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 Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge, History & Links to Tribute Threads
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Posted: Sep 6 2007, 07:43 AM


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The first year in an eagle's life is always a critical and tough one. They have to learn how to survive in the wild ... as they have not yet acquired hunting skills and also need to compete with other eagles for food.

Some may leave the relative safety of the Island/s they hatched .. and fledged on .. and go off on adventures new ... some return safely ... others do not.

This is the thread where we will post the links to the Tribute thread/s for all our beloved eagles that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge much too soon.

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We have also tried to give you a little history about the eagles .... who will always be ... Forever in Our Hearts


Rainbow Bridge Story/Poem

Added this video after seeing Angelfish321's post on August 17/08 :
In honor of our beloved juveniles that have crossed the Rainbow Bridge: Rainbow Bridge
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Posted: Sep 6 2007, 07:46 AM


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Eagles Over The Rainbow Bridge


Class of 1999

K-93


Class of 2002

A-02 - A-04


Class of 2005

A-36


Class of 2006

A-47 - A-50 - A-53 - A-54 - Alive? - A-56 - A-61 - A-62

K-62 - K-64


Class of 2007

A-63

K-71 - K-77


Class of 2008

A-65 - A-66

K-62 - K-71 - K-89


Class of 2009

K-96 - K-98 - K-99


Class of 2010

K-06 - K-07 - K-96 & K-09 - K-98


Class of 2011

K-14


Class of 2012

Untagged TH Eaglet

A-78 - A-83

K-22 - K-24 - K-27


Class of 2013

A-86

K-14 - K-29 - K-39
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Posted: Sep 6 2007, 08:07 AM


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................................................. A-61

A-61 was fostered into the West End Nest and later it was discovered she had a broken leg so she was removed from the nest and taken for surgery. Afterwards she made a good recovery and fledged successfully on Santa Cruz Island ... that is why she had blue wingblings.

Shortly afterwards she flew over to Anacapa Island but Dr Sharpe thought her transmitter may have malfunctioned because they hadn't received any data since August 19th, 2006.

Sept 1/06 ... Dr Sharpe said “We are getting sporadic data from the bird, but all the points are within a short distance of each other. We are hoping it may have dropped the transmitter, or has a favorite night roost (most of the data is from nighttime hours). We can't access Anacapa for most of the year because the brown pelicans are breeding there. It is the end of the breeding season now, so we should be able to get over there in the next month to look for this and other transmitters that we know have been dropped over there. Anacapa is the next island to the east of Santa Cruz”.

Oct 12/06 ... Dr Sharpe confirmed .. "We had been holding out hope for A-61, which had flown over to Anacapa and then we lost its GPS signal. Well, we were able to finally get to Anacapa today (about a 1 1/2 hour trip in an 18' Zodiac) and unfortunately found A-61's carcass in the bottom of a ravine. There is no way to tell what happened. The red-tailed hawks and peregrine falcons seem especially aggressive out there, so there could have been a confrontation with one of them, or with one of the other eagles that was out there at the time. Very sad, but at least now we know".


She was a very special eagle ... that overcame adversity ... and was taken from us ... and the world ... too soon.

Candle Light Vigil for A-61
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Posted: Sep 6 2007, 09:18 AM


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I couldn't find any photos of her. Will ask Jessica if they have any in the IWS archives.

September 20/06 IWS Update ....
"A-53 flew to the mainland a couple days ago, and her last GPS point was in northeast Ventura county, but I've already received a report of a blue-tagged bird in the Carrizo Plane , so I'm assuming she's still heading north. We'll find out in a couple days when we get another GPS download from her. Hopefully she shied away from the fires on the way through (I'm sure she did)"

October 3/06 IWS Update.
"As for A-53, the adventurous young eagle, we have new data on her travels. She decided to make the trip up to Fresno, CA and then traveled east, across the Sierra Nevada Mountains between Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks. She must have flown at 10,000 ft to cross in that location, a very impressive journey. She then dropped into the east side of the Sierras near Bishop and headed north to Mono Lake. Once at Mono Lake, she decided to turn around, heading back to Bishop, then back over the Sierras to the foothills outside Sequoia National Park where she now resides. She must be finding plenty of food to be able to fly such distances at variable elevations"

October 15/06 Dr Sharpe’s post in Questions ..

