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 Lake Casitas Eagles, Ojai, California -2013 - Bald Eagle Nest Ground Observations
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By: urdognu (offline) on Friday, July 12 2013 @ 07:54 PM EDT  
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Friday, July 12, 2013

These next several pictures from Linda Fraizer's visit to the lake this morning. Thank You

Here is what Linda writes:

This first group of pictures is of the more dominant eaglet. This one left the nest first, took a few flights from tree to tree and then took off to the lake to confront a single pelican. Poor pelican...



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By: urdognu (offline) on Friday, July 12 2013 @ 07:59 PM EDT  
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Harassing the pelican.
Linda did mention that the juvenile drove the pelican away...chased for some time over the lake.
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Linda also had this to say:

The second eaglet this morning was in the nest and the nest tree most of the morning with his father. He called for food, over and over. I was there at 6:30 am and watched mother bring 'something' to the nest, but they were not happy with it...
Finally, around 11:00 this eaglet got the nerve to take off. He flew around the area, touching his talons on the top of trees as he passed, as a game, not serious about landing... I've seen hawks do that here on our hill. Like practice... Then this one was gone from sight for awhile. Father finally left and flew out over the lake which brought both eaglets back to the tree with him. They must have thought he had food. Instead of landing, both eaglets soared up into the thermals (my first time watching this) and played 'war' with each other. They were up there at least 20 minutes, almost out of sight most of the time.. they took turns diving at each other, making contact a couple of times. Then back to the tree to rest with father. Mother never came back while I was there.



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By: urdognu (offline) on Friday, July 12 2013 @ 08:02 PM EDT  
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Here are the two talking to each other after soaring... video courtesy of Linda Fraiser
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The eaglets having fun:

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By: urdognu (offline) on Sunday, July 14 2013 @ 03:55 PM EDT  
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Breakfast at the lake for Linda Fraiser and her husband. Great captures Linda. Thank You
This juvenile stomped around this picnic area for nearly half an hour, checking out all of the gopher holes.

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By: urdognu (offline) on Sunday, July 14 2013 @ 03:56 PM EDT  
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By: urdognu (offline) on Sunday, July 14 2013 @ 09:03 PM EDT  
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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Here are some wonderful pictures that Linda Frazier shared with me from her visit to the lake yesterday, Saturday. Thank You

Linda writes:

The eaglets were in the same tree for about half an hour and then one flew off and landed on the shore in the distance. Second eaglet waited 15 minutes or so to join his sibling. They walked about, looking for food. There had been vultures in same spot and I think they knew food might be around. They found a styrofoam container used for bait.. (I found it today when I went back)… they must have smelled it and liked it as they played with it with talons and beak…. Father stayed in nest tree observing for hours… one parent flew off in morning and did not return while I was watching.



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