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Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« on: April 20, 2015, 12:44:36 PM »
Nest 24 is right across from the Tribune Bay campsite and is visible from a number of spots on Shields Road, if you know where to look.

This nest produces two eaglets most years. Last two summers, one of the eaglets ended up prematurely on the ground; in both cases the downed eaglet received care and was released in the wild, while the stronger sibling fledged successfully. Last year's downed eaglet, reasonably enough, ended up being named Camper, so some people now remember this nest as Camper's Nest.

Click here to see last year's posts about this nest and to access links to the previous years.


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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2015, 12:47:31 PM »
Today, April 20, I checked this nest. I found an adult eagle perched atop the nest tree but didn't have time for a photo before he or she flew off.

Meanwhile and afterwards, for the half hour I was in the area, from time to time I heard a soft gulling call coming from the nest itself.
I don't know yet if my photos will show anything but there has to be someone in there, hunkered down below the rim, not sitting upright as on a nest visit.


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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2015, 09:45:17 PM »
Well, there's nothing to see in the photos except for two or three flags of down, which at this time of year simply mean that an eagle or two has visited the nest.

The sounds, meanwhile, have convinced me that someone is sitting here.

One photo did turn out: the one of the Song Sparrow who gave me a concert while I waited for the nesting eagle to appear above the nest rim.
April 20, 12:07




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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:32:08 AM »
Wren, that is a stunning photo!

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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2015, 10:02:35 AM »
 
The Elephant Seal moved into a different Eagle nesting territory!
He was here for a few days.
i was starting to get worried about him, but when i went down to check again, he was gone.
Look how he blends with the driftwood.
You could walk past & not even see he was there.
He looks much larger from this perspective, than from when i last photographed him.
 
april 24 2015 15:09 - snoozing Elephant Seal
 


A great big snoozing lump of Elephant Seal.
 

 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/17380555536/in/dateposted-public/
wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2015, 09:36:11 AM »
 
On june 18, i took a few of the HIP Trippers to see some of the Hornby Eagle Nests, to see if there were any Eaglets.
We could hear one calling right away at this Nest.
There was something sticking up at the right side of the Nest.
Was this Tree or an Eaglet?
i took a test foto.
What i thought was a Tree branch was an Eaglet!

june 18 2015 11:50 - Eaglets on Nest # 24



&, HEY!, what*s THAT?
It*s a SECOND Eaglet!



Look how well-camouflaged they are!
They look like part of the Tree.





Trying to get a foto of the Eaglet on the left, here.
You can just see their black beak with the nare.
Their head is hidden by a branch.
The first Eaglet is to their right.


 
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wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2015, 08:37:25 PM »
I made a visit to this nest on July 8 and saw one eaglet flying around, then landing near an adult on a branch above the nest. I didn't see the second eaglet on that visit, so it was on the back of my mind.

Today I stopped nearby and could see one eaglet perched at the very top of the nest tree. Then I saw a dark bird flying closer to me... A second eaglet!
So both siblings are doing well and getting some air time.

 :duck

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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2015, 11:30:22 PM »
 :heart great to hear!

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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2015, 03:59:56 PM »
You were right all along Wren - even though we were unable to verify that for you during our  stay. Persistence pays  :-)


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Re: Nest 24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015 season
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2015, 04:56:23 PM »
Very VERY COOL!!!!!   Thank you for those wonderful photos, Booni!  And thanks to Wren for seeing these two flying! :eclove