TERF12 fledged from his nest on Hastings Street in Vancouver, BC, (near the Pacific Northwest Exhibition) and subsequently crashed into a house during flight. He was rescued and taken to the OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society facility in Delta, BC. TERF12 was banded on July 28, 2021, receiving USFW band number 0709-06735 and a more readable blue band on the left leg with the characters L over 0. The fledgling eagle was released a few days later. I don’t know if TERF12 had a blood test to determine his gender, but David Hancock has seen a lot of eagles, and said TERF12 was “one of the smallest males I’ve ever seen” – which is good enough for me! (JudyB)
Please visit our Hancock Wildlife Forum thread for more information about what TERF12 has been doing since then.
Thanks to Hancock Wildlife Foundation forum member Annemie for this picture of two of the three Hastings eaglets, taken in early July 2021; all three fledged – and we really don’t know if one of these is TERF12 – but it does show the place he called home.
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