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    HAHAAHHAHAA Made ya look!

    Island eagle-cams provide up-close look for Internet observers

    By SANDRA McCULLOCH, Times ColonistMarch 10, 2009 10:01 AM

    It's reality broadcasting at its finest, complete with love and death, squabbles over who does the fishing or who has to sit around looking after the young ones.

    A pair of bald eagles are preparing to lay eggs in a nest rigged with a webcam on Hornby Island, the 20th year they've returned to the same nest behind Doug and Sheila Carrick's house.

    They've produced 17 eaglets to date, but not all have survived. A number of the eggs haven't even hatched.

    Carrick is anticipating success this time around.

    "I have a feeling this year they're not just going to lay eggs but they're going to have chicks," said Carrick, 76, yesterday.

    Meanwhile, another pair of bald eagles in Saanich is watching over two eggs laid March 1 and March 4. Hopes are soaring that eaglets will hatch after 35 days, about when Carrick says the Hornby eagles will lay their own eggs.

    The activity in both nests is available for view via the Internet.

    Three years ago, the Hornby pair fascinated millions of people around the world who watched by webcam as two eggs were laid -- but no chicks hatched.

    The next year, the pair laid another two eggs that hatched and fledged but nobody saw because Carrick's webcam was damaged in winter storms.

    The webcam is now repaired and Carrick is just as excited as anyone about the coming few weeks. It's unusual for eagles to stay in the same nest for so long, he said.

    "They generally move their nest every three or four years," he said, adding: "Maybe they like all the publicity."

    The birds are at least 26 years old, he said. Bald eagles start laying eggs at age six and Carrick has been watching them nesting for 20 years.

    However, nest renovations could threaten the view from the web cam, said Carrick. "The nest is about a foot higher than it was before. In fact, they're adding so many branches I'm getting a bit worried they'll be above the camera level."

    Carrick is looking forward to a summer watching the eagles and documenting their activities.

    "I've got a date every time I see them mating," he said. "When they fly off, every other bird on the beach gets out of their way."

    His wife is interested "to some degree" in the eagles, Carrick said. "But right now she's interested in going to operas in Courtenay."

    © Copyright (c) The Victoria Times Colonist

    Unfortunately they did not give the link for the EagleCam
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    I, for one, and deeply disturbed that this information is so easily available. Won't someone think of the Eagletts and ban Eagle-porn from the Interweb!?!

    These sicko Eagle-fettish peeping-toms should have to register on Sam's List
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    I was busted by a cop posing as an eaglet on an internet chat site. I am now a registered offender on Sam's List.
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    We are blessed to have lots of birds of prey around here. Golden eagles, lots of hawks, etc. It's cool to see them floating on the heat rising off a grassy lot.

    As for the Eagles of Philadelphia, they are a garbage football team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    I was busted by a cop posing as an eaglet on an internet chat site. I am now a registered offender on Sam's List.


    Shame on you!
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    http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.or...opic=cam-sites

    The Sidney eaglets (there are three of them) are about a month old. I was showing my friend the cam this afternoon and opened it just in time to catch the adult feeding one of the chicks.

    http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.or...90302200021473

    The Hornby Island nest has two eaglets, one hatched a week ago and the other on Saturday.

    http://www.hancockwildlifechannel.or...80401010059972
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    Oh Sheri, that's an awesome link, even comes with sound! Thanks for postin it!

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    Cat, the Hornby Island cam chicks are feeding right now. Well, they were when I started this post ... my computer was so slow they might not be anymore. I finally had to close that window to get FH to load faster.

    I didn't know there was sound. I usually don't have my speakers on unless I'm specifially listening to something.

    Oh, I see you're not online ... I'll send ya an email too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionGoose View Post
    As for the Eagles of Philadelphia, they are a garbage football team.
    Uh huh. Giants or Jets?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionGoose View Post
    We are blessed to have lots of birds of prey around here. Golden eagles, lots of hawks, etc. It's cool to see them floating on the heat rising off a grassy lot.

    As for the Eagles of Philadelphia, they are a garbage football team.
    mmm hmmmm....and just how far did the Giants or Jets get??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    mmm hmmmm....and just how far did the Giants or Jets get??
    Well, if the giants were not wearing their jets, then probably not any further than they could walk at any given time.

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    Go Birds!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    mmm hmmmm....and just how far did the Giants or Jets get??
    Well, they won the superbowl thrice. How many did the Eagles win again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ActionGoose View Post
    Well, they won the superbowl thrice. How many did the Eagles win again?
    We're talking last season.
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    I thought I just saw one chick this morning so I went to the Home page to look for some info and sure enough ....



    A Wildlife Drama - Hornby Nest Chick Gone
    Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 11:51 AM EDT

    Contributed by: richardpitt


    "Echo," the name given to one of the chicks at the Hornby Island nest where Doug Carrick put the first in-nest eagle camera, sadly was killed Monday when the chick became tangled in Mom's feathers and was dropped out of the tree.

    For details of this you should take a look at the HWF discussion forum for the Hornby Nest:
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    One of the Delta eaglets fell out of the nest last night/this morning and did not survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    mmm hmmmm....and just how far did the Giants or Jets get??
    Hmmm Birds of Pret? Normally any team that plays the Flyers

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    FledgeFest reports:

    http://discuss.hancockwildlifechanne...php?f=3&t=3436

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