Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by nightowl » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:56 pm

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2019

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:40 am

5:38 am so far, the nest has been empty without any activity. Wonder if we will see Trooper show up for some nestorations today?
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:40 am

5:39 am - Good Morning Delta 2! I have taken a quick look at the rollback and did not see any visitors since last night.

I am logging into the cams now to see if we can find Trooper....it seems very windy this morning so he may still be in the school trees

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:41 am

Good morning, Sue. We were thinking alike as wondering if Trooper is around. So hope so!
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:47 am

5:42 am was this an eagle that flew by the evergreens very quickly. Hard to tell but a nice size bird.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:48 am

5:46 am looks like an eagle at a distant tower.
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Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:51 am

5:51 am aww sweet to see either Trooper or Ma at the evergreens.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:53 am

Sandy_W wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:47 am
5:42 am was this an eagle that flew by the evergreens very quickly. Hard to tell but a nice size bird.
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That one flew by twice but I couldn't get a good s'cap of it.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:56 am

5:52 am want to think this is Trooper but not sure. Flew from the evergreens.
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Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:00 am

5:57 am larger bird flying by. Could not tell if it was an eagle as it flew by quickly. Hmmm??? Good following, Sue.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:02 am

6:02 am Sue, I gotta run. Thanks so much for taking the cams. Have a wonderful morning!
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Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:03 am

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6:02 am Sue, I gotta run. Thanks so much for taking the cams. Have a wonderful morning!
Thanks for being here and capturing who we think is Trooper! Have a great day!

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Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:03 am

5:56 am - we have someone on the distant tower, left of the far right tower
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Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:13 am

6:11 am - I think this is someone at the distant evergreen, but can't tell for sure as the cam is moving quite a bit with this wind.
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Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:32 am

6:29 am - well I've looked around everywhere to see where Trooper may have gone to and can't find him. The someone that was on the distant evergreen is now gone, and the one someone that was on the Tower eagles' smaller tower is now gone. The only someone I have seen out there is on the distant tower, left of the far right tower.
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I am now logged off the cams. If anyone is watching and sees any activity on the nest please post if you can. Thanks! Everyone have a great day!

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Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:52 am

6:50 am - I meant to post this earlier....just wanted a current s'cap of the nest this morning. This way we can tell if anything has changed throughout the day. If Trooper is in he will leave his mark with another branch.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Darlene » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:29 am

7:29 I just took a quick look around and there was no sign of eagles anywhere.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:37 am

Good Morning Darlene! It looked like you had found an adult inside the center tower.....they flew off though at 7:22 am.

7:22 am - here they are
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:05 am

Good morning, everyone! Ken is on his way to Delta, and hopes to be able to switch the internet service there to the higher-speed fiber optic system. The cams will be offline at least briefly while he does that.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:20 am

JudyB wrote:
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Good morning, everyone! Ken is on his way to Delta, and hopes to be able to switch the internet service there to the higher-speed fiber optic system. The cams will be offline at least briefly while he does that.

Thank you Judy! Fingers crossed this helps our situation here with cams going off so much! Thanks to Ken who works hard to keep our cams up and running! :ty:
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:23 am

9:21am........... :wave: Good morning Delta2 friends! Thanks Sandy, Darlene and Sue for checking on our nest situation this morning! Looks like Trooper is out there, still patrolling the area to ensure that it is well known that this nest is taken!

Lovely summer day here...........a bit of a breeze.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:27 am

9:25am..........Checked the rollback..........no sign of any eagles in the nest today so far!

As the rollback shows uninterrupted stream for many hours we can conclude the cams have not gone off. As they will likely go off when Ken is there working on things, I will not take the cams at this time.

Back later. :bye 1:
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:51 am

10:49 am
Cams are still streaming. I checked the dvr back to Jean's post, and did not see any visits to the nest.

I know the last time Ken was meeting someone at the site, they gave a four-hour window for when they'd arrive, rather than a specific time - so he may be sitting in a shady spot reading a book or something while he waits for them.


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It's now 11:23, and I've been watching since 10:49 and the cams are still streaming and I haven't seen or heard any eagles. And now I'm away from the computer for a bit.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:09 am

It seems like only yesterday that Dee, the first chick to hatch at the nest built by HWF in the first Bald Eagle Reserve in British Columbia, broke free from her shell.

