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A-63; Bad News
Topic Started: Aug 20 2007, 06:19 PM (52,157 Views)
Eagle Guy
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I'm sorry to announce that A-63 is dead.

He was found in the middle of a road in northern Nevada on Wednesday, August 15th by a gentlemen driving by at 70 mph who saw our bird with wingmarkers, etc. and stopped to check it out because he thought someone was probably tracking it. He got our phone number off the GPS unit and also called the Bird Banding Lab number on the leg band. We can only assume that he was killed by a car while scavenging for food on the highway. The GPS unit had been knocked off and run over, but our good samaritan is going to send it to us anyways. He choose not to pick up the carcass because he didn't want to carry around a dead animal, it would have been illegal and he would have carried it across state lines without the proper permits. By now it has probably been dragged off by scavengers, so we won't attempt to recover it. Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news.

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KLJinOz
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Eagle Guy,Aug 20 2007
07:19 PM
I'm sorry to announce that A-63 is dead.

He was found in the middle of a road in northern Nevada on Wednesday, August 15th by a gentlemen driving by at 70 mph who saw our bird with wingmarkers, etc. and stopped to check it out because he thought someone was probably tracking it. He got our phone number off the GPS unit and also called the Bird Banding Lab number on the leg band. We can only assume that he was killed by a car while scavenging for food on the highway.  The GPS unit had been knocked off and run over, but our good samaritan is going to send it to us anyways. He choose not to pick up the carcass because he didn't want to carry around a dead animal, it would have been illegal and he would have carried it across state lines without the proper permits. By now it has probably been dragged off by scavengers, so we won't attempt to recover it.  Sorry to be the bearer of such bad news.

Oh, this is awful, I am soo sorry this has happened. :'(
I have no words but sadness
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ostrich2
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What terribly sad news. No matter what we do there are always dangers for these wild creatures when they are near human activity. A-63 was such a strong young eagle and it is very sad we won't see him flying again on the Channel Islands.

Goodbye Limuw - at least he got to feel the wind underneath his wings and soar during his short life. :(
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Hikers
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I'm so sorry for this bad news..
but a good samaritan found our eaglebird to notify all of us..


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Paula eaglet momster
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Godspeed, Limuw.

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It will always hurt.

God be with you in the Happy Hunting Ground!


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silveregal
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I am totally in shock, I can't believe this. I don;t think I can tell my students.
Everyone knows this happens with nature but it is not easy to except. :'( :'( :'(
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glo
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To Dr Sharpe especially but to all of you who give so much for these gorgeous birds I am so very saddened and sorry to read this news. I am grateful though that someone did find him and did contact you. I have no other words either just tears over the sadness and yet gratefullness for all your hard work with these eagles and your willingness to share so much with us who watch and grow to love you and what you do from a distance.
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summer818
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:'( Dr. Sharpe and Eagle Friends, my heart breaks! I ache inside! I had a bad feeling about him leaving the safety of the islands. How can a 4 month old have such a tragic ending. Thank you Dr. Sharpe for taking such good care of our boy! I grieve for him, and the loss to all of us! :'(
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Naturegal
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GOD BLESS YOU LIMUW, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE LOVED <3
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I am struggling to find the right words to express my sorrow at the loss of Limuw. I can think of none. Thank you to Paula and Harpo for the tributes.
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Joanie
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Typing through tears as my heart breaks... for brave, strong, and fearless Limuw, for all of us who loved him and cheered his every move, for Dr. Sharpe who on top of his own sadness, had the unpleasant task of breaking the bad news and to the rest of the dedicated IWS crew who are grieving along with the rest of us.
Mantles and hugs all around
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harpo516
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thank you Joanie - you said what I was thinking - mantles to Peter Steffani and the IWS Crew!
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Joanie,Aug 20 2007
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Typing through tears as my heart breaks... for brave, strong, and fearless Limuw, for all of us who loved him and cheered his every move, for Dr. Sharpe who on top of his own sadness, had the unpleasant task of breaking the bad news and to the rest of the dedicated IWS crew who are grieving along with the rest of us.
Mantles and hugs all around
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Beautifully said Joanie. Thank you. <3
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