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Offline Donnae

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2015, 08:43:28 PM »
Great photos Wren!

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2015, 08:46:10 PM »
I'm enjoying your discoveries!  Thank you for sharing them with us, Wren!   :nod2
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2015, 10:08:52 PM »
I still don't know if Beulah Creek is in this territory or in Nest 24's.

This territory does have the great advantage of having a thread open already...  :biggrin3

So here are some eagles I found perched on both sides of the creek, between Central Road and the beach, this afternoon as I made my way home.

This one, from behind, looks like she's the same colour throughout!
Actually, now that I'm looking at the full sizes, that's her belly we see, and her head is turned around to look toward the water. I see some toes among the greenery.
Beulah Creek, February 16, 4:42








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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2015, 12:08:31 AM »
This second eagle was the one I spotted from the main road.
He's sitting on the snag where I found the Peregrine Falcon on my last visit!

I thought this was an adult until I got right below him...

Beulah Creek, February 16, 4:45



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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2015, 12:12:45 AM »
That same young eagle again.

Beulah Creek, February 16, 4:45



Off! Look at the amount of white left on the wing feathers!



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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2015, 10:25:16 AM »

From where i was working, i could see this Eagle perched on the top of this Tree from a long ways off.
Would they wait for me to finish & get down there?
Yes!
From a distance, this looked like an adult, but as you can see, this is a sub-adult.
Looks like another three year old turning four, the three year old eye stripe will be fading in the next months.
Notice the gorgeous tails feathers!

february 19 2015 14:38 - Eagle near Little Tribune Bay



Well, darn, i got one foto & then they flew off.
So i went down to the parking lot & turned around to leave, & there they were in a different Tree!
They had their wings hanging out & were preening, & perhaps showering in the light rain.





Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!




 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2015, 10:27:28 AM »
 
february 19 2015 14:42 - sub-adult Eagle near Little Tribune Bay
 
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghemwzZ10Yk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghemwzZ10Yk</a>
 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2015, 06:39:51 PM »

Today we were at the very top of Slade Rd., which is just uphill from the Little Tribune Bay Nest, & two Eagles flew up & landed on the tippy top of a big Tree, trilling, & then they mated!
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2015, 10:32:18 AM »
 
This little sweetie was perched in the Trees above Beulah Creek & Nursery yesterday.

february 21 2015 11:57 - young Eagle near Little Tribune Bay



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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2015, 08:50:28 AM »
 
Yesterday, just as i turned the corner from Central Rd. onto Seawright Rd., an Eagle was passing by overhead!
As i looked up, i noticed their tail looked dark, so i figured this was a sub-adult, as the head looked very white.
But as i got a better view, i realized the dark i was seeing was dark grasses, clutched in the feet!
Nesting material!
Likely heading for the Little Tribune Bay Nest.
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2015, 10:16:28 PM »
Today I stopped over to check this nest.

I could hear eagles calling, high and low.
As I approached, it sounded as if the calls didn't come from the nest tree. They came from another tree, maybe a hundred feet to the right of it as you look toward the water.
That tree looked suspiciously thick at the top. It seemed to me that it didn't use to be that way. It was a perch tree and you could see the top. :puzzled2

So I made my way to where I had a better view of the nest.
That nest has always looked skimpy, in its small scraggly tree, but today it seemed skimpier than ever. There was a spot near the middle where I could see daylight coming through.

There didn't seem to be anyone on that nest.
Then there were more calls from that second tree. I couldn't see the top of it.
I got busy watching little birds, waiting for the big birds to give me some hint.

An eagle flew in, disappeared into the too-dense top of the second tree. Did that tree use to be like that?  :puzzled2
Around that time, the wind that had blown all day calmed down for a bit.
And then I heard it. Faint, quiet, a sound I would recognize anywhere.

Squee, squeeeeeee, squeeeeeeee....

What???
An eaglet. Or more than one.
In that second tree?
I moved to where I could get a better look.
A white head, stained, moving about over the newly-thick part of the tree.

They moved the nest!
AND, they've got a hatchling, maybe two!

I went down to the beach to see the tree from another angle. Against the sun, but still it was obvious: the eagles have built a new nest a few trees over. Most of the branches are still green and they blend with the top of the tree.

I still can't believe I heard the little ones from the ground, so early. That tree isn't all that tall, I guess. The breeze was just right. Usually we don't hear Mom and Dad Hornby's eaglets from the ground until early June.

Photos will follow once I work my way through the backlog... But I wanted to post the news right away.

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2015, 12:02:03 AM »
Wonderful news, Wren!    :thumbup:
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2015, 05:46:49 AM »
Yay!!

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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2015, 12:59:03 PM »
How exciting to hear !!! 
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Re: Little Tribune Bay Nest - 2014 - 2015 Season
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2015, 01:46:17 AM »
Here are the photos from that day.

First, the old nest, daylight showing in the middle.
May 4, 5:05 pm



Then one of the little birds I was photographing while I waited to make sense of what was going on. La, la la....
This one's a Townsend's Warbler.
5:10



And then, after I heard the little sqeeeing sound, here's who I found, on what turned out to be a new nest.
5:18



5:20