HEGPS - Our Nature Zone

Around Hornby Island => Around Hornby Island ~ 2009-2010 => Topic started by: boonibarb on March 11, 2010, 07:20:55 PM

Title: Nest Dunlop Point - 2010 season
Post by: boonibarb on March 11, 2010, 07:20:55 PM
This is the thread for posting fotos, videos & discussion of the Dunlop nest.

This nest is right on Dunlop Point, at the southern tip of Tribune Bay.
i*d pick this nest for an eagle cam.
The vista is magnificent.
Last year, this nest had two eaglets.

Doug*s eagle nest map


(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4099308643_8dde5755ec.jpg) (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2777/4099308643_8dde5755ec_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on March 11, 2010, 07:23:05 PM
march 11 2010 12:05pm - quick video of a juvenile bald eagle flying by the Dunlop nest
This is likely one of the eaglets that fledged from this nest last season.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW6f6aNn1sg
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on March 11, 2010, 08:12:05 PM
march 11 2010 4:06pm - cloud of seagulls on Sandpiper Beach
Sandpiper Beach is to the right of the Dunlop nest.
It is an excellent site for fishing.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAy9UqMYQl8
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on March 25, 2010, 09:39:12 PM
i get to peek at this nest once a week when i work nearby.
Today i heard lots of eagle calls, & saw adults flying by & i think an immature or juvenile as well.
i could hear an adult calling from the area of the nest tree, but i couldn*t spot them.
Finally i spied this adult right in the nest.
i took a number of fotos of them, & though their head swivelled back & forth, they did not move from this spot.
So, i suspect they have at least one egg on this nest, & that this adult is incubating.
One day i*ll bring my good camera & get some better fotos.
This nest had two healthy looking eaglets last season.
i*ve got fotos of them & their Mum & Dad somewhere around this computer of mine...

march 25 2010 3:49pm - nest Dunlop Point adult incubating(?) on the nest


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4463433351_0f2d102ee9.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4463433351_7f6000da4c_o.jpg)
Title: Pellet
Post by: boonibarb on April 07, 2010, 10:15:51 PM
i found this pellet two weeks ago under the perch trees for the Dunlop nest.
Is it an eagle pellet?
Or an owl maybe?
Is seems to be full of small bones & feathers, as of a small bird.
i shall tease it apart carefully & then take more fotos.

march 28 2010 - pellet - eagle? owl?


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4502109366_58b61f1e4f.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4502109366_58b61f1e4f_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on April 09, 2010, 08:54:49 PM
i work near this nest once a week.
i brought my camera with me this week!
It still looks to me as though someone is sitting on eggs here!  :ecsmile

april 8 2010 16:09 - adult on Dunlop Nest


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4507095530_9d1204b91c.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4507095530_851b88bee8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on May 02, 2010, 09:58:08 PM
i am pretty much positive there is at least one hatchling here, watching the Mum & Dad*s behaviour!

april 29 2010 15:44 - Dunlop nest - Dad brings in a midshipman


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/4573274391_2490ef40ab_o.gif) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/4573274391_2490ef40ab_o.gif)
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: luvthebirds on May 03, 2010, 07:39:26 PM
Booni, I have no idea how you animate your photos, but it is so delightful to watch!  Thank you.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on May 08, 2010, 09:59:50 PM
It was a hot day & the nest was right in the sun.
Mum Dunlop is cooling off here by panting.
You can see her tongue!

april 29 2010 15:40 - Mother eagle cooling off while brooding on the nest

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3315/4590996958_a6afb9a47c_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3315/4590996958_fb39500330_o.jpg)

Here, the Mum is looking down, as though at the hatchling beneath her.
Isn*t she a sweet looking Mum?
Such a nice face.
& she strikes me as younger that the webcam Mum.

