Title: Catalina Update
Description: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012
eaglegal - July 4, 2012 11:14 PM (GMT)
Hello eagle fans,
We’ve been tracking down the fledglings on the island and making sure the parents continue to care for them.
The Seal Rocks eaglets must be just days away from leaving their nest territories and getting ready to take off on their own searching for food. As of yesterday, they were still exploring their nest canyon and I was able to get close visuals on both, but I know that’s about to change very soon.
Last week I spend a few hours trying to find these two. Their signals were coming in quite strongly but I could not spot them. They weren’t even begging so I just had to wait. After a few hours, K21 finally popped out of the bushes and got a bit startled when it so me there.
I was able to get a nice shot, too bad I don’t have a better camera or it would have been a calendar photo!
One of the parents perched far away at the SR point
One of the young ones perched near by
eaglegal - July 4, 2012 11:17 PM (GMT)
And one behind a bush
Another parent perched in the shade below the nest
And the noisy sea lions who are even noisier now that they have pups! They are so little and adorable, they sound just like sheep!
I made a video from last week’s and this week’s flights, it just never gets old. Hope you enjoy it!
I have been checking on K22, and on very hot days!
Hiking down the canyon
Looking into the canyon to the nest and their favorite snag
After about an hour there, I finally spot K22 perching on a branch close to the water tank and the camp
eaglegal - July 4, 2012 11:21 PM (GMT)
Let’s play the spotting game. Can you see him?
As I was getting ready to leave, a couple of ravens perched near him and started harassing him… they are so daring!
I made a short video too
I surveyed another section of the island last week but other than a peregrine falcon flying by me incredibly fast, I did not spot any eagles.
Looking at Silver Canyon
Towards the Palisades
In other news, now that the 2012 Nest Adoption Challenge has ended, we are in the process of drawing numbers and announcing the winners of their prize or choice of prizes, so keep an eye out for an email from Pete because there are a lot of winners!
Happy Forth from a fully packed Avalon Harbor!
Until next week,
silveregal - July 4, 2012 11:44 PM (GMT)
Great update Steff Thanks.
SoCal Lady - July 4, 2012 11:46 PM (GMT)
BEAUTIFUL UPDATE STEFFANI--SR K21 is a very robust healthly looking eaglet! RS K22 and "friend". . :D
On an important personal note Steffani...I was so excited about your news last week...I neglected to send along Congratulations to your Sweetheart Fiance as well. :)^ Please accept my apologies.
sunnyland7 - July 4, 2012 11:52 PM (GMT)
Thank you! :><:
So good our eagles are doing so well :D
What gorgeous views you get to see!!!!!!!!
Keep Safe!!!!! :Hugs:
cdn-cdn - July 5, 2012 12:11 AM (GMT)
Naturegal - July 5, 2012 12:21 AM (GMT)
Steffani for a great update, take good care of yourself. :}^
Eagle Duo - July 5, 2012 12:24 AM (GMT)
Great update, Steffani! Love the pictures and the videos! :><: :><:
Be careful hiking while searching for those elusive fledglings!
elgan - July 5, 2012 01:05 AM (GMT)
Another fabulous update - thank you Steffani!
Have a good 4th & take care
Patti119 - July 5, 2012 03:36 AM (GMT)
Thank you Steffani! I so miss the SR pair! :)
I do wonder how the boats find their way out of their 'parking place'! :) rofl
raycyn - July 5, 2012 05:46 AM (GMT)
Ah Steff, great update as usual,and what a surprise on a holiday even. You have no idea how much we are going to miss you and your wonderful sense of humor. Please be careful hiking in those hills - I know you are :) Thanks again for all you do!
Cindy in Oregon <3 <3 <3
klemon - July 5, 2012 02:16 PM (GMT)
Fantastic update Steffi and on the 4th no less. Really going to miss you. Thanks for all you do. klem in Illinois <3 <3 :**:
janmoser - July 5, 2012 09:21 PM (GMT)
Great update Steffi and kicker.
You must have the best eyesight!
Thanks again. Boy am I going to
miss you so much :'(
pescychick - July 5, 2012 10:48 PM (GMT)
Thank you for the update Steffani !! We appreciate them so much especially now with the eaglets leaving the nest and all of us praying that they will return just one more time so we can see them again.
Be careful on your hikes !!! We sure are going to miss you. But, happy for your next nesting adventure.
summer818 - July 5, 2012 11:37 PM (GMT)
Steffani, thank you for taking the time on the 4th to give us an update and beautiful pictures. :><: :<S><:
torreycat - July 7, 2012 04:25 AM (GMT)
Steffani--I will never again see a bald eagle in the wild without thinking of you! Your attachment to the eagles and the island is so evident in your great updates and beautiful pictures and video--thank you!