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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 06 2011 @ 10:51 AM EST  
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February 6 - 12, 2011

February 6 s'caps of the nest by JudyB
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As of the morning of February 6, the Discussion thread had 968 posts and 36819 views; the Timeline thread had 90 views.

February 6 - 5:19 pm - both in nest; first definite look at the mark/indentation on the male's neck (not noticed at the time) - link to posts and pics

February 7 - 9:57 am - Dad arrives, followed a couple of minutes later by Mom; Dad leaves after 10-15 minutes, Mom stays a while longer - link
- 5:25 pm - both at nest for 5-6 minutes, doing a bit of nestoration - link

February 8 - 3:06 pm - Dad arrives, followed by Mom a minute later; both left around 3:15 pm - link to posts and pics
- video by beans - High Alert & Calls at the Sidney Nest (9:19 min)
- video by Tina45 - Sidney Eagles Feb 8 2011 at 4 14 pm (1:12 min)
- site visit - link to sassyk's posts and photos (mark/indentation noticed by one poster on photo thread, but not followed up)
- first notice of the mark/indentation on the right side of Dad's neck

February 9 - 11:40 am - both at nest (not sure when arrived); left around 11:50 - link

February 10 - 2:20 pm - possible intruder, bit of a scuffle at the nest, both eagles heard, Dad lands at nest; they were in and out for about an hour - link to posts and lots of pics
- video by Tina45 - Sidney Eagle Fends Off Intruder Feb 10 2011 at 2 20 pm (1:27 min)
- video by Tina45 - Sidney Eagle brings food Feb 10 2011 at 2 46 pm (5:20 min)
- video by Tina45 - Sidney Eagles Feb 10 2011 at 2 59 pm (4:45 min)
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos

February 11 - some calls and trills heard in the morning; discussion of mark on Dad's neck
- 12:48 pm - Mom in the nest, Dad arrives a minute later; both did some poking in the straw; Dad stayed about 5 minutes, Mom left at 1:05 pm - link
- information about possible fish line or similar substance in nest - link
- 4:25 pm - Dad in nest; Mom arrives 4:31 pm; Dad left 4:35 pm; Mom left 4:55 pm - link to lots of posts and pics
- video by Tina45 - Sidney Eagles Feb 11 2011 4 26 pm (5:33 min)
- video by Tina45 - Sidney Eagles Feb 11 2011 4 38 pm (3:31 min)
- site visit - link to sassyk's posts and photos

February 12 - windy, rainy day; no visits reported


Thanks to David Hancock, ostrich, beans, AJL, Maj of Mountainaire Rescue, Bev Day of OWL and any others I may have missed who reviewed the videos of Dad Sidney to help us determine what the mark/indentation on his neck might be. At this point we are still not sure - and we also appreciate everyone who is spending a little extra time watching the nest and taking s'caps and videos.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 02:08 PM EST  
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February 13 - 19, 2011

February 13 s'cap of the nest
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As of mid-day on February 13, the Discussion thread had 1076 posts and 40460 views; the Timeline thread had 155 views.

As part of the evolving nature of this project, I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm also not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

February 13
- 9:56 am - Dad in the nest; brief visit
- 12:17 pm - both in the nest; gone by 12:52 pm; pictures show Dad turning his head in both directions
- 2:19 pm - Dad in the nest; left at 2:24 pm
- 4:30 pm - Mom arrives, does a bit of nestoration and hops up on balcony; hops back into nest at 4:55 pm; moved what looked like a cluster of feathers; left the nest at 5:07 pm
- 5:13 pm - both in nest; one brought food, which Mom ate; Dad rubbed his beak; Dad left 5:18 pm; Mom left at 5:22 pm
- site visit - link to harrymilt's posts and photos
- site visit - link to elle's posts, photos and video

February 14
- very windy; lots of posts confirming that the nest was being watched
- 12:28 pm - both at nest (link to start of visit); Mom leaves with food at 12:32 (either brought by Dad or found in nest); Dad leaves at 12:33
- 12:57 pm - Mom seen perched above nest on WA cam; left at 1:24 pm
- Hancock Sidney Update #1 posted
- Hancock Sidney Update #2 posted

