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1/15/2021 12:04 pm  #1


Birb

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The Hanover eagle pair are bringing fewer sticks, and lots of straw to their nest, and they're fluffing it up and making a hole in it where the eggs will hopefully be.  How do they know it's time to do that?  60 million years of evolution.

Right now, they are usually not around on the live cam; only there for meals and nest work.

https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/hanover-bald-eagle-nest-live-cam

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1/23/2021 12:57 pm  #2


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sexytime has arrived

WHO'S YOUR EGG DADDY? HUH? 

http://cellar.org/img/sexytime-hanover.jpg

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1/29/2021 3:56 am  #3


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They make big nests suitable for active sexytime.
https://i.postimg.cc/jSdxrRXB/eagles-nest.jpg

 


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

2/03/2021 9:55 am  #4


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Sexytime was successful and yesterday mom laid an egg. This morning the Facebook group for Hanover found that the female left the egg for a full hour. They fretted over this, but it turns out that the mom does this on purpose. It delays incubation of the first egg, so that it hatches closer to the time of the second/third egg.

Non-stop amazing

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2/03/2021 10:01 am  #5


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Thank you for the updates.

 

2/05/2021 11:46 am  #6


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A whole bunch of birds by height; starts real small, just click on it:
https://www.alansfactoryoutlet.com/hubfs/55-bird-species-ranked-by-size-3.png

 

2/05/2021 5:51 pm  #7


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http://cellar.org/img/iggles2eggs.jpg


A second egg now, and both birbs are on the nest tonight. There is still a chance that a third egg can be laid, three sometimes happens.

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2/06/2021 8:27 am  #8


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Whew, that tree is swaying pretty good this morning.


If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis Brandeis
 

2/06/2021 3:14 pm  #9


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The wind that rocks the cradle.


Be Just And Fear Not
 

2/07/2021 5:35 pm  #10


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Diaphone Jim wrote:

A whole bunch of birds by height; starts real small, just click on it:
https://www.alansfactoryoutlet.com/hubfs/55-bird-species-ranked-by-size-3.png

Nice chart, lots of birds bigger than a Condor.


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

2/20/2021 6:37 pm  #11


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http://cellar.org/img/eaglesnow2021.jpg


Best of the 2021 snow photos. Amazing every year. Her feathers perfectly insulate her and the eggs; the snow doesn't even melt on her back.

When she gets up, she has a technique where she lets the snow fall off her back so it doesn't reach the eggs.

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2/21/2021 7:05 am  #12


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Now that's a mom.


If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis Brandeis
 

2/21/2021 3:19 pm  #13


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I guess the snow holds the heat in if the wind blows.


 Freedom is just another word for nothin' left to lose.
 
 

2/22/2021 12:37 pm  #14


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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

I guess the snow holds the heat in if the wind blows.

A snow cave like stuck skiers are supposed to build.
 

 

2/24/2021 6:47 am  #15


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xoxoxoBruce wrote:

I guess the snow holds the heat in if the wind blows.

♪ ♫We been sniffing that cocaine♪ ♫
♪ ♫Ain't nothin' better when the wind cuts cold♪ ♫


~Tyler Childers "Whitehouse Road"
 

 

3/12/2021 7:48 pm  #16


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First pip spotted. Mom instinctively tried to feed it.

http://cellar.org/img/2021pip1.jpg

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3/13/2021 7:39 am  #17


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such a cool moment in time all that potential unlocking


If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you. - Louis Brandeis
 

3/13/2021 12:05 pm  #18


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I wonder if anyone ever ate an eagle egg.

 

3/13/2021 1:31 pm  #19


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The first hatchling appears

http://cellar.org/img/2021-eaglet1.jpg

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3/13/2021 2:35 pm  #20


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Diaphone Jim wrote:

I wonder if anyone ever ate an eagle egg.

Surely.

Native Americans, if no one else.

 

3/13/2021 6:02 pm  #21


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It would be a full meal, they are about the size of tennis balls.

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3/15/2021 9:34 pm  #22


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http://cellar.org/img/fishfishfish.jpg


Once the hatch is on, dad immediately starts bringing more meals so there is plenty of quality meat to feed from. 

No pip in egg #2 yet and there is worry it is not viable. This happened to this pair three years ago, and I think as they get older, it's more likely. The pair is thought to be around 25 years old.

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3/15/2021 10:45 pm  #23


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The dead fish really add to the imposing vibe she's giving off. "Come fuck with me; I dare ya."

 

3/16/2021 9:08 am  #24


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She means it! Once she has eggs, as she incubates, or watches over the young ones, she is constantly looking around, scanning the area for trouble. If anything happens, she must stay on the eggs or with the chicks to protect them, so she won't leave the nest to pick a fight; but she rears her head way back and does an urgent screech that alerts dad. "Hey get back here,  something's up."
 

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3/16/2021 11:33 am  #25


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Diaphone Jim wrote:

I wonder if anyone ever ate an eagle egg.

A guy got caught shooting a California Condor and was brought before a judge.
The judge says, "The California Condor is a protected species. Why would you shoot such a majestic bird, what's wrong with you?"

The guy says, "I was only trying to feed my family. Times have been really tough for us and my family is starving. I only did this one time to feed my family. I'm sorry. I will never do it again."

The judge has some sympathy for the guy and lets him go with a warning. "Out of curiosity," asks the judge, "What does a California Condor taste like?"

"A bit more gamey than Bald Eagle."
 

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