Reservoir Rd Nest, Sechelt BC 2019-2021 SEASON!

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Reservoir Rd Nest, Sechelt BC 2019-2021 SEASON!

Post by Marg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:08 am

WELCOME TO THE 2019/2020/2021 SEASON!

RESERVOIR ROAD NEST

Welcome to this thread. If you visit the Reservoir Road nest you are welcome to post comments and pictures here.

This nest in Sechelt was found by Aspen in 2016. Thank you Aspen! Directions from the Highway go up Selma Park Rd. for .3km then west along Reservoir Road for .2km.

1 eaglet 2016

2 eaglets 2017

3 eaglets 2018 edited March 23, 2020

2 eaglets 2019

2 eaglets 2020




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Picture of the nest tree by Sandra (stim) 2016.
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Post by Marg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:08 am

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Post by stim » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:35 am

Thank you for opening this thread Marg. :thumlft:

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Post by stim » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:58 pm

A quick stop at this nest site Feb 8 did not find any eagle activity.
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Post by Mushka » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:47 pm

Thank you for opening this thread Marg!

I've stopped by a few times on my way to Sechelt but haven't seen any activity until today when there was not only one adult in the nest but one perched in a tree just off the road (left hand side if looking down the hill) close to where the trail comes out onto the road. :woohoo:

This couple seems quite sensitive to people being in the area and when I stepped onto the trail to try for a clear picture of the one perched in the tree he/she immediately flew off, even though I wasn't close and was using a zoom lens.


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Post by stim » Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:53 am

Such a treat to find 2 parents at this nest! Looks to me like Ma in the nest, Pa the skittish one in his treetop. If you look at the heads, Ma's is nicely rounded on top with Pa's slicked back in what always reminds me of the Brylcreem look. Ma's beak is deeper.
Nice visit!

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Post by Marg » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:25 am

Sorry about that Karen H, Mushka I have edited it.

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Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:12 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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Post by stim » Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:32 pm

On visiting this nest April 7 I'm not sure if I saw a white head in the nest or not. No other eagle activity to be found or heard.
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Post by Mushka » Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:24 pm

I had a hard time trying to see if there was anyone in the nest when I recently stopped by too, the same thing happened yesterday. I kept looking from different angles at the top of the road and wasn't sure if what I was seeing was whitish feathers or a reflection off a pale branch in the nest. I took quite a few pictures, zooming in on the camera and still couldn't decide if it was a branch I was seeing. Then while I was looking at the nest through the camera I thought I saw a very slight movement, but then wasn't sure if it was just a breeze.

Then I walked down the hill a bit and looked up at the nest and there were two eyes looking down at me :) There is someone in the nest!

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Post by stim » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:11 am

Awesome! The proof is in the eyes and the beak. :w00t: Well done! I now think I walked down the hill like you did one other year and that is where I got the proof of brooding. Sadly, walking up and down that hill carrying the camera with lens is a lot more daunting now with passage of years. :%:
Look at the plastic below the nest left over from last year. :(

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Post by Mushka » Fri May 08, 2020 10:44 am

I find the hill a bit hard to walk up and down with the camera too Sandra, especially as it get tends to get rougher inbetween gradings and the vehicles going up and down create ruts and divits, lots of small rocks on the road make it quite easy to slip too. Fortunately I only had to go a little ways down to see the eye and beak.

Stopped by again on May 5th, all was quiet and at first I didn't see anything, then a bit of movement and an adult in the nest who appeared to be looking at something in the nest to the right; then looking at me. I stayed for a little while hoping to see an eaglet head / movement but didn't, after walking a little ways down the hill again and seeing I was being watched I left.

