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Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:48:44 PM »
This topic is about the many nests (but only one territory) in the Anderson/Belcarra area of the island.
Here is Booni's history of this territory and its ever-moving nests:


This territory is on the north side of the Island, like our web cam Nest, but over to the right a few territories.
They seem pretty nomadic, & there have been years where we weren*t sure if they nested, as we never found a Nest.
But there is definitely an active pair here.
In 2017 there was at least one Eaglet spotted on the Nest.
You can read about that, & find links to previous seasons here.

2018 brought no eaglet that we could find.
But the eagles built yet another new nest, closer to the ocean than their other ones, right at the end of the season.
You can read about it and about the rest of last season in this territory, here.


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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2018, 07:54:35 PM »
Today someone told me a story about these eagles and their latest building project...

This man is a neighbour and watched the building of the new nest start by the ocean last August. He thinks only one eagle did that building! If that is accurate,  it is interesting in itself.

He also says that in the past few days, two eagles have returned. And they are not adding to that new nest. Nope. The nest is actually getting smaller! They are taking branches away!
He wanted to know what that meant.
I told him that my best guess is that they have changed their mind and are now moving branches to yet another nest site - or to one of their many old ones. Recycled building materials...  :duck

I asked him to please watch which direction the eagles are carrying branches to...

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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2018, 10:20:43 PM »
It will be interesting to watch what they end up doing. Thank you for this report. wren.   :nod2
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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 08:30:02 AM »
 
i was running errands in this neighbourhood, scanning the Trees for Eagles, as usual.
On my way home i spotted this lovely youngster at the foot of Belcarra, perched in a Tree close to the water!
 
march 1 2019 14:13 - young Eagle
 

 

 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 08:32:01 AM »
 
march 1 2019 14:15 - young Eagle
 

 

 

 
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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2019, 10:30:34 AM »
 
We were making cards at my friend*s place for the Natural History Center.
i had my back to the window working & my friend pointed out that there were yellow Birds in the Ferns & bushes behind me, so i turned around & got my camera.
Sure enough, there were!
Got a foto of one of the lovelies.
They were moving fast, & seemed to be gleaning insects from the Ferns!
Then i got home, & there was a male & a female in my yard near my fountain!
 
may 16 2019 16:15 - male Wilson*s Warbler
 

 

 
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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 08:46:01 PM »
Oh my that is a lovely bird !!!!!
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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 09:34:47 AM »
 
i was driving down the road in this area & heard calls that sounded like a fledgling?
Discovered this adult with a full crop, in a Tree that the neighbour said is a typical perch Tree for them.
There were five Ravens flying around, then i spotted a Great Blue Heron, then four Turkey Vultures were soaring overhead.
Only heard this Eagle calling, once i spotted them, so not sure who the original calls belonged to.
i scanned the beach, thinking perhaps some food was washed up, but never spotted any.
 
july 11 2019 12:03 - adult Eagle
 

 

 

 

 



 
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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 02:55:20 PM »
Wonderful captures check out that crop!

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Re: Nest 16, 17, 18, 19 - 2018-2019 season
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2019, 09:20:37 PM »
This afternoon I finally had a bit of time to go scouting out some nests.

I started wandering around this territory and couldn't find any sign of the eagle pair.

Then I checked the site of last year's late nest start - the one that was reportedly getting dismantled last fall. See my posting about it  earlier on this page.
Well, that nest has grown again.
It shows some branches that still have some dried-up, reddish fir needles. It's larger than at the end of the summer last year.
There was also an eagle perched just out of view, on the top of the tree.

July 14, 2:50 pm


I couldn't hear or see any sign of an eaglet, on the other hand. The photo doesn't show any bits of down clinging to the branches or any poopshots. Nothing to be seen from the beach side either.
One neighbour who has a great view of the nest told me he hasn't heard any eaglets, and that sometimes the ravens perch above the nest in the morning. If that's accurate, I doubt that the eagle parents would tolerate that with an eaglet aboard.