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Author Topic: Nest #20 Whaling Station Bay - 2016-2017 season  (Read 600 times)
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« on: September 24, 2016, 08:01:22 PM »

This topic is about Nest 20, which is located on the rocky point between Middle Bay and Whaling Station Bay. As Booni pointed out last year, a quiet location in the winter but a busy one in summer.

Last summer, this nest produced one healthy eaglet.

Click here to see the postings from last season.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 08:06:25 PM »

Two days ago, on September 22, I went for a visit at a house near this nest. At one point I heard an eagle calling! A surprising sound right now; the eagles have been gone since early August.

This was definitely an eagle (not a Starling like the one who tricked me last week...), making loud calls of the territorial kind, from the direction of the nest.

I asked my hosts how long this had been going on, and they said, 'just now, in the last hour'.

My first encounter with a returned eagle this season.

Happy new season everyone!
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« Post / Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 09:39:34 PM »

Good news, wren!  I hope we get the cam issues worked out soon so we won't miss "our eagles' " return.    nod
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« Post / Reply #3 on: September 25, 2016, 04:00:32 AM »

Hmmm our hero Dan may not want to climb if eagles are defending territory. 😳 I hope we have fixed cam quickly so it can be replaced before "our eagles" return. 😉
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« Post / Reply #4 on: September 25, 2016, 11:31:53 AM »

 thumbup Awesome!!! Thank you for posting Wren!
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« Post / Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 05:29:57 PM »

This territory was the site of one of the first spawns, two days ago.
I made a detour on my way home from work...

There was just a narrow band of turquoise colour over a few hundred metres of shore, but what a relief to see this at last.
Less happy was the sight of three rows of net floats within that narrow band.
The big red buoys mark each end of a net. These are personalized to make them easy for the owners to find...
March 15,



The gulls here are mostly Glaucous-winged (with the grey wing tips and pink legs) and Thayer's (with dark wingtips that have large white 'polka dots' and pink legs).




The first corner of gill net is being pulled aboard a boat...
1:12



Another row of net floats in the turquoise water...
1:15



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« Post / Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 05:38:28 PM »

A few eagles are fishing, but most of them are resting high in trees. The gulls are doing well meanwhile.
The green-turquoise water is reflected on the bird and the fish!
Middle Bay, March 15, 1:






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« Post / Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 03:01:13 AM »

COOL SHOTS and reflection nod
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« Post / Reply #8 on: April 23, 2017, 09:29:19 PM »

A walk on the beach around Middle Bay today. At long last, after some years of looking, here's a spot where the nest is visible from the beach!
Look for the eye...
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« Post / Reply #9 on: April 23, 2017, 09:36:21 PM »

Walking around the point... Another spot where one can see part of the nest, but branches obscure the view above the rim.
To the right and a little higher is a well-used perch tree, possibly this nest's Babysitting Tree. An on it is the second eagle of the pair.

April 23, 12:47







There was a youngster flying by around the time I arrived, causing some calling... Then later a third adult eagle kept circling by and that one got vigorously chased off a few times.
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« Post / Reply #10 on: April 24, 2017, 04:13:44 AM »

Persistence pays off!!  Thank you winterwren! thumbup
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« Post / Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 08:18:44 PM »

On the same outing... A River Otter swimming along the shore.

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« Post / Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 08:33:17 PM »

I found four Savannah Sparrows feeding on the rocks and in the seaweed. First time I had seen this.  

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Thank you Booni for correcting my identification.


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