The Eagles of Hornby Island

Eagles of Hornby Island
2011 Nesting Season Highlights

This compilation of the highlights of the 2011 nesting season represents a labor of love by Paintnut, a member of HEGPS.
We thank boonibarb for the use of her original copyrighted photographs and the viewers who contributed screenshots and videos.
All images from the webcamera are İHornby Eagle Group Projects Society and D. Carrick

 

Chapter 1

Chapter 1 - Nestorations
Oct 3 - Dec 29, 2010

Chapters

Chapter 2

Chapter 2 - Courtship & Mating
Dec 30, 2010 - Mar 21, 2011

 

Chapter 3

Chapter 3 - Egg Laying & Incubation
Mar 22, 2011 - April 27, 2011

Chapter 4

Chapter 4 - Hatching
Alexandra Days 1-2
Mar 22, 2011 - April 27, 2011

Chapter 5

Chapter 5 - Alexandra and David
Alexandra Days 3 - 23; David Days 1 - 20
May 2 - 21, 2011

Chapter 6

Chapter 6 - Alexandra and David
Alexandra Days 24 - 44; David Days 21 - 41
May 22 - June 11, 2011

Chapter 7

Chapter 7 - Alexandra and David
Alexandra Days 45 - 63; David Days 42 - 60
June 12 - June 30, 2011

Chapter 8

Chapter 8 - Alexandra and David
Alexandra Days 64 - 85; David Days 61 - 82

July 1 -  July 22, 2011

Chapter 9

Chapter 9 - Two Fledges
Alexandra Days 86 - 104; David Days 83 - 101

July 23 - August 17, 2011

 

Chapter 10

Chapter 10 - Hornby Island Highlights
Pictures from our Ground Observers

Farewell Video

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1 - Nestorations

October 2 - December 29, 2010

mom and dad in peters tree

Mom and Dad in Peters Tree

sunrise on the nest

Sunrise on the nest (video)

nest tree from water side

Nest Tree from the water side

Oct 12 Mom arrives on CU cam

Mom arrives on the CU Cam

Oct 16 a portly dad pays a visit

Portly Dad nestorates

Mom and Dad nestorate

Mom and Dad nestorating

many sticks have been brought in

A stack of sticks has been added

fir branches

And now fir branches

nestorations a dusk

Mom and Dad nestorate at dusk

dad nestorates as mom supervises

Dad nestorates as Mom looks on

mom and dad conferring on stick placement

Mom and Dad conferring on stick placement

mom arrives with a branchy stick

Mom arrives with a branchy stick

dad scootching to make sure it is just right

Dad scootches

a visitor checks out the close up cam

A visitor to the close up cam

mom in with a large stick (video)

Mom in with a big stick (video)

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Chapter 2 - Courtship and Mating

December 30, 2010 - March 21, 2011

Jan 7 a wonderful morning conversation (video)

A wonderful morning conversation (video)

Jan 8 mating trills heard (video)

First mating trills heard (video)

Jan 10 mom and dad together at dusk

Mom and Dad together at dusk

Jan 16 not all courtship is lovey dovey (video)

Not all courtship is lovey dovey (video)

Jan 23 mating trills heard from Peters Tree (video)

Mating trills heard from the Peters Tree (video)

Jan 27 Mom eats fish gift from dad (video)

Mom eats fish gift from Dad (video)

Jan 30 gentle beaking on the CU cam

A gentle beaking on the CU Cam

Feb 6 mom plucks and eats a gull

Mom plucks and eats a gull

Feb 12 mom eats a fish gift from dad

Mom eats a fish gift from Dad

Feb 18 A subadult pays a visit on the runway

Subadult visits the runway

Feb 20 Dad brings gift for mom which he eats

Dad in with fish, mom doesn't show, Dad eats

Feb 26 Dad brings gift followed in by Mom

Dad has gift and Mom follows him in

Feb 23 Dad on nest in the snow

Dad on the nest in the snow

Feb 24 nestorating by mom and dad (video)

Final nest arrangements (video)

Mar 9 the herring spawn day 2

Herring spawn - day 2

Dad delivers a herring to mom

Dad delivers a herring gift to mom

Mar 11 Mom and Dad both in with grass

Mom and Dad both in with grass

Mar 14 tender beaking as the nest is readied for the eggs (video)

