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Tagging And Return; eaglet return to nest
Topic Started: Jun 7 2006, 01:53 PM (2,386 Views)
iwajen@cox.net
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I didnt see the eaglet returned as the image was frozen. I only saw the chick when it was picked up by the biologist and sent down to be examined etc Did not see the biologist returning the chick . The next image was of the chick sitting in the nest already tagged. A little disappointing, but still interesting, and the ea ;) glet looks fine. Jeanette.
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I'm worried that the mom and dad eagle won't return to the baby now since the nest was disturbed.
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CMR
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I am by no means an expert but I have helped occasionaly with bird rescues and have learned that it is a myth that the parents will not come back to the nest. The Scrubjays that were dive bombing me and my car the other day when I was trying to get the baby up in the tree can back me up on this.
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number_11
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I wasn't able to watch things live yesterday but I did see some cool video! This little ( :huh: ) eaglet doesn't look to be any worse for the wear. He/she is nibbling at something right now.
I like the jewelery
:P
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annie
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did anyone see a parent return after the tagging? hoping the lil guy got fed!
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iwajen@cox.net
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i also have not seen any parents yet as of this morning around 7:00am Thurs June 8. Jeanette
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birdersinceage10
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I want to echo all the other contributors: this was one of the most amazing sights I have witnessed. We had half of our office watching to see biologist Jim reach the nest and capture the eaglet (who we have nicknamed Baby K - in honor of his two parents who are K-10 and K-28). When Baby K moved close to the edge of the nest to stay away from Jim, we all were holding our collective breath.

The patience and care by the entire team in executing this event was fabulous. Congratulations!

The magnitude of the tree climb became clear from the still photographs posted this evening. Clearly, Jim has lots of experience in not only handling large raptors but tree climbing.

This has been an extremely great learning experience for all of the adults and all of the kids who have been watching the growth of the eaglet and the interaction with the parents, and now the biologists.

We can hardly wait for Baby K to fledge. But what will we watch on our mini screen players after that event.

Thanks to everyone who made this miracle possible. We should all get out our checkbooks and make contributions to the worthy organizations who made this happen!
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ElaineRuth
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I'm watching this little fella grow like a weed and my question is about his little backpack:
since it is fitted around and under his wings, will it not become too small (tight) as he gets bigger?
Of course, I know that it won't or you wouldn't have done it. But what I'm asking is, why won't it get too small/tight?
Thanks
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Eagle Guy
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When we put on the backpack transmitter, we leave about 2 inches of space between the transmitter and the spine to allow some growth. However, at 8 weeks of age they have attained most of their body size. Their feather growth during the last few weeks in the nest are what make them look like they are growing even bigger.

Peter Sharpe
Institute for Wildlife Studies
Bald Eagle Restoration Project
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