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Post by SueB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:24 pm

3/8/2020 - I missed the adult leaving the light on the right side...they are now next to the other adult on the nest and it looks like both eaglets are just in front of them so it's hard to see them
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Out of no where the adults start arguing.....not sure what that was about
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This picture taken with iphone-binocular setup
One of them (I think it was the one that was originally on the right side of the light), picks up the leftovers and flies off with it
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This picture taken with iphone-binocular setup

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Post by SueB » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:25 pm

3/8/2020 - more of the adult flying off
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This picture taken with iphone-binocular setup
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Picture taken with Canon M50 - 200 mm lens
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Picture taken with Canon M50 - 200 mm lens

Here is a video of the argument and the adult flying off....a little shaky....need a tripod....next purchase. This was actually taken with an iPhone 8 hooked to a good set of binoculars that are very heavy so it's tough keeping things steady. Once I get the longer lens on the camera we may not need this binocular setup thing.....yet another purchase.

:vid: Adults arguing

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Post by SueB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:36 pm

3/16/2020 - Very Sad News about the eaglets at the Caloosa School nest. I just received the message below from Justin, my contact at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. I was so sad to hear this. I was not aware that there was a lightning rod on this light where the eagles are nesting. I have asked Justin if there is any way for them to take this lightning rod down during nesting season as it is likely not during the time when we experience lightning storms in this area. That occurs mostly during the Summer season. I know it may be asking for a lot since this nest is on school property but will wait to hear back whether this is something that could be changed.

For now I am praying that the one eaglet is able to survive their injury. I know s/he is in good hands at CROW. And to the Eaglet that passed, RIP. Soar high with E14, and watch over your sibling and parents. :cry1: :brknhrt:

”I have sad news in case you didn’t hear. Both eaglets at Caloosa middle school impaled their wings on the lightning rod on top of the light post. A rescue was coordinated this morning. One eaglet passed away the other was taken in for rehabilitation by CROW.”


Some pictures of both eaglets from March 1st as they spread their wings and perched above the nest.
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Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:58 pm

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Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:36 pm
3/16/2020 - Very Sad News about the eagles at the Caloosa School nest. I just received the message below from Justin, my contact at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. I was so sad to hear this. I was not aware that there was a lightning rod on this light where the eagles are nesting. I have asked Justin if there is any way for them to take this lightning rod down during nesting season as it is likely not during the time when we experience lightning storms in this area. That occurs mostly during the Summer season. I know it may be asking for a lot since this nest is on school property but will wait to hear back whether this is something that could be changed.

For now I am praying that the one eaglet is able to survive their injury. I know s/he is in good hands at CROW. And to the Eaglet that passed, RIP. Soar high with E14, and watch over your sibling and parents. :cry1: :brknhrt:

”I have sad news in case you didn’t hear. Both eaglets at Caloosa middle school impaled their wings on the lightning rod on top of the light post. A rescue was coordinated this morning. One eaglet passed away the other was taken in for rehabilitation by CROW.”
Oh Sue - I am so sorry to hear this. :cry1: What a way to end the season. :brknhrt:

If they can't remove the lightning rod, I wonder if the design can be modified, like maybe with a small crossbar on top where they could perch; it would seem it could still be conductive, though that's just a guess on my part.

Sending good thoughts to the young one in rehab - and big hugs to you. :grhug:

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Post by Sandy_W » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:05 pm

Sue, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of one of the eaglets. Know your heart is broken as you have been following them. So hoping the second one will survive and we know that eaglet is in great hands at Crow. As Judy said, maybe there is a modification to the design of the rod with the platform to make it safer for the eaglets and for the parents. I so hope so. Sending hugs....
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Post by SueB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:49 pm

JudyB wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:58 pm
SueB wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:36 pm
3/16/2020 - Very Sad News about the eaglets at the Caloosa School nest. I just received the message below from Justin, my contact at the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. I was so sad to hear this. I was not aware that there was a lightning rod on this light where the eagles are nesting. I have asked Justin if there is any way for them to take this lightning rod down during nesting season as it is likely not during the time when we experience lightning storms in this area. That occurs mostly during the Summer season. I know it may be asking for a lot since this nest is on school property but will wait to hear back whether this is something that could be changed.