april 29 2010 15:42 - Mum Dunlop looks down (at hatchling?)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4590395207_3b4c596413_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4590395207_36772d92d7_o.jpg)

i could see Mum watching something coming her way.
Dad!
& he brought a midshipman!
This tells me there*s a hatchling.
i LOVE the look on their faces, & how they*re looking at each other!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4591025132_918b954bf7_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4591025132_9d89e928c6_o.jpg)

A nice big fish!!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4590426357_1a6f8a30cd_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/4590426357_07e869a760_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4590443327_389a7e3886_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4590443327_947de5338b_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4590445817_45bccafa40_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4590445817_b590443df9_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4591069056_ee0b3a4d00_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4591069056_54301d52e1_o.jpg)

april 29 2010 15:44 - Dad leaves Dunlop Nest

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/4591104640_9cca1270be_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3327/4591104640_c90229c027_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4591107136_923321c57b_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4591107136_a1fd9a0b2a_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4590489811_8d48d72502_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4029/4590489811_da7c3f7f47_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4591112488_ccee692ea1_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4591112488_610e753ed7_o.jpg)

To me, these are a gorgeous pair of eagles!  :eclove

Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on May 08, 2010, 10:23:43 PM
Watching Dad go.

april 29 2010 1545 - Mum Dunlop watches Dad leave the nest

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4591162836_4fe934f040_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4046/4591162836_2328fcdea1_o.jpg)

april 29 2010 15:47 - Mum Dunlop looks down again

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4590545061_27be2ff184_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4016/4590545061_8a6ab888b2_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on May 11, 2010, 09:34:45 PM
april 29 2010 15:49 - Mum Dunlop spots something

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1139/4600006593_19005397c3_b.jpg) (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1139/4600006593_a6ef899489_o.jpg)

april 29 2010 15:52 - Is Mum Dunlop feeding a young one here?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/4600015163_6c2d7b51c5_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3301/4600015163_aa87345f3f_o.jpg)

april 29 2010 15:54 - Mum Dunlop spots something & her hackles are raised

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1307/4600031225_515f56e6c1_b.jpg) (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1307/4600031225_c8d5700480_o.jpg)

april 29 2010 15:54 - Mum Dunlop calls out

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4600041899_024ce06bee_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/4600041899_b37d321cff_o.jpg)


(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1096/4600667630_2449b9577e_b.jpg) (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1096/4600667630_4a31dfecb3_o.jpg)
Title: Eaglet on the nest!!!
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2010, 09:19:32 AM
may 13 2010 16:31 - cute chick with Mum on the Dunlop Nest

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/4606902976_545dd8d78b_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3168/4606902976_45cb9275fa_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: birdvoyer on May 14, 2010, 10:17:52 AM
Awww! Another baby on Hornby...wonderful to see. I am looking forward to seeing if you spot another eaglet in the nest. Thanks for sharing.     :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: luvthebirds on May 14, 2010, 01:52:08 PM
Booni, I love the picture!  Everybody, make sure you click the picture and then click again at flickr and you can see the baby peeking out below the adult. :eclove

Bonni, this eaglet looks like it still has the "big eye" look.  Do you know if he is a bit younger than Phoenix?
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on May 14, 2010, 10:31:42 PM
birdvoyer, i*m pretty positive there is only one eaglet on this nest.
i watched for quite a while, & just this one was visible the whole time.
Though, i suppose one could*ve been lying around while the other was moving around.
i think i saw feeding, though, & only one eaglet then.

luv, i think this eaglet is the same age as Phoenix.
At first i thought this one was younger too, but i watched them stomp around the nest, just like Phoenix does, so i think they are of a very similar age.
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: luvthebirds on May 14, 2010, 10:34:59 PM
ty booni.  I can harly wait to see Hornby and so many eagles.  :biggrin3
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: Tigerlady105 on May 15, 2010, 01:46:00 AM
Booni, that baby peeking out over the edge of the nest is darling!  What a sweet face.   :ecsmile

