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Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:59:28 AM »

This Nest is in the tallest Tree in the area, at the top of a small hill, overlooking the Tribune Bay tennis court & Tribune Bay beyond, with the cliffs of High Salal off to the left.
It is on the grounds of an Outdoor Education Center, where lots of kids go & have fun.
In the summer, the beach is packed with people, & the Bay with boats.
There is a huge grassy field, all along the beach, from to the left of this Nest, all the way to the right of Tribune Bay.
It is a fabulous location, though i do worry & wonder how the Eagle pair manage to feed their youngsters when there are always so many people present during their nesting season.
Last year the Eagle pair had at least one branching Eaglet on the Nest Tree, the last that i saw.
 
Last year*s topic, & links to previous years can be found here.
 

 
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2017, 11:07:39 AM »
 
Catching up with some fotos i am getting behind on posting.

We were out for a walk in the grassy field above Tribune Bay & spotted this Eagle in a Tree near the Nest Tree.

october 30 2017 14:53 - adult Eagle



Seems to be a just turned adult Eagle, with slight dark feathering in the head feathers.
Seems to me to be a rather wan & empty-cropped Eagle, too.













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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2017, 11:32:35 AM »
 
On our walk there was a huge flock of yellow looking Birds that i was trying to identify.
They were eating at the brown cones of the Alder Trees.
Perhaps Pine Siskins?

october 30 2017 - 14:59 - Pine Siskin











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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2017, 12:03:09 PM »
 
My friend spotted an Eagle in the Nest Tree!

october 30 2017 15:08 - adult Eagle



Another view of the first Eagle from their dark side.

october 30 2017 15:34 - adult Eagle









i upped my ISO by one notch to show the unlit side better.





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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 01:00:21 PM »
 
On this same walk we always notice this Tree absolutely covered with gorgeous fruit.
They look like apples but i am not at all sure what they really are.
The Birds don*t seem to be eating them.

october 30 2017 15:59 -



Not positive who this Bird is but they actually seem to be eating one of the fruits!

october 30 2017 16:00 - Golden-crowned Sparrow









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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 04:30:48 AM »
great photos - will be interesting to read feedback from others ............

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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 09:08:38 AM »
Not totally sure what the fruit is, but it looks somewhat like Asian Pear. 

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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 12:45:56 PM »
We have Asian apple pears that do look like that - but I also wondered if it was a Quince tree?
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 11:22:30 PM »
I looked up quinces and they have a different shape and color (yellow).  The Asian Pears I had in China (delicious) and, can be bought here, are different.  I don't know what this fruit is.   :puzzled2

I remember eating Quince jam as a child.    :nod2
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 12:30:03 AM »
I took this photo of our Asian apple pears on Sept 16th this year - they do look similar, although I am not sure if you have some red fruit in some of the pictures, booni, and ours never have a hint of red.



I think Quinces look 'lumpier' than the fruit you have in your photo, but I've also seen smoother varieties - the yellow colour is very similar.
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 09:13:45 AM »

Wow, interesting, thanks for all these clues!
i am going to send the foto to a few people locally & see if they have any ideas too.
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 04:11:49 PM »
How big were the fruit? The size should help rule out a few things...

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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 05:59:20 PM »

They look like something called a loquat.
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 06:34:04 PM »

i*ll look that up, mishi, thanks!

wren, they are maybe 2-3" across?

So far the consensus is some type of Crab Apple.
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Re: Nest Tribune Bay Tennis Court - 2017-2018 season
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2018, 09:27:30 PM »
January 1st was such a beautiful day, I took my kayak out. I was hoping to get out of Tribune Bay and look for some of the uncommon Murrelets and Auklets that we had seen on Bird Count week, but this sort of thing rarely works out as planned.

As I paddled out along the escarpment on the north side of the bay, I suddenly flushed a young eagle who had been hiding in plain sight, crazily close. Then another, and another.

They were all over the place. They were skittish. And my eagle-detection eyes were NOT working very well.
Still, I caught a few decent shots, with backgrounds of sandstone cliffs and arbutus trees loaded with berries.

Look at the tail feathers on this one... Coming in for a landing.
January 1st, 2:35 pm



This one is an adult... With something in the crop for sure...
Most of the others were youngsters.