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Around Hornby Island => Around Hornby Island ~ 2009-2010 => Topic started by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 06:09:02 PM

Title: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 06:09:02 PM
A place to post fotos & information to do with the Brigantine Nest. Doug*s map of all the Hornby nests is here.

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Nest Brigantine isn*t on Doug*s map. It is approximately where #13 nest is. When Doug was documenting all the nests on the island, this one wasn*t there. So this must be a newer nest.

Heads up With all my fotos, if you click on them, you will get a larger version. Also, any bold blue type is a link that you can click on.
Title: Brigantine Nest
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 06:12:37 PM
When eagles eat, they gobble down their prey in large chunks, bones, feathers & all. Later, things like the bones & feathers come back up their throat when they do a sort of coughing motion with their neck & head & these parts come back up as a "pellet" which they expel. This one was found in the bush under the nest. Size was approximately 2" long & 4" in circumference.

Pellet found under the nest - September 4, 2009

 
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Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emptynester on November 10, 2009, 06:43:01 PM
Very cool boonibarb  :eclove  Wouldn't it fun to disect it!!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 06:57:56 PM
i can, if you*d like!
i*ll take fotos of it.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emptynester on November 10, 2009, 07:02:18 PM
Now that would be cool.........and fun for you ! :biggrin6
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on November 10, 2009, 07:46:54 PM
That would be interesting. Wonder if you/ we could ID what's there?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 07:50:27 PM
Maybe if i photographed it, you all could identify the contents?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on November 10, 2009, 07:56:38 PM
It would be interesting to try...
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: passerine on November 10, 2009, 07:59:29 PM
Okay, be gentle taking it apart. Looks like the owl ate a bird, might be little rodent bones too. What size is it?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 08:00:43 PM
passerine, i found this under an eagle nest, so i was figuring it was an eagle/eaglet pellet.
No?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: AJL on November 10, 2009, 08:16:44 PM
Can you measure the length and diameter Barb?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on November 10, 2009, 08:43:44 PM
 :blush
Well, now i have egg on my face!
First of all, i forgot to put my ruler in the foto.
Secondly, i can*t find the pellets!
i had two of them, one from under the Brigantine nest & one from the perch tree area of the Dunlop nest!
Okay, i*m fired...
 :blush
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Blue on November 10, 2009, 11:27:21 PM
Maybe Dooki ate them!!!  :biggrin6
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: passerine on November 11, 2009, 12:01:54 AM
Fire me too, the odds are most likely eagle.  :really
Would have to be a high shelve for Dooki dog not to reach.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: birdvoyer on November 11, 2009, 04:48:24 AM
Maybe Dooki ate them!!!  :biggrin6

That would be my first guess.

Second, you put them somewhere where you wouldn't forget them.  :puzzled2

I do that all of the time.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on November 11, 2009, 07:32:37 AM
i*m hoping i put them safe where i wouldn*t forget them.
i thot they were in the box with my feathers.
i found a bunch of feathers under that nest & i had them in a bucket.
i*m afraid when i tossed the feathers, i also tossed the pellet!
AJL, the pellet was approximately 2" long & 4" around.

& as for Dooki, i had a nestover that i found on the road in front of the Hornby nest.
i had photographed it & then brought it in the house.
i think i left it within reach of Dooki & he must*ve eaten it because it*s gone!
It was a small dried fish with very sharp teeth!

Are people interested in fotos of feathers i*ve found?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emptynester on November 11, 2009, 08:49:30 AM
I would be interested in anything relating to the eagles and their nests, Booni!
Infact I would be interested in seeing anything you would find interesting enough to photograph  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on November 11, 2009, 08:53:23 AM
Ahhh Barb, you're going to have to find a place for nest findings in a Dookie safe place. lol

Or is that possible? lol  He's big...  :ecwink
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on November 11, 2009, 09:35:47 PM
Wooohooo emptynester!
You*ve given me free rein then!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emptynester on November 13, 2009, 05:55:49 PM
Hey booni where are your pics........ :question :ecwink
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on March 26, 2010, 02:24:20 PM
Today Dooki & i biked by nest Brigantine.
Two adults were perched side by side in the very top of the nest tree.
The one to the right was smaller & darker.
The one to the left was lighter & larger.
Kinda like Mum & Dad.
If these are the Mum & Dad of nest Brigantine, it would appear that they do not have eggs at this time.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on May 19, 2010, 05:02:52 PM
Today Dooki & i biked by Nest Brigantine & i brought my binoculars to take a closer look!  :binocs
There was an adult perched on the nest!
From watching the webcam, i take this to mean that there is at least one hatchling there, as the parent wasn*t in brooding or incubating position!
i aim to bring my camera next time i go there to get some fotos!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Donnae on May 19, 2010, 10:36:37 PM
 :binocs Boy Booni, you are everywhere, leaving no nest unturned!!!!! All the eagles on Hornby don't stand a chance of staying out of your sight!!!! Booni, super eagle tracker is everywhere!!!! Looking forward to see pics from all the other nests too. Thanks you are awesome!!!!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on June 12, 2010, 09:18:05 PM
After checking out Nest #9, i rode by both sides of the webcam nest, but could see nothing, so we headed out to Brigantine Nest.
i couldn*t see anything from the road, so i went in to where i can see quite well into the nest.
Nothing.
i was thinking, guess there is nothing going on here.
i see no little ones in the nest, i don*t even see anyone in any of the perch trees!
Then i looked up, & there was an adult in a perch tree!!!  :eceek

june12 2010 11:55 - adult in perch tree(12)

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i photographed them for a bit.
They had a bit of a sleepy look to their eye.
i thought, hmmm, nothing going on here, don*t see anyone in the nest, this eagle doesn*t seem to even be fishing.
i DID notice that they seemed to glance back at the nest once in a while.
So, so did i.

june12 2010 12:01 - adult in perch tree - looks towards nest(44)

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i thought i could see a white spot on the beach.
Was there an adult fishing out there?
i focused my camera on the spot.
An adult on the beach at low tide, fishing!

june 12 2010 12:10 - Brigantine Nest adult fishing on beach at low tide

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By the way, the water that the eagle is fishing by is visible through the close up camera.
It is just beyond Sandstone Point, in the bay there to the right at the very top of the screen.
There is a nest between the webcam one & Brigantine, the Nomad*s Nest, but i haven*t see any definite action there yet.

Here is a screen capture through the close up camera, showing Sandstone Point & the bay beyond it that this nest is on.
Thankyou to raptorman for the screencapture & labelling.

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i kept checking the nest for action.
i could see a little head poking up!
But i heard a sound behind me & looked up to see the adult leaving the perch tree & heading for the water.
This perch tree is the equivalent of the Peters*s Tree for the webcam eagle family.
They fish from there, have a good view of the beach, & can keep an eye on & protect the nest from there.
The adult was flying out to the water, as though they had spotted a fish!

june 12 2010 12:44 - Brigantine Nest adult goes fishing(127)

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Adult has grabbed fish, & some of that nasty invasive seaweed species.

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i pointed my camera back towards the nest & waited.
There appeared the adult, trailing the fish & the seaweed!
You can see a little peepster peeping out of the nest, right against the trunk of the tree, watching the adult coming in!

