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Offline boonibarb

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Brigantine Nest - 2017 season
« on: January 19, 2017, 07:29:51 PM »
 
This Nest territory is two over to the right from the webcam Nest of Dad & Em.
It has been a bit hard to observe the past few years as the property has changed hands & new construction & gates have interfered with where we used to be free to go.
Then last august, when our cam & mic system was affected by the lightning storm, the Nest Tree of this territory also took a hit!
You can read about last season & find a link to previous seasons here.
The new owners are actually super friendly, so i will try to do more obs of this territory this season.

 
 
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Re: Brigantine Nest - 2017 season
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 08:01:43 PM »
 
i met the nice new owner of the property next to this Nest at the Co-op!
He said the Eagles have started building a new Nest in a different Tree, ever since that bizarre lightning strike last august.
They still use that spikey water side perch Tree, though, but don*t seem to return to the old Nest Tree.
He says the Tree they are building in is a Heritage or Wildlife(?) Tree, & that it has a label on it saying so.
He invited me to go have a peek any time.
This Tree, he said, is an old one in the back of what used to be the soccer field that the previous owners had built.
So we went for a walk on a windy rainy day to check this out, figuring we*d be inland from the wind a bit.
One day i*ll try & get closer to the base of the Tree to photograph the label.
It appears a very large branch has broken away from the trunk & landed to either form the base of the Nest of has landed on the Nest while it was being built?
That red tip in the Nest looks like a fairly fresh break.
There is also that older deader white branch hanging straight down on this side of the Nest.
 
january 16 2017 12:38 - Brigantine Nest # 2
 


A less zoomed in foto of this Nest.
It does indeed look like a Nest!
 


A view from even further back.
You can see those two different broken off branches well here.
 


A bit closer in again.
i would like to come back when i have more time & try to get this Nest from different angles & maybe even catch Eagles there.
He says he has seen them in there.
 

 
 
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Re: Brigantine Nest - 2017 season
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 06:50:11 PM »
A friendly new owner is a big plus!    :eclove
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Re: Brigantine Nest - 2017 season
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 09:54:34 AM »
 
Yesterday Otto & i walked down the road to check out the two Nests i am aware of here.
i spotted an Eagle on top of the old Nest Tree, the one struck by lightning, but they weren*t there that i saw when i got closer.
i was trying to get a foto of the Nest but i couldn*t find the Nest!
Looking up at my previous posts, maybe i was looking at the wrong area?
The owner says he saw/heard an Eagle snap a branch of Alder & fly off with it, plus they are still using the dead top perch Tree on the water, so perhaps i need to have another look sometime.
He says the Tree the Nest is in is a protected Tree, & he likes to leave the area alone for the Eagles, which was really nice to hear.
i am also welcome back any time. ♥
 
 
 

 
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