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By: gemini (offline) on Monday, January 11 2016 @ 02:52 AM EST (Read 2578 times)  
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This thread has been created to help Lafarge nest viewers identify the various locations covered by the camera, on or nearby the Lafarge Cement Plant site, that Pa and Lady perch on while watching and defending their territory.

Covered is the Lafarge site and perching spots included in the cam rotation, the Pandora nest in relation to the Artificial nest as viewed by the camera and the Church Cross the eagles perch on in relation to both the camera view and the Pandora nest,

Also there are maps and pics to show the location of the Lafarge site in relation to eagle nests located in North Vancouver just across Burrard Inlet.

Note - some of us use the following abbreviations in our posts:

AN = Artificial Nest, the nest on a pole David Hancock built and installed as backup for the dying tree where the eagles were nesting; the eagles have not used it for nesting yet - but they enjoy perching there, and we're hoping....

SA = Square Arch; I'm not quite sure what the proper name is, but this is the structure at the edge of the inlet on the end of a large pipe coming from the Lafarge plant; I don't know if it's used for loading barges with finished product or unloading raw materials, but we sometimes see barges there - and we almost always see lots of birds perched on the top railings of the structure!

LB = Little Building, which is actually probably the roof access for the large Versa Cold complex, but it looked very much like a little building when we first saw the eagles perched on its roof, before we pulled the cam back for a wider view and saw the huge building underneath.

Maps, Google earth shots, photos and the odd scap click bigger (click twice for biggest)


Overhead view of Lafarge site:
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Overhead view zoomed in. Note: You can see the Artificial Nest (AN) - it shows up as a black line
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The white building is the Sand Tower. The Camera is mounted on the pole on the roof of the Sand Tower. The pole on the left is the base of the AN. (Photo by KarenB taken in 2012)
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By: gemini (offline) on Monday, January 11 2016 @ 02:55 AM EST  
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Starting at the Artificial nest and moving in a clockwise direction on the map in the post above, some closeups of various perching locations on the Lafarge site.

Artificial Nest (container/truck parking lot behind and to the right)
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Artificial Nest close up
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Nest tree before and after the nest portion of the trunk broke off (pole to the left and behind the nest is the base of the Artificial Nest.)
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By: gemini (offline) on Monday, January 11 2016 @ 02:55 AM EST  
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Overhead view of the Conveyor Belt and Square Arch in relation to the rest of the Lafarge site.
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Close up of the Square Arch
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View of the conveyor belt leading to the Square Arch
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By: gemini (offline) on Monday, January 11 2016 @ 02:56 AM EST  
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Versa Cold Storage Complex - overhead view
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Closer view of the Versa Cold Storage complex (North wall). Little building located on the Northeast corner of the upper most roof.
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Little Building - a favorite perching spot
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By: gemini (offline) on Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 02:16 AM EST  
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After the Lafarge nest came down during a wind storm in October of 2014, the Lafarge pair continued to defend their territory. About a month later our HWF members discovered they had moved back to their original nest which they had abandoned in 2007. It is located in a huge evergreen tree on private property on the corner of Kamloops and Pandora streets approximately 7-8 blocks southeast of the Lafarge site.

Location of the Pandora nest in relation to the Lafarge site.
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View of nest tree site (looking south)
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View of the top of the Pandora nest tree as seen from the the same direction as the cam at the Lafarge site.
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By: gemini (offline) on Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 02:28 AM EST  
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Map of line of site of the cam looking in the direction of the Pandora nest and St Davids Church (Southeast)
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Details of the cam view looking in the direction of the Pandora Nest and St. David's Church.
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What the cam sees
- Because of the cam's two dimensional viewpoint, it mistakenly "perceives" Our Lady of Sorrows cross in between the nest and St David's cross. However, it is actually located two blocks further east and two blocks south of St. David's.
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By: gemini (offline) on Tuesday, January 12 2016 @ 02:28 AM EST  
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Front of St. David's Church (as viewed facing north)
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A view of the nest tree from the east side of the church (again looking north)
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Close up of St. David's church cross that Pa and Lady Lafarge love to perch on while defending their territory or keeping an eye out on their nest!
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By: gemini (offline) on Thursday, January 14 2016 @ 03:29 AM EST  
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Our Lady of Sorrows church:

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Our lady of Sorrows church cross is located south and east of St Davids church. It is far enough east that the camera’s two dimensional line of site perceives it as if it is north of St Davids when in fact it is actually south east.

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Seen in scaps of the Lafarge pair sitting on the St. David's cross. It is to the left of St. David's church in the scap.



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