'FORUM FRIENDS, WILDLIFE-FROM-WHEREVER' (Off-season, all cams off at Loch Garten)

  • In reply to Korky:

    Korky said:

    E15 has hatched and E16 is pipping!

    (yeah, I know this thread is closed but....some of youse are interested in this nest like me, especially after the tragedy that befell E14)

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    Just been watching SWF eagles, Korky, E15 is such a strong baby. The split in E16's egg has happened very quickly, there was only a tiny pip in the shell this afternoon :)

    © Dick Pritchett

  • In reply to Korky:

    Sorry, I just had to post this fantastic news!

    At last! After a mammoth 59 hours (2 days, 11 hours, 42 minutes and 26 seconds - as worked out by a Mod), E16 finally hatched! 

    Video by Lady Hawk >

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coMreyYTeiM

    ©Dick Pritchett/South West Florida Eagle Cam

  • In reply to Sandra :

    Sandra P said:
    After a mammoth 59 hours (2 days, 11 hours and 42 minutes - worked out by a Mod), E16 finally hatched!

    Sandra, yes wonderful news! I just watched the first feeding.

  • Amazing chick managed to make it out alive after all that time ... do hope that sibling rivalry isn't too aggressive!

     

     2013 photos & vids here

    eff37 on Flickr

  • Harriet brought a toy squirrel back to the nest for her two chicks

    https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/c6MIB1wgMSU.html

    (c) Dick Pritchett South West Florida Eagle Project

  • In reply to Korky:

    Korky said:

    Harriet brought a toy squirrel back to the nest for her two chicks

    https://www.dickpritchettrealestate.com/c6MIB1wgMSU.html

    How interestinng!

    I have viaited a fair few nests of red kites in Scotland. They are renowned for 'decorating' their nests with unusual objects.....Shakespeare rarely wrote about things that were uncommon in his time and...... In 'A winter's tale' he writes.......... "When the kite builds, look to lesser linen."........... so even in The Bard's day they were well known for stealing clothes from washing lines. Looks like this Bald Eagle has a similar trait. I have found a child's doll in one Kite nest, a pornographic magazine in another and a bar 'drip towel' in a third. 

  • Just what everyone needs, yet another Peregrine cam! This one, sent to me by a friend, has great close-up views of the gorgeous feathers on the incubating bird. The nest is in north-central Wisconsin, which if your geography is iffy, is in the northernmost tier of US States, between Michigan and Minnesota and just south of the westernmost of the Great Lakes, Lake Superior (there might be a quiz later--lol!):
    www.youtube.com/watch

    Kind regards, 

    Ann

  • In reply to Gardenbirder:

    Oh wow! This looks like a great nest - thanks Gardenbirder.
  • Worrying news from the Dunedin Northern Royal Albatross Cam Dad returned after 4 weeks away, with an apparent leg injury. He managed to feed the chick and flew away OK. Fingers crossed he recovers. These birds can suffer horrible injuries and often death following fishing boats for bait or discarded fish/offal

    (c) DOC/Cornell Lab

  • In reply to Korky:

    Thanks Korky for the update. I knew there were concerns for his long absence away but so pleased he has now returned. I hope his injury isn't too serious and that he soon recovers with no long-lasting effects. As you say, there are so many dangers when these birds fly off in search of food.
    Little Pippa isn't so little anymore, she's a beauty!
    Thanks again