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By: sassyk (offline) on Sunday, January 22 2017 @ 10:37 PM EST  
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This afternoon I was chatting with some people who live in one of the houses at the end of the Cedar Hill golf course near King's Pond when an eagle flew over and landed in the tree across from their house. They said the eagles perch there quite often but they haven't seen a nest. They are the 2nd residents in that complex who have told me they see the eagles there all the time but haven't seen a nest.

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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, January 23 2017 @ 11:37 PM EST  
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I visited a nest today that I first reported on last April. The nest tree is on First Nations reserve property in Central Saanich. I have been given permission to view it from a nearby private complex. I did not see or hear the eagles in the area around the nest but while I was chatting with a lady down the road the eagles both flew over towards the nest. When I went back to the nest site both eagles were perched at the top of a tree near the nest tree.

The nest looks like there have been a few new sticks added.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Tuesday, January 24 2017 @ 06:48 PM EST  
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Looking cosy together, enjoying the sun.
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Nest tree on left and perch tree on right.
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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, February 13 2017 @ 01:36 PM EST  
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I visited one of the nests I reported on last year. I posted a few photos after my previous visit on Jan. 11th. Sadly the top of the nest tree is gone as well as the nest Sad I sent a message to my family member who told me about this nest and have just received a reply. Workers were onsite with a crane; they cut branches off the tree below the nest then removed the nest before cutting down the top part of the tree. My family member is going to ask why this was done. It is against the BC Wildlife laws to interfere with an active nest, but in this case perhaps the BC law does not apply because the tree is on DND Federal land Cry

This is a photo I took yesterday, taken from a different vantage point quite far away.
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This is a photo I took last summer, taken from the same vantage point.
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The topless, nestless tree Cry
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By: heatherj (offline) on Thursday, March 16 2017 @ 04:15 PM EDT  
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Thats so sad sassyk. For the eagles to lose their nest so close to nesting time is heartbreaking. I hope they are able to build another nest in time for this year. Do you think it would be worthwhile to report it ? Though I'm not sure to who - RCMP? Local town or city? Conservation?


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By: Marg (offline) on Thursday, March 16 2017 @ 04:45 PM EDT  
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Kay, how sad this has happened!
I will be checking for your update.


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By: sassyk (offline) on Friday, March 17 2017 @ 06:17 PM EDT  
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Heather & Marg yes, it's very sad about this nest. My family member who works there on the property said she would ask around to find out why the nest tree was topped and the nest removed. I haven't heard anything more about it. The tree is not on a private residential property; it is on DND Federal property. I am suspecting that they might have thought it would break off in a high wind because the part they cut off was leaning quite a lot to one side. If the tree was unsafe and perhaps not sturdy enough to hold a big heavy nest and eaglets jumping up and down, it's better to do something about it before the eagles start nesting than to wait until there are eaglets in the nest and have it fall.


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By: sassyk (offline) on Monday, May 01 2017 @ 08:30 PM EDT  
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An update on the DND nest I reported on:
The nest tree was in the transmission path of some new antennas that were being constructed on the DND property. The nest has been relocated successfully to a similar tree and I'm waiting for further info regarding a possible new nest the eagles were building fingers crossed


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