Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:08 am

4:05 AM Checked both DVRs back to JudyB's last post and there were no visits that I could see.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:22 am

Good Morning SR , Judy, gemini and thank you nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

Weather Report
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5:14a
Both cams are streaming on the empty nest
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I checked back to your post gemini and no nest visits!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:54 am

Good morning, everyone!

Thanks for posting the weather, Bev, and checking the cams.

8:43 am
I checked the North dvr and am now rebooting the north cam since it seems to be pixelated - not as easy to tell when not much is moving.

Also quickly checked the South dvr and looked around a bit with the South cam - I think these are mountains in the distance to the left of the far tree.
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I'll leave the South cam looking towards the far tree for a while, unless someone else has a request?

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:45 pm

5:37 pm
I'm not sure what to do.

I haven't seen anyone come to the distant tree, but they are more likely to arrive as it gets darker, I think. I have no evidence to back this up - but I suspect Thor headed North about the same time as Loki - and I wouldn't be surprised if Res is off as well. Sur may be hanging in for a few more days, just making sure no one is messing with his nest. Again - no evidence, but it seems like something he would do. And I haven't seen the little birds coming in to clean up the nest, which often happens when the eagles leave.

I quickly checked the dvr on both cams and didn't see anything.

I think I'll leave the South cam where it is, and perhaps tiptoe back later this evening to return it to the nest.

Note to gemini - please feel free to put it where you'd like - no clue how much longer I'll stay awake.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:22 am

2:20 am Checked both DVRs back to JudyB's last post and didn't see any visitors! Paid particular attention to the perch trees but no one came by. I suspect they have all taken off to the northern salmon runs.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:38 am

Good Morning SR, Judy , gemini and thank you nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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4:37 am
Nest is empty and from what I can see ..so are are perch trees
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I think the N Cam is sputtering .. I will report that!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:55 am

Good morning, everyone!

Thanks for the weather report and for reporting the North cam, Bev. :hug:

I've rebooted North and set it so it's looking out to the water; it looks as if there are sandbars or flats there, so we might see someone out there.
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I zoomed South in a bit in case someone visits the nest - not expecting to see an eagle, but am curious if we start to see little birds visiting, which we might if the eagles are gone.
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And here's Loki's update from yesterday (I think the map is updated once a day, on those days when Loki is near a cell tower):
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The map is fun to explore - link is https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/beta04/ - and if you go there you can see that Loki's journey up to the right was following a smaller river (and I suspect Loki was following other eagles when she went to check it out). I generally use Map view because her color is easier to see - but Satellite view shows the terrain as well.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:53 pm

12:52 pm
I thought I heard a fledgling. I've brought North back to the nest and will move South to a wider view.


1:23 pm
I had to step away from the computer - just got back and checked the dvr, and am not seeing any visits. North is pixelating, so I'm rebooting it.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:42 am

12:36 am Checked the north cam back to 12:25 pm and the South cam to 1:25 pm and there were no visits that I could see.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:49 am

Good morning, everyone! Guess who visited the nest this morning?
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Res arrived first, at 5:04 am, with Sur following a moment later. They did a bit of work, moving a feather and a couple of little sticks.
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And of course they looked around a bit - they look a bit spooky in the light.
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Res flew off at 5:08 am, and Sur did some standing and looking and some preening, and then left at 5:18 am.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:01 am

Another picture of Sur.
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Watching from the South cam, I could see white heads flying behind the tree just before they arrived.

Here's Res arriving.
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Sur approaching from upper left.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:06 am

Both together.
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Sur just before he left.
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I have videos - a long one from the North cam, and shorter one from South. And North is sputtering, so I'll give it a reboot.

It's now 8:06, and I didn't see any additional visits.

