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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:54 am

From July 20, evening.
One in nest, one up on branch.
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:35 pm

Meal Time!
What a flurry of feathers :)
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:31 pm

They are just Too Cute!
:huggie:
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:46 am

:coffee2:
Good Morning to all.
Who got the fish?
Who keeps the fish?
:D
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:18 pm

:woohoo:
Way to go Valor!
:bravo:
You may check events log for updated information.
She was seen in a Sycamore tree not far from the nest tree.
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by JudyB » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm

Thanks for the reminder of the event log, Sunnybird - I've added the link to the second part of it to the opening post.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:06 am

:ty:
Thank you, JudyB.
I just noticed the events link yesterday, duh!
FYI I am not on FB, but assume it is an open page that anyone can access?
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:32 am

Washington DC

Not sure which eaglet has been spotted but seems to be quite content completing a wing stretch.

Enjoy your day.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:10 am

Washington DC

Looks like there was a fish delivery at the nest and the eaglet is chirping/squealing while enjoying the fish.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:12 am

Parent keeping an eye on the nest.
They are never very far away.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:24 am

Good day

Wondering which eaglet is perched next to the nest and when was the last time someone saw both eaglets?

thanks

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:52 am

Sandy, I have been checking the Events Log on the DC cam page.
Scroll down on the right side of the page.

I just found the Events Log after Valor slipped.
They do an excellent job describing the day activities and updates.
It is a spreadsheet and takes a few more seconds to load.
Please forgive me if you already know this :)
Wings Crossed for Valor :luck:
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Hey

thanks. I never realized the excel spreadsheet was there.
Scrolling through the information and looks like valor has not been seen in a while.
Hope she/he is okay.

Enjoy your day.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:52 pm

:)
Valor has been FOUND.
Report at 5:20 p.m. nest time.
Please check the Event Log on the right side of the DC Cam screen for details.
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:10 am

Watching the weather :rain:
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Kitcat11848 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:15 pm

Tri- State Bird and Rescue, Inc.
Valor arrived yesterday at TSBRR. We are sorry to report that his condition is very poor. This young bird is severely underweight and anemic; he shows signs of long-standing nutritional and developmental issues. We will continue to do our best and we will post an update on Monday.
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:53 am

A hot day for Victory :sunny:
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by JudyB » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:15 am

Thanks for all the updates here, and sending good thoughts for Valor.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:21 pm

I thought you all might be interested in the latest update on Valor from Tri-State. Not exactly good news ----


Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.

First, as nature lovers ourselves, we truly appreciate everyone’s concern for the eaglet “Valor” that is in our care. We are blown away by how many of you have shown your support not only for this eagle, but for all our wild patients. As a not-for-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of the community, and we deeply appreciate your support of our work. Please know that our 40+ years of wildlife rehabilitation experience guides us every day in giving the best possible care to every bird we receive.

We know that many are concerned about the prognosis for this eaglet. We are doing all we can, but despite intensive medical treatment and nutritional support over the past three days, Valor has shown no improvement and his prognosis remains guarded. We are still waiting for the results of all the blood tests.

We do not want to mislead anyone about this bird’s condition. We know his decline may seem sudden to many people. As many of you have already noted, wild animals are adept at hiding injury when faced with predators---like humans. It is not unusual for a wild bird to appear bright and alert while in hand only to display its true condition when housed away from people.

We will continue to update as we can, and we appreciate your understanding that we do not have the resources to reply to any questions on social media or by phone. Our staff and volunteers are working hard to give quality care to the 130 patients we currently have at our center. Thank you so much for your interest in our native wildlife and wildlife rehabilitation. We encourage anyone interested to learn more about our field and the difficult work done every day by rehabilitators.

You can learn more at -- https://www.nwrawildlife.org/page/What_Is_WLRehab

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sunnybird1995 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:53 pm

:ty:
Thank you for the update on Valor.
Wings Crossed for Valor
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:49 pm

I'm back---HELLO EVERYBODY! I'm here to ask you to PLEASE sign this important petition for David Hancock. Americans can sign it as well and maybe folks from other countries. Thank you!!!

https://hancockwildlife.org/support-for ... -mainland/
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:49 pm

Some really bad news for all who love Valor :cry1:

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.

It is with heavy hearts that we share this update. The lack of improvement in Valor’s neurologic symptoms after a week of aggressive supportive care led us to the decision to humanely end Valor’s suffering before his condition deteriorated further. We learned yesterday afternoon that Valor had tested positive for West Nile virus; we had suspected that this was the cause of his symptoms. Infection with this virus is not always fatal in birds; however, after seven days of intensive supportive care, Valor remained slow to respond to stimuli and displayed no signs of improvement. He had to be force-fed as he showed no appetite and refused to hand-feed or self-feed. Valor was extremely lethargic and had head and body tremors—signs of advancing West Nile disease. Our professional assessment was that it was extremely unlikely that he would recover, even for placement at an educational facility. Subjecting him to further treatment, handling, and captivity and prolonging his suffering would have been inhumane and contrary to our principles as wildlife rehabilitators. A necropsy will be performed at another facility.

