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Author Topic: Nest #24 - Tribune Bay Campsite - 2017 - 2018 season  (Read 741 times)
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« on: October 11, 2017, 09:19:24 PM »


This is a beautiful old Fir Tree Nest, on a road that is super busy in the summer months.
It is right across the road from a bustling summer time campsite, near the Hornby Co-Op, & on one of the main routes to get to the fabulous sandy Tribune Bay beach.

You can find last year*s posts about this Nest territory & links to previous seasons* posts here.
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« Post / Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 09:30:37 PM »


Today we were walking on the beach at Little Trib & there was an Eagle perched in this perch Tree.
i also heard the female doing her gulling call, closer to the Nest Tree.
So it appears this pair has returned for the season.
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« Post / Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 07:14:20 AM »

Thank you booni !
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« Post / Reply #3 on: January 22, 2018, 11:17:53 AM »

 
We went for a walk down on the beach of Big Trib, even though it was blasting wind & intermittent rain.
It was exhilarating!
We had the beach to ourselves except for a big handful of Eagles that flew up as we headed to the beach.
We figured there must be some kind of food washed up in the storms, but couldn*t find it.
But Otto did!
It was some kind of globby blobby thing, i tried to get it out from between the logs to make it easier for them to get at but had no luck.
We walked to the tennis court & back & this one Eagle was at the blob pulling & pulling even as we approached.
Then they flew up to a big hunk of driftwood that has been set up into the sand somehow for years.
i kept thinking they*d fly away but they didn*t so i got my camera out in the rain.
i just used auto settings, i didn*t think i*d have time to use manual, but i should have!
Turned out i had lots of time, this Eagle did not fly away & look how close we are to them!
i*m not happy with the focus sharpness of these but i rescued them as best i could as they are kinda cool!
 
january 18 2018 14:02 - sub-adult Eagle
 

 

 


You can see the blasting rain in these.
What a beautiful Eagle!
Still has a bit of dark in the beak & in the head feathers, so probably turning adult in the spring!
 


Gorgeous!
Gorgeous!
& look at those feet!
i believe lovely orange feet like this is a sign of good health.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #4 on: January 22, 2018, 11:26:52 AM »

 
Just had to post this one even though...
Probably the best shot, but subject is not fully in frame!
Figures.
i think this is a female.
Look at her lovely orange commissure!
 
january 18 2018 14:03 - sub-adult Eagle
 


She obviously wants to eat, & we are keeping her from her food!
 

 


Not sure why the tail feathers seem kind of reddish?
 

Okay!
Okay!
We*ll leave you to it!
i am just NOT going to get sharp fotos in this rain anyway.
 

 
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« Post / Reply #5 on: January 22, 2018, 11:02:27 PM »

Beautiful and interesting photos, booni!  I like her tousled look.   nod
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« Post / Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 12:46:30 PM »

 
We seem to be doing a lot of walks at Tribune Bay!
Here we are again.
We have parked at the bottom of the road that goes into the Co-op parking lot.
There is a path down there that comes out at the southern end of the beach.
As we are walking away towards the tennis court end, i look back & spot an Eagle shape in a strange spot, right where we just came from & on the beach!
We are a long ways away so i didn*t think fotos would come out well but these are kind of cool & of a beautiful Eagle!
These look like black & white fotos somehow.
A three year old turning four in march?
Lovely eyestripe fading to a more white head.
Lovely tail feathers too.
& i LOVE the metallic look the wet rocks & the water have.

january 22 2018 12:56 - sub-adult Eagle









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« Post / Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 04:09:06 PM »


Those photos are really special with the way the light is hitting the rocks and water AND a lovely eagle too
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« Post / Reply #8 on: January 28, 2018, 01:28:10 PM »

 
On a walk that began with the above post, we then continued into the Tribune Bay Tennis Court Nest territory, on which topic i posted some more fotos, then came back to where we began.
There we found ANOTHER Eagle, low down in a Tree, in the same area where the above one was on the beach.
As i was taking fotos of this one, another nearby flew off, one i hadn*t even noticed, & a younger Eagle at that.
i caught their dark feathering out of the corner of my eye, after i heard that distinctive feather sound of them taking off, while concentrating on taking fotos of this Eagle.
There must have been food tangled up in the driftwood somewhere here that we never spotted.
Even our super-duper-detecto dog Otto never sniffed out whatever it was.
This first foto is cool, because look at the cere area!
This is the yellow beak area closest to the forehead.
i never noticed this before but there are four long divets there, extending from the forehead & tapering to a bit of a point where the cere joins the rest of the beak!
This Eagle was very close, & very low down, & very patient with letting me take fotos on my friend*s shoulder as a tripod.

january 22 2018 14:26 - adult Eagle



In this foto, bits of food on the beak & fresh red blood on the neck feathers.





Blinking the nictitating membrane of the left eye, but not the right!
It seemed like i was there a long time, but so far it hasn*t even been a minute!





Perhaps this is the Nest # 24 male.



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« Post / Reply #9 on: January 28, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »

 
A minute has gone by.

january 22 2018 14:27 - adult Eagle



i*ve heard the term *guyliner*, describing the black tracing around a male Eagle*s eyes, perhaps this is it?





Nice view of the guyliner here, too.





i somehow missed the Eagle taking off.
We made our way back to our cars after he left.

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« Post / Reply #10 on: February 01, 2018, 12:02:13 PM »

 
Okay, whaddya know, here we are, walking at Tribune Bay again!
It is a bit of a sunny day, sun coming & going, & there are lots of Eagles around.
The dead Sea Lion down the beach in Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court territory is attracting many Eagles of all ages to the area.
We are at the other end of the beach, in Nest #24 Tribune Bay Campsite territory when this youngster flies overhead & lands in the Tree near the parking lot entrance path, where the adults of this territory are often found perching.
This youngster remains unchallenged for a long time, so i get a good foto op!
Looks like an immature, a year old, turning two in the Spring.
Mostly brown tail feathers, eye still dark brown, beak still black but getting more yellow close to the face, top of the head & under the chin lightening.

january 30 2018 13:48 - immature Bald Eagle



Perhaps a female with that skin eyebrow?



Light is coming & going.
Notice the colour tone changing from cool to warm & back again.





i*m a bit closer now.



Change from warm to cool again.



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« Post / Reply #11 on: February 01, 2018, 12:27:12 PM »

 
january 30 2018 13:56 - immature Bald Eagle









Too close now!
Looking straight up.





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« Post / Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 10:48:53 PM »

Lovely shots, booni!    love
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« Post / Reply #13 on: March 24, 2018, 10:40:12 AM »

 
There were Herring around & so so were there Eagles around.
On my way home i noticed Eagles in the Trees near the Co-op parking lot.

march 7 2018 14:20 - young Eagle in campground near Co-op





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« Post / Reply #14 on: May 08, 2018, 08:30:45 PM »

Nest 24 is now strangely visible from the west side. At least one tree broke on that side, maybe more.
The nest tree itself, after losing its top over a year ago, now seems to be missing a number of branches on the right of the trunk.
Parent perched above the nest, making gulling calls every so often.
May 8, 4:30 pm


Closer view of the parent... Sounded female.


And a closer view of the nest. Click to enlarge,and look to the left against the trunk for today's special guest.  love

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