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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:29 AM
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Eaglet is starting to hatch

They're being fed right now, so you can see the hole in the egg!

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:36 AM
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1. It's out of the egg.
One of the adults covered it up, so you can't see it right now.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:37 AM
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2. The egg still looks whole

??
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:18 AM
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14. There was a total of three eggs.
Two chicks have hatched.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:44 AM
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5. There are two chicks (eaglets) and an egg n/t
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 07:46 AM by catgirl
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:11 AM
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13. Yes, I can see them now.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 08:15 AM by Lasher
One of the adults brought some food and the other adult is feeding the chicks. Eagles don't know much about choreography.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:36 AM
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33. re choreography.. lol
well put
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Slit Skirt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:34 PM
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37. he's hatching!!!!!
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 AM
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3. Is this the third chick? nt.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:40 AM
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4. Yep!
The moment we've all been waiting for!


...and I have to walk out the door very soon.


grrr...

Enjoy!
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:54 AM
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6. It's addicting, isn't it?
I've been watching two eagle's nests for five years now.
They are located on islands in British Columbia.
One nest , near Sidney, on Vancouver Island, has two cameras and sound. This nest also has three eggs, the first due to hatch on April 11th.
From my past viewing and observations, it is way better for the eagles to have just two eggs and chicks to raise.
The third eaglet, being younger and smaller is at a great disadvantage trying to compete with it's older siblings.
The older, stronger chicks will instinctively attempt to eliminate him/her.
It's really difficult, at times, to watch, believe me.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:58 AM
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8. It's certainly is...
I cannot have the house without that background wind now, it's just become an everyday part of the white noise in the house.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:38 AM
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34. ow, that's sad
I saw the older chick the other day during feeding.. he was competing for the food, and pecked the little guy on the head.

The young one fell over on his face and didn't get back up. I thought of cain and abel; then I thought maybe he just fell over and fell asleep. They are such sleepy little things after they eat.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:06 AM
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35. The pecking will increase in intensity and severity as they get older
The smallest of the three eaglets hatched in the Sidney B.C. nest barely survived.
He was smart enough to hide between the legs of his parents where his older sisters dared not venture in their attempt to oust him.
He also benefited from a wealth of food (primarily salmon)in the area. As the older, bigger chicks got their food first and were satiated and drowsy, there still was ample food left for the parents to feed the little one.
When his bigger sisters were full and sleeping,(therefore not attacking him) he could eat.
Expect this scenario in this nest too.
The abundance of food is KEY for 3 eaglets to survive to fledge.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:57 AM
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7. do you know how to tell which parent is which? nt
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:59 AM
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9. There's a small faq on the page below the video stream...
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 males head is sleeker than the females.

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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:34 AM
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31. thank you!
I never scrolled that far.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:03 AM
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10. The male is sitting on them right now

He keeps rising up a bit. I wonder if he feels the last one hatching. :-)

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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:34 AM
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30. I remember he's the one who tossed the little guy and then stood around wondering wtf to do
I keep getting the urge to sit on my cats, they are reminding me of eaglets lately.

And the way the parents are so still, seeming completely unconcerned about the past or future. I think the female gives me more of a sense that she knows what to do about those babes. The father seems a little more clumsy.
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Politicalboi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:06 PM
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43. I saw that
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:09 PM by Politicalboi
I think he had food and the little one latched on and he flicked. Then he wasn't getting covered by the mom or dad. I was worried about him/her. Then I saw it was back later, but the 3rd egg still hadn't hatched. Like said up thread, the longer it takes that egg to hatch it could become dinner for the siblings. It's real hard to watch sometimes. And those loud cars that keep going by. Must be annoying to the Eagles. It's annoying to me.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:05 AM
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11. Generally...the female is the bigger of the two.
The female is usually the one to sit on the eggs throughout the night.
Her larger body mass, generating more heat, is more efficient for incubating the eggs.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:31 AM
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29. interesting, thank you!
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TornadoTN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:08 AM
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12. This will be as awesome as when the parents bring fish back for dinner
It's so fascinating to watch them bring food back for the little ones, especially the fish! If only there was a cam to catch them actually hunting for and grabbing them out of the water! Yesterday the dad brought back a very impressively sized trout.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:22 AM
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15. It must be getting pretty stinky in the nest!

