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By: nightowl (offline) on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 03:14 AM EDT  

FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2012

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By: Anonymous: Doug Carrick () on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 03:00 PM EDT  
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The eagles have filled the nest up with so much stuff, almost covering the camera. One eagle just stepped into the nest and all I could see was its ankle. Also, there is a large slab of bark on top of it all - too large for them to have carried. My guess is that it fell off the 8 feet of rotting stump above the nest. Nonetheless the eagles are spending a lot of time in the nest, which they seem to have developed to the right of the camera.

Based on past years, they could lay an egg in four days or so. To tell when this happens, I will have to revert to my methods before the cameras. I watched for the time I could see two of them together until the time I could only see one of them. As long as there were two of them there could be no egg laid, as one would always be sitting on the egg. When there is only one seen at a time, the other would be sitting on the egg. Soon after I would see one flying to the nest (to take a turn) and the other flying off - the change of the guards.

By: beans (offline) on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 03:27 PM EDT  

Thank you for your update. I'm glad the bark did not land on either of the eagles.



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By: Bairbre (offline) on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 06:10 PM EDT  

Thank you Doug,

It is wonderful to read your posts again. Hope there will be more. Thank You

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By: jbkgrants (offline) on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 06:53 PM EDT  

wave Hello Hornby!!

Thanks for the update Doug! I wonder if they will be able to move that big piece of bark so they are a little bit more comfie? It is exciting to know we are getting close to egg laying time!!Grin

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By: Anonymous: grammieof7 () on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 09:00 PM EDT  
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Stopping in to see of any news of Mom and Dad Hornby. Thanks Doug for the update. Can't wait to see if we have eggs!!

By: JackieCh (offline) on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 09:13 PM EDT  

Hi Doug - thanks for your update. It's hard to imagine we're this close to another season with our favourite eagle family! Last year I was so pleased to be watching the cam at the moment when Ma laid her second egg. In my history of observing this pair, this was the only instance my timing was right and I witnessed that awesome event - egg #2!

Hi to all the friends of Hornby who post here - keep your fingers crossed that all goes well in the days ahead for Ma and Pa Hornby!
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By: Darlene (offline) on Friday, March 16 2012 @ 09:16 PM EDT  

Thanks for your update Doug!

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