Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:35 am

9:29 am - well the hawk must have flown off as I posted my previous s'caps.....was going to try to get the W Cam there for a look but they were gone.

The other bird is still on the first tower. Still not sure this one is big enough to be an eagle....but....as I am going through my last s'caps of this bird it is looking bigger and bigger to me, lol. Could that be an eagle? It didn't seem like one when it flew to the tower but I wasn't all the way zoomed in so I'm not really sure.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:50 am

Thanks, Sue. It does look like a large bird. 9:49 am logging into both cams to take a look.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:54 am

9:52am..........Good morning Linuxgw2, JudyB, Sue, Sandy and all Delta2 friends! Thanks for letting us all know Judy about the situation as there are viewers who will be wondering. Hopefully our tech team can find a resolution to this problem soon.

Sue, I also think these are hawks we've been seeing. This last one is not so certain, but I also think it might be a bit too small to be an eagle...........too bad we can't get a closer look with the cams.

The weather has been horrible since yesterday with heavy, heavy rainfall and winds...............the birds in the area will be looking for places to take shelter for sure. It will be a few more days before we get back to some nice weather.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:58 am

9:58am........As we are getting closer to the time when our eagles return I will post this information. Although the first few years are about Pa, not Trooper, I am including them too because Ma's dates are also there to be noted. Trooper's return dates are nearer to the bottom.


These are the dates I have on record for when our eagles returned in the past:
Information taken from HWF records
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RETURN DATES FOR MA AND PA AND TROOPER AT DELTA2

2013...................Eagles returned Oct. 7, 2013.
(Note: Ma’s leg was noticed to be injured on Feb. 8, 2014. The next year she seemed to return to the area later than the other years).

2014...................Pa to the area Oct. 12, 2014.
Pa to the nest Oct. 17,2014.
Ma to the nest Oct. 26, 2014.

2015...................Eagles returned to the area Oct. 3, 2015.

2016..................Pa to the area Oct. 4, 2016.
Pa to the nest Oct. 6, 2016.
Ma and Pa seen on the poles Oct. 9, 2016.

2017..................Pa to the nest and tree Oct. 7, 2017. (It was thought he was back earlier but we couldn’t confirm).
Ma and Pa into the nest Oct. 11, 2017.

2018................Ma was here from September 28th to October 1st. We did not see her again until around October 10th. Her identity was confirmed on October 15th along with that of Trooper who was now here with her.

2019................Trooper in the nest on Sept. 28th. Ma (suspected) seen but not confirmed in the nest until Sept. 30th, 2019.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:18 am

9:56 am so saw some small birds at the evergreen but the large bird Sue saw is no longer on the tower. It is really windy today. I thought I saw the possibly of sunshine but nope. No sunshine.

Thanks, Jean, for posting about the Delta history. Maybe in the a few more days when the weather makes a change for the better, it be a time to welcome Ma and Trooper back.

Thanks, Judy and Ken, for getting the cams back online!
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10:18 am logging off both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:50 pm

I just noticed that the E Embedded cam is now up and running and has been for the last 3 hours.

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:18 pm

3:17pm.........Great to see both cams streaming! :woohoo: thank you Ken! The rain has stopped for now and we have been seeing some sun out there but it is still windy in the Lower Mainland. The mics are definitely working............the sound of the wind is not nice.

IN on both cams.

3:31pm............It is very blustery out there................lots of dark clouds around so it looks like the rain is coming back.

NO sign of any birds at all.

I am now OFF both cams.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:11 pm

7:11pm......IN on both cams.

A quick look at the towers and poles etc.............not seeing anyone around at all.

Thanks Judy for fixing the issue with the date on the E zoomer cam!

7:20pm........I am now OFF both cams.

