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« Post / Reply #60 on: March 13, 2012, 04:41:40 PM »

Here are Mom and Dad Erickson enjoying some sunshine this morning.  They are probably exhausted from that horrific storm yesterday.  Lots of damage all around Campbell River -some people still don't have power.  Mom and Dad E's nest miraculously survived the storm - gusts were recorded at 132 kph! - and the nest is right in line with the south east winds we get. 

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« Post / Reply #61 on: March 13, 2012, 04:54:47 PM »

Glad you got some sunshine today. Campbell River took a beating & the nest survived. smile Nice photo!
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« Post / Reply #62 on: March 13, 2012, 04:56:37 PM »

What a beautiful portrait of both eagles, Sandor!  I'm very glad to see that they and their nest are okay!
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« Post / Reply #63 on: March 13, 2012, 06:54:13 PM »

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The Courier-Islander reached property owner Gordon Knight yesterday.
"There seems to be quite a little upheaval there doesn't there," he said.

What a condescending comment!  Sounds like he is enjoying the publicity and knows he probably won't be penalized in any way.
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« Post / Reply #64 on: March 13, 2012, 07:53:22 PM »

Re felled trees...

What would happen to the egg/eggs if she was ready to push them out when the nest was destroyed? Would she just go somewhere, push them out anywhere and that would be it?
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« Post / Reply #65 on: March 13, 2012, 08:10:08 PM »

wow beautiful Sandor  love  those are almost hurricane force winds?
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« Post / Reply #66 on: March 14, 2012, 04:19:24 AM »

We are pleased to report that Mom and Dad Erickson were indulging in some some afternoon delight yesterday!   blush  So we'll have to watch the nest more closely.  And as I type this, (4:15 a.m.) the wind is starting up again!  As of 8:00 last night, some Campbell River residents were still without power due to Monday's storm.
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« Post / Reply #67 on: March 14, 2012, 09:14:18 AM »

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The Courier-Islander reached property owner Gordon Knight yesterday.
"There seems to be quite a little upheaval there doesn't there," he said.

What a condescending comment!  Sounds like he is enjoying the publicity and knows he probably won't be penalized in any way.

I think it is more likely that he knows he will be fined several thousand dollars but he has increased the value of his lot by much, much more by removing the restrictive nest tree - to him, it is the cost of doing business.

The last fine I know of for cutting down a nest tree was $10,000.
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« Post / Reply #68 on: March 14, 2012, 09:47:35 AM »

Re felled trees...

What would happen to the egg/eggs if she was ready to push them out when the nest was destroyed? Would she just go somewhere, push them out anywhere and that would be it?

We don't know the answer to what she would do in that case.  Can only guess.
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« Post / Reply #69 on: March 14, 2012, 09:58:35 AM »

Re felled trees...

What would happen to the egg/eggs if she was ready to push them out when the nest was destroyed? Would she just go somewhere, push them out anywhere and that would be it?

I would imagine if it was time it would be time, just like in mammals. I can't say with certainty though.
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« Post / Reply #70 on: March 14, 2012, 10:28:21 AM »

Re felled trees...

What would happen to the egg/eggs if she was ready to push them out when the nest was destroyed? Would she just go somewhere, push them out anywhere and that would be it?

Cat - something similar happened at the Delta 1 nest in 2010, after their nest had suffered much damage.  The following mention of this is made by JudyB who keeps an index with details of many nests HERE:

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By nesting season in 2010, there wasn't much of anything left in the tree, and the pair made a nest on the ground and laid at least two eggs

One egg was broken, and the other no longer viable!  It was a very sad thing to think that when she was ready to lay there was no nest available.   sad

Ironically, this eagle pair had previously nested on a BC Hydro tower, close by, but BC Hydro discourages birds on the towers.  There is more information about this HERE.
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« Post / Reply #71 on: March 14, 2012, 10:54:31 AM »

I asked AJL what would happen to any eggs the female might be making if they didn't get another nest built in time.  She said they would be laid probably on the ground and abandoned.  blow nose
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« Post / Reply #72 on: March 14, 2012, 05:10:18 PM »

Thanks Joy and Madrona.
I hope with all my heart they have time to rebuild  pray
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« Post / Reply #73 on: April 17, 2012, 05:46:44 PM »

We have been keeping tabs on 8 nests......6 of the eight have sitting eagles!  This is the Discovery nest....Mom or Dad peeking over the edge. 

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« Post / Reply #74 on: April 17, 2012, 08:28:54 PM »


Oh, boy, that*s a great foto Sandor.
Love the big yellow beak!
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