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Offline boonibarb

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Wiig Nest - 2015-2016 season
« on: October 01, 2015, 11:13:54 AM »

The Wiigs occupy the territory just to the right of Mum & Dad Hornby*s.
We can see them in their perch Trees on Sandstone Point, & on the Point itself, with our webcam.
Their Nest Tree is absolutely stupendous.
You can see a bit of the back edge of it from the road, but i haven*t managed to spot it from the beach yet, nor have i found a good vantage point to see into it better.

Last season, we are a bit skimpy on obs, but i believe they ended up having one Eaglet make it out of the Nest, & we spotted them on Gregg*s Tree with the webcam!
You can see that page of ground obs here.

The 2013-2014 season, the Wiigs did not seem to lay eggs.
You can read about that season, & find links to previous seasons here.
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Re: Wiig Nest - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 11:26:01 AM »
 
We went for a walk from Hidden Beach then around Sandstone Point & almost to the Brigantine Nest territory, but spotted no Eagles.
On the way back, there was this lovely Great Blue Heron, nice & close, with the lovely water as background.
i took some fotos, then we walked on, high up the beach, trying to tiptoe around the Heron without scaring them away.
The Heron never flew off, & i was able to get even closer fotos til someone came along with two dogs & let the little one chase the Heron away, grrrr...
In this foto, the Heron is so relaxed, perched on one foot!

september 26 2015 14:37 - Great Blue Heron



We also spotted this green rock with Cormorants perched atop.
We see this rock from the webcam!

september 26 2015 14:06 - Cormorants on a rock



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Re: Wiig Nest - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2015, 10:08:20 AM »
 
october 10 2015  17:34 adult lower left of Wiig water side Tree, as spotted on our webcam.
Then this  morning, two!

9:17 2 Eagles on Wiigs Flatop Tree
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d98arEklFrw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d98arEklFrw</a>
 
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Re: Wiig Nest - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2016, 10:12:36 PM »
I visited the area of this nest on July 20. Sure looks quiet around there. The nest is far away from the road, but photos showed no sign of occupancy: no poopshots on the branches, no down clinging to twigs.
This may be another fallow year for this pair.

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Re: Wiig Nest - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 07:23:51 AM »
Seems like it is not the best year for eaglets - would that be food supply? human noise and disturbance? weather?