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By: JudyB (online) on Friday, February 18 2011 @ 02:08 PM EST (Read 3861 times)  
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Sidney Videos - 2011

Because of the concern about the male eagle at the Sidney nest, I'm trying to gather all the videos together in one place.

I've locked the thread because I'm intending it to be a quick way to find and review a certain video; please use the discussion thread to comment on the videos.

This is a work in progress. If you notice that I've missed a video, please PM me with as much of the following information as possible:

  1. link to the forum post where it is mentioned
  2. URL for the video
  3. forum name of the person who created the video
  4. length of the video
  5. a description of the contents of the video


I will be watching videos and adding descriptions as I have time - please let me know if I miss things you consider important in a particular video, and please feel free to PM me with descriptions for videos I haven't done. If there's no credit line for a description, it's mine or mostly mine, and the responsibility for any errors or omissions is mine.

It is our intent to add these videos to our Media Gallery eventually so they are part of our permanent records - but for now I'm most interested in making them accessible to our members and to any experts David consults.

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By: JudyB (online) on Friday, February 18 2011 @ 02:09 PM EST  
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Additional Resources

NancyM (bociany on the HWF forum) has put together a great slideshow of pictures of Dad Sidney - Dad Sidney Feb2011 - click the "slideshow" icon in the upper right; there are currently 96 pictures starting on February 15, and I believe she'll be adding to them as time allows.

The team at the Our Nature Zone forum have put together a chronology - Dad (Pa) Sidney Observations - which brings together many of the images that led up to our increasing concern about Dad Sidney. Our thanks to AJL, the Hornby Eagle Group, and the members of Our Nature Zone for their work on this, and their support.

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By: JudyB (online) on Friday, February 18 2011 @ 02:09 PM EST  
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January 14 - February 12, 2011

Sidney Eagles Jan 14 2011 12 38 pm (8:08 min) by Tina45
Starts with Mom (I think) in nest; very windy; Dad arrives at the 1:24 mark; there might be fishline or something visible starting from the 4 o'clock position and heading into the nest - there's some long straight line there; at 3:30 mark it's moving as they work around it - long straight stick? Saw right side of Dad's neck a few times starting at 5:35 and do not see mark/indentation.

Sidney Eagles Jan 14 2011 12 55 pm (2:17 min) by Tina45
Both on nest initially, then one leaves; very windy; not sure which one remained, but I couldn't see a mark on its neck.

Sidney cam 1 Jan 14 2011 11 45 am (2:06 min) by Tina45
View of adult perched above the nest on WA cam

Sidney Eagle Jan 17 2011 4 37 pm (4:43 min) by Tina45
Eagle standing in center of nest looking around - Mom? It looks as if there might be a line on the sticks at the side of the nest around the 4 o'clock position, but I can't tell if it's just the way the sticks look or if there was something there at that point.

Sidney Eagles Feb 8 2011 at 3 07 pm (3:29 min) by Tina45
Both working on nest; mark/indentation on Dad's neck visible, as is what looks like some sort of fine line starting around the 4 o'clock position and heading towards center of nest.

Sidney Eagles Feb 8 2011 at 4 14 pm (1:12 min) by Tina45
Dad near front of nest, mark/indentation clearly visible. There was one place in the video when there was some sort of shadow on the other side of the neck, but not obvious that it's anything more than our staring very hard at these videos

High Alert at the Sidney Eagle Nest (9:18 min) by beans
Starts with Dad on nest, mark on neck visible; Mom arrives around 1:34 mark; Mom on edge starts calling at 5:50 mark; Dad is fairly near the front starting at 6:30 mark; both call at 7:36 mark; left side of Dad's neck visible around 8:40 mark with possible shadow or line visible; Dad leaves at 9:08 mark, Mom a moment later

