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|Northern Channel Islands Update; Wednesday, September 13, 2006|
|Topic Started: Apr 29 2008, 04:56 PM (262 Views)|
|eaglegal||Apr 29 2008, 04:56 PM Post #1|
Another busy week here on the island. At least the temperature has started to drop a bit and it's starting to feel a bit more like fall.
A-49 spent another week on the west end of the island, spending most of her time on 'Christy Beach'. This is one of the largest, sandiest beaches on the island and has always been a very popular spot for our birds. From there it's only a 6 mile flight to Santa Rosa island, so the birds seem to use it as a stopover as they work up the nerve to make the crossing to Rosa. So far this year several of the new releases have paid short visits to Santa Rosa (and even San Miguel), although most of them have returned to Santa Cruz.
I was out at Christy today looking for eagles and was able to see at least 4 new releases (A-56, A-57, A-60 and possibly A-49), as well as a couple older birds (A-02 and A-35). I wasn't able to get a good look at all the tag #s, but based on the radio telemetry signals, A-49 was in my view several times. The birds seemed to be content with flying up and down the beach, probably looking to see if anything new to eat had washed up since they last flew by. A-60 seems to have finally cut his ties with the grassland nest and is now spending most of his time with other birds closer to his own age (mom and dad must have been boring him).
We received a call here last week about one of our birds being spotted on Pine Flat Lake, near Fresno. Apparently A-27 (2004 release) has been hanging out there for the last few weeks, spending time with other eagles and catching fish on the lake. This bird dropped it's GPS transmitter last winter on Santa Rosa island, so it was good to get the news that she is doing fine and is still in California.
Anyhow, that's all I have for now. Here are a few pictures we managed to get over the week.
A-57 on Christy Beach – taken with one of our trail cameras.
A-49 Feeding on some fish that Chris put out for the youngsters.
A-02 cruising the North Shore – Chris took this picture.
A-02 taking a close look at Chris.
A-60 flying above Christy beach earlier today.
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