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 Larson Rd. Bald Eagle Nest on the Strait of Georgia, Sunshine Coast, Gibsons BC 2017-2018
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By: stim (offline) on Saturday, September 09 2017 @ 08:12 PM EDT (Read 143 times)  
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Welcome to this thread. Please feel free to post any sightings or information you wish to share when you drop by this nest.
The nest tree is located at the bottom of Larson Rd, to the left off Gower Point Rd as you drive west out of Gibsons. It is directly before you at the top of a steep hill down to the Strait.
This is an established nest as discovered by our HWF friend Karen Holland while talking with the neighbour to our left of the nest tree. They moved into the house there in 2008 at which time the nest was in use. It has been productive every year since except for 2016 when the eagles chose to build in another nest tree after much of their old nest fell. Although we could not see the new nest, we were assured that 1 eaglet was successfully raised there.
They returned to this nest tree for their 2017 season, successfully fledging 1 youngster as far as we know. Karen saw it branching in the tree, then it was gone.
We suspect that this territory is one of 3 in a row along the Strait to Chaster Beach.

2017... 1 eaglet seen branching.

This is how they left the nest as seen by me August 8, 2017. It definitely needs some work!
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By: stim (offline) on Saturday, September 09 2017 @ 08:13 PM EDT  
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This is the nest as found on a brilliant sunny afternoon Oct. 8. A few sticks added! WooHoo
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And then we spotted Pa in the perch tree they like to use, to our left and a bit downhill from the nest tree. Welcome home Pa!
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