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(April 14 image courtesy of IrishEyes)

And it was July 5 when she took flight, carrying with her the hopes and dreams of those who have been working to find ways to save space for the eagles and other wildlife as more of the lower mainland of BC is developed.

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Dee and her sister Ess have now set out to explore the world - and the camera that let us watch them hatch needs cleaning (note blobs in upper right).

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And it's not the only camera or nest that needs some work, so....

Cam Maintenance Matching Drive Starts Now!

As many of you know, Delta 2 and Harrison Mills are viewer-sponsored nests - and we ideally need to raise $5000 for each of them to cover annual maintenance and the ongoing expenses of internet fees and site visits. It would be absolutely wonderful if we could raise $10,000 in this drive - and that may be a bit optimistic, but the closer we get, the less we'll need to raise later.

We didn't have eggs at Harrison Mills - last year's male returned with a new female, and they've done a lot of work on the nest so I have a good feeling about next year - doesn't that nest look inviting?

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(July 29 image of Dad at the nest by IrishEyes)

We haven't been able to clean the cams at Harrison Mills for a couple of years - last year Dad and his new mate came back early so we had to call off the maintenance. Happily the cams are still streaming - but their dome covers are badly in need of cleaning.

The dome covers at Delta 2 need more than cleaning - as you can see in the picture below, there's a bit of a yellow/sepia tinge to everything that didn't go away when we cleaned them last year - and this year we are hoping to replace them.

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(June 16 image of Bella and Coola waiting for breakfish courtesy of Sandy_W)

We would also like to replace the covers on the older cams at Harrison Mills and White Rock, but unfortunately they've been discontinued and we have not yet found a source. If anyone knows where to find stuff like that, please let me know; the cams are Vivotek Model SD8362E and there are four of them in all.
How to Donate

Happily some long-time friends of HWF are willing to match the first $1000 raised in the next three days - so if you adopt Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Surrey Reserve or White Rock for next year for $250, Hancock Wildlife will get $500!

The easiest way to adopt a nest is to
  • go to the "Donations" page on our website (https://hancockwildlife.org/donations/)
  • click the "Donate via CanadaHelps Now!" link
  • enter the amount of your donation ($250 to adopt the nest of your choice for the coming year)
  • pick "Adopt a Nest" from the Fund list
  • use the message box to say which nest you are adopting and how you would like your name to be listed
  • fill in your contact information and credit card details, and
  • click "Complete Donation Now"
And if this isn't a good time for adopting a nest, you can also make a donation of any amount to the "Eagle Cams/General Repairs" fund or you can make a monthly donation by changing the highlighted box at the top of the page from "Donate Now" to "Donate Monthly." Many of the funds have a suggested amount - but that is just a suggestion. The amount you put in the Amount box is what you'll donate.

You don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - and the rate of exchange right now is favorable to those of us in the United States - a donation of $250 Canadian dollars is currently about $200 US dollars, so if you give $250 through CanadaHelps (or PayPal), HWF gets $250 Canadian dollars, and the cost to you is based on the current rate of exchange.

You can also use the other methods on the Donations page, but it's not as easy to provide all the information, so if you're sending a check or planning to give a donation directly to someone at HWF, please let me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) know a donation is coming so it gets included in the matching drive.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please do contact me or gemini and we'll be happy to help.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:12 pm

12:11pm...............Thanks Judy...........the cams have continued to stream without going off!

I will be brave and take a brief look around, hoping they don't go down during this time!

IN on both cams.
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Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:26 pm

12:25pm............I was IN on both cams for about 15 minutes..........took a quick look around the usual spots our eagles perch. Absolutely no sign of anyone, not even any neighbours. All I hear is the wind.

I am now OFF both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:56 pm

1:55pm......Cams are currently offline and have been for about 40 minutes. Hopefully Ken is here working on the new internet connections! :luck:
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:30 pm

3:30pm...............Cams are back................IN on both cams.

Cams came back at 2:03pm. Nothing on the rollback since the cams came back on.
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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:35 pm

3:27 pm
Ken has indeed been there - and we are now on a faster, hopefully more stable connection!

It may be partly my imagination/wishful thinking - but I'm thinking that the East cam especially is looking sharper than it did! :)

Let me know how the controls work.

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Re: Delta2 2018 -2019 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:48 pm

3:47pm..............For the past few days we've been seeing an eagle or two inside the middle tower during the afternoon.......NOT today......no one there.
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