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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:08 pm

elle the more I look at your photos the more I think those eagles are our Ma & Pa :luck: Pa on the left with the faint line on the left side of his neck where he had the injury years ago, and Ma with that little feather hanging down on her left side of her neck.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:44 pm

I agree Kay. And the more I look at the picture of the one in the nest on March 27 the more it looks like Ma, too, and not the young one I saw at my previous visit. The young one had a very long slim neck a very squeaky voice.
Talons crossed it is her :luck: We just have to see her closer up and try to see a white feather on her right leg. There is some sun forecasted in a few days.
But it looks like no eggs again this year. :( That's okay as long as Ma and Pa are still together and not threatened.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:57 pm

Went to Pat Bay today. There is a Bald Eagle pair nesting in the Epicure nest. I am quite certain the male of the pair is our Pa. Still not sure about the female but today it looked like the new younger one with a long slim neck. I have some pictures I will share later.
Something rather unbelievable happened. As we were walking along the beach back to the car parked at the south end we turned around and 2 bald eagles flew to a visible perch at the edge of the field, copulated and then flew back to the nest. I know this is anthropomorphizing but it seemed Pa brought his new mate out for us to see and for her to see us! This was after we had spent a good 15 minutes or so with Pa at the beach where he had flown to an exposed rock , something he likes to do at low tide, and stared at us the whole time, in recognition.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:44 pm

You are not crazy Lynda, you know. I explained that kind of knowing to my grandson and he found it difficult to understand yet, I know, and you know, and we all know here on this Forum, that we can understand them. It's incredibly cool when that happens. :)
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:52 am

Some pix from yesterday.
Pa had some lunch on this branch before he flew to a rock on the beach
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:54 am

Pa Sidney and gull Pat Bay Apr 18-18.jpg
Pa on a rock on the beach .
Being pestered by gulls. He was not amused.
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Post by elle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:57 am

Just hanging out on the rock to be with us ? or to avoid nest duty? :)
He looks like a sailor man. Love the clam diggers.
Pa Sidney looking like a sailor Pat Bay Apr 18-18.jpg
Looking straight at us.
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Post by elle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:58 am

You can just see a white head in the nest from way out on the beach at very low tide.
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Post by elle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:01 am

Thank you Carolyn. I know for sure this is Pa and I know for sure he recognised us. That is so wonderful since we have not really seen him much for over a year, certainly not at the beach like that. It was like old times. We will visit more often now.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:54 am

Lynda say hi to Pa for me :D Love his 'clam diggers'. I hope to see some action in the nest when I return from my vacation :luck:
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Post by JudiW » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:16 pm

Yeppers Elle that's my hunka hunka burning love eagle male dear Pa Sidney :rh:

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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by Deewerms » Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:31 pm

goodnight friends, have a good evening and sleep well. hope that truly is ma Sidney with pa, and mayber female is the housekeeper :thumlft: :bye 1:

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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Fri May 04, 2018 2:05 pm

May 2- 2018. Epicure nest occupants. I believe this is our Pa with a new lady and they must have an eaglet or 2 that cannot be seen yet.
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Post by elle » Fri May 04, 2018 4:57 pm

Pa landed on the beach
Is this Pa at Pat Bay May 2-2018.jpg
New Missus, whom I shall call Missy from now on , landed next to him squealing

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Missy

Pa then flew to the top of a tree overlooking the beach
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While Missy landed below in the same tree and had her lunch
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by JudiW » Fri May 04, 2018 7:59 pm

Great news Elle but I will miss Ma Sidney as this was my first nest observation way back in 2007 Fledgefest....I still have the video in fact its on my Facebook :vid: videos....that's why I stopped Facebook no security at the time....but have they improved it with security and I will come back...Judi

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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sat May 05, 2018 3:27 pm

Great news seeing Pa with his new mate.....life goes on and that is good.
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Post by elle » Thu May 24, 2018 6:24 pm

Checked on Pa and his new Missus today. She was standing by the side of the nest with a nice-ish crop visible and he was chilling in a tree next door.
Pa Sidney's new Missus in Epicure nest May 24-2018.jpg

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Post by elle » Thu May 24, 2018 6:26 pm

Pa in tree next to Epicure nest May 24-2018.jpg
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Post by elle » Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 am

