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Title: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 23, 2011, 04:52:29 PM
Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Vian, OK

Cam Link: http://www.suttoncenter.org/live-bald-eagle-nest-camera/ (http://www.suttoncenter.org/live-bald-eagle-nest-camera/)

New cam just recently added to the same page as the eagle cam at Sooner Lake.  Both cams are projects of the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  

The Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge main website is here:  http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/sequoyah/index.html (http:// http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/sequoyah/index.html)

I'm not currently seeing any mention of the eagle cam, but since it just came online I'm sure we'll get more information in the future.  From the website ...
Quote
2011 Eagles
Winter is an excellent time to see Bald Eagles as they prepare for their nesting season. Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is home to a number of these nesting Bald Eagles; the most recent census showed a record of nearly 75 pairs utilizing the area.

The eagles are currently incubating 2 eggs that are due to hatch at the beginning of February.
Eggs laid: approximately December 27 - January 3 (there was an initial picture showing three eggs, and the last one was laid Jan 3; there are currently two eggs)

Map of Refuge location...
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/vicinitymap.gif)

Another map posted on the Sutton thread by JudyB showing location of the Sutton nest and the Sequoyah nest.
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/TUCyWF6nYD0123100133.jpg)

Recent picture ...
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Seq1.jpg)

Picture showing all 3 eggs:  photo courtesy of EagleGuy (Alan Jenkins) of the Sutton Center.
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/4F8ZvDDxVN0122170126.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 26, 2011, 11:17:43 AM
I've been watching on and off for a couple of days, and have seen Mom (I think) contentedly incubating her eggs, and occasionally turning them, and rooting around to "fluff up" the nest underneath - but haven't actually seen much of Dad.  I just saw then change places - and got a look at the eggs!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/onn2xVYQta0126130131.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/eiBAsZmhwU0126130131.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/7zfRHadC230126130131.jpg)

Sorry the pictures aren't cropped very well - I was in a hurry to get all the action, and can't take the time to edit while I'm at work.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 26, 2011, 07:48:13 PM
Thanks JudyB!  I took a few pics from work but haven't had time to upload them!  Nothing exciting though ... as they're always just sittin there lookin pretty!  :) :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 29, 2011, 12:31:07 PM
Managed to catch a quick egg roll.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_29012011_133708.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_29012011_133724.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 30, 2011, 05:26:44 PM
Up for a stretch and roll .... :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_30012011_185318.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_30012011_185333.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_30012011_185405.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 01, 2011, 01:38:10 PM
Well, when I checked Sequoyah up came 2 cams....

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_152430.jpg)

The weather has been bad but Mom looks OK, although she keeps calling for some relief.  Waiting to see if Dad shows up.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_152535.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 01, 2011, 02:08:01 PM
I've been watching for a little while... I think there may be a hatch happening, or happened.  Winds are gusting to 32 mph.  Temp is 16 with a wind chill of -2.  NOT a good day for a hatch!!   :nope:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 01, 2011, 03:44:32 PM
We do indeed have a hatch!!!   :nod2: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_174149.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_174201.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_174218.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 01, 2011, 05:05:02 PM
Second adult came back in...

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_182624.jpg)

Proud parents! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_01022011_182653.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 01, 2011, 06:36:25 PM
Great pictures of the newest little one, Patti!  :love:

Good to see a WA cam here as well - and I'm looking forward to a sunny day when I can actually see the nest!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 02, 2011, 09:00:04 AM
Little one is looking good this morning - and there's actually some sunshine!  Golden1 on the Hancock forum reported a brief feeding - I saw both adults on the nest, but wasn't sure if the arriving adult had brought food.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/n4C0Cnx3TS0202100207.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/03jzKr2ayN0202100207.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 04, 2011, 07:40:34 AM
Just when it's a crucial time ... the cams go down!   :rolleyes2:

Quote
3 February 2011: It seems that the extreme cold and/or the snow are causing some camera problems. They may well start working again on their own. If not, we will try to get to the sites next week. Last we are aware, one chick had hatched at the Sequoyah nest.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 04, 2011, 12:28:13 PM
Thanks for posting that, Patti!  Debs from the Hancock forum found a weather forecast, and it's supposed to get up to one below zero (F) by Saturday afternoon - that is cold!  The good news is that these seem very competent parents, and living in that climate, I'm guessing they have a nice cozy nest, so the little ones should be fine.   :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 05, 2011, 07:55:21 AM
The cams are back up, and there's lots of snow but from what little I've been able to see, Mom looks to be covering a nice dry area, and it looks as if there are some leftovers sitting next to her - so I'm hoping all is well.  

I just checked the Sooner Lake site (http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera (http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera)) and they are reporting that the second egg has hatched and both chicks have been fed.

Cam is freezing from time to time - I'll watch for a while, and see if I can get a pic.

Added - 9:12 am Central time
Just got a peek:
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/g6GG69UBUQ0205100236.jpg)

Not clear from the picture, but I definitely saw one up and moving about, and think I saw the other in the split second the cam was clear.  Cam is still freezing and turning strange colors - not surprising considering how cold it is there.  Hopefully it will get better as it warms up through the day.

The WA cam is back now, too - and the Sooner Lake cams are also up and running, though more than a little frosty.  At least this clam is giving us a good view when it's streaming.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 05, 2011, 08:47:06 AM
Just checking in myself JudyB.  I haven't gotten the close-up cam to come on yet.  They look to have more snow than they did the other day!  Gosh I wish it would warm up down there.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 05, 2011, 09:31:06 AM
10:21 am central time
Cam's back - and there's a feeding going on.  Big is getting most, but Little is active and has finally figured which way to face, and I think he got a bite or two.  (He's just getting up in the first pic and facing the wrong way in the second - cam went funky when Mom offered him food and by the time it cleared, I missed the s'cap.)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/u3KfC4JWd60205110212.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/pyC7LhyibC0205110212.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 05, 2011, 11:50:54 AM
12:40 pm
Another feeding.  Both are up and eager.  Bigger one is in the front and has gotten most of the bites so far, but Mom has reached back to smaller one at least once that I've seen.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/LlvOUoGA6y0205130233.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/lzwzAfwC710205130233.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/nMFma77tjG0205130233.jpg)

Little one has moved up beside Big.  Looks as if there might be a little bit of pecking at each other - but also looks as if Little is getting a few bites now.  Being younger, he doesn't need more than a few at a time, so I think everything is going well here.

Feeding ends at 12:47 pm, and Mom moves in to brood the chicks.  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 05, 2011, 11:56:13 AM
Thanks JudyB!  I caught a short feeding a little earlier too.  Wasn't quite sure which one was which but I think the older one was in the front.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_05022011_122815.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_05022011_122831.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 05, 2011, 11:59:10 AM
Kitten posted a video by elfruler ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LC8WWy-txHs&feature=player_embedded#


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 05, 2011, 08:36:37 PM
Wonderful pictures and video, Patti!  I'm thinking I see part of an eggshell in the nest in the video - but given how active the younger chick is, I'm thinking it may have hatched yesterday.  No way to tell given that the cam was down.

I ended up with quite a few s'caps from today, so decided to do a slideshow.  I've already posted a few of these, but most are new.  I didn't add captions - how many ways can you say "Awww"?  :love:

(http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2011/Sequoyah/th_20110205-000.jpg) (http://s183.photobucket.com/albums/x103/JudyB_eagles/2011/Sequoyah/?action=view&current=fb3d85b0.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 05, 2011, 08:57:21 PM
 :clap1: :clap1:  Great shots JudyB!  Little one looked to be moving around good.  Now someone turn up the heat and melt that snow!!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 06, 2011, 03:28:57 PM
Close up cam won't load.  The WA looks dark and either rainy or snowy.  But I saw someone post that it was up into the 40's today so that's good! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 06, 2011, 07:02:39 PM
I also wasn't able to get any s'caps today.  I had one glimpse of the chicks early in the morning, and they looked great - but after that, the cam was down more than up, and eventually I couldn't connect at all.  Hopefully the weather will stay reasonable, and it will be back tomorrow.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 07, 2011, 07:35:25 AM
I've got both Sequoyah cams open this morning but the Sutton cams are down.  Looks like I just missed a feeding so hopefully I'll get a peek a little later. :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 07, 2011, 03:12:55 PM
Well, the cams been up and down all day!  I finally caught a look.  At first I could only see one little face but I could tell there were 2 bodies!   :lollol:  But look at the size of the fish!!   :shock:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_07022011_165857.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_07022011_165802.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_07022011_170312.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Dutch Eagle Fan on February 07, 2011, 03:25:30 PM
Looks like a bird to me . . .  :puzzled2:  :wink2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 07, 2011, 03:33:15 PM
Oooooooooo you could be right DEF!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 08, 2011, 09:45:57 AM
I think there are feathers scattered around the nest this morning, so am leaning towards the seagull theory. I did see a feeding a while ago when it was a bit too busy to post - these are from about 7:30 am nest time.  Both looked active, and from what little I could see, both were being fed.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/A0TTRj8aj30208080231.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/1Q4quW2UwB0208080231.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/qVYzIg0Ylk0208080231.jpg)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 08, 2011, 08:50:52 PM
I have a few more pictures on the Hancock forum - the quick news is that both are looking good, and the parents are attentive.  Sorry that I don't have time to post here as well, but I didn't get much sleep last night - and it's getting late already tonight.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 09, 2011, 07:51:07 AM
Well it's not a good day here today!  Arrgghhh!  Parent doing a good job keeping them covered though.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_09022011_094332.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_09022011_094624.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 09, 2011, 11:42:06 AM
I saw a feeding around 9:15 am central time, and it looked as if both chicks were up and active.  Too dark to be sure who was fed what, but it looked as if both were up and bobbing around, so it's likely both were fed.  Mom was very careful - stood up slowly and backed away from the nestbowl, then shook off her feathers at the edge of the nest before feeding them.  Then she tiptoed back in, being careful not to knock any snow into the nestbowl.  Here are a couple of pics:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/FVsDNMBj070209100255.jpg) (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/zNsyf0lg0Q0209100255.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/YrwKbQAW4F0209100255.jpg)

I haven't seen another feeding, but have been busy so may have missed one.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 09, 2011, 08:41:45 PM
I saw another feeding where only the older one was fed - so was very happy when I checked the Sutton Center website chat and learn that there was a subsequent feeding where both were well fed.  :love:

And I hadn't actually realized that the older one is already over a week old - she hatched last Tuesday! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 09, 2011, 09:11:24 PM
I hope so JudyB!  They're so tiny still ... with that cold and snow!  I don't know when I'll be able to check on them tomorrow.  Gonna have a crazy day.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 10, 2011, 04:17:14 PM
I didn't have time to look today but the from the posts it seem they were fed good.  It looks like they have another bird again.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_10022011_181222.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 13, 2011, 12:51:39 PM
The close-up cam has been down for a couple of days, and I just found the following updated posted on the Sutton Center website:

Quote
13 February: The crippling snowfalls and low temperatures have certainly made February a challenging month for both people and wildilfe in Oklahoma. We will do our best to restore the Sequoyah close-up cam feed as soon as possible. There is a problem with streaming the video for that camera (but not with the camera itself). As of today we can confirm that both chicks appear to be doing well. We hope to also investigate the status of the Sooner Lake pair once a bit more of the snow is gone and travel is easier.

Sounds like good news to me for two reasons - both chicks are doing well, and it sounds as if the problem is likely in a component that they can repair/replace during nesting season - once they are able to send someone out with the necessary equipment.

Must admit I hope that happens sooner rather than later - the chicks are 9 and 12 days old now - and no doubt growing fast! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 17, 2011, 07:57:32 AM
The cam is up and the chicks are looking great - the little one is almost 2 weeks old!

I'm sorry that I don't have time to post here - there are some pics on the Hancock forum, and if I ever slow down I'll add a slideshow.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 17, 2011, 04:04:51 PM
I've got some pics I just haven't had time to post yet ... maybe tonight!   :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 17, 2011, 09:01:03 PM
We're quite the pair, aren't we Patti!  :mhihi:  So many cams, so little time....  :rolleyes2:

And once in a while, for no particular reason, I even  :sleeping:

They really are very cute - the older one is getting her second coat of down, and the younger is still quite a bit smaller - but very, very feisty!  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 18, 2011, 09:54:53 PM
Sleep seems to be my problem this week ..... just can't seem to get enough!!   :sleepyawn2:

Here's a cute vid Kitten did today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoHA8L89j8U&feature=player_embedded#at=64


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 21, 2011, 06:06:20 PM
Ok ... I'm gettin these done tonight!!

This is from the 14th, 15th and 17th.

14 pics
(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/th_capture_14022011_184944.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/?action=view&current=70d083ec.pbw)

These are from the 19th and 20th
12 pics
(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/th_capture_19022011_130235.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/?action=view&current=5af4d875.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 21, 2011, 06:23:47 PM
And today ... :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_21022011_105843.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_21022011_110330.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 24, 2011, 02:03:43 PM
They were having a rainy day here.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_24022011_113520.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_24022011_115742.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_24022011_120933.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 28, 2011, 09:57:38 PM
From this weekend .....

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_26022011_113020.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_26022011_113201.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_28022011_184731.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 05, 2011, 07:16:36 PM
I can't keep up!   :lollol:  These are getting dark now.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_05032011_142140.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 06, 2011, 08:15:39 PM
Some nice pics at lunch time today.  They were sitting so nicely ... the older one was getting it's fill first but the other one waited so patiently for it's turn.  Easy to tell them apart right now.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_06032011_123729.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_06032011_123832.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_06032011_124127.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 11, 2011, 11:01:51 PM
Two conked out eaglets ... :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_11032011_125730.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 14, 2011, 09:00:37 PM
8 pics from today. :)

(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/th_capture_14032011_201804.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/?action=view&current=d7382aeb.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 25, 2011, 07:11:37 PM
The cams been off and on ... off and on. 

Fish for feet

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_18032011_131208.jpg)

Sleep, eat, sleep, eat

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_24032011_105623.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 27, 2011, 05:22:10 PM
These 2 will be 8 weeks old this week!!  They had a tough start in the snow but they look great!!  Today I saw the older one self feeding while the younger one tried to get a few bites from it.  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_27032011_134820.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_27032011_134930.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_27032011_201400.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_27032011_201440.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 02, 2011, 02:17:25 PM
(http://i.picasion.com/pic40/6f52c179843c663299b5c6bca7c679a3.gif) (http://picasion.com/)animated gif maker (http://picasion.com/)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_02042011_120045.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 04, 2011, 08:24:02 PM
2 males perhaps ... ?

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_03042011_190615.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 09, 2011, 10:37:31 AM
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_09042011_111559.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_09042011_111738.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 15, 2011, 03:02:03 PM
I guess I missed all the excitement here yesterday.  To make a very long report short .... the transmitter they ordered came in 3 weeks late.  So, yesterday, as soon as they got it they went to the nest to attempt to place the transmitter on one of the eaglets.  Very risky given their age.  They actually used a hose to spray water over the top of the nest to get them wet - hoping that would keep them from attempting to fly off.  Well, it worked on one of them but the other decided he was out of there!  Took off beautiful and landed a half mile or so away.  They managed to get the transmitter onto the remaining eaglet.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_15042011_175635.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Lori on April 21, 2011, 06:20:04 PM
I cannot begin to tell you how mad I got reading the reports about the transmitters and what these people did. They knew that it was incredibly risky at the age of these eaglets yet they proceeded to go ahead with it and on top of that... decided to spray water into the nest to soak the eaglets in hopes of keeping them from flying out of the nest. Now we all know how top heavy and clumsy a first flight is for an eaglet/fledgling-to-be but add to that being soaked??? :rant2: :rant2: :rant2:

They are so lucky that this turned out as well as it did. Thank goodness the one that fledged has returned to the nest and is fine... I just don't know what on earth they were thinking.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 21, 2011, 09:36:17 PM
I hear ya Lori!  I was really shocked myself reading the whole account.  They said they've even done this before!  I wonder what they would have said if something bad happened to the eaglet that took off!   :nope:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 23, 2011, 09:25:20 AM
Cams have been damaged by lightning.  Don't know if they'll get it fixed or not.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 29, 2011, 01:23:34 PM
This was from the 13th .....

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_13042011_151841.jpg)

And then the last day I was able to see the cam ... the 19th I think.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_19042011_152903.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_19042011_152955.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: patr on May 06, 2011, 06:27:07 PM
I didn't get to see the eaglets today, but the word from Sutton is that both eaglets are in and out of the nest,using it for home base..great news,I was worried about the one that had left early.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on September 19, 2011, 08:18:24 AM
Nice to see cam up.......complete with eagle!  :bigsmile:
Hope no bad experiences like last season.... :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/09191110571.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/09191111041.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/09191110532.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Windy60 on October 01, 2011, 07:21:44 AM
I caught the eagle just coming into land.  I also have a few video captures at Potobucket but can't figure how to post them here.  egun1 - they are in a subfile of the NextEra BRI album.   Enjoy the snip.
   
(http://images3a.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp73446%3Enu%3D3878%3E8%3B6%3E253%3EWSNRCG%3D33%3A%3A5869%3C2344nu0mrj)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on October 04, 2011, 07:28:23 AM
It looks more like April here than October!  :)  This is the Vian pair.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_04102011_101457.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_04102011_101523.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_04102011_101859.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Windy60 on October 04, 2011, 08:25:43 AM
Just after that I caught them Kissing.
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/NextEra-BRI%20Eagles%20Cam1/Sooner%20Lake%20Eagles%20%20of%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20in%20OK/Vian%20Eagles%20at%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20OK/VianKiss10-04-2011Capture.jpg)

I took a 10 minute video but have no clue how to show it here.  He sure likes to kissy beak.  Here is the link.  

http://s911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/NextEra-BRI%20Eagles%20Cam1/Sooner%20Lake%20Eagles%20%20of%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20in%20OK/Vian%20Eagles%20at%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20OK/?action=view&current=VianOKKissyBeaks10-04-2011Movie.mp4


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: elfruler on October 06, 2011, 09:26:25 AM
I caught a sequence of a long period on the nest for them yesterday afternoon.  The male (I think, judging by size) spends a long time eating (a coot?), then hops to a branch and leaves the leftovers to the female.  She flies from the nest and he comes back and settles in for a good part of the evening:

http://s1138.photobucket.com/albums/n535/elfenruler/Sequoyah%20Eagles/


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: elfruler on October 20, 2011, 10:29:35 AM
Adults are spending a lot of time in the nest in the mornings.  Today they had a serious issue with a big stick.   :mhihi:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXNA82Ri-jg


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on October 20, 2011, 01:29:32 PM
 :lollol:  Reminded me of the Two Harbors pair the other morning!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on October 22, 2011, 06:02:25 PM
All the eagles sure do seem busy with fall housework!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_22102011_132959.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on November 04, 2011, 01:32:31 PM
Vian nest - Cher & Okee ... homebodies!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_04112011_160310.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_04112011_092451.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_04112011_155009.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on November 12, 2011, 08:13:47 AM
Busy, busy again this morning!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_12112011_100420.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_12112011_101418.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 11, 2011, 11:21:29 AM
These 2 will be laying eggs in just a couple more weeks! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/capture_11122011_131514.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 18, 2011, 09:33:00 PM
WE HAVE AN EGG!!!   :biggergrin2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfO6X7TD4js&feature=player_embedded#!

Laid yesterday .... Elfruler posted the news on BCAW!  Hatching would be around January 21st.  A little earlier than last year. 
Quote
Alert Youtuber crayj46 caught the whole thing, she drops the egg sometime between 6:15 and 7:00 in the video, then at around 8:00 gives it a good roll, fusses around it for a while, then settles in for a good Sequoyah Shimmy around 11:55 in the video.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: nightengale on December 18, 2011, 11:31:38 PM
Very exciting Patti! (http://i190.photobucket.com/albums/z199/nightengale14072/GIFS/happy-clapsmiley.gif) .... thank you for the heads up and for posting the link to the vid!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 19, 2011, 11:19:36 AM
They switched the wide view to the overhead view this morning!  :) :)  Got a nice look at the egg!

6 pics

(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/th_SV1.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/?action=view&current=2708a804.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Windy60 on December 19, 2011, 11:52:15 AM
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/NextEra-BRI%20Eagles%20Cam1/Sooner%20Lake%20Eagles%20%20of%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20in%20OK/Vian%20Eagles%20at%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20OK/VianEgg2ndglimpseCapture.jpg)

Here is my link to see I think dad sitting then off - the egg - then I think its mom comes in to sit.
http://s911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/NextEra-BRI%20Eagles%20Cam1/Sooner%20Lake%20Eagles%20%20of%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20in%20OK/Vian%20Eagles%20at%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20OK/?action=view&current=SuttonCenterVianShowingoffthefirstegg12-19-2011Movie.mp4 (http://s911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/NextEra-BRI%20Eagles%20Cam1/Sooner%20Lake%20Eagles%20%20of%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20in%20OK/Vian%20Eagles%20at%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20OK/?action=view&current=SuttonCenterVianShowingoffthefirstegg12-19-2011Movie.mp4)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Windy60 on December 20, 2011, 10:40:11 AM
(http://i911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/NextEra-BRI%20Eagles%20Cam1/Sooner%20Lake%20Eagles%20%20of%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20in%20OK/Vian%20Eagles%20at%20the%20Sutton%20Center%20org%20OK/1-2EggsVian12-20-2011Capture.jpg)

This could actually be a second egg.  They are known as, dare I say it, fart eggs.  They are not usually fertile, being composed inside of just air, or just the White or just the Yolk.  All birds lay them at some point.
If that is what it is, then this is the 2nd egg and it is infertile, not at all like the first. 

It could also be just up yuck.  Ok, so I have different terms, I like to keep it very simple.   


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 20, 2011, 11:36:40 AM
Windy ...  :haha:  I think it's just some grass or something. 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on December 20, 2011, 12:42:10 PM
I didn't realize they had three views for this nest - nice!  :bigsmile:

Thanks for the pictures, reports - and information!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 20, 2011, 01:26:26 PM
But only 2 at a time JudyB! :)  I got a few s'caps from today.  Still waiting on a second egg.

Lunch was delivered. :) ... or perhaps it was Brunch. 

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20122011_112233.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20122011_115931.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20122011_145722.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on December 20, 2011, 03:44:45 PM
Second egg arrived at about 4:30 pm central time - I wasn't fast enough to get a s'cap, but Debs from the Hancock forum got several pics just after it arrived - here's the link - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=294550#294550 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=294550#294550)

Dad was on the nest during the delivery - busily snacking on the leftovers from lunch and apparently oblivious to Mom's efforts (though it's quite possible that he was there to provide protection while she was busy, and the leftovers were a bonus, so to speak).


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 20, 2011, 04:21:50 PM
Dangit!!!  I was watching alllllll day!!   :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 21, 2011, 09:48:46 AM
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_21122011_114603.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_21122011_114614.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Judy on December 21, 2011, 03:12:15 PM
Thanks for the heads up Patti about the egg and now I see there are two, great!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 24, 2011, 09:11:58 AM
Word on the chat is that egg #3 arrived sometime during the night!!   :nod2: :bigsmile:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24122011_111708.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24122011_111730.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24122011_111738.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 26, 2011, 08:38:07 AM
Up for a little roll this morning. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_26122011_095812.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on December 26, 2011, 09:01:31 AM
Great pictures - thanks, Patti!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 26, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
You better start your 2012 list JudyB!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on December 26, 2011, 12:40:09 PM
I have, actually - I just hadn't thought to update my signature.   :wink2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on December 26, 2011, 04:19:06 PM
Wonderful news here!.........thanks for the heads up, Patti. :bigsmile:
I watched for a few minutes earlier today.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 28, 2011, 02:21:58 PM
Checking in at Sequoyah! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_28122011_143706.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_28122011_143727.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 08, 2012, 09:43:32 AM
Checking in and all looks well......except for the zoomed out cam!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01081211301-1.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01081211302-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 10, 2012, 02:57:12 PM
Well, the WA cam is cleared up a little ... been raining all day. 

