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Thread subject: Telling them apart
Name Date Message
karen 07/14/05 09:13 am So to recap ... Brook is larger feamle more agressive and Haven is smaller male and more timid but is better at coptering up out of cam range? I also think that if I have them straight then Brook has more white area running from her chest down the top of her wings and the specking onher chest which is the start of her necklace?
karen 07/14/05 09:14 am Then again the white area may just be how they are holding the wings at any given moment,
karen 07/14/05 09:16 am me again ... and if anyone is watching at this moment who do we think is who since they are both sitting quietly. I think Brook at 1 top of nest and Haven below closer the cam ...
Mickey 07/14/05 10:30 am I agree with your first post karen.But as I told Celeste last night we all could be so wrong at this point. We also mentioned how last years chicks were much easier to identify even through fledging.
These chicks are so close to each other in all characteristics at any given minute. Two things reinforce this if we look back. Our hesitation in giving them names. Alot of us would have accepted C1 and C2. And someone even suggested they could be twins several times.
Cecilia 07/14/05 01:30 pm But the photos I took last night do show identifibly different patterns on the tops of their heads...the female, Brook, has a distinct white spot in the black area towards the front of her head and the whole black pattern is not as symetrical as Haven's. I don't trust the notched tail any longer because it seems to vary depending on how they arrange their tail feathers after moving or flapping.
karen 07/14/05 02:02 pm Thanks Cec I will try to focus on that spot and see if I can get better at telling them apart ...

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