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

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:41 am

As nothing much was happening, I started to pack up my gear, when Ma flew in with some food. The baby moved down to where the nest remains were and had a bite to eat.
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I was a relieved as I was a little concerned as I found a body of a baby goose below the nest tree, and it looked like it hadn't been touched. So I wondered if this baby was even eating.
After this baby had quite a few bites of food, out of no where, the other baby flew in! He/she came from the direction of the trees across the field from the nest tree. So we know that at least one of these babies is flying! I missed the shot. He/she joined the other baby for a quick bite,
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After that he/she headed way up into the top of the tree
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At that point, we decided to head home. I'm keeping my talons crossed the remaining baby gets the nerve up to take flight. We'll be back in the next day or 2 to check on the progress.
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Post by stim » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:34 pm

I am so glad you have been able to follow this nest so well Heather. It is sad to lose most of the nest, but it sounds like these 2 will flourish. Thank you for all the great pics as well as commentary! :grhug:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:03 am

Hi Everyone!
Thank you for your kind words Stim. It was fun following this nest again, even though in the end, it broke down, but at least both babies have fledged!
We haven't been able to get out for a visit this past week, but a friend of ours that lives near by made a visit to the nest on Tuesday. At that time there was only 1 baby sitting just up from the remains of the nest, calling out. He found lots of food remains under the nest tree. Hopefully that is a good indication that the baby was eating. He didn't see any signs of either adult or the other baby.
We were able to make it out on Friday, and there were no signs of either baby anywhere! There is very very little left of the nest
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Quite a bit of the fallen nest is caught in the nest tree just below where the nest was. It also looks as if it is the start of another nest. Talons crossed because that location of the tree is quite a bit more stable looking than where the nest was for this season! That being said, it also looks as if a few of the trees around this location have been chopped back quite a bit, and one of the trees has yellow caution tape wrapped around it, indicating that it may be taken down. We also can see alot of branches and such under the nest tree that have just simply rotted and have fallen to the ground. While we were there, we heard a cracking sound and turned to see a big branch from the tree next to the nest tree fall to the ground.
After looking around, there were no remains of any food around, and we found one of the adults sitting in one of the evergreen trees across the street near the PNE.
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I guess this seasons chapter on this nest has come to a close. I wish these 2 youngsters all the success for a bright future. I am keeping my talons crossed that this pair will have another successful year next season.
Until then...
...Cheers!
Heather

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by Annemie » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:30 pm

Thank you Heather for the report and all the amazing pictures :huggie: .
I am happy that we had a good year. :luck:

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Post by stim » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:50 am

Yes, thank you Heather for your marvellous reporting and photos. How wonderful to have followed this nest to a hopeful successful fledge of 2 eaglets. Condition of the trees of course remains a constant concern. If this couple could rebuild on top of a used nest rather than starting afresh each year perhaps they would have more success going forward! :grhug:

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Post by Marg » Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:17 am

Hi Heather, thanks for your report and pictures I like to follow this nest as I first went with gemini many years ago. It sounds like it was a good year for them. :D
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by gemini » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:56 am

Hi all Hastings nest followers -

Just to let everyone know .....

While discussing the status of various local nests with David H yesterday, he informed me that someone from OWL called him to tell him an eaglet with a sore foot had been picked up in an alleyway in the vicinity of the Hastings nest last week. They figure it is one of the Hastings eaglets. It is now at OWL recuperating.

Hopefully h/she will be back on his/her feet and flying again soon!
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Post by stim » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:10 am

Thank you for this information Sharon, sad as it is but with hopeful positive overtones. :hug:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by gemini » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:51 am

A REMINDER:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by gemini » Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:39 pm

This post marks the start of the 2019-2020 season.

For links to previous seasons go HERE (scroll down)

A brief summary of previous seasons can be seen in the first post of this thread.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - Seasons 2018-2020

Post by gemini » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:35 pm

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The 24 Annual Festival - November 16-17, 2019

Download a map HERE! And just follow the Scenic 7 Highway - 30 minutes east of Mission, BC to the Harrison River/Harrison Mills, BC
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