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Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« on: October 11, 2016, 10:06:31 PM »
 
This is where we will post observations, videos, & fotos of the Nest #9 Eagle territory.
This territory is right next to Em & Dad*s, to the left as we look out through the webcam.
This Nest is hard to view, it is in a huge, beautiful old Fir Tree, so the Eagles are more often spotted in their perch Trees in their neighbourhood.

The 2015-2016 topic for this territory can be found here.
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 10:16:58 PM »

At least a week before Em was first spotted with Dad in The Babysitting Tree by wren, i started hearing female calls in the Niner territory.
Two days i was SURE i*d heard female calls coming from Dad*s territory, too, but driving around, i never spotted any Eagles in the usual Trees.
Tonight, just before dark, i was on the phone, darnit, & i could hear the Niner Eagles calling & calling & calling nearby.
i looked out at the Tree across the road from me but it was getting dark & i didn*t see any Eagles.
But even while on the phone, i kept hearing the calls.
i finally walked out & spotted an Eagle calling in the Tree across the road from me.
There were two of them!
Just as i started to find them & focus in on them, one flew off & i just caught the tail end of a call then a fly off of the second Eagle.
They had been screeching as though someone who didn*t belong was in their neighbourhood.

october 11 2016 18:37 - Eagle leaves Niner perch Tree

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03v1d2ap9qg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03v1d2ap9qg</a>
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2016, 10:31:24 AM »

Yesterday we were walking near the Niner perch Trees near the water.
It was howling wind with crashing waves & six Eagles were soaring right over our heads way up there!
i wouldn*t have looked up except i heard their calling.
i figured they were Niners but then the actual Niners came roaring in calling & landed in their perch Tree & then i didn*t see the soarers any more.
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 10:32:32 AM »
Wow!!! :eceek

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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2017, 12:10:55 PM »
 
i was busy getting ready to run out the door (of course!), when i heard a duet of calls & there were two Eagles in the Tree across the road from me.
By the time i could get out there with my camera, one had left.
 
january 4 2017 09:27 - adult Eagle in Niner perch Tree
 

 

 
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 07:57:35 PM »
 
i am always looking at the Tree across the road from me, to see if anyone is there.
Even with my glasses off i can tell that the top of the Tree looks different.
It was a beautiful golden Sun rise & when i put on my glasses, sure enough, there was a gorgeous young Eagle perched there picking up the lovely orange light!
i am in my back yard, hiding behind my woodshed, but this Eagle spots me before i can get my camera to focus.
i figure i don*t have long before this one takes off.
i try to stand still & not be threatening at all, but it doesn*t always help.

january 24 2017 08:47 - young Eagle



Look at the body language, alert & ready for blast off.



Nictitating membrane visible here.





i don*t have long!
This one is getting ready to get out of there.



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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 08:08:45 PM »
 
The lighting combined with the colouring of this gorgeous youngster are just perfect.

january 24 2017 08:48 - young Eagle



i*d say this is a two year old, turning three this spring!



My time is up!




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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2017, 02:36:45 PM »
Beautiful!
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2017, 04:30:12 AM »
nice looking youngster  :ecsmile

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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2017, 09:49:30 AM »
 
Yesterday i drove through the Nest neighbourhood & spotted two Eagles perched in one of the Niners* Trees near the water.
As i got closer i looked at the Tree that is right on the bank to the water & spotted another Eagle!
Then i saw another!
& another!
& another!
The light was gone so i didn*t stop to photograph.
Six Eagles all close to one another!
So perhaps some kind of feeding event happened here?

 
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2017, 08:19:49 PM »
 
Spotted this Eagle in the Tree across the road from me this morning.
 
march 9 2017 10:01 - sub-adult Eagle
 

 


Looking towards Niner Nest.
 

 

 
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2017, 03:29:17 AM »
branch mostly  hides crop but what I can see looks full :-)

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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2017, 08:06:14 AM »
 :wub Beautiful
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2017, 09:39:46 AM »
 
i am still seeing the Niners hanging out as a pair.
This morning i got photographic evidence.
This is the Tree across the road from me & i took fotos out my upstairs window in lovely sunrise light.
 
april 9 2017 07:12 - Niner Eagle pair
 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Topic: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2016-2017 Season
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2017, 08:31:09 AM »
 
Yesterday morning i heard the hoarse call of the Niner female & there they both were on the Tree across the road from me!
Maybe they aren*t sitting eggs either?
The first one is skewed, so click it to see it properly.
 
april 16 2017 07:34 - Niner adult
 

 

 

 

 

 
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