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 Harrison Mills 2016 - 2017 Observations and Discussion
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 01:24 PM EDT  
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10:16a 10:18a
She is calling a lot now....She went to the right side of the nest ... flew off from there and went to her perch out front... the zoomer cam froze on me


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 01:45 PM EDT  
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10:33a
Mom is quiet on her perch out front
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I have things to do but have the volume up on the embedded cams.... I would have loved to see Dad .. I am a bit worried... hope he is OK!

I know Judy is watching also ! and thanks Judy!

10:37a
Mom has her feathers puffed ..it is a chill damp morning !
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Please Pm me if you want the NPTZ Cam TY

FEATHERS

Bald eagles have 7000 feathers (http://www.baldeagleinfo.com). Feathers protect them from both heat and cold and offer a barrier to snow and rain. They have several layers of feathers that tightly overlap and provide a solid covering. It is because of this coat of feathers that eagles are able to spend winters in extremely cold climates. Depending on the ambient temperature, an eagle can rotate its feathers to reduce or increase their insulating effect (Wolfe and Bruning, 1997). They puff up their feathers for a variety of reasons, including preening, to insulate themselves from cold temperatures, to make themselves appear larger when threatened, and when they’re sick



(American Bald Eagle Information).

Feathers are of course also necessary for flight and for gliding and soaring. Like the bones, the feathers are hollow and lightweight, but they are structurally very strong. The primaries, the large feathers along the tips of the wings, provide lift and are the main controls for flight. An eagle twists these feathers to brake, turn, and maneuver. The tail feathers are also important for flying, maneuvering, and landing and for stabilizing an eagle when it dives toward prey (Wolfe and Bruning, 1997).


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We have also noticed that eagles "puff'' their feathers when ready to lay an egg...


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 02:46 PM EDT  
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11:44a
Mom is quiet on her perch
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Yolande saw Dad on the Mom+ Dads perch close to the nest at 7:59pm last night

I am off the NPTZ Cam a have to shut my computer for a bit.>


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By: amd (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 03:10 PM EDT  
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wave everyone,

Wonderful coverage, thank you so much, to everyone --- so many beautiful scaps!!
Bev, also thanking you for the link to an excellent and most informative resource with
so much great information on eagles, that is some GREAT reading!! Left thumb up

It was so exciting to see Mom on the nest last night and into the morning!
So much activity lately....it is so good to see them preparing for the season Red Heart

I was also trying to watch Mom on her perch, keeping an eye out for Dad....
she was still there at noon, but as I did a quick post on another thread, I came back to see that she
had left around 12:03/04 pm.....
she didn't go to the nest from there.
I think I will take a quick peek around if no one else is signed in on the north cam. 12:14 pm

It is raining steadily now
quiet....looked all around the usual spots that the Honeycomb's like to perch at. Didn't see any eagles as I zoomed
throughout the valley also.
12:21 pm
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a few seconds later, here was a quick fly by, fairly close to the nest, from right to left....no visits to the nest.
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12:25 pm Mom's perch remains empty
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By: amd (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 03:46 PM EDT  
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looking around again, I am thinking with this wet weather, our eagles will be hunkered down
somewhere a little more sheltered than out in the open, although this weather probably bothers us
more than it bothers them. love
It is very quiet, as in no other eagle sighting while I zoomed all around again.
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12:36 pm the creek is moving along at a nice pace these days....
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well, I will leave the cam on Mom's perch area, just in case she moves back there soon. It is 12:47 pm
signing off of the north cam. my goodness, I am surprised that I remembered how to zoom, it seems like forever and a day ...... Wink

My huge, heartfelt thank you's to you Bev, Judy, Pat, Yolande, Gail and hopefully I didn't forget someone, for keeping us updated
on the Honeycomb's latest news and happenings here at the nest Bravo

Bev, fingers crossed to see Dad's handsome self on the nest today!


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By: amd (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 04:01 PM EDT  
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~~ and from the archives, Mom's departure....

I observed a PS at 12:01 pm
then she started to vocalize at 12:02 pm, leaving a few seconds later
downwards and to the right.
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bye for now, so happy to have had a chance to check in here!! Byebye


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By: Yolande (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 04:05 PM EDT  
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Hi everyone! Thanks Bev, Judy and Michelle for the updates on the nest happeningsLeft thumb up

Nice to see you Michelle!! Thanks for zooming - bet it did feel somewhat strange at first Titter.

All is quiet here ... Mom is not on her perch and the nest is empty. That deep bed of moss looks very comfy!
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1:40pm Nothing to report .......


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By: Yolande (offline) on Tuesday, March 28 2017 @ 05:06 PM EDT  
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Nothing new to report - sign [or sound] of the Honeycombs.

Will pop in on the NPTZ for a quick look-see...

2:19pm No eagles!

Maybe this accounts for the mechanical noise we've been hearing. It looks as if the groundskeepers are creating a trench on the fairway - for drainage?
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Perhaps this is an eagle in the trees at the riverview - but I really don't think so!
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Off the NPTZ 2:24pm

ADD: 3:21pm I checked the SPTZ archive which is not up to date. But, as of 2:28pm, there had been no visits to the nest.



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