Visited Pat Bay yesterday. A feeding going on in the Epicure nest. Looked like Pa.
Pa feeding in Epicure nest May 30-2018.jpg
Pa's nest on Towner Park Rd
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Also walked the beach north to the path that leads to the nest at the end of Tanner Rd. Saw an adult perched next to the nest. Ian says he saw movement in the nest so they have an active nest. I will open a new thread for that nest.
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Post by sassyk » Thu May 31, 2018 3:53 pm

I also visited Pa Sidney's snag nest yesterday. When we arrived at that lovely new pull-off area on W. Saanich Rd. at approx. 3:40 Pa was in the nest and looked like he was feeding a chick. He flew off 8 minutes later then his new mate 'Missy' flew into the nest at 3:55. She stood there for a few minutes then flew off. A very small fuzzy beige head can be seen in front of her chest in 2 of my photos :woohoo: Pa arrived at the nest with something in his talons just after Missy left.but we couldn't determine what it was. He flew off a minute later then Missy arrived in the nest again. She didn't appear to be feeding then Pa flew in again, they both stood looking down into the nest, then Pa flew off again. We left at approx. 4:15 just after Missy flew off the nest. I don't think I have ever watched a pair of eagles flying in and out of the nest as many times as Pa & Missy did :ohmy:


Pa feeding.
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Just before Pa flew off.
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Pa's new mate Missy. Little beige fuzzy head visible in front of her chest.
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Post by sassyk » Thu May 31, 2018 3:58 pm

Missy with a chick visible to the right of her head. We wondered if she was feeding another chick.
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Missy getting ready to fly from the nest.
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Pa flying in with some prey. Looked like some feet hanging down.
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Post by sassyk » Thu May 31, 2018 4:00 pm

Missy returning to the nest.
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Pa & Missy admiring their chick(s).
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Pa getting ready to leave the nest again.
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Post by elle » Thu May 31, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice shots Kay! We left the area just before you and missed both you and all that great action.
I am pleased you have confirmed there is at least one chick and it is still pretty young, too.
Life goes on.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by stim » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:05 am

So much going on here since I last dropped in! Thank you Lynda and Kay for your reassuring updates about nesting. Sad about Ma not being included though. Perhaps she was just too old to fight off Missy. I can understand the tug at heartstrings with your newcomer. Hoping for a successful season for Pa and Missy. :luck:

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Post by elle » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:32 pm

Thanks stim. Nothing lasts forever.
I love Pa and it isn't the same without Ma , I have to admit, but life goes on and it looks like there is new life in the nest with Missy.
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Post by sassyk » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:58 pm

Thanks Lynda & Sandra. Yes, sadly it definitely is not the same without Ma :( However, I do wish Pa & Missy a successful breeding season and we may be surprised with another eaglet appearing the next time one of us goes to visit :luck:
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:25 pm

It's wonderful Pa has a new mate who is helping him to continue his legacy. Life does go on and we can see the joy here.
Thank you Lynda and Kay for these photos......
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Post by JudiW » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:48 pm

Great captures of Pa and Missus and the bobble Kay. :woohoo: :offtobed: :thumlft:
June 12th - Also that eaglet should be fledging or getting ready to because those photos were in May and the cycle is conceived in March and 3 months to June for teenagers and branching then fledging is next....am I right?

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Post by sassyk » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:50 am

Thank you JudiW. This eaglet is still very young so it won't be fledging any time soon. It is probably a month or so behind the others in the area.

I hadn't intended to go see Pa & his new family last evening but was visiting a few other nests in the area so thought I might as well. Pa was in the nest feeding his eaglet. The light was fading so I took lots of photos before I got one that actually shows a fuzzy head :woohoo:
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Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:53 am

I did a tour of (most of) the nests on the peninsula yesterday. When we arrived at the south end of the (former) Epicure property Pa was perched in the tree enjoying the sunshine. We could see Missy perched at the top of the tree next to the nest tree and could barely make out a grey blob on the right side of the nest. After Pa flew off and circled overhead a few times we headed up the road to view the nest from W. Saanich. The gate at the new driveway was closed so we parked there for awhile until someone wanted to get in. Missy was also enjoying the sun, holding her wings out at her sides. The little grey blob is quite a bit bigger than it was the last time I was there but still very small. We did see only one.

These first 2 photos are Pa.
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This one is the nest showing the grey blog on the right side of the trunk.
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