Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

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Re: Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:37 pm

Good Morning all
After Spunky 1, last year, did you hear about Spunky 2 ?

Follow me there, i found it yesterday (from april to june)

Golden Eagles Raise A Hawk
dematson
This is a unique video following A Golden Eagle pair that laid two eagle eggs and brought a Red Tailed Hawk into their nest. They raised the Hawk to fledge in advance of their own eagle chicks fledging. I was able to photograph and video the history of this event. I have a three part narrative about this on my blog Mid Sierra Musings. There was a previous account of this on Vancouver Island with a Bald Eagle pair raising a hawk chick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R_d2KGmJAs
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Pic from the video from Dematson Dale Matson
And here his blog very well documented

http://midsierramusing.blogspot.com/201 ... art-1.html + 5 more parts between May and June 2018
and also here on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pg/CaliforniaD ... 3082671151

And a little more Strange in last May, an owl family raising a hawklet (the end (second link) is not so good as the Spunkys's stories but it exists…)viewtopic.php?f=62&t=152&start=570#p47188
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Sorry to disturb your thread but it is only to complete, last year beautiful story from here...
:rh: E9: 4 yo. E14 :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:54 am

Philj056France thanks for posting the links to the video; very interesting and apparently not as uncommon as some might think ;)
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Re: Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:48 am

It was such a gorgeous evening yesterday I decided to take a drive to Sidney. I saw one of the adults perched in the usual tree at the end of Fifth St. overlooking the bay but didn't stop. The eaglet was perched on a branch above the nest calling and I heard the crows squawking from the vicinity of Beaufort. As I was chatting with a neighbour on the corner the eaglet flew to another neighbour's tree across the road. It then flew off, circling around behind the nest and towards the area at the end of Beaufort. I heard the eaglet screeping in the big tree where they often perch and caught a glimpse of an adult through the branches. As I was chatting with a few people out walking, the eagle flew off towards the nest tree. I was sure the adult wasn't where I had first seen it and when I walked further down the road I saw it perched in a tree near the nest tree. A few other people out walking their dogs also saw the eaglet flying and were amazed at the size of it :ohmy:

Here's the eaglet above the nest tree.
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In the neighbour's tree.
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Re: Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:55 am

The adult and eaglet in the tree near the end of Beaufort. Sorry for the poor quality; the sun was very low in the sky.
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Re: Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:57 am

The eaglet and adult in the trees near the nest tree.
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The other adult in the perch tree at the end of Fifth St.
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Re: Roberts Bay Bald Eagles- Sidney BC - 2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:02 pm

A new thread for the upcoming 2018-2019 season has been started HERE

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