Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 23, 1998
Today's Report Contains
Latest Satellite Migration Data
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Field Notes from Biologist Peter Nye
Here's the latest news from New York. Will these eagles continue to migrate or are they already on their nests? Nye summarizes the whereabouts of each of his eagles below, then asks you to consider the questions that are running through his mind right now.
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From: Peter Nye
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(Hint: When do birds in this area of NY begin nesting?) We are still surveying and seeing wintering birds along the lower Hudson (as of 16 March). I suspect, however, that any winter birds will be leaving the area by the end of the month. We just got about 6" of snow throughout the valley Saturday night, which might keep birds here a few days longer.
Field Notes from Biologist Jim Watson
Anticipation is building as we wait for these eagles to take off...Hoping they might fly over the weekend, we waited for the latest news from Jim Watson. Here's what he wrote this morning.
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From: Jim Watson
No major movements yet...The new records for #12 show she'd moved inland, but those for #13 just a few minutes ago suggest he moved up the river slightly. Unfortunately, I didn't hear from #05 on time (she should be coming on every 5th day now, so don't know what her status is).
In regard to when the birds will leave, my guess is that #05 may already be moving, and #16 will likely go by early this week. Since #05 is a breeder, and she departed on 3/15 last year, she is probably going if she is not gone already. This is based on my observation that other breeders in the satellite work we've done have departed within 3 or 4 days in consecutive years. Since #16 is a non-breeder, or at least was last year, his departure time may be variable around last year's date of 3/24."
Same Time, Same Place?
We've included last spring's data for eagles #05 and #16 below. How do their migrations compare so far?
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The Next Bald Eagle Migration Update will Be Posted on April 6, 1998.
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