Harriet & M15, American Bald Eagle Cam

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Re: Harriet & M15, American Bald Eagle Cam

Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 3:40 pm

good news:

E13 fledged this morning !! :loveshower:

also at the age 79 days

07.41 (time not yet confirmed) EDIT: now it is confirmed
E13 flew out to NE....
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....after 7 min flyabout out of sight he returned from NE with a beautiful perfect flight
07.48
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(more pictures after a few posts about E12's missstep)

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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 3:46 pm

the misslanding of E12 yesterday, 18.52


E12 with big leap flying from outer branch to attic
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missstep on attic
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and falls over to the front, head down
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 3:50 pm

18.52
she is hanging upside down on the veranda branch
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hanging on a small extension of veranda branch
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poor girl, now hangs only with one foot :shock:
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 4:03 pm

18.52 she tries to find hold with other foot on another twig,
hanging there in a straddle :slap:
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18.53 poor thing, upside down she's struggling
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while Harriet quickly flies in
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 4:12 pm

18.53
Harriet on the veranda looking down to E12
i can imagine -without sound- E12 is calling to H "Moooooom, help me"
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but Harriet can't help her, must watch how E12 can't hold on any longer
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and there she falls .....
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 4:22 pm

18.53
H watch her falling
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E12 lands somewhere on branches under the nest :faint:
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the same place where E13 landed the night before after the owl attack
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 4:32 pm

18.54 H to the attic, E13 down to nest, watching over the nest rails down to E12
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18.55 H on attic, E13 at nest edge and E12 on branch under the nest
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19.01 E13 to veranda branch, looking down to E12
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 4:51 pm

19.03 E13 to H on attic, both looking down to E12
( maybe E13 giving E12 some hints how he got back from there to the lower part of outer branch ? ) :D
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19.33 E12 hopping under the nest from branch to branch, flapping
trying to figure out the way back up,
(meanwhile E13 lays down in the nest)
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19.33 yeah, she made it ! E12 flew over to the lower part of outer branch :thumbs:
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 4:59 pm

19.33 quickly she runs up the outer branch, just the same way as E13 did
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19.34 and here she is again :thumbs:
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 5:07 pm

19.34 Moooom, i'm here again, you saw this ? :laugh:
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E12 jumped up to the inner limb of outer branch
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happily flapping :D
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 6:39 pm

a few more pictures from E13's successful return flight 7 min after fledged:


7.48 at first it looks like he's heading the nest tree
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 6:42 pm

7.48 but then he flies probably in a circle and steers to the snag
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Post by balistar » March 14th, 2019, 6:48 pm

7.48 approach to snag
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perfect landing on snag
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7.54 :shake: congrats, E13 :thumbs:
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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 9:15 pm

March 15

E12 und E13 have conquered the airspace over the pasture and cost it on all trains :2thumbsup: :D

11.39 E13 flies beautiful circles over pasture
E12 on church side pond snag and Harriet on outer attic

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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 9:25 pm

11.39 crows welcome E13 in the air and join the flight
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11.40 E13 returns to E12 on the church side pond snag
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E13 landing and the crows say goodbye and fly away :innocent:
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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 9:38 pm

E12 stays resting on the snag, she has explored the front pines several times already

12.00 just beautiful to watch
E13 can't get enough, happy about the new ability
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E13's breathtaking flight over the pond
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13.19 both resting together on church side pond snag, H watched all from outer attic
E13 jumped on all branches :D
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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 9:52 pm

07.50 - 07.59 E12 in a front pine
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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 10:10 pm

08.43 - 08.45 E12 joins E13 on snag
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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 10:18 pm

08.54 E12 flew over the pond and back to nest tree on the porch
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08.55 E13 follows
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oh, that's exciting :laugh:
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Post by balistar » March 15th, 2019, 10:26 pm

08.55 - 08.56 E12 screams when E13 landed in nest
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with excitement there is the next scuffle :laugh:
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:rolleyes:
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