Saturday, May 31, 2008

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Another Eaglet also needing to see a Vet..update 5/22

The eaglet will not be going back into the nest today
Norfolk Botanical: The eaglet will be taken to a rehabilitation center
Norfolk Botanical: it will probably be to the Wildlife Center of VA at Lyndhurst

Norfolk Botanical: VDGIF biologist will address the media about the situation.
Norfolk Botanical: Biologist is Stephen Living
Norfolk Botanical: He will also post more details in his blog at the VDGIF site
Norfolk Botanical: According the vet - the mass is growing rapidly and needs an operation
Norfolk Botanical: It is not sure that this is Avian Pox - the mass has grown faster than thought

Buddy as those who follow the Norfolk Cam have named him, has been photographed with a growth on his beak. There is a picture of buddy with the growthe under the Norfolk thread of the forum on the side of this BLOG.

Tomorrow at 9 am Thurs May 22, the Vet will examine Buddy, determine his health and what needs to be done for him. This event will be covered in the live chat at the Norfolk site.

The forum listed on the side of this BLOG will continue to update on Buddy's condition from Norfolk and also Spirit and Skye's condition from Pelican Harbor.

I hope you have joined and are following the forum. I do post over there on an almost daily basis BUT it is divided into you can take time to read and to follow only those nests you are following and interested in.

We certainly all wish all of our eaglets well.

We do have 3 special ones now to remember in our prayers and parents who also are having hard times. Norfolk has certainly seen its share this year and now this issue with Buddy. I am glad the growth was spotted and glad to see a Vet will be called in BUT I can't imagine it will not need some kind of treatment which will remove it from the nest for more than just a few minutes for a Vet check. Stay tuned. Tomorrow will give us more info on Buddy's condition.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pelican Harbor Eaglets snatched by intruder but alive

A Difficult Day at Pelican Harbor

K 26 and K 10 find themselves dealing with an empty nest tonight after an intruding eagle removes both of their young from the nest. One eaglet has a broken beak and the other a possible broken wing. They are being seen by a vet and after their healing will go to a hacking tower to continue their journey towards fledging and freedom. That is the prayer and hope for Skye and Spirit.

It was the quick phone calls from 2 forum members watching their nest on the eagle cam that resulted in IWS quick response and rescue and treatment of these two eaglets or they would not be alive tonight.

If you have received anything valuable from watching the eagle cams online and are in a position to make a donation to a worthwhile endeavor I would like you to consider IWS. Without the quick response of the team sent with the info of cam watchers there would no longer be these two young. Todays events add a sense of importance of the online cams to the continued comeback of the Bald Eagle. I do not think you will ever find a more dedicated group of people to the Wildlife they serve and Bald Eagles in particular than at IWS. The days events once again prove their limitless dedication.

To see some of the happenings of the actually snatch by the intruder you can go here.

Video 1

Video 2

How to contribute

or you can send email to

or you can send an email to Peter at:

You can mail checks to: Institute for Wildlife Studies - PO BOX 2500 - Avalon CA 90704

Credit card information can be emailed to Peter Sharpe, Ph.D. at IWS: or called directly to Dr. Sharpe at: 310-510-2728

PS you can designate your donations to go specifically to help defray the flight costs to move the twins to the mainland to a vet facility or to help defray their medical costs

An 8 pm CA time post by Dave of IWS crew

Hey All,

We found both chicks alive under the nest this afternoon, but after checking them over for injuries, we decided to bring them back to our facility here on the island and will be flying them both off to a vet clinic tomorrow morning. One bird has a slightly broken bill that looks like it should heal quickly, while the other may have a broken wing. They'll both get a thorough vet exam tomorrow and we'll fill you all in on the results as soon as we can. We'll also post some pictures tomorrow morning of rescue effort. Both birds seem to be doing extremely well considering what they've gone through today. We'd like to thank the cam watchers that gave us the 'heads-up' earlier today and alerted us to the happenings on the nest. It helps to have so many people keeping an eye on things when we can't.


Friday, May 16, 2008

NCTC May 16

Mealtime Family Style

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Home Alone Three

Thank God for you the Wind Beneathe My Wings

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

May 5 Around the Eagle Cams

Life Lessons from The Creator Bald Eagle style