Q. "You all must be grieving too (about A-61). We're with you. Is everybody okay?"

A. "Everyone is doing fine. We expect about 33% mortality of the first year birds, but it is still difficult to find them. We actually just recovered another young bird near Fresno yesterday. I guess Fresno is not a good place for bald eagles. It was A-53, one of this year's releases ... She was just lying under a tree in a cow pasture. Can't tell what happened."

Unfortunately a Tribute thread was not made for A-53.


A-53 ... was an adventurous young eagle who travelled far ... we will never know what really happened to her ... Just that we will always remember her.

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...............................................................April 13, 2007 - August 15, 2007

August 20, 2007

The day that the Discussion Group members received the worst possible news about A-63 .... aka Limuw. A-63, BAD NEWS

After reading Jessica’s SC Update on August 15th and viewing the maps showing that Limuw had travelled to Northern Nevada. A-63 EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

..... we were concerned about him ... being so young and inexperienced and now in the desert .... our fears were justified.

The gentleman who stopped, and then phoned the IWS on August 15th with the news, spoke to Steffani ... because Dr Sharpe was on vacation ... and therefore the news of Limuw’s passing was not able to be released on the forum until August 20th.

We have since learned the identity of that Good Samaritan ... his forum name is Fireman Michael ... and he and his daughter Erin ... helped Limuw and through his biography Michael also gave the members closure.


A-63 - Limuw ... Pelican Harbor Nest, Santa Cruz Island : Tributes and Articles

Fireman Michael's Biography


JudyB's Chronology of Limuw's Life


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........................................................ To read how this plaque was placed in Nevada ... Go Here.
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.............................................. March 31/April 1, 2007 - September 2, 2007

K-71 ... along with his brother K-00 ... hatched on the Pinnacle Rock Nest on Catalina Island ... the first chicks to hatch naturally without human assistance since 1945.

We on the discussion board were thrilled and delighted ... as were the IWS biologists.

There is no EagleCam on this nest but we did get weekly updates about how the chicks were progressing and both fledged successfully.


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.............................................K-71 taking off from the nest ............................. K71 flying
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On September 2nd 2007 ... Steff went looking for K-71 ... she found him dead under a bush on the WE ridge.

Once again we mourn the loss of another eaglet of the Class of 2007


You too left us too soon K-71 .... but you did soar with the wind beneath your wings.
Limuw is waiting for you at The Rainbow Bridge. God Bless You!



K-71 ... Pinnacle Rock Nest, Catalina Island :Tribute link.
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...................................................... A-04 in 2005


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.................................................................................................. A-04 and her 2 chicks in 2008. (click on image to enlarge).


A-04 hatched on a nest near Juneau, Alaska. She was then brought to Santa Cruz Island and released from the North Hacktower in 2002.

With her mate .. K-11 .. she started a nest on the ground on SC Island ... the Grassland Nest ... a.k.a Malva Real .. and in 2006 they successfully hatched .. and fledged .. A-60 .. the second chick to hatch naturally on the Channel Islands since 1949.

In 2007 the nest failed. In 2008 A-04 laid 2 eggs in a similar location and both eggs hatched.

On April 24/08’s IWS Northern Islands Update ... Dave reported that the adults had appeared to have abandoned the nest for unknown reasons. They were observed tending the nest on Monday, April 14th but were not on the nest on the following Wednesday. One chick was dead and the other was missing.

The IWS team could only speculate as to what had happened .. it could have been due to territorial interactions with other eagles.
They knew that another adult with GPS telemetry had spent several hours in the area during the estimated time of abandonment.

On May 8/08 Jessica reported ... on the Northern Islands Update ... that following the nest failure ... they had noticed the GPS data on A-04 indicated she was not moving. They hoped she had just dropped her transmitter, but Jessica hiked to her last known GPS location and found her dead in the bottom of a ravine. Based on the circumstances surrounding the nest failure and A-04’s death, they think she got in a fight with another eagle while defending her chicks, and sustained injuries which led to her death.

