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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Friday, September 06 2013 @ 08:35 PM EDT (Read 503413 times)  
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WELCOME TO WHITE ROCK SEASON 2013-2014 ~ BALD EAGLE CAM

The White Rock nest is located on private property on a bluff overlooking Boundary Bay to the north of White Rock on the south-west coast of beautiful British Columbia. The nest tree is about 135' tall and the nest is at about 85'. David Hancock informs us that "Boundary Bay is the entrance to the world's best bald eagle habitat"!

Map shows the location of the White Rock nest.
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We now have four cams for our White Rock nest and territory. Two fixed focus Axis 1346E high definition infrared cams focused on the nest (Closeup) and nest tree (Wide Angle). The CU is located in the nest tree and the fixed Wide Angle is mounted in an adjacent tree. Also in the adjacent tree is a Vivotek PTZ (pan/tilt/zoom) camera which allows views of the nest and territory up and down the beach to Kwomais Pt. The fourth PTZ camera is an Axis Q6035 which is located about 70' down the bluff from the nest tree. All these cameras present us with beautiful views of our eagles' home and their surrounding territory. The Ptz cams in particular show some breathtaking vistas.

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LINK to the four White Rock Cams:Out staticpages/index.php/FourCamWhiteRock. .

Smaller versions of the cams:
White Rock #1 - Overhead CU - staticpages/index.php/WhiteRock1-Small-OH-CUCam
White Rock #1 - Wide Angle - staticpages/index.php/WhiteRock1-Small-SV-WACam
White Rock #1 - White Rock South PTZ - staticpages/index.php/WhiteRock1-Small-PTZ2

Many thanks and appreciation to Russ and Ellen for making this possible. David Hancock wrote an excellent piece about the history of our nest HERE.

Timeline For 2013-14 Season

First Sighting @ The Nest (Cam) - Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2hFEIHRTVU

First Sighting @ The Beach -

First Mating Seen On Cam -

Eggs Laid:

#1 - Sunday ~ March 16th @ 4:37p.m.
Video Camerahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krb2sNjuyCI

#2 - Wednesday ~ March 19, 2014 @ 6:40p.
Video Camera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0YV4EyOXuA

#3!! ~ Saturday ~ March 22, 2014 @ 8:03p.
Video Camerahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocI6XG53OCE

Wednesday - April 2, 2014 - Sadly one of our eggs was lost. It had a crack in it. We
don't know how that happened. The egg was stuck to Dad's chest when he got up to leave.
When he flew the egg dislodged and fell hitting the rim of the nest and rolling down. Video
shows what happened. The second video shows Mom cleaning up the nest bowl.
Video Camerahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DazC39Hit8
Video Camerahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfX3Z54LT7M

Eggs Hatched
#1 - Thursday ~ April 24, 2014 @ 4:54a.m. (first sighting) & named India (Indy)

#2 - Thursday ~ April 24, 2014 @ 4:29p.m. & named Juliet (Jules) .

Eaglets will be named by Property Owner.


Eaglets Branched
#1 - Monday ~ June 23, 2014 @ 8:06 a.m. - Indy branched @ 60 days old.
#2 - Monday ~ June 23, 2014 - Jules branched @ 60 days old.

Eaglets Fledged
#1 - Saturday ~ July 12, 2014 @ 6:48a.m. - Jules fledged @ 79 days old.
#2 - Tuesday ~ July 15, 2014 @ 4:??p.m. - Indy fledged @ 82 days old.

Last Seen on Cam
Dad - Thursday ~ July 31, 2014
Mom - Thursday ~ July 31, 2014
Jules - Friday ~ August 1, 2014
Indy - Friday ~ August 1, 2014

Last sighting:
Mom - Friday ~ August 1, 2014 (@ the beach.
Dad -
Jules - Friday ~ August 1, 2014 @ the beach....99 days old.
Indy -


Please read and observe Posting Guidelines:
This thread is for Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos solely related to actions / events / occurrences at the White Rock nest.

When making your posts, please begin with the time (nest time=Pacific time), then your observation of the activities. Although we tend to want to humanize our eagles, they are wild birds so please try to avoid the temptation to speak for them.

