Astronomy Picture of the Day

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eagle

We watched the progress at seaturtle.org of our co-co adopted Eagle, Virgil Caine
The trackers attached a radio to her when she was young and they track her progress
migrating up and down the East coast. She came near here sort of close.
Then we watched a TV show about school children trapping birds,
then studied them and they were excited when they caught a golden eagle.
I did not see the respect that might have been shown that bird.
The stress caused to the birds looked excessive, even if reportedly
beneficial in some way, banding them, examining, measuring, taking photos,
releasing and learning about nature. I really hoped they would
not catch our Eagle and they leave the bird handling to professionals.  

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