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Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« on: December 13, 2014, 01:42:59 PM »
This thread is for stories and pictures and discussions about the Tralee Point nest.
For a few years I thought this pair had moved east to the Lunar Rock territory. The last known nest tree had fallen to the ground in a storm, and we were seeing eagles and hearing eaglets further east. It turns out I was wrong: these are two separate territories. The Tralee Point pair moved a few hundred feet further inland.

Last year the Tralee Point nest produced one eaglet. I could hear at least one eaglet at Lunar Rock also.
Last year's thread for the combined territories is here.

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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 01:49:09 PM »
Since I've known of it (two seasons) this nest has always looked somewhat thin from below; but now, after the two consecutive storms of last week, it has a hole in it!
December 12, 1:30 pm



The nest is a little harder to see in this one, but I like the view of the tree top. Nest is below left.


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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2015, 10:26:02 PM »
Early evening wednesday march 18, i found a message on my answering machine saying an Eagle was down in the bush, just standing there.
My two friends had been travelling for five months, & had just gotten home & plugged in their phone in time to hear the neighbour who lives behind them saying that there was an Eagle in the bush behind them.
So they went & looked, & sure enough, there was an Eagle in the Salal & woods between their place & the neighbour behind them.
They were able to get quite close to the Eagle, & the Eagle didn*t move.
Their neighbour had first spotted the Eagle four days ago, on sunday.
He had been away, & when he came back, the Eagle was still there.
Next time he saw the Eagle, he was on his back.
So he got over a pound of hamburger, partly defrosted & threw it to the Eagle, who didn*t move.
He used a stick to push it closer, & watched the Eagle gobble it up.
i called wren, we collected our gear & off we went.
My friends showed us where the Eagle was.
We followed them into the Trees, then the Trees thinned out, & there indeed was the Eagle, perched on or very near the ground.
i took some fotos, to document, while the others moved into position.

march 18 2015 18:00:29 - down Eagle





This last foto shows him noticing that people are creeping closer.
So i had to put down my camera & pick up my net!



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The four of us took positions surrounding the Eagle & moved in slowly.
wren was moving in closer with her net, my friends with towels & i with my net were to try to herd the Eagle towards wren for capture, & to try to block escape.
We were able to get very close, he was looking right at me the whole time, then i saw his gaze shift, he started to bolt.
wren dashed in there towards him, but he ran towards me.
i ran at him with my net, but he dodged to my left & ran away fast.
He was only using his legs & feet, not his wings at all.
i ran after him with my net & got it down on him.
Then wren got under the net to control his feet, while i tried to keep a towel over his head.
She had him!
She wrapped him in a towel & we all walked out of the woods & wren tucked him into the kennel.
It was reported that he had a broken wing, but we agreed that we didn*t see that.
To me he looked like a young full adult, clean & small.
He had at least four days of starving & going downhill, but we did not notice parasites on him or us.
His being on his back wasn*t a good sign.
We were too late for the last ferry, so this Eagle spent the night in the kennel, in a car ready to go to town on the first ferry.
An ad requesting a lift was put up on facebook, & a nice couple offered to pick him up & take him to Buckley Bay to meet MARS.
Turns out they went to MARS later, to pick up our crate & see the Eagle, who was named Barney, by my friend who called me.
The delivering people said - I've got the crate. Barney has a sore wing but they don't think it's broken. Xrays tomorrow. He's very dehydrated and scrawny. They're loading him up with food and water and have him under a heat lamp.
Here is a foto they took of him at MARS.

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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2015, 09:14:31 AM »
 
On june 18 i went on a tour of a few of the Eagle Nests with the HIP Trippers.
Even before we got out of our cars, we could hear an Eaglet calling at this Nest!
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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2015, 10:05:26 PM »
Yesterday, June 21, I made a quick stop by this nest and heard an eaglet too! I wasn't able to see anything. I'll have to make time for a morning visit on a low tide, to check from the beach.

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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2015, 11:21:21 AM »
 
When we arrived, an Eaglet was screeping, loud & clear.
Then an adult landed on what could be the Nest*s Babysitting Tree.
Of course the Eaglet screeping increased in volume!

june 18 2015 16:13 - Tralee adult



They didn*t stay long!





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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 09:00:14 PM »
Great coverage and story telling 

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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2015, 10:35:11 PM »
After several attempts, I finally saw the eaglet of this nest today. He or she stood tall on the nest, and the tide was low enough that I could get to my observation spot.

Photos will follow.

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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2015, 08:41:55 AM »
 
i took Otto to the beach in front of this Nest at low tide.
i could hear the Tralee Pointlet, but had trouble finding him.
At one point i finally spotted him, fledged, on top of a Tree near the Nest Tree.
As i got my camera ready, an adult flew in to the Nest, to the screeping delight of the fledgling, with food!
So the youngster flew in & the parent flew off.
i saw four food deliveries while we were here.
There was only the one Eaglet that i saw & heard.
 
august 1 2015 12:16 - Tralee Pointlet head scratching
 

 
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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2015, 09:23:40 AM »
 
In this video, the Eaglet is in the top of the Nest Tree when an adult flies in with food!
 
august 1 2015 12:18 - Eaglet & Tralee Point food drop
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-QAHdSgtHg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-QAHdSgtHg</a>
 
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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2015, 09:39:07 AM »
super video booni! should come with caution Ear protection required!!!   :eclol

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Re: Tralee Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2015, 01:08:55 PM »
LOL  there is no mistaking that food squee!