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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, April 01 2012 @ 04:51 PM EDT (Read 47923 times)  
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Thanks to the Hornby Eagle Group Project Society for making it possible for us to view the Hornby Eagles from a different perspective.

Discussion, Observation, Screenshots & Videos -- HEGPS Hornby Island Bald Eagle Nest Cam

Link to the new HEGPS Hornby Island Bald Eagle Cam -

http://www.hornbyeagles.com/HEGPSchat.htm


This thread is set up to provide a place to talk about things directly related to what's happening at the Hornby nest. Screenshots and photos and/or links to videos are welcome in this thread as part of the discussion; if you link to someone else's work, please give appropriate credit along with the link.

Because this camera may be watched by school classes and we encourage children to visit the forum to learn about eagles, we will be following a strict interpretation of our basic "no obscenity" rule, and we would appreciate your not using even the mild expletives and descriptions of bodily functions - gosh and golly are permitted - please consider some mythical maiden aunt or uncle looking at the forum with their great niece or nephew before using anything stronger.

"Poop" is an allowed word when referring to something done by an eaglet. We know that some words which describe bodily functions are also used as casual slang in some areas - but because they are considered far more impolite in some regions than others, we may change them to family-friendly alternatives. No PM is required because notice is being given here.

There is to be no discussion of politics or religion. And there is to be absolutely no personal attacks or bullying. All opinions are welcome and everyone's point of view is to be respected.

We have permission from the Hornby Eagle Group Project Society to post screenshots and videos from the new cam - and, as always, if you copy someone else's video or s'cap and paste it here, please make sure to give them credit.

This is to some extent a self-regulating forum - and we all need your help to keep the forum running smoothly. If you see a post that has language that might upset a school board or that seems impolite or disrespectful to another person - please don't respond in the thread - but do bring the post to our attention.

Thank you for your help!

2011-2012 Season:

  • Eagles return: Both Ma and Pa on October 11, 2011
  • Eggs Laid: March 19, early morning (thanks to Doug Carrick for the update!)
  • Hatched: Feeding observed April 25, 7:27 pm (actual hatch may have been as much as a day earlier)
  • Fledged: July 22, 8:38 am (88 days)
  • Last Seen: Pa and Elizabeth, August 12, around noon; Ma seen August 15, 8:27 pm and heard the morning of August 16


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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, April 01 2012 @ 04:52 PM EDT  
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The nest is located about 30 meters (100 feet) up an evergreen tree, and is situated on private property about 100 meters from the ocean on Hornby Island in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia mainland. According to Doug Carrick, who first introduced us to these eagles and to the wonder of eagle cams, the eagles built their first nest in the fall of 1989 and fledged their first eaglet in 1990. 2012 will be their twenty-third year of nesting; they have fledged 20 eaglets in 22 years - just under one a year, which is considered average for eagles in this area. There has been a camera in the nest since September 2004, and it was first connected to the internet in spring 2006. The pair laid two eggs in 2006, neither of which hatched; the camera was offline in 2007 after the line was damaged in a winter storm but Doug reported that they raised and fledged two eaglets (Thunder and Lightning) that year; they did not lay any eggs in 2008. In 2009, they laid two eggs, both of which hatched; the younger eaglet Echo died in a freak accident, after becoming tangled in the female's feathers; older eaglet Hope fledged successfully.

In 2010 they laid two eggs - one of which hatched to produce Phoenix. She was at the flapping/branching stage when she developed a lung infection - which proved fatal. The immediate cause of death was acute bilateral mycotic pneumonia; additional tests were conducted to determine if there were underlying conditions that contributed to her demise, and the final cause of death was acute aspergillosis. They also laid two eggs in 2011, both of which hatched; the eaglets, named Alexandra for Alexandra Morton and David for David Suzuki, both fledged successfully. The original cams, with their intimate look into the nest, were taken offline in the fall of 2011, after the eaglets had fledged and left the area, but Doug Carrick has continued to provide occasional updates on the thread for the original Hornby cams - link.

In March 2012, HEGPS announced that they were installing a pan-tilt-zoom camera with a 37x optical zoom on "Gregg's Tree," about 230 feet (70 meters) from the nest. This will give us a very different look at a familiar pair of eagles, trading the close views of the original cams for wider view of the area around the nest, and with luck the ability to see where eaglets go when they fledge. The cam is scheduled to come online at 10 am on Friday, April 20th - and if all goes well, the egg or eggs are likely to hatch next week. Smile

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By: JudyB (offline) on Sunday, April 01 2012 @ 04:52 PM EDT  
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By: JudyB (offline) on Friday, April 20 2012 @ 01:07 PM EDT  
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HEGPS is showing an opening video at

http://www.hornbyeagles.com/HEGPSchat.htm

The cam will be live there in a minute. Once we know if that's the final address, we'll update the first post.

Happy viewing!


Added -
According to Chat, there should be three windows on the left side of the page - the welcome video at the top, the Hornby cam in the middle, and the Decorah cam at the bottom. I've reloaded the page a couple of times and can only see two windows - the video and Decorah. I do hope they keep the video up - I can't do sound at work, and would like to hear what goes with the images.

Also according to Chat, I'm not the only having this problem. I'm also at work - so will try again later.

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By: nightowl (offline) on Friday, April 20 2012 @ 01:12 PM EDT  
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CAM IS UP AND RUNNING NOW!!

10:08AM First view of the nest tree and surrounding area...

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10:12AM You can see someone is sitting on the eggs...

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By: GG (offline) on Friday, April 20 2012 @ 01:16 PM EDT  
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Oh how we missed you Mom & Dad **happy tears**


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By: jbkgrants (offline) on Friday, April 20 2012 @ 01:17 PM EDT  
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waveNightowl!! That it is. Here are a couple of scaps I managed to get.

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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Friday, April 20 2012 @ 01:18 PM EDT  
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Very Happy
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10:16
Adult sitting on the eggs
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Hi JudyB, Night owl , GG and Jill.. what an exciting day....Clapping


10:22am
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...Helpful Hints~~~~Bev.


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