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 White Rock 2010/11 ~ Bald Eagle Nest Cam
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By: sandra gee (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 12:48 PM EDT  
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Holy Moly!!!!! this thread is moving fast Don't Panic

There are soooo many wonderful s'caps and vids, thank you, thank you all. Although, I don't think it would be possible to take a bad one of this nest Smile.

Another Welcome waveto all the newbies, if the eagles only knew how many people they have connected Clapping

Lori, thanks for reposting the photo id-ing Mom and Pop love.

Judy, (garyandjudy), love some of the captions to your photos Titter

vernonbc, great observations, thanks so much, and I love your nighttime photo of the nest with Dad keeping watch over his family and the twinkling lights over the Vancouver area (my home town).

Kaylea, Rolling on floor laughing I really enjoyed reading your post, thanks to your Dad for naming our two tiny bobbleheads Red Heart.
His method of naming the chicks certainly takes the guessing out of each year, and I'm already thinking ahead to meeting little "Zulu" Titter. Please thank your boys for coming up with their suggestions too, they obviously put some thought into those names.

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By: sandra gee (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 01:01 PM EDT  
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Hi Will wave, thanks for the video, it's nice to see them both Charlie and Delta get some food, even got to see a poop shot Grin.

Adult, is brooding but,oh he just got up and off the babies, now just standing.
Both eaglets are bobbing about.

now there's some pecking...
Adult offers food, one eaglet does not accept it, the other is still face planted.

Not sure what's going on, okay now one takes a bit, or tries to anyway.

Not sure the eaglets like what is being offered because there does not seem to be much accepting of the food. The parent just keeps extending it's beak, but I really don't think the eaglets are taking it.

Cannot really see any food in the parent's beak, but the actions continue.

Ah ha...one eaglet just got some, the parent has moved and one chick is behind the other.
These two are so close in size I cannot tell them apart.

Crikey!!!!....loud train whistle RIGHT BELOW THE NEST...both chicks hit the deck and put their little heads down (the sound obviously scared them Evil). My volume is up so loud I almost hit the deck too Wooh
That was the end of the feeding, what there was of it....parent has resettled on the chicks.

Still hearing the train below. other adult arrives, cannot see the head to know which one it and I have to leave.
Lots of calling between the two of them.
Brooding adult leaves.

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By: kitemonkey (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 01:47 PM EDT  

So, what started off as a small little project to capture some of White Rock's awesome footage and manipulate in iMovie became an all day project. Quite literally, I got up at 5:45AM and went to bed at midnight once the upload to Vimeo had finished. What I ended up with was an 8 minute video of a day in the life of the White Rock nest, starting with the initial hatching of #1, right to the feeding of the two of them the next morning.

24 Hours In The Life of An Eaglet :


Enjoy! I'm going to give my mac a break today and do anything else but edit in iMovie Grin

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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 01:48 PM EDT  

Good Morning WR

I have to say HI and Welcome to Anna...very nice to see you here.

Kaylea - Those are nice names; now we have to figure out which gets which
nameGreen LOL

Thanks to EVERYONE for the coverage...videos and s'caps. It's so nice to be
able to catch up on what happened after I left.

10:10a - Feeding just over. I saw some but not all. I didn't see any pecking. I
also caught some of the feeding a few minutes after 9. I had a little giggle out of Mom
rolling the babies like they were eggs when she settled to brood.

10:13a - Switch time. Look at Charlie(?) layed flat out in the bowl (-:

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10:14a - Mom flies out and down from the 12 of the nest (WA).
Dad stands briefly on the rim before settling to brood facing 9.
Crows in the area cawing.

10:33a - Oh my, one of the fish is flopping ...a minor curiosity for Dad.

10:37-45a - He begins really looking around but no trilling and no sign of anyone
out there thank goodness. He's looking at the fish moving again.
Crows in the area cawing and seagull sounds.
Dog barking down there somewhere,Smile.

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By: AnniesKatz (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 02:35 PM EDT  

11:00a - Dad's up digging in the bowl, rocking back over the chicks to brood
facing 8-9 now. I can hear Charlie/Delta cheeping

11:03 - Train going by ....horn blowing and Dad's adjusting doing rocking motions.

11:10 - Up and turns around....does considerable digging in the bowl and pushing
the chicks back in the bowl. He's really working on the nesting around the front part
of the bowl.....settles facing 12.

11:17 - He must have spotted something because he started trilling and really
checking around. I didn't see anything on the W/A.
Trilling in the distance and he responds.

11:20 - More trilling and checking around. I was just going to say he hasn't done
any napping but he briefly closed his eyes and I thought he was going to but he hasn't.
There he goes, head down catching a power nap.

Here he is napping on the job.........so sweet.
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I'm out @11:35...BBLOut

Thanks for the nice compilation video kitemonkey; your hard work shows.

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By: Anonymous: audsnends () on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 02:38 PM EDT  
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For whatever reason I'm unable to get any video feeds today so decided to read up on the history of the White Rock cams, as a poster mentioned a few days ago that this eagles nest had been removed a few times due to development of a subdivision.

Went back to page one of the White Rock forum and it proved interesting reading. Thankfully the landowner was very supportive of the eagle cam.

Seeing how "rough" the nest looked just after installation compared to now, this pair of eagles are great home owners! Too watching the time lapse videos prior to their residency.

By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 04:09 PM EDT  

1:05 pm
Feeding going on - I think the food of the day is the dark thing she's standing on, not the fish in front of it.
The chicks are still having some trouble connecting, but seem to be getting the food after a couple of tries. The adult has been focusing on the one on the right, while the other waited sort of patiently, and is now beginning to feed the one on the left.

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1:43 pm
Just cam in on the end of another feeding. Wasn't watching long enough to see who got what, but both were sitting up so it's likely both were fed.


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By: sandra gee (offline) on Saturday, April 23 2011 @ 04:43 PM EDT  
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Just tuned in to a feeding, one chick up the other down.
The bowl is in the sun.

Parent puts pokes it's head into the bowl and picks up a piece of dropped food, both chicks 'go at it' and now the other is down. At least they take turns.

Parent had now resettled to brood.

Parent can't seem to settle, keeps rocking side to side.

current temp is
14C - 57F Left thumb up
Wind from the west at 9km/h - 5mp/h

Adult's beak is open, and it's peaceful at the moment.

Train passes by, no whistle this time, adults call to each other again.

Both calling to one another, no visual of the other.

Adult is brooding high over the bowl.
There's certainly a substantial food supply on the nest, I think the parent is thinking the same thing in this photo..
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Alert calls from both, no visual though of any possible trouble and it's quiet now.

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