This came as a complete shock to us all ... we did not expect this news ... yet we know that these are wild birds and Nature can be cruel.

Jessica posted some photos on this update to honor A-04. Here is the link to that update ... and the Beautiful A-04.


A-04 was a courageous mother who lost her life trying to save her chicks. She ... and the eaglets they would have become ... will be greatly missed
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........................................................................ K-77 on banding day

............................................................ April 9th, 2007 - June 16th, 2008


K-77 ... along with his sister K-03 ... hatched on the Seal Rocks Nest on Catalina Island.
These two chicks .. along with the Pinnacle Rock Nest chicks .. were the first ones to hatch naturally without human assistance since 1945.

We on the discussion board were thrilled and delighted ... as were the IWS biologists.

There was no EagleCam on this nest but we did get weekly updates about how the chicks were progressing and both fledged successfully.

On the Catalina Update on June 18/08 Steffani gave us the bad news that K-77 had been found floating off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. One of our eagle cam watchers had found him. He had probably tried to fly across the channel and didn’t quite make it to the mainland.

Once again we mourn the loss of another eaglet ... K-77 was the youngest eagle of the Class of 2007



You too left us too soon K-77 .... but you also soared with the wind beneath your wings.
Limuw and K-71 are waiting for you at The Rainbow Bridge. God Bless You!
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........................................................... A-66 aka Survivor



Survivor ... the only one of three eaglets to survive ... was found on April 29th after strong winds downed the 75 foot nest tree in the Eastman Lake area.
(Eastman Lake is in the Sierra foothills east of Merced.)

jojoflys’ post re Cathy’s story about Survivor.

Volunteers of Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation network took the eaglet to the Bird & Pet Clinic of Roseville where Dr Vicki Joseph and her husband Andy McBride cared for him until June 7/08.
On arrival at the clinic, Survivor was examined and found to have no broken bones or other apparent injuries.

Arrangements were made to transport the eaglet to Ventura so that he could be taken to SC and released from a Hacking Tower.
When these arrangements fell through other urgent arrangements had to be made .. and this was where forum member Jillers came in. She contacted Mike Wilson a pilot .. who contacted Jo his co-pilot and together with Stephanie of the IWS ...

Survivor made his first flight ... by plane!

On Sunday, June 8th Survivor was transported to Ventura ... where he met a new friend ... Spirit ... one of the eaglets from the Pelican Harbor nest ... and after a "Bon Voyage" send off from some of the A-49 Cruzers at the Harbour ... together they travelled by IP boat to Santa Cruz Island. Survivor had a new home on the Island.

Because he was not yet ready to fledge, his new home for the next few weeks was in a Hacking Tower which he shared with Spirit.

Survivor was banded prior to being placed inside and was now known officially as A-66.
He also had a GPS unit so he could be tracked by the IWS once he fledged.

We got various updates from the IWS Crew about Survivor and Spirit and both got along very well and on Sunday night, June 29th, 2008, the hack tower door was opened.

Monday morning, June 30th, A-66 had already taken off at first light. 

On Friday, July 4, the IWS Crew received GPS points that showed where A-66 was since he had left the tower. The GPS data showed he was still next to the hack tower and not moving that much, so they thought it would be a good idea to investigate where he was hanging out. Stephanie went out there the next day, and found him dead near the tower.

The cause of death is uncertain, but his body is being sent to a lab where scientists may be able to determine the cause.

This news came as a complete shock to the members of this forum!


A member .. Janna .. has arranged for a memorial plaque to be made and then placed on SC Island.
The inscription will read ... In loving Memory of our Eagle Survivor - A66 - 2008
You were with us for a brief time but you touched so many.
Rest in Peace sweet eagle ... Forever in our hearts, The Cruzers.



Survivor - A-66 - you were given a second chance at life but it was too short.
May you rest in peace and soar with all our beloved eagles who are at the Rainbow Bridge. You will never be forgotten.