Brigantine nest adult brings in fish - animated

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Here you can see the little fella against the poopshots on the trunk of the tree!
He has his beak open, & you can just imagine the sound coming out of it from watching the webcam!
Be sure to click on the foto, then click it again to see the little one.

june 12 2010 12:45 - eaglet screeps for adult & fish in Brigantine Nest

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Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on June 12, 2010, 09:54:16 PM
Woohoo is right! Yay you!!!... and lucky us!  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on June 12, 2010, 10:08:52 PM
The adult seemed to just drop the fish & then leave again.
i pointed my camera at the perch tree & waited, & they did not disappoint me!
(in the last foto in the post above, i see a band on the left leg of the adult?
i thought it was just the light, but look at the left leg in this foto too!)

june 12 2010 12:47 - adult lands in perch tree after dropping fish off in nest

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Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on June 12, 2010, 10:33:54 PM
Booni, you got some great shots!  I luv seeing them.  Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.   :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: lookylo on June 13, 2010, 09:08:25 AM
Booni these shots are amazing, thankyou for posting. Looky
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: luvthebirds on July 04, 2010, 10:46:27 PM
Booni, the photos of the Brigantine eagle are AMAZING!!   The detail in the largest size is incredible. 
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2010, 08:18:56 AM

july 9 2010 bright bird i saw near Nest Brigantine
i have never seen such a coloured bird here before!
i think there were more of them, but this is the one i caught with my camera!


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Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 10, 2010, 03:44:56 PM
Booni,

Those are great pictures...Nice catures of the eagles and I luv the contrast between the water and the shore...so colorful.  The bird is beautifully colored.  Have you found out what species it is?  Please let us know!   :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 10, 2010, 07:36:58 PM

ajl says the bird is a Western Tanager!
My birding friends oooh*d & aaahhh*d when i told them i*d seen one yesterday!  :mhihi
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 27, 2010, 06:20:02 AM

Yesterday when i biked there with Dooki to observe the Brigantine Nest, the eaglets were not in their nest.
i found an eaglet calling in a nearby perch tree, so one has fledged.
i was walking around, looking for the second one, when i nearly stepped on him standing right there in the field!!
So, another eaglet on the ground.
i called MARS & ajl, & they said wait & watch.
i went over again after work to see how they were doing, & they were perched in the woods, with the nieighbours taking fotos of her.
i called MARS & ajl again, & they said YOU capture this eaglet booni.  :eceek
So, Doug & Sheila came with me, & this is what happened.
There is a young man working there, that i believe has befriended the eaglet.
He is the one capturing the eaglet.
Look at this gentle capture.


Click here for Doug*s video footage hotspot of the eaglet capture. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01;jsessionid=E819355801C8EE233B4694C7F72E5B75.node2?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F26%2F2010-07-26-21-02_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=98967&start=117)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 27, 2010, 06:37:46 AM
The helicopter pilot, who volunteers on behalf of MARS to transport wildlife, will land on Hornby Island at Grassy point this morning (Tuesday, July 27). He will pick up the Brigantine eaglet that Booni, Doug and Winterwren assisted on Monday (with Ajl on the phone to MARS and Hornby and in the chat room).

Chat room participants and other viewers took part in a real-life drama centered around the rescue of the pre-fledge eaglet who is estimated to be about 12-weeks old.

Booni has photos and will share them here on the forum.  Doug is going to film the helicopter part of this on-going story and will show the video to people in the chat room...time to be announced.

Stay tuned for the next steps in how this effort unfolds.  Joyofdogs, one of our Hornby chat room regulars, is serving as a volunteer at MARS and plans to go there today...our on-the-spot reporter!!!   :ecsmile
This second eaglet to require such an involved set of arrangements to transfer him/her safely to MARS, will join "Niner" at MARS as he continues to receive excellent rehabilitation care.

ETA:  Two people in the chat room said they were told that the helicopter will arrive around 10:10 AM (PDT) this morning to pick up the Brigantine eaglet.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NancyM on July 27, 2010, 06:41:35 AM
Booni, thank you for the update on this eaglet and the link to Doug's video. 

I noticed s/he did not put up much resistance to capture - was it the same or different with Niner? I wonder if it is the age or if the eaglet was weak?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 27, 2010, 08:56:29 AM
Thank you Booni and Wren and Doug and Sheila and of course Ajl. If the eaglet has a chance it has been given to him by you all. I would suspect that not resisting is because he needs help. IMO only. You all are a blessing to wildlife and this world!  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: bruner on July 27, 2010, 11:11:07 AM
What an amazing and gentle rescue of the Brigantine eaglet.  The young man, not sure who he is, but please thank him for me and I'm sure for all of us.   And of course it goes without saying to booni, doug & sheila, winterwren, ajl and I'm sure there's more involved...the chopper pilot, Maj....to all of you, thank you.

When this is all over for the season, you will need a vacation.  This must be extremely stressful.

"bruner"

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: luvthebirds on July 27, 2010, 11:38:39 AM
  :ecsmile :eccry  thank you booni, and everyone involved in helping this eaglet. :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: sheryl b on July 27, 2010, 01:19:09 PM
WHAT A GENTILE MAN, THE RESCUE OF THE EAGLETT. THANK YOU  VIDEO....I KNOW IT MAY BE STRESSFULL AT TIMES, BUT REWARDING AS WELL. BLESS ALL INVOLVED INTHE RESUE OF THESE BEAITIFUL BIRDS. IF I HAD IT TO DO OVER, THAT IS WHAT I WOULD WANT TO DO IN LIFE....
THE WORLD IS A BETTER PLACE WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NancyM on July 27, 2010, 01:26:00 PM
Doug filmed the helicopter pilot when he came to Hornby Island to pick up the eaglet. He then showed the video over the cam broadcast stream - here is a link to the hotspot  (parts are very loud and parts are soft, so adjust your speakers accordingly).

Thank you to sparkie for setting the hotspots.

Part 1 shows nearly the entire video (starts about 20 seconds in):
Helicopter pilot receives eaglet for transport (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F27%2F2010-07-27-11-12_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=99169&start=0)

Part 2 shows what happened after the helicopter took off - we could hear Mom Hornby while this was happening live, and the folks on the ground saw her!!
Helicopter takes off and Mom Hornby flies past. (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F27%2F2010-07-27-11-22_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=99172&start=1)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 27, 2010, 02:20:36 PM
What an amazing and gentle rescue of the Brigantine eaglet.  The young man, not sure who he is, but please thank him for me and I'm sure for all of us.   And of course it goes without saying to booni, doug & sheila, winterwren, ajl and I'm sure there's more involved...the chopper pilot, Maj....to all of you, thank you.

When this is all over for the season, you will need a vacation.  This must be extremely stressful.

"bruner"

Bruner, Jason is the name of the young man who walked up the branch and gently retrieved lil Brig, the eaglet that was stranded and couldn't get back up and into Nest Brigantine.  

We all were so happy to see how caring and carefully he did what could have been a very difficult and dangerous task.  
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NancyM on July 27, 2010, 03:32:28 PM
AJL has posted an update on "Little Brig" in the forum thread for Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society.
I am taking the liberty of quoting part of her post here as well:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.msg20358#msg20358

Quote
Initial examination showed the eaglet (believed to be female) to be heavily infested with ectoparasites. Her weight is low. She has been treated for dehydration and parasites and will continue to undergo evaluation.  



Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: BBE on July 27, 2010, 04:52:38 PM
Jason, thank you for picking up the eaglet.  Boonie, Doug, Sheila and wren, you must have been relieved to see that the eaglet didn't put up to much of a protest.  Thank you Maj for the report on the eaglet's condition

Kudos to all involved  :clap

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Circle of Life on July 27, 2010, 07:32:14 PM
OMG, the video of Jason rescuing the eaglet brought tears to my eyes. He was so gentle, but the eaglet obviously knew he was there to help her.  She was as gentle with him as he was with her.  Thank you to all who helped in her rescue.   :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 27, 2010, 09:03:31 PM
Booni, thank you for the update on this eaglet and the link to Doug's video. 

I noticed s/he did not put up much resistance to capture - was it the same or different with Niner? I wonder if it is the age or if the eaglet was weak?

