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Meet the Adult Pairs: 2007 - 2014; On the Channel Islands Eagles' Nests.
Topic Started: Aug 29 2007, 07:51 AM (22,728 Views)
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As you all know All Eagles All The Time is an Archival/History where Videos and Still captures showing all the various stages throughout the year in the lives of all the eagles on the nests with WebCams are posted.

During the Nest Adoption Challenge for 2007 we further discovered that not only were there nests on Catalina and Santa Cruz Islands but there is the possibility that there could be a nest in the future on Santa Rosa Island too.

We have Two EagleCams on Catalina: Two Harbors and West End Nests. One EagleCam on Santa Cruz: Pelican Harbor Nest.
There may be a possibility that there will be further Cams on other nests this year or in the future.

On Catalina Island there are also nests at ... Pinnacle Rock ... Seal Rocks and Twin Rocks.
On Santa Cruz Island the Grassland Nest aka the South Side or Malva Real Nest ... is one of the few Bald Eagle ground nests found in the lower 48 states.

All of these nests have successfully hatched and fledged eaglets.

Rattlesnake Canyon and Thompson Reservoir .. now known as Middle Ranch on Catalina Island .... Cueva Valdez on Santa Cruz Island and North Shore .. now known as the Trap Canyon Nest on Santa Rosa Island all have Non Breeding Pairs who may have established a territory but not yet built nests.

So in order for us all to keep track on Who is Who on each of the known ... and hopefully ... to be established nests ...

Please Meet the Adult Pairs listed below in Alphabetical Order ... on each of the Islands ...


Thank you to Dr. Sharpe for the eagle information.
Thank you to Dr. Sharpe, Steffani, and members of the IWS crew for the eagle photos. Non-staff members are mentioned individually with their eagle photo.
Much appreciation also goes out to the members of the Nest Observations team for their screen captures.


2008 Update:

In February 2008 Dr Sharpe and Steff upgraded the cameras on the Two Harbors and West End nests.
There was always a camera on the Seal Rocks nest for the biologists to monitor the activities on this nest, but Dr Sharpe moved it higher up on the tree and it came online on February 15/08.
Dr Sharpe also put a camera on the Twin Rocks nest but the eagles decided to move ... and their new nest site is inaccessible for a camera to be installed.

So this year we have Three Eaglecams on Catalina Island ... 2 with sound ... SR and WE. TH also had sound but something went wrong with the equipment on the mainland.
Plus the Eaglecam on the PH nest on Santa Cruz Island which continues to have sound.

Also in the 2008 nesting season we were delighted to learn that the pairs on the Rattlesnake Canyon Nest .. Catalina Island ... Trap Canyon Nest .. Santa Rosa Island .. and a .. 1st .. brand new .. all Santa Cruz Island nest (Both eagles .. A-02 and A-28 .. were released on SC) the Sauces Nest all became breeding pairs. Unfortunately none of the nests were successful this year.
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ANACAPA ISLAND
--Oak Canyon Nest Pair

CATALINA ISLAND
-- Empire Quarry Nest Pair
-- Pinnacle Rock Nest Pair
-- Rattlesnake Canyon Pair
-- Seal Rocks Nest Pair
-- Thompson Reservoir Pair (aka Middle Ranch Pair)
-- Twin Rocks Nest Pair
-- Two Harbors Nest Pair
-- West End Nest Trio

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND
-- Cueva Valdez Pair aka "Baby's" and "Hazard's"
-- Fraser Point Pair
-- Fry's Harbor Pair
-- Grassland Pair (now known as Malva Real or Carl's Pair)
-- Los Pinos Pair
-- Pelican Harbor Pair
-- Sauces Pair



SANTA ROSA ISLAND
-- Lopez Canyon Pair
-- Trap Canyon Pair


To keep up-to-date with what has happened on these nests during a particular season ... please click on the links below ...


Class of 2007

Class of 2008

Class of 2009

Class of 2010

Class of 2011

Class of 2012

Class of 2013

Class of 2014
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Catalina Island

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These photos are of Dr. Sharpe tethered to a helicopter and being lowered to the Pinnacle Rock nest. Inside the box is a chick! In 2007 the cost of the helicopter ride was becoming prohibitive. It was decided that the eggs would be left in the nest instead of being switched and replaced with fake eggs, and later with a fostered chick or chicks, as had been done in seasons past. To everyone's delight, the chicks hatched successfully in the nest! This policy of leaving the chicks to hatch naturally has continued.