:vid: Dawn Visit - North Cam (8 min)

:vid: Dawn Visit - South Cam (90 seconds)

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:37 am

2020 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive

It's hard to believe that the fluffy little eaglets we first met in April are already flying around - and at least one of them is already half-way up the coast of British Columbia, feasting on salmon at one of the rivers with early salmon runs. The rest will be heading out soon, which will give us a brief window to clean the cameras, check the wiring and do any additional projects near the nests. Only one of our nests is currently sponsored (big thanks to Russ Cmolik for donating a new close-up cam for White Rock!) so we are asking those who enjoy the cams to help us get them ready for next year. We know life this year is different for many of us - but if you can help, we would really appreciate it.
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We have some big plans - two new cams for White Rock, replacement domes at Surrey Reserve and Delta 2, and hopefully getting to the bottom of the connectivity issue that keeps taking the South cam at Harrison Mills offline - and there will be some large expenses if we're going to do it all. We'll need a lift to get people up to the cams at White Rock and possibly at Delta, and the tree at Harrison Mills is very tall, requiring a professional climbing team if we are to do any work on the cams themselves.

If we can raise $10,000, we should be able to do the most essential work at most of the nests. And happily some friends of the eagles have pledged to match the first $1250 raised in the next three days - so if you adopt Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Surrey Reserve or White Rock for next year for $250, Hancock Wildlife will get $500!

The easiest way to adopt a nest is to
  • go to the "Donations" page on our website (https://hancockwildlife.org/donations/ - or click the button below)
  • click the "Donate via CanadaHelps Now!" link
  • enter the amount of your donation ($250 to adopt the nest of your choice for the coming year)
  • pick "Adopt a Nest" from the Fund list
  • use the message box to say which nest you are adopting and how you would like your name to be listed
  • fill in your contact information and credit card details, and
  • click "Complete Donation Now"
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And if this isn't a good time for adopting a nest, you can also make a donation of any amount to the "Eagle Cams/General Repairs" fund or you can make a monthly donation by changing the highlighted box at the top of the page from "Donate Now" to "Donate Monthly" (the first month's donation is eligible to be matched). Many of the funds have a suggested amount - but that is just a suggestion. The amount you put in the Amount box is what you'll donate.

You don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - and the rate of exchange right now is favorable to those of us in the United States - a donation of $250 Canadian dollars is currently less than $200 US dollars, so if you give $250 through CanadaHelps (or PayPal), HWF gets $250 Canadian dollars, and the cost to you is based on the current rate of exchange.

You can also use the other methods on the Donations page, but it's not as easy to provide all the information, so if you're sending a check or planning to give a donation directly to someone at HWF, please let me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) know a donation is coming so it gets included in the matching drive.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please do contact me or gemini and we'll be happy to help.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:43 pm

3:29 pm
I just checked the dvr and didn't see any more visits so far today.


Here's Loki's map for today.
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Link to the map is https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/beta04/

I also want to call your attention to our Live Tracking forum viewforum.php?f=94 and specifically to the Live Tracking - Comments area - viewforum.php?f=95 where we have updates for the eagles David and Myles have tagged. Right now we're posting data about Loki there as well as on this thread, and that will be where we'll continue to track Loki when this nesting season is over.

North is choppy again, so I'm going to reboot it.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:44 pm

JudyB wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:43 pm
3:29 pm
I just checked the dvr and didn't see any more visits so far today.


Here's Loki's map for today.

20200731_010.jpg


Link to the map is https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/beta04/

I also want to call your attention to our Live Tracking forum viewforum.php?f=94 and specifically to the Live Tracking - Comments area - viewforum.php?f=95 where we have updates for the eagles David and Myles have tagged. Right now we're posting data about Loki there as well as on this thread, and that will be where we'll continue to track Loki when this nesting season is over.

North is choppy again, so I'm going to reboot it.

Thank you Judy and I donated :hug:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:45 pm

IrishEyes wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:44 pm

Thank you Judy and I donated :hug:
Thank you so much, Bev!


5:43 pm
I did a quick check of the dvr, and did not see any visits.

Good night, everyone - and wherever you are, be safe, Thor, Loki, Sur, Res - and all who follow our eagle family here.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:55 pm

JudyB wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:49 am
Good morning, everyone! Guess who visited the nest this morning?

20200731_001.jpg


Res arrived first, at 5:04 am, with Sur following a moment later. They did a bit of work, moving a feather and a couple of little sticks.

20200731_002.jpg


And of course they looked around a bit - they look a bit spooky in the light.

20200731_004.jpg


Res flew off at 5:08 am, and Sur did some standing and looking and some preening, and then left at 5:18 am.

