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Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:33:28 PM »
 
This territory is on the north side of the Island, like our web cam Nest, but over to the right a few territories.
They seem pretty nomadic, & there have been years where we weren*t sure if they nested, as we never found a Nest.
But there is definitely an active pair here.
Last year there was at least one Eaglet spotted on the Nest.
You can read about that, & find links to previous seasons here.

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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 12:41:31 PM »
 
i was driving along the road in this territory looking at perch Trees as i went when i spotted this pair in a Tree next to the access down to Clam Shell beach.
The lighting & the blue sky were pretty nice!
 
february 10 2018 15:34 - adult Eagle pair
 

 


The Eagle on the right has Herring scales stuck to their beak, just like the Eagles had who we spotted in the Ground Observations topic that day.
The Herring are around, & sometime they get forced into tight balls near the surface by diving Birds or Sea Lions, & then the Eagles & Gulls can try to grab one or even more.
 

 


A view of both from the back, just for fun & comparison.
 

 
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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 12:44:00 PM »
 
february 10 2018 15:36 - adult Eagle pair
 

 


 
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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 11:43:52 AM »
 
The next day we are looking for sunshine to warm up in so we decide to go to Clam Shell to see if we can see Birds!
We found what we were looking for, & spent quite a while there, just watching them all coming & going in the little bay there.

february 11 2018 14:19 - female Common Mergansers





i uploaded this one just to show the effect of the wind on the females* hairdo!

february 11 2018 14:21 - male & female Common Mergansers



Look at the gorgeous colours of the water & this fabulous Duck.

february 11 2018 14:28 - male Bufflehead



A lot of the Birds left the bay, but we waited & they all came back again & brought their friends.

february 11 2018 14:40 - male & female American Wigeon



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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 11:48:08 AM »
 
february 11 2018 14:45 - male Bufflehead



february 11 2018 14:58 - male American Wigeon





february 11 2018 15:00 - male & female American Wigeon



The males have their white feathered eyelids closed here.



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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 11:53:51 AM »
 
february 11 2018 15:00 - male & female American Wigeon





february 11 2018 15:13 - male & female American Wigeon



february 11 2018 15:14 - female American Wigeon





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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 12:30:54 PM »
 
There had been a Herring Spawn in Middle Bay the day before, & i went driving around to all the spots where there had been interesting sightings.
i missed all the big action but was happy enough to spot this lovely Bird in this shallow tide pool that is actually quite large, depending where the tides are at.
Lovely water in the background to boot.

february 27 2018 11:08 - Greater Yellowlegs







Love this one, with the rubbery foot just coming out of the water.
Plus the water texture.





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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 07:48:21 AM »

The avid Nest watching neighbours of this Nest invited me to come watch the nesting action there quite a while ago so yesterday when i was going past their driveway i decided to stop in.
But the Eagles are gone!
They were sure the pair were nesting & feeding someone but then all the action stopped about a month ago.
So, no Eaglets to report here, darnit.
They were VERY disappointed.
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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2018, 06:28:20 PM »
Booni's post provides an interesting frame for what I learned yesterday.

Someone familiar with the neighbourhood told me that some eagles were building a nest between the road and the ocean, close to where the Belcarra nest was. A little further east.

This person said that the eagles had only been working on this nest for the past two weeks. They had been collecting branches from people's yards and you could see some nest branches sawn straight across, not broken.

This reminded me of Booni's stories about the Belcarra/ Nest 16-17-18-19 eagles collecting branches from a branch pile on the land where she worked in that neighbourhood.

So I went to have a look. The nest was right where described. It sure didn't look very big.
But there was an eagle perched on the tree. We can just see the white head on the upper left.

July 20, 1:50 pm



Here's a closer view of the nest start, still from the road. We can see two branches that are cut straight across on the left. So this isn't a random pile of branches that collected by chance. (click to enlarge)




Here's a slightly better view of the eagle...





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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2018, 06:32:12 PM »
Here's a view from the beach. From this angle the nest start looks a little larger.
And funny how different the eagle's perch looks from this angle.

July 21, 2 pm



Closer view of the nest from the beach side. More sawn-across sticks visible on the right.





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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2018, 03:31:47 AM »
It is amazing how different the view is from  another angle! on one side the nest looks too precarious to use  :mconfused- other side it looks quite safe - and the tree is equally  different on the far side.  :ecwink  Thank you for showing us. :ecsmile

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Re: Nest #16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018 Season
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2018, 09:55:39 PM »
Angles matter!  (Just ask a math teacher or a carpenter.)    :thumbup:  

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