Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by heatherj » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:46 pm

Welcome to the Henderson Nest thread for the 2018/2019 Season.

If you visit the Henderson nest in Roberts Creek you are welcome to post comments and pictures here.

This nest was new to the forum in May 2016 though it has been active for several seasons before that. The nest is on private property but can be viewed from the beach. To view the nest, walk on to the beach from the Henderson & Beach Ave pull-out. Nest is visible to the west over 2nd house on the tree with severely broken top
  • 2015/16 - 1 eaglet Henderson, fledged on or before July 7
  • 2016/17 - 2 eaglets seen. 1 successful fledge on or before July 14. Sadly 1 eaglet was lost sometime in June. It may have been a fall from the nest or predation
  • 2017/18 - Adults seen in and around the nest but no evidence of any eaglets. Thread here
  • 2018/19 - :luck: :luck: :luck:
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Marg » Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:33 am

Heather thanks for opening the thread for 2018/2019! :) Hoping for a successful seaon!
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by heatherj » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks Marg!

I was down at the Olave nest today and when I looked across I could see 2 adults at the Henderson nest tree. So looks like the Hendersons are back too! :)
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Marg » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:45 pm

Great news Heather re the Hendersons! :D :bye 1:
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by stim » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:42 pm

Thank you Heather for opening this thread and reporting your sighting from Camp Olave! I love how you can do that.
I got to visit our Hendersons on Monday the 18th. We arrived to find both in the nest, looking like a changing of the guard as one was down in brooding position and the other upright. :D I'm not sure if that was Ma or Pa, flew to Ma's perch tree and looked like it must have taken a piece of food from the nest. Eating behaviour went on.
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Bent over as if eating.
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by heatherj » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:29 pm

Thanks Sandra. Wonderful to hear that Ma and Pa appear to be sitting on eggs. Fingers crossed for a successful season :)
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Mushka » Sat May 11, 2019 10:23 pm

I stopped by the nest last Sunday (May 5th) and standing at the top of the first driveway on Marine Ave. was able to see what appeared to be a shift change, when I first arrived I couldn't see anything but when the breeze moved the greenery was able to see a head in the nest. I watched for about 10 minutes and then out of nowhere the second adult flew in. Within seconds the adult that was originally in the nest, I'm assuming, went to the far edge of the nest and flew off. From the time the second adult flew in and the first one left was literally seconds. Guess someone was in a hurry to go :-) I then walked along the beach to see if I could see anything further from that angle but couldn't. But was happy to see activity at the nest, this was around 10 am.

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When I first arrived, could see a head peeking out above the nest
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Second adult flying in, there was no calling from either prior to this happening
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Second adult settling into the nest, can just see the tips of the wings through the greenery

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Mushka » Sat May 11, 2019 10:27 pm

Two more pictures from the May 5th visit.

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Within seconds of the second adult flying in the adult already in the nest (I'm assuming) was at the edge of the nest
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And flew off

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by stim » Sun May 12, 2019 4:34 pm

Great spotting and photos Karen! Nice to know all is well so far here after an unsuccessful season last year.

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Mushka » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:04 pm

Stopped by the nest this morning, I didn't see any adults around but could hear a youngster calling from the nest even though I couldn't see one. So decided to wait a bit, stood on the beach and looked for whales, adult eagles and ducks . . . didn't see any whales or adult eagles but did see two harlequin ducks swimming by out a ways.

After checking the nest off and on while I stood on the beach I finally saw some movement, first a head appeared, then a rather large eaglet who proceeded to move to the other side of the nest and out of sight behind the greenery / branches. But for a brief few seconds an eaglet did make an appearance :-)

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by stim » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:17 am

Great timing again Karen! Your patience paid off. Thank you for the reassurance here. :thumlft:

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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

Post by Marg » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:22 am

Hi Karen good to hear that you saw an eaglet in this nest. :)
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Re: Henderson Nest, Roberts Creek, Sunshine Coast, BC - 2018/2019 Season

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