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Author Topic: Ground Observations - 2016 - 2017 Season  (Read 37122 times)
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« Post / Reply #420 on: September 15, 2017, 03:29:49 AM »

Thanx Booni, I was thinking they should be due back next month. Must seem so strange without them. Let's hope for an exciting season.....
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« Post / Reply #421 on: September 16, 2017, 03:35:07 AM »

Sea lions? Look too big for seals and dont appear to swim like  whales?  Great  video and thank you Caw.
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« Post / Reply #422 on: October 31, 2017, 07:37:34 AM »

When are the eagles expected back to Hornby Island? I thought it was the beginning of October.

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« Post / Reply #423 on: October 31, 2017, 01:16:42 PM »

nubchai, Dad and Em can be seen on the Hornby Eagles cam - 2017   love
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« Post / Reply #424 on: February 17, 2018, 11:39:56 AM »

 
Okay, catching up with some albums of fotos that i never got to finish at the time!
Here we are back at the time of the 2017 Herring Spawn!
There are tons of Eagles at Grassy Point & we lucked out being there at the right time to catch them.
Thanks to mishi, actually, else i would be home in my nightgown by this time of evening.
i*d gotten two fabulous videos of 2-3 dozen Eagles of all ages grabbing at a Herring Ball off of Grassy Point.
Gulls were there, & it looked like Loons were responsible for gathering the Herring into a tight ball near the surface so that the Eagles could feast.
There is some kind of Eagle grapevine that tells everyone when to be where.
They have good eyes, too.
So, there has been all this eating & now the Eagles are perched in the Trees at Grassy Point, perhaps watching for their next opportunity, also to rest & digest.
There were probably eight Eagles at least, in The His & Hers Tree.

april 2 2017 18:27 - young Eagle in The His & Hers Tree







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

This Eagle has something wrong with their right eye!
Perhaps it has been punctured?
It is still there, but seems very recessed & dull.
You can see Herring blood & scales on their beak & face.



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« Post / Reply #425 on: February 17, 2018, 11:49:53 AM »

 
The left eye looks fine.
The tail is very stained, likely from eating dead Seal or Sea Lion, so perhaps this Eagle was in a fight.
There can be fighting when everyone is hungry & there is not enough food.

april 2 2017 18:35 - Eagle in The His & Hers Tree



A cutie-patootie!  heartssmiles



Oh, HELLO!
This Eagle has that eye colour that is almost blue, so perhaps a young adult.
The tail feathers still have dark in them, too.



Here are Dad & Em!  smileheart
Looking all fierce & cranky & letting everyone know that there is already a pair here & that the lovely Nest over there is TAKEN!
i hope they got some Herring.
i*d say Dad to the left, Em to the right.

april 2 2017 18:54 - Dad & Em in The Glass House Tree

i need my tripod here!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT-Wk488nYA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT-Wk488nYA</a>



This Eagle was lower down, to their right, closer to the water.
Looking appropriately terrified & subservient.



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« Post / Reply #426 on: February 17, 2018, 11:57:39 AM »

 
Looking out at the water, where the Herring have been.

april 2 2017 18:56 - Dad & Em in The Glass House Tree



Em is SO endearing!
You can see Herring on her beak.



A nice one of Dad.  wubsmiley





Back to The His & Hers Tree.



We*ve lost the light & it is time to go!



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« Post / Reply #427 on: Yesterday at 10:59:03 AM »

 
Going back a bit earlier in time & we have Eagles in Gregg*s Tree!
Sometimes when i go back like this i can*t remember where i was.
But that orange bit of line gives it away.
This Eagle is just entering their fourth year, losing the eye stripe of a three year old.
 
march 18 2017 13:26 - sub adult Eagle in Gregg*s Tree
 


DEFinitely the top of Gregg*s Tree.

march 18 2017 13:28 - young Eagle at the top of Gregg*s Tree
 


Lovely tail feathers with the orange sun light shining through one of them.
 


Looking up at the youngster up top.
 

 


Not sure what Tree this adult is in, but the times are close so i haven*t gone far.




 
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