Reservoir Road Nest in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast BC Season 2018-2019

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Reservoir Road Nest in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast BC Season 2018-2019

Post by Marg » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:38 pm

WELCOME TO THE 2018-2019 SEASON!

RESERVOIR ROAD NEST


Welcome to this thread. If you visit the Reservoir Road nest you are welcome to post comments and pictures here.

This nest in Sechelt was found by Aspen in 2016. Thank you Aspen! Directions from the Highway go up Selma Park Rd. for .3km then west along Reservoir Road for .2km.

Picture taken by KarenH in 2016
1 eaglet visible
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Looks like Ma
Picture taken by KarenH 2016
This is one of the adults perched on the side of the nest tree, picture was
taken June 13th 2016 looking towards the nest from the top of the hill near the parking pull out.
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Picture of the nest tree by Sandra (stim) 2016.
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1 eaglet 2016
2 eaglets 2017
1 eaglet 2018

Link to 2017/2018 Season HERE you can see more pictures that were posted. :)
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Re: Reservoir Road Nest in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast BC Season 2018-2019

Post by stim » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:58 pm

I got up to this nest on Monday the 18th. There was 1 eagle calling on the upside of the road. The nest is on the downside. We could not find the eagle nor any sign of nesting. The nest is difficult to view but at least we saw some promise. They were very late to fledge last year.
A large piece of plastic is still stuck to the nest tree from last nesting season. Hard to believe it survived all the big wind storms that went through recently.
One day recently while driving along the highway I saw 2 eagles perched right beside the 2 bare tree tops that were perch trees for so many years. I thought they could be pretty much downhill from the this nest and could have been this couple. First time I've seen 2 perched in that tree.

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Re: Reservoir Road Nest in Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast BC Season 2018-2019

Post by Mushka » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:30 pm

Finally stopped by this nest today, at first I couldn't see any activity in or around the nest but when the wind picked up and the greenery started moving around, opening up the view of the nest a little more, I could see an adult in the nest. Okay, there was just an eye and part of a beak showing, but it still counts :D

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Picture of the nest showing an eye and partial beak beneath the branch running across the top of the nest; arrow to help locate as hard to see. Easier if the picture is clicked on to enlarge

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Same picture cropped in closer to make it easier to see the eye and beak showing underneath the branch

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Post by Marg » Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:46 pm

Glad you spotted that eye and beak Karen the arrow certainly helped me see it! Looks like it's saying "you looking at me"? Thanks for the pics.
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Post by stim » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:50 am

No mistaking that sign of brooding! Nice catch Karen!

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Post by Mushka » Mon May 13, 2019 6:02 pm

Another stop by the nest this morning showed an adult in the nest again, sitting higher than last time. Would be amazing if there were triplets again this year :)

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Adult peeking out from the nest, hard to see into the nest but helps when a breeze moves the greenery out of the way

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Post by stim » Tue May 14, 2019 1:28 pm

Yup, definitely sitting higher. Thanks Karen! The 3rd one to leave the area last year was one of our latest to fledge so they could be a bit later than some of our other nests again this year. Third ones often do need a bit more time to be fed without rivalry to catch up as well.

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Post by Mushka » Sun May 26, 2019 9:46 pm

Stopped by the nest this morning and after watching for a while saw one eaglet appear . . . and one bear behind me, again :-)

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After watching an adult in the nest for a while, an eaglet appeared! So there is at least one.
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Turned around and saw a bear behind me on the road, same thing happened last year when I was visiting this nest :-)

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Post by stim » Mon May 27, 2019 9:05 am

Awesome pics once again Karen! I think wildlife is looking to check you out as much (or more) than you are them! :woohoo: I love that you got such a good shot of at least 1 eaglet. Well done!

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Post by heatherj » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:41 pm

Great pics Karen! And glad to hear that there's at least one healthy and happy eaglet :)
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Post by Mushka » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:01 pm

Thank you Heather and Sandra! Visited the nest again this morning and all was quiet, though there was one adult in the nest looking out at me.

Karen H

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Picture taken from on the road where the hill levels out
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This picture taken from on the road walking downhill heading towards the nest, seemed to be a new 'open' spot there.

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Post by Mushka » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:02 pm

Visited the nest this morning, the hill going up towards the nest is very rough now and it looks like a large amount of water recently ran down the road. A slow bumpy ride for sure :-)

All was quiet when I parked and got out, but when I looked in at the nest could see two good sized eaglets looking out in the direction the adults fly in from. They weren't calling for food, just patiently watching.

So we know for sure there are two eaglets at the nest this year. But the question is, is there a third hiding in the background like there was last year :)

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Post by stim » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:00 pm

You are getting some wonderful shots of a nest difficult to capture Karen. Kudos! :w00t:

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Post by Marg » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:09 am

There may be a third eaglet Karen :dunno: as you say they are good at hiding. Thanks for the pics. :D
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Post by Mushka » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:37 pm

I've stopped by the nest twice since the July 3rd visit and both times have seen both eaglets. One always appears to be lying down in the nest, at first I thought the eaglet may be weak and was a bit worried but there was a food drop while I was there on the 19th and I could see that that eaglet was eating while the other remained perched on the edge of the nest. So maybe it's just because there isn't a lot of room in and around the nest for eaglets to perch.

On my last visit there was one eaglet perched on the branch beside the nest that seems to be used each year by eaglets. I'm heading to Sechelt on Thursday so will hopefully have time to stop by and see if there are any new developments.

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Post by stim » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:50 am

Wonderful photos again along with update. Thank you Karen!

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Post by Mushka » Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:15 pm

I stopped by the nest today and there was total silence, I couldn't hear or see any eaglets even after walking down the road a ways and walking further along the road at the top. I kept looking for movement in the nest or even a call from somewhere in the area, but after half an hour I didn't see or hear anything. When I stopped by last on the 23rd both eaglets were still there, one on a branch and the other in the nest. Is it possible that they have both fledged and left the area since then ?

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Post by Marg » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:23 am

Hi Karen, it seems like they have fledged! :)
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Post by stim » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:48 am

Yes, hopefully fledged. Perhaps they are down near the water with ma &/or Pa, learning how to scavenge.
Thank you Karen!

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Post by gemini » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:50 am

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Post by Marg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:07 am

I have opened a new thread for this nest Season 2019-2020 HERE

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