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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:43 am

Good morning Vicki, Marg, Stim, JudyB. Sharon, Stan, Karen and all that love these fine Hastings eagle fam.

The nest is holding up, even after the storm we had, I am so happy.

A little stretch.
Hast. June 24th, a.jpg
Who do we have here, the local Hastings crow that lives right by the nest.
We see it all the time.
Hast. June 24th, b.jpg
Eating some leftover food little one?
Hast. June 24th, c.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:45 am

It's time for some serious workout.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:48 am

Finally the 2nd eaglet shows.
It is watching the show.

Hast. June 24th, g.jpg
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:51 am

It is nice having a brother/sister you can share your childhood with. :huggie:

Hast. June 24th, j.jpg

It is getting late. Ma should be home soon. :)

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:10 pm

karenbills wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:46 am
What storm, Annemie? We've only had a few windy days out here in Langley.

I love your pictures, especially the last one of the two siblings sitting close together.

Hi Karen :)

Here in East Vancouver on the early hours of Monday we had a big rain and strong winds that had me quite concerned about the new nest and the eaglets. Given the previous track record with this nest I took a walk over yesterday evening and all is good this time around as I reported to Annemie :thumlft:

Oh I saw Vicki yesterday who was also over checking on the nest and taking pictures. Hopefully she'll post some of hers down the road :luck:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by stim » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:52 pm

Yes, so glad the nest survived not only the storm, but is holding up to the antics this age of eaglet brings. Love your pictures Annemie. Thank you!

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:43 pm

:wave:

The Hastings kids look happy.
They are both sitting on a nearby branch enjoying the view.

Hast. June 21, a.jpg

Hast. June 21, b.jpg
Both of the eaglet are now sharing the same branch, I like that.
Hast. June 21, c.jpg

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:51 pm

And the local crow is sitting on the street light again.

Hast. June 21, d.jpg
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Hast. June 21, f.jpg
The parents were not around. The eaglets are big enough now and can be left alone for a while.
I have not heard them complain yet about not having enough food.
They always seem happy and content and sitting on branches that are very close to the nest. :D

Thank you Karen and Stim for your comments.
It is always good to hear them. :mihihi:

:grhug: to all that love these eaglets.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by Annemie » Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:35 pm

Hi everyone

I forgot that I made these pictures on July the 1st and therefore I am late posting them but they say
better late than never.

Both eaglets can be seen branching on this picture.
One eaglet is somewhat behind the tree trunk, sitting on Ma's perch, but you can still see it. :yes:
Has. July 1, a.jpg
In the next picture Ma is home, the let's can both be seen, one lying in front of the tree trunk and one right under Ma.
It is advisable to enlarge this picture to see the eaglets more clearly. :D
Has. July 1, b.jpg
In the next picture Ma flew away again and the let's are sitting once more on their fav. branches just like in the first picture.
It must feel grand sitting on Ma's branch. :rh:
Has. July 1, c.jpg
I did visit them a few times after I made these pictures and nothing had changed.
Yesterday however I only saw on chick.
I don't know if the other one was hiding or if it fledged however I will go by the nest again either tonight or tomorrow.
:luck:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Hi Annemie, nice to see your photos. I saw both the eaglets in the tree with mom when I dropped by after work on July 6. Viewed from across Hastings Street. I will be posting photos soon.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:30 pm

Hi, I named the eaglets Joey and Darla and mention them in my captions for dialogue but don't actually know what sex they are. Also I don't know ma from pa and guess when I add the captions. I have lots of photos to add, but see I can only add three at a time and notice that some of my file sizes are too large, so wish me luck. Happy viewing! -- Vicki
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Hi, I named the eaglets Joey and Darla and mention them in my captions for dialogue. Annemie will have named them differently. Joey already fed himself and watches mom feed Darla, June 16.
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Joey exercising his wings. June 16
016 06-15_pne eagle 11e.jpg
Hey look at me!
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by stim » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:47 pm

Marvellous pictures capturing the progression of these 2 eaglets. I love the wingers Vicki! :thumlft:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by gemini » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:51 pm

Thank you Annemie and vkahri for the latest photos! You both do an such an excellent job of keeping us posted on the progress of the chicks on this nest! It does look like these two are getting ready to fly!
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:09 pm

June 17 to June 23
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Mom and dad fixing the lower part of the nest. The eaglets watch from the upper right section, June 17.
019 08 06-19 Joe eating (1024x781).jpg
Joey feeds himself, June 19.
020 06-23 Mom feeding Darla (1024x768).jpg
Mom feeds Darla. June 23

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:14 pm

June 23 to June 25
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Family time, June 23.
022 06-25 Dad at the pond (1024x768).jpg
Pa at the pond looking for the next meal, June 25.
024 06-25 Mom2 feeding Darla (1024x768).jpg
Mom feeds Darla, June 25.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:20 pm

June 25th. Mom, Darla and her older brother Joey.
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Yum, more food for Darla, June 25
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Motherly love and checking out the crows with Darla.
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Joey fed himself and spreads his wings. June 25 at about 9-weeks-old.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:37 pm

June 25 and 26th.
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Beautiful wing span. June 25.
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Joey and Darla get along well, as food is plentiful.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:47 pm

June 26.
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031 06-26 Joe and Darla his younger sister (1024x683).jpg
Joey entertains his little sister Darla again, June 26.
032 06-26 Daredevil Joe planning his escape (764x1024).jpg
Daredevil Joe plans his escape, as Darla watches from the right. June 26.
037aa 06-26 The pond, the eagle tree is on the other side (1024x683).jpg
The pond. The eagles nest is at the other end on Hastings Street.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:50 pm

June 26, nightfall at the pond.
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Pa eagle relaxing on the pond log and drinking water. June 16 and June 26.
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041 06-18 Falcon at dusk (1024x768).jpg
Is this a hawk?

