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10/31/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening TuckSam and Gabby arrive at the nest @ 6:40 pm..we have two potential tuckees! They hop into the nest @ 6:48 pm for their tidy-up routine and then hop to Wallenda branches to pose for the cameras and share some sweet vocals. Off they both go at 6:50 pm. Guess they have some trick-or-treating to do tonight. Ground crew confirms they saw eagle shapes in the darkness in the Green Tree in the Lumberyard after they flew from the nest. Be safe out there on this Halloween night, Samson and Gabby!
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10/31/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest WorkLooks like around 10:22 pm both of our stars decided to move, most likely to the Evening Tree, as wind gusts picked up quite a bit in the Hamlet. Gabrielle first hopped to the nest @ 10:22 pm and there were vocals between them. Then Samson flew off at 10:24 pm. Gabrielle followed him @ 10:25 pm. @2:25 am.we have great views of the Full Hunters Moon. We hear eagle vocals @ 4:17 am...Sam and Gabby exchanging Happy Halloween greetings! Vocals again @ 6:46 am! They are awake! More vocals @7:04 am. Samson is in the nest @ 7:21 am! Gabby arrives @7:25 am. Sam hops up to Sunset Branch after they do a bit of arranging. Off goes Gabby @7:30 am. @7:41 AM Sam hops into the nest and is keeping eyes on Skippy the Squirrel..He hops up to Wallenda branches. Gabby returns @8:01 am, just in time for chat! Sam flies @8:02 am and back with a nice manageable stick and places it along the rails. @8:12 am Samson flies off and Gabby hops up to Sunset Branch to keep her eyes on him. 8:16 am Samson is back with another nice stick for the rails. He heads up to his skybox with vocals for Gabby as he joins her @8:20 am. @8:22 am Sam flies off again and Gabrielle gives us a nice rouse. She flies off @8:22 am. They may be hungry for their breakfish now!jd_AEF
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10/30/202011:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening Arrivals/TuckGabrielle arrived on the Wallenda branches @4:38 pm with vocals. Samson must be nearby. He arrives at 5:31 pm in the nest. He joins her on Wallenda and they mate @5:38 pm. They perch side by side in the evening sunlight. Hope they are planning an overnighter as temps and winds are so nice for them! Sam flies off @5:59 pm...guess he was jealous of Gabby's big crop and went for some dinner. He arrives back @6:50 pm with a stick and joins her on Wallenda. She moves to Sunset branch @6:58 pm. They like to surround the nest this time of evening to keep others away. As of 10:00 pm they remain perched as bookends on either side of the nest. We'll see if they get together as the night goes on! Sweet dreams Samson and Gabrielle! Looks like around 10:22 pm both of our stars decided to move, most likely to the Evening Tree, as wind gusts picked up quite a bit in the Hamlet. Gabrielle first hopped to the nest @10:22 pm and there were vocals between them. Then Samson flew off @10:24 pm. Gabrielle followed him @10:25 pm. See you in the morning, Sam and Gabby! Enjoy peaceful sleep!jd_AEF
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10/30/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleArrivals and Morning Nest Action@ 7:33 am Sam and Gabby arrive in the nest! Gabby flies @7:34 am. We see Samson down low in the tree trying to grab some sticks. In comes Gabby with another of her crazy huge sticks @7:42. She entertains the chatters with her determination to find the right place for the stick! Samson tries to help but she sends him up to Sunset Branch so she can do the job herself! Gabby hops up to Lookout Point to do her preening @7:56 am. @8:03 am Samson joins Gabby at LOP. @8:14 am Samson flies off. We believe we see him perched at the distant tree Cyn located yesterday. Gabby decided to fly off @ 9:40 am to get her breakfish. Thanks for staying with us for chat, Gabrielle!jd_AEF
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10/29/202011:00 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckGround crew located Samson and Gabrielle perched together in the LY tonight in one of their favorite trees there. Sleep well and be safe, Sam and Gabby! Hope to see you at sunrise!jd_AEF
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10/29/202012:00 PMSamson & GabrielleNew Perch/Return/On Nest/Perched/OffWell now we know why Samson & Gabrielle could be heard close by after they flew off. Our CamOp cyn_AEF found them both perched in a tree not too far away, close to the Wallenda end of the nest tree. Good eye, Cyn. Then @9:13 am Samson flew in from that direction & perched below Wallenda. Gabrielle flew in from the opposite direction @5 minutes later, landing on the nest. She moved a few branches then went up to the Sunset branch. Samson took off a few minutes later but just circled the tree & came back in, landing on the nest. Not to be outdone, he too worked the nest a bit before going to the Wallenda branch. Both remained perched until they flew off @10:12 am. Stay safe out there!babyhawk_AEF
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10/29/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleOvernight and Early Morning at Nest2 am and all is peaceful. Samson and Gabby are still perched on their respective branches and sleeping peacefully. @3:30 am Samson moves back up to his branch by the cams. There is a Beautiful moon behind Samson @ 4:30 am. He is relaxed and preening at 6:20 am. I guess they set their alarms for 7:00 am...vocals are right on time! They hop into the nest for some sweet beakies and begin fluffing the moss Samson hops back up to Sunset Branch @ 7:03 am. Gabby lays down in the nest @7:07 am to see how it feels today! She hops to Wallenda @ 7:15 am and Samson joins her there. He finds some moss there and grabs it in his beak for the nest and places it. He hops back up to Sunset while Gabby works on yesterday's sticks in the nest @7:25 am. Off she goes @ 7:29 am. Gabby is back in the nest @ 7:56 am with a small stick. Off they both go @ 7:58 am and Gabby returns with another nice stick for the rails...she will be trimming that down to make it fit. Sam flies off and back with a nice stick too. @8:00 am Gabby flies off and returns with another nice stick for the rails..Samson brings a smaller stick @ 8:02 am. Gabby hops up to Sunset Branch and flies while Samson wrestles with some sticks on the nest. Beautiful fly-in by Gabby with another mossy stick and Sam helps to place it. Beakies exchanged and Gabby flies off again @8:04 am. Sam continues fluffing the moss. Gabby is right back with another nice stick for the rails @ 8:06 am. They fly off once more @8:08 am. Gabby returns with another stick @8:10 am and works to find the perfect spot for it. She flies off to join Samson @8:15 am and vocals are heard in the distance.jd_AEF
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10/28/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening TuckGabrielle flew in on the Wallenda branches @6:24 pm with a fish, rumored to be a Whiting. She gobbled it down in no time and just then Samson arrived to join her @6:25 pm. They mated on the Wallenda branches and posed together for some sweet closeup views. @6:51 pm They began their evening branch hopping. Both went to the nest for some final arranging and fluffing for the day. Gabrielle hopped up to Sunset branch and Samson chose his favorite branch near the cams. Hootie the owl was heard in the area and they may move after owl time to their usual favorite Wallenda branches. Be safe Samson and Gabby...we'll be checking back to see how you're sleeping tonight!jd_AEF