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In 2007 both the Pinnacle Rock and Seal Rocks eagle parents hatched a pair of eaglets.
These were the first eaglets to hatch naturally on Catalina Island since 1945.


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2007: chicks K00 ^"^ and K71(deceased Sept. 2007 :candle: :^^^: )
2008: chicks K70 ^"^ and K71 (deceased July 2008 :candle: :^^^: )

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2009: chick K99 (deceased Sept. 2009 :candle: :^^^:)
2010: chick K95 ^"^
2011: two eggs were laid but did not hatch


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2012: three eggs laid (spaced apart), none hatched

2013: K14 (m) "Shay Awahili"
(deceased Sept. 2013, likely from drowning) :candle: :^^^: and K16 (f) "Rose" ^"^

2014: K44 (m) "Arnie" ^"^ - a second egg did not hatch
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Catalina Island

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2008: two eggs were laid but failed to hatch
2009: egg(s?) were laid and incubated but did not hatch
2010: chicks K96 and K09
(both found deceased near nest tree July 2010 ) :candle: :^^^: :candle: :^^^:
2011: K15 "Ho'ihoulala" ^"^ and K19 "Robben" ^"^
2012: two chicks hatched, younger chick blown from nest during windstorm and died, older chick K22 "Jerry" (deceased July 2012) :candle: :^^^:
2013: K39 (f) "Lina" (deceased August 2013) :candle: :^^^: (a second chick hatched but did not survive a fall from the nest)
2014: two eggs laid, one egg hatched K46 (f) "Tiana" ^"^ Click here for Tiana's story!


Posted Image K47 as a juvenile at the West End

Posted Image K80 in his territory 2007

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:<<>>: K47 at the nest 2008

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:<<>>: :<<>>: K47 and K80 along the coast in their territory 2008

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:<<>>: :<<>>: K80 and K47 in 2008

A bit of eagle trivia: K80's previous mate was K92, the historic Pinnacle Rock female.
Dr. Sharpe said that the pair never attempted to breed, as far as he knows.


Posted Image K47 in 2008

Posted Image :<<>>: Rattlesnake Canyon :<<>>:

K47 and K80 live in an area of Catalina Island that is very popular for kayaking, swimming, and fishing. Local people see them often. They leave messages for the IWS staff or let them know in person when they bump into each other in town when the eagle pair has been spotted. Rattlesnake Canyon is really only accessible by water and it is difficult to take photos of them from a bobbing boat!

Thank you very much to forum member Lala for photos #5, 6, and 7.
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2007: chicks K03 ^"^ and K77 (deceased June 2008 :candle: :^^^:)
2008: chick K62 "Gulliver"(deceased Oct. 2008 :candle: :^^^: )
2009: K90 ^"^
2010: K05 ^"^
2011: K07 "Karis" ^"^ and K08 "Scout" ^"^
2012: K20 "Pukuu" ^"^ and K21 "Micco" ^"^
2013: K31 (m) "Edge" ^"^ and K32 (f) ^"^ "Shasta"
2014: K40 (f) "Julie" ^"^ and K41 (m) "Kilakila" ^"^



The Seal Rocks eagles were allowed to keep their eggs in the nest for the first time in 2007. The eggs hatched successfully. The parents weren't quite sure what to do as the first chick was hatching, since they had never seen this happen before! The mother, K34, was trying to feed the chick before it was even out of the egg! This was the second historic hatch on Catalina Island, after the Pinnacle Rock chicks. Congratulations, IWS!

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first chick is hatching, fish in nest 2007


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Mom ready to feed chick, not yet out of egg! 2007


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Banding Day, one parent on guard 2007


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<3 :<<>>: The Seal Rocks male, K25, was rescued from drowning in the spring of 2007 by a kind Catalina fisherman and a helper. K25 had become tangled in some fishing line and was floundering in the water. The fisherman saw his distress and with help from the other man, reached K25, untangled him, and set him free. :<<>>: <3

Posted Image K34 Grace in 2008

Posted Image sea lions can be heard on the webcam

In March 2009 K25 and K34 moved their nest location down the cliff and closer to the water.

