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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2015, 07:21:05 AM »
This morning I stopped at this nest on my way home from work... Over the rim, the top of a white head, and two eyes staring at me...
Someone is hunkered right down on this nest!

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2015, 08:21:47 AM »
Thank you, Wren, for your "eagle eyes"  and sharing what you see!  Wonderful!!!  :eclove

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2015, 10:16:25 PM »
Catching up on not-so-fresh news...

May 8, 6:58 am... Eagle in the Phipps Point nest seems to be tending to someone.



There are a few poop shots on the nest rim, too.



Soon after, the eagle flew off and to a nearby perch. Then started making strange calls, like the reassuring huck-huck call but more strangled and with beak wide open.  I'm pretty sure I am the object of this particular displeasure, so a couple more photos and then I got out of their hair - um, feathers.
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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2015, 07:20:13 AM »
super series thank you wren!

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2015, 08:25:24 AM »
You got scolded by an eagle!  How cool is that!!!   Thanks for the update and photos, Wren!!! :eclove

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2015, 01:54:16 PM »
beautiful color in your photos - ty ((Wren))

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2015, 10:16:10 PM »
After that visit, I was only able to check this nest once, in late May. On that quick visit I saw an adult eagle nearby and that eagle was clearly unhappy with my presence so I made myself scarce without any other evidence of what was in the nest.

Around June 16 I got a call from a neighbour. She was concerned because she wasn't hearing anything from the nest and hadn't seen any eaglets yet. At that point the eaglets had not been clearly audible from the ground for very long, but nevertheless I decided to go check as soon as I could.

The occasion came 2 days ago, on June 20. I went to my favourite viewing spot and saw a beautiful eaglet standing tall!
One of the adults was perched right by the nest. This time they didn't seem nervous like they'd been last time. Still, I only stayed long enough for a few quick photos.
This nest usually has twins; last year I didn't see the second eaglet until both were branching. So there could still be some surprises at this nest.

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2015, 06:00:21 PM »
Photos from June 20.

Adult eagle is perched right by the nest and is giving me 'the look'.
Click to enlarge the photo, you'll see that staring eye.
June 20, 4:56 pm



One eaglet visible on the nest. So far. You need to click this photo too, just because he's so cute.
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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2015, 12:46:51 PM »
I returned to check this nest on July 15.
I found one adult sitting up on the nest.
All alone?
July 15, 11:17



Ummm...
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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2015, 09:24:30 PM »
At this time in their lives, eaglets adopt a wonderful collection of begging postures that make humans think of obnoxious teenagers every time.
Add a shuggle and you've got a winner!
July 15, 11:30



The adult leaves the nest right after this.

I circle to my other little viewpoint...
Hello Handsome!
Still looks like just one eaglet here.
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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2015, 09:26:58 PM »
 :thumbup: Oustanding series Winterwren!!

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2015, 09:34:30 PM »
Time for a good scratch.
Look at those amazing toes!
July 15, 11:38



A twig caught between the toes, too.




Turns out that the parent is right near, on an adjacent branch.
He or she starts huck-hucking at me and giving me dirty looks.







My time is up!
Thanks for the pictures!

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Re: Phipps Point nest - 2014-2015 season
« Reply #27 on: August 03, 2015, 06:14:50 AM »
wonderful!   :thumbup: