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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:31 pm

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Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:01 am
Wonderful news I hope Stan! At least for sure wonderful for the fledgling you saw and PNE's sign to keep dogs away and contact OWL if one is spotted grounded. :thumlft:

Yes those signs are a nice addition to the nesting area Sandra :)

As of observation session #2 today, after checking everywhere and just heading home, I spotted the remaining smaller eaglet perched on top of a old power pole right beside the Sanctuary pond. I've seen this before and should have remembered the eaglets waste no time exploring the area near the nest once they fledge ;)

Still one completely unaccounted for :puzz:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:35 pm

Hi Sharon, Stim, Marg, Vicky, Stan, Karen and all that love these eagles.

These pictures were made on July 11th.
That was the day that Joey made it up to the nest again.
Both eaglets look happy and are sitting around what was left of the nest.
Hast. July 11, 18th a.jpg
Here one can see one of the 2 patches that were left after the nest fell down.
Hast. July 11, 18th b.jpg
A happy beautiful eaglet.
Hast. July 11, 18th c.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:11 pm

karenbills wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:34 pm
So I'm a bit confused. First I heard that both eaglets had fledged. Then I came to the forum and it seems as if one has surely fledged but not sure about the other one. Is that correct?
As it sits at present Karen one eaglet has fledged and has been seen at multiple locations around the park all day. The other eaglet has reported to have been seen on the ground this morning but the info I was given is that it is capable of short flights. No idea if it made it air born again and moved on or is hiding out somewhere around the general nest area and park :dunno:

All I know is that I've been over 4 times today and successfully only managed to see only one eaglet at a time during each visit. Annemie was over a few times too and had a good look around. Angela from OWL was there tonight doing a sweep of the area but no luck.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:29 am

Good news to report! :announce:


Both eaglets observed this morning :)

First up thanks to the early risers Vicki, Angela from OWL and Diana for starting the look around the Sanctuary grounds :grhug:

When I arrived Vicki was still there and gave me the story. Apparently the missing eaglet was down in the forested west ravine area next to the pond. When it heard the breaking of branches and twigs it took to the air and flew to the opposite side of the pond. When I arrived it was about 45 feet up a small fir tree perched on a branch near the pond path just down from the Circus West building on the PNE grounds. The other eaglet was up in the remains of the nest eating a recently delivered breakfast :Cool:

Hopefully the now accounted for one will head up there soon to join in on the fun :luck:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Marg » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:28 am

Lots of action here at the nest with these two. :D Happy to read the last report Stan! Thanks to all of you out there searching. :bye 1:
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by stim » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:36 am

Great news Stan as well as rallying of troops! The low flying eaglet should gain height quickly I would think. :luck: :grhug:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:07 pm

Right side by side on a branch above what remains of the nest tonight...…...life is good! {for these 2 eaglets} :)

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by gemini » Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:56 am

So happy to hear the news, Steamer! Eaglets are a lot smarter than we give them credit for sometimes!

Thanks for calling me Annemie, had a mini family reunion all day and evening and had to have a nap before I could even think of reading the forum!
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 pm

:wave:

This video and these pictures were made on July 13th.:


Hastings/PNE eaglet climbed back up it's nest tree after taking a fall.

https://youtu.be/LLzoGxII6jA




Ma is working herself through a thick branch in order to deliver a duck unto the little platform that was left of the nest.
Hast. July13th, 18 a.jpg
Darla is watching carefully.
Hast. July13th, 18 b.jpg
Now Darla is working her/himself through the thick branch while Ma is back on her perch.

Hast. July13th, 18 e.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 pm

Darla and Ma :rh:
Hast. July13th, 18 d.jpg

What do we have here lying under the nest tree.
:ohmy: What a big fish head.



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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:58 pm

July 14th
:announce: Happy Fledge day for Joey and Darla :huggie:

Eaglet 1 flew to all the trees in the park that were Pa's look out trees.
How fun it is to fly. (S)he was making loops around Hastings lake and then back home. :mihihi:
Hast. July 14th, 18, a.jpg
Ma was watching.
Hast. July 14th, 18, b.jpg
Eaglet 1 sitting on Pa's lookout tree.
Hast. July 14th, 18, c.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:06 pm

A flicker was annoyed over eaglet 1 landing in the tree it was sitting on.
It started to give eaglet one a hard time.
The eaglet however did not pay any attention.

Hast. July 14th, 18, d.jpg
Ma was sitting all alone in the nest tree.
She could see eaglet 1 at all times but where was the other eaglet?
Hast. July 14th, 18, e.jpg
Eaglet 1 kept flying all over the immediate area having so much fun.
Hast. July 14th, 18, f.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 pm

Ma

Hast. July 14th, 18, g.jpg

Ma and eaglet one.

Hast. July 14th, 18, h.jpg
This is where the hunt of the disappearing eaglet started, it was about noon on July 14th.

Stan, Diane, Vicky, Angela from O.W.L. and I searched for the eaglet all day on and off.
We could not find it.

