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By: nightowl (offline) on Sunday, October 05 2014 @ 02:41 PM EDT (Read 33729 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!

2014-2015 Season:
Eagles return: Pa, Monday, Oct. 7, 2014
Eggs Laid:
Hatched:
Fledged:
Last Seen:


Link to the 2014 Hornby Discussion thread Out HEGPS Hornby Island~2014~Bald Eagle Thread


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By: nightowl (offline) on Sunday, October 05 2014 @ 02:50 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. 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.

2014 brought 2 eggs, only one of which hatched. Due to timing, it is assumed the second egg is the one that hatched. That one was named Scootch by HEGPS in honor of Pa and his habit of 'scootching' down into the nest to test the fit.


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By: nightowl (offline) on Sunday, October 05 2014 @ 02:51 PM EDT  
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By: nightowl (offline) on Wednesday, October 08 2014 @ 08:54 AM EDT  
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According to HEGPS, Pa returned yesterday (October 7, 2014) at 1:41PM, PDT. Clapping It's your turn now Ma. Nodding yes


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By: Woodlands Bleu (offline) on Wednesday, October 08 2014 @ 10:07 AM EDT  
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Yippee Nightowl!

Pa is back.....truly indeed as you say Owl, it's Ma's turn now.
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By: IrishEyes (online) on Wednesday, October 08 2014 @ 10:10 AM EDT  
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Wed.. Oct. 8, 2014

Good Morning Hornby and Friends....... Nightowl, Jill, Carolyn and all.

WelcomeHome Pa..........Clapping Looking forward to seeing Ma.Red Heart


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By: Hawthorne (offline) on Wednesday, October 08 2014 @ 11:33 AM EDT  
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Welcome home Dad Hornby!! So happy to see you! Grin

We're waiting for you Mom!


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By: nightowl (offline) on Thursday, October 09 2014 @ 05:34 AM EDT  
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014


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