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 Kinnikinnick Park Bald Eagle Nest, Sechelt BC. on the Sunshine Coast, 2017 season
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By: stim (offline) on Saturday, April 29 2017 @ 07:20 PM EDT (Read 447 times)  
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Welcome to this eagle nest thread! The nest is located in upper west Sechelt on the trail system in Kinnikinnick Park. It can be spotted from the trail near the felled "Eagle Tree" stump or from the parking area at that trail entrance where Sandpiper Rd. meets Heritage Rd.
It is away from a water source in more of an agricultural/new development type area.
We have known about this nest for many years. Marg showed it to me in 2010. However we could never actually confirm viability. Recently though Aspen, another HWF member told us it is being used this year.
I visited April 20. The tree sure has taken a beating since I was last there in February. I could not see an eagle in the nest nor tree but did hear low eagle calling from what seemed to be the area of the nest with answering from across an adjacent field. Five eagles were soaring overhead when I arrived and I suspect 1 of them could have been one of these adults escorting the others away, as they all disappeared.
Through the years it has proven to be a popular soaring spot for eagles high atop a hill overlooking Sechelt Inlet. It's a long way to carry a fish to the nest though!
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By: Marg (offline) on Saturday, April 29 2017 @ 10:36 PM EDT  
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Is this nest in the same tree as Earl and I had found several years ago Sandra? If it is I guess we should refer back to the orginal report of the nest.

Thanks for your email confirming that this is the nest that Earl & I discovered in 2008 or 2009.

When we first discovered the Kinnikinnick nest unfortunately the report started was on another server and we cannot access them. (It says that the previous server is in the Archives but when clicking on it they cannot be accessed.) Although when we have visited the nest over the years we have often seen eagles circling we have not seen any chicks in the nest. Once we thought we heard chicks. Dunno A couple of years ago I was talking to someone and he said that they had built another nest further into the trail but we didnít spot it at that time. Sandra, maybe it would be a long way for them to carry a fish but Iím sure the eagles find other prey there.


My notes on the Kinnikinnick Park Nest-

2008 ?
2009 ?
2010 no eaglets seen, not being used right now
2011 No eaglets seen
2012 Ma & Pa spotted in trees near the nest July .
2013 Eagles were seen November 21 and in December. Nov 21st I was told by a neighbour that they were building a new nest close to the old one. No nest located.
2014 Not used
2015 "
2016 "
2017 Eagles seen by Aspen and the nest is being used this year.

Sandra, perhaps you can put this information in your first post and say that it is now Season 2017 for Kinnikinnick. Thank You Great news maybe we will have chicks this year!

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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, May 02 2017 @ 11:39 AM EDT  
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Marg thank you for researching and posting history of this nest as we know it. I do hope we see youngsters there this year. Hopefully the tree will be able to support a nest with the antics that will go on as they prepare to fly.


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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, May 02 2017 @ 11:40 AM EDT  
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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, May 02 2017 @ 11:46 AM EDT  
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By: Marg (offline) on Friday, May 05 2017 @ 08:06 PM EDT  
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We were in the area having lunch so decided to check to see if we could find any action. Shortly after we arrived I saw something fly to the top of a tree, it looked like an eagle and now that I have the pics uploaded it is an eagle.Smile We did hear some calling but couldn't spot another eagle. It sure is perched in Grin a funny position! Click 2X


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By: stim (offline) on Saturday, May 06 2017 @ 12:32 PM EDT  
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That whole perch looks precarious Marg, the pose as well as the branch. Wooh Was this close to the nest tree?


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By: Marg (offline) on Saturday, May 06 2017 @ 12:53 PM EDT  
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Just up the road a little bit. I have seen Eagles perched on flimsier branches than that Sandra. Wooh


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