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_10012012_143756.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 15, 2012, 07:09:01 PM
View was much better on the WA after the rain.  :)

This is just 2 pics ... but if you watch on the right hand side at about middle nest height you can see the squirrel that keeps bugging Mom!

(http://i.picasion.com/pic48/33938b7f86da1d64c655d82fac966f00.gif) (http://picasion.com/)making an animated gif (http://picasion.com/)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 15, 2012, 07:09:39 PM
And .... and egg check!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_13012012_184334.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 18, 2012, 04:31:55 AM
Patti........funny animation!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 20, 2012, 10:09:50 AM
If I don't get my internet back this weekend would someone please watch for a hatch here!!! 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 21, 2012, 07:45:41 AM
Here you go, Patti.   :bigsmile:
Just caught this a few minutes ago.....I got a pretty good look at all three eggs but didn't snap quick
enough. 

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/Capture.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 21, 2012, 09:25:33 AM
Wow - time is flying by!  I hadn't realized that it's already day 35 for the first egg!  Thanks for the pictures and reports, Patti and Sherri!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 21, 2012, 11:00:56 AM
Thanks for the peek Sherri ... still no internet at home. :(  Stopped at work to pick something up so taking a quick peek. 

Messy snow here this morning!  UGH!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 22, 2012, 08:04:32 AM
I'm having a terrible time keeping this cam running and don't get the close up on most of the refresh....
however, did manage to get these caps about 1/2 hr ago.  Still looks like 3 eggs.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/0122120945.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01221209451.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 22, 2012, 09:58:31 AM
Agree, Sherri, still waiting for a hatch...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_22_sequoia002.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 23, 2012, 07:17:33 AM
Thanks Marcia.... :bigsmile:

Parent has been off the nest for a few minutes now......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01231209071Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01231209071Ca2.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 23, 2012, 07:47:45 AM
Thanks so much Sherri & Marcia! :)  At least I didn't miss it!   :huggie


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 23, 2012, 10:34:55 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASn8-FbaOPI





Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 23, 2012, 10:39:20 AM
Marcia - were you watching a minute or two earlier?  I think there may have been an intruder.  Another eagle came into the nest - I initially assumed it was the mate, but the nesting eagle leaped up and flapped at it, and the other eagle took off. So I think it was an intruder. I didn't actually see enough to tell if it was an adult or a juvie - just noticed the motion out of the corner of my eye, and it was leaving by the time I looked over to the cam window. Fortunately the eggs looked intact after that flurry of activity, and the adult is back on the eggs, after calling once. He or she is looking very alert.

Looking at the time stamp, your picture is while the adult was up after chasing off the incoming eagle.  I only caught a glimpse of the action, and am wondering if anyone else saw more.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 23, 2012, 10:54:28 AM
JudyB, I saw just about what you described, missing the first few seconds of the event.  I did replace the picture in my post above with a video of what I was able to catch  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 23, 2012, 11:21:37 AM
Thanks Marcia and Judy! ....... I haven't been watching as I can't keep the cam running.  The refresh doesn't work for me either.  I have to
start from 'scratch' every time it stops.   :rant2:
Thought I saw pip in egg on left but likely nest material.  Today is day 37 I think.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 23, 2012, 12:51:23 PM
Cam stops every once in awhile for me too Sherri.

Switch

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_23_switch.jpg) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_23_switch002.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 23, 2012, 01:15:33 PM
Fluff and turn

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_23_fluff_turn.jpg) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_23_fluff_turn002.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 23, 2012, 02:55:26 PM
Other folks have commented on the differences between Mom & Dad ... and I hadn't really noticed, but I think this one is true!!

Dad likes the eggs in a straight line .... and Mom makes a triangle!   :nod2: :lollol:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_23012012_122030.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_23012012_103727.jpg)

And a fish has been delivered!!  

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_23012012_164937.jpg)

PS ... that's it for me today.  Heading home ... still no internet. :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 23, 2012, 03:06:49 PM
Thanks Marcia and Patti.  :bigsmile:

Fish delivered......very good sign!!  :nod2:.... I'll try to watch more.   Sorry you still don't have
internet at home, Patti.
That is really funny about the parents and the eggs!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 23, 2012, 03:19:30 PM
Oh my gosh regarding the egg arrangement difference between the parents, PattiO :lollol:  I'll be watching for that, for sure!  Thank you for the pictures  :bigsmile:

Here is an animation of the fish delivery  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_23_fish.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 23, 2012, 04:05:43 PM
Thanks Marcia  :bigsmile:

I think we might have something here....  :?:
About 4:45 nest time

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01231205401seq.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01231205403seq.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01231205404seq.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01231205405seq.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 23, 2012, 04:49:29 PM
Good eye, Sherri  :bigsmile:

Debs and IrishEyes from the Hancock Wildlife forum have good pictures of a pip at 5:37 nest time  :love:

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=305232#305232


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 23, 2012, 05:27:01 PM
They got some really good shots of the pip!  thanks Marcia.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 24, 2012, 07:28:09 AM
 :thumbsup1:  They sure did!  Yippee!!!  

ETA - I just got a peek myself! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24012012_093718.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24012012_093722.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 24, 2012, 07:46:32 AM
I've been watching all morning waiting to get a look........the minute I went to watch the cranes a bit, I missed
the switch. :rolleyes2:.......almost.

Wee one is taking its time getting out of there!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241209301.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 24, 2012, 07:49:03 AM
Mornin' PattiO and Sherri.  

I've been watching too but missed the shot of the pip :-\  Not much progress over the last 12 hours, huh?

So, I guess that must have been Mom leaving (triangle)  :D


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 24, 2012, 08:35:19 AM
9:23 AM nest time
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_24_pips.gif)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 24, 2012, 08:50:34 AM
Switch

9:43 nest time
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_24_pips002.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 24, 2012, 09:09:46 AM
It's getting there!!  (I am soooo gonna get fired one of these days!)   :rolleyes2: :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 24, 2012, 09:13:06 AM
So, I guess that must have been Mom leaving (triangle)  :D

 :lollol: :lollol:

Marcia, Great animations!....  looks like there has been progress since my post!  :nod2:  Have to go out for a while....will
check back in later.

Patti, you won't lose your job if you tell them it is part of God's plan for people to watch over wildlife!  :wink2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 24, 2012, 09:51:47 AM
I think it's out of the shell but I missed it. 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Dutch Eagle Fan on January 24, 2012, 10:54:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkTfweQcVJI

First hatch!
And just now I saw a switch, not sure who came in and who flew off though, have been doing other things in the mean time.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 24, 2012, 11:36:54 AM
Thank you DEF!   Nice job on the video! :clap1: Glad to see the little one out, finally  :bigsmile:

One of the adults just arrived with a fish for the incubating adult...and now has taken off...fish on nest beside incubating adult.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 24, 2012, 12:34:45 PM
Awww ... I just got a peek!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24012012_143022.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 24, 2012, 01:09:14 PM
So sweet PattiO - thanks  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 24, 2012, 01:48:17 PM
Aw, thanks everyone!  :bigsmile: .....just got home; knew I'd miss it.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 24, 2012, 03:09:35 PM
 :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241204581.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241204591.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241204592.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241204593.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241204954.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01241204595.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 24, 2012, 03:32:57 PM
Great pictures - and a video!  :bigsmile:

The little one is getting more active all the time - Mom was having a snack, and I swear he/she was saying "what about me?" - but I guess Mom decided a little more brooding was needed first, because she moved back to cover the eggs and chick right after this s'cap.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/KWlXTm9SX40124170121.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 24, 2012, 03:33:03 PM
 :clap1:  :love:  Got my internet back so I get to see them again before it gets dark there.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 25, 2012, 06:18:09 AM
Sibling on the way!  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/012511208151.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 25, 2012, 07:32:47 AM
Hooray!  Good catch Sherri! :)  Must attempt to get work done today ...   :rolleyes2: :lollol:

PS ... very wet morning there!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 25, 2012, 07:47:01 AM
Feel bad for them being so wet.....I haven't seen a feeding yet.

Switch about 8:00 nest time.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01251208571.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/Capture-1.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/Capture2.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/Capture3.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 25, 2012, 08:08:32 AM
Great pictures, Sherri!

8:56 am central time

Mom(?) is up for a stretch - and bobble 1 is up to see if there will be food! Both eggs still look intact.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/dtAzHqldV90125090136.jpg)

Mom is blocking view of the nestbowl, but she's reaching over to the fish, then into the nest, so I think she's feeding #1.

Mom does look wet still - but the little one looks dry. What good parents! Only a couple of bites, then back to brooding and incubating.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/rO3IsFSrv10125090137.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 25, 2012, 08:08:41 AM
Blog posts say there was just a feeding a few minutes ago ... which I missed cause I'm trying to work!   :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 25, 2012, 08:14:20 AM
Aw...so cute....thanks JudyB.  Glad you saw a feeding.  I'm actually trying to get something done here today
as well so not watching 100%.  (sh-h-h, cam is working a bit better for me today...maybe the rain helped!  :lollol:)

Could you still see the pip?

Eagle pair on the Sooner nest now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 25, 2012, 08:27:50 AM
Wonderful!  A healthy looking bobble, a first feeding, and it sure looks like #2 has decided it's time to come out too in Sherri's picture :bigsmile:  Thanks everyone for all the great captures!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 25, 2012, 10:33:54 AM
There was another feeding where we were able to see the chick being fed - I think it lasted about 3 minutes, which is a long feeding for a tiny chick.  I have a couple of pictures on the Hancock forum and will try to bring them here on my next break.

Edited to add s'caps from 9:55 am, central time:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/tYIUGlntWA0125110158.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/jiGxCK7wwA0125110158.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/M3nPL2XHP90125110158.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 25, 2012, 12:07:20 PM
Second hatch confirmed at 12:56 pm!  Here's a s'cap by IrishEyes of the Hancock forum - mine was a few seconds later, and Mom's head was a bit blurry.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/2n9eWJQnbv0125140153.jpg)

Very rainy afternoon so we've only had a peek, though I expect she'll be feeding the older chick again the next time there's a lull in the rain.



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 25, 2012, 12:11:24 PM
Thanks, JudyB!  Here's an animation of same.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2001_01_25_chick2hatch.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 25, 2012, 12:32:17 PM
Aw.....thanks Judy and Marcia!  :clap1:  ..... haven't been watching the last couple hours.  This one
didn't waste any time getting out, did it?!  ..... it was only a little hole this morning.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 25, 2012, 12:35:02 PM
I've had the cam on but haven't been able to watch either!  Hooray for #2!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 25, 2012, 12:36:25 PM
Hi Sherri and Patti...another quick peek  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_01_25_2newchicks_gif.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 25, 2012, 12:45:26 PM
Oh my!! that is so CUTE!!  thanks Marcia!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 25, 2012, 01:04:28 PM
I finally caught a feeding......she fed them both.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01251202352.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01251202353.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01251202354.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01251202355.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 25, 2012, 01:09:16 PM
Wonderful, Sherri.  So busy with video that I didn't notice that she fed both of them!

 Here is video of a part of the feeding.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7E4iU3mgis


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 25, 2012, 01:39:35 PM
I caught that one too ... Mom sure needs the hairdryer!! 

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_25012012_144848.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_25012012_144920.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: wvgal_dana on January 26, 2012, 08:23:40 AM
CRACK IN 3rd EGG
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m60/eaglet_momsters/12620121007amESTCrackin3rdegg.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 26, 2012, 08:46:01 AM
wvgal_dana, thanks for the news and picture of crack in egg #3!  ;D

PattiO, yes, she sure did need a hairdryer, didn't she :nod2:  I hear there is supposed to be a break in the rain for the next few days  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 26, 2012, 09:00:22 AM
I'm not sure where I see a crack there ..  :puzzled2:  Today is only day 33 for egg #3.  At least it's not raining!  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 26, 2012, 09:14:30 AM
PattiO, you're right - I see now that the 3rd hatch is on the calendar this Sat the 28th. And I don't really see a crack in dana's picture, but then so many times that's because the picture just doesn't show it very well...this time though I think it's probably a little early for a crack, like you said  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 26, 2012, 01:44:02 PM
First chance to check the cam today.....saw mostly Mom's back but did get a cute look here....
they look great!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01261203291Ca.jpg)

Probably nest material on egg but thought I'd post it anyway.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01261203311Ca.jpg)




Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 26, 2012, 02:42:31 PM
Oh Sherri...that first picture with both of the chicks and their little eyes is just adorable! :thumbsup1: Thanks  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 26, 2012, 02:45:57 PM
I got a pic around the same time Sherri ... couldn't decide if it was dirt or a pip.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_26012012_152510.jpg)

Had to add this one .... peek-a-boo!   :love:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_26012012_164639.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 26, 2012, 04:29:09 PM
A couple more from another feeding about 20 min ago.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01261206081.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01261206121.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 26, 2012, 04:44:28 PM
Total cuteness overload huh Sherri!   :nod2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_26012012_183807.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 27, 2012, 06:18:32 AM
Mornin'  :[c]

Nice early morning pic of Mom

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01271207501.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01271207551.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/Capture-2.jpg)

ETA 7;28 nest time
They are doing a good job of hiding the egg!  :lollol: .... it is still there but hard to get a good look.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01271208281.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 27, 2012, 07:29:24 AM
8:20 nest time

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01271209201.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 27, 2012, 01:29:06 PM
One from yesterday and one from today. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_27012012_151057.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_26012012_165530.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 28, 2012, 06:45:15 AM
Thanks Patti  :bigsmile:  ......so cute at this age!

At daybreak this morning.......as it got light I noticed that Dad was perched next to the nest.
Mom woke up with a startled appearance as if something were in the area.   Maybe it was Dad acting as
an alarm clock.  :bigsmile:

I think that might be a 'real' crack in the egg.........time will tell. :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281206481.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281206482.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207451Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207502Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 28, 2012, 06:46:01 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207452Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207501Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207531Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207541Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281207542Ca.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01281208001Ca.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 28, 2012, 09:10:37 AM
I think #1 is getting a little bossy ..  :lollol:  #2 didn't get anything at the feeding I saw.  Of course, the egg was in the way. 

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_28012012_103330.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_28012012_103401.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_28012012_110623.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 28, 2012, 02:24:39 PM
Thanks Sherri and PattiO.  All of your pictures are great, thank you :bigsmile:

2:45 Chicks yawning, chicks tussling, adult feeding chicks  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hcACy_gJkY


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 29, 2012, 06:04:25 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:

Thanks Marcia and Patti......chicks are growing fast and sure do have busy days in their little world.  :love:

Couldn't get a good look a few minutes ago....pretty sure this was a switch but had a 'freeze'.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291207551.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291207552.jpg)

ETA 9:10
Looks like it is still an egg........wish it would hatch if it's going to.  It has been 4 days since #2 hatched.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291207351.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291207352.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 29, 2012, 10:58:02 AM
Looks like we may finally have a pip..... anyone else have opinion?

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291212501.jpg)

They were having a 'go at it' a few minutes ago.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291212502.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 29, 2012, 11:40:42 AM
I can't keep the cam running; keeps freezing... :rolleyes2:......hope someone else is watching.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 29, 2012, 12:02:37 PM
Yes, Sherri, looks like a pip to me too.  Sorry you're having trouble with the cam.  Great pictures!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2011_0129_pip_004.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 29, 2012, 12:07:24 PM
How cool!  ....  we had a zoomer that moved the position of the cam!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291201501.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291201501a.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291201502.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291201503.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291201504.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01291201505.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 29, 2012, 12:12:51 PM
Hi Marcia!  didn't see you up there when I posted!  :bigsmile:
Thanks for the animation......great to see as when I was trying to watch, I was also trying to get caps!
I opened the cam on my laptop and it has been running for a few minutes now....
I have to totally clear my cache when it freezes or it won't start again......refresh won't work either.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 29, 2012, 03:45:40 PM
#3 is out!!  WooHoo!!!!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_29012012_174500.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_29012012_174525.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: wvgal_dana on January 29, 2012, 04:05:31 PM
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m60/eaglet_momsters/1292012chickiscomingoutofegg164256pm.jpg)
1 29 2012  16 42 56pm


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 29, 2012, 04:11:49 PM
such a threesome!  #1 was being a piggy and this is what #2 had to say ...

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_29012012_180133.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on January 29, 2012, 05:55:25 PM
Thank you, Patti and dana! :bigsmile: How exciting!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: wvgal_dana on January 30, 2012, 06:17:09 AM
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m60/eaglet_momsters/13020123babies065921am.jpg)
1 30 2012 Three Sweet Beautiful Babies


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 30, 2012, 06:33:21 AM
Thanks Patti and Dana......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01301208251.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01301208291.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: wvgal_dana on January 30, 2012, 06:44:26 AM
(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m60/eaglet_momsters/1302012see3rdchickgood072628amOKTime.jpg)
1 30 2012 07:26:28am OK Time See third chick real good  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 30, 2012, 07:21:09 AM
HOORAY!!!!   :clap1:   

I was just lucky enough to catch a feeding, and like the ones I saw yesterday, the chicks didn't show much aggression towards another.  Maybe I just got lucky and caught them being good, or maybe Mom is good at distributing the food evenly.....


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 30, 2012, 07:28:55 AM
Awww good pic Dana.  Little is up and about this morning ... I hope it's got some spunk!  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: wvgal_dana on January 30, 2012, 07:37:58 AM

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m60/eaglet_momsters/1302012LittlestChickUpFrontForFeeding082025OkTime.jpg)
1/30/2012 08:20:25am Ok Time
Littlest Chick Has Moved Up Front For Feeding


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 30, 2012, 08:56:04 AM
Good catch, wvgal_dana!  Yes, I was just watching, too.  Looked like the little one got something, didn't it? 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 30, 2012, 12:45:12 PM
OMG!  Sorry to be so "chatty" today, but I had to share this with those of you who couldn't see it.

I was watching the nest--Mom left for a while and the two oldest were looking like contenders in a bar room brawl.  Their heads were flying around so fast that I at first thought the camera was in fast forward!  :shock:  You could see two legs of one of the parents on the rim of the nest.  He/She was probably thinking, "Oh, for Pete's sake, will you kids pipe down?"

The littlest one was so much shorter than the other two that he really didn't participate much (except for maybe duck his head once in a while!).  Then all of a sudden, all three just plopped down in a pile like they were asleep.

A few seconds later, lunch arrived, although it was very brief, and the next think you know, all three went "undercover!"   :haha: So ends today's early afternoon drama!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 30, 2012, 03:13:28 PM
I am just coming in from being out all afternoon and I can't get the cam....I get to their website but the cam page says "page not found"
......anyone else :?: :puzzled2:

Glad someone saw the little one get some food as it didn't happen in my caps above this morning.

EmilyK....glad you saw a tussle this afternoon as I have seen it quite often.  Little scrappers! :wink2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 30, 2012, 04:54:24 PM
Well, Sherri, I can't be 100% sure the little one got some food, but at least he/she didn't get whacked as much as the other two!

And yes, the site is down (at least I was getting the same message about the error).  I know there was trouble with the cams freezing, being out of sync, etc.  Probably too many people started tuning in and crashed it!  :nope:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 31, 2012, 06:34:35 AM
Cam up and seems to be working well..........here is a feeding a few minutes ago.  Quite a few similar pics but
wanted to show wee one and how well he got himself in there.  I'm pretty sure he got a few bites....hard to watch
and take caps at same time.  Probably should learn to do videos!  :rolleyes2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208186.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208187.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208188.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208189.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208221.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208222.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 31, 2012, 06:35:24 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208241.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208251.jpg)

Plenty of food.......Dad a good provider. :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311208252.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 31, 2012, 07:52:44 AM
Another feeding.......still looking good.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311209071.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/01311209151.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 31, 2012, 08:32:04 AM
Nice shots, Sherri!   :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 02, 2012, 11:50:40 AM
Thanks EmilyK. :bigsmile:

Looks like all is well and they are growing really fast!  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02021201301.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02021201302.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02021201303.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02021201304.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02021201305.jpg)

Big fish arrived after the series of pictures above.  I doubt they are very hungry though as a couple of them have crops so full they are top heavy!  :lollol:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02021201451.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 02, 2012, 02:23:08 PM
I've only been watching for about 5 minutes but it looks like you were right, Sherri - parent has been standing there with food at the ready but the trio is collapsed and nobody is interested in another helping it seems :mhihi:  Thank you all so much for your comments and pictures.  I haven't been able to watch as much as I'd like for the past couple of days but it's been so nice to be able to check in here to make sure that everything is going well for this family :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 02, 2012, 05:05:08 PM
I agree with you, Marcia--it's great to be able to check in here to see how these little guys are doing.  I can't watch while I'm at work, so I can only catch them on my day off.

So THANK YOU, everybody!  Your comments, photo caps and videos are much appreciated!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 02, 2012, 06:58:35 PM
I've been really pressed for time this week too .... these 2 pics are from yesterday.  Thanks for the caps from today Sherri!!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_01022012_165640.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_01022012_170803.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 05, 2012, 12:41:16 PM
It looked like there was a disturbance in the area…..both were paying attention.
One took off shortly after these caps.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02051201551.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02051201552untitled27.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02051201553.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02051201554.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02051201555.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02051201556.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 06, 2012, 02:38:12 PM
They are all looking good! :)  A couple pics from this morning.

Covered up with grass!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06022012_120904.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06022012_120811.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06022012_124142.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 06, 2012, 04:22:06 PM
Cute, Patti!  These little ones sure seem to like being covered up.  Shoot, seems like the Decorah eaglets were always trying to get out from under Mom, even from very little. . .


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 08, 2012, 02:37:08 PM
ok this is my first post,   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asNHbtyq5Zw   Feb, 8, 2012, 2:58pm nest time, they are so cuteeee, all look so comfy:),do not worry parent on branch, just loveeee watching these babies :love: :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 08, 2012, 02:39:41 PM
Welcome Priscilla!!  (http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/gifs/wavey.gif)

A couple (8) pics from today.
(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/th_capture_08022012_140126.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/?action=view&current=a03605c8.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 08, 2012, 04:19:46 PM
Great video, Pricilla - and welcome! (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Wave/wave.gif)  Glad to see that the older ones are keeping the youngest warm while parents are off the nest :mhihi:

Good to see the little one getting bites, PattiO. Thanks for the slide show :)

Agree Sherri, lots of food at this nest, and a Dad that pitches in to help feed, too  :bigsmile:



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 09, 2012, 04:15:30 AM
Thanks everyone and welcome Priscilla.  :bigsmile:

The close up cam hasn't come up for me for a few days.......will try again today.
I'm glad to see them doing so well.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 09, 2012, 01:14:19 PM
Finally got the close up cam and watched the tail end of a feeding.  Little one didn't get anything while
I was watching and I thought it looked quite weak.  Hope others are seeing more activity from it.

