Just over a year ago, management of the Lafarge Concrete plant on Vancouver's waterfront contacted David Hancock with concerns about an eagle nest tree on the edge of their property. The surrounding trees had been removed and this lone tree stood next to their mix-plant, and they were concerned that the tree might suffer damage in the future, even though it is somewhat sheltered by the nearby gravel conveyor tower. Was there anything they could do to keep this pair of nesting eagles in the area?
At David's suggestion, and at fairly great expense, Lafarge has erected a feeding tower next to the nest tree. While it is hoped that the tree itself will continue to be the nest site, the tower provides an alternative in the event the nest tree is damaged, and having it there for the coming seasons will get the birds used to it.
Lafarge staff also created a block wall around the tree and the feedng platform / nesting tower to protect them from the trucks that are in and out of the plant during operations and, at David's suggestion, they've also installed a remote PTZ camera on the tower overlooking the nest. That camera is about to go into operation on our site here.