Sidney Eagle Fends Off Intruder Feb 10 2011 at 2 20 pm (1:27 min) by Tina45
Video starts with eagle on nest jumping up at something overhead; flurry of wings and adult and intruder disappear off right side of nest; not sure which adult it is. Large bird seen flying away from nest a few moments later, with adult in hot pursuit; could not tell if the bird in front was an adult - or even be sure it was an eagle. A second later, Dad lands on the nest from the left - he's not one of the birds seen flying off - not enough time to get back. It's possible that Dad chased the intruder off the nest, then Mom arrived to escort it out of the territory while Dad returned to defend the nest - and equally possible that it was Mom on the nest initially - but it looked as if she was coming up fast from behind when they appeared in the distance, and if they'd left the nest at the same time, the intruder shouldn't have had that much of a lead. And, upon reflection, it doesn't really matter - they are a good team however they did it.

Sidney Eagle brings food Feb 10 2011 at 2 46 pm (5:20 min) by Tina45
Mom with what might be a fishhead; eats with back to cam until 4:47 mark then does a bit of poking around

Sidney Eagles Feb 10 2011 at 2 59 pm (4:45 min) by Tina45
Dad working on nest, Mom eating; at about the 2:15 mark, Dad digs into nest and comes up with something stuck to his beak - a feather? He leaves a minute later, Mom continues eating.

Sidney Eagles Feb 11 2011 4 26 pm (5:33 min) by Tina45
Dad at beginning, Mom arrives at 3:50; mark/indentation on Dad's neck most visible starting around 4 minute mark

Sidney Eagles Feb 11 2011 4 38 pm (3:31 min) by Tina45
Mom working on nest, tries to move big stick at the front; did not see whatever was dangling from her beak the day before

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By: JudyB (online) on Friday, February 18 2011 @ 02:12 PM EST  
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February 13 - February 19, 2011

Sidney Eagle Feb 13 2011 4 29pm (5:56 min) by Tina45
Mom working on nest

Sidney Eagle Feb 13 2011 4 55 pm (5:42 min) by Tina45
Mom works on the nest; around 3:15 mark she moves leftovers with long dark feathers

Dad Sidney - Feb 15 2011 10:17 am (8:38 min) by Skipper
Dad wiggles his head at the beginning, perhaps indicating discomfort; Mom comes, takes some food and goes; Dad works on nest and digs in nest bowl; at about the 4:09 mark he comes to the front of the nest and starts working on the diagonal branch that had been blocking our view, and successfully lays it down on the edge of the nest; he remains at the front of the nest for the rest of the video, looking this way and that way

Fishing Line around Dad Sidney's Neck? (5:01 min) by beans (recorded Feb 15 between 1 pm and 1:10 pm)
Dad standing at the front of the nest, mostly facing to the right so his neck is visible

Sidney Eagles Feb 16 2011 at 2 58 pm (10:02 min) by Tina45
Starts with Dad moving large sticks; Mom arrives at 1:03 mark and moves large stick to back of nest (not sure if she brought it); Dad tries out nest bowl, then Mom moves in to help; around 2:45 mark, Dad moves the big stick that had been blocking our view until recently and Mom comes to help him move it to the side; Dad is close to the cam starting around the 4:30 mark; goes back to working on nest around 5:30 mark; Dad moves very close to the front again around the 9:05 mark

Miscellaneous Movements Feb 17 2011 (1:52 min) by Skipper
Skipper: "A series of short clips of Dad moving around in the nest. This video will open up in Windows Media player. Note that there is no sound."

Sidney Eagles Feb 17 2011 at 12 58 pm (6:28 min) by Tina45
Dad working on nestbowl area; Mom arrives at 1:50 mark, and they move a branch (not sure if she brought it or just straw), then both spread the straw; seems like a gentle breeze - feathers somewhat ruffled by wind; Dad moves closer to front edge of nest around 3:55 mark, initially showing left side, then right; looks way back over right shoulder, quite a ways over left shoulder; line or shadow between back of beak and mark on neck possibly visible after 6:00 mark

