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« on: April 19, 2016, 09:23:15 PM »

 
This Nest is in the tallest Tree in the area, at the top of a small hill, overlooking the Tribune Bay tennis court & Tribune Bay beyond, with with the cliffs of High Salal off to the left.
It is on the grounds of an Outdoor Education Center, where lots of kids go & have fun.
In the summer, the beach is packed with people, & the Bay with boats.
There is a huge grassy field, all along the beach, from to the left of this Nest, all the way to the right of Tribune Bay.
It is a fabulous location.
Last year wren & family spotted an Eaglet at this Nest getting some good air on the edge of the Nest.
 
Last year*s topic, & links to previous years can be found here.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #1 on: April 19, 2016, 09:33:48 PM »

 
We went for a walk on this beach today in the sunshine!
At the far end, in front of the tennis court, we saw a young Eagle go soaring past, then return & land on the beach right beside us, which was sort of surprising.
Turned out there was a dead Seal there that the youngster wanted to eat.
There was also an adult perched at the far end of this Bay, right on the corner where High Salal begins.
i believe it may have been this adult who i spotted, coming from the right side of the Nest area, carrying something long in their feet!
i thought grasses.
i caught this in a video, but then they flew right past the Nest Tree & i lost them.
Turns out the adult was just looping around & flying into the Nest, with what turns out to be a branchy green branch!
After one adult left, another was still in the Nest, we could see white moving around, so there is likely at least one egg being incubated here!


april 19 2016 15:08 - Eagle bringing in nesting materials
 
 
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« Post / Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 09:51:36 PM »

wow!!  eek!
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« Post / Reply #3 on: April 20, 2016, 08:14:44 AM »

Very Cool!  Thanks for the video!  love
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« Post / Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 08:24:55 PM »

 
Continuing on from the post above, here is the youngster who was trying to eat the dead Seal.

april 19 2016 14:33 - young Eagle eating a dead Seal





We were walking as far away from the youngster as we could, but we were not very far away.
This youngster must have been hungry.







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« Post / Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 08:32:30 PM »

 
Eating a Seal or Sea Lion is not easy.
i think they learn from practice & watching others.
This youngster is still trying to figure it out.

april 19 2016 14:36 - young Eagle eating a dead Seal



& trying to figure out what we are up to, too.



Tugging & tugging at the tough hide, which isn*t going to give, & will not fill the belly.
Look at the angle the legs are at, as they pull & pull.



Trying to grab at it with the foot.



Okay, we will leave you alone.
Hope you can fill your crop, but it doesn*t look easy.



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« Post / Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 10:24:00 AM »

 
We went for a walk on Tribune Bay on this day & my friend pointed out how visible the Nest was from where we were!
From where i usually view the Nest, it doesn*t look this huge, so this was a big surprise to see it exposed & huge like this.
i took a few fotos & lucked out to catch an adult head in the Nest.
So, likely eggs still being incubated here, or, more likely, a hatch!
There appears to be a lot of white fluff in the sticks of the Nest, i don*t know if that is a trick of the light or are they feathers?

may 10 2016 15:10 - Tribune Bay Tennis Court Nest with adult



Two days later, & i make a trip to try to get fotos again.
There still seem to be a lot of white feathers tucked into the sticks.
& an adult in attendance on the Nest again!

may 12 2016 13:43 - Tribune Bay Tennis Court Nest with adult





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« Post / Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 10:33:44 AM »

 
Here is the youngster who was trying to eat the dead Seal, who is now perched in a Tree nearby.

april 19 2016 14:56 - youngster near Seal carcass



We walked down to the far end of the beach so that i could get closer to these lovely Flowers growing on the banks of Tribune Bay under the High Salal area.

april 19 2016 14:48 - Mimulus/Monkey-flower





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« Post / Reply #8 on: May 16, 2016, 11:16:24 AM »

 
Going back in time, playing catch-up, on this day as a Steward of the Hornby Island Natural History Center, i was working with the school kids to pick up all the plastic garbage on Tribune Bay beach!
(If you click the blue link, it will take you to HINHC*s blog, where for $10 a year, you can be a member & win a draw for a lovely Island Diving boat ride! There are all kinds of blog posts with interesting information about Hornby Island & what the Natural History Center does.)
The kids got a TON of stuff picked up.
Click here to see fotos i took of the event!

The first thing Otto & i did was to walk to the far end of the beach going by the grassy field til we got to the tennis court where we spotted THIS youngster!
Turned out there was a dead Seal washed up there that was probably of great interest to them.

april 14 2016 13:32 - young Eagle near Tribune Bay tennis court



Looks like a youngster who has just turned three!







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« Post / Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 04:13:21 PM »

No Wonder Hornby looks so clean and picked up in all of Jeff's photos!!!   You're the pick-up chairperson, motivating the kids to do what adults seem somehow unable to do!  :-)  Thank you for the beautiful young eagle photos! And thank you for taking such good care of your gorgeous island!  love
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« Post / Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 01:25:39 AM »

Great project for the kids helping to clean up Hornby by picking up trash, booni!  Hopefully, they'll think about doing that and set a good example for their friends.

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« Post / Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 09:56:37 AM »

 
We walked out to the far end of Tribune Bay while the tide was low so that i could peek at this Nest again.
Just as she got down into the Nest & made the wiggling motion as though to incubate eggs or hatchlings, Otto did an excited circle & bumped my mono pod & i lost the Nest & had to focus all over again.
So, still eggs/hatching going on here.

may 16 2016 13:13 - Tribune Bay tennis court Nest with adult





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« Post / Reply #12 on: May 18, 2016, 11:27:19 AM »

 
On our way back from checking out the Nest, i remembered to stop here to photograph this lovely flower next to the path in the Wildflower conservation area.

may 16 2016 13:45 - Hooker*s Onion



Then i did a macro foto of these water droplets on a Spider web & look at the cool patterns in them!

may 16 2016 1347 - water droplets on a Spider web





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« Post / Reply #13 on: May 18, 2016, 09:37:21 PM »

Water drops on the web make an unusual photo, booni.  I really like the effect.   nod
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« Post / Reply #14 on: June 06, 2016, 09:39:33 PM »

 
We were near the Nest Tree when i spotted one adult fly off the Nest Tree to this tree next to it.
Then the other adult flew in.
It almost seems like they are in another Nest!
It was very hot, & the pair were here quite a while, then one flew back to the Nest.

may 31 2016 14:01 - Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court adults


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