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Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« on: February 22, 2011, 02:54:58 PM »
There are currently two Bald Eagle Nests with cameras in Delta, British Columbia:  Delta 2 Eagle Nest and Delta O.W.L. Eagle Nest

Delta 2 is located near the Tsawwassen Ferry.



Links to the cam:

WildEarthTV

Hancock Cams

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With thanks and appreciation

From the Hancock website:

“This was originally a red tail hawk nest, rebuilt by bald eagles in 1998-99. Then when the eagle nest was disturbed by a youngster climbing the tree, it was abandoned. The adult eagles moved, to be the first local pair to nest on a nearby high tension power line. The red tails re-occupied the site for a couple of years until they were attacked by the eagles which have, as of the 2010 season, again rebuilt the nest and produced two young that season.

This is a super large tree with strong branches and should serve as a nest for many years to come. We had installed two cams in 2006 but, when no red tails or eagles used the nest in 2007 or 2008, we removed the cams for placement in Delta OWL.  Last Autumn (2010 season end) we again installed two cameras. One of the cameras, the controllable one (PTZ), has subsequently lost its control interface, likely due to some poor weather we had recently, and is aimed poorly. The other however is aimed directly at the nest and we present this camera to you for your nest watching pleasure.”


Delta O.W.L is located on the property of Orphaned Wild Life (O.W. L.)





Links to the cam:
WildEarthTV - Close up

WildEarth - Wide angle

Hancock Cams
 
From the Hancock Website:

"This area is home to hundreds of eagles due both to the natural abundance of food in nearby Boundary Bay and Tsawwassen tidal areas, but also the local Vancouver Landfill, less than 2 miles away from this site.

The area has one of the highest densities for nesting Bald Eagles that David Hancock has ever found - with at least one spot not far away where there are 3 nests within a 1/4 mile radius. Usually eagle nests are at least a mile apart.
Thanks very much to OWL for allowing us to put cameras in the tree and to Delta Cable for providing cable internet service for this nest and to Lafarge for providing the crane for the cam work.

The eagles laid two eggs in 2009 and cared for them faithfully - sadly they failed to hatch (not uncommon for a young pair).

This nest was completely destroyed by wind in early 2010. In September 2010, Hancock Wildlife Foundation and O.W.L. cleaned and refurbished the cameras and shored up the nest with reinforcing."


All images posted with thanks, appreciation and are © of the Hancock Wildlife Foundation (http://www.hancockwildlife.org ) and WildEarth Safari.tv (http://www.wildearth.tv/safari )
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 03:04:06 PM »
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 02:12:41 PM »
Delta O.W.L. Nest:



Video:  Welcome Home Delta O.W.L. Bald Eagles 2011

These eagles have made frequent trips to their nest, bringing grasses and branches.  In the last clip of this video, the Eagle in the nest calls out.  And from a distance you can hear the other responding.  


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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 08:58:22 PM »

Delta 2 Nest


Delta OWL Nest

Video: Both Delta Nests Have an Egg?

Mums are in the incubating position.  In the video, Delta OWL mum rises up to make an adjustment beneath her.


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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2011, 10:16:23 PM »
The eagle left the Delta OWL nest...  can't see an egg.  ???

Someone at BCAW had posted there was an egg in the Delta OWL nest.  Just went there again, and the poster says he got the nests mixed up: it was Delta 2. 

Strange that the Delta OWL eagle stayed in the nest for so long after dark, in the rain, in what seemed to be the incubating position.  Ah well, life is full of mysteries...
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2011, 06:58:57 PM »
Delta 2 Nest:





Video:  Delta 2 Diary for March 5

The eagle was away from 2:15 to 4:26 PM (local time). I think that may have been Mom the whole time on the nest but can't be sure.  The pictures look a little different, but in the bottom one the head is raised --  on alert.
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2011, 03:25:15 PM »
Delta O.W.L. Nest:



Video:  Sunday Afternoon in the Nest

A quiet afternoon, no intruders, no eggs to incubate, no demanding eaglets to feed. Just Mom and Dad spending some quality time together.

Listening to their favorite jazz on their Ipod (just kidding about that)
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2011, 07:59:15 PM »
Delta O.W.L. Nest:


Dad's Gift


An egg!

Video:  First Egg for the Delta OWL Eagles – A Story in Four Parts

Enjoy
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 06:03:13 PM »
Delta O.W.L. Nest:



Video:  Sweet Exchange

1st egg 3/10
Expected hatch 4/14

2nd egg 3/14
Expected hatch 4/18

3:35 PM
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2011, 10:45:11 AM »
Delta 2 Nest:



Video:  Turning the Eggs on a Windy Day

Recorded 9:08 AM

first egg:  3/3

second egg:  3/6

first hatch expected:  4/7

Delta 2 nest
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2011, 06:08:31 PM »
Delta O.W.L. Nest:



Video:  Wait!  I’m Coming With You!

1st egg: 3/10
2nd egg 3/14
Expect hatching to begin 4/14

Recorded around 4:30, local time
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2011, 12:42:03 AM »
Delta O.W.L. Nest:

Rainy & windy tonight....  haven't seen Charlotte yet.



Video:  Rainy Night at Delta

This video was recorded shortly after midnight, local time.
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2011, 05:08:54 PM »
Delta 2 Nest:





Video:  Hello Branch – Goodbye Wing

1st egg: 3/3
2nd egg: 3/6
Expect hatching to begin 4/7

recorded at 4:42 PM local time
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 01:50:44 AM »
So many nests with eggs now!  Thanks for the updates, Beans!   :eclove
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Re: Delta Bald Eagle Nests
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2011, 08:13:05 PM »
Mom was done with that wing!

What a deep nest cup they have...
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