Posted Image the new nest site


Thank you, Linda/Lala, for photos #7 and #8.
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Catalina Island

<3 :<<o>>: A Love Story <3 :<<o>>:

Posted Image the original pair 2007 to 2009

* Please see note re: K93 below.

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In Dec. 2007 Dr. Sharpe and Steffani built an artificial nest for A32 and K93, hoping that this would entice the pair to breed. K93 had not been very successful in the past with nest construction.
The eagles were seen adding branches and eating at the new nest, but no eggs were laid in 2008 or 2009.



February, 2010: In "The Bald and the Beautiful" love story, the partnership between K93 and A32 was not working out. A new female entered K93's life. She is A37. A new chapter in the saga of the Middle Ranch nest has begun.

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2010: first chick for this nest & pair ... K98 (deceased, likely from dehydration July 2010) :candle: :^^^:

2011: two eggs were laid, one chick hatched but did not survive :candle: :^^^:

2012: two eggs were laid, neither hatched

2013: K30 (m) "Blaze" ^"^ (a second egg broke)


* October 2013: We received very sad news about K93. He was seen at the reservoir with his leg caught in a tree. He was rescued with huge risk to life and limb by Maria (IWS) and Evan (Conservancy) with outstanding help from a number of other people. K93 was taken to the Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital on the mainland. Unfortunately, his leg was broken. Despite everyone's best efforts, his foot became necrotic and he had to be euthanized. To read the detailed accounts please see these two IWS updates October 16 to 23, 2013 and October 23 to 30, 2013.

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2014: two eggs were laid, one broke early in the incubation period, the other egg was tended faithfully by the parents but it did not hatch
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Catalina Island

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2007: chicks K75 and K76 ^"^ ^"^
2008: chicks K88 ^"^ and K89
(deceased Sept. 08) :^^^: :candle:
2009: K94 ^"^ and K96 (deceased August 2009) :candle: :^^^:
2010: two eggs were laid but did not hatch
2011: two eggs were laid ... parents incubated them until 10 weeks past the due date but they did not hatch

In 2008 K17 and K33 moved their nest from its rock pinnacle location to an outcropping on the cliff face. Dr. Sharpe had already planned to leave their eggs in the nest for the first time. This inaccessible location definitely sealed the deal! The parents successfully hatched two eaglets on their own, which was another historic first for the IWS and its reintroduction program.

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2012: no eggs were laid
2013: parents diligently incubated two eggs well past their due date but they did not hatch
2014: two eggs were laid but did not hatch - K17 is the oldest female on the islands - possible reason from IWS


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Posted Image new nest location 2008

Posted Image K33 protecting his nest

Posted Image K33 in sunlight's glow

Posted Image K17 at Ripper's Cove

Posted Image K33 in soaring flight

Posted Image the actual "Twin Rocks"


Thank you to forum member Lala for photos #1, 2, 4, and 5.
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Catalina Island

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2007: chicks K78 "Sol" and K79 "Luna" ^"^ ^"^
2008: chick K83 "Star" ^"^
2009: chicks K87 "Lightning" and K91 "Thunder" ^"^ ^"^
2010: chicks K04 "Avalon" ^"^ and K06 "Gabriel"
(deceased Mar. 2011) :^^^: :candle:
2011: K18 "Solitaire" ^"^
2012: two eggs laid, one hatched, chick taken by Island Fox at 3 weeks of age :^^^: :candle:
2013: two eggs laid, one hatched K38 (f) "Echo" ^"^
2014: two eggs laid, one broke soon afterwards, one hatched K43 (f) "Shyla" ^"^



K81 and K82 seem to be made for each other. They get along very well, work together as a team, and have been seen to mirror each other's movements and body language frequently.

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a matching pair

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protecting the eggs from ravens .............. Dr. Sharpe switches the real eggs for fake eggs, 2007.

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The chicks are returned to the nest and are accepted and cared for by K81 and K82, 2007.

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Posted Image fish for dinner 2007 >)): >>:

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Photo of nest area and webcam by forum member Lala.
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Catalina Island

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* Please see note re: Dianna below.
** Please see note re: Wray below.

