WHITE ROCK 2020~2021 Observation & Discussion

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WHITE ROCK 2020~2021 Observation & Discussion

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:35 am

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Welcome to the 2020-2021 Eagle Nesting Season

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WHITE ROCK TIMELINE:

2016-2017 Nesting Season
adults return: .first eagles we saw via cams was on oct 8th 2016 , not sure if ours. 1st eagle pair seen by ground report was on Oct 6.2016. not sure if ours.
eggs laid: March 6, 2:41 pm; March 9, 7:09 pm
hatched: April 13, 3:07 pm (38 days); April 15, 6:01 am (37 days)
named: Mary (after David Hancock's late wife Mary Scott) and Oscar (returning to the aviation alphabet)
branched:
fledged: Mary - July 6, 8:23 pm (84 days) (video); Oscar - July 11, 7:45 am (87 days)
last seen:

2017 - 2018 Nesting Season
2017 October 13th: Mom and Dad positively identified. . Mom at 7:10am. on OT( Old nest tree) . Dad at 5:08pm. on OT( Old nest tree)
No eggs were laid this season.

2018-2019 Nesting Season
adult return: .first eagle we saw via cams was on oct 3th 2018 , not sure if ours.
May 5 2019. No eggs have been laid to date. We don't know why no eggs have been laid for the second season.

2019-2020 Nesting Season
adults return: Mom - September 24; visiting male seen - October 8; Dad - October 13
eggs laid: March 10, 6:10 pm; March 13, 7:58 pm
pip seen: April 17, 6:07 pm
hatched: April 18, 10:52 am (39 days)
named: Quebec
branched:
fledged: July 2, 3:07 am (75 days) (Quebec went from asleep to gone in a second - we think something spooked her, but don't know what)
returned to nest: July 7, 9:16 am
last seen:
- Quebec - July 31, 12:38 pm (104 days old - almost 15 weeks)
- Dad (perched) - August 1, 6:20 am
- Mom (at the nest) - August 2, 1:47 pm (last seen in the area August 5, 11:14 am)
unusual event: the two fledglings from the nest to the north fledged around the time Quebec was leaving, and visited the nest and perches in the WR territory a number of times starting August 10 and at least one was there at least through August 28; at least one of their parents was also around, but I think stayed at the edge of our eagles' territory while the youngsters visited the nest and spent time on the bluff platform nest and I'm less sure when he or she was last seen.
2020 Cam Maintenance - August 24 (new West/CU cam; North cam cleaned; nothing done to WA cam; an attempt was made to replace the South/Bluff cam that stopped working.
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Re: WHITE ROCK 2020~2021 Observation & Discussion

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:36 am

WHITE ROCK BALD EAGLE CAM 2020-2021

This thread is for Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos solely related to actions/events/ occurrences at the White Rock nest.
When making your posts, please type the time first, then your observation of the activities. Although we tend to want to humanize our eagles, they are wild birds so please try to avoid the temptation to speak for them.

Posting Guidelines
Screenshots and photos and/or links to videos are welcome in this thread as part of the discussion. We welcome all screenshots and videos of the White Rock nest captured via the webcams. Screen captures are limited to three (3) per post and should be no more than 500 pixels wide. Please use the file tag (not the IMG tag) when attaching your captures. Also, make sure you save your captures in the JPEG format.
As a courtesy to viewers with slower internet connections, please limit the pictures in each post to no more than a total of 150,000 bytes. Please do not post animations (though it's fine to post a link to them). Please limit smilie/emoticons to three (3) per post. Also, some members have difficulty with moving smiley/emoticons so please limit those to one (1) per post (of the three (3). Please remember this thread is solely for observation/discussion regarding the events in and around the nest area.
Thank you for your cooperation!
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We have four PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) cameras for the White Rock territory: Closeup and Wide Angle are
Vivotek cameras,
the South camera is an Axis Q6035 and offline.
and the North camera is a HikVision camera; the Closeup and North cameras are now located on the 2016 nest tree.
Watch all four LIVE HERE

Link to the new White Rock cams page: https://www.hancockwildlife.org/white-rock-cams/

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Many thanks and appreciation to Russ Cmolik for making this possible.
Nest Adoptions for 2019/2020 are now available!

2021 Nesting Season – September 2020 – August 2021
This Nest has been Adopted By:

~ Rosana & Christian ~
~ JudyB ~
~ In memory of Harry Stothers ~
~ The very generous ongoing support from Jane McLennan on behalf of her grand-children Tamsyn, Lucille, Finola, Hanna and her great-grand-children Ivy, Winter and Winona ~

Previous Year's Adoptions

2013 - 2020

You too can honor your favorite fine feathered family
and support the work of Hancock Wildlife by adopting
the HWF nest of your choice.