Thank you so much Judy and great to see Res and Sur! :love:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:41 am

4:35 am Second attempt at posting this - forum went down for about10 minutes.

10:45 pm checked back to JudyB's post and didn't see any visitors.


4:22 am Checked back to where I left off and nothing new.
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:54 am

8:49 am
Good morning, everyone. I checked back to gemini's post, and did not see any visits - not even a little bird or a squirrel (though those are hard to catch with the dvr thumbnails).

I've rebooted the North cam - as seems to happen much to often, it was sputtering.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by Realitia » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:58 am

Hello Judy, gemini, Irish Eyes and everyone!
Thanks for continuing to post updates. It's fantastic to be able to see Loki's travels around Bella Coola and the inlet up there. Hoping she's finding lots of salmon to feast on during her adventures!

And thanks for the donation link - I made a donation, but unfortunately, I can't afford to adopt a nest; maybe next year!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:49 am

Realitia wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:58 am
Hello Judy, gemini, Irish Eyes and everyone!
Thanks for continuing to post updates. It's fantastic to be able to see Loki's travels around Bella Coola and the inlet up there. Hoping she's finding lots of salmon to feast on during her adventures!

And thanks for the donation link - I made a donation, but unfortunately, I can't afford to adopt a nest; maybe next year!
:)
Thank you so much Realita for your donation :hug: All donations are appreciated and needed !


I remember when I was a child we didn't have very much.... and I was going to a birthday party and my Mom made me a gift to bring and I said but Mom the other kids will bring more than that and she sat me down and said .. it is not want you give ..... what matters is that you are giving it with a good heart ..
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Post by JudyB » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:29 pm

2020 Cam Maintenance Fund Drive

We're On Our Way!

Thank you so much to those of you who have donated - we are off to a great start!

As some of you know, this year, for the first time, one of our fledglings has a tracking tag. We've always wondered where our eaglets go when they leave the area around the nest - and now we know that Loki, the younger eaglet from the Surrey Reserve nest, headed to Bella Coola, BC, which is 448 kilometers/279 miles northwest of Surrey:
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She didn't get there in a day (it took 3 or 4 days) - and we won't reach our goal in a day either - but like Loki's first long flight, we are making great progress.

You can follow Loki's progress here - viewtopic.php?f=95&t=494&p=366532#p363544

And you can help us reach our goal by clicking the button below to make a donation to help us clean the cams so we can see next years eaglets clearly; I don't have a button with Loki on it - these are the Harrison Mills adults, and that's a place where salmon run later than at Bella Coola - so perhaps Loki will visit there in a month or two.
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Details about How to Donate

If you have questions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Thank You!

PS - I had to include this - Loki was the first of our eaglets to fledge this year - and this is Loki just before she took her first flight; it doesn't say "click to donate" - but will also take you to our donations page:
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:57 pm

3:56 pm
Not seeing any visits in a quick check of the dvr.

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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by gemini » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:13 am

12:09 AM Went back to JudyB's post on both DVRs and there were no visitors!
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Re: Surrey Reserve 2019-2020 Observation and Discussion

Post by JudyB » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:53 am

Good morning, everyone!

8:46 am
I checked the North dvr back to gemini's post, and did not see any visits.

I've updated the opening posts to add the dawn visit by Sur and Res on July 31 to the "last seen" dates. I'm finding it interesting that we saw Res especially so little once Thor was flying well and (we think) spending time wherever the adults spend their days. Here's the info from the opening post:

Eaglets last seen:
- Loki - late afternoon July 17, seen in area by David Hancock following release in Peace Arch Park, near the nest (details and video of release); Loki has a blue band on her left leg with silver D over 3 and has a tracker - code BETA04 (map)
- Thor - July 19, 9:07 pm (15 weeks old/105 days; 3 weeks after fledge; there were two visits that evening, and we may have heard a second fledgling calling nearby); before those visits, Thor was last seen July 16 at 8:38 pm

Adults last seen:
- Res - July 31, 5:08 am; previously seen July 12, 4:24 pm and 9:05 pm
- Sur - July 31, 5:18 am; previously seen July 27, 3:34 pm; previously seen, July 15, 1-4 pm

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