White Rock Nest Site
Tuesday, November 30 2010 @ 12:13 PM EST
Contributed by: Pat B
Some more information on the White Rock Eagle Nest from David Hancock.
About the site:
This is the latest nest location for what I called the old "Block Bros. nest territory" that twice had the nest removed to allow a subdivision. This nest is 500 yards to the south.
The best tree in a clump of fine Douglas fir was chosen to install a few key support branches in the hopes of enticing eagles to nest. The landowner, and longtime friend of mine, did everything hoped for -- according to the eagles -- and this season the old Block Bros. pair took up residence and built a fine nest in the modified tree. Two young will fledge this week. (Summer 2010)
The landowner couple love these eagles and have undertaken the costs of cam installation and signal distribution. We just had to provide the expertise.
The nest is along the north shore of Boundary Bay, not far from Crescent Beach. Boundary Bay is a body of water between White Rock and Tsawassen/Point Roberts that our two Delta cam nests reside near. The nearby (just North of the bay) winter attraction of the Vancouver Landfill attracts up to 800 eagles daily.
Over 24 eagle nests are within the nesting area around this Bay.