Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest Thread ..2019-2020

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Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest Thread ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:21 pm

Welcome Everyone!.. Work in progress

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This Nest is in the Pacific Time Zone

Thanks to SandpiperResort for your support

This nest is 175 feet up a huge Douglas fir on the 10th green of the Sandpiper Golf course at Pretty Estates Resort in Harrison Mills, British Columbia (site of the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival). The 2 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) cams also show the eagle activity on the Chehalis-Harrison Flats to the northeast (the resort is on the west side of the Harrison River, just before it joins the Fraser River) 2013 was the first year Hancock Wildlife Foundation had a camera in this nest, and David Hancock’s research suggests that the pair we watched originally moved from the next territory over when licensed utility construction led to the removal of their former nest. As of early 2018, we had watched that pair successfully raise 6 eaglets. We are not sure what 2020may bring – the original male disappeared in 2017, partway through the nesting season (both chicks fledged successfully, though there were some rocky days along the way), and the original female disappeared in 2018, two days after her only chick with the new male died. The new male was an attentive father, and he now has a new mate so we are hoping to see this new couple raise chicks this year. The original female usually laid her eggs in early April, but other pairs are as much as a month earlier, so we don’t know when eggs might appear in 2020 with thanks to Judy B.

View of nest tree and nest
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Courtesy K Bills
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Courtesy Judy B

The new pair has been named Duffer (M) and Dimple (F), or Mr and Mrs D, by Betty Anne of Pretty Estates, who likes to use golf terms naming the eagles, who nest on the edge of a golf course.
We still tend to call them Dad and Lady, which were their nicknames on the forum before they got their official names."

2018-2019
Oct.6 Dad and Lady did a lot of work on their nest immediately .. .. they did mate but it seemed Lady wasn’t ready to lay eggs… then on Feb .27 Female Visitor showed up on the nest.. Dad accepted her .. they both worked on the nest.. there were attempted matings and Visitor refused.. then on April 14 Lady was back on the nest and by this time it was too late for eggs … they both worked on the nest and it is in top top shape for the coming season..
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Re: Harrison Mills Observation and Discussion Nest Thread ..2019-2020

Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:40 pm

Time Line


[*] Eagles Return ..Dad and Lady Sept.20 at 4:46pm
Start here
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[*] Eggs Laid


[*] Eggs Hatched


[*] Chicks Named


[*]Branching


[*]Fledged


[*] Last Seen
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:40 pm

The Harrison Mills and all eagles from this area head north towards northern BC and Alaska ... they will stay around the coast and rivers where salmon starts to spawn..... as soon as the spawning occurs father south the eagles will follow those fish so they can feed of them............ the eagles will arrive back here at Harrison Mills..sometime around late September into October.......

The Harrison Mills area where this nest is ..... is noted for its abundance of spawning fish from late October into December........ and what is so breathtaking is that thousands of eagles from all over have been seen during this time...and they usually stay around until the fish are gone, they will then move on to their own territories and nesting areas.


For David Hancock's history of the Harrison Mills nest read his lengthy article. I suggest printing it to read at your leisure: http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/vi ... 875#575875

2018-2019 Nest Thread

Weather Report


Harrison Mills History and Information Thread

Map of the Sandpiper Golf Course with thanks to Gail Morris


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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:40 pm

Nest Adoptions for 2019/2020 are now available!

You too can honor your favorite fine feathered family
and support the work of Hancock Wildlife by adopting
the HWF nest of your choice.

Click HERE to see how!



2020 Nesting Season – September 2019 – August 2020


This Nest has been Adopted By:
~ Irish Eyes ~
~ Irish Eyes in memory of Gail Morris ~
~ Yolande A. Proctor ~
~ Charlie Ipcar ~
~ JudyB ~
~ In Memory of Gail Morris – a friend to all ~
~ Heather L ~
~ gemini ~
~ Monica & Warren Jolly in honour of their Wedding day! ~

Previous Year's Adoptions

2013 - 2019
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:41 pm

How to Tell Who is Who


Link for ID Pictures of New Pair and Or Dad and new Female ..later called Lady on H Mills

viewtopic.php?p=72846#p72846

Lady has Black Spot on her head
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Lady's Head Feathers
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She also has a very loud vocals

Dads Tail Feathers dark spot
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This Dad also calling ..Notice his tail feathers
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Lady's Tail feathers
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Note : Feather differences change as feathers molt.
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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:42 pm

Frequently asked for links

Friday, Dec.19, 2014. Eagle nests In H Mills/Fraser Valley area K Bills. HERE

Excellent Article by Judy B.

Impact of Sibling Rivalry As Seen on Web Cams
Friday, January 31 2014 @ 07:20 PM AST
Contributed by: JudyB

HERE

Story of the River by Judy B

Link to HANCOCK WILDLIFE MEMBER'S DICTION-AERIE HERE

Chehalis River and Underwater Cam..Discussion , Observation, Screenshots and Videos

Background of Chehalis Flats Bald Eagle & Salmon Preserve Concerns:

http://fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca ... -preserve/


Perches on the H Mills Nest Cams
http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/foru ... 847#907847

2019 Cam Maintenance .. HERE

Videos of Cam Cleaning with thanks to gemini .. HERE
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