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10/28/202010:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrival and Nest WorkSweet Gabrielle is doing her preening at Lookout Point at 4 am...she flew in by the light of the nearly full Hunters Moon at 12:44 am with beautiful vocals and really hasn't moved much all night long. @5:30 am she begins her preening routine, showing us her beautiful tail feathers one by one. @6:40 am she begins warming up her vocals to let Samson know it is time for him to come home. He arrives @7:20 am in the nest and Gabrielle joins him there for some interior decorating. Off they both go at 7:24 am...hurry back for morning chat! Gabrielle brings in some nice greens for the nest and hops up to Sunset Branch. Samson arrives back with a stick and joins her on Sunset. He thinks she might like to mate but timing isn’t right for Gabrielle…he heads up to his skybox seat and Gabrielle flies off @8:15 am. Samson flies in with a huge branch @8:19 am and entertains the chatters while wrestling it into the perfect place. He finally heads up to the Sunset branch @ 8:33 am to rest from his ordeal. @9:29 am Samson flies off for breakfish. Hurry back soon, Samson and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/27/20209:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening TuckSamson and Gabrielle were seen tonight offsite at one of the nearby golf courses, perched side by side as always. There is a bright Hunters Moon tonight so they can still decide to fly. Be safe Sam and Gabrielle!jd_AEF
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10/27/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals/Nest WorkSamson and Gabrielle were no-shows at the nest overnight. Samson is first to arrive @7:22 am on Wallenda and jumps into the nest! Skippy the Squirrel scoots down Lookout Point and disappears in the nick of time! Gabby arrives with a small stick @ 7:25 am. Sam hops up to Wallenda and flies off @ 7:27 am..what will he bring? Gabby flies off @ 7:30 am. Gabby is back with a nice stick for the nest at 7:37 am. Gabby hops up to Sunset branch and Sam returns and joins her there. They waste no time and immediately mate @ 7:41 am. Samson heads up to his skybox seat at 7:43 am. Gabby flies off at 7:45 am. Samson is right behind her…they must be ready for their breakfish!jd_AEF
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10/26/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals/Nest WorkGabrielle remained perched on her Wallenda branch until sunrise, peacefully snoozing through the night. @6:54 am She hops down into the nest and lays down to wait for her Samson, tossing some moss and straw on her back and enjoying the comfort of her nest. Samson arrives at 7:12 am. Gabrielle hops up to Lookout Point and Samson joins her there, where they mate. Looked like a very good mating and Samson landed on his feet on the branch below Wallenda. They remained perched in the beautiful morning sunlight to give chatters a beautiful view until @8:12 am when Gabrielle flew off. She arrived back @ 8:16 AM and Samson flew off. He arrived back @8:18 am and Gabrielle hopped back up to Lookout Point to do some preening. Samson flew off @8:21 am after rearranging some sticks. He returns with a small stick and some fresh moss for the nest @8:22 am. When he is satisfied with placement of everything, he hops up to his skybox seat @8:28 am to enjoy the beautiful view. Gabrielle remained at Lookout Point, giving chatters nice vews of both of them. Samson flew off @8:33 am. We see him fly by @8:53 am and Gabrielle flies off to meet up with him @8:58 am. Enjoy your morning. We wish you good eating at breakfish, Sam and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/26/20201:00 AMSamsonLate fly-off from Nest@12:17 am Looks like Samson decided to escape those pesky bugs and bats and flew, perhaps to the Evening Tree. We'll see if Gabby decides to follow, by the light of the bright moon. See you in the morning, Samson!jd_AEF
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10/2520208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening Arrivals/Tuck@4:44 PM Gabrielle arrived and hopped to Lookout Point to wait for her Samson. @5:21 PM Samson arrived at the nest and hopped right up to his skybox seat to watch the sunset. @6:00 PM Samson joins Gabrielle at Lookout Point for some discussion and beakies. They seem aware of something flying close to the nest. Both fly off @6:03 pm. We know they are close by...we believe mating vocals were heard. @6:48 PM sweet vocals were heard again, as if to say "Where do you want to sleep tonight?" Viewers are thrilled when @7:14 they arrive back at the nest on Wallenda branches and perch side by side, apparently tucked for the night. Samson likes to hop up and down on the Wallenda branches until he finds his comfy spot. As of 7:50 PM they are both snoozing with feet dancing. Goodnight and be safe, Samson and Gabrielle! We will all be watching over you!jd_AEF
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10/25/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest Work@7:20 am Skippy the squirrel can be seen sneaking around the tree gathering pinecones...he remains safe from hungry eagles at this time! Gabrielle arrives in the nest @7:24 am. She hops up to Sunset branch to look for her Samson @7:26 am. ...run Skippy run!. Off she goes to find Samson at 7:44 am. Samson arrives 7:47 am and Gabby soon arrives to help him arrange the nest. She's off @7:52 am after some discussion with Samson and returns with a stick for the nest @7:54 am. @8:02 am Samson is in the nest and Gabby hops up to Sunset branch to watch the sunrise and do her preening. She flies @ 8:12 am and comes back with a small stick for the nest. She's flies off and back with another mossy stick @ 8:17 am. @8:28 AM Samson is still doing adorable selfies by the cams. @8:35 am They are both busy preening now. @8:41 am Someone gets too close to the nest and they both let them know "This is OUR nest!" @9:22 am Samson to Wallenda…they have the nest surrounded as something is flying around nearby. They both perched at the nest through the morning keeping watch, and both flew off @10:29 am. Time for breakfish now!jd_AEF
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10/25/20201:00 AMGabrielleLate Arrival at NestPerhaps Gabrielle encountered Hootie in the LY as she flew into the nest tree @10:52 pm on a lower branch of the tree and then hopped up to a sleep branch tucked in close to the nest. She remained perched there until 12:53 am when she flew again, likely to the Evening Tree or back to the LY. No sign of Samson in the nest tree so apparently he remained perched in the LY.jd_AEF
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10/24/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening TuckAs of 6:30 PM Samson and Gabrielle were located by the ground crew in a tall pine tree in the Lumberyard and will likely roost there for the night.