Tender beaking (video)

Some last minute nestorating

Mar 19 Mom scootches

Mom scootches (video)

Mar 20 a few finishes touches to the nest bowl

A few finishing touches to the nest bowl

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Chapter 3 - Egg Laying and Incubation

March 22 - April 26, 2011

March 22 - Mom lays the first egg

Mom lays the first egg - March 22 (video)

Mar 22 7:44 pm first look at the new egg

First look at the egg

Mar 23 mom and dad trill and switch

Mom and Dad call and then switch(video )

Mar 25 dad struggles with stick

Heart-stopping struggle with a stick (video)

Mar 26 Mom lays the second egg

Mom lays the second egg - March 26 (video)

 Mar 28 Dad brings mom a fish

Dad brings Mom a fish

Mar 28 Dad up for a poop shot and a trill

Dad up for a poop shot and a trill (video)

Mar 29 a starling visits dad

A starling visits dad

March 31 a gust of wind catches mom

A gust of wind catches Mom (video)

Mom uses stick to get Dad to move from the eggs

Mom uses stick to get Dad to move (video)

April 2 - major alert and intruder chase

Major alert - both give chase (video)

April 3 Dad brings Mom a gift

Dad brings Mom a gift

April 5 Mom gently persuading Dad to get up

Mom gently persuading Dad to get up

April 15 dad in with a large stick

Dad in with a large stick

April 20 Mom dozing and yawning

Mom dozing and yawning

April 18 - mom moults a feather

Mom molts a feather (video)

April 20 a hummingbird visits dad

A hummingbird visits Dad

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Chapter 4 - Hatching

April 27 - May 1, 2011

Apr 27 pip enlarged and loud peeps

Pip enlarged in egg 1 and loud peeps (video)

April 28 welcome alexandra

April 28 Welcome to Hornby Alexandra

April 28 6:45 pm Alexandra has her first meal

Alexandra has her first meal

April 19 6 pm Dad feeds Alexandra

Dad feeds Alexandra

April 30 Alexandra fed and hear peeps from egg

Alexandra fed, peeps from egg 2 (video)

May 1 719 am Alexandra fed and pip in egg 2 larger

Alexandra fed, pip in egg 2 larger (video)

 

May 1 302 pm head appears to be out of the shell

Head appears to be out of the shell (video)

May 1 609 pm our first glimpse of David

May 1 Our first glimpse of David (video)

 

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Chapter 5 - Alexandra and David

May 2 - May 21, 2011

May 2 9:01 am Dad feeds both 'lets

Dad feeds both eaglets

Peaceful evening on the nest

Peaceful evening on the nest

Alexandra ready to protect the nest during an alert

Alexandra ready to protect the nest!

Mom stops squabble by sitting on the eaglets

Mom ends squabble (video)

David backs out for a poop shot

David backs out for a poop shot (video)

  eaglets stay flat during an alert

Eaglets stay flat during an alert

May 11 9 pm Mom takes a nap

Mom takes an evening nap

Alexandra tries to bit mom's toe

Alexandra tries to bite Mom's toe

Mom gently nudges dad off the eaglets

Mom gently nudges Dad off the eaglets (video)

dad arrives with mystery meat

Dad arrives with mystery meat

How cute is this??

How cute is this??

Dad lands on with a stick on Mom

Dad lands with a stick on Mom

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Chapter 6 - Alexandra and David

May 22 - June 11, 2011

May 24 Mom and Dad with eaglets

Mom and Dad with the eaglets

David and Alexandra tug 'o war with food

Alexandra and David tug 'o war with food

the eaglets hold talons

The eaglets hold talons (video)

Cute food interaction

Cute food interaction (video)

May 29 Dad the pole vaulter

Dad the pole vaulter

May 29 Close up of both eaglets

Close up of both eaglets

May 30 Look at those feet!!

