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Author Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2014 - 2015 Season  (Read 24019 times)
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« on: October 17, 2014, 07:55:54 PM »

 
This is where we will post observations, videos, & fotos of the Nest #9 Eagle Nest territory.
This territory is right next to Mum & Dad Hornby*s, to the left as we look out the webcam.
This Nest is hard to view, it is in a huge, beautiful old Fir Tree, so the Eagles are more often spotted in their perch Trees in their neighbourhood.

Last year*s topic, a highly-detailed map of Hornby with all the Nests marked on it made by wren, & links to previous seasons in this territory may be found here.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 08:05:59 PM »

 
So far, there hasn*t been much evidence that the Niner pair have returned.
About a week ago, i heard a trill that sounded like it was coming from the Nest Tree area.
Then a few days ago i heard another trill.
But that is it.
i have not seen the Niners yet at all.
i am in the habit of scanning the two large Trees i can see from my yard, one is across the street from me, the other is at the back of my yard.
On this day, it wasn*t an Eagle that i spotted in my back yard Tree, but someone smaller instead.
i took a foto to figure out who they were.
These are gorgeously-coloured Birds!
The male has that lovely stripe below their cheek, the female does not.

october 9 2014 12:05 - Northern/Red-Shafted Flicker



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« Post / Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 02:03:36 PM »

 
i came home on a rainy day & when i looked up at this perch Tree, FINALLY there was an Eagle perched there!

october 18 2014 12:21 - Eagle in the Tree across the road



i was showing ekf fotos taken of an Eagle in this same Tree & she exclaimed *My what lugubrious eyes that one has!*
So of course i had to ask her what lugubrious MEANS!
Then of course we made a point of using lugubrious in a sentence, as often as possible.
i agree that there is something about one of the Niner Eagle*s eyes that is just different.
To me they are huge, compared to other Eagles i am used to.
The series of fotos i was showing her can be found here.
Check out the eyes of the Eagle in that post.
Now, to me, the Eagle i was seeing on this day also has such eyes.
To me, very distinctive.
& lugubrious, a very good description.



i must admit, the Niners often don*t tolerate me taking fotos of them.
i get a foto or two, & then they take off.
But this one put up with me for a long time!
This one has mutton chops like Dad, but they are kinda like mutton chops on steroids.





What a good-lookin* Eagle!
Huge eyes, small head.


 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15571170686/in/photostream/
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« Post / Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 02:21:39 PM »

 
This Eagle has a part in their neck left side feathers, just like Dad Hornby.

october 18 2014 12:29 - Eagle in the Tree across the road










 
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« Post / Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 02:27:39 PM »

Gorgeous eagle and yes it does have lugubrious eyes  love
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« Post / Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 02:29:49 PM »

 
You can see the rain slicing by in this foto.
My camera is fogging up again, or maybe it is water drops on the lens.

october 18 2014 12:30 - Eagle in the Tree across the road









The neighbourhood Ravens have had this Tree to themselves for weeks!
They are not impressed that an Eagle is there now.
i think if it were really Mum or Dad Niner, the Ravens wouldn*t be able to chase them away, which is what happened next & of course i couldn*t get my camera to focus in time.
Here the Eagle is watching the Raven fly in.
Later, i heard trilling near the Nest #9 Tree area, & the squeeing of someone who was being chased off.
There was also trilling & disturbance around this time at Mum & Dad Hornby*s Nest territory as well.