The next morning on July 15th at 6 a clock so I understand Diana, Angela and Vicky took the search up again.
By the time Stan arrived at the park at 8 am the eaglet had been found. :woohoo:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:28 pm

steamer wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:29 am
Good news to report! :announce:


Both eaglets observed this morning :)

First up thanks to the early risers Vicki, Angela from OWL and Diana for starting the look around the Sanctuary grounds :grhug:

When I arrived Vicki was still there and gave me the story. Apparently the missing eaglet was down in the forested west ravine area next to the pond. When it heard the breaking of branches and twigs it took to the air and flew to the opposite side of the pond. When I arrived it was about 45 feet up a small fir tree perched on a branch near the pond path just down from the Circus West building on the PNE grounds. The other eaglet was up in the remains of the nest eating a recently delivered breakfast :Cool:

Hopefully the now accounted for one will head up there soon to join in on the fun :luck:


I thought to post this again for the sake of continuity.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:53 pm

When the little lost eaglet flew home yesterday it landed above what was left of the nest.
Both eaglets seem to celebrate being together again.
They sat so close together it looked like they were hugging. :rh:

Hast. Darla & Joey Reunited a.jpg
They stayed put all evening ...
Hast. Darla & Joey Reunited b.jpg
one heart and one soul, enjoying the sunset.
Hast. Darla & Joey Reunited c.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 pm

Thanks Annemie and Stan for keeping everyone up to date, it's a pleasure seeing you at the pond while watching the eagles. I will be posting photos on Wednesday, July 18. Sorry for the delay. I have lots of photos to narrow down (July 12-15) as I was using burst shots and won't be back on the computer until Wednesday. It's so exciting that both eaglets are safe, flying around and able to return to the nest tree for food.

Diana and Mike (from Hancock), Angela (from Owl) and I celebrated the eaglet flights by the west pond trail with a coffee and eagle talk early Sunday morning (July 15) as eaglet2 watched from the tree above us. Meanwhile, eaglet1 was hanging out near the nest tree. As I was leaving the pond, Mom dropped food in the nest tree and eaglet1 flew over to eat. Then I saw both eaglets in the nest tree on Sunday evening. At least the disappearing nest is big enough to hold food. :huggie:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 am

vkahri wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 pm
Thanks Annemie and Stan for keeping everyone up to date, it's a pleasure seeing you at the pond while watching the eagles. I will be posting photos on Wednesday, July 18. Sorry for the delay. I have lots of photos to narrow down (July 12-15) as I was using burst shots and won't be back on the computer until Wednesday. It's so exciting that both eaglets are safe, flying around and able to return to the nest tree for food.

Diana and Mike (from Hancock), Angela (from Owl) and I celebrated the eaglet flights by the west pond trail with a coffee and eagle talk early Sunday morning (July 15) as eaglet2 watched from the tree above us. Meanwhile, eaglet1 was hanging out near the nest tree. As I was leaving the pond, Mom dropped food in the nest tree and eaglet1 flew over to eat. Then I saw both eaglets in the nest tree on Sunday evening. At least the disappearing nest is big enough to hold food. :huggie:

Our pleasure Vicki to be involved in the "hunt" :)

As of today both are still up in the general nest area. When I first arrived one was way up on a branch above what remains of the nest. When I left both were back around the small patch of nest :Cool:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by stim » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:36 pm

Marvellous news that both youngsters are now flying well enough to be high in their nest tree, perching together, near food drops. Thank you for the ongoing reassurance! :grhug:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:06 pm

Here's my eagle photo observations from July 13 to July 16 coming up. Happy viewing!
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140e July 13 7pm, Oh oh nest broke again.jpg
July 13, 7pm Oh oh the nest broke again
141e July 13 Darla watches mom evaluate the situation.jpg
Eaglet2 watches mom evaluate the situation
142a Mom looks very concerned.jpg
Mom looks very concerned
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:10 pm

July 13 continued. Eaglet1 has fallen down the tree again. Further down this time.
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142b Mom looks for Joey.jpg
Mom looks for Eaglet1.
144e 745 Joey cries out from far below, here I am.jpg
Eaglet1 cries out from below
148 Joey ready to jump up to the next branch.jpg
Eaglet1 ready to jump up to the next branch.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 pm

July 13 continued.
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150e He made it.jpg
He made it up to the next branch
151e Ready for the next jump.jpg
Ready for the next jump
152e He made it with a crash landing.jpg
He made it with a crash landing.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:21 pm

July 14 1pm, Bad news, no nest and the eagles are missing from the tree.

