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HANCOCK FORUM NEWSLETTER Issue No 2 ~ October 5, 2007

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HANCOCK FORUM NEWSLETTER

Issue No 2 ~ October 5, 2007
Editors: Cobbler39/Blue Heaven
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LOCATION OF THE HANCOCK LIVE WEB CAMS

This is a geographical reference that can be referred to if you are not familiar with the location of the various nests and estuaries on webcams.

David Hancock has made several comments about disclosing the exact locations. He believes that if we live near a nest, we should be aware of it and be good stewards of it. David wrote an article when the Haines, Alaska webcam was operating earlier this fall. His update on the Chilkat River nest, .....Hancock Wildlife Channel/Wildlife News/Haines Bald Eagle Nest gave very detailed directions to find the nest. David had this to say: "I don't want the first question to be: Are you sure you want to let someone know where an eagle is nesting? Yes I do. End of that story. Like British Columbia, Alaska has thousands of nesting pairs of bald eagles. Every Alaskan along the coast knows of many. What I want you all to do is continue to care for them, to keep their environment clean and healthy and protect them."

The Haines Highway follows the Chilkat River which flows through the "The Valley of the Eagles" in Haines, Alaska. Here is a map that shows Haines on the Alaskan Panhandle in relation to the Sidney nest on the southern end of Vancouver Island:
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This map shows southern Vancouver Island and its relation to Vancouver on the mainland.
imageThe Sidney and Burnaby eagle nests
are marked as well as the Goldstream Estuary at the end of the Saanich Inlet. The other location marked on this map is the Chehalis River Estuary to the east of Vancouver. The Chehalis River flows into the Harrison River (a well-known tourist spot is Harrison Hot Springs) which flows into the mighty Fraser River, the major river draining southern British Columbia.

Zooming in closer, the next map shows the various nests that have been followed on the forum. The southern end of Vancouver Island is shaped like a hook, with the Saanich Peninsula stretching northward and forming the Saanich Inlet.
imageThe various locations are marked. (You might also note Esquimalt, to the west of Victoria, where the Osprey Cam is situated.)

This more simplified map shows the municipal regions of the Saanich Peninsula with the urban area of the town of Sidney on the eastern side of the peninsula. The nest is located in the rural municipality of North Saanich. This is a virtual paradise for eagles with plenty of food, beaches, fields, forests, and streams.
imageIt is a short flight
over the protected waters of the Saanich Inlet, to the Goldstream Estuary, and an even shorter flight for the Brentwood Nest eagles. The white star is the Sidney nest on the shores of Patricia (Pat) Bay. The red star is the Brentwood nest, right next door to the end of the Inlet and the Goldstream Estuary.

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Hancock Forum Newsletter - Issue No. 1 - September, 2007

NewslettersHANCOCK FORUM NEWSLETTER

Issue No 1 ~ September, 2007
Editors: cobbler39/Blue Heaven
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Welcome to the first edition of the Hancock Forum Newsletter.

I have been toying with the idea of a Newsletter--for a few weeks now, and finally put my idea out to the other Moderators, for their opinions and they all wholeheartedly agreed that a Newsletter would indeed be beneficial to both members of the forum and the moderating team.
I have asked Blue Heaven to be my co-editor, and she has readily agreed. Thank you Blue.
As we roam the forum wearing our moderator hats, we see many items of interest, and we hope to bring those to all of you in the form of this Newsletter. All Mods will assist in gathering the news as they see items of interest throughout the forum.
We envision having a few standard features under headings such as:

Feature Story:

Nest News: (brief update on the nests)

Wingbeats:(Eagle news)

Eagleholics In The News: (This will be your news, as you share your holiday plans, births, operations, death of family members and friends, etc. The moderators will report these items to Blue Heaven and myself as they read your posts,)

Hancock Wildlife Nest Builders: (where we highlight the Bio of a different person each issue)

I hope you enjoy our efforts,
Laura, Cobbler39.
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