February 15
- 9:31 - Dad visits for a couple of seconds
- 9:35 am - Mom in nest; moved some sticks, left at 9:46 am
- 10:11 am - Dad in nest, moving grass and digging in nest bowl; moved the big stick at the front that was blocking our view; one observer noted that he rotated his head as if he was trying to dislodge something when he first landed (this movement can be seen in Skipper's video); several closeup pictures as he worked at front of nest; left around 10:20 am
- 11:43 am - Dad back at the nest; looked around, preened, worked on nest, exhibiting good range of motion
- 12:49 pm - Dad still there, Mom arrives; Dad leaves 1:06 pm; Mom had left a few minutes earlier; Dad in nest for about 1-1/4 hours
- 1:50 pm - one adult seen perched above nest on WA cam
- 2:22 pm - both in nest; 2:26 pm - both gone
- 4:44 pm - Dad on the nest, arrives with clump of something; Mom arrives 4:54; observation that Mom digs deeper in the bowl than Dad; Dad leaves right after Mom arrives, Mom leaves a couple of minutes later
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos
- site visit - link to elle's post - link to second post and video
- site visit - link to sassyk's posts and photos - more photos (continued after daved's photos)
- Hancock Sidney Update #3 posted

February 16
- 10:03 am - Dad in nest; Mom arrives a minute or two later; Dad digs in nest a little, and calls with beak vertical, displaying range of motion in those directions; pictures of Dad preening, showing that he can reach various locations without apparent difficulty; both left at 11:00 am; trilling heard afterwards; Dad returns around 11:06; Mom returns around 11:11 am, possibly with a branch; both work on nest; Dad preens underbelly at 11:48, stretching in that direction; both left about noon
- 1:40 pm - Dad in nest; has white feather fluttering on his chest; leaves at 1:48 pm (145 viewers noted)
- 3:00 pm - both in nest, moving sticks and checking out the nest bowl; Dad left at 3:10; Mom stayed until 4:40 pm, doing a lot of standing and some digging in the nest area
- 5:49 pm - Dad in the nest, arranging straw and checking the nest bowl; away at 5:52 pm
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos

February 17
- 10:52 am - Dad in the nest; Mom arrived 10:55 am; windy day - feathers ruffled in some pictures but nothing clearly showing that there is or isn't line still around Dad's neck; Dad left 11:34; Mom left 11:58 am; 191 viewers
- 12:57 pm - Dad back, brought a small branch; Mom in a minute later with larger branch; both work on nest; Mom left around 1:12; Dad left at 1:31 pm
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos
- site visit - link to elle's update

February 18
- 6:45 am - Mom and Dad were at the nest; Dad brought a stick and left first; not sure when Mom left (link as this was posted later in the day)
- 1:40 pm - one of the adults seen perched above the nest on WA cam
- 2:10 pm - Dad arrives on nest, followed by Mom (not clear which came from the upper branches); they work on the nest a little, Mom tries out the nest bowl, then they both do a bit of digging in that area; Dad leaves at 2:30; Mom continues to look around; Dad returns 2:33; both work on the nest a little, and look around; Dad leaves around 2:50 pm; Mom stays in nest, poking about occasionally but mostly looking out;
- 5:31 pm - Dad arrives (Mom still in nest); he may have brought nest material, but not food; they work on the nest a bit; Mom leaves at 5:51 (on nest for over 3-1/2 hours); Dad leaves at 5:55 pm
- site visit - link to sassyk's posts and photos
- Hancock Sidney Update #4 posted

February 19
- 8:52 am - Dad in the nest; looks as if he may have brought food which Mom stopped by briefly and took away; Dad leaves at 8:56 am
- 11:01 am - Mom in the nest; left between 11:17 and 11:25 am
- 12:28 pm - Mom back on the nest; left at 12:47 pm
- 4:06 pm - both on the nest; no report of when they left - gone by 5:20 pm report of empty nest
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos from morning visit
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos, elle's post and sassyk's post and photos from afternoon visit

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, February 20 2011 @ 02:09 PM EST  
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February 20 - 26, 2011

February 20 s'cap of the nest
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As of the morning of February 20, the Discussion thread had 1605 posts and 52720 views; the Timeline thread had 224 views.

