Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2021

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:10 pm

028 June 13 Eaglet 2.jpg
June 13, Eaglet 2 pops out of nest. Eaglet 1 is stretching wings.
029 June 13 Eaglet 1 ready to branch out.jpg
June 13, Eaglet 1 ready to branch out while mom watches from above. Eaglet 2 was also flapping wings but hidden behind branches.
030 June 13 Scruffy mom above nest.jpg
June 13, Scruffy mom above nest.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:14 pm

031 June 14e On the lookout for crows.jpg
June 14, On the lookout for dive-bombing crows
032 June 17 last photo of both eaglets together.jpg
June 17, Last photo of the two eaglets together
033 June 22 Pa guarding nest from crows.jpg
June 22, Pa guarding nest from crows. I haven't been able to get a photo of both eaglets lately due to branches and tree limb in the way.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:17 pm

034 June 24 One eaglet dead under the tree.jpg
June 24, Devastated parent has one eaglet dead with broken wing under the tree. The other eaglet was safe preening on the tree limb and had enough room to rest in remaining section of broken nest.
035 June 24 and 28 photos of surviving eaglet.jpg
June 24 and 28, Two photos of surviving eaglet.
036 June 25 Surviving eaglet hopping on broken nest .jpg
June 25, Surviving eaglet hopping on broken nest.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:20 pm

037 Eaglet.jpg
July 5, Eaglet disappointed when parents came back with twigs for nest repair instead of food.
038 July 6 Waiting for parents.jpg
July 6, Waiting for parents to come back.
039 July 6 Pa just dropped off food.jpg
July 6, Pa just dropped off food.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:23 pm

040 July 6 Eaglet eating morning snack.jpg
July 6, Eaglet eating morning snack.
041 July 6 Proud eaglet branches out above nest.jpg
July 6, Proud eaglet branches out above nest
042 July 6 Ma returns and still looking scruffy.jpg
July 6, Ma returns and still looking scruffy.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:27 pm

043 July 9 Eaglet has fledged.jpg
July 9, Eaglet has fledged! Parents brought back food to empty nest and look for eaglet who flew west earlier in day.
044 July 10 Eaglet finally returns after his first flight.jpg
July 10, Eaglet finally returns a day after his first flight, followed by a seagull.
045 July 10 Ma and Pa united at dusk.jpg
July 10, Reunited! Ma and Pa at dusk with eaglet who is hidden in branches below.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:34 pm

046e July 12 Pa having a nightcap at pond.jpg
July 12, Pa having a nightcap at pond (drinking water). Then he joined eaglet at nest for bedtime. I saw the eaglet again at dusk on July 20 at back of tree.
047 Aug 1 Parents waiting for eaglet to return.jpg
August 1, Parent waiting for eaglet to return. I last saw the eaglet flying to the race track on July 21
048 Aug 1 Ma appears to be re-united with fledgling eaglet.jpg
August 1, Later Ma appears to be re-united with eaglet, but hard to tell. He's been away flying for the last two weeks. They appear to meetup sometimes at dusk for bedtime, but hard to see in the dark trees.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:37 pm

049 August 9 Last time I saw parents.jpg
August 9&10 was the last time we saw parents. Another season ending with one eaglet dead under the tree on June 24 and the other fledging on July 9.
:bye 1:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by vkahri » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:27 pm

Thanks Judy for the nice comment and for the helpful hints post.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by gemini » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:37 pm

What wonderful summaries of the nest Vkahri! They sum up the seasons beautifully! Your photos are great! Thank you so much!
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2021

Post by gemini » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:52 pm

This post marks the start of the 2020-2021 season.

For links to previous seasons go HERE (scroll down)

A summary of previous seasons can be found in the first post of this thread.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2021

Post by stim » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:18 am

Thank you so much for this incredible visit to the nesting site vkhari! You got some marvellous photos as well as a thorough description of what went on.
I was wondering how the season back into the cottonwoods went. Thankfully 1 eaglet survived. :thumlft:
:bye 1: Hi gemini!

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2021

Post by davidh » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:46 pm

Report on Building the New Artificial Nest at Hastings Park

Hastings Park Wonderfully Productive But Deadly Nest is Replaced.


The Hastings Park eagle nest has had a following for nearly 20 years. Unfortunately the area around the Park, bordering Burrard Inlet on the north and containing a couple of small fish-filled lakes and horse & agriculture barn areas, has great eagle food sources but relatively poorly structured young trees. These entice the eagles to build a nest but usually the nests fall before the season is complete.

Our nest monitors and followers had to go through a sad past 5 years of a chick falling from the nest. This has now, we hope, been resolved favorably. The new Vancouver Parks Board Avian projects coordinator got us a Permit to build a new Artificial Nest in the eagles favorite tree. The only real difference between their consistent efforts and ours is that we could lock into place many large cedar branches to form a fine foundation. We then built up another layer of long lasting cedar branches and then filled in with cottonwood sticks to give what we hope will be satisfactory to the eagles. We will likely know this within a week of their arrival back from migration - not too long from now. We hope they will undertake the final interior design. Then the piece de resistance will be them lining the nest with mosses and lichens in January and February before egg laying.


The Salish pre-nest building Ceremony
to Honor David Hancock’s 65 years studying Bald Eagles


David, totally surprised by local Salish Chief with a Blanket and a Salish name Ceremony:
David received the treasured Blanket and Salish Name “Yakula” White-headed Eagle.
This was an incredible honor by a peoples spiritually associated with eagles.
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This is the historic Hasting Nest Tree – this contained at least
4 different nests each of which fell or partially fell killing an
eaglet. Here in 2020 the huge trunk from the tree to the north
forms the basis of the new 2019-2020 nest. This was taken
down and we built the new nest in the crotch above.
09-18-2020 12.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2021

Post by davidh » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:55 pm

The Hasting Park Nest being built: Sept 11, 2020

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a. The sturdy cedar branch frame


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b. Stage two – filling in the frame.


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c. The finished nest – waiting the eagle’s home touch!

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2021

Post by stim » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:35 am

This is an incredible assist to our Hastings eagle couple! Looking forward with great anticipation to following how their next nesting season goes here.
David you so deserve the acknowledgement bestowed upon you by the Salish people. :woohoo:

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