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by davidh
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Hancock here - April 13 In Memory of Mary
Replies: 0
Views: 134

Hancock here - April 13 In Memory of Mary

Hancock Here In Memory of Mary - April 13 Damm - I was not going to do this, crying I thought was behind me. Then today I was moving some books and a card, sent a few months after Mary’s passing, fell to the floor. It was from one of Mary’s college day friends who had been on her ‘mailing list’. Sh...
by davidh
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Hancock here – lots of interest in Ground Nesting Bald Eagles.
Replies: 0
Views: 73

Hancock here – lots of interest in Ground Nesting Bald Eagles.

Hancock here – lots of interest in Ground Nesting Bald Eagles. While bald eagles regularly nest on the ground there are some interesting recent ‘different examples.’ The current nestings along the Eastern Barrier Islands certainly speaks to the eagles finding what they think is safe nesting sites. ...
by davidh
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: General Conservation Issues
Replies: 1
Views: 2663

Re: General Conservation Issues

Letter to the Prime Minister Dear Mr. Trudeau: I have spent 80+ years on this coast -- the last 60 as a coastal biologist and if humanity has undertaken one annual invasive sin to the world it revolves around our total devastation of the SINGLE most important link in the west coast food chains -- t...
by davidh
Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Planet Earth
Topic: Oil and Climate Change
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Oil and Climate Change

Dear David, The most important gathering of world leaders on climate change is happening right now at COP24. And Justin Trudeau isn’t there. When the cameras roll and the world watches, he says all the right things. But behind closed doors, here is what he’s actually done: • Bought an old pipeline w...
by davidh
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!

Hancock Here: A surprise Xmas Gift – 3 more days on the Harrison River Final Season Eagle Tours: Liam, the new owner of the Fraser River Safari Tours has decided to offer 3 more days of Eagle Watching this weekend, December 15, 16 & 17 – Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A great gift for those people en...
by davidh
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!

Hancock here -- some wonderful numbers of eagles are appearing at the Harrison! This is your last 'rushed moments' before Xmas to either give an interesting gift of a boat tour or go on one yourself. Fraser River Safari Tours, with me aboard as guide, will be offering tours on Saturday Dec 8th - po...
by davidh
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Re: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!

Hancock here: Will this coming weekend Dec 8 and 9th be a Record Eagle Count? Harrison River eagle counts: will we have a new record? As some of you know I saw this year’s early northern cold spell as a "good-omen" - it should drive the eagles south in big numbers - and early. So far, I guessed it ...
by davidh
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
Topic: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

FVBE Festival Photo Request The 2018 Eagle Festival was an incredible success – more eagles and more people attended than ever before. See my report: Hancock here: 2018 Report:- Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Photographers were among the biggest numbers present – everybody seemed to have two cam...
by davidh
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
Topic: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Hancock here: 2018 Report - Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival (David Hancock Report to FVBEF, HWF and anyone ‘listening or reading’!) 2018 was a record for early numbers of eagles on the Harrison-Chehalis Flats - about 3227 on Saturday and 3300+ on Sunday – and an even bigger record for the number ...
by davidh
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
Topic: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Hancock here - bald eagle migration – in view! Sunday Nov 11 - a hallowed day of remembrance. While my thoughts very frequently went to the generation who suffered so much more than I, I took the beautiful sunny day to visit the Harrison River. But damn – I have lived 80 years and never had to go t...
by davidh
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
Topic: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Posted: November 24, 2018 8:45 pm Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival: 2018, Nov. 17, 18 Our 23rd Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival was both bathed in sunshine and eagles. We had 3277 and 3301 eagles on the two days respectively. We also had record numbers of people. The totals are yet to come in, bu...
by davidh
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
Topic: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

World Record Number of Bald Eagles: Due at Harrison Mills, BC for Festival 2018 is expected to be year when the bald eagles congregate in extra large numbers on the Chehalis – Harrison Flats. So far the criteria are gathering for the perfect storm - a lot of eagles gathering to feast on our spawned...
by davidh
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Surrey Reserve ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
Topic: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion
Replies: 4055
Views: 42850

Re: Surrey Reserve 2018-2019 Observation and Discussion

Hancock here - the Surrey Reserve a wondrous moment 20181023_014a.jpg Judy: the shot in B & W of the two adults on the Surrey Reserve nest is so wonderful - I vacillate between ecstasy and crying - maybe they are the same. Thank you so much. I realize that the image is B & W because you captured th...
by davidh
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Festivals of Eagles, Birds and Nature
Topic: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival
Replies: 31
Views: 3487

Re: 2018 Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival

Hancock here: Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival - coming soon – but only here!! Mark November 17 and 18 for the eagles – the Harrison – Chehalis Eagles. This is our annual Eagle Festival and this year the north is definitely starting to freeze up early - this should drive the eagles south in big nu...
by davidh
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!
Replies: 3
Views: 2675

Hancock here: 2018 Season Wrap-Up!

Well the 2017 – 2018 bald eagle breeding season is over and we now await our birds’ arrival back from their northern migration. But what a year it has been. Both our Harrison Mills and White Rock pairs went through incredible trauma and obvious disappointment for the viewers. Even Delta 2 had its ex...
by davidh
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: Fraser Delta Raptor Conservation Area
Replies: 0
Views: 381

Fraser Delta Raptor Conservation Area

Fraser Delta Raptor Conservation Area Raptor Capital of Canada Also known as: The Rat, Mouse, Waterfowl, Shorebird and Road-kill Capital of Canada, or The Prey Capital of Canada! or — The Bird Capital of Canada !! Most people traveling the lower Fraser Valley are instantly impressed by the large nu...
by davidh
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Hancock's Comments From The Field
Topic: A Sad Update
Replies: 0
Views: 564

A Sad Update

The following letter defines the final position between Karen Bills, the HWF and myself. I would not have published this note beyond the Directorate but I understand that over the past few days Karen has decided, with the extra powers of an Admin, to go in and delete all of her posts. This may cause...
by davidh
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Planet Earth
Topic: HWF To Be Supporter of IOC 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 2524

HWF To Be Supporter of IOC 2018

Originally Posted September 29, 2017 HWF To Be Supporter of IOC 2018 - the biggest gathering of bird nuts in the world ! Link to video Count Down IOC 2018 Vancouver Hancock here : Wow, Vancouver is going into birding history next year. The International Ornithological Congress is holding its meeting...

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