Eagles pair for life and on Vancouver Island seem to have a long life span, sometimes lasting about 20 years. In some habitats only 10% of the chicks reach maturity. But here they have a 60% chance.
In the Strait of Georgia, landowners who have eagle nests on their property have to show how they plan protecting the tree sites.Waterfront is prime and their nests cannot be demolished.
And for a little while, the other day, I was glad to sit on the rocks and watch him sit and watch me. Ever so often he would call to his mate. Telling her amazing stories about how he was going to bring home dinner. Just after he had a snooze on the rocks . With the waves lapping beside him. I don't think his mate believed he was shopping for dinner at all. She called back to him once or twice. Probably asking him to stop dawdling. To stop snoozing by the sea.