I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

February 20
- 6:46 am - Dad on nest
- 7:20 - 7:49 am - Mom on nest
- 9:27 am - 12:36 pm - one arrives and is eating; second one arrives a little later; lots of coming and going and work on the nest
- 3:30 - 3:35 pm - both at nest
- 4:50 pm - Dad in nest, left a moment later

February 21
- 8:42 am - 1:00 pm - Dad in the nest, Mom arrives a couple of minutes later; Dad leaves and returns with food; Mom takes food and leaves; Dad looks around and putters; around 9:43 am, Dad appeared to rub his neck on his left shoulder; some comings and goings, some nestoration; often only one there, just standing and watching; I'm calling this one "event" because at least one was there most of the time for this 4+ hour period
- 4:51 pm - 5:41 pm - both on nest, looked as if Mom was eating while Dad watched; both worked on nest, moving straw around; also spent time standing, looking out

February 22
- 9:00 am - 10:43 am Dad in the nest; Mom arrived a little later; Dad spent about 30 minutes standing near the front of the nest, then left at 9:35 am - lots of s'caps; Mom did a lot of standing and a bit of puttering about the nest before leaving at 10:43 am
- 1:23 - 2:14 pm - both at nest, Dad left fairly soon; no s'cap but noticed Dad wriggling his head and neck around a little; Mom left 2:04; Dad back 2:10, left at 2:14 pm
- 5:55 - 6:05 pm - Dad on the nest, snuggled into nest bowl; Mom arrives; Dad digs in nest; one left, then the other
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos

February 23
- snow on the nest!
- 12:09 pm - eagle seen on WA perched on the tree above the nest - link; might be a sub-adult
- 12:51 pm - Dad on nest, Mom perched up above; possible intruder alert
- 1:00 pm - Mom flies down to nest, collects the fish Dad brought; both do a bit of digging in the snow; Dad leaves; Mom stays until 2:00
- 5:18 pm - both adults on the nest; Dad leaves after a few minutes; Mom leaves around 5:45 pm
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos

February 24
- wind warning for greater Victoria
- 9:22 am - Dad on the nest, stayed until about 9:50 am
- 11:54 am - Dad arrives; Mom arrives a minute later; they work on the egg cup area; Dad leaves at 12:02 pm, back at 12:22 pm; both work on the nest; Dad spends some time near the cam allowing for some closeup s'caps; they left around 1:20 pm
- 2:31 pm - Dad arrived, Mom did a quick in-and-out, Dad worked on the nest bowl for a while then stood there for a couple of hours, looking around; Mom arrived at 5:24 (Dad was still there); Dad leaves around 5:30; Mom works on nest bowl; Mom left around 6:03 pm
- Hancock Sidney Update 5 posted

February 25
- 7:20 am - Dad arrives with food; Mom arrives at 7:26 and leaves almost at once, taking the food; Dad checked out the nest cup, and then stood looking around for a while, and also did some calling (possibly someone coming too close); he left around 8:20 am
- 12:25 pm - Dad arrives; both in the nest at 12:35 and work on nest a bit (snow is mostly gone from the nest); Dad leaves around 12:40 and returns around 12:58 with food for Mom; both do some digging in the nest; Mom may have cast a pellet and/or moved food out of her crop; she began working on the meal around 1:30; Dad left around 1:52; Mom gone by 2:05 pm
- 2:59 pm - Dad arrives; he looks around a bit, then starts eating Mom's leftovers; around 3:36 pm he rubbed his head/neck on or near his left shoulder several times; after eating he did a bit of work on the nest and left around 3:50 pm
- site visit - link to daved's posts and photos


February 26
- 9:57 am - both eagles arrive, do some work on nest; Mom was eating something, perhaps leftovers; when she finished, Dad had some; Dad left around 10:23 am, returned a few minutes later with some straw or similar fluff, and then left again; Mom did quite a bit of calling - not sure why; she left at 11:04 am
- 11:29 am - both in the nest, doing some digging in the nest cup area and moving sticks around; Dad left; Mom had a snack and left; calls associated with mating heard off camera; Dad back 11:58 with a stick, leaves a couple of minutes later, then returns with another stick; leaves at 12:15 pm
- 1:44 pm - both in nest with a big stick which they move around together; then Mom has a snack while Dad watches; a bit of coming and going; Dad left by 2:57; Mom stayed until 4:32 (very windy and snowing some during that time)
- 4:56 pm - both in nest; Dad left a moment later; Mom left at 5:40 pm; very windy

Note: A number of posters pointed out activity by Dad showing good range of motion, ability to eat, displays of strength and agility and other indications that he appears to be functioning very well in spite of whatever is happening with the mark/indentation/whatever on his neck.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, March 06 2011 @ 06:28 PM EST  
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February 27 - March 5, 2011

February 27 s'caps of the nest, WA courtesy of Birdsie
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As of the morning of February 27, the Discussion thread had 1988 posts and 64514 views; the Timeline thread had 377 views; and the Video thread had 210 views.