Memories of A-66
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..................................................... March 30/April 1, 2008 - July 23, 2008


K-71 ... along with her brother K-70 ... hatched on the Pinnacle Rock Nest on Catalina Island.
This was the second successful year for natural hatchings on this nest

There is no EagleCam on this nest but we did get weekly updates about how the chicks were progressing and both fledged successfully.

K-71 was recently seen flying closely together with K-62 (the Seal Rocks eaglet) over the SR territory. They flew for a few minutes, they landed closely together and then both took off heading west.
Gulliver had a new friend

............................................Video by eaglegal: K-71 in SR Area. July, 20/08


On Monday, July 21/08 Steffani visited the east end again and saw K-71 fly and land close to the SR nest.
After an hour or so K-62 arrived in the area .. but soon he flew over the ridge.

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..................................................................K-71 on rocks in the SR territory

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By Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 .. K-71 had travelled across the island to the northern coast and Steff was searching for her as she was getting a mortality signal from K-71's radio.

We all hoped ... like Steff ... that she would just find a dropped radio, but after tracking her down for two days Steffani found K-71, deceased .. in some bushes .. on the slope of a cactus-covered hill between Toyon and Fox Campgrounds on the northeast part of the island.

........................................ Video by eaglegal: K-71's Last Location July 24th, 2008

....................................... Catalina Update: July 30th, 2008 - photos of finding K-71


Once again we mourn the loss of another eaglet of the Class of 2008


You too left us too soon K-71 .... but you did soar with the wind beneath your wings.
Limuw, Survivor and all the others that have passed are waiting for you at The Rainbow Bridge.
God Bless You!
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...............................................................April 1, 2008 - August 8, 2008



At 8:24a.m. on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 we watched a chick emerge from an egg on the PH Nest.
We were as thrilled as his proud parents .. K-10 and K-26 .. seemed to be!

Two days later on April 3rd his sibling successfully hatched too.

We watched as they competed for food. The older chick was more aggressive and demanded the food first. The younger chick learned to stand back and then he too got fed. We nick-named them Bobble and Wobble. They became best buddies and got along great, except when the food arrived!

Eventually .. through a poll conducted on the forum .. they were given the un-official names of Skye and Spirit

On May 19th, 2008 a sub-adult bald eagle attacked the chicks on the nest and they were sent crashing to the ground.
Calls were made to the IWS and a rescue unit arrived and found them both .. alive .. under the nest tree. Skye had a broken wing .. Spirit a broken beak.
Both were flown to the mainland and treated at the Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital in Lake Forest CA.
Their story made the news and people were shocked that this could happen.

Skye underwent a 1.25 hours surgery to fix his broken humerus bone and recovered well afterwards.
He and Spirit even got to meet several of the A-49 Cruzers .. at Dr Sharpe’s invitation .. on Saturday, June 7th at the vet’s clinic .. and became even more famous as a team from Animal Planet were also there to interview the Doctors and some of the Cruzers.

The sad part now though was he and Spirit were about to be separated.
Spirit had recovered well enough to be transported back to Santa Cruz Island the next day and be placed into a hacking tower .. because it was too late now to return both the eaglets to their nest as their parents had moved on from nesting duties.

On July 7th we received an update that the pins had been removed from his wing and that Skye was now in a flight cage and on July 14th some Cruzers gathered at Ventura harbor to say ‘Bon Voyage’ to him as he too was returning to his home .. Santa Cruz Island .. there he was banded as A-65 and placed in the hacking tower.

He wasn’t there long though because he fledged on July 17th .. he was ready to explore the island .. and explore he did.
His movements around the island indicated to the IWS Crew that he was healthy and moving between coves and cliffy terrain on the north shore of SC Island and he had stayed west of Pelican Harbor near Twin Harbors.

But on August 8th at 7:40a.m. Skye was found by Cedrick .. one of his rescuers on May 19th .. deceased .. floating and entangled in the Giant Kelp at Twin Harbors.

