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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:40 PM EDT  
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July 25, 2011
102 days old - 100 days old - 97 days old

July 25 s'cap by Birdsie - 9:09 am, three fledglings on the nest, munching on tidbits


5:35 am - fledgling lands and calls for food (Burrows?); flies out to the branches and back again; Dad brings food at 5:57 am

7:04 am - fledgling (Burrows) flies into nest screeping; adult arrives with food, which fledgling grabs, mantles and possibly swallows; second fledgling arrives and looks where food was; third fledgling arrives in the tree, then down to nest and also looks were food had been. Fledgling that ate the food then comes over to look as well. Two fledglings leave, one after the other. The third (Burrows?) flies up to balcony and screeps for a bit, then leaves. Nest empty again by around 7:34 am.

8:58 am - Dad delivers breakfast (something large and possibly furry); all three fledglings come screaming in, one after the other - not sure who got it. Good description of eaglets trying to grab food from each other. Also observed that one of the fledglings jumped onto a branch with food in his/her talons and continued to eat - eating while perched is another step towards independence. All three gone by 9:36 am. (link to Skipper's post describing how to find video marks for the food fight)

10:52 am - likely food drop - fledgling observed with long grey-silver morsel (fish skin?); other fledglings arrive, all look for leftovers, then leave

Calls heard throughout the day

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:41 PM EDT  
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July 26, 2011
103 days old - 101 days old - 98 days old

July 26 s'cap by Skipper - 9:07 am, eaglet hanging out in the nest



6:31 am - food drop, 2 eaglets in, one grabbed the food while other screeped

8:28 am - two eaglets into the nest, one after the other; adult arrives but apparently didn't have food; adult left quickly; both pecked at nesting material a bit, then one perched at the back while the other lay down in the nest; the one in the back apparently found some food to snack on. The one who had been laying down left at 8:52 am; the other one found a big branch (maybe what the adult brought?) and moved it around a bit, then laid down for a while; eaglet left around 9:15 am

11:31 am - Burrows (?) screeps and mantles, other eaglets arrive one after the other; not sure if there was food; one perched at back, two others moved branches around a bit

1:18 pm - Burrows (?) arrives screeping, second eaglet in 2 minutes later, third arrives in 10 minutes; they mill around a bit looking for food, then two lie down while the other perches on a branch. They are beaking each other playfully and possibly grooming each other a bit. Left one after the other, around 3:34 pm

5:30 pm - one seen lying down in the nest, then moves out of sight

6:30 pm - two in the nest, at least one screeping for food; no food delivered; one (Snuggles?) left after 20 minutes; other (Burrows?) went out of sight but could still be heard

8:42 pm - eaglet and adult in the nest, second eaglet arrived a minute later; first eaglet is mantling the food; third eaglet arrives and adult leaves; all three apparently gone by 9 pm

9:31 pm - nest is dark and empty

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:42 PM EDT  
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July 27, 2011
104 days old - 102 days old - 99 days old

July 27 s'cap by SEP - 6:08 am, two in nest, third eaglet lands on balcony
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Second July 27 s'cap by Birdsie - 9:21 am, "Pa went to the 1:00 branch and the three followed him over there and stood as if they were waiting for food. Pa flew off."



5:31 am - fledgling arrives at the nest, then flies up into tree; back down at 5:55 am; parent arrives, followed by second fledgling; first fledgling is mantling something, then eating and screeping while other watches; a big scuffle, and possibly the second one stole the prey from the first; third eaglet arrives on balcony.

Observed that there was a dominance resurfacing, with some beaking and subsequent submissive behavior.

7:53 am - Burrows (?) arrives screeping, followed by Dad with food, followed by another eaglet. Burrows gets the food; third eaglet lands briefly; eaglet without food is screeping, suggesting it isn't Burrows who got the food. All have vanished by 8:30 am.

9:21 am - Dad arrived, followed by all three fledglings with lots of screaming; doesn't appear to be any food delivered; eaglets followed Dad to the edge of the nest and stared after him as he departed

11:08 am - Dad in nest with food (small black object); one fledgling arrives screaming and gets it; Dad leaves; second fledgling arrives 2 minutes later

11:49 am - Dad back; one eaglet on nest, screaming; not sure if there was food

12:48 pm - eaglet flies into nest, looks around, flies up to a branch - no screeping! Observed that the fledgling looked confident and elegant.

1:45 pm - another visit by a fledgling

2:17 pm - all three fledglings on the nest screeping

3:36 pm - new large branch observed in nest - link to Birdsie's post; not as big as it originally appeared, but still fairly large

3:53 pm - one of the fledglings left within last 15 minutes, other two still there

5:36 pm - adult stops by, the two fledglings screep a greeting

6:44 pm - all three fledglings snuggled side by side

7:17 pm - one eaglet perched on "Tiny's branch" at back of nest; still there at 8 pm, gone by 9:14 pm; distant peeps from one eaglet heard

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:43 PM EDT  
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July 28, 2011
105 days old - 103 days old - 100 days old
(105 days = 15 weeks)

July 28 s'cap from Archives - 6:58 am, one eating, one trying to grab, one watching from perch in the back on the left
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5:37 am - one eaglet perched at back of nest, screeping to a sibling

