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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 04:45 PM EDT (Read 165029 times)  
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Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos - Lafarge Vancouver Bald Eagle Nest
2011/12 Nesting Season


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This thread is for Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos solely related to actions / events / occurrences at the Lafarge Nest.

Screenshots and photos and/or links to videos are welcome in this thread as part of the discussion. We welcome all screenshots and videos of the Lafarge Nest captured via the webcams.

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Here is a map showing the relative positions of the Vancouver area nests.


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Significant Dates - 2011-2012 Nesting Season

1st egg laid: March 13, maybe 7:05 pm (was March 16 in 2011)
2nd egg laid: March 16, about 7:35 pm
3rd egg laid: not sure if egg was laid - 3rd hatch April 24 - counting back Makes March 19 as probable date egg was laid.

1st Hatch 19th Apr - just before 3pm - by a process of elimination; confirmed 20th Apr, 1 pm
2nd Hatch 21st Apr - In the early hours
3rd Hatch 24th Apr - late afternoon However, the first glimpse of the bashful chick wasn't spotted until a video of an early morning feeding on the 25th was posted.

June 19, 2012 our three chicks were officially named by a class of elementary school children: Hello to Sky, Starlet, and Sorrior : forum/viewtopic.php?topic=383148#383148


1st Fledge: July 14, 8:01 am (86 days); first flight 16 seconds - nice loop around the tree, returning to the upper branches
2nd Fledge: July 19, about 10:00 am (89 days); it's possible that there was a second fledge before this, but this is the first time that we saw two eaglets flying, and the first time we were sure there was only one in the nest tree
3rd Fledge: July 26th, at 6:19 am. (93 days); This eaglet took longer than usual to fledge.

For identification of parents: Ma has the lighter feathers...greyish. Pa is much darker....feathers almost black

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 04:46 PM EDT  
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Last seen on cam in 2011/2012 season:

All three eaglets slept in the nest tree the night of July 31 (observation) (video) (Note: they may all have been in the area for at least a few days after that, but that's the last reported sighting of all three at the same time)

Mom & Dad together, perched side by side - Aug 1, 10:39 pm (last confirmed sighting of Dad on cam this year)

Adult (Mom?) on nest with two eaglets - Aug 7, 9:11 am

Adult on nest when an eaglet arrived - Aug 8, 12:28-12:35 pm (observation) (video from archives)

Mom & Dad seen in nest tree by ground observers - August 10, 8:30 am

Adult (probably Mom) slept in the tree the night of Aug 11 and the night of Aug 13


Tuesday Sept. 4, 2012 New cam installed into the tree. A second cam was planned but there was not another healthy branch available on which to mount it. Many posts beginning here document the day's events:
new camera installation posts begin here

Friday, Sept. 14, 2012. David's remarks on the cam installation and the condition of the tree


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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 04:48 PM EDT  
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First sighting by Bob D. on September 30:

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Hi everyone...back from summer etc.
Just sitting here looking out my window and either Ma or Pa (I think Pa)..has just returned from wherever...sans babies...looks in great shape. Sitting up in the artificial nest now on the perch preening away. Pa or Ma should be back soon as well....out now...bd.

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 04:50 PM EDT  
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October 2, 2011

Guess what I just found in the nest!

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 04:52 PM EDT  
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A few more

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By: terrytvgal (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 05:38 PM EDT  
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Exciting! Thanks Bob and JudyB!

They have stolen my heart for sure in the last 2 seasons. LOL


I came for the eagles, and stayed for the friends I made

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By: Pat B (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 05:41 PM EDT  
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2:38 pm
Mum is sitting to the rightof the nest!
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?Dad sitting right over the nest
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By: terrytvgal (offline) on Sunday, October 02 2011 @ 05:48 PM EDT  
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2:43pm Someone is on the lower right side of the nest (at what I call the container corner)

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3:07pm I noticed ~2-3 minutes ago that the adult was gone from the container corner. Don't see it anywhere else either.


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