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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2016, 08:03:55 PM »
Here are more feathers and certainly the foot is an eagle's. Last year's eaglet, this year's sibling? I don't know if this skin would have stayed like this through a winter of rains. This little area was well sheltered... I don't know what to think.

July 10


Same feathers and bones, showing the top side of the feathers. No big hunger bars on those, but still that same dramatic thinning at the base: normal decay, or sign of malnutrition?




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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2016, 06:16:45 PM »
 
Okay, now for my version of this rescue.
i went down the steep bank to the beach with wren, intent on going & looking for the Eaglet.
But when i saw the huge pile of boulders that we needed to climb over, since the tide was right up to them, i decided i had better hang back so i spent the rescue up at the top of the cliff.
First off i went to the left of the Nest, hoping to spy the Eaglet from up above.
What i first noticed was both parents taking off & flying a ways out on the water, then one came straight back & i could see her looking down at me to see what i was up to.
One parent perched further to the left in this perch Tree of theirs, & i could see him or her watching wren get closer & closer to their Eaglet.
Watching wren approach from the right.

july 10 2016 10:37 - Savoie Farm adult



You can see the angle of their head change as wren gets closer.
The Eaglet is just below the parent.







Then this adult took off & flew over, looking at me again.

i went back to looking for the Eaglet from above.
We found a trail under where the adult was perched that went straight down to the Eaglet.
i was trying to catch a glimpse & a foto while the other three were attempting capture.
At one point i saw the Eaglet clambering UP the very trail wren had planned on clambering down.
The plan was to have the two volunteers clamber up behind the Eaglet while wren clambered down from above to capture.
But then the little sweetie disappeared.
i saw a tail at one point & a dark head, but that was about it.
Then i lost track of the action til i saw them all walking back to the right & wren had a towel bundle in her arms.
It looks like they*d managed to capture the Eaglet!

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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2016, 06:29:21 PM »
 
i had the kennel in my van, lined with a towel, covered with a blanket, with the door open, ready for wren to pop the Eaglet in.
The Eaglet mantled her wings, like she was protecting food, then we covered her up.
Next time i peeked at her, she was still mantled & her head was dropped straight down out of sight.
i was watching for movement, but didn*t see any.
Was the capture too much for her & now we*d lost her?
We reached in & the wing moved.
Phew!
Next time we peeked, she was flat out.
In order to breathe properly, she needed her breast propping up, so wren made a horsehoe out of two towels, she took the Eaglet out & i put the horseshoe towels in for her to lean on.
In the meantime wren had the Eaglet on her back on the grass to get her in hand.
Her head is in the shade & her feet are being held by wren*s capture glove.

july 10 2016 12:00 - Savoie Farm nestling



While wren went off to finish up, i starting packing the car ready to go.
wren*s binoculars were on the passenger seat & when i picked them up they were crawling with parasites.
i could feel them tickling me as well.
Here is a close up of the beautiful young Eaglet.
You can see how many parasites are in her head feathers.
Look how gorgeous she is!
i LOVE her eyes!
Look how there is absolutely no yellow in the beak at this age.
Just the rubbery yellow commissure.



i really wanted to capture that beautiful face & those eyes.



At first she just lay on the horseshoe when we put her back in the kennel, but next we looked, she was standing at the back of the kennel looking at us!
& she stood til we handed her over to our wonderful helpers who took her to Buckley Bay to meet Dawn.

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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2016, 06:39:16 PM »
 
Reg called & left me a message yesterday while i was at work!
He has a lovely Newfoundland accent.

Hi barb its Reg over at MARS.
Uh, so that young Eagle, real high parasite load, very very skinny, not noticing any physical abnormalities or injuries & we had him on fluids last night but doing well so we switched him on to solids, he*s digesting food, making poop so it looks like everything will go smoothly but stuff can change, so as of right now he just looks like a skinny baby. Alrighty, have a good day, bye.

i will call tomorrow & check in on this Eaglet.





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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2016, 07:58:21 PM »
 :eclove :heart :thumbup: and HOPE!

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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2016, 08:24:27 PM »
 :thumbup: :thumbup: Good News  TY
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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2016, 08:51:02 PM »
Such a great and positive response.  Great work you HEART people and thanks for sharing the adventure with us.  :heart
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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2016, 09:40:52 PM »
Looks good so far.   :goodluck    Thanks for letting us know, booni.
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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2016, 04:41:08 AM »
What a charming little darling !  :heart  So wonderful that HEART was there and able to help.   :thumbup:
What a wonderful team  :eclove

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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2016, 09:44:21 AM »
 :heart  YAY!!
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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2016, 05:04:57 PM »
So nice of Reg to keep you (and us) updated! :-) :eclove

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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2016, 07:29:13 PM »
I took some items down to MARS today for Market Days in Courtenay tomorrow.  Reg happened by and I asked him how the Hornby eaglet was doing.  He said it is doing very well, and will be transferred to NIWRA before too long.  So great encouraging news!  Thank you Booni and Winterwren for saving this beauty's life.
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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2016, 10:27:40 PM »
Thank you for the good news, Sandor3.     :eclove
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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2016, 08:12:36 PM »

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre added 4 new photos.

We currently have 4 juvenile Bald Eagles...all were put together for the first time on Aug 5th and are now practicing their flight skills in the large intensive care flight cage. These 4 were all found out of their nests early although none are from the same nest.


This is the Savoie Farm Eaglet, now at NIWRC!

click here.

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Re: Nest 6-7 - Savoie Farm - 2015-16 season
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2016, 05:18:50 AM »
Lovely to see this.  :eclove thank you Booni. I must remember to visit that marvellous facility again next trip. It does my heart good to know so many are dedicated to the welfare of our wildlife.  :thumbup: