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« Post / Reply #15 on: February 11, 2018, 10:10:07 PM »

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« Post / Reply #16 on: February 11, 2018, 10:19:20 PM »

Great sighting, wren!   thumbup
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« Post / Reply #17 on: April 02, 2018, 09:14:46 PM »

I went to take a peek at the new nest site; unsure until then which of their three nest sites this pair was going to use.

I just had time for a quick peek before being warned off.
I didn't even see anyone take off, but here was an eagle flying around, making soft huck-huck-huck calls... I know by now what this means: get away from my nest!
Lots of new branches; some of them arranged in a way humans would describe as messy.
April 2, 5:35 pm


Turned around as I retreated and found the adult perched atop the nest tree.
As soon as I turned, he or she took off again.




The huck-huck call and the huck-huck pose: beak pointing down.


 
Okay, okay, I'm leaving! So sorry! zooooom
Worried that I've frightened that one off a nest with eggs. I don't think they do those calls unless there is someone to protect.
I'm not planning to return until eaglets are big enough to be immune to marauding crows and ravens.

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« Post / Reply #18 on: April 02, 2018, 10:01:09 PM »

Back on the trail, out of the eagles's zone. I could see some fly-bys through the trees, at least 3 eagles flying around and calling for a while. Then whoever it was moved on, and soon I could hear the Shingle Spits making the same calls to possibly the same visitors.

Meanwhile, two kinds of woodpeckers hammering nearby at the same time. I never got a good view of the Hairy, but did get a peek at the Pileated.
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And then this cute little one... A Brown Creeper.
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« Post / Reply #19 on: April 15, 2018, 08:44:54 PM »

Lower Ford Cove trail this time, far below the nest tree.
This youngster was below the trail, between me and the water. Very little cropping on those photos. Tricky to get a clear view between tree branches without spooking off this visitor.

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« Post / Reply #20 on: April 15, 2018, 09:05:40 PM »

Just a little further along, Mama Goose on a nest.
This was during my monthly seabird count, and she was directly below my last counting station!

April 14, 7:09 pm 



She got up off her eggs so I was really worried that I would have to leave and give up on completing my survey. Otherwise she might lose her eggs to a marauding crow.
Just 4 eggs... an incomplete clutch? there was another goose mother on another rock a bit further along too.


But as soon as I sat down she returned to her nest.
So I was able to stay... And from there I was able to see all kinds of lovely birds out there, including 135 Western Grebes on a migration stop. Too far away for photos unfortunately.
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« Post / Reply #21 on: April 17, 2018, 12:19:27 AM »

Very nice find, wren!     love
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« Post / Reply #22 on: April 18, 2018, 03:23:06 AM »

For a tricky situation you sure got  great shots Wren - as always! thumbup Very nice and thank yo for sharing smile
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