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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 02:03 PM EST (Read 239 times)  
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Work in Progress

The Fraser Point Pair
Resident Female A49 Cruz and the Resident Male A64
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Spirit has lost his left blue wing bling; right remains intact
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Screen Captures taken from live cam on Jan 9 2018 by Debs

In 2006 Cruz A49 was the first natural hatch (Pelican Harbor nest - K26 & K10) in the Channel Islands since 1949.
A49 is the Resident Female at this nest and she will be 12 years old in the spring of 2018

The Resident Male - A64 - Spirit will be 10 years this spring (2018) K26 and K10 were also the parents of Spirit ... class of 2008.

Link to Fraser Point Eagle Cams

Direct Link to Fraser Point Eagle Cam
http://www.iws.org/fraser_youtube.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVgSbz29Poc

Link to IWS All CI Eagle Cam Page

http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

2017 Banding Video by Dr. Peter Sharpe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjZTRAS ... e=youtu.be

IWS Update on the Santa Cruz Islands - Dec 2017
Thanks Nate for the terrific update on the cams!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAm9Yit ... e=youtu.be


Summary of Cruz A-49 and Spirit's A-64 - History Together

2012 - One chick; died unknown causes
2013 - One chick; A89 F - Sapphire - first second generation eagle successfully fledged
2014 - Two chicks; A97 M - Maxiwo; A98 F - Glory - both fledged
2015 - Two chicks - A54 F Chanita; Second chick F - Takoda too small for wing blings; banded #709-03074
2016 - Nest failed; a golden eagle was threatening the resident pair; the golden eagle visited the nest several times during the 2016 nesting season. Cruz stood her ground and continued to protect her nest and territory from the golden eagle threatening it ... as the threat continued we saw less and less of the resident male A64 ... hoping he returns for the 2017 season!
2017 - New Nest; Fledged three chicks; A-02 Henry, A-03 Theos and A-04 Barrett; there was no cam on the nest so updates were only available when IWS visited their nesting territory.

Here is the link to last years thread
forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=912017&topic=912038#912038


Map of the Northern Channel Islands
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Other Important Links

Link to the Annual Reports on the Channel Islands Eagles ... these reports provide all the history and detail on the BE Restoration Program to the Channel Islands.
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... topic=6299

Institute for Wildlife Studies - Main Page
http://www.iws.org/

Institute for Wildlife Studies - Eagle Cam Page
http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

Facebook Institute for Wildlife Studies
https://www.facebook.com/IWSEagles/?hc_ ... CH&fref=nf

Facebook Bald Eagles 101

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1690426617860075/

Resource Information
The Channel Islands Live -Eagle Cam Discussion forum (CHIL) has an extensive journal on the Channel Islands Eagles and you can access information
on the history of these majestic families here:

Wing-Bling Reference Chart
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... topic=4674

CHIL - Nest Observations
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... howforum=5

Pat (Cumbrian) of CHIL Eaglecam Discussion forum has completed the Class of 2017 ... its an awesome summary of all the Channel Island Bald Eagle families complete with maps and pictures of the nesting territories click on link below
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... owforum=30

Thank You Pat The Class of 2017 is a great resource for all of us following this amazing bald eagle families thanks again Clapping Big hugs







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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 02:03 PM EST  
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2018 Fraser Point Nesting Season

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Spirit and Cruz; Spirit was wet from rain and Cruz was nice and dry Wub - Jan 9 2018

Spirit has lost his left wing bling - Jan 9 2018
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Princess Cruz - Jan 9 2018
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The IWS team visited this nest in December 2017; they installed a new cam and we hope to have the cam streaming shortly.

•adults return: This pair does not migrate they remain in the nest area all year long as there is food aplenty.

