French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:59 pm

After 2:49:20, the screen went black.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:06 pm

4:02 PM PDT
And we're back in business!
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by nightowl » Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:00 am

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:23 am

G'morning all :)
Turned on the cam started scrolling through the "wayback machine" and an eagle was in the perch tree waiting for me. He looks as blurry as I feel. I didn't get up until 6:21 AM PDT which is late for me and I'm all kindsa' behind.😵
Anyways, back to the wayback machine...

6:42 AM PDT
Here's Blurry.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:35 am

7:03 AM PDT
A buddy show up
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:00 am

7:14 AM PDT
The Buddy leaves:
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Wed Mar 31, 2021 8:33 am

7:24 AM PDT
Blurry flies away. Though not quite as blurry as it was. This cam really seems to like light. Same as my Canon.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:28 pm

Looks like the cam froze and went black at 12:27 PM PDT. It came back at 5:56 PM PDT.
I got busy somewhere else and never even noticed. Bad Bill! Go lay down!
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by nightowl » Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:59 pm

THURSDAY, APRIL 1, 2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:05 am

Good Morning FG , Bill and all...thank you nightowl for starting our day here :grhug:

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:38 pm

At 1:17:38 PM PDT we went black
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:57 pm

BillA wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:38 pm
At 1:17:38 PM PDT we went black
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Thanks for reporting the cam, Bill. I've let Ken know, and he won't be able to restart the stream until sometime this evening. I didn't take a s'cap, but the perch tree was empty when I peeked in quickly to make sure the cam was working OK.

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by nightowl » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:56 pm

FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:14 am

After being unavailable, we're back at a different URL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n66iqH-t6U4
And froze at 7:07 AM PDT
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:08 am

BillA wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:14 am
After being unavailable, we're back at a different URL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n66iqH-t6U4
And froze at 7:07 AM PDT
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Cam is streaming again - thanks, Ken! And I've moved it to the perch tree.

I think that we have a hatch starting at Surrey Reserve (and are on egg watch at Harrison Mills and maybe White Rock), so I won't be checking here too often today.

I think the perch tree is empty, at 8:07 am.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:30 pm

7:29 pm
Just heard from Ken - cam is back up!

There was no one in the perch tree, and I moved the cam to the nest and bit of water view for the night.

Good night, everyone!

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Post by nightowl » Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:56 pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:50 am

G'morning all :)
At 8:19 AM we had a Juvie visit and promptly get chased off by an adult who also promptly left. All within the span of a minute.
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SUNDAY, APRIL 4, 2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:07 am

11:05 AM PDT
Cams back but the Perch Tree is a tad outta' focus.🤭
Yeah, I know, there's bigger fish to fry this morning. Just a heads up.
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Ooooops, forgot to add a pic.
11:20 AM PDT
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by nightowl » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:05 am

MONDAY, APRIL 5, 2021

TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:07 am

Good morning, everyone!

Update on our other cams - 2 eaglets at Surrey Reserve (oldest is 1 week old today); 2 eaglets at Delta 2 (second one just hatched this morning, and there's one egg still to hatch); 1 egg at White Rock (laid last night, over a month later than previous years - another one likely on the 12th); and at Harrison Mills, the female slept on the nest last night, which is often a prelude to laying an egg (this is a new female, but the previous pair usually laid in early April, so she may be on a normal schedule for the area).

And it looks like a lovely day at French Creek - and we had a visitor to the perch tree here. :)
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:47 am

TUESDAY APRIL 13, 2021

Good Morning everyone TY Ken for getting the cam streaming

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by gemini » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:22 am

Some more videos sent to us by Dense Foster. My apologies for not posting them sooner - I have been having issues with files going missing during set up of my new computer - finally found them!


Juvenile at French Creek Estuary
Playing with branches and things and having a little backside dipsy doodle.
Taken Feb 7/21 by Denise Foster

:vid: Juvenile at French Creek Estuary


Beautiful Immature at French Creek Estuary Land
What a beauty! Lots of eagles here this day flying back and forth from the trees at the estuary land to the ocean. A pod of Orcas came through and sea lions joined the action. Apparently herring were a ways offshore.
Taken Feb 1/21 by Denise Foster

:vid: Beautiful Immature at French Creek Estuary Land


Mating? Nope!
It looked like this pair were going for it but no go!
Note: this isn't the usual pair but maybe a new one?
Taken Feb 1/21 by Denise Foster

:vid: Mating? Nope!


Serenity at French Creek
Beautiful evening with snow capped mountains, eagles and sea lions swimming by at the Salish Sea in French Creek.
Taken Feb 15/21 by Denise Foster

:vid: Serenity at French Creek


Dalmation male defends nest
This is the adult male from the Dalmation nest at French Creek. He's exhausted from chasing several juveniles that were intruding into his territory. The adult female was also involved in the chase from her perch nearby in the pair's mating tree. Lots of screaming and panting going on!
Taken Feb 15/21 at French Creek - Video Thanks to Denise Foster

:vid: Dalmation male defends nest


Immature on French Creek pair's favourite perch
This perch is near the artificial nest constructed by HWF at French Creek Estuary Land. It's the Marina nest pair's favourite perch where they sit together, unison call and mate. This day an immature with gorgeous feather colouring took it over.
Taken Feb 1/21 at French Creek Estuary Land

:vid: Immature on French Creek pair's favourite perch
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:52 pm

Those are great,.,thank you gemini for posting them
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Wed Apr 14, 2021 7:34 am

Good morning, everyone - and thanks, Denise and gemini, for the videos! There's a lot of activity out there!

7:30 am
I moved the cam to the perch tree - and there's an eagle!
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I'll be focusing on our nests with eggs and chicks (Surrey Reserve, Delta 2 and White Rock) - but will try to peek in occasionally - and anyone who sees something of interest is welcome to post!

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by nightowl » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:55 pm

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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:18 am

G'morning all :)
Is the cam really frozen or is this just a continuation of the issues that I'm having with the site?
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:46 am

Nevermind, we're back as of 7:26:49 AM PDT
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