TERF07 (“Arctic Gal”)
TERF07 was tagged and banded on December 12, 2020, at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta, BC. She appears to be female based on measurements taken at the time of banding; her USFW band number is 0709-00285 and she has a more readable blue band on her left leg with the characters H over 4. TERF07’s age at banding appeared to be about 3-1/2 years old, so she likely hatched in the spring of 2017. Myles and David noted multiple stress bars in her feathers, which can indicate lack of food, stress or illness when the feather was being formed.
Please visit our Hancock Wildlife Forum thread for more information about what TERF07 has been doing since then.
June 1, 2022 – TERF07 is now five years old and back in the far north for the second summer since she was tagged. She is now a full adult, though she probably has some dark spots on her head and tail as they transition to full white. I don’t actually know if eagles nest this far north or if she’ll be moving further south when she’s ready to settle down – something we’re hoping to learn as we continue to follow her travels. And she now has a name. Those of us who have been posting updates on the HWF forum (link) have been calling her “Arctic Gal” informally since she first flew so much further north than the other eagles we are tracking, and now it’s official – she’s Arctic Gal! (added by JudyB)
Picture of TERF07 coming soon.
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