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Appearing to be looking down at something in the nest to the right, picture is closely cropped to show detail
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Watching me, picture taken from the top of the hill
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Again, watching me. Picture taken a little ways down the hill

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Post by stim » Fri May 08, 2020 4:57 pm

Awesome eye shots Karen! I normally feel lucky to get 1! :w00t:

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Post by Mushka » Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:05 pm

Finally stopped by this nest again on June 17th, all was quiet though I did see an adult in the nest. I waited for about 30 mins and didn't see any youngsters or hear any activity other than the one adult looking out at me. I left but stopped by again on my way out of Sechelt a few hours later, again saw an adult in the nest but no youngsters moving about though the adult did appear to be looking down into the nest at times.

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The first time I stopped by, approx. 8:30 am
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The second time I stopped by the nest, approx. 11 am.

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Post by stim » Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:54 am

Encouraging photos Karen. More than just an eye this time. :roll:

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Post by Mushka » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:32 pm

Finally ! A youngster visible in the nest :-) Stopped by this morning and all was quiet, I can't see any adults or eaglets in the nest so started walking down the hill looking up as I went and a little ways down saw a slight movement and some brown feathers showing through the branches, so stopped and watched and could see what appeared to be an eaglet grooming, and then finally a head appeared in the little opening in the branches ! The pictures are all I could see of the eaglet, a hard nest to see into from the upside and even walking downhill, downside is much better but never see either the adults or any eaglets from that angle, well except when the eaglets start branching as they seem to prefer that side of the nest then.

The lower side seems much more visible now, maybe a branch moved or broke off ?

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Looking up at the nest from down the hill, seems more open this year from this angle?

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Post by stim » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:44 am

Another eye, and a beak! Well done Karen! Yes, the nest is much more visible in your photo. I'm pleased for your success in seeing an eaglet after your diligence with this nest.

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Post by stim » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:55 pm

I got up to this nest site on Friday June 26 as it started to rain. No sign of eaglets from the parking area. It was raining too hard to explore various vantage points. :(

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Post by heatherj » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:20 pm

I love the peek-a-boo view of the eaglet Karen! Glad to hear this pair are having a successful season :)
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Post by Mushka » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:59 pm

Thanks Heather, this nest is so hard to see into it really is a peek-a-boo nest. The little 'hole' that you can see through in the greeny is getting smaller and smaller from the upside of the nest where the eaglets and adults are most visible from, now if only the adults and eaglets would perch on the downside of the nest, a much better open view point :-)

I stopped by again on Tuesday (July 7th) and there were two eaglets visible :-) I first noticed the head of one from the uphill vantage point but thought I could see a second one off to the left partially hidden by branches so walked down the hill a bit, and managed to see the second eagle when I looked up.

Of course, while I was down the hill a ways the eaglets started calling and I could see an adult flying in from the upside, with something small in it's talons. Immediately the second adult flew in from the water side. I scurried back up the hill in time to see the first adult leave, the second adult stayed in the nest and appeared to be eating while the eaglets stood by. Once finished the second adult left, leaving the two eaglets exactly where they were when I first arrived. I had to leave so don't know if a second food drop happened but the eaglets were quiet so think they may have been already full ?

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Second eaglet visible from walking down the hill and looking up
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Adult that flew in with something small in its talons getting ready to leave almost immediately
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The two eaglets, one lower in the nest with head showing the second one on the left partially hidden by branches. Hard to see but the feathers of the adult in the nest eating are visible lower down to the right

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Post by stim » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:31 am

This is not an easy nest in which to find our eagles. You have discovered 2 vantage points which are working well for you, except for always being in the right spot at the right time for photos ops. ;) Once again, well done Karen. It is so good to hear that the youngsters were quiet with a food drop and did not rush the parent for first dibs. :D

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Post by heatherj » Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:35 pm

Great observations of the activity at this nest Karen. And I'm glad to hear that the eaglets seemed well fed :clap:

Thanks for sharing! :)
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Post by Mushka » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:49 pm

Thank you Sandra and Heather ! Stopped by the nest for a quick visit on Monday (July 20th) and both eaglets were there, as I was driving up the hill towards the nest I could see lots of wing flapping happening but by the time I drove up, parked and got out all activity had stopped. One eaglet was perched looking out towards where the adults fly in from and the other was way up on a branch above the nest, so I have not idea who was doing all the wing exercising :-) All was quiet and I didn't hear or see any adults but wasn't able to stay long.

