Goodbye Delta O.W.L. - Hello (again) Delta-1 Eagle Nest (and it has 2 eggs)
Saturday, May 02 2009 @ 11:20 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
Just about the same time as the tragic failure of the Delta O.W.L. nest eagles' eggs to hatch this year, we discovered that the Delta-1 nest which was badly damaged in the Winter storms this year has eggs in it!
We've moved our streams to this nest as of today (they're still showing as Delta-OWL - but it is really Delta-1) and Ken reports he's seen 2 eggs.
We know that one egg rolled out of the nest last week - so this nest also started with 3 eggs it seems. Triplets are looking like they're becoming the norm in our urban eagle nests. We know of another nest (downtown Vancouver on the waterfront) that has 3 eggs in it this year too - and we may have a camera there next year (you heard it here first).
So... welcome back to Delta-1 - the smallest and closest to the ground we've seen a nest. We'll all watch anxiously to make sure nobody else falls out (O.W.L. is aware and ready to take on the challenge if they do, even before hatching - they're just around the corner)
If you recall last year, this is the famous "Teddy-bear" nest. The adults brought a teddy bear into the nest thinking it was something good for the eaglets. Who knows what they'll bring in this year. Join us and watch.