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« on: May 20, 2017, 09:51:28 AM »

 


Last year & maybe even the year before we never knew if/where these Eagles nested.
There is a very dedicated couple who loves their Eagles & watch for Nests, but nothing seemed to be happening, including last year that we know of.

The Belcarras occupy a territory to the right of the webcam territory, on the same north side of Hornby Island.
They are pretty nomadic with their Nest, changing Trees often.
The Belcarra Nest Tree lost its top a year ago, & hasn*t been used for nesting for a while.
What will happen this year?
You can find last year*s topic here.
There you will also find the link to previous years* topics.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: May 20, 2017, 10:12:23 AM »

 
The dedicated neighbours of this Nest told me there is a brand new Nest, right in their back yard!
& they invited me to come see, any time.
Yay!
So we went to check this out.
i spotted the Nest as soon as i got out of the car.
 
may 18 2017 13:09 - brand new Nest # 16-19/Belcarra Nest
 


Here is a close up & look, you can see the white head, yellow beak & eye peeking out through the branches.
They seem to be either incubating or brooding!


 


While i was distracted by yippy-yapping, or maybe that was when the two coppers showed up!  eek!, there were tittering calls & the second adult landed in the tippy top of this dead-topped Tree right next to the Nest Tree.
i believe in the past, this Tree once had the Nest in it.
This Tree is up a steep slope, quite a ways from the water.
Fortunately the neighbours care for their Trees & are setting aside their property as a conservation area.
There are lots of beautiful old Trees here, harder & harder to find on Hornby Island now.
 



 

 
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« Post / Reply #2 on: May 20, 2017, 10:30:31 AM »

 
i will be going back here for sure one day!
There were TONS of Hummingbirds, too!  heart
 
may 18 2017 13:45 - adult Eagle incubating/brooding
 

 
 
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« Post / Reply #3 on: May 21, 2017, 01:48:56 AM »

Very nice Belcarra host couple! Lovely for you and a haven fot the birds.   love
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« Post / Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 09:15:56 AM »

 
i got a call from the dedicated neighbours to this Nest.
There had been a kerfuffle the day before & then silence.
They were worried about the Nestling/s after the big rain & wind storm, & wanted me to check under the Nest Tree.
The first thing i noticed when i arrived was an adult perched to the left of the Nest.
To me, a good sign.
i saw movement next to the Nest Tree trunk.
i trained my camera on the area & spotted this one checking me out!
Even at such a young age they have the fabulous eyesight!
 
june 17 2017 14:32 - Nest # 16-19 Nestling
 

 

 

 

 

 
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« Post / Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 09:21:39 AM »

 
june 17 2017 14:32 - Nest # 16-19 Nestling
 

 

 

 

 


i had a good look around the bases of the big Firs where the Nest Tree is.
Was hard to tell which Tree it was.
Found one old white tail feather & the bones of a Fish.
Not even one poop shot.
i guess the big rain washed them all away & there were no fresh ones.
The Trees are so dense here the greenery must catch the poop on the way down.
The floor of the forest is like nowhere else i have been.
Everything is brown & dead, no greenery at all, just sticks & needles, because the Trees are so dense.
i definitely did not find a nestling.
i only ever heard & saw one nestling, but i will return another day & see what i can catch then.
 
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« Post / Reply #6 on: June 28, 2017, 08:25:37 AM »


i visited this Nest two mornings ago & could see the Eaglet picking up & re-settling their wings.
i also heard the happy whistling churbles of an Eaglet being fed!  heart
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