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By: Pat B (offline) on Saturday, October 18 2014 @ 04:56 PM EDT (Read 554964 times)  
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In the late summer/early fall of 2015 there was a mad scramble to make a starter nest for the Delta 2 pair.
Why? A summer storm overnight on August 28th/29th had completely snapped the tree they were in - dumping the huge nest on the ground!
Could a starter nest be made before they returned - would they take to it and build again?

After extra donations and some hard work - just in time - a starter nest was built in the tree we had been calling the Barn Tree.

They took to it and spent the Winter adding to it - until, by February it looked ready!

They laid 2 eggs which hatched - but one chick, Pippin, developed breathing difficulties and died!
The remaining chick, Ace, grew up and successfully fledged on July 14th

Link to last year's discussion thread

So here we are st the start of another year - 2016/2017

Link to the cams -
East view and West view

This cam is also available on UStream - http://www.ustream.tv/hwfdeltaeagles

HERE IS THE LINK TO THE WILDEARTH ARCHIVES: http://www.wildearth.tv/video-archives

Announcement I AM POSTING A NEW LINK TO THE ARCHIVES (July 10, 2017). I will not delete the old link yet, just to be sure these links will stay correct, but this its the link that is currently working!!


Smaller versions of the cams:
West/Overhead Small
East/SideView Small

Screenshots and photos and/or links to videos are welcome in this thread as part of the discussion. We welcome all screenshots and videos of the Delta 2 nest captured via the webcams.

As a courtesy to viewers with slower internet connections, please limit the pictures in each post to no more than a total of 150,000 bytes (4 to 6 average screenshots), and please do not post animations (though it's fine to post a link to them).


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By: Pat B (offline) on Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 05:59 PM EDT  
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A map of the nest positions around Vancouver

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By: Pat B (offline) on Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 06:48 PM EDT  
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Timeline 2016/2017

Eagles return:
Dad - To the area - Oct 4th - on the pole
Mum - to the area - Oct 9th- on the tower with Dad

Actually in the nest -
Dad - Oct 6th
Mum -

Eggs Laid:
First egg: March 5th 3:19 pm (page 320)
Second egg:March 8th 2:56pm (page 342)

Chicks hatched:
First hatch: April 14th 06:17 am (page 477)
Second hatch: April 14th 9:52 pm (page 488)

Named: April 22 - Spirit and Jewel (the chicks were named in honor of David Hancock's wife Mary, who died earlier this year - Spirit was suggested because David said, 'May her spirit soar like an eagle.', referring to his wife Mary, and Jewel was suggested because one of Mary's favorite books was 'Jewel of the Salish Sea' and her ashes will be strewn there).

First Branching:

Fledge date:
Spirit: July 8, 8:54 am (85 days) (video)
Jewel: July 10, 6:09 am (87 days) (video)

Date last seen at the nest: HERE


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By: Pat B (offline) on Tuesday, September 27 2016 @ 06:49 PM EDT  
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Nest Adoptions for 2017-2018 are now available!

In the 2017 nesting season (September 2016-August 2017) this nest has been adopted by:

~ Mr and Mrs Lantz_56
~ Bonnie Duke (aka bonbon)
~ Gail and Ivan Morris
~ Jean Bobbett
~ IrishEyes
~ Mike and Di
~ Anonymous
~ JudyB
~ Songdog, in Memory of Pippin
~ In Memory of Mary
~ Shirley - luvtheanimals
~ txsun (Bonnie)
~ Pat B

You too can honor your favorite fine feathered family - and support the work of Hancock Wildlife - by adopting the HWF nest of your choice - click here to see how!

Previous Adopters Wall of Honor



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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 11:48 AM EDT  
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Parts of an eagle's foot

How to ID Dad
There is a small spot in the upper right of his right eye

He has loose white feathers round the nape


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By: Pat B (offline) on Wednesday, September 28 2016 @ 11:50 AM EDT  
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S'caps submitted by Martina1065.

Ma and Pa: Several differences can be seen:

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Ma's head is rounder and Pa's is more flat & sleek
Ma has a little bit of a "V" above her beak
Ma's beak (the yellow area) goes a bit farther back under her eye than Pa's
Their collars change over time I think but we all know to look for those tell-tell white feathers at the back of Pa's collar.
Lav used to say that you could tell by Pa's skinny legs and she says he looks at his feet a lot LOL
Very subtle differences that can be missed when it is windy.

ADDED: The male is smaller than the female. The female has bulkier shoulders (like a linebacker). David says this is so the female can properly support the male's weight on her back during mating.

Here is a comparison picture..............side by side taken by Jean. February, 2017

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By: LydiaS (offline) on Wednesday, October 05 2016 @ 09:30 PM EDT  

10/15/2016 6:28pm
All quiet on the homefront except for the howling wind.
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A lot of people have heard about the bald eagle, but you don't really appreciate the majestic nature of a bald eagle until you actually get to view one. - Scott Root


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By: Jean (offline) on Wednesday, October 05 2016 @ 10:00 PM EDT  

6:53pm............Thanks Pat for starting this new thread for us this season! Thank You Big hugs

I have had trouble all afternoon getting into the discussion forum..............finally able to see it! Anyone else having this trouble too? Looks like we have some bugs to get out of our system yet..............let's hope this will get better now.

I've checked the Archives.........no eagles. But I see the cams haven't moved for a few hours..........not sure if anyone has been on the cams or not. Dunno Can't check in the sign in area as the forum isn't functioning properly for me.

ADDED: I am still having trouble getting in here and posting. I did see the cam move for a look at the poles after I made the first part of this post...........didn't see any eagles.

Saying good night now.........thanks to all who could make it here today! Good night

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time;............they have the heart..........Elizabeth Andrew


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