Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:45 pm

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:47 pm

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Our sweet tired Baby.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:55 pm

Pa flew in and landed in the third tree to the left of the driveway.
This was yesterday at 8:43 pm.


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I am looking closer can you see Pa?
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Looking closer again.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:58 pm

There he is. I haven't seen him in a long time.

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Pa looked like he was very hot.
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Pa also looked very slim, I almost did not recognise him he looked so slim.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:23 pm

karenbills wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:30 pm
Annemie - I don't recognize that driveway in your picture. Where is that?
It is the driveway and parking lot that leads south out of the park onto Hastings St. Karen.
On the left is the lake and to the right is Circus West.
Pa is sitting on the tree where they had build their first nest at the PNE grounds 2014/2015.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:06 pm

Very quiet today folks.....

Both eaglets out on an adventure it would appear.

Ma Hastings was perched on a branch of a tree a few west of the nest tree but left shortly after I arrived.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:11 am

Both eaglets were back last night. One put on quite the show sitting on the top of a power pole then making several flights around the park. The other eaglet was content to sit high in a tree near the Japanese gardens during our visit.

The only downside was the further uneaten prey under the nest tree...what a waste :( Since the last of the nest came down there's nowhere for the parents to drop food and the eaglets haven't figured out how to hold on and deal with it.

A very mature baby seagull was sad to see....not eaten at all. And a dead rat which I've rarely have seen under the nest.

This morning one of the eaglets flew over our place at 8.30 AM making a beeline towards the nest tree with several new "friends" in tow ;)

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:48 pm

Both the Hastings eaglets are still around folks.....

One spotted up on a tree just west of the nest tree. The other flew in and did circles above us where we were sitting by the pond then headed off in the direction of the nest tree.

When we headed home they were both sitting on branches of different trees waiting for a food delivery. Speaking of which still more uneaten prey on the ground. Saw an uneaten vole under the nest tree today.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:29 pm

:wave:


Joey's first adventure at Hastings Park.


https://youtu.be/owvmIzMUAc4

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Marg » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:18 pm

Thanks for the video Annemie! :)
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:21 pm

July 25: I've popped by on most days since the eaglets fledged on July 14 and 15. I didn't spot them today, but usually see the eaglets in the nest tree or adjacent fir trees, calling out every so often for mom. The crows that fly overhead to the crow rookery in the evening seem to be leaving them alone.

I noticed a mouse trap below the fir trees last week and see it's still there. That may explain the beheaded rat I saw on the ground after July 17. I saw the recent vole that Stan mentioned, but no other wasted food since July 17, unless it's caught in the branches. So hopefully the eaglets aren't losing any more food. So happy that Annemie caught a photo of pa, good to know he is still around and nice to know that Stan and Annemie have seen the eaglets flying around.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:31 pm

Hi Karen. You were asking about the driveway that Annemie mentioned about. The entrance is by the blue booth at Hastings Street, near Renfrew. I call it the blue booth entrance.

Attached photo: The Hastings Street sign is pointing east to the eagle nest tree down the path on the right. The eaglets like to hang out in these tall fir trees. There is another fir tree to the right (west) of the blue booth where the eagles also hang out. This tree is also on Hastings Street at the Momji Japanese garden area (not shown in photo). The cottonwood tree is across Hastings street where their nest was a couple of years ago.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:16 pm

:wave:

I made some pictures the day I took the video.
I thought they were too nice not to share
but
seeing the eaglet sitting on the electrical line is quite worrisome.
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I am happy you liked the video Marg and you are very welcome.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:58 pm

Now some not so nice picture of prey under the nest tree.

Someone put five Koi into the pond and I think this is one of them.
They are huge and should not have been put into the pond.
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There are some very upset seagulls around the nest.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:05 pm

Some life wasted as the eaglets have to learn to eat prey on a branch. :cry1:
I hope though that the eaglets get enough to eat in this heat.
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Vicky was so nice as to remove the rat as Diana told her that the rat might have been poisoned.
Thank you Ladies. :grhug:
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:12 pm

My eagle alarm Sugarplum lets me know everytime an eagle flies overhead.
She sits in front of my window and lets it rip when she sees an eagle.

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Because of my beautiful eagle alarm I see when the Hastings parent fly to their nest.
They fly to the nest daily and that is how I know the eaglets are looked after.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:21 pm

Stan and I went by the nest tree on Thursday the 26th.
and both Darla and Joey were sitting in the nest tree calling their parents.
It was a bit after 7 pm.
About 10 minutes later they decided to look for Ma and Pa, so they flew towards New Brighton Park together.

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Yesterday Stan, Sugarplum and I drove to New Brighton Park to see if we could the any of the Hastings eagle fam. but we did not see them. :dunno:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:21 pm

Yes she is beautiful thanks Karen.
Sugarplum goes everywhere with me and she has for over 20 years.
She is very smart and when she is tired or gets scared she goes under my t-shirt.
When I go to an eagles nest though she goes into a travel cage with a towel on top so she can not see the sky.
I attached the cage to my backpack so we can take her on our back.
So it depends where we go she will either be on my shoulder or in her travel cage.
She really has a need to go out, just as much as a dog wants to go out.
She is pretty special. :rh:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:35 am

Saturday, July 28 evening: While walking along Hastings Street I heard the eaglets making lots of noise on top of the circuswest building by the Momji Japanese garden. The commotion stopped by the time I got there and I couldn't see what was going on, but one parent flew from the roof to the pond with a seagull following. I wonder if the parents had fed the eaglets on the roof.

