American Bald Eagles.

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Re: American Bald Eagles.

Post by Abigyl » May 31st, 2019, 12:16 am

balistar wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 6:42 pm
from banding day it was said:
The BIG NEWS - they're both males! That means that of all of Jackie's four offspring so far, they have all been male. Simba (the oldest by 1 day) has purple tag #ZR1; Cookie's purple tag is #ZJ1.
Thanks Balistar!!

Very interesting news.

Thinking of it... If it's genetic, it must come by mother because we have here a different father.
On WTE nest in Latvia, same parents, during 2 seasons, had : 1- Female 2- Male

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Post by balistar » May 31st, 2019, 9:28 am

Abigyl wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 12:15 am
MAY 30th

09:06 SHADOW is moving the body. Looks like a big fish was under it.

:shock: while doing it, he is tasting some pieces. :slap:

It wa very heavy for him and he stopped on the left side
At 09:09 it was Jackie who moved the body of dead Cookie to the left side od the nest. There was no fish under him, it only looked like.
Shadow tried already at 07:25 a few times, it really must have been heavy for him to tear with the beak. He only teared the body a bit from the place where he has passed away towards direction parents branch and left him there. Shadow was plucking down feathers off him and Simba picked up a bunch of them into his beak, while watching closely what Daddy is doing. I also had the impression that he ate a few morsels of.... and Jackie later at 09:02 also ate 3 morsels...


07:25 Shadow
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Post by balistar » May 31st, 2019, 9:38 am

09:09 Jackie
she dragged the body of dead Cookie across Simba's head (if one wants to see it, please click)
must have been not easy for Jackie too
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Post by balistar » May 31st, 2019, 9:55 am

Abigyl wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 12:16 am
....
Thinking of it... If it's genetic, it must come by mother because we have here a different father.
On WTE nest in Latvia, same parents, during 2 seasons, had : 1- Female 2- Male
Yes, Abigyl, that would be very interesting, so we can look forward to next season....

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Post by balistar » May 31st, 2019, 10:02 am

I'm a bit worried about Simba. Although he took advantage of the now more space for doing nice wingersizing and laying down stretched out for resting, he didn't eat much today.
I only saw him eating 1 time the whole day, when he was fed by Shadow with a fresh catfish.

Later, if Jackie or also Shadow wanted to feed him again, he refused.

Did anyone see him eating at least once more ?

Is it possible that he is still mourning about his dead brother or is this thought too human ?

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Post by Solo » May 31st, 2019, 10:21 am

balistar wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 10:02 am
...Did anyone see him eating at least once more ?...
:hi: balistar,

:puzzled: :bow:

Jackie feeding Simba
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Post by balistar » May 31st, 2019, 10:43 am

:hi: Solo,
i saw him refusing at 12:36/12:37 and later at 13:00 again. So hopefully he has eaten at 12:50, where the picture is taken from, and i just have missed it. Thanks, Solo :wave:

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Post by Abigyl » May 31st, 2019, 4:13 pm

MAY 31st

Good Morning BB nest !

06;06 New day, Jacky is moving the poor body to the front veranda on the left...

Then near the pace of death in the center.

06;09 She flew away.

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Post by Abigyl » May 31st, 2019, 4:18 pm

06:13 Shadow arrived. He is trying to deal with the body. plucking?

Simba is watching carefully. Is he learning what to do? :slap:

Too horrible to watch.

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Post by Birdfriend » May 31st, 2019, 6:35 pm

Abigyl wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 4:13 pm
MAY 31st
06;06 New day, Jacky is moving the poor body to the front veranda on the left...
Then near the pace of death in the center.

06;09 She flew away.
There is a video about that event made by knarley 123:

https://youtu.be/d4GVTL_wEAw

A pic from now, poor Cookie is still there, we will see, what the parents do with him...
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Post by Abigyl » May 31st, 2019, 9:51 pm

09:19 Shadow on mission - episode 3

He is trying to take parts - no luck

Simba is walking around and calling for food.

If it wasn't sad, it looks like a scene from a comedy :mrgreen:

09:30 Simba is now dealing with the body :cry:

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Post by balistar » June 1st, 2019, 1:42 am

Birdfriend wrote:
May 31st, 2019, 6:35 pm
There is a video about that event made by knarley 123:

https://youtu.be/d4GVTL_wEAw

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:hi: Birdfriend,
the video link shows the event of yesterday morning
(by knarley123, 5-30-19 Big Bear Eagles- Jackie Moves Cookie)

i assume you wanted to post this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L6uk2xRVB0
by knarley123, 5-31-19 Big Bear Eagles~ Jackie Moves Cookies Body Again

Thanks anyway, also for the picture :wave:

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Post by balistar » June 1st, 2019, 1:46 am

:hi: Abigyl, thanks for reporting from this morning.


13:34 Cookie's dead body now again in the nest center
and Simba is laying partly on him :rolleyes:
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as sad as it is and perhaps also hard to watch, wildlife goes on.....
Simba makes progress in his skills

15:31 Simba standing on the Cookie's remains doing wing exercise
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15:32 Simba self feeding - fish (not Cookie's body :rolleyes:)
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Post by balistar » June 1st, 2019, 3:10 pm

June 01

Yesterday evening Jackie again moved the Cookie's remains
and started to handle with. She plucked also the long pin feathers off Cookie's wing.

If someone wants to see, knarley123 again did a video about it.
Caution: It might be hard to watch !

This is the description of the video, i like to add here in this case, a good description as i think:

Three days ago, the Big Bear eagles lost Cookie, one of their dear eaglets at 6 weeks of age.
When this occurs on a nest, a few options are left open for the carcass.
It can decompose and become part of the nest, the adults may remove it from the nest or it serves as a nutrient for the other eaglets.

There is no right tor wrong. These are eagles, wild raptors, doing what they have done long before you or I were here.

Here, Jackie, the mother bald eagle, is seen feeding fish remains to Simba. Jackie then starts de-feathering a portion of the carcass. She soon stops and returns to her perch.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnM9wiZDOIA
by knarley123, 5-31-19 Big Bear Eagles- Jackie Handling Cookies Remains

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Post by Abigyl » June 2nd, 2019, 1:07 am

Impossible to watch. :slap:

It's an endless story!

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Post by Abigyl » June 2nd, 2019, 8:58 am

18:35 Weather changed :slap:

There was hail or another kind of frozen rain.

Mom came down from her branch and tried to cover giant Simba :rolleyes:
and all this is going on above the late Cookie :banghead:

19:35 Mom back to branch; both are very wet.

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Post by balistar » June 2nd, 2019, 4:44 pm

June 02

:hi:

~ 06:00 early morning, wafts of mist mystical still over Big Bear Lake, Mom flew off,
Simba spreads his wings and completes his first little hops :innocent:

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Post by Abigyl » June 3rd, 2019, 12:10 am

08:44 Shadow is trying again.... :slap:

Simba wants to eat dad's fingers :mrgreen:

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Post by Abigyl » June 3rd, 2019, 7:30 pm

JUNE 3rd

Good Morning BB !!

06:18 It's time to move Cookie to the front of the nest :slap:

Simba is so big!

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Post by Abigyl » June 4th, 2019, 12:00 am

12:33 Shadow is moving Cookie to the cam, where it was in the early morning.

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