Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 am

7:40 am logging into both cams for a quick look see.
7:46 am the views from this morning. I checked the weather for Delta and suppose to be cloudy so not sure how much what we see this morning is smoke from the fires on the west coast or just plain cloudy. Probably a combination of both. Stay safe to our Canadian friends with the awful air quality. I didn't see birds this morning.
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7:52 am logging off both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by RoseA » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:23 pm

Sandy_W wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:40 am
7:40 am logging into both cams for a quick look see.
7:46 am the views from this morning. I checked the weather for Delta and suppose to be cloudy so not sure how much what we see this morning is smoke from the fires on the west coast or just plain cloudy. Probably a combination of both. Stay safe to our Canadian friends with the awful air quality. I didn't see birds this morning.
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7:52 am logging off both cams.
Hi Sandy
That is pretty much smoke still, although more smoke starting clearing in the afternoon compared to how it's been since Friday. We could even see the sun a bit as I think the wind direction has shifted slightly, blowing the smoke in a different direction now. Still if we have it bad here, I really feel for the people in Oregon and California, who's smoke from fires there, we are getting here. :cry1:
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:44 pm

2:44 pm logging into both cams for a quick look. Rose, I hope the smoke is clearing some for all of you with the air clearing. My heart breaks for those in harm's way on the west coast.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:50 pm

2:48 pm well, it doesn't look good for the air quality as still smoky in the Delta area.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:52 pm

2:48 pm a large bird is at the first tower. Possibly a hawk. Eagle...not sure.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:07 pm

2:57 pm watching the bird at the first tower. As I was getting ready to post that I thought this might be an eagle as when it stood, looked larger then it flew.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:09 pm

2:58 pm was able to catch up with the bird soaring. It sure looks like an eagle to me.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:12 pm

2:58 pm more of the eagle soaring.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:13 pm

2:58 pm more of the soaring over the field.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:16 pm

3:01 pm lost it behind the trunk of the tree then picked it up again over by the flag pole. Then I lost it again. If anyone takes a look, please address if you think it is an eagle or another kind of bird. My id'ing seems rusty.
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3:18 pm logging off both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:26 pm

4:23pm........Thanks Sandy..............it does look like a bit like an eagle to me but we cannot confirm. I will have a look at the rollback to watch it. And because this area by Boundary Bay is a gateway for many birds, including eagles, to come to, it could be anyone. If it was an eagle let's hope it wasn't one of ours yet as it is way to early to see Ma judging her past history. And even Trooper who is newer on the scene did not return this early last year. :luck:

ADDED: Just watched the rollback................his wings seem to be flapping quite rapidly and I think if it was an eagle it would not have looked like that..........wonder if this was a large hawk that was on the first tower?? We know the hawks have been hanging out here a lot while the eagles are away.

Also I noticed the cam went to the small tower area to the right of the Tower eagles nest...........looks like someone else perched in that area too...................don't know who or what.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:14 am

Jean wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:26 pm
4:23pm........Thanks Sandy..............it does look like a bit like an eagle to me but we cannot confirm. I will have a look at the rollback to watch it. And because this area by Boundary Bay is a gateway for many birds, including eagles, to come to, it could be anyone. If it was an eagle let's hope it wasn't one of ours yet as it is way to early to see Ma judging her past history. And even Trooper who is newer on the scene did not return this early last year. :luck:

ADDED: Just watched the rollback................his wings seem to be flapping quite rapidly and I think if it was an eagle it would not have looked like that..........wonder if this was a large hawk that was on the first tower?? We know the hawks have been hanging out here a lot while the eagles are away.

Also I noticed the cam went to the small tower area to the right of the Tower eagles nest...........looks like someone else perched in that area too...................don't know who or what.

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Jean, thanks for checking the rollback. Appreciate it!
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:40 pm

1:38pm.........IN on both cams. Visibility is extremely poor at this time. Hope our eagles are far up north away from all these smoky skies.
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Small bird on the middle tower.........as I closed in with the cam it flew to the left.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:57 pm

1:56pm.....It is very quiet. No sign of any eagles at all. The yellowish smoke can be seen clearly looking towards the school tree area.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:16 pm

1:16pm....... :wave: Good afternoon Delta2 friends! IN on both cams.

Tiny birds have taken over the middle tower and the far right tower.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:31 pm

1:29pm......No eagles around. Still very quiet out there with poor visibility due to the smoke from wildfires to the south. Good news, is that the smoke is finally expected to clear very soon.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:14 am

7:14 am - Good Morning Delta 2! I am logging into the cams for a look around.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:48 am

7:42 am - I didn't see many birds around the area.....thought this may be one on this wire....or maybe it is a bush, not sure...had the cam on it for most of the time I was on the cams and just checked one more time...no movement that I could see. This is in between the middle field tree and the center tower
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Last check around and found some small birds on the middle field tree....that was it....no eagles seen
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I am now off the cams. Everyone have a great day!

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