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Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« on: January 02, 2013, 08:32:06 PM »

This topic is for discussion, fotos & videos of the Little Tribune Bay Nest which can be found in the southwest corner of Little Tribune Bay.
In 2012, wren actually found the Nest & got some great obs which can be found here

Click here to see 2010-2011*s discussion about this Nest.

Click here to see the discussion from 2009-2010, which is when booni discovered the existence of this territory.
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 08:40:43 PM »

i was in the neigbourhood of this Nest one day when i spotted this youngster who was uphill from the Nest!
A returning nestling?
To me, they appear to be one year old going on two.
There is still some dark on the beak, the eyes are lightening from dark brown, & there is just a hint of the golden crown of a two year old.
On the back, which is facing us, is a very faint white diamond shape between the shoulders.
 
december 27 2012 13:45 - immature Eagle
 










 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2013, 06:51:17 PM »

i was on my way home from work on this day & stopped at the Co - Op.
In the distance, from the parking lot, i spotted an Eagle in a tree in the Campground.

february 8 2013 12:47 - sub adult Eagle




Next i was flying by Little Tribune Bay on my way to work when a blob in one of the trees on the beach caught my eye.
When i stopped & looked back, it turned out there were THREE blobs!
Three Eagles perched in one short tree!
So i had to go check it out.
This is what they looked like.
 
february 8 2013 13:21 - immature & 2 sub adult Eagles
 


Further down the beach, towards Nest #24, where usually you see one or two adults perched, there were these two!



Now back to the tree with three Eagles perched.
This is the immature, who was nearest the ground.
Look at all the little buggies flying around their head!



Here is the sub adult who was midway up the tree.


 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2013, 07:02:43 PM »
Maybe pre-eggy time is family reunion time for eagles! :eclol

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 07:07:59 PM »

Here*s the midway sub adult again.
 
february 8 2013 13:24 - sub adult Eagle
 


Here*s the cutie-pie immature again!
i*d say they are one year old, about to turn two.
See the golden top of head colour, the eye turning a lighter shade of brown, more yellow on the beak next to the face, but still lots of dark on the tip, & the beginnings of a white diamond between the shoulders.



Here is the tippy top sub adult again.





Now the midway Eagle again.
The midway & tippy to sub adults are the same age, yet there are differences in their feathering that are interesting to see!
Two different personalities & looks here.


 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 07:11:39 PM »

february 8 2013 13:26 - immature Eagle
Beauty!
 

 



 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 07:34:05 PM »
What great Photos !!!   It is so neat to see the differences in the eagles and to see the different ages.   Love the feathery top of the immature.
You are such a gem to share your photos and stories.   It is so enjoyable to see these eagles,  thanks   :heart
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 08:28:35 PM »
Booni I love these photos and the one especially with the hierarchy, oldest to youngest on one tree top to bottom  :heart

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2013, 09:05:45 PM »
Great photos Booni....love them.... have to agree the immature is a cutie!!!! I love their look.

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 07:51:47 AM »

After spotting all the Eagles on the beach, i noticed this adult, uphill from the Nest & far to the right inland of all the others.
 
february 8 2013 13:43:46 - adult Eagle
 



 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 05:48:40 PM »
Eeek! What did that eagle catch???

Offshore from Little Tribune Bay Nest, February 11, 4:21 pm.



Whew! Fortunately, he or she was able to let go. That did NOT look edible at all!  :eceek




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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2013, 12:16:30 PM »

wren, looks to me like the Eagle has hold of the right wing of a Gull.
Most of the body is eaten, with the wings remaining?
What do you see?
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 03:24:06 PM »
Maybe you're right!
To me, as I watched, it looked like the eagle was pulling against a lot of resistance, and I couldn't make any sense of what I saw, so I thought maybe he'd hooked onto some man-made flotsam.

But true, maybe it's a wing, and the reddish bit part of a body. The size would be right, wouldn't it? Wonder if it was snagged on something. That eagle could not fly any higher with it still hooked on. If it's the end of a wing, the eagle doesn't have a good grip at all, either.  But he did not make another attempt at retrieving whatever it was. He was out of there.

Thanks for resolving parts of the puzzle.
 

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2013, 08:52:48 PM »
I floated past Nest 25 and this nest yesterday morning... Here too, a white head was visible. Someone sitting low, presumably on eggs.

Look how spindly that nest tree is! Not very tall, either.

March 30, 10:34



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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2012 - 2013 Season
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2013, 10:32:48 PM »
Yesterday I went to check this nest. It was about 3:30 pm and quite warm outside. So it may well have been nap time. I spent half an hour in the area and didn't see or hear any eagles at all.

Today I saw one of the neighbours of this nest. He said that back in March there was a lot of action around the nest; then this neighbour was away for a few weeks, and he says that since he has come back, there is not much happening in the area. So I'm wondering if the eggs failed, or if, in my previous post, the photo is of one of the eagles simply visiting the nest like Mom and Dad Hornby did this year.

I will make a point of visiting this nest again in the next few weeks. Sometimes eagles can be pretty sneaky.