•intrusions:

•eggs laid:


•hatched:

•banded:

•wing blings

•fledged -

•juvies last seen:


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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 02:04 PM EST  
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History of the Channel Islands Bald Eagle Restoration Project as per the Institute for Wildlife Studies Web Site

In 2002, funding provided by the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program allowed IWS to begin a five-year feasibility study to determine if bald eagles could be successfully restored on the northern Channel Islands, California. The project objectives were to release 12 bald eagles per year on Santa Cruz Island (hereafter Santa Cruz) by hacking and then to carefully monitor the eagles' movements, forage use, and survival. Forage use and analyses of prey samples are to be used to evaluate the potential source of organochlorine contaminants that could affect the establishment of a self-sustaining bald eagle population. Santa Cruz is located approximately 20 miles off the coast of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Santa Cruz is the largest of the eight California Channel Islands, measuring about 38 km in length and 12 km wide at its widest point. The National Park Service (NPS) owns and manages the eastern 24% of the island and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) owns and manages the western 76% of the island.

Since June 2002, IWS has released 63 young bald eagles from two hacking (release) towers located on the NPS portion of Santa Cruz. Each tower has two cages, each of which can hold up to four young eagles being prepared for release. The eaglets were produced by the Avian Conservation Center at the San Francisco Zoo or collected from wild nests near Juneau, Alaska when they were about 8 weeks old. The birds were kept in the cages until they were ready to fly at about 12 weeks of age. They were fed a variety of foods that they encounter once released and we monitored them using a closed-circuit video system to insure that each bird was eating and behaving normally.

When the birds were approximately 11 weeks old, we fit each bird with a combination satellite/VHF transmitter, light blue patagial wing markers, and federal leg band. The satellite transmitters record hourly GPS locations of the bird and then upload them to a satellite approximately every three days. We are then able to download the data and determine where the birds have been. You can follow the paths of some of these birds here.
When the birds were approximately 12 weeks old, we opened the release doors on each cage. It took up to two weeks for the birds to fledge from the towers. We continued to place food items in and around the towers to provide a known food source for the birds while they developed their flight/scavenging skills.

In 2006, two pairs of bald eagles successfully hatched one eagle chick each. These were the first known successful bald eagle nests on the California Channel Islands in about 50 years. One pair of these eagles was originally released on Santa Catalina Island in 2001 (Male K-10) and 2002 (Female K-26). The second pair was comprised of a Catalina male released in 2001 (K-11) and a female released on Santa Cruz Island in 2002 (A-04).

As of the end of 2009, there are estimated to be about 40 bald eagles on the northern Channel Islands (Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, and San Miguel), including birds released on Santa Cruz, at least three Catalina-released birds, and a few unmarked eagles from the mainland.

Note: In 2014 the IWS discontinued the general use of all types of transmitters.


For more information contact Dr. Peter Sharpe
http://www.iws.org/staff_sharpe.html


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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 02:04 PM EST  
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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 02:04 PM EST  
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Fraser Point Nest

The nest looks amazing and the cam provides fantastic views of the nest and territory!

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By: Debs (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 10:50 PM EST  
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Jan 8 2018

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The Fraser Point and Sauces cams came back online today. The nest looks terrific!

Great timing .. the cam comes back on and the resident male Spirit A64 visits his nest! Spirit looks fantastic as you can see from these pictures.
Hopefully tomorrow we see Princess Cruz too!

Here is a video of Spirit's visit - Jan 8, 217
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Majestic Spirit A64 Red Heart

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By: Debs (offline) on Tuesday, January 09 2018 @ 01:16 PM EST  
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Jan 9 2018

Princess Cruz and Spirit have been at the nest great to see them at their nest.

Cruz still has both wing blings
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Spirit only has his right bling.
Spirit
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I recorded lots of footage of their time on the nest this morning will be back later with some video and screen caps.
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By: Debs (offline) on Tuesday, January 09 2018 @ 02:27 PM EST  
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Spirit drying his wet coat ... right bling intact; left bling is missing.

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Now i am out for the rest of the afternoon.


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