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

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 4 nest from the start of the trail
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Apr 4 nest from near the lightning tree
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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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Re: Sargeant Bay Bald Eagles, Halfmoon Bay Sunshine Coast, BC 2018 & 2019

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

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

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

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 2018 & 2019

Post by gemini » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:48 am

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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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