NancyM, i believe the eaglet was weak.
The Nest #9 eaglet put up more of a struggle, in that they tried to escape, & had their wings extended, making capture & control of them a bit more difficult.
With the Brigantine eaglet, the young man had been feeding her by hand, & she was used to him capturing her & placing her on a high stump above ground level for safety.
So, i think she was used to him, & she was also just too weak to resist.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 27, 2010, 09:10:38 PM
This is the video footage i got today of the transfer to & transport of the Brigantine eaglet by Norm the wonderful helicopter pilot volunteer.
This man is AMAZING!!!

july 27 2010 - Brigantine eaglet part one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJpNXzkeZAc

july 27 2010 - Brigantine eaglet - part two

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlTUg1mPuxs

july 27 2010 - Brigantine eaglet part 3

Okay, darn, i blew it in this third video.
As the helicopter flew off, an eagle flew towards us from the direction the helicopter just left.
You can see the eagle approaching, & then i musta hit the off button, because they next thing you hear is Sheila & i talking about it.
i had tracked the eagle all the way in & over Grassy Point & beyond to the area of the Peters*s Tree.
But you*ll have to take my word on it!
It was an amazing thing to*ve happened...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duMQJPfy3Rg

At the end of the video, we see Mum in the Peters*s Tree, from Doug & Sheila*s water side deck.

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NancyM on July 27, 2010, 09:44:15 PM
BOONI - Your videos are AWESOME -  I was on chat as you were posting, and I posted the links to each video  - everyone rushed over to watch them! Really good work!!!  Thank you!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 27, 2010, 10:08:07 PM
((((((((((bonnibarb)))))))))))) I wish I could do more!!!  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: BBE on July 27, 2010, 11:17:15 PM
Booni, you are the best, to do all these videos for us of the various rescues.  Truly AWESOME.  Sheila looked like a pro when holding the eagle for the pilot. Thank you so much.

 :bow :clap and to all involved 

:grouphug2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 28, 2010, 12:04:35 AM
Scroll down for pictures from today and an update on Niner and Brig!

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.25
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 28, 2010, 12:12:24 AM
Booni, thank you for filming the careful preparation and gentle handing that Norm, the helicopter pilot, used when it was time to transfer Lil Brig to MARS.  It was especially nice to be able to watch from the angle where you were, in addition to the view we had when Doug was taping what Norm was doing, too.  We have a window on a world none of us would be privileged to see under ordinary circumstances.   :ecsmile
 
What a special and rewarding glimpse we're getting into the lives of the eagles, the people of Hornby and new friends like Norm.   :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Maria dB on July 28, 2010, 09:21:46 AM
What an amazing experience to whatch  the rescue of the baby  :nod2 I have watched it a couple of times so far. Nice to see Sheila live. Was that Booniebarb taking the pictures?   :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on July 28, 2010, 12:19:14 PM
How special for Sheila to be able to be a hands on helper too. :) You did good Sheila!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Trixie in Ontario on July 28, 2010, 01:49:35 PM
Is there anything bad about living on Hornby Island, because all I see is angels.

Thank you so much for participating in and documenting these wonderfully uplifting stories.

Balm for the (still) sadness of losing Phoenix two weeks ago.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: AJL on July 29, 2010, 12:17:56 AM
Booni thank you.  :eclove

(If ever I need my feet held, I want Sheila!)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: MystCat on July 29, 2010, 12:51:14 PM
july 9 2010 bright bird i saw near Nest Brigantine
i have never seen such a coloured bird here before!
i think there were more of them, but this is the one i caught with my camera!


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I was catching up on the boards and saw this picture...beautiful!
We have Western Tanagers here as well in spring--though I've not seen any since the start of summer.
The red-orange of their heads varies with their diet and a chemical in certain insects will intensify this coloring.


Here is a link to some I saw this spring:  Click here (http://picasaweb.google.com/115903931800243910706/Birds#5476937296746963634)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 29, 2010, 11:00:37 PM

Today i got a call from Sheila on my answering machine.
Another eaglet was down!
Doug was already down there talking to the people about the eaglet, so i called winterwren & we gathered the capture equipment & headed down to find Doug & the eaglet.
We talked to the neighbours of the Nest, then Doug headed home for dinner, while wren & i went down to the beach to investiagate.
We found the eaglet & observed for a while, then the eaglet flew down the beach, closer to the Nest Tree.
An adult was calling to them in a nearby perch tree.
Wren & i decided to get closer to the Nest.
As we approached the bank to go down to the beach, the eaglet took off from the beach & headed out over the water!!!  :eceek
Here is the video footage i took.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8r1RU46gg0k
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Donnae on July 29, 2010, 11:34:42 PM
WOW Booni, that is some footage-- my heart was in my mouth-- but I remembered AJL said they were pretty good swimmers-- just wasn't sure about a young eaglet!!!!! I was so happy to see that it made it to shore!!!!!!

Doug came on chat last night to tell us and heard you will be checking on it in the morning. Bet you and winterwren are up at the crack of dawn. Hopefully it is alright and makes it back to nest-- if not boy you are going to be keeping Maj real busy!! :nod2

I love  :heart our HEART team!!!! You are all awesome!!!! Thank You . Will be waiting to hear how things are going in morning-- hoping I can get on chat before work!!!!!!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 29, 2010, 11:47:17 PM


july 29 2010 20:00 - Second Brigantine eaglet, on the beach

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4842536623_2f44f25d97_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4103/4842536623_92013f7040_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 29, 2010, 11:47:53 PM
Booni and Wren,

Mr Raj and I just watched the video with all the good thoughts we could think for Brig II and you two. I too remember Ajl telling us that eagles can swim, but an "eaglet?" Glad you were there with the little swimmers.

Thank you for your HEARTs and willingness to reach out.

Cheering you and Brig II on!
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on July 30, 2010, 01:24:37 AM
We had been watching this eaglet because the neighbours had seen it on the beach for a long time and suspected it was unable to fly. We watched it from down the shore, west of the nest, and witnessed a nice long flight but with very little elevation gain (maybe 10 feet at the most). While we were observing, we saw an adult land in a tree just above the eaglet, and heard the Wiig eaglet screep... But then I though I heard another faint screep, from the direction of the Brigantine nest... Were there 3 eaglets then??? that certainly would explain a lack of food... So we returned to the truck to get the photo equipment and approach from a different angle, closer to the nest tree. We were just approaching the shore again when the eaglet took off and showed us another long flight, this time with better lift... but that's when we realised how far out over the water it was!

Notice in Booni's video how the parent was right there, as soon as the eaglet started to drop towards the water.

I ran to the truck to get rescue equipment. We both thought we were going for a swim.
So I missed watching that eaglet swim to shore until I saw Booni's video. Ah, technology!  :ecsmile

Just after Booni finished filming, she went to get her big camera, and I stayed on that spot, tucked behind a log. That's when the eaglet took flight again, its wings dry enough. It flew across the tiny bay you see in the foreground at the end of the video, straight towards me! and landed about 30 feet away. The whole time we were there, it didn't seem to pay much attention to us at all.

Finally, the eaglet flew again, high enough to land on a low tree branch, maybe 15 or 20 feet from the ground. Then it walked up the branch and settled itself close to the trunk. This reassured us that it would be safe, out of reach of marauding dogs.

We never did hear that other screep again. There was nobody visible on the nest tree.

The constant rattling sound you hear in the video is a newly-fledged family of kingfishers. In the first few hours of the wee kings' flight, the parents accompany them, circling over the water and carrying on with a lot of noise. That beach was full of life and beauty.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: sparkie on July 30, 2010, 04:21:03 AM
Great video  booni. Heart in  mouth  watching  that  little  fellow . Guess  learning to  fly  has its  ups  and  downs  . I was happy  to  see all was well in the  end  . Bless  you  and all of  HEART. for  being the  hornby  angels :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: gzebear on July 30, 2010, 06:20:10 AM
booni, you are so tuned in to these eagles - can't believe the footage you got of the eaglet SWIMMING! ("hmm, what'll I do now? wonder if I can fly in water ... oh, this works ...") Love Love Love these beautiful birds .... thank you so much for sharing your talent and devotion. You're the best.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: maeld on July 30, 2010, 06:48:08 AM
AMAZING VIDEO!  Thank you for it!  I can not believe that baby swam to shore!  I never knew eagles/lets could swim.  And parent right there!  Not in sight till her baby needed her!

