Monday
Nov132017

Eagle Sightings Today

I saw 4 eagles today. Two were adults and two were young ones. I observed the one adult fly in and land by the young one. At that point I got my camera. The I spotted another young one just past my parent's house and there is video of that one by itself. As I was heading home, I spotted one near the bridge and was going to get video of that adult but the other one I was watching had apparently left its perch and flew over me and I got a little of it flying and landing by the farm. Of course, I ran out of disk space at that time! :(

Thursday
Nov092017

Hawk Raised By Eagles - New Documentary!

Christain Sasse, documented the scenario where a baby hawk was being raised by a pair of eagles on Vancouver Island. Please read the article and then take a look at the newly released documentary he created for all the enjoy! Thank you, Christian Sasse. This is amazing video!

Article: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/baby-hawk-survives-eagles-nest-captured-in-documentary-1.4392308

Thursday
Oct262017

Eagles Abound Today

The first eagle was spotted by the farm. Suddenly it took off when I least expected and then there were three but the video shows two sticking together and the other one just flew around nearby. After a bit, the two decided to go land in a tree across the highway. Near Galesville, I spotted the pair that has a nest up from the Beaver Creek bridge. They were perched downstream a bit. 

Monday
Oct232017

Eagle Near the New Ettrick Sign Again

An eagle has been sighted several times in this alfalfa field near the Ettrick sign. It is strange. I believe it is also the eagle I have two videos of in a cut bean field recently just up the highway. Some would automatically wonder if it is Lucy. It is not.

Monday
Oct162017

Eagle By The Farm

This is a popular perching location. The Beaver Creek is just below this eagle and wide open to catch fish. I will let everyone know if I ever spot a nest. Nothing so far.

Wednesday
Oct112017

Same Field, and a Beauty Just South of Town

This is just down stream from the Eagles4kids Nest area. This is the same eagle and it was very active preening its feathers. I think it had just eaten as it appears the right foot was red on the bottom. This eagle was in a slightly different spot compared to yesterday.

Tuesday
Oct102017

Eagle In a Field

This eagle was just downstream from the original Eagles4kids nest tree. Maybe it had caught something and had a meal. This soybean field was just harvested and there was a dark spot or pile. It could have simply been a pile of soybean material thrown out by the combine.

Monday
Sep182017

Pleasant Surprise!

 

Both eagles were around after work today. The first located was behind the Original Tree in a tall pine where I used to park and watch the nest. The other was near the farm in a usual location.

 

 

Tuesday
Aug152017

Eagle Perched Across From Old Nest Tree

I was surprised this afternoon to see an eagle perched in the very tree I have been thinking "could" handle an eagle nest. I believe this is Blair. After the first video I took I came back two hours later and she was still perched and gave me some more opportunity to give another angle. We will be keeping a watchful eye on this particular tree in the coming months. For now, we have to settle for the glimpses we do get.

Monday
Jun262017

Camera Recovery Day

Today, my son Landon and I went to the nest to recover the cameras or what we could. I brought a ladder in case we needed to put it in the water and work from. I really had no idea what there was to work on for a solid base below the cameras. After going in and surveying what other tools we might need, we went to my parent's to get a couple more tools to aide in the process. Luckily, the ladder was not needed. A huge thank you to my son for basically listening to everything I instructed. He did wonderfully in cutting wires, and unscrewing the mounts from the tree. The ptz cam had water in the dome as a gasket had come loose. That cam is likely not going to work again. The fixed cam is in what appears fine shape, as well as the extra IR Illuminator we had for better viewing at night. On another note, an adult was seen on the bridge just the other day, getting a dead chipmunk. 

 

Getting instructions about what needs to be done first. 

 

Unsrewing the 4 inch screws that were used to mount the brace to the tree.

 

Trying to cut the last stubborn screw to take brace off the tree.

 

Both cameras removed from the tree. The "Pines" motel is in the background over his right shoulder.