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10/24/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest WorkSamson and Gabrielle arrived together @ 7:22 am in the nest. They did some team digging and fluffing and shared some sweet beakies. Gabrielle hopped to Wallenda branches @ 7:27 am. Samson hopped up with her @7:28 am and they mated with sweet vocals. They made morning chatters happy by remaining perched together until 8:13 am when Samson hopped into the nest. Gabrielle joined him there for some more fluffing and perfecting of the nest and some more beakies. They flew @8:22 am and vocals could be heard in the distance. The Hamlet exercise class could be heard warming up for their morning workout.jd_AEF
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10/23/202010:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening TuckOther than a few bats flying around the nest tree on our cam 3 view, there has been no activity at the nest tonight. At 8:00 PM tuck, ground crew reports they have not been seen at the LY tonight. We will see if they show up later as our night flyers?? It seems not, as 10 PM check finds no night flyers at the nest. Goodnight Sam and Gabby, and please be safe!jd_AEF
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10/23/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest WorkGabrielle is first to arrive at the nest @7:21 am. She waits and watches for Samson and flies off @ 7:37 am to find him. She's back with a nice stick @ 7:44 am and Samson joins her with a little stick @ 7:45 am. Gabby is off to get something more for the nest @ 7:47 am. She brings a stick and Samson brings another @ 7:49 am. Gabby heads to LOP and Sam flies off to grab another stick for the nest @7:51 am. He hops up to Sunset Branch @ 7:56 am. Just as chat begins @ 8:01 am they both fly off to do some more shopping or just perching…we can hear them close by. @8:35 am Sam arrives back with a stick and Gabby arrives back @8:36 am with her own very nice stick for the rails. They spend some time arranging and sharing beakies. @8:46 am Sam hops up to Wallenda branches. Gabby flies off and grabs a stick on the fly, brings it to the nest then up to Sunset Branch to perch and preen. Just as chat ended Samson tried to join Gabby on Sunset (looked like he wanted to mate) but she sent him off to shop some more instead. She seemed to want to do her preening. Gabrielle flew off after a long visit @10:52 am..she seemed to spot Samson in the distance and perhaps joined him for a fish lunch.jd_AEF
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10/22/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening Arrivals/TuckGabrielle arrived @ 6:13 pm and Samson arrived @6:24 pm. They talked it over and decided since the rain had started they would like to roost at the Lumberyard tonight, so off they went. Ground crew confirms they are tucked side by side. Be safe in the rainy weather, Sam and Gabby! Come back if the weather improves!jd_AEF
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10/22/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning Nest ActivityBoth return home @9:51 am and hop up to Sunset…Sam keeps on going up to his skybox seat and they are perched together planning their next moves with sweet conversation. Samson flies off 10:05 am and Gabby not far behind @10:06 am.jd_AEF
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10/22/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest WorkGlenn reports they have not moved much overnight and are still perched together at LY this morning. @7:25 am Gabrielle arrives first with a stick and Samson right behind her with another nice stick! Gabby flies off again to get some more @ 7:30 am and back with another nice stick. Sam is off again and back with another stick too! @7:37 am Samson hops up to Sunset Branch to watch the beautiful Hamlet sunrise. Gabrielle flew off again @7:38 am and Samson flew off @7:42 am. Gabby is back 7:46 am with another stick and is working on perfecting the placement of those rails! She hops up to Sunset Branch to keep track of Samson’s whereabouts. She flies off @ 7:58 am. She returns with another stick @8:11 am, places it and flies off again @ 8:14 am. It seems they may have worked up an appetite and headed off to breakfish. jd_AEF
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10/21/202011:00 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckBoth Samson and Gabrielle were perched together in a tall pine in the LY tonight at tuck time. The rains came pouring down and kept them away through the rest of the evening. SEDs and be safe Samson and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/21/202010:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals/Nest WorkEagle vocals heard close by @ 6:47 am. More vocals @7:15 am...they are definitely planning their day! Gabby arrives first and Samson right behind her, each with sticks, @ 7:22 am. They both fly off @ 7:25 am...Gabby returns with another stick @7:28 am and hops up to sunset branch to supervise. Samson flies all around and brings a stick for the nest @7:42 am. He hops up to Sunset with Gabby briefly...seemed like he wanted to mate but it was cut short. She is intent on getting the nest work done! She flies off again at 7:46 am and back with a stick. Nice retrieval, Gabby, before a big stick falls overboard. She flies again @ 7:52 am...Samson is up on Sunset Branch watching over things. He flies off and returns with a stick too @ 7:59 am. They are both in the nest as morning chat begins and chatters are very excited to see them. Gabby flies off again @ 8:01 am She can be seen flying all around while Samson watches from Sunset. Gabby brings another stick @8:20 am and Samson hops down to help her place it. He hops up to Sunset Branch again to get out of the way while she continues rearranging the rails. He flies off @8:24 am as Gabby observes/supervises from the nest. He brings another stick @8:25 am. They do some more arranging together and share some more nips and beakies. Sam places a stick on top of Gabby’s back and they tussle a bit. He heads back up to Sunset @8:35 am to get out of the way once more while she continues with her perfection of the rails. Samson flies off again @8:34 am as Gabby closely watches from the nest. He returns with a very nice stick for the rails @8:36 am. There will be no eaglets escaping early this season as the walls are becoming quite high. They both hop to Wallenda branches @8:37 am and exchange vocals as they are watching something in the area, perhaps another bird too close to their nest. Gabby flies off @8:41 am while Samson keeps an eye on things from the Wallenda branches. She returns @8:52 with another stick for the nest. She is finding the grasses in the center of the nest a challenge as he gets a bit tangled up in them. Samson flies off @8:55 am. What will he bring? He's back @8:56 with another small stick. They share some more nips and beakies to celebrate their hard work this morning. Samson is back up to Sunset branch as chat comes to an end @8:58 am. He flew off at 9:33 am to get his breakfish! jd_AEF
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10/20/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening Arrivals/TuckGabrielle was first to arrive at the nest @6:39 pm, and Sam joined her @6:50 pm. They did some placement of the Halloween decorations (straw) in the nest and shared lots of sweet beakies. Off they both flew @ 6:58 pm, and ground crew confirmed they were perched together at the Evening Tree. Sleep tight Sam and Gabby and SEDs.jd_AEF
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10/20/20203:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning and Afternoon ActivitySamson arrived @11:16 am with a huge clump of long grass which looked like part of a Halloween display. He jumped up to his skybox above the Sunset branch. He leaves @12:18 pm. Gabrielle arrives @12:50 pm and flies @1:31 pm. Both return to the nest @1:55 pm. Looks like Samson brought in some more fluff. Gabrielle perches at Lookout Point and Samson on the Sunset Branch. Samson flies at 2:09 pm. Gabrielle flies @ 2:26 pm, leaving a nest full of grassy fluff. Don't forget to come back for evening chat, Sam and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/20/20209:00 AMGabrielleOvernight and Early Morning at Nest@11:12 pm last evening weather was improving and Gabrielle began to look uncomfortable on that small branch. She decided to move to the Wallenda branch where she could snooze and preen more easily. We have a much nicer view of her now and now those feet can dance! @6:01 am this morning first vocals heard as Gabrielle checked in with Samson. Samson arrived @6:57 am and they both hop into the nest after exchanging sweet vocals. Samson then hopped up to Sunset branch. Gabrielle laid down to try out her nest and finds it quite comfy. Samson flies off @7:09 am and comes back @7:18 am with a small stick for the nest. Gabrielle flew off @7:20 am and Samson flies @7:22 am. @7:37 am Gabrielle returned with a nice stick for the nest. She places it and hops up to Sunset branch for a better view of Samson's activities @7:47 am. She perched and preened until 8:10 am when she flew off to start her day.jd_AEF
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10/19/20209:00 PMGabrielleLate Arrival at Nest@7:30 pm Vocals were heard and Gabrielle attempted to land on Lookout Point...she missed her target in the rainy conditions. She was later located one branch over and tucked in safe and sound next to the nest. She had her usual huge crop and was ready for a snooze. Samson was likely at the Evening Tree close by.jd_AEF
