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 Chaster Beach Eagle Nest on the Strait of Georgia, Gibsons BC on the Sunshine Coast 2017-2018
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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, September 12 2017 @ 04:16 PM EDT (Read 181 times)  
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Welcome to this nest site. The nest tree is on private property on Chaster Beach on the Strait of Georgia in Gibsons, BC.
Just follow Gower Point Rd out of Gibsons until you drive onto Beach Esplanade. The nest tree is upside of the road about 2/3 of the way along The Esplanade.
This is a well established nest, over 25 years old according to people who live there.
We've been following nest activity here since 2011. Please feel free to submit pictures, or just drop in to say hi and tell us of any eagle activity you see if you visit this nest site.
We only saw 1 eaglet in the nest this year, a lovely big eaglet, and were told of a successful fledge on or around July 20.

History:

2011 not being used
2012 July, 2 eaglets seen fledged
2013 2 eaglets seen Prince & Abby
2014 Jan 5 one adult seen. Eaglets ? I met a neighbour who lives nearby who told me that the young are heard in the morning and evening.
2015 1 eaglet, 1 seen after fledging
2016 2 eaglets Pico and Elusive fledged
2017 1 eaglet seen flying on or around July 20

Pa is banded. Every year since 2011 we get confirmation he has returned by sighting the band and one day we hope to get the number for David H to check a bit of Pa's history.


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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, September 12 2017 @ 04:17 PM EDT  
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This is the nest as of Oct. 8. Both eagles have been back for about a week according to someone who walks there frequently. Taken from the beach.
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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, September 12 2017 @ 04:17 PM EDT  
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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, October 10 2017 @ 08:06 PM EDT  
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I visited our Chaster couple on a beautiful sunny Oct 8. I saw the first eagle whom I believe to be the female on a large rock at water's edge at low tide. Pa flew in, around over the water and disappeared in a tree along the beach according to a couple walking. A family of otters was cruising by. Apparently Ma and Pa were harassing them, perhaps even stealing food just before I arrived. The otters disappeared on down the shoreline toward 3 fishermen.
This is the rock near the nest tree.
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Ma then flew down in the direction Pa went to perch. I did not see Pa along there. This was a first for me seeing them along the beach in that direction, towards Roberts Creek.
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Welcome home Ma and Pa Chaster!


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By: sassyk (offline) on Tuesday, October 10 2017 @ 10:58 PM EDT  
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Wonderful photos Sandra. Did you get any photos of the otters?


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By: stim (offline) on Wednesday, October 11 2017 @ 11:31 AM EDT  
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No otter photos Kay! I would have gotten down onto the beach to capture them but was afraid of disturbing our eagle. Plus 2 sets of people were talking with me, 1 right after the other and then the otters had cruised up the shoreline. So I planted my feet and shot what time was left of Ma on her rock. Grin

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By: Marg (offline) on Wednesday, October 11 2017 @ 08:51 PM EDT  
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Good to hear that Ma/Pa Chaster are back Sandra! wave


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