Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

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PGully
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by PGully » Sat May 09, 2020 12:57 pm

The adult in the nest has been often difficult to see as the nest must be deep. When a adult returns the crows are always close by. I am hoping to see young sometime soon.

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by PGully » Thu May 14, 2020 1:49 pm

I have not been able to see an adult on the nest for a few days. There was an adult perched nearby this morning but I presume that by now, if no chicks are visible, then it must have been unsuccessful.

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by PGully » Fri May 22, 2020 12:55 pm

Yesterday I saw an adult perched above the nest. Today there are two adults in the nest together, but no young visible. What does this mean?

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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by sassyk » Fri May 22, 2020 10:26 pm

PGully, thanks for posting your observations. My birding partner visited the park today and didn't see the eagles at first, then they both showed up. One went in the nest and then they both took off towards the heron rookery. They went back to the nest to enjoy their meal. She could not see any young and we are now quite certain there aren't any. If they had young in the nest one of the eagles would be in the nest with them. Without having a camera on the nest we don't know if there were eggs and they didn't hatch, or if there were young and they died. I believe the eagles spend time around Clover Pt.

It was tragic last year that both eaglets died and I have not been able to find out if there was a necropsy done to determine the cause of their deaths. It is not unusual for them to not have any young following a disastrous season :cry1:
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Re: Beacon Hill Park Eagles, Victoria BC - 2019/2020 Season

Post by PGully » Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 am

Thank you Sassyk. I did not know that the adults would go back to the nest, or go back together, to feed.

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