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by sassyk
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season

I have been staying indoors due to the restrictions around the Covid-19 virus and haven't been out to check on any nests lately. However, one of my birding friends who lives in Oak Bay has reported all nests have been occupied and the eagles are incubating eggs :thumlft: I hope I will be able to vis...
by sassyk
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Osprey
Topic: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 2539

Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Link to the Savannah Osprey website where you will find information and videos of the resident Osprey family. The female has now laid 4 eggs but sadly their 1st egg was buried in the nest.

here
by sassyk
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

I went to the park on March 6th but didn't see or hear the eagles anywhere in the park or down the road on their perch trees :( It didn't look like any new sticks had been added to their nest :(
by sassyk
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Simon Pedicab and PGully thanks so much for posting your observations. I just realized I hadn't posted my observations and photos from my last visit to the park on March 6th. The old nest has fallen and there were many sticks on the ground underneath the nest tree. A new nest has definitely been bu...
by sassyk
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Osprey
Topic: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season
Replies: 48
Views: 2539

Re: Savannah Georgia Osprey Nest - 2019 Season

Opening post for the 2020 season for the Savannah Osprey.

Wonderful news that the osprey are back and using this new wonderful nest. The camera views are fantastic!

Egg # 1 arrived on March 8th. Egg #2 arrived on March 11th

Link to videos here
by sassyk
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Paul thanks for posting your observations. Yes, the nest definitely looks different. I am not sure what has happened to it but it is good news that the eagles are using it :thumlft: If one of the eagles is consistently in the nest that is a good sign that they probably are incubating eggs :woohoo: ...
by sassyk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

The eagle was still sitting on the log at the side of the lake when I left 20 minutes later.
It had changed positions a few times, perhaps looking a fish to grab.
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by sassyk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

These first 2 photos were taken from the road across from the old nest tree. IMG_6568 - Copy.JPG IMG_6572 - Copy.JPG While I was on the floating boardwalk one of the eagles swooped down, circled around the area a few times, then landed on a log at the side of the lake. I thought the eagle was going ...
by sassyk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

I went to Swan Lake yesterday and spotted one of the eagles perched at the top of their old nest tree. These first 2 photos were taken from the lane behind the old nest tree. IMG_6563 - Copy.JPG IMG_6564 - Copy.JPG This photo was taken from the street in front of the nest tree. IMG_6573 - Copy.JPG
by sassyk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

I went to the park yesterday and both eagles were perched in the big tree at the end of the paking lot. They seemed quite content to just sit there and look over their territory :thumlft:
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by sassyk
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Calypso Thanks for your report :thumlft: I don't recall seeing a white feather in the middle of either of the Beacon Hill eagles' chest. It very well could have been one of them and it could also have been one from the Saxe Pt. Park nest :dunno:
by sassyk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

I went to the park today to see if the nest is intact. It is but looks very neglected! We did not see the eagles anywhere in the area.
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by sassyk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

Went to Swan Lake again today and saw the male sitting at the top of a tree near the nature house. He was watching all the ducks in the marsh area which was flooded with all the rain.
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The female was perched in a tree near the Municipal Hall.
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by sassyk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

I visited the Swan Lake eagles nest yesterday. There were no eagles in the area and their nest looks very neglected.
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While standing on the dock at Swan Lake one of the eagles flew into their old nest tree.
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by sassyk
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Thanks Calypso I don't even have a cell phone :roll:
by sassyk
Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Garden Fence Chat
Topic: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018
Replies: 4483
Views: 143880

Re: Eagleholics Anonymous ~ 2018

I finally made it to the cemetery yesterday and took 2 photos of Lynda's resting place. It is her husband Ian's
family plot, hence the name McCrimmon. It was nice to see the little snow drop flowers surrounding the plot.

