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By: JudyB (offline) on Monday, January 04 2010 @ 10:55 PM EST (Read 326582 times)  
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Hornby Island, BC - Bald Eagle Cam

cam - http://www.wildearth.tv/web/dch-hornby- ... byeagles01

more info - http://www.hornbyeagles.com/

This nest has streaming video with two cams, one a close view of the nest, the other further back; the internet connection from the nest can currently only handle one stream at a time, so the view may switch back and forth on occasion.

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, the eagles built their first nest in the fall of 1989 and fledged their first eaglet in 1990. This will be their twenty-first year of nesting; they have fledged 18 eaglets in 20 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.

2009-2010 Season:

  • eggs laid: probably March 20, 7:54 pm; seen March 24, 6:52 am (possibly laid about 3 am)
  • hatched: April 29, 5:53 am (day 40 if 1st egg, day 36 if 2nd egg); named Phoenix by Doug Carrick
  • sad news: Phoenix died July 14, 7:19 pm (76 days); immediate cause of death was acute bilateral mycotic pneumonia; additional tests showed that the underlying cause of death was acute aspergillosis. AJL from the Hornby Eagle Group posted a detailed report on the Hornby forum - link.




Copyright 2009 Doug Carrick and the Hornby Eagle Group, used with permission, all rights reserved

Information from Doug and Sheila Carrick,
Hancock Wildlife Hornby Island Eagle Cam Archives, and the Hornby Eagle Group

link to files from the 2008-2009 nesting season for this nest

link to files from earlier in the 2009-2010 nesting season for this nest

Please note that all pictures and videos taken from the Hornby Bald Eagle Nest cams are copyrighted and are used with kind permission. Thanks, Doug and Sheila Carrick and Hornby Eagle Group!

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By: jkr (offline) on Tuesday, January 05 2010 @ 11:57 AM EST  
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Doug Carrick's Eagle Timetable


Doug Carrick compiled these dates from 13 years of observing approximately 15 different breeding territories.

RETURN FROM MIGRATION – October 2, give or take 3 days.

MAJOR NEST BUILDING TIME
- From October 20 to November 15. Bringing branches to nest, large ones around the outside and fine twigs on the inside.

WINTER SURVIVAL TIME - November 15 to January 31. With shorter and colder days, nest-building stops. Much of their time is spent getting food, mostly fish but also winter-weakened birds and ducks.

MATING - Think of St Valentine’s Day, February 14 (a suitable time for mating) – but include the two weeks before and after this date – in other words, the whole month of February. Eagles are also seen mating in the first half of March, just a week or two before laying eggs But at no other times in the year.

FINAL NEST PREPARATION - A second flurry of nest-preparation takes place from mid-February to mid-March – adding more branches, followed by soft materials like dry grass and moss.

EGG LAYING - March 25, plus or minus one week. A second egg 2 or 3 days later.

BROODING – The male and female take turns sitting on the eggs for approximately 35 days – from March 25 to May 1, plus or minus one week. One could consider the month of April as the “brooding” month.

CHICKS HATCH - May 1, plus or minus one week.

CHICK DEVELOPMENT - Peeps can be heard by June 10 - Sitting on edge of nest by June 20 - Flapping wings by June 25 - Flapping and Jumping by July 10

FIRST FLIGHT - July 25, plus or minus one week. (85 days after hatching)

MIGRATION OFF ISLAND
– from mid-August to September. This migration includes adults, new eaglets and any other non-breeding eagles. All eagles go.

ADULT EAGLES (0NLY) RETURN TO ISLAND - October 2, plus or minus one week

IMMATURES STRAGGLE BACK TO ISLAND - One or two arrive back in November, a few in December and increasing numbers in the next few months.

Dates will be earlier for nests in southern Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley and later in northern Vancouver Island and up the coast


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By: nightowl (offline) on Thursday, January 14 2010 @ 10:24 PM EST  
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF HORNBY ISLAND

Ten thousand years ago, three thousand years after the last glacier retreated, the receding seas started slowly to reveal Hornby Island with much the same shape that it is today. Vegetation started to grow and by five thousand years ago people from Deep Bay were visiting the Island gathering the Island's bounty and fishing from its shores.

Hornby Island and its surrounds, immediately prior to the advent of western civilization, was the territory of the Pentlatch, a people belonging to the Coast Salish group of West Coast people. They and their ancestors, being semi-nomadic, used the Island seasonally and cyclically nine months of the year and became part of the Island's ecosystem. The island could provide for nearly all their needs.

In 1791 A.D., the Spaniards named the Island, Isla de Lerena but in 1850 the British renamed it Hornby Island, after Rear Admiral Phipps Hornby, at that time Commander of the Pacific Station. Ten years later Mt. Geoffrey and Phipps Point were named after the Admiral and his son, Captain Geoffrey Hornby of HMS Tribune while the officers of his ship had their names immortalized in other Island promontories.


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A geograhpical map of present day Hornby Island...

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Ma and Pa's territory is approximately from Grassy Point on the north to Hidden Bay to the south (red rectangle)


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By: nightowl (offline) on Saturday, January 16 2010 @ 02:10 AM EST  
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HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MA AND PA

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S'cap by BET, April 25, 2009

Physical

Ma is bigger than Pa (usually females are bigger by about 30%)
She has a 'part' in the back of the white feathers on her head, and some lighter brown feathers on her back.
Ma's head feathers look like she's having a 'bad hair day' (more ruffled) as opposed to Pa's sleeker 'Brycreem' look.

Behaviorial

If there is any 'beaking' (pecking of the other) it's usually Ma beaking Pa.
Pa usually defers to Ma by going to an outer branch after beaking or moves aside, out of her way.
note: these are not scientific observations, but my own


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By: nightowl (offline) on Saturday, January 16 2010 @ 02:12 AM EST  
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By: nightowl (offline) on Tuesday, January 19 2010 @ 06:27 AM EST  
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2010

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By: nightowl (offline) on Wednesday, January 20 2010 @ 03:10 AM EST  
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2010

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By: nightowl (offline) on Wednesday, January 20 2010 @ 12:40 PM EST  
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Good morning Hornby!wave

Just turned on the cam to see Ma on the nest, looking around. Haven't seen Pa yet.

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