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Post by Bisky on Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:26 pm

Great video, Caysa It should be wanting its first meal by now but I have not noticed Dad bringing any food. Last year he brought in 6 fish after the first egg hatched
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Post by AllyKass on Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:29 pm

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Post by Bisky on Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:33 pm

The webcam operator caught this sweet moment

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Post by Ophiophagus on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:01 am

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Post by caysa on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:20 am

The parents look like they have no idea what THAT is!!
Its almost funny - they would need someone to tell them it is a BABY !!!
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Post by Ricky on Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:33 pm

Great!!
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Post by garina do mar on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:38 pm

The eaglet is soooo cuuuuuuute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHxhd7WTLfM


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Post by AllyKass on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:54 pm

it reminds me the spot! clown
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Post by caysa on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:57 pm

AllyKass wrote:it reminds me the spot! clown
Yes, very much!!
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Post by garina do mar on Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:58 pm

Spot was nicer Smile
It looked like a cartoon eagle

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Post by Bisky on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:16 pm

Is the second egg starting to crack?

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Post by Ricky on Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:35 pm

Yes, it really seems so
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Post by Bisky on Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:42 am

The biologists just confirmed the pip in the second egg
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Post by garina do mar on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:06 am

But now it's difficult to see! Tomorrow morning there will be a new eaglet

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Post by garina do mar on Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:53 pm

An odd thing
Mr Eagle brought a huge fish to Madame Eagle.


She didn't pay attention to it, not even moved from protecting egg(s) + eaglet(s). After some minutes he took the fish and left!

Only then she was up a little and pulled some pine leaves to the nest but it wasn't possible to see if the second one has hatched or not. It seemed that the camman was also puzzled because the cam made a big tour everywhere to "see" where he could have gone

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Post by caysa on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:50 pm

CONGRATS!!!
Second eaglet has hatched
And mom is feeding them

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Post by caysa on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:06 pm

Awwwwww!!
Sadly it seemed like the older chick was attacking the newly hatched..... I hope I got it wrong......

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Post by garina do mar on Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:15 pm

They usual are quite agressive to the youngest. But this mother seems very careful so maybe she will take care of that

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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:03 pm

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Re: American Bald Eagle - Norfolk Botanical Gardens (Virginia)

Post by Bisky on Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:37 pm

Older one is eating while the newly hatched eaglet is checking out the audience.



It looks like there might be a pip on the egg. Or is it just nest material?



20:54 Yes, the biologists have confirmed it is a pip.


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Post by AllyKass on Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:39 pm

all family
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Post by ergee on Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:46 pm

garina do mar wrote:Spot was nicer Smile but so cruel..
It looked like a cartoon eagle
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Post by garina do mar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:04 am

Why do you say that Spot was cruel?

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Post by ergee on Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:01 pm

garina do mar wrote:Why do you say that Spot was cruel?

Garina, good morning!
It would have been better to write "cruel" instead of cruel without apostrophes!
First: Here we see American bald eagles.
Spot is an Lesser spotted eagle with other behaviour and there it is often so that the first-
hatched- young bird killes the second.
Many people see this as cruelty. It is pure nature and has to do with "survival" etc. For me
it might be not necessary to explain more, it can be found in Google and Wikipedia and so on.
Remember: On LK the LSE-cam pages 53 till 61..then Spot 2 was dead, many watchers did not watch the cam some days while they were too upset and sad about what was going on there...
Once again: The law of the survival in nature...
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Post by garina do mar on Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:53 pm

Oh Ok It was that nod
Yes, that the law of survival. And I believe that from these, the younger eaglet will not survive either.

In the BS it was Donna who did that...

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Post by caysa on Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:18 pm

It’s called Cain and Abel syndrome. Thankfully BE is not the "worst" eagle doing this. And if the third egg hatches successfully the rivalry will "spread out" a bit. Still it is rare that all 3 chicks survive.
But we can hope
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Post by Bisky on Sun Mar 14, 2010 3:29 pm

Usually this pair successfully raises three -- food is very plentiful with water on three sides of the botanical garden and dad is a good provider. At times, both the adults feed them together. It seems that once the little ones realize that there is enough fish for all of them to eat their fill, they behave better toward each other.

There are many young school children watching during the day at schools across the country, so I hope they don't have to be horrified by nature taking its course.
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Post by caysa on Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:35 pm

Awww that is good news!!!
Nice to know that these eagles had done well with their eaglets before.
Thanks, Bisky, for telling us!
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Post by Bisky on Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:50 pm

Hatch number three is official!

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