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10/19/20208:00 AMSamson and GabrielleEarly morning nest activity@11:18 pm Samson hopped into the nest briefly and then up to Wallenda branch where he is still perched at midnight. He is in his comfy place now. Gabrielle is still peacefully sleeping on Sunset branch. As of 4:30 am Gabrielle is beautifully tucked on Sunset Branch and Samson is sleeping as well on Wallenda branches. There have been no vocals heard as of 5:00 am..they are enjoying very peaceful sleep. Morning vocals @ 6:19 am..."Good morning dear!" Sam hit the snooze button...he's not ready to wake up quite yet. More vocal warm-ups @ 6:43 am. Samson heads to the nest @7:03 am and then back to Wallenda @7:04 am. He says “yes dear I’m awake now!” He flies off @ 7:23 am and returns with a stick at 7:24 am. Gabby flies off @ 7:26 am and a beautiful fly-in with a stick @7:27 am. Off they both go at 7:31 am and Sam is back quickly with a very big stick for the rails at 7:32 am. Gabby returns with a very mossy stick of her own. She sends him packing up to Sunset branch to be out of the way. Gabrielle hops up to Lookout Point for a little break @7:39 am. Sam flies off again @7:41 am while Gabrielle is doing her beautiful preening at LOP. Sam returns with a nice mossy stick @8:17 am and hops up to Sunset branch. Gabrielle says it’s my turn to fly and takes off at 8:19 am. Samson hops back into the nest to do some more arranging of the furniture @8:20 am. Gabby brings some more moss in @8:30am and pitches in to help arrange the rails in the very best way. Some beaky kisses are in order @8:37 am before she flies off again. Samson hops to Sunset branch and Gabby returns again @8:38 am with another stick. Samson flies off again..what will he bring? It's another nice stick @8:41 am and more beakies exchanged. They seem happy with what they have accomplished. Gabrielle flies off again @8:42 am. Samson hops up to Wallenda branches at 8:47 am to keep an eye on her. They have given the chatters a wonderful morning show today! Samson fliies off @9:54 am.jd_AEF
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10/19/20209:00 PMGabrielleLate Arrival at Nest@7:30 pm Vocals were heard and Gabrielle attempted to land on Lookout Point...she missed her target in the rainy conditions. She was later located one branch over and tucked in safe and sound next to the nest. She had her usual huge crop and was ready for a snooze. Samson was likely at the Evening Tree close by.jd_AEF
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10/19/20208:00 AMSamson and GabrielleOvernight and Early Morning at Nest@11:18 pm Samson hopped into the nest briefly and then up to Wallenda branch where he is still perched at midnight. He is in his comfy place now. Gabrielle is still peacefully sleeping on Sunset branch. As of 4:30 am Gabrielle is beautifully tucked on Sunset Branch and Samson is sleeping as well on Wallenda branches. There have been no vocals heard as of 5:00 am..they are enjoying very peaceful sleep. Morning vocals @ 6:19 am..."Good morning dear!" Sam hit the snooze button...he's not ready to wake up quite yet. More vocal warm-ups @ 6:43 am. Samson heads to the nest @7:03 am and then back to Wallenda @7:04 am. He says “yes dear I’m awake now!” He flies off @ 7:23 am and returns with a stick at 7:24 am. Gabby flies off @ 7:26 am and a beautiful fly-in with a stick @7:27 am. Off they both go at 7:31 am and Sam is back quickly with a very big stick for the rails at 7:32 am. Gabby returns with a very mossy stick of her own. She sends him packing up to Sunset branch to be out of the way. Gabrielle hops up to Lookout Point for a little break @7:39 am. Sam flies off again @7:41 am while Gabrielle is doing her beautiful preening at LOP. Sam returns with a nice mossy stick @8:17 am and hops up to Sunset branch. Gabrielle says it’s my turn to fly and takes off at 8:19 am. Samson hops back into the nest to do some more arranging of the furniture @8:20 am. Gabby brings some more moss in @8:30am and pitches in to help arrange the rails in the very best way. Some beaky kisses are in order @8:37 am before she flies off again. Samson hops to Sunset branch and Gabby returns again @8:38 am with another stick. Samson flies off again..what will he bring? It's another nice stick @8:41 am and more beakies exchanged. They seem happy with what they have accomplished. Gabrielle flies off again @8:42 am. Samson hops up to Wallenda branches at 8:47 am to keep an eye on her. They have given the chatters a wonderful morning show today! Samson fliies off @9:54 am.jd_AEF
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10/19/20209:00 PMGabrielleLate Arrival at NestStormy weather kept our eagles away from the nest most of the day. Activity in the afternoon consisted of Skippy the squirrel munching pinecones. Vocals were heard at 7:30 pm and Gabrielle was seen attempting to land at Lookout Point, but it appeared she missed her mark. She was later located on a nearby branch close in to the nest where she will be safe and sound. We'll see if Samson gets lonsesome and arrives later to join her on his favorite Wallenda branch. jd_AEF
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10/19/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest WorkEagle vocals first heard @6:17 am. Samson arrives at the nest @7:22 am. Gabrielle arrives with a nice stick @7:24 am. They do some quick stick arranging and Samson hops up to Sunset Branch @7:26 am. Gabrielle flies off @7:37 am. Samson is content to just watch and wait for now...he wants to be here for chatters! Samson flew off @8:13 am after giving the chatters some quality eagle time!jd_AEF
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10/18/202010:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening Arrivals/TuckGabrielle arrived at the nest @7:05 pm and Samson right behind her with a stick for the nest. It was a quick visit...after some nestorations and stick arranging, both took off at 7:09 pm, likely to their Evening Tree as we can hear vocals close by. Ground crew confirms seeing both perched together at the Evening Tree. Be safe Samson and Gabrielle!jd_AEF
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10/18/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning Arrivals and Nest WorkGabrielle began warming up her vocals @6:55 am and the Hamlet deer parade came through the Hamlet @7:25 am. In flies Samson @7:40 am with a nice stick for the nest. Gabrielle joins him @7:41 am with her own stick and stick wars ensue. They do some nice rearranging of the rails together and Gabrielle flies off @7:47 am. Samson remains in the nest watching and waiting for her. He hops up to Sunset branch and then flies off at 8:58 am.jd_AEF
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10/18/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleArrivals and Nest Work/Tuck@6:50 PM Samson arrived and Gabrielle arrived right behind him at the nest. They did some quick nest work and exchanged some beakies. Samson hopped up to Sunset and then flew...Gabrielle flew as well @ 7:02 pm. Windy conditions may keep them sheltered elsewhere tonight. Ground crew has located them at the Evening Tree, perched together very sweetly. Rain arrived in the Hamlet and will continue through the night. Be safe tonight, Sam and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/18/202010:00 AMSamson and GabrielleOvernight at Nest/Morning Activity@11:18 pm Samson hopped into the nest briefly and then up to Wallenda branch where he is still perched at midnight. He is in his comfy place now. Gabrielle is still peacefully sleeping on Sunset branch. As of 4:30 am Gabrielle is beautifully tucked on Sunset Branch and Samson is sleeping as well on Wallenda branches. There have been no vocals heard as of 5:00 am..they are enjoying very peaceful sleep. Morning vocals @ 6:19 am..."Good morning dear!" Sam hit the snooze button...he's not ready to wake up quite yet. More vocal warm-ups @ 6:43 am. Samson heads to the nest @7:03 am and then back to Wallenda @7:04 am. He says “yes dear I’m awake now!” He flies off @ 7:23 am and returns with a stick at 7:24 am. Gabby flies off @ 7:26 am and a beautiful fly-in with a stick @7:27 am. Off they both go at 7:31 am and Sam is back quickly with a very big stick for the rails at 7:32 am. Gabby returns with a very mossy stick of her own. She sends him packing up to Sunset branch to be out of the way. Gabrielle hops up to Lookout Point for a little break @7:39 am. Sam flies off again @7:41 am while Gabrielle is doing her beautiful preening at LOP. Sam returns with a nice mossy stick @8:17 am and hops up to Sunset branch. Gabrielle says it’s my turn to fly and takes off at 8:19 am. Samson hops back into the nest to do some more arranging of the furniture @8:20 am. Gabby brings some more moss in @8:30am and pitches in to help arrange the rails in the very best way. Some beaky kisses are in order @8:37 am before she flies off again. Samson hops to Sunset branch and Gabby returns again @8:38 am with another stick. Samson flies off again..what will he bring? It's another nice stick @8:41 am and more beakies exchanged. They seem happy with what they have accomplished. Gabrielle flies off again @8:42 am. Samson hops up to Wallenda branches at 8:47 am to keep an eye on her. They have given the chatters a wonderful morning show today! Samson fliies off @9:54 am.jd_AEF
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10/17/202010:30 PMSamson and GabriellePerchedSamson arrived to join Gabrielle on Wallenda branches @9:39 pm..they perched side by side very sweetly until 10:13 pm when Samson decided to hop up to the higher Wallenda branch..it is sometimes easier for them to do their preening on separate branches.