I wonder if they get rid of the old stuff at some point.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:34 AM
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17. Right from the beginning.....
the little eaglets know to back up to the edge of the nest to defecate out-wards.
And they do it with some velocity too! ;-)
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:48 AM
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18. I saw a stream of it flying outward earlier this morning

I had no idea what it was. Now I know. How interesting!
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:42 PM
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52. Do they wait to stockpile food until the eaglets are hatched?

They only had a rabbit and then a small fish at first. Now they're loading up. Do you
think they stay light at first because of the ensuing stench? A lot of this is new to me.
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PearliePoo2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:27 PM
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58. They will bring food to the nest as soon as they catch it.
Once the food is in the nest, they will continue to feed on it until it is gone.
You will see them drag out a dried-up morsel from under the bedding and eventually pick it clean.
BTW...all the liquid the eaglets need is in the prey. They don't have a need to drink water like your parakeet or canary does.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:23 AM
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16. SHIT... you have see what the poor Maine eagles endured last week..
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:31 PM
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48. I hope there weren't any babies in that nest yet.
I don't see how a tiny eaglet could survive that, even with the parents sheltering it. :(
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:47 PM
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53. thanks for that link
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:04 AM
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19. Feeding now n/t
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felinetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:36 AM
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20. HELP! Now my screen only shows a photo of an eagle. What happened to live feed?
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:38 AM
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21. Yay! Thank you! n/t
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felinetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:45 AM
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22. Is anyone still seeing a live feed? I'm not.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:50 AM
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23. I think the system is down

I'm having the same problem. The sound came back for a moment, then went silent.
Hopefully it'll get fixed soon!
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felinetta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:56 AM
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24. Thank you for answering me. Since you have described the same thing, I will just be
impatiently waiting.  I'm so addicted to these birds.  
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:58 AM
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25. This is bad- I'm not getting any work done! n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:01 AM
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26. Mine keeps cutting in and out. They must have a problem with it. :( Bad timing! n/t
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:07 AM
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27. In the chat somene said they were having some tech problems today
But that chat goes by so fast.

:hi:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:21 AM
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28. It does go by fast. That's why I never chat there or even read it. Too hard to keep up!
:hi:
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:35 AM
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32. I've just got a still shot of the mother sitting in the nest right now.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:31 PM
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36. Breakthrough is immenent! nt
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:34 PM
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38. OMG so cute!!
My mom is squealing like a birthing coach downstairs so I knew it was time to look.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:57 PM
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56. I love that so many people are passionate about this!

It's better than watching a TV show. ;-)
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 08:02 PM
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57. What is she doing?
I think she might be helping the eaglet get out of the egg!!
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:50 PM
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39. fresh fish!
but is egg#3 really hatching? I couldn't see the hole earlier, now they're all covered up.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:52 PM
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40. I'd say within the hour...
The little guy is pretty far along.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:55 PM
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42. the hatch? ooh
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:21 PM
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44. the little guy keeps trying to get out
too funny!!!!!
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Glimmer of Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:34 PM
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45. I saw that. - They are too cute!
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:54 PM
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41. they put the fish where the babes can reach it
get their own midnight snack.

now I can identify the mother with the dark circles under her eyes..
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:35 PM
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49. Their was a hole this morning already

It was on one end of the egg, plus some crack lines.
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Voice for Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:11 PM
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46. little buddy peeping out now 811 pm
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:13 PM
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47. Looks like they caught a catfish
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:36 PM
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50. They sure are stocking up! n/t
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:38 PM
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51. Given that its a trout hatchery, the odds are thats a trout.
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:48 PM
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54. LOL

Smart birds to set up there!
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:50 PM
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55. They also don't foul their nests.
Humans, take note.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:05 AM
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59. Eagle Cam Freezing Up
Audio is OK but video is freezing up. Anybody else?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:06 AM
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60. It's been frozen for me since yesterday
:(
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:09 AM
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62. It wasn't like this yesterday morning.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 09:22 AM by Lasher
Right now I'm seeing still pictures, then it jumps ahead like a slide show.

Edit: Video better now.
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:07 AM
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61. Mom's feeding them. SO cute! n/t
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:38 AM
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63. Mom just left the eaglets in the nest. It sounded like dad
was calling in the background. They were talking to each other and she flew off...see the babies...up close.

http://www.ustream.tv/decoraheagles
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 10:17 AM
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64. Looks like one of them is picking on the other two.
Establishing dominance already, it seems.
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