It is unclear why Skye died. Speculation is that he attempted to go into the water and got tied up in the kelp .. maybe escaping from gulls .. but there were no injuries on his body.

It is a sad blow to us all after watching A-65/Skye overcome the adversity of the attack in May.
So many people participated in helping him to recover .. to become healthy again .. so that he could be taken back to his home and then be free again on Santa Cruz Island

As Cedrick said “ The wilderness is a difficult place to survive and sometimes even extra help cannot guarantee survival”.




Skye .. A-65 ... we watched you hatch and grow into a beautiful eaglet.
We were thrilled when you finally returned home and fledged and started to explore and discover the delights of your Island .. but we lost you too soon.

Now you soar with your brother Limuw and all our beloved eagles who have also passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

.........................................................................You will never be forgotten.
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.........................................K-64 at Little Harbor on Catalina Island - March 17th 2008


K-64 hatched at the IWS Facilities from an egg removed from the Pinnacle Rock nest ... and he was fostered back into the same nest ... in 2006.

In January 2007 KLJinOz/Kath, her daughter Rachel and sister kljinusa/Karen took their tour of Catalina Island with Dr Sharpe and the first eagle that his radio tracking system ... set up on a different frequency for each bird ... picked up was K-64 ... who was about 8 months old at that time. They tracked him from the beach to a clump of gum trees, where they saw him perched on the higher branches.
They were so thrilled to see him.


Video by Ozzie: Looking for K-64


Throughout 2007 and most of 2008 K-64 was exploring all over Catalina Island.
He was seen feeding on a deer carcass .. being chased by K-33 out of the Twin Rocks territory and in Middle Canyon and Bulrush Canyon.

Dr Sharpe saw K-64 at Little Harbor on March 17th this year and took that super photograph of him that you see above.

On the Catalina Update on August 13/08 Steffani gave us the bad news that she had been searching for K-64 .. again hoping to find a dropped radio .. but instead she found his body .. deep in the bush of a coastal canyon near Empire landing.


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.................................................................................... Where K-64 was found

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............................................................. SoaringEagle.gif K-64 soared around his Island home. SoaringEagle.gif

Another eagle lost ... another sad day for all of us who love eagles.

We will never know what really happened to him .. but he .. like the other eagles who have passed ... will be forever in our hearts.

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..............................................user posted image.......................................................................... April 6th/7th 2008 - September 6th/7th 2008


K-89 ... along with his brother K-88 ... hatched on the Twin Rocks Nest on Catalina Island.
This was a very historic year for this nest as the eggs were left on the nest to hatch naturally this season after the success at the Pinnacle Rock and Seal Rocks nests last year.

It was difficult to follow the twins progress, as this nest is best observed from the water.

Both eaglets successfully fledged and quickly made friends with their cousins from the other nests on the island and they were all observed flying one day above the WE ridge.

Tuesday, August 19th, K-89 had to be helped out of the water on the southern coast of the WE. The people on the fishing boat scooped him up from the water and took him to the Bay Watch Office on the Isthmus Harbor at Two Harbors.

Dr Sharpe and Steffani headed over there and once they got there, Peter picked him up and put him in a carrier. They had talked about releasing him close to his territory where he would be more comfortable and where his parents could feed him so they picked a nice area west from TR ... and as soon as the door was opened ... K-89 lost no time in getting away from them!

Maybe both brothers had headed out towards the mainland together. K-88 made it ... the IWS got a call reporting that he had been spotted in the San Pedro area ... but K-89 landed in the water where he was fortunately rescued and then released.

On the September 10th Catalina Update Steffani gave us the sad news that K-89 must have being trying to reach the mainland once more ... and again he didn’t make it ... his body was found washed up on the shore by Huntington Beach.



...................................................Once again we mourn the loss of another eaglet of the Class of 2008.

K-89 .. you were an adventurous eaglet. You enjoyed soaring with your brother and cousins on your birth island ... and you tried twice to reach the mainland ... unfortunately that was not to be.

