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Heron Rocks Nest - 2010-2011 season
« on: December 31, 2010, 07:16:25 PM »
Thank you to Boonibarb for the introduction to this topic:

Nest #31 used to be at Olsen Farm in 2009.
They had two lovely eaglets there.
But in 2010, i saw no signs of it there.
But a nest was reported to Doug, at the Heron Rocks campsite, which is right next door.
i believe the Olsen Farm adults have built a new nest right in the middle of the busy Heron Rocks campsite.
It is busy there this time of year.
Lots of people camp there.
If i were to camp on Hornby, i would camp here.
It has a beautiful location, right on the water.
It has excellent fishing opportunities, & beautiful sunsets.

Here is Doug*s map, which shows you the approximate location of the nest.
You can see Heron Rocks marked on the map.
Nest #31 is now closer to nest #32.




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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2011 season
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2010, 07:24:05 PM »
Here's a nice view of the Heron Rocks territory from the middle of Lambert Channel on December 26. There is a false horizon, so it looks as if Toby Islet and Norris Rocks are levitating...



The islets provide an even larger area of foreshore for fishing... this is really a prime location.

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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2011 season
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2010, 07:45:56 PM »
Beautiful photo, Wren.  The false horizon is interesting.  I wonder what causes it?
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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2011 season
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2010, 07:51:15 PM »
Thank you Wren. The floating mountains of Hornby....  :eclol :heart
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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2011 season
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2010, 08:56:17 PM »
Tiger, this is the same phenomenon that makes it look like the road is flooded near the horizon. A mirage. The far ocean reflects the sky.
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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2011 season
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2010, 09:15:46 PM »
Thank you, Wren.  That makes sense.  It sure does look as if the small islands are floating!   :ecsmile
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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2015, 09:37:45 PM »
 
i was on my way to the Heron Rocks Annual Plant Sale, my favourite day of the year, but i got distracted by Eagles nearby!

may 22 2011 10:39 - young Eagle at Heron Rocks





may 22 2011 10:45 - adult pair of Eagles at Heron Rocks

This pair was air-drying!
Look how fluffed up her belly/chest feathers are!





She*s got her wings hanging out to dry.



Look how far she can fluff out those feathers!



may 22 2011 10:48 - adult pair of Eagles air drying at Heron Rocks

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Re: Heron Rocks Nest - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 09:45:21 PM »
 
may 22 2011 10:52 - adult Eagle air drying at Heron Rocks



may 22 2011 10:59 - young Eagle at Heron Rocks



One of the adults was calling, so the youngster got out of there!









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