Sidney Eagles Feb 17 2011 at 1 09 pm (4:13 min) by Tina45
Both in nest; starts with Mom moving large stick; Dad moves nearer front after 1 minute; he looks around, stretching a bit; feathers blown about some by the wind

Sidney Eagles Feb 18 2011 at 2 25 pm (3:15 min) by Tina45
Both working on nestbowl; Dad near the front; lots of head movement and feathers blowing in the wind, though glare makes it hard to see details in the feather movement

Sidney Eagles Feb 18 2011 at 3 33 pm (3:27 min) by Tina45
Both working on nest, Dad near the front, head feathers being blown about by the wind

Sid Ma& Pa (recorded February 18, 14:08 min) by califwatcher
Both working on nest; last couple of minutes appear to be blank

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By: JudyB (online) on Tuesday, February 22 2011 @ 11:05 AM EST  
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February 20 - February 26, 2011

Mom and Dad Sidney on the Nest Today (no sound) Feb 20 3:30 pm (~5 min) by Skipper
Both working on the nest

Ma And Pa At The Nest Feb 21 5:31 pm (2:33 pm) by HikerBikerGram
Mom works on nest, Dad looks out from back of nest; Dad does a bit of a shake of his head around the 1:50 mark

Pa Sidney 24Feb2011 (10:44 min) by bociany
Starts at 9:22 am; snowy morning; mostly standing around, feathers blowing in wind; some preening

Sidney Eagles Feb 24 2011 at 5 23 pm (5:10 min) by Tina45
Starts with Dad in nest, looking around; Mom arrives; both work on nest; light is less glare-y than is often the case so it's a bit easier to see feathers moving

Sidney Eagles Feb 25th 2011 eating a rabbit at 1 23 (7:29 min) by Tina45
Both in nest; sunny; Mom in front eating, Dad in back, keeping watch; around 4:53 mark, Dad moves to center of nest and begins digging in the nest bowl area; Dad turns to look out around 6:15 mark, showing left side of neck

Dad Eating at Front of Nest Feb 26 - Part 1 by Skipper
Dad Eating at Front of Nest Feb 26 - Part 2 by Skipper
Skipper: "I'm not sure that this is needed anymore now that the decision has been made to capture Dad, but I think someone asked for a video of Dad eating in the nest so I captured that today. It's in two parts with about 30 seconds missing between the two parts. Before the first part, Mom has been eating for quite a long time and then "hands" it over to Dad. In the second part, Dad gives it back to Mom"

Sidney Eagles Feb 26th 2011 finishing up yesterdays catch 10 00 am (2:06 min) by Tina45

Pa Sidney gets to eat Feb 26 2011 at 10 09 am (9:39 min) by Tina45

Both Ma and Pa Feb 26 2011 at 11 29 am (9:44 min) by Tina45

Sidney Eagles Working Together; Feb 26 (5:44 min) by eiguoc
Working on nest; around 3:50 mark they work together to move a long stick; around 4:50 mark Mom digs out some leftovers and has a snack

Windblown Mom - February 26 by Skipper
Skipper: "Note that the feathers under the feathers of her white head are dark and the feathers under her dark body are white!"

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By: JudyB (online) on Sunday, March 06 2011 @ 06:54 PM EST  
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February 27 - March 5, 2011

A very wet Pa Sidney ~ 27 Feb. 2011 by sassyk
sassyk: "I recorded a short video of a very wet Pa in the nest this afternoon, with a long piece of straw draped across his chest. Ma made a very brief visit and flew off with some prey that was in the nest."

March 1 Pa Sidney picks up stick (5:55 min) by eiguoc
eiguoc: "Dad wanted that stick MOVED"

The Call of a Juvenile? March 1, around 12:30 pm by Skipper
Skipper: "Dad is on the nest listening to eagle calls nearby to the nest. Is this a juvenile calling?"

Ma in the nest and sneezes Mar 4th 2011 at 12:13 pm (2:21 min) by tina45

Working Together - March 4 (5:35 min) by beans
beans: "Mom is the first to arrive with a branch, followed by Dad. Then he leaves, seemingly floating on the wind... This video has been shortened."

