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

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:56 am

The first 2 photos are Missy enjoying the sunshine.
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You can clearly see the little grey blob in the nest from W. Saanich Rd.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:07 am

Very sweet Kay. That eaglet is only about a month old. Up and alert though. I wonder if it could be a second clutch.?
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:31 pm

I wondered that as well. Could be because Pa & Missy are a new pair and she looks quite young. Still could be a 2nd one pop up ;)
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:20 pm

We first saw Missy incubating on Mar 27. Even if she had just laid an egg on that date the eaglet would be older than what we see in the nest now. Approx hatch would have been Apr 27 ; eaglet 7 weeks old the third week of June. Very curious.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:47 am

I visited some nests on the peninsula yesterday and saw Pa perched in a tree at the south end of the Epicure property looking out over Pat Bay. Missy was perched in the tree next to the nest tree and the eaglet was wandering around the nest flapping its wings :wub: It is still very small but has definitely grown since last time I saw it :thumlft: I'll post some photos soon.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:52 am

I am so happy Dad and Missy have this little gray blob and it is flapping wings and learning. How lucky you two are to have seen it....life goes on.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:59 am

Good morning Carolyn. Yes, life does go on and I'm glad Pa found a new mate.


Here are a few photos of Pa and his eaglet.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:00 am

3 photos of the eaglet flapping its big wings :woohoo:
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The eaglet nearly fell over after this wing flap :D
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Post by elle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:06 am

Wow the little one has grown a lot in a week. Looks healthy and strong. :thumlft:
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:34 am

Wonderful pictures - thanks so much, Kay! And thanks for your thoughts and observations, Lynda and carolyn.

A second clutch does seem likely - and a first-time parent is more likely to have trouble incubating initially.

The solo eaglet at Harrison Mills hatched May 21 from an egg laid April 15, so might have been close in age if he/she had survived - that was a first clutch, but later than usual for a pair that usually nests late.

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Post by elle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:02 am

How about Genesis? For a name.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:24 pm

Thanks JudyB. I would agree that the chick is the result of a 2nd clutch :)

elle yes, the eaglet does look healthy & strong :thumlft: My birding friend jokingly calls the eaglet 'snaggie' :D 'Genesis' is a good name; the offspring of a new pair :thumlft:
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:34 pm

I don't think I have a vote yet....if I had one it would be Genesis.......
Adorable and good thoughts JudyB.....
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Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:43 pm

I also like the name! Seems a big name for a little eaglet - but he or she will soon grow into it! :love:

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Post by elle » Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:43 pm

Of course you have a vote, Carolyn! :)

:grlol; JudyB. Yes I hope it will grow big and strong.

Genesis it is then. :rh:
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:43 pm

Really, I have a vote...yeah! I love the name Genesis.....

Genesis, a new beginning for Pa Sidney and Missy,
an active, flapping, voracious little one....

With a future hopefully so bright it will shine into
the night and return back again,
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by JudiW » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:00 pm

Genesis is a good name for the Sidney nest eaglet 2018 congrats Pa and your new Missus, Missy :eag: :eag: :eag: and baby Genesis of Sidney BC

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

Post by elle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:26 am

Went by Pat Bay Epicure nest yesterday afternoon. Genesis was upright in the nest but looking away to the east. Adult on top of tree north of the nest and another one in the small grove of trees on the farmer's property where they had a nest for a few years.
I could not get a clear photo of either of the 2 adults but neither one looked like Missy :dunno: Could it be Missy was replaced by whoever is Genesis' mother and that would explain a second clutch. ? I am confused.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am

elle actually I was thinking the one I photographed in the tree near the nest when I was there on June 20th looked different; not like Missy :dunno: I'm confused also :roll: We might never know for sure.
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 am

Confusion keeps us guessing making it kind of fun. It's wonderful there is an eaglet with such a good start.
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Post by elle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:31 am

sassyk wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am
elle actually I was thinking the one I photographed in the tree near the nest when I was there on June 20th looked different; not like Missy :dunno: I'm confused also :roll: We might never know for sure.
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Yes Kay. I looked at the picture you took and thought that was not Missy. Then yesterday I could have sworn it was Ma back at the nest!!
Could it be? I am truly flummoxed. I am quite sure Pa is still one of the pair but the other one is a mystery. :dunno:
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Post by elle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:39 am

Woodlands Bleu wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 am
Confusion keeps us guessing making it kind of fun. It's wonderful there is an eaglet with such a good start.
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Genesis looks healthy and still quite young. Maybe 8 weeks? I wondered what a late fledge would mean to this year's annual migration. Will they go away but not for quite as long or will they just stay?

I am thinking Missy being so young may have laid a dud and Ma may have come back to take over what is rightly hers? Or there is another new female on board. Yeah, such fun!
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Post by elle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:52 am

Here are the pictures I took yesterday that are less than ideal but.....

Genesis looking away but at least we can see growth since last photos.
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And this is the adult next to the nest. I don;t think this is Pa. He was across the road. And I don't think it is Missy because she has a long slim neck. It looks like it could be Ma ? :luck:
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Post by Woodlands Bleu » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:54 pm

Although as you said it would be hard to actually know, it would be lovely if that were Ma who stepped back in, yet, if not, there is a lovely lady who had a chick, Genesis, and that is good.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:57 pm

elle to me that adult doesn't look like our Ma :no: Fine looking eagle though :thumlft:

ETA: Perhaps our Pa was having a 'mid-life crisis' and thought it would be good for his ego to romance another female ;)
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Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:19 pm

I went to visit the eagles this evening and saw Genesis standing up in the nest as I drove past to park my vehicle down on Towner Park Rd. I spotted an adult perched in one of the trees at the south end of the former Epicure property; I believe it was Pa. After taking several photos from different vantage points I wasn't convinced it was Pa :dunno: I wandered up the road to see if Genesis was still up and the little rascal was down in the nest :( I managed to get a few photos of partial wings but that was it :roll: I'll post some photos later.
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Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:14 pm

Some photos of Pa in the tree at the south end of the former Epicure property last night, taken from different vantage points. The quality isn't good as the sun was setting and glaring on him :(

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Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:18 pm

The snag nest, taken from the south end of the former Epicure property. Genesis was nowhere to be seen :(
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These last 2 photos were taken from W. Saanich Rd. Genesis did stretch a wing halfway out the first time.
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I caught a nice big dark wing the second time.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:46 pm

Visited Pat Bay/Epicure nest this afternoon. Pa was in the field perch tree overlooking the beach and New Ma was perched in the farmer's field across from the nest. Genesis was upright near the trunk of the nest tree and then got some air , jumping with both feet above the nest. Later after a food delivery she was self feeding on the other side of the nest.
She has not fledged yet as she is a very late likely second clutch and hatch from a second mating with yet a new female.
Genesis looked healthy and active.
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Post by elle » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:49 pm

A few videos

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Genesis gets some air time

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Food delivery

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Self feeding

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In the middle
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