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Diaphone Jim 05-05-2018 12:44 PM

I just saw Lumberjim's post about Sauce's Canyon.
I've been watching them a couple of times a day for several weeks, along with another Santa Cruz Island nest.
Both at once here:

As the chicks grow the Jaws quote often comes to mind: "You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Gravdigr 05-05-2018 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by glatt (Post 1008111)
What's the drill for?!

They screw the birbs to the wall when they misbehave.

lumberjim 05-05-2018 04:33 PM

wow they got big fast!

limey 05-05-2018 05:14 PM

“embuggerance”! [emoji23]

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Diaphone Jim 05-29-2018 07:38 PM

It looks like the first of the Santa Cruz Island six bald eaglets is ready to solo. No telling which nest or when, but I am checking in for a few minutes twice a day.

Undertoad 05-29-2018 07:58 PM



Two Decorah, IA eaglets died a few days ago... of a gnat infestation.

But it was interesting to learn why. The pair had their eggs really late in the season; turns out that's dangerous, because the young could not develop enough before the gnat season began.

All in the timing, all in nature...

Diaphone Jim 05-31-2018 01:13 PM

We have liftoff!
First Sauces Canyon Eaglet took off at 7:47 and the second at 9:10.
The third is thinking it over.
You can back up the live video to find the magic moments.
The other nest still has three.

Diaphone Jim 05-31-2018 04:03 PM

It now looks like two from Fraser Point brood also took wing just after noon.
Amazing to be the same day.

Undertoad 05-31-2018 06:00 PM

I'm looking at the remaining Sauces youngster - looks like they banded them? Convenient for the watchers to see who's who; the Hanover nest watchers were always arguing about which female was which. ("Is that the homewrecker?")

Diaphone Jim 05-31-2018 08:10 PM

Banded 2 or 3 weeks ago. The remaining one still has a lot more juvenile plumage than his/her mates. Most watchers expect them to come back to the nest, if only to get fed.

xoxoxoBruce 05-31-2018 08:17 PM

Probably be living in their parents basement for years. :haha:

Griff 06-01-2018 07:34 AM

Watching them thinking about waking up for the day, pretty damn cool.

Undertoad 12-01-2018 02:14 PM

The Hanover eagles feed returns Monday at noon EST. They posted an early test video of the pair of birbs doing nest maintenance. New cameras are up, the video appears to be very high def.

At 3:15 they start positioning the same big stick... and for two minutes it's like a married couple fighting over the furniture. She pulls the stick to the left, and he moves it right back. A few times they stop and give each other a look.

Eventually she just leaves. After a few minutes of looking around, at 9:00 he takes that big stick and puts it on the opposite side of the nest! Then he admires it for a while, saying... well done. :D

xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2018 02:47 AM

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I wonder where the honey went, I mean it couldn't just fly away...

xoxoxoBruce 12-10-2018 11:47 AM

I sent that picture to a friend in Canada and she came up with the answer.

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