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Offline boonibarb

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Nest 21 The Marsh at Whaling Station Bay 2019 Season
« on: June 11, 2019, 09:15:35 AM »

This is where we*ll post observations, fotos, videos & discussion of the Nest 21 territory.
This Nest is in a one of a kind spot, overlooking a huge marsh, & has a very interesting territory that includes Cape Gurney & lovely dry earth flora that is quite different from other areas of Hornby.
Lots of Pine Trees grow here, & Arbutus, which like the drier zones.
It is a lovely place to walk around.
There are some very interesting houses in this neighbourhood.
These Eagles have a HUGE shore territory.
It includes the east arm of Whaling Station, Cape Gurney, & the shore towards Helliwell to where the Helliwell pair Nest.
i think wren spots lots of interesting shore/water Birds at Cape Gurney, & once she even spotted a Humpback Whale!
i have a friend who lives on the Marsh, & she sees Eagles bathing there, that might be this pair, or could be the Helliwell pair.
In the time leading up to & during Herring Spawn season, Eagles dot every Tree in this neighbourhood.

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Re: Nest 21 The Marsh at Whaling Station Bay 2019 Season
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 09:21:19 AM »
 
Our camera club had a little party in this neighbourhood on sunday night, & the hostess was excited to see if i could find Eaglets in their Nest!
She hadn*t noticed much adult activity.
It is amazing to me, people live right under Nests & don*t really notice what is going on.
There is a spot in her back garden in the Sun, & as i was walking out there i saw an adult flying in to the Nest & heard an Eaglet screeping like there was food coming in!
By the time i got my camera on the Nest, i could see nothing.
But i kept checking back & finally spotted at least one Eaglet!
 
june 9 2019 17:18 - Eaglet on the Nest!
 




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Re: Nest 21 The Marsh at Whaling Station Bay 2019 Season
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:28:40 AM »
It is amazing to me also Booni - I see it here all the time too - until  people learn what to watch for they don't seem to notice.  :puzzled2
Great pics - I hope she loved that.  :eclove :eclol

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Re: Nest 21 The Marsh at Whaling Station Bay 2019 Season
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2019, 07:48:25 AM »
 
This fabulous Eagle Nest Tree overlooks a Marsh.
i spotted what i thought was a female Purple Finch but now i see, by the bright yellow rubbery gape, that they are a fledgling.
 
june 9 2019 16:42 - fledgling Purple Finch
 

 

 
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