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« Reply #795 on: January 19, 2014, 08:11:40 PM »

Heh heh!  mhihi  If only the will of thousands could give E4 the strength to bonk E3 just one time really hard maybe he'd lay off.  Oh, well, that may be coming if the feedings continue as well as lately.  One can only hope!

Here's a video from our favorite videographer, Vicki.

SWFL Eagles_E3 And E4 Peek Out_Ozzie And Harriet Work 1-18-14













Awwww!





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« Reply #796 on: January 20, 2014, 08:13:37 AM »

Morning, all! 

At 9:59 am I checked in and E4 was closest to the cam, E3 was at the opposite end of the nest.  E4 started waddling over to E3 and I was afraid of what might happen next.




As E3 gets up, E4 crouches, expecting a morning bonk.




No bonk!  YEAH!!  But look at the discrepancy in size when they're both standing up!




Uh oh....is E3 planning a sneak attack?




Nope!  He just fell asleep!  E4 laid down next to him. YEAH!!!  Oops.  That was a real short nap for E4.  He is moving away from his sibling.




WHOA!  Big Bird on the nest!  lollol




Looks like the stance for a PS but I don't know if it came off.  If so, he's been fed!




Now he appears to be waiting for breakfast.  Hurry up, Mom!




I do believe this little fighter just was a slow learner.  Now he knows he needs to be ready to pounce on food.  Let's hope this continues.  He's lookin' good!  thumbsup1
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« Reply #797 on: January 20, 2014, 08:25:39 AM »

I knew I shouldn't have hit "post!"  E4 is now sitting up.  Look at how cute he is!




It's hard to see from this SC, but E4 was flapping his little wings and fell forward.




Must have been enough movement to awaken the sleeping giant....




"I think I'll go over here."




E3 is sleeping while E4 is watching for food.



Boy, he's getting way too close to the edge for my liking.  nope

Ohh suddenly I'm so sleepy

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« Reply #798 on: January 20, 2014, 08:45:10 AM »

Thanks Emily ... and yes ... wayyy too close to that edge!!  They need higher crib rails!!  I thought the same thing last year too.
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« Reply #799 on: January 20, 2014, 08:58:39 AM »

Thanks for the great photos and commentary, Emily.
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« Reply #800 on: January 20, 2014, 09:52:47 AM »

E3 really is a "sleeping giant".  mhihi

Hope he sleeps a lot.  nod2
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« Reply #801 on: January 20, 2014, 12:38:13 PM »

Thanks for your nice comments, Patti, Laura and Mary.  I was so relieved to be able to watch the nest for a while without seeing any aggression.  Not that it doesn't exist, but at least when I was watching E3 was on her best behavior (sleeping)! 

"sitting pretty"



After two good PSs, E3 has waddled over to the opposite side of the nest.  Ok by me!

I just tried to check in now and the cam went down but is back up.  Still can't get cam 2 to see the parent above. 

I sure hope the sleeping giant stays asleep a lot, too, Mary!  nod2

E4 is certainly very active today





And now E3 is hanging over the edge.   pulling hair
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« Reply #802 on: January 20, 2014, 01:31:46 PM »

Super captures and commentary Emily!  

... thank you too for passing on information from Vicki .... she is knowledgeable and gives us additional perspective from the ground  thumbsup1

I caught the end of a feeding at 3:12 PM, ET. E3 was fed .... E4 was biding his time ... kept on looking to see if her could safely make it around to Ozzie and the prey .... didn't make it before Ozzie flew off .....







..... but ... it looks like E4 still has a decent size crop .... bet he'll get in there for a feeding next time nod2
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« Reply #803 on: January 20, 2014, 01:43:05 PM »

... by 3:34 PM, ET .....  E4 has made his way around to the prey .... and even though a portion of it is under E3's talon ... he is being bold and pickin' at it ... E3 is tolerating him ... letting him pick ... no pecking his feathers or bonking his head ...    

                                 






   

... it would be a sweet picture ... the two sitting there together ... no fighting  .... if only we could trust E3  shrug
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« Reply #804 on: January 20, 2014, 04:30:25 PM »

Great SCs, Chris.  I'm beginning to think E3 realizes that this little furball is not an intruder but her little brother.  Maybe not, but she does seem more tolerant than in the past. 

At 6:28 pm I checked in and it was supposed to be raining there.  Could be why Harriet just moved over to stand over E4.  Don't even know if you can make out his little head under her....



Trust me, he's there.   bigsmile
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« Reply #805 on: January 20, 2014, 05:26:51 PM »

There was a good feeding for E4 from 6:04 to about 6:15 pm - here are two pictures of his crop afterwards.






There are more pictures and deeagle posted a video on the Hancock forum - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=602211#602211
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« Reply #806 on: January 20, 2014, 06:49:39 PM »

That's great news, Judy!  I'm so glad to know our little guy has finally "got it!" 

Nice photos on Hancock. I kept losing the cam, too, and got a little frustrated.

Thanks for being the bearer of good news!  nod2
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« Reply #807 on: January 20, 2014, 09:32:56 PM »

More good news.  Here's a video from Vicki:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSam7eilCjg&feature=youtu.be

A good morning at the nest.  Mom & Dad above...


Nice close up of O & H


If Vicki hadn't explained what Harriet was doing, I would not have had any idea.  She was collecting grasses for the nest.


And here she is returning to the nest


Hey, E4!  Such a sweetie!


Family photo minus the sleeping giant


Another family photo



More "Me time with Mom & Dad" for our little E4.   love





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« Reply #808 on: January 20, 2014, 11:38:58 PM »

Ohhhhhhhh I see that Giant!!!  Right under Dads legs!!!   mhihi
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« Reply #809 on: January 21, 2014, 04:34:02 AM »

Thanks everyone  flower

Nice to hear that E4 is getting fed with less interference from E3.......love the crop pictures Judy  bigsmile
......and amazing that E4 is big enough now to be seen from the ground.  Great video by Vicki.
I'm beginning to feel a little more comfortable about watching again.  bigsmile
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