American Bald Eagles.

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

Post by balistar » June 21st, 2018, 3:30 am

15:08 Aria's breathtaking gliding across the sea
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like a jet fighter she came from left to right across the screen
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all the way she was soaring without a single wing beat
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crazy, funky, beautiful and very safe :2thumbsup:

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Post by Birdfriend » June 21st, 2018, 9:15 pm

Sauces Santa Cruz

Nice close ups from HP. :rolleyes:
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ImageWaiting for food makes tired...

HP is still often at home.
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Post by Birdfriend » June 22nd, 2018, 10:03 pm

Big Bear Nest

It's unbelievable, the sub-adult eagle, meanwhile named Shadow, comes to the nest, when Momster BB is there. She makes softly vocals towards Shadow.

Video by Lady Hawk:
https://youtu.be/ePcGrE1zrhs
Mrs. BB flies into the nest early in the morning and checks things out before hopping to her branch. A minute later Shadow comes flying into the nest tree landing on Dad's branch. Shadow hops down and begins arranging sticks. Mrs. BB has soft vocals towards Shadow and hops to the nest and nips at Shadow's wing. Shadow is completely submissive and will go to the branch to the left and then come right back to the nest and Mrs BB nips again at the wing. Shadow goes to Dad's branch and stays there until Mrs BB goes back to her branch. Then Shadow returns to the nest and is really industrious with moving sticks and some of them good size. Mrs. BB leaves and then Shadow leaves shortly thereafter. Interesting interaction today - Mrs is very tolerant of Shadow and they seem to be forming a relationship. Time will tell if Shadow stays around all summer. Stormy has been seen flying in the area yesterday enjoying all his new friends. Thank you for watching!

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Post by Bawet » June 25th, 2018, 8:06 am

Decorah

The three have become fledged.


The departure of D31 has been confirmed. There's just no video of him yet.

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Post by Bawet » July 1st, 2018, 6:16 pm

Decorah

In the video you can see the old nest.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4swRMIY ... JtEP0KES-6

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Post by Birdfriend » July 5th, 2018, 10:38 pm

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Both chicks are grown to beautiful youngsters. :2thumbsup:
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Post by Bawet » July 14th, 2018, 8:56 am

Big Bear

Under this video you can read that Stormy lost his tail feathers.
What happened there?
I've been looking for the reason since yesterday.

They haven't seen Stormy in a week either. Volunteers want to come looking for him this weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7MQxrPGByQ&t=226s

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Post by balistar » July 14th, 2018, 11:39 pm

Bawet wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 8:56 am
Big Bear

Under this video you can read that Stormy lost his tail feathers.
What happened there?
I've been looking for the reason since yesterday.

They haven't seen Stormy in a week either. Volunteers want to come looking for him this weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7MQxrPGByQ&t=226s

Thanks, Bawet, for the information. That's bad news.
I had a look on the comments and there Lady Hawk wrote:

"He lost part of his tail feathers and some wing feathers but we don't know how that happened. Might have been in a skirmish with another eagle"

I'm so sorry for Stormy. I hope they are able to find and help him.

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Post by Bawet » July 15th, 2018, 7:48 am

balistar wrote:
July 14th, 2018, 11:39 pm
Thanks, Bawet, for the information. That's bad news.
I had a look on the comments and there Lady Hawk wrote:

"He lost part of his tail feathers and some wing feathers but we don't know how that happened. Might have been in a skirmish with another eagle"

I'm so sorry for Stormy. I hope they are able to find and help him.
:hi: balistar,

At the last sighting, Stormy also looked underweight.
Shadow and Mrs. BB are always in the nest, which is very strange.

I hope Mr. BB is near Stormy and maybe he'll be taken care of.



We must, as so often, wait and hope.

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Post by Bawet » July 17th, 2018, 11:56 am

Big Bear

Text by Lady Hawk under the video.

As for Stormy, a search was conducted on Sunday at BB but there were no sightings of him. There are some leads and a couple other places that Trish M will search but as of right now the last time Stormy as been seen was July 5th. I do hope that he is spotted so that we will have confirmation he is indeed in the area still and is okay.

