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Thanks to Russ & Ellen Cmolik for sponsoring cam installation,
and thanks to Shaw Cable for distributing us on cable!
 
 
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On a private portion of the White Rock bluff overlooking Boundary Bay is a small grove of evergreens. One tree, only about 100 feet from the back porch of the home, has an eagle nest in it. The owners have donated the installation of two cameras for us to watch this active eagle nest (closeup); one in the tree near the nest, and one in an adjacent tree overlooking the nest tree (wide angle) with a view of the bay in the background.
This nest was built in November of 2009 after the pair's original nest, 500 yards north of this site, was disturbed by construction. Two chicks were successfully raised to fledging in Summer of 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Note that the infrared lights installed in the nest cannot be seen by the eagles, only by the cameras.


 

 

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A view from the nest Eagle cams in South Surrey

 

 

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The White Rock Eagles


The Lower Mainland of BC, or better known as Greater Vancouver, is the Bald Eagle Capitol of the World.  White Rock is part of that great re-conquering of the area by its greatest avian predator - the bald eagle.  Additionally White Rock sits between the two greatest natural areas of eagle habitat, the intertidal flats of Boundary Bay and Semiahmoo Bay.  If our City by the Sea had not gone through such a "scorched tree policy" these past years, many more pairs of eagles would be nesting in our City.  As it is, exclusive of the First Nations property, I only know of one actual pair nesting in the city area and that is near our western border.

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White Rock 2013 -- a different year!

 

What a difference a year makes.  All fall, winter and now spring has seen a series of disastrous happenings at the White Rock nest.  The big contrast is between the incredible cooperative effort the White Rock pair has exhibited during the past 3 seasons and this year. Each year the pair returned from migration in the same week in early October, then so cooperatively building the nest, even if Dad had to be repeatedly corrected on the way he placed branches and then with Ma laying her first egg on March 13 for the last 2 years we have had the cams running.  Their consistency has been so precise -- or coincidental!  Then comes 2013!

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White Rock Ma is back! Wow!

                     

 
My interpretation of the White Rock pair's 2012 return -- but largely from comments from Christian, Tina and Karen. 
 
Our daily observations from cams, but particularly our direct contact with the birds, is always exciting and always leading to new insights.  As one insight blossoms into conclusions the birds as quickly dispel or redefine these in a different context.  
 
Two nights ago I was reviewing the White Rock pairs return – or their "not return"—depending upon your perspective.  The observations by our viewers of what was happening at the White Rock site was quite exciting and yet somewhat contradictory.  Were we seeing Ma and Pa or some intruders?  Last year the male or both birds returned October 7th or 8th.  So this year on October 3 at 5:57 p.m. when adults were seen back in the nest the obvious conclusion was that this pair, like so many, were returning earlier this year.  Then observations started to sound conflicting.  
 
 
 
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White Rock Eagles Book

 

 Finally it is ready - exactly with the return of Ma and Pa to the White Rock nest!

Good news: We have put a lot of work into this book to improve the images, design and text.

Photography: Christian Sasse / Text: Tina Docharty / Foreword : David Hancock / Layout: Rosana Inacio

 

IMPORTANT: PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST / number of copies BY email to  

echoandfoxy2012@gmail.com

(For those who have done this already, Christian has received your emails and you do not have to repeat this, thank you.) 

Retail Price $49.50 per copy

Special price: 3 books for $100  / 10 books for $250

This is the journey of the White Rock Eaglets, Echo and Foxy, and their parents

It will contain high res images of Ma and Pa in flight, taking off, landing, fishing, carrying food to the nest, on the beach, Echo and Foxy first sight from the ground, their development, first flapping, branching, take-off, in flight, landing, posing, taking a bath, exercising, jumping on deck furniture, exploring the urban neighborhood and finally the stranger eaglet at the nest.

All profit from this book will be donated to the Hancock Wildlife Foundation - to keep the web cams going.

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