I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

February 27
- 7:09 am - Dad on nest; leaves briefly to get grass around 8 am; Mom arrives 8:05 am; both gone by 8:30
- 9:57 am - Dad in with stick, did some nestorations, tested nest bowl; left at 10:12 am
- 10:50 am - Dad arrived; left a few minutes later; Mom arrived
- 11:37 am - adult on nest (not sure if it's a continuation of previous visit); Dad brought in a stick and was moving it around; left at 1:20 pm
- 1:37 pm - both on the nest with food; left quickly
- 5:05 pm - Dad arrives with a small meal; Mom arrives shortly thereafter, takes the food and leaves;

February 28
(Note: this is the day that David Hancock and the team he assembled went to the nest to try to trap Dad to make sure he did not have anything like fishing line wrapped around his neck, and to see if any treatment was needed for the mark/indentation on his neck; they initially planned to arrive around 9:00 am but the line for the ferry was longer than usual, so they got the second ferry, arriving nearer 11:00 am)
- 8:00 am - Mom in the nest; Dad arrives around 8:30; both gone around 8:38 am
- 9:15 am - both arrived, possibly with food; Mom left and Dad stayed; Dad leaves 9:26 am
- 9:29 am - Mom arrives, works on nest and spends some time standing and looking; Dad arrives at 10:36 with new grass; both work on the nest; Dad leaves at 11:11 am; Mom leaves at 11:41
- 12:50 pm - Dad in the nest, mostly standing and looking around; left at 1:20 pm
- 2:12 pm - Mom arrived on the nest, did a bit of nestoration; left at 2:32 pm
- 5:00 pm - brief update from David via gemini - "Pa was very clever, he outsmarted everyone, he took the bait and didn't get caught!" (link)
- 7:00 pm - update from elle (link)

March 1
- 7:52 am - Dad in the nest, does some digging; Mom arrives a couple of minutes later; both work on the nest, move some branches; left around 8:13 am
- 9:08 am - Mom arrives, does a bit of work on the nest and a bit of standing around; Dad arrives 10:06 am (observed to be rubbing the right side of his face on his wing); both do some work on nest; Mom leaves at 10:21; Dad leaves at 10:38
- 11:30 am - Dad arrives, leaves at 12:01 (calls heard while he was there - perhaps Mom, or perhaps a juvie)
- 12:30 pm - Dad arrives with big stick; calls heard; Mom arrives 1:05 pm; Dad leaves a minute or two later, and is back in about 5 minutes, possibly with food (looks as if Mom is eating afterwards); Dad leaves again a few minutes later; Mom may have cast a pellet around 2 pm; Mom leaves around 2:34 pm
- Hancock Sidney Update #6 posted

March 2, 2011
- 6:25 am - Dad in the nest, followed shortly by Mom; moved a few sticks; very windy (wind warning - 70-80 km/h with gusts up to 90-100); Mom left quickly, Dad left around 6:36 am
- 6:52 am - both in nest
- 7:19 am - Mom in nest (no reports between 6:52 and 7:19 so don't know if she left in between); Dad arrives at 7:24 am; both work on nest, do some calling (not easy to balance in the wind; both left around 7:50 am
- 9:55 am - Dad in nest; Mom arrives at 10:17 am; Dad leaves briefly then returns; Mom leaves around 10:27 am; Dad leaves around 11:04 am
- around 10:30 am the WA cam shifted with the wind, showing more of the nest bowl
- 11:56 am - Mom arrives; Dad arrives at noon; Dad leaves at 12:32 and returns a few minutes later with a large evergreen branch; Dad leaves at 12:36 pm; Mom remains in nest
- 12:48 pm - cam down
- 2:59 pm - cams back
- 3:54 pm - both in the nest; Dad leaves at 4:10 pm; Mom left around 6 pm

