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Offline linused

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2013, 10:20:12 AM »
    WooooHoooo   Dawn        they are a handsome pair.

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2013, 01:48:11 PM »
Good news Dawn, they are a handsome pair.

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2013, 12:17:48 PM »
November 13th

It's a beautiful sunny morning and noticed this lovely young eagle, look at the lovely yellow toes.  A little while later the youngster was no longer perched on that tree, but as I looked over to the nest tree there it was right by the nest!  I could not see either of the adults anywhere.  After a few minutes I saw an adult flying toward the nest with a large stick, surely that would scare the youngster off?  But no there it stayed, the adult in the nest just sat and looked at it, there was no chasing off or any concern for either of them.  

Young eagle on a nearby perch tree


Young eagle perched by the nest


Young eagle perched by the nest, adult in the nest looking on


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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2013, 12:39:49 PM »
This is so interesting thank you dawn .. Mom and Dad seem like that with youngsters but definately not aduls.. could this be one from last year??

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2013, 01:47:44 PM »
Nice to see those eagles including the perched young one!   :thumbup:  Offspring?
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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2013, 04:31:17 PM »
This is just wonderful, Dawn!
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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2013, 05:32:28 PM »
I'm looking forward to the ongoing news of this handsome pair. The Mr & Ms Trent? :ecsmile

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2013, 05:18:25 AM »

Wonderful Dawn!!  Gorgeous pair!  Look forward to hearing all about their season...through your eyes!!  Miigwetch!
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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2013, 01:36:59 PM »
November 21st

A nothern flicker enjoying the last apple on the tree.  I had to capture this through a window as I didn't want to disturb (hence a little fuzzy).






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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »
Your flicker looks very pleased with his prize, lovely catch Dawn

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2013, 06:42:05 AM »
 :eclove Dawn Thank you for the updates of your eagle family , love the flicker having an apple... I suppose trips to the grocery store for apples and pears are in order this winte?  :ecwink

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2013, 08:10:17 AM »
This is a wonderful thread Dawn, ty for sharing .... what a wonderful spot you moved to,  lots of great wildlife/birds by
that river, right in your own backyard.... looking forward to seeing a lot more this season.

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #27 on: November 30, 2013, 09:41:39 PM »
I haven't had a chance to go visit Dawn on her river yet, but each time I drive on the highway nearby, if i have a minute to spare I stop to have a peek over the bridge rail. This time there were no live fish swimming up but several Chum carcasses lay on the bottom of the river. As I returned to my truck I heard a whoosh of wings and an eagle landed close to the nest tree... With a meal!

I don't know what it is but it sure doesn't look like fish.

November 29,



A few minutes later there were trills from down river - maybe two sets, I'm not sure - and the eagle stopped eating, staring to where the sound came from.




Click on this one for a better look - is that some sub-adult colouring on the head?
I had to leave a few minutes later, and this one was still there, staring toward the river and to where the calls had come from.

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2013, 09:37:47 AM »
Thanks winterwren for the account & pictures of what you saw.  I have no idea what that food was either, but yesterday I could hear one of the eagles (who was perched on a branch of the nest tree) calling & calling.  A few minutes later I could see eating motions.  I grabbed the binoculars and witnessed that what ever was being eaten had quite long bones that were being picked up & dropped (definitely not fish).  When I clicked on your photo to view larger, that animal looked furry & a leg dangling?

Unsure if it is sub-adult in your photo, or maybe just a wet head.

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Re: Trent River, Comox Valley, B.C.
« Reply #29 on: December 01, 2013, 10:13:47 AM »
This morning there was an adult & youngster perched close together.

December 1st