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Post by Marg » Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:38 pm

Thank everyone I have signed the petition. :D
Nesters have you?

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Post by gemini » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:34 pm

DAVID HANCOCK INTERVIEW

Click on the link to see David’s latest interview. It will be shown at the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver next week, Aug. 22 – 25, 20182

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Post by Debs » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:08 am

August 18, 2018

Good Day Nesters :bye 1:

We got back from our holidays with Teddy, Scott, Pres, Ollie and Emmett late last Sunday and this week has been a whirlwind of catch up at work. We had a terrific holiday visiting Toronto, Wonderland, Niagara Falls and we even did a day trip to Buffalo and Darien Lake in New York ... we had lots of fun but it was so busy we need a holiday to recover from the holiday :mihihi:

I have not talked to Doreen since before our vacation so i will call her today to see how she is doing.

Doreen we are missing your sunshine here ... hope you are doing okay and are just too busy to post :huggie:
Marg glad to hear you have seen your eagles :eag: Are you guys visiting AB anytime soon?
Kay how have you been?
John it breaks our hearts that you are not posting anymore ... hope you and Cindy are doing well. Will email you.
Diana sorry we did not get a chance to meet up ... i was so disappointed but i know we will be back in TO next year so perhaps we can plan a girl's day :rh:

Gemini thanks for sharing the information i have been following the story and will definitely sign the petition.

Well i better get cracking it is noon here and i am behind the 8 ball lots to do today.
Hope all our Nesters are doing well hugs to you all :huggie:

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Post by Marg » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:49 pm

Hi Debs glad you had a wonderful vacation with the family.
Our family are here now so we won't be visiting Edmonton any time soon.:)
Our eagles have left the area right now.....gone fishing elsewhere.

Hope my Nester friends are fine. :grhug:
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Post by Debs » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:59 pm

Evening Nesters :bye 1:

Marg oh darn sorry to hear your family has left Edmonton but i am happy they are closer to you now :hooray:

I spoke to Doreen a few days ago and i must say i was pretty worried when i talked to her last. Doreen was having a terrible time getting around and she was short of breath and coughing quite a bit; she sounded just dreadful. I called Dee last night and again tonight and I could not reach her so i contacted her son ... unfortunately Doreen is in the hospital again :( bless her heart. I know the hospital is the best place for Dee right now yet i know how much Dee deplores hospitals so hopefully her "wit" is intact so she can poke fun at the institutional side of care!!! I asked her son to let Dee know that we are missing her here and that we are keeping her in our thoughts and prayers. It has been a very tough year for Dee so many health challenges :cry1:

God speed Dee hope you are well enough to be home soon :huggie:

Now i must hit the hay i am totally wiped tonight ...

Have a good night Nester Buds :bye 1: :huggie:

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Post by Marg » Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:35 am

Debs, thanks for the update on Doreen. I'm sorry to hear that she's in the hopital again but as you say that is the best place right now andshe'll be back home soon. :rh: Sending her my love.

Debs, my family were here visiting and are back home now. We had a great visit. The day after they left we had a deer visit us in our yard.....
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Have a great day Nesters. :bye 1:
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Post by gemini » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:37 am

PRESS RELEASE


Hello, All Eagle lovers!

There will be a public demonstration at the Croydon nest site to express outrage over destruction of the Croydon Drive Bald Eagle Nest


Sunday, September 9

2:00 pm

Croydon Drive, Surrey


Local residents! Please come if possible!

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If you haven’t heard of the Croydon Eagle nest tree that was cut down by “vandals” in Surrey, BC recently, here is a link to the story and an update as to what is happening now.

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Post by gemini » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:22 am

Important Announcement!


David H. and the "Cam Cleaning Squad" will be attempting to clean the Delta2 cam today at 12:30 pm - weather permitting!


If the rain is too heavy and the tree is slippery, the cleaning will be postponed to a later date - hopefully in the next week or so! The date will be posted as soon as it is known.
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Post by gemini » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:29 am

The latest from David:


HI All Delta 2 Keeners; -- Just reviewed with Myles as a shower just started here after a few hours of 'dry'.

Myles is prepared to climb if the tree gets about an hour of drying out of the canopy.

The challenge is the ropes get very slippery.

We will probably go to the site as every area is different. ANd as we know Delta and WR get half the rain of downtown VR.

I will call Sharon and Jean from the site and ask then to forward to others our last minute decisions !

