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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, October 02 2012 @ 11:09 AM EDT (Read 17159 times)  
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Sauces Canyon, Santa Cruz Island, California - Bald Eagle Cam 2013

Sauces Canyon Nest Cam

Thank you Institute For Wildlife Studies staff for all that you do for the Channel Island Nests... and for bringing this and many other cams forward for us to view.

Links:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/sauces-cam
http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

2011 was the first year on cam for this nest; with what had been an internal monitoring cam hooked up for streaming after the Pelican Harbor pair moved to a new nest. The cam has sound and was upgraded for 2012, including the addition of night vision.

The Sauces pair initially consisted of male A28 (removed from a nest near Juneau, Alaska, in 2004 and released from the South Hacktower on Santa Cruz) and female A02 (produced by the San Francisco Zoo in 2002 and released from the North Hacktower on Santa Cruz). They nested in 2008 and laid at least one egg, but the nest failed. They tried again in 2009, laid eggs, were seen incubating - but were found away from the nest around the time the eggs would have been expected to hatch. Then in July 2009, IWS received a report that A02 was found dead in Pozo, which I think is quite a ways inland on the mainland. A28 paired up with female A27 (also removed from a nest near Juneau, Alaska, in 2004 and released from the South Hacktower on Santa Cruz), and they built a nest for the 2010 nesting season. That new pair laid two eggs in 2010; only one hatched, and it became male A71, and fledged successfully. There was another change for the 2011 nesting season - female A27 had a new mate, male A40 (produced by the San Francisco Zoo in 2005 and released from the South Hacktower on Santa Cruz); the new pair laid two eggs, one of which hatched to become male A73/Dreamer, who fledged successfully and was still on the island as of mid-August 2011 (the second egg didn't hatch).

Two eggs were laid in 2012 and both chicks hatched and successfully fledged; A82/Phoebe (F) & A81/Buster (M). Both were banded and fitted with transmitters June 8. A81 jumped from the nest as the climber appeared. Luckily, he was not injured and was put back in the nest with his sister. In September, A81 was found stuck in a gully, rescued and set free. Thanks to the transmitters that the IWS crew attaches to the eaglets during the banding, he was located.

Eaglets hatched or released on Santa Cruz or the other northern Channel Islands are assigned blue wing tags with the letter A; adults K10 and K 26 have orange tags with the letter K because they were raised on Catalina Island.

Based on past experience, look for eggs in the first half of March, chicks in mid-April, and fledging in late June or early July.


2012 - 2013 Season:

cam on:
eggs laid:
February 24th & February 27th; sadly ravens took both eggs on March 7 2013
Mom A-27 went missing on Monday, March 4 (last seen at 9:12 am) Dad A-40 continued to protect the nest and eggs alone
until Thursday March 7 when he left nest at 722 am; ravens took both eggs at 747 am
intrusion: Prior to Mom's disappearance the adults were observed to be defending their nest from an unseen intruder.
hatched
banded:
named:
fledged:
first return to nest:This pair does not migrate so they remain in the nesting area and territory year round

Link to last years thread...
forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=282065


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Northern Channel Islands Bald Eagles (Blue Wing Blinged)
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... topic=1990



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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, October 02 2012 @ 11:10 AM EDT  
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A82 & A81 2012 Season

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Video of both parent's arriving and landing simultaneously...2012 season. Remarkable!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuH5dNdb ... e=youtu.be

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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, October 02 2012 @ 11:11 AM EDT  
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Drama at the Sauces nest March, 2013

A27 laid her first egg March 24 and the second egg March 27. The adults were on alert for a couple of days at the beginning of March, 2013, and then female A27 was on the nest briefly about 9:12 am the morning of March 4th, then left and did not return; male A40 tended the eggs around the clock with a couple of brief stretches for a couple of days, but did not incubate constantly the night of March 6-7, and left for several hours the morning of March 7; while he was away, ravens came and took the eggs. He returned an hour or two later and stood for a while looking at the nest, then left again.
A49 (the female at Fraser Point) was seen at the nest afterwards, and then A48 (another large female) started being a regular visitor, and as of mid-March looks as if she may become the new female here.
Good news - A27 was seen April 25 near the Pelican Harbor territory, so we know she survived the fight for her nest; it will be interesting to see what happens this season.

A27 eating while A40 incubates.
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A27 and her two eggs
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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, October 02 2012 @ 11:11 AM EDT  
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By: IrishEyes (offline) on Wednesday, October 10 2012 @ 06:54 PM EDT  
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Good Afternoon Friends..:hello:We have an update on the Screen Capture Contest; there was a total of 119 scap entries, which have short listed to 41 entries and you are invited to help select the Top 9; 3 per nest.

As you will see there are many awesome screen captures. Please note that this is a View Only thread so if you have any questions feel free to bring them back here and we will be help you.

For more information and to see all the beautiful screen captures of our Delta, Lafarge & White Rock families .... click on the link below.

forum/viewtopic.php?showtopic=421390&lastpost=true#422491

Thanks again to all of our members that contributed to this very first Screen Capture Contest ... every capture rekindled some very fine memories of our HWF Bald Eagle Families Wub


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By: urdognu (offline) on Wednesday, October 10 2012 @ 10:51 PM EDT  
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Hi Bev. Thanks for the info on the Screen Capture Contest information. Smile

A81 follows Dad (A40) home...3:39 pm
Courtesy of Cumbrianw ... Thank you Pat.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvEZn1g9 ... demail-new

I just read on the IWS Nest Watch Forum that A27 and A40 were doing some nestorations today.

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By: urdognu (offline) on Monday, October 15 2012 @ 07:43 PM EDT  
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Monday October 15, 2012

Good Afternoon.

A27 and A40 were seen visiting the nest frequently today, adding new sticks, rearranging and digging in the nest.

I will get back to recording when I get my desk top computer back from the Doctor's. Had to get the glass replaced as it was cracked.

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By: urdognu (offline) on Tuesday, October 16 2012 @ 10:59 AM EDT  
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Good Morning Sauces Nest...

Both A 27 and A40 have been doing lots of nestorations early this morning.
Here is a scap of A40, who has been perched on the branch for quite a while...
The sound on this cam is so full of wildlife. It makes you feel like you are right there.

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