1 July 2017
I visited the nest at 4:19 pm for 30 minutes, but did not see the sea-eagles.
17 July 2017
I arrived about 10 minutes before sunset (4:58 pm). I saw a single eagle fly from the swamp area straight to the nest. It may have had a stick or leaf in its talons.
It seemed to crouch down but its back stayed in view. After 3 minutes it flew back to the swamp (5:01pm). I can’t discount that it was a changeover of parents on the nest, but I only saw one bird the whole time.
21 July 2017
I visited the nest from 4:40 pm until sunset. I saw more house foundations being made, closer to the nest in between the 2 new roads. There was also a crane, water truck and excavator. I didn’t see the sea-eagles.
4 August 2017
I arrived at about 4:30 pm. I was shocked at how many new house foundations and fenced lots there were closer to the nest, in the middle section between the 2 new roads. Luckily, in the closest section they haven’t progressed the one house (which has plastic ribbons flapping nastily) or started any more.
A single sea-eagle arrived. It may have been holding something.
It seemed to sit a while then leave after 4 minutes. I couldn’t tell if it was a changeover.
Friday 18 August 2017
I arrived at 4:35 pm on a very windy day. At 4:45 pm an eagle flew to the nest. I think it was holding some smallish food in its right foot.
The other eagle popped up out of the nest.
At 4:48 pm the first eagle flew out of the nest, did a small circuit and landed back in the nest.
It was being chased by a magpie-lark.
The eagles appeared to be standing because I could see their backs. Their heads bobbed up as if they were eating. Every so often their wings came up as if they were being caught by the wind.
The original one flew into a leafy tree to the right of the nest tree and stayed there for about 10 minutes. The one in the nest popped its head up every so often.
The first one left at about 5 pm. It looked well fed. The other eagle settled back into the nest, out of sight.