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« on: January 21, 2016, 11:32:55 AM »

 
Dunlop Nest is in a FABULOUS location.
On a point with a view to forever, fabulous shore for food, lots of lovely Arbutus Trees.
 
Last year*s posts, & links to previous years can be found here.
 

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« Post / Reply #1 on: January 21, 2016, 11:40:29 AM »

 
i was driving home when i spotted a familiar shape in the distance next to the road, a bit inland from the shore!
So i pulled over & took fotos from my window.
It was a dull rainy day.
This could be a two year old, turning three in the spring.
Look at the lovely dark beak with yellow starting to appear, & the dark stripe across the eye, caused by the whitening of the chin & top of head feathering.
Eye is lightening too.
 
january 19 2016 14:04 - young Eagle
 


i wanted to show the details in the shadow of the dark day, so i upped my ISO two notches & got black & white!
Except for the yellow.

Now you can see the full crop, & that they are perched on one foot, relaxed.
 

 

 

 



 
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« Post / Reply #2 on: January 21, 2016, 12:19:02 PM »

LOVE the black and white effect with coloured toes and beak, Booni!  You should enter one of these in Eagle Fest photo competition.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Post / Reply #3 on: January 21, 2016, 04:11:11 PM »

Yes,   what Sandor said    nod
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« Post / Reply #4 on: January 21, 2016, 04:32:01 PM »

The second and last in the series are for sure contest worthy.  thumbup
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« Post / Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 09:21:05 AM »

 
Yesterday we hiked from Sandpiper Beach to Dunlop Point to see if we could see anything going on in the Nest there.
It was hot in the Sun, & this is a hot Nest.
As you can see, one of the adults was in attendance, but look to the right towards the trunk!
A black beak, a nare, a chin, & a fuzzy white head!

may 18 2016 15:08 - Dunlop adult & Eaglet







From the other side, going back to Sandpiper.



The Wild Roses are fabulous right now.







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« Post / Reply #6 on: May 19, 2016, 10:33:17 PM »

And somebody did a poopshot that decorated the tree!   whistle
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« Post / Reply #7 on: May 20, 2016, 07:55:36 AM »

 
That*s right, i meant to point that out Tiger, poop splat & down feathers on the trunk of the Nest Tree!


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« Post / Reply #8 on: May 20, 2016, 09:11:23 AM »

Nice capture, Booni!  Without your comment, I likely would have missed seeing the black beak among the rails of the nest!  Thank You!!!   heart love
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« Post / Reply #9 on: May 22, 2016, 02:32:05 PM »

I captured an eaglet in the Dunlop Point nest doing some "wingersizing" during our visit to Hornby on Monday May 16th, 2016. See video and watch at about the 52 seconds mark
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-kf0F2CV8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO-kf0F2CV8</a>
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« Post / Reply #10 on: June 09, 2016, 08:55:19 AM »

 
We hiked out to Dunlop Point again from Sandpiper beach.
The Point has gotten a bit difficult to navigate, with logs all over the place & then this tall thick grass grows up over the rocks & tide pools so i am always slipping & falling in.
Otto scrambles along at high speed & disappears in the grass!
i pick my way slowly, picking up plastic as i go.
When i got to the far side of the Nest, there was an adult in it, but they soon flew off.
There seemed to be another adult/other adults, flying past & they were quickly given the heave-ho by the Dunlop pair, which is what is happening in this video.
The chasing away parent then lands in the Nest & look who else is there!
You*ll get a bit seasick when i zoom in at the end.
This adult stayed in the Nest the whole time i observed.
As you can hear, the wind is really snarking!

june 8 2016 15:23 - Adult flying in to Dunlop Nest

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5mdDWottLk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5mdDWottLk</a>

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« Post / Reply #11 on: June 10, 2016, 08:27:18 PM »

 
Before the video posted above, the Eaglet was alone in the Nest.
i kept walking along looking up, & finally this head popped up!

june 8 2016 15:20 - Dunlop Eaglet



Looks like a grey plastic shopping bag on the left of the Nest.



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The video fits after that last foto.

june 8 2016 15:24 - Dunlop adult & Eaglet



There were those spare adults flying around, plus the wind was really snarking.
Perhaps the adult wanted to keep the Eaglet safe.



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« Post / Reply #12 on: June 10, 2016, 08:31:22 PM »

 
june 8 2016 15:25 - Dunlop adult & Eaglet











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« Post / Reply #13 on: June 10, 2016, 08:35:40 PM »

 
Another Eagle getting too close.

june 8 2016 15:26:50 - Dunlop adult & Eaglet





Funny how the Eaglet has about two poses, & keeps them for almost all the fotos!



A second Eaglet!
Looked at all those pin/still sheathed feathers & down fluff!





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« Post / Reply #14 on: June 10, 2016, 09:20:23 PM »

 heart love Lovign this!
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