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Nest 24 Tribune Bay Campsite - 2019-2020 Season
« on: October 11, 2019, 11:03:01 AM »

This is a beautiful old Fir Tree Nest, on a road that is super busy in the summer months.
It is right across the road from a bustling summer time campsite, near the Hornby Co-Op, & on one of the main routes to get to the fabulous sandy Tribune Bay beach.
i believe the Eagle pair of this Nest use both sides of Spray Point, which divides Tribune Bay from Little Tribune Bay.
So they have a nice large area, & a bit of privacy even, to find food.

You can find last year*s posts about this Nest territory & links to previous seasons* posts here.
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Re: Nest 24 Tribune Bay Campsite - 2019-2020 Season
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 11:06:06 AM »

Yesterday i was biking past the four way stop sign in the direction of Helliwell when i saw two Eagles!
One was soaring high, the other lower down, both heading in the direction of the Nest Tree.
i heard calls, then noticed the lower Eagle sticking their feet down to land on the Nest Tree.
The higher Eagle just continued on.
It seemed the landing Eagle was saying - this territory is taken!  Keep moving!
When i biked past half an hour later, the Eagle was still perched in the top of the Nest Tree.
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Re: Nest 24 Tribune Bay Campsite - 2019-2020 Season
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2019, 11:49:48 AM »
i had gotten word that there was a dead Pacific-sided Dolphin washed up at Tribune Bay & i wanted to investigate.
So i biked down & met my friend there.
We went where the Dolphin had last been seen but had no luck.
Then i noticed a Raven on the beach, thankfully.
The Raven found the Dolphin for me.
i could see they were eating something so when the Raven flew away i went to investigate.

october 9 2019 15:11 - Raven



The person who identified this is a Marine Biologist, & she thought this was a youngster.
Once i saw my fotos i wished i*d rinsed off the sand before i took the fotos!

Update.
Jackie Hildering says this is a Harbour Porpoise, due to the shape of the dorsal fin

october 9 2019 15:13 - Harbour Porpoise



i called DFO Marine Mammal reporting line & they were very interested in this find!
It is very rare to find one like this.
She was curious if there was entanglement, but i saw none.
The skull had been seen the day before, with the beak intact, but we weren*t able to find it.
Photographed next to a credit sized card for size comparison.
Look at the cool gigantic Raven footprints around the tail area.
The Raven had gotten a good chunk of meat out of the inside of the skin, when they flew off.




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Re: Nest 24 Tribune Bay Campsite - 2019-2020 Season
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 01:40:23 PM »
Poor Dolphin.. 

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Re: Nest 24 Tribune Bay Campsite - 2019-2020 Season
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 09:57:01 PM »
Thank you for the interesting reports/stories that explain the photos, booni.    :nod2
Commit random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature; he finds it attached to the rest of the world". ~John Muir

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Re: Nest 24 Tribune Bay Campsite - 2019-2020 Season
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2019, 10:04:06 AM »
My friend suggested we bike to Tribune Bay & i was happy to oblige.
But then she slipped in let*s go for a walk on the beach.
Was a lovely day & the tide was out so we walked from one end to the other & back, picking up the plastic garbage we found.
As soon as we got to the beach we could hear two female Eagles calling, one close by & the other at the far end.
Here is the close by one.
She is stained from eating Seal or Sea Lion & there is fresh blood on her too.

december 25 2019 11:26 - adult female Eagle





Those were where we were when we arrived, now we are closer to her.



You can see her older feathering compared to her newer.
Calling & looking out at the water.
It is a nice low tide.




 



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