Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:46 pm

I'm glad you've seen the activity you've shared Heather. At least we know the couple here is present and active. :thumlft:

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Post by Marg » Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Thank you for the pics Heather looking good. :)
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by heatherj » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:09 am

I visited twice in April. On April 4 no adults were visible and no obvious activity in the nest though it was a pretty grey day so hard to see details.

On April 20, 1 adult was sitting near the nest but again a pretty grey day.
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Apr 20 - one adult fluffed up against the wind and the rain
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by heatherj » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:15 am

On May 20, another rainy day. :(

No obvious activity in the nest but one adult sitting near the nest being dive bombed by an angry crow
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Post by heatherj » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 am

On June 2, someone had tossed what looked like a halibut carcass onto the beach and there was a lot of eagle interest as you might imagine!
1 adult was right by the lower parking lot when I arrived and was soon joined by another adult that came from the direction of the known nest. One of them flew down to pick up the fish and took it over to a log to feed the other stayed in the tree. Then very shortly 2 other adults and 1 juvenile arrived to see if they could get a share.

It was interesting that no-one flew back to the nest with the fish but it was quite large so maybe they would try to break off som pieces as it would be quite hard to carry the whole thing up to the nest .
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One adult at the lower parking lot when we arrived
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The other adult flew in closer to the bottom of the tree
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Showing both perched on the same tree
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One adult swooped down to pick up the carcass.....
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..... and flew to a log perhaps to break it up .....
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Two other adults flew in from further along the shoreline
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by heatherj » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:26 am

Then a juvenile arrived but was very quickly chased away by one of the adults. The juvenile was panting after the effort of the chase.

Then the juvenile tried to take a gosling from a Canada goose family on the other side of the bay. But no luck - Canada geese parents are very fierce!
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:41 am

Lots of action there Heather! Still no proof of life in the nest but activity happening as it should below and in perch trees. Poor hungry juvie!

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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:18 pm

I visited on June 18 and look what I found! I hadn't left the parking lot. Didn't see any eagles.
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Post by Marg » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:22 am

Where is the nest in that pic stim? :oops2:
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 am

Bottom middle. :)

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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by heatherj » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:08 pm

Hi Sandra, I'm glad that you saw the nest but is that the one above the B&B or is it another one? It looks a bit different - perhaps its from a different angle but it would be exciting if you had found a second nest :)
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Post by stim » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:44 am

I thought the nest I found could be in a bit of a different location, to our left of the other nest tree. I could not find a nest where I thought it should be then landed on this one through my lens and snapped. I have never found the other one but was recalling where it was when you showed me. I can't say for sure this is a new nest but thought it a possibility. :dunno:

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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by heatherj » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:52 pm

Thanks Sandra. I was there today and wasn't able to see any other nests but it was a bit grey and cloudy so I think I need to visit on a bright sunny day to have a proper look.

I was there hoping to see some fledged eaglets but no eagle activity. :( In fact not much bird activity at all. The summer visitors have already started to leave and the others are laying low and resting after all their nesting activities.
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:05 am

How about we visit together again to see if I can find it again? Then we could check our Coopers Green nest as well if you like. I'm hoping we can have our Fledgefest Lunch soon.

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Post by heatherj » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Sounds like a good idea Sandra! I will email you to work out a time :)
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC

Post by heatherj » Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:17 pm

2019/2020 Season starts here
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by heatherj » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:47 pm

I visited the Park last Thursday (Oct 31) and saw 1 adult eagle sitting near the nest tree. Then later an adult eagle fishing out in the middle of the bay - s/he took the catch to the opposite side of the bay. I'm not sure if they were the same eagle.

I also heard two eagles calling out from way over the west side of the bay while I could still see the first adult near the nest tree. I couldn't see the other two but definitely more evidence for a second nest on the west side of the bay.
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Post by heatherj » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:53 pm

One adult in the usual tree on Nov 21
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Post by heatherj » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:17 pm

Lots of activity on Nov 24. I adult was sitting in a tree in the middle of the marsh. I;m not sure if s/he was hunting or looking for branches for the nest. S/he then flew off to the trees at the far side of the marsh. After a few moments there s/he flew over to the far side of the bay before circling around to fly back over to the other side of the bay. I could see that there s/he was looking into the creek perhaps for fish or ducks.
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Post by heatherj » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:20 pm

Then I think someone at the far side threw out some fish trimmings as the eagle flew back ober there and brought something back and started to eat on the rock.....watched by some very interested neighbours.
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by heatherj » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:25 pm

On Dec 22 after some a few days of some big rainstorms 1 adult was drying off on the favourite tree. I yjink s/he must have flown off without me noticing as a few minutes later an adult flew over and headed back to the same spot
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Post by heatherj » Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:28 pm

A visit on a beautifully sunny Jan 1 saw both adults enjoying the sunshine in their favourite tree.
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by stim » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:56 pm

Encouraging activity seen there Heather! Thank you. :thumlft:

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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

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Good afternoon, everyone! I have just learned that we do not have the hard drives we need to record our cams as we approach little chick time - and we do not have the funds necessary to buy them.

These are the high resolution drives that are connected directly to the cams at the site, making it possible to record high quality videos of events at the nests - and we usually have them up and running before the eggs are laid. As you know, we already have eggs at three of our four nests, and they are likely any day now at the fourth nest - so time is of the essence.

Our tech person Ken is estimating that it will cost about $7000 to buy the high quality, high capacity drives needed for our 9 cams, and while we are keeping up with our regular monthly expenses, we don't have the extra money needed to buy and install the hard drives.

I know this is a hard time financially for many of us, with many businesses closed - but it may also be a time when some of us are staying home and watching the eagles after cancelling planned trips or dinners out - and I'd like to ask those who can to contribute towards these hard drives.
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Post by heatherj » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:58 pm

Thanks Sandra! :)

I next visited on Feb 8 and saw 1 adult perched on a favourite tree and then again in almost exactly the same spot on Feb 17!

Also on Feb 17, I saw Ma and Pa circling overhead. The view of the nest from the parking lot was a bit hazy but it still seemed intact and ready for a successful breeding season.

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Feb 17 Ma and Pa overhead
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Feb 17 Nest from parking lot
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by heatherj » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:03 pm

I visited again on Feb 20 and Ma and Pa were in residence with a few visiting juveniles. Pa was very busy flying around and calling out to let the juvies know to keep on flying through :)
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by heatherj » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:09 pm

I next visited on Mar 12 and saw Ma and Pa perched right next to the nest in the tree directly above the house in the second picture. This view was from the parking lot. Later in my visit they moved to a different tree with a different view over the bay
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by heatherj » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:14 pm

On May 31, one adult perched near the nest tree . Nest looks intact but no eaglets visible. Oone sub-adult far out over the bay
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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018-2020

Post by heatherj » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:22 pm

I visited on June 18 and again nothing visible in the nest :(
But I did get a close flyby from I think Pa followed by a crow and a tiny dot that looks like it just might be a hummingbird :) :Humbird:

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