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Bit hard to see, eaglet perched on a branch above the nest, near the top left hand corner

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Post by stim » Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:58 am

So glad you found them both home Karen. I'm hoping to drop by tomorrow after seeing you, if it's not raining!
Looking good. :woohoo:

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Post by gemini » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:09 pm

2020 Cam Maintenance
Matching Drive

It's hard to believe that the fluffy little eaglets we first met in April are already flying around - and at least one of them is already half-way up the coast of British Columbia, feasting on salmon at one of the rivers with early salmon runs. The rest will be heading out soon, which will give us a brief window to clean the cameras, check the wiring and do any additional projects near the nests. Only one of our nests is currently sponsored (big thanks to Russ Cmolik for donating a new close-up cam for White Rock!) so we are asking those who enjoy the cams to help us get them ready for next year. We know life this year is different for many of us - but if you can help, we would really appreciate it.
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We have some big plans - two new cams for White Rock, replacement domes at Surrey Reserve and Delta 2, and hopefully getting to the bottom of the connectivity issue that keeps taking the South cam at Harrison Mills offline - and there will be some large expenses if we're going to do it all. We'll need a lift to get people up to the cams at White Rock and possibly at Delta, and the tree at Harrison Mills is very tall, requiring a professional climbing team if we are to do any work on the cams themselves.

If we can raise $10,000, we should be able to do the most essential work at most of the nests. And happily some friends of the eagles have pledged to match the first $1250 raised in the next three days - so if you adopt Delta 2, Harrison Mills, Surrey Reserve or White Rock for next year for $250, Hancock Wildlife will get $500!

The easiest way to adopt a nest is to
  • go to the "Donations" page on our website (https://hancockwildlife.org/donations/ - or click the button below)
  • click the "Donate via CanadaHelps Now!" link
  • enter the amount of your donation ($250 to adopt the nest of your choice for the coming year)
  • pick "Adopt a Nest" from the Fund list
  • use the message box to say which nest you are adopting and how you would like your name to be listed
  • fill in your contact information and credit card details, and
  • click "Complete Donation Now"
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And if this isn't a good time for adopting a nest, you can also make a donation of any amount to the "Eagle Cams/General Repairs" fund or you can make a monthly donation by changing the highlighted box at the top of the page from "Donate Now" to "Donate Monthly" (the first month's donation is eligible to be matched). Many of the funds have a suggested amount - but that is just a suggestion. The amount you put in the Amount box is what you'll donate.

You don't need to be in Canada to use CanadaHelps - and the rate of exchange right now is favorable to those of us in the United States - a donation of $250 Canadian dollars is currently less than $200 US dollars, so if you give $250 through CanadaHelps (or PayPal), HWF gets $250 Canadian dollars, and the cost to you is based on the current rate of exchange.

You can also use the other methods on the Donations page, but it's not as easy to provide all the information, so if you're sending a check or planning to give a donation directly to someone at HWF, please let me ([email protected]) or gemini ([email protected]) know a donation is coming so it gets included in the matching drive.

And if you have any questions about any of this, please do contact me or gemini and we'll be happy to help.
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Post by Marg » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:51 am

This will be the start of the 2020-2021 Season.

Welcome to this thread. If you visit the Reservoir Road nest you are welcome to post comments and pictures here.

This nest in Sechelt was found by Aspen in 2016. Thank you Aspen! Directions from the Highway go up Selma Park Rd. for .3km then west along Reservoir Road for .2km.

1 eaglet 2016

2 eaglets 2017

3 eaglets 2018

2 eaglets 2019

2 eaglets 2020






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Post by heatherj » Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:28 pm

Driving towards Sechelt yesterday saw 2 juveniles circling overhead just about where the nest is. Maybe last years eaglets returning for a visit?
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Post by stim » Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:18 pm

I love when that happens Heather! Here's hoping! :thumlft:

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