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Nesting bald eagles reign over harbour

Wildlife News

Staff protect tree, birds


David Hancock has installed a live-feed video camera near the nest.

Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, PNG, The Province

Like increasing numbers of Vancouverites who value a central location, a couple of young parents have decided to forgo the spacious suburbs for a waterfront high rise to raise a family.

What the East Vancouver residence lacks in a decent-sized yard for the young ones, it makes up for with a killer view and plenty of nearby places to grab a bite.

And the landlord has done a lot to renovate the fixer-upper, which comes with 24/7 video surveillance.

The male and female bald eagles live in a lone cottonwood at the Lafarge concrete plant on Vancouver Ports land on Commissioner Avenue, just west of the old Cannery Row restaurant.

The pair are feathering their three storey-high nest in anticipation any day now of what eagle enthusiasts David Hancock and Karen Bills predict will be three eggs, the number the eagles have produced over each of the past three years.

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