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 30, 2010, 06:58:23 AM

Winterwren, thank you so much for filling out the story with your report.

i found it FASCINATING, that the adult was right there above the eaglet, just as the eaglet hit the water.
Did the adult touch the eaglet & try to grab them???
Or were they just checking, to be sure they were okay?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: joyofdogs on July 30, 2010, 07:15:53 AM
Wow - the eagles of Hornby Island are lucky to have so many HEART angels right there.  My heart was in my mouth when the eaglet hit the water.  Must have taken a LOT out of it to swim to shore so it was good to see it dry off and then take off again.  We will wait and see if this is beauty can make it on its own or needs some assistance.  Fingers crossed. 
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Blue on July 30, 2010, 07:40:39 AM
That swim would help get rid of some parasites if it was infested like its sibling.  Hope the eaglet felt better afterwards!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 30, 2010, 08:00:50 AM
Thank you Winterwren for more details. I was very happy to hear the flying part, although I did read that there is some pause that the flight was not high. I don't know what that means at all if anything.

I cannot get the sound of the parent screaming (my word) when the eaglet went into the water.

Hugs,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on July 30, 2010, 08:38:42 AM
Wow good job getting it recorded!  Eaglet went into the water first and then parent was right there. Parent extended feet towards eaglet.  Wonder if parent thought of grabbing eaglet back out of the water (looked like an attempt to me) and either missed or changed strategy.  What would those talons have done? Is it possible for parent to grab eaglet and not harm it? Doesn't seem possible to do it safely.
Will be eager to hear how the eaglet does today.
Thank you very much for recording and sharing. And for being there  :heart :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: passerine on July 30, 2010, 09:10:14 AM
Quite the adventurous fledge week for this fella. :eceek Bet the swim helped strengthen wings & help with the parasites, the sea water is good for dog fleas too. The wildlife is lucky you guys are there. :heart

Winter & Booni did you get any pics of the Kingfisher & family :question

MystCat nice bird pics, i only see the Western Tangers in early Spring too. Here's a good thread for bird pics http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=95.0 if you want to share more. :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: amazedbyeagles on July 30, 2010, 10:00:01 AM
WOW!  WOW!  WOW!  Wonderful video!  We'll all be on the edge of our seats waiting to hear how this eaglet does!!!  THANKS so much for being there and capturing this amazing adventure!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Blue on July 30, 2010, 10:35:41 AM
Similar scenes are playing out all over the Pacific Northwest.  Where I live on the east coast of Vancouver Island, not far south of Hornby Island, I am listening to adults and fledglings calling to each other.  The eagles perch above our house and dive for fish but I have never seen a fledgling fly low over the water.

It is interesting how the eaglet instinctively held its wings out to dry them after it got to the beach.  The adults will do this too. 
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: birdvoyer on July 30, 2010, 11:20:35 AM
From MARS FB page:

Quote
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society - CHEK TV visited MARS today on the news at 5,6,and 10pm tonite. We thank all for their donations this will give us another month of funding. Brig and Niner are eating well thanks

 :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on July 30, 2010, 01:24:29 PM
I went to check on the Brigantine eaglet this morning... As I approached I could see a white van and a BIG dog... Dooki welcomed  me to the site.

Booni had been on the beach for a while and had not spotted the eaglet yet. We sat in the sun and waited... (we're very good at waiting!). Then Booni spotted a speck in the sky. An adult, flying waaay overhead. Obviously we weren't the only ones spotting it: the eaglet started to screep, revealing its hiding spot... not on the beach, no -- way high in a tree!  :ecsmile

Then we watched that beautiful eaglet fly even higher into another tree... And again. Fledgling flight, obviously, phlapping and phlopping, but so much stronger than last night!

Booni caught a wonderful sequence of pictures with the adult seeming to touch down briefly to the eaglet on a tree-top - delivering food? - but we couldn't see the eaglet eating anything.

We watched for a long time until we were thoroughly satisfied that this eaglet is safe for now, and getting stronger. It's only on our way out that we spotted the two fresh salmon heads... and on arrival home I found out that Doug had thoroughly scooped us... and how!

Doug's video, part one...
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F30%2F2010-07-30-11-25_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=99818&start=111 (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F30%2F2010-07-30-11-25_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=99818&start=111)

Doug's video, part two!
http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F30%2F2010-07-30-11-35_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=99819&start=1 (http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby-01?streamId=dch-hornby-01%2F2010%2F07%2F30%2F2010-07-30-11-35_dch-hornby-01.flv&bspId=99819&start=1)


Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: gzebear on July 30, 2010, 01:51:54 PM
so ....  this one is Brigandan?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: McMolly on July 30, 2010, 02:35:44 PM
Thank you so much for that wonderful video, Boonibarb, and Winterwren for the follow up story.  I was on the edge of my seat!!!!  The more I see and hear and read about these eagles, the more in awe I am.  But I guess flying isn't quite as easy as it looks once they get it nailed down!!!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 30, 2010, 03:41:55 PM
Doug, Booni and Wren thank you for the wonderful observations! I watched and watched and cheered. I love the videos and the comments. It will be interesting to see him/her become stronger.  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Thumper66 on July 30, 2010, 06:50:08 PM
I could sit here and watch those videos forever.  What I would give to have a front-row seat like Booni, Wren and Doug.  How gracious of the 3 of you to share your time and videos with us.  I've grown to love these eagles and eaglets so much.  Who woulda thunk I would be a bird watcher?  I love it and you gals and guy have brought the world of eagles to life for me.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!!! :-)))
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: BBE on July 30, 2010, 10:02:23 PM
Booni and 'wren', my heart was in my throat when the eaglet went down into the water.  It was amazing to see the adult above the eaglet.  We are so lucky to have you two on 'Nest Patrol'.  Thank you so much for all you do.

Doug thank you for your videos.  I will add them to Doug's Videos from Around Hornby Island (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=311.0)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on July 30, 2010, 10:09:50 PM
Latest update... I cruised by the nest just before sunset, just to check how things were. There was an adult sitting low in a large tree not far from the nest, and we surprised each other. When the adult flew away, the eaglet started to call, giving away his location. Turns out that one was up on the nest tree, on a large branch just below the nest. Much better as an overnight perch than the little cedar by the beach. The eaglet seems to have his full lung power... :)

Unfortunately I was called away and could not stay any longer. I don't know what happened to the fish heads Doug had left this morning.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 30, 2010, 10:27:29 PM
It's interesting to see how Brig's sibling has learned to climb tree trunks by walking up them!  And is flying now, too!   :ecsmile   After more practice and it'll "be good to go" to the salmon runs.    :nod2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on July 30, 2010, 10:55:18 PM
Here's a photo of the Brigantine eaglet that I took on Thursday night, about half an hour after his surprise swim. The light is fading and the photo is a bit grainy, but I love this shot. It is not enlarged or cropped: the eaglet was about 30 feet away from me :)

Brigantine eaglet, July 29, at sunset. (clickable)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/4845319514_3d9ce9d62c.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4146/4845319514_3d9ce9d62c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: luvthebirds on July 30, 2010, 11:00:26 PM
Great photo, winterwren.  Looks like the eagle was still air drying its wings!  You and booni are doing a great job keeping us up to date on the Hornby Eaglet Adventures!  :biggrin6  Thank you.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on July 30, 2010, 11:45:59 PM
Wondering if I should donate nose plugs or snorkeling equipment!  :really

 :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 31, 2010, 02:00:42 AM
Very nice capture of the Brigantine fledgling with your camera, Wren.  Thank you for sharing it with us.  :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Maria dB on July 31, 2010, 05:31:06 AM
No need to go to the movies to watch heart stopping thrills  :eceek We have them all here :eclol
How can we thank you guys for all the pleasure you bring to us  :question Oh to be free of arthritis
and be able to take wonderful pictures (not necessarily birdies, we don't have anything so big and beautiful
on my door step :ecnono) Thanks Booni, Wren, our wonderful Doug and everyone else who posts a piccie
or video.  :bow
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on July 31, 2010, 06:46:38 AM


That really IS a beautiful foto wren!
Thanks for posting it!!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Donnae on July 31, 2010, 09:29:33 AM
Great photo Wren and thanks to Booni, Doug and yourself for the great updates!!!! So glad it appears that eaglet is doing fine!!! Still can't get over that climb it made!!!  :eceek

Boy, all the drama on such a wonderful quiet island!!!!  So glad the HEART Team is on the alert!!! Thank you all!  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: BBE on July 31, 2010, 09:48:16 AM
Such a wonderful photo of 'Brig 2'.  Such talented,kind, and caring people we have on the 'HEART' team.

