In reply to scylla:
Thanks, Scylla, You're all heart!
Edit: And I expect that there are many more followers of your and other's posts who never post themselves!
I've only noticed going thru today's recording of the main nestcam, which I hadn't done before, that SE-26 seems to have an injured foot. Delving into the hidden portion of EagleCAM's Facebook post on 30 September, I found this:
Tiger's Osprey Info & World Bird Cams
Both parents stayed very close by all night and at one stage one of them came to the nest to protect, but threat not seen:
Both left by 06:00.
Wings not nearly ready yet:
I was thinking... regarding the EagleCam team's Facebook post... I can't see that this eaglet stands a good chance of recovery, it's defending vs the Magpies many times a day and can't possibly rest that foot - which it seems to hold in a claw shape a lot. So I would hope they are making arrangements to rescue SE-26.
In reply to Gardenbirder:
The cam swooped from one place to another and made this pretty picture:
SE-26 is using her right foot but not effectively, from what yesterday's teatime looked like:
Parents stayed very nearby overnight, made a racket in the morning - I couldn't see if it was caused by an intrusion or was just morning greetings. SE-26 is still struggling to walk normally.
19 October morning:
A minute or two later
Can't do a fancy frame because of restrictions on the original.
SE-26 was lively in the early evening but her best leap was blurred:
Parents @ 20:00 on the 21st:
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