Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 - 2020 Seasons

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:22 pm

Vancouver park board approved the install of a permanent eagle nesting pole in Vanier after the 2019 eaglets fledge.
The plan includes an expansion of the bike park for kids and rehabilitation of the forest to remove invasives and plant native species.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:38 pm

I hurt my shoulder (not at vanier though) so I've been going down there less, but there's some serious wing-exercises going on from the eaglets now! (It depends on the time of day that you go down there...)

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:52 pm

Some photos of the Vanier eaglets:
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Vanier 3.jpg

Vanier nest 1.jpg

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:56 pm

Vanier nest eaglets cont'd
vanier 4.jpg

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Marg » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:19 am

Sorry you hurt your shoulder tvkits hope it is getting better. Thanks for the updates. Diana thanks for the pictures one eaglet looks quite a bit bigger than the other. :)
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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:02 am

Hi Marg

I think it’s because he is in the forefront of the picture, they are not that different in size .
There have been a lot of babies falling out of nests lately. The parks board put up phone numbers for Owl but unfortunately all but one got ripped down.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Marg » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:39 pm

Hi Diana thanks for the comment about the size of the eaglets and it is sad that people rip down useful signs! :(
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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:33 pm

I saw one eaglet doing some pretty serious jump-flaps, and jumping back and forth across the nest--looks like a wild time being had up there! It looks like the parents are casually monitoring the situation...

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:24 am

One eaglet is legitimately flying from the nest out to branches and back, like 20 feet in one go. Spending quite a bit of time out there on the branches. Pretty cool to see! (I didn't see last year's eaglets do very much of that at all--our theory is these young-ones are leaner than last year's--we've seen less parental feedings.)

The other eaglet is still sitting on the edge of the nest and flapping, but nothing too vigorous.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 pm

Tim

You didn't see the Eaglets flying or branching last year because they fell and had to be rescued before they were branching.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:37 pm

The first one went for a legit flight, out towards the coast guard station and circled back to the nest. Must have been quite the trip.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:19 am

First eaglet chilling out in the Coast Guard nest tree with the parents. The second eaglet is getting a lot more active as well, flapping more vigorously and jumping around and venturing out onto branches.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:44 am

Both juvenile eagles successfully flew from the nest tree over to the old nest Coast Guard tree yesterday! :woohoo:
Good job Ma and Pa !!

One parent was keeping an eye on the situation in the same Coast Guard nest tree. :rh:

It's just an iphone photo so i marked it up:
two eaglets fledged 20190724.JPG

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:03 am

Hi Tim

I have it documented in our files that both babies flew to coastguard tree on July 22nd. They are both in the tree with mom right now . It doesn’t look as though they will be gone by the fireworks as the babies have done in previous years.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 am

Nice! I guess they are getting more comfortable flying!

Oh yeah, fireworks start tomorrow night. Ugh, that could be quite a shock to their system. I'm guessing they'll all hunker down in the bike park tree like the adults do at Halloween. (Halloween fireworks aren't as loud as these ones, but they're absolutely EVERYWHERE and they last all night long.)

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:06 am

Its scary for all the wildlife and pets as well. Toxic to the ocean and environment as well. They have stopped them in some places around the world.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:44 am

Both adults were hanging out on the west side of the coast guard tree this AM. (I didn't see the juveniles around.)

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:39 am

One of the Eagles (male) is still here. The other one may still be around but we have only seen the male in the tree. He still goes to the nest tree in the evening but perches at the Coastguard tree.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by gemini » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:46 am

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:18 pm

I'm surprised that one parent stayed for all 3 fireworks shows! Adapting to life in the big city I guess...

I think they are all gone now.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:26 pm

The male was still here yesterday morning but
I didn’t see him this evening. He is the same male that’s been here for years so he is used to the fireworks ... bolts when they begin but is back in the morning .

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:05 pm

yeah, you are right.
Gone since Aug 8 I believe.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by Diana » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:34 pm

In 2016 he left then came back on August 13 for half a day and was gone again till Oct . 4th
Hope they have a safe trip .

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 & 2019 Seasons

Post by tvkits » Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:35 pm

A new nest pole has been installed closer to Whyte Ave (and closer to the academy of music), and a bit away from the Burrard Bridge.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 - 2020 Seasons

Post by gemini » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:41 pm

This post marks the beginning of the 2019/2020 season for the Vanier Park Eagle's nest.
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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 - 2020 Seasons

Post by Diana » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:42 pm

Sept 29, 2019

The pair returned this morning, 6 days earlier than last year.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 - 2020 Seasons

Post by CanadaLee » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:09 pm

Diana wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:42 pm
Sept 29, 2019

The pair returned this morning, 6 days earlier than last year.
Funny, in my facebook memories blue jays were migrating through a year ago yesterday here in Toronto, and it hasn't really started yet this year.

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 - 2020 Seasons

Post by Diana » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:20 pm

We went home to get the camera and came back to observe the pair for awhile. It was sad, they were going from tree to tree in the bike park as if they couldn’t believe their nest was gone .

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Re: Vanier Park Eagles - 2018 - 2020 Seasons

Post by Diana » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:14 pm

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Vanier Pair, September 29, 2019 at Coastguard tree looking towards ocean

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