A big day at the Alcoa nest, banding and transmitters!

Today, the two eaglets at the Alcoa Davenport nest received bands and transmitters.  It looks like all went well, and there is already a parent back at the nest (always a good sign after banding and when humans have been at the nest).   Here is what Alcoa posted on their site about the banding and the reason for the transmitters and a link to the cam: http://www.alcoa.com/locations/usa_davenport/en/info_page/eaglecam.asp

Research Project

This morning we participated in a research project being conducted by West Virginia University and supported by USF&W service. I will post some pictures later today. The process included bringing both Star and Sky down to ground level for some testing, banding and the placement of transmitters. Their migration from the nest will be followed for at least the next five years to help understand migration of bald eagles in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Look for more details in the coming days.

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