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Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:21 am

cheers WS - you're doing a brilliant job.

Not long now ....................

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Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:49 pm

Just had a look at the stream and not an egg in sight affraid Don't worry it's only because mum or dad are sitting on the eggs, covering them all - had you going, didn't I Wink lol!
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Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:02 pm

Just to prove I was only joking !
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Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 23, 2012 2:26 pm

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Only a small moment of panic ........... What a Face

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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 23, 2012 3:20 pm

affraid affraid affraid affraid affraid Do'nt do that Doogs, it's not good for me at my age
No sign of any pip holes yet, and it's Dad sitting on the nest now


Great view of Dads feathers


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Ps Just for your info Guys they are 6Hrs behind us there
The nest is 6ft across, and 5ft deep, and wieghs a ton

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Post  Laikipia on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:22 pm

Thanks WS - those last photos you posted are fantastic, really up close and personal Very Happy

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Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:22 pm

WS - couldn't resist it !!!

He is absolutely gorgeous I love you an well done him for looking after the eggs while mum goes away I presume for something to eat and a stretch of her wings.

affraid didn't realise the nest was as big as that, amazing Cool
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Post  Doogs on Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:24 pm

Whats the main difference between the males & females WS that you knew it was the male that was on the nest ?
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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:49 pm

The main difference is around the eyes, the female eye surround has more grey, like eye shadow, whereas the male is more like a narrow eye liner. I will try to get a photo of each for comparison.
Another pic from earlier that I did'nt have time to post


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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 23, 2012 10:33 pm

Some pics from tea time
Close ups of Dads feathers




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Post  whitestarling on Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:23 pm

affraid It's absolutely pouring down. 11-00pm here, 5-00pm there

Mum check the eye area

Dad

Hard to tell, but if you look at the middle egg, in the centre, near the top, it does look like a pip to me. There was a sharper shot that showed it better, but I missed it Embarassed

Got it this time. I'm updating this post, as I get more photos. Now nearly 12 midnight here 6-00pm there. You can clearly see the spot on these, that I think are a pip




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Post  Laikipia on Sat Mar 24, 2012 9:48 am

You the man WS - brilliant update and photos - thanks for keeping us up to date.

Surely today must see some action

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:23 pm

Thanks Lai
It was'nt a Pip on the Egg, they are saying there's no hole yet. So we are still waiting What a Face . Apparently it can take between 24Hrs, and 48Hrs from the first Pip to complete a full hatching. It's 6-30pm here, and 12-30pm there, and there are over 28,000 people watching at the moment.
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Post  Laikipia on Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:48 pm

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Post  whitestarling on Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:50 pm

Very quiet tonight or afternoon there, no more news on the Pip. This is a better explanation of the difference between the Male, and Female than I put on earlier.

Which is the male and which is the female? It is hard to tell the difference unless they are both on the nest. The female is larger than the male. This female has an arched ridge above her eyes that goes further back than on the male, and her eyes are surrounded by a greyish shadow; the ridge above the male’s eye is shorter and seems a little closer to the eye. The male has a line around his eyes that makes them look “beady,” and his head looks “sleeker” than the female’s.

Another close up of the female's eye area


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Post  Laikipia on Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:49 pm

Thanks WS -


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Post  whitestarling on Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:39 pm

Still no Pips, must be really close now. 34,500 people watching the Cam.

Time for a stretch

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Post  Laikipia on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:42 am

cheers WS

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Post  littlewid on Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:38 pm

WS I am so glad you gave me a nudge about this one, it's my kind of cam, it's fascinating to watch the hatchings but I adore eagles and the pictures you have posted are stunning. I take it this a a fairly late night cam to watch? if so it's going to be a weekend one for me, but hopefully the evenings will be good as well.
Great find WS and i'm all excited about this one bounce

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:13 pm

The hatching has started. The first Pip ( first hole in the egg ) was spotted today at
2-00pm their time. It can take upto 24Hr to 48Hr's for the hatching process to be completed. The hatchling will not eat for a further 24Hrs or so, it eats the yoke before it hatches.
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Video of when it was first spotted, and confirmed


LW The Web Cam runs virtualy 24/7. The time difference is 7 Hrs behind UK summer time, so in the evening here you are viewing in the daytime over there, and there is usualy some one operating the cam, and zooming, in and panning round which is great watching. At other time the cam is on a fixed view of the nest, if there is'nt an operater
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Post  RMorr50912 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:25 pm

WS, I was watching a few minutes ago and when they zoomed in you could actually see movement through the pip! Things are starting to pick up, there were over 40,000 viewers on the last time I checked in.

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Post  whitestarling on Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:32 pm

Fantastic the number of viewers they have,there are over 42,000 now, and ustream have had to give them extra bandwidth for the chat. Some great camera work by the operators, missed the bit with the beak showing grrrrr
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Post  Doogs on Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:24 pm

Thanks so much for all the updates & pictures WS. How exciting that hatching has started, hope it's not too long before we see a little one. Just checked the Cam and no sign of the eggs as one of the parents is lying on the eggs - it seems very windy today though Shocked

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Post  whitestarling on Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:35 pm

Just checked as well Doogs, as you say it is really windy there. Still no sign of a hatchling yet, just seen all three eggs. Ther are now over 53,000 people watching this cam, incredable really> I will look in later to see if anythings happened
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Post  Laikipia on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:06 pm

WOW that's an amazing number of people. Thanks for checking WS.

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