White Rock Observations

This is a place to keep notes about what's happening at White Rock, Delta 2, Harrison Mills and Lafarge while we wait for the Hancock Wildlife site to be back on line.
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White Rock Observations

Post by AnniesKatz » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:00 pm

Observations/Discussions

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Re: White Rock 2015

Post by AnniesKatz » Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:08 pm

Res'vd

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Re: White Rock 2015

Post by AnniesKatz » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:15 am

Well, here we go again...can't get the pages to load :roll:

10:00a egg roll - Mom up for egg roll & position change (to 3 -WA).

11:13a - Spotted Mom on the perch tree.
11:32a - She flew off left.
Don't know what time the nest exchange was but Dad is on duty incubating
facing 1. It's windy and rainy; his back is covered with raindrops.

12:48p - Dad has repositioned to 3. Don't know if there was an egg roll.

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by AnniesKatz » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:36 pm

5:35p - Tricky flying in the wind. Dad in; both flew from the nest.
5:36p - Dad returns and settles over her eggs to face 10. No egg roll.
6:17p egg roll - Dad moves carefully around, rolls his eggs and settles at 6.
6:42 egg roll - Up for an egg roll and change to face 7.
6:51p egg roll - A little bowl aeration and change of position to 11.
6:57p egg roll - Same except no aeration; he settles at 7.
7:28p egg roll - Same activity moving to 8.
7:43p - He isn't standing all the way up, just raises up enough to move
around his eggs. Settled at 6.
8:02p - Mom in and Dad out.

8:35p - Mom, half asleep, incubates at 5.

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by AnniesKatz » Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:28 pm

11:55a - Mom starts trilling, can hear Dad too. He flies in to the lookout.
11:57-:58a - Mom got up and flew left prompting Dad to follow her.
Within the minute Dad flew in for nest duty. He didn't roll the eggs before
settling to incubate.
11:59a egg roll - Up for a slight change of position (from 7 to 7-8) and an
egg roll.

12:27p - Calls x3.
12:48p - So sweet; Dad's napping at 3-4 between looks around.

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by JudyB » Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:27 pm

Thursday, April 30

1:25 pm
Taking a quick look, and I'm seeing a feeding. Not sure who is who, but one was up first and is getting fed first - and now the second is up as well. And now a bite or two for the smaller one, who is in back. Looks like a nice, peaceful feeding - just what I like to see. :love:

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by byline » Fri May 01, 2015 5:40 am

Friday, May 1, 2015

5:31-5:37 a.m.: Kilo and Lima being fed. At first the first one in line (probably Kilo) got all the bites, but then the other chick started getting more.

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by JudyB » Fri May 01, 2015 6:00 am

Good morning, Sue and all! The archives for most of our cams (and a bunch of other cams) were down when I looked earlier today, and I've sent a message to Peter at WildEarth - hopefully they'll be back soon.

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by JudyB » Fri May 01, 2015 1:49 pm

1:48 pm
A feeding just started - one chick is up and being fed, and the other is dozing and looking up occasionally.

1:50 pm
The one who was lying down looks as if he/she is starting to get up, or at least considering that.

1:52 pm
The one in back is up and has had a bite. It does look as if he/she is being careful to stay out of the way of the other one. And is now lying down again - and now up again. And moving over beside the bigger chick.

1:55 pm
The bigger chick who was eating first definitely has a much bigger crop. And the smaller chick is wisely avoiding eye contact with the bigger chick, but is also not reach out - though at 1:56 he just moved to the front. The adult appears to be preparing another section of the meal - so if there's more food, the little one is in prime position, and the bigger one has moved away from the feeding area.

1:59 pm
Adult is still removing fur or feathers but does not appear to have found any food yet. Smaller chick is in great position - keeping fingers crossed that there's food soon.

2:01 pm
Adult has dug out another leftover and is checking that. Little one is trying to grab a piece. OK - smaller one has now had several bites. Bigger one is back beside the smaller one, but is just sitting there and not interfering as the smaller one is fed.

2:06 pm
I had to step away for a few minutes, but little one is still eating and bigger one is lying down watching the feeding but still not interfering. I need to head home - but at this point the feeding has been going on for about 20 minutes (including maybe 5 minutes while the adult looked for more food, and the bigger one got almost all the food during the first 10 minutes, and the smaller one has been getting most for about 7 minutes now - so it's looking to me as if both are doing well.

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Re: White Rock Observations 2015

Post by byline » Fri May 01, 2015 2:20 pm

2:05 p.m.: I see the same thing you do, Judy. I just checked in after coming home from work, and I see the bigger chick (Kilo) lying down, while the smaller one (Lima) is getting a really good feeding. Kilo looks up every now and then, but doesn't seem interested in eating.
2:15 p.m.: Now Kilo is getting a few bites. Lima straggled forward and put his/her wing over Kilo to get a bite. Lima continues to get lots of stringy bites of food, but Kilo is getting a bite every now and then, too.
2:19 p.m.: Feeding seems to be over. Both chicks have huge crops!

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