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Author Topic: Nest 22 - Helliwell - 2012-2013 season  (Read 14436 times)
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« on: October 08, 2012, 08:43:11 PM »

This thread is to post information about Nest 22, which is in Helliwell Provincial Park.

This is a beautiful area, with a preserved old-growth forest, some rocky islets that form a huge intertidal zone, and an abundance of sea birds.

Last summer, the eagles of this nest did not have any offspring.
The year before, in the summer of 2011, they had one eaglet, who ended up in rehab at MARS and was nicknamed Shredder Helliwell. Shredder was severely emaciated, but survived and was released in the wild!

Click here to view the postings from last season

Click here to view the postings from 2010-2011

And... Click here to see the postings from the 2009-2010 season.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: October 08, 2012, 09:14:53 PM »

Yesterday, I went paddling from Whaling Station Bay to Flora Islet, which is part of Helliwell Park and part of the territory of the Nest 22 eagles.

As soon as I reached the territory, I started hearing lots of eagle trills! It sounded like SOMEONE was defending a territory!

The sun was in the south-west, so I couldn't get a good view of the happenings on land. But as I neared Flora Islet, someone landed on the light tower!
September 7, 4:02 pm


Click on the picture and notice the newly moulted primary, still not completely regrown, and the tail with feathers of different lengths... Recently moulted also.


Seconds later, with the first eagle still trilling away and settling down, someone else appeared!








Looks like She, nearer to us, and He, facing away. There they sat for the next half hour. So maybe Mom and Dad Helliwell?



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« Post / Reply #2 on: October 09, 2012, 02:23:18 AM »

They look so ragged after their molt  eek! but seem to navigate just fine.  thumbup
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« Post / Reply #3 on: October 10, 2012, 05:48:16 AM »

Thanks Wren, its great to be able to see all these eagles.
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« Post / Reply #4 on: October 10, 2012, 06:52:07 AM »

My gosh ty wren,  eek! She is HUGE comapired to him
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« Post / Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 05:30:47 PM »


On a recent visit to Hornby, Booni, Donna, Chester and I took a walk out to Helliwell.  I was standing at the bluff when I looked to my left and saw this pair sitting in a wonderful tree.  I was taking pictures when one flew off, soon joined by the other.  They were circling above us for a period of time, and it appeared that one or two other eagles joined them.  I was able to follow the pair as they seemed to "dance" in the air above us.









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« Post / Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 05:37:55 PM »



One eagle flew off, followed quickly by the other.  The "dance" begins!










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« Post / Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 05:42:01 PM »












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« Post / Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 05:49:22 PM »



It was amazing watching these two fly together...one on top of the other!  Is there a third eagle above these two?

















WOW...What a day!!!
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« Post / Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 09:05:19 PM »

Wow Mishi....what it must have been like to see that in person!  Great shots!
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« Post / Reply #10 on: November 06, 2012, 12:02:41 AM »

Looks like one of Mishi's eagles has a wing print that matches one of the pair I saw land on Flora Islet on September 7.

Click here to see the post - the eagle in the first photo has at least one newly-moulted 4th primary, and a tail with some uneven feathers, newly moulted also.

I'm pretty sure this is the same pair.
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« Post / Reply #11 on: November 06, 2012, 10:50:29 AM »

 
When we were out walking in the Belcarra territory yesterday, we ran into people who had just walked Helliwell Park where they had spotted THREE separate pairs of Eagles!
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« Post / Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 04:09:22 PM »

Beautiful pictures...must have been heartstopping to see in person  love
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« Post / Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 07:38:06 PM »

I paddled past this nest's territory today...

There were several eagles of all ages on Flora Islet and on each of the surrounding rocks.

Here's a youngster, hanging out with... Ahem... A large friend.  duck

Flora Islet, February 10, 2:44 pm.



That elephant seal has been in the neighbourhood for a while now. I fist saw him on December 30. This beach is usually a favourite hangout for the sea lions, but each time this fellow is around, the sea lions all crowd to the other side of the island.
The eagles are not too worried, however.







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« Post / Reply #14 on: February 17, 2013, 09:32:15 PM »


Today i got a call about an Eagle in Helliwell who looked injured or starving.
We had no trouble finding them.
& they were in no shape to move, even as we approached closer & closer.
 
february 17 2013 15:25 - injured adult Eagle
 









 
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