French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

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

Post by JudyB » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:44 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for starting our day here, nightowl!

Today's weather (Parksville is a little ways down the coast from French Creek):
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8-16C = 46-61F


7:43 am
The camera went to a black screen a little after midnight; I've sent a message to Ken. I checked the dvr up to then, and didn't see any visits.

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

Post by gemini » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:12 pm

6:01 pm Checked the DVR back to JudyB's last post and didn't see any visits. Visiting their other nest maybe?
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

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

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:29 am

Good morning, everyone, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl!

8:26 am
I just checked the dvr, and did not see any activity in the last 12 hours. I also wonder if they are spending time at the other nest.

I'm going to log in briefly and look at the nearby trees to see if there any eagles around.


8:43 am
I've logged out of the cam. It's quite lovely today in a cloudy day sort of way - and I didn't see any eagles.
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I did look down by the shore and didn't see any gulls or other birds, so probably not a day when there are fish close to shore.

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

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:07 pm

2:03 pm
I had this window buried, and heard a crow that didn't seem to be at Surrey so looked in - and see what I found!
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Added -

I just looked back, and I'm thinking this is the one I think is female, with the darker eyes - though it's hard to be sure without the other one to compare. I also haven't had a good look at the neckline, which is another clue to the ID. It looks as if the eagle arrived around 2 pm.

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

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:25 pm

A few large screenshots direct from the cam so higher resolution than the signal via YouTube; she only looked at the cam for a second, so the front view is as good as I got.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:47 pm

She turned around, with back to cam, so here are a couple of closeups of her other side.
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And sometimes tails have identifying features, but I'm not seeing anything obvious.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:10 pm

The embedded cams went down briefly, but Ken has them back up now - sorry for the inconvenience. It's really odd - when I called, he said he'd just checked them 15-20 minutes earlier and they were all fine.

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

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:23 pm

Good afternoon, everyone, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl.

Checking the dvr - I think this is the male who arrived at 8:58, with a crow hot on his tail.
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Or at least the eyes don't look as dark as those of yesterday's visitor.
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The crow apparently moved on once he(?) landed - not hearing any more calling. I am curious about the spot under the left eye - probably dirt, and not something I remember seeing on either eagle before. I'm also noticing that one tail feather seems shorter than the rest.

I think I spoke a bit too soon about the crow - one was back at 9:04 am, and he had some words for it.
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He (or possibly she) flew off a moment later.

I didn't see any additional visits, but the cam was offline part of the day, so someone might have stopped by.


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Not a lot of action, but a nice look at one of the eagles who visits:

:vid: Eagle at French Creek, with Cameo by a Crow (6 min 23 seconds)

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

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:23 pm

Good afternoon, everyone and :bye 1: nightowl.

2:20 pm

Today's weather:
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19C = 66F

I did a quick check on the dvr for the past 12 hours, and didn't see any activity, though I might have missed a quick visit.


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6:06 pm
I checked back to my previous post and didn't see any visits. Good night, everyone!

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

Post by JudyB » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:53 am

Good morning, everyone and :bye 1: nightowl!

8:49 am
I did a quick check of the dvr (and actually also checked it early so have looked back more than 12 hours) - and I did not see any eagles (though I could have missed a quick visit.


But I did see this!
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:27 pm

6:25 pm
I just took a quick check and didn't see any visits, but the cam was down for part of the day, and I was in a hurry, so I may have missed something.

But I do think seeing a woodpecker on the nest is a first, so it's been a good day here!

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

Post by JudyB » Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:51 pm

6:50 pm
Just took a quick look back on the dvr and didn't see any visits. I have checked quickly occasionally during the day - but might have missed something.

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

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:34 pm

5:32pm checked DVR as far back as possible and did not see any eagle visit. There were two black outs so might of missed a visit.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:48 pm

Thanks, DDuckies!

And thanks to Ken for getting the cam streaming again.

Good night, everyone!

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

Post by gemini » Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:22 pm

8:25 pm Checked the DVR earlier today and again just now and didn't see any visits up to when the cam went black at 7:41 pm
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:17 am

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

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

Post by IrishEyes » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:19 am

5:08a
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by gemini » Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:22 am

11:18 am Cam is back as of 8:43 this morning but there have been no visitors that I have seen.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:53 pm

5:50 pm
I checked the dvr back to your post, gemini, and didn't see any eagles, but our woodpecker friend was back. The angle of the sun wasn't great, but they are fun to watch.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:42 am

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

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:43 am

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