 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/15408240139/in/photostream/
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« Post / Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 08:54:48 PM »

Yes! Well hope it is them booni,  A lot of chasing going on  thumbup
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« Post / Reply #7 on: December 04, 2014, 11:07:21 AM »

 
i heard trilling, & when i looked out, this Eagle was perched in the Tree across the road from me, but in a branch lower down than the one they usually perch in.
My camera was misbehaving, not focusing at all, & this was the best foto i got of the Eagle.
Two more Eagles flew past while i was out there, so there was an extra one around.

november 29 2014 09:00 - Eagle in Niner perch Tree


 
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« Post / Reply #8 on: December 11, 2014, 10:29:31 AM »

 
Well, i am very sad today.
Yesterday i was lying in bed in the dark, listening to the huge wind & rain storm outside, when i heard a HUGE series of cracks & then HUGE thud.
A Tree had come down near me.
Good thing it didn*t hit my house!
When i looked out as it got light, i didn*t see anything different.
But then the neighbours called to say one of their old growth Trees had fallen across my fence & onto my property.
It took a few minutes for it to register.
No!
It couldn*t be!
i looked out, & it is still hard to believe, but my beautiful back yard perch Tree is no longer there.  sad  cry
i walked out there in the rain & only about 20-30' of it is still standing, the rest is lying across the back of my yard.
i feel such a huge loss, for myself & the Niner Eagles, & all the variety of Birds who have been in this lovely Tree.
RIP, most beautiful perch Tree.  heart
i still can*t believe you are gone...

january 10 2014 13:15:27- immature Eagle perched in my backyard Tree



june 3 2014 17:25:12 - Merlin in my backyard perch Tree



october 9 2014 12:05 - Northern/Red-Shafted Flicker in my backyard perch Tree



june 20 2013 14:32:58 - Merlin in my back yard perch Tree



june 21 2013 10:32:29 - Turkey Vulture in my back yard perch Tree


 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9372323550/in/set-72157622607401548
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« Post / Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 10:36:12 AM »

 
Remembering my back yard perch Tree...

january 13 2013 12:31:57:60 - juvenile Eagle in my back yard perch Tree



june 21 2013 10:33 - Turkey Vulture in my back yard perch Tree



october 19 2013 12:43:05 - three and a half year old Eagle in my back yard perch Tree



january 10 2014 13:15 - immature Eagle perched in my backyard Tree



june 11 2013 20:27 - fledgling Raven in my back yard perch Tree


 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/9663848551/in/set-72157622607401548
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« Post / Reply #10 on: December 11, 2014, 10:39:54 AM »

 cry Booni I am sorry for your loss of your tree and so many enjoyed it
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« Post / Reply #11 on: December 11, 2014, 10:43:27 AM »

 
Look at the variety of Birds i have seen here over the years!

june 20 2013 14:33 - Merlin in my back yard perch Tree



march 26 2013 10:42 - sub adult in Niner perch Tree in my backyard



may 23 2013 13:39 - Merlin in my back yard perch Tree



The Niners have lost three perch Trees now, plus the top of their water side Tree!
This used to be the skyline.
It will be interesting to see what it looks like now from the cam.
i believe my backyard perch Tree is the one just to the right of mishi*s Tree.

june 6 2013 08:35 - Niner in Spiral Staircase Perch Tree



february 3 16:58 - Youngster in Nest # 9 perch Tree - 203-111


 
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« Post / Reply #12 on: December 11, 2014, 10:49:19 AM »

 
i went through my Niner album to pick out the best of the best of this lovely Tree.

october 8 2012  18:00 - Raven in my back yard perch Tree



Wonders i will no longer see!  cry

may 1 2010 8:06:09:00 - sub adult in my back yard tree



december 28 2010 13:02 - Young eagle in my back yard tree - 164-189



In your fall, you have taken a large piece of my heart, beautiful Tree!  heartssmiles  Thank you

august 12 2011 12:35 - Ninelet shows us his beautiful wings - 189-40



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« Post / Reply #13 on: December 11, 2014, 10:52:32 AM »

 
& one video, that mishi reminded me of.
My lovely neighbourhood Raven pair, bonding & preening together in the lovely setting Sun.  heart  heart

august 20 2014 20:05 - Raven pair

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UShDXu9GLs" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UShDXu9GLs</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #14 on: December 11, 2014, 10:53:39 AM »

Great memories booni, what a loss
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