For now I am praying that the one eaglet is able to survive their injury. I know s/he is in good hands at CROW. And to the Eaglet that passed, RIP. Soar high with E14, and watch over your sibling and parents. :cry1: :brknhrt:

”I have sad news in case you didn’t hear. Both eaglets at Caloosa middle school impaled their wings on the lightning rod on top of the light post. A rescue was coordinated this morning. One eaglet passed away the other was taken in for rehabilitation by CROW.”
Oh Sue - I am so sorry to hear this. :cry1: What a way to end the season. :brknhrt:

If they can't remove the lightning rod, I wonder if the design can be modified, like maybe with a small crossbar on top where they could perch; it would seem it could still be conductive, though that's just a guess on my part.

Sending good thoughts to the young one in rehab - and big hugs to you. :grhug:
Thank you Judy. And thanks for the idea on modifying the lightning rod. I will definitely be in touch with the wildlife people to ask if anything like that can be done.

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Post by SueB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:50 pm

Sandy_W wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Sue, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of one of the eaglets. Know your heart is broken as you have been following them. So hoping the second one will survive and we know that eaglet is in great hands at Crow. As Judy said, maybe there is a modification to the design of the rod with the platform to make it safer for the eaglets and for the parents. I so hope so. Sending hugs....
Thanks Sandy. It is such sad news for this nest.

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Post by SueB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:04 pm

I had sent a message to CROW to see if I could get an update on the 2nd eaglet and they just got back to me and unfortunately it is bad news, our 2nd eaglet did not make it. Here is their response:

Hi Sue. Unfortunately, the eaglet had very severe injuries to its wing that were not repairable and our veterinarians had to make the decision to humanely euthanize the eagle. I am sorry I do not have a better update for you!


I am going to go back to the nest in the next couple of days to see if the adults are still around, which I would expect they will be. I’m sure this pair is wondering what happened and will be around to mourn their loss.

Soar high young ones. I will miss seeing you grow into the great fledglings you would have become. :brknhrt: :cry1: 🦅

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Post by Sandy_W » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:25 pm

:brknhrt: :brknhrt: :brknhrt: Broken hearts, Sue.
“Eagles: When they walk, they stumble. They are not what one would call graceful. They were not designed to walk. They fly. And when they fly, oh, how they fly, so free, so graceful. They see from the sky what we never see.” – Unknown

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Post by JudyB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:51 pm

Really big hugs. :grhug: :hug: :grhug:

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Post by IrishEyes » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:15 pm

HI Sue... :hug: :brknhrt: :grhug:
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Post by SueB » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:37 pm

Thank you Sandy, Judy, and Bev for your support. It is very heartbreaking to have lost them both.

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Post by SueB » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:42 pm

3/20/2020 - I went to visit the nest today for the first time since the eaglets had passed. Unfortunately neither adult was in the area. Not sure where they may fly around to but since this location is new just in the last two years for this pair I also went to the location where I was told they were previously. They were not there either. They could be anywhere at this point. Unfortunately I have not learned where the eagles go when they are not in the immediately area of the nest but I did look around as we drove toward the nest area and also when we left and I did not see them.

I will go back from time to time to see if they return at any point.

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Post by IrishEyes » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm

Thanks Sue for the update .. that was hard to go here :hug: I am sure they are fine and getting on with their lives .. I hope you see them the next time you go there ! :hug:
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Post by Philjo56France » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:37 am

SueB wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:04 pm
I had sent a message to CROW to see if I could get an update on the 2nd eaglet and they just got back to me and unfortunately it is bad news, our 2nd eaglet did not make it. Here is their response:

Hi Sue. Unfortunately, the eaglet had very severe injuries to its wing that were not repairable and our veterinarians had to make the decision to humanely euthanize the eagle. I am sorry I do not have a better update for you!


I am going to go back to the nest in the next couple of days to see if the adults are still around, which I would expect they will be. I’m sure this pair is wondering what happened and will be around to mourn their loss.

Soar high young ones. I will miss seeing you grow into the great fledglings you would have become. :brknhrt: :cry1: 🦅
Hi Sue, Judy, Sandy, Bev,
only the fact to read the so sad story of these two eaglets lets come my :cry1:
Poor little guys, like you said they already joined E14 and the little DH9.
Fly free, fly high with always a full crop, you were not so far to embrace this beautiful sky with your superb wings :brknhrt:
I hope the human will be able to find very quickly a new technique for these lightnings rods. I share your sadness.
I will add these two eaglets in the "in memoriam" thread in the next day.
i will use your pics Sue and will name them CSN1 & CSN2 if it's not a problem for you. Let me know if you sent them another name.
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Post by SueB » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:38 am

IrishEyes wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Thanks Sue for the update .. that was hard to go here :hug: I am sure they are fine and getting on with their lives .. I hope you see them the next time you go there ! :hug:
Thanks Bev! I will continue to go check on the nest and will update each time I go. Hoping the eagles will be there the next time.

