To all those that loved Koo - (I have his/her picture printed out and hanging on my office wall). Koo represented the "poster child" for what may or may not happen when we view nature literally. It was a sad couple of months to watch helplessly the situation with this bird. First tears, then anger. A lot has been learned about interacting with these creatures. Personally from observations, it looks like most bandings go very well with those who know what they are doing. Some may question putting transmitters on eagles and others to track their whereabouts. I think it's valuable information particularly if the animal is rare in the area. I believe most of the folks that work with these creatures are extremely caring and have no intention of harming them. It's hard to know what the parents think when humans enter their nesting area to band, weigh and measure. Hopefully the few incidents that occur where problems arise are few and corrections are made to prevent similar incidents in the future. In Koo's case, poor judgment was made at banding to not remove him/her. In the other situations where something has gone wrong, wonderfully caring people have intervened and the outlook has been promising. Remember the positives from all we have been able to observe so that we can continue to enjoy and learn from these marvelous creatures.....have a great day, everyone!