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 Post subject: Re: CSU ORANGE, JANUARY-OCTOBER 2017
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:46 am 
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8.05 pm Bali arrived after dinner ,He does not allow dad to land.

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He stays for the night


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:50 am 
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I'm sorry I disappeared on you guys. transferring the blog posts takes a while, and when I get behind it's just too much. I'm going to post all of the text from the most recent CSU blog posts, with the most recent first, and some pics and videos but not all pics & vids to reduce the time it takes. Sorry for the delay and abbreviated posts. Thanks for being such a good viewer community! I'm watching US eagles now. I'll see you all for more Orange falcon viewing next year. :biggrin: Until then, take care.

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Father and son
Published 21 November, 2017 | By Cilla Kinross
Very little prey coming in to the box in the last few days, just a grey lump, grabbed by Bali, who left with it. Here he is, on another occasion, giving Dad a hard time.

VIDEO 20171121 father and son ledge https://youtu.be/s6uPEDl5Kj0

VIDEO 20171121 father and son nesthttps://youtu.be/ZMtEDZyBCFQ


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You are probably wondering where Marragaay is, and so am I. I’m not that confident it was her in the box, despite the measurements. I think the camera has moved slightly and all the birds seem bigger than before. I spent an hour in the woods opposite today and I’m pretty sure the family was elsewhere as all was quiet.

Anyway, I’ll keep looking and will let you know as soon as I get a good sighting. We do know she fledged okay and is off the ground.


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Update days 4 and 5 since fledging
Published 17 November, 2017 | By Cilla Kinross
It’s all good news. I checked the time of the sighting of Marragaay yesterday and the willie wagtail saga and Bali was safely tucked up in the box at that time, so that’s a relief ie it must be her. I’ve been down to try and find her based on Scott’s description, and it seems she’s moved on (those pesky wagtails are enough to drive anyone to depart). At least she’s obviously made her way back to the woodland from the front gate, so is heading in the right direction, and is off the ground.

Bali goes from strength to strength with repeated excursions from the box, but getting quite pampered and very cheeky. He’s mantling regularly and doesn’t seem comfortable eating until the adult has left, but is happy still to be fed by mum when in the mood.

Here he is nagging Diamond for food and being fed until she leaves with her prey.

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Does she look better upside down, Bali?

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VIDEO 20171117 nest B nags Di https://youtu.be/GNDw2DGUjEk

VIDEO 20171117 ledge B and Di https://youtu.be/pno5Lm3gjEM

A severe thunderstorm warming for Orange is current, but I’ve just had a look at the radar website, and I think it’s going to miss us (famous last words!).

Our choir is performing the Mozart’s Requiem with Orange Symphony Orchestra this weekend, so I have practices tonight and tomorrow, as well as the performance on Sunday afternoon (fingers crossed!), so may not get out here until Monday. But I’m feeling quite relieved that both birds are on track.

Enjoy your weekend.


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The tiny scourge of the trees
Published 16 November, 2017 | By Scott Banks
It’s tough enough having to leap from 50 metres up in the air, with a solid roof below you and grass a bit too far away to jump in one bound. But when you finally manage to fly away from the danger of the water tower and safely alight a branch, which you’ll call yours for a day or two, someone else already owns it. We caught a rogue fantail harassing our new fledgling, just because the branch was a bit close to the nest. And didn’t the fantail ensure our peregrine chick knew about it!

We later identified the culprit, last seen wearing a black mask and black leggings, wandering up the dirt track, still wary of the large intruder up above. The fledgling actually tried a large distracting loop around the back of the tower and back in to the trees again, but was harassed by various fantails at different points in the lap, only to find the initial culprit was still guarding the nest!

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At the same time there was a peregrine disturbance down the paddock further, near the pine trees, but couldn’t quite see as the issue was hidden just behind a hillock. With the parents around the tower these two peregrine youngsters should do well this season.


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Bali catches up
Published 16 November, 2017 | By Cilla Kinross
Bali has revisted the box three times since he has fledged. And, whilst it is likely that the parents have found and are feeding Marragaay, Bali is getting lots of attention, too. Since he returned on 14th he has had at least three juvenile starlings (from Xavier), 2 unidentified, (one possibly a large honeyeater), 1 pigeon (Diamond) and he has definitely grown. Going by my rather crude screen measurements, he is pretty much as tall and wide as Xavier now. And feisty! Here is seeing off Xavier after grabbing the prey. This was yesterday

VIDEO 15_11_2017 Bali sees off Xavier 1 https://youtu.be/PCuz4Wsrqss

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VIDEO 20171115 Bali sees off Xavier 2 https://youtu.be/mIVuwd92IqU

Today it has been raining, but not that hard. At 1.15 pm Bali left and returned again to the box in a rather inelegant fashion.

