Tuesday, October 16 2012 @ 11:59 AM EDT
Contributed by: karenbills
16 October, 2012 11:09AM AEDT
A young Sydney sea eagle that has been monitored by a live webcam since birth is recovering after a dramatic rescue operation and surgery.
It's been watched around the clock, and around the world, for its entire life.
And now the internet may just have saved a Sydney sea eagle chick.
The Birdlife Discovery Centre at Sydney Olympic Park set up EagleCAM - a close-up live video feed of the nest of a family of sea eagles - four years ago.
But several days ago, rangers monitoring the feed noticed something amiss in one of the young chicks.
And yesterday, a cherry picker was brought in to investigate closer, with the nest 20-metres up a tree.
Rescuers discovered that the sea eagle had a large hook stuck halfway down its throat, along with some fishing line.
The bird was taken to the Animal Referral Hospital, where avian veterinarian Dr Stacey Gelis prepped it for surgery.
Read the rest of the story here: http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/201 ... ite=sydney
Read the Hancock Wildlife Discussion Forum thread for the Australian White-tailed Sea Eagle nest cam here:
Re: Australian Sea-Eagles - 2012 - Hancock Wildlife Foundation*