Pa Goes Fishing March 5, 2011 (33 seconds) by elle

Pa Watching a Juvie Flying Overhead March 5, 2011 (14 seconds) by elle

Ma calling out Mar 5 2011 at 10 27 am (44 seconds) by tina45

Dad and the Intruder! March 5, around 11:30 am by Skipper
Skipper: "Dad brought some food to the nest and was presumably waiting for Mom to come and eat it. Well--an intruder tried to grab it instead! Dad chases him off and then returns. There is the sound of another eagle off-cam. A quick look indicated another adult eagle way up in the tree. We later know that it is Mom and she flies in and eats what Dad brought to her--awwww!"

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By: JudyB (online) on Sunday, March 06 2011 @ 08:40 PM EST  
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March 6 - March 12, 2011

Pa came in calling out his arrival at 7:14 am this morning Mar 6 (2:21 min) by Tina45

Pa in the nest at 9:25 am Mar 6 2011 (2:00 min) by Tina45

both in the nest Mar 6 2011 at 9:30 am (6:04 min) by Tina45

Pa brings food Mar 6 2011 at 10:58 am (2:19 min) by Tina45

Both in the nest at 15:04 Mar 6 2011 (34 sec) by Tina45

Dad Delivers! March 7, 9:47 am (2:00 min) by Skipper
Skipper: "Dad has just landed with a big piece of fish. You can hear Mom calling in the distance and Dad replies. Then you hear Mom landing in the branches above the nest and she jumps down into the nest and flies off with her brekkie, courtesy of Dad."

close up of ma Mar 7 2011 at 3 08 pm (1:37 min) by Tina45
Mom adjusts the branches in front of the cam, providing a good look at her right eye with the dark spot underneath

Mom's Pre-Egg Laying Poo Shot! (39 sec) by Lonette (March 7)

Mom Sidney Lays First Egg of 2011 (8:03 min) by Lonette

Ma Sidney lays her egg! Mar 7 2011 at 3 45pm (4:42 min) by Tina45

Mom Rolls Her Egg (1:32 min) by beans (March 7)

Sidney Bald Eagles Celebrate the First Egg! or Dad Takes a Look! (5:52 min) by beans (March 7)
beans: "The Sidney Eagles have an egg in the nest. This is Dad's first look at the egg. Then he gets back to work on the nest."

Ma & Pa Sidney have an egg ~ 7 Mar. 2011 (9:33 min) by sassyk
sassyk: "Ma & Pa Sidney ~ Ma tending to newly laid egg while Pa moves the sticks from in front of the cam."

A Switch March 8, around 3:00 pm by Skipper
Skipper: "Dad is on the nest incubating the egg and Mom arrives with nesting material. Dad calls and leaves. Notice how Mom has her talons curled as she gently settles over the egg."

Ma gets vocal when Pa leaves Mar 8 2011 at 4 59pm (3:13 min) by Tina45

Wind and Rain At Sidney Nest (1:19 min) by HikerBikerGram (March 9, 7:34 am)
HikerBikerGram: "The Sidney Nest Blowing And Rain Falling On Ma Sidney."

Pa Watching Egg From Above (1:19 min) by HikerBikerGram (March 9, 10:40 am)
HikerBikerGram: "Pa was incubating the egg in the nest and he flew off and then perched above the egg."

Ma returns to lay on the egg Mar 9 2011 at 1046 am (1:47 min) by Tina45
Includes another good look at the right side of Mom's face.

Pa trades places with Ma. Very windy Mar 9 2011 at 1 07pm (1:47 min) by Tina45
Tina45: "Ma is calling out for Pa to trade places with her. The wind is terrible!"

Beautiful Ma Sidney Mar 9 2001 at 4 26 pm (1:12 min) by Tina45
Tina45: "Ma Sidney has a strong wind hitting her from behind."

