The pair of bald eagles who built a a nest high in the trees on the White Rock bluff overlooking Boundary Bay in Surrey, BC, haven't been spending a lot of time at their nest over the last week or so. But the nest has not been empty - viewers of our White Rock Eagle Cam have been treated to glimpses of a variety of eagles and other wildlife drawn to this area with its great view of Boundary Bay.
It also poses a bit of a dilemma for us as online wildlife researchers - we would love to know exactly how much time the White Rock eagles spend at their nest - and who else stops by when they're away. And while we suspect they won't be such gracious hosts once they're getting ready to lay their eggs (probably in early March) - we don't know when exactly they will set up a "no fly" zone around their nest to keep other eagles away.
And to do that, we need more people to watch the nest and post their observations and screenshots in our White Rock Discussion and Observation thread. No experience necessary - and the folks posting there will be happy to help with any questions. Please give it a try - without your help, we're going to miss a lot that happens, like this morning's very brief visit by a young eagle!
Please read on to learn more about this week's visitors.