TERF15 (“Croydon Jr”)
TERF15 was tagged and banded on August 18, 2021, at the OWL (Orphaned Wildlife) Rehabilitation Society facility in Delta, BC. TERF15 has a blue band with silver letters on his left leg with the characters K over 4; his USFW ban number is 1098-03625. He was one of two chicks raised this year by our tagged eagle BACA03 and his mate; both eaglets ended up on the ground, and TERF15 was rescued and taken to OWL. (I believe that the other one was later seen flying, but I need to check that.) TERF15 uploaded his data fairly often for a week or so after his release, and then we didn’t hear anything more for two months. Happily he finally checked in on October 21, 2021, and we’ve been getting more frequent updates since then.
Please visit our Hancock Wildlife Forum thread for more information about what TERF15 has been doing.
Thanks to Myles Lamont and the folks at OWL for the photo of TERF15.
TERF15’s parents were the eagles on the Croydon Nest before the tree was vandalized and they had to move (details here) – so we’re calling TERF15 Croydon Jr.
Sad news – July 28, 2022 – Croydon Jr’s tracker hadn’t been moving much beyond the margin of error recently, and Myles was able to go out today and check on him – and found that he had passed away. Looking at the tracking data, he probably died several weeks ago; Myles said that there was no way to tell the cause of death at this point. Junior did a lot of exploring in his short life, almost certainly ate lots of salmon, and felt the wind beneath his wings. Rest easy, brave young eagle, and fly free forever, far beyond the sky.
2022 Nesting Season – September 2021 – August 2022
TERF15/Croydon Jr has been Adopted:
~ In memory of my Mom and Dad *Lolo and Gunther ~
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