Sidney Eagles,Ma calling out for Pa to return, 10 45 am Mar 10 2011 (3:36 min) by Tina45

Sidney Eagles,Pa calls out Mar 10 2011 at 11 01 am (1:08 min) by Tina45

Ma Sidney Incubating Egg ~ 10 Mar. 2011 (4:35 min) by sassyk (starts around 3:12 pm)
sassyk: "A wet Ma Sidney incubating her egg."

Ma Sidney lays 2nd egg Mar 10 2011 at 4 44pm (3:12 min) by Tina45

Ma Sidney looking at egg(s) ~ 10 Mar. 2011 (5:54 min) by sassyk (starts around 5:12 pm)
sassyk: "Ma Sidney looking at the 2nd egg she laid this afternoon! Way to go Ma!"

Ma Sidney Incubating Eggs 11 Mar 2011 (10:01 min) by sassyk (starts around 8:52 am)

Sidney Eagles Mar 11 2011 11 17 am Ma sounding off (2:02 min) by Tina45

Pa Sidney waiting for sunrise Mar 12 2011 at 6 22am (2:05 min) by Tina45

Ma & Pa incubating 12 Mar. 2011 (12:03 min) by sassyk (starts around 10:28 am)
sassyk: "Pa Sidney incubating the eggs, Ma comes home and moves a big stick that was tucked underneath Pa."

Ma Sidney incubating Eggs 12 Mar. 2011 (10:01 min) by sassyk (starts around 11:35 am)
sassyk: "Ma Sidney incubating and showing her beautiful petticoat!"

Ma Sidney calls out for 10 min Pa brings food Mar 12 2011 at 4 33 pm (10:11 min) by Tina45
Tina45: "She called out for over 10 min. I have never heard her carry on for so long! I had to pause the video after 7 min. and restart it when I saw Pa coming in with food! She was very very hungry!!"

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By: JudyB (online) on Sunday, March 13 2011 @ 07:03 PM EDT  
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March 13 - 19, 2011

Pa and The Nest Blowing In The Wind (1:41 min) by HikerBikerGram (March 13, 12:21 pm)
HikerBikerGram: "Pa incubating eggs in nest as the wind rocks the tree back and forth."

Pa in nest brooding and ma above in tree calling (3:47 min) by HikerBikerGram (March 13, 3:09 pm)
Still very windy.

Two Eggs for the Sidney Bald Eagles (2:44 min) by beans
beans: "March 14, 2011: The eggs were laid March 7 and March 10. The parents take turns incubating the eggs"
Note: this video was recorded before the laying of the third egg, and shows there were two eggs earlier in the day on the 14th

Pa Sidney Rolls His Three Eggs (29 sec) by HikerBikerGram (March 14)
HikerBikerGram: "Pa Sidney is getting ready to incubate his eggs and turns them first."

Ma Sidney Bringing Food Up From Her Crop (1:30 min) by HikerBikerGram (March 15, 2:08 pm)
HikerBikerGram: "Ma Sidney is bringing food up from her crop and eating it, while incubating her eggs."

Pa Sidney moves sticks around Mar 16 2011 at 2 36 pm (9:34 min) by Tina45
Mom tries to incubate the eggs while all this moving is going on.

Three Eggs for the Sidney Bald Eagles! March 17 (2:25 min) by beans
beans: "March 17, 2011: Yep, they have three eggs in their nest. In 2008 and 2009 they also had three eggs and fledged three eaglets. Laying three eggs means the eagles are healthy and have a good supply of food."

Ma Sidney rolls the eggs Mar 18 2011 at 3 52 pm (1:17 min) by Tina45

Ma Sidney incubating 19 Mar. 2011 (4:18 min) by sassyk (starts 9:07 am)
sassyk: "Ma Sidney incubating and she snaps at the little birds."

Pa incubating 19 Mar. 2011 (5:02 min) by sassyk (starts 12:07 pm)
sassyk: "Pa Sidney incubating and keeping an eye on the little birds."

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