Saanichton Bay Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

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Saanichton Bay Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:57 pm

Welcome to the Saanichton Bay Eagles thread for the 2019/2020 season. There was a nest across the bay for many years but it fell down a few years ago. I was advised by a resident in the area last year that the eagles had built a new nest in a tree near Saanichton Bay Park. This new nest produced 2 eaglets to fledging in the 2017/2018 season and 1 eaglet in the 2018/2019 season.

Please feel free to post your observations and photos of these eagles when you visit their nest area.

Observations and photos for the 2018/2019 season can be viewed here.

Observations and photos for the last few months of the 2018 season can be viewed here.
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If you find a new nest, please contact me so it can be added to the WiTS mapping program.

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Re: Saanichton Bay Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:05 pm

I did a tour of the nests on the Saanich Peninsula yesterday. The nest is still intact. One of the eagles was sitting on top of a big yellow barrel out in the bay. I managed to catch it as it flew off. It flew to the wharf at the bottom of the next street and out of sight behind the trees. We didn't have time to go and look for it.
Saanichton Bay Nest.JPG
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Re: Saanichton Bay Eagles, Central Saanich BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:52 pm

I visited the nest area yesterday and was pleased to see one of the adult eagles perched in a tree near the nest tree. I managed to get one photo before it flew off towards the end of the bay. It is a difficult nest to see and I couldn't verify if there were any eaglets in the nest. I took photos from both sides of the nest tree. The adult is in the first photo hiding behind the top of the tree.
Saanichton Bay Eagle 27 Apr.JPG
Saanichton Bay(1) 27 Apr.JPG

There could have been an adult in the nest incubating but I couldn't get a clear view
and it started to rain hard.
Saanichton Bay(2) 27 Apr.JPG
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If you find a new nest, please contact me so it can be added to the WiTS mapping program.

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