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Nest 9 West Carmichael - 2019-2020 Season
« on: October 03, 2019, 09:36:00 AM »

The new season for the Nest 9 territory begins!

This is where we will post observations, videos, & fotos of the Nest #9 Eagle territory.
This territory is right next to the webcam Nest, 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.

Last year*s topic can be found here.

The 2017-2018 topic for this territory can be found here.

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 - 2019-2020 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2019, 10:44:05 AM »
 
On this day i had found Em at Hidden Beach.
After taking some fotos of her, i continued on, looking for sightings, & ended up in Nest 9 territory.
Just as i was passing the two Trees that the Niners often perch in, near the water, i saw an Eagle circling over the water & landing in the perch Tree that is on the water.
i carried on to the stairs, as there is a wide view there, & i wanted to see what i could see from there.
i could hear Gulls, so was hoping to spot some feeding activity going on.
There was a good-sized flock, floating out there, & on closer inspection with my camera, there was quite the variety of Birds in it!
& just when i think i know who i am looking at, i don*t.
Sea & shore Birds are tough!

i thought i had discovered a fabulous new breed of Gulls when i spotted these ones in the middle of the picture, with the front half of their heads darker than the back half!
But when i showed this foto to wren, she suggested that they moult from the back of the head to the front, which gives this effect at this time of year.
 
october 1 2019 14:46 - flock of Sea Birds
 


Maybe a Pacific Loon upper left & lower right, with a Grebe coming in from the right?
 


The Water colour makes it all worthwhile.
 


In the middle of this foto is a young Gull begging from their parent.
This begging is insistent.
The adult pays no never mind.
You can see the begging posture in these next two fotos.
 

 


i*m gonna stick my neck out & say this is a Horned Grebe!



& i*m gonna say this is a Common Loon.
 


Pacific Loon lower down, Common Loon higher up.
 

 
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