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Author Topic: Nest #21 - Whaling Station Bay - 2016- 2017 season  (Read 4516 times)
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« Post / Reply #15 on: March 30, 2017, 01:38:07 AM »

Interesting observation  about sea lions napping - I would have thought that they had to haul out to sleep, but obviously not! Nature never ceases to amaze. Thank you for the  super photos and observations. love
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« Post / Reply #16 on: June 23, 2017, 08:49:42 AM »

 
june 22 2017 13:09 - Nest # 21 nestling
 


 
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« Post / Reply #17 on: June 27, 2017, 09:39:21 PM »

A visit to nest 21 today, from the side opposite from where Booni got her photo. I could hear screeps, and the ground around the nest tree was full of white splotches. But that eaglet did not show itself.

Here's a photo of the nest, with some more poop shots on one of the main branches on the left. Click the photo for a better view.

July 27, 2:45 pm


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« Post / Reply #18 on: July 12, 2017, 08:20:05 PM »

 
i got this message early evening today!

Our nest is gone!  First photo shows the twigs below the tree which flattened the stinging nettles.  The second photo shows what's left with the baby eaglet sitting on one side.

Fotos taken by Nest neighbour.
 
july 12 2017 - # 21 Nest on the ground
 


july 12 2017 - # 21 Nest Tree & Eaglet
 

 
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« Post / Reply #19 on: July 13, 2017, 04:31:39 AM »

 eek! Was this from storm or tree rot? : puzzled  Hopefully parents on guard to keep eaglet safe from predators.  pray
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« Post / Reply #20 on: July 13, 2017, 07:11:28 PM »


Not sure jeave?
Neighbour said it was quite windy there a couple of days ago.
Here is another foto taken by the neighbour, from the same spot i took my closeups above from.
The Eaglet is being seen & heard, but the neighbours are worrying that the adults aren*t feeding the youngster now, so we are watching.

july 13 2017 - # 21 Nest Tree & Eaglet



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« Post / Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 09:15:02 PM »

Finally a chance to go check on this eaglet today.

The tree, minus its huge nest, looked so strange!
Compare this photo to the ones I posted earlier in the season. This is the same exact spot.

But one thing looks new... Look right in the crotch where the very bottom of the nest used to rest...
New grasses, and lichens...
Looks like the parent eagles airlifted some emergency bedding for their eaglet!  heart

July 19, 11:20 am



No eaglet in sight, on the other hand... But I can sure hear one! Somewhere to the left, and closer to the water. A fledgling already!
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« Post / Reply #22 on: July 19, 2017, 09:34:48 PM »

After that, I went to look for the Helliwell Park eagles... another story altogether. After which, I drove around to Whaling Station Bay, hoping to find the Nest 21 eaglet somewhere near shore.

At first, no success. Then the screeps started again, over tall forest.
Finally I spotted the eaglet, gliding in beautiful circles above the treetops, complaining all the way.
The sounds moved toward the nest and gained in urgency... I ran back up the trail, hoping to witness a food drop.

At least I found the eaglet!  love
He or she has perched on a skinny branch, just above the big empty space that used to be the nest. Right now turning awkwardly, from facing the ocean to facing inland and toward me.
July 19, 1:08 pm











Still screeping every so often (including while preening, how's that for multitasking?).
1:12



Eaglet, former nest, new bed of grasses at the bottom.
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« Post / Reply #23 on: July 20, 2017, 09:00:54 AM »

 
Two days earlier than wren*s obs, i had gotten a worried message from the caring neighbour of this Nest Tree.
She couldn*t see the Eaglet in the Nest Tree & hadn*t heard her for a few days.
So we agreed to get together & look for the Eaglet, maybe even on the ground under the Tree.
Well, as soon as i got out of the car, i could hear an Eaglet calling.
i started by looking from my usual spot in the garden, back to the Nest Tree.
 
july 17 2017 16:25 - Nest Tree # 21
 


i*m scanning for the Eaglet, but not seeing her on the Nest Tree.
i am sure hearing her though!
Somewhere over to the left of the Tree somewhere.

Like wren, i see some nesting material still in the Tree.
i figured it was left from what fell, but perhaps it is all new additions towards building up the Nest again already?
 


We walk under the Nest Tree, & i am shown the pile of the Nest that has landed on the patch of Nettles there.
i find a pretty fresh Fish head, that the neighbour said wasn*t there the last time she looked, so perhaps the Eaglet was getting fed on the Nest Tree?
i am also shown the area where wren gets her fotos from, but am not seeing the Eaglet from there in the Nest Tree either.
We are still hearing her though, so we go looking for where she might be.
We walk almost to the water & bingo, there she is in the tippy top of a Tree!
The Sun is right behind her, so not optimum for fotos, but at least now we know where she is!
 

 


Here she shuggles!
Look at all the bits of feather sheathes flying here.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #24 on: July 20, 2017, 09:06:21 AM »

 
The shuggle, part two.
 
july 17 2017 16:52 - fledged Eaglet
 


& part three.
 


& part four, bits still settling down.
 


Ha ha, sweetface.
 


& here*s a little video of her call.

july 17 2017 16:49 - fledged Eaglet calling
 
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sesss06nApY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sesss06nApY</a>
 
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« Post / Reply #25 on: July 20, 2017, 09:11:31 AM »

 
Now that we know where she is, we try to find a better vantage point, so the Sun isn*t right at the camera.
We walk down the road towards one of the parents* main perch Trees, & there she is in the sunshine!
 
july 17 2017 16:57 - fledged Eaglet
 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #26 on: July 20, 2017, 09:16:50 AM »

 
She was eyeballing a plane flying over.
Figuring out her new world, so sweet & curious.
 
july 17 2017 17:03 - fledged Eaglet
 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #27 on: July 20, 2017, 12:35:53 PM »

 heart Wow booni and winterwren, great catches!!
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« Post / Reply #28 on: July 24, 2017, 11:50:38 PM »

Very nice to see the fledgling enjoying her expanded world!   love

I'm glad you followed up on this eagle.   nod

Thank you, booni and wren.
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« Post / Reply #29 on: August 06, 2017, 08:50:55 AM »

 
i got a wildlife call & was driving around this area looking & found the Eaglet in the Tree where i often find the adults perched!
Looks like maybe Fish scales on her beak?
& i never noticed those guts hanging there til i looked at my fotos on the computer.
 
august 5 2017 12:29 - Nest # 21 Eaglet
 


Nictitating membrane.
 


Magnificent gorgeous Eaglet!  heart
 

 

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