Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Posted by cityquilter grace at 7:32 AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Posted by cityquilter grace at 6:33 AM
Sunday, February 26, 2012
eaglecam has been on for a few weeks now. last year's dad eagle, whose mate was killed by the airplane, is back and has a new mate after trying out a few different ones. she is youthful (what else is new...are all men the same?), about 4 years old and hasn't gotten her white tail feathers yet; still has a few specks of brown on her head as well. while they have been seen mating several times, no eggs laid yet. she is, however, spending more and more time in the nest that dad adjusts on a daily basis. she still has time--the garden biologist says end of march would be the cutoff--to lay an egg or maybe more. in the meantime, new cameras have been installed and repositioned to satisfy the thousands of voyeurs to this real-life saga. one caveat: watching can be addicting, especially once eggs are in the nest. the moderator comments are informative and funny as well. if she is unsuccessful in producing an egg after several mating attempts, dad will drop her and find another mate for next year. **** in another update, one of last year's chicks, the female released in august with the transmitter, was eating carrion and struck by a car. she was rescued and returned to the wildlife center to heal, which she is currently doing. it's phenomenal to see the size of this yearling and for her latest progress, just go on over to the wildlife center and take a peek.
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