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 Lake Casitas Eagles, Ojai, California -2013 - Bald Eagle Nest Ground Observations
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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, July 09 2013 @ 02:05 PM EDT  
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Lake Casitas Eagles

December, 2010, Linda Frazier noticed two immature bald eagles frequenting the lake.
Incubation was observed in February 2012, but after two weeks it appeared they stopped the process...
In 2013, the pair raised two eaglets who successfully fledged.
In 2014, the pair raised one eaglet who successfully fledged.
In 2015, an intruder female (who is now the resident female - K97 who hatched from the West End nest on Catalina Island) ousted the original female and killed the new hatchlings.
In 2016, the new resident female and original male raised two eagles that successfully fledged.
In 2017, one eaglet hatched and at the time of this post, is nearly 10 weeks old and doing well.


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Thank you for the photos Diane Hatcher.
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This is a picture of the parents taken by Linda Fraizer on December 26, 2010.
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2013 fledglings. While Linda was at the lake this morning, she found both of the fledglings in the same tree.
Thank you for the photos Linda.
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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, July 09 2013 @ 02:56 PM EDT  
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A few more photos from Linda Frazier's visit this morning.

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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, July 09 2013 @ 03:02 PM EDT  
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Another shot courtesy of Linda Frazier.
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Cathy Snyder started her hike before 7am this morning.
Below are two of her captures. Thank you Cathy.

Cathy's first view of the 'twins'.
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One of the fledglings is thermoregulating (cooling off) by opening his/her beak.
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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, July 09 2013 @ 03:13 PM EDT  
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A few more shots from Linda Fraizer. Thank You

Linda writes:

I still can see the dominate bird of the two and I assume it was first to hatch.. nothing scientific mind you, but one is bossy and the other follows and cries more.



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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, July 09 2013 @ 04:07 PM EDT  
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More photos from Linda Frazier's visit this morning...

Linda said the more dominant eaglet ventured into the 'Kite's' territory and was escorted back to his tree area...
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White Tailed Kite Family Near Lake Casitas Eagles Nest, 6-29-2013
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While I was observing the Lake Casitas Eagle family during 'fledge' weekend, I learned that a Kite family raised a brood of babies close to the eagles nest. A medium-sized raptor of open grasslands and savannas, the White-tailed Kite is readily identified by its bright plumage and its habit of hovering while hunting for small mammals... I am curious, does anyone know what the significance of the tail lifting is as captured in the video?



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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, July 10 2013 @ 02:51 PM EDT  
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Wednesday, July10, 2013

It is very cloudy at the lake today.
Cathy Snyder visited the lake and heard the eaglets calling
One juvenile flew to and landed in the nest, while the other eaglet was perched on a branch in the nest tree.
Two White-Tailed Kites were occupying the branches on the little tree that both eaglets were perched on yesterday.

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By: urdognu (offline) on Friday, July 12 2013 @ 05:42 AM EDT  
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A few pictures from Diana Hatcher's visit to the nest on July 10. Thank You

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By: urdognu (offline) on Friday, July 12 2013 @ 07:49 PM EDT  
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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Cathy Snyder saw both eaglets on the little tree near the nest tree while at the lake today.
She also got a surprise visit by one of the adults at the ned of the trail where the bench is.
This photo was taken with her phone. Thank You Cathy.

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