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Tracking TERF15/Croydon Jr

Post by JudyB » Sat Sep 11, 2021 3:01 pm

Link to TERF15's Tracking Map

TERF15 was tagged and banded on August 18, 2021, at the OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society facility in Delta, BC. I'm hoping to get more information soon, but I believe he was one of two chicks raised this year by our tagged eagle BACA03 and his mate.  Both eaglets ended up on the ground, and TERF15 was rescued and taken to OWL.  (I think I heard that the other one was later seen flying, but I need to check that as well.)  He was checking in fairly often for a week or so, and we haven't heard anything from him since then.  Being ever the optimist, I'm hoping that's because he headed north and is somewhere with more salmon than cell towers - and if we're lucky, he'll be heading south again soon, so we may get more updates.

Added - TERF15's parents were the eagles on the Croydon Nest before the tree was vandalized and they had to move (details here) - so we're calling TERF15 Croydon Jr.


Adding two pictures of TERF15, courtesy of Myles Lamont
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Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:25 pm

Here is the map of TERF15's initial travels, and I think he ended up in an area where there are lots of places to hide from cell towers, so I'm hoping we'll hear from him again soon.
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I don't have official confirmation yet, but think he is male - and whichever he is, this shows that he last checked in from somewhere near Squamish, which is an area where his father BACA03 also goes for summer break (and sometimes disappears from the cell towers for a while).
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Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:29 pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021


TERF15 Has Checked In!



TERF15 was banded and tagged at OWL on August 18, having been rescued after ending up on the ground, and checked in from a bit further north on August 24 - and then nothing.

Until now.

Here's where he's been the last two months:
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Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:39 pm

He was in Squamish on August 24.
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Two days later, he was quite a bit further up the coast.
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Here's a closer look at the area where he spent a couple of days - Fang Peak is 280 kilometers or 174 miles from Squamish.
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Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:57 pm

Pulling the map back a bit, you can see that the area where he spent most of the time is south of Bella Coola and Bella Bella, so only about half way to Alaska. Several of this year's fledglings flew up to Alaska (which totally amazes me) - so it's interesting to see one taking a different path.
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He stayed in that area through August 29, then moved a bit further north and west from August 30 through September 22. Here's a closer look at that area (which is the top part of the circuit on the picture above).
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There is a small river there, though I didn't see its name. Here's a closer look at part of it in Map view.


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Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:10 pm

On the 23rd he crossed the Rivers Inlet and ended up where the light orange dot is. Lots of inlets - but not a lot of evidence of people living there, which may be how he stayed out of touch for so long.
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He stayed there until September 28 - I zoomed in to show that he appeared to be exploring an inlet or some body of water.
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He went most of the way around the loop out to Watson Island on the 29th, then took a couple of days to go from near Greaves Island back to the dot where the paths cross, arriving back there on October 2nd.
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Post by JudyB » Thu Oct 21, 2021 5:19 pm

He stayed in the area where the lines meet until October 13, then started moving slowly east; here's where he was on the 17th.
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And then he started heading back down the coast; by this afternoon, he was near Madeira Park, south of Powell River - and getting close to Vancouver!
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Post by Lynne » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:09 pm

TERF15/Croydon Jr - love the name :D

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Post by Lynne » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:22 pm

Tracker reports for the last couple of days
October 21st - Nelson Island
October 23rd - 11:00am - further south, near the Sunshine Coast highway
5:00pm - inland a bit, near cleared area, forest, a river (satellite image)
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Post by Lynne » Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:27 pm

October 24th - northeast of Sechelt
October 25th - further south
look how close TERF15/Croydon Jr is getting to Vancouver!
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Post by Lynne » Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:32 pm

October 26th - east of Vancouver
5:00pm - TERF15 by Pitt River where it empties into the Fraser River
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Post by Lynne » Wed Oct 27, 2021 4:39 pm

October 27th - TERF15 on south side of Fraser River
8:00am - just south of Belmont Golf Course
compare location relative to Dad's territory - BACA03 locations in red
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Re: Tracking TERF15/Croydon Jr

Post by Lynne » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:02 am

October 29th tracker check in this morning
from previous location TERF15 was next located east to more suburban area
2:00pm, Oct 27th - north side of Fraser River, west side of Silvermere Lake
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Post by Lynne » Fri Oct 29, 2021 11:03 am

October 27 - 29th, more details of tracker sites in this area
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Post by Lynne » Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:03 am

October 30th
7:47am - TERF15 in same area, attending to breakfast?
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Post by Lynne » Mon Nov 01, 2021 1:03 pm

October 31st - November 1st tracker check - TERF15 continues in same area - Stave River is popular fishing area.
October - November is Chum salmon season :D
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Post by Lynne » Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:55 pm

November 2 update
@7:45 and 8:00am - TERF15 appeared to be in the shallows of the Stave River - likely breakfast buffet area
yesterday @5:00pm - in trees on west side of Silvermere Lake, perhaps a quiet night roosting area?
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Post by Lynne » Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:13 pm

November 3-4, TERF15/Croydon Jr continues at Stave River and Slivermere Lake environs
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Post by Lynne » Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:22 pm

November 5th
TERF15 continues in same area
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Post by Lynne » Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:47 pm

November 5-
5:00pm - in trees by Silvermere Lake
November 6
8:02am - at spot mid-Stave River
exactly same location on map as Nov 5th at 8:02am -
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Post by Lynne » Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:53 pm

November 6-7th check in - TERF15/Croydon Jr has continued his routine
5pm in the trees
8:30am - at island/shallow area mid Stave River - presumably dining on salmon
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Post by Lynne » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:41 am

November 8th - 7am mid Stave islands
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Post by Lynne » Tue Nov 09, 2021 10:43 am

November 9th -
8:33am update - TERF15 mid Stave River isles again
routine continues for now :D
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Post by Lynne » Wed Nov 10, 2021 7:39 am

November 10th - TERF15
7:02am - check in near west shore, shallows of Stave River
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Post by Lynne » Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:58 am

November 11th
7:32am - TERF15/Croydon Jr tracked to Stave River salmon buffet
like Croydon Sr, Jr seems to be a creature of habits
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Post by Lynne » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:30 am

Good Morning - November 12th,
7:32am - TERF15 at the Stave River breakfast buffet
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Post by Lynne » Sat Nov 13, 2021 2:57 pm

November 12th -
4:00pm - along western shore side of Silvermere Lake
November 13th -
7:02am - in shallow/isles of Stave River - breakfast time
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Post by Lynne » Sun Nov 14, 2021 10:40 am

November 13th - night check in
10:04-6pm - 4 tracker points show TERF15 moved among trees
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