On another note.............both the Harrison Mills adults returned home safe and sound today! :woohoo:
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:32 am

9:31am.......... :wave: Good morning Delta2 friends! Another nasty rain and wind storm came in overnight............it is awful in the area right now so it is not a good day for checking?moving the cams. Let's hope Ma and Trooper are still far up north where it hopefully is calmer. The sound of the wind over the mics is horrible.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:35 am

9:34pm.........Cams are working.
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Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:36 am

9:36pm......IN on both cams.........this will likely be quick as the wind is so strong at this time.

Can't see much of anything as the cams are bouncing and jerking around..........way too windy out there! There were a couple of birds towards the towers..........wings look curved so don't think they were eagles.............could be gulls.
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There is quite a bit of blue sky showing now, so the rain has stopped. I'm actually seeing some sun and shadows showing on the nest! But that wind is nasty right now!

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:24 pm

1:23pm........IN on both cams.

Could this be one of the Tower adults home?? Not sure.....cam is bouncing.............but it looks like a white head at times, but that could be clouds in the background. This might be a juvie. :dunno:
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:35 pm

1:35pm.......More of the mystery bird on the big Tower. Might be too small to be an eagle.......maybe a hawk?
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:41 pm

1:40pm........Someone has arrived on the right tip of the first tower.......they were not there a moment ago.
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After watching for a few minutes I'm thinking this is not an adult eagle, but could be wrong. Cam is bouncing too much.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:48 pm

1:47pm......The bird on the big Tower just flew........think it was a hawk.
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It flew to the right......think one of theses is that bird.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:00 pm

1:59pm.......Don't know who or what this bird is on the first tower. But it is still there.
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Bird on the tower way to the north.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:03 pm

2:02pm.......We are seeing more birds today than recently.............maybe our eagles are starting to come back or else there are a lot of hawk type birds in the area. Wish our cam could zoom out just a bit more and this wind would die down.

This one could be an eagle...........wonder if Trooper is back? Or Ma?
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:38 pm

3:38pm........IN on both cams.

There is still someone out on the first tower.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:55 pm

3:54pm..........It is possible that this bird could be a hawk.............the only way we will know if it is any of our eagles for sure, it if they come to the nest. No other birds were seen.
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Post by SueB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:42 pm

5:41 pm - I am going to log into the cams for a look around

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:46 pm

5:45 pm - someone is on the first tower...now up top.....I am not positive on whether this is an eagle or not though....but sure does look like one at a quick glance so who knows.
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Post by SueB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:10 pm

5:53 pm - lots of little birds on the Tower eagles' tower
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Post by SueB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:14 pm

5:54 pm - then the someone on the first tower flew off...headed downward and then to the right...at first it appeared to be a jump off of a hawk but then with the wings out it looked like an eagle....I'm really not sure at this point....they quickly went downward and then to the right...I was not quick enough to follow them but did not find them on the poles or towers to the right...or on the nest or nest tree
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:19 pm

6:18 pm - this someone has been on this distant tower since I first checked around....this is to the left of the far right tower.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by SueB » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:34 pm

6:33 pm - I just took another look around and did not find anyone except for the someone that is on the distant tower to the left of the far right tower. The wind was okay when I first logged onto the cams but seems to be picking up again. No one around now that I could see.

I am now off the cams. Everyone have a great night!

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:52 pm

6:52pm......Thanks Sue! I am IN on both cams..........getting dark now but will take a look around.

The sky looks to be on fire tonight.
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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Jean » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:14 pm

7:12pm......There is no one around now............getting dark as the sun is down. The wind is up too and our birds will be tucking into their spots for the night.

One thing...........the stick tree has this dark patch in it..........could it be an eagle? :dunno: Likely just a part of a branch there but will post it for future reference just in case. This is the same area where our eagles were perching with Shadow last August.
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Interesting about the large bird on the first tower today..............it stuck around for a long time..............hoping it is one of our pair back from their migration. We shall see!

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Re: Delta2 2019 -2020 Observation and Discussion Thread

Post by Sandy_W » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:03 am

7:03 am logging into both cams for a quick look see.
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