Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

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Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

Post by stim » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:16 pm

This nest was built in 2014 by an eagle couple who had nested in a nearby tree for years. The nest tree sits on private property almost at the corner of Wakefield Rd. and Hwy 1 going west out of Sechelt. Upside on the NW corner. It can be seen from my friend's property on Wakefield Rd, especially her living room window! Lucky lady.
I have tried unsuccessfully to find the nest tree from the beach, from the side of the highway, from Wakefield Rd near the corner.
The first 2 seasons I followed this nest they raised 1 youngster who left the nest in June, early by our standards here. Every year my friend has been watching them they have had 1 youngster fledge, until this year.

2018 They raised and successfully fledged a pretty big girl, PBG, named by my friend Holly. Fledging here tends to happen early in the season. PBG fledged June 30, 2018!
2019 Another early fledge, mid June. I had heard more than one eaglet calling early in the season but Holly witnessed 1 having fledged.
2020 Holly saw what appeared to be nesting behaviour get underway but then what behaved like a female interloper fought with Ma and it is thought the interloper is the one who won the battle. Nesting behaviour stopped in March. Holly thinks the interloper is the one who hung around with Pa until time to fly north. I will continue next year's nesting news in this thread. Hoping for successful fledgling in the year ahead.
Thank you for your painful updates for our thread this year Holly!

If you drop by here welcome, and please feel free to post any pictures or eagle sightings you get.

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Re: Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

Post by stim » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:30 pm

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Re: Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

Post by stim » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:34 pm

Holly informed me in October that the first adult returned to the nest with a juvie on Thanksgiving, which was Oct 14. Then on Oct 19 she found 2 adults busy nestorating. Let the season begin! :thumlft:

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Re: Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

Post by stim » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:22 pm

Holly has given me permission to quote her reaction to current eagle activity. Sounds like they are doing what they should be this time of year. Thanks Holly! It all sounds promising.

Re: eagles... my pair is very vocal, but otherwise very boring. They yak and talk; flit and fly; scold and harangue, but otherwise seem very content and happy! They do sit, one at a time, on their branch (veranda) such cuties. They are such good parents and will, hopefully, produce more happy, healthy offspring this year.

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Re: Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

Post by stim » Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:06 pm

It sounds like the month of March has been a disturbing time at this nest. On March 3 Holly noticed lots of aerial flying, very low swooping and eagle talk. She questioning if there might be a 3rd adult present. March 9 nest building was going on.
March 17 she mentioned the "set to the other day, big "guy" in trees, blood on branches"! Then the next information was 2 parents on a "bulked up nest".
On March 21 she asserted that they were definitely nesting, "so regal and beautiful".
Almost a week later, March 27 she said she was swooped the week before by a big, gorgeous lady, about 20 feet up. There was a female interloper trying to steal the nest.
I hope that's the last of it and this couple can get down to serious brooding without having to defend their eggs/young/nest/ themselves.

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Re: Wakefield Nest near the Straight of Georgia, Sechelt BC, 2020

Post by stim » Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:27 pm

Sadly, our nest here did not thrive. Holly thinks an interloper took over for Ma. She and Pa stayed around for a while but no youngsters seen nor heard. No feeding behaviour.
Hoping for a successful season coming up.

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