A Quick Overview - Eggs in All 5 Nests Now
Friday, March 18 2011 @ 11:07 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
David Hancock and Richard Pitt take you for a browse through the 5 eagle nests with eggs - March 18, 2011 (about 20 minutes)
Sidney now has 3 eggs.
Lafarge has an egg as of Wednesday. We're working on getting the second camera at Lafarge set up. There are some technical problems at the base of the tree, but high enough that we can't deal with it ourselves due to insurance.
04:00 Delta O.W.L. - Bev Day of O.W.L. is getting an award that David will be giving her for her community contributions. Some background on this nest including how last year the nest rotted out and fell. This leads to discussion of the HWF intervention not only in the Delta O.W.L. nest but also in getting the White Rock nest established.
06:40 White Rock nest background. How David under the auspices of HWF had climbers wire in some new major branches at the crown of the tree where the eagles discovered them and decided this was a great place to nest. The greenery and many of the major branches the eagles have used for their nest have come from bundles put near the base of the nest. Purchased packets of sphagnum moss were left and are evident in the nest now.
13:25 White Rock rolls her two eggs. David explains why the eagles roll their eggs about ever 2 hours.
16:50 Delta 2 nest and discussion of Judy Davis and her class of students who were the first class of students to watch the Sidney nest as a group all the way through the season. The Delta 2 nest is on the property at Judy's home in Delta, a fitting reward for her dedication to the eagles.
meta:desc David Hancock commenting on each of the 5 eagle nest sites with eggs and active pairs - March 18, 2011 (about 20 minutes)]