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Nest 9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:21:24 AM »
 
The new season for the Nest #9 territory begins now!

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.
We are, however, able to see the Nest Tree & Nest from the cam.

The 2016-2017 topic for this territory can be found here.

The 2015-2016 topic for this territory can be found here.
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 11:35:19 AM »
 
i was on my way out the door to reboot the Eagle cam system when i spotted this gorgeous sub-adult Eagle in the Tree across the road from me!
This is my first sighting of an Eagle in Niner territory as well as being my first sighting of an Eagle who is not already adult.
This sub-adult has blood on their middle left toe, plus something looks weird about the talon on that toe as well.

october 22 2017 08:57 - sub-adult in Niner Tree
 


Here the Eagle is looking over to where Dad & Em are perched, in The Babysitting Tree.
 


& now spotting me, of course, even though i am a long ways away just outside my front door.
 


Looking now towards Niner Nest area.
 

 

 


You can see what Dad & Em were up to from the ground here.

& the webcam videos from that time here.
 
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 02:19:03 AM »
Darn - I wish we could grow Hornby island so that eagles didnt have to fight for territory.  :mgritted

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2017, 07:19:20 PM »
Kayaking by the Niners' favourite perch tree this afternoon... It's quite a long shot from the water. I wish these were clearer; one of the eagles has either some staining or an injury below the eye.
The other one has a really full crop!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 11:10:44 AM »
 
The youngsters have arrived!
Seeing them everywhere i go now, yay!
This one was in the Tree across the road from me for most of the morning.
 
january 2 2018 10:46 - juvenile Eagle
 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 01:24:06 PM »
Wonderful news!

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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 08:23:47 PM »
Good news. booni!   :thumbup:
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2018, 11:31:35 AM »
 
i was sitting downstairs doing a puzzle when i heard two Eagles doing that tittering sound they make when they are landing somewhere together & are trying to be noticed!
i thought it might be Dad & Em landing in mishi*s Tree, but the sound remained too close to be down the street.
So i went out to my front porch with my camera & there were the Niners in the Tree across the road from me!
This is a tough spot to get fotos of, as they are often behind the greenery.
You can see the second Niner*s tail fanned out on the right, & you can just see one yellow toe & talon behind the other*s yellow toes.
That kind of grey Tree to the left is getting taller & taller & blocking my view in.
 
january 4 2018 14:53 - Niner pair
 


Here look for a bit of beak, head feathers, & toes again.
 

 


You can see both beaks well in this one.
 


& the eye of the one in behind, here.
 

 
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2018, 11:35:33 AM »
 
i*m waaaayyy across the road, on my porch, under a roof, but still i am spotted!
Never ceases to amaze me.
Somebody*s been eating something, by the look of it.
 
january 4 2018 14:54 - Niner pair
 

 

 
 
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 07:47:00 PM »
Nice surprise, booni.  I wonder if they consider you to be 'our human?!'     :couch2
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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 09:43:02 AM »
 
My neighbourhood Eagles, the Niners, & their visitors, are using the Tree across the road from me a LOT lately.
i hear them calling & landing, either together, or one at a time.
Unfortunately, i am often still in my nightgown at the time, & without going right out to the road, i am stuck with seeing them through the greenery like this.
They are calling over there right now, as i type.

february 8 2018 11:50 - adult Eagle







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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 10:37:35 AM »
 
There*d been a small Herring Spawn to the left of Grassy Point in the small bay there.
So there were tons of Gulls & Eagles around.
i went down to the Niner beach territory to see if there was anything going on there i could see.
First thing i spotted was extra Eagles in their roadside perch Tree.
This is the Tree that we see on the cam.
It is inland about 250' from the water.
They have a perch Tree on the water, too, about 250' away, that we don*t see on the cam any more since it lost it*s top.
There were Eagles perched there too.
i believe these are the Niner pair.
Interesting how the one has only one wing flared a bit.

march 1 2018 14:54 - the Niners on roadside perch Tree



There were lots of Eagle flying way up there overhead!
Look how sweet they are, looking at them in tandem.







i went to the stairs & looked about but nothing going on out there but for American Wigeons & Eagles flying by.
So, a bit later.
The upper Eagle has come down to perch beside the lower one, who still has their wing flared a bit.

march 1 2018 15:05 - the Niners on roadside perch Tree



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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 10:42:03 AM »
 
march 1 2018 15:06 - the Niners on roadside perch Tree



Also in the Tree with them, near the very top.

march 1 2018 15:06 - youngster on roadside perch Tree





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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2018, 08:05:25 PM »
 
i drove around the block from the webcam territory into Niner territory because there were lots of Eagles over that way.
They must be following the food, which is likely to be Herring.
Here is the Niner roadside Tree that we can see on the cam.
i see five Eagles here.

march 25 2018 11:27 - Eagles in Niner roadside perch Tree



A bit later, here it is from the other side, six Eagles.

march 25 2018 11:29 - Eagles in Niner roadside perch Tree



Here*s a youngster that was perched by themselves in the greenery in a Tree right on the bank to the water.
They have Herring scales on their beak, yay.

march 25 2018 11:33 - young Eagle











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Re: Nest #9 West Carmichael - 2017-2018 Season
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 03:20:10 AM »
food must be plentiful  :thumbup: but I am getting discouraged  regarding possibility of eggs  :ecsad