Rajame - nose plugs  :eclol
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: rheawalters on July 31, 2010, 10:04:51 AM
I've fallen in love all over again.  :heart  Fickle heart
Watching these adventures has been almost beyond words, so THANK YOU to the wonderful HEG members  who post their pics, videos, and observations so we almost feel like we're there. :investigate2 , and I can't seem to get enough.
Catching up I watched an eaglet learn to swim and climb trees. I was ready to swim for a second there myself, but Lil Brig 2 seems to be doing pretty good. No where else could I have seen that, and my thanks to this team for giving me this opportunity.  :nod2  I'm not sure who's more blessed, you or me?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on July 31, 2010, 12:22:29 PM
It is such a joy to see these eaglets discovering and learning all things eaglets.  It warms my heart and fills it with joy.  I hope all who are sad with our loss of Phoenix will discover these topics and find joy too.
Wren's pic of the eaglet brings many captions to mind.
"glorious to be alive" keeps on the top of my list.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: lookylo on July 31, 2010, 01:07:14 PM
Thank you for sharing all the adventures on Hornby with us here in the forum.  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: McMolly on July 31, 2010, 05:25:08 PM
Just more wonder every day.  Thank you, Winterwren, for that magnificent shot ... the wingspan is glorious against the sky.  How I envy you seeing it with your own eyes and thank you for bringing it to ours  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on July 31, 2010, 06:20:13 PM
There now is a puzzle made with Winterwren's permission, of the Brigantine Eaglet #2...the one that has fledged.   :eclove  Thank you, Winterwren, for sharing this lovely picture with all of us.  It helps in healing to see Brigantine #2 fly, climb part way up a tree, and hang out on the beach for the fun of it.  :heart

Brigantine Eaglet #2 Puzzle:

http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=135.msg21039#msg21039

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: MystCat on July 31, 2010, 08:22:31 PM
Thanks so much for the videos/pics and updates on the Brigantine eaglets!

It's wonderful to see eaglet #2 is doing so well.   :nod2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: rheawalters on August 01, 2010, 05:38:24 AM
~ Wren's pic of the eaglet brings many captions to mind. "glorious to be alive" keeps on the top of my list.


 :eclol
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 01, 2010, 05:59:06 AM
And "...Mom, watch me climb this tree!  I'm going to ask Dan for a job!"   :eclol
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on August 01, 2010, 01:53:32 PM
This morning around 10:00, Booni and I went to check on the Brigantine eaglet. We got a report last night that Brigadan had spent all of yesterday in a neighbour's garden. So we worried that he had gotten weaker and was now grounded.

The first thing we saw at the site was Mom and Dad Brigantine, sitting together on a perch tree. This is already good news, because we had not seen them together yet, and there was nothing to prove that both parents were alive and well. So that's one less worry.

At that point we could hear the eaglet, low down and in the direction of the garden where he spent the day yesterday. Uh-oh...

Then one of the parents took off, and right away I could see Brigadan flying up from behind some trees, with some good, steep elevation gain. He settled high into a tree and Booni took a recording of his voice - an interesting two-note call that we had never heard before. It almost sounds like a transition to an adult call. But it could have a meaning that we do not know, so we'll let the experts check that out.

Then Brigadan flew off again and landed on a branch of the nest tree. Soon after, the flying parent swooped right above him and seemed to drop something small and light-coloured - a piece of fish? But whatever is was fell wide of the tree and to the ground.
The eaglet settled himself on his branch, looking in a direction opposite to us - inland.
The remaining parent still sat on the perch tree, looking out to sea. It seemed at ease - preening, and sitting on one foot with the other foot tucked under its feathers. This despite the 2 young men working at some building directly below.

From what we could see, Brigadan does not seem any weaker than he was. He's able to fly with more and more competence. But we could not get a good look at his crop and tell if he's been fed.

On our return, we found 2 halibut heads and a few pieces on the side of the road; the fish pieces were on a piece of foam wrap, which I wasn't too crazy about. So I got rid of the wrap, and relocated the fish pieces in the large clearing we have been observing from, away from the paths and well in view of the perch tree.

Thinking back about this, it could be that the parent had scooped a chunk of that halibut already, and somehow lost it in flight. Someone must have just delivered it at that point.

Booni will have some pics of the eaglet and parents, and a video clip with the eaglet's new call. Stay tuned!  :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Thumper66 on August 01, 2010, 02:03:01 PM
Wren, it is so nice to hear that Brigadan is seemingly doing well.  Thank you so much for keeping us all updated.  You and Boonie are such angels to be watching out for the island's wildlife.    :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: kathyj on August 02, 2010, 04:17:56 AM
Thanks Doug, Booni and Wren - you are really spoiling us all with your wonderful photos, videos and reports.  It must be helping to heal some of the sadness that losing Phoenix has left.  Hopefully this young eaglet will continue from strength to strength and I know I will be very grateful for any info you pass on to us on his and his rescued brothers progress.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Donnae on August 02, 2010, 06:37:08 AM
Thank you Wren and Booni for keeping us updated. It is sounding good but do hope Brigadan is eating and not spending too much time on the ground!!!!  I know he is under good eyes who will look out for s/he's welfare!!!  Thanks again to the two of you !!! What a team  :nod2 :nod2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 02, 2010, 08:50:48 PM

Dooki & i biked down the road to look for the Brigantine eaglet after work.
On the way we passed Wiig Nest.
i could hear the eaglet, near the water, towards Sandstone Point from the Nest, but i could not spot them.

We continued on down the road to Nest Brigantine.
You can spot the tree as you come around a bend in the road.
& there was the eaglet!
On the Sandstone Point side of the Nest, on a perch branch above the Nest.
These eaglets always see me coming, & watch me as i watch them.
He had his back to me, & was looking at me over his shoulder.
The yellow of the beak helps me to see their face, with my naked eye.
i am glad to see you safe little eaglet!!!  :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 02, 2010, 09:16:13 PM

These fotos were taken by the neighbour of the Brigantine Nest who owns the property that the Nest is on.
Doug got a call that the eaglet had spent the day in their yard, next to their pond, drinking the water!
Thank you S W for sending these fotos to me, & allowing me to post them here.

july 31 2010 - Brigantine eaglet #2 spends day at neighbour*s pond  

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC06995.jpg) (http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC06995.jpg)

july 31 2010 - Brigantine Nest eaglet on the ground

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC07004.jpg) (http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC07004.jpg)

july 31 2010 - Brigantine Nest eaglet on the ground

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC07005.jpg) (http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC07005.jpg)

july 31 2010 - Brigantine Nest eaglet on the ground up close

(http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC07009.jpg) (http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/ss97/boonibarb/Brigantine%20Nest%20Eaglet%20on%20the%20ground%20-%202010/DSC07009.jpg)


Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 02, 2010, 09:34:14 PM
Wonderful photos!  Booni, that is so nice of the neighbor to send them!  :eclove   Thank you for posting the pictures.   Brigadan looks good, but not afraid of the person who is so close.  :puzzled2

Smart eaglet to find water!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on August 02, 2010, 09:36:05 PM
In post # 60 in this topic, you wonder if there are 2 eaglets left at this nest, making a total of 3.  Have you decided if there are 2 left here ?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 02, 2010, 09:52:29 PM


i think we decided, hey wren?, that there were only two eaglets at this nest.
We were remembering how eaglets can make sounds without their beaks being open, which would explain why the beak wasn*t moving when the one on the beach was making sounds.
Also, the sound was bouncing off the bank, & misleading us.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on August 02, 2010, 09:56:50 PM
Thanks for clarification. This eaglet has some meat at it's breast, it seems.  Not too thin looking on the pics.  I thought in one view the crop had food, but in another view, no.
How do you think it's doing?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Donnae on August 02, 2010, 10:14:07 PM
Beautiful pics that neighbour send Booni. First and third look like food in crop-- others not -- could be angle. Don't like that neighbour is so close to s/he, and eaglet doesn't seem to mind. That kind of scares me, but they I don't know much?? Thanks for posting them-- s/he is beautiful!!!!!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: kathyj on August 02, 2010, 10:46:24 PM
Wow.  These eaglets are certainly very brave and don't seem concerned by humans being close to them.  What an experience for the people whose garden this eaglet chose to rest in. 

I thought the feathers looks a bit unkemp - or is this usual for a youngster who hasn't perfected the art of preening.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: gzebear on August 02, 2010, 11:36:05 PM
Brigadan is certainly collecting experiences. Do those little specks on its head remind you of the parasites on Brig #1?  Also, it's been swimming in salt water which might affect the condition of its feathers ....
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on August 03, 2010, 12:08:18 AM
If you're able to zoom in, sure looks like the parasites it's sibling had.  Not sure how much it's swim helped that situation. :ecsad
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: kathyj on August 03, 2010, 01:42:06 AM
If you're able to zoom in, sure looks like the parasites it's sibling had.  Not sure how much it's swim helped that situation. :ecsad
I wondered if the specs were parasites, but didn't think to zoom in.  Well, hopefully the swim in the sea sorted those out.  But I thought these pictures were taken before the swim in the sea, otherwise that might explain the feather state. :puzzled2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 03, 2010, 06:33:47 AM


The specks on the head are actually white feather tips.
Phoenix had these too.
i think you can see them on other fotos of the eaglets, maybe it was Niner?
Or the rescued Brig eaglet?
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on August 03, 2010, 10:25:38 AM
On the rescued Brigantine eaglet, the picture reporting parasites, I couldn't sort out what was parasite and what feather tips, I guess.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: imaneaglewatcher2010 on August 03, 2010, 10:54:54 AM
thank you sooo much for the beautiful photos you share with us, it does the aching heart good :ecinnocent
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: birdvoyer on August 03, 2010, 02:35:10 PM
Welcome imaneaglewatcher! So glad to have you join us here in the forum. We can all heal together.

 Look around and make yourself comfortable. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. There is someone always willing to help here.
 
 :nod2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 03, 2010, 02:53:53 PM
On the rescued Brigantine eaglet, the picture reporting parasites, I couldn't sort out what was parasite and what feather tips, I guess.

Emc, the parasites move!   :eceek     :chuckle
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on August 03, 2010, 02:54:43 PM
No,, really, lol  but you can't tell that on a still pic.???
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 03, 2010, 02:56:01 PM
No,, really, lol  but you can't tell that on a still pic.???

 :rotf1
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on August 03, 2010, 10:34:20 PM
Latest report from the Brigantine nest...
I went over to check at about 8:30 tonight. I met the neighbours on the road - the same neighbours that had taken the pictures of Brigadan in their garden. They told me that they were worrying about him again, that he sounded very weak.

While we talked, I had spotted Brigadan, on a high branch in the nest tree. He politely gave us a few good strong screeps - both his basic screeping call and his new two-note call. I thought that sounded pretty good... The neighbours said that today he didn't sound like that, that his call was much weaker.

They were also concerned that his presence in the nest tree, so long after his maiden flight, was a bad sign; Brigadan was first observed away from the nest on July 27, a week ago, but may have been flying quite a lot longer. The last check on that nest had been July 9; in the meantime we were focusing on Phoenix, then on Niner.
But we're seeing other eaglets hanging out by their nests, even 4 weeks after fledging in the case of the eaglet from nest #4.

They also said that Brigadan drank from their pond several times during the day he spent in their garden. They also saw him climbing!
I asked them to look for a pellet in the area where he spent the day. It would be useful to get some information about his diet. They will call or email Booni if they see any changes.
I also looked for pellets under the cedar tree where Brigadan spent the night of July 29. No luck. None either around the nest tree - the salal is very thick and it's very difficult to walk around, let alone see anything.

One of the adults was in the same perch tree again. This is the same tree you see in Booni's pictures that show the adult with the leg band. The adult was looking out to sea. Brigadan, branched on the nest tree, was looking inland and screeping once in a while.

That's all I know so far.

I forgot to check if the perched adult seemed to have a full crop... Sigh... so much to learn, so much to remember. I did see the eaglet in profile, and there wasn't any bulge to be seen. Booni, is there anything you can tell from the pictures you took on Sunday?

I guess we have to keep on watching.

ps: the parasites on Li'l Brig, and on Phoenix too, were between the feathers, not at their tips. They were most visible on the forehead, and wherever you can see the roots of the feathers.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: kathyj on August 04, 2010, 12:03:23 AM
Fingers crossed for Brigadan.  He has lots of concerned people looking out for him, which is good.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: EagleSpirit on August 04, 2010, 12:50:54 AM
I am enjoying the pic ...thank you.
Just a question, I have created some stationary for outlook express, I gather people still use that or it might still work with the new windows email.. also a background with a Hornby eagle on it..faded into the background..thought Doug might like it..
Soooo... wondering what I should do with them...post here or if they work they might be able to be sold to make some money..
Lita
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 04, 2010, 01:22:34 AM
I sure hope that Brigadan is getting enough food.  His parents should have been bringing him some while he learns to find it himself.  From what you're saying, he may not be out trying to find food.  Is he too weak or???

I didn't like the way he acted so quiet when the neighbor was there.  He should have been concerned about a person so close to him.  Hmmm...
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: passerine on August 04, 2010, 11:14:53 AM
I with you Tiger i'm thinking the eaglet is in trouble not making any fuss with someone so close. Have the parents been seen feeding him?

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: birdvoyer on August 04, 2010, 12:04:49 PM
Thank you so much for the update wren. I am trusting that HEART will keep on top of this.  

 :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: passerine on August 04, 2010, 12:19:01 PM
Yes thank-you very much HEART for being on top of these situations, posting updates & pictures. :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 04, 2010, 08:39:20 PM


i went by Nest Brigantine on my way home from work.
i could hear the eaglet, but not spot him in the Nest.
So i went towards the water, thinking he was in a perch tree.
No sign of him.
Then i heard him again & realized he must be in the Nest Tree.
Sure enough, i spotted him in a perch branch above the Nest.
i went back out to the road, thinking i might be able to get a closer view of him.
Though i went up & down & back & forth looking up, i could not get a better view of him.
He was calling out regularly, loud & clear & strong.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: emc on August 04, 2010, 08:47:23 PM
Sounds encouraging!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Thumper66 on August 04, 2010, 08:58:25 PM
Thanks, Booni, for that update.  I hope that it means all is well on the Brigantine nest.  And, it is so wonderful that you are looking out for all of them.  Angel Booni  :angel:
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 04, 2010, 09:00:16 PM
That looks good, Booni. I hope it means he's getting enough food.   Thanks for checking on the eaglet and telling us.   :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2010, 07:53:21 PM
i headed down to the Brigantine Nest Tree area, to check on the eaglet there after their adventure of swimming in the water!
Winterwren & i had left him perched & wet in a small tree on the beach.
We were worried he was stuck on the beach, & couldn*t fly up any higher.
i went down to the beach, & looked for him & listened for his sounds.
Quiet.
i saw an adult soaring high above the trees, along the beach, doing loops over the treetops.


july 30 2010 10:33 - Brigantine Nest Adult soaring over Nest Tree area - animated


(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4870106709_deee5eed7e_o.gif) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4137/4870106709_deee5eed7e_o.gif)
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2010, 08:12:29 PM

Winterwren showed up & joined me on the beach!
We both observed & listened.
The adult continued to circle over the trees.
We observed from the beach, i through my camera, wren through her binoculars.
Suddenly, we heard screeping from the trees on the bank over to our left!
An eaglet flopped into view, screeping away, & heading for the top of a tree!
Look at their feet thrust forward, grasping for the branch, each foot clumsily grabbing for a separate branch!

july 30 2010 10:49 - Brigantine eaglet lands in tree top - animated

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Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: luvthebirds on August 07, 2010, 08:42:02 PM
Oh, booni, how wonderful to see this eagle in flight/landing.   :eclove

But, I must confess, the tears are now flowing.  I cannot believe how much I wanted that for Phoenix.  :eccry
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Thumper66 on August 07, 2010, 08:45:02 PM
Thanks for the animated photos, Booni.  Just look at the wing span on that eaglet!  Marvelous!! :eceek
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 07, 2010, 08:46:42 PM
july 30 2010 10:48:56:50 - Brigantine eaglet lands in tree top

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4870232541_7f61ab0076_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4870232541_8d31f65a8d_o.jpg)

july 30 2010 10:48:57 - Brigantine Nest eaglet lands in tree top
Click on this one & click again to see the eaglet*s feet each trying to grab a different branch!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4870263241_bbe6757571_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4870263241_0da27b5de9_o.jpg)

july 30 2010 10:48:57:50 - eaglet splays his legs to land

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4870359697_785ddf9284_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4870359697_7eaeb14094_o.jpg)

july 30 2010 10:48:58:00 - Brigantine eaglet wingspan

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4870438251_0539d7f3a4_b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4100/4870438251_1d367acdbe_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: kathyj on August 08, 2010, 12:23:10 AM
Lovely photos. I too am very sad to think that Phoenix should have been doing all this now. :ecsad
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 08, 2010, 02:30:05 AM
Booni, thanks for the pictures, animation and your comments.  If looks as if Brigadan is practicing his flight school lessons, with one of his parents supervising.  Growing up isn't easy!   :eceek   But he seems to be managing to do it... :nod2   Soon he'll be ready to go to the salmon runs...wish we could watch them there, too.

Do any of our chat room members live near any of the salmon runs that eagles frequent?  It would be wonderful to see pictures of the eagles feeding on the salmon and doing whatever eagles do at that time of year.   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on August 08, 2010, 08:25:14 PM
The first day when we were called to check on this eaglet (July 29, the day before Booni took these pictures), part of the concern from the people who called Doug was that the eaglet was flapping asymmetrically some of the time. I think we can still see a trace of that in the first two pictures.

The problem disappeared quickly as this eaglet gained more flight experience.

Is this a common phase in learning to fly? Or a sign of weakness? I'm curious to learn more.

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Maria dB on August 09, 2010, 12:45:30 AM
Good question Wren  :nod2  As always Booni, your animation is wonderful  :bow
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 09, 2010, 06:24:52 AM


Yesterday early in the morning Dooki & i biked to the Brigantine Nest.
The eaglet was in his same perch branch on the right side of the Tree, above the Nest, calling out.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Montana46 on August 09, 2010, 08:19:28 AM
Booni!! As I was reading your post and watching your animated photo of the Brigatine Nest soaring, I was also listening to "On Eagles Wings" sung by the man who wrote the song, Michael Joncas. I find a lump in my throat still when I hear it and associate it with our little eagle we watched grow and leave us too soon.
I don't know about the rest of you all but this has truly been an inspirational part of my life to become associated with this miracle of life. The words of the song are incredible and taken straight from Psalm 91...which was always a favorite of mine and has become more so since April 29 and July 15.
Thank you for sharing so much of Hornby with me/us.I am truly blessed
Maryellen
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 09, 2010, 09:07:31 PM

Between one job & the next today Dooki & i went out in the rain to check out Brigantine Nest.
No sight or sound of the eaglet today.
We didn*t have much time to observe.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: boonibarb on August 13, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
Yesterday at 10:30am, Dooki & i biked by the Brigantine Nest Tree.
The eaglet was in his usual perch branch above the Nest, calling out intermittently.
To me, his voice sounds more *mature* now, i thought at first his sound was an adult calling.
He is sounding more like the *seagull sound* call that adults make.
i*ll try to get a recording of this.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: sparkie on August 13, 2010, 07:14:00 AM
       Thank you  Booni   for that information  on  brigantine let .         I have heard and wondered about some  of the calls I have heard . This information  is great .
 It  should  make it  easier  for  me  to  recognize the vocal of the eaglet .  :nod2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Blue on August 13, 2010, 10:26:07 AM
Booni

I am finding the same thing in my area south of Hornby Island.  The eaglet(s) frequenting the trees by my house are sounding more like adults, not the screeping calls I was used to.  They are also soaring and flying with ease instead of sitting and 'screeping' from a perch.

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: amazedbyeagles on August 13, 2010, 01:40:30 PM
Love the pictures of the Brigantine eaglet landing!  Thanks for such a wonderful view of young eaglet learning his skills!  Yes, sad that Phoe could never get this far, but wonderful to have closeups of the other eaglets on Hornby!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: winterwren on August 17, 2010, 11:23:14 PM
I went to check on Brigadan early this evening. It had been a while.

From way up the road I could see him. He was perched on the nest tree, but on the opposite side of where he was hanging out the last few times I checked on him. He was silent, preening from time to time, relaxed. I think he was settling in for the night. I stayed there, observing, until sunset.

Brigadan on the nest tree, August 17, 8 pm:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4903217369_6c87e8eb1b.jpg) (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4903217369_6c87e8eb1b_b.jpg)

Since the branch he was perched on was above the road, I went to look for poopshots (at great personal risk!). I found an area of salal that was covered with them, so this branch must be his new favourite perch. The feces had all dropped from the leaves, out of sight, but the urates were thick and bright white, like paint.

I checked a few perch trees for adults, but I did not see them.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Rajame on August 17, 2010, 11:48:42 PM
"At great personal risk" you mean Poop Shot Practice? Yikes!

Brigadan looks great!  :heart

Final question before bed. Raise your hands if you have talked about "Poopshots" outside the forum and chat room!!!

 :eceek
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NFBetsy on August 18, 2010, 07:01:05 AM
LOL Rajame - however, can honestly say I have discussed poopshots only one other time and that was several years ago about some humorous quilting fabric that had cartoon song birds sitting on a wire - there were also 2 colored fabrics (blue and purple) that had white poop splotches!  We (a bunch of quilters) all laughed about it at the time . . . . maybe fol-di-rol might remember it as it made quite a splash when it hit all the quilting websites.

Booni - great to see Brigidan is doing well.  You're (and H.E.A.R.T.) doing great work and I only wish I could be there to help.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NancyM on August 18, 2010, 09:03:35 AM
wren, thank you so much for this picture and update!  Once I hear about eaglets in a particular nest, I always wonder how they are doing. Brigadan seems to be doing quite well.


  ...  it made quite a splash when it hit all the quilting websites.
:lol

We have a number of quilters in the forum, we ought to organize a project  :whistle
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Donnae on August 18, 2010, 09:39:29 AM
Thanks Wren for the update on Brigadan!!! So rewarding to know he is doing well  :biggrin3 :biggrin3
Sure appreciate all that you and Booni are doing to help these eaglets!!!! Boy did you ever think a few months ago that you would be searching the bushes for poop!!!  :investigate2   :eclol
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: Tigerlady105 on August 18, 2010, 10:00:47 AM
Donnae to Booni:

"...Boy did you ever think a few months ago that you would be searching the bushes for poop!!!"
 :eceek  :chuckle :eclol 
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: passerine on August 18, 2010, 10:10:14 AM
wren, thank you so much for this picture and update!  Once I hear about eaglets in a particular nest, I always wonder how they are doing. Brigadan seems to be doing quite well.

 :lol

We have a number of quilters in the forum, we ought to organize a project  :whistle
Neat idea, members could donate squares (or whatever they are called) from all over the world, think i'd try my hand at it too, be fun. :nod2

oops off topic.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: NFBetsy on August 18, 2010, 03:41:32 PM
Sorry Wren, just realized that the pictures were yours, not Booni's - they're still super and H.E.A.R.T. is still wonderful!!!
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine
Post by: BBE on August 18, 2010, 08:43:28 PM
'wren', I am so pleased to read that 'Brigadan' is doing well. He certainly looks healthy way up on his perch.  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: amazedbyeagles on August 22, 2010, 01:16:17 PM
Love seeing your photo and comments, winterwren, about Brigantine!  Thank you for keeping us informed about these wonderful eagles, and I love the detail about the poop!  So cool!  I never thought I'd find poop such an interesting topic of discussion!   :eclol
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: winterwren on August 22, 2010, 10:24:30 PM
I went to check on this nest this evening... Nobody around. I went down to the beach and checked carefully through the whole area. No adults, no eaglet, no sound. No word from the neighbours for a while either, and generally, when it comes to formerly ailing eaglets, no news is good news. So I'm pretty sure that all is well and that this family has left for the salmon runs. Hopefully we will see them reunited with Li'l Brig later on this fall...
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Rajame on August 23, 2010, 12:13:24 AM
Wren,

Thank you for the update. It must be odd to hear no "sound" from the eaglets and parents and juvies. Quiet and longing for their return. I am going to make a practice of eating more salmon this season too.  :nod2 :pray2

Good night,
Rajame  :heart
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: sparkie on August 23, 2010, 10:25:25 AM
Wren,
        Good  news  to  come home to thank you  for    the updates on little brig  and his  parents . I hope  we will see  little brig  back  healthy and sassy in the  fall  maybe to connect with  his  sib  :pray. That  would  be  fantastic  .
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Maria dB on August 25, 2010, 06:26:44 AM
I agree with everone else. Well done Wren  :nod2     I'm envious.  :msick  How lucky you all are on Hornby. Such wonderful opportunities to see and help all the wildlife.  What's more you are kind enough to share all the photo and videos with us.  :bow

Edited to add:  Not forgetting Doug and Booni and the visitors. Thank you.  :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2010, 04:23:24 PM

This video was taken the evening winterwren & i were sure we were going for a swim!!  :eceek
We had seen BrigaDan fly away from the bank on the beach, then out over the water where he dropped in, maybe not realizing that the water wasn*t solid??
This video shows him a bit later that same evening, soaking wet, looking for somewhere to go.
He starts to call out, as though there is a parent flying over head, though i don*t remember seeing one.
Finally he leaps away, & disappears out of video view.
He landed in a very small cedar tree on the bank, which is where we left him to spend the night, hopefully safe & sound!  :pray2
We were worried about him being soaking wet, cold, & close to the ground.
We planned to come look for him again the next day.


 july 29 20:07 - Nest Brigantine*s BrigaDan calls & then leaps away


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kq0TN6xufxU
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: boonibarb on September 18, 2010, 04:28:39 PM

Here is BrigaDan in the cedar tree where he may have spent the night soaking wet.
He is making calling sounds, & looking a little stumbly as he makes his way higher up the tree.

 july 29 2010 20:10 - The small cedar that BrigaDan spent the night in



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKE2L56PV8k
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Thumper66 on September 18, 2010, 04:53:08 PM
Thank you Booni for taking the time from your busy schedule to post these 2 videos of Brig for us.  It's nice to see "in person" that Brig did indeed make it to shore and made it through the night in that cedar tree.  You and Wren must have had a sleepless night, just wonderful how he was doing out there all by himself, soaking wet.  But, H.E.A.R.T. to the rescue again.  You are wonderful and have such a caring heart.  I am grateful that you are nearby and so willing to rescue these fabulous eaglets on Hornby.  God bless you, Booni.   :grouphug2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 18, 2010, 04:58:32 PM
Those videos bring back memories, don't they, Booni?!  Thanks for showing them to us.  It's good he was able to get up into the cedar and then hop up higher!   :ecsmile

October will be here soon and we'll begin all over again...hopefully we'll see two healthy chicks in each nest!   :nod2
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Blue on September 18, 2010, 08:41:15 PM
Gosh, that was a very determined and lengthy call from the beach!

He is holding his wings askance to help dry them when up in the cedar tree.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: NancyM on September 19, 2010, 09:55:36 AM
Thanks booni, for the videos  :eclove
Looks like BrigaDan has all of his tail feathers
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: AJL on September 28, 2010, 12:14:02 PM
I'm posting this happy news on several threads so that everyone who followed Brigabooni and Niner can rejoice tomorrow.

The eaglets will be released at 11 A.M. at the Big Qualicum River Campground.  http://www.qualicumfirstnation.com/

Maj chose this area rather than releasing them to Hornby because it is known that there are a lot of fish in the river and there are still many eagles there. They will be able to learn to forage well and learn from others, and that is a very good thing for them.

Maj has said that you are welcome to attend the release. It will be filmed, too.  :eclove
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 28, 2010, 03:31:41 PM
Wonderful news, Ajl.  Thank you for posting it for us.  Tomorrow will be a Red Letter Day!!   :ecsmile
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Blue on September 28, 2010, 06:44:29 PM
AJL,

The Big Qualicum River is just across from Hornby.

I posted a map in the MARS topic.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: kathyj on September 28, 2010, 11:59:52 PM
Hope the release goes well.  Obviously looking forward to any photos/recordings that may come this way.    Big day for Brig and friends.
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: winterwren on October 25, 2010, 09:25:25 PM
For those new to this forum, the further adventures of Brigadan's sibling, the eaglet initially named Li'l Brig but later known as Big Bad Brig, are posted in the Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation section of this forum, in the thread for Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society.

After Brig's arrival to MARS, his story became woven with that of three other eaglets: Niner and Decker, from other nests on Hornby, and Rebecca, from Rebecca Spit on Quadra Island.

Click  here  (http://www.ournaturezone.com/index.php?topic=248.msg20358#msg20358)  to find the initial post about Brig on the MARS thread... and read on!
 :ecsmile
Wren

Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: boonibarb on September 25, 2015, 10:33:03 AM

i took these fotos a year ago & am finally getting around to posting them.
The day Norm took Brig out of our carrying kennel, there were poopshots all inside & this pellet.
i found it heart-rending to see what the poor little guy had been eating!

september 4 2014 15:50 - Eaglet Brig*s pellet

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/643/21708296485_c95df45de4_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/643/21708296485_9ce18aa063_o.jpg)

Fir needles, Grass stems, Cedar leaves, pieces of bark, & even a piece of red plastic!

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/680/21696854832_09928dbb5f_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/680/21696854832_7aaca277c6_o.jpg)

link to my fotos page -  
 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/)

 
Title: Re: Nest Brigantine - eaglet Brig
Post by: Tigerlady105 on September 25, 2015, 06:55:57 PM
That pellet tells a very sad story.    :ecsad