Click for slideshow - 8 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/th_02091202581.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/?action=view&current=6f194dbe.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 09, 2012, 01:48:45 PM
Maybe it got fed first Sherri ..?  They've been sacked out for awhile now.  #1's crop was huge!  :shock:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 09, 2012, 01:54:28 PM
#3 looks pretty strong here, Sherri.  Haven't caught a feeding yet but I noticed the crop on #1 too Patti  :)  

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_09_pileof3chicks002.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 09, 2012, 02:49:10 PM
#3 looks OK to me too ... but I am watching another feeding right now and he's not getting anything.  1 and 2 are piggies.   :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 09, 2012, 03:08:07 PM
Missed the feeding again :sigh2:  Sorry to hear #3 didn't eat Patti but he looks so content and keeps popping up and having a look around.  Maybe at his size he just doesn't need as much food as the others...I hope.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 09, 2012, 04:25:31 PM
5:20 pm central time

I just watched a fairly long feeding, and was getting a little upset because #3 was trying really hard, and wasn't getting any.  He stuck his head way up and forward - but the bigger beaks on either side got the food.  He clambered on top of them - and it actually looked as if he put one of them into submission (briefly - and I'm guessing the one who went flat didn't realize who had pecked him) - still nothing.  Then once they were full, he moved to the front, and now he's getting a nice private feeding, and it looks to me as if his crop is nicely plump.

I haven't been watching much today, but I've seen that happen several times before, starting when he was very tiny - so as long as the fish keep appearing, I think he'll be OK.  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 09, 2012, 06:53:28 PM
Good to hear JudyB.  He's just so much smaller than the other 2 ... and they seem to eat more and more by the day ... he just can't get in there!  

A couple pics I took today ...

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_09022012_164710.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_09022012_155159.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_09022012_163604.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 10, 2012, 03:44:57 AM
Thanks Marcia, Judy and Patti for the great reports on the wee one.  As I had mentioned, I hadn't been able to get the
close up cam for a couple days so hadn't been watching them.  Then yesterday, the feeding I watched was the only one
I saw and that was the tail end of it.   Perhaps he ate first and was just full and sleepy.  He certainly looks fine in
Marcia's animation.   :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 12, 2012, 06:36:46 AM
Does it get much cuter than this?  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02121208032.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02121208041.jpg)

I'm tall and I've got big wings!  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02121208132.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02121208131.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02121208121.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02121208133.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 13, 2012, 06:53:28 AM
Great pictures, Sherri!  It's amazing how fast they grow.

It's a snowy morning at Sequoyah - but the little one, and most of the big ones are warm and dry.  Mom was up briefly for a stretch, and I think fed #3 a couple of bites of food.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/NHli9BuBGV0213080247.jpg)

Mom is trying her best to keep everyone covered - but they're just getting too big, so the tail ends of the two big ones are sticking out a bit.  The following s'cap is courtesy of eaglet999 from the Hancock forum and was taken right after my s'cap above.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/L67e0YSJ0T0213080214.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 13, 2012, 10:53:21 AM
What a GREAT picture of the 3 in the egg cup on a snowy morning, JudyB!  :bigsmile:

I tried to get a picture of them uncovered too but Mom sat tight for the 30 minutes or so that I watched.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_13_sequoyah_snow.gif)

Sherri, love your "I'm tall and I've got big wings" pictures  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 13, 2012, 11:19:21 AM
Chicks are uncovered now and Mom is readying some type of bird for lunch that Dad just delivered.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 13, 2012, 11:45:50 AM
Well, lunch wasn't very big, and one of the two biggest (#2?) got the bulk of of it, with the other big one getting a few bites near the end of the feeding.  #3 didn't try for any food and only popped up right before Mom was about to cover them again.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_13_sequoyah.jpg) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_13_sequoyah002.jpg)
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_13_sequoyah003.jpg) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_13_sequoyah004.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 13, 2012, 01:22:07 PM
I've been looking in off and on all day too.  Probably better for Tiny to keep warm and dry today! :)  Although, I'm sure some food would be nice too!  

Ahhh ... Mom just got up as I was typing ... nope,.  . . just rearranging.  She circled around so as to get the baby right under her.  Good Momma! :) :)

ETA ... I just love the look on  her face.  "You can turn this stuff off anytime now!"

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_13022012_105401.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 13, 2012, 02:55:02 PM
Patti  :nod2:

Tuned in to find a feeding going on. Fish this time. #1 and #2 getting lots of big bites. #3 is lying down behind the bigger ones at the moment.

Dad helping to feed
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_13_sequoyah005.jpg)

Edited to add: other sources report that #3 was fed first at this feeding.  Debs at the Hancock forum reports seeing #3 get at least one nice bite of food.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 13, 2012, 04:25:01 PM
The cam went down about 10 minutes ago so I was reading below the cam and found this bit of information. The subject of the fluid that runs from the nares and then drips from an adult eagle's beak has been discussed here on the forum before, but I didn't know that the purpose of the fluid is to moisten the food fed to the chicks, nor did I know that while apparently not so for eagles, the saliva of swifts includes content that protects the young from disease.

2 February 2012: Nasal glands in the anterior part of the eagle skull produce a saline solution that runs from the nares or nostrils of the feeding adult and down the beak to drip off its tip and onto the small bits of meat fed to the chicks. This keeps the sticky fish flesh moist and makes it easier for the chicks to swallow. There is speculation over whether such secretions include some type of disease resistant content or antibodies, as does colostrum in mammalian breast milk or has been shown for the saliva of swifts, but preliminary studies in falcons have concluded only saline is present. To see the saline dripping off the adult beak is difficult, even in person, but close observation might allow sharp-eyed, lucky, camera watchers to witness this phenomenon in some circumstances.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 14, 2012, 12:36:33 PM
Great pictures by everyone!  thanks!  .... I didn't check the cam yesterday so was shocked to see
the snow!
Marcia, she looks like she stuck her beak in an electric outlet in your animation!  :lollol:  Love it!

I wasn't able to get the cam today until about 1/2 hr ago.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 14, 2012, 12:38:45 PM
The cam was down when I checked earlier this morning but it must have been back up long enough for Debs and Nancy at Hancock to see a feeding in which they all got their fill, including #3 :bigsmile:  Here he is now, snuggled between #1 and #2, all sleeping off their meal.


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_14_sequoyah_chicks.gif)

Hi Sherri, didn't see you when I posted. I've been quite worried about #3 what with the cam being down, the bad weather, and #3 not having eaten during the prior couple of deliveries, but everything appears to be fine, thank goodness!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 14, 2012, 01:28:55 PM
#3 being fed  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_14_seqouyah_feedinglittleguy.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 14, 2012, 01:30:26 PM
#3 stretch and poop shoot  :love:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_14_sequoyahstretchandpoopshoot.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 14, 2012, 01:45:44 PM
Certainly looks better today after all the snow and sleet yesterday! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_14022012_151003.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 14, 2012, 02:16:16 PM
Aw-w-w!  so good to see him being fed.......and have such a 'healthy' poop shoot!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 15, 2012, 10:17:44 AM
#3 gets a bite and older sibling isn't happy about it

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_15_sequoyah_3getsabitandoldersibisnthappy.gif)

Later #3 worked his way up to the front and got his fair share  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 15, 2012, 01:39:42 PM
The adults have been off the nest for about 3 hours now, although I did see one perched on a branch via the distant view for a short while.  I imagine they are out hunting since the last meal they fed the chicks (above) consisted of scraps from the old bird bones on the nest  :P

Oh sure :lollol:...as I was writing an adult came back in.  I don't see that any new food was brought in  :-\


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 15, 2012, 02:00:05 PM
Dad brings in a fish in the middle of a sleet/snow storm .. and today they can't find anything!  :puzzled2:  I'm sure he'll find them something good for dinner! :) 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 15, 2012, 02:08:06 PM
3:04 pm
Chicks are alone.  I'm just getting time to post, but about an hour ago #3 did a nice big poop shot - right at the CU cam!  :eek:  Fortunately one of them bumped him and spoiled his aim, or we might have a more speckled view right now (actually, I think the cam is farther away, but it was amazing to see the white wave coming right at me!).  And I was very happy to see that he's getting enough to eat to produce a healthy amount of output, shall we say. :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 16, 2012, 04:35:50 AM
Thanks everyone......I only looked in on them for brief periods yesterday.
I'm very impressed with #3.....he didn't cower much after getting pecked by older sib. :bigsmile:
3 hrs a long time to be alone.  It looks like when Marcia had an adult come in that it didn't stay long
as Judy's post is not that long after and they were alone.  Did anyone see a parent come back after that?
Too early to see them right now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 16, 2012, 07:55:26 AM
Vian cams are down this morning.   :rant2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 16, 2012, 07:59:29 AM
You're right, Sherri, the adult didn't stay long on that visit; just looked around for some food to feed and finding none took off again.  Reports are that there was quite an aggressive attack on #3 by a sibling shortly after 4 PM (heartbreaking, but there was a shortage of food yesterday :sosad:), and an adult was back and trying to cover the chicks by about 6 PM.  Cam isn't up yet this morning.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 16, 2012, 09:48:17 AM
Thanks for the report, Marcia......sad as it is. :sosad:
I just tried again with no luck.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 16, 2012, 11:34:58 AM
Cam is working now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 16, 2012, 12:16:03 PM
Hmmmm ... the other two have gotten quite a bit bigger than #3.  I wasn't seeing him move, but he finally picked his head up and scootched around a little.   There ... he is awake now, looking around.  I'm not understanding why the food has stopped so suddenly though.  And I don't know when the last time was that I saw both adults.   :puzzled2:

ETA ... now #2 and #3 look like they are both yelling for food.  :)

ETA again 2:23 P.M. ... now #1 is climbing all over #3.   :rolleyes2:   eeekss... now 1 and 2 are fighting.  As long as they leave #3 alone!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 16, 2012, 12:25:04 PM
Interesting that you mentioned the size differences today in particular, Patti.  I'd noticed too and was just off doing an animation which I thought pointed that out.  #3 is just not catching up with the others :crying:, and I don't know how he'll be able to catch up unless food becomes plentiful - and fast.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_16_sequoyah_sizedifferences.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 16, 2012, 01:01:25 PM
Yes ... I'm getting a bad feeling.  Right now #2 is standing right on him and he's not doing anything to get out from underneath.  :(  Adult is back and #2 is eating.  He's completely on top of him now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 16, 2012, 01:24:03 PM
Delivery..I'm not sure if it's fish though...nope, definitely not fish.  Of course, #1 and #2 are up and being fed and #3 is taking a back seat for the time being.

Edit to add:
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_16_sequoyah_chicksfeeding.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 16, 2012, 01:39:00 PM
Wow .. look at that size difference!  I'm peeking in here and there ... I hope he gets fed when the other 2 are done.

ETA ... 3:50 P.M. ... #3 has moved up and is getting fed! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 16, 2012, 02:17:38 PM
Thank goodness for small favors, huh?  :mhihi:

Here's #3 making his move  :)

2:50 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_16_sequoyah_chicksfeeding002.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 16, 2012, 02:39:08 PM
Great animation, Marcia!

There lots more pictures of #3 getting a share of the meal on the Hancock forum - posts starting with his first bite start here - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=314536#314536 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=314536#314536).  There are a couple of pages of posts from earlier in the day, cheering when he finally got up and started moving around the nest.  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 17, 2012, 09:16:56 AM
8-10 AM: 3 feedings, one consisting of fish, #3 gets a few to several bites along the way; but perhaps even more importantly the bigger ones were fed well, which may give #3 a better chance during subsequent feedings today. Thank you to the Hancock crew for this information!  :-*  I wasn't at the computer during this time.

http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=314892#314892


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 17, 2012, 09:46:43 AM
Thanks JudyB and Marcia!  It's so nice to have you watching this nest with us Marcia! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 17, 2012, 09:57:18 AM
Mornin' Patti  :bigsmile:

10:39  #3 carefully makes his way around to the right and gets in a few bites after the other two had their fill.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_17_sequoyah_no3bites.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 17, 2012, 11:36:02 AM
Another feeding began shortly before noon and #3 was at the head of the table and got many bites during the final 10 minutes of the meal  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_17_sequoyah_3_privatefeeding.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 17, 2012, 11:51:29 AM
Wonderful to hear that, Marcia!  I haven't been able to watch lately, though did see him get a few bites after the fish arrived.  :bigsmile:


Added -
Priscillsh from the Hancock forum got a video of the feeding - here's the link!
http://youtu.be/P4y7Auh5ljQ (http://youtu.be/P4y7Auh5ljQ)

Thanks, priscillsh!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 17, 2012, 01:04:00 PM
1:35 PM  A fish to go with the possum, and an exchange  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_17_sequoyah_fishtogowithpossumexchange.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 17, 2012, 01:46:19 PM
Again #3 waits for the others to be fed before taking his place in front of the adult.  I'm not sure if he got a bite or not (the feed for me was very choppy right then) but the lack of bites appeared to be because he wasn't very interested in getting bites. Otherwise he seemed to be fine, so was he not interested because he was full? That's the way it appeared! :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_17_sequoyah_3notthathungrythistime.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 17, 2012, 03:46:42 PM
#3 is lying low between siblings...he finally pops up but big sibling can't have that so big sib races over to get in front of him and #3 winds up trapped behind big sib and facing in the opposite direction. Better than getting bopped I guess... :lollol: :nope:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_17_sequoyah_3popsupbutthen.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 17, 2012, 05:40:50 PM
Thanks everyone  :bigsmile:
Terrific animations Marcia! ... in that last one poor wee one looks like the middle of a sandwich!  :bigsmile:
Good to see both parents.

Below is a slideshow of the feeding at the same time as Marcia's post #238, previous page.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02171201122Ca.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 15 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/th_02171201101.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/?action=view&current=a8b7bfa3.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 18, 2012, 12:13:58 PM
Great to have your slide show of that great feeding yesterday when everyone had all the bites that they wanted, Sherri  :)  As I look through your pictures, and review what I'd saved from yesterday, I found myself wondering which is larger, the biggest eaglet's crop or little #3  :biggergrin2:

I've been watching for about 2 hours and nothing much has happened to report.  The adult has fed a few bites here and there from the leftovers on the nest, and #3 seems fine today - moving around the nest, usually in pursuit of a warm spot close to a sibling  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 18, 2012, 01:53:10 PM
I was able to watch for a while, too, Marcia, and it bothered me that it appeared to be Mom on the nest and the three were awake and looking like they wanted food.  Mom appeared to call for Dad but no one came; then she flew off for a while and the little guys fell asleep.  She came back, still no food drops.  I just checked now and the three are awake and alone again, no new food in sight.   :sosad:  I hope all is well. . .


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 18, 2012, 02:36:07 PM
Emily, I haven't seen food brought in yet today either but they were probably fed early before I had the cam up.  I did see both adults on the nest together a couple of hours ago. Food drops here are a bit erratic, or at least that's how it seems to me based on watching them closely this past week.  The adults can’t cover the chicks very well any longer and that is when they do start to spend more time away :)  Adult on the nest again now although not with food.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 18, 2012, 04:27:17 PM
Thanks, Marcia, I feel a little better.  I'm just so used to seeing these little guys almost overfed that when they're awake, I expect food to come their way.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 18, 2012, 04:32:19 PM
5:30 PM  There hasn't been a food delivery since I started watching at about 10:00 AM.  The erratic food supply here lately can be frustrating (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Unhappy/not_happy.gif)

6:00 PM  Mom in and has everyone tucked in for the night.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 19, 2012, 12:00:28 PM
Reports are that the cam opened this morning to all 3 lined up and being fed  :bigsmile:


10:52 Adult feeds the last half of a fish to 1 and 2.  3 is sleeping behind 1 and 2.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_19_sequoyah_feeding1and2.jpg)


12:30  3 stands up in the warm sun and calls to adult.  He's been active today, sitting up quite often (although not for very long periods at a time, yet  :))

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_19_sequoyah_3uponasunnyday.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 19, 2012, 02:05:54 PM
A poop shot for the little guy, but what he really needs is more frequent feedings.  Can't grow up big and strong with only a hearty breakfast :sosad:  The middle-sized one has picked on the largest a few times today.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_19_sequoyah_poopshoot.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 19, 2012, 02:24:10 PM
Aw, thanks Marcia....glad to hear they got fed well this morning.  I wonder if there has ever been a
food supply issue here.
I'll try to watch a little more in the mornings (my time) if I can.  I'm having issues with keeping things running and what
does run is wicked slow.  :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 19, 2012, 03:16:51 PM
That would be great, Sherri.  Fish snack arrived a little before 4:00 and was fed mainly to #2 who saw to it that #1 didn't get much, and who pecked #3 down into submission.  So #3 didn't get any of the tiny meal.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 19, 2012, 03:38:45 PM
Thanks, Sherri and Marcia, for your great reporting and photos.  I'm SO glad they are feeding them again.  I guess #3 :nod2: is going to have to speak up more. . . !


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 19, 2012, 04:03:53 PM
 1 & 2 got their crops stuffed ... then 3 was getting some feeding time.  Not sure if it was enough though.  He's so tiny and cute!  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 19, 2012, 04:15:02 PM
#3 makes his way up between siblings to be fed.  Gets several bites but is still lunging for more when there's no fish left to feed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frT2TC6SzX4


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 07:21:02 AM
I have been watching since 6:30 nest time........no sign of parents.  :sosad:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201208271.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 16 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/th_02201207311.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/?action=view&current=078747d6.pbw)

ETA  8:43   Still no sign of them....


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 07:46:26 AM
Sherri, thanks for reporting that.  I am beginning to worry.  At first, the parents were feeding these guys all the time.  Lots of food in the nest.  Lately, it seems like the food is scarce, which makes me wonder if the male is gone for whatever reason and now where is she?  I sure hope I am wrong on this. . .  :scared9:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 07:52:52 AM
9:50  Parent finally came in and it has food!!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 07:53:36 AM
GREAT NEWS!  Parent is at the nest with food--maybe a bird?  And is busy getting the feathers off to feed the three chicks!  

WHEW!   :faint:

Thanks, Sherri, we're both watching it, I see!  You were faster than I was!   :wink2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 08:13:18 AM
(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201209501.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201209521.jpg)

One grabs at the food before she has it ready.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201208531grab.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201209551.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201209552.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201210061.jpg)

As you can see, wee one stayed in the rear.   Even after the last cap, he never even made an attempt to come forward.  He is actually facing away
from her now.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 08:15:03 AM
I had to stop watching, Sherri.  I know these eagles are smart and know what they're doing, but I can't help but worry, and it's obvious you are worried, too. 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 08:26:26 AM
He is finally getting fed!  :clap1:

ETA pictures

Look at the crop on #1 ..... it is probably bigger than ALL of #3  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201210241bite.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 9 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/th_02201210171.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/?action=view&current=bab7dd0e.pbw)

9:39 nest time.....feeding is over and #3 got plenty!
I can't continue to watch 100% as I have a terrible time keeping the cam going.  Can't do anything else
while watching.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 08:31:01 AM
HOORAY!!!!  Thanks, Sherri, for reporting that.  I had turned away, couldn't watch, then like a magnet, I had to go back and saw the little guy getting fed.  But darn that big one (Mongo, I like to call him because he's SO BIG!!!)  He's got to have more food!  I can't get over how much larger he is than the little guy.  If he'd just take a nap!!! :rant2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 20, 2012, 08:49:04 AM
The little one had a nice feeding before the big one returned to the "table" - and even then, they did take turns (though the bigger one did have more turns!).  They do seem to be having trouble finding enough food for their growing family.  I saw both adults at the nest yesterday at 6:38 pm - but it does seem that we're rarely seeing two these days.  I am wondering if a local food source is not as productive as usual, so Dad is going farther from the nest looking for food, and Mom is out hunting as well.  #3 is three weeks old, so should be OK being alone unless the weather is bad - and he does have the two bigger ones to help him conserve heat.  I think he'll be OK - but I do worry every time I see the others eating while he stays a safe distance, though it is the smart thing to do, as long as there's enough food the way there was this morning.

My pictures from the feeding are on the Hancock forum - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=316158#316158 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=316158#316158).


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 09:01:01 AM
Hi Judy.....
I do think #3 got enough to call it a full breakfast.....and I agree in your thinking that something may have changed
the food source in the area.

I think Mom is doing the best that she can..........sure would like to see both adults more often.  :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201210501.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 10:47:48 AM
Thanks for the great pictures and reporting!  It looks like they've had a good start to the day :)

I tuned in to see what appears to be a "re-feeding" of something on the nest, and saw #3 get in a couple of bites to top off his full or full-ish crop from the previous meal :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_20_17_sequoyah_3getsanextrabite.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 11:09:44 AM
Thank you so much, Judy, Sherri and Marcia, for providing updates.  :clap1:   I had a dental (ow!) appointment to go to and feel much better checking in now.

Apparently there are those on the Hancock forum that are also a bit worried about the food in this nest.  I would have thought at a wildlife refuge there would be plenty of critters for eagles to eat, but that surely the situation must have changed;  the parents seemed to be so good about feeding early on.



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 11:49:34 AM
Thanks Marcia.........how little #3 is......looks even smaller in your animation when sandwiched between his bigger sibs.  :bigsmile:

Just checked on them 12:43 and they are alone.  I have to go out and run some errands but thought I'd post that time in case
anyone is keeping track.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 12:37:54 PM
13:46 nest time -- parent returns, trumpets, no food.  Much vocalizing!  :eek:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 12:40:30 PM
I'm watching too, Emily.  It's times like this that I wish the wide view was just a little bit wider!  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 12:46:06 PM
I'm with you on that, Marcia!  Well, keep up the good work--I'm going to try to get a few things done around here.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 01:12:16 PM
I haven't gotten out of here yet..... :rolleyes2: 
Pretty obvious something is flying overhead.....but what?  who?   would think if it were Dad, he would have
come in by now.  :puzzled2:
Marcia, presume you are recording so shall try to get out now.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 01:27:20 PM
Not sure of ID but this might be the male vocalizing here.  I think there may have been an off-cam exchange at 1:36.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_20_sequoyah_adultdadvolcalizing.gif)

P.S. Please take my ID's with a grain of salt!  :mhihi: :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 02:35:53 PM
Adult lands at 3:14 PM and takes off again at 3:18 PM.


3:53  Meal is brought in
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_18_sequoyah_crowdelivery.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 20, 2012, 03:07:58 PM
Wow ... great coverage everyone! :)  At least they brought in some kind of fresh food for dinner. :)   I'm not up to par posting pics, etc. because I'm on a back-up computer right now.   :rant2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 03:53:32 PM
Thanks Marcia.......did 'wee' get some bites in on this feeding?

Not sure of ID but this might be the male vocalizing here.  I think there may have been an off-cam exchange at 1:36.
Oh, for sure you could be right.  I can't tell them apart as we don't see them together all that often....and there are no lines or triangles of eggs
anymore.
I just have a bad habit of saying 'she' as I'm guessing it most usually is. :wink2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 04:03:50 PM
Well, Sherri, I'm not sure how many bites of the 3:53 PM meal went to #3, but one thing is for sure, little #3 is not about to give up. If he just had a little longer time at the 'trough' before the food ran out!


It looks like he did get a bite here as he was making his way around to the front

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_20_17_sequoyah_feeding002.gif)


But here it looks like maybe #3 tried for a bite but that a bigger sibling made a move toward him and took the bite for itself.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_20_sequoyah_feeding001.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 04:29:47 PM
Didn't have time to post this earlier but thought it was cute.  Watch #3 as he works to get himself scrunched between his two siblings and then pops his head up as if quite satisfied with his current position  :wink2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEEL8OyjAOc


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 04:32:38 PM
Huge fish just arrived  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 20, 2012, 04:53:18 PM
So glad you got a video of the little one pushing his way inside the pile of chicks, Marcia - I was watching then, and thought that was so cute!  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 20, 2012, 05:05:48 PM
Thanks Marcia.....he sure is a little scrapper.  Good on him! it will help for his survival.  :nod2:

From the latest feeding.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02201206591.jpg)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 05:23:44 PM
I thought that really was a moment that captures little #3's time on the nest so far, JudyB  :)

Sherri, thank you!  Finally, a full late-day meal for wee 3  :bigsmile:



Big bite for #3 - lots of bites for #3 from this fish delivery.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_20_sequoyah_3takesabite.jpg)


Mom in Dad out.  That was Dad feeding in the above picture and in JudyB's video (below) :love:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_20_sequoyah_momindadout.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 05:28:11 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_20_sequoyah_toomanychicksformom.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 20, 2012, 05:31:44 PM
Thanks, Marcia - I saw both adults there, but wasn't sure who was who, or if it was a switch.