May you rest in peace and soar with all our beloved eagles who are at the Rainbow Bridge. You will never be forgotten.
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........................................................................ K-62 on banding day

............................................................ April 5th, 2008 - October 24th, 2008


K-62 .. aka Gulliver .. hatched at 7:19am on April 5th on the Seal Rocks Nest. His proud parents K-25 and K-34 kept him well fed with lots of fish and Mom/K-34/Grace loved spending time with him .. and he with her.

By May he was wingercizing all around the nest .. and getting really close to the edge .. which worried the viewers .. but he remained on the nest!

But even though he was growing up .. he still preferred Mom to feed him .. and whined .. a LOT .. when she waited to see if he would try to feed himself. We got to know his voice and whiny calls very well .. even when he was eating!
Gulliver was a character .. and we all loved him.

On May 27th he was banded .. and seemed to enjoy all the attention. On the photo above he is standing on a ledge, waiting to be returned to the nest, between his new friends Jim and Jeff.

Early June saw Gulliver starting to become more agressive when he grabbed and mantled the food brought into the nest .. and he could feed himself .. but he still loved all the attention he got from his Mommy. Now and again he would also throw .. what looked like a temper tantrum .. especially if he wanted to move some sticks around the nest .. and mom intervened .. or he needed room to do more wing exercises.
Dad would leave .. but Mom would just wait it out! K-62 was certainly an 'Eaglet with Attitude' .. very .. VERY .. vocal and LOUD!

Mid- June he started to move to an area off camera .. we could hear him .. but rarely saw him! Gulliver was always very vocal .. he chortled, squealed and shrieked .. especially when he saw a parent approaching the nest .. but boy .. was he adorable and we loved watching his antics.

Several days at the end of June we expected to see him fledge .. but Gulliver enjoyed his home comforts too much .. then on June 27th Mom arrived to an empty nest .. and we could hear distant peeping.
He had finally taken that courageous step .. and fledged .. although he still remained very close to the nest .. and we could still hear him! He had also started to make friends with his cousins on the Island.

July 25th .. Gulliver returned from his travels for a quick visit to the nest .. then away again to explore the canyons around his parent's territory. He returned to the nest again in August for brief visits .. and we know from the Catalina Updates that he remained on the Island during September and October.

But .. on the Catalina Update on October 29/08 .. Steffani gave us the bad news that Gulliver had been found, deceased, at Point Loma, just off the coast of San Diego. The Fish and Wildlife service had picked up his body and the IWS were notified on the afternoon of Friday, October 24/08.

We may never know what really happened to cause his death .. but are thankful that he was found .. and that he did get the chance to travel both on and off the Island.



.........................................Gulliver ... K-62 ... we watched you hatch and grow into a beautiful eaglet.

..................................You were a spoiled and whiny eaglet on ... and off the nest ... and we loved you dearly!

..................................Now you soar with all our beloved eagles who have also passed over the Rainbow Bridge.

................................................................... You will never be forgotten.
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...................................user posted image[/color] [color=ffffff]...................................................................... A-02 in 2009



A-02 hatched at the SF Zoo and was released from the North Hacktower on Santa Cruz Island in 2002.


In 2008 the IWS were thrilled when A-02 and A-28 decided to get serious and worked on a nest which became known as the Sauces Canyon Nest on Santa Cruz Island.

In March A-02 laid her egg/s and this was even more exciting news because this was the first all Santa Cruz Island eagle nest (both eagles were released on Santa Cruz Island)

Unfortunately the nest failed that year ... but we were hopeful that the pair would remain together and try again in 2009.

Which they did ... again using the same nest as the previous season ... and all seemed to be going well ... the egg/s were expected to hatch at the end of March ... but again ... the nest failed.

In May and June the pair were often seen together on their favourite cliffs at Kingston Point or at Christy Beach.

On the NCI Update .. July 22, 2009 .. Amanda and Stephanie informed us that A-02 had been found ... deceased ... in Pozo.




..................Another eagle lost ... another sad day for all of us who love eagles.

We will never know what really happened to her .. but she .. like the other eagles who have passed ... will be forever in our hearts.
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