The Daisy Chronicles, Day 9 continued

The Ravens came around 09:37. They were in the branches of the Ironbark Tree where Daisy has her nest. They made loud noises, stayed for a couple of minutes and left. They never went down to the nest. The day was relatively uneventful until the Ravens returned at 15:52. Daisy froze. They made loud ‘caws.’ They sounded frightening. From the camera position I could not tell where on the tree the Corvids were. Daisy turned around once as if they had moved behind her and then, they were gone. Throughout the day Daisy has been plucking more down off her breast and sides.

It has been reported that the White-Bellied Sea Eagle couple, Dad and Lady, that ‘own’ the nest Daisy has her eggs in have left Goat Island. The cam operator looked over at River Roost and they were there.

Hard to see but 2 white dots on tree middle ground 1/4 in from left edge – those are the WBSE

Meanwhile, Daisy is snoozing. She has spent a lot of time today sleeping which is really good since she had less than 3 hours to forage. It doesn’t take a lot of her energy to incubate. Hopefully she won’t have to use what she has to escape from the WBSE if they show up or if the Ravens return before dark.

No predators came. Daisy spent much time putting down between the eggs before she flew off the nest for her break at 20:07:47. So she left just a minute or so after sunset. The nest looks nicely covered. Well done, Daisy!

Thank you so much for joining me. Tomorrow is Day 10 for this brave little duck. Take care.

Thank you to the Sea Eagles@Birdlife Australia Discovery Centre for its streaming cam where I took my screen captures.

3 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks Mary Ann for the update on Daisy and her eggs. Hope all is well with them today. 🙏❤️🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣🐣
    I’ll be looking forward to the new updates when you have them. Thanks and have a good morning and day!
    Linda

    1. You are very welcome. So far so good. It is Day 10 for Daisy, 04:00. She went to forage right at dark for 2 hours. I thought she might go again in the middle of the night but no. As it is nearly dawn there I suspect she will sleep most of the day today. Hopefully no predators. Fingers crossed. She is being very, very smart.

      1. Linda Kontol says:

        Yes she is so smart. And it looks like she also has some beautiful blue feathers on her wings too. The photos are so nice and closeup. Thanks Mary Ann!
        Good luck to Daisy and her eggs.
        Hope you will have good news again on the next newsletter.
        Have a good Saturday!
        Linda

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