White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Camera discussion and observations for the White Rock nest in White Rock, British Columbia

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White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by DDuckies2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:29 am

WHITE ROCK 2017~2018 BALD EAGLE CAM

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 the new 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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Smaller versions of the cams:
White Rock #1 - Overhead CU - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/staticpa ... l-OH-CUCam
White Rock #1 - Wide Angle - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/staticpa ... l-SV-WACam
White Rock #1 - White Rock South PTZ - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/staticpa ... Small-PTZ2
White Rock #1 - White Rock North - http://www.hancockwildlife.org/staticpa ... ll-N-CUCam

Many thanks and appreciation to Russ Cmolik for making this possible.

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Pre Adoptions for 2018-2019 are now available!

This Nest has been Pre-Adopted By:

~ Gail and Ivan Morris

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Nest Adoptions for 2017 -2018 are Now Available


In the 2018 nesting season (September 2017-August 2018) this nest has been adopted by:

~ Anonymous in memory of Mary Scott
~ Gail and Ivan Morris
~ Helen Nimz
~ JudyB
- Barbara Joan Bettcher
- Grade 1 Class, Niton Central School


Previous Year's Adoptions

2013
2014
2015
2015/2016
2016/2017


You too can honour your favourite 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 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by DDuckies2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:36 am

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

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)

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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by DDuckies2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:37 am

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Post by DDuckies2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:41 am

From October 6, 2017

The start of our 2017-2018 season begins!
We have seen one subadult on old tree, at 03:18PM - Monday October 02 2017, and again 07:18AM - Tuesday October 03 2017
Today our first sighting of an adult by platform nest.at 08:00AM - Friday October 06 2017
Also including a scap of the nest as it sits today. Keep an eye out on it to document any added branches or nestorations.
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by amyklai » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:53 am

Highlights - October 6, 2017 - February 22, 2018
So much excitement again this year!
Mom and Dad returned, left for a bit, or not seen on cams; we have had a young female vie for the nest, and a male with her on occasion. There has been a fight off camera, Both Mom and young female had hurt feet. What is unusual, not much work is happening on the nest, lone stick now and then, but no soft materials as of yet. And both Mom and Dad do not like the base material in the nest. Mom had a hurt beak two years ago; it's looking bad again, black under it. As far as I know, this is the original pair from 2010; they did not come back after the huge fights in late 2012 - 2013, and a rogue young pair took nest over, laid two eggs but the male did not incubate much, leaving the female to go hunting for food. She left eggs alone and one was predated by a subadult; another pair took over nest in 2014 and raised two young (the year of Foxy). This pair came back to claim the nest in 2015 to present. Mom was in a bad fight and attacked the young female in the nest last week. Mom is OK, and we have not seen intruder since. For some unknown reason, she has a very dirty tail, which has made ID tricky on occasion, only because at times we thought she might be another young female. Last year she was a week early laying her first egg on March 6, second on the 9th; previous years like clockwork and almost to the minute on the 13. So lets hope we have another successful year, and Dad stays out of trouble. (Last year he got into a territorial fight and was hurt; thankfully he recovered and we had a successful fledge ). PS there has been lots of bonding / mating.

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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by amyklai » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:55 am

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018

GOOD MORNING , WHITE ROCK FRIENDS
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by amyklai » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:40 am

6.37-43a Dad in nest , Via replay
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Post by amyklai » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:45 am

8.42a Looks like Dad , lower right side of perch tree area
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by Lynne » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:34 am

9:27am - eagle continues on perch, it's snowing now
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by Bonnieb2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:09 am

11:01 A.M. WOW! Snowing hard at White Rock~~ :yes: :w00t:

:vid: https://youtu.be/kWLfQsZ8ioY :vid:

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Post by JudyB » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:36 am

Welcome amy, Lynne and Bonnie!

Attachments do work differently here - no more FILE numbers to insert, but there are some quirks - there's more info here - viewtopic.php?p=159#p159 - and you can click the link in my signature line to see more Helpful Hints!

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Post by DDuckies2 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:10 pm

2:50pm
Snowing again. No eagles seen or heard.
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:01 am

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2018

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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:05 am

GOOD MORNING , WHITE ROCK FRIEND
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:06 am

6.05a White nest
6.13a Mom on side of rails top of nest , moves to the side
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:26 am

6.25a Momtrilling warning
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:29 am

6.26a Mom trills , flies off ,trillings close
6.43a One eagle lands on OT trilling , the other is on perch
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:52 am

6.50-52a Perch eagle flies out to open water , OT eagle stays
Panning find eagle on TALL tree , wings drying
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:04 am

7.03a Tail is dirty , Mom
7.13a Mom left tall tree flew to OT , wings out ,lots of trills , following them I find dad on WA tree,
and another Eagle flying south
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:43 am

7.34-41a Lots of trills , both go on a chase? i did not see another eagle ,
both fly back to WA tree , trills ,
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:53 am

7.45a Mom flies off

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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:26 am

8.25a Dad has a visitor.!
8.27a young one flies towards south trees
8,58A Mom joins Dad on WA tree , both trilling
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Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 am

11:10am-11:16am
various aged eagles perched in area. Foot prints in nest.

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Post by DDuckies2 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:26 pm

11:52 eagle arrives on OT
12:19pm Flies off OT to land on top of nest tree

12:36pm 5 eagles flying around the nest area. Eagle on top of nest tree flies off,seconds later both Mom and Dad land on OT while the other 3 eagles continue to fly north of nest. Both fly off OT at 1:06pm.
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Re: White Rock 2017 -2018 Observation and Discussion

Post by Lynne » Sat Feb 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Replay showed more action
11:56pm - eagle arrived at OT, this looked like Mom - discolored tail, shape of neckline
eagle remained in view atop OT
12:19pm - eagle flew from atop west tree (in background beyond OT) - then flew away to north
next Mom flew from OT and landed atop the nest tree

I saved s'caps, but these are too big so system will not post images. If time I will post later. :%:

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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:56 pm

3.49p Eagle on perch, im so confused, dirty tail but clean beak
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Post by Bonnieb2 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:58 pm

3:50 P.M. Close-up of beautiful WR Mom (I think!), on her perch. :rh:

CLICK HERE...for video...just who is this? :chin:
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Post by amyklai » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:02 pm

4.01p Off she goes ,
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Post by Lynne » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:13 pm

4:01pm - Mom's tail feathers as she flew off (not seeing the black on beak?)
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