2007: K72 "Earth", K73 "Wind", K74 "Fire" ^"^ ^"^ ^"^
2008: K65 "Miracle" and K67 "Surprise" ^"^ ^"^
2009: K97 "Joy" ^"^ and K98 "Faith"
(deceased August 2009) :candle: :^^^:
2010: K07 "Aquila"(deceased August 2010):candle: :^^^: and K08 "Dakota" ^"^
2011: K12 "Aahana" ^"^ K13 "Alerio" ^"^ and K14 "Prince Harry"
(deceased August 2011) :candle: :^^^:

2012: K27 "Athena" (deceased October 2012), K24 "Megwich" (deceased September 2012) and 5Z/#3 "Ge-nii" ^"^
2013: K27 (m) "Newton" K28 ^"^ (f) "Bella" ^"^ and K29 (f) "Marthe"
(deceased August 2013)
:candle: :^^^:

The West End nest was first established in 1991. It is very unusual because three eagles (two females and a male) have been cooperatively breeding there since 1992. Dr. Sharpe feels that Dianna and Wray consider themselves to be sisters, since they were released from the same hacktower at the same time. The original male disappeared in the spring of 2006 and was replaced by the young male, K01.

* 2008: Dianna was last seen at the nest in early March. She did not participate in the egg-laying or incubating duties this year. Dr. Sharpe will continue to look for her. Perhaps she has found her own mate.

* * 2013: Wray was last seen at the nest on August 17th. She was observed with an injured left foot. She was last seen near the nest on October 1st.
As of January 2014 K-87 (Two Harbors 2009 "Lightning") seemed to be the new female on the nest. However, in April 2014 K-87 was ousted by her sister K-91 (Two Harbors 2009 "Thunder") who is now the female at this nest.


2014: no eggs were laid this season (see above)

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Dianna and Wray have been known to have an argument! Eventually everything blows over and they are friends once again. The photos above show Wray trying to land on the nest and Dianna determined to keep her off. (2007)

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Wray in 2001. One of the fostered chicks is K11, the now-adult Grassland nest male.

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Three of the five 2007 eggs hatched successfully at the IWS facilities. The triplets were returned to their own nest. The two Moms and one Dad rose to the challenge of raising three lively chicks.

Posted Image K01 landing at the nest 2008

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Santa Cruz Island

Posted Image aka "Baby's Nest" and "Hazard's Nest"

2010: their first chick A72 ^"^

2011: A76 "Hutash" ^"^

2012: A83
(deceased July 2012)
:candle: :^^^:

2013: A88 (f) "Aira" ^"^

2014: "alow" (f) .... too young for wing markers ^"^

............Posted Image... the young couple strikes a pose ('07)

............Posted Image...A00 in 2004 (2 years old) :<<>>:

............Posted Image...along the shore

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..............Posted Image...North Shore scenery

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:soar: :soar: A00 and A16 in 2008

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........Arch Rock and Cueva Valdez @1912.........................Cueva Valdez

-photos by J.A.Graves and M. Roberts
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Santa Cruz Island

Posted Image also known as Malva Real or Carl's nest

2006: A60, the second chick (after A49 Cruz) hatched in the wild in 50 years on Santa Cruz ^"^
2007: IWS crew found broken egg in nest
2008: two chicks hatched but did not survive :candle: :^^^: :candle:


This presentation is dedicated to A04, the first Santa Cruz reintroduced eagle to become a mother. After observing that both of the 2008 chicks were deceased, and that A04's transmitter was showing no signals of movement, the IWS team went to the Grassland nest area. They found A04 dead, and have surmised that this was caused through injuries sustained while defending her chicks, likely from another eagle. A04 was a courageous mother who lost her life trying to save her eaglets. She will be greatly missed. :soar: :^^^: :candle:

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2009: A17 becomes the new partner; no active nest was located by the IWS crew
2010: failed nest; broken shells from two eggs were found under the nest tree

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2011: A35 is now the female at this nest; no eggs this year ... some semblance of a ground nest was found
2012: A35 hatched her first chicks, nest was in a tree .. A77 "Koa" ^"^ and A78 "Aurora"
(deceased July 2012) :candle: :^^^:
2013: parents displayed incubating behavior but no eggs hatched
2014: A91 (f) "Shania" ^"^


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K11 on the grassland nest, 2006...... A04 and K11 with newly-hatched A60 in 2006

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grassland nest on Banding Day 2006....................coastline near the nest

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the grassland chick, A60, on Banding Day 2006

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Posted Image A04 in 2005

Posted Image A60 as a juvenile 2007

K11 and A17 were known as the Malva Real pair

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Santa Cruz Island

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* in 2011 the parents built a new nest closer to the water (the original nest had a huge hole in it)

