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Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« on: December 09, 2010, 07:21:44 PM »
Nest #32 has a beautiful location!
It gets a lot of sun, even in the winter, & the fishing is good.
You see eagles often at Ford Cove, & a lot of the time, they are the eagles from this nest.
The nest is in a beautiful big tree, on a small cliff, looking out over the water.
There is a small hobby farm  full of all sorts of animals, & a pottery studio down below.
A nice place for eaglets to grow up!
Last year, this Nest produced two healthy eaglets!
Read about last year here - Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2009-2010 Season

This map shows you where nest #32 is.



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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2010, 07:35:44 PM »

Today i was concentrating on one of my home care people, but someone was insisting on telling me something!
But, but, but...
i*m working!
She kept talking to me anyway, so i gave her my attention.
She wanted to tell me about her Eagles!
Ha ha ha!
Okay!
NOW i*m paying attention!  :mhihi
She says there*s all sort of crazy Eagle action going on at her place, which is right in the yard of the Nest Tree!
The Eagles are diving & swooping & screeching & even walking around on the ground.
She says to come down there with my camera.
& maybe i just will!
i*m wondering if we*re having a sudden influx of younger or other Eagles right now.
Mum & Dad are making excited different trills today.
There was that young Eagle who landed right on the Babysitting Tree, not that long ago.
Then there is the sub adult Eagle i saw near Nest #16-19, & also the one in my back yard tree, near Nest #9.
Today i saw two immature Eagles at Dunlop Point Nest!
i*ll try to get out there with my camera, & see if i can witness any of what*s going on right now.
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2010, 07:44:51 PM »
Yay!!!!!!!!!!!! Booni, I am excited! Hey where is Wren in all of this? :heart
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2010, 10:51:36 PM »
Wren is working and will post a few nice things as soon as she has a minute...  :ecsmile

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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010, 07:55:53 AM »
Oh Wren I am not pushing or pulling at all. What you bring is fantastic!!!! I just know you must be so happy with this news. Please forgive me if I sounded like pushing. Sheesh, sometimes the words don't do it right. I am ever more thankful for you and Booni. You are such a gift!!! :heart
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2010, 10:20:14 AM »
Rajame, I didn't feel like you were pushing... Your posting actually made me feel acknowledged and loved.
 :ecsmile
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2010, 12:23:37 PM »
Booni and Wren, your 'reports' and photos are real gifts to all of us.  It's a treat to read about what you see and discover and look at the pictures you share on the forum.  All of us are learning so much together and you both are contributing a very large part of helping us do that.  Many, many thanks. :s*
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2010, 07:34:12 PM »
Booni and Wren, your 'reports' and photos are real gifts to all of us.  It's a treat to read about what you see and discover and look at the pictures you share on the forum.  All of us are learning so much together and you both are contributing a very large part of helping us do that.  Many, many thanks. :s*
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010, 07:36:50 PM »

i received a report yesterday that the Eagles down at Ford Cove, quite likely the Eagles of this Nest, are capturing ducks for food!
The reporter says this is what the Eagles do when there are no fish.

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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2010, 11:20:18 AM »
Booni,  IS this a new event?  Is there usually an adequate fish
supply at this time of year?

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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2010, 04:46:36 PM »


watermaid, that i do not know.
The reporter seemed to think this was usual behaviour for the Eagles.
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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 05:45:27 PM »
Watermaid, with Ajl's help and our observations, we're learned that bald eagles are natural scavengers and they'll eat many different kinds of animal protein.  Mom Hornby feasted with relish for a long session on a dead seal that washed up on Hornby Island.  :nod2

The eagles eat whatever is available, including various kinds of fish, gulls, ducks, other birds, opossums, rabbits, voles, snakes, etc.  'Our' eagles seem to prefer fish, especially salmon and herring, if it is within their range.  Road-kill possum, that people leave for them, seems to be a back-up source. They also eat road-kill deer.

Sometimes Mom or Dad fly along the shoreline if there aren't fish in the waters near the nest.  They use the low-tide times to find fish in the shallower waters and also steal fish from crows.  Sometimes you can hear the crows protesting!   :eclol

I hope this is helpful.   :heart
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Young Eagle Sighting
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2011, 09:45:49 PM »

i had to make a trip down to Ford Cove on a snowy day.
The sun came out & the roads melted so i made a run for it.
i threw in my camera, just in case.
It was BEAUTIFUL down at Ford Cove.
The sun was out, there was a brisk wind & whitecaps everywhere.
i saw a small feeding frenzy of seagulls & water birds in the bay.
There were Eagles EVERYWHERE!
Of all ages.
Next to Ford Cove is a steep embankment covered in evergreen & deciduous trees.
The Eagles were soaring along the bank, back & forth & back.
i would photograph one, & then another would appear.
i think they were enjoying the brisk wind!
i was mesmerized by this individual.
They seemed to have so much white on them!
i went all over the place, trying to get as close to him as i could.
i eventually went down to the docks & got a bit seasick on the rocking walkways, but i was able to get a titch closer.
These are the best fotos i got of him.
i don*t know if all this white is unusual?
But it sure caught my eye that day.

february 18 2010 14:44 - Young Eagle near Ford Cove - 167-75



february 18 2011 15:09 - Young Eagle at Ford Cove - 167-113



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Young Eagle Sighting
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2011, 09:58:45 PM »

i really enjoyed seeing all these Eagles, & trying to capture them with my camera!
Turns out they were all too far away, so my fotos aren*t so sharp & detailed.
But i like how this one show the orange feet & beak, & the colouring of the feathers.
i*d say this one is three, going on four this season.

february 18 2011 15:10 - Sub Adult at Ford Cove - 167-116



february 18 2011 15:11 - Sub Adult at Ford Cove - 167-126



This may be a different individual here.

february 18 2011 15:19 - Sub Adult at Ford Cove - 167-160




Here he is, landing with his sibling perhaps?
They have very similar feathering age.

february 18 2011 15:19 - Sub Adult Lands with Sibling - 167-0161


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Re: Nest #32 - Ford Cove - 2010-2011 Season
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2011, 05:57:50 AM »
Ah, the Eagles of Hornby Island. At first, I thought it a bit odd to use that name as we were all about Mom and Dad Hornby. But there was a greater plan. Thank you, boonib, for sharing the other magnificent eagles of your beautful Hornby Island with us. And, it always is such a treat when you add new members to the album. Let us know if AJL comments on this young eagle, please, and why it appears to have so many more white feathers than usual. How fun to have come upon one of their "communal" areas.  :heart