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Post by SueB » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:43 am

Philjo56France wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:37 am
SueB wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:04 pm
I had sent a message to CROW to see if I could get an update on the 2nd eaglet and they just got back to me and unfortunately it is bad news, our 2nd eaglet did not make it. Here is their response:

Hi Sue. Unfortunately, the eaglet had very severe injuries to its wing that were not repairable and our veterinarians had to make the decision to humanely euthanize the eagle. I am sorry I do not have a better update for you!


I am going to go back to the nest in the next couple of days to see if the adults are still around, which I would expect they will be. I’m sure this pair is wondering what happened and will be around to mourn their loss.

Soar high young ones. I will miss seeing you grow into the great fledglings you would have become. :brknhrt: :cry1: 🦅
Hi Sue, Judy, Sandy, Bev,
only the fact to read the so sad story of these two eaglets lets come my :cry1:
Poor little guys, like you said they already joined E14 and the little DH9.
Fly free, fly high with always a full crop, you were not so far to embrace this beautiful sky with your superb wings :brknhrt:
I hope the human will be able to find very quickly a new technique for these lightnings rods. I share your sadness.
I will add these two eaglets in the "in memoriam" thread in the next day.
i will use your pics Sue and will name them CSN1 & CSN2 if it's not a problem for you. Let me know if you sent them another name.
:grhug:
Thank you so much Philippe! I had not named the eaglets but love that you have given them appropriate names, and going forward in the next years will use the same naming convention. Thank you for adding them to the "in memoriam" thread.

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Post by Kitcat11848 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:13 pm

Hi Sue and everyone that has been watching this nest and following Sue’s posts. I am so sorry to hear about the tragic end of these 2 eaglets; Nature at it’s worst with human intervention by adding that lightning rod. I’m sure it has to be on the tower but hopefully some adaptation can be made. I hope Mom and Dad come back soon and you get to see them Sue. :grhug:
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Post by Philjo56France » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:53 am

Merci Sue for the photos and also the video i put them on the "in Memoriam" thread where both CSN1 and CSN2 joined our beloved missing ones.
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On your photo (01-03) i noticed "viewtopic.php?p=291917#p291917" that i'm pretty sure one eaglet had already a problem with this lightning rod. It wasn't harm at this time but if you watch well on the second and third pic, the left wing is already marked as there was a contact before…
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Post by SueB » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:10 pm

Philjo56France wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:53 am
Merci Sue for the photos and also the video i put them on the "in Memoriam" thread where both CSN1 and CSN2 joined our beloved missing ones.
viewtopic.php?p=300810#p300810

On your photo (01-03) i noticed "viewtopic.php?p=291917#p291917" that i'm pretty sure one eaglet had already a problem with this lightning rod. It wasn't harm at this time but if you watch well on the second and third pic, the left wing is already marked as there was a contact before… 2020-03-23_09h24_24.jpg
Take care my Friend
If you want to add or to change Something, please let me know. I will do it.
:huggie:
Thanks Philippe, I had noticed that at the time that I had posted it but didn't think too much into it at the time. Great observation! I will probably pass this on to the person I report to so that he is aware that this eaglet may have been injured prior to the last one which was fatal.

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Post by SueB » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:12 am

3/28/2020 - We went to check on the nest yesterday (Saturday) and found an Osprey at the nest.....he flew off shortly after we got there but I didn't see him leave as I was watching a vulture and another Osprey flying around....soon this one that was on the nest joined them as they flew around. I did not see the adult eagles in the area.
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Post by SueB » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:13 am

3/28/2020 - Pictures of the other Osprey and the Vulture, and then was actually able to capture all three in one shot
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Post by SueB » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:01 pm

Good afternoon!

2:30 pm - rainy day in Cape Coral....so what to do but head out and take a look around to see if there are any eagles around. Was surprised to see someone on this light post at the school football field. Kind of far away and I didn’t have my camera with the zoom lens. These pictures are from my iPhone. I couldn’t tell for sure if it was an Eagle but seemed to be the right shape and size. Hopeful that this pair is still together but am really hoping they go back to the tower they called home a couple years ago as it may be safer for eaglets there.
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Post by JudyB » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:54 pm

Thanks for the update, Sue - I do hope they find a safer place and have a much better year this time around.

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