Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:19 pm

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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:08 am

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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:32 pm

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Nobody there during the last 4h00
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Post by Philjo56France » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:56 am

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The right one is awaked
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Post by Philjo56France » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:21 am

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Nobody there during the last 4h00.
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 am

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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:54 am

UPDATEFROM:
Higher Ground Raptors

I feel like royalty has arrived here at HGRC!

Those of you who know SE21 understand how this lovely young Sea eagle has been followed by people around the world from the day she was laid.

Thanks to the fantastic work by the good folk at Sydney Sea-EagleCAM, hundreds of us follow in real time the lives of two White-bellied Sea Eagles who live and breed in the semi urban environment of Sydney Olympic Park.

Their nesting and breeding provides endless super interesting hours of the best live reality show around, and when we see that first pip it is spine tingling to witness one of these magnificent birds begin their life journey.

As a raptor rehabilitator the information they provide me with is priceless.

This year the surviving chick, known as SE21, fledged some weeks back. Thanks to the cameras it became apparent that she was infected with a protozoan parasite called trichomoniasis, commonly seen in pigeons and doves which are then fed to the young. This weakened her and one-day a few weeks back the ever vigilant folk at Sea-EagleCAM spotted her caught in a tree by one wing.

She was rescued by the awesome team at Feathered Friends in Sydney in a night time rescue mission, led by Bird Life’s Judy Harrington who provided authorised escort and supervision into the dark forest area.
Left alone she would have died.

Ravi from Feathered Friends, and his team, began her immediate rehabilitation under veterinary instruction, and continued their great work until she was deemed well enough to move onto here for her next stage of recovery.

She has settled in nicely, is eating well and appears content. She has overcome a lot, but that said there is still a long way to go in her rehabilitation process. By the very nature of being a wild bird in care it is always impossible to predict the future.

I took a short video of her so you could all see her on the last day of 2018.

Whilst she does have a large fan club, she has joined many other raptors I have in rehabilitation at the moment, and time simply is in short supply. She will receive exactly the same respect, attention, care and love as my other charges. Unfortunately there is no time to be her fan club manager though!!

I would really appreciate if everyone could be patient with my updates on her, and just except those as the only way I can keep you all up to speed on her progress. Any questions will be answered in the following post.

You all know how much I love teamwork, learning and sharing knowledge, but this has, and will continue to be, the ultimate collaborative process between all organisations involved. I am super pleased how well it has all played out from our human perspective! Great contacts and new friends have been acquired as a bonus.

Happy New Year everyone, especially to all the birds in care, their carers and those who care!

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:45 pm

Happy new year 2019 and and especially all my wishes for good health !
Bonne et heureuse année 2019 et surtout bonne santé !
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:23 am

2 pics of SE21 from the video
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Thanks to https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM/
and the rehab center https://www.facebook.com/HigherGroundRaptors/
You can find the video there !
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by JudyB » Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:11 am

Thank you so much for your regular reports here, Philjo, and the pictures of SE21, and thanks, DDuckies, for posting the update from Higher Ground Raptors.

Wishing all the eagles - and the people who watch them - all the best in 2019! :hug:

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Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:18 pm

Best wishes to you too Judy and Dduckies2 !
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Nobody there during the last 4h00.
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Windy and nobody there during the last 4h00
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:06 pm

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Nobody there during the last 4h00.
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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:33 am

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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:28 am

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Empty nest during the last 4h00
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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:16 am

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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:16 am

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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:23 pm

very windy and stormy there this evening
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:18 am

Storm is over, time to dry Dad and Mom are there
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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:19 am

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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:05 pm

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Nothing there during the last 4h00.
An update from SE21 with a beautiful video
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https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM/
https://www.facebook.com/featheredfrien ... oductions/
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:21 pm

:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:24 pm

The Healing process of the SE21's wing
Before (the day following her accident)
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https://www.facebook.com/featheredfrien ... oductions/
Today
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https://www.facebook.com/featheredfrien ... oductions/
Treatment application
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https://www.facebook.com/featheredfrien ... oductions/
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by DDuckies2 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:23 pm

:bye 1: :hug: Philjo
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Update from Higher Ground Raptors on SE 21 and questions answered

Today was a big day for her.

