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Offline NancyM

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #510 on: January 08, 2012, 08:53:13 PM »
That is a beautiful picture, booni - with the waves and the eagle.




Is it OK with you if I send pics/info to the tracking center in Virginia?  They might have a clue as to where this eagle might have been banded.

eta: And maybe the Sutton Center as well

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #511 on: January 08, 2012, 08:54:12 PM »

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-56



http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664720411/
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #512 on: January 08, 2012, 08:54:52 PM »

Yes Nancy!
Please do!
& thanks!

Great big honking beak on this Eagle.

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-57




http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664767941/
wooohoooo!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #513 on: January 08, 2012, 09:03:10 PM »

january 8 2012 12:24 - adult Eagle with antenna & leg band - 200-59



http://www.flickr.com/photos/43214021@N08/6664786563/
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #514 on: January 08, 2012, 09:34:45 PM »
Yes Nancy!
Please do!
& thanks!

Done!  I copied you on the email.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #515 on: January 08, 2012, 09:57:56 PM »
This is so exciting... hope we find out where our mystery eagle is from.... Wow Booni... what a catch... fantastic!!!

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #516 on: January 08, 2012, 10:03:40 PM »
Interesting reddish edges on those tail feathers.

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #517 on: January 09, 2012, 01:18:16 AM »
  Very intresting story and photos. I feel sorry for that eagle with a transmitter carried on its back seems to do fine with it, wondering if the people who put it on can still get tracking signals, I think it is important to find out I think they will get a kick out of the photos too!(booni becoming well know photographer..) I also wonder where she came from looks old enough to have a nest.Didnt take long for  that seal to desolve..good job. 

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #518 on: January 09, 2012, 08:49:34 AM »
Heh heh heh...
I went to check the same area later in the afternoon.
I didn't know that Booni had been there yet!
And I saw that same eagle!
The light was very poor, and I didn't even know what I had until I edited the photos.
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You could almost take her for Mom, if it wasn't for the antenna...
Also, if you click on this one you can just make out the bands.



Until now, you could almost pretend it's a branch stuck to her back, but with this one you can't:


She's easy to recognize aloft, because both of her 4th primaries are missing a piece at the end.
Where on earth would she be from??? (assuming she isn't from Mars...)


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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #519 on: January 09, 2012, 09:01:20 AM »
Regarding the transmitter and band... another human intervention. Humans... sometimes I want to drop out of the race!! I am sure we will find out something about this eagle, and that will be informative and interesting. But to think someone put a transmitter on the eagle is not ok in my book. :really
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #520 on: January 09, 2012, 09:19:58 AM »
 :ecsad I don't like the idea of a transmitter either, Rajame, but it does provide valuable information. Norfolk Botanical Garden (Hampton Roads cam) places a transmitter on one of the eaglets and bands all each season. I have been very interested in the tracking map that the transmitter updates daily. The transmitters are only good for so many years and then the batteries die. Then the poor eagle has this thing attached to it that is no longer useful.  :ecnono

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #521 on: January 09, 2012, 11:32:55 AM »
Ostrich contacted Dr. Sharpe (by posting in the CHIL forum) and asked him about this banded eagle.  He commented:   It is not ours because we don't put two leg bands on the birds. I don't know who might be using green leg bands, but the Bird Banding Lab might help.   http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCAM/index.php?showtopic=6883&view=findpost&p=16614009

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #522 on: January 09, 2012, 11:42:36 AM »
I would love for AJL to speak to this issue. I mean do we really NEED to know that an eagle flies to Alaska or Nome or Denver? I have no knowledge in this area, it is just one more in a long list of times when humans use wildlife. I am imagining a walkie talkie strapped between my shoulder blades.

That transmitter box is rusty and the eagle's feathers stand up around it. What does rust do to an eagle? or a rusty transmitter?
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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #523 on: January 09, 2012, 11:58:59 AM »
Booni, and Wren, thanks for the photos and information about this eagle.  You both have a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

Most unusual to see banded eagles on this coast, and I don't recall ever hearing about any outfitted with a transmitter. While I am not for the use of either; I do understand the scientific reason for them, with specific criteria.  As has been written the transmitter appears to be rusty?  Is rust absorbed into the skin? and what are the effects of that to the eagle.

Nancy thanks for forwarding the information with questions to your 'connections'.
 

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Re: Ground Observations - 2011-2012 Season
« Reply #524 on: January 09, 2012, 01:05:24 PM »
I have received an acknowledgement of my email to CCB.  Hopefully I will hear back from one of the biologists as well, either the NJ biologist or the CCB.

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Thank you for the information you have sent the Center for Conservation Biology (CCB.)  Public input, especially in the form of photos and detailed locations are always helpful.  I will pass your information to the biologists.  Thanks again!