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by sassyk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

The nest looked like part of it had fallen down and my friend and I both thought it looked very different than the last time we saw it. It almost looked like the nest had been moved to another branch on the nest tree :dunno: It was late in the afternoon and the sun was low in the sky. IMG_6398 - Cop...
by sassyk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

I went to the park today to see if the eagles were there. One was perched atop the totem pole :thumlft: It looked like it was the male but we didn't see the other one anywhere in the park.
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by sassyk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season

There were no eagles in the area of the Golf Course. I took photos of all 3 of their nests. This is the lower nest which they seem to like the best. IMG_6342 - Copy.JPG This is the older upper nest which they haven't used for many years. IMG_6343 - Copy.JPG This is the newest upper nest which they h...
by sassyk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season

While walking around the waterfront by the Oak Bay Marina Cafe, we spotted 2 eagles sitting on a small island offshore. We are assuming these eagles are from the Fire Hall nest and not the eagles from the Golf Course nest. IMG_6339 - Copy.JPG There was one eagle on the post on Trial Island which is ...
by sassyk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season

There were no eagles in the area of the nest behind the Fire Hall or the 2nd nest on York Place. The nest behind the Fire Hall looks like it has lost some sticks from the bottom. After the loss of chicks last season, we are doubtful they will use this nest this season. IMG_6334 - Copy.JPG This is th...
by sassyk
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2019/2020 Season

I took advantage of the sunny but bitterly cold weather today and visited the nests in Oak Bay. There were no eagles around the Lansdowne/Beach Drive nest site but we did find one perched on the snag down the road by the Yacht Club, one of their favourite perch sites. IMG_6312 - Copy.JPG IMG_6320 - ...
by sassyk
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Thanks for posting your observations Calypso :thumlft: I plan to get out one day between Christmas and New Years to visit the park and a few other places where eagles hang out :)
by sassyk
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Great photo Calypso :thumlft: Good to see them both together and looking healthy :rh:
by sassyk
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Calypso glad you got that photo of the eagle :thumlft: I haven't been out much lately, too many things to do at this time of the year. It would help if we had some nice weather :luck:
by sassyk
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Westshore, Metchosin and Sooke Bald Eagles - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Westshore, Metchosin and Sooke Bald Eagles - 2019/2020 Season

As I was standing on the road taking a photo of the Farhill nest, one of the eagles appeared and flew over the road above us and out towards Albert Head Lagoon. When we arrived at the lagoon we heard them calling back & forth but couldn't see where they were perched. Farhill Nest (front) 25 Nov. 201...
by sassyk
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Westshore, Metchosin and Sooke Bald Eagles - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Westshore, Metchosin and Sooke Bald Eagles - 2019/2020 Season

One of the eagles was perched in their favourite tree near the bridge yesterday. A short while later it flew off down the lake and we didn't see where it landed. Awhile later we could hear both of them calling back & forth but still couldn't see them. Langford Lake Eagle 25 Nov. 2019.JPG Their old n...
by sassyk
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Royal Roads Eagles, Colwood, BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Royal Roads Eagles, Colwood, BC - 2019/2020 Season

I spent some time Nov. 25th watching the eagles at Esquimalt Lagoon. I think this was the female in a tree near their nest. She was there when we arrived and was still there when we left. Royal Roads Eagle(1) 25 Nov 2019.JPG The male flew in and all the gulls and other birds scattered. He chased one...
by sassyk
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 11
Views: 326

Re: Swan Lake Eagles, Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

One of the eagles was perched in a tall tree near their nest tree. I photographed it from the boardwalk over Swan Lake on Nov. 22nd. Poor quality photo; it was a long ways away and the sun was glaring.
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by sassyk
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Nests in BC - with Ground Observers
Topic: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season
Replies: 28
Views: 786

Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Calypso thanks for your report and photo :thumlft: Great to know both eagles have been seen in the area :woohoo: I was at the park this afternoon. We saw an eagle flying in and thought it was going to land near the nest but it kept on going. We wandered over to see if it was on the totem pole but w...

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