In true form she sat patiently and quietly in her current accomodation while next door ace new helper Adele and I proved there is nothing a girl with a mind set on a mission can’t achieve!

We revamped the previous home of a Brown Falcon, put up new (very heavy) perches, scrubbed, disinfected, raked, swore( me when I hit my head), did some serious ladder work (Adelle) and then opened the adjoining doors 3 hours later to allow SE21 to move around in twice the space she was utilising up until now.

She continues to be a model patient, loves her food and tolerates me cleaning her aviary without fuss.

That said there is no improvement-yet- to what is a very serious droop in her wing, but she has only been here a week!

She is going to the vet for a full check this week and that will give us much clearer pictures of her current health status and issues.

The only thing I am able to say with a degree of certainty is that a release will not take place in the next few weeks..... but we of course are still heading in that direction.

Hanging by her wing without a foothold for so long has most likely created so much more than just a very nasty wound, so it is slow careful steps with this patient young lady!

Now it is important to determine if the ability to exercise just a little more helps or hinders her progress, so another big week is ahead for her.

Thank you everyone for your patience and comments and great questions which I hope I cover appropriately now.

WBSE fledglings are with their parents for around 8 - 12 weeks, leaving the natal territory at around 20 weeks. At that point they can disperse up to 3000klm away!

WBSE belong to the same genus as Bald Eagles and are more closely related to some of our kites than say a Wedge- tailed eagle! They do not have the binocular vision a wedgie relies on, and in the US Bald Eagles with single eye loss and no ongoing pain or trauma are being released with success! Good news indeed.

Trichomoniasis :
An internal single cell parasite belonging to a group known as flagellates. They are motile (can move) and do not survive long out of their environment. They are transmitted by direct contact through contaminated food or water. Parental birds may transmit the disease via crop milk or when feeding, however the parents would also be showing signs of the disease. In raptors infected prey like pigeons and doves are known as major disease transmitters. For that reason people like Dr Dave Scott in his excellent publication, Raptor Medicine Surgery and Rehabilitation, advise not to feed pigeons even if frozen, and in NSW our NPWS raptor rehab guidelines state that pigeons must not be utilised as a food source.

It is a horrible disease that works it’s way through the oral cavity, upper GIIT and even into the infra orbital area. It kills without treatment, but if caught early is relatively easy to treat.

Currently in care are two adult WBSE’s plus SE 21, 4 wedgies, 2 Australian Kestrels, one Brown Falcon and a Brown Goshawk.

Hope this answers everything!

Thanks as always to Dr Margit Muller, Dr Steve Debus and Dr Dave Scott, for their friendships, advice and brilliant publications.

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:25 pm

:ty: DDuckies2, great to know that too.
and just to complete your thread DDuckies2,
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from https://www.facebook.com/HigherGroundRaptors/
Trichomoniasis is a so bad desease, Melbourne falcon nest lost two on 3 almost fledging falconets in last octobre ans i'm sure the two beautiful whithe Bubble last year too.
Yesterday a famous owl nest in Sout Africa (plant pot owl nest) the second fledging adopted owlet, the first one died two or three days ago. Dad and Mom are sick too….. they all ate a dove.
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Nobody there during the last 4h00.
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:04 pm

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Nobody there during the last 4h00.
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:51 pm

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nobody there during the last 4h00
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
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Re: Australian White-Bellied Sea-Eagles 2018

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:33 pm

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nobody there during the last 4h00
:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
RIP 2017-18-19-2020

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Post by Philjo56France » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:34 am

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:rh: E9: 3.5 yo. E14: 26 do forever. :rh:
One day in the wild is worth a lifetime in a cage. B.Shofstall
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