All we can do is 'give it a try"
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Post by gemini » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:11 pm

Cam Cleaning at Delta2 Postponed Because of Rain!

Due to the wet and unsafe conditions at the nest tree, David and Myles have decided to postpone the cam cleaning until Monday, Sept 17, 10:00 am when they will try again. The weather is supposed to be better then and hopefully the conditions at the nest will improve enough to try again.

Thanks for trying, David and Myles!
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Post by Debs » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:24 pm

Evening Nesters :bye 1:

Marg, Kay and friends :rh:

Marg thanks for posting and for keeping the home fires burning :huggie:

John we sure miss you here :huggie:

Update on Dee
I had tried several times to reach Doreen with no luck and i finally found out today Dee has been transferred from the hospital to a rehab/long term care facility. Unfortunately that is all i know right now if i find out anything else i will let you know. I have been worried sick this past week and am so relieved to have this update.

Please keep Dee in your thoughts and prayers and lets hope that she is well enough to come home soon :luck:

Hugs and thoughts and prayers to all :huggie:

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Post by Marg » Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:33 am

Good morning Nesters. Debs thanks for the update on Doreen sending her my love. :rh: Next stop home for Doreen!

Have a great day everyone!
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Post by sassyk » Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:10 pm

HAPPY CANADIAN THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY NESTER FRIENDS

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It's been a long time since I've been here :oops2: I've been following everyone on Facebook though and have kept up with most of your news.

I've been spending a lot of time with family and friends and have been out on a few birding adventures. I'll be going out on a boat next Saturday on a pelagic birding trip and hope to see some whales :luck: I've also been spending quite a lot of time doing my genealogy research again. I have several new DNA matches to contact. We have already had 2 turkey dinners and we'll be having a nice ham dinner tonight. Our family has spoiled us :) I will try to post more often when I see some of our eagles back in their territories.

I'm so sad for Doreen; she has been through so much the past few years. It's not fair that she has had to endure so much pain and suffering :( I'm sending her good thoughts and prayers and hope she improves soon.

Debs your grandkids are all so cute :) Little Bella is going to be so spoiled by all of her older brothers ;)

Marg I'm glad to know that you are seeing your Stalashen eagles a lot these days :thumlft: I'm still waiting for some decent weather so I can get out to visit some of our local nests :luck:

Diana hope you are doing OK. Holidays like this must be so very sad for you, missing your beloved Gogee. Sending :hug:

Sending hugs to everyone and I hope you all enjoy the day :grhug:
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Post by Debs » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:58 am

Good Morning Marg, ,Kay and all Nesters :bye 1:

Sorry i have been absent from my perch here :sigh: ... work has been crazy busy :donpan: I just delivered 5 days of training in the community of Chateh so this weekend I am cleaning up paperwork and setting up for another busy work week. The good news we are meeting my sisters in LV for a week of fun ... we fly out Friday :clap: cannot wait to lay in the sun!

Well i wish i had better news about Doreen but unfortunately i do not. I talked to Doreen's sister yesterday; Doreen is still in the rehab/care home. Apparently Doreen's Parkinson's is really bad now and Doreen mobility is affected. So Doreen needs help and it seems unlikely that she will be discharged home on her own. Her sister indicated they may try and take Doreen out on a day pass if it can be arranged. Doreen has not been on her laptop for months now so sad as she enjoyed watching the eagles and perching with her friends here and at EA ... my heart breaks for Doreen :brknhrt: I know how she hates been cooped up in an institution ... I feel helpless and all i can think of ... is to keep Doreen in our thoughts and prayers. I wish i could go visit her and wrap my arms around her and give her a big panda squeeze. I will send John an email and update him too.

We have finally had some nice weather here ... so my travel off the grid this past week was uneventful aside from seeing lots of deer and a couple bison :-)

Marg and Kay hope all is well with you girls :huggie:

Now off i go to start my work day :donpan: wish me luck.

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Post by Marg » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:09 am

Debs, thank you for the update on Doreen. Sorry to hear that she will need care. I guess she is in the best place though she could not be alone in the house. It will be good if she does go on a day pass with her sister.

Enjoy your Las Vegas visit Debs you deserve it as you've been working so hard.

Hi Kay thanks for your post. You sound very busy also.

We've had good weather here for the past 13 days or so but rain is predicted soon.

