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

Post by elle » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:51 pm

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Meanwhile at the beach, Pa perched on one of those poles that were erected and have Purple Martin nest boxes attached.
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Post by Marg » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:39 pm

Great pictures elle. Thanks.
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Re: Ma & Pa Sidney BC Bald Eagles -Patricia Bay - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:09 pm

Thanks elle. Great to see Genesis getting some air :woohoo:

I was out on the peninsula this afternoon. Genesis was sitting in the nest looking out to the back screeping. I saw some big black wings soaring in behind the oak trees but didn't see the adult. Genesis was still sitting in the same spot when I left. I stopped again later after I had visited the osprey nest on Marina Way and Genesis was still sitting in the same spot :roll: I saw Pa perched in the field tree watching Genesis so I stopped to get a few photos which I will post later. I am planning to visit again during the week and hopefully I'll see some action :luck:
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Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:42 pm

A few photos of Genesis in the nest yesterday afternoon. She was screeping and looking up at the adult who had landed somewhere behind the oak trees.
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Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:46 pm

2 photos of Pa yesterday in the field tree.
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Post by sassyk » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:20 pm

I visited the nest area today with a friend. Pa was perched in one of the trees on the former Epicure property close to W. Saanich Rd. Viewing the nest from the driveway at the south end of the property, Genesis was perched on the left side of the nest. Missy was perched in the tree next to the nest tree. She flew into the nest and was feeding Genesis. We viewed the feeding, which went on for quite awhile, from the new driveway on W. Saanich Rd. Missy flew out towards the area where Pa was perched. Genesis was quite active, wingercizing and jumping, getting some air time. After Genesis had settled down for a nap we heard Pa squawking and saw him being chased by an Osprey. He landed at the back of one of the trees on the farmer's field where I couldn't get a photo of him. I'll post some photos later.
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Post by sassyk » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:00 pm

This is the eagle I thought was Pa perched in the tree on the former Epicure property near W. Saanich Rd., taken from the south end of the property across from the beach. The more I look at this eagle the more I think it doesn't look like our Pa :dunno: These photos have been cropped a lot.
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This is Genesis on the left side of the nest, taken from the same spot.
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Post by sassyk » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:07 pm

Taken from the same spot as the previous photos; the adult I'm assuming is Missy landing in the nest.
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Missy feeding Genesis. These photos were taken from the new driveway on W. Saanich Rd.
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Post by sassyk » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:09 pm

Genesis wingercizing and getting some air.
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Looking for bits of prey; still hungry :D
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Post by sassyk » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:17 am

I am posting these photos here not knowing if this eagle is our Pa or Ma or one of the intruders that was in the area around Pat Bay last year. Some neighbours have kept me updated on eagles they have seen in the area last season and earlier this season and it could be one looking to set up a new territory at the south end of Pat Bay. This one was perched in a tree close to the pottery shop yesterday. I couldn't get a good photo from any angle; too many little branches in the way and the glaring sun. These photos were taken from the beach path below where the eagle was perched.
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Post by elle » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:57 pm

Thanks so much Kay. It is a great pleasure to see Genesis getting such height above the nest. She will be branching soon and then fledging in a couple of weeks or so. :luck:
I will be away most of August so I look forward to your documentation of the branching and then the fledge.
You have referred to the adult female as Missy but I think we concurred Missy was replaced by the female I call New Ma ; hence such a late egg laying and hatch.
The male in the south field is definitely Pa. He now has a notch in his white neck feathers as is quite visible in my previous pictures July 28.
As for the one down by the old potter shop....very distinct looking .....that must be an intruder. I had hoped they had gone away :(
Could very well be just one passing through on migration.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:44 pm

elle I was assuming the female in the nest was Missy because she has a long skinny neck :dunno: She is definitely not our Ma and as long as she is taking care of Genesis who is Pa's offspring I'm happy :) And I don't mind calling her Ma. The Pa in my previous photos definitely looks like our old Pa, but the one I saw yesterday looked different :chin:

I have kept in touch with the neighbours who live near the pottery store and they continue to see eagles in their trees. When they leave they always fly off over the south end of Pat Bay. I, and other WiTS volunteers have seen eagles hunting and fishing in that area so perhaps we will see a new nest in that area in the fall.

Enjoy your vacation at the cottage and I hope you are able to relax and just veg out with some good books :luck:
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Post by elle » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:08 pm

Kay: The female did have a long neck. :roll: Maybe we have a threesome here. :)

I have not seen any eagles down by the former pottery store ( It is now Mermaid's Lair... not sure what is going on in there at the moment) so I hoped they had given up and left.

