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A Wildlife Drama - Hornby Nest Chick Gone

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"Echo," the name given to one of the chicks at the Hornby Island nest where Doug Carrick put the first in-nest eagle camera, sadly was killed Monday when the chick became tangled in Mom's feathers and was dropped out of the tree.

For details of this you should take a look at the HWF discussion forum for the Hornby Nest:

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We are priviledged to be able to watch nature in its rawest forms. Most times we see wonderful things, playful things, informative things.

Sometimes we witness tragedy, but that's part of nature too.

We all take something away with us when we spend time with nature - awe, amazement, and compassion.

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Three eaglets for last pair of bald eagles on Vancouverís industrial waterfront

LaFarge Vancouver Eagle Nest

 

 
Eaglets in the nest on the Lafarge concrete plant site are the last bald eagle nest on the industrial Burrard Inlet waterfront in Vancouver. Shipping containers are in the backround.
 

Eaglets in the nest on the Lafarge concrete plant site are the last bald eagle nest on the industrial Burrard Inlet waterfront in Vancouver. Shipping containers are in the backround.

Photograph by: Steve Bosch, Vancouver Sun

As tough and gritty as the longshoremen around them, the last pair of bald eagles nesting on Vancouver’s industrial waterfront has successfully given birth to not one, not two, but three eaglets.

And they did it despite ongoing construction of a Lafarge Canada concrete plant on the same property on which their lone cottonwood tree is located at the foot of Victoria Drive on Burrard Inlet.

“We were all a bit nervous,” Robyn Worcester, conservation program manager for the Stanley Park Ecology Society, said in an interview.

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http://www.vancouversun.com/Technology/Three+eaglets+last+pair+bald+eagles+Vancouver+industrial+waterfront/1578369/story.html

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Bald Eagle Closes Part of Longview Lake

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Posted by: Shellie Nelson
Email: nelson@nbcactionnews.com
Last Update: 5/06 5:17 pm
Photo Credit Wildlife Biologist Michael A. Watkins
Photo Credit Wildlife Biologist Michael A. Watkins

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — To protect an active bald eagle nest, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily closed the upper end of the Mouse Creek arm of Longview Lake.

The area will be closed through the end of July.  The Corps has determined protection of the nest is necessary as required by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  Guidance from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service directs that no activity be allowed within close proximity to the nest to prevent the disruption of nesting activities. 

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http://www.nbcactionnews.com/news/local/story/Bald-Eagle-Closes-Part-of-Longview-Lake/kxIElXdC30-91xnvRfrmMQ.cspx

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What it takes to put a live camera up (updated March 2012)

I get many requests for information on how to set up a wildlife camera in or near a nest. Rather than answer them all repeatedly, I've put this article together to put most of the information in one place and give people a head-start with their project without waiting for an answer.

The first thing to understand before you go putting any camera in a wildlife area is that you may need permission of your local authorities. We need this permission before we can go up a tree, and there are times when we are not allowed near it. Your local authorities should be contacted before you do anything.

The second thing is to understand that power and distance from the internet are the major problems. The rest is pretty much off-the-shelf stuff that can include used video cameras and computers if you want to keep the budget down.

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The major cost for such a camera when it is out in the wild is getting the internet connection to it, or getting the video signal back to where the encoder is connected to the internet.

So the first thing to do is answer a couple of questions:

1 - how far away is the nearest "high speed" internet connection (ADSL or Cable modem - minimum 500Kbps outbound connection speed) and is this where you are going to put the encoding computer?

2 - how much outbound bandwidth (usually measured in Gigabytes/month) are you allowed? A typical camera feed uses something around 100Gigs/month

3 - how close is power to where you want the camera?

Once you've answered these questions, read on for more information...

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Eaglets getting more than 200,000 daily views on Internet

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Eagle's nest on Hornby Island has been a busy place
 

Eagle's nest on Hornby Island has been a busy place

Photograph by: HANCOCK WILDLIFE.ORG, HANCOCK WILDLIFE.ORG

Five young eagles are faring well in their webcam-equipped nests at Sidney and on Hornby Island.

Three other young eagles at the Sidney nest hatched the second week of April. One of the Hornby Island eggs hatched last Tuesday and the other on Saturday.

"They've been blowing in the wind but they seem to be strong," said Doug Carrick yesterday of the young in the nest behind his Hornby Island home.


On the web: hancockwildlife.org

smcculloch@tc.canwest.com

 
 
 

 

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