fact
that the eggs were so old - so both eagles are freed of this burden. Life can go on for them now.

Apart from this, from what I know from the BB chat, the professionals there had no intention ever to examine the eggs.

There are some videos about Fiona, the flying squirrel, scampering about the nest and examining the egg shells. Sooo cute to watch. :mrgreen:

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Post by Abigyl » March 18th, 2020, 12:42 am

March 17th

14:21 Jacky came for a short visit. Nest was covered with fresh snow.

She tried to look for the eggs. On arrival she started digging where the bowl was. She found nothing.

14:28 She flew away after sitting on the veranda for a while.

Rita, about the eggs, I wrote it because I saw it in other nests in previous years. They were able to learn about the eggs and reasons for this situation.

It's not too late for a second clutch, I hope she'll be lucky like Harriet :thumbs:

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Post by Abigyl » March 20th, 2020, 10:38 pm

MARCH 20th - BIG BEAR

12:03 Both landed in the nest

Working and rearranging the sticks.
Is it a RESTART ??? :thumbs:

12:37 They left :wave:

18:55 There is still daylight, both arrived for an evening visit, doing some important works.

19:03 They left :wave:

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Post by Birdfriend » March 21st, 2020, 8:51 pm

Eagle Country

Wow, what for beautiful youngsters they are. :rolleyes:
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Post by Birdfriend » March 21st, 2020, 8:59 pm

I went back to a feeding, Hickory is still mobbing Mossy. Mossy has to wait for his/her share.
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Post by Abigyl » March 22nd, 2020, 5:45 pm

MARCH 22nd - BIG BEAR

06:40 A very early visit by the Queen :thumbs:

06:50 She left !

09:52 Another visit! Shadow is working.
10:15 :wave:

10:51 FISHIE on the nest !! :thumbs:
Both are working.
11:57 Both left the nest.

13:03 Visit

15:52 Another visit with a second FISHIE

18:53 Both arrived and are working; they are rearranging the nest bowl.

19:02 Both left for the night :offtobed:

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Post by Abigyl » March 22nd, 2020, 5:51 pm

Birdfriend,

Those two are very cute :thumbs: :thumbs:

How old are they?

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Post by Abigyl » March 23rd, 2020, 8:20 am

BIG BEAR - MARCH 23rd

While writing my reports about the eagles activities on the nest during the last 2 days, it brought back memories from this page:
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Will we see another EGGY ?? :puzzled:

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Post by Solo » March 23rd, 2020, 10:41 am

Abigyl wrote:
March 22nd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Birdfriend,

Those two are very cute :thumbs: :thumbs:

How old are they?
:hi: Abigyl, you think the eaglets from "Eagle Country"

Hickory hatched on 03.02.2020 and Mossy on 05.02.2020 (the adult eagles are Nic and Vic)

infos, photos (not only shots from stream) here https://twitter.com/eaglecountrycam

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Post by Birdfriend » March 23rd, 2020, 6:08 pm

Solo wrote:
March 23rd, 2020, 10:41 am
:hi: Abigyl, you think the eaglets from "Eagle Country"

Hickory hatched on 03.02.2020 and Mossy on 05.02.2020 (the adult eagles are Nic and Vic)

infos, photos (not only shots from stream) here https://twitter.com/eaglecountrycam
Thanks for answering Abigyls question Solo. :thumbs:
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Post by Birdfriend » March 23rd, 2020, 6:53 pm

DNR Minnesota

Three bobble heads are hatched :loveshower: , many work for parents, hope the pecking is not to bad there...
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