In the past five years, we’ve treated 300 Bald Eagles along with over 10,000 other wild birds that have relied on us for care. As professionals, we do our very best for each and every single patient, as we always have and will continue to do, and this includes Valor. We share the deep sorrow you feel for his loss and hope you know that your passion for native wildlife matters. It is so inspiring to see the community rally behind a wild animal in need; thank you to everyone who showed support for Valor and Tri-State. While this outcome was not what we wanted, there are thousands of success stories of animals receiving a second chance at life in the wild at our center and wildlife rehabilitation centers around the world—this is what motivates our staff and volunteers to continue caring for wildlife in need every day. To understand more about West Nile Virus please go to: https://www.raptor.umn.edu/our-research/west-nile

Thank you all again for your support. Thank you for your understanding that we do not have the resources to reply to individual questions or phone calls about this case.
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:23 am

:cry1: so sad ! :cry1:
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by MaryF » Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:22 pm

Here is the FB post from the AEF about Valor that I just now found --- :(

American Eagle Foundation LIVE Nest Cams

August 7th marks a very difficult day for the AEF and our many supporters, followers, and friends of the DC Eagle Cam family. Words are not enough to convey the sadness we are feeling for the loss of our precious eaglet, Valor. When Valor fell from his perch on July 26th, none of us knew he was ill. It was only after he was transferred to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research that the seriousness of his condition was discovered. Despite intensive efforts by their staff and veterinarians to save him and provide him the supportive care he needed, he was beyond the point of recovery. Why did Valor become so sick? A preliminary diagnosis of West Nile Virus was confirmed, but there may have been other factors contributing to this eaglet’s rapid decline that will only be revealed after a necropsy has been performed. The most difficult but compassionate decision was made to humanely end his suffering this morning. We are thankful for the opportunity to finish the 2018 season watching Mr. President, the First Lady, and Victory. Rest gently, Valor. You were loved.
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 pm

Washington DC

So sorry to hear about Valor. What a shame.

Sandy

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:50 pm

Washington DC

Very quiet at the nest. I will assume Victory is with Mr. President or The First Lady.

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:29 am

I find this
AEF DC EAGLE CAM 8.11.18 REMEMBERING VALOR
Thanks to Bald Eagles Naturally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCIbzx9 ... e=youtu.be

Ajoutée le 11 août 2018


(c) 2018 American Eagle Foundation, www.eagles.org, dceaglecam.org AEF-DC
On July 26, 2018 Valor fell from the lateral branch of the nest tree. Although he was found the next morning on the ground below the nest tree, and watched for most of the day, by the weekend, Valor managed to elude those who were looking for him. On July 31, 2018 in a neighborhood outside the Arboretum, Valor was found standing in the street of 19th and Summit. He was approached by Dan Rauch of the Dept. of Energy and Environment and kept safe until help arrived. The Humane Rescue Alliance transported Valor to City Wildlife in Wash. DC. After a "guarded" prognosis upon his first evaluation, Valor never really improved. Valor was then transferred to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc. where he was given a more thorough examination. On Monday, August 6, 2018 the report was received but was not good. Finally, on August 7, 2018, the prognosis was that Valor had West Nile Virus and was too weak to recover. He was then euthanized.
We all mourn the loss of Valor. He was such a precious eagle, and loved by so many. It is hard to understand why things like this happen; but, we also are ever mindful of the fact that we watch and care for wild birds. In the wild, anything can happen. Valor is soaring high now and is without pain and suffering. Fly free Valor. Fly strong. We will always remember you….
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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Philjo56France » Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:33 am

Another Superb one from Maria Hill
Tribute To Valor
A tribute to the beautiful eaglet Valor, who left us too soon in 2018 having contracted West Nile virus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYE3fyA ... e=youtu.be
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AEF DC Eagle Cam: 8-11-18: Remembering Valor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDu9kJK6PJU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm5HaQ3rOZM

https://www.eagles.org/remembering-valor/

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by gemini » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:46 pm

DAVID HANCOCK INTERVIEW

Click on the link to see David’s latest interview. It will be shown at the International Ornithological Congress in Vancouver next week, Aug. 22 – 25, 20182

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Re: Washington, DC (AEF) - 2017/18

Post by Sandy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:00 am

Washington DC

Another nice day at the nest. Nice to hear the birds in the background.
No movement at the nest. No visitors yet today.

I do have a quick question. How common is it for eagles to be infected with West Nile Virus and is Victory healthy and has anyone spotted Victory.

Enjoy your day.

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