Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

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Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:13 pm

This thread is a place to post observations, photos and videos of eagle nests in the Southern Vancouver Island area that do not have their own dedicated thread set up. Anyone observing a nest and its resident eagles is welcome to post their observations and photos on this thread.

Observations and photos from the previous season can be found here.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:14 am

I observed this nest for the first time yesterday. It is on private property in the general area near Island View Beach in Central Saanich. The eagles were perched atop a nearby tree, keeping watch over their territory. I'll be visiting this nest again throughout the nesting season.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:51 pm

An eagle was in the nest located on the northern part of MacDonald Park near the Schwartz Bay ferry terminal yesterday (end of Littlewood Rd.) by one of my birding friends.
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Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:31 pm

After I left the area of the Lochside Dr. nest today I spotted a sub-adult perched in the same snag on Bazan Bay Rd., past Cy Hampson Park, where I had seen and photographed an adult last year eating a fish it had just caught.

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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:37 pm

I visited the nest near Island View Rd. today (same nest as in my photos above of Nov. 11th). I saw an eagle perched in a tree near the nest tree but did not see or hear another eagle in the area. However, one could have been down in the nest incubating but not visible :luck:
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:05 pm

I visited the above nest near Island View Beach yesterday but did not see or hear any eagles in the area.
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However, I did see an eagle perched in a tree near the Victoria Radio Control Modelers Society flying field
which is not too far from the nest site.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:29 pm

I visited a nest at Coal Point in North Saanich yesterday. There was a lot of whitewash on the lane near the nest tree and a lot of new sticks in the nest. We suspect there are eaglets but they are still quite young. The female eagle was perched at the top of a tree next to the nest tree and the male was perched in a tree overlooking the bay.
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This is the male, looking out over the bay.
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The male looking back at the nest.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:33 pm

The nest from a different vantage point.
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The female through the branches.
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The female from up the road from the nest tree. Not good lighting.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:23 pm

After several attempts to locate a nest on the south end of Pat Bay, with the help of my birding partner and her scope, we located the nest on June 12th. I photographed it from the parking lot at Pat Bay Park, next to the Coast Guard docks. There are two good-sized eaglets in the nest :woohoo:
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:02 pm

On May 15th my birding partner saw one eagle in the nest. On June 5th she saw one adult at the top of the nest tree and the other adult was perched in a tree overlooking the bay. She also saw a lot of whitewash at the base of the nest tree. On June 19th she saw one adult perched at the top of the nest tree. One eaglet stretched its wings and got up and the adult flew off. On June 24th an adult flew in calling because there was an Osprey flying through. It landed at the top of the nest tree. One eaglet was seen sitting up in the nest.

I visited the nest site at Coal Point yesterday and saw one beautiful big eaglet sitting up in the nest. An adult was perched in a nearby tree overlooking the bay. I spoke to a neighbour who said there are 2 eaglets in the nest. Hopefully I'll see both the next time I visit.
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Re: Southern Vancouver Island BC Eagle Nests - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:38 pm

On May 15th my birding partner discovered the new nest the eagles previously had near Island View Beach. She was able to view it from the end of Martindale Rd. and saw 2 chicks in the nest :woohoo:

On June 19th she visited the area again and the 2 eaglets were getting up in the nest and stretching their wings.
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