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:53 pm

June 27.
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046 06-27 Darla branching out with Joe (1024x768).jpg
Darla finally branching out with Joe. June 27.
047 06-27 Mom arrives with food (1024x683).jpg
Mom arrives with food, June 27
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Yippie yi Joe!

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:19 pm

June 28 to July 2.
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Joe the pilot. June 28.
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Dad shows up on July 1.
061 07-02 Joey is growing up and looking majestic. He is now about 10-weeks old (1024x768).jpg
Joey is growing up and looking majestic. He is now about 10-weeks old, July 2.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:21 pm

July 4th.
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100 July 4, Joey watches Mom add twigs to the nest (1024x683).jpg
July 4, Joey watches Mom add twigs to the nest
101 and the next lesson is (1024x683).jpg
and the next lesson is ...
102 Well done mom (1024x683).jpg
Well done mom!

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:23 pm

July 4th.
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103 Darla nestles in while Joey watches from the right (1024x683).jpg
Darla nestles into the nest. Joey watches from the right.
104 July 4, both eaglets have branched out (1024x768).jpg
Both eaglets have branched out.
105 blue Heron at the pond (683x1024).jpg
Heron at the pond.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:27 pm

July 6th.
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July 6, 8am family time - mom, Darla and Joey
108 July 7, 6pm Joey branches out to lower area below mom and Darla (768x1024).jpg
July 6, 6pm Joey branches out to lower area below mom and Darla.
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July 6, 6pm Darla
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:31 pm

News alert! :announce: :hlp:

Away all week and finally off on my holidays {a few hours now} only to discover the nest fell down YET AGAIN :banghead: :no:

Must have been during the thunderstorm overnight into the morning.

Both eaglets were spotted by Annemie and I but the bad news is there's nothing much left of the nest to call home. Both on different branches just below the location of the new nest. Both parents have been around trying to keep watch and deliver food.

We've been down this road before folks and hopefully a few additional eyes on the situation over the next few days will help if OWL needs to be called in if either makes it safely to the ground :luck:

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:24 pm

karenbills wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:02 pm
I'm confused, Stan. The pictures posted by Vicki say the last ones were July 7th, which is today and the nest was there and the eaglets seemed to be fine.

ETA: I have just downloaded the pics that say July 7th but when I load the details it shows that those marked the 7th were really taken on the 6th, before the storm of last night. So that is why it shows the intact nest.
Yes you have it correct Karen :yes:

It was the storm that did it in overnight since the last photo posted by Vicki.

As it sits now the larger eaglet is sitting on the 4 ft square last remaining portion of the nest up beside Ma on her favorite nest perch. The smaller eaglet is perched about 20 ft directly below Ma on a big branch near the tree trunk. Vicki was staying a little longer and promised to let Annemie and I know if there's any further changes tonight.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:46 pm

My mistake Karen. My last three photos were taken yesterday on July 6. I accidentally put July 7, the computer download date. It's corrected now to July 6. All my other dates are correct.

So, mom and the two eaglets were together on the nest branch in the morning on July 6. Then in the evening Joey the eaglet was below. He was hopping around a lot and flapping his wings during the week, so he must've flown off the branch above landing on the lower branch and not able to get back up.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:42 am

July 7, Saturday night. I shot these 6 photos after Stan mentioned that the nest was falling apart. Thanks Stan and Annemie for updating me.

As I was leaving the pond at 9:45pm, the eaglets called out as Pa eagle flew in, he took off five minutes later. Then I could here a young bird calling from high up in the tree (not the eaglets tweet). It was too dark to see, but then I realized that Pa must've brought in a live bird. Yikes it never occurred to me that that the prey may still be alive when brought to the nest. Shortly after, ma flew over to the next tree.
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July 7, 8:45pm Joey's still on the bottom branch and unable to fly up. Darla's hidden at top right of mom. Viewed from across Hastings street.
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Mom and Darla's head circled in red above. Viewed from across Hastings street.
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Joey on bottom branch. Viewed from across Hastings street.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by vkahri » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:54 am

July 7, the evening continues.
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July 7, 9pm Joey on bottom branch, viewed from paved path.
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July 7, 9:15pm Mom and Darla on nest branch.
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July 7, 9:40pm Weary mom in nest and Darla flapping her wings.

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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018

Post by steamer » Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:15 am

Thanks for the photos and keeping the watch Vicki :ty:

All is good so far today. At 8.40 AM Darla was on Mom's favorite perch beside what is left of the nest. Joey was in the same spot down below on a thick branch. Both were quiet and content so I suspect they've had some food. No adults were spotted at this time.

I'll go back later to see the latest.

At this point the only one I'm concerned about is Joey :luck:

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