Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018 & 2019

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Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018 & 2019

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:59 pm

:hi:

Welcome to the Two Harbors 2019 Nesting Season :wave:

Two Harbors Family History

Meet the Resident Pair :wub:
These beautiful birds are 21 years old this year!

K82 & K81
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K82 Injuries
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2019 Nesting Season
Eggs Laid - Feb 23 - 910 pm; Feb 27
Hatched - April 3 & 4, 2019
Banding
Fledged
Juvies last seen

Link to the Two Harbors Eagle Cam & All IWS Eagle Cams Page
http://www.iws.org/interactive_nestchat_allUstream.html

K82 and K81 became a breeding pair in 2003; both were 5 years of age.

The resident female K82 hatched from an egg removed from the West End Nest in 1998 and was then fostered into the Pinnacle Rock Nest. K82 has orange wing blings on her wings.

The resident male K81 was hatched at the San Francisco Zoo in 1998 and then fostered into the West End Nest.
K81 started with two wing blings one on each wing, however, sometime in 2013 his left bling fell off. K81 has two ankle bands; a silver federal leg band on his right leg and an orange aluminum band with "7/L" on his left leg.

DDT pollution caused a rapid decline in the bald eagle population; causing the eggs to thin so many did not hatch. To promote the recovery of the bald eagle population eggs from this nest were removed a few days after they are laid and replaced with artificial eggs. The viable eggs were then artificially incubated then once hatched the chicks were fostered back into the nest so that the chicks could be raised by the parents.

Two Harbors K82 and K81 History

2003 - 1 Chick - K36 (M) - Successfully fledged - Fostered Egg from SF Zoo
2004 - 1 Chick - K46 (F) - Successfully fledged - Fostered Egg from SF Zoo Deceased Dec 2004
2004 - 1 Chick - K43 (F) - Fostered into the Pinnacle Rock nest; Successfully fledged
2005 - 1 Chick - K55 (M) - Fostered - Successfully fledged - Deceased July 25 2006
2006 - 1 Chick - K63 (F) - Fostered - Successfully fledged
2007 - 2 Chicks - K78 (M) Fostered - Sol/Peanut and K79 (F) Luna - Both fledged successfully
2008 - 1 Chick - K83 (F) Star - Fledged successfully
2009 - 2 Chicks - K87 (F) Lightning and K91 (F) Thunder" - both eggs hatched naturally in the nest; Both fledged successfully
2010 - 2 Chicks K04 (F) Avalon and K06 (M) Gabriel - Both fledged successfully - (K06 Gabriel - Deceased Mar. 2011)
2011 - 1 Chick - K18 (F) Solitaire - Fledged successfully
2012 - 1 Chick - Deceased - Taken by a fox at 3 weeks of age (April 20 2012)
2013 - 1 Chick - K38 (F) Echo - Fledged successfully; was still in the area into October and returned to the nest periodically
2014 - 1 Chick - K43 (F) - Fledged successfully
2015 - 2 Chicks; Sadly one fell thorough the floor of the nest at about 3.5 weeks of age; the remaining chick K58 (F) official name Emeraldskye thrived and went onto fledge
2016 - Nest failed; two eggs were laid; one broke during the incubation cycle and the other failed to hatch. Dr. Sharpe later removed the egg to exam it; non viable
2017 - New Nest; no cam on the new nest till much later in the season
2017 - 1 Chick - K72 (F) Washi ; Banded May 19, 2017; Orange leg band corresponds with wing bling number Acraft Band 72/A; fledged confirmed on June 26, 2017 by IWS
2018 - A territorial dispute resulted in K82 having visible injuries to her face and both eyes; K82 left eye was particularly bad. A live cam is active on the pair's new nest but unfortunately as of Feb 25, 2018 there are no eggs yet.


Based on past experience, look for eggs in late February and early March, chicks in early April, and fledging from mid-June to early July.

Summary 2018 Nesting Season
Territorial Dispute - K82 was injured and although she recovered from her injuries the rest of the season did not go well. Reference pictures from Feb 14 2018
Eggs Laid - April 2 2018; unfortunately the egg was non viable and it broke on May 17, 2018
Hatched - N/A
Banding - N/A
Fledged - N/A
Juvies last seen -N/A

July 2018 - The adults used a new nest; the nest appears small and crowded.

Important Links

Link to the 2018 thread to Feb 25, 2018
http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/cr ... id=1050460

Link to the 2017 thread, which was a combined thread for all the Channel Island Eagle Nests
http://www.hancockwildlife.org/forum/vi ... =&show=100

Facebook Institute for Wildlife Studies
https://www.facebook.com/IWSEagles/?hc_ ... CH&fref=nf

Facebook Bald Eagles 101
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1690426617860075/

History on the Channel Islands Pairs - Resource Information
The Channel Islands Live -Eagle Cam Discussion forum (CHIL) has an extensive journal on the Channel Islands Eagles and you can access information on the history of these majestic families here:

Wing-Bling Reference Chart
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... topic=4674

