The eaglet who was rescued from a fallen nest and placed into a man-made nest in hopes that the parents would continue to care for it, has now been pulled from the man-made nest and taken to a wildlife rehabilitation center for care and hopefully a release back in to the wild. While initially mom eagle did bring some food for the eaglet, the parents eventually stopped coming to the man-made nest. Here is what was posted on the Facebook page by those who made the initial rescue and attempt to keep the eaglet in the wild:
“Hi everyone, After much thought and research we have decided to pull the eaglet. We thank you all for your support and concern and please be assured that KC will receive the best care possible during his stay in licensed rehabilitation center until he is finally released back into the wild. Thanks to Dana and this team for all there hard work and time with this. I don’t know of many people who would have gone to these lengths to try and keep this eagle where he belongs in the wild. We have learned a lot that might be able to help other eagles in similar situations. So we look for the silver lining in all of this and move on to do our best for KC. Thank you Kimberly Hess.
I thank Kim for all the help, and her ability to have a network of associates at her disposal on a nationwide level. That will give him what he needs at this time. KC was never mine, he belongs to Mother Nature. We were just trying to help him. The internet was down most of the day. Sadly when it was decided it was best to go to plan B, we did not have cameras up and running. KC will be fine.
There were so many great people that I got to speak with that were caring and loving people with a passion.
I am out of the loop now. I have spent a lot of money and time on this that got dropped in my lap. This is not a complaint more of a pleasure! It was an opportunity of a lifetime! But now it is time for me to regroup and get back on track with life. The wheel keeps right on rolling and the bills keep coming. Same as anyone else. This experience is now passed on to others to continue.
I will not be answering any posts.
I have to shift gears and try to catch up with all that I stopped to assist KC.
Keep your passion for your life and the animals! Stay safe.
Yesterday welcomed the first hatch at Harrison Mills and the second little one is making good progress this afternoon! Link to cam: http://www.hancockwildlife.org/index.php?topic=HarrMills#camera-north
In the past few weeks a new eaglecam had started streaming in the area near Kansas City. Unfortunately, a storm brought down the nest that was on cam and that had two eaglets in it, killing one eaglet. The other eaglet survived and thanks to extraordinary efforts, a man made nest has been built and the surviving eaglet returned to it! Efforts were made to help the eagle parents locate and find the surviving eaglet and today a parent has been seen dropping off food to the new nest location! Now the hope is that the care by the parent will continue and that the baby will get fed soon. Many thanks to all who alerted me to the story! If you are a Facebook user, you can follow and read more details at the Monkey Island Rescue Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/monkeyislandrescue/ And, there is a link to a camera on the new nest here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVR1T223MV8
Sadly all three eaglets have perished at the MN Bound nest. They were about 3 weeks old. The cam was off for a couple of days due to low batteries (it is solar powered) and when it came back on, it was seen that the eaglets were no longer alive. They have turned off the cam, but at the moment, the most recent video is still playing (depending on how you access the cam) and does show the deceased eaglets, so just be aware. Condolences to all who love and follow this nest, it has always been one of my favorites too. Here is what the MN Bound folks posted about the situation:
“UPDATE: For the past two days our camera has been off because of the rain & clouds. We need sun to charge our batteries using the solar panels, and the weather didn’t allow the power needed to run our camera. Today the sun came back out and automatically turned the camera back on. Like many of the viewers, we were shocked to see that the eaglets were no longer alive. For reasons that we do not know, they did not make it through the cold, rainy weather. We don’t know what happened the past two days at the nest, or to the parents. We don’t have any answers at this time. We’re very sorry to everyone that followed along with this eagle family and saw the unfortunate ending. At this point we’ll be leaving the camera turned off. When and if we have any further updates, we’ll post them here.”
After being down for a while due to having components underwater and damaged from storms in Northern California, they were able to get things repaired and the cam is back online! It is wonderful to see and confirm that there is one eaglet who is approximately 2 weeks old! Link to cam: https://hdontap.com/index.php/video/stream/redding-eagle-nest-2
I learned this morning that sadly, one of the very young eaglets at the CarbonTV nest has perished. Apparently it got stuck on a parent and was inadvertently carried away from the nest bowl. The baby then became trapped in another part of the nest. It was very cold overnight and the baby didn’t survive, although the parents did try to help it as much as they could. Condolences and hugs to all who watch and love this nest.
Update: DC4 has been successfully returned to the nest!
So happy to see that they will be able to return DC4 to the nest today! Here is what AEF posted:
“USFWS & tree climber will be returning the eaglet to the nest before nightfall tonight. Our intent currently is to keep the streaming live during the process, so you may tune in to dceaglecam.org to watch.
AEF and the U.S. Arboretum/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) will put out an official statement this weekend regarding these events.”
This morning we can see two bobbleheads! We have a second hatch at the CarbonTV Beulah nest in Michigan! Link to cam: http://www.carbontv.com/cams/carbontv-eagle-cam/
The 22 day old eaglet DC4 became trapped in the sticks on the nest and was rescued earlier this evening. The camera is currently offline and here is the information that is posted on the cam website at this time (late evening Apr 20):
“Late this afternoon (April 20) DC 4’s leg became lodged in a Y-shaped stick on the edge of the nest. The eaglet was unable to free itself, so the American Eagle Foundation, in cooperation with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, arranged for the eaglet to be rescued. Initial examination of the eaglet on the ground by a USFWS eagle expert found that the leg did not appear to be seriously injured. However, the eaglet will be taken to a veterinarian tomorrow where a radiograph of the leg will be taken to absolutely confirm that the leg is generally OK. Hopefully, the eaglet will be returned to the nest to rejoin its sibling and parents in a few days.”
Many thanks to Diana for providing the screenshot of the rescue!
The three almost 6 week old eaglets were banded successfully today. When I checked in this afternoon they were active on the nest and had a parent providing food, so all looks great after their big excursion and visit from humans! Link to cam: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/features/webcams/eaglecam/index.html