Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:51 pm

4:51 pm - I am going to log into the cams.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:58 pm

Reposting the return dates for the last 2 years since Trooper has been our resident male....................


These are the dates I have on record for when our eagles returned in the past:
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RETURN DATES FOR MA AND TROOPER AT DELTA2

2018................Ma was here from September 28th to October 1st. We did not see her again until around October 10th. Her identity was confirmed on October 15th along with that of Trooper who was now here with her.

2019................Trooper in the nest on Sept. 28th. Ma (suspected) seen but not confirmed in the nest until Sept. 30th, 2019.



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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:13 pm

5:12 pm - I have only seen small birds up until now as I have been looking around with the cams. Lots of them hanging out on the towers....but then now just came across this bird on the center tower...They were not there during my first time around. Maybe a hawk?
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:19 pm

5:15 pm - The bird on the center tower flew off just as I was getting ready to move the W Cam....and of course I was caught off guard...didn't get a s'cap of the fly off because we have no embedded cams and I forgot...but I was able to follow him over to the first tower....still looks a bit small to me to be an eagle and the wing flapping as he flew looked more like a hawk. Unfortunately this bird flew off the first tower when I was looking around with the E Cam so I did not see them leave and didn't find them anywhere.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:28 pm

5:09 pm - a little earlier I had the E Cam on the poles by the Bay and there are a couple spots there that to me look like adults....but it could just be something that is part of the poles. Anyway, one closer to the came seems larger than the one in the back, which is so tiny but I was seeing white and black on that one so thought I would mention it. Both are still there now at 5:28 pm. Again, not sure if these are really eagles but the coloring just looks like they are
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:36 pm

5:35 pm - looks like a hawk on one of the evergreen trees
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:41 pm

5:38 pm - here is where the hawk is....from the E Cam view we can only see the top of the hawk's head as one of the branches is in the way
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And from the W Cam....zoomed out so we can see where the hawk is on the evergreen tree
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Jean wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:58 pm
Reposting the return dates for the last 2 years since Trooper has been our resident male....................


These are the dates I have on record for when our eagles returned in the past:
Information taken from HWF records
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RETURN DATES FOR MA AND TROOPER AT DELTA2

2018................Ma was here from September 28th to October 1st. We did not see her again until around October 10th. Her identity was confirmed on October 15th along with that of Trooper who was now here with her.

2019................Trooper in the nest on Sept. 28th. Ma (suspected) seen but not confirmed in the nest until Sept. 30th, 2019.



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Hi Jean! Sorry, I am just now seeing your post. Thanks for the dates.....Trooper and/or Ma should be here any day.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:47 pm

5:44 pm - the hawk is still on the evergreen tree...just be-bopping his head around...I'm sure he will be flying off when I'm not looking
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Sun Sep 27, 2020 5:58 pm

5:52 pm - the hawk flew off the evergreen tree a few minutes ago...was just getting back to the W Cam when I saw the branch bouncing, so I just missed him leaving....not sure where he went to.

As for the marks on those poles by the bay....the lighting is much different now and those spots now just look like dark marks so they may just be part of the poles.
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I did another quick look around and did not find any large birds on any of the towers or poles.

I am now off the cams. Everyone have a great evening!

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by RoseA » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:12 pm

Seems very still out there right now. Again there is a Flicker in the tree... heard him (loudly) before I saw him.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Brenda » Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:40 pm

We live on the Fraser River just outside of Ladner Harbour and have a 4 year old eagle nest on the island across from our float home with successful fledging of 1 eaglet/year for the past 3 years. I follow Delta2 as a “similar” nest to figure out what may be happening in “my” nest! Today, our first adult re-appeared, a juvenile was also seen flying high above the nest. Usually the first adult appears in early October - so close to the mark. Thanks to Delta2 volunteers for all you do - I look forward to another season!

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:07 pm

Brenda wrote:
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We live on the Fraser River just outside of Ladner Harbour and have a 4 year old eagle nest on the island across from our float home with successful fledging of 1 eaglet/year for the past 3 years. I follow Delta2 as a “similar” nest to figure out what may be happening in “my” nest! Today, our first adult re-appeared, a juvenile was also seen flying high above the nest. Usually the first adult appears in early October - so close to the mark. Thanks to Delta2 volunteers for all you do - I look forward to another season!

