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Author Topic: Nest 32 - Ford Cove - 2016- 2017 season  (Read 2554 times)
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« Post / Reply #15 on: July 12, 2017, 07:43:54 PM »

Last week I went walking at the top of the escarpment, in an area where the eagles used to nest. I did not find anything. I figured that maybe the eaglet had already fledged; the Ford Cove pair is usually among the first to complete their nesting cycle.

This morning, coming in to work at some ungodly hour again, I heard screeps from the escarpment! The screeps picked up in volume and frequency: the characteristic sound of an eaglet when a food drop is coming in.

I soon spotted the incoming adult eagle. He or she was headed further west than the old nest used to be. Is this a perch that a fledgling is using, or is that the new nest? Certainly the tree where the eagle landed is enormous, rising above most of the others.
The other thing is... After the adult eagle landed, then promptly took off again, there were still some screeps, softer... If the eaglet was busy eating by then...  was this another eaglet, a second one?
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« Post / Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 09:01:51 AM »

 
i went down to Ford Cove on this evening for my yearly treat of fish & chips!
i ate where i could watch the water, hoping to catch some Whales going by.
No luck, but it was a lovely evening.
i sure could hear an Eaglet calling from the escarpment the whole time.
On my way back to the car i was eyeballing the Trees of the area, hoping to spot the Nest or maybe even the Eaglet.
At one point i thought i could see a tiny white head.
i zoomed in & sure enough, an adult Eagle, likely one of the parents, in the corner of the bay there.
i never managed to see the Eaglet or the Nest, unfortunately.
 
july 16 2017 18:13 - adult Eagle
 

 
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« Post / Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 08:55:23 PM »

super catch and you didn't share your fish and chips!!  wink
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« Post / Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 03:53:08 PM »

New nest!  heartssmiles

Just where I had seen the food drop...
The nest is just above eye level, over the rim of the bluff, right above the northwest corner of Ford Cove.
One eaglet on a branch near the nest.
July 19, 10:04 am. Nest is in the lower right corner of the photo. Click to enlarge.  



Definitely a new nest, still small.



The eaglet did a lot of shuffling around, especially when an adult was sighted, but stayed put on that same branch.  I spent a while there, looking for signs of a second eaglet but I think this is the only one.




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« Post / Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 03:58:46 PM »

Ford Cove eaglet, branched above the new nest...

July 19, 10:10 am











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« Post / Reply #20 on: July 19, 2017, 04:51:32 PM »

 thumbup Good catch Wren!
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« Post / Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 04:59:08 PM »

Oh WOW !!!!!!  that is really neat
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