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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:31 pm
by steamer
stim wrote:
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:35 pm
by Annemie
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

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:11 pm
by steamer
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.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:29 am
by steamer
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:28 am
by Marg
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:36 am
by stim
Great news Stan as well as rallying of troops! The low flying eaglet should gain height quickly I would think. :luck: :grhug:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:07 pm
by steamer
Right side by side on a branch above what remains of the nest tonight...…...life is good! {for these 2 eaglets} :)

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:56 am
by gemini
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!

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:13 pm
by Annemie
: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

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:22 pm
by Annemie
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.



Hast. July13th, 18 e.jpg

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:58 pm
by Annemie
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

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:06 pm
by Annemie
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

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:20 pm
by Annemie
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:28 pm
by Annemie
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.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:53 pm
by Annemie
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

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:30 pm
by vkahri
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:45 am
by steamer
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:36 pm
by stim
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:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:06 pm
by vkahri
Here's my eagle photo observations from July 13 to July 16 coming up. Happy viewing!

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:10 pm
by vkahri
July 13 continued. Eaglet1 has fallen down the tree again. Further down this time.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 pm
by vkahri
July 13 continued.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:21 pm
by vkahri
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.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:30 pm
by vkahri
July 14 continued, Eaglet1 has fledged!

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:32 pm
by vkahri
July 14 continued

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:43 pm
by vkahri
July 15. We searched for Eaglet2 again and found her at 7am. The first photo is of eaglet1 who I saw when I arrived.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 pm
by vkahri
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.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:17 pm
by vkahri
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.

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:39 am
by steamer
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!

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:47 am
by Annemie
:wave: Hi Vicky

I just loooove those pictures. :ty:

Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:26 pm
by steamer
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} ;)