Mom and one eaglet flew from circuswest thru the garden to the fir tree west of the blue booth. The second eaglet landed in the nearby tree east of the booth. Mom and one eaglet circled again and landed in the same trees.

I went to the pond and saw a parent eagle fly away just as I arrived. A guy told me it had been sitting on the pond log for 15 minutes (while I was watching the other eagles). I assume it was the dad. He's been seen there several times before at sunset.

Nice to see the eagles doing well and communicating.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:30 pm

karenbills wrote:
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Well that's great that you've never lost Sugarplum, Annemie. I know someone who lost a bird outside.

Vicki - Thanks for the report on the PNE eagles. Glad they are still here.
Thanks Karen.
Karen unfortunately I know a lot of people that lost their birds. I hear those stories all the time.
People always say to me: '' I used to have a bird, but it got eaten by the cat'' or
..."it got stepped on'' or " I left the cage open and it flew out the window" etc.
It is mostly carelessness, that is why they lose their birds.
I clip sugarplum's flight feathers so that she can just fly enough to save herself should something is happen.
Exotic birds do not belong with people and in cages.
My bird is a rescue and was suffering from separation anxiety.
Anyway that is another story.

Vicki you are welcome.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by stim » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:30 pm

Great news still about our youngsters this year and also about Sugar Plum still being your eagle alarm Annemie! How lucky you are. This nest is obviously special to many. :grhug:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:22 am

vkahri wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:35 am
Saturday, July 28 evening: While walking along Hastings Street I heard the eaglets making lots of noise on top of the circuswest building by the Momji Japanese garden. The commotion stopped by the time I got there and I couldn't see what was going on, but one parent flew from the roof to the pond with a seagull following. I wonder if the parents had fed the eaglets on the roof.

Mom and one eaglet flew from circuswest thru the garden to the fir tree west of the blue booth. The second eaglet landed in the nearby tree east of the booth. Mom and one eaglet circled again and landed in the same trees.

I went to the pond and saw a parent eagle fly away just as I arrived. A guy told me it had been sitting on the pond log for 15 minutes (while I was watching the other eagles). I assume it was the dad. He's been seen there several times before at sunset.

Nice to see the eagles doing well and communicating.

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Thank you Vicki for your report. I would not be surprised if Ma Hastings is feeding the eaglets on the roof.

Stan and I went to the nest last night and saw one eaglet sitting on a fir tree by the entrance.
It was falling asleep. It looked peaceful and well fed. It never once complained and we were there for one hour.
When it was getting dark we left.
Unfortunately we never saw the rest of the fam. come home.
I guess the evening was so nice, that they came home quite late after a fun day by the water.

Thanks for stopping by Stim.
Yes Stim it is very nice that the Hastings eaglets are sticking around. :love:
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:36 pm

Thursday, August 2: I saw the eaglets this morning and they're doing great. At 8:40am, I saw the first one on the power pole at the north end of the pond. I followed him to the race track and met up with the other eaglet who was on the grandstand roof. They both hung out on the rooftop watching the horses exercise, then wheeeted loudly when mom showed up at 9am. Shortly after, one eaglet flew north toward Burrard Inlet. They appear to be communicating well and I assume the parents feed them on the rooftops, as I don't see any recent fresh prey falling from the nest tree. I'm so happy for them, they've both been flying for 18 days now (since July 15).

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:39 pm

One of the Hastings/PNE eaglets was circling over our place at 11.30 AM. After it gained height with 2 seagulls in tow it decided to make for the direction of the nest location :Cool:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:16 pm

Pa eagle (or Ma?) landed on the pond log again at dusk around 9pm tonight to relax and drink water. The ducks alerted me with their squawking. I saw a new whole baby seagull under the nest tree, so I guess the eaglets must still dine above. I didn't see the eaglets tonight.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:22 pm

:wave:

We saw one eaglet fly in while we were sitting at the lake with the ducks yesterday afternoon.
It flew low and exactly over our heads after doing a couple of rounds over Hastings park lake.
Then is sat down on Pa's lookout branch at a tree near the exit of the park unto Hastings St.
It was sitting quiet the whole time we were there and we were there for over an hour.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:50 pm

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A couple of days ago I saw one of the Hastings eaglet circling super high around the park and my house.
A few seconds later the rest of the Hastings eagle fam. ie Ma, Pa and the other eaglet came flying in but quite low.
The eaglet that flew impressively high in the sky came flying down to follow it's fam. into the park.
They flew to their home tree.
Needless to say I was :love:
and I felt thrilled and a high sense of happiness knowing that yes, also eagles can have a tight bound fam. contra to what I have been told.
Also, Stan and I have seen what Vicki saw and that is that the eaglets seem to be fed on a fairly flat roof most of the time;
what a good decision.
We saw the baby gull under the tree though, uneaten and so so young and cute. :(

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by stim » Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:22 pm

Looks like our babies are being well cared for. I'm so glad they are staying around getting their bearings. :rh: :rh:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:02 pm

Yes Stim, the Hastings eagles have always been good parents for sure.
It is a lot of fun having the little ones still around so they can learn hunting skills from their parents that they will need on their trip up north. :rh: :rh:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:47 am

Hi Annemie and Stan. Have you seen the eagles since August 4? I've frequently checked the nest area, pond & racetrack and haven't seen them for a week.

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