Marsh Nest, Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast BC 2017-18

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Re: Marsh Nest, Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast BC 2017-18

Post by Marg » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:47 pm

Thanks for your reports Heatherj, stim and the fantastic picture by Carl Olsen. :D
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Post by stim » Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:01 pm

I was back here Tuesday, June 19. Again I found no sign of eaglets, but another friend on our local Wildlife Spotting group on FB posted a picture June 18 of both eaglets in the nest, feeding of one ongoing. Sadly I cannot get the picture to post here. Thank you for agreeing to allow me to post it Ken McBride.
I found 4 feathers that looked like possible eagle feathers on the ground and was concerned for our young eaglets but on googling Canada goose tail feathers there they were. So 1 of our many Canada geese at the Marsh somehow lost at least 4 tail feathers! A neighbour there found a beautifully coloured wing feather from a female mallard but possibly due to moulting, possibly picked up by an eagle.
Two turkey vultures circled above the nest eliciting calling from an adult perched in a nearby tree but I couldn't see it.
Lots going on, just no eaglets nor eagles seen! :(

June 27 I got my husband to work with the picture and he was able to make it postable. Taken at least a week ago by Ken McBride. Thank you again Ken.
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Post by stim » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:52 pm

There were only 2 Mallard ducklings this size left when I was there June 19. Easy pickings for the eagles, nest almost directly above the pond.
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I think this was the remains of a gull visible in the nest. White feathers stuck to the outside of the nest, back end or wing sticking up.
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2 turkey vultures were circling over the nest. I'd love to know what other remains were in there. An adult eagle called out a warning to them from a very nearby perch tree. The turkey vultures slowly circled away, I could not find the adult. ;)
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Post by stim » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:58 pm

Two eaglet topsides visible in the nest.
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Over at the top of Porpoise Bay a gull was nesting on the former heron nest. :w00t:
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Lots going on last week. Will see what my next visit brings. :Cool:

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Post by Marg » Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:53 pm

Thanks for the update and pics of the eaglets Sandra. :)
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Post by heatherj » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:58 pm

Thanks San dra for the great pics and updates. And confirmation that there are 2 eaglets.

I was at the Marsh last Sunday and saw some wingercising from one of the eaglets! I couldn't see the other eaglet probably snoozing lower down in the nest :)
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Post by stim » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:45 pm

Yesterday's visit proved a bit more exciting for me. First there was 1. Taken from the opposite side of the water.
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Then there were 2 as I was going to leave. Taken from Osprey and Wharf.
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Post by stim » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:47 pm

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And no wonder I haven't been able to find Pa in the perch tree by the road. He used to perch higher but is covered by greenery these days. I noticed a solid suspicious looking form in the tree from the bench across from the nest tree.
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Post by Marg » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:32 am

Good to hear about your visit Sandra thanks for the pictures and update! Lots of action.
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Post by stim » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:10 pm

I stopped while passing by this nest on July 4 and yesterday. Each day I saw only 1 eaglet in the nest. Yesterday it looked like the eaglet was either on the edge of the nest or on a branch immediately beside. I couldn't find another eaglet in the tree nor in trees nearby.

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Post by heatherj » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:35 pm

Great wingercizing pics Sandra! Thanks for sharing :)
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Post by stim » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:05 am

I've received updates from a neighbour to this nest to report that both eaglets remain, lots of wingsercising, one getting good air yesterday. Good it wasn't blown away with the high winds! :w00t:

I got some photos on the 12th showing only one eaglet in the nest. We know now that there were 2 there as I watched a pair of wings being displayed. Taken from Wharf Rd at Osprey.
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Post by stim » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:08 pm

As taken from the bench across the water from the nest. Eaglet was on a branch in the top right corner of the photo.
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I walked around the path on the top side of the Marsh to get this location.
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Post by Marg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:47 pm

Good pics Sandra thanks for the update on these two. :D
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Post by stim » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:44 pm

I got back here last week, July 17 to again find just 1 eaglet in the nest tree but higher up, away from the nest. Both fledged by the end of the week, as reported by a couple of friends, a wildlife watcher and a neighbour. Successful fledges with landings as well as flights. Nest is visible in first picture below the eaglet. :thumlft: :thumlft:
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Post by heatherj » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:25 pm

Great news for the Marsh family! Fingers crossed they can keep out of trouble this year!
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Post by stim » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:34 pm

Such sad news that someone deliberately weakened that nest tree in Surrey so it had to be felled. I am sure David will feel its loss. Thankfully no eaglets were in the nest at the time.

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Post by stim » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:03 am

Yesterday I climbed down to the beach area the Marsh family normally frequent after fledgling has occurred but did not see nor hear any sign of eagle activity. Hopefully the gull youngster(s) in the abandoned heron nest will survive.

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Post by stim » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:58 pm

Time to lock this thread and open the one for 2019. :bye 1:

2019 Thread HERE

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