Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, 2019-2020

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Kinnikinnick Park Eagle nest, W Sechelt BC, on the Sunshine Coast, 2019-2020

Post by stim » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:40 pm

Welcome to this eagle nest thread! The nest is located in upper west Sechelt on the trail system in Kinnikinnick Park. It can be spotted with difficulty from the trail near the felled "Eagle Tree" stump entrance or from the parking area there where Sandpiper Rd. meets Heritage Rd.
It is away from a water source in more of an agricultural/new development type area.
We have known about this nest for many years. Marg showed it to me in 2010. She and Earl found it 1 or 2 years before that. However we could never actually confirm viability. In 2017 Aspen, another HWF member told us it was being used.
It has proven to be a popular soaring spot for eagles high atop a hill overlooking Sechelt Inlet. It's a long way to carry a fish to the nest though!
The tree has taken a beating through the years. In 2017 we saw an eagle in the nest a couple of times in May with the other perched on trees that have been used as perch trees through the years.
However in early June 2017 Aspen discovered that the top of the tree had broken off and taken the nest with it. I went a couple of times looking under the nest but could find no sign of a grounded eaglet.
Looking for a new nest in 2018 we found one in the same tree on a sturdy branch coming out from the trunk. This nest was used successfully in 2019.

2008 ?
2009 ?
2010 no eaglets seen
2011 No eaglets seen
2012 Ma & Pa spotted in trees near the nest July .
2013 Eagles were seen November 21 and in December. Nov 21st I was told by a neighbour that they were building a new nest close to the old one. No nest located.
2014 Not used
2015 "
2016 "
2017 Nest being used but fell early June. No sign of a grounded eaglet a few days later.
2018 A feeding was seen occurring in May, 1 eaglet could be heard but after that no sign of eagle activity, sadly.
2019 Karen saw an eaglet in the nest and then who appeared to be a newly fledged eaglet in trees in the immediate area of the nest tree in July. We determine that we finally have a documented fledge here.

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