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Not the best landing, but safe and sound

VIDEO 20171116 crooked landing https://youtu.be/7GqHlQzgw_o

I think I mentioned that I did find Marragaay yesterday. She had worked her way down to near the main entrance and was sitting on some pipes, not far off the ground. I did try and catch her, but she is flying weakly, but okay, so she too off. Unfortunately, she went out of my sight very quickly, so I wasn’t able to gauge the distance travelled, but she wasn’t flying high, so probably not very far. She seemed fine. I haven’t seen her since, despite considerable searching, but am expecting her to find her way back to the park opposite the nest box within a day or two.

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Hello, Marragaay, how did you get here?


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Bali goes home
Published 14 November, 2017 | By Cilla Kinross
Well, I didn’t have to look for him for long. He’s come back to the nest and is sitting there as I type, looking like Lord Muck. This is not unheard of, but fairly unusual, particular so fast after fledging. It’s a really long flight uphill for a young bird!

Now we just have to find Marragaay. The bird spotted in the trees earlier this morning was probably this one as the observer (who is very experienced) said she thought it was probably the male.

Thanks to all those eyes out there helping to spot our youngsters.

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Well, we know there’s nothing wrong with his flight abilities – or his hunger!

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VIDEO 20171114 Bali comes home https://youtu.be/ayIF2wtiWTg


More peregrine highlights, as we farewell the two fledglings for 2017
Published 13 November, 2017 | By Scott Banks
A couple more video (with audio) clips here from the past 2-3 days:

Marragaay’s dinner time, without sibling interruptions (great shot of feathers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Ro3zLrnwY&feature=youtu.be

Marragaay’s midnight feast (the new IR illuminator is working so well) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaktIlEUeNo&feature=youtu.be

Night time can be lonely when on one’s own https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeLkwjVY2YE&feature=youtu.be

(apologies for mixing up the two descriptions and titles for the two fledgling launch videos previously; all fixed!)

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Marragaay and adult Xavier


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And she’s off
Published 13 November, 2017 | By Cilla Kinross
Marragaay followed in the steps of her little brother at 6.12am this morning. She also flew really well, over and through the eucs, where she seemed to be followed by parents, then one of them (hard to tell from here) seemed to fly between the eucs and the pine windbreak and then they all disappeared to the left of the left of the screen (towards the trees near the car park).

It’s very hard to be sure, and you’ll have to look very closely, but it did look as if M seemed to be flying one minute, then on the ground in the next (with the two adults still flying) on the lawn to the bottom left of your screen. Anyway here’s the video. I have to rush, but on my way out, I’ll have a look around for her to make sure she is not still on that lawn (if she is, I’ll put her in a tree).

But what a flight!

As soon as I find the birds (which I will), I’ll put up some shots.

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Thar she blows
VIDEO Marragaay departs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AG-ePuJD8TA&feature=youtu.be


Bali bolts
Published 12 November, 2017 | By Cilla Kinross
As predicted, Bali went first and flew amazingly well, right over the eucaltyp trees, then seems to swing over to the right over the pine shelterbelt

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Bali is off – brilliant flight
VIDEO Bali bolts for the trees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7d4OPu6Jkk&feature=youtu.be

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You have to look very closely to see Bali against the eucalypt trees

There has been almost nothing to eat all day for these birds and this seems to be a deliberate ploy to encourage fledging. There is plenty of prey around at the moment as the young starlings are out and about and very vulnerable (and probably tastier than those stringy adults.

Just an hour earlier, the two of them were interacting on the ledge in a way that gave me a feeling that something was going to happen – either a nice plump pigeon was going to arise OR one of them was going to go.
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Bored and hangry
VIDEO Bored peregrine eyases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bieGyPOEAUA&feature=youtu.be

and hungry

It’s funny because I have my good camera with me today and was going to try and get a snap of the two of them on the ledge…..but I had a fall on the trail at Mt. Canobolas, so came back to work early to lick my wounds, but …aha.. too late


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11/22- 23 Night Bali

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big thank you to loza and molly, shep and all who are keeping good track here. Hope they have a young female sighting. would love to see a shot of both of them. :15heartbeat:

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5.23 am Bali after night , departure

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5.26 am Xavier arrived to the window

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Xavier later

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6.00 am Diamond arrived, watching and flying

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6.13 am She departure


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Diamond

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departure

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and returns

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I have internet and I see in the corner of Bull

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Bali after night

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5.33 am ,


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departure

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Xavier

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after 2 min empty

5.39 am Diamond, bowed, someone flew 5.43.10 in video


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5.53 - 6.00 Diamond in the window, flew

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