Capture of U25: January 25, 2006
By Peter Nye, assisted by Kathy Michell and Sarah Shute.
sub-adult (4 yrs old) female, was captured along the Delaware River
on January 25, 2006.
was captured around noon this day, again, along with another immature
who happened to be unlucky enough to be there when U25 showed up.
This was actually a pretty exciting day for our team (Kathy Michell,
Sarah Shute and me), as we had lots of eagle activity all morning,
including a great sighting of a sub-adult golden eagle, something
quite a bit rarer than bald eagles here in New York. Not only did
we watch this golden eagle play around with some of the immature
balds, soaring and chasing, but it later came down to our carcass
and began feeding! This is quite a rare occurrence/opportunity,
and as we were deciding about the capture, after feeding only 3
minutes, it took off and didn't return, making the decision easy
for us. The day turned out well anyway, when U25 showed up a bit
about the little hood and how biologists prepare birds that are fitted
with satellite transmitters.