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Post by Solo » July 17th, 2018, 1:45 pm

Bawet wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 11:56 am
Big Bear ...
Bawet, TY for news - I hope Stormy is O.K.

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Post by Solo » July 17th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Bawet wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 11:56 am
Big Bear ...
Bawet, TY for news - I hope Stormy is O.K.

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Post by Bawet » July 17th, 2018, 2:26 pm

Solo wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Bawet, TY for news - I hope Stormy is O.K.
:hi: Solo,

I hope so, very much. I just want to know what caused Stormy to lose his tail and wing feathers.

I can't really believe in a fight with another eagle.

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Post by Solo » July 17th, 2018, 2:41 pm

Bawet wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 2:26 pm
... I just want to know what caused Stormy to lose his tail and wing feathers. I can't really believe in a fight with another eagle.
yes, so young eagle and so hard fight :puzzled: , but what explanation for that?

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Post by Liz01 » July 17th, 2018, 2:47 pm

Bawet wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 2:26 pm
:hi: Solo,

I hope so, very much. I just want to know what caused Stormy to lose his tail and wing feathers.

I can't really believe in a fight with another eagle.
Hi Bawet and Solo :hi:

Bawet, thank you for the update. I'm sorry for our Stormy!

The reason can be a fright moulting.
""Fright moulting" has been recorded in several orders of birds and interpreted as a way of escaping a predator when already caught. Two observations suggest that the behaviour may have another function, viz. when an aerial predator chases the prey. By shedding body feathers in the air the bird creates a cloud behind it; this might confuse the predator in the same way as the ink of octopuses confuse their predators."

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... _Predators

and here: https://academic.oup.com/beheco/article ... 046/319763

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Post by Solo » July 17th, 2018, 3:52 pm

Liz01 wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 2:47 pm
"Fright moulting" has been recorded in several orders of birds and interpreted as a way of escaping a predator when already caught. Two observations suggest that the behaviour may have another function, viz. when an aerial predator chases the prey. By shedding body feathers in the air the bird creates a cloud behind it; this might confuse the predator in the same way as the ink of octopuses confuse their predators."
Liz, pls, for who can be prey our Stormy/young eagle?
thank you for very interesting info :2thumbsup:

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Post by Liz01 » July 17th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Solo wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 3:52 pm
Liz, pls, for who can be prey our Stormy/young eagle?
thank you for very interesting info :2thumbsup:
It also happens in stress! In Germany it is documented that eagles lose their feathers when they are bullied by crows

It's only in german:

...wenn sie unter hohem Stress stehen, in kurzer Zeit mehrere Federn verlieren können. Bilder dazu, unter Seeadlerschutz. Hamburg.
http://www.brodowski-fotografie.de/beob ... adler.html

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Post by Solo » July 17th, 2018, 4:07 pm

Liz01 wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 3:59 pm
It also happens in stress! In Germany it is documented that eagles lose their feathers when they are bullied by crows ...
thank you :thumbs: crows aren't real danger for him, isn't it?

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Post by Liz01 » July 17th, 2018, 4:17 pm

Solo wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 4:07 pm
thank you :thumbs: crows aren't real danger for him, isn't it?
Solo, they have similar birds. E9 got very bullied by them. I think blue jays ? :puzzled:

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Post by Bawet » July 17th, 2018, 5:28 pm

Liz01 wrote:
July 17th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Hi Bawet and Solo :hi:

Bawet, thank you for the update. I'm sorry for our Stormy!

The reason can be a fright moulting.
""Fright moulting" has been recorded in several orders of birds and interpreted as a way of escaping a predator when already caught. Two observations suggest that the behaviour may have another function, viz. when an aerial predator chases the prey. By shedding body feathers in the air the bird creates a cloud behind it; this might confuse the predator in the same way as the ink of octopuses confuse their predators."

https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... _Predators

and here: https://academic.oup.com/beheco/article ... 046/319763
Thanks, Liz,
:hi: Solo,

for your explanation.Very interesting. That's how it could have happened.

I hope Mr.BB is near him and takes care of him.
That Mrs.BB is always in the nest with shadows is also strange.

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