French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

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

Post by JudyB » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:23 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for the weather and the nighttime s'caps, Bev.

7:20 am
It looks like a lovely early morning, though probably too cloudy for me to know where the sun rises.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:39 am

G'morning all :)
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:48 am

@JudyB
FWIW
If we're looking at Lasqueti Island, the sun will rise to our right and behind us. We probably won't see the sun on this camera.

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

Post by JudyB » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:20 pm

BillA wrote:
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@JudyB
FWIW
If we're looking at Lasqueti Island, the sun will rise to our right and behind us. We probably won't see the sun on this camera.
Thanks, Bill. I was thinking we were looking more North than East, but wasn't sure.

And you actually caught a visitor! It's been a while since I've seen even a squirrel.

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

Post by BillA » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:00 pm

We are looking to the north more than to the east. So, the sun will come up on the right and set to the left and will probably not be visible in this sky except maybe around the summer solstice. I live about 100 miles south of FC and around the solstice the sun comes up in the northeast and sets in the northwest.

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

Post by nightowl » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:55 pm

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

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Nov 10, 2020 4:10 am

Good Morning everyone and thank you nightowl for starting day here :grhug:

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

Post by BillA » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:41 am

G'morning all :)
I don't know, Bev. They could be frosted ;)
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Post by IrishEyes » Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:45 am

Thanks Bill.. maybe so :)
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:39 am

6:36a
A little brigher
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by Marg » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 am

Good morning everyone, this is the first time I've checked this nest on the forum. I live across from this part of Vancouver Island in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast my house looks across at Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lasqueti and further to the left is Nanaimo etc. :bye 1:
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:55 am

Marg wrote:
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:45 am
Good morning everyone, this is the first time I've checked this nest on the forum. I live across from this part of Vancouver Island in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast my house looks across at Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Lasqueti and further to the left is Nanaimo etc. :bye 1:
Good morning, everyone, and thanks for stopping by, Marg!

10:37 am
Ken asked me to let people know that he'll be taking one of his servers down at 1 pm today so he can install updates. This will not involve the direct/zoomer links to the cams, but most of the embedded cams will be down while he's doing that.


I did a quick check of the dvr, and the only visit I saw was a black squirrel at 8:24 am.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by BillA » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:17 am

G'd afternoon Judy :)
Just before your pic there was also a squirrel wrestling match.
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G'morning Marg :)
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Post by BillA » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:38 am

11:35 AM PST
I believe that the server is down.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by gemini » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:32 am

As we know, the French Creek eagle pair decided to build a nest of their own instead of using the one with the camera, Fortunately, however, we have a ground observer who has kindly passed on a video she recorded!


Note the size of the branch the eagle is trying to move! (Mr FC struggling with branch while Mrs FC watches!)

:vid: French Creek eagle pair pass on the "pre-built" and do their own thing!


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

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:44 am

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2020



:rh: Let Us Remember All Who Served ! :rh:

Good Morning everyone and thank you nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

Thank you gemini for posting that great video :thumlft:


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

Post by JudyB » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:34 pm

Hi everyone! We had a visitor! With feathers - and a white head and tail!! :D

I was on the phone so couldn't post during the visit, but was able to log in and follow the eagle around while he or she explored the nest. And I had been hearing calls before that today - and I don't know if this is one of the pair that's working on the new nest, or if it's another eagle - I'll need to look at the new video of the local pair to see if I can see any distinguishing characteristics.

He or she arrived at about 1:40 pm.
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A closer look.
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Then he or she went down onto the branches below the nest:
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Post by JudyB » Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:38 pm

Continuing....

He/she was preening just before I got this s'cap, which shows some of the upper tail.
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S/he left shortly after that, flying away to the right, and I wasn't fast enough to follow.


:vid: An Eagle Explores the Nest at French Creek (4-1/2 minutes)

I'm afraid there's some pixelating, probably because I was zooming during the visit, which might be putting a bit of strain on the bandwidth.


Added - while recording the video, I saw that the eagle flew in from the right, and then left in that direction. I'm not sure where the original pair's nest is - will try to check with the local observers to see if that's where this eagle was headed.

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

Post by JudyB » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:26 pm

gemini wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:32 am
As we know, the French Creek eagle pair decided to build a nest of their own instead of using the one with the camera, Fortunately, however, we have a ground observer who has kindly passed on a video she recorded!


Note the size of the branch the eagle is trying to move!

:vid: French Creek eagle pair pass on the "pre-built" and do their own thing!


Video courtesy of:
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Save Estuary Land Society
I just watched the video - and wow, that is one big stick! Unfortunately I couldn't see anything in it to help us know if it was one of this pair who visited the nest with the camera earlier today, or if it was a newcomer to the neighborhood, perhaps looking for a nest.

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

Post by JudyB » Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:29 pm

3:28 pm
I'm hearing some trilling.

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

Post by gemini » Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:19 pm

November 5, 2020 Mr FC not appreciating Mrs FC's offer of help!

:vid: Marital spat!


Eaglet, Hali, recorded in July 2020 after she fledged. She's at the top of her "Dad's" favourite perch tree not far from their old nest. This is the tree the pair are currently building their new nest in!

:vid: Hali, enjoying Dad's favourite perch tree!



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

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:08 pm

WOW! I am so happy I checked in here :woohoo: Thank you Judy for the scaps and obs..

I tried to watch your video Judy and I got this
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:22 pm

YouTube is having major issues.

Whatever isn't working - it's not us. Hopefully they'll get it sorted out soon because I want to see the video! :)

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

Post by IrishEyes » Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:16 pm

JudyB wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:22 pm
YouTube is having major issues.

Whatever isn't working - it's not us. Hopefully they'll get it sorted out soon because I want to see the video! :)

6:11pm
Cam is back
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I watched your video Judy ~

gemini ..looking forward to seeing yours..
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Post by IrishEyes » Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:57 am

Good Morning Judy, gemini , Bill and all.. Thank you nightowl for starting the day here :grhug:

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Post by nightowl » Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:59 pm

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Post by JudyB » Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:46 am

JudyB wrote:
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Continuing....

He/she was preening just before I got this s'cap, which shows some of the upper tail.

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S/he left shortly after that, flying away to the right, and I wasn't fast enough to follow.


:vid: An Eagle Explores the Nest at French Creek (4-1/2 minutes)

I'm afraid there's some pixelating, probably because I was zooming during the visit, which might be putting a bit of strain on the bandwidth.


Added - while recording the video, I saw that the eagle flew in from the right, and then left in that direction. I'm not sure where the original pair's nest is - will try to check with the local observers to see if that's where this eagle was headed.
As a follow-up to the visit on the 11th, Denise Foster, who is from the area, added the following comment to my video: "Awesome watching the eagle fly in from the Salish Sea! It flew from the south east side where the French Creek Marina is and also where the original pair are building a new nest. Hard to tell if this is one of that pair or not. Definitely looked interested in this ready made nest!"

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

Post by IrishEyes » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:09 pm

Thanks you Judy .. this sounds exciting :luck:


3:06p
So pretty
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