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By: heatherj (online) on Wednesday, October 12 2016 @ 01:37 AM EDT (Read 569 times)  
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Welcome to the Field Rd nest thread for the 2016/2017 Season

If you visit the Field Rd nest in Wilson Creek you are welcome to post comments and pictures here.

This nest is new to the forum this year though the nest has been occupied for at least 5 years and probably a lot longer. The nest is on private property and any views from public property are from quite a distance or would require bushwacking through scrub. However from our property we have a peek-a-boo view of the back of the nest and as we have quite a few big trees around us we're quite well placed for observations of the activities of the adults and juveniles throughout the year. The pictures may not always be great but hopefully they'll be interesting!!

The nest is in the riparian area of Husdon Creek at the back of a big vacant lot on upper Field Rd. The nest is quite a distance from Field Rd so I'm not sure how good a view is possible even with good binoculars but I will investigate and post directions if I find any good viewpoints. The adults can sometimes be seen sitting in the trees right on Field Rd around Marble Rd

  • 2013 - 1 eaglet fledged on or before July 26
  • 2014 - 1 eaglet fledged, date unknown
  • 2015 - 1 eaglet fledged, date unknown
  • 2016 - 1 eaglet fledged on or before July 23


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By: heatherj (online) on Wednesday, October 12 2016 @ 01:37 AM EDT  
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Ma and Pa, March 2014
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Nest with eaglet, June 2014
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Ma and Pa, June 2016
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By: Marg (offline) on Wednesday, October 12 2016 @ 09:18 AM EDT  
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Hi Heather, thank you for opening this thread. I look forward to seeing the pictures, I don't think that I can go "bushwhacking through scrub". Grin

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By: stim (offline) on Wednesday, October 12 2016 @ 02:06 PM EDT  
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So glad you have opened this thread Heather. I agree with Marg about the bushwhacking! Grin


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By: heatherj (online) on Thursday, October 13 2016 @ 12:54 AM EDT  
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Thanks Marg and Sandra. I'm excited to see what happens with our eagle neighbours this season!

Last week a few days apart I saw a juvenile and an adult around the nest tree. The adult has been calling quite a lot probably determined to reclaim the nest and the territory! Then a few days later this adult (maybe Pa?) was sitting in a nearby tree, close enough for me to get this photo.

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By: karenbills (offline) on Thursday, October 13 2016 @ 01:11 AM EDT  
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Heather - It is wonderful that you can report on this nest that otherwise would remain unknown due to its private location. Thanks.


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By: Marg (offline) on Thursday, October 13 2016 @ 09:47 AM EDT  
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I like the picture of the two eagles on the branch Heather and it always amazes me when I see one of our local eagles perched at the top of a flimsy tree. Grin


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By: stim (offline) on Thursday, October 13 2016 @ 12:35 PM EDT  
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Wonderful report on the adult and juvie being nearby and that you got a picture of the adult.
That picture of the nest is from your property? How lucky you are. What size lens to you use to get in so close?


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