March 3, 2011
- 9:09 am - Dad arrives with a stick, looks around a little, leaves at 9:19 am
- 10:17 am - Dad arrives at nest; Mom arrives a few minutes later with a small fish and eats part of it; both work on the nest a bit; Dad leaves around 10:30; Mom does more work on the nest, and spends some time looking around; Dad back around 11:40 am, leaving again at 11:49 am; Mom leaves at 11:52 am
- 12:18 pm - Dad arrived; Mom already there; Dad left before 12:41 pm; Mom gone by 12:56 pm
- 2:21 pm - one adult arrived, followed by the other; Dad left 2:26 pm
- 3:40 pm - Mom spent some time in a posture that suggested she might be getting ready to lay an egg - but left at 4:23 without laying an egg
- 5:43 pm - both in nest; Dad leaves at 5:58 pm; Mom leaves at 6:09 pm

March 4, 2011
- 6:25 am - both are on the nest; Dad left by 6:24 am; Mom gone by next post at 7:45 am
- 9:26 am - both on the nest; Dad left by 9:48 am; Mom remains, calling occasionally; likely calls back and forth between Mom on nest and Dad elsewhere; Dad arrives at 11:02 am; Mom left shortly thereafter; Dad leaves at 11:29 am
- 12:09 pm - both there, then Dad leaves; Mom does some work on the nest (notice of the fact that there is a mark below Mom's right eye (link and following)); Dad back around 12:49 pm; (Dad apparently left around 1 pm); calls, possibly including Dad off the nest; Mom leaves at 1:30 pm
- 5:36 pm - both arrive at nest, do a bit of nestoration, leave by 5:40 pm

March 5, 2011
- 6:24 am - both on the nest (Dad arrived first with small fish which Mom came in and claimed a minute later); Dad leaves at 6:28; Mom does some nestorations, and leaves at 7:30 am; a sparrow arrives and steals a tiny clump of grass
- 7:57 am - Dad arrives; Mom arrives at 8:00 am, loudly announcing her approaching, and bringing what looks like a chunk of fish; mom squawks softly, asking Dad to leave while she eats (he stays); Mom finishes eating by 8:10 am
- 8:25 am - Mom on nest (no reports of their leaving or her return); Mom stays on the nest; calls around 10:27 suggest Dad is nearby; Mom left at 10:32 am
- 11:35 am - Intruder alert - Dad on nest with fish visible when someone (a juvie?) approached and perhaps tried to grab the fish; Dad went after him/her, and Mom arrived and took up residence in the top of the tree; Dad returned a couple of minutes later and began eating his fish; I think Mom came down later and had a share of the fish
- 11:53 am - Dad arrives with a piece of fish; Mom arrives a minute later and starts to eat; Dad leaves
- 1:02 pm - Dad on nest, eating; leaves around 1:07 pm; back around 1:16, possibly with nesting material; leaves at 1:22
- 3:30 pm - Mom on the nest; also there 4:34 and left at 4:35; no reports to say if she was there the whole time
- 6:13 pm - both on the nest; gone by 6:40 pm

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By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, March 07 2011 @ 08:09 PM EST  
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March 6 - March 12, 2011

March 6 s'caps of the nest
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As of the morning of March 6, the Discussion thread had 2777 posts and 88,689 views; the Timeline thread had 489 views; and the Video thread had 278 views.

I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

March 6
- 7:16 am - Dad arrives, leaves at 7:23
- 9:27 am - one arrives, other arrives 10 minutes later; do some work on the nest; Dad left at 9:47; Mom still there when observer left
- 10:45 am - Mom on the nest, doing some nestorations
- 11:01 am - Mom eating while Dad works on nest
- 11:17 am - Mom on the nest, does a bit of work tthen stands looking around; leaves at 11:33 am
- 2:00 pm - Dad on nest, does a bit of work and some calling, leaves after 2:21 pm
- 3:03 pm - Mom arrives, digs in nest bowl; Dad arrives at 3:05; both move sticks; Dad leaves at 3:08; Mom scratches side of head with right talon and rubs it against body as if she has an itch there; Mom stays at nest until 5:17 pm
- Noted that Mom still has a dark mark under her right eye
- 5:43 pm - Dad in the nest, doing some digging; Mom arrives a minute later; both work on nest; Dad leaves first, then Mom; both gone by 5:58 pm

