Eastern Bald Eagle Migration Update: March 28, 2000
Today's Report Includes:
Field Notes from Biologist Peter Nye
"Eagle #F81 is back online--and he's moving!! YIPPEE! I was concerned that something may have happened to him, because I didn't get any good readings between March 11th and 20th. (The reading I got on March 13 was a bad fix--yet it looks like he might have been in New Hampshire at the time.) I had to check back in the office about the battery voltage readings--and luckily the voltage looks good. As of Saturday, he was continuing his northerly rambling--a relief!
"The biggest surprise of the week: Both Eagle #K70 and #K72 are headed way, way west! These are interesting moves, considering that they are both captures from the St. Lawrence this winter. Eagle #K70 embarked on a major move on 22 March, putting her to the north and way west of the Wellesley Island capture site. Looks like she is following the path of #K72, and is wasting no time! She seems to be on a mission, and as of Saturday she'd leapt beyond #K72.
Even the Expert Has to Guess Where They'll Nest
"Hey, nobody will really remind me of these guesses later on will they? Eagle #K72 has already moved beyond my prediction! (See below.) Of course, you realize that I already know where last year's birds are headed--and I think #K58 is already on her nesting territory. But here are all my predictions, including those for the two new birds that haven't yet arrived on their nest sites, #K72 and #K72:
"Here are some of the clues I watch for:
Which Way Are They Heading?
Discussion of Challenge Question #13
Last week we asked Challenge Question #13: "In which direction in Eagle #K72 heading? How does this compare to the heading of the other eagles so far?"
Timmy of Plano, Texas responded:
"Sign that boy up!" exclaimed Peter Nye. "I could use him in my office!"
How to Respond to Today's Challenge Question
1. Address an e-mail message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. In the Subject Line of your message write: Challenge Question #15
3. In the body of your message, answer the question above.
The Next Bald Eagle Migration Update Will be Posted on April 4, 2000.
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