It sure does look as if there's not room for the chicks under Mom - though I do hope #3 makes his way inside before it gets cold or wet.  He may be three weeks old, but being so small, I suspect he'd do better with a bit of brooding.

I made a brief video during the feeding - it's about 2 minutes long, and I call it "Lots for Little One"!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag_wKhjR8uI


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 20, 2012, 05:47:18 PM
What a way to end the day, JudyB. Thanks for the wonderful video :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 20, 2012, 05:55:59 PM
Thank you thank you everyone!  So glad to see that fish come in! :)  I swear sometimes the older 2 look at #3 as if thinking ... what in the world are you ... you tiny thing?   :lollol:  I really can't get over the size difference.  Assuming #1 is a female .... #2 is too far behind in size ... and then #3 is so small.  I think I do remember though ... being worried last year about #3 on Blackwater ... being small.   :puzzled2:  These years are all starting to blend together!!   :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 20, 2012, 06:53:59 PM
Thank you so much, Marcia and Sherry!  I wasn't able to watch this afternoon, and your photos and videos have certainly made me feel better seeing the meals come in.  Whew!  And our little guy maneuvering himself into a prime position to get fed.  Yeah!!!  :clap1:

I agree with you, Patti, that the size discrepancy between them is amazing.  #3 is SO small  :investigate2: that it does look like his siblings think he's a bug or something!  But I really haven't seen him being beaten up like other groups of chicks in the past.  These three appear to be relatively well behaved.  I guess #3 is smart enough to know to wait it out!

Anyway, I am feeling better about this nest tonight thanks to you ladies and your fantastic reporting.  Thank you!



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 21, 2012, 05:44:15 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:  ....thanks for the additional coverage yesterday.

I am not able to get the cam as yet this morning.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 21, 2012, 06:50:10 AM
7:40 am central time

Cams are working for me now, and I just saw what I think was the end of a feeding.  #1/Big was lying down eating, and #3/Little was sitting beside her, front and center, and getting a good meal.  #2/Medium was dozing in the back - I'm hoping he ate earlier.

Both adults were just there briefly at 7:47 am

And I need to get back to work - bye!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 21, 2012, 06:57:22 AM
Hi Judy.  :bigsmile:

When I was finally able to get the cam at 7:36, I was delighted to see a feeding going on with wee one center stage.
Likely the others were already fed.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02211208361.jpg)

Lots of stringy stuff……was worried he would choke. :shock:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02211208362.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02211208363.jpg)

Crop looks good. :nod2:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02211208401.jpg)

He tucks away next to sib for warmth………parent looks like it still wants to feed him.  :bigsmile:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02211208432.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 07:00:53 AM
Morning Sherri and JudyB!

Wonderful news about the good meal they've had this morning, JudyB!  :bigsmile:  Thanks so much for the pictures of the feeding, Sherri :bigsmile: I caught the middle and end of the 7:47 exchange.  Looks like a nice sunny day today  :)  I'll be in and out today but will try to keep recorder going as much as possible.


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_21_sequoyah_exchange002.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 21, 2012, 07:09:10 AM
Thanks Marcia......my screen froze up before the second adult came in..... Great to see them both!  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 07:20:43 AM
It is good to see them both, Sherri :bigsmile:  Thanks again for the great pictures as I missed the feeding.  In reviewing the tape of the exchange, I see that it was Mom that came in and Dad that left, so that was Dad doing the feeding in your pictures  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 21, 2012, 07:33:46 AM
Thanks, Sherri and Marcia for your great shots and video.  Such good news!  Maybe the parents were just having an "off" day.  Whatever the case, I'm glad they are back to feeding their chicks so well.   :biggergrin2:

And I just tuned in and caught "Mongo" (my nickname for the humongous #1) doing wingersizes.  Nice row of black feathers coming in on his wings already.  I know, I know, it's probably a "she" because of the size, but Mongo just seems to fit!  :mhihi:



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 08:06:14 AM
Good morning, Emily!

8:44 A nice fish arrives.  Both parents seen together on the nest.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_21_sequoyah_anotherfishin.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 21, 2012, 08:16:00 AM
Hi Emily :bigsmile:

8:44 A nice fish arrives.  Both parents seen together on the nest.
Awesome!!  :clap1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 21, 2012, 08:37:23 AM
Hello, my friends!   Things are looking up here, eh?  So glad!!  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 09:04:32 AM
10:03 AM  Another nice fish was just brought in!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_21_sequoyah_anotherfish.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 21, 2012, 09:46:20 AM
WOW!!    :clap1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 12:07:31 PM
12:48 Dad in with yet another fish :nod2:  Maybe #3 has room for food this time.  He didn't attempt to get food during the last feeding.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_21_sequoyah_yetanotherfish.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 12:34:43 PM
Dad feeding #3. Lots of bites for #3 this feeding  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_21_sequoyah_dadfeeding3.gif)

Mom arrives and Dad departs. Mom feeds a few bites of leftovers to #3  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 21, 2012, 12:42:09 PM
Hooray!  Our little chicks are going to be so plump!   :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 21, 2012, 01:23:17 PM
It will be good to see all of them plump, Emily  :nod2:

Here is #3 playing with a stick...just like a 'regular' eaglet only he's pocket-sized  :lollol: ;)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_21_3playingwithstick002.gif)
(I'm out for awhile...)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 22, 2012, 08:21:51 AM
Marcia....thanks so much for the additional coverage yesterday!  Sure was a good day!
I hope wee one gets to be so plump that he near falls over.  :lollol:

I wasn't able to get the cam at all early this morning and when I did get it, wasn't able to continue
watching.  I did check in a couple times and didn't see an adult so have no idea what the
morning report is.

7:57 nest time

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/02221208571.jpg)

8:48

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/02221209481.jpg)

9:27

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/02221210271.jpg)

ETA  9:48  Still no adult


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 22, 2012, 09:39:43 AM
10:30  Parent on perch.......I didn't see whether there had been a feeding

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02221211321.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02221211322.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 22, 2012, 11:10:38 AM
Hi Sherri, thanks for the great pictures.  I just tuned in to see a parent arrive and there's a feeding going on now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 22, 2012, 01:02:02 PM
Marcia, thank goodness!  :bigsmile:  With all the food yesterday, I thought maybe they depleted
their fish supply.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 22, 2012, 02:14:06 PM
I don't know, Sherri, maybe they did deplete the fish supply yesterday :lollol:  During the part of the feeding that I saw this morning I couldn't tell if the meal was fish or not because the adult was facing away from the cam, but it did seem to take the adult awhile to feed the meal, unlike how fast the meal disappears when it is fish.  So you might have something there  :lollol:

Regular meals and warm sunshine have done a world of good for #3, I think.  He's so much 'sturdier' now, and they all look like they've had a professional shampoo and blow dry.  It may be that they had been dehydrated. Dehydration always seems to show in the appearance of the 'coat'.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 22, 2012, 04:16:29 PM
...... and they all look like they've had a professional shampoo and blow dry.  It may be that they had been

Maybe they went to LadyO's salon.  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 22, 2012, 07:12:53 PM
I caught a few pics of Mom and Dad this afternoon. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_22022012_165520.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_22022012_165812.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 23, 2012, 08:22:12 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:  ....thanks Patti

6:48   I don't know whether there had been a feeding.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02231207481Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02231207482Ca.jpg)

9:10

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02231210111Ca.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02231210131Ca.jpg)

Adult stopped feeding and seems to be paying attention to something.
I don't know if wee one got any bites before I checked in but I doubt it
based on his position.

Still there now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 23, 2012, 09:24:14 AM
Good morning!  And thank you for the pictures Patti and Sherri  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 23, 2012, 11:46:49 AM
Cute little guy had so much trouble lugging his big crop to the table that he missed out on any bites. He didn't really care though and just yawned and settled in for a nap with his head on the bone  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_23_seq_3fullcrop.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 23, 2012, 11:56:12 AM
Well, I guess he had room in his crop for more food, after all :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_23_feeding3.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 23, 2012, 01:20:54 PM
There was another critter of some sort brought in at 1:55 (both of the last meals have been something other than fish, I think), but the parent blocked our view of the feeding.  All three were lined up evenly at the table and I presume all three were fed.  It must be warm there today (just looked - 73°) because all three chicks appeared to be gently panting earlier.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 23, 2012, 02:30:05 PM
Fish delivery at 3:10  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_23_sequoyah_fishdelivery.jpg)

Adult fed a few bites and then must have taken off, leaving part of the fish on the nest.

3:30 Adult is back and feeding what appears to be something new brought in just now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 23, 2012, 09:53:02 PM
Well he sure was stuffed this morning!!   :nod2:  Thanks Marcia!! 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 24, 2012, 06:10:29 AM
Cute little guy had so much trouble lugging his big crop to the table that he missed out on any bites.

OMG, he swallowed a baseball!  :lollol:

Thanks so much for the wonderful coverage, Marcia   :clap1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 24, 2012, 09:31:14 AM
Uh oh.  Is that what I think it is on the lens?  :P

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_24_sequoyah_poopshootonlens.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Birder on February 24, 2012, 10:10:09 AM
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/BIRDERBEE/th_POOPNPREEN11.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/BIRDERBEE/?action=view&current=POOPNPREEN11.mp4)
please click on pic for 1:40 video

Sherri..Marcia..Patti & All thanks for the excellent coverage here :love:  I have been watching with a guarded heart..trying not to get attached to this little one but have found that impossible to do. This is a late post..the video is from about 24hrs ago just before I left for work.  I find this situation amazing not only with the weee one but its siblings and the way they treat the weee one.  Loved to see the poop shot..the preening & the kisses  :heart0:  


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 24, 2012, 11:46:58 AM
Lovely, Birder! :bigsmile:  I've seen that too...the sweet interactions between a larger sibling (usually #1) and little #3  :love:  Glad to know that #3 has captured your heart.  He sure has captured mine!  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 24, 2012, 12:04:51 PM
5:00 PM yesterday.  

Wee little 3 examines something that has blown in front of him and which his sitter apparently didn't consider to be age-appropriate  :wink2:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_23_sequoyah_nono.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 25, 2012, 05:45:48 AM
Thanks Marcia and Birder  :bigsmile:   I got busy here yesterday and wasn't able to watch.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02251207471.jpg)

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02251207472.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 25, 2012, 09:36:52 AM
Lil bit is just sooo cute.  He is a true runt I think.   :mhihi:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/Screenshot2012-02-25at112500AM.png)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 25, 2012, 11:24:01 AM
Little Tom Thumb is up having a look around again, PattiO.  I've been watching quite awhile now and haven't seen a feeding or even a parent.  Checked the Hancock forum and they have not seen a parent or feeding this morning either.  Oh well, at least the eaglets aren't starting out this day as the little desperados they were a few days ago  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_25_sequoyah_3isuplookingaround.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 25, 2012, 11:35:50 AM
Aw, look how strong he is getting!  thanks Marcia and Patti.  :bigsmile:

Just getting home from taking cat to vet so haven't been watching anything since this morning.
Going to take a look now.

ETA 12:38

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02251201381.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02251201382.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 25, 2012, 11:45:30 AM
Hope all went well at the vet's Sherri  :bigsmile:


Be careful! You're squashing me!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_25_sequoyah_ouchyouresquashingme.gif)




Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 25, 2012, 01:50:54 PM
Adult on the nest but I don't see food. Only stayed a couple of minutes.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_25_sequoyah_stopandgo.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 25, 2012, 03:43:10 PM
Parent at nest feeding now...

ETA: Well, the feeding lasted all of two minutes, only #1 and #2 got fed, and afterward, the little one was left begging parent for a bite  :crying:


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_25_sequoyah_littleonegetsnone.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 25, 2012, 04:21:13 PM
Thanks Marcia........what the heck is going on here at this nest.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 25, 2012, 05:39:05 PM
Oh thank goodness.  I had shut down after my last post but Debs at Hancock caught a feeding at 6:05 PM in which our little guy received several nice bites! Whew is all I can say...as well as Thank You Debs! :thumbsup1:
http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=318538#318538


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 25, 2012, 07:20:22 PM
Geez ... glad I didn't watch all afternoon.  Between this nest and Blackwater .. I just don't understand what's going on with the food deliveries.   :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 26, 2012, 06:19:10 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile: .....glad that wee one got some food yesterday!

I have been trying all morning and can't get the cam.  :sosad:

ETA 7:33  finally connected....no adults on the wide angle.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02261208331.jpg)

ETA 8:03 checked again and still no adult


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 26, 2012, 12:11:47 PM
Thank you, Sherri  :)

8:07 Small fish arrives and #1 and #2 are fed.  Fish is gone before #3 gets a chance to approach adult.  Thanks to the Hancock crew for this information  :)

12:10 Another small fish arrives and it's the same story as above.  Fish is gone before #3 gets a chance to approach.

But soon the story improves for #3...


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 26, 2012, 12:32:24 PM
12:18 Just as Mom finished feeding #1 and #2 the small fish she had brought in 8 minutes earlier, Dad arrived with a huge fish! :bigsmile: Mom took the huge fish from Dad and he left.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_26_sequoyah_1218_dadbringsbigfish.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 26, 2012, 12:55:59 PM
 :clap1:  Hooray for big fish!!  Thanks Marcia!  Pre-occupied at Blackwater today.  :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 26, 2012, 01:09:59 PM
I know Patti..... :sosad:

#1 and #2 eat first...naturally  :rolleyes2:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_26_sequoyah_1and2eatfirst.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 26, 2012, 01:49:36 PM
#3 moved in, but not without sustaining a bad pull/peck to the head in the process.  Once in place, he maintained his position for about 20 minutes, and got more bites than I think I've ever seen him get in one feeding!  ;D

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_26_sequoyah_3movesingetsscalppulledinprocess.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 26, 2012, 03:24:49 PM
4 PM and #3 is fed again. Dad brought a new fish.  Both adults on nest  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_26_seq_4pmfeeding.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 26, 2012, 03:50:02 PM
Hooray Hooray Hooray!!  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Birder on February 26, 2012, 03:51:34 PM
EAT#3 EAT :!: :!: This is wonderful to see..Thanks Marcia :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 26, 2012, 11:44:49 PM
http://youtu.be/cIcBTfKEWKs   all the lets are being fed, the baby is eating now awww so sweeeeet,the big lets have huge crops lol,all is good in Sequoyah:) could not finish recording but baby was still been fed at 12:50pm

http://youtu.be/sce2twg53jY   ,mom&dad both on nest good feeding and baby getting a good feeding also yayyyy:) love it :love: :wink2:

I will post more often if you like thank you :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 12:00:31 AM
Sure pricillash!  The more documentation we have, the better!  :bigsmile:  Very nice videos, thank you  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 27, 2012, 07:10:13 AM
Thanks everyone and good morning!  :bigsmile:

I can't tell you how thrilled I was to open the cam and find an adult feeding the little guys!  :love:
Huge fish!

Wee one worked his way in to the front....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02271208541.jpg)

Big sib moved in closer

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02271208581.jpg)

Little one turns his back on food so perhaps no longer hungry..

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02271209011.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 11 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/th_02271208511.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/?action=view&current=3be22055.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 07:16:11 AM
Great Sherri!  I just tuned in and saw the large fish, but the feeding was over, so thanks a lot for the pictures and great slide show  :)  Wonderful start to the day  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 07:48:32 AM
8:27 A second fish, this one partially eaten, is delivered.  Looks like a larger eaglet announces its imminent arrival and then dives for it :lollol:  #3 eventually shimmies his way to the front and all partake of the new fish  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_27_sequoyah_partiallyeatenfisharrives.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Birder on February 27, 2012, 08:13:38 AM
(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/BIRDERBEE/th_YUMMY.jpg) (http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/BIRDERBEE/?action=view&current=YUMMY.mp4)
8:50 please click pic for 1 min video

Oh this is sooooo cute..#3 gets breakfast..a bit stringy but it looks YUMMY :lollol:

Marcia..great animation..Sherri wonderful pics. Thanks..I don't think we need to worry about #3 getting enough to eat today :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 08:21:22 AM
LOL!  Funny video, Birder!  I could watch it over and over  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 27, 2012, 10:58:44 AM
http://youtu.be/aNzq8M5h7VE    lets are getting fed, baby got a few good bits:)


http://youtu.be/HtM2jzgsByQ     baby getting a good feeding woohoo go baby go:) the lets are so cute, baby has quite a big crop:) amazing it looked like mom had a long stringy in her beak and was feed it to baby kind of little bit by bit awesome:)  :love: :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
Thank you, priscillash  :bigsmile:


1:33  :puzzled2: :lollol:

Whoops, looks like an overshoot, but recovered well and without incident to the chicks who were up and being fed a couple of minutes later.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_27_deqouyah_landing.gif)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 27, 2012, 01:04:53 PM
Thank you, priscillash  :bigsmile:


1:33  :puzzled2: :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_27_deqouyah_landing.gif)


yqw, it is so good to see the small eat :love: :happy


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 27, 2012, 02:30:51 PM
I think Lil'Bit is finally getting bigger!! :)  Thanks for all the vids everyone!

Welcome priscillash!! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 27, 2012, 03:52:04 PM
Wonderful!  thanks to all!   Must be fish 'running' somewhere nearby being there seemed to be such a
drought not that long ago.  :clap1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 04:06:53 PM
Another strange large fish?  :rolleyes2: Courtesy of Dad who starts to feed the chicks...

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_26_sequoyah_fishmaybe.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 04:13:11 PM
...but then Mom flies in from the right and muscles Dad out of the way.  
So, no longer needed, he warns all in the vicinity to stay away from his nest, and then he takes off.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_02_27_sequoyah_momfliesintofeedfish.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 27, 2012, 07:54:28 PM
http://youtu.be/vR-S3b83gws   baby is getting fed, wow huge crops, biggest eaglet walks by baby and gives it a peck:( but all good baby back to been fed:) a good feeding before bed, good night Sequoyah family!! :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 08:29:01 PM
Whoa...I saw #3 get bopped three different times in your latest video, priscillash!  But overall it was still a good day at the nest today  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 27, 2012, 08:39:24 PM
Whoa...I saw #3 get bopped three different times in your latest video, priscillash!  But overall it was still a good day at the nest today  :bigsmile:
lol I used to bop my sister also when we were smaller  :wink2: :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 27, 2012, 09:00:16 PM
Yes, but did you bop her whenever she tried to eat? :lollol:  ...I'm just joking around, all in good fun, priscillash  :wink2: :huggie 

My problem is that I'm such a die-hard advocate for this little guy... :rolleyes2: :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 28, 2012, 06:31:43 AM
Mornin' everyone .....thanks  :bigsmile:
Marcia, that was quite a landing!  :lollol:

I'm not sure how much the little one got before I opened the cam.
He retreated to rear as his sib pecked at him.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02281208152.jpg)

Click for slideshow - 11 caps

(http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/th_02281208081.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/?action=view&current=4ee7a6f3.pbw)

Feeding still going on......wee one still in the back......can't keep the cam running!  :rant2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 28, 2012, 07:57:00 AM
Don't worry, Sherri, I just checked in at 8:50 and there sat our little wee one, being fed while his humongous siblings slept!  :sleeping:  Heh heh.  I think our little guy may be small but his brain is very large!  He knows it's best to wait.

Of course now as I write this, the middle one has woken up and is horning in on the meal, but wee one is very patient!  Luckily Dad (I think) is patient, too!  :thumbsup1:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 28, 2012, 09:23:21 AM
Morning!  :)

So nice to see #3 with a full crop first thing in the morning, Sherri  :nod2:  Great slide show :bigsmile:


...while his humongous siblings slept!  :sleeping:  

This reminds me...didn't you suggest "Mongo" as a name for #1 a while back, Emily?  :)  So what would the names be for the other two?  :puzzled2: :D


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 28, 2012, 10:25:10 AM
Hmmmm.  Marcia, I'm going to have to think on that!  "Mongo" just came to me when I saw how HUGE he (probably she, huh?) was compared to wee one.  Maybe our wee one could be Wee Willie and the middle one . . .  :puzzled2: Hmmmmmm.........


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 28, 2012, 11:26:37 AM
Emily, I just noticed that PattiO called #3 "Lil'Bit" in her last post, and since Patti started this thread for Sequoyah, she may want to name the little guy, if we're going to use names  :)  As far as the sex of the largest eaglet goes, my guess is female at this point, yes - but I think I've read that there are growth spurts in eaglets, particularly in the males?, which might not come until they are a little older than they are now, and which can make the the issue of gender quite confusing as they grow, so while I'd be surprised if we wind up calling #1 a male in the end, anything is possible!  :bigsmile:

JudyB, when you have the opportunity, given work and all, could you advise on growth spurts in young eaglets?   :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 28, 2012, 12:42:00 PM
The only thing that immediately comes to mind regarding growth spurts is that I remember one of the experts noting that when the Norfolk eaglet Buddy was diagnosed with avian pox a few years ago, he was in the period of most rapid growth - which I think meant that the pox virus (or whatever it is) was also growing rapidly, in response to the same hormones (or whatever it is that triggers the growth).  My guess is that the two larger ones had entered that rapid growth phase before the period when food was down, and #3 entered it when there wasn't enough food to sustain a similar spurt at the same rate.

I've also wondered for a while if the medium-size bully is really #1, and the larger, meeker one is #2.  I've seen a number of instances where a middle chick picks on a younger one - but I also saw Medium put Big into submission, and while I don't have the science to back the opinion, I'm thinking that's most likely to happen if Medium established dominance in the first day or two - which I think is more likely for an older chick to do, even if it's only a day older.  There wasn't a lot of pecking until #3 came along, and by then #2 might have already been a bit bigger.  And I need to do a bit more research to know if an early growth spurt means male or female.  :bigsmile:

I've been a bit busy with events at other nests lately, but am looking forward to going back through some of the s'caps and videos to see which of the bigger ones develops feathers first, assuming there is an obvious difference there.  I'm not sure yet what it will prove - but it's another bit of data to add to the mix.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 28, 2012, 02:04:47 PM
My guess is that the two larger ones had entered that rapid growth phase before the period when food was down, and #3 entered it when there wasn't enough food to sustain a similar spurt at the same rate.

That makes a lot of sense to me, JudyB, as a reason for #3's diminutive size in comparison to 'his' siblings from the same nest, and considering that he seems to be an average eaglet in every other regard but size.  I've noticed the dominance that eaglet #2 exerts over the larger eaglet #1, and have wondered if that could be due to gender or, as you've wondered, if #2 could actually be the oldest eaglet.  Have you considered that, if it turns out that eaglet #2, the middle-sized eaglet, is deemed the oldest, it means that little #3 is only 3 days younger than "humongous" #1!  :eek:

Oh and, it's probably best not to spend too much time looking into gender difference and growth spurts.  It occurs to me that I may have mixed growth spurts up with the tendency for male eaglets to forge ahead during the end of their time on the nest, and be the eaglets to fledge first, in spite of hatch order (don't tell me I've imagined this too!)  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 28, 2012, 02:28:02 PM
http://youtu.be/1MqGWftcuAs   wee one is been fed go baby go,looks like the eaglets got a good feeding:) :happy


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on February 28, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
Such a nice video, pricillash - thank you.  These multiple feedings per day are a dream come true  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 28, 2012, 02:56:05 PM
Emily, I just noticed that PattiO called #3 "Lil'Bit" in her last post, and since Patti started this thread for Sequoyah, she may want to name the little guy, if we're going to use names

Don't worry, Marcia, I'll go with anything!  It's just fun to call them something other than #1, #2 and #3.  I believe one year one of the California nests had Tom, Dick and Harry. . .  :mhihi:

And YES!  The multiple feeds are wonderful!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 28, 2012, 03:27:23 PM
It occurs to me that I may have mixed growth spurts up with the tendency for male eaglets to forge ahead during the end of their time on the nest, and be the eaglets to fledge first, in spite of hatch order (don't tell me I've imagined this too!)  :lollol:
No worries, Marcia - it's also my belief that on average male eaglets fledge at a younger age than female eaglets - though it's hard to prove because only a few nests do the testing necessary to determine gender.

