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 White Rock 2010/11 ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 09:20 AM EST  
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January 28, 2011

Good morning - and thanks for the overnight coverage, Terry and Marg!

6:18 am
I think they're both there - I've seen the lighter colored one on the right moving a bit, and I'm thinking there's still a darker spot on the left.
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I'll try to keep an eye on things as it begins to get light.

6:40 am
Not sure if it's getting lighter or if the houselights have come on (if you haven't done so, check out Richard's article and pictures on installing the cams - they chose to build quite close to the landowners' house).

I'm now quite sure the dark juvie is still there as well - have seen a bit of movement and ruffling of feathers there.
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6:50 am
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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 10:17 AM EST  
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7:15 am
The guest on the right has now turned, showing its light colored front. I think it's too white for an eagle - but don't know much about hawks or other large birds that might be in the area.

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It's getting lighter by the minute now. Just turned the sound up to see if I hear calls.

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7:24 am
The bird on the right just stood up and flew away to the right

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Edited January 30 to add - David Hancock identified the bird on the right as a 3 year juvenile eagle; the one on the left is younger, but I'm not sure if anyone asked David if it was a 1 year (last year's chick) or a 2 year (hatched in 2009).

I am surprised at the amount of white on younger eagles - and very glad we have an in-house expert to provide that sort of information.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 10:33 AM EST  
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7:30 am
Funny clunks and buzzing sounds from the mic - I wonder if someone landed on it. The picture pixelated briefly - but both cams are normal now.

Juvie still perched in lower left. Quite light out now - should be getting close to the time the cam switches to color.

7:35 am
WA cam just switched to color. Interestingly, it's now a lot harder to see the juvie - the trees seem darker in color.
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7:40 am
CU cam just switched to color. It is getting easier to see the juvie as it gets lighter. He/she seems to be just sitting there, occasionally looking around.

7:55 am
I was busy watching another cam, and when I looked back, the juvie was gone.

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By: jkr (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 11:33 AM EST  
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JudyB that bird from 7:24 a.m. looks a lot like a great horned owl. Too bad it was still too dark to make a positive ID.


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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 11:41 AM EST  
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Hmm - I hadn't thought about an owl. I'm almost positive it's the same bird as in the posts starting shortly after dark yesterday - and I think the head is too small. You can see the head a bit more clearly in some of the earlier photos, before it turned to face the cam. I am sorry that ostrich wasn't online this morning - he's much better at IDs than I am (and is on the east coast, so wouldn't have to be up in the middle of the night to see it!).

8:38 am
I'm hearing some calls - too faint to be sure, but they might be trills. I did hear some a while ago as well, and saw what looked like a white-headed eagle circle around in the distance. Didn't get a s'cap.

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By: jkr (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 02:16 PM EST  
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11:16 am
Not a bird in sight.
Can hear rain drops falling onto the cam housing and the bay is fogged in.


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By: Debs (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 02:22 PM EST  
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Morning White Rock :hello:

I have had the cam up all morning and aside from periodic breaks I have not seen any eagle or bird activity in the nest or nest tree.

1120 am
Nest is empty.
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purposes.
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No eagle activity in the nest
or nest
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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, January 28 2011 @ 04:02 PM EST  
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1:00 pm
I heard some loud trills a minute or two ago. Didn't see any eagles, or anything else for that matter.

Becoming quite windy.

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