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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:29 pm 
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I got to NBG at around 2:00ish. Male perched in the 04 tree. Left about half an hour after I got there. Waited around for some action, and sure did get some. I can't even begin to explain. Male came back with a branch...

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Saw someone out there flying...

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Did some stick rearranging, perched again. Called out for female...

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then saw this (male was still on branch)...

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then this...

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Male took off, female stayed on branch, then in swooped whoever it was she was chasing around. That picture was just a blur, so nothing to post. Both took off, flew around. I saw something close to the boat dock, and it was this...

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Decided to leave since the feline security was chasing us off (Tai was there as well). Time to go. As we left, this is what we saw...

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Couldn't tell you who was who, why or how. Which leads me back to the name of the story, what the heck is going on here?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:35 pm 
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...sounds like another exciting photo op day at NBG...and you made the best of it! :D Thanks for sharing with us.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:58 am 
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Great photographs Teri. There was a lot of action with juveniles yesterday morning and the female seemd to stay in the air most of the morning followed by a juvenile each time she passed by. Saw some adults as well but never bothered to take pics because they were to far up so couldn't tell who was who.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:43 am 
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Good action photos and update to Sunday activities with cam T1 line being down!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:54 am 
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Thanks for all those great action, story telling "what the heck is going on...." pics! It's as clear as mud!!! Great job, Terri!!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:31 am 
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What a great story! I am thoroughly jealous I can't be there to see some of this action!! Thank you for sharing...Pretty soon you could write a book!! LOL


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:56 am 
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Great photos and story!!! Thanks so much!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:05 pm 
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I'm thinking the Eagle you photographed near the boat basin was actually the male along with the one in your last image. I commented on Tai's photographs on his Facebook page saying the same thing. When things get active it sure is difficult to keep up.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:55 am 
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Wonderful shots! Great story!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:34 pm 
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WOW....WOW....WOWWWW. This season is turning into something ....gee...I don't know what to call it but.....UNBELIEVABLE. Thanks for the great shots and the story...still confused but that's okay cause i'm not alone LOL

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:17 pm 
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great action shots, Teri . . of "as the nest turns" :lol:

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