I should add that I expect #3 to catch up, though it may take a while.   :bigsmile:

(And I hadn't thought about the fact that Big and Little may be only 3 days apart - wow!)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 28, 2012, 05:44:34 PM
Hi everyone  :bigsmile:  .....thought I would check the nest before calling it a day.....

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/02281207261p.jpg)

Marcia and Judy, very interesting conversation between the two of you.   :bigsmile:
....adding something to the mix.....do I recall reading that it is usually a female born first? (and if I did read that,
I have no way of understanding how that could be 'the norm')


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 28, 2012, 06:32:57 PM
I really need to get back to watching these guys.  Thanks so much for all the pics and vids. :)  Really good to see the food still coming in.

I've found I'm really bad at names.   :lollol:  Lil'bit just seemed appropriate.   :nod2:  Now Mongo!  That's funny Emily!  I hate not being able to figure out of they're male or female.  I'm not sure about the whole 2 being #1 though.   :puzzled2:  Seems that #1 (as we know her) is loosing her fluff faster than #2.  Just not sure.  Wish they'd get a little rain to clean the cam lens though!!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 28, 2012, 07:19:43 PM

I've found I'm really bad at names.   :lollol:  Lil'bit just seemed appropriate.   :nod2:  Now Mongo!  That's funny Emily!   Wish they'd get a little rain to clean the cam lens though!!

Thanks, Patti!  I like Lil'bit, too!  Mongo just kind of came to me--wasn't that the name of a huge guy in the Animal House movie?  Just seems appropriate for such a huge baby except that it's probably a female and not a male!

And YES!  Can we please get a little rain on that camera lens?????  :pray2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 28, 2012, 08:06:57 PM
These days I think it's getting hard to make guesses about gender based on names, Emily.  :mhihi:  I readily admit the only "Mongo" I know is Mongo the Moose, a character featured in the bedtime stories my brother told his kids when they were younger, and occasionally told me - perhaps because as as older sister I told him stories about Mr. Bear when he was a kid.  I don't actually know if he came up with the name or if it is or was a standard cartoon character from somewhere.

Patti, the fact that #1/Big seems to be losing her fluff faster is the sort of information I'm hoping to learn, mostly for personal curiosity - please keep it coming!   :thumbsup1:

And Sherri, I've read that the first chick is female either 60 or 65% of the time (I forget which), and I think the second is male about 60-65% of the time.  I don't know how big the study was, or if the results apply to all eagles or to those in a particular area - but it sounded as if other authorities were using those numbers, so without doing any significant independent research, I decided they were probably correct.  :whistle:  

And that's why I usually use "she" to refer to the first chick and "he" to refer to the second, until things like relative size cause me to rethink my pronouns.  I don't like using "it" - and he/she and him/her get tedious to type!

I've also heard - I think from the same source as "first chick female" - that sibling rivalry leading to the death of the younger chick was most likely to occur when the first chick was male and the second female.  I do not know if that's because males develop faster, so get strong enough to do damage before females get strong enough to avoid damage - or what other factors are involved.  I'm quite sure from my years of watching nests that rivalry is more likely to be life-threatening when there's not enough food to go around, and I'm very glad that serious rivalry is quite rare, at least on the nests we watch.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 29, 2012, 03:27:20 AM
Mornin' everyone  :bigsmile:
Too early at the nest to see anything....

....And Sherri, I've read that the first chick is female either 60 or 65% of the time (I forget which), and I think the second is male about 60-65% of the time.  I don't know how big the study was, or if the results apply to all eagles or to those in a particular area - but it sounded as if other authorities were using those numbers, so without doing any significant independent research, I decided they were probably correct.  :whistle:  

And that's why I usually use "she" to refer to the first chick and "he" to refer to the second, until things like relative size cause me to rethink my pronouns.  I don't like using "it" - and he/she and him/her get tedious to type!

I've also heard - I think from the same source as "first chick female" - that sibling rivalry leading to the death of the younger chick was most likely to occur when the first chick was male and the second female.  I do not know if that's because males develop faster, so get strong enough to do damage before females get strong enough to avoid damage - or what other factors are involved.  I'm quite sure from my years of watching nests that rivalry is more likely to be life-threatening when there's not enough food to go around, and I'm very glad that serious rivalry is quite rare, at least on the nests we watch.

Thanks Judy.....glad to know I wasn't dreaming that I had read that.  :bigsmile:  
I do like and agree with the point you made regarding wee one missing a possible growth spurt during the time when food was scarce, while the older sibs had
already gone through one.   Makes perfect sense to me.  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on February 29, 2012, 10:02:32 PM
http://youtu.be/YLG4YKjznVo  ok the other 2 lets ate so now the little one getting fed I wish mom would move her tail feathers out of the way, also we need someone to windex the cam LOLO ,we can't see it but can tell the little one is getting fed and in the beginning of the video you can see food on nest so all good:) the big lets are sleeping away:) :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 01, 2012, 06:23:58 AM
Thanks for the video priscillash ..... I tried several times and couldn't get the cam at all yesterday.

7:17  AM

Those feathers are coming in fast!  :nod2:  ..... No adult at the moment.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/03011208171.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 01, 2012, 09:08:01 AM
Good to see a feeding, pricillash.  Lil'Bit is sure 'packing on the ounces' day after day, now that the food supply is regular and plentiful!  :bigsmile:

Thanks, Sherri. Too bad about the trouble you're having with the cam  :(

I recorded off and on yesterday, particularly when the lighting seemed favorable enough to detect differences in feather development and so forth, but so far I haven't had time to review the clips.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 01, 2012, 02:05:56 PM
http://youtu.be/SZZWjO4_emU  2 bigger lets are being fed looks like fish, aww baby in the back,the smaller let knows to wait or will get beaked next round the smaller eaglet will get fed:)

part 2

http://youtu.be/pkV3yCndqYs   baby up front getting fed yayyyy, all 3 lets got fed:) :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 01, 2012, 02:52:34 PM
Even though he's getting bigger ... he just seems so behind the other 2.  Look at the difference in the size of their heads even!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_01032012_161438.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 01, 2012, 03:08:40 PM
I'm not as worried anymore Patti........he might be behind the others but he sure is growing fast!  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/03011204351p.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 01, 2012, 03:54:25 PM
http://youtu.be/itaB1qUJnUU    parent in nest some nestorations,just very alert looking around,Thank you for the closeup shot , oh there is a band on the eagle's foot

could not find a thread for Minnasota eagles, can let me know where this should be a move it thanks :eek:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 01, 2012, 07:03:54 PM
That's a nice nest Priscilla!  If you could post the link to the cam maybe we can start a separate page for it.  At first I thought it was Lucy & Larry's nest ... but I see you posted a new video there as well. :) 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 01, 2012, 07:15:25 PM
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=135.msg32300#msg32300
http://youtu.be/itaB1qUJnUU    parent in nest some nestorations,just very alert looking around,Thank you for the closeup shot , oh there is a band on the eagle's foot

could not find a thread for Minnesota eagles, can let me know where this should be a move it thanks :eek:

Hi priscillash - can you give me a bit more information about the cam, like the URL?  I'm afraid there are enough cams that I honestly don't know if we have a thread, but I'm not remembering one.

Admin Technical Note - I will probably move this post and the earlier one to "What Are You Watching" which is in the "Nest News" Forum in the "Welcome" area at the top of the index, and then once I have a thread set up (assuming there isn't one I'm missing), either I can Quote your post there, priscillash, or you can add it again - I won't be able to move it because it was created before the opening post we haven't made yet.  (Hope that makes sense - it's getting late!  :wink2:)  Looks like an interesting nest, and I'm looking forward to learning more - thanks!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 01, 2012, 07:21:55 PM
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=135.msg32300#msg32300
http://youtu.be/itaB1qUJnUU    parent in nest some nestorations,just very alert looking around,Thank you for the closeup shot , oh there is a band on the eagle's foot

could not find a thread for Minnesota eagles, can let me know where this should be a move it thanks :eek:

Hi priscillash - can you give me a bit more information about the cam, like the URL?  I'm afraid there are enough cams that I honestly don't know if we have a thread, but I'm not remembering one.

Admin Technical Note - I will probably move this post and the earlier one to "What Are You Watching" which is in the "Nest News" Forum in the "Welcome" area at the top of the index, and then once I have a thread set up (assuming there isn't one I'm missing), either I can Quote your post there, priscillash, or you can add it again - I won't be able to move it because it was created before the opening post we haven't made yet.  (Hope that makes sense - it's getting late!  :wink2:)  Looks like an interesting nest, and I'm looking forward to learning more - thanks!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 01, 2012, 07:26:08 PM
ok here is the link for the cam
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/broadband-mn-eagle-cam

This eagle nest is located in south central Minnesota, 75 feet in the air. The camera is 100% powered by solar energy. It is equipped with audio and pan tilt zoom features. The video feed streams to the internet via Broadband Corp's wireless network. http://www.broadband-mn.com/

I hope I did not mess anything up  :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 01, 2012, 09:06:49 PM
Thanks, priscillash!  Getting late here in name, so I'll hopefully sort it all out tomorrow.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 01, 2012, 09:12:54 PM
Here's the main website JudyB ... http://www.mnbound.com/

I think I may have posted about this nest somewhere ... I probably got it from BCAW.  

Edit .... when I try to open the cam now I get a recorded video.  There is this note on the Eagle Cam page ...
Quote
2012 Watching is Underway!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:43AM | MN Bound Editor

Welcome to the 2012 season of eagle watching.  It is a very exciting time for all of us associated with this eagle cam.  We are thrilled that they have chosen to use this nest again.  We will soon provide more resources for your eagle viewing pleasure.  But while we work on getting everything running smoothly, here is a video to show the progress this couple is making on the nest.  AND...fun fact of the day... it appears we have a banded male eagle.  More details coming soon...

So I'm not sure if it's only on during the day ..?  or hasn't come online yet.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 01, 2012, 09:19:28 PM
Thanks, priscillash!  Getting late here in name, so I'll hopefully sort it all out tomorrow.  :bigsmile:
thank you Judy


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 01, 2012, 09:22:42 PM
Here's the main website JudyB ... http://www.mnbound.com/

I think I may have posted about this nest somewhere ... I probably got it from BCAW.  

Edit .... when I try to open the cam now I get a recorded video.  There is this note on the Eagle Cam page ...
Quote
it is on line the video I recorded today was live right from the cam (I hope)lol
2012 Watching is Underway!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:43AM | MN Bound Editor

Welcome to the 2012 season of eagle watching.  It is a very exciting time for all of us associated with this eagle cam.  We are thrilled that they have chosen to use this nest again.  We will soon provide more resources for your eagle viewing pleasure.  But while we work on getting everything running smoothly, here is a video to show the progress this couple is making on the nest.  AND...fun fact of the day... it appears we have a banded male eagle.  More details coming soon...

So I'm not sure if it's only on during the day ..?  or hasn't come online yet.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 02, 2012, 08:27:48 AM
Mornin'  :bigsmile:

A few minutes ago this morning......no adult.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/03021210091.jpg)

ETA 9:35...I just checked again ans still no adult
Also, I tried that website and it currently says 'Channel Offline"


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 02, 2012, 10:15:34 AM
Thank you, Sherri  :)  I'm still doing periodic recordings when the lighting is good but it will be the weekend before I can look at them to see if there's anything to note about feathers and such.

I remember that Judy mentioned the Minnesota eagle cam on the chat thread recently and she wondered if we had a thread for it.
http://www.window-on-wildlife.com/index.php?topic=15.msg31378#msg31378

Emily, while I couldn't find a character from Animal House by the name of Mongo, there was a character named Mongol  :wink2: :huggie


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 02, 2012, 02:00:15 PM
 :mhihi: Hee hee, Marcia, you're right!  :thu: It wasn't Animal House that Mongo came from; it was the movie Blazing Saddles!  In fact, I Googled it and there are a few clips on You Tube of him. 

Speaking of our own Mongo, I just checked in on the nest and Lil Bit and his sib #2 were fast asleep while Mongo and Mom (maybe) sat.  I think Mongo was trying to convince her parent that another feeding would be a good thing. . . !  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 03, 2012, 03:02:47 PM
You made me look, Emily!  :lollol:  I watched (a minute or two of) the 'Mongo videos' ::) :lollol: :)

All 3 are asleep right now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 03, 2012, 03:55:28 PM
GOTCHA, Marcia!!!!   :->

Doncha think she's a perfect Mongo?   :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 03, 2012, 04:48:02 PM
I've been watching on and off much of the day, and all seems to be going well!

Here's a picture of one of the older ones showing off his/her wings earlier this afternoon - not sure which one, but there was quite a bit of flapping for a few minutes!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/wDBT4WyG3r0303160356.jpg)

#3 also did a couple of wing stretches and flaps - but I'm afraid they're not quite as impressive yet - and I missed the s'cap.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 03, 2012, 05:05:52 PM
http://youtu.be/gbzysuoqB6I   looks like one of the E's trying to self feed:) :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 03, 2012, 05:10:24 PM
Nice picture, JudyB!  I wonder how long it's going to take to see feathers on little #3...  :)

Priscillash, I saw that too!  :thu:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_03_sequoyah_nibblingontheirown.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 03, 2012, 05:57:05 PM
GOTCHA, Marcia!!!!   :->

That you did, Emily...that you did! :lollol:

Doncha think she's a perfect Mongo?   :mhihi:

You mean big, and kind of goofy?  :biggergrin2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 03, 2012, 06:14:30 PM
Neat to see one of the trying to self-feed!  Thanks, Marcia and priscillash!  I also saw one of them practicing standing up on her talons/toes, the way adults do - though she didn't stay up there for long.  And it is the combination of being able to hold food and being able to break off pieces that results in successful self-feeding, so I think at least one of them is on the way!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 03, 2012, 06:30:00 PM
Said Marcia:  You mean big, and kind of goofy?   :biggergrin2:

Y U P !  Exactly!!!   :->


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 03, 2012, 09:02:42 PM
We might not have to wait long to see the nest clearly again :)

Messy Bald Eagles 'Obscure' Cameras At Oklahoma Nest
http://www.newson6.com/story/17064145/oklahoma-bald-eagles-obscure-cameras-setup-at-their-nest

"We are currently checking on using a crane to get up there and clean off the cameras, something a good rain might do if we wait long enough, but, of course, and understandably, everybody wants a clear view now."


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 03, 2012, 09:30:37 PM
We might not have to wait long to see the nest clearly again :)

Messy Bald Eagles 'Obscure' Cameras At Oklahoma Nest
http://www.newson6.com/story/17064145/oklahoma-bald-eagles-obscure-cameras-setup-at-their-nest

"We are currently checking on using a crane to get up there and clean off the cameras, something a good rain might do if we wait long enough, but, of course, and understandably, everybody wants a clear view now."
thank you Marcia for posting this :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 03, 2012, 09:31:40 PM
There was a lot of conversation on the blog about them going up to clean the cams.  People were having a fit ...'oh, don't go up there and bother them, etc., etc.'   :rolleyes2:  They did band one of the juvies last year. (although we all know how that went).  


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 04, 2012, 09:47:12 AM
Fish arrives

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_04_sequoyah_fisharrives.gif)




Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 04, 2012, 09:47:30 AM
#1 Mongo (I think) stands in wait for the feeding to begin

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_04_sequoyah_1standing.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 04, 2012, 09:56:37 AM
Naturally, LilBit can handle bigger bites these days  :)

I hope someone has pics and videos to add. Lots of cute things happened that I couldn't catch.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_04_sequoyah_biggerbitesfor3.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 04, 2012, 10:01:47 AM
http://youtu.be/ZJHgGS30ZAU  ,baby is getting fed fight up front just like yesterday lol ,we have some wings flapping going on love it:) :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 04, 2012, 10:05:18 AM
Thank you, Pricillash  ;D


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 04, 2012, 10:21:52 AM
Thank you, Pricillash  ;D
yw :-*


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 04, 2012, 12:49:12 PM
Nice animation of the three, Marcia!Look at that Lil Bit!  :eek:  He's growing now!  :bigsmile:

Regarding cleaning the camera lens, isn't it a little risky showing up to do that?  :puzzled2:   It seems to be getting better now . . .


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 04, 2012, 01:16:33 PM
Emily, at 5 weeks of age the chicks are too young to try to escape the intrusion by leaving the nest; they would probably just flatten down on the nest to make themselves inconspicuous until the lens cleaning venture was over. The bigger risk would be an interruption of the chicks' food supply if the adults were disturbed enough to not return to the nest in a timely manner. However, time and time again, we've seen adult eagles return promptly and resume their normal routines after bandings. But I agree that it should rain soon anyway, and that the close up cam lens looks a lot better today than it did even yesterday  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 04, 2012, 04:54:05 PM
I think you're 'seeing' things Marcia!   :lollol:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_04032012_184711.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 04, 2012, 04:58:51 PM
Emily, at 5 weeks of age, the chicks are too young to try to escape the intrusion by leaving the nest; they would probably just flatten down on the nest to make themselves inconspicuous until the lens cleaning venture was over. The bigger risk would be an interruption of the chicks' food supply if the adults were disturbed enough to not return to the nest in a timely manner. However, time and time again, we've seen the adults return promptly and resume their normal routines after bandings. But I agree that it should rain soon anyway, and that the close up cam lens looks a lot better today than it did even yesterday  :)

Thanks, Marcia! That's exactly what I was worried about!  :thumbsup1:

But now look at the photo Patti posted!  :shock:  I wonder if it was the specific location of the sun, because the view did seem to be getting better!  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 04, 2012, 05:04:50 PM
I'm wondering if it isn't spider webs ... and like you said Emily ... depending on where the sun is shining sometimes it's clear and sometimes it's not.  The spiders love to mess up the Washington cam.   :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 04, 2012, 06:53:36 PM
Whatever it is on the lens, it must change with the lighting, because there are animations and a video posted today from the mid-morning time period, and they don't look nearly as bad as your picture, Patti!  :eek:  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 05, 2012, 07:56:34 AM
http://youtu.be/mFdgftoUSvs   dad brings in some breakfast and mom starts feeding the lets,Lil right up front and center:) way to go Lil :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 05, 2012, 02:48:50 PM
Oh my gosh - look! They cleaned the lenses and adjusted the wide angle view a bit!  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/cleanens003.jpg)


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/cleanens004.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/cleanens005.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 05, 2012, 02:53:47 PM
Oh my gosh - look! They cleaned the lenses and adjusted the wide angle view a bit!  :bigsmile:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/cleanens003.jpg)


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/cleanens004.jpg)
wooohooo looks awesome and so do your pics, ty :heart0:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 05, 2012, 03:42:33 PM
Those sneaky people! Now how did I miss that?   :sleep2:

But I'm sure glad they did!!!  :biggergrin2:

Thanks, Marcia and priscillash, for letting us know!  :nod2:

BTW, just checked in and caught Mongo spread her wing over sib #2 while napping.  #2 isn't asleep, nor is Lil Bit, but Mongo is. . . .


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 05, 2012, 05:33:57 PM
Well, Mom's a half hour late in getting home tonight to tuck in the chicks. She's always there by 6:00 PM. The chicks will tuck themselves in, of course, but the adults are off their normal routine this afternoon.  No nest visits or food deliveries either since the cam came back on, which I suppose isn't that surprising.

ETA: ...........and here is someone now!

6:36 PM

I'm home!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_05_seq_imhome.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 05, 2012, 07:53:52 PM
http://youtu.be/0T5muqMOZVA   ,love it when they stect there leg out like that one in the middle lol,looks so good with the cam cleaned awesome ty,some wingsizing:) so cute and awesome to watch! :heart0: ;) :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 05, 2012, 08:43:44 PM
Well it's about time they came back to the nest!  I suppose they didn't like the camera cleaner.   :nope:

Mongo and his younger brother Lil Mongo are sure getting their dark feathers in while Lil Bit still looks like a baby.  Aww, he's still my favorite!  :love:

Thanks, ladies, for your nice captures of the action now that we have a clean lens! :innocent:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 05, 2012, 09:51:58 PM
WOW!   :shock:  How great that looks!  I was watching this morning so they must have done it later in the day!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 05, 2012, 10:09:32 PM
WOW!   :shock:  How great that looks!  I was watching this morning so they must have done it later in the day!
the cams were shut off in the early morning and that is when they cleaned the cams :bigsmile:

no wait you are right Patti, I am wrong :pray2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 05, 2012, 10:15:51 PM
Well ... I'm an hour ahead of the nest time too ... I forget that sometimes!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 05:06:11 AM
I think the cams came back on at about 2:30 nest time but I wasn't watching when they turned them off so I'm not sure how long they were down  :dunno:

Well, I'm up early (in my time zone  :)) reviewing my videos from yesterday, and Priscilla's video has the best wing shots of the day of the older two, but I did find a time when Lil'Bit got in some really nice high wing flaps of his own  :nod2:


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/th_2012_03_05_sequoyah_wingflaps3.gif) (http://s157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/?action=view&current=2012_03_05_sequoyah_wingflaps3.gif) click to enlarge


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 05:21:24 AM
And then here's Lil'Bit firing off a shot across the bow  :wink2: :lollol:

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_05_sequoyah_poopshotclosecall.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 06, 2012, 07:40:18 AM
Wow, Marcia!  If Mongo 2 hadn't kept down, it could have been all over her!!!  :shock:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 06, 2012, 07:43:10 AM
I love them all lined up in a row like this!  :)  Maybe we have 2 females ...?  Sure wish there was an easy way to tell.   :rolleyes2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06032012_093729.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 09:47:41 AM
Nice big fish is delivered and I'm watching Lil'Bit being served out of the corner of my eye  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_06_sequoyah_largefish.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 10:08:37 AM
11:00 Well, I did see bites being served but then there seemed to be a disturbance overhead and the adult left.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/bigfish.jpg)

11:17 Parent back and doling out bites  :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 06, 2012, 10:26:07 AM
Nice big fish!  :eek:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 06, 2012, 11:11:55 AM
http://youtu.be/GEYTUI0xnwE   that is one tough fish and a big one too,mom pulling at fish and the tail is smacking wee one to cute lol,good feeding going on:)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 11:51:07 AM
It took two or three minutes just to get a nice big hole made in that tough flesh!  Good video, Priscilla - thanks  :) 
And Lil'Bit is so bold these days...could it be that he is a she?  ;D ::)




Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 11:52:06 AM
Wow, Marcia!  If Mongo 2 hadn't kept down, it could have been all over her!!!  :shock:

Yes, that was the "beauty" of that particular poop shot, I thought  :biggergrin2:  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 06, 2012, 12:06:17 PM
Wow, Marcia!  If Mongo 2 hadn't kept down, it could have been all over her!!!  :shock:

Yes, that was the "beauty" of that particular poop shot, I thought  :biggergrin2:  :lollol:

 :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 06, 2012, 01:05:25 PM
Very windy there today ... they are all flat pancakes.   :nod2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06032012_150325.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 06, 2012, 01:48:02 PM
I didn't know which picture was cuter!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06032012_154439.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_06032012_154522.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 06, 2012, 02:29:55 PM
Love the collage PattiO  :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 06, 2012, 02:52:19 PM
love them all Patti :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 06, 2012, 03:24:13 PM
http://youtu.be/6O74NvetiHI   another good feeding going on of course wee one right in the middle up front to get fed just love it:) the little is fast too,but gets beaked a bit by older eaglet! :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 06, 2012, 04:28:35 PM
I don't think any is cuter than the other....they're all so darn cute, Patti!  :bigsmile:

And love how they're all in a line.  Lil Bit may be getting beaked, but at least he's got a chance now in between the Mongo sisters!!  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: kathryn.eagles on March 08, 2012, 11:30:07 AM
I want to know if anyone knows anything about the little one because he has not moved for a long time.  I'm afraid he is not with us anymore. :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 08, 2012, 11:36:26 AM
http://youtu.be/uKktr-LyBEQ   the baby in same place as when I was watching at daybreak:((( soars the heaven's baby :sosad: :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 08, 2012, 12:18:31 PM
This is such a loss for us all who watched him grow and even get his first little feathers :crying:  

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/Icons/Hugs/cling.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: BUTTERS72 on March 08, 2012, 12:52:03 PM
OHH...THIS IS SO SAD!! THIS EAGLET COULD OF BEEN SICK OR SOMETHING TOO.THE PARENTS BROUGHT IN ENOUGH FOOD.EVEN IF IT WAS A MALE IT DID SEEM A LITTLE BEHIND.WE DONT KNOW,BUT SO SAD ANYWAY POOR GUY


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 08, 2012, 01:06:01 PM
Sutton Center has this posted on the website


8 March 2012:

Viewers are now witnessing the reality of competition that occurs among siblings in an eagle nest, and, really, in many families of living organisms. For eagles and some other raptors, this begins with the temporal pattern for incubation of the eggs and the resulting order of hatching, and continues throughout nest life, as well as even beyond through post-fledging dependency. In this case, and as we have already presented, the first hatched young gets off to a head start in growth by consuming fully gorged crops of food without any competition during feeding bouts by the adult female. This chick is soon followed by the next hatched, and both of these siblings receive ample food as long as prey is plentiful and hunting by the adult male is good. The last hatched chick gets off to a disadvantaged start, being several days behind, smaller with less strength, and subject to the domination of its siblings during feeding and competition for brooding by the adult female. Thus, not only is chick 3 smaller, but it is later in development including feather growth.