Have a great day Nesters!
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Post by Debs » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:49 am

Marg :bye 1: Glad to hear you are enjoying good weather :clap: I am so grateful our weather is holding! Yes i agree it is the best and safest environment for Doreen. :huggie:

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Post by Debs » Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Evening Nesters :bye 1:

My heart is heavy tonight ... our dear friend Doreen has passed away :brknhrt:

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As you know Doreen has been very ill these past few months and her suffering ended the evening of October 28.

Doreen's sister Sharon has been contacting me regularly with updates but as we were on holidays i did not get her last message so she called me today. Sharon sounds so much like Doreen :rh: on the phone so when i first picked up the call i thought it was Doreen i so wish it was!

The service for Doreen is going to be held sometime after Thanksgiving no date set yet.

Doreen was a kind soul ... she had so many friends ... she had a way with people ... she lite up the room wherever she was and I know during her long nursing career her clients/patients adored her too ... she will be missed. I am going to miss our hour + long phone calls and no matter the challenges she faced ... even in her darkest days ... Doreen kept her wit and always saw the positive side ... i am going to miss that sunshine she brought into my life.

Doreen loved her time on the forum; she enjoyed the many friendships she had here ... and she loved watching and reporting on the birds!

Sharon said Doreen's cats have been adopted by a farm family ... the family recently lost their cat so they offered to take both cats ... they will be indoor pets and Doreen would love that they have been adopted together :wub:

I wanted to share these two pictures of Doreen :wub:

Doreen ... May you soar high and forever pain free my friend :rh: I already miss you buddy :wub:

Hugs to you all :grhug:

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Post by sassyk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:48 pm

Debs hugs to you :hug: Very sad news indeed and thanks so much for continuing to keep us updated on Doreen's condition. She fought like the devil but that darned cancer won in the end :cry1: Doreen was such a kind soul and always had such a positive outlook about everything. My heart is heavy for all of us here and for Doreen's family :brknhrt: I'm so thankful that her kitties were adopted together by that wonderful family.

I love the photo of Doreen in the eagle shirt; thanks for posting it :huggie:

RIP dear friend Doreen; your spirit will forever soar with all the souls of our beloved pets and eagles we have lost over the years :brknhrt:

:grhug: to all our Nesters family and to all of Doreen's friends here at Hancock Wildlife. She will be missed so much by so many :cry1:
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Post by Marg » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:22 pm

Debs, thanks you for the update on Doreen. Such a sad time. I will add to this tomorrow
I replied to your email.

Good morning Debs, John and Kay and anyone reading this that knew Doreen.
I had a feeling that Doreen had passed away. She is out of pain now. I don’t think that she would have wanted to last any longer her quality of life was not there. I will miss her too she was a good friend. I’m glad that Doreen's kitties are in a good home.Thank you for letting us know.

Please give my condolences to her sister Sharon and her other family members and friends.
:brknhrt:

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Post by Debs » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:21 am

Good Morning Nesters

Kay, Marg thanks for your emails and beautiful posts here for Doreen :rh:

I will keep in touch with Sharon and pass on your condolences. I still cannot believe Dee is gone :brknhrt: All the years we sat here together on this forum counting sticks and reporting on the daily events of our favorite eagle families ... hour long phone calls and lots of belly laughing about life ... my heart hurts!

Hugs to you all :huggie:

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Post by Debs » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:08 pm

Nov 24, 2018

Morning Nesters :bye 1:

Thought i would pop in and say hello to y'all.

I miss Doreen ... we talked regularly on the phone and daily on private messaging ... I know her suffering has ended and that brings me comfort but my heart aches i miss her terribly. I cannot have a conversation about Doreen without welling up ... she brought so much joy into my life :brknhrt:

Marg for sure i will pass on your message :wub:

By the way ... Doreen's family has not publicly posted anything yet ... so i am not going to post anything on FB until they do. I shared the sad news here and on EA as Doreen had many friends here and our forum family is small.

I have been extremely busy with work and this past week i was off the grid teaching. I brought in a contract instructor ... a dear friend to teach at my Training Center so that i could remain open while i was away. I was home every night but it was long days with the daily commute.

Hope everyone here is doing okay ... sure wish John would join us here ... would be a terrific Christmas gift!