I saw my friend at the pond and she mentioned that she saw Eaglet2 walking on the westside pond path at 10:30am and gave me the attached photo. We searched the pond ravine and saw mom hidden by the pond, so we knew Eaglet2 was nearby but could not find her.
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157 My friend saw Darla walking on the westside pond path at 1030am and sent me this photo.jpg
My friend saw Eaglet2 walking on the westside pond path at 1030am and sent me this photo
157 My friend saw Darla walking on the westside pond path at 1030am and sent me this photo.jpg (204.78 KiB) Viewed 732 times
158 9pm We searched the pond ravine and saw mom hidden by the pond, so we knew Darla was nearby but could not find her.jpg
We searched the pond ravine and saw mom hidden by the pond, so we knew Eaglet2 was nearby but could not find her.
159e July 14, Yay we found Joey.jpg
Yay we found Eaglet1.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:30 pm

July 14 continued, Eaglet1 has fledged!
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160 July 14 Joey has fledged and nearby, safe on the power pole.jpg
Eaglet1 has fledged and nearby, safe on the power pole.
162e Hi Joey.jpg
Hi Eaglet1.
164 Joey hears mom calling.jpg
Eaglet1 hears mom calling and flys away.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:32 pm

July 14 continued
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165e Mom waits for Joey at the nest tree.jpg
Mom waits for Eaglet1 at the nest tree.
168e Joey hangs out with mom after eating the food she delivered.jpg
Eaglet1 hangs out with mom
169e Joey enjoys the sunset (683x1024).jpg
Eaglet1 enjoys the sunset
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:43 pm

July 15. We searched for Eaglet2 again and found her at 7am. The first photo is of eaglet1 who I saw when I arrived.
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199 Jul 15, 630am Searching for Darla again,  Meanwhile Joeys high up near the nest tree.jpg
July 15, 630am Searching for Eaglet2 again. Meanwhile Eaglet1 is high up near the nest tree.
201 July 15 7am, Finally found Darla safely hiding in a ravine tree. We heard her rustle last night but.jpg
Finally found Eaglet2 at 7am, safely hiding in a ravine tree. We heard her rustle last night but did not see her thru all the branches.
202 July 15 8am Darla flew from the ravine to the west path by the pond.jpg
At almost 8am, Eaglet2 flew from the ravine to this tree at the west path by the pond after hearing Diana and Angela join me in the ravine.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 pm

June 15 continued. Diana and Mike from Hancock and Angela from OWL had joined me early in the morning to search for eaglet2. We witnessed eaglet2's first high flight together when she flew from the ravine, to the center pond island, then quickly back to the fir tree at the west side of the pond where my friend saw her walking the day before. We celebrated with coffee and eagle stories while we watched eaglet2 from the bench below. Eaglet2 stayed in the tree for a long time. We called up Stan and Annemie. I returned at 7:30pm and saw both eaglets together in the nest tree.
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203 We were surprised that she was ready to fly.jpg
Another photo of Eaglet2 in the tree. We were surprised that she was ready to fly, as she was not as active as Eaglet1 in the nest tree.
204 Now looking confident and adventurous (1024x683).jpg
Eaglet2 now looks confident and adventurous
213 July 15, 730pm Joey and Darla reunited at the nest tree (1024x683).jpg
7:30pm The two eaglets reunited in the nest tree
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:17 pm

July 17, I saw the two eaglets in the nest tree again. I guess the remaining nest fragments are not enough to hold food, as I saw two whole baby seagulls below the tree, too bad. (I think they're seagulls, not sure)

July 18, One eaglet was in the nest tree, the other was three trees to the west and mom was by the nest tree then flew over to the tree near the blue booth. All trees are by each other on Hastings Street.
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214 I wonder if mom has enough nest material for food delivery (1024x683).jpg
July 15, not much nest material left. The other eaglet is close by, but not seen in this photo.
215 July 17 Two baby seagulls and a meaty item under the nest tree. (1024x768).jpg
July 17, two baby seagulls and a meaty item under the nest tree.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:39 am

Very enjoyable selection of pictures Vicki :) :ty:

Unfortunate to see the uneaten prey :(

Last year was even worse when they was no nest left and the parents got food to "survivor" however they could. So much on the ground that went to waste :ohmy:

Yesterday I'm pretty sure I saw one of the Hastings/PNE eaglets a block from where I live flying in the sky....it's that time!

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:47 am

:wave: Hi Vicky

I just loooove those pictures. :ty:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:26 pm

Both have fledged!....

One in the air when I arrived. Impressive flying but not so impressive landing. Not to worry as it recovered and made a nice landing high in one of the cottonwood branches across the street. Finally decided to get in the air again and headed due south till I could see it no more :hooray: :bravo:

When I came back across the street the other eaglet had arrived on the scene at the nest location. Nobody was there when I first arrived so it must have chosen another area to make its flights before checking in at the tree.

Oh nothing left of the nest at this point so it's a good time for these eaglets to "learn the ropes" :yes:


Update...… At 2.10 PM one of the Hastings eaglets flew directly over our place :Cool: Did some nice circles and headed back towards the location of the nest tree.

Update #2 Between 2.30 and 4.15 PM. What happens when your an eaglet spending your day flying around the neighborhood? You get very hungry and come home looking for some food.

Both eaglets have been at the nest location side by side for over a hour and half. Ma was up above and Dad showed up about 10 minutes ago empty handed. Pa got a nice warm welcome from Ma but we heard 2 VERY unhappy eaglets I'll tell you :angry: . Oh well {as the eagle parents say} ;)

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