Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

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Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:52 pm

Welcome to the Beacon Hill Park Eagles thread for the 2019/2020 season. This thread is dedicated to observations, photos, videos and discussion of the eagles who inhabit this nest in Beacon Hill Park, within the City of Victoria, BC. These eagles have been seen quite often perched atop the totem pole on the edge of the woodsy area of the park, near Dallas Rd. and Cook St. Over the years there have been several nests in other areas within the park but the eagles have been using the nest near the playground for many years. This past season the eagles produced two eaglets, but sadly they both died in the nest. Their bodies were removed by the authorities and sent to the ministry facility for necropsy. After several attempts to receive information from the ministry regarding the cause of the deaths, I have not obtained any information.

Info and photos of the past season can be found here.

Links to previous seasons are available here.
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by Calypso » Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:29 am

One of the BHP eagles has returned. S/He was sitting on the rocks off Holland Point about 9:10 today, Sept 30. S/He then flew low over the water toward the Breakwater. Maybe landed on the lamp standards at Ogden Point, a favourite perch, but I didn't see him/her land.

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:28 pm

Thanks for your report Calypso :thumlft: It's always good news to know one of them is in the territory :)
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by Calypso » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:22 am

There was an eagle sitting atop the BHP totem at 9:30 this morning. It was backlit so I couldn't tell if it was mature.

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:47 pm

Thanks for the info Calypso. I plan to visit the park soon.
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by Calypso » Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:47 pm

One of the BHP eagles was on lookout duty at Ogden Point this morning. It was about 9 AM PST.
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BHP Eagle at Ogden Point Nov 3 2019.jpg

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:38 pm

Calypso, thanks for posting the photo of the eagle at Ogden Point. I quite often see eagles perched there. I still don't know for sure if the eagles that perch there are from the Beacon Hill nest or the Saxe Pt. nest :dunno:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by Calypso » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:06 am

At ten o'clock this morning I saw a bald eagle fly east just off Holland Point. At few minutes later I saw two eagles flying just above the water, but not catching anything. I followed their direction and saw them both sitting on a rock offshore. I didn't have binoculars, but two other people confirmed they were bald eagles. This is the first time I have seen both eagles together since they returned.
Two bald eagles off Holland Point Nov 12 2019.jpg
The photo is not sharp, it was taken with an iphone and edited a bit.

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