Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos - Lafarge Vancouver Bald Eagle Nest 2016/17 Nesting Season
The overhead camera is no longer active due to damage sustained when the nest tree was destroyed during a fall windstorm in October of 2014.
This thread is for Discussion, Observations, Screenshots & Videos solely related to actions / events / occurrences at the Lafarge Nest.
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 Lafarge Nest captured via the webcams
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 (4 to 6 average screenshots), and please do not post animations (though it's fine to post a link to them) - and if you would limit the smileys - that would be lovely!
Sideview - larger version
Sideview - smaller version
Technical Issues With The Side View Cam:
The sun glare will always break up the picture quality of the camera - especially in the spring while the sun is still low in the sky. As summer nears and the sun moves further north, the problem will likely resolve itself. Clarity of the picture at night is limited due to the distance of the cam from the nest tree.
The Lafarge Cameras
Early on in the 2014/2015 season a severe wind storm split the Lafarge nest tree in half knocking down the nest and our 20 x HD PTZ cam with microphone destroying it. The sideview cam located on the sand tower was unharmed and during the 2015/2016 season provided our only view (Other than our devoted ground observers!) of the Lafarge artificial nest and surrounding area.
For a more detailed view of the Lafarge artificial nest site in relation to the Pandora nest and the surrounding area as seen by the side view cam, our ground observers and google earth, please CLICK HERE.
Map of the area showing the Lafarge artificial nest and the Pandora nest in relation to our other nests: (Click for a bigger version)
The 2015/2016 season
After successfully seeing his motherless chicks through to fledging in the 2015-2016 nesting season, Pa set off on migration by himself. He returned from migration September 28, 2015, first seen at the Pandora nest by forum member Steamer and then on the artificial nest by forum member JudyB.
Pa appeared to be alone until October 15, 2:12 pm when two eagles were seen together on the artificial nest. Looking back, we now think it is possible that we had been seeing the adult we came to call Lady for a week or two before we saw the two adults together - seeing only one eagle, we had been assuming it was only Pa we had been observing. In any case, the rest of the season Lady and Pa spent the time defending their territory, refurbishing the Pandora nest and bonding. At one point ground observers felt they had observed egg laying and incubating behavior, however there were no chicks forthcoming. We are hoping for a more successful outcome in the 2016/2017 season.
Lady and Pa Lafarge on the artificial nest
Lady and Pa Lafarge in the Pandora nest (click bigger)
The 2016/2017 season
Significant Dates - 2016-2017 Nesting Season
Dad Lafarge Returned Home:
Lady Lafarge Returned Home
Left the area for fall migration:
Nest Adoptions for 2017 are now available!
In the 2017 nesting season (September 2016-August 2017) this nest has been adopted by:
Previous Year's Adoptions
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!