Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm

It's not as dark out when looking out with the cam than pointed at the nest
add: except when the IR light comes on lol

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:53 pm

Heather L wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:47 pm
It's not as dark out when looking out with the cam than pointed at the nest
add: except when the IR light comes on lol
True,,,lol!

But, nothing that I can see....
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:53 pm

This is pretty the sun going down and there is a reflection on the water behind the trees 8:50 pm Aug 13
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:04 pm

Thank you Yolande. I am guessing Dad is a no show.

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:08 pm

Heather L wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Thank you Yolande. I am guessing Dad is a no show.

Thinking you are right, Heather - he isn't on Mom and Dad's perch either..... :no:

Cam is on the nest and I am off the cam - will watch for a few minutes, but don't expect to see him....

Happy we were both here - I'll watch for a few minutes, but say goodnight and thanks for today ....
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:09 pm

Yes I am going to say Goodnight to you and Bev. :grhug: Goodnight HM , Dad and Lady D 9:09 pm Aug 13

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by nightowl » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:57 pm

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:03 am

Good morning H Mills, Dad and Lady D , Yolande, Heather and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:56 am
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:10 am

6:07a
Daylight and nest is empty
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No nest visit !
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:43 am

10:38a
Nest is empty
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I checked the DVR back to my last post and no nest visits that I saw.
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:31 pm

12:58p
Quiet except for the wind on the empty nest
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I checked the DVR back to my last post and no nest visits that I saw
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:00 pm

Afternoon everyone, and thank-you for your updates, Bev!

I checked back to your post and didn't see a nest visit.....

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:29 pm

Hi and Thank you Bev and Yolande, No visits to the nest 4:28 pm Aug 14

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Thanks Yolande and Heather

5:53 pm
Sunny and windy on the nest
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I checked the DVR back to your post Heather and no nest visit !
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:04 pm

6:03pm
On the S PTZ cam for a quick look around



Windy! I took a good look around on the all the perches .. tree tops, Dads perch and as expected no eagles seen or heard

Few s'caps /
6:07p
Beautiful evening .. Hazy and windy on Dads empty perch
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6:08p
Lone tree
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6:09p,
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:26 pm

6:17p
Close up of Dads Feather :)
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6:27p
Both cams are on the nest
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Goodnight H Mills , Dad and Lady D , Yolande , Heather and all who watch rest! :grhug:


6:30 pm. Of the SPTZ Cam
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:20 pm

Thank you Bev . Beautiful Day at HM . Still windy and so sign of Dad or Lady 7:19 pm
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:11 pm

Still quiet 8:11 pm Aug 14 I will check back bit later , dinner time :)

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:27 pm

Goodnight Bev and thanks! And thanks for your updtes, too, Heather - enjoy your dinner!

I'll take a quick look at the perches by the river...

ADD: 8:36pm No eagles that I can see...
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848pm No change.....

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:54 pm

Cams have gone to IR - no eagles at Mom and Dad's perch...
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9:05pm No eagles seen or heard!

I'll watch for a little while, but say good night now - thanks for today, everyone!

Cam is on the nest...

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:11 pm

Thank you Yolande , Hope Dad isn't far 9:11 pm

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Heather L » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 pm

9:26 pm
Goodnight Bev , Yolande , HM , Dad and Lady D
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by nightowl » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:57 pm

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:09 am

Good Moring H Mills, Dad and Lady D ,Yolande, Heather and thanks nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:21 am

5:20a
Quiet at the empty nest
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I also checked the DVR back to my last post and nest was empty !

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5:30a
Same as above .
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:01 am

5:57
Daylight at the empty nest
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I also checked the DVR back to my last post and no eagles seen or heard ..

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:33 am

6:28
Peeking in again and nest is empty
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I checked the DVR back to my last post and no nest visits that I saw ..

I am out for a couple of hours ..
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by Yolande » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:42 am

Morning! Thank-you for your coverage this morning Bev!

I checked back to Bev's last post and didn't see a visit to the nest.....very quiet.....

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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:35 pm

12:30pm
Peeking in here .. nest is empty .. quiet except for the sound of the wind and maintenance crew out front .
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Thanks Yolande and I checked the DVR back to your post and no nest visits !
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest thread ..2018--2019

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:39 pm

Bringing this forward ... If you are watching and haven't already donated and can help ..Please do and thanks ~

Our Cam Maintenance Matching Drive is off to a great start - we've already had several people adopt nests for next season or donate in other ways!

Thank you so much for your support -
we absolutely could not do this without you!

We do still have a ways to go, and our tree at Harrison Mills is the tallest tree with a cam, so may need professional climbers as well as Myles.

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Thanks also to those of you who have provided information about the work that needs to be done on site. The cams badly need cleaning since we were not able to do that last year; it would be great if we could replace the domes, but unfortunately the cams are old enough that they no longer make replacement parts. I have not heard of any branches that need trimming, and the eagles have done a great job fixing up the nest so I don't think we need to add nest materials this year! If there are other things that could be done to improve our viewing, please let me know.

The general time when eagles are away is early August through late September - more or less; different pairs do seem to have different schedules, and some take longer breaks than others. And David and Myles both have a lot of things scheduled during that time, so they don't always have as much flexibility as they'd like as to when they work on a nest.

Here's what we know about the variables for Harrison Mills - it's not easy to know if this new pair will actually leave the area; last year they were around through July, and while we had a lot of issues with the cams in August, at least one eagle was seen on cam August 2 and 9, and they were being seen fairly frequently from August 23rd to September 8, then not so much for a couple of weeks although calls were heard occasionally and there were visits September 19, 22, 23, 28 and 29. This year they are still actively visiting the nest as of the end of July.

Please let me know if you have any additional thoughts or comments - you can send a PM or email me at [email protected].

Unfortunately I can't promise that we'll clean the cams this year - David very much wants to do that, and I know all of us who watch the cams want that - but we need to be sure that the eagles are away, because eagles in BC tend to abandon nests if they see people in them. However, the money we're raising now also goes towards the cost of site visits (Harrison Mills is also the longest drive every time Ken has to visit the site to restart the computers or do other work) - and will help with monthly internet costs and other expenses. If you've been thinking of donating, we really could use your help.
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If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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