A Wildlife Drama - Hornby Nest Chick Gone
Tuesday, May 12 2009 @ 02:51 PM EDT
Contributed by: richardpitt
"Echo," the name given to one of the chicks at the Hornby Island nest where Doug Carrick put the first in-nest eagle camera, sadly was killed Monday when the chick became tangled in Mom's feathers and was dropped out of the tree.
For details of this you should take a look at the HWF discussion forum for the Hornby Nest:
- http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.org/viewtopic.php?p=479385#p479385 has a link to a video in our media gallery
- http://discuss.hancockwildlifechannel.org/viewtopic.php?p=478684#p478684 The drama starts about 7:18 AM with one of the many posts to the Discussion/Observation topic for the Hornby cameras.
- Doug Carrick retrieved the chick's body and confirms that it is dead.
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We are priviledged to be able to watch nature in its rawest forms. Most times we see wonderful things, playful things, informative things.
Sometimes we witness tragedy, but that's part of nature too.
We all take something away with us when we spend time with nature - awe, amazement, and compassion.