Eagle Nests with Eggs - Background to The 2011 Nesting Season
Wednesday, March 16 2011 @ 04:53 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
Replay of David Hancock commenting on each of the HWF eagle nest sites with eggs and active pairs - March 14, 2011 (about 30 minutes)
As a lead in to the 2011 eagle nesting season, David gives you a tour of the 5 major eagle nest camera sites that HWF has this year (Port Moody is left out as it has no pair nesting in it)
The Lafarge nest is the only one that does not yet have eggs. David gives a brief overview of the process the eagle goes through prior to laying, using this Lafarge female as the demonstration subject.
6:50 - Starting with the Sidney nest, David gives a brief overview of each of the nesting pairs and their history. Includes some insight into the recent neck injury the male suffered and how the mark on its neck was formed.
11:20 - Delta O.W.L. with an egg in the nest. Insight into O.W.L. and a story of saving a falcon.
15:10 - Delta 2 - overview of the recent history of this nest and the pair that has again taken up residence in it after a couple of years without any birds in it.
19:15 - Lafarge nest history during the building of the concrete plant on the same property.
23:40 - The White Rock pair are in their nest for only the second year after being kicked out of their old nest during construction on another property nearby. An interesting bit of history on what happened and how despite David's and others' intervention, the old nest tree was destroyed. The pair are now on property owned by one of David's friends, and were attracted to this tree with by a bit of preparation that shows what can be done to ease a pair's move.
meta:desc Replay of David Hancock commenting on each of the HWF eagle nest sites with eggs and active pairs - March 14, 2011 (about 30 minutes)]