TERF24 (tracked since 1/12/2023)
TERF24 was banded and equipped with a tracker on June 7, 2022, while she was still a nestling in the Vanier Park nest in Vancouver, BC. She has USFW band number 0829-01876 on her right leg and a more readable blue band on her left leg with the characters S over 5. There were two chicks in the nest and both were banded, but only one got a tracker; both appeared to be female. The sibling fledged a couple of weeks later, but TERF24 stayed on the nest for another week and then had an accidental fledge when she fell from the nest. She was rescued soon afterwards and