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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:58 am

Kay: Finally a photo of the Golf Course eaglet. Lots of solo eaglets in the nests this year.
Did you see my photos of the adults?

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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:01 am

A few photos of the eaglet in the Sylvan Lane nest yesterday. We did not see or hear either of the adults in the area.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:06 am

A few photos of the Lansdowne/Beach Dr. eagles yesterday.

Adult preening on the snag by the yacht club.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:17 am

First 2 photos of the eaglet taken from the back street.
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Photo taken from Beach Dr.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:17 pm

We have an unintentional fledge at the York Place nest. Eaglet looks healthy and it also looks like an easy route back to the nest. So talons crossed for a successful return.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:15 pm

First we saw only one eaglet up in the nest
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Then we realised the second eaglet was perched below the nest
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Here is the position of the eaglet in the nest and the one below
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:00 am

Marie was there at noon yesterday and 1 eaglet was down under the nest. She went back at 6pm and the eaglet was still hidden down below the nest. She couldn't see it but heard it calling. Four days ago while she was there on a windy morning she saw the same eaglet gain some 'big air' but only once. She has not seen the eaglets branching yet so I hope the one below the nest finds its way back to the nest. I remember this happened a few years ago. Marie will probably visit again this morning and will let me know where the eaglet is.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:05 am

Kay: The eaglet in the nest was gaining some air when we were there yesterday.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:51 am

I just got home from an appt. and Marie emailed me just after 11 to tell me the eaglet was still down below the nest. She could hear it but still couldn't see it.

PS: I just saw your photos; the eaglet looks fine so hopefully it will make it back to the nest soon :luck:
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:13 pm

Kay: Yes the eaglet looks well so I think it must have been a recent fall from the nest. It also looks like it has a fairly easy route back up to the nest. It is not that far below. You may send my picture of the positioning to Marie. The photo was taken from the entrance to the newly subdivided lot.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:34 pm

Thanks, I'm sure Marie will appreciate seeing your photo. I haven't heard from her today so I don't know if she went to the nest again.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:14 pm

Marie checked the eaglet at approx. 7:30pm last night and it was almost back up to the nest. When she checked this morning it had made it a bit further but still wasn't back in the nest. She was there again at 5pm today and both eaglets were in the nest :woohoo: One was eating and the other one flew in from another location screaming for food. She doesn't know if it was the one that was out of the nest the past couple of days but they both are fine now :thumlft:
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:28 am

That is good news about the York Place eaglet. Hunger wins out :) Thanks to Marie for confirming the eaglet made it back to the nest.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:53 pm

I have heard from Nora/Island Rambles both York Place eaglets have fledged. I will check this week.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:54 pm

elle see my post above re Marie's observations on June 20th. She said one eaglet flew in from another location screaming for food. So at least one eaglet had fledged at that time. I will email her tonight to ask if she has seen both eaglets flying.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:45 pm

I've heard from Marie. She was at the nest site yesterday and there were NO eagles. She could hear one calling near her place so they have ventured out and about which is very early. She was there this evening at 6pm and one eaglet was at the nest.

The eaglet in the Lansdowne/Beach Dr. nest is branching.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:32 am

Kay: Last year When the rehabbed FireHall/York Place eaglet was released on June 16 the nest was empty. His sibling had already fledged.
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Then we saw one eaglet on June 21
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Then we saw both of them on June 23
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:12 pm

Partial Oak Bay tour today.

Both York Place eaglets perched on chimneys west of the nest site.

One eaglet at the edge of the Golf Course nest. Adult in the tree top drying wings. :)

Got some pix that may or may not be worthy of posting.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:33 am

Marie sent me a beautiful photo of the Sylvan Lane female perched in the nest tree, taken June 28th. I have asked her permission to post it here. She said the eaglet was constantly screeching at Mom to go get some food.

The eaglet in the Lansdowne/Beach Dr. nest is branching as is the eaglet in the Golf Course nest.

She has not seen the York Pl. eaglets for awhile; empty nest when she visits the nest site.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:52 am

Marie has given me permission to post her photo of the female at Sylvan Lane. She is beautiful and both Marie and I agree that she looks familiar ;) Marie tried to get a photo of her leg to see if she has a band but wasn't able to.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 am

Kay: The Sylvan Lane female is the former Anderson Hill female. She has a new mate since 2016.

I posted I had seen both the York Place eaglets yesterday. The pictures aren't great. They were each on separate chimneys on the roof of a house west of the nest.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:53 am

Golf Course eaglet . The stuffie hanging by the side of the nest now looks like an angel. :)
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The adult at the top of the tree was drying its wings.
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As an aside, we were pleased to see 4 Orcas at Clover Point and then again at the Marina.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:05 pm

Quick visit to York Place late this afternoon on our way to a meeting. We could hear the eaglet(s) screeping and found them at the very top of the Giant Sequoia at the entrance to the newly subdivided property. Very difficult to see let alone photograph. The occasional wing was visible. I haven`t looked at the attempt to get a picture yet but I can confirm both eaglets are together and near the nest. :thumlft:
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:46 pm

Good to know that both York Pl. eaglets are doing well :thumlft: I hope to do a tour of the nests tomorrow :luck:
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:39 am

Sorry. No pix. Hope you have better success today, Kay.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Marie has given me permission to post her photo of the York Pl. eaglets soaring together on July 1st.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:11 pm

Thanks to Marie . These Fire Hall /York Place eaglets historically seem to always want to stick together. :thumlft:
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:47 pm

I visited the nests this evening. The Lansdowne/Beach Dr. eaglet was perched on a branch beside the nest. Mom was perched on the other side of the tree and the eaglet was watching it and Dad who was perched on the snag down the road.

This first photo was taken from the street behind the nest tree.
Eaglet on the branch on the right side of the nest.
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These next 2 were taken across the road from the nest tree.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:50 pm

The first 2 are Mom, preening in the nest tree. I had to walk
up the road a little way to get a good view of her.
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This is Dad perched in the snag looking out over the bay.
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Re: Oak Bay Eagles, Oak Bay BC - 2017/2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 pm

Next it was on to the Golf Course nest. The eaglet was sitting up in the nest and as I was standing at the entrance with my camera focused on the nest the eaglet started screeping. A few seconds later Dad flew in with something in his talons. The eaglet continued to screep then started mantling while Dad sat on the side of the nest. I think the eaglet was waiting for Dad to leave before digging in to whatever prey Dad brought.

These first 3 photos were taken before Dad flew into the nest.
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