American Bald Eagles.

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

Post by balistar » April 22nd, 2019, 3:26 pm

Daddy, was that all ?
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Shadow decides for the first time it was enough :D
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that was horse d'oeuvre, later more from Mommy
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Post by balistar » April 22nd, 2019, 3:28 pm

Shadow goes back to the nest bowl
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to sit on them
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Shadow we are proud of you !! :2thumbsup:
You are surely the best first time Dad ever at this young age !! 8-)

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Post by balistar » April 23rd, 2019, 11:11 am

BIG BEAR - April 22


Shadow again brought in 2 catfish, one BIG and one GIANT,
he is a very good provider for his family, fish all over in the nest,
babies are eating very well, also BB4 now is eating better/more.


Shadow in with a BIG catfish and kisses Jackie :innocent:
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Mom Jackie feeds the head of one of two catfish from the day before
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Post by balistar » April 23rd, 2019, 11:19 am

Shadow brings a GIANT monster of a catfish :2thumbsup:
alone this one would fit for 3 days
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Jackie is squeeing of joy - watch that whopper fish
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Mom feeds the babies fresh filet of the giant catfish - that tastes good, Mom :laugh:
and both are eating very well,
BB3 already swallowed a small belly fin
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Post by balistar » April 23rd, 2019, 11:25 am

the thick spaghetti Mom eats, not yet for the babies
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now BB4 gets, and is swallowing a few big chunks :thumbs:
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BB3 watched BB4 and was surprised :laugh:
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Post by balistar » April 27th, 2019, 1:06 am

BIG BEAR


BB3 and BB4 are named:

COOKIE and SIMBA :innocent:


These are the 1st and 2nd place winning names of a contest selected by the Big Bear Valley 3rd graders.


BB3 = COOKIE
BB4 = SIMBA

EDIT 28.04.19: just to correct it (even if nobody is interested), it's vice versa:

BB3 = SIMBA
BB4 = COOKIE

and both yesterday crawled out of the nest bowl for the first time.
:2thumbsup: :laugh:

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Post by balistar » May 20th, 2019, 1:05 am

May 19

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Today winter said hello for hopefully only 1 day at Big Bear's Lake and Bald Eagle nest:
At 04:28 it started snowing.

05:38 Jackie and the eaglets are already covered with snow
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06:06 she does her best to cover the meanwhile big grown eaglets
they don't fit anymore completely under her
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06:26 Jackie tries best she can - what a good Mom :2thumbsup:
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Post by balistar » May 20th, 2019, 1:20 am

14:55 weather changed - snow melted - the whole family enjoys lunch :D
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Post by Ferenz » May 20th, 2019, 7:16 pm

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Post by Rita » May 21st, 2019, 7:26 pm

:hi: balistar: Thanks so much for the perfect documentation and the fitting comments for every photo. Much appreciated. :nod:

(Shadow is really special)

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Post by balistar » May 22nd, 2019, 2:07 am

:hi: thank you, Rita, I am glad if you liked it. That means a lot to me.

(i still watch the nest, but stopped posting, because i thought no one is interested anymore)

Yes, Shadow is extraordinary, he impressed and surprised us all.
If I could, I would give him the "best young dad and husband" award. :laugh:
It's been and it's still a great pleasure to watch this nest.

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Post by Abigyl » May 23rd, 2019, 1:42 pm

May 23rd

YES !!! Shadow is something else! Gold medal of all dads!! :thumbs:

Another snow storm all night :cry:

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Post by Solo » May 25th, 2019, 9:00 pm

May 25

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balistar wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 1:05 am
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Abigyl wrote:
May 23rd, 2019, 1:42 pm
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Here's a link to the edited version of the banding https://youtu.be/WCqbq6wkW-I

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Post by Abigyl » May 26th, 2019, 8:59 am

Thanks Solo !!!

Have a nice weekend !

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Post by Birdfriend » May 26th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Solo wrote:
May 25th, 2019, 9:00 pm
BIG BEAR
Here's a link to the edited version of the banding https://youtu.be/WCqbq6wkW-I
TY for sharing the link! :wave: I love that nest!
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Post by Solo » May 26th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Birdfriend wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 5:46 pm
TY for sharing the link! :wave: I love that nest!
you're welcome

:D photos (ringing)
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... &__tn__=-R

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... &__tn__=-R

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Post by Birdfriend » May 26th, 2019, 11:00 pm

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I'm worry about Cookie, he is very quiet and lethargic. The weather will be cold and wet again. I get memories to last season about the illness from the sibling from Stormy. :bow:
I really hope not, that it will repeated.
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Post by Solo » May 27th, 2019, 9:26 am

Birdfriend wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 11:00 pm
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Gray skies all day, but Jackie and Shadow both brought fish to the chicks this morning and the chicks were fed, including a bit of a rainy dinner. Simba tried to eat one of the fish on his own, but didn't get very far before he decided the practice flapping instead. Now Simba and Cookie are both huddled in as much under Jackie as they can get to keep warm from the rain and snow.

Simba must have gotten the memo that around 6 weeks old bald eagle chicks will start feeding themselves. He made a stab at it. Jackie and Shadow are spending less time at the nest and less time feeding as a way to encourage the growing chicks to learn to feed themselves. Cookie didn't partake in this lunch, but he did eat earlier in the day and later.
https://www.facebook.com/70550802949160 ... 888332719/

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Post by Abigyl » May 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm

Birdfriend wrote:
May 26th, 2019, 11:00 pm
Big Bear

I'm worry about Cookie, he is very quiet and lethargic. The weather will be cold and wet again. I get memories to last season about the illness from the sibling from Stormy. :bow:
I really hope not, that it will repeated.
Me too! Thinking of this all the time.

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Post by Abigyl » May 27th, 2019, 1:47 pm

MAY 27th

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Snow storm no 4 or 5 during May :cry:

Mom is still frozen in a snow block, trying to cover those 2 "Big Bears"

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