Look at those feet!! (video)

Look at the feather development

Feathers developing

June 6 both eaglets show their wings

Both eaglets show their wings (video)

June 11 Alexandra self feeds

Alexandra self feeds (video)

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Chapter 7 - Alexandra and David

June 12 - June 30, 2011

615 David self feeds

David self-feeds (video)

617 Alexandra spreads her wings

Alexandra spreads her wings

June 19 Both eaglets wingercize

Both eaglets wingercize (video)

June 21 David and Alexandra

David and Alexandra

June 22 avid vocalizing

David vocalizing (video)

June 23 - eagles with one wing spread

Wing spread, one each

June 25 Alexandra to CU cam

Alexandra fleaped to CU cam

June 26 food mantled, eaten and stolen

Mantling, feeding, and stealing (video)

June 26 David bites Alexandra's toe

David bites Alexandra's toe

June 27 David wingercizes

David wingercizes

June 28 Alexandra tears and eats a live fish

Alexandra eats a live fish (video)

June 28 Alexandra flies to cu cam

Alexandra up to CU Cam

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Chapter 8 - Alexandra and David

July 1 - July 22, 2011

July 2 Mom's first branching lesson

Mom's first branching lesson (video)

July 6 - alexandra fleaps to Cu cam box

Alexandra fleaps to CU cam box (video)

July 7 - David's first trip to the CU cam box

David's first trip to the CU cam box (video)

July 7 - david and alexandra snuggling

David and Alexandra snuggling

July 11 - the eaglets self feed

The eaglets self-feed (video)

July 12 alexandra impersonating a totem pole

Alexandra impersonating a totem pole

July 12 David from prow to CU cam box

David fleaps from prow to CU cam (video)

July 14 Alexandra glides to prow from cu cam box

Alexandra fleaps to prow (video)

July 15 Alexandra is airborne

Alexandra is airborne

July 17 David is airborne

David is airborne

July 17 - alexandra's first trip to the top of the stump

Alexandra's 1st trip to the stump (video)

July 18 Mom arrives with an opossum

Mom arrives with an opossum

July 19 - Alexandra really gets some height

Alexandra really gets some height

July 20 - David to the WA cam tower

David to the WA cam tower (video)

July 20 Alexandra flies up out of sight

Alexandra flies up out of sight (video)

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Chapter 9 - Two Fledges

July 23 - August 17, 2011

July 23 Alexxandra to runway branch

Alexandra to runway branch (video)

July23 Alexandra fledges from runway

Alexandra fledges from the runway (video)

July 24 Alexandra arrives with a stick

Alexandra arrives with a stick (video)

July 27 - interesting vocals from David

Interesting vocals from David (video)

July 28 David flies from CU Cam to runway

David flies from the CU Cam to runway (video)

July 30 David flies to the top of stump

David to the top of the stump (video)

August 1 - David fledges?

David fledges? (video)

August 1 David flies from CU Cam to the water

David from CU Cam to water (video)

August 5 - eaglet and the stick

Eaglet and a stick (video)

August 5 Mom in with fish; eaglet on her tail

Mom in with a fish (video)

August 9 David flies out to the water

David flies out to the water (video)

August 10 Mom in closely followed by eaglet

Mom in closely followed by eaglet (video)

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Chapter 10 - Hornby Island Highlights

2011 Ground Observations & Season Farewell

Mom and Dad in babysitting tree

Mom and Dad in Babysitting Tree

Mom in the nest, Dad on a branch

Dad on branch, Mom in the nest

Herring spawn March 10

May 20 Mom on stump as dad flies in

Mom on the stump as Dad flies in

June 3 Dad shuggles on Peter's Tree

Dad shuggles on Peter's Tree

June 18 David and Alexandra peek-a-boo

David and Alexandra peek-a-boo

June 24 both eaglets on the prow

Both eaglets on the prow

a fluffy found on the road

A fluffy found on the road (video)

July 5 Alexandra on cu cam, david on prow

Alexandra on CU Cam, David on prow

July 17 Alexandra up wa cam support

Alexandra clambors up wa cam tower

July 23 alexandra in babysitting tree

Alexandra in Babysitting Tree (video)

July 29 both eaglets on the runway

Both eaglets on the runway

David gets some air from the wa cam

July 29 David from wa cam to the nest

David from wa cam to nest (video)

David on the wide angle cam

Alexandra on Big Rock with a crow

Alexandra (and a crow) on Big Rock

Aug 3 both eaglets in the babysitting tree

Both eaglets in the Babysitting Tree

August 12 Mom and David on the Peters' Tree

Mom and David on the Peters' Tree

Farewell Alexandra and David

Farewell Hornby Eagles 2011 (video)

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