A week from today we will be in Orlando ... meeting Teddy, Scott, Presley, Oliver and Emmett at Disney World to celebrate an early Christmas together. I know the kids are very excited and it will be great fun enjoying this experience with them :wub:

Well i better get moving ... i have to head to work for the afternoon and finalize all the course paperwork from a very busy work week. Kay, Marg hope to hear from you girls soon ... love reading your posts here too :huggie:

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Post by gemini » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:05 pm

Fraser River Safari Tours

David Hancock just got off the Fraser River Safari tour and called to say there are double the number of eagles that were on the river last weekend - 7000-80001!

If you didn't get a chance to see them last week there are still 6 seats available on the tour with David tomorrow morning:

November 25, 2018
11:00 am

You can order your tickets on-line here:

https://www.fraserriversafari.com/

(I have been on this tour and it is spectacular!)
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Post by Marg » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:27 pm

Hi Nesters how is everyone?

It won't be long before you will be with your family Debs ENJOY.
It would be good if John posted here.

Nesters here's a link to the FVBEF: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=290

I attended and had a great time except for the crowds! It was good meeting up with old friends and also meeting new people. David has reported on it.

My Stalashen nest eagles are fine but there is a new Pa.

Missing Doreen. :brknhrt:
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Post by gemini » Thu Dec 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Hancock Here: A surprise Xmas Gift – 3 more days on the Harrison River

Final Season Eagle Tours: Liam, the new owner of the Fraser River Safari Tours has decided to offer 3 more days of Eagle Watching this weekend, December 15, 16 & 17 – Saturday, Sunday and Monday. A great gift for those people enjoying seeing a thousand eagles. Well he is not guaranteeing that but we have been seeing 3000 to 7000 on each of the past few weekends. Call him for a booking: 1-866-348-6877 - I will be aboard to count and discuss.

Second great item: we caught a south Surrey Bald Eagle Breeder last week and while the bird spent most of its first week hunting the various tributaries of the Little Campbell River for spawned-out salmon carcasses this past week, yesterday it confirmed something we have wondered about. Do our south Surrey breeders go over to the Vancouver Landfill in Delta - well this one did a quick visit there yesterday – and back to its Surrey Nest a couple of hours later. So far this male does not appear to have visited the Semiahmoo Bay, an area we thought it had some territorial rights to. On the other hand, perhaps this is not the season to find food at Semiahmoo. Today we caught another adult at the landfill - you can follow these birds at hancockwildlife.org – tracking. Is this new adult still heading south, a northern bird going to winter here or is it another local breeder foraging the Landfill. Time will tell.

Have a great Xmas and perhaps I will see you on the weekend.

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Post by Diana-gogee » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:29 am

Good morning Nesters :) :huggie:
I am so sorry about Doreen's passing. It's still very hard for me to deal with those kind of events.
Deja vu all over again. :cry1:
I know I am away from here too long but you my nester buds are not away from mi heart and my mind :grhug:

I wish each and everyone of you A Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy 2019 🎄💖

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Post by Marg » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:58 am

MERRY CHRISTMAS NESTERS!
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Post by sassyk » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:59 pm

Wishing all of my Nester friends a joyous Christmas season
and all the best for a happy & healthy 2019!!


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Post by Debs » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:47 pm

Evening Nesters :bye 1:

Great to land her and see your posts Marg, Diana and Kay :rh: :ty: :huggie:
Diana we totally understand and i know i feel the same :brknhrt:

Regrettably we are still missing John here :cry1:
Doreen, Judy we miss you girls here :brknhrt:

Nesters I hope y'all had a very Merry Christmas and wishing you all the very best of good health, happiness and of course a dash of prosperity in 2019 :hug:

We went to our son's Denny for Christmas ... we left on Dec 23 and we got home late last night. It was wonderful to spend Christmas with our son Denny, DIL Sonya and our beautiful grandkids Nixen, Kingston, Ashton and Bella :wub: It was a crazy busy Christmas and i spent lots of time in the kitchen baking and cooking all our favorites :w00t: Unfortunately hubby has been battling a respiratory bug so after great coaxing today he finally went into emergency and he has pneumonia ... on meds now so hopefully he will feel better soon! I am off for a few days so finally get to watch some of the eagle nests.

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Post by Debs » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:37 pm

Hi Nesters :bye 1:

Marg, Kay, Diana, John and all our friends here
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Wishing you and yours all the best in 2019
Good health, cheer and fun filled adventures too :wub:
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Post by Marg » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:07 pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 Nesters! :grhug:
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