The Daisy Chronicles, Day 14

Daisy left for her break at 04:46:45 and returned at 06:08:22. Since then she has had visitors. The Noisy Miners came at 07:31 and the Rainbow Lorikeets arrived at 08:03 to say good morning to their favourite little duck.

The cam operator checked to see if the White-Bellied Sea Eagles were at the River Roost early this morning. No. They were not there!

You could hear them before they arrived. The Ravens cawed at 09:29:51. They flew by and then it sounded like they landed on an upper branch. They never landed on the tree. Made a small racket and flew off. Poof. They are smart. They know the eggs are there and they will continue to check hoping to catch Daisy off her nest!

Besides the visitors, the morning has been peaceful. Even the weather forecast changed to cloudy with no rain. Seriously, this is wonderful news. I am not sure it could be any better unless the Ravens went for a holiday to Singapore, the WBSE stayed at Goat Island til mid-January, and somehow we were able to make a bit of a ramp for those ducklings. “Hope for the best, stay positive but prepare for the worst.”

It is nearing 11:00 and all is well with our beautiful Daisy. She has the most fluffy nest – like laying on a cloud.

Other Bird World News: The Duke Farms Bald Eagle Cam went live today for their fans. Oh, last year, I ached for the Mum. She seemed to spend all her incubation duties buried under snow and ice. Here is your link to that cam:

The State of Pennsylvania has raised the fine from $200 to $2000 for killing a Bald Eagle. I might have added another zero on to that figure and included ‘any raptor’.

The Bald Eagles really need protecting but so do the other raptors whose body parts are considered trophies or good luck charms. Sadly to say that in the state where I grew up, Oklahoma, there is a reward out for any information leading to the arrest of the person who mutilated a Bald Eagle.

People are just beginning to understand the damage from the tornados last Friday. In Tennesse, the Bald Eagles have lost their homes in the 210 year old Cypress Trees that were ripped up.

Wisdom, the oldest living Albatross in the World at 70, has returned to Midway Island for another breeding season. Yahoo!

Gabby is still making us wait. No egg at the Northeast Florida Bald Eagle nest yet. Nine days to go til hatch watch for Harriet and M15 though! Yes.

Daisy’s day will be quiet providing the Sea Eagles do not arrive and make a ruckus. The Ravens will return at least once more to check Daisy is on the nest. So thankful for no rain and so far, everything is good. We just need some more leaves to fall. I will continue to monitor Daisy til she leaves for her evening break. If everything is quiet, you will not hear from me again til tomorrow.

Take care everyone. Stay safe. Thank you so much for joining me.

Thank you to the Sea Eagles@Birdlife Australia for their streaming cam where I took my screen shots.

2 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks Mary Ann for all these updates! I hope the ravens stay away and the sea eagles don’t come and scare little Daisy. πŸ™ thanks for the link to the Duke Eagles. I also saw where 3 bridges cams went live today also. It is so sad about the eagle that was found mutilated and I pray they find the one responsible for such a horrific crime! πŸ™πŸ˜ž
    I’m so sorry about all the tornadoes that have caused so much damage in several states here. I didn’t realize about the eagles and other wildlife have been hurt by all the tornadoes too. They are all in my prayers.πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
    Mary Ann I am so thankful for Wisdom. May she be Blessed again this season. She is really a Miracle albatross.
    Have a good evening and I look forward to updates when you have them. Thank you so much for all you do.
    Linda

    1. It is my pleasure. Linda, I thought about nests with eggs but I never – can’t fathom – the destruction to 200 year old trees where the eagles lived and raised their babies. What will they do? I wonder. It is tragic. I do not think that BEs will take to platforms like the Ospreys do – and Canada Geese! Wisdom is amazing. 70. She has had a super shield around her and I am so happy. As for our Miss Daisy, I am becoming cautiously optimistic. Each day is a victory. We need about 18 or 19 more. I have a big calendar and I am crossing them off! Thank you for all that wonderful loving energy you send out to the birds, Linda. I believe it helps. You take care.

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