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Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:18:01 AM »

This is a beautiful old Fir Tree Nest, on a road that is super busy in the summer months.
It is right across the road from a bustling campsite, near the Hornby Co-Op, & one of the main routes to get to the fabulous sandy Tribune Bay beach.
There were two Eaglets at this Nest last season, & both seemed to have stayed in the Tree long enough to fledge!
This wasn*t the case in previous years.
You can find last year*s posts about this Nest territory, the stories of the Eaglets* rescues, & links to previous seasons* posts here.
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 10:22:45 AM »
 
We went for a walk along Little Tribune Bay beach, at high tide, towards Spray Point, which divides Little Trib from Big Trib.
There is almost always an Eagle or two on this perch branch, & i believe these would be the Nest #24 pair.
 
november 8 2015 14:20 - Eagle on Spray Point
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 10:28:15 AM »
 
This cool plane was flying around both bays, so i practiced my Birds in flight photography trying to get a good foto of what exactly this plane was.
i believe it can land on water or land, & i think it landed on water in Tribune Bay at one point, as it disappeared in there & it got quiet.
Turns out this plane is owned by a local, & family was taking it out for a spin!
What a cool view of Hornby they must have had.
The water was glass on this day.
The plane is just going past Spray Point into Tribune Bay.
 
november 8 2015 13:49 - cool little plane (Searey)
 


Now here it is, flying away from Hornby, probably going back to Comox or the small plane airport in Courtenay.
 

 

 
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 08:38:01 PM »
 
november 27 2015 11:37 - Nest # 24 Eagles
 
 

 

 
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 08:13:46 PM »
 
From the Co-op parking lot, i spotted this youngster on the top of the Nest Tree.
Looks like the young of the year!, hatched last spring!
Looking in the direction of the Tree where the adults are perched in the foto above.

january 22 2016 13:29 - young Eagle on the top of Nest #24 Nest Tree




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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 08:08:04 PM »
 
Another cutie-pie in the Co-op parking lot!
i was walking down the road from Big Trib back to my car when i saw this young Eagle fly in & land right over where my van was parked.
They didn*t seem to mind me peeking at them one bit!
First foto.
Me looking right up, them looking right down at me!
 
january 26 2016 14:53 - young Eagle
 


Then i upped my ISO to catch more details in the dull lighting & lost the colour!
Except for the yellow again.
 

 

 

 



 
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 10:32:05 AM »
He is trying to figure out what kind of creature has that big black nose!

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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 05:07:41 PM »
Love these!!!!  He's so curious!!!! :-) :eclove :eclove

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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2016, 10:08:48 AM »

march 19 we were walking up & down the road in front of this Nest & Mum Nest #24 was gulling regularly.
She is a funny one, with her gulling, i have never heard another female gull so continuously, as she does.
The thing is, she was there, but i couldn*t find her!
Was she in the Nest, on an egg or two already?
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2016, 09:01:58 PM »
Yesterday I visited this nest. It was mid-day and probably nap time.

As I approached I could see an adult eagle on the nest!
Big honker... Dirty face, like they get this time of year... Mom 24?

June 20, 1:22 pm



I hurried to my best watching spot. She stayed on the nest. I set up my tripod, hoping to catch any other movement.
1:44



At one point I saw just one dark wave, at the right end of the nest - someone's wing!
I wasn't able to get a photo and that's all I saw. But for sure there's at least one eaglet in there.
Mom gulled a few times but that was it for action.

As I walked back up the road she was still there, and she sure could see me!
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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2016, 09:15:28 PM »
So glad she didnt bolt on you winterwren! Nice captures :eclove

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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2016, 07:53:09 PM »
 
i was driving past & i could hear an Eaglet calling so i went to investigate.
This Eaglet was putting up a steady call til i started the video, when you can hear their call that indicates that food or parent is coming & sure enough an adult flies in.
i hadn*t been able to see the Eaglet til the parent came in.
It seems to be a food drop & the Eaglet is left to feed themselves.
i didn*t hear a second Eaglet.
i am on the road facing the Nest & the big campground is behind me & cars & people are going past to the beach.
The Eagle went out of sight, i hung around for a bit, but i got my lucky break already!

july 13 2016 15:11 -  Nest #24let

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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2016, 02:56:19 AM »
Delightful!  :thumbup:  Thanks for this sweet video Booni   :eclove

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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2016, 09:01:12 AM »
Thank You!  Every little glimpse of your wildlife is such a treat!  :eclove

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Re: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2015-2016 season
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2016, 09:25:05 PM »
Two or three days ago, I heard the eaglet of this nest from the Co-op parking lot. Somehow the sound seemed to come from a slightly different location than what I was used to, so I walked down the road to investigate.

I sure wish I'd had my camera with me. The eaglet was at the very top of a tall fir near the nest tree - much higher than the nest.  He or she was screeping away from that perch and had to have a good strong flight to get there! What a lovely sight.