American Bald Eagles.

All eagles except White-tailed and Spotted Eagles
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Re: American Bald Eagles.

Post by Kitty KCMO » April 19th, 2011, 9:08 am

alice44 wrote:it is really too bad that we do not have Linda and Sulev for comparison this year.

It seems the father eagle really wants to feed the chicks. I do not remember Sulev hitting Linda in the beak this way, but sometimes Sulev really wanted to feed the youngsters.
I agree, Alice, I wish Linda & Sulev had nested this year. I fear it is likely too late for them now. I also have noticed a couple of times tat the bald eagle parents are beginning to have some small arguments over who gets to feed the babies, & even who gets to sit with them. The father seems really to like being with them & is reluctant sometimes to give over the duties to mom when she returns to the nest.
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 19th, 2011, 9:33 am

The bald eagle family is having another rainy & windy night, but it is not so cold as the other night when it snowed. It is currently 43 F (6.1 C). The chicks are peeping & restless, though, as they try to stay huddled under mom. She is also restless as she tries to cover over all three of her fat babies. :unsure:
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Post by oliv » April 19th, 2011, 6:56 pm

It is snowing hard at the eagles now. Both mom and dad is there. All white.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 19th, 2011, 6:59 pm

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Oh no! I just checked the nest & it is a storm of snow & sleet on our little family. It is only 36 F (2.2 C) there right now & windy. The snow is sticking to the cam lens. I hear a chick peeping & worry it is not covered by mom, they are getting so big, it is hard to cover all of them together.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 19th, 2011, 11:06 pm

What an awful day for the eagle family! A lot of snow & also sleet is falling & tinkling on the camera.

Local USA time, 3:04 PM (15:04)

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 20th, 2011, 4:15 am

Wow, ice covers most of the lens. But I can see two, possibly three fish in the nest, so father has been bringing food. And it sounds like someome is tearing up meat to feed the chicks, who are peeping for attention.

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Post by oliv » April 20th, 2011, 7:45 pm

A lot of traffic there. Are they near a railwaystation?

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Post by oliv » April 20th, 2011, 8:06 pm

There was no food for the smallest one :cry:

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 21st, 2011, 5:20 am

Oliv, they are not far outside a small town in the state of Iowa, USA. The nest is very close to a paved roadway & also very close to a fish hatchery operation. That makes it easy for father to get lots of fish. There is also a small stream that flows under the cottonwood tree, & a farmstead on a hillside not very far away. I often see a one or two horses running below & behind the nest on the hillside. The eagles do not seem to be alarmed by the traffic noise. I often see automobiles stopping on the roadway & people getting out to look up at the nest. Sometimes the camera operator will pan the camera around so the audience is able to see the countryside. Some of Venegor's videos above show this occurring.
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 21st, 2011, 6:16 am

Light rain, mom keeping chicks close.

Local USA time, 7:45 PM (19:45)

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Post by venegor » April 21st, 2011, 11:01 pm

The nest should be spacious and soft

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 22nd, 2011, 3:26 am

:hi: Hi, Venegor. Looks like some nice, fresh, dry grass & corn (maize) stalks have been put in the nest after the past several days of rain, sleet & snow.

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 22nd, 2011, 4:17 am

Night is coming & special lighting has been turned on.

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Post by oliv » April 22nd, 2011, 9:55 pm

It is dramatic weather in Iowa :slap: I am afriad they are blowing away.

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Post by venegor » April 22nd, 2011, 10:32 pm

Kids too care of a cosiness

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Post by venegor » April 22nd, 2011, 11:18 pm

Children are fed, now it is possible also most to eat

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 23rd, 2011, 3:47 am

Everyone got wet in the rainstorm!

Local USA time, 7:39 PM (19:39)
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Post by venegor » April 23rd, 2011, 10:34 pm

Children feel perfectly

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Post by venegor » April 23rd, 2011, 11:08 pm

Eagles we, or not eagles?!

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Post by macdoum » April 24th, 2011, 12:49 am

Another great video Venegor.

Nice pics from Kitty too. Is that a 2nd big hail storm you are showing ? Poor poor eagles. They have had pretty fierce weather there. :shock:
Still,thay seem to be growing very well. Thanks to the parents,and the hatchery.!!
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