When a chick is starving, its head tends to grow large, accentuated by a body that becomes stunted. In the Sequoyah nest 2012, the third chick was growing nicely, with well proportioned body and head. This winter's weather has been mild as we all know, and with little precipitation except for a light snow right after hatching when the adults were brooding the little chicks. Down provides warmth to the chicks especially during calm, dry weather, but unless it is covered with the dark brown body feathers seen on the older chicks (similar to a waterproof shell over a down jacket), this insulation provides little thermal protection when it becomes soaked. In this case, no longer brooded by the adults and unable to shed the cold and blowing rain, this chick has likely died of hypothermia. We all know how much colder we quickly become when subjected to both rain and high winds when without a shell (or adult feathers in the case of this eaglet).

In this case, we will likely soon see the adults feed the dead chick to its siblings. This is conservation of energy and commonly happens when one of the young expires. In some cases the adults will carry the dead young off or it can even become buried among the debris in the nest, but likely it will be used as food. We will wait to see what happens, but whatever occurs, this is the reality of eagle reproduction. It is disappointing but not surprising for a third chick to succumb to any one of several possible challenges. Had the weather stayed warm and dry for another week the outcome may have been different.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 08, 2012, 01:12:32 PM
I just heard the news.  :crying:

(http://209.85.12.234/7234/185/emo/grouphug.gif)

Rest in peace, little one, and fly free forever. (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/brknhrt.gif)

Added -
Thanks for bringing the report here, Marcia.  I had wondered if that might have been what happened.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 08, 2012, 01:34:08 PM
Oh no!!!  :crying: :crying:  ..........and he fought so hard to make his place amongst his sibs.

We will miss you, wee one....and always remember.  :love: 
Fly free with the eagle angels.......you will have a special place.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 08, 2012, 02:11:14 PM
I just heard the news.  :crying:

(http://209.85.12.234/7234/185/emo/grouphug.gif)

Rest in peace, little one, and fly free forever. (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/smiley/smiley/brknhrt.gif)

Added -
Thanks for bringing the report here, Marcia.  I had wondered if that might have been what happened.  :crying:

Yes, JudyB...I was thinking to myself even before the Sutton posting that our little trooper was so out of sync with the nest in general.  Whatever the oldest chicks needed at the time was being provided but wasn't necessarily what our little one needed most at that time.  To open the cam this morning and see them all drenched and the little one with only a few brand new feathers to his name was so sad :crying:  Most difficult of all is, as the Sutton posting stated, "Had the weather stayed warm and dry for another week the outcome may have been different."  I believe it would have been different if he'd just had that extra week...  



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 08, 2012, 02:17:14 PM
I sadly agree, Marcia.  He was catching up - but was probably a week to 10 days behind in development, and that's a lot of catching up to do when you're talking about such a fast-growing species.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 08, 2012, 03:47:50 PM
Oh no. . . .   :crying:  I am so very sad to hear this news.  {{{{HUGS}}}} to my fellow Lil Bit lovers.  We loved that little guy and the sweet memories of his plucky spirit cannot be taken away.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 08, 2012, 04:25:22 PM
 :crying: :crying: :crying:  This is soooooooooo not fair!!!!!!!!  He looked fine on Tuesday when I took those pictures!  I don't get it!   :rant2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 08, 2012, 04:34:19 PM
I agree with you, Patti, but their explanation kind of says it all.  At least it was the weather conditions; I was afraid mistreatment by siblings, although I always thought these siblings didn't seem to be as mean to each other as some that I've seen. . . . 

I just checked in on the nest and I don't even think the parents understand it.  One was on the nest and one on the branch nearby.  Mongo appeared to almost be trying to warm him.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 08, 2012, 04:56:38 PM
He looked fine on Tuesday when I took those pictures....
Thank you Patti - and everyone - for all the pictures of our valiant little eaglet.  That's how I want to remember him - looking for an opening and moving right up there with the big ones.  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 08, 2012, 06:08:25 PM
http://youtu.be/HGEAZq4wmyE  ,it looks like mom was checking Lil awww she looks at lil then turns her head away:( trying to get the bigger lets to sleep, just had to share this the way mom was looking at her baby I believe they do feel the loss just by the way mom was looking at Lil but not like we do but in there own way,goodnight sweet Sequoyah family!:(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 08, 2012, 06:10:17 PM
Thanks for sharing that, Priscilla.  I agree with you:  the eagles are mourning their loss.   :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Birder on March 08, 2012, 11:51:17 PM
Marcia & All..I am so sorry to read of this sad news..Lil Bit brought us so much joy in his short life..it ended all too soon :crying:  Fly free little one as you join the other eagle angels that we have loved & lost :heart0: 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 09, 2012, 03:01:27 AM
.......  That's how I want to remember him - looking for an opening and moving right up there with the big ones.  :love:
:nod2: .....me too, Judy
I don't think I can watch the cam and see him in the nest so hope you will all understand if I'm not here for a while.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: chipmunk on March 09, 2012, 06:20:49 AM
 :crying: I am so very very sad for our little fighter and can't believe h/s is gone.  My thanks to all of you who have kept me up-to-date with their daily routine and was so happy when the little got the hang of it at feeding.  My condolences to all of you. :sigh2:((((hugs))))).


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 09, 2012, 11:03:32 AM
All of your thoughts are so nice to read, thank you.  It's such a shock to lose a chick, especially one who is 5 1/2 weeks of age, and one with such a will to live  :huggie

I've continued to watch in spite of the sadness but will probably only post distant pics for a while, or maybe videos which one can choose to watch or not.  

Fish delivery.  This is the 2nd feeding today.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_09_sequoyahdelivery.jpg) (http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_09_sequoyahdelivery002.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 09, 2012, 11:18:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN96CsMLLhs   

 parent brought in fish and feeding the two eaglets,did not want to record, but the two bigger eaglets are doing great and getting a good feeding, must move on!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 10, 2012, 09:16:55 AM
Getting a nice wing stretch this morning.  I have to keep watching ... can't abandon the other 2.   :sigh2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_10032012_110604.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 10, 2012, 09:35:43 AM
Getting a nice wing stretch this morning.  I have to keep watching ... can't abandon the other 2.   :sigh2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_10032012_110604.jpg)
sad but I agree with you :sigh2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 10, 2012, 05:10:27 PM
Playing with a stick yesterday morning 9:44 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhROB7jxG_g


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 10, 2012, 05:27:29 PM
Lil'bit has become dinner ..... don't turn the cam on if you don't want to see. :( :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 10, 2012, 05:55:58 PM
 :sosad: :sosad:
Lil'bit has become dinner ..... don't turn the cam on if you don't want to see. :( :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 11, 2012, 06:36:43 AM
Lil'bit has become dinner ..... don't turn the cam on if you don't want to see. :( :(
That is why I didn't want to watch.  :crying:

Can someone please post when he isn't visible anymore?


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 11, 2012, 08:47:08 AM
Sherri, if there is any part of his body that remains on the nest, I don't think it would be recognizable to you.  From my perspective, I found the experience of watching last night to be rather spiritual  :), though I still mourn the loss of what might have been...

This morning one of the eaglets carried off a part of a leg and began to self-feed.  The meal appears to be a large bird of some type. The oldest chick is 47 days old today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz2fZ0kuBBQ

 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 11, 2012, 09:42:36 AM
Hmmm, I think that was lil'bits leg Marcia.   :rolleyes2:  I didn't turn away from watching, as sad as it was.  Someone on the blog posted that Lil'bit is now helping to sustain his siblings ... perhaps that was his purpose.  There was no other food brought to the nest yesterday at all ... so they did need it.  I was just hoping it wouldn't happen.  I don't think I've ever actually seen that happen.  We've seen parents remove very small chicks that die ... but never one that big.  I remember when Boo died on the Washington nest at 8 weeks ... I don't think he was ever eaten.  He just laid there and decomposed into the nest.

Hopefully in another day or so he'll be all gone.   :sigh2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 11, 2012, 10:09:53 AM
Yes, I'd been intentionally vague about that, since breakfast was a large bird and I couldn't say for certain the source of the leg. Mainly, I wanted to show the eaglet self-feeding, because this morning was first time I'd noticed one of the eaglets holding down the food while picking off bites to eat.  I agree with you that based on what we've seen in the past, I had not presumed that Lil Bit would be used as a source of food, either.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: NJudy on March 11, 2012, 10:53:28 AM
A duck was brought to the nest by dad, at 10:12am  He started feeding the eaglets.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 11, 2012, 11:07:00 AM
Quote from Patti:  Someone on the blog posted that Lil'bit is now helping to sustain his siblings ... perhaps that was his purpose.  There was no other food brought to the nest yesterday at all ... so they did need it.  I was just hoping it wouldn't happen.

I agree with that blogger, Patti:  perhaps that was his purpose since food has been very irratic lately.  I've only checked in briefly and noticed Lil'bit still there.  I'll wait a day or so to go back. . . RIP sweet little guy.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 11, 2012, 06:27:21 PM
This is a nice tribute video to Lil'bit.  A bit sad though. :(  It was posted on the BCAW forum.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEcOx1U2itM&feature=player_embedded#!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 12, 2012, 06:15:36 AM
Very nice tribute.  Thanks for bringing it here PattiO and thanks to aberfortha for making it.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 12, 2012, 06:47:12 AM
Thanks, Patti, for bringing it over.  Like the tribute to Mom Norfolk, it will be a very long time before I watch it, though.  (I still haven't watched Mom Norfolk's.)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 12, 2012, 08:01:21 AM
I think it may be safe to watch again.  Adult just removed the rest of the remains.  :(  And the Sooner bobblehead is looking good!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 12, 2012, 08:11:09 AM
Thanks, Patti!  :huggie


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 12, 2012, 10:23:14 AM
http://youtu.be/LMD1YJxaaEg  Monday.12:11pm nest time, eaglets wingersizing they are cute:)
 :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 12, 2012, 11:40:14 AM
Aw, thanks, Priscilla, for sharing that!  Good to see the Mongo sisters moving around.  I don't remember other nests with such "couch potato" chicks as these.  Last year's Decorah chicks were trying to get out from under their parents at a very young age and always up and moving around.  (Maybe I've just checked in at the wrong times here. :puzzled2:)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 12, 2012, 12:16:36 PM
Aw, thanks, Priscilla, for sharing that!  Good to see the Mongo sisters moving around.  I don't remember other nests with such "couch potato" chicks as these.  Last year's Decorah chicks were trying to get out from under their parents at a very young age and always up and moving around.  (Maybe I've just checked in at the wrong times here. :puzzled2:)
aww yqw Emily,It kind of helps the healing watching the mongo sisters thrive :nod2: :happy


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 14, 2012, 01:40:22 PM
These 2 are really starting to do some flapping and jumping! 

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_14032012_145829.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_14032012_145845.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_14032012_150240.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 14, 2012, 01:41:51 PM
nice pics Thanks for posting Patti :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on March 17, 2012, 05:23:09 AM
Thanks everyone.
This is the first I have taken a look at the cam since we lost wee one.  :sosad:

They really are beautiful eaglets  :love:

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/03171208101.jpg) (http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/03171208111.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 17, 2012, 12:33:23 PM
Thanks, Patti and Sherri, for posting those pics.  They are pretty girls.  And BIG!   :nod2:  Nice to see the nest again after my self-imposed absence.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 17, 2012, 06:43:10 PM
Quick slideshow from yesterday ... showing off the wings!  :)

7 pics
(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/th_capture_16032012_194558.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/?action=view&current=d47893a0.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 18, 2012, 06:42:06 PM
Thanks everyone  :bigsmile:

I caught the whole family at home early this evening.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_18_sequoyah_everyoneathome.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 18, 2012, 09:42:02 PM
Awww ... great catch Marcia!  :)

They had a good breakfast today.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_18032012_100115.jpg)

Ready, aim, fire!  LOL
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_18032012_100346.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_18032012_100347.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 19, 2012, 09:03:22 AM
Thanks, Marcia and Patti.  I had forgotten how fast they grow!  :eek:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 01:06:49 PM
Very windy here today ... they were jumping around all over the place then decided to take a rest.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_19032012_142954.jpg)

Finally a fish ... but it wasn't very big.   :rolleyes2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_19032012_155405.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 19, 2012, 05:55:20 PM
Lightning at Sequoyah. Locals on chat say the area of the nest is under a tornado warning until 8:30 PM.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_19_sooner_lightning.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 07:33:52 PM
Great, just what they need.  It rained practically all day at Sooner.  They were soaked.  :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 08:18:03 PM
Marcia... are you still up?  Recording?  This is unbelievable to watch!  I keep trying to see the babies but it's too fast.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 19, 2012, 08:29:43 PM
I'm up, yes - but I thought the lightning had passed by now!  I'll go look and put on the recorder....... :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 08:31:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLiK5qlUA4A
I cannot believe this :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 19, 2012, 08:49:44 PM
Good, we have a video now too  :)

Patti, I see what you mean!  Here is a sequence slowed to 25% of normal speed so you can see better what appears during the flashes of light.
(Please give it a minute to load properly  :))

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/2012_03_19_seq_lightning_03.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 08:50:20 PM
priscilla!  glad you are here!  It's crazy isn't it.  I don't think I've ever watched/seen storms like this on a nest.  I think both the adults are there now but I can't tell.  They are drenched!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 08:58:14 PM
OMG ..... one of them is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Oh god ..... I'm so upset ..........


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 08:59:53 PM
noooooooooo  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 09:01:14 PM
there's only one eaglet and one adult ....... one is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   :crying: :crying: :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 09:04:31 PM
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/Capture2-1.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/Capture5.jpg)

Can anyone see the other one???????????


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 19, 2012, 09:07:36 PM
Patti, both eaglets are there........... :huggie

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/boththere.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 09:15:04 PM
Thank you Marcia ....... I bout' had a heart attack!!  Not like I can do anything about from Pennsylvania anyway!  Just didn't want to lost another one here!  SHESH!  I need a beer!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 09:22:07 PM
Thank you Marcia  hugssssssssss


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 09:23:08 PM
Thank you Marcia ....... I bout' had a heart attack!!  Not like I can do anything about from Pennsylvania anyway!  Just didn't want to lost another one here!  SHESH!  I need a beer!!!!!!!!
you also gave me one


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 09:25:03 PM
I'm sooooooooo sorry!!  But really, if you look at that picture you can only see the one!  They're too big to miss ... he must be trying to hide under Mom!

I'm just happy to see both.  They've still got a lot of rain to come.  Up to 5 inches!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 09:26:10 PM
I'm sooooooooo sorry!!  But really, if you look at that picture you can only see the one!  They're too big to miss ... he must be trying to hide under Mom!

I'm just happy to see both.  They've still got a lot of rain to come.  Up to 5 inches!
you are right it looked like only one all good hugssssss


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 19, 2012, 09:34:15 PM
Hugs and beers all around!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 09:40:44 PM
 :heart0: :thumbsup1:
Hugs and beers all around!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 09:46:23 PM
This is why I would NOT want to live anywhere in the mid west ... all that flat land ... storms like this!  Yikes!!!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 09:53:05 PM
Awwwww ..... they are sooooooo wet!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20032012_005040.jpg)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20032012_005918.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 10:09:19 PM
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/gifs/beer2.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 19, 2012, 10:16:48 PM
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/gifs/beer2.gif)
ty for the cold beer :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 19, 2012, 11:03:48 PM
I had the SOS out on the BCAW forum as well.  Kitten recorded ....  :shock:  So scarey!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65KqyGtuQrU&feature=player_embedded


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Dutch Eagle Fan on March 20, 2012, 05:48:00 AM
Wow, that was scary!
The two eaglets still are soaked and looking miserable. A parent is sitting on the branch behind the camera to the right.

(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n482/AmelandseII/Adelaars%202012/capture_011_20032012_134210.jpg)

(http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n482/AmelandseII/Adelaars%202012/capture_012_20032012_134353.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 20, 2012, 06:00:58 AM
Hey, now!  Let's stop all this talk about how bad it is in the Midwest!  :rant2:  I live in the Midwest and I like it just fine, thankyouverymuch!  :biggergrin2:

And I'm sorry I forgot to tell you all that I washed my windows yesterday, so of course it's gonna rain here!!!  :mhihi:

Seriously, how could one of the Mongo twins fit UNDER the parent in that picture?  They're so big now.  I think it was trick photography.   :rolleyes2:  That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!  :innocent:

ETA:  HOLY COW!  The water is so high!!! :shock:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 06:58:47 AM
I have a hangover this morning from all that beer :lollol:

DEF, thanks for the views from this morning.  They do look miserable :sosad:  I hope the temperature there....wait, I'll check.......it is 55° in Vian.  Whew, that's not too bad.

Emily, yes!  The amount of standing water in the field is amazing!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Dutch Eagle Fan on March 20, 2012, 07:59:02 AM
@EmilyK: Will you please stop washing your windows?  :lollol:

Rain is still pouring down, makes you want to go up there and put an umbrella up. :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 08:36:08 AM
Finally a break after 14 hours of steady rain at the Vian, OK nest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM9xtKB_4c0

...and in the time it took me to upload this video it has started to pour rain again  :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: priscillash on March 20, 2012, 08:39:08 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uePDAtWghI

 follow up from last night's storm eaglets are soaked but all is ok,everything is so wet, some flapping going on. :-*


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 20, 2012, 08:46:29 AM
Jeepers Creepers Emily - I forgot you washed your windows!  Shame on you!   :nono1:  And I shall make a note - no more beer for Marcia!   :->

Those poor eagles - I peeked at them around 8:30 and that water in the field is worse now.  So much rain.  I hope the nest holds up and they don't slide off.   :eek:  Don't think we'll see any food in this mess.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on March 20, 2012, 09:41:50 AM
@EmilyK: Will you please stop washing your windows?  :lollol:

Rain is still pouring down, makes you want to go up there and put an umbrella up. :nod2:

Jeepers Creepers Emily - I forgot you washed your windows!  Shame on you!   :nono1:  And I shall make a note - no more beer for Marcia!   :->

Those poor eagles - I peeked at them around 8:30 and that water in the field is worse now.  So much rain.  I hope the nest holds up and they don't slide off.   :eek:  Don't think we'll see any food in this mess.

OKAY, OKAY ALREADY!  :lollol:  I only do it once a spring, so it should stop now for the rest of the spring and summer!  Now I suppose when we need rain in the summer you'll be begging me to wash them. Not gonna do it!  :nono1:

Besides, I didn't get any beer, Marcia!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 11:05:14 AM
Besides, I didn't get any beer, Marcia!
You'll have to talk to Patti about that since she was the bartender last night  :lollol: :wink2:

You're right, if you have to wash the windows every time there's a need for rain in OK, you wouldn't get to enjoy very much of your summer!  :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 20, 2012, 12:57:36 PM
It's still raining .... field has just about turned into a lake.  Adult is on the nest with the chicks.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 20, 2012, 01:28:21 PM
3:30 and we haven't seen Vian Dad yet today.  


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 20, 2012, 02:49:15 PM
Someone reported seeing both at 4:22 P.M.  At least it looks like it's stopped raining.  That field gets fuller and fuller every time I look.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 20, 2012, 09:13:42 PM
Some pics from today...

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20032012_155625.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20032012_155813.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_20032012_191204.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 21, 2012, 01:45:36 PM
And more rain this morning.  :(

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_21032012_121355.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 24, 2012, 10:47:24 AM
At least the sun is out!  Folks are worried on the chat that they haven't seen both adults ... but the WA cam is down so how could they know??   :rolleyes2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24032012_114610.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24032012_105224.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 24, 2012, 05:38:40 PM
Food arrived this afternoon ... both adults seen.  Eaglets are full and content. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24032012_160446.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_24032012_203535.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 27, 2012, 12:24:39 AM
Thank you PattiO.

Monday morning 3/26 about 7:39 AM
Having some fun with each other  :)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/seq03260556.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 27, 2012, 08:21:55 PM
The Sutton Center comments on the recent technical difficulties at the Sequoyah nest.  I guess the outages were due to more than just a lack of sun to power the cams!

Quote
26 March 2012: We have encountered another kind of technical difficulty to add to our growing list of problems that have caused video outages over the years. We have experienced all types of problems, from intense precipitation to camera cables chewed by packrats, muskrats, or beavers. Lightning strikes have blown out cameras or have hit and killed incubating eagles directly (at Sequoyah, prior to our nest camera project). The Sequoyah cameras were off and on for several days recently, and a site visit showed that a colony of ants had invaded our electronic equipment box. While viewers from Texas or the southeastern U.S. may have heard of the problems sometimes caused by exotic Raspberry crazy ants (we aren’t making up that name!) getting into electrical equipment, it is likely that in our case native ants living near the nest site were seeking refuge from the recently flooded ground below the nest, and found our dark, dry equipment box a convenient escape. We will soon be replacing damaged equipment resulting from this latest challenge.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 30, 2012, 09:06:59 PM
Great ..... now we've got ants! 

