Another Eagle Update

The latest report from Chris Martin (Senior Biologist, New Hampshire Audubon) has some sad news. Here is an excerpt from his August 5 report.

Update: See below for some of the details Chris promised in his August 5 report.

BREAKING NEWS: While I was composing the message below, I received a report from Tony Tur (USFWS) that the VINS Raptor Center in Norwich, VT has received the carcass of black A/S (PTT 79606), the 1-yr old from the Blueberry Island nest whose transmitter mysteriously stopped functioning at the end of December when the bird was in northern NJ. According to available info, it was seen alive in late July in the vicinity of Lake Morey in Fairlee, VT, but was dead when turned in to VINS. More details as they become available.

[Chris reports on the travels of PTT 79607, another eagle born in 2011 in NH.]

Blueberry Island Eagles

eagle nest on Blueberry Island
On 5/16, female eagle at Blueberry Island seen brooding and then feeding at least one chick. One head seen and one excrement squirt seen over the side of the nest, but the female was offering fish morsels to at least one unseen chick as well. (Sent from Iain MacLeod, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, via Chris Martin, New Hampshire Audubon.)

Blueberry Island Eagle Update #2

NH Audubon senior biologist Chris Martin sent us another update on the progress of the Blueberry Island eagles. Here is an excerpt of his April 20 e-mail.

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For those of you who may be more interested in the status of the Blueberry Island nest on Lake Winnipesaukee, observer Iain MacLeod has confirmed a new male in the pair wearing a red leg band, and that the birds are currently incubating in a nest re-built since early March in the same tree used in 2010. (Click on the photo for the full-size version.)

Blueberry Island Eagle Update

NH Audubon senior biologist Chris Martin sent us this update on the progress of our eagle chicks, along with one other local eagle chick. Our chicks are 79604 and 79606.

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Here's an update through January 2011 on the status and movements of three hatch-year bald eagles from the Merrimack River watershed that were equipped with satellite transmitters back in June 2010.

Recall that one of the three juvenile eagles (79604) was killed in early November 2010 at about 6.5 months old, when she was struck by a vehicle while feeding on a road-killed raccoon carcass near Pepacton Reservoir in southeastern New York State. The first map at right shows 79604's travels prior to her death. (Click on the map for the full-size image.)

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