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10/15/20207:35 PMSamsonArrival/PerchedGabrielle arrived, very quietly, @7:35 pm or so. He landed on one of the Wallenda branches & has been relaxing & snoozing there since his arrival. Samson may be perched close by in the Evening Tree as some vocals were heard between the time Samson left the nest earlier & Gabrielle's arrival at the nest tree. Stay safe beautiful eagles! babyhawk_AEF/jd_AEF
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10/15/20206:12 PMGabrielleArrival/Vocals/Perched/DepartA few vocals were heard as Gabrielle arrived at Lookout Point. Maybe she was expecting Samson to fly in behind her but he was not coming. She called out several more times then departed @6:38 pm.babyhawk_AEF
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10/15/20208:03 AMSamson & GabrielleSticks/Nestorations/DeparturesA fun morning of Samson & Gabrielle finding some great sticks - with multiple branches attached. Seeing who can place those kind of branches in the right spots lol. There was much moving around by both - getting in each other's way, both trying to skirt around the branches & not get bonked somewhere on their body, beakies exchanged. The stick wars were in play! The nest rails are starting to get higher. A busy morning for both as they finally had enough & flew off @ 8:05 am or so. Time to eat!babyhawk_AEF
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10/15/20201:00 AMSamson & GabrielleOn Nest/Perched@12:09 am Samson moved down to the nest and laid down for a few minutes, and Gabby joined him there. They were both looking around as if they had heard something. It seemed they were satisfied all was OK and Samson moved to Wallenda @ 12:15 am. and Gabby back up to Sunset branch @12:18 am. They are bookends once again on either side of the nest.
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10/14/202010:00 PMSamson and GabrielleNest ActivityWe have eagles in the nest @ 7:18 pm! Samson and Gabrielle arrive on Wallenda, then both hop into the nest for some cleanup and some beaky kisses before the sunset. Samson heads up to Sunset Branch and up to his skybox seat. Gabrielle lays down in the nest to check it out one more time and then joins Samson on Sunset branch. Looks like they like these spots to snooze for a while! @9:55 pm Samson to nest to do some digging around in the moss. @10:02 pm Samson hopped back up to Sunset to be next to Gabrielle. jd_AEF
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10/14/202010:00 AMSamson and GabrielleWaking/Morning Nest ActivitySamson and Gabrielle remained perched and sleeping until 4:46 am when they exchanged sweet vocals to say Good Morning to All and then right back to snoozing. @6:09 am Samson hopped briefly down to Gabby's branch, then into the nest, did a bit of digging, and then up to the Sunset branch at 6:10 am. @6:40 am Samson hopped back into the nest to do some stick placements and then back up to Wallenda with Gabrielle. They were quite the chatterboxes, exchanging plans for the day. Samson flew off at 7:17 am. Gabrielle remained perched until just before chat began at 7:49 AM when she flew off for breakfish most likely.jd_AEF
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10/13/202011:30 PMSamson and GabriellePerched/SleepingAs of 11:30 PM Samson and Gabrielle have taken their familiar spots side by side on the Wallenda branches, except that tonight they are both facing the camera so we get to see their sweet faces and dancing feet! Sleep well Samson and Gabrielle. Goodnight!jd_AEF
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10/13/20207:26 PMSamsonArrival/Branch hopping/DepartMuch to the delight of the chatters, Samson arrived @7:26 pm, out on the outer branch near Wallenda. Then he hopped to the Wallenda - a minute there then over to the Sleep branches before he flew off @7:28 pm. Now to have him bring back Gabrielle! He did not disappoint...he rounded her up and both returned at 7:33 pm on Wallenda branches.babyhawk_AEF/jd_AEF
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10/13/202012:00 PMGabriellePerchedGabrielle remained perched at Lookout Point until 10:13 am, when she flew off for breakfish or to perch elsewhere. She appeared to show a lot of interest in Skippy the Squirrel while perched, but he is pretty quick and so far has escaped safe and sound to eat pinecones for another day!jd_AEF
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10/13/20208:00 AMSamson and GabrielleWaking/Morning Nest ActivityMore vocals @4:45 am and Samson hops down to Gabby's branch for another couple of snuggles, a PS, and then back up to his branch again. More vocals at 5:27 am..just another discussion and all is well. Back to their preening and snoozing! Gabrielle finally turns around to face the cams and shows us her beautiful face at 5:56 am. @6:47 am Gabrielle begins warming up her vocals. Samson responds and then hops into the nest to do a bit of digging in the moss. He hops right back up to wait for the sunrise. He gets so good morning beakies from Gabrielle @7:02 am. He hops back into the nest at 7:16 am and glies off @ 7:20 am. What will he bring? He flies all around the nest and in with a very nice stick for the rails. He flies off again and returns with a small stick @7:44 am, and off once more @7:46 am. Gabrielle spots Skippy and lunges but Skippy spots her and heads for the hills! Gabrielle continues to perch and watch for Samson as of 8:00AM.jd_AEF
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10/13/20204:30 AMSamson and GabriellePerched/SleepingGood evening! As of 10:20 pm Sam and Gabby are still face to face on Wallenda branches, doing some fancy dancing with those feet. @11:50 pm The stars remain across from each other and both getting some nice sleep. @12:30 am Gabrielle is doing her beautiful preening while Samson snoozes. @2 am Both Samson and Gabrielle are doing their preening now...they seem quite comfy on the Wallenda branches at this time! @2:12 am Aww…Vocals exchanged and Samson moves over next to Gabrielle for some sweet side by side nuzzling. Right back to snoozing...all is well! ZzZzzz @3:15 am Samson hops back up to his original branch…I think they were keeping each other awake.jd_AEF
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10/12/202010:00 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckAt tuck time Samson was spotted in the Lumberyard, and he then flew to a nearby pine tree. After tuck our night flyers Samson and Gabrielle caught up with each other and flew to the nest tree, perching together on the Wallenda branches, where they are both snoozing, face to face, as of 10:00 pm.jd_AEF
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10/12/20204:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning and Afternoon ActivityOnly squirrels eating pinecones were at the nest so far today. Samson and Gabrielle have not yet put in an appearance. This is not unusual...they are enjoying their free time while they have it. Hopefully we will see them at tuck time tonight.jd_AEF
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10/11/202010:00 PMSamson and GabrielleAfternoon and Evening ActivitySamson and Gabrielle were not seen at the nest through the day and were not located at tuck time. They must be spending some time at their oceanfront digs while they have the chance. Hopefully they will come by to greet the chatters in the morning! Goodnight and be safe, Samson and Gabrielle!jd_AEF
