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 Ma & Pa Sidney- Epicure Bald Eagle Nest - 2015-2016 Season
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By: elle (offline) on Monday, September 28 2015 @ 02:50 PM EDT  
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Mostly Ma. She was more relaxed than usual. Must have had a good vacation Smile

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And beautiful Pa watching some people walking by below.

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I have more but it is another fine day and we must Carpe Diem. Will do some more Eagle scouting from the kayaks today.


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By: stim (offline) on Tuesday, September 29 2015 @ 08:39 PM EDT  
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Wonderful to know our Sidneys have both returned looking hale and hearty. I especially like your last picture Lynda, Pa looking down at people below. I wonder if they knew he was eyeing them.


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By: sassyk (offline) on Tuesday, September 29 2015 @ 10:48 PM EDT  
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I did a tour today of all the nests I monitor on the Saanich Peninsula. I did not see or hear Ma or Pa anywhere Sad For the benefit of those who are not familiar with Ma & Pa's perch/lookout area, I took a pic of the subdivision. The original property was subdivided into 8 lots; 4 on W. Saanich Rd. facing the beach, and 4 behind, accessible from Tsaykum Rd. It really is sad to see so many trees chopped down Sad Click bigger.
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By: Marg (offline) on Wednesday, September 30 2015 @ 07:07 PM EDT  
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Kay, your last post which nest is this? Not the Sidney nest?Puzzled

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By: elle (offline) on Wednesday, September 30 2015 @ 08:47 PM EDT  
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Quote by: stim

Wonderful to know our Sidneys have both returned looking hale and hearty. I especially like your last picture Lynda, Pa looking down at people below. I wonder if they knew he was eyeing them.



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Thx Sandra, I like that one too. In my experience people are more often than not oblivious and in some cases I think this could be a good thing . They are often walking dogs for one thing. I do not draw attention to them any more like I used to because it never occurred to me initially that some people would not be as happy to see them as I am.

Marg: You didn't direct your question at me so I will allow sassyk to respond but don't worry. The Sidney nest at Epicure is not at risk.
I have refrained from posting pictures of the subdivision because it is upsetting and just another affront of Ma and Pa's territory. First the development, also horrible in my opinion, at Mills Rd and West Saanich ,where they used to perch by the church , then the destruction of their perch trees along the beach and now this new development where we were reassured their perch trees would remain intact but they are gone.
They can adapt thankfully. But it is sad to actually see unsympathetic and totally avoidable wildlife habitat loss right in front of your eyes. Sad


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By: sassyk (offline) on Wednesday, September 30 2015 @ 11:37 PM EDT  
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Kay, your last post which nest is this? Not the Sidney nest?Puzzled
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Marg yes this new subdivision is in Ma & Pa Sidney's territory, down the road from the Epicure property by the Pat Bay Trading Post. They have been perching in the trees on that property for many years. Some of their favourite perch trees on that property and along the beach at Pat Bay have broken off in the wind over the years and some of the trees on the Epicure property where they have their nest have also fallen or blown down in past years. It is sad to see but it is happening more and more all over the west coast Mad We can get some pretty fierce wind storms during the fall months and Mother Nature definitely has a mind of her own Sad With the recent drought we have been experiencing I would not be surprised if more trees fall this year Sad


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By: sassyk (offline) on Saturday, October 03 2015 @ 08:09 PM EDT  
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I went to Pat Bay this afternoon but did not see or hear the eagles anywhere Sad


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By: elle (offline) on Sunday, October 04 2015 @ 09:28 PM EDT  
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Quick trip through Pat Bay today and no eagles around. It was a week ago today I saw Ma and Pa and now they seem to be gone again. I often wonder if they reunite, confirm their bond and then leave again. It is early for Goldstream so where can they be?
The 2 Oak Bay eagles I saw about 10 days ago are nowhere in sight since then too.
Perhaps climate change is altering their habits?


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