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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 04:46 PM EST (Read 117 times)  
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Welcome

Welcome to the Two Harbors 2018 Nesting Season wave

Two Harbors Family History

Meet the Resident Pair Wub

K82
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K81
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The Lovees - K82 & K81
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Link to the IWS All Eagle Cams Page
http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

K82 and K81 became a breeding pair in 2003; both were 5 years of age.

The resident female K82 hatched from an egg removed from the West End Nest in 1998 and was then fostered into the Pinnacle Rock Nest.

K82 has orange wing blings on her wings. The resident male K81 was hatched at the San Francisco Zoo in 1998 and then fostered into the West End Nest.
K81 started with two wing blings one on each wing, however, sometime in 2013 his left bling fell off. K81 has two ankle bands; a silver federal leg band
on his right leg and an orange aluminum band with "7/L" on his left leg.

DDT pollution caused a rapid decline in the bald eagle population; causing the eggs to thin so many did not hatch. To promote the recovery of the
bald eagle population eggs from this nest were removed a few days after they are laid and replaced with artificial eggs. The viable eggs were then
artificially incubated then once hatched the chicks were fostered back into the nest so that the chicks could be raised by the parents.

Two Harbors K82 and K81 History Red Heart

2003 - 1 Chick - K36 (M) - Successfully fledged - Fostered Egg from SF Zoo
2004 - 1 Chick - K46 (F) - Successfully fledged - Fostered Egg from SF Zoo Deceased Dec 2004
2004 - 1 Chick - K43 (F) - Fostered into the Pinnacle Rock nest; Successfully fledged
2005 - 1 Chick - K55 (M) - Fostered - Successfully fledged - Deceased July 25 2006
2006 - 1 Chick - K63 (F) - Fostered - Successfully fledged
2007 - 2 Chicks - K78 (M) Fostered - Sol/Peanut and K79 (F) Luna - Both fledged successfully
2008 - 1 Chick - K83 (F) Star - Fledged successfully
2009 - 2 Chicks - K87 (F) Lightning and K91 (F) Thunder" - both eggs hatched naturally in the nest; Both fledged successfully
2010 - 2 Chicks K04 (F) Avalon and K06 (M) Gabriel - Both fledged successfully - (K06 Gabriel - Deceased Mar. 2011)
2011 - 1 Chick - K18 (F) Solitaire - Fledged successfully
2012 - 1 Chick - Deceased - Taken by a fox at 3 weeks of age (April 20 2012)
2013 - 1 Chick - K38 (F) Echo - Fledged successfully; was still in the area into October and returned to the nest periodically
2014 - 1 Chick - K43 (F) - Fledged successfully
2015 - 2 Chicks; Sadly one fell thorough the floor of the nest at about 3.5 weeks of age; the remaining chick K58 (F) official name Emeraldskye thrived and went onto fledge
2016 - Nest failed; two eggs were laid; one broke during the incubation cycle and the other failed to hatch. Dr. Sharpe later removed the egg to exam it; non viable
2017 - New Nest; no cam on the new nest till much later in the season
2017 - 1 Chick - K72 (F) Washi ; Banded May 19, 2017; Orange leg band corresponds with wing bling number Acraft Band 72/A; fledged confirmed on June 26, 2017 by IWS


Based on past experience, look for eggs in late February and early March, chicks in early April, and fledging from mid-June to early July.

Summary 2018 Nesting Season

Eggs Laid -
Hatched -
Banding -
Fledged -
Juvies last seen -


Link to the 2017 thread, which was a combined thread for all the Channel Island Eagle Nests
forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=912017&mode=&show=100

Other Important Links

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 @ 04:46 PM EST  
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K82 Resident Female at Two Harbors Wub
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Two Harbors Side by Side captures of the Old Nest (first two pictures then banding day on new nest)
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Washi the 2017 Chick Visits the Old Nest
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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 04:47 PM EST  
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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 04:47 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 @ 05:31 PM EST  
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Jan 7 2018

Welcome

Welcome to the Two Harbors 2018 Season wave

Hopefully we have activity at the old or new nest that we can watch all year long this season.
Talons crossed.

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By: Debs (offline) on Sunday, January 07 2018 @ 05:49 PM EST  
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The cam on the old TH nest is panning right now.
Nest has been MT since i logged in awhile ago.
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Cam has switched to highlights
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We always see beautiful sunsets from this old nest cam view
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By: Debs (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 12:20 AM EST  
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Posted 1/6/18 on the IWS Facebook page:

"Our webpage with the live nest cams is changing to http://www.iws.org/livecams.html to simplify and make it easier to share. We have expanded from cameras on just bald eagle nests to include a peregrine falcon nest on Anacapa Island (hopefully will be used in 2018) and will soon include a new camera from a red-tailed hawk nest at the Presidio in San Francisco. It sounds like progress was made today with an internet connection to Santa Cruz Island, so we hope to have the Fraser Point and Sauces eagle nests back online in the near future. The former webpage (www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream) will remain active until we have it automatically rerouted to the new page for all of you that have it bookmarked."


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By: Debs (offline) on Monday, January 08 2018 @ 11:18 PM EST  
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Jan 8 2018

The Two Harbors pair were perched at one of their favorite hangouts today!

Here are two captures of this lovely pair K82 and K81 Wub

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