2006: A49 "Cruz", the first chick hatched in the wild on the Channel Islands since 1949 ^"^
2007: A63 "Limuw" (deceased Aug. 2007 :^^^: :candle: )
2008: A64 "Spirit" ^"^ and A65 "Skye"(deceased Aug. 2008 :^^^: :candle: )
2009: two chicks hatched but each one passed away approximately 3 days after hatching
2010: A69 "Malik" ^"^ and A68 "Braveheart" ^"^
2011: A74 "Karana" ^"^
2012: A84 "Marcus" ^"^
2013: the pair did not nest this season
2014: A92 (m) "Liberty" ^"^ and *A98 (f) "Malibu" ^"^
*same number as the 2014 Fraser chick

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...............handsome K10....................................the young couple 2005



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beautiful K26 at 4 years old, notice her tail is still brown

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K10 and K26 feeding Cruz, April 2006

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K26 watching Cruz after she fledged....... K26 plotting to grab food from juvenile A62

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..... Cruz on Banding Day 2006................Limuw after he fledged 2007

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mother and daughter 2006

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father and son 2007

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........the webcam and nest......................the proud parents and Limuw

This presentation is done in memory of Limuw, who grew up in this nest.
We grew to love him, and he left us all too soon.
Thank you to K10 and K26 for sharing your precious son with us for awhile.
Our hearts were on his wings.
:candle: ^"^ :^^^:
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Santa Cruz Island

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2008: Nest failed, unknown reasons
2009: Nest failed, unknown reasons



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2010: A27 (new female) and A28

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2010: First chick for this nest and pair .. A71 ^"^


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2011: A27 and A40 (new male)

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2011: First chick for this pair .. A73 "Dreamer" ^"^
2012: A81 "Buster" ^"^ and A82 "Phoebe" ^"^
2013: two eggs were laid and were being incubated when there was a battle with one or more intruders over several days; * A27 disappeared and A40 tried to incubate on his own until ravens took the eggs when he was off the nest
(Click here for the entire story.)

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2014: two eggs were laid (separately by a month), both broke
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Santa Rosa Island

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2008: A08 and A22 built a nest and were dedicated in their incubation duties.
Unfortunately the egg or eggs failed to hatch.
The IWS team collected the eggs and learned that they were infertile.

2009: egg(s?) were laid and incubated but failed to hatch, crew collected the single egg found in the nest

2010: first chick A67 ^"^ parent eagles moved nest location

A67 is the first bald eagle chick to hatch on Santa Rosa Island in 60 years. Congratulations to the IWS on this historic event! :><:

2011: no eggs this season

2012: A80 "Rosa" ^"^
(parents moved to a new nest this year)

2013: one (or more) chick(s) hatched but did not survive

2014: A95 (f) "Ynez" ^"^ and A96 (m) "Kanoa" ^"^


Posted Image A22 and A08 in 2007

Posted Image A22 and A08 in 2007

Posted Image A08 in 2004 (2 years old)

Posted Image A22 on a pinnacle >)): ><'> :<<>>:

Posted Image 2008: an excellent nest location

Posted Image 2008: the first nest

Posted Image A22 on the nest

Posted Image A08 and A22 on Eagle Rock 2008 :<<>>: ><'> >>: :<<>>:

Posted Image beautiful Santa Rosa coastline
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Santa Rosa Island

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2010: first chick A70 ^"^

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2011: in early April the crew discovered that the nest had mostly fallen away .. they found the remains of what looked to be about a 2 week old chick and egg fragments in the nest wreckage

2012: two chicks hatched, one survived A79 "Kaya-B" ^"^

2013: A85 (f) "La'i" ^"^ and A86 (m) "Azul"
(deceased July 2013) :candle: :^^^:

2014: A93 (m) "Davy" ^"^ and A94 (m) "Connie" ^"^


Posted Image A43 visiting the Pelican Harbor nest in 2008

Posted Image A43 in early January 2010, Santa Rosa Island :<<o>>:

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Posted Image K36 with the IWS crew on his Banding Day 2003

Posted Image K36 spotted at the San Clarita Valley Bird Count Jan. 2010
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Posted Image beautiful Lopez Canyon :<<o>>::<<o>>:

photo#1 by forum member Paula; photos #2 and #3 by Jim Marshall
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