Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:55 am

Hi Philjo Yes, it is very sad indeed :( My heart breaks for the parents :brknhrt:

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:22 am

sassyk wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:55 am
Hi Philjo Yes, it is very sad indeed :( My heart breaks for the parents :brknhrt:
You may post my photos on the "In Memoriam" thread; thanks for your kind thoughts and compassion :hug:
Merci Sassyk and be sure i share your and all the viewers and lovers sadness, i'm :luck: for the Parents :luck:
Thanks to keep us updated !

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:14 pm

sassyk wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 pm
I have received a reply from the Supervisor of Parks Operations regarding the situation there at the eagles nest yesterday. It is very sad news indeed :cry1: A neighbour contacted them this past Monday to say they could see the eaglets in the nest through their spotting scope but there was no movement from either eaglet. Parks staff met with Biologists from the Ministry on Wed. to discuss the situation. Parks applied for and received a permit to climb an adjacent taller tree to get a closeup look into the nest. Yesterday morning staff climbed up and sadly identified that the chicks had died. Parks Technical Field Arborists then climbed up to recover the the eaglets from the nest. The eaglets' remains were then taken to the Ministry for examination. One of the adult eagles has been observed at the nest in the past few days. I have asked the Supervisor if he will kindly pass along any information he receives from the Ministry regarding the cause of the eaglets' deaths :( I will post any additional info I receive.
Thanks Kay :hug: and thanks Philjo for your Pm .. :hug: This is very sad situation :cry1: ... hope you get some answers Kay !
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by JudyB » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:46 pm

What sad news - some days it's not easy being an eagle - or a person who cares about them. :grhug:

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:00 pm

Thanks for your comments Bev & Judy. Yes, I was devastated when I heard the news :brknhrt: I haven't been back to the park since but I'm hoping to get over there this coming weekend to check on the adults :luck:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by PGully » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:06 am

I have been watching the nest on and off during the day for the last week and have seen no sign of the adults.
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:49 am

PGully wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:06 am
I have been watching the nest on and off during the day for the last week and have seen no sign of the adults.
Paul
Thanks for letting us know Paul !
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:16 pm

PGully wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:06 am
I have been watching the nest on and off during the day for the last week and have seen no sign of the adults.
Paul
Thanks so much for your info Paul :) I will be sending an email to Rob soon with any additional comments on the activities of the adults since the day they removed the eaglets from the nest; he asked me before he went on vacation.

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by PGully » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:31 pm

Thoughts on the cause of death of the eaglets: given the number of rats we have it does seem logical that rat poison is the culprit. If so, could the adults have succumbed as well?
You mention aspergillosis. In humans it usually occurs in people who are immunocompromised. Is this the same for birds? If so it would seem strange that they appeared to be active and growing and then died rapidly.
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:58 pm

sassyk wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:16 pm
PGully wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:06 am
I have been watching the nest on and off during the day for the last week and have seen no sign of the adults.
Paul
Thanks so much for your info Paul :) I will be sending an email to Rob soon with any additional comments on the activities of the adults since the day they removed the eaglets from the nest; he asked me before he went on vacation.

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HI Kay :hug:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by PGully » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 am

There is an adult bald eagle sitting in the nest right now. 11:30 July 6.
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:36 am

PGully wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:32 am
There is an adult bald eagle sitting in the nest right now. 11:30 July 6.
Paul
Awesome ! thanks Paul!
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:47 am

PGully wrote:
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Thoughts on the cause of death of the eaglets: given the number of rats we have it does seem logical that rat poison is the culprit. If so, could the adults have succumbed as well?
You mention aspergillosis. In humans it usually occurs in people who are immunocompromised. Is this the same for birds? If so it would seem strange that they appeared to be active and growing and then died rapidly.
Paul
I have been looking on the web for info on Aspergillosis and found this site which provides a lot of info. https://www.northeastwildlife.org/disease/aspergillosis

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology site also provides a lot of info on rat poisoning in raptors.
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/raptors-and-rat-poison/

I have read many stories of adults dying from ingesting prey containing rat poison. So it definitely could be the cause of the deaths of the eaglets.

Thanks for reporting on your above post that an adult is sitting in the nest :luck:

I'm still planning to get over to the park soon; however, life gets in the way :%:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:21 am

Great to see one adult was seen yesterday in the nest !
:luck: for the second one :luck:
If it can help
at Decorah 2 eaglets are in a rehab center (cause by black flies infestation) for more than a month now (5th and 8th of june). Since that the parents were nos seen in or around the nest…
At Decorah Nest the lone eaglet also in the rehab center for the same cause and at almost the same date (7th of June). Dad was seen around the 25th of june and Mom, was just seen yesterday almost a month later.
so it's good if one adult is already there :luck:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:59 am

Hi Philjo, thanks for the info :thumlft: Yes, there have been some scary situations at a lot of nests this season and I hope all the eagles in rehab are improving and will be released back into the wild :luck:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Sep 23, 2019 2:08 am

sassyk wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:39 pm
I have received a reply from the Supervisor of Parks Operations regarding the situation there at the eagles nest yesterday. It is very sad news indeed :cry1: A neighbour contacted them this past Monday to say they could see the eaglets in the nest through their spotting scope but there was no movement from either eaglet. Parks staff met with Biologists from the Ministry on Wed. to discuss the situation. Parks applied for and received a permit to climb an adjacent taller tree to get a closeup look into the nest. Yesterday morning staff climbed up and sadly identified that the chicks had died. Parks Technical Field Arborists then climbed up to recover the the eaglets from the nest. The eaglets' remains were then taken to the Ministry for examination. One of the adult eagles has been observed at the nest in the past few days. I have asked the Supervisor if he will kindly pass along any information he receives from the Ministry regarding the cause of the eaglets' deaths :( I will post any additional info I receive.
Hi Sassyk !
Still no news about this tragedy ? :(
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:15 am

Philjo56France I have sent an email to the facility where the carcasses of the eaglets would have been sent for necropsy and was informed they didn't have any information on dead eaglets during that time period. They also said they could not share any info with me unless I was the submitter of the information. I have sent emails to the parks department supervisor but he has not replied to me. I will try again because we all would like to know what caused the death of the eaglets :(
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:47 am

sassyk wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:15 am
Philjo56France I have sent an email to the facility where the carcasses of the eaglets would have been sent for necropsy and was informed they didn't have any information on dead eaglets during that time period. They also said they could not share any info with me unless I was the submitter of the information. I have sent emails to the parks department supervisor but he has not replied to me. I will try again because we all would like to know what caused the death of the eaglets :(
:ty: Sassyk even if i can't understand the reasons they sent to you … (only mysteries and secrets to hide…)
Thanks to try again, of course many people need"s" and want"s" to know why these two beautiful eagles perished like this and so quickly :(
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:41 pm

Philjo56France thank you for your continued support and concern regarding the cause of the death of both eaglets. I don't know if we will ever get an answer from the ministry authorities but I will certainly post any information I receive.

I will be creating a new thread for this nest for the 2019/2020 season and will be locking this thread. However, I will leave this thread open for now in the event I do receive any information regarding the cause of the eaglets' death.

ETA: After several emails to Parks Staff and Ministry Offices, I have not been able to obtain any info on the cause of the eaglets' deaths.

A new thread has been opened and this thread is now locked.
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