These 2 are looking beautiful!! :)  Eating well ... stealing food out of each others mouths...typical teenagers.   :rolleyes2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_30032012_193648.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_30032012_201726.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_30032012_202457.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on March 31, 2012, 02:36:22 PM
Patti..."stealing food out of each others mouths...typical teenagers"  :lollol: :nod2:

Well, I guess these two won't be fitted with tracking devices after all since Sutton couldn't get a bucket lift to the nest when the eaglets were the proper age for capturing. The oldest was 9 weeks old on 3/27 and the youngest was 9 weeks old on 3/29.

Quote
29 March 2012 (Sequoyah):
We had planned to attach GPS transmitters to the Sequoyah eaglets last week, but the ill-timed heavy rain event prevented access by the large bucket lift needed to reach the nest. The age of the chicks is crucial for applying the transmitters. The chicks must be old enough to have reached full body size, but not so old that they are likely to prematurely jump out of the nest upon our approach. We feel that they are now too old to risk capturing them, so we will not be able to outfit these eaglets with tracking devices. We still hope to outfit six eaglets with tracking devices this season, and we are actively monitoring a number of nests in northeastern Oklahoma for chicks of the right age in nests that can be reached.


4:00 PM today  :)
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/seq_033020121605_delivery.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 06, 2012, 10:44:41 AM
12:34 Branching out?  :)

Now is when it would be really nice if the wide angle cam was working!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/sequoyah04062012_onlyonejuvieonthenest.gif)

1:16 The other one just return to the nest  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 07, 2012, 10:48:37 AM
It sure would Marcia. . . darn ants!   :rant2:

It's looking nice with the green leaves now.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_07042012_104118.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on April 07, 2012, 11:27:52 AM
Thanks for the wonderful coverage here. :thumbsup1:......they sure have grown into beautiful eaglets!  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 09, 2012, 05:21:08 PM
They sure have Sherri! :0

The oldest will be 11 weeks tomorrow!  They won't be here much longer!

(http://i.picasion.com/pic52/8390a878aa21e3d1dc024d13003c0c9c.gif) (http://picasion.com/) (http://picasion.com/)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 10, 2012, 12:55:29 PM
Lazy day...new view on the left.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/sequoyah_041020121250_lazyday_newlhview.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 13, 2012, 05:51:31 AM
11 weeks old and having fun flying to and from branches in the wind this morning  :bigsmile:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTTR07l_pgA


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 13, 2012, 02:46:24 PM
Just watching them now Marcia.  They look beautiful. :)  Won't be long before one of them takes the leap!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 13, 2012, 07:15:55 PM
#1 is really all over the place.  They are a joy to see.  :)

(http://i.picasion.com/pic52/a832417862d38764376e669722723a34.gif) (http://picasion.com/)online gif animator (http://picasion.com/)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 14, 2012, 11:10:00 AM
Yes, they are beautiful, Patti!

NEW VIEW and both branching now!  ;D

12 weeks old this coming Tuesday and Thursday!

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/seqouyah_04142012_bothinbranches.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on April 15, 2012, 05:03:11 AM
Love the branching animations......thanks Marcia. :bigsmile:

I just took a look........not sure where to look in the tree but I am only seeing one of them.

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/04151207551.jpg)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 15, 2012, 08:35:49 AM
Both of them are back on the nest.  I forgot to check here last night in the storms.  They are soaked right now but I think the tornado threat is north of them.   :pray2


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 15, 2012, 09:06:49 AM
Sherri, I'm not positive of where to look for the nest in the wide angle view either.

Patti, I wondered about them too, last night.  The "Vianettes" seem fine this morning although it does appear that early morning flight school classes have been cancelled.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/sequoyah_04152012_earlyflightscancelledduetoweather.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 15, 2012, 09:07:54 AM
For sure Marcia ... it's pouring there again now!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 15, 2012, 06:37:04 PM
Some pics from the storm earlier today.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_15042012_115534.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_15042012_120138.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 16, 2012, 11:33:44 AM
Awww Look how adorable they are ... lazing in the sunshine. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_16042012_143014.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 17, 2012, 11:28:26 AM
Beautiful capture, Patti  :bigsmile:

Well, they were both on the nest last night as it got dark but, as far as I can determine, nobody has seem them yet today, either on the nest or on branches in the wide angle view.  They are both 12 weeks old this week.

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/sequoyah_04172012_noeagletsforhours_12weeksold.gif)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 17, 2012, 12:15:05 PM
Off they go ... into the wild blue yonder!!   :bliss  I hope they stay safe ... and stop back for a visit or two before they completely gone!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 21, 2012, 06:14:17 PM
They made it back!  :) 

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_21042012_162914.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 21, 2012, 06:57:41 PM
Hooray, they're both okay!  :clap 

Thanks Patti!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 23, 2012, 08:51:42 PM
OK ... and looking terrific.  Although, I think Jr. is a bit lazy!   :sleepyawn2: :mhihi:

8 pics
(http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/th_capture_23042012_194743.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/?action=view&current=2799d2eb.pbw)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Marcia on April 28, 2012, 03:53:39 PM
Lunch with the Vianettes

One of them decided to play with a long stringy piece in her lunch, and her sister took the opportunity to swipe lunch from her (genders are make-believe :bigsmile:).


(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t61/Eaglets/2012/Sequoia/seqouyah042820120919_lunchwiththevianettes.gif)
 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 28, 2012, 09:27:13 PM
Ohhh she's a boldy!!  Always has been though!   :nod2:  They're looking like a female and male to me.   :hmm


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 29, 2012, 04:55:30 PM
I only saw the younger one this afternoon.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_29042012_164505.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on May 02, 2012, 01:37:21 PM
These 2 have been here napping all afternoon!  :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_02052012_163152.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on October 22, 2012, 08:23:28 AM
Cams are up and running ... and Ma & Pa Vian have started working on their nest!  One Eagle there now! :)

ETA ... make that 2 eagles! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_22102012_112453.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_22102012_113041.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_22102012_113112.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on October 22, 2012, 09:06:00 AM
Woo hoo!  Thanks, Patti!

Just when I was beginning to get caught up on things at home . . .  :sosad:     Oh, well, they can wait until May 2013!!!  :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: patr on October 26, 2012, 08:09:13 PM
thank you so much for the alert.. I guess I am getting lonely for some eagle watching..


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on October 28, 2012, 01:31:02 PM
Emily ... this pair laid their eggs at the end of December last year!  So you better hurry up with that housework!!   :mhihi:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on November 24, 2012, 09:59:30 PM
These 2 were busy this morning! :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/SoonerLake2012/capture_017_24112012_104917.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/SoonerLake2012/capture_020_24112012_110426.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/SoonerLake2012/capture_022_24112012_110628.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on November 29, 2012, 09:50:14 PM
Mom got a double delivery tonight ... and she ate most of both fish!!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_001_29112012_174803.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah/Sequoyah%202012/capture_004_29112012_175339.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Dutch Eagle Fan on November 30, 2012, 11:14:14 AM
(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m235/DutchEagleFan/Eagles_2012-2013/capture_30112012_154110.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 06, 2012, 07:57:41 AM
Mom and Dad are busy busy busy this morning ... if you need an eagle fix!   :nod2:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_06122012_095616.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_06122012_095718.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_06122012_095802.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 09, 2012, 06:52:26 PM
An egg an egg!!!   :bliss  Laid today ... approx. around 5:30 ... wait, that would 4:30 PM nest time.  :)  Many thanks to SBG for catching it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3D95FsMN07I


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on December 10, 2012, 11:27:03 AM
WHAT?  An EGG?  Holy cow!  Isn't this a bit early?  Wait, I don't care if it's early!  Woo hoo!!!  :mhihi:

. . . Oh, hello, all!  No, I hadn't run away--for some reason, I haven't been getting any notices from WOW for any topics except now PPO.  So I started thinking, "Hmmm.  :puzzled2:  Odd no one has been posting about any of the eagles."  Well DUH!  Don't know what happened, but I'm back, so look out!   :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 10, 2012, 10:23:03 PM
LOL Em .... this nest is about a week earlier than last year! :) 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on December 11, 2012, 06:21:26 AM
Wow, Patti, just a week?   :puzzled2:    Why are these eagles so far ahead of the others??


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 13, 2012, 09:34:29 PM
Second egg was laid either after 5:00 PM last night or early morning of the 13th.  I'm listing it on the calendar as the 13th.

You can skip through the video to the last minute to see both eggs.  This was recorded at daybreak this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Pt3I6HJ6zHc


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 02, 2013, 10:39:23 PM
Didn't get a chance to look in today ... but I believe the cam is running again!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Dagmar on January 11, 2013, 02:27:29 PM
 :sigh2:   Not looking good for the eggs here, Mom and Dad have been off the eggs for over 5 hours today. Had many intruders around the last couple days.  :pray2 there is always hope...


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 11, 2013, 04:52:41 PM
Thanks for the post Dagmar!  I've been very busy this week. :(

Watching now ... both adults returned but the female flew off again.  Male is now sitting on the eggs.  At least it looks like the male to me but I'm not positive.  But it's getting dark.  :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 11, 2013, 05:02:35 PM
This is the one that's sitting on the eggs now ...Mom or Dad??

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_001_11012013_184019.jpg)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_002_11012013_185844.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 11, 2013, 06:51:56 PM
Dagmar, thanks for the update on the nest.  Oh, dear.  We don't need any more sadness to start this season off with our eagles... :nope:

Patti, if I had to guess, I'd say that was Dad on the nest.  But that's only a guess.

I saw on the web cam blog that people were speculating the eggs wouldn't be viable.  I was hoping they were wrong.  I guess time will tell.

Were there problems last year with intruders last year, anybody know?


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 11, 2013, 08:26:08 PM
Hi everyone!  As far as I know, the eagles were on alert from time to time last year, but nothing like this.  :sosad:  There were some bad storms earlier this winter - and some nests may have been lost, which may mean that there are pairs (or lone adults) very interested in taking over those nests which are still standing.

Personally, at this point, I'm not sure if I want the eggs to be viable - I'm remembering a few times when eggs hatched against all odds, and sadly did not survive.  I am hoping for the best here, but readily admit I'm not sure what "the best" might entail.
 :huggie


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 11, 2013, 10:31:18 PM
I thought it was Dad an sunset but everyone else seemed to think it was Mom.

JudyB ... I know what you mean.  I just don't know.  This seems like a major issue with intruding eagles.  If the chicks do hatch ... what happens if problems persist and the adults can't feed or protect them? 

It was in the 60's there today ... but aside from temperature, the eggs weren't turned.  But with only a week or so left I wonder how much turning is actually needed at this time?  We know the purpose of the rolling of the eggs, but how much is truly necessary at this point?  (Seems like another interesting 'scientific' item of note...?)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 12, 2013, 08:10:50 AM
Well, whether it was Mom or Dad ... doesn't matter.  It got up at 6:55 A.M. and left the nest and neither one has been back since.   :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 12, 2013, 07:41:30 PM
I was away from the computer most of the day, but the folks on the Hancock forum did not see any adult visits after Mom(?) left at dawn, and the eggs were alone as darkness fell.  It was raining on and off today, which I think would reduce the temperature in the eggs.  It does seem unlikely that they are viable at this point - and there's no real way to know at what point they actually stopped developing.

I'm not sure, but I think part of the reason to turn the eggs is to keep the developing chicks from sticking to the shell - I remember one of the last chicks that was hatched from an incubator by IWS, and it was stuck so could not turn to finish breaking its way out of the shell.  Happily Dr. Sharpe was able to help a bit, so the chick survived.  However, it does seem that the eggs are not turned as much right before hatching, so I don't really know if that alone would make a difference.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the weather will get better, and all the eagles in the area will find places to settle and prepare for next year.
 :huggie


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 12, 2013, 08:08:45 PM
Thanks for the update, Judy.  Such a sad situation--eagles needing to find nests that they're intruding on others.  Then you look at our poor Norfolk eagles and they're getting kicked out of their home.  Man indeed is a danger to nature.  How very sad.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 12, 2013, 09:26:57 PM
It has also been noted on Suttons page that they are still in a severe drought.  They think that scarce food may be the cause of the problems here. 

I'm positive there's no hope for the eggs now.  I just hope Mom & Dad can find food/keep their territory for next year.  :(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 13, 2013, 03:33:21 PM
Holy cow, Patti!  Wasn't it last year that they were deluged with too much water?  Now drought!  What next year, locusts?  :shock:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 14, 2013, 05:36:50 PM
 :crying:  I haven't been able to follow here as yet this season.........such sad news.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 15, 2013, 07:31:28 AM
Video Windy took this morning of 2 eagles on the nest... she doesn't think they look like Mom and Dad.  I dunno.  They're so hard to recognize one from the other.   :sigh2:

http://s911.photobucket.com/albums/ac316/egun1/Sutton%20Center/?action=view&current=1-15-20132EaglesVianMovie.mp4


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 18, 2013, 11:04:32 PM
Video from 1/18 ...  :sigh2: ..I think poor Mom and Dad just don't know what to do.  :(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=57dvKQqVVm4#!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 19, 2013, 10:06:40 AM
It is heartbreaking.  :brknhrt: 

On one hand, I'm happy to see Mom and Dad settling back into a routine on the nest.  Today they're incubating during the day, and taking turns on the eggs - the first time I've really seen much incubation in the middle of the day, though they've been there in the morning and evening and maybe overnight for the last few days.  It suggests that the intruders have moved on, and they are still together and still control their territory.

But on the other hand, those eggs were uncovered for days during bitterly cold weather, and I cannot imagine that they are still viable, so as much as my brain knows that the eagles are doing what they're conditioned to do, and and eventually their instincts and whatever will tell them it's time to move on - my heart cries to see them gently tending eggs that will never produce little chicks.
 :huggie


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 19, 2013, 01:13:40 PM
So sad.  :crying:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 19, 2013, 04:51:46 PM
January 19, 2013

Well, it's been an unusual day here, at least in my experience.  As far as we know, the eggs were uncovered overnight - there are s'caps showing it getting dark last night and getting light early this morning on the Hancock forum (there are about 5 pages of coverage, beginning here - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=455148#455148 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=455148#455148)).

But the adults showed up this morning, and have been incubating the eggs much of the day, a definite change from the last few days when they were only incubating occasionally, for fairly short periods.

Then a little after 1 pm, Mom moved one of the eggs away from the nest bowl - the s'cap below is courtesy of patis on the Hancock forum:
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/abq4NjZj550119140143.jpg)

Since then they've been ignoring the egg on the side, and incubating the one that remains in the nest bowl area.  I'm guessing the one they removed may have felt different in some way that led them to think it was not going to hatch? 

I was expecting them to incubate through the night, but the nest is empty now.

These scaps are from 5:15 to 5:35 pm central time.  They left the nest one after the other after the final scap, and I think one or maybe both are perched in the nest tree - hard to tell with the cam pulled way back.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/5q2nQYBYXy0119180159.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/QI5ckkljd80119180108.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/Idw7xZ9Gyp0119180112.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/EIjoo4os8c0119180113.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on January 19, 2013, 05:27:15 PM
Thanks for the update, Judy.  So sad to see them initially incubating them but isn't nature amazing in that their instinct tells them something is wrong with one egg?  And after a while, they will most likely feel the same about the second.

At least the intruders appear to be gone now.  :sosad:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 19, 2013, 06:23:36 PM
Thanks JudyB ..... I feel so bad for them still. :(  It was going to be a good season with just 2 this year ....   :sigh2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 19, 2013, 06:32:09 PM
I know, Patti.   :huggie

And I also have quite the mixture of emotions watching them, Emily.  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 25, 2013, 07:37:10 PM
Mom and Dad continue to return to the nest and sit on the eggs but it is sporadic.

Mom is sleeping there tonight...
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_011_25012013_213354.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 05, 2013, 10:04:41 PM
Well ... here's another first for everyone!!!  A GHO showed up on the nest and starting incubating the Eagle egg!!    :shock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hrtVd0tp6Ew#!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 06, 2013, 10:22:19 AM
The GHO was not on the nest at daybreak, but soon returned and is still there ... sitting on the eagle egg.   :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 06, 2013, 06:26:24 PM
Awww....maybe it's a young owl that hasn't had her own clutch yet...kinda sweet.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 08, 2013, 02:49:20 AM
Mama great horned owl laid an egg!

It was first seen at 6:15 pm central time yesterday, February 7 - the s'cap below is from IrishEyes on the Hancock forum:

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/IeEoudRewY0207200220.jpg)

Here's a link to her post - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=463195#463195 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=463195#463195) - a couple of posts later she has a link to when it might have been laid, at around 11:10 am, and mia has a couple of videos on the following page.

Congratulations, Mama GHO - and much as we love the Sequoyah eagles, we're all hoping they take a nice long vacation so the new occupant can raise her family safely.

Added -
I'm pretty sure the larger egg is the non-viable eagle egg; we'll probably know for sure in a couple of days as GHOs usually lay at least two eggs.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 08, 2013, 08:25:25 AM
I wasn't sure if she was going to lay her own egg or not!  I thought maybe she had lost her own eggs and started incubating the eagle egg when she found it alone.

Wow ... what crazyness this has been here.  I'm so sad the eagle lost their eggs ... but now a new adventure awaits!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 08, 2013, 04:26:12 PM
I'm with you, Patti!  It still stings when I think about the couple losing their eggs, but I am happy the new occupant is making good use of her borrowed home!  :innocent:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 09, 2013, 05:24:00 PM
Still only 1 owl egg at dark ... maybe we'll have another by morning.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: dordrus on February 10, 2013, 07:38:06 PM
We have a second egg! She got off the eggs this evening and there were 2 owl eggs and the eagle egg !!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 10, 2013, 07:45:15 PM
Thank you dordrus! and Welcome!!   :happy 

I've noted both eggs on our calendar ... being as this is somewhat special circumstances with this nest this year!  (We usually just keep track of eagle eggs on the calendar ... well, and a few special Osprey)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: dordrus on February 10, 2013, 07:49:02 PM
Thank you for the welcome PattiO, I've come over from the Norfolk forum that is shutting down...


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 10, 2013, 09:58:59 PM
Aaahhhhhhhhh   :huggie  Near and dear to a lot of us here as well dordrus!  Please feel free to ask any questions ... and explore the forum!  We try to keep it neat and easy to use. :)  We started as a dedicated group to the Maine nest ... but have expanded to include lots of nests.  I was very upset to learn that they are shutting the Norfolk forum down... but we are of course very glad to have anyone join us here!!   :flower


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 11, 2013, 05:34:04 AM
Welcome and thanks for the great news, dordrus!  This is exciting news.

Patti, do you know how long the incubation is for GHO eggs?  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 11, 2013, 08:35:07 AM
A little bit shorter than eagles Emily ... about 30-35 days I think.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 16, 2013, 09:20:07 PM
Well ... Mama Owl has lost one of her eggs already ... and the eagle egg is gone as well.  Sutton thinks that perhaps the eagle egg broke, made a mess and possibly one of the owl eggs got stuck to Mama Owl ...??  We'll never know I guess ... this is the problem with not having an IR light.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_017_15022013_184810_zps2cc223e0.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 17, 2013, 08:06:17 PM
Our one remaining egg ... I hope it makes it to hatch!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/capture_001_17022013_192753_zpsc858103d.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: GemKitten on February 19, 2013, 11:55:37 AM
In Norfolk, in 2008, Mom and Dad had two separate clutches.  A two-egg clutch that was abandoned after an intruder disrupted the nest and a three-egg clutch after the home-wrecker was sent on her way.  Is it possible that these parents would kick out the GHO and lay a new clutch or is it too late in the season this far south?


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 19, 2013, 12:30:28 PM
Welcome, GemKitten!

I've learned over the years that anything is possible with eagles (or mother nature for that matter).  That said, however, there is a severe drought in Oklahoma, which was I believe was somewhat responsible for this year's eggs not hatching.  Eagles were invading their territory, looking for food, etc.  So I would guess that they won't return to try again.

Correct me if I'm wrong, Patti or Judy...


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 19, 2013, 04:24:27 PM
No, I think it's too late for them at this point as well.  They had already been sitting on the eggs for at least 3 weeks before they started having problems.  They haven't even been seen around the nest for awhile ... which is why it was so easy for the GHO to take over. 

Drought, intruders, and owls ... do not make for a successful season.   :sigh2:  I'm hopeful for the Owl though ... they deserve a chance as well!  (I just wish they could make their own nests!!)   :rolleyes2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 20, 2013, 09:28:12 PM
The eaglets would have been hatching this week ..... instead we have Mrs. GHO incubating her one egg in this ........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TR61F3XiSqs


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 21, 2013, 08:18:56 AM
The eagle eggs were laid the second week in December, Patti - so they should have hatched about a month ago.  :sosad:

And considering the weather there (pictures from yesterday)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/xr06aBvFaP0220110228.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/PXf7RBKcuQ0220110234.jpg)

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/gyaiq88K4F0220160246.jpg)

- I'm a bit relieved that we're watching a very fluffy owl try to keep an egg warm, rather than watching an eagle trying to fully cover and protect two large eaglets.

There are lots more pictures of the owl we've nicknamed Heidi (because she hides the eggs so well) on the Hancock forum - link is http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=469130#469130 (http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=469130#469130)

(That reminds me - has it been posted here that the non-viable eagle egg and one of the owl eggs disappeared a few days ago?  It's possible that something took them during Heidi's brief time off of the nest, but also possible that the eagle egg collapsed and the owl egg beside it was damaged while the adult was removing the pieces of the eagle egg - one of those things we'll never know.)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 21, 2013, 04:04:46 PM
OH, Judy!  I felt so awful when I saw your SCs, but when I looked at the video link Patti provided, I felt better.  Heidi is one smart bird!  She really carved herself a little cave. 

I agree--glad there aren't eaglets in that nest now!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 21, 2013, 09:40:50 PM
Thanks for scaps Judy!  Yes .. i did report on the egg story just a few posts up from yours.   :wink2:  And I think I got my hatching dates mixed up with the laying dates ...  :rolleyes2: ... so yes, the eaglets would have been a few weeks old at this point.  Although I still would have hated to see them in this snow!   :nod2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 21, 2013, 10:13:09 PM
Oops - sorry, Patti.   :blush2:  I thought I checked back, but I missed your post - and I can't imagine how I could have missed a post with such a lovely picture in it.  Brain-cramp, I guess.

Hopefully there will be enough sun that the cam will be back up tomorrow.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: bev. on February 23, 2013, 01:24:44 PM
most of snow has melted now and I am hopeful for Heidi

Just thought I would come and check here to see if there ws anything new, I post on BCATW but check here often


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 23, 2013, 02:19:21 PM
Hi, bev. I just checked on Heidi and it was a relief to see most of the snow melted.  She is sitting in the sun.  Ahhhh.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 26, 2013, 06:13:05 PM
February 26, 2013

Sad news, I'm afraid. 

The cam was offline this morning, as often happens when it's cloudy - and when it came back up the nest was empty.  No Heidi - and no egg.   :crying:  We don't know what happened - I'm hoping the stresses of the weather caused the egg to collapse and Heidi left - but we'll probably never know.  

I have seen eagles put sticks over the top of a nest to show that it's occupied when they leave in the fall (or at least that's what some humans think it means  :bigsmile: ) - and I don't know if owls do that - but there is a stick in the middle of the nest, where no stick was before.  I don't think the eagles returned - again, I don't know, but several of us were watching this afternoon, and I think if they were around, they would have checked back.  

I'm hoping Heidi stops by at least once to say goodbye - but I sort of suspect that's not the way of owls.  She didn't arrive until she was ready to lay an egg, and now that she doesn't have an egg to tend, she may have gone back to wherever she was before the need for a nest brought her here.

