Romeo & Juliet, American Bald Eagle Cam

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Romeo & Juliet, American Bald Eagle Cam

Post by Bea » October 4th, 2015, 7:55 pm

AEF Northeast Florida Nest of Bald Eagles Romeo & Juliet

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Post by Bea » October 4th, 2015, 7:55 pm

How to tell Romeo and Juliet apart

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Back of the head: Romeo's feathers are pure white, Juliet has some dark feathers.

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Tail: Romeo has dark wisps on tail feathers, Juliet's tail is pure white.

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Iris: Romeo's iris has dark speckles, Juliet's iris is pure yellow.

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Post by Bea » October 4th, 2015, 7:55 pm

ROMEO AND JULIET BIOGRAPHY

The wild eagle nest in NE Florida has been occupied since the nesting season of 2007 and likely longer. Beginning with the 2008 nesting season these residing eagles have been closely monitored by an Audubon EagleWatch volunteer providing diligent observation and careful documentation. Since then it is certain the same eagle pair "Romeo and
Juliet" have resided at this nest. Through the seven monitored seasons, with the exception of one season, they have produced two eaglets each year for a total of 13. All 13 eaglets have successfully fledged and returned to the nest for several weeks prior to their final departure. Over the seven nesting seasons they have achieved a 100% success
rate.

Romeo and Juliet consistently return to their nest (within an approximate two week period) the end of August or early September.
Their eggs are laid in November and hatches take place typically the end of December.
The fledglings make their final departure typically mid-end of April.
Romeo and Juliet depart for the summer months separately in May. Their whereabouts are an unknown. However, they likely head north to cooler less humid climates.

This experienced eagle pair provide an abundance of food to their young including a variety fish species, squirrel, sea birds, wading birds, waterfowl and possum. The nest tree is a Slash Pine Tree approximately 100' tall and the largest tree in the immediate area. Each season they add to their already over-sized nest estimated to weight approximately a ton. The nest is lodged approximately 85' up providing an optimum view with a waterway below.


http://www.eagles.org/Cams/Romeo-Juliet-Bio-2015.pdf

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2015
Egg #1 laid ---> 16. November viewtopic.php?p=429104#p429104
Egg #2 laid ---> 19. November viewtopic.php?p=429475#p429475

Egg #1 hatched (NE5) ---> 22. December viewtopic.php?p=433029#p433029
Egg #2 hatched (NE6) ---> 24. December viewtopic.php?p=433437#p433437
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Post by Birdfriend » October 5th, 2015, 11:00 am

Thank you, very much, Bea! :thumbs:
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Post by Birdfriend » October 5th, 2015, 2:43 pm

14:41 EET time:
Juliet is in the nest and Romeo sits on a branch from the nest tree.
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Post by Kinga83 » October 5th, 2015, 9:30 pm

Hello :hi:

Today pictures :rolleyes:

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Post by Uta » October 6th, 2015, 1:22 am

:hi:
10-05-15 15:40Florida time

Romeo and Juliet(under Romeo) on the nest tree
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Post by Uta » October 6th, 2015, 1:27 am

15:52 Close up
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Post by Uta » October 6th, 2015, 1:44 am

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Romeo on nest
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Romeos tail feathern :mrgreen:
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Post by Birdfriend » October 6th, 2015, 3:38 pm

:hi:
Yesterday was a another adult eagle on the nest and in the nest tree. Romeo tolerated this visiting from the stranger.
Video from dragonline:
https://youtu.be/A14nUk7oESA
Today in the morning the visitor was again here.
Edit: Uta, they are so beautiful! :wave:

Maybe, the visitor was a child from years past.
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Post by Birdfriend » October 6th, 2015, 3:50 pm

8:30 (Nest time)
Juliet upholsters the nest with some of her small feathers. Romeo sits on the branch.
8:51 Romeo comes with a big new stick, then Juliet does some nest work again. :shake:
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Post by Uta » October 6th, 2015, 6:06 pm

Thanks,Birdfriend :thumbs: , so are my pictures not Romeo and Juliet, this are Romeo and the adult visitor.
I was thinking this is Romeo with the black in the tail feathern.Looks like the same like Romeos. Now i´m complete confused :rotf:
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Post by Uta » October 6th, 2015, 7:11 pm

The youtube video from this morning from the nest defending.The link is from the chat on the campage.
Looks like the adult visitor is a fermale.

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Post by Mamicja » October 6th, 2015, 7:50 pm

:hi:
Yesterday's visitor.
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Romeo is tolerant as long as there is no egg.
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Post by Mamicja » October 6th, 2015, 7:53 pm

Today visitor was chased by Juliet
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Later Juliet brought palm leaves.
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It was funny to watch Romeo and Juliet nibbling each other.
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Post by Birdfriend » October 6th, 2015, 8:11 pm

Yes, Mamicja, it was so funny to see, how both a bit peck each other. :thumbs:
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Post by Mamicja » October 6th, 2015, 9:31 pm

:wave:
2:08 PM
Juliet brought a fish and ate it (no leftovers for Romeo)
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Post by Kinga83 » October 6th, 2015, 9:58 pm

Mamicja wrote:Today visitor was chased by Juliet
It was funny to watch Romeo and Juliet nibbling each other.
Hello everyone :hi:
Thanks nice pictures!!
Yes, they are very sweet :rolleyes: . Juliet is a strong personality, really eagel-lady. Sometimes I feel that she wears the pants in the nest :mrgreen:

Then this palm leaves.....just wanted to ask :whistling: :whistling:
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Post by Birdfriend » October 6th, 2015, 10:18 pm

15:07 (nest time)
Romeo was in the nest and does some nest work. Later he jumps on the branch. :wave:
Edit:15:27 Juliet comes also in the nest.
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Post by Mamicja » October 6th, 2015, 10:44 pm

Kinga83 wrote: Then this palm leaves.....just wanted to ask :whistling: :whistling:
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You can find more info here http://www.sfrc.ufl.edu/Extension/ffws/tfpal.htm#etonia

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