Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:59 am

Welcome to the Lochside Eagles thread for the 2018/2019 season. The nest is on private property on Lochside Drive which runs parallel to the Pat Bay Highway on the Saanich Peninsula and is easily viewed from the side of the road. The eagles have successfully fledged many eaglets in past years and 1 eaglet successfully fledged this past season. The eagles are often seen perched in tall trees along Lochside Drive near their nest, as well as in trees at the waters edge in Cy Hampson Park, a short distance down the road towards the Town of Sidney. They often hunt in the big fields across the road. Please feel welcome to post your observations, photos, videos and discussion of these eagles whenever you visit their nest area.

Observations and photos of these eagles from past seasons can be viewed here.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm

A friend saw one of the eagles perched near the nest today :woohoo:
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:12 pm

I did a tour of the nests on the peninsula yesterday. There were no eagles seen or heard around the Lochside Dr. nest area.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:54 pm

I visited the nest area yesterday but did not see or hear any eagles in the area :(
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:17 pm

On the way to the airport this morning I saw both eagles in their nest, moving sticks :thumlft: Only one was visible in the nest when we drove by on our way home. We didn't have time to stop for photos.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:20 pm

I did a tour of the nests on the peninsula yesterday. There were no eagles seen or heard around the nest but just as we were leaving the female flew in and perched in a tree near the nest tree. I did not see any new sticks in the nest. The photos are poor quality as it was very overcast and late in the day.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:43 pm

Two eagles in the fir trees north of the nest tree yesterday, observed by one of my birding friends.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:49 pm

I drove very slowly down Lochside with my windows open to listen and get a good look at the nest and surrounding trees on my way to and from Sidney today but did not see or hear any eagles around the nest area or anywhere along Lochside. An eagle could have been down in the nest but not visible.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:13 pm

As I was driving along the Pat Bay Hwy. yesterday I caught a glimpse of a white head in the nest. I went back to the nest site but did not see or hear any eagles in the area. There might have been an eagle in the nest incubating but I didn't stay long enough to see it get up.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri May 03, 2019 9:47 am

I didn't have time to stop at the nest site on Tuesday; we ran out of time :roll: However, we did see one adult perched in a tree near the nest tree and the top of a white head in the nest while driving by on our way home :woohoo:
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:32 pm

On May 15th my birding partner visited the nest site. She did not see or hear any eagles in the area.

I visited the nest area yesterday and did not see or hear any eagles in the area or any eaglets in the nest :( My birding partner checked on the nest while I was away last month and she did not see or hear any eagles in the area.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:17 pm

I drove by the nest area this afternoon and did not see any eaglets or adults in the area. There was one adult perched down the road near the dog park but I didn't take a photo of it; it was raining quite hard at the time.
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Re: Lochside Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:00 pm

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