Goodbye, Heidi - and thanks for giving us a glimpse into your world.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JB Maberry on February 28, 2013, 09:22:19 AM
Sadly, once the cam came back online, both the GHO and her egg were gone. With no cam, nobody knows what happened. What a sad ending to such an interesting situation. It's of course, sad that the eagles abandoned the nest, and we can only speculate as to exactly why they did. Yes, there were intruders, but we cannot be sure that's what lead to the pair abandoning the nest with 2 eggs. This particular nest has sure had more than it's share of unsuccessful nesting seasons :-(


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on February 28, 2013, 03:52:55 PM
February 26, 2013

Sad news, I'm afraid. 

The cam was offline this morning, as often happens when it's cloudy - and when it came back up the nest was empty.  No Heidi - and no egg.   :crying:  We don't know what happened - I'm hoping the stresses of the weather caused the egg to collapse and Heidi left - but we'll probably never know.  

I have seen eagles put sticks over the top of a nest to show that it's occupied when they leave in the fall (or at least that's what some humans think it means  :bigsmile: ) - and I don't know if owls do that - but there is a stick in the middle of the nest, where no stick was before.  I don't think the eagles returned - again, I don't know, but several of us were watching this afternoon, and I think if they were around, they would have checked back.  

I'm hoping Heidi stops by at least once to say goodbye - but I sort of suspect that's not the way of owls.  She didn't arrive until she was ready to lay an egg, and now that she doesn't have an egg to tend, she may have gone back to wherever she was before the need for a nest brought her here.

Goodbye, Heidi - and thanks for giving us a glimpse into your world.

Aw, Judy...  :huggie   It was bad enough losing our eagles at the nest (for the season, not forever in case someone misunderstands my meaning).  I miss Heidi, too and worry about what could have happened.... 

Welcome to the forum, JB Maberry.  Unfortunately, there won't be much to report on here this season...I hope to see you elsewhere at the other nests here.



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JB Maberry on March 01, 2013, 08:29:12 AM
Thanks, been a member for a little while, just decided to start posting a bit here and there


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on May 20, 2013, 10:21:39 PM
I really hate the changes PB made ... I miss the slideshow option.

Anywho .... was keeping watch here with all the storms and tornados.  Sooner Lake was in the clear tonight but Vian got hit.  I swear I thought the nest was going to float away.  Lots of wind, leaves, etc. flying through the air.  I watched the nest literally get lifted up twice.  It's now leaning to the right but did not blow away.  Cams went off air though, will have to check in the morning.

First sequence of pics are of the nest itself....

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq12_zpse01fde54.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq12_zpse01fde54.jpg.html)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq2_zps3292416c.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq2_zps3292416c.jpg.html)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq3_zpsbacd302f.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq3_zpsbacd302f.jpg.html)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq5_zpse4c02b16.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq5_zpse4c02b16.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on May 20, 2013, 10:29:54 PM
These are from the wide angle cam.  You can see all the leaves, etc. flying through the air.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq13_zps35221333.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq13_zps35221333.jpg.html)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq15_zpsccf92eb7.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq15_zpsccf92eb7.jpg.html)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq16_zps733d38f6.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq16_zps733d38f6.jpg.html)
(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq17_zps5a674385.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202013/Seq17_zps5a674385.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on May 21, 2013, 07:26:27 AM
A true blessing that there wasn't a family of eagles (or owls) in this nest at the time.

This morning

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/052113Sequoyahaftertornado.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Eagles-Oklahoma/052113Sequoyahaftertornado.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: EmilyK on May 21, 2013, 08:47:29 AM
Patti, thanks for the SCs and information.  Wow, the nest was lifted up by the wind.   :shock:

Sherri, thanks for the SC from today. 

Yes, I guess it was a good thing there were no eaglets or young owls in this nest after all.  You couldn't have made us believe that back when the bad things happened here, though. 

Mother Nature certainly is mad at somebody!  :rant2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 07, 2014, 02:47:50 PM
Courtesy of raptorfan1.  Finally some eagles on the Vian nest!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpOvFhDTA1U&feature=youtu.be
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA3nwBHVy0o&feature=youtu.be



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 01, 2014, 09:06:23 PM
5 March 2014: While the eagle pair at Sequoyah is nesting at an alternate nest this year, the camera nest is visited occasionally as seen in the photo below. An immature eagle visited the nest today and spent a few minutes moving sticks and nest lining around (second photo below).

Not posting the photos .. just the info.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on November 29, 2014, 10:49:12 PM
Read a few posts on the chat tonight ... appears there may be a pair staking a claim on the Sequoyah nest.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 15, 2015, 08:55:35 PM
Posted on FB by Elfruler....

Eagles at the Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma have not had an easy time of it over the last few years. The famous and ground-breaking George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center operates solar-powered cams at Sequoyah and also on a nest at Sooner Lake. The nests this year have been mostly off-line over the last several weeks because of technical issues, but today there have been views at both Sequoyah and Sooner, and two eagles have been on both nests several times.

AND ... video of a mating!!  :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g_So1aqUks&feature=youtu.be


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 16, 2015, 04:08:44 AM
Good news! thanks Patti.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 27, 2015, 05:52:43 PM
Mom is on the nest again tonight - keeping fingers crossed!

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/0mdy9XrylH0127190144.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on January 28, 2015, 03:44:57 AM
Thanks Judy.......I'll try to check on them later today.  Still dark now.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 28, 2015, 11:29:58 AM
Interesting!  Thanks JudyB!  Checking now ... no one home and no egg yet.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 07, 2015, 02:13:24 PM
An egg!!  An egg!!  I tuned in just in time to see her lay it!!! (appox. 3:57 P.M.)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sequoyah%202015/capture_003_07022015_160323_zpsf4a61850.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sequoyah%202015/capture_003_07022015_160323_zpsf4a61850.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 07, 2015, 02:42:43 PM
So glad you were able to watch, Patti - we've been waiting a long time for this!  And great job catching that picture of the egg - it took me a couple of tries viewing the video before I could see it!

A 15-minute video of the egg being laid.  I think she actually laid it about 9 minutes into the video, when the time stamp was about 14:42, and the real time was about 3 pm central time (the time stamp tends to be off, and is currently off by about 18 minutes on my computer - that's one of those things that may vary from viewer to viewer, depending how the time stamp is added to the stream).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eb9vj2mJW8


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 07, 2015, 03:45:29 PM
Well, we're off to a bit of a scary start, though I'm hoping things will settle down soon.

The egg was left alone for about a half hour, from 3:55 - 4:25 pm.

An adult arrived, and I started recording - maybe Dad, because he seemed curious about the egg, but I haven't gotten a handle on telling them apart yet.  Then the second adult arrived (maybe with food), and they both did some calling as if there was someone overhead they didn't want near the nest.  Things eventually settled down, and one is incubating, though I'm not sure which one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zViYyh2HIK8


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 07, 2015, 06:58:25 PM
Well I hope that doesn't happen again!  Dad probably didn't know he had an egg.  Thanks JudyB!


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 08, 2015, 09:26:03 AM
I'm thinking this may be a new Dad, Patti - here he is trying to figure what to do with the egg.  :love:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eHx5GlloR0


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 08, 2015, 11:29:58 AM
12:24 pm central time
Once Dad got settled, he did a good job incubating for about two hours.  Then he flew off around 9:45, and Mom came in a minute or two later.  I just came back to the computer to see the egg alone, and Dad arrived a minute later and settled in to incubate.  I think the "how to incubate" switch has clicked on.  :love:

This is a picture of Dad showing the dark area in the back of his neck; it's not always visible, but when he's facing away from the cam I see traces of it fairly often, and I haven't noticed anything similar on Mom, so it's helping me with identification.

(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/phiiV9zoVJ0208120207.jpg)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 08, 2015, 02:44:16 PM
Thanks JudyB ... I was trying to distinguish between the two as well.  They both seem pretty big.  Glad Dad's hormones kicked in.   :lollol:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 12, 2015, 10:41:22 PM
Second egg arrived late day on the 10th!! :)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 26, 2015, 12:38:40 PM
Anyone know what is going on here?  I just read on a chat that the Sequoyah mom is incubating by
herself.

I got this cap just as an eagle took off......

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/Eagles-Oklahoma/02261502401.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/Eagles-Oklahoma/02261502401.jpg.html)

There is a picture on the cam page from the 20th showing 2 adults.  :puzzled2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on February 26, 2015, 01:01:53 PM
We think her mate is a first-time male, Sherri - and as far as I know, we don't know if the female is experienced or not, though some on chat thought she didn't look like the female from their productive years.

I believe he did some incubation initially - I was watching on the Hancock forum around the time the eggs were laid - but recently I've seen him come in and guard the nest while she takes a break, but haven't seen him do any incubating (though I haven't watched a lot - it's already a tough year, and I don't want to get too hooked on another high-risk nest  :love: ).  It's likely they also have intruder concerns - there are apparently a lot of eagles in the area.

We don't have a lot of posts on the Hancock forum - arrival of the first egg starts here - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=737001#737001


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 26, 2015, 01:24:48 PM
Kind of sounds like the same thing that's happening at E4K. 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: bonbon on February 26, 2015, 01:37:16 PM
Hi all,
Someone on Blair's nest just mentioned... and it's true... that maybe this happens all the time and we haven't seen this or been aware of it; now that there are so many cams available (usually installed on established nests) we may see more single moms and/or dads who are new and learning.

(So true, JudyB.  "High-risk nests" sure are tough.   It's so hard not to get attached (and it's hard for me humanizing their behavior)).


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 26, 2015, 02:04:14 PM
Thanks Judy.....such a shame.  :sosad:  
I haven't watched this nest or checked on it at all this year so I had no idea.
Bonnie, Blair is where I saw it mentioned, and it was a trustworthy source, which prompted me to ask.  :bigsmile:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 26, 2015, 02:17:14 PM
4:16  Adult on the nest incubating


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: bonbon on February 26, 2015, 05:41:07 PM
18:36 - Adult on the nest incubating, looking around.

(So true, Sherri.  Blair's chat is great; super information and no condescension  :whistle: .  And the tabs at the top of the page have great info)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 26, 2015, 09:40:25 PM
I don't think it's that we've just never seen it happen before the cams.  This is my ninth year watching and this type of thing has only started happening on cam.  What I think is the cause is the fact that the Eagle population is growing by leaps and bounds every year.  Pennsylvania alone will probably reach 300 nesting pairs very soon.... we're already over 200.  If one eaglet survives 5 years from only half of those nests (100) that's 330 more eagles.  It's going to be a big fight for territory and mates.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: bonbon on February 27, 2015, 06:29:32 AM
Thanks, Patti! :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 27, 2015, 07:29:37 AM
Patti, for sure .....kind of bittersweet, isn't it.  :nod2: :nod2:

......(So true, Sherri.  Blair's chat is great; super information and no condescension  :whistle: .  And the tabs at the top of the page have great info)

Just to clarify, I wasn't talking about the Blair chat as a whole.......I meant the individual person who mentioned it.  She is one of the regulars on the Maine nest. :bigsmile:  ...... though they do provide some good documented information.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 01, 2015, 12:13:17 PM
Checking in to find 2 eggs alone on an icey/snowy nest.   :sigh2:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 21, 2015, 08:46:26 AM
Sad news from Sequoyah, I'm afraid.

I'm not really sure if the male was replaced after the eggs were laid, or if he somehow got distracted (there were intruder issues, I think) and got out of the incubation phase - but whatever the reason, he was incubating the eggs initially - and then stopped, and the female alone incubated since at least late February (I started paying closer attention February 22, and I don't think anyone saw the male incubate after that).  The female needed to leave to get food and stretch her wings, so the eggs were left alone, sometimes in quite cold weather (looking back on the Hancock forum, there was once where it was over two hours with the temperature near freezing, and they were left alone for 15-20 or more minutes several times when it was cold enough that there was snow around the dry little nest cup).

In spite of being left alone quite a lot, the first egg actually began hatching on Tuesday or Wednesday (Wednesday, March 18, would have been Day 39), though there was not a successful hatch.  Some observers thought movement stopped the morning of Wednesday the 18th, though others weren't sure - but either way, the male removed the partially hatched egg from the nest bowl and out of sight of the cam, so we don't know if he ate it or dropped it over the side. 

(Video of the removal of the egg - not graphic - https://youtu.be/nAFGWSUDFCU - having some computer issues so can't open the page to get the credit for the person who made the video - will add soon.)

The second egg may have shown some signs of hatching (some thought they saw the egg move independently, and maybe a pip), but the female incubated it for a while after the first egg was removed, and then she left and hasn't been back.  (And I don't remember if she left later on the 18th, or on the morning of the 19th - need to see if I can find somewhere other than chat that follows the cam to check.)

The male was back briefly on the 20th, looked at the egg, moved it a bit, kicked some straw on it, then left.  I haven't seen either of them since them (though I'm not watching full time).

Sutton Center Director of Conservation Dr. Steve Sherrod posted his thoughts here (scroll down to March 19, 2015) - http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera (http://www.suttoncenter.org/pages/live_eagle_camera).  Here's what he said:

 Here are some thoughts about the incident from Sutton Center Director of Conservation Dr. Steve Sherrod:

Yesterday, March 18, was one of perplexing behavior by the eagles nesting at SNWR. Accounts captured on the cameras and witnessed by video observers show visible, independent movement in one or both eggs, with an apparent yellow blob beyond the top of one egg in the nest. The female that was incubating became upset, was vocalizing, left the nest, and returned with the male. At least one of the eggs appeared misshapen at that time, as if either hatching or partially broken. One of the adults then appears to pick up the misshapen egg in its beak and drop the egg over the edge of the nest. Incubation of the single egg left in the nest then continued, but today, March 19, the remaining egg has appeared unattended for over 6 hours at the time of this writing and will likely no longer be viable.

I have studied and maintained raptors for much of my life and have either hatched in captivity or have overseen captive hatching of nearly 300 bald eagle eggs and many more hundreds of peregrine, gyrfalcon, and prairie falcon eggs.  Unfortunately, I cannot say with absolute confidence just exactly what happened yesterday with this bald eagle pair, but I have a reasonable idea.  It is likely that at least one if not both 2014-2015 Sequoyah bald eagle eggs were hatching with almost completely developed chicks in the process of turning or rotating within and breaking out of the shell(s).  Both captive breeding and wild breeding peregrine falcon adults have been observed, in rare cases, to pick at hatching eggs with their beaks, sometimes appearing to “assist” the young out of the egg shells. Usually, no “help” for the hatching chicks is exhibited or needed. On very rare occasions, adult falcons have been observed to continue picking at the cracked shells and actually into the hatching chicks, so that the latter are either killed or eaten by the adult. Older (about 2 week) peregrine chicks have been consumed by adult falcons in very rare instances as captured by nest cameras.

During the hatching process the chicks often, although not always, vocalize. A chick that is having trouble completing the rotational turn during hatching or in freeing itself from the shell halves can vocally protest rigorously.  Also, a hatching chick that is sickly can remain inside, weak, and silently pass, or can protest vocally while continuing to struggle.  This is especially true when the chick has a yolk sac infection, often resulting from bacteria invaded through pores in the egg shell.  Such infections are usually fatal for the chick. Adults might react to the complaining chick by trying to brood it, feed it, or by eventually killing it, sometimes feeding the deceased chick to the other chicks in the nest or sometimes discarding the individual out of the nest. Such behavior might function to actually spread the infection or might serve as conservation of energy for the family group.  If the second Sequoyah bald eagle egg ends up deserted, it could possibly be infected as well. We do know that when eggs are warm from incubation, and an adult must get off the eggs to eat or otherwise departs during a rain storm, the cold rain on top of dirty, but warm eggs, facilitates invasion by bacteria on the shell. (For that reason, we always clean eggs in captivity with a warmer solution than the temperature of the incubated egg).  Without tests for disease in the deceased eggs/chicks, or without ability to hear chick vocalizations we can only speculate about what might have happened in this instance at Sequoyah, but the preceding scenario is likely.

Rest in peace, little almost-chicks - and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a much better season next year.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on November 21, 2015, 11:32:58 PM
Cam link on page 1 has been updated for 2015/16


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 03, 2017, 07:42:25 AM
The eagle nest cameras have failed after years in Oklahoma’s weather extremes. We are exploring options for replacing them in time for the 2016-2017 nesting season. In the meantime, please click to enjoy this collection of “greatest hits” images.

Feed from Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, Oklahoma

    not available

Feed from Sooner Lake north of Stillwater, Oklahoma

    not available


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 03, 2017, 07:49:29 AM
The eagle nest cameras have failed after years in Oklahoma’s weather extremes. We are exploring options for replacing them in time for the 2016-2017 nesting season. In the meantime, please click to enjoy this collection of “greatest hits” images.

Feed from Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge near Vian, Oklahoma

    not available

Feed from Sooner Lake north of Stillwater, Oklahoma

    not available

Thanks for bringing the info here, Patti.  I hope they will be able to get replacement camers.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 03, 2017, 10:56:46 AM
No sooner do I report that news .... then this shows up on my FB page today!!! :)  

Good things come to those who wait! Our Bald Eagle nest camera at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge is now up and running! Watch it at http://www.suttoncenter.org/live-bald-eagle-nest-camera/. This pair of eagles is currently incubating two eggs! If using a mobile device, look for the mobile link below the video window.]

http://www.suttoncenter.org/live-bald-eagle-nest-camera/


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 03, 2017, 11:02:40 AM
That's wonderful, Patti ---- thanks.

I'm guessing being there was no cam, we don't have dates for the egg laying?
I just checked back through Judy's charts......

2016     Cam failed but at least 2 chicks were reported as of March 16
2015     Feb 7 and 2nd seen on Feb 11
2014     They did not occupy the nest with the cam
2013     Dec 9 and Dec 12 (this is the year the GHO took over nest)
2012     Dec 17, Dec 20 and Dec 23
2011     Dec 28, Dec 31

I didn't go back any earlier. 
 


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 12, 2017, 11:44:14 PM
I believe first hatch was on Friday, 2/10/17.  Cam is up, cam is down, cam is up, cam is down.   :nope:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 13, 2017, 10:32:55 AM
Thanks Patti!  :flower


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 14, 2017, 11:48:25 AM
Oh this poor thing ... she looks sooooo miserable!!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_14022017_134403_zpskkqes8wv.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_14022017_134403_zpskkqes8wv.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 14, 2017, 04:05:43 PM
Thanks Patti ......

Poor Mom......weather isn't any better now at the time of this picture  :sosad: Hope the weather breaks but I haven't looked
at the forecast.
She is doing her best to keep the chick dry.
The good news is that there seems to be an abundance of food in your earlier cap!

(http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o223/Sherd43/0%20Eagles%202016-2017/Sequoyah/be46c173-b757-49ec-b7d1-cf3aaf1bc0bd.jpg) (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/Sherd43/media/0%20Eagles%202016-2017/Sequoyah/be46c173-b757-49ec-b7d1-cf3aaf1bc0bd.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 16, 2017, 01:08:46 PM
Much nicer day today ... the baby is growing fast!  Don't think the other egg is going to hatch but Mom is still tending to it.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_16022017_133321_zpskhn3rp08.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_16022017_133321_zpskhn3rp08.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_003_16022017_150226_zpsqrmxhfax.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_003_16022017_150226_zpsqrmxhfax.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_004_16022017_150418_zpsoi6xitcw.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_004_16022017_150418_zpsoi6xitcw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: Sherri on February 16, 2017, 03:52:24 PM
Wow! look how big the chick is!  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on February 22, 2017, 01:16:05 PM
I know, right Sherri!!  Even bigger now!!

But I know why .... this fish Dad brought in today was HUGE!!  He had to sit and catch his breath for a few minutes!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_002_22022017_132521_zps40gu8we9.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_002_22022017_132521_zps40gu8we9.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_003_22022017_132616_zps4bqltf2v.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_003_22022017_132616_zps4bqltf2v.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_004_22022017_133350_zpsuxd7bh0n.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_004_22022017_133350_zpsuxd7bh0n.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_005_22022017_133629_zpsjtxlb6zw.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_005_22022017_133629_zpsjtxlb6zw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 02, 2017, 07:49:52 AM
This could have been a disaster.  Chick looks to be OK but I'm sure that big stick must have blown into the nest overnight.

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_02032017_094437_zpsqponfnbt.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_02032017_094437_zpsqponfnbt.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 03, 2017, 02:21:20 PM
Mom got the big stick all moved out of the way. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_002_03032017_161829_zpsistxcizz.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_002_03032017_161829_zpsistxcizz.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 24, 2017, 04:42:08 PM
What a difference 3 weeks makes!!

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_005_24032017_103056_zps5c8pkkjm.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_005_24032017_103056_zps5c8pkkjm.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_006_24032017_103127_zpsefiieknq.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_006_24032017_103127_zpsefiieknq.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_007_24032017_103216_zps4z7rmgyi.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_007_24032017_103216_zps4z7rmgyi.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on March 28, 2017, 10:30:24 AM
A few more pics of the whole family. :)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_002_27032017_094730_zps5jadjdxn.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_002_27032017_094730_zps5jadjdxn.jpg.html)

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_003_27032017_094857_zpsnjoylfjz.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_003_27032017_094857_zpsnjoylfjz.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on March 28, 2017, 02:27:34 PM
Wow - s/he is huge!  Thanks for the wonderful pictures, Patti - and so happy to see them with a big chick!  :love:


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 20, 2017, 01:53:57 PM
 :love:

(http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/ab120/Patti119/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_19042017_170253_zpslkdkbaxx.jpg) (http://s855.photobucket.com/user/Patti119/media/Eagles/Sutton/Sequoyah%202017/capture_001_19042017_170253_zpslkdkbaxx.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on April 26, 2017, 07:27:42 AM
The cam has been down for almost a week now.  This video is from last Thursday, the 20th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS07pH42afU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PS07pH42afU)


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on May 03, 2017, 09:46:10 AM
Glad I got to check on this eaglet this year ....

1 May 2017: The staff at the refuge thinks the eagle has left the nest, although it is likely still returning once in a while. Local flooding has prevented reaching the area of the nest to work on the video equipment.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on December 31, 2017, 12:03:50 PM
First egg laid last night!!  She's a little early this year!!  Marking it as 12/30/17.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 03, 2018, 06:06:47 PM
Patti, did someone see her laying the egg?  Or is there a Facebook group or chat or blog that I haven't found yet?  The first report of it I saw was mid-morning on the 31st - with a note that it might have been laid any time after it got dark.  Not that it matters, but you know I'm also curious about such things!

And while I haven't had a clear look at two eggs yet, I'm 99.9% certain the second egg was laid today at 5:22 pm central time - here's a picture from 5:20 pm when she was fluffed up and rocking.
(http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/media/tn/7piW5OTM4c0103180135.jpg)

There are more posts and pictures on the Hancock forum - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=1049249#1049249


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 05, 2018, 08:05:27 AM
Judy ... a man by the name of Bill Kitchen has been posting on FB on the E4K page. ... well, the page is called Eagle Friends... see if you're on that one.

Bill has been watching Sequoyah pretty closely.  He noted what he took to be egg laying at 6:20 P.M. on the 3rd. Donna Young marked it at 17:21.
As for the first egg ... we really don't know for sure what time she laid it.  Bill saw her come in to the nest right at dark time - but then he couldn't see her much to tell when she laid the 1st egg.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: JudyB on January 08, 2018, 10:56:09 AM
Thanks, Patti - no clue if I'm in that group but will go check!

I did change my time to 5:21 after seeing Donna's post - I have a picture of her rocking at 5:20, and it looked as if she was done by 5:22 - so that seemed a good compromise.


Title: Re: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge
Post by: PattiO on January 08, 2018, 03:04:30 PM
And lo and behold ... today there's 3 eggs!!!!!!!   :shock: