Tracking TERF02

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Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:45 am

Opening this topic for reports on TERF02's activities.

We don't know much about this eagle yet, except that he or she was tagged in December 2018 - the full report will be here when David Hancock has a chance to write it - https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/terf02/.

Here's a picture of David with TERF02:
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:04 pm

Here (from the website above) is a map of TERF02's initial travels.

It looks as the tag was turned on December 12, 2018, and then TERF04 spent a couple of days in Washington State before heading to Delta, where he or she spent a couple of months.
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:08 pm

Here are two views of the area where TERF02 spent the last couple of months - first is in map view like the two previous screenshots - and this shows that he or she was near the Vancouver Landfill, which is a popular place for eagles to gather in the winter - but it looks as if TERF04 was more interested in the Deas Island Regional Park.
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This is the same map in satellite view:
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Re: Tracking TERF02

Post by JudyB » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:24 pm

On February 21, TERF02 decided it was time to head north - the dot is where he or she was at 5 am that morning (so actually s/he probably left on the 20th - it was pretty dark for him/her to have been flying before 5 am!).
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And here's where he is now (March 1) - all the way up to Prince Rupert!
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That's about 750 km or 450 miles.

If you look at the map and open the little calendar icon at the top, you can click on a day and see where he was that day - and he didn't go that far between the 22nd and the 24th - which makes me think s/he flew a long ways some of those other days!
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TERF04 is getting close to the Alaskan Panhandle - I wonder if s/he will spend the summer in Alaska, the way some of the eagles that were tagged in early 2018 did.

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