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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #90 on: December 24, 2022, 07:40:55 PM »

NEFL home of Samson & Gabby

As you know Samson has been missing for a few weeks now...  I still have hope he will make it home.  Meanwhile Gabby has had 11 visitors trying to take over the male figure... here is the latest info below... 
Prayers needed for Gabby... this just breaks my heart knowing she is fighting to survive like Romeo & Juliet did that year...  Prayers for you Gabby and Samson. ((Gabby & Samson)) please watch over them.  Christmas Eve blessings to you sweet girl 💜

Here's our beautiful Gabby in October...
2022-10-09_7-38-50 Gabby by AEF Mods, on Flickr

Gabby today


AEF NEFL ~ Gabby Returns w/ Blood On Her Face! New Suitor V11 Brings Sticks & Works On Nest 12.24.22 https://youtu.be/5n7hP68mv_Q via ladyhawk

Today was an action packed day and we now have a new visitor to add to the  growing list - V11. Early in the morning, Gabby flies in to the nest carrying some nesting material/fluff. We see that she has blood stains on her feathers above her left eye and around her gape. It is unknown how this happened to her but she did not come to the nest all day yesterday. The blood stains could be caused by a minor injury or could be result of eating messy prey. I did get a very good look at Gabby's talons and they were spotless - no blood or dirt on them at all which indicates to me that this was probably some type of injury or skirmish. If it was prey, her talons would have blood on them from eating it. AEF noted Gabby had a minor injury to her beak as well. Gabby appears to be fine and is otherwise healthy!

V11 flies in to LOP early and exchanges vocals with Gabby before he drops to the nest and does some nestorations and moves some sticks and fresh pine sprigs. V11 is the eleventh visitor to come to the Hamlet after Samson went missing on Nov 25th 2022. V11 is an adult male and Gabby seems to have accepted his being at the nest in and out all day today (and he is roosting overnight with her too!).

V11 has a distinct mark of dark feathers located at the base of his neck where the white feathers are meeting the brown feathers. This is a great ID for him! V11 also has different tail markings and gapes which distinguishes him from the other eagles. The coolest part of V11 is he started to bring in sticks right away to the nest! His first move was to fly off LOP and grab a branch going upside down and bring to the nest (included in slomo!) Then a couple minutes later he arrives with a stick in his beak!

Gabby and V11 both worked on the nest together and Gabby even gives him a tiny nip to let him know she is boss! :) Nice closeups of the dark feathers on V11 are included at the end of the video. Just as a side note, these dark feathers are most likely permanent. Harriet at SWFL has very similar dark feathers at the base of her neck like this that we refer to as "Harriet's heart" and is a permanent ID for her. Her feathers are in the shape of a heart! I hope that V11 will be the LAST eagle and that he and Gabby can form a relationship but that is up to V11 and Gabby ♥ Thank you for watching! I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! May the magic of the Christmas season fill your home with love, joy and peace! ♥ Lady Hawk
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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #91 on: December 25, 2022, 03:31:57 AM »

The Star Documentary
https://youtu.be/55VRdLnkvDw

MERRY CHRISTmas everybirdy!
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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #92 on: December 26, 2022, 02:33:39 AM »

A Mate for CHRISTmas
December 25, 2022 -  Felice Navidad!

Wouldnt NaviDAD be a nice name for V11?

Gabby & V11 Alert! V11 Defends The Nest
2 Eagles Flying Overhead!
Both Gabby and V11 have been in the nest tree off & on Dec. 25th. Gabby's dark stains on her head (possible injury) are looking a lot better today! Gabby is perched on the branch when she sees V11 flying in and they both begin  vocalizing loudly. There were two eagles flying over the nest tree (as seen on Cam 3) and Gabby and V11 are watching and tracking the. I wonder who these eagles are - is it one or more of the previous V's?

V11 is vocal and watchful on the nest for several minutes, keeping his eagle eye on them. He flies off suddenly but returns right away and lands on the nest briefly before heading off to one of the branches in the tree. There are a lot of eagles in this Northeast Florida area and both V11 and Gabby have been busy keeping them out away from the nest tree.
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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #93 on: January 02, 2023, 02:43:12 AM »

2023

The Batchelorette Continues
January 2, 2023
One male after another comes by. I thot Sentry was The One.  He spent day and night in the nest tree for days.  He perched on the sentry branch, keeping others away.  I liked him.  But he was a no show over this past weekend.  sigh.

V2 Returned  a week ago - briefly.  He and Gabby had mated earlier.
https://youtu.be/tKRnSS-d-74

Gabby & V3 Ring in The New Year Together!
Lady Hawk AEF NEFL  January 1, 2023
https://youtu.be/TQ2v7jR-Z8M

Gabby & V3 On Nest At Dusk, Nestorations
https://youtu.be/Wq0uA7F0grA

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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #94 on: January 04, 2023, 03:43:54 AM »

OVERNITE GUEST - again
January 4, 2023
Dawn -  Gabby and a male both on cam 1
Did he spend the night?

Male brings squirrel does Not Share With Gabby
https://youtu.be/m1vDGwQHkkE


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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #95 on: January 19, 2023, 08:43:47 AM »

January 19, 2023
Another nice sprig of green in the nest and moss
Gabby doesnt appear to have an interest in breeding this season
LOTS of males pass thru
they come
they go
ho ho ho


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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #96 on: January 28, 2023, 06:09:16 AM »

EAGLES at DAWN
January 28, 2023
They awoke and sang to the dawn, then went to nest -
after a pause on Lookout Branch

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Re: NE Florida Bald Eagle Cam (AEF)
« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2023, 04:25:11 AM »

Feb. 13, 2023
Gabby didnt seem to accept another mate or lay eggs this season.
She has been hanging out in a different location - does she have a new nest?
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