Click HERE to see how!
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Re: WHITE ROCK 2020~2021 Observation & Discussion

Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:44 am

Map of area around the nest.
Nest= black star.
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Post by DDuckies2 » Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:44 pm

Welcome to season 2020-2021. :)
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Notable Dates 2020-2021 Season:

Adults returned: Monday Oct 05, 2020 6:21 pm. 1st sighting of Mom
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8.40am Eagle on the side
flew off at 8.52am , size suggests Dad.

Nest work: Oct 28 2020 8am. Both working on nest and rails for 1st time.
Oct 30 2020 Dad brings in 1st stick of the season.
Mom brings in 1st prey , water fowl. of the season

Raccoons at the nest: 6:36 pm Feb 13 - 5:59 am Feb 14; Feb 14, 7:53-8:00 pm; Feb 18, 1:12pm - Feb 19, 7:04 am (almost 18 hours, mostly sleeping)

Egg laid: Friday, Apr 09, 2021 at 8:21 pm.

May 14 is 35 days from date laid .

Pip Seen: Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 8:59 am

Egg hatched: Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 5:25 pm

Eaglet named: Romeo

First branched:

Fledged:

Eaglet last seen:

Adults last seen:
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Post by amyklai » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:36 am

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Post by amyklai » Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:37 am

6.36a I am sorry to see that Gail has passed.

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Post by Lynne » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:15 pm

amyklai wrote:
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6.36a I am sorry to see that Gail has passed.
I'm sorry for this, too.
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Post by Lynne » Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:20 pm

5:09pm - one cam streaming (CU)
Walking in my Seattle neighborhood about an hour ago, heard eagle trills, saw a pair soaring overhead, perhaps locals returning to nearby nest territories.
I'm wondering if Mom or Dad has returned to WR?
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Post by Lynne » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:09 pm

12:05pm - CU cam just started streaming
image on WA cam, but not streaming now
North cam showing Delta 2 nest
Cam work in progress
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Post by JudyB » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:46 am

Good morning, everyone!

The CU cam is still streaming - so we are making progress! Dvr goes back 12 hours, and I did not see any visits. Unfortunately I did not get to my computer in time to check for a visit at dusk - the Surrey Reserve eagles seem to be stopping by at dusk and dawn (when they stop by, which is not every day) and the Harrison Mills pair is also being seen at that time of day, so if anyone is online when they can check the dvr for those times, that would be great.

I was able to log into the WA cam quickly this morning, which is an improvement over yesterday (and maybe only happened because it's early in BC so there are less people online). It's foggy or smoky enough that the cam hasn't switched to color yet even though sunrise was 25 minutes ago.
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And it just switched as I way typing, though it doesn't make a lot of difference.

I also checked the North cam, and it is also OK. With luck Ken will be able to get both of them streaming to YouTube soon - the fact most of the cams are staying up is a good sign.
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Post by Lynne » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:50 am

8:30am - birdy interlude at the nest - vocal Red-breasted nuthatches,
also Golden-crowned Kinglet at nest; audio of lots of other song birds
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Post by Lynne » Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:58 pm

2:50pm - no WR cams streaming on YT this afternoon

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2020

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Post by Lynne » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:28 pm

2:25pm - CU view of empty nest
WA and North not streaming on YT
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Post by DDuckies2 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:21 pm

6:15pm - 6:32pm .
via CU cam.
MOM is back. :)
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Post by DDuckies2 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:38 pm

6:34pm
PS and off she went.
Have not found her in area. Still looking. :)
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Post by Janillb » Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:59 pm

Exciting to have mom back! Would love to see how Quebec looks now. Glad that the cameras are getting worked out, hope they will all be resolved soon :luck:

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2020

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Post by amyklai » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:00 am

6.59a I stopped CU panning, it pans blurry and it's annoying
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Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:47 am

Happy to hear that Mom's back!

Ken is on his way to White Rock - there's an issue with the cable from the WA cam so he's going out to repair it - after which, with a bit of luck, the embedded version of that cam may start streaming again.
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6.59a I stopped CU panning, it pans blurry and it's annoying

I think Ken will need to do some adjustments on many of the cams - the goal is to have the embedded cam stream as close to high res as it will go without losing quality or sound or the ability to zoom. It's a bit of a balancing act - and adjusting the settings at the YouTube end seems more complicated than it was with the old version of the software.

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Post by Lynne » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:55 am

Thanks for the updates!
11:28am - Stellar's jays visited the nest
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