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Nest #4 Trimble*s Corner
« on: December 10, 2009, 07:47:36 PM »
This is a topic for discussion & fotos of Nest #4.

Here is Doug*s map of the nests of Hornby Island for reference.


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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 07:52:45 PM »
Today i had the pleasure of TWICE getting to drive by Nest #4!
Nest #4 is right beside the road, on a sharp turn.
It is a waterfront tree.
It is leaning sharply to the right & a large chunk of the top is broken off.
The first time i passed by, there were two adults standing in the top of the tree.
Upon my return, there was only one adult in the top of the tree.

Here is a foto from this past season of Nest #4.
Doug heard that this nest had two eaglets for the 2009 season.

The nest-May 28, 2009, 5:06:12 PM




Looking at me from the nest-May 28, 2009, 4:55:34 PM

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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 11:31:37 AM »
There certainly isn't a lack of eagle nests on Hornby Island!  Lots of competition for food?
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 02:18:25 PM »
Thanks booni for the update.

beans, when all the other eagles return to their nests, I am sure Booni will be taking photos of them; and hopefully make more threads here, where she can post and share with us her fantastic photos.
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 06:29:56 PM »
They all have their territories i guess beans, & food must be plentiful for there to be so many nests i would think?
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2009, 08:23:26 PM »
Dooki looks so happy there.  What a guy!
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2010, 08:40:03 AM »
Our local photographer, Bob Cain, has a foto of Benn Kramer on his foto blog today!
Look at him climbing the tree bare foot!
He was a great eagle observer & photographer & tree climber.

http://www.rcainphoto.com/blog/

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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2010, 09:44:22 AM »
Gustival reported in the chat this morning  *One of the trees that has an eagles nest in it, on the island here, lost its top, just about five feet above the nest* !!!  :eceek
i hope the nest is okay, & i*ll try to get a peek at it as soon as i can.
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 08:33:41 PM »
i finally got a chance to look at this nest today!!!
The nest tree is indeed gravely broken!
However....

Broken but Successful Anyway!!!  :biggrin6

may 20 2010 17:22 - eaglet!! & parent in nest!!



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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2010, 05:00:30 AM »
Yay!!! Success stories are always welcomed.  :nod2

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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2010, 11:24:00 AM »
Thanks for the picture and good news, Booni. The eaglet is cute!   :eclove
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2010, 10:45:02 PM »
Now that the good weather is back, I spent a while poking around nest #4 on my way to locate the Shingle Spit nest (see post under that thread...)

I crawled through the briars and brambles, hoping to find the actual nest tree. First off the bat I frightened a pair of towhees, who started playing catch-me-if-you-can, so for sure they have a nest right there... "Downstairs renters." :)

Then came the first clue that an eagle nest was near:
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And then the second clue!  :eclol


(There was actually a lot less of this than I expected.... maybe the tree's upper branches take most of the brunt? it's quite bushy around the nest.)

Now here's the nest tree...


(The ivy is so beautiful, but it's actually an invasive species.)

Right beside the tree I could see the large chunk that came off during the Good Friday storm. It made a big mess.

This was late afternoon - everything backlit because I faced west - and just as at the cam nest and Shingle Spit nest, both parents were hanging out nearby, perching on the adjacent tree or flying together above the nearby field, and the offspring were not visible.
One of the parents is quite distinctive because he or she is missing a large feather on the right side of the tail. So it will be easy to recognise until the new feather grows in. You can just see the gap in this picture... I like also how the light catches both feet. Coming in for a landing!



Here's the other parent. Nice spread! I didn't see them side by side so I don't know who is who.



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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2010, 08:40:22 AM »

BRILLIANT Wren!!

SO NICE to have you aboard the ground observation crew!!   :biggrin6
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2010, 02:08:04 PM »
Bravo, Winterwren!  Those are great captures!     It's so nice to know that you are part of the Ground Crew, searching and finding these special places and objects.    :eclove
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Re: Nest #4
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2010, 07:23:38 PM »
So, on wednesday, winterwren & i took a chance on a rainy day & headed out together with Dooki for an adventure to check out nest #4!
Wren showed me a new vantage point for this nest, which is looking at it from the right side of the nest.
When we first got to the spot, which is in an open field used to land a small airplane, we found one adult in a perch tree very close to the nest.
They were making an intermittent, interesting, quiet vocalization, that both wren & i have heard at other nests.
So, i tried to get a video of this sound.
It is a very quiet sound, more like a nest croodle than the all out cachunka type alert calls, & this eagle was making it intermittently.
Sometimes you will see them open their beak, but you don*t hear the sound.
It is my belief that they are making a sound that they can hear, but that we can*t.
It is also my belief that this is a sound they use to keep in touch with the young one in the nest, when they are away from the nest.
This is a hard to record sound, but you can hear it twice in this first video.
You may have to turn off other sounds, & turn your volume up a ways.

june 9 2010 15:35 - Nest #4 adult in first perch tree - interesting vocalization behaviour

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zzPCh9jiDo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zzPCh9jiDo</a>

After a short while, the adult flew from this tree to a further away perch tree, that is still quite close to the nest & has a good view of the water.
They continued to make the interesting vocalizations.
You can hear it twice in this video.

june 9 15:44 2010 - Nest #4 adult in further away from nest perch tree, making interesting vocalization behaviour

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bhTsX_VsQY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bhTsX_VsQY</a>

Winterwren & i also heard this vocalization from the adult who was perched near the Shingle Spit Nest.
We were theorizing that this was the female.
A bit later, the second adult came back to the Shingle Spit Nest, & they made the vocalization constantly, in a staccatto manner, while they flew & dived & swerved & then landed in the tree.
This second method of vocalization was also more like what i heard at Nest #25.


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