Monday, April 09, 2007

5 pieces of Great Eagle News for you

Welcome Baby Colorado

Make a A Quick visit to Maine

Baby number 2 is in the nest at Bartons Cove. I did manage to get a short clip of film when the cam was working

Good News for the Eagles and not so Good news for the Cam at Bartons Cove: Northeast Utilities:

Because the eagles are still listed as an endangered species, there are strict guidelines that we must follow regarding access to the island so that we do not disturb the eagles. The eagles are usually present from January through early November depending on the weather.

In years past, when the tree was climbable, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) would access the island, climb the tree, band the bird, and give it a physical examination. This would also give an electrical technician an opportunity to tag along to check out and repair any problems associated with the camera. Since the tree is no longer safe to climb, the DCR and USFWS group no longer make an annual foray to the island during the eagle nesting season. In order to not disturb the nesting eagles, the next time that electrical technicians will be able to access the island will be in November or December of 2007

In case you missed it on the news: here is a link to the report NBC did over the weekend on the Bald Eagles on the Catalina Island

More pictures from around the eagle cams

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