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 White Rock nest captured via the webcams. Screen captures are limited to three (3) per post and should be no more than 500 pixels wide. Please use the file tag (not the IMG tag) when attaching your captures. Also, make sure you save your captures in the JPEG format.
As a courtesy to viewers with slower internet connections, please limit the pictures in each post to no more than a total of 150,000 bytes. Please do not post animations (though it's fine to post a link to them). Also, please limit emoticons to three (3) per post. Some members have difficulty with moving emoticons so please limit the animated emoticons to one (1) per post. Please remember this thread is solely for observation/discussion regarding the events in and around the nest area.

Thank you for your cooperation!


Nest Adoptions for 2014 are now available!

To date in the calendar year 2014 the White Rock nest has been adopted by:

~Jo/mini
~anonymous


You too can honor your favorite fine feathered family -
and support the work of Hancock Wildlife -
by adopting the HWF nest of your choice -

Click HERE to see how!







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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Sunday, September 08 2013 @ 08:44 PM EDT  
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This last season was a disappointment for us. After three successful seasons (two of which we were able to observe via the cameras) in which Mom and Dad White Rock successfully raised six chicks to fledging (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo & Foxtrot), we had no chicks in the nest this season.

We believe it was Mom and Dad who showed up in the territory the first week of October, 2012. They came to the nest, did nestorations and spent time in and around the nest. As time went by, for whatever reason, they allowed another pair to claim the nest. We came to love the new pair even though we really missed our original pair. Two eggs were laid but they were not viable due to being left untended for long periods of time in the cold, rain and wind. Eventually the eggs were predated by two different young eagles.

David Hancock wrote the following excellent article about our season at White Rock.
A Different Year

This collage shows eagles at the White Rock nest Nov. 7, 2012, then 3 months later on Feb. 7 and Feb. 25, 2013. The final picture is from May 18, 2013.

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Mom and Dad on November 3rd, 2011
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All our seasons have been interesting and such fun to observe. You can catch up with our White Rock Eagles through the following link.
SEASON 2012-13

The opening page of last season (2013) includes links to past seasons.


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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Sunday, September 08 2013 @ 08:45 PM EDT  
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The nest tree as seen way up there from the beach and Mom and Dad White Rock
at the nest. Mom is in the nest and Dad is on the lookout branch. (You can see the
closeup camera above and to the right of the nest.)


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Photos taken by eaglenut/Tina. Thank you Tina!


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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Monday, September 16 2013 @ 11:58 AM EDT  
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Getting ready for the return of our eagles takes a lot of time and hard work. Cam maintenance and cleaning was done on September 5th. The crew was there about five (5) hours! David, Karen and crew went back on September 10th to replace the dome on the Vivotek Ptz and tidy up a few things. This took an additional two (2) hours! All in all four trees were climbed, the three trees with cameras and one to remove a weak branch in danger of falling.

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Phew Work's all done! Now we anxiously await the return of Mom and Dad White Rock.


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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Monday, September 16 2013 @ 08:33 PM EDT  
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The following information regarding the PTZ cameras was posted by jkr on April 26, 2013.

A bit of information about our ptz cam operations.

Our zoomers have been requested to keep the zoom cam and the embedded cam open simultaneously. There is a delay from the time they zoom the cam and the time you see it so they need to see when the change takes place before moving the camera again.

Having two windows open on their screen, which may be all they can fit on their monitor, they can't always read what is being posted at the forum at that time. If you post that you want the zoom changed or the panning changed our zoomerss are not aware of your request until after they leave zooming and open the forum window again.

Our own zoomers are not the only people who can access our cam controls. The landowners have access to change the zoom/pan which takes it out of our control. David and Ken can also change the cam at any given time without our knowledge. It is not always our own zoom team on the cameras.

Our zoomers are experienced eagle observers. If the cam zooms in closely they may be checking on the health of a chick/adult, checking food items, checking markings on an adult (eg: Delta Dad has a small spot next to his pupil on the right eye which identifies him from Mom), checking beaks/feet which may change colour if eagles are poisoned, and panning the area checking for intruders and watching eaglets once they learn to branch. Many times observations which may be of concern are reported to David Hancock for his biology records.

We wish we could accommodate all requests to have the camera in the exact spot each of you want it to be but that is impossible.


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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Monday, September 16 2013 @ 10:19 PM EDT  
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Eagle sightings at the nest on September 18th and and September 30th 2013.

September 18th - forum/viewtopic.php?topic=567977#567977


September 30th - forum/viewtopic.php?topic=570277#570277

David made an interesting post for us regarding the eagle who came on the 18th.
Read his comments HERE


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