Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

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Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:51 pm

Welcome to the Saxe Pt. Park Eagles thread for the 2019/2020 season. This thread is for observations, photos, videos and discussion of the eagles who inhabit this nest in Saxe Pt. Park within the Municipality of Esquimalt in BC. These eagles also spend time at the other end of Munro Street at Fleming Beach/Buxton Green and Macaulay Point. Sadly the eagles did not produce any young this past season. Please feel welcome to post your photos and observations of the Saxe Pt. Park eagles when you visit their nest area.

Observations and photos of this eagle family for previous seasons:

2018/2019 Season here
2017/2018 Season here

Links to seasons 2010 through 2017 can be found here
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:23 pm

I spent some time in the park today. I didn't see or hear the eagles anywhere in the area but there was quite a bit of whitewash on the side of the path near their nest tree.
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A few sticks have been added to their nest. Photo taken from the top of the beach.
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Photo taken from the inside path showing the back of the nest.
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:19 pm

I went to the park this afternoon, hoping to see the eagles. They were not in the park but I spotted one at the top of their perch tree on Plaskett Place, which is a block down the road from the park. When I got out of my vehicle I could see only the one eagle at the top of the tree but when I crossed the road I saw the second one down lower in the tree.
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This photo was taken from the other side of the tree.
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:05 pm

I went to the park today to see if the nest is intact. It is but looks very neglected! We did not see the eagles anywhere in the area.
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:02 pm

I went to the park yesterday and both eagles were perched in the big tree at the end of the paking lot. They seemed quite content to just sit there and look over their territory :thumlft:
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:23 pm

I went to the park on March 6th but didn't see or hear the eagles anywhere in the park or down the road on their perch trees :( It didn't look like any new sticks had been added to their nest :(
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:07 pm

Fund Drive for Hard Drives

Good afternoon, everyone! I have just learned that we do not have the hard drives we need to record our cams as we approach little chick time - and we do not have the funds necessary to buy them.

These are the high resolution drives that are connected directly to the cams at the site, making it possible to record high quality videos of events at the nests - and we usually have them up and running before the eggs are laid. As you know, we already have eggs at three of our four nests, and they are likely any day now at the fourth nest - so time is of the essence.

Our tech person Ken is estimating that it will cost about $7000 to buy the high quality, high capacity drives needed for our 9 cams, and while we are keeping up with our regular monthly expenses, we don't have the extra money needed to buy and install the hard drives.

I know this is a hard time financially for many of us, with many businesses closed - but it may also be a time when some of us are staying home and watching the eagles after cancelling planned trips or dinners out - and I'd like to ask those who can to contribute towards these hard drives.
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Re: Saxe Pt. Park Eagles, Esquimalt BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Sat May 09, 2020 8:52 am

I went to the park yesterday but sadly did not see or hear the eagles anywhere in the park or down the road in their perch trees. Their nest looks very neglected so I am assuming they are not raising a family this season :( I took some photos of the nest from both sides.
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