5:43 am - adult arrives with a chunk of white stuff; all three eaglets there - two squabble over it while third watches; one gets it, another gets leftovers when the first is done

6:02 am - Dad in, eaglets screep - didn't appear to be food delivered

6:28 am - another delivery; review of archives showed all three on nest, one eating, second one in nest screeping and occasionally looking for a chance to grab the food, third on branch to the left of the tree, mostly hidden by the spot on the lens. Eaglet on branch moved into nest at 7:00 am and eaglet who had been eating flew up into the tree; the other two checked out the area where the food had been but didn't seem to find much; one of them went off to the left (to a branch?) at 7:05 am; other one worked on the leftovers a bit, then flew up to the cam at 7:06 am. I believe this was the last time all three were observed in the nest together.

12:24 - Dad in with tail end of fish; one eaglet gets it, and mantles while eating when second one arrives; more food delivered - bit of a fight, lots of mantling, then both appear to be eating.

Observed that one of the eaglets is now looking very trim and svelt, while the other has feathers all blown around; the trim, elegant one is making a new cry sound--more grown up; link to beginning of Birdsie's descriptive posts and Brenda's s'caps

12:37 pm - adult is back, gets pounced on by one of the eaglets

12:56 pm - more food delivered

1:16 pm - Dad stops by, no food this time. Noted that the third eaglet has not put in an appearance this afternoon.

1:29 pm - one eaglet remaining on the nest

2:12 pm - adult in with food, both eaglets there, one gets it; both remain on nest, screeping periodically; one leaves at 3:36 pm, other leaves at 3:52 pm

Nest empty except for occasional little birds.

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link to pictures by eaglesonly-emme of the adults and a fledgling (Flyer?) at the beach

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:44 PM EDT  
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July 29, 2011
106 days old - 104 days old - 101 days old

July 29 s'cap by Brenda - 12:22 pm, two fledglings, resting in the nest



Some calls heard 6:00 - 6:30 am, but no one comes to the nest; check of archives showed that a fledgling flew into the tree behind the nest to the extreme left around 5:30 am then flew off to the right behind the nest.

10:52 am - two fledglings on the nest, one of them (Burrows?) eating, other went out of sight (or left) at 10:59; one that had been eating flew up to cam branch at 11:08 am, and was calling regularly for the next 20 or so minutes

12:17 pm - both on the nest, moving around a bit, then both lying down; they were then beaking each other and something on the nest, looked playful. Only one visible by 1 pm, and that one left around 1:20 pm

2:12 pm - one eaglet (Burrows) dropped into the nest screeping, looked around, and went back to an upper branch.

Nothing but smaller birds seen from then until dark.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:45 PM EDT  
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July 30, 2011
107 days old - 105 days old - 102 days old

July 30 s'cap by Brenda - 7:02 am, eaglet rummaging around in the nest


6:52 am - Dad and one eaglet arrive; Dad brings food, eaglet eats, looking around occasionally; leaves around 7:04 am

No visits reported during the day, and Skipper checked the archives and didn't see any.

8:13 pm - one eaglet arrives, followed by a second one, both screeching; no parent arrived; they flew off towards the beach; calling heard in the background, getting louder and softer as if they're chasing after an adult; someone may have landed on the cam branch

8:38 pm - one eaglet in the nest; two eagles flew past the back of the nest; the fledgling flew off a minute or two later

Calls heard as it gets dark, but nest remains empty

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:46 PM EDT  
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Sunday, July 31, 2011
108 days old - 106 days old - 103 days old

July 31 s'cap from archives - 9:09 pm, two eaglets with Dad
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6:49 am - adult comes in with large food item (seagull?), followed by one fledgling, and then a second. Several observers thought they saw the third eaglet behind the "fowled" area of the screen, but after watching the archive video (link), I think the adult perched up there for 10 minutes or so, and then left. Meal lasted about an hour.

8:13 am - both eaglets back, looking for leftovers

8:30 am - Dad arrived with something brown and furry (rodent); one eaglet (Snuggles?) left around 9:17, the other (Burrows?) left around 9:26 am.

10:27 am - one eaglet back in the nest, other perched on the back; one of them left or went out on the branches, other took a bit of a nap in the nest; one that had the mini-nap left at 11:15 am; other one hopped down and flew off at 11:21 am.

5:57 pm - Dad arrived at nest, empty-taloned; Burrows followed him in, appeared disappointed that there was no food, wandered around the nest a bit, then flew up to a branch at 6:05 pm

9:08 pm - Dad in, with two fledglings right behind him; no food, moved some nesting materials around, then left; both fledglings left at 9:10 pm

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By: JudyB (offline) on Wednesday, August 24 2011 @ 01:48 PM EDT  
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August 1, 2011
109 days old - 107 days old - 104 days old

August 1 s'cap by Birdsie - 9:02 am, empty nest, white feathers fluttering



5:00 am - screeps heard, sounded like at least two eaglets

No observed visits to the nest.

Sassyk reported that she was at the nest site for several hours in the afternoon and saw both adults perched in a tree across the road but didn't see any of the fledglings

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