Good evening to everyone from "the Nest" in Sidney, BC
This afternoon, just before my 2nd radio interview with Pamela McColl on CFAX 1070 , it hit! What hit, you ask? ... Well the fact that from here on, life at and around the nest will be quite different.
When I arrived around 12:30 PM, I could not see the remaining Eaglet but later realized the last one to fledge is still just branching around the nest. I have to say, the hit for me was an empty feeling to realize that some visits in the future will be very pale in comparison to the past 4 weeks of daily visits. (Today is week 4 to the day for my documenting this amazing quirk of Nature)
And this is the first day I did not actually see LittleEagle, though I did hear the little creature from 2 locations around 3:30 PM after an Adult Eagle arrived nearby.
There were also several flights around the nest by the 2 juvenile Eagles and its amazing to watch them gracefully glide past overhead and make pretty decent landings in the treetops.
I will be back at the Nest again in the morning , as David Hancock and Christian Sasse are reportedly going to be on location.
It will be interesting to hear Davids thoughts on what is the next likely scenario for LittleEagle.
I will be adding a few images shortly from today... Hope you enjoy them...
All the very best to you and a special thanks to Pameal McColl for sharing the airwaves today with LittleEagle.... TerryV
On my way home from Sidney this afternoon, I saw an adult RedTailed Hawk , stopped my vehicle and managed a couple of images in the bright light. I'm guessing from the size, this is a mature RedTail female... These are quite large cropped photos, as she didn't allow me to get too near. (Could this beautiful bird be LittleEagles Mom???)
Greetings from Southern Vancouver Island. Please feel free to say hello or comment on any images or about wildlife, photography , etc My email can be found on the contact page link above.