March 7
- 7:59 am - Dad on nest briefly
- 9:08 am - Dad on nest, leaves around 9:16 am
- 9:49 am - Dad arrives with what looks like piece of fish; Mom jumps down from higher in tree, takes the fish and leaves; Dad putters and leaves; mating calls heard off camera around 9:59 am; Dad back at nest for 10 minutes or so shortly thereafter
- 1:18 pm - Mom on the nest, moving fluff; both there at 1:30; Mom leaves 1:32; Dad leaves around 1:40
- 2:31 pm - Mom arrives; Dad arrives a minute or two later with a large stick; both work on nest; Dad leaves at 2:55; Mom continues working on the nest; Dad returns at 3:18 pm; work on the nest continues; not sure when Dad left
- 3:44 pm - First Egg Laid (link)
- 5:07 pm - Dad arrives at the nest (link); looks at egg, works on nest, leaves at 5:17 pm, back 10 minutes later with more bedding; moves some branches as Mom makes soft noises; leaves around 5:37 pm
- 6:41 pm - Mom incubating as darkness falls

March 8
- 6:17 am - Mom incubating at first light, rain falling
- 7:35 am - Dad arrives with a fish for Mom; Mom leaves with fish; Dad takes over incubating for the first time, gently turning the egg and settling in (Note: turning/rolling of the egg(s) is well documented in the thread but I'm not including it in the timeline in the interest of keeping this task manageable); Dad still incubating at 8:35 am
- 10:15 am - Mom back after a short break (not sure when switch occurred);
- 11:15 am - Dad arrives, Mom leaves and Dad takes over incubation; Dad on nest until about 1:27 pm
- 1:32 pm - nest observed to be empty, trills heard
- 1:45 pm - Mom arrives on nest (egg uncovered 20-25 minutes - very normal for a first egg)
- 2:05 pm - Mom leaves; Dad arrives on top branch of tree; Dad into nest and begins to incubate around 2:15 pm
- 3:02 pm - Mom arrives with nesting material; Dad leaves; Mom stands watching for a bit then carefully covers the egg (now sunny - and 400 viewers on the cam); observed that Mom was calling periodically from 4-4:15 pm; Mom still there at 4:28
- 5:37 pm - Dad on nest (not sure when switch occurred), gets up and leaves; Mom arrives 10 minutes later at 5:47 pm
- 6:35 pm - Mom incubating as darkness falls

March 9
- 6:21 am - Mom incubating at first light; looks wet and windy again
- 7:53 am - switch - Dad takes over incubation
- 10:32 am - Dad leaves & perches above nest for about 15 minutes; Mom arrives at 10:47 (a minute after Dad left the tree) and resumed incubation; egg uncovered but guarded about 15 minutes
- 11:13 am - Mom flies off, leaving egg exposed; Dad arrives at 11:16 am
- 11:39 am - Dad leaves, Mom comes in
- 12:08 pm - Dad arrives, Mom continues to incubate; soft calls by Mom; Dad leaves 12:12 pm
- 2:05 pm - possible switch from Mom to Dad
- 3:31 pm - both on nest; Dad leaves, Mom incubates
- 5:45 pm - Dad leaves (no clue when he arrived) and Mom returns to incubate
- 6:22 pm - last pic of Mom as it begins to get dark

March 10
- 6:10 am - Mom on nest as it gets light
- 6:52 am - Dad on nest (not sure when switch occurred); another windy day (gusts up to 90 km/hr in greater Victoria)
- 8:18 am - Dad leaves, Mom arrives a minute later then leaves with food(?) in her beak; returns a minute or two later and begins incubating
- 10:40 am - Mom calls (alarm calls?), Dad arrives, Mom leaves, Dad away for a moment then back and begins incubating
- 11:16 am - Dad off for a minute for a stretch, returns and resumes incubating
- 11:29 am - Dad leaves, Mom arrives a minute later, begins incubating
- 1:07 pm - Dad arrives, leaves again a minute later; Mom puts straw on her back a couple of times - no idea why; also piles straw around herself
- 4:00 pm - Mom flies off the nest; Dad arrives at 4:06 pm
- 4:28 pm - Dad leaves; Mom arrives 4:31 pm and resumes incubating
- 4:49 pm - Second Egg Laid? (link) - no visual of two eggs as of nightfall, but the timing was right and it looked as if she was laying an egg
- 6:08 pm - Dad arrives. leaves again at 6:22
- 6:30 pm - Mom incubating as daylight fades, strong gusty winds continue

