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By: stim (offline) on Sunday, April 01 2012 @ 12:00 PM EDT  
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:hello: Good pictures Pat and Ed! Yes, our view overlooks Howe Sound and the Coastal Mountains so we get many eagle sightings out front. They seem to be coming closer this year. How wonderful to have a perch tree so close! And Pat it sounds like you get some good wildlife fixes from your apartment. We moved here from Oakville 4 years ago so I am getting used to the new found wildlife all around us on the Sunshine Coast. We've gone from white tailed deer to black tailed.


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By: edkeagle (offline) on Friday, April 06 2012 @ 07:15 PM EDT  
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Kitchen view, 4-4-12. Iíll usually go to the backyard when trying for photos of eagles in snag branches atop a nearby fir tree. I also have a spotting scope on a tripod in our kitchen aimed at the tree to observe the eagles. As luck would have it, I had my camera mounted on another tripod nearby to take some photos of the mature eagles that had again stopped by in late afternoon. I next observed two juvenile eagles fly toward the mature eagles. Something had to give. No time to go outside so I fired off some photos from the kitchen with the window in front of me. Not sure of the results because of the glass but hopefully it shows the chaos. Click to enlarge.

Two eagles enjoying a peaceful afternoon
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Juvie approaches (right of center)
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Here comes more trouble. Another juvie circling (bottom center)
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By: edkeagle (offline) on Friday, April 06 2012 @ 07:18 PM EDT  
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Kitchen view, continued

Two juvies showing no respect to their elders

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By: edkeagle (offline) on Friday, April 06 2012 @ 07:20 PM EDT  
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Kitchen view, The End

Last mature flies away with juvie in pursuit
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By: Pat B (offline) on Friday, April 06 2012 @ 07:33 PM EDT  
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Thank you Ed - what a fascinating sequence.
I wouldn't have thought they could get away with that!!



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By: stim (offline) on Saturday, April 07 2012 @ 12:23 PM EDT  
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:hello: Wonderful action shots Ed! Your window must be very clean! Titter
This past week I saw 3 juvies soar in close out front. Suddenly a crow was in pursuit, but instead of just following them, it attacked each one of them in the air, over and over until they departed the area. I didn't want to miss the moment by running for my camera. Sad That crow worked so hard, must have been exhausted. We've thought there must be a nest close by but haven't seen one.


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By: elle (offline) on Tuesday, April 10 2012 @ 11:39 AM EDT  
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We had a rufous hummingbird in our back yard yesterday. It didn't come to the feeder but was attracted to the wall flowers. By the time we got the camera out, you guessed it, he was gone..................Sad This is only the second time we have seen one in our yard. We generally only see Anna's. So I hope he comes backfingers crossed Such a wee beauty!


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By: Anonymous: shouston () on Thursday, April 12 2012 @ 11:15 PM EDT  
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you have such a great shot, very candid i might say but that actually makes it more interesting just goes to show that you really captured the pictures on the right timing. i particularly love picture of the birds because it is so difficult to spot them right on, for me atleast.makes me appreciate wild life more as i see these beautiful pictures.





       
   



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