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

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

Post by heather » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:08 am

Hello Everyone,
Some very exciting stuff happened yesterday at this nest! I have a few posts!
When we first arrived, one of the youngsters was sitting up preening and just simply looking around while the other one was laying in the nest.
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Then Ma arrived on the scene with food
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and the fight was on!
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Post by heather » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:12 am

The bigger of the pair won the draw, and the smaller one waited patiently while his sibling ate.
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It wasn't long and it was his turn to eat, and the bigger of the pair moved out of the way.
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And then it happened!!!!
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I nearly jumped out of my skin as I watched the bigger of the pair fly up to the limb just up from the nest!!!

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Post by heather » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:17 am

I moved in a little closer to see this youngster in among the foliage!
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Then she dropped back down to the nest, but she no sooner landed and her sibling was in amongst the foliage to the right of the nest!!
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Then he flew down to the nest!!
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:23 am

He flew back up into the branches again
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and landed right in front of his sibling as if to say, 'This is how you do it!'
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Then the other youngster no sooner flew up to the other branch, when Ma arrived once again, with more food!
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A crow was on the menu this time. There was no fight. Ma fed both babies for a few minutes and then moved up to the tree next to the nest tree and let these two youngsters eat.
I am so excited for this family. I am keeping my talons crossed that this nest holds up, but it's looking pretty good so far!!
Cheers

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

Post by Marg » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:01 pm

Hi Heather, I just read about your last visit. How exciting to see them both fly up higher in the tree!
I love the Hastings Sreet family. :rh:
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Post by heather » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:02 pm

Hello Marg,
We are so excited that this pair of youngsters have made it this far. I keep nothing but positive thoughts that the nest will hold up. Even though it looks good. I'm so excited to be visiting this nest and can't wait to get back here before they fledge. It seems like only yesterday that the first of them was peeking out of the nest.
Have a good day
Eagle Hugs
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by stim » Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:34 pm

You have such an incredible photo documentation of the eaglets here Heather! Well done and thank you! :huggie:

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

Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:56 am

Hello Everyone,
Thank you Stim for you compliments!
We visited the nest last night and some pretty exciting stuff was happening, so I will have a few posts, just to cover photos!
When we arrived both babies were in the tree. One was on the branch just up from the nest
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but quickly moved into the nest where she/he remained for the duration of our visit
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The other baby, however, was high up in the tree doing wingersizes!
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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:02 am

He/she spent the first 5 minutes we were there wingersizing and hopping around!
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He finally came to a stop on a branch just over the nest
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:08 am

He looked as if he was going to make a big jump to the nest,
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but he turned back
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That was for a brief moment, then he decided to make a small leap and landed lower on the branch just up from the nest
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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:12 am

After a few seconds, I held my breath as I watched him make an awkward landing in the nest!
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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:17 am

He continued to flap his wings, and hop around as his sibling looked on.
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Next thing I knew, he was back up on the branch!
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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:23 am

Continually flapping his wings he made an about face. And made another attempt at landing in the nest!
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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 am

With one big leap!
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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:28 am

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He made a beautiful landing! But his stay in the nest was short lived!

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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:31 am

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This time he made a tiny leap back up the branch above the nest, and stopped for a minute to contemplate his next move.

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Post by heather » Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:37 am

He then decided to make his way further up into the tree, where he hid himself behind the foliage and took a long break. After all, he did just finish a bit of a work out, and probably needed a rest.
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We will be returning to the nest on Friday, and can't wait! Hopefully the other baby will have a little more courage, and be joining his/her sibling high up in the tree.
Cheer!
Heather

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

Post by gemini » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:14 am

Great photos Heather! It sure is fun to see them get excited about something new they have just done. They seem to like to repeat it a few times then its, hmmmm .....what can I do next! Wonderful coverage with the photos!
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Post by Marg » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:35 am

I enjoyed looking at the photos Heather it must have been exciting to watch! :D :bye 1: It won't be long before they've gone.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:02 am

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for the compliments Gemini and Marg. It was very exciting to watch. I can't believe how close these 2 are to leaving the nest.

We made a visit last night and one of the babies was sitting in the nest, or what's left of it
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The other one was sitting on the branch just up from the nest.
The baby in the nest very quickly flew up towards the top of the tree, where he spent some time flapping his wings and hopping around
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Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:05 am

The baby that was up near the top of the tree, spent most of his time flapping his wings and hopping around
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:08 am

The baby closer to the nest, spent most of the time jumping from the branch just up from the nest to the nest and back
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Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:14 am

The baby in the upper part of the tree decided to come down to the nest and see what his sibling was nibbling on
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He wasn't there long and made his way back up into the top of the tree.

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Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:25 am

Getting to the nest. As some pretty exciting stuff is happening with this pair of babies, I kept thinking to myself that something seems odd with this nest. While both babies were back up on their chosen branches, I decided to take a closer look. Sure enough, half of the nest is missing
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Parts of the nest were just dangling with what appears to be a big branch in it. One of the babies is sitting just to the right of the nest. What may be parts of the nest had been placed on top of a pile of branches that had been sitting on the ground just under the nest tree.
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The smaller branches have been there since I started following this nest this season, with parts of the nest placed neatly on top. My husband and I discussed a few times through out our visits that there may be a possibility that this tree may be taken down once these babies have fledged. As some of the other trees in the area have been cut back significantly and one tree has some yellow tape wrapped around it, indicating that it may be soon to be removed. Hmmmm.

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

Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:32 am

Now back to the Eagles.
Ma arrived on the scene with a fish
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The baby on the branch closest to the nest, quickly entered the nest for something to eat
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Ma took off while one of her youngsters had dinner
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The baby in the upper part of the tree was more interested in hopping around amongst the branches in the upper part of the tree than he was eating.

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

Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:48 am

Ma took a very brief rest in the tree next to the nest tree before flying off. But she very quickly returned with more food
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The baby in the top of the tree waisted no time making his way down to the nest
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It was a mass of wings and the baby from the top of the tree landed in the nest as Ma took off and the baby on the branch avoids them both
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Post by heather » Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:54 am

While his sibling sat over looking the park from her favorite branch, he had a nice dinner
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Eventually he made his way back up to the top of the tree. Both babies had their heads under their wings when we left.
Even though the nest seems to be falling apart, there is still a big enough area for them to enter, one at a time, to eat. But they have been spending more time in the tree, playing, resting, and sleeping. I give it a matter of days that the one baby takes flight, and the other one isn't far behind. We will be back through out the week to check on them. Right now my talons are double crossed for them.
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Heather

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

Post by Annemie » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:31 pm

:bye 1:

Thank you Heather for all those beautiful pictures and the story along with it. I am so happy to see how well they are doing. :love:

:rh:

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

Post by heather » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:26 am

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for the compliment Annemie.

We visited the nest last night, and there is almost nothing left of the nest. Only one of the babies was sitting on the limb just up from where the nest remains are.
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I saw no signs of the other baby in the nest tree or in the trees on either side of it.
Here is what is left of the nest.
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Re: Hastings Street/PNE Nest, Vancouver - 2018 & 2019

Post by heather » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:32 am

Every once in a while this baby would let out a peep, and I could hear peeping from off in the distance, so I knew the other baby was in the area.
This little one looked so lonely.
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I noticed that some of the nest was caught within the limbs just below the nest.
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Maybe if this tree isn't removed, they'll build there next season. It would be a stronger area than the one above.

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