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Nest #9 West Carmichael - eaglet Niner
« on: December 21, 2009, 02:45:06 PM »
This is a topic for discussion & fotos of Nest #9.

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



« Last Edit: August 19, 2010, 10:22:24 PM by emc »
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Nest #9 adult in perch tree
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 02:50:59 PM »
Last year i was keeping my eyes on the road as i should have been.
This year i*m keeping my eyes on the skies & the trees instead.
So, i*m noticing the Ma & Pa of nest #9 a lot more now.
They perch in the tippy top of a tall fir in the back of my yard.
They also perch in a tree across the street from me.
i*ve been noticing one of them in this other perch tree a lot, especially at dusk.
They were in this tree mid afternoon october 16/2009, so i set up my camera.
Look at the tippy top of the tree, all the holes in it.
It was a bit of a dull day, but there was just enough light.

Ma or Pa of nest #9 in perch tree - october 16/2009 13:30:49.50




Ma or Pa of nest #9 in perch tree cry out - october 16/2009 13:36:48.50

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Nest #9 juvenile
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 02:58:55 PM »
i was sitting at my computer desk october 23/2009 going thru my fotos looking for good ones to use as gifts when something out the window in front of me caught my eye.
An eagle!!
& it looked as tho they landed in the tree in my backyard.
So, i ran & got my binoculars.
It was raining, & my windows were all messed up.
But i could see this wasn*t an adult!
Was this a juvenile or a sub adult?
i ran & got my camera & got some fotos.
i think this is a juvenile, probably from nest #9.
Wow.

nest #9 juvenile - october 23/2009 16:02:28.00




nest #9 juvenile - october 23/2009 15:47:46.50

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Nest #9 juvenile
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 03:10:03 PM »
shuggle - nest #9 juvenile - october 23/2009 15:43:28.00



nest #9 juvenile 4 - october 23/2009 15:58:59.50

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Nest #9 adult in perch tree
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 03:12:55 PM »
nest #9 adult in perch tree - october 24/2009 13:24:08.00

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Nest #9
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 05:15:24 PM »
West Carmichael #9 nest
Sunday, April 19 2009




adult of nest #9 - June 23, 2009, 5:25:22 PM



nest #9 eaglet - 25/07/2009 10:41:12 AM

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Nest #9 eaglet video
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 05:24:29 PM »
Nest #9 seemed to have only one eaglet this year.
Here he is after he fledged.
Listen to how sweet his call is!
video - Nest #9 eaglet stretches & calls - 17/08/2009 18:01:32


Nest #9 eaglet video

nest#9 eaglet - 17/08/2009 18:06



nest #9 eaglet wing & foot stretch - 17/08/2009 17:37:34.50



nest #9 eaglet wing & tail stretch - 17/08/2009 17:37

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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2009, 10:23:50 PM »
Great shots of that juvie Booni!!! Wow you looked to be pretty close!! Thank you!!

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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2009, 07:28:22 AM »
07:26 - i could hear eagles twittering, but it wasn*t coming from my speakers!
So i turned them off, & realized it was the nest #9 eagles!
Then i heard twittering from the speakers as well.
Maybe they heard each other?
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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2009, 08:05:45 PM »
#9 fledgling was a sweet little eagle.

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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009, 02:56:00 PM »
So today when i got home in between jobs, there were ravens in the huge fir in my back yard, as there often are.
i could hear them talking.
But then i heard something that made me take another look.
The ravens were gone, & an eagle was at the top of the tree now!
i ran to get my camera, & while i set it up, the two ravens were doing their best to get the eagle to leave the tree.
They succeeded before i got my camera set up.
They flew after the eagle, kind of dive bombing it.
i was thinking ravens & eagles tolerated each other.
But not today.
i*m not positive, but i think the eagle was an adult.
i would*ve loved to*ve gotten a foto tho, in case it was that immature eagle again.
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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 05:21:55 PM »
Booni, wonderful to have an eagle so close!  I hope it comes back, but the ravens seem to think they "own" that tree, from what you said!   :eclol
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sub adult
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2010, 07:17:32 PM »
Today i got home & a strange sound made me look up to the tree in my back yard.
An eagle was perched in the very top of it!
There was very low cloud, & they were in it, in the top of the tree.
i ran to get my camera.
When i returned, they were gone.  :sad
But then i looked in the tree across the road from me, another tall Douglas Fir, & there they were in the top of THAT tree!
i thought this was an adult by what i could see in the dim light, but i just had a feeling they weren*t, just by how they were perched & behaving.
Sure enough, when i looked at my fotos, a sub adult!!
It was pretty dull light, so i had to really lighten this foto up to show you anything.
i think this is a nest #9 eagle, because i consider this tree to be part of the nest #9 territory, but i don*t really know.

You can see the white mixed with brown head feathers here.

january 5 2010 13:48 - subadult




In this one, the wing must*ve flicked the branch, & you can see the water droplets flinging off the branch beside the eagle*s face.

january 5 2010 13:50 - subadult




Water droplets in this foto too.

january 5 2010 13:50:03 - subadult


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sub adult
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2010, 08:00:06 PM »
You can see the white mixed with brown tail feathers in this one.

january 5 2010 13:50:03:50 - subadult




january 5 2010 13:50:04 - subadult



Final view of the tail.

january 5 2010 13:50:04:00 - subadult


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Re: Nest #9
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2010, 08:10:34 PM »
Exquisite boonibarb!  Such a gift!   :heart
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