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Sum_Southern_Sugar

Post by Sum_Southern_Sugar

You thought this was gonna be about Twitter, right?

Live eagle nest cam:

http://www.raptorresource.org/falcon_cams/index.html

JennaNicole

Reply by JennaNicoleGOLD

wow...that cam is still on huh....how are you doing? (said like Joey on Friends)

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

hyiya jenna

babies gettin fed just now

Corndolly

Reply by CorndollyGOLD

Awww...thanx Sum...jus watchin....2 sweet babies n one egg unhatched...hope 2 see that egg hatchin...lol...wonder wen that'll happen? I'm in UK n it's 23.51 PM here,so will hav 2 hit the land of nod soon!! Thanx again 4 postin...gr8 stuff! x

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

feeding time over now

they can barely turn the right way or peck right to snag the food.

one of em was being sat on by the other chick during 80 pct of the feeding and thus got little grub. uhoh.

2 hatched - 1 egg remaining.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

ur welcome dolly

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

they had rabbit for supper, so i guess they are napping now.

both parents on the nest.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

holy cow - they have a rabbit, a crow, and a fish in the nest now!

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

make that 2 fishies - dang - what a hunter

in like 10 minutes it brought there meals in

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

and Emily Post said you shouldn't serve rabbit and crow together pffft..

lily04

Reply by lily04GOLD

oh nooo first I got hooked on the lamb cam. Now this?

Cooooooolness!

1shynquiet1

Reply by 1shynquiet1

Wonderful watching...thank you Sum....I've had it on all afternoon.....Aloha.

FusedN2Sound

Reply by FusedN2Sound

aww ive just seen them... its now light out

iffypresley

Reply by iffypresleyGOLD

amazing to watch steve..:)

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

aloha

mouse feeding time

that 3rd egg better hurry up and hatch or he'll be way behind the curve

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

i'm thinkin that crow brought to the nest yesterday afternoon is more of a symbol than a meal cuz it's still laying there uneaten.

i saw one of the adults pulling some of the feathers off of it, but never saw anyone take even a nibble.

maybe it's a warning to egg swipers to stay away?

it' still laying there on the lower left side of the nest.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

wow - did ya know that eagles can turn their necks almost 180 degrees?

that looked like it hurt, but i saw no grimace.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

i think that's either a groundhog or a beaver laying ova by the crow now. i didn't see it brought in.

they are running a regular grocery store up there

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

feeding in progress

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

the chicks are having groundhog butt for supper

ewwww

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

i'm afraid that last egg is doomed - it may not hatch. if it does, the eaglet will be too small to compete for food.

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

I'm pullin' for that last egg.. COME ON BUDDY YOU CAN DO IT!!!

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

i am too - but i see the disappointment written on the wall already

where's ally? (just when we need her) to sort out all of this animal stuff.

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

She's prolly out burning some plastic bottles or sumfin.

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

It looks cold and windy in that nest.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

how do ya determine the sex of an eagle?

i mean, i can tell these two apart. one has a bright white feather on it's back, and the other has way more white in it's tail feathers - but which is the daddy and which is the mother?

i wanna be able to refer to em as him or her.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

yeah - the wind at 80 feet up is blowing it uncomfortable cold

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

The one that talks the most is the girl.

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

I'm thinking that's the dad on the nest now. He's looking pretty disgruntled. Mom's prolly out shopping again.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

thanks - i would have never guessed that

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

lol - early this morning - whichever one of em spent the night out sleeping on a cold limb came to the nest and wanted the roosting spot.

the current 'rooster' wasn't giving it up though.

FusedN2Sound

Reply by FusedN2Sound

I've thoroughly enjoyed watching this .... hope i get to see the third egg hatch

blaza

Reply by blazaPATRON

Me too, but I think Steven is right. If it does hatch, it's gonna have a tough time of it.

1shynquiet1

Reply by 1shynquiet1

It is hard to tell the difference unless they are both on the nest. The female is larger than the male. This female has a ridge above her eyes that goes further back than on the male, and her eyes are surrounded by a greyish shadow; the male has a line around his eyes that makes them look “beadier.” Some think that the male’s head is “sleeker” than the female’s.
(The female has the white tail)....(Been watching them all yesterday, overnight and today...lol)

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

i have also enjoyed this fued. something 100 percent different than what i usually do.

but i'm afraid the third egg doesn't have much of a chance.

even if it hatches right this minute, the eaglet will be too weak to contest for enough food at feeding time.

the survival of the fittest. it ain't pretty to watch, but that's how nature works.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

k - female has the white tail - i can work with that

the beadier look, i'm not so sure i could tell

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

let's name em so we know who is who - shy gets first dibbs

name one of em

but all names have to start with an 'E'

1shynquiet1

Reply by 1shynquiet1

Also, it seems that last year they laid 3 eggs....between laying and hatching...the first was 39 days....the second was 39 days and 35 days for the third. We are on day 32 for the third now.

FusedN2Sound

Reply by FusedN2Sound

I have to admit, after watching them early hours of this morning (my time)... the two chics were being fed, and the strongest of the two had knocked the weaker one over - basically pushed him/her out of the way in order to have a better advantage in the food line up lol...was sad but like you say up top there - it's survival of the fittest...I just read that both parents will watch and not intervene if the older eaglet were to kill off the younger one (especially if the older one is female).. Sad but all so very interesting to me lol .....

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

right fued - it's not that they feed the most aggressive chick just to be mean to the weaker one

if ya watch em, it's like they don't even realize that they are ignoring the weak one that is being sat on

just instinct - for the overall benefit of the species, tough as it is to watch

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

they are off hunting and collecting food with all of their energy

and then when they are mincing it up into bite size pieces the loudest squeak gets the grease

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

mo groundhog butt bein served now - ick

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

and now they are tucked in for another nap

FusedN2Sound

Reply by FusedN2Sound

does there seem to be a feeding time pattern - anyone know?

1shynquiet1

Edited reply by 1shynquiet1

For the first little one I like "Enapay" it means brave.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

awww - that's excellent!

Enapay it is.

for the 2n'd baby - first come first serve:

name em now with an 'E' name:

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

and i don't know of any pattern - i think it's when a parent flies in with chow.

rickoshay11

Edited reply by rickoshay11

Thank you Sum. Been watching now for about 23 hours
now continous.

rickoshay11

Reply by rickoshay11

How about Ee-Den. It means delightful.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

sweet we have Enapay' (brave) and Ee-Den (delightful) fo the babies.

Sum_Southern_Sugar

Reply by Sum_Southern_Sugar

female just returned to the nest afta a couple of hours out, and with zero food. she's feeding em mo groundhog.

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