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How Many Eggs

Victoria/Sidney Nest

March 15, 2011 - As the sun rises in British Columbia, observers from around the world will be at their computer monitors watching an eagle nest in Sidney and hoping to learn if the eagle they affectionately refer to as "Ma Sidney" laid a third egg Monday evening.

We know that their first egg of the year was laid on March 7, and a second egg was laid on March 10.  We also know that they have laid three eggs in the past - but some years only have two.

If you'd like to take part in the watch - here's the link to the Sidney Eagle Cam - http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=raptors_victoria1#closeup; scroll down a bit for the second cam, with a different perspective.

And please - sign up or log in and join the discussion - http://archive.hancockwildlife.org/forum/viewtopic.php?topic=163880#163880.  It truly is amazing ...

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Sidney Eaglet Gets a Name - Solo

There seems to be a universal acceptance of the appropriate name Solo for the Sidney eaglet.  He or she comes from a historically productive nest.  This year the adult pair has gone through the loss of one of the two eggs and the destruction of their original nest in the Garry oak tree.  We just wish Solo a happy productive life. 

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Infamous Bald Eagles At Sidney BC Again Have Chick

Victoria/Sidney Nest


Sidney -- Victoria BC Bald Eagle Nest Again Has Chick


April 10, 2010   06:28    First signs Ma & Pa have a little one.  But success, even to this point of hatching, has not been without drama.  This is the incredible pair of bald eagles that really brought world fame to our Live Wildlife CAMs back in 2006 when their two young were watched by over 100 million people as they grew up and finally fledged.  For reasons that almost seem unexplainable, this close-up view of our eagles captured the world's attention.  This year the drama has been intense but  ... more ...

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It's a Pip! (Updated) - It's a Chick!!!

Victoria/Sidney Nest

The lone egg on the Sidney nest has begun to hatch. Viewers are watching and have captured pictures of the egg, with a tiny hole, called a pip, in it. This is the first visible sign that the chick has begun to make its way out of the shell. Watch Live Here


Chick Hatches - HWF Sidney Nest - April 11, 2010

s'cap and enlargement by 'MystCat'

And we have a chick!  06:31 PDT Mom Showed Us a Chick - April 11, 2010

See the discussion forum for play-by-play

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Darn': Eagle cam catches raven making off with egg

Victoria/Sidney Nest


Kristen Thompson

08 April 2010 05:12

An image from the eagle cam at hancockwildlife.org.

People hoping to watch two bald eagle chicks hatch live online got a lesson on the harsh reality of nature when a raven made off with one of the eggs in full view of an eagle cam.

The Hancock Wildlife Foundation installed two tiny cameras in a nest near Sidney on Vancouver Island, and have been streaming the footage on their website.

On Monday, viewers watched live as a raven made quick lunch of one of two eggs while mom was off on errands.

She returned moments later and actually seemed dismayed – throwing her head back and opening her beak – at the sight of the one egg.

Earlier footage showed her and presumably her partner dutifully tending to the nest and two eggs.

Biologist David Hancock, who runs The Hancock Wildlife Foundation, said when he saw the raven with the egg he thought: “Darn.”

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