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By: nightowl (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 01:07 AM EDT (Read 62525 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.

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2013-2014 Season:
Eagles return: Pa was seen on the island October 3, 2013
Eggs Laid: First egg March 30, @ 8:19 pm. Second egg April 3 @ 7:12PM
Hatched: First egg failed to hatch. Second egg hatched May 9 @ approx. 6-6:30AM
Fledged: August 8 @ 4:53PM, 13 weeks old
Last Seen: Pa, August 9. Ma and Scootch, August 22

Link to the 2013 Hornby Discussion thread Out Hornby Island Cam thread 2012~2013


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By: nightowl (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 01:14 AM 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. 2013 will be their twenty-fourth year of nesting; they have fledged 21 eaglets in 23 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.

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.

On March 19, 2012 they laid at least one egg, and on April 25 the egg hatched. Since we don't have the intimate view into the nest, Doug Carrick provided the information. Elizabeth, named by Doug for Elizabeth May, fledged July 22 at 8:35AM to a branch in the Babysitting Tree.

On September 11, 2012 HEGPS moved the camera 25 feet higher in the Gregg's Tree which should provide a better view into the nest and sights not seen on the cam during the 2012 season.

In 2013, they didn't lay any eggs, but continued to stay in the area protecting their nest and territory.


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By: nightowl (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 01:15 AM EDT  
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By: nightowl (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 01:16 AM EDT  
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By: nightowl (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 03:13 AM EDT  
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 05:24 PM EDT  
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Good Afternoon Hornby Friends...

Thanks for the new thread Nightowl.. Hi Jill ,Tina and Carolyn...........

I am bringing this over from the other thread for the record here

Oct.3..3:51pm
First sighting of what is believed to be PA in the BSTreeClapping Cl for Bigger....
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Oct.7, 2013.........
2:25pm I tuned in to see Eagle on left branch on the BSTree.. very windy
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Full creen capture..Cl x 2

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By: eaglenut (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 05:28 PM EDT  
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Good Afternoon Hornby Friends
2:22 pm -
eagle in the BST tree
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By: eaglenut (offline) on Monday, October 07 2013 @ 08:18 PM EDT  
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5:07 pm - one eagle perched, maybe two ??
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