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Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« on: October 19, 2015, 09:11:29 AM »

Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay is on lovely lovely spot, on a high cliff overlooking a rocky beach point, with a sandy bay on either side.
In the winter it is a quiet spot, but in the summer the houses & beaches are packed with people.
Last year there were two Eaglets in this Nest, & we were lucky that the people whose property the Tree is on came up just in time to find one of them standing on their deck!
That story & many others about this Nest & the other residents of this territory can be found here.
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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2015, 09:08:09 AM »
 
It was a lovely warm sunny fall day so we went for a walk along sandy Whaling Station Bay.
The Eagles were calling & calling from the Nest #20 & 21 territories.
Not sure what was going on.
There were a few of those lovely red Lion*s Mane Jellyfish, a big one & some smaller ones.
There were tiny clear ridged thin ones everywhere in the sand.
They were ridged from the center out.
Then there were these cool ones!
i*ve never seen them with the purple before.
 
october 13 2015 15:02 - Jellyfish
 

 

 
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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2015, 11:27:34 PM »
Booni, thanks for the photo.
Today, paddling back into Whaling Station Bay, I saw two jellies that were unlike any I had ever seen.
One was like this one you photographed.
The other was like a transparent Moon Jelly, but really big, at least 20 cm across.
I didn't get a chance to get photos and I'm grateful you did.

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2015, 02:02:17 PM »
Your powers of observation and ability to make it clear to those not able to be there always amaze and delight.   :nod2 Thanks again. :eclove

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2015, 04:35:38 PM »
 :eceek booni and wren are so fortunate to live in suceh a diverse area ♥

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2015, 10:00:36 AM »

According to the divers at Hornby Island Diving, those Jellies are a type of Moon Jelly(Aurelia aurita) which they haven*t seen here before.
She found pictures of them here!
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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2015, 06:55:12 PM »
Jellies are so interesting to watch!
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world". ~John Muir

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2016, 09:42:53 PM »
With kind permission from the neighbours, I spent a while watching this nest yesterday.
This is a tricky nest to see!
When I arrived there seemed to be a food delivery to the nest. A few minutes later I found a spot from which I could see the adult eagle.
June 21, 11:41 am


I spent a while watching but there were human visitors and my attention was split between birds and humans, so I missed most of the several sightings of sundry eaglet body parts. Definitely one little screeper in there and possibly two. I'm thinking this because later on, a few minutes after the adult had flown off, a second adult (i think) came in with a fish. Missed the photo but I could see something of good size held with both feet. Then I could see feeding motions and hear a little squeeing at the same time, so I'm wondering if there was a second eaglet complaining while waiting for his turn?
No way to be sure for now.
Here is the best photographic evidence I have of one eaglet, anyway. Just an outline of a brown head to the left.
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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2016, 09:49:45 PM »
Good sleuthing Wren!

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 03:52:31 AM »
Patience pays - sort of  :eclove

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2016, 08:21:23 PM »
A neighbour of this nest told me something about eagle behaviour, something I had been curious about.
From her yard, she can see this pair's sleeping tree!

I asked her where the fledglings sleep after they leave the nest.
She said the adults settle in their sleeping tree at about 8 pm in early August. Sometimes, shortly after that, a fledgling comes clumsily flying along, thrashing among the trees. He or she tries to go share the parents' night-time perch, but they don't let that happen. The fledgling usually settles in a neighbouring tree, but is not allowed in the parents' sleeping tree.

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Re: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2015-2016 Season
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2016, 10:01:38 PM »

i have heard this same behaviour described by neighbours who live near that perch Tree on the other side of the road!
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