The Daisy Chronicles, Day 10

The little Pacific Black Duck leasing the big White-Bellied Sea Eagle nest is incubating 8 eggs. This is potentially day 3 of hard incubation.

Daisy left last night right after sunset. She covered up her eggs well with the down and was off the nest at 20:07:48. No one bothered the eggs while she was away. She returned at 21:55:42.

Daisy returned to her intact nest cup at 21:55:42.

Oh, this beautiful little duck. I think she must have been taking some advice from her elders on when to leave and return to thwart the WBSE and the Ravens. Let us hope it continues to work.

As I write this it is coming on to 07:45. Everything is fine in the forest. I can hear the Noisy Miners and some Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos but nothing from either the Sea Eagles or the Ravens.

Daisy was very smart leaving after dusk and returning. I hope that she had enough to eat to keep her strength so that she does not have to leave again until night time. Send all your positive energy. So far in the scheme of things in the forest, Daisy is doing great! She is so brave. The Ravens normally come in the morning and if they do, they will be in my evening report. Fingers crossed they are taking the day off.

Thank you so much for joining me. I will bring an update on Daisy later this evening. Until then, take care!

Thank you to the SeaEagle @Birdlife Australia Discovery Centre for their streaming cam where I took my screen captures.

4 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thank you Mary Ann! Daisy is so brave and a wonderful mother duck! Thanks for the pics and updates! Hope all will go well today for Daisy and the ravens won’t come. ❤️🙏
    I’ll be looking forward to the evening update Mary Ann and will be so thankful for you bringing it to us. Have a good afternoon!
    Linda

    1. You are welcome! She is brave and she is such a good little mum. I hope she can outwit the Ravens and the Sea Eagles. Fingers crossed! And thank you. I have Daisy turned up loud so if the Ravens come I can hear or the WBSE if they were to honk. Stayed up way too late checking on her last night! Hopefully it will be a non-eventful day! Take care. Enjoy your weekend, Linda.

  2. Thank you for continuing reports on Daisy, Mary Ann. I’m been practically holding my breath for her… and continuing to cross fingers. Just checked on her now and everything looks peaceful. Hope that continues!
    Wishing you and the rest of the Daisy-watchers a good weekend.

    1. It is my pleasure, Betty. I totally understand. My sleep patterns (along with my eagle-duck friend) are all messed up…but happy to wake up and see that she is alright. I hope the peacefulness holds. Thank you. Enjoy your weekend. Stay safe. There is some terrible weather in places.

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