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Post by sassyk » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:08 pm

I visited Genesis this evening; she was sitting in the nest screeping at Mom who was perched in a nearby tree. Genesis picked up something in the nest and it looked like she was going to eat but just pulled it over to the side of the nest :roll: She did quite a bit of wingercizing and got a lot of air underneath her. She does look like a well fed healthy eaglet. I recorded some videos of her and will upload them tomorrow.

Mom in the nearby tree.
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Genesis screeping at Mom.
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Post by sassyk » Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:11 pm

A few more photos of Genesis. She was going back and forth from one side of the nest to the other and had a good poop just before wingercizing.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:03 am

I haven't uploaded my videos yet to YouTube but I did snip some s'caps of Genesis.
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Post by sassyk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:04 am

A few more s'caps I snipped from the videos.
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Post by sassyk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:12 pm

I visited Genesis this evening. She was lying down in the nest when I arrived, got up a short while later and poked around the nest looking for something to eat. She squawked a bit then did a few flaps over to the other side of the nest. She sat on the branch and preened, every once in awhile looking around and squawking again. She eventually got tired of waiting for dinner to arrive and hopped down into the nest, laid down and looked around. She was still there when I left a short while later. There were no adults seen or heard in the area or around Pat Bay :( There was quite a haze in the air due to all the smoke from the forest fires.
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Post by sassyk » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:14 pm

A few more photos of Genesis. I recorded some videos and will snip some s'caps from them tomorrow.
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Post by JudiW » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Lovely photos of Genesis up in the nest Elle congrats Pa and Missy Sidney you did well for your first season together :eag: :hatch: :eag: :rh:

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Post by Marg » Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:21 pm

Thanks for your pictures sassyk and elle. :D :D
I miss coming over to see the Sidney nest.
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Post by sassyk » Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:37 pm

:ty: Marg

I went to see the eagles this afternoon. When I arrived at the new driveway Genesis was sitting on the side of the nest looking around. She called out a few times but I didn't see or hear Pa or Missy. I had a nice visit with Farmer John who leases some of the land there to grow fruit and veggies. He said the adults are keeping Genesis well fed, the odd time some of his chickens have gone missing :%: John gave me permission to walk down to the fence to get a few photos of Genesis who had hopped up to the branch behind the nest and was wingercizing. After I left I saw Pa perched in one of the field trees close to the south fence. He flew off towards the nest then Missy appeared in the other field perch tree. Genesis was still perched on the branch behind the nest. After I had driven around the area a bit I saw 2 Turkey Vultures perched in a tree on Towner Park Rd. where Pa's other nest is. I also saw the lady who lives behind the new little subdivision beside the First Nations land and she told me they still see a pair of eagles perching in their neighbour's tree. When I drove up the road again Pa was perched in the tree at the south corner of the property and Genesis was still on the branch behind the nest. I will post some photos later.
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Post by sassyk » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:25 pm

Here are some photos of the eagles, taken yesterday. They are not the greatest of quality because there is still a haze from the smoke and some low clouds as well.

Genesis, taken from the new driveway on W. Saanich Rd.
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Genesis wingercizing on the branch behind the nest, taken from the farmer's field.
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Post by sassyk » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:27 pm

This photo was taken from the fence at the back of the farmer's field. Better view of the nest.
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Pa in the field tree close to the south fence.
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Post by sassyk » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:32 pm

After Pa flew off towards the nest, Missy flew in and landed in the field perch tree. These photos have been cropped a lot.
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The nest tree with Genesis perched on the branch on the left. This was taken at 4:14pm from the road at the south end of the property, across from the beach.
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Post by sassyk » Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:35 pm

After driving around the area for awhile, I saw Pa perched in the tree at the south corner of the property, across from the beach. I walked up the road to get a different vantage point for the 2nd photo.
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Another photo of the nest before I left the area. Genesis was still perched on the branch at the side of the nest at 4:54pm.
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Post by txelements » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:54 pm

:ty: :ty: :ty: sassyk.

Great update !

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Post by sassyk » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:16 pm

:wave: txelements I'm always happy to share info and photos of the eagles with everyone :thumlft:

I went to see the eagles this afternoon. It was very quiet and no eagles were seen or heard anywhere :( I spoke to farmer John who said he saw one of the adults near the nest this morning and heard Genesis calling but didn't see her. This makes me think that she has fledged and was perched in a tree somewhere. The adult might have been trying to entice her back to the nest. Farmer John said Genesis had been up on the branch behind the nest wingercizing for at least a week. While standing in the new driveway I saw a dark blob in the tree behind the nest but it was too far away to determine if it was Genesis. Also it was getting late with very little light and threatening to rain. I will try to visit again in the next few days and take another photo of the same tree.

ETA: I've looked closer at the photo I took of the tree behind the nest and realize that the dark blob is the old cam :roll:
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Post by elle » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:05 am

I am back from vacation. Thank you Kay for all the updates while I was gone. It looks like Genesis has fledged. :luck:
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