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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2011, 10:27:50 PM »

Every time we bike by the Brigantine Nest lately, there has been only one adult visible.
Either on the Nest Tree or in their water side perch Tree.
Today, there was one adult in the tippy top of the Nest Tree, & another in a perch branch of the Nest Tree.

 :puzzled2

No eggs at this Nest?  :question
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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2011, 08:27:37 AM »

Yesterday we biked to the Brigantine Nest around 11:30.
From the far side of the Nest, i spotted a white head on the Nest, moving around!
i then watched the adult climb out of the Nest & onto a perch branch right beside the Nest.
i wonder what is going on here?  :puzzled2
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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2011, 08:57:03 AM »

On saturday late afternoon we biked to the Brigantine Nest.
It was a beautiful warm sunny day.
As we approached the Nest i saw wings!
THREE sets of them!!
An adult Eagle being chased by two Ravens!
The Eagle landed at the tippy top of the Nest tree & called.
The Ravens took turns dive bombing the Eagle, who ducked her head & called out.
The Ravens kept it up for quite a while.
The Eagle didn*t give up her spot.
i suspect the Ravens have Ravenlings, as mine in my neighbourhood do.
Perhaps they were chasing the Eagle out of their neighbourhood?
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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2011, 05:21:07 PM »
Does that mean there aren't any eggs in the Brigantine nest?  No Briglets this year? :ecrolleyes
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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2011, 07:50:07 PM »

Today we biked to the Brigantine Nest just before 5pm.
When we got near the Nest tree, i could see Dad in the right hand side perch branch & Mum was at the tippy top.
No eggs this year to incubate?  :puzzled2
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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 08:24:19 PM »
Today at last I was able to go play with my  :ecsmile new camera!

I biked to the Brigantine nest, and found the two adults perched on the nest tree, just as Booni described on the last post!

I spent a good long time in the area and they did not move, so it sure looks like an off year for Mom and Dad Brigantine.




Mom is on the right... looking at me. You can see she's much bigger.




Here Dad is looking down and we can see his legs... If you click twice on the picture, you can see the shape of a band on his left leg. This confirms that we're looking at the Brigantine pair, not at some random eagles perched on the unoccupied nest tree. (Booni photographed that band last summer as well.)




Cropped view of another picture with Dad's leg band visible:




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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2011, 11:00:47 PM »
Guess the odds are good he came up from the states i would think, being we don't band eagles. New camera looks to be working great Wren. :ecsmile

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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 08:09:38 PM »
Wren, very nice photos of the eagles with your new camera!  Thanks for sharing them with us.  I especially like the shot with both the male and female so we can compare their different sizes!   :thumbup:

I'm going to suggest that the classroom teachers show their students that picture, so they can see how much bigger the female is than the male.   :nod2
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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2011, 09:31:40 PM »
Boonibarb and Winterwren, I had no idea about the Brigantine eagles not nesting this year.  But when Sheila and I were having our morning walk we saw an eagle perched by the water in the Brigantine territory  ...  then we saw a second eagle right next to it.  "What's going on?" we thought.  "One of them should be sitting in the nest".  Now we know the explanation.

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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2011, 01:01:05 AM »
Winterwren & Boonibarb


Wren your new camera must really be something, as well as your picture-taking skills. You'll have to find a copyright to put on your prints. They are just beautiful! Great work.

Boonie have you started picking out which pictures you will publish in a book? You've such a collection it would be a shame if you didn't do that.

I so admire and thank you both for sharing with us how much beauty surrounds you there on Hornby. Perhaps next spring/summer I can be there to share it with you both.

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Re: Nest Brigantine - 2010-2011 season
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2011, 09:53:45 AM »

Thanks Tarvena!  :heart

i would LOVE to do a book & a calendar.
Just have to figure out HOW, & then find the time to do it!
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