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Offline boonibarb

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #510 on: February 17, 2015, 09:35:21 AM »

Oh, wow boodle, how interesting!  :puzzled2
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #511 on: February 17, 2015, 07:36:25 PM »
Interesting family tree evolving there!   :nod2
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #512 on: January 07, 2016, 07:30:14 PM »
Very interesting observation at the Norfolk nest via FB.  Apparently, the female is banded and after many many attempts to take pictures, they finally got a pic where they could make out the band.

The new Mrs Norfolk is Dad Norfolk's eaglet from 2009!!  I always wondered about this...and apparently, it does happen.

I believe Dad and HE (her band letters) hatched and fledged one chick in 2015.

However, on Jan 6, 2016, tragedy struck this nest agian - HE was killed.  Posts on FB report that Reese Lukei called one of the nest followers with the news and she posted:  I am heartbroken to report that tHE Missus (HE) was struck and killed this morning at the amphibious base in Norfolk. Reese just called to tell me the horrible news. They think she was struck by a truck or car. That is all I know for now.

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #513 on: January 07, 2016, 08:46:02 PM »
oh no.   :eccry

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #514 on: January 07, 2016, 10:08:14 PM »
So sad.  Dad Norfolk keeps having tragedies happen.   :eccry
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #515 on: January 11, 2016, 11:14:01 PM »
Reese Lukei has posted on his blog about HE.  About her death, he writes:

Bald eagle with purple leg band “HE” was found dead on the ground at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story on the morning of January 6, 2016. Her only injury was to her head. The cause is unknown although likely she flew into something.

He then goes on to briefly tell her story, with pictures, starting from when her egg was laid in the Norfolk nest.  Read the blog post here: http://www.ccbbirds.org/2016/01/11/bald-eagle-he-feb172009-jan62016/

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #516 on: January 13, 2016, 02:33:39 PM »
Thank you for the updates.
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #517 on: May 08, 2017, 07:58:21 PM »
Another senseless death of a Norfolk Bald Eagle.

Camellia (Cammy) was hatched March 11, 2010 in the Norfolk nest. He was banded and had a transmitter, so he was followed until his transmitter fell off in February 2015.  He had to be euthanized on Saturday (May 6, 2017) after being found shot.

snippets from the article:

“The X-ray showed over 20 pieces of buckshots in the bird,” Lukei said. “The damage was so severe it wouldn’t have survived its injuries.”


“You cannot mistake a bald eagle for anything else,” he said. “For somebody to just shoot a bird is just disgusting.”

Camellia probably had a nest, Lukei said, so it affects his chicks as well.


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http://pilotonline.com/life/wildlife-nature/camellia-a-bald-eagle-born-in-norfolk-euthanized-after-being/article_2f640175-2422-5f89-92b0-5cea5a939700.html

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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #518 on: May 08, 2017, 10:24:11 PM »
My heart feels heavy over this terrible act.   :sorry
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Re: Norfolk Botanical Gardens Eagle webcam, Norfolk, Virginia
« Reply #519 on: May 10, 2017, 12:11:43 AM »
My heart feels heavy over this terrible act.   :sorry

How tragic.   :ecsad :ecsad
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