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Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 18th, 2016, 10:38 pm
by Birdfriend
19.October

:loveshower: Early morning branching.
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Then he jumps down to the nest, because curra wongs him attacked.
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Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 18th, 2016, 11:35 pm
by Birdfriend
SE17 branched again, but later he slipped down. :bow: (again attacked from currawongs)
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Here better to see, I hope he will be good after this event.
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from chat:
17 got bothered by curras on pb branch then fell to lower branch on tree nest . Then curras divebombed him anf he went to other branches on right below nest tree

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 12:00 am
by Mamicja
:hi:
6:58 SE 17 was sitting on parent's branch and was dive bombed by currawongs. He slipped off the branch and caught limb below nest.
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The he flew to the other branch. I hope he will manage to get back to the nest :nod:
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Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 1:07 am
by Birdfriend
SE17 tried to come back, but then he fells down. The cam operator searching for him, but until now they haven't found him. Fingers crossed for him.

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 2:05 am
by lucman
yes that's sad, at least SE was at that age already, so we have a hope that everything ends well.

06:57:30 +

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/92354923

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 3:49 pm
by Birdfriend
Every season gives it dramas in this nest. The rescue from SE17 remind me on the tragedy with poor SE15 in last year.
I hope really, that SE17 will healthy.

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Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 3:55 pm
by Birdfriend
A video from liberty1998 about SE17s misfortune.
https://youtu.be/0C0GMwnH4T4

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 4:18 pm
by lianaliesma
Here is the comment from Shirley, project team, why the eaglet could not be put back in the nest at once:
"We have to wait and see what the vet says first, they are looking at SE17 tomorrow morning.
The forest is a protected area (not because of the eagles, because of the species) so the guardians of it are National Parks & Wildlife (NP&W) and Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA). Multiple levels of government authority. If they decide that it is not safe to put SE17 back, that's it. The only authorised tree climbers via SOPA are the arborists we use to put the cameras up. They are not licensed raptor handlers, so we are not allowed to use them.
A few weeks ago we were hoping to band SE17 and already encountered this problem. There is no cherry picker access to the nest. One of the people who work on the Powerful Owl project "might" be able to assist but he was not available due to exams when we last checked. There are no other options.
Assuming we were able to get the Powerful Owl resource, SOPA and National Parks would have to determine if it was worth the risk. ie. if they rope climbed up to nest, what if they released SE17 and he/she jumped straight back off and died OR what if he/she was ok for another day or two and the same thing happened. It's not an easy decision.
So to answer your question, it is our unique situation rather than broad Australian regulations."

Not easy at all... :puzzled:

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 7:11 pm
by Kinga83
Birdfriend wrote:Every season gives it dramas in this nest. The rescue from SE17 remind me on the tragedy with poor SE15 in last year.
I hope really, that SE17 will healthy.
Yes, this is definitely a miserable nest :cry:

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 8:11 pm
by Solo
Kinga83 wrote:... Yes, this is definitely a miserable nest :cry:
and/or miserable environment (in the Homebush Bay area and in the Parramatta River) :rant:

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 19th, 2016, 10:34 pm
by Birdfriend
update from Eagle Cam:
One additional comment regarding SE17 being on the ground.
Several people have mentioned that we should have left him/her on the ground, parents would feed, and eventually he'd get back up in to the tree canopy.
While that approach may be feasible in some locations it is not appropriate here. There are foxes in the area. In fact, a fox was seen approx. 100 metres away from SE17 (nest area) this morning.
Fortunately "we" managed to secure the area around SE17 before the fox got there. Yes, they usually hunt at night, but I guess if they are hungry they will also hunt in daytime.

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 21st, 2016, 10:21 am
by Mamicja
:hi:
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), Sydney Olympic Park Authority and BirdLife Australia successfully returned the fledgling White-bellied Sea-Eagle to a safe place near its original nest today. We will continue to monitor its progress over coming days.
:loveshower: :loveshower: :loveshower:

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 21st, 2016, 1:06 pm
by Solo
Mamicja wrote:... successfully returned the fledgling White-bellied Sea-Eagle to a safe place near its original nest today. We will continue to monitor its progress over coming days ...
:loveshower: :2thumbsup: :D

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 21st, 2016, 7:58 pm
by Kinga83
Good news :D

And also some important yesterday information from FB page, EagleCAM :loveshower:
# NEWS # 2:40pm. We just heard from the zoo. SE17 is very healthy.

# UPDATE - SE17 is male.

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 21st, 2016, 9:14 pm
by lucman
what a wonderful news, let's hope that we will see all the family together soon, hopefully through LIVE Cam.

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 22nd, 2016, 12:04 am
by Lubaska
Situation is changing every minute.

Little one was brought back to forest... left in the nest (not in original one) but the seaglet flew from the nest very quickly.

Now nobody knows if and when and where it will be seen again. :puzzled:

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 22nd, 2016, 4:56 pm
by Birdfriend
from Eagle cam team:
On the recommendation of the vet at Taronga Wildlife Hospital, SE17 was returned to the forest yesterday. We placed him on nest 2, which we could safely reach with a cherry picker.
​We left fish and green leaves in this other nest. SE17 was not handled, but was carefully placed in the nest straight from the carry box. We retreated as soon as we could. Unfortunately the eaglet flew from the nest shortly afterwards. Now it is up to the eagles themselves.
https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM/v ... 871174696/ :puzzled:

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 23rd, 2016, 6:44 pm
by Birdfriend
23.October

SE17 was seen on the saltmarsh. Some crows attacked him. :bow:
Nobody knows at this time, if SE17 got food from his parents in meanwhile.

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I hope, that he is well.

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 23rd, 2016, 6:48 pm
by Birdfriend
from FB:
...We were very concerned at the submissive posture and apparent poor condition of 17. We circled around and approached by a different direction. Again to our surprise, he took off and flew a short distance.
We left him safe (I hope) apparently in a tree. Still being swooped. I am unsure that he has been fed.
Hopefully tomorrow the parents will bring food and he stays in this safe area.

Re: White-bellied Sea Eagles in Australia ~ 2014

Posted: October 26th, 2016, 10:20 pm
by Birdfriend
Update from forum member MpMom:
Trying to stay positive but it is hard [deepsigh]

Lib posted an update on the closed Sea Eagle Cam group, https://www.facebook.com/Sea.EagleCAM/p ... 2047645445.

There are fifty volunteers led by Judy doing a bird count in the area today nest time. Steven and his partner Shirley looked for SE17 from Friday through Sunday. Cathy Cook was out at sunrise yesterday morning nest time looking. The park rangers and security people have been asked to report any sightings.

Lib pointed out that fledglings disappearing from human view is not at historically unusual. In 2011 S2 was not seen for a month then was not seen again for five months. In 2012 S4 was not seen after fledge for nearly a month. He and his sister were only seen occasionally around the river before moving on in a couple of months.

If SE17 is found injured or unable to fly he will be rescued again.

Lib requested that locals do not feed SE17 or his parents.

The rental for cherry picker used to put SE17 back into N2 cost several thousand dollars so they would appreciate donations.