Sauces - Santa Cruz Island - Seasons 2018-2021
Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:37 pm
Welcome to the Sauces 2021 Nesting Season
Update - we are extending this thread to include the 2018-2021 Nesting Seasons;
The 2021 season begins HERE
The 2020 season begins HERE
The 2019 season begins HERE
The 2018 season begins HERE
Meet the Sauces Pair - A48 (Female) & A40 (Male) A-48/Audacity Resident Female
The resident female #A-48 is originally from the SF Zoo; she was released or fledged from: North Hacktower on June 14, 2006. A48's leg band identifier: 629-52406 Lost both blue wing blings in 2015 (July and November)
A-40/Jax Resident Male
The resident male # A-40 (M) originally from the SF Zoo; Released from South Hacktower on July 2, 2005. A40's leg band identifier: 629-47391 Blue wing blings lost in January 2013 and September 2014.
In March 2013 A48 joined A40 at the Sauces nest and she has been the resident female ever since.
Link to the Sauces Eagle Cam
Sauces Nest and Territory
This nest is off the coast of California...so all times are expressed in the Pacific time zone.
2021 Nesting Season
- Eggs laid: Feb 1, 3:11 pm; the cam went down shortly after the first egg was laid; when it came back up on February 10, there were three eggs in the nest.
- Eggs Broke: two eggs broke on February 12
2020 Nesting Season
- Eggs laid: Feb 21, 4:47 pm; Feb 29, 3:38 pm; Mar 4, 3:04 pm; Mar 7, 1:30 pm
- Eggs Broke: all eggs broke fairly soon after being laid; the final one lasted the longest - about 3-1/2 days
2019 Nesting Season
- Eggs laid: Feb 5, Feb 8, Feb 11 (642 pm)
- Eggs Broke: Two eggs broke Feb 11
- Hatched: Mar 19, 10:19 am (36 days)
- Banded: 41/A (female)
- Named: Kaiannika (the name is a combination of names of the donor's daughter and granddaughter)
- Fledged: June 9, 12:18 pm (82 days)
This nest and pair(s) have had several failed nesting seasons; cause is unknown some of us wonder if pollution is a contributing factor.
2018 - Eggs laid: Feb 2, Feb 5 & Feb 8; Hatch Dates: Mar 13th, 14th & 16th; Banded on May 1, 2018 - 08/A Name: HP, 19/A Name:
Saucy & 51/A Name: Corsair; Leg Bands 08/A (F), 19/A (F) & 51/A (M)
Fledge Dates 51/A fledged May 30th at 6:47pm; 19/A fledged May 31st at 9:09am; 08/A fledged June 9th at 8:35am
2017- 8 Eggs laid over two clutches all broke; 5 eggs in the first clutch and 3 eggs in the second clutch; thin egg shells likely the cause.
2016 - Two chicks; both fledged; A62 & A63
2015 - Nest failed; Egg(s) laid; eggs broke
2014 - Nest failed; Eggs laid in Feb; both eggs broke; second clutch attempt a month later resulted in one egg being laid; egg broke; nest failed
2013 - Nest failed; Two Eggs incubated Intruder arrived into their territory early March; On March 4 2013; A27 disappeared while defending her nest; The resident male A40 attempted to incubate eggs alone until March 7 but eventually he had to leave the nest and ravens swooped in and stole both eggs! A few days later a new female appeared at the nest A49 Cruz there was speculation that Cruz might be the new female a this nest. However, a few days later another female A48 joined A40 on the nest; A48 replaced A27 and is now the new female at this nest. Note A27 was later seen with A-68 hanging out together in the Baby’s harbor area ... A27 and A68 fledged a chick together in 2015!
2012 -Two chicks fledgled; banded June 8 2012 .. A-81 & A-82
2011 - One Chick fledged; banded June 2 2011 A-73 Note Change in pairing - In Feb 2011 the original male A28 was replaced by another male A40; A27 and A40 successfully raised and fledged one chick
2010 - One Chick fledged; Note A27 becomes the new female at this nest and together A27 and A28 successfully raised and fledged one chick
2009 - Nest failed; July 22 2009 resident female A02 deceased; body found in Pozo, CA
2008 - Nest failed; A28 male and A02 female become a pair at the Sauces nest
2007 - Non Nesting Season? - A02 and A28 paired up at the Sauces nest
2018 IWS Eaglets Names
58/A, the Baby's Harbor female, has been named Arleen
22/A, a Bald Canyon male, has been named Julian
35/A, a Fraser Point female, has been named Nellie
44/A, the Fraser Point male, has been named Soar
52/A, a Fraser Point female, has been named Atsa (eagle in Navajo)
05/A, a Lopez Canyon male, has been named Pekelo (Peter in Hawaiian)
29/A, a Lopez Canyon male, has been named Phoenix
21/A, the Los Pinos female, has been named Sunny
31/A, the Pelican Harbor male, has been named Carson (after Rachel Carson)
30/A, the Pinnacle Rock male, has been named Kalani (Of the heavens - Hawaiian origin)
27/A, a Rattlesnake Canyon male, has been named Timbo
08/A, a Sauces Canyon female, has been named HP.
19/A, a Sauces Canyon female, has been named Saucy (Having a bold, lively or spirited manner)
51/A, the Sauces Canyon male, has been named Corsair
23/A , the Seal Rocks male, has been named Wraymond
40/A, the West End female, has been named Aria
Adults that were names this year:
A-32, the Bald Canyon female, has been named Chinook
K-81, the Two Harbors male, has been named Chase. (of early medieval English origin for an exceptionally skilled huntsman)
K-82, the Two Harbors female, has been named Cholyn, (pronounced Cho lyn), which is a combination of Linda S. and her husband's names, which they've used since their marriage 51 years ago)
K-88, the Pinnacle Rock adult male has been named Muir, (after John Muir, the California naturalist and the Father of our National Parks)
2017 Nesting Season
8 eggs were laid over two clutches but unfortunately all 8 eggs broke.
First Clutch - Eggs laid on Jan 31, Feb 3, Feb 6, Feb 9 and Feb 12, 2017 - 5 eggs in the first clutch
Second Clutch; Eggs laid on March 3, March 9 and March 12, 2017 - 3 eggs in the second clutch
Dr. Sharpe posted this on IWS
"As have many of you, we have been intently watching the Bald Eagle pair at Sauces Canyon on Santa Cruz Island. We are disheartened to see that the most recent eggs broke yesterday. We do not know why the eggs keep breaking, but will continue to monitor the nest and further investigate the cause. We will attempt to collect prey samples and eggshell fragments and analyze them for contaminant levels and eggshell thinning. Although this is an unfortunate situation for this pair, we are encouraged by their successful nesting in 2016 and the continued recovery of the Bald Eagle population across the Channel Islands. Thank you to all the dedicated web cam viewers for your observations and concern for the pair.
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Link to the 2018 Sauces Thread up to Feb 25, 2018
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Link to the 2017 Combined Thread for the Channel Islands Nesting Pairs
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