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10/11/20209:00 AMSamson and GabrielleWaking up and Morning Nest Work@5:31 AM Samson hops into the nest briefly, checks out some sticks on the rails, and then right back up to his perch high on Sunset Branch. Guess he was taking inventory so he knows what to bring in the morning. @6:10 am Sam is sleeping with his foot dancing on Sunset Branch. Hearing Hootie sounds in the distance at 6:18 am. Looked like Samson spotted Gabby and he flew off @6:59 am. Hope they will both be back for some nest work this morning! Gabrielle arrives at the nest @7:20 am and flies off again. Sam arrives with a mossy stick @ 7:28 am and Gabby brings a stick of her own at 7:29 am. Sam flies off @7:34 am and Gabby hops up to Sunset to watch him. He brings another stick @7:35 am. He hops up to his favorite branch by the cams as she supervises. They both fly off again @7:44 am and Gabby is right back with another stick. She hops up to Lookout Point @7:53 am to do some preening. (What’s better than watching Gabrielle preen?) Samson flies in with a small stick @ 8:10 am Gabrielle flies off again @8:16 am after trying to dismantle Lookout Point...she got a small stick and then dropped it...oopsie! She returns @8:18 am with another small stick. Samson flies and grabs yet another small stick @8:19 am and Gabby is off again. Samson flies again @ 8:23 am. Nice big stick, Samson...@8:24 am.And another smaller one @ 8:27 am...great work this morning! Gorgeous flyin by Sam with another stick @ 8:30 am and Gabby brings another stick right behind him. They pause to exchange some beakies and then Gabby flies off again @8:34 am. She's back with another chubby little stick. They are both huffing and puffing and she hops up to Sunset branch to take a rest...Sam flies off again 8:38 am and back with yet another great mossy stick. Nicely placed, Samson! Gabby flies again and it's Samson's turn for a rest up on Sunset branch. The winds are picking up now. Gabby brings another very nice big stick for the rails @ 8:47 am. Sam is off again and we see him fly all the way around the nest with another nice stick. He is back up to Sunset Branch again. Take a break, Sam...pshew! Puff puff! They both fly off at 8:57 am. Thanks for a great morning show, Samson and Gabrielle!jd_AEF
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10/11/20204:00 AMSamsonOvernight at NestSamson remained tucked on his favorite Wallenda branch until @3:34 am when he hopped into the nest, looked all around, and then hopped up to Sunset branch. Perhaps he wanted a better view of his Gabrielle at sunrise.jd_AEF
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10/10/202010:00 PMSamson and GabrielleEvening Nest Action/TuckGood evening Hamlet! We have a 50/50 chance of rain this evening but looks like winds should begin to diminish. Hope we can keep Samson and Gabrielle at the nest tonight. Gabrielle is home @ 6:36 pm. Samson hops into the nest and she takes his spot on Wallenda branches. Samson joins Gabby on Wallenda @ 6::40 pm...he attempts to mate but she seems to have that Red Shouldered hawk on her mind. She is being very vigilant. Sam flies off and returns with a tree for the nest...huuuge stick @ 6:44 pm! He places it and hops up to Sunset branch. There is a beautiful sunset happening. Gabby hops into the nest at 7:06 pm. Sam flies off at 7:10 pm and Gabby flies @ 7:13 pm. Sam is back @7:15 pm. He hops branches and ends up in the nest @ 7:19 pm. He lays down to try it out for size. He is up and took what sounded like a hop and the rascal is hiding behind the cams again. It's windy there so he may move or fly. Yes, he moves to Wallenda @7:39 pm. A familiar spot for him. His foot is dancing so I guess he is tucked there for the time being. A check-in at 9:30 pm finds Samson still perched and snoozing on Wallenda. Goodnight and be safe, Samson!jd_AEF
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10/10/20206:00 PMGabrielle and SamsonArrival/Perching at Nest@3:02 pm Gabrielle arrives at the nest and moves to Wallenda branches @3:04 pm. She remains perched and wind surfing until 4:52 pm when she sees something, sounds an alarm and heads to the nest. Samson arrives @4:53 pm and perches on Wallenda branches. Gabrielle hops up to Lookout Point and then flies off @4:57 pm, leaving Samson in charge of things at the nest while she investigates whatever is bothering her in the area. Samson remains on Wallenda doing some wind surfing and keeping an eye on the nest area.jd_AEF
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10/10/20203:00 PMSamsonArrival/Perching at NestSamson arrives at the nest @12:05 and perches on Sunset branch. @1:06 pm he flies down to the nest with vocals. What does he see? We see another bird flying close to the nest...Sam lets the bird know this nest is taken! He heads back to Sunset branch to keep an eye on things. He begins to preen so it appears all is well as of 1:30 pm. Sam remains on watch until 2:07 pm when he flew off, perhaps to find out where Gabrielle is.jd_AEF
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10/10/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning Nest ActivitySamson and Gabrielle remained perched on their respective branches until @2:15 am when he hopped to the nest briefly. He watched and listened carefully and then hopped up to Sunset Branch to join Gabrielle. @3:19 am Samson moves down to the lower sunset branch to do his preening. @6:30 am The sun is beginning to peek out behind Samson and Gabrielle, creating a very beautiful picture. At 6:47 am The preening routines are beginning and morning vocals are warming up. @6:49 am Samson hops into the nest briefly while Gabby does her morning yoga stretches. Samson is back up to his skybox above Gabrielle @ 6:55 am. Samson flies off @ 7:04 am to start the stick action. @7:07 am Gabrielle is in the nest and lays down to wait for Samson to return. Watch out, Gabby,! There may be sticks coming! Sam arrives with a small stick @ 7:25 am, flies off again and brings another at 7:29 am...he hops up to Sunset Branch to think about his next move. They both fly off at 7:38 am and we listen carefully for any vocals. Mating vocals are heard @7:38 AM from close by, perhaps their Evening Tree.jd_AEF
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10/9/202011:00 PMSamson and GabrielleArrival/Perching at Nest/TuckAfter a brief visit by a beautiful peregrine falcon pair @6::22 pm, Samson arrives at the nest @ 6:34 pm and heads to the nest to wait for Gabrielle. She arrives on Wallenda branches @ 6:49 pm. Both have nice full crops. Samson joins her on Wallenda and they mate @ 6:57 pm. They perch on Wallenda side by side to watch the sunset and talk about their plans for the night. After some more discussion, they hop into the nest for some quick nest work @7:20 pm. She heads up to Sunset branch and he to Wallenda branch @ 7:27 pm. Looks like they are planning an overnighter at the nest tonight. As of 11:00 pm they are still snoozing on opposite sides of the nest and all is quiet. Sleep well and goodnight, Sam and Gabby!
