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Eagles in North Fort Myers, Florida

 
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Feb 09, 2016 18:11 |  #1

There was some drama at the eagle's nest in North Fort Myers today. The younger of the two eaglets got one of its feet entwined in some fishing line that was either brought in with a fish or with some nesting material. Florida Fish & Wildlife made the call that since the issue was man-caused, they had reason to intervene, so a huge tall boom truck was brought in to remove the fishing line and the baby, who is about 10 days old. Its foot was both entangled and swollen, and it is now at a local rehab place, hopefully to be returned to the nest soon. These pics of the adults were taken a few hours after the baby was removed. If eagles can be upset, these were.
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Feb 09, 2016 18:24 |  #2

Nice set Ian!


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Feb 09, 2016 18:40 as a reply to  @ mandokid1's post |  #3

Beautiful photos. One of my neighbors called me this morning over a tangled up hawk. Turned out to be a Red-tailed hawk with the cheap nylon birdnetting tangled up around its feet getting him stuck in some bushes. Got him cut loose, no signs of injuries or malnutrition so I turned it loose. Netting and fishing line are two things that get birds in a lot of trouble here.


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Feb 09, 2016 18:44 |  #4

Beautiful shots, sad story. Fingers crossed for the little guy


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Feb 09, 2016 21:32 |  #5

Hope everything goes well for the family. Thanks for sharing the story. Beautiful shots, Ian.


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Feb 09, 2016 21:41 |  #6

mandokid1 wrote in post #17892224 (external link)
Nice set Ian!

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Beautiful photos. One of my neighbors called me this morning over a tangled up hawk. Turned out to be a Red-tailed hawk with the cheap nylon birdnetting tangled up around its feet getting him stuck in some bushes. Got him cut loose, no signs of injuries or malnutrition so I turned it loose. Netting and fishing line are two things that get birds in a lot of trouble here.

CaptBob wrote in post #17892244 (external link)
Beautiful shots, sad story. Fingers crossed for the little guy

ldn323 wrote in post #17892443 (external link)
Hope everything goes well for the family. Thanks for sharing the story. Beautiful shots, Ian.

Thanks folks. I'm glad they decided to help the little one. If they see something go wrong that wasn't human caused they let it run its natural course, but like Beekeeper said, fishing line is a real problem for birds of all types.


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Feb 09, 2016 23:23 |  #7

Great set Ian.


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Feb 10, 2016 04:12 |  #8

Very cool set Ian.


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Feb 10, 2016 04:44 |  #9

Well done, Ian. Hope for the youngster's return and full acceptance by sibling and parents.


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Feb 10, 2016 06:47 |  #10

Peter2516 wrote in post #17892561 (external link)
Great set Ian.

budcam wrote in post #17892698 (external link)
Very cool set Ian.

ardeekay wrote in post #17892705 (external link)
Well done, Ian. Hope for the youngster's return and full acceptance by sibling and parents.

Thanks Peter Dan and Rog. This is the baby at the rehab centre ... Not my shot.


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Feb 10, 2016 07:30 |  #11

Unfortunate. Curious if it will be accepted back into the nest. I would think getting it back ASAP is important. Would be a shame to get it fixed up only to have it shunned by the parents upon return.




  
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Unfortunate. Curious if it will be accepted back into the nest. I would think getting it back ASAP is important. Would be a shame to get it fixed up only to have it shunned by the parents upon return.

Apparently they did some research first. This type of thing has been done before at other locations and it seems that when the baby is re-nested, the parents and sibling accept it back and resume where they left off. Nothing is a certainty though, I think you're right that if they can get it back quickly it would be the best, as this is a critical imprinting period for the baby.


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Feb 10, 2016 08:05 |  #13

BTW great shots. Just realized I never said that!




  
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Feb 10, 2016 09:24 |  #14

I was following this story yesterday too. Can't imagine what an ordeal that must have been for people and Eagles. That boom truck was quite impressive too! Oh, nice photos Ian!


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Feb 10, 2016 16:49 as a reply to  @ SJC from VT's post |  #15

Ha, thanks Sandy. The update is that E8 seems to be OK, no surgery required, he has circulation through his whole leg and is eating well. I just hope they get him back to the nest asap.

"E8 continues to show signs of improvement and is responding well to treatment. The swelling has reduced significantly since yesterday and blood is flowing to the toenails. E8 will continue to receive physical therapy to help reestablish circulation. At this time, no surgery will be needed."


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