Chaster Beach Eagle Nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2018-19

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Re: Chaster Beach Eagle Nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2018-19

Post by stim » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:20 am

My visit here 3:30-4:30 yesterday revealed immediately an eaglet calling in the nest tree. Not visible with the naked eye but my photo of the nest area shows it lying down. While there an adult looking like a male cruised in down the runway of road from the east, landing in the tree top! Very hard to see camouflaged in greenery but a gentleman I was talking with saw where it landed and could see it with tail bobbing. Eating behaviour? Preening? Possibly trying to entice the eaglet in the nest out by not delivering the food but eating?
The second eaglet was not visible nor heard.

All I can see of the eaglet is the head to our left, with eye and black beak to prove it is an eaglet. Enlarge to see beak and eye.
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The adult in the treetop, upright. Basically a shadow in the middle of the picture but a yellow talon is visible.
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Adult in treetop bending over as if eating. Again, a yellow talon is visible.
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The eaglet in the nest did not get up nor call out excessively asking for food.

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Re: Chaster Beach Eagle Nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2018-19

Post by stim » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:49 pm

On return to this nest site on Aug 11 I saw a juvie flying upward along the road runway they use, east and up the upside of the hill. Other than that no youngsters were seen nor heard. Pa did arrive at the nest, seemed to check it out, unless he made a food drop but there was no juvie commotion to indicate that happening. He then perched on his favourite tree branch.

Checking out whatever might be in what remains of the nest?
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A bit of a preen after morning rain. Band not visible on right ankle.
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A look around his territory.
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Drying wings after morning rain.
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