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10/9/20205:30 PMSamson and GabrielleNo Afternoon Activity at NestStill no appearances by Samson or Gabrielle. Weather has improved so we hope for a visit or sleepover tonight.jd_AEF
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10/9/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleNo Morning Activity at NestSamson and Gabrielle did not show at the nest this morning for their usual nest work...taking a nice break after their hard work this past week. Heavy rain began at 9:40 am and scattered showers will continue through the afternoon, so they are likely sheltered somewhere waiting for their chance to return to their nest. Be safe, Sam and Gabrielle!jd_AEF
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10/8/20209:00 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckSamson and Gabrielle are apparently still enjoying time elsewhere as they were not located in the Hamlet at tuck time tonight. Be safe, and hurry back soon Samson and Gabrielle! Goodnight!jd_AEF
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10/8/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleMorning ActivityWhere are Samson and Gabrielle? They are no-shows through the morning hours and are apparently enjoying some time at the beach today. Come back soon, Samson and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/8/20208:00 AMSamson and GabrielleNo Morning Activity at NestSam and Gabby are no-shows at the nest as of 8:00 AM...it is quite foggy this morning so they may be perching and preening longer than usual. Still hoping to see them arrive for some nest work.jd_AEF
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10/7/202011:30 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckSam and Gabby were not seen in the Hamlet this evening although one of them was seen earlier in the day off-site. Sleep well wherever you are sleeping tonight, Sam and Gabby and hurry home in the morning! Goodnight.jd_AEF
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10/7/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleNest ActivityThere have been no appearances by our Samson and Gabrielle since morning chat, and they are no-shows as of 7:30 pm. Still hopeful we will have a late fly-in as we did last night.jd_AEF
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10/7/20208:00 AMSamson and GabrielleMorning Nest Work@5:25 am Samson jumps into the nest to start fluffing that moss and arranging things. He jumps up to Sunset branch @5:29 am. @6:40 am Samson jumps into the nest to get started and then back up to Sunset again. A few quiet vocals exchanged with Gabby. @6:58 am Samson jumps into the nest and Sam flies 7:07 am...what will he bring? Gabby lays down to wait and tosses some moss on her back…she is looking quiet comfy now. Samson arrives with a stick @7:23 am and puts it on top of Gabby, then walks all over her lol...she escapes and they get it placed. Off he goes again 7:26 am and off goes Gabby @7:28 am. Sam brings a nice stick at 7:29 am. Off he goes again at 7:33 am. Vocals heard nearby @7:43 am…they are still around! Hurry back for chat Sam and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/7/20203:30 AMSamson and GabrielleMove to New BranchesSam and Gabby remained at Sunset (Gabrielle) and Wallenda (Samson) until 2:30 am when Samson makes a move...he hops into the nest, lays down there for a few minutes, and then hops up to Lookout Point at 2:34 am. He is snoozing there as of 3:00 am. Gabrielle hops down to the sleep branch below Sunset branch at 3:00 am to be closer to her man. They are both busy doing a bit of preening and catching a few winks in between as of 3:30 am. @5:25 am Samson jumps into the nest to do some quick moss fluffing. He hops up to Sunset branch very close to Gabrielle @5:29 am and begins his morning preening routine.jd_AEF
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10/6/20208:30 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckSamson and Gabrielle arrived together at 7:32 pm to give chatters a thrill. They moved into the nest @7:34 pm for some nest work. Gabrielle laid down in the nest briefly and they exchanged beaky kisses. Then @7:36 pm Samson moved to his favorite Wallenda branch while Gabrielle chose the Sunset branch for the night. So nice to see you again, Sam and Gabby! As of 8:30 pm it appears to be an overnighter at the nest!jd_AEF
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10/6/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleNest ActivityGround crew reported that Samson and Gabrielle were still perched in the LY this morning and they did not put in an appearance at the nest this morning. And still no action this afternoon...they must be enjoying a few days of oceanfront living before returning to their nest work. Hope to see you for evening chat, Sam and Gabby!jd_AEF
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10/5/20209:00 PMSamson and GabrielleTuckNo evening visits by Samson and Gabrielle tonight. Ground crew reported they are both tucked at the Lumberyard tonight. Peaceful sleep! We will hope to see you at sunrise! Goodnight!jd_AEF
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10/5/20202:27 PMSamsonDepartureSamson had a nice rest - flew off @2:27 pm. babyhawk_AEF
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10/5/202012:16 PMSamson & GabrielleArrivals/Sticks/Perched/Off & On@12:16 pm Gabrielle arrived on the Wallenda branch, did some crop drops & looked around. Some low welcoming vocals from Gabrielle as Samson arrived on the nest with a stick @12:18 pm. He worked the nest abit then went up to the Sunset branch a few minutes later. Then Gabrielle came to the nest, crouched down then stood up - whatever she had for a meal left her with some blood on her feet & a few tail feathers. She went to Lookout Point & a nice size crop was noted at that time. Samson flew off @12:43 pm & returned with a big stick - hard time placing that one huh Samson! But he found a nice spot or so he thought. He soon went back to the Sunset branch @12:51 pm & within a munute, Gabrielle flew off. Samson went back to the nest & worked on that stick some more. The rain started. Gabrielle returned with a stick @1:00 pm. Samson went up to the Sunset branch & Gabrielle flew off @1:05 pm. Samson stayed around until @1:31 pm; the rain had stopped. Samson was back with a stick @1:43 pm then it was up to the Sunset branch where he is still perched as of 2:15 pm. babyhawk_AEF
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10/5/20208:30 AMSamsonMorning ArrivalSamson arrived in the nest @7:52 am, early for chat for a change, and remained in the nest, clearly watching for his Gabrielle. @8:19 he seems to spot her in the distance and he flies off. Thanks for stopping by to see the chatters, Sam!jd_AEF
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10/4/20208:00 PMSamson and GabrielleArrivals and Nest WorkSamson made a brief afternoon appearance on Wallenda branches at 1:46 pm to remind the viewers about evening chat tonight. He flew off at 2:25 pm. Samson and Gabrielle arrived together at 5:56 pm to give the chatters a thrill just before chat ended. They did some moss fluffing and cuddling and Sam flew off at 6:01 pm to find a small stick for the nest. More beakies and Sam hops to Sunset branch and flies off at 6:04 pm. He brings another stick 6:05 pm and back to Sunset after placing it. Gabby brought a small stick at 6:15 pm. Samson brought another stick at 6:19 pm and one more at 6:26 pm. They spend some time arranging and he flies off for one last huge stick for the rails at 6:50 pm. After some more discussion and canoodling, they both fly off at 7:04 pm. They were located by Glenn at a green tree in the Lumberyard, and Glenn reported there was "a little talking going on." Sleep well, Samson and Gabrielle. Goodnight.jd_AEF
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10/4/202012:00 PMSamson and GabrielleNo Morning Appearance.Continued rain in the Hamlet likely kept Samson and Gabrielle away from the nest this morning, and rain is expected to continue through the day. Stay safe and as dry as possible, Sam and Gabby and please join us this evening for Sunday Funday chat!jd_AEF
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10/3/20208:00 PMSamson and GabriellePerched and FlewGabrielle and Samson flew in together this evening at 5:53 pm. They appeared to be chasing something off from the nest, perhaps a squirrel. Samson flew off at 6:03 pm and right back with a mossy stick. He flew again at 6:20 pm after they made some nestorations and he's back with a huge stick for the rails. Nice! Off they go at 6:35 pm, perhaps looking for a more sheltered place to sleep as rain is approaching and will be around through the overnight. Samson arrives back at 7:20 for just a brief minute and then off again, likely with Gabrielle. Midnight checks find the rain coming down and winds still gusty so hope they find a nice sheltered place to sleep. Goodnight and be safe Samson and Gabrielle!
