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Offline boonibarb

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Eaglett on the nest!!!
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2010, 08:54:12 PM »
june 25 2010 13:57 - panting eaglet on the nest
It was a hot afternoon.
No wonder this tree broke off in the wind, look at the red rot in the broken off part.



june 25 2010 13:59 - Nest #4 eaglet spots something



june 25 2010 14:06 - Nest #4 adult arrives with a midshipman





wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2010, 10:20:43 PM »
Great picture Boonibarb.  So it is not just our eagles that feed on midshipmen.  I wonder if Parksville eagles rely on midshipmen  - or Victoria.  How extensive is this food supply?

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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2010, 10:01:01 AM »
On our recent visit to Hornby Island, I was lucky enough to spend some time with Winterwren.  She is a wonderful person and so kind to share some of her favorite island nest spots!  And, as an added bonus, Fol-di-rol was visiting as well and I met her at Winterwren's.  btw, Winterwren has a great garden, with lots of good food to eat

Anyway, Winterwren took Foldi and me out in the early afternoon on June 17th, 2010.  Our first stop was at Nest#4.  It is located on a curve in the road and we could stand on the shoulder to view the nest/take pictures.  We were lucky and saw both an adult near the nest and a juvenile in the nest.

Hope you like the photos, I hope to learn the clickable trick, but just not happening today and I am uncertain about trying the new flickr version yet.  :sad  And the photos do look better in large/original, but I have posted medium here.

I may make this several posts as there are a lot of photos.

Nest #4 adult watching over nest


Nest #4 adult, what a cutie


Nest #4 adult looks at passing traffic



Keeping an eye on the baby


Nest #4 juvenile :-)




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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2010, 10:14:33 AM »
Continuation of photos of Nest#4 eagles.


I know you are in there, juvvie in nest #4



More of the nest #4 juvenile


What a pretty eagle (nest #4 adult)


Nest #4 adult looking fine


Still watching its baby on nest #4


Great watcher, nest #4 adult


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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2010, 10:23:56 AM »
More with the Nest#4 eagles.  June 17, 2010.


What happend to my light? lol Nest #4 adult still on the watch


Nest #4, note the broken top from the April big wind storm. Lucky the nest was not higher up in the tree! Adult eagle in perch left of tree.


Such a great eagle, adult from nest #4


Nice profile of nest #4 adult

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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2010, 11:10:22 AM »
Woohoo Luv!!! Great pictures and descriptions.  :heart
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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2010, 07:01:25 PM »


BEAUTIFUL luv!
More wonderful fotos!  :nod2
wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #22 on: July 04, 2010, 09:42:26 PM »
This is a clickable of one of the pictures of the nest#4 adult.




and another of the adult



and one of the juvenile (wasn't showing much, but can see his head/beak)




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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2010, 06:48:24 AM »

Those are all FANTASTIC luv!
Look at the detail you captured.
Absolutely gorgeous adult eagle.
& sweet eaglet!
wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #4 Le Fevre Corner
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2010, 09:17:34 AM »
Hi LTB:

Lovely to see your pictures of #4, Phipps Point and Shinglespit nests.  That was a fun day and it was good to spend some time with you.  I knew you and Winter would have great pics, and thatís why I didnít include any in my Hornby Island report.

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Re: Nest #4 Trimble*s Corner
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2010, 09:59:51 PM »
A week ago, I passed by nest #4 and thought I heard screeps from somewhere lower and beyond the nest, but didn't see anything when I went to investigate. One parent was on a perch tree in the adjacent field, one was fishing, everything looked normal. I figured I must have been dreaming.

All week I peeked at the nest quickly on my way to and from work, and failed to see anything. All the other eaglets are branching or at least standing in the nest by now. So at one point I saw Doug and asked him what he thought about this. He said that the eaglet might have fledged already. It seemed so very early to me, but Doug said that the eaglets on nest 6-7, at Savoie Farm, often fledge earlier than the ones on the cam nest, and that it could be the case with nest 4 as well.

Tonight at last I had time to take a peek! Again the nest seemed empty. I tiptoed to the edge of the field... and there, on a low arbutus branch about 100 feet from the nest, was the eaglet! He was standing in the shade, and screeping once in a while. I could not get close enough to take clear photos because the tree is on private land. But I was so pleased to see my first fledgling of the year!

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Re: Nest #4 Trimble*s Corner
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2010, 12:21:41 AM »
Wonderful news, winterwren.  (Sorry that you did not get to share it in the chat tonight, but am glad you posted.)  I feel a special affinity for this nest and the phipps pt and shingle spit since you were kind enough to share them with me.  And I think that the nest #4 adult we saw is nearly as handsome as Dad Hornby!
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Re: Nest #4 Trimble*s Corner
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2010, 08:43:27 PM »
Today on the beach, looking for the Brigantine eaglet with wren, i was reminded of something i wanted to tell you.

The day the helicopter came for the first Brigantine eaglet, wren offered me to borrow her truck for the day to transport the huge pet carrier with the eaglet in it, to where the helicopter would be landing.
ajl had warned me about the eaglet*s parasites, how they would get on me & in the van, & on Dooki & my ducks.
i had also heard of a local who transported an eagle to town in her van, & the van was full of bugs once she dropped the eagle off!   :eceek
So wren*s open-backed truck seemed like the perfect solution.
She suggested i be at her house by 6:30am, & i could try driving her lovely standard truck, by driving her to work!
i haven*t driven standard in a LONG time, & i LOVE it, so it was a real treat to be shifting gears & using the clutch again.
i just took my time & dilly-dallied all the way to her work.
Of course, we had to drive really slow at the Nest #4 corner.
Wren had said that the eaglet was often perched on the Nest Tree at that time of day.
Sure enough, there was the sweet eaglet, perched on top of the broken off Nest Tree stump!
On my own, on the way back, there was no one else around, so i drove really slowly & looked at them again.
A heart warming sight!

Oh, yeah, Dooki had a nice time in wren*s truck too!
He got to ride in the back!   :biggrin6
wooohoooo!

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Re: Nest #4 Trimble*s Corner
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2010, 06:17:20 AM »
 :ecsmile Most dogs do love a ride in the bed of a p/u truck.

Thanks for the update here on Trimble's Corner. Must have been breakfast time if the eaglet was on the nest. Doug has said that they will still use it as a "feeding platform" once they have fledged the nest. It is good to know that there will be no need for HEART there.
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Re: Nest #4 Trimble*s Corner
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2010, 01:22:44 PM »
Booni it is us that receives the reward when you have the time to do what you do so well: observe, photograph and share.  :biggrin6

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