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 Harrison Mills 2016 Observations and Discussion
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 12:29 PM EST  
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9:28am
I stopped the patrol and will take a look around

River View
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9:29am
Mom's perch
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Zoomed over the Valley ...... no eagles seen and none on the CU Falts
9:33am
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 12:49 PM EST  
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9:48am
Windy......love the river view
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9:41am
Lone tree by the river
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 12:57 PM EST  
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9:55am
Wonderful morning on this nest ....... seeing Mom and Dad Honeycomb made my day........they both look wonderful ....... so healthy and fit.love

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1:57am
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By: amd (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 01:02 PM EST  
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Greetings Bev! Smile love that close up of Mom and Dad Red Heart
How wonderful to see the Honeycomb's both here working in the nest together this morning
I am peeking at the video-marks before I get ready for work, Dad is so sweet, rearranging those sticks
that were strewn about from yesterday's crow visit....glad that they are nowhere to be seen (or heard)
thank you so much for making them for us to enjoy!
and huge thanks also for the excellent live coverage and archived scaps too....busy busy!
sorry that I missed you this morning, enjoy your day Smile


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 01:09 PM EST  
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HI MIchelle....... You are welcome and have a wonderful day........
10:09am
All looks good here
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10:11am
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10:13am

I am off the N PTZ Cam...... but will be watching the embedded ones as much as possible.Smile


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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 02:47 PM EST  
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11:44am
Watching the cam on patrol and no sign of the Honeycombs
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By: karenbills (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 03:31 PM EST  
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I was just talking to David Hancock regarding the ravens at HM and here is his statement regarding this intrusion:


Hancock here: Re Harrison Mills Pair and Annoying Ravens

Wonderful capture but the incredibly aggressive actions by the ravens do not bode well for our eagles. Well at least it offers them some learning experience with the pair -- or perhaps family of ravens. Ravens should already have their young by now and perhaps this is a teaching trip for them to show their young how to control eagles.

If Ma and Pa learn how to cope with this intense aggression they might well succeed in guarding their eggs -- otherwise such aggressive ravens will simply defeat them. We think of our bald eagles as reasonably bright, and in many ways that they adapt to the newly evolving urban environment attests to this, the raven is probably the world's smartest living bird. So my point is that it is hard not to expect such ravens to cause trouble.

In this clip you can see how one raven distracts the eagle while the other raven simply gets into the nest, here to only poke among the feathers, but it could have been to easily remove an egg.

Let's hope our eagles gain from this and learn how to effectively guard their eggs when the time comes. We generally only speak of humans as the basic predator of eagles but here is a clear reminder of how a smaller bird, such as a raven, can outwit and potentially defeat an eagle.

Thanks, Bev, for being on top of this interesting behavior.

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Thursday, February 25 2016 @ 03:46 PM EST  
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Thanks Karen for posting this and thank you David for your interesting comments .... and we hope that the ravens are long gone and if not .. we are hopefully that Mom and Dad Honeycomb are smart enough to defend their nest and protect their eggs.. and have learned from this experience......... WOW! the ravens are more intelligent than i thought they were.......

I have to admit ..... it will be stressful when Mom and Dad lay their eggs.. but keeping good thoughts........Smile.

Happy to see both Mom and Dad on the nest this morning and NO RAVENS ! Of course there wasn't any food either.

And David , you are welcome.......I did the videomark but the s'caps , zooming and observations were a team effort by Yolande, Michelle and myself..... thank you so much to them.. we have a wonderful team here and we were the ones on line at the time this all happened .hug


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