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10/3/20202:00 PMSamsonArrival/Perched@12:22 pm Samson arrived on Wallenda branches. He perched briefly, likely looking for his Gabrielle, and then flew off again at 12:32 pm. The gusty winds may have sent him off to a more sheltered place.jd_AEF
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10/3/20208:00 AMSamson & GabrielleMorning Nest Work@6:26 am Vocals exchanged between Samson, Gabrielle, and Hootie the Barred Owl. Samson hops to the nest at @6:44 am to start nest work. Gabby doing her final yoga stretches. She joins him in the nest for nest work. Samson flies off @6:57 am to start bringing "stuff". Gabby is now laying down enjoying her fluffy nest. Samson arrives @7:09 with the first mossy stick of the morning. He's off again at @7:10 am. A huge stick by Samson at @7:15 am...nice one for the rails. Off goes Gabrielle @ 7:17 am. In she comes 7:24 am with another mossy stick. She's off again @7:29 am. Returns with another small stick 7:34 am. Samson's turn...he flies off again and right back with a small stick @ 7:36 am. Sam flies off again and back with a very nice stick for the rails...good one, Sam! He hops back up to Sunset to get out the way while Gabby arranges things. She's keeping her eyes on a red shouldered hawk flying around the area. Sam flies off again @7:44 am. and back with another small stick. He heads back up to sunset branch. Looks like break time. Stay around for the chatters now! They both fly off at 7:52 am but will hopefully return to entertain the chatters with more nest work.
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10/3/20206:00 AMSamson & GabrielleRoosting/Sleep1:54 am Samson decides to hop into the nest and then he moves to Wallenda Branches, where he usually ends up. They are bookends once again on either side of the nest, Gabby on the left and Samson on tHootie the barred owl has been quite vocal this morning but all is well and they are getting lots of peaceful sleep. Samson is back to doing his preening now. 5:30 am Both Samson and Gabrielle are doing their usual preening routines and catching some last winks before the sunrise. A sweet rouse or two reminds us they are still there enjoying their nest tree.jd_AEF
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10/2/20208:00 PMSamson & GabrielleArrival/Nest Work/RoostingAfternoon nest action consisted of a few blue birds and a squirrel enjoying the delicious pinecones from the slash pine. @6:55 pm Samson and Gabrielle arrive together. @6:56 pm they hop into the nest to do their evening cleanup and nestorations. @7:04 pm they fly off and vocals are heard from close by, perhaps from their Evening Tree or another nearby tree. Gabrielle arrives back to the nest @7:12 pm with a stick for the nest. She lays down to check for comfort. @7:14 pm Samson arrives back with a mossy stick of his own and gets some beaky kisses as a reward. Gabrielle hops up to Sunset Branch @7:25 pm. Samson lays down in the nest to try it out, looking so much smaller in the nest than Gabrielle. @7:29 pm He joins her up on Sunset branch and heads up to his “skybox” high on Sunset above Gabrielle. They are both looking sleepy and likely to stay at the nest tree for the night. As of 9 pm there is a beautiful view of the full Harvest Moon behind our Gabby on cam one view. @10:08 pm Samson decides to move to Lookout Point to be more comfy for the night. Sleep well and goodnight!jd_AEF
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10/2/20209:30 AMSamson & GabrielleWaking and Nest Work@5:46 am Samson and Gabrielle are awake and head for the nest to do their morning nestorations and moss fluffing. Gabby hops up to Sunset branch and Samson to Wallenda branches @5:52 am to wait for the sunrise. @6:18 am Gabrielle is warming up her vocals..soon everyone will know it is time to get up! Samson flies off @6:58 am and immediately back with a stick. He takes off again and brings another stick @7:07 am. Gabrielle jumps into the nest @7:10 am to help with arranging the furniture. She flies off and a beautiful fly-in @7:11 am with a huge stick. Sam's turn now..he is off and brings another big stick @7:16 am. Off goes Samson again @7:18 am and back with another stick. Gabrielle takes off...they are taking turns this morning. @7:22 am Samson takes off again and tries to snag a squirrel that happened to be climbing a branch, but the squirrel narrowly escaped. Samson flies all the way around the nest and brings in a huge stick for the rails. Gabrielle hops up to Sunset branch to do her preening. She is ready to rest for a while. Samson heads to Wallenda branches to perch and preen. Break time! Off they both go at 7:45 am. We hear vocals in the distance, likely from the Evening Tree. The chatters were hoping you would stay for morning chat, Samson and Gabby! Hurry back! Our only Hamlet visitors during chat were some wild turkeys in the park below the nest, easily seen on cam 3 long range cam view. Gabrielle made a brief appearance at 9:10 am, just after chat ended. She perched, looked around, and flew off almost immediately, perhaps spotting Samson in the distance. jd_AEF
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10/1/20208:30 PMSamson & GabrielleArrival/PerchedSamson and Gabrielle gave chatters a thrill during official chat kick-off by arriving at the nest at 7:29 pm. They did some quick nest maintenance and then selected their branches for the night. @7:34 pm Samson headed to Wallenda branches and Gabrielle chose Sunset branch to observe the full Harvest moon and the sunset. As of midnight they remain tucked on those branches. Goodnight!jd_AEF
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10/1/20206:00 PMBlack VulturesVisiting/Perched at Nest@3:50pm 4 black vultures visited the nest this afternoon.jd_AEF
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10/1/202012:00 PMSamson & GabriellePerching and Nest Work@9:24 am Samson arrives at the nest with some moss. @9:24 Gabrielle arrives with a stick. Samson hops up to Wallenda to do some feaking and preening. 9:36 am Gabrielle arrives with a stick and begins fluffing the moss. Sam comes to the nest to help. @9:42 am Gabrielle to Wallenda to do some preening. @9:46 am she flies off. @11:27 am Gabrielle is spotted on Wallenda branch relaxing. She flies off @11:37 am to get some lunch.jd_AEF
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10/1/20208:30 AMSamson & GabrielleWaking and Nest Work5:34 am Morning vocal greetings between Samson and Gabrielle. They head to the nest to do some aeration and stick arranging. Samson heads up to Sunset branch to get out of the way as Gabrielle decides to lay down in her nest and try it out for comfort. She tosses some moss on her back and off to sleep she goes...guess she finds it pretty comfy! 6:49 am Gabrielle starts warming up her vocals..she is ready to get to work. Samson flies off at 6:57 am and arrives with a big clump of moss at 7:04 am. That should make it more comfy, Gabby! She flies off again at 7:08 am and Samson flies off in another direction...he returns with a stick and some greenery for the nest. He is off again 7:12 am and takes some moss along with him on his foot..oopsie, better bring some more Sam! He brings lots more moss to replace it at 7:23 am along with a stick. Gabby returns with a little stick and Samson hops up to Sunset branch at 7:29 am. Off she goes again 7:30 am. Sam's turn...he's off at 7:34 am. and back with another stick Gabby takes off at 7:37 am and a beautiful return fly-in with a nice stick! 7:43 am Gabby is off once again...watch out Samson...here she comes with another huge stick at 7:44 am. Sam hops up to Sunset branch to get out of her way...that's a big one! They both fly out 7:52 am...looked like perhaps a fishing trip...oh, still hearing vocals...perhaps just headed to the Evening tree or LY...they earned a break this morning! Nice job this morning, Sam and Gabby...looks like they are off to enjoy this beautiful Hamlet day!

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10/1/20205:00 AMSamson & GabriellePerched/SleepingGood early morning! Thank you for the nice warm welcome, babyhawk_AEF! We eagerly began the 2020/2021 season with Samson and Gabrielle enjoying a sleepover at their nest. Samson is on the Wallenda branches and Gabrielle is on her favorite branch behind the cams. 3:26 am Samson vocalizes to let Gabrielle know that Hootie the barred owl is nearby so she should hang onto her perch! Gabrielle wakes up, does some preening and stretching, then back to sleep again. There is a beautiful view of the full Harvest Moon as they both go back to snoozing. As of 5:00 am both are in a full tuck position enjoying peaceful sleep.jd_AEF