March 11
- 6:46 am - Dad arrives to take over incubation (no report of Mom's departure)
- 7:30 am - Dad leaves, returns two minutes later
- 7:34 am - first s'caps clearly confirming that a second egg was laid
- 8:40 am - switch - Mom arrives and takes over incubating
- 11:05 am - Dad on nest (not sure when he arrived); was calling at 11:43 am, left around 11:52 am; Mom arrives 11:57 am
- 3:09 pm - Mom on nest (don't know if Dad took a turn in between); leaves at 3:45 pm; Dad arrives with food; Mom returns screeching and Dad leaves while she eats; Mom back on the eggs by 3:48 pm
- 4:03 pm - Dad arrives with more food, then leaves while Mom eats; Mom leaves at 4:06; Dad arrives to incubate at 4:07 pm
- 4:30 pm - Mom arrives; Dad leaves at 4:32 pm and Mom nestles in to incubate the eggs

March 12
- 6:13 am - Dad on the nest as it begins to get light
- 8:02 am - Dad had been calling for a while and finally left the nest; back briefly; Mom arrives at 8:05 and begins to incubate
- 9:26 am - Dad arrives and takes over incubation
- 10:30 am - Mom arrives with big stick; they position it, then she takes over incubation while Dad leaves; Mom put more straw on her back; rain begins around 12:45 pm
- 2:57 pm - Mom still on nest, calls, Dad comes to tree, both leave, Mom back 3:04 pm (not a switch)
- 4:50 pm - Dad brings food; Mom eats and resumes incubating
- 5:20 pm - Dad arrives, putters about nest until Mom leaves, begins incubating
- 6:14 pm - Mom arrives, Dad leaves, Mom begins incubating

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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, March 15 2011 @ 10:48 PM EDT  
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March 13 - March 19, 2011

March 13 s'cap of the nest by Birdsie


As of the morning of March 13, the Discussion thread had 3,363 posts and 110,584 views; the Timeline thread had 707 views; and the Video thread had 406 views.

I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

March 13
- 7:14 am - Mom on nest as it gets light (switched to daylight savings time overnight so dark later in the morning)
- 8:28 am - Mom leaves and Dad arrives
- 9:00 am - Mom arrives and Dad leaves
- 11:00 am - Dad arrives and Mom leaves; very windy at nest
- 11:02 am - it looked as if there were three eggs in the nest (link)
- 12:31 pm - Mom arrives, Dad leaves
- 2:27 pm - Mom calls, Dad arrives with food, Mom takes food and leaves, Dad incubates
- 4:25 pm - switch - Mom arrives, Dad leaves
- 6:40 pm - Mom on nest as darkness falls

March 14
- 7:24 am - Dad on the nest; windy again
- 9:11 am - Mom arrives, Dad leaves; rainy day
- 10:28 am - Dad arrives with stick, Mom leaves
- 11:51 am - Mom on nest (not sure when she arrived)
- 1:34 pm - Mom left, Dad arrived a minute later; looked as if there were really only two eggs; some sun in afternoon
- 3:42 pm - Mom leaves (reported as "literally ran out of the nest"Wink, back 7-8 minutes later
- 4:30 pm - Dad arrives, Mom whimpers and continues incubating; Mom leaves at 4:33 and Dad moves in to incubate
- 6:04 pm - Third Egg Laid - (link) (didn't actually see the third egg until the following day)
- 7:14 pm - Mom leaves; notes are a bit confused as the focus was on trying to see the eggs, but I think Dad was back to incubate a minute or so later, then Mom arrived at 7:25 pm and took over incubation
- 8:21 pm - video posted on another forum shows 3 eggs being turned (link to post)

March 15
- 7:02 am - Mom on the nest as it gets light
- 7:35 am - Mom leaves, Dad arrives, turns eggs, and begins to incubate
- 9:37 am - Mom arrives in the tree above the nest, Dad leaves, Mom takes over
- 10:53 am - Dad arrives; both there briefly, then Mom leaves and Dad takes over
- 1:22 pm - Mom on nest (not sure when she arrived)
- 2:42 pm - after making some calls and hearing a reply, Mom leaves; Dad arrives a minute later; Mom calls from off the nest
- 4:04 pm - Dad off; good shot of three eggs on overhead cam (link); Dad(?) back in
- 6:13 pm - Mom returns, Dad leaves

