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« on: March 15, 2016, 08:23:47 PM »

 
This is a fabulous nesting territory.
A beautiful grassy huge farm field on a long stretch of exquisite shoreline.
You gotta walk a long way to get to this Nest.
i have only seen the Nest area from above, on the road.
Last year*s topic, & links to previous years, can be found here.
 
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« Post / Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 08:34:15 PM »

 
Today i drove past this territory, looking for the bathing Eagles again, & there was nary a one.
i turned around at Ford Cove & drove back up the hill, oggling the view, when i passed a huge Bird near the road & that Bird wasn*t as big as an Eagle!
There is almost nowhere to pull over on that road, so i had to drive up the hill to pull over then walk back down.
i was trying to be careful & quiet, unlike the cars whizzing past, yet the big Bird flew away just as i was getting close.
As they flew off, i saw a red tail!
i intended to watch them fly away, to see where they landed, but didn*t manage.
i scanned & scanned, but had no luck spotting where they went.
Walking back up the hill to my car, i kept looking, & spotted a dark lump in a Tree down in the field.
FOUND them!
 
march 15 2016 16:49 - Red-tail Hawk
 


This is the best sighting i*ve ever had of one of these Birds!
 


Spotted!
& my last foto i got.
i watched the Hawk fly around the field for a while, then lost them.
Cool!
 

 
Last year, i had something interesting happen very near this same spot!
Read about that here.
 
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/
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« Post / Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 03:44:36 AM »

Beautiful photos Booni - I envy you for that lovely experience.
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« Post / Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 07:45:26 PM »

 
cali said i should post this.
It shows Olsen Farm & the point & Trees where the Nest is, i believe.
Lovely spot.

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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omq3JzGaUno" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Omq3JzGaUno</a>


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« Post / Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 09:03:10 PM »

Looks like fun and scary, too!    thumbup
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« Post / Reply #5 on: May 04, 2016, 09:13:54 AM »

Fly like an eagle....to the sea, fly like an eagle, let its spirit carry me......   Watching this I almost felt like an eagle might feel!  Thank You!!!  love
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« Post / Reply #6 on: May 22, 2016, 02:37:46 PM »

Here is a few videos of the Olsen farm nest activity from the beach. Friday, May 13th, 2016

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSp6-yJP64" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkSp6-yJP64</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PRDw5fb6qY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PRDw5fb6qY</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Azqes5RJQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_Azqes5RJQ</a>
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« Post / Reply #7 on: July 18, 2016, 10:38:22 PM »

After checking the Heron Rocks territory I continued along the beach to the end of Olsen Farm and this nest.

I couldn't hear any sounds but from way back I could see a dark silhouette on the nest, and two white heads in the nest tree.

July 17, 12:57


I sat on a rock at a distance for an hour, waiting to see if a second eaglet would show itself. None of the eagles moved, despite the presence of a group of people passing right under the tree at one point. Must have been nap time.

After a while I detoured way out to see the other side of the nest.
There was still only that one eaglet visible, standing tall in the same spot, only now I could see more of him.

Here are the parents first.
1:46 pm



1:47



And now the eaglet, with beak open and tongue sticking out to cool down.
1:49


It really does look like only one eaglet on this nest.

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