American Bald Eagles.

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

Post by Kitty KCMO » April 16th, 2011, 12:59 am

There is a strong rainstorm over the eagles' nest area, with gusty winds. It is cool, only 41 F. But a bedraggled & wet mom shelters her eaglets well.

The forecast reads: Plan on periods of rain to continue through 6 PM. Some sleet could mix in at times. Look for rainfall amounts between 4 PM and 6 PM of up to one quarter of an inch (0.635 centimeter). In addition to the rain...east winds of 25 mph (11.18 m/s) to 35 mph (15.65 m/s) with gusts to 50 mph (22.35 m/s) will also continue through 6 PM. Wind Advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

Local USA time 4:47 PM:
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 16th, 2011, 7:11 am

A cold, wet night for the bald eagles. Eaglets securely tucked underneath mom.

Local USA time, 11:05 PM (23:05)
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Post by alice44 » April 16th, 2011, 11:16 am

She looks a little annoyed.

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Post by venegor » April 16th, 2011, 12:56 pm

:shake: On an objective vic rain drops, and now snow considerably falls. This new test for baby birds though they also are covered by mum

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Post by venegor » April 16th, 2011, 1:46 pm

Difficult night. Mum has got tired

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Post by venegor » April 16th, 2011, 3:12 pm

:slap: Day of tests by rainy weather

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Post by venegor » April 16th, 2011, 4:56 pm

Parental cares: it is necessary to feed children and that snow and a rain has not wetted them

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Post by venegor » April 16th, 2011, 6:56 pm

Parents in constant pressure. Today heavy day

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Post by fireblade1 » April 16th, 2011, 10:06 pm

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It is "only" a feeding
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 17th, 2011, 5:56 am

:shock: Oh my Lord! What a horrible night & day for our bald eagle family. :slap: I was not able to watch today, so I don't know how they fared during the daylight except by your movies. Venegor, you documented their trials so well with all your videos. Thank you! This certainly shows how devoted the parents are to their little brood. Both huddled in the nest to share warmth with the babies & with each other, even if their backs were crusted with ice & snow..

:nod: And thank you, Fireblade, for your video that showed an improvement in conditions. It was still a raw & cold day, but improved enough for the chicks to be uncovered & fed. The parent looked famished, also, & made sure to get some of the fish for itself.
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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 17th, 2011, 6:02 am

I just looked, & it is a cold night again, but not raining or snowing. Mom is tightly wrapped around her chicks.

Local USA time 10:01 PM (22:01)
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Post by macdoum » April 17th, 2011, 6:02 pm

Kitty KCMO wrote:I just looked, & it is a cold night again, but not raining or snowing. Mom is tightly wrapped around her chicks.

Local USA time 10:01 PM (22:01)
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..and there is food waiting there. :nod:
Thank you Venegor and fireblade for sharing those videos. Poor eagles they had a hard time there and were so good in keeping the chicks warm and then fed. :D
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Post by venegor » April 17th, 2011, 11:25 pm

:thumbs: The baby bird itself independently tries to pick up a meat slice

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Post by Kitty KCMO » April 18th, 2011, 1:56 am

:wave: Good video, Venegor! Now here is one from me.

A warmer, better day for the eagles. Mom feeds the chicks, who are fat & growing. Red-winged blackbird sings in the background, "toodle-dee-dee". Oh, yeah-- a poop shot! :rotf:

Local USA time, 5:35 PM (17:35)

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Post by venegor » April 18th, 2011, 11:31 am

Mum often wakes up, something is probable it disturbs

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Post by venegor » April 18th, 2011, 12:51 pm

I seem have guessed, why mum so is guarded and does not sleep. Baby birds on mine sleep for the first time opened, instead of under mum at night

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Post by venegor » April 18th, 2011, 5:40 pm

Feeding of children is finished, it is time to have a rest

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Post by venegor » April 18th, 2011, 7:00 pm

The daddy has brought products of a food-big a trout, and has shown as it is necessary to arrive with extraction. But kids had not time to get hungry still and consequently accepted food with the big reluctance

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Post by alice44 » April 18th, 2011, 10:38 pm

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.

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