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By: sassyk (offline) on Friday, September 04 2015 @ 05:20 PM EDT (Read 1231 times)  
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This thread is a place to post observations and photos of eagle nests in the Southern Vancouver Island area that do not have their own dedicated thread set up. Anyone observing a nest and its resident eagles is welcome to post their observations and photos on this thread. Observations & photos of various nests in this area from previous years can be found here.


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By: sassyk (offline) on Saturday, April 16 2016 @ 05:12 PM EDT  
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A nest I discovered recently which is on private property in the Central Saanich area. This will be the 5th season for this nest and I have been given permission to view the nest from an adjacent private property when I am in the area. The first 2 years and last year the eagles produced 2 young that successfully fledged. The 3rd year there was a commotion at the nest and there were no young sighted. The neighbours said both eagles have been around the nest continually for the past 2 months and are quite certain there are chicks in the nest. About 10 minutes after I arrived an eagle flew into the nest. It was looking down but did not appear to feed any chicks. After about 15 minutes it flew to a nearby tree.
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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, April 18 2016 @ 03:26 PM EDT  
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, June 27 2016 @ 01:54 AM EDT  
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I visited the nest in Central Saanich on June 8th and the nest looked as if there had not been any work done on it. There were no eagles seen or heard and no neighbours to talk to.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Thursday, June 30 2016 @ 04:01 PM EDT  
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A nest I recently found with a hint from a family member Wink She said there were 2 eaglets that had branched and when I first visited the nest site there was only 1 eaglet in the nest. I heard a 2nd one screeping from somewhere close to the nest and discovered on my 3rd visit that the 2nd eaglet was perched on a branch down below the nest. I visited almost every day and finally saw the 2nd eaglet back in the nest on Tues. June 28th.

Some photos from June 25th. Parent was on the nest when I arrived and flew off a short while later. It had just brought in some prey and the eaglet was squawking to be fed.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Thursday, June 30 2016 @ 04:08 PM EDT  
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The same nest on June 25th. An adult was in the nest with the eaglet when I arrived but flew off before I could get my camera out.
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An adult flew in being chased by seagulls and perched at the top of the nest tree.
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The eaglet is perched on a small branch at the side of the nest.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Thursday, June 30 2016 @ 04:16 PM EDT  
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Same nest on June 26th. One adult perched at the top of the nest tree, 2nd adult in nest with eaglet.
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Nest tree from a different vantage point, shows the side of the tree with the 1st eaglet sitting on the small branch beside the nest and the 2nd eaglet on a branch below the nest.
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Back at the first vantage point where I could see the 2nd eaglet on the lower branch.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Thursday, June 30 2016 @ 05:22 PM EDT  
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The same nest on June 28th. From front view, 2nd eaglet's head in the nest.
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From side view, eaglet in front of trunk, top of 2nd eaglet's head barely visible in nest.
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Looking down at sibling.
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