Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

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Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:18 am

Welcome to the Ardmore- Coles Bay Bald Eagles nest thread for the 2017-2018 nesting season.

This thread is dedicated to observations, photos and videos of the eagles who have 2 nests located in the Ardmore area of North Saanich on Vancouver Island BC.

I have monitored these 2 nests for about 6 years and it seems it is the same pair alternating nests from time to time.

Last season the eagles nested in the Coles Bay nest and raised 2 eaglets to fledging.

Last year's thread for the season 2016-2017 can be viewed HERE

Prior year threads

2015-2016 season

2014-2015 season

2013-2014 season

2012-2013 season
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:26 am

Both eagles were seen in the area in mid November 2017.
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:30 pm

Okay. Nest visit today. At first there was no indication of occupation at the Coles Bay nest. Then we saw an eagle perched next to the Ardmore nest . On the way back there were 2 eagles above the Coles Bay nest and one dropped into the nest in incubation position. So we went back to Ardmore sighting to see if the eagle had left and could possibly be one of the Coles Bay pair but he was still there.
For once I think I may believe what I hear from the locals and there are 2 pairs occupying nests that close in territory rather than one pair with alternate nests.
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:42 am

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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:05 pm

Adult in the Coles Bay Nest this afternoon. Back with photos.
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:31 am

Some pix from yesterday at the Coles Bay nest

Nice big nest
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Fierce look
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Close up
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:50 am

Nice photos :thumlft: I'm glad to see an eagle in the nest and I hope there will be some little eaglets to watch this season :luck:
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by sassyk » Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:33 pm

I visited both the Ardmore & Coles Bay nest areas yesterday. We were pleased to see an eaglet sitting up in the Coles Bay nest. I managed to get a few photos of the eaglet from various vantage points along Ardmore Drive. The eaglet was panting in the heat!! We did not see or hear any adults in the area. However, my friend was there last week and saw 3 adults squawking at each other and flying over the bay. She also saw a plastic bag in the Ardmore nest but it was gone yesterday.
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:29 am

Visited Coles Bay and Ardmore nests yesterday. Both empty and no eaglets or adults around. From the beach we saw one adult perched by the waterside.
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Re: Ardmore-Coles Bay Bald Eagles- North Saanich-2017-2018 Season

Post by elle » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:10 pm

A new thread for the upcoming season 2018-2019 HERE

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