Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:59 am

Welcome to the Blenkinsop Eagles thread for the 2018/2019 season. The eagles have been nesting on private property near Blenkinsop Lake for many years but the nest is not easy to view once the nest tree is in full foliage. The eagles have produced many eaglets over the years but unfortunately there are few photos of them available. The eagles can be seen perching in nearby trees and fishing at Blenkinsop Lake. They also perch in the trees along Blenkinsop Road near the Galey's Farm Market. One eaglet from this nest sucessfully fledged at the end of this past season.

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

Post by sassyk » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:40 pm

Two eagles in the nest yesterday observed by one of my birding friends.
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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:55 pm

On my way home from Sidney today I stopped on Blenkinsop Rd and got a good view of the nest. There was an eagle incubating :thumlft:

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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:20 pm

There are 2 big healthy eaglets in the nest; reported to me by my birding partner :woohoo: I need to visit the site soon :thumlft:
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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:33 pm

I finally made it to Blenkinsop Lake today. There are two beautiful big eaglets in the nest :thumlft: One was taking a nap while the other one was exercising it’s wings. Later both were up flapping their huge wings and jumping up and down, hopping from side to side in the nest :woohoo: One of the adults was perched in their usual snag lookout tree and flew across the lake to the log they sit on out in the lake. It looked like Mom and she had a few drinks of water before flying back to her perch in the snag.
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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:25 pm

cont'd. from July 3rd.

Female flew back to her perch in the snag after she had a drink.
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2 big eaglets were flapping their wings and jumping up and across the nest.
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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:27 pm

cont'd. from July 3rd.

Female was squawking at a Red-tailed Hawk who flew overhead.
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Re: Blenkinsop Eagles, Saanich BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:02 pm

A new thread for these eagles for the 2019/2020 season has been opened here. This thread is now locked.
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