French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

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

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:59 pm

3:15pm Stream went black.
I checked dvr and no eagle visits today.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:02 pm

DDuckies2 wrote:
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:59 pm
3:15pm Stream went black.
I checked dvr and no eagle visits today.
Thanks, DDuckies! The cam just went to black screen - but it did stay up most of the day! I've sent a message to Ken to let him know.

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

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:52 pm

7:33pm - both arrived within seconds of each other.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:54 pm

7:34pm
One leaves.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by DDuckies2 » Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:57 pm

7:40pm one returns for a short while.
7:43pm and flies off.
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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 » Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:34 pm

Thanks for starting our day, nightowl. :bye 1:

From the dvr....

Someone visited the nest starting around 4:14 pm (I didn't see anyone before that, though I could have missed someone). I'm thinking the male (or one I'm thinking is male), but hard to be sure. I'm recording now, and will have some s'caps later. I do like how the eagles seem to like perching on the side of the nest nearest the cam - we get some nice closeups that way. He keeps opening his eyes as if he's yawning - not really what I associate with moving food down from the crop.

4:18 pm
He's doing a bit of calling. I'm afraid I forgot to mute the other cams I'm watching before I started to record here so we also hear a bit of the Surrey eaglets. So far not much is happening, so I may just go with screenshots - it is getting late here. And he's just standing and looking. And occasionally yawning, or something.

I'm noticing the white feather hanging below the collar, something I associate with the male (or the one I have been thinking is the male - I'll be quite embarrassed if he lays the eggs next year).

I stopped my recording at 10 minutes - there's plenty for me to get photos, and I'll do another brief recording if he does anything we want to document.

Arriving
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The "yawn" I mentioned - I think he did that maybe half a dozen times?
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The jagged feather on the neckline
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And this is out of sequence, but I wanted to include one showing the round and not darkened/shadowed eye.
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He flew off at 4:35 pm.


It's now 6:32 pm, and I didn't see any additional visits.

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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 04, 2021 3:52 pm

:bye 1: nightowl - thanks for posting the date!

3:48 pm
I've looked back on the dvr and didn't find any visits today; the cam was down this morning and went offline briefly - and I might have missed a quick visit - but it's also true that eagles don't necessarily visit that often during the off-season, even if they are in the area.

Here's a picture so we can see if anything seems to change.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:26 am

Good morning, everyone!

11:25 am
I just checked the rollback and didn't see any activity.

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

Post by gemini » Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:35 pm

2:20 pm Checked the DVR and found one very upset visitor at 12:55 pm! Don't know why she? was so upset!

:vid: Upset visitor at French Creek nest (3:04)
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:12 pm

12:55pm- 12:58pm
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Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:14 pm

12:58pm
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:03 pm

Thanks so much, gemini and DDuckies - I've been looking in from time to time and quickly checking the dvr, but haven't caught any other visits.

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

Post by DDuckies2 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:31 pm

a careful dvr scan, up to 2:30pm & did not see any eagle visits so far today. :)
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:48 am

Good morning, everyone! Thanks for checking in yesterday, DDuckies, and thanks for starting our day, nightowl.

6:47 am
I just checked the dvr and didn't see any activity over the past 12 hours.

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

Post by IrishEyes » Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:53 am

Good Morning everyone....... Posting the Weather
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8:17am
Nest is empty
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I also looked back on the DVR and nest was empty.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by DDuckies2 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 2:08 pm

2pm checked dvr up to time. No eagle visits.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by IrishEyes » Tue Jun 08, 2021 4:49 am

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

Weather Report
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4:44a
Cam has Black Screen
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I will report that

Last live stream was 10:41 pm and nest was empty pm
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:06 am

Thanks for checking on the cam and posting the weather, Bev. I've sent Ken a message about the cam.

6 am
No one on the nest.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:02 pm

JudyB wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:06 am
Thanks for checking on the cam and posting the weather, Bev. I've sent Ken a message about the cam.

6 am
No one on the nest.

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1 pm
The cam has been back up since around 7:38 am; I checked the dvr and didn't see any visits.

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

Post by gemini » Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:11 pm

10:03 pm Checked the DVR back to JudyB's last post and didn't see any visits today.

And a note with photos from Denise Foster:

".... on the June 5th video (Here) where the female is upset. It may be that 7 vultures came in and were circling around the forest area including over the nest.

Also yesterday morning (June 7) a male & female pair were spotted at the nest tree on the marina side, perched at the top of the tree then the female flew into the nest).
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Pair seen at the Marina nest June 6 2021 (added: the nest the FC pair chose over the HWF prefab)
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Pair seen at the Marina nest June 6 2021
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by nightowl » Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:55 pm

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

Post by gemini » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:24 am

9:13 am No eagle visits before 8:43 am (cam went black then) but a squirrel came for breakfast earlier. First it ate a pine cone and then nibbled on a stick removing its bark.
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11:56 am Another quick note from Denise with the same thought that some of us have been wondering:

"A report this morning that a pair were at the marina nest this morning at 7:50am, the male on top of tree and female in nest.

It's possible this is the same pair that have been visiting the HWF nest and are trying to hold both nests."


5:51 pm Checked the DVR ad it looks like the cam was back by 9:37 am and I couldn't find any visits up to now.
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Re: French Creek Estuary Eagles, Vancouver Island - 2020-2021

Post by JudyB » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:36 pm

Glad to see you caught the visit by the squirrel, gemini - I do wonder about the two-tone squirrels with different colored tails (or perhaps it's more a trick of the light).

It's 6:35 pm and I checked back to your post and didn't see any activity.

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