March 16
- 6:57 am - Mom on nest as it was getting light; Dad there by 7:05 am
- 9:05 am - Mom arrives, both look at eggs, Dad leaves
- 12:24 pm - Dad calls, Mom arrives, Dad leaves
- 1:14 pm - picture of the eggs from WA cam, so Mom apparently left the nest
- 3:30 pm - another picture of eggs from WA with adult standing beside the nest bowl; apparently Dad arrived, Mom got up, Dad dragged a stick through the nest bowl, and Mom resumed incubating
- 4:40 pm - Dad leaves (not sure when he arrived); back a minute later and resumes incubating
- 5:05 pm - Dad leaves and Mom arrives with a talon full of grass, lays in nest and puts grass around herself
- 6:21 pm - Mom leaves; eggs untended for 17 minutes;
- 6:38 pm - Dad arrives; Mom back at 6:49 and eats while Dad continues incubating (not sure if she brought food or if it was there)
- 7:00 pm - Mom incubating

March 17
- 7:48 am - switch (Mom to Dad?)
- 8:44 am - Mom arrives, Dad leaves; it looks as if there's smoke in the background
- 10:38 am - Mom leaves, Dad arrives; very windy; what appeared to be smoke is gone
- 11:57 am - Mom arrives (likely from the upper branches); both there briefly; Dad leaves
- 1:22 pm - Dad incubating, still there at 2:30 pm
- 3:24 pm - Mom incubating
- 4:16 pm - Dad arrives, Mom made some open-beak cries at him, then left at 4:17; Dad began incubating
- 6:15 pm - Dad leaves; Mom arrives a couple of minutes later

March 18
- 6:57 am - Mom leaves, Dad arrives
- 8:50 am - Mom arrives, Dad leaves
- 10:45 am - Dad arrives, Mom leaves
- 12:15 pm - Mom arrives, Dad leaves
- 7:24 pm - Dad arrives, Mom leaves (all reports between 12:15 and 7:24 observe Mom on the nest)
- 7:39 pm - Mom(?) on nest as darkness falls
[editorial note - we may have missed a switch or two today ~JudyB]

March 19
- 6:51 am - Mom on nest as it gets light
- 11:20 am - Mom(?) incubating; loud drums heard in background
- 11:30 am - Mom leaves, Dad arrives moments later
- 11:50 am - slightly frantic calls between Mom and Dad - possible intruder in the area - raven? or juvie eagle?
- 4:05 pm - Mom arrives, some soft conversation, Dad leaves
- 5:00 pm - Mom calls and leaves, Dad arrives

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By: JudyB (offline) on Tuesday, March 22 2011 @ 05:33 AM EDT  
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March 20 - March 26, 2011

March 20 s'caps of the nest


As of the afternoon of March 20, the Discussion thread had 3,837 posts and 130,397 views; the Timeline thread had 841 views; and the Video thread had 533 views.

I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

March 20
- 12:04 pm - Dad on nest
- 12:29 pm - Mom arrives, both there briefly, Dad leaves
- 1:13 pm - some calling, then Mom takes off (possible intruder in area?); Dad arrives a minute later; quite a bit of calling between the two adults
- 1:57 pm - Dad leaves, Mom arrives a second or two later; Mom doing some calling as she incubates, no replies heard
- 4:10 pm - Dad on the nest
- 5:35 pm - Mom on the nest; still there at 7:48 pm as darkness falls

March 21
- 7:01 am - Mom on nest as it gets light; rainy morning
- 11:40 am - Dad arrives (Mom had been calling for a while); Mom leaves; Dad's beak is open as if panting
- 1:36 pm - Mom arrives with straw; Dad leaves
- 3:35 pm - Dad arrives, Mom leaves
- 4:44 pm - Mom arrives with stick, which Dad tries to grab while incubating; Mom places stick; Dad leaves; Mom checks eggs and begins incubating
- 7:03 pm - sun finally cam out late in the day, and Mom still on the nest

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, April 03 2011 @ 05:53 AM EDT  
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March 27 - April 2, 2011

March 27 s'caps of the nest


As of the morning of March 27, the Discussion thread had 4048 posts and 141,261 views; the Timeline thread had 959 views; and the Video thread had 621 views.

I'm planning to just provide a link to the first post each day, unless there's an especially significant event. I'm not going to include links to videos - please refer to the Sidney 2011 Videos thread for a hopefully complete list of the videos posted this week.

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