CHIL - Nest Observations - The NO page is no longer active but you can access information on the CHIL main page.
http://z7.invisionfree.com/CHIL_EagleCA ... howforum=5

Pat (Cumbrian) of CHIL Eaglecam Discussion forum has completed the Class of 2018 ... its an awesome summary of all the Channel Island Bald Eagle families complete with maps and pictures of the nesting territories click on link below
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/chil_ea ... 11459.html

Thank You Pat The Class of 2018 is a great resource for years to come :bravo:

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Re: 2018 Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:14 pm

2018 Hatch Timelines - Channel Islands Bald Eagle Pairs

This is only for the pairs with eagle cams.
Hatch Timelines 2018 Channel Islands BE Pairs.JPG

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Re: 2018 Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:14 pm

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Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:14 pm

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:42 pm

Feb 25, 2018

Good Afternoon Two Harbors :bye 1:

The nest is looking ready; but it does look so much smaller then their former nest.
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This is a picture of their old nest.
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:27 pm

Feb 25, 2018

We continue to be on egg watch at this nest; eggs are likely delayed at this nest because of a territorial dispute with another eagle pair.
K82 is currently healing from injuries she sustained in a fight.

K81 has been to the nest a few times today ... K81 aka Mr. Mom bless his heart he is so eager to have eggs he is so sweet :rh:
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Feb 25 Mr Mom K81.jpg

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:11 pm

Feb 25, 2018

K81 arrived to the nest then K82 joined him.
K82 looks very thin to me ... i hope she is healing and not suffering from an infection.

Here are some captures of her tonight.

K82 is on the left
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K82 on the rock
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K82 and K81 chatting it up
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:15 pm

Close up view of K82`s face and left eye :wub:
Bless her heart i hope she is healing inside.
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View of her right side
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:19 pm

715 pm
K82 is resting on the rock by her nest.
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Dino » Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:22 pm

You are right. She does seem a bit thinned out compared to the male and it should be the opposite. Has anyone seen her eat or bring in prey since she sustained her injuries?

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Debs » Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:55 pm

Hi Dino :wave: Great to see you here. K82 has been eating well; Dad has recently delivered both bird and fish to K82 and she had no problems eating so that fact that she can eat and fly are two positives ... yet she does look very lean and that is a bit worrisome.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:12 am

06:45 - 06:57 AM

Male, alone, again..
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:09 pm

11:46 - 11:55 AM

Male again. Short visit but he had a lot of joy with some big branch. :)

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:38 pm

02:15 - 02:51 PM

Female with food! It was some kind of bird. She was eating when she becomes so loud for a while. She left some leftowers (for male maybe :D ) and fly away. I hope she will back later.


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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Dino » Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:44 pm

Great to see K82 in the nest with food that she secured for herself. A good sign that she is well on her way to recovery. Eat up, you need the energy for the eggs to come. Great news here for everybody who follow and love this pair.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:46 am

Dino :D

Feb, 27
06:19 - 06:32 AM

Today early morning male was busy working on this big branch, he tried to move this branch to the better place.
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:00 pm

11:45 AM - 12:04 PM

Male visited the nest.
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:45 pm

12:39 - 12:44 PM

Male brings some food to the nest (Fish I think). After couple minutes He left the nest, also with food.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:24 pm

Next two male K81 visists.

01:36 - 01:51 PM

02:17 - 02:25 PM

Male brigns some new sticks to the nest. No female visit yet. But for me its time to go sleep. :bye 1:

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:31 am

March, 1

06:26 - 06:43

Male K81
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:39 pm

01:18 - 01:37 PM

Male K81 again at nest. That was his second visit today. Female did not appear yet.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:49 pm

03:38 - 03:46 PM

Male again. Short visit. So... soo.. lonley boy :(
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"Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Oh, oh-oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I’m a lonely boy
I’m a lonely boy"

lyrics from Black Keys song.. :roll: :brknhrt:

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:03 am

March, 2


07:24 Together at nest! and.... love in the air! :rh: :rh:
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Dino » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:42 am

Still hope for eggs for this pair. Nice to see them together and she has healed up nicely since the territorial dispute a couple of weeks ago. I read on YouTube that her latest egg laying is usually in late February but Mother Nature continues to surprise us, there is still hope these two can raise a family this year.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:06 am

Dino :) I have this hope too, I really like this nest. Maybe they just need more time this year.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:12 pm

March, 5

15:28 - 15:39

They were together.
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:47 am

March, 5

Hello everyone! I have good news :) - Female spent all night at nest. Male joined her after 6 AM.

06:20 Nest was empty. They are probably off for the breakfast.
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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Dino » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:52 am

That is good news. Mom has healed up, mating has occurred and Mom spent a night at the nest. They still have a chance for a nest of eaglets this year. Hopefully that will happen and we can all enjoy the process of rearing a family with a view that can't be beat.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:45 pm

Dino :D

07:09 - 07:21 AM

Male busy working at nest.

08:11 - 08:37

Male bring fish to the nest and eat it.

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Re: Two Harbors - Santa Catalina Island - 2018

Post by Raffs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:36 pm

03:20 - 04:20 PM

:) :)
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