Hi Brenda! Great to hear from you! It is wonderful that you follow our nest as well as the one close to you...........please feel free to post more often! You are so fortunate to live so close to a wonderful view of an eagles' nest! :yes:

We are beginning to see a few eagles around, but on the cams we cannot see much because the view is limited. But even in my area of Langley some eagles have been spotted and we know there are others coming back from their migration now. We can expect Ma and Trooper any time now but they could also take their sweet time and not return for a week or so.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:08 pm

7:08pm.....Its a bit late and getting dark but will take a final look at the poles and towers.............IN on both cams.

Well, it is a lovely sunset tonight, but alas no eagles. :no:
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Travel safely Ma and Trooper..........we shall see you soon.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by nightowl » Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:57 pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2020

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Linuxgw2 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:47 am

Good morning,

Noted : Logging in this morning at 5:52 am nest time..E and W embedded cams offline.

Anxiously waiting for Ma and Trooper!!

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:57 am

Linuxgw2 wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:47 am
Good morning,

Noted : Logging in this morning at 5:52 am nest time..E and W embedded cams offline.

Anxiously waiting for Ma and Trooper!!

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Good Morning Linux! Yes, unfortunately the embedded cams are still down. I know that Ken will be working on that today (problems with something having to do with a new setup for YouTube). In the meantime, I think our cam operators will be trying to keep an eye on the nest on the zoomer cams and will post if we see Ma or Trooper. But of course we do hope for the embedded cams to be up soon.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:04 am

7:04 am - Good Morning Delta 2! I am logging into cams

The rooster is making it calls early this morning....

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:14 am

7:13 am - beautiful sunrise in Delta! No eagles seen yet.
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7:21 am - low lying fog over the fields this morning
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:39 am

7:35 am - look around again and now seeing someone on the church cross....I am seeing some white near the tail area but not sure if this is an eagle or just the lighting....not seeing a white head, but if this is an eagle they could be preening and I am only seeing the tail right now. Keeping an eye on them.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:51 am

7:49 am - small hawk (?) on one of the evergreen trees
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:13 am

8:12 am - this someone is still on the church cross....the lighting is not the best right now so only seeing a little white where I think the tail is. Still not sure if this is an adult or not
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The small hawk on the evergreen tree flew off about 20 minutes ago.....didn't see him leave so not sure where he went to. Have looked around for any other large birds and haven't seen any yet.


I am taking a little break...but keeping the cams up with sound so I can hear if anyone comes to the nest. Be back shortly for another look around.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:05 am

9:00 am - taking another look around.....little birdie on the nest....so no eagles are here
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:07 am

9:05 am - and just this someone still on the church cross. I've also looked at the Bluff eagles' nest and wasn't able to see anyone there or at that tree to the left. Not sure if this is one of them on the church cross, but I'm no longer seeing a white tail so it may have just been the lighting earlier that made it appear to be white.
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9:15 am - of course I had to step away for a minute and while I was gone this bird flew off the church cross so I didn't get a chance to see how they flew (if it looked like an eagle).....

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 am

9:22 am - three little birdies on the nest tree branch making a lot of noise...and then they flew off....hmmm, is someone coming?
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:50 am

9:49 am - large bird at the first tower...just got there within the last couple of minutes as I have kept the cam here and had been keeping an eye on it. Not seeing any white on it so this is not an adult but I guess it could be a juvie.
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Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:59 am

9:56 am - this juvie (?) just did a fly hop over to the right....I really am thinking this is a juvie
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:10 am

I will need to step away for a bit in about 5 or so minutes. I can keep the cams up but if any other zoomer is available, please feel free to take them.


Large bird still at the first tower
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:17 am

10:16 am - well, of course as I was adding my last s'cap, the large bird on the first tower flew off.....looked around for him but didn't find him. Both cams are now back on the nest.

I am now off the cams.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:21 am

Hi Sue. I will log into both cams now. Thanks so much for watching this morning. Hoping to see Ma or Trooper so very soon!
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