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Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:09 pm

Opening this topic for reports on BACA03's activities.

We don't know much about this eagle yet, except that he or she was tagged in December 2018, probably near the Vancouver Landfill in Delta, BC - the full report will be here when David Hancock has a chance to write it - https://hancockwildlife.org/our-project ... ge/baca03/

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Re: Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:33 pm

February 12, 2019
Here are a few views of BACA03's travels since s/he was tagged. The first picture is from the interactive map on our website (link in previous post), and the second is from the Animal Tracker app I have on my iPhone.
20190212a_BACA03.jpg
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The place on the left where s/he visits is the landfill; and perhaps there's a nest in the area on the right. I'm not actually from BC, but I'm pretty sure that the eagle's primary activity is in Surrey; White Rock doesn't extend that far inland, and is surrounded on three sides by Surrey.

And this is a closer look at the area where the eagle has been spending most of his/her time.
20190212c_BACA03.jpg

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Re: Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:43 pm

These three images show the eagle's activity in the last two weeks (an option in Animal Tracker); the first one shows the activity except for one trip to the landfill - so the eagle seems to be concentrating on this area, and finding enough food here that he or she doesn't need to go to the landfill.
20190212d_BACA03.jpg

This is a closer look at the area where the eagle seems to be most active.
20190212e_BACA03.jpg

And this is the same map showing what the area is like, rather than the location.
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Re: Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:54 pm

I've learned a bit more about BACA03 from David Hancock - he is a 6-year-old male who was banded by OWL as a fledgling, and this may be his first nesting season. I'm hoping to get more details soon - but from the tracking information, it looks to me as if he nested in Surrey and did a lot of his "shopping" at the Delta landfill:
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Around August 19, BACA03 headed North - and disappeared from the map. Unfortunately, I did not take a picture of the map when that happened - and fortunately, we now know where he's been!
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I think his path ended at the turn just below the S in Surrey, and I'm sure he went by some cell towers after that, but I'm guessing by the time of his next upload, he was in a valley in a fairly remote area north of Squamish. Here's the area along the Squamish River where he spent his month's vacation; I switched to satellite view to show that there were lots of trees and mountains around.
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continued in next post....

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Re: Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:19 pm

Continuing BACA03's summer travels....

As of September 20, BACA03 was headed South again (the red dot is where he was when the tracker recorded his position for the day)
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And he's now back in his territory - earlier than most, though that could be because he's young.
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Re: Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:32 pm

It looks as if BACA03 was just taking a quick break from the salmon to check on his nest - when he checked in yesterday (September 22), he was heading north again:
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Re: Tracking BACA03

Post by JudyB » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:03 pm

October 1, 2019

Here's BACA03's travels for the last two weeks (starting around September 17):
20191001_BACA03a.jpg

And a closer look at where he's been since September 29 - I think he's home! :love:
20191001_BACA03b.jpg

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