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|Northern Channel Islands Update; Wednesday, September 20, 2006|
|Topic Started: Apr 29 2008, 04:57 PM (277 Views)|
|eaglegal||Apr 29 2008, 04:57 PM Post #1|
Well, it's Wednesday again! The birds seem to have settled into a bit of a routine over the last couple weeks. We still have a large number of them hanging around the west-end of Santa Cruz (including A-49), with a couple more making their way to Santa Rosa, and one bird jumping to the mainland (A-53). She flew to the mainland a couple days ago, and her last GPS point was in northeast Ventura county, but I've already received a report of a blue-tagged bird in the Carrizo Plane , so I'm assuming she's still heading north. We'll find out in a couple days when we get another GPS download from her. Hopefully she shied away from the fires on the way through (I'm sure she did).
I was out on the west-end of Santa Cruz again today. Lately that has been the go-to spot to see bald eagles on this island. It seems that we always see at least a couple birds every time we get out there. It definately makes the 3-hour round-trip worth it.
I did manage to see 3 more birds today: A-49, A-55 and A-02. I only caught a short glimpse of A-49 as she was soaring above the beach and heading south over a ridge. She's been on the west-end all week, socializing with the other birds and combing the beaches for anything edible that may wash up. I placed one of our trail cameras on an obvious perch spot (a driftwood log in a freshwater pond), and have been lucky enough to get some pretty good pictures. A-55 was standing in the pond, cooling his feet when I got there the other day. Anyhow, here are the trail cam pictures from the last week. That's all I have for now, I'll talk to you all again next week.
Based on the time of the photo, I'm pretty sure this if A-49 and A-55.
A-49 yesterday afternoon. I've been told that bright yellow feet are an indicator of good health.
A-55, after taking a dip in the pool.
A Peregrine falcon looking at a Raven. Mmmmm, raven.
Here's one of the Osprey that has been spending time on Christy beach.
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