Thank you for sharing so much of Hornby Island with all of us.   :eclove
Title: Eaglet on the nest!!!
Post by: boonibarb on May 19, 2010, 08:38:24 PM
may 13 16:17 - adult with eaglet on Dunlop Nest

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/4623464128_16f7c49e2a_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/4623464128_16f7c49e2a_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/4623492676_c92de8c6de_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/4623492676_c92de8c6de_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4623525030_eaecd5586d_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4623525030_eaecd5586d_o.jpg)

Adult feeding eaglet.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/4623543372_8c742a0cb1_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3311/4623543372_8c742a0cb1_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4622953099_575b3c7bd1_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4067/4622953099_575b3c7bd1_o.jpg)

Look at the crop!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4622964325_80d8ac8f1d_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4066/4622964325_80d8ac8f1d_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: NancyM on May 19, 2010, 09:17:36 PM
 :biggrin6 That youngster reminds me of Phoenix!
Title: Adult leaps to perch branch
Post by: boonibarb on May 19, 2010, 09:35:57 PM
may 13 2010 16:39 - adult leaps to perch branch of Dunlop Nest
Look at the little beak watching them go!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4622981939_72d7203d9f_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4622981939_ae75eaf6d7_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/4623600488_52d55fdec0_o.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/4623600488_52d55fdec0_o.jpg)

Title: Adult returns to nest
Post by: boonibarb on May 19, 2010, 09:52:23 PM
may 13 2010 16:41 - adult returns to nest

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4623619852_e0cbdeb1d9_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4623619852_72bf6ab641_o.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4623628000_f5feb9dfc5_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4068/4623628000_f5feb9dfc5_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4623632386_a5138d0ee7_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4623632386_b143d379a3_o.jpg)

may 13 2010 16:43 - happy eaglet

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4623031637_60ff98a735_o.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4623031637_60ff98a735_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: Donnae on May 19, 2010, 10:30:39 PM
Booni you never disappoint me when I come here late at night. :biggrin3
Those are fabulous pics of Eagle with eaglet!!!!! What a cutie, but then I think they are all cute!!! Thanks again for putting a smile on my face!!! :nod2 Your the greatest!!!!!
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop
Post by: boonibarb on May 22, 2010, 08:14:38 PM
may 20 2010 15:34 - adult in Nest Dunlop Point perch tree

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4630371869_6bcbc544f0_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4031/4630371869_2137d4fe30_o.jpg)

15:37

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4630393743_000e55e4db_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4630393743_cff30ceb2b_o.jpg)

Wind blown back of head 15:37:46

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/4630405667_e146f03e25_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/4630405667_a81457d9e7_o.jpg)

Title: crow pesters adult in Nest Dunlop perch tree
Post by: boonibarb on May 22, 2010, 08:58:57 PM
may 20 2010 15:39:44 - adult asked to leave by crow!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4631021654_5fc498145d_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4002/4631021654_f890ccff88_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3369/4630424111_4e2983bc7e_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3369/4630424111_b4eff73b70_o.jpg)

Look at the crow looking at where he*s gonna dive next!!!   :eclol

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4631025048_8c77a976bf_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4631025048_b43ea84bc2_o.jpg)

Crow wins!!!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/4630427599_e25efe609a_b.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3406/4630427599_6f7c417bd4_o.jpg)

animated

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/4630496355_722f1aa105_o.gif) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/4630496355_722f1aa105_o.gif)
Title: Re: Nest Dunlop Point
Post by: boonibarb on June 26, 2010, 08:39:36 PM
i spent over two hours with my camera set up pointed at Nest Dunlop Point yesterday.
i saw nary a feather the whole time.
i could hear Mum & Dad on the beach nearby, & one flew by the nest at one point, but of the eaglet i saw no wingflap or poopshot, nor did i hear i screep.
i*m a bit worried about this eaglet now.  :ecsad
i actually haven*t seen this eaglet since the last time i was there taking fotos.
i was sure if i went in the early morning i would spot them, but no luck.
i will keep trying.