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Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« on: October 01, 2015, 11:39:31 AM »

Trimble*s Corner has a cool Nest.
It is at a sharp turn in the main road of Hornby, & it is right there as you make the corner, perched on a high cliff over the beach, the water & looking towards Denman.
One year in a storm, the top of the Tree got broken off, yet they had a successful Eaglet season that year anyway.
Last year, they were the first Eagles that i spotted returned for the new nesting season.
There seemed to be one Eaglet made it at this Nest last season, & you can read all about it here.

Here is where you can find the 2013-2014 season*s topic for this Nest.
There you can also find info about the Nest & links & info about previous years in this nesting territory, as well as a map of Hornby that wren has worked on, showing all the Nests & their productivity.
The previous season, we never saw this pair sitting on eggs.
There were always two of them visible, off the Nest, when we went by to check.
So, it seems they took a breeding break that year.
It seemed to be two years in a row that they didn*t raise an Eaglet.
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2015, 11:53:23 AM »
 
i like to walk on the beach with Otto, & i always find plastic garbage, so i bring a bag with me & pick it up.
i also find lots of cool stuff.
The first time i found one of these, i thought it was some kind of plastic item & i threw it away after breaking it to try to figure out what it was.
It looked a bit like a ball of black electrical tape, but the texture was more like hard plastic.
Afterwards, i was thinking about it, & i kicked myself, because i vaguely remembered reading somewhere that Octopus & Squid & a few other beings have beaks!
These things look a lot like a Bird beak.
i was thrilled to be given another chance to find some of these, & this time they were bigger, & i kept them to take fotos of them.
i found them in amongst the seaweed at the high tide line on the beach.

Here they are with two quarters, for size comparison.



Cool, eh?




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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2015, 04:33:11 PM »
Very interesting to see and learn about those beaks, Booni.  It's helpful to see them close to quarters in order to be able to judge their size.
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2015, 06:43:03 PM »
 
Otto & i went walking from the Savoie Road beach access towards Phipp*s Point this afternoon.
i am never sure when i have reached where Trimble*s Corner is, from the beach.
i am always looking up, hoping to spot that Nest Tree, but instead look who i found!
 
october 1 2015 14:53 - Eagle in Trimble*s Corner territory
 

 

 

 
 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2015, 08:07:08 PM »
Wow, booni!'    :eclove
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2015, 08:17:55 PM »

This is a fabulous Nest, perched on a high cliff, & visible from the road as you pass by.
There is a dramatic break off of the top of the Tree, just above the Nest!
When the tide is low, the beach goes way out a long ways before you reach water, so probably a good place for the Eagles here to find food.
Last season, there was one Eaglet here, that we were aware of.
For the past season, & links to previous seasons, click here.
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 08:36:02 PM »
 
Today we went for a walk on the beach from Phipps Point to the Trimble*s Corner territory.
In the distance i could see these two Eagles perched close to each other on the same rock, way out at the low tide water line.
It was actually hot & sunny, & the heatwaves distort the fotos at that distance, but here they are.
Looks like perhaps the female closest to us.
With my eye, the size difference was really noticeable.
 
october 15 2015 15:15 - Eagle pair
 


The female cocks her head at the male*s yawning!
 


The male picking up his big left foot.
 


So, there was lots of flying around & also screeching.
Turns out there was another Eagle at the waterline, only closer to me, & there was a female up on a Tree at the top of the bank at the field next to the Nest Tree.
So this pair on the rocks was actually a bit further north that the Trimble*s Corner Nest territory.
What the heck was going on i wonder?
 

 

 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 08:45:25 PM »
 
Here*s the female, who was the closest Eagle to me, she is very near the Nest Tree, in the big grass field just to the north.
i could hear her gulling, so maybe that was the male by himself on the beach.
This female had been airborne at one point, & i followed where she landed so i could photograph her.
 
october 15 2015 15:23 - Trimble*s Corner Eagle
 

 

 

 
 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2016, 11:02:30 AM »
 
Okay, going backwards to the day that we came across the dead California Sea Lion & all the Eagles that were there that day.
i believe i posted a lot of stuff under the Phipps Point topic here..
These Eagles were closer to the Trimbles* Corner Nest, so i am posting them here now.
i was taking fotos from my van window, & i spent a long time with this cutie-pie.
Is this not the absolute cutest little thing you*ve ever seen?
(i know, i say that about all of them, don*t i?)

march 22 2016 15:37 - juvenile Bald Eagle



This one was keeping an eye on EVERYTHING that was going on, including me.
The eye is as big as the whole head!





Looks like maybe Herring Roe stuck around the beak there.







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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 11:06:26 AM »
 
march 22 2016 15:39 - juvenile Eagle





Look at that gigantic eye!









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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 11:10:39 AM »
 
march 22 2016 15:45 - juvenile Eagle





There were TONS of Eagles soaring around!
You can see them in the lower left hand corner.
i thought these clouds were cool!



Little cutie-pie was watching them all, too.



There was lovely warm sunlight coming from the left, but a cool breeze in the shade, where i was parked.



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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2016, 10:48:19 AM »
 
Here*s another youngster who landed next to the other Eagles on the bank overlooking the dead Sea Lion.
 
march 22 2016 16:10 - young Eagle
 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2016, 10:52:07 AM »
 
march 22 2016 16:12 - young Eagle


 


Turning on the branch to face the water.
i love this view of all the underfeathering.
 


Love the foot view here.
 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2016, 11:36:28 AM »
 
This Eagle flew in & landed, & i could tell that this was an Eagle in their own territory.
i believe this is one of the Trimble adults.
He is well stained from eating Seal or Sea Lion.
 
march 22 2016 16:15 - Trimble adult
 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest #4 - Trimble*s Corner - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 11:41:35 AM »
 
march 22 2016 16:29 - Trimble adult
 

 

 

 

 

 
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