Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:49 am

Welcome to the Goldstream Eagles thread for the 2018/2019 season. This nest has been active for many years and the eagles have fledged many eaglets in past seasons. This nest is near the Goldstream Marina a few miles north of Victoria and can be viewed from the upper public dock at the marina. However, the private docks are not accessible to the public unless you have permission. Sadly, the eagles did not produce any young this past season. Please feel free to post observations, photos, videos and discussion of these eagles if you visit their nest area.

Observations and photos from previous seasons can be viewed here.
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:26 pm

I went to the marina today after a visit to Goldstream Park. One of the eagles was perched beside their nest drying its wings. The other eagle flew around the nest tree and kept on going towards the big hydro towers. I'll post a few photos later.
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:59 am

A couple of photos of the female at the Goldstream nest yesterday.
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:09 pm

My fellow WiTS volunteer and birding partner reported seeing an eagle in the nest incubating a few days ago :woohoo:
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:02 pm

My birding partner and fellow WiTS volunteer has confirmed the eagles at Goldstream Park are incubating :woohoo:
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:07 pm

I finally got out to Goldstream Park to see the eagles and the lone eaglet in the nest. One of the adults, I think the female was perched in a nearby tree watching the eaglet. It was having a nap for the first 15 minutes then decided to get up and stretch its wings. It did not do any flapping but did hop to the front of the nest with its wings stretched out :woohoo:
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:08 pm

July 15th cont'd.
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:12 pm

July 15th cont'd. This is a later nest than most others in the area and you
can see a lot of pin feathers on the underside of the eaglet's wings.
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:59 pm

I made one more visit to this nest today. The eaglet successfully fledged in the last two days. It was perched in a snag a few trees over from the nest tree. It called out softly twice and while we were on another dock it flew off towards the nest. We could not see the nest tree from where we were standing so we hurried to the other end of the dock but couldn't find the eaglet. We stayed for another half hour but never did find the eaglet.

Mama perched near the old wharf.
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Eaglet in a tree near the nest tree.
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Re: Goldstream Eagles, Malahat BC - 2018/2019 Season

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