February 27, 2011
PH - Pelican Harbor Pair - Santa Cruz Island.
K-10/male & K-26/female
Eagle Guy,Feb 27 2011 wrote: After two days of searching we finally found the newest new nest for the PH pair.
It is located in a pine about 1.5 km west of their original nest and over 7.5 km from the new one we recently put the camera on. It is in a remote area that has no good observation points, so we are going to have to rely on the adults' behavior to tell us what is going on while we view the nest from our boat.
Here is a view of the nest from down near the water.
And this is the best look I could get at the nest soon after I spooked the adults off of it.
I wouldn't have even seen the nest if they hadn't started flying and vocalizing. I could not see into the nest bowl, but based upon the adults' behavior, I'm pretty sure they are sitting on eggs.
The nest looks much better than the last two and seems to have plenty of support. As you can probably tell, there will not be a camera on this nest because of its location.
We'll do our best to keep you updated on what is going on, but we will probably only know that chicks have hatched when we see the adults feeding them, and we may not even know how many there are until banding.