Larson Rd nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2019-2020

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Larson Rd nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2019-2020

Post by stim » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:05 pm

Welcome to this thread. Please feel free to post any sightings or information you wish to share when you drop by this nest.
The nest tree is located at the bottom of Larson Rd, to the left off Gower Point Rd as you drive west out of Gibsons. It is directly before you at the top of a steep hill down to the Strait.
This is an established nest as discovered by our HWF friend Karen, while talking with the neighbour to our left of the nest tree. They moved into the house there in 2008 at which time the nest was in use. It has been productive every year since except for 2016 when the eagles chose to build in another nest tree after much of their old nest fell. Although we could not see the new nest, we were assured that 1 eaglet was successfully raised there.
They returned to this nest tree for their 2017 season, successfully fledging 1 youngster as far as we know. Karen saw it branching in the tree, then it was gone. At the same time no nest was left, just a small pile of sticks.
We suspect that this territory is one of 3 in a row along the Strait to Chaster Beach.

2017... 1 eaglet seen branching.
2018... nest not used
2019... 2 eaglets safely fledged

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Re: Larson Rd nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2019-2020

Post by stim » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:05 pm

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Re: Larson Rd nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2019-2020

Post by stim » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:09 pm

On visiting this nest Sept 27 I could not see nor hear any eagles. The neighbour to our left of the nest informed me he had not heard them yet, not returned from their fishing holiday north. Possibly by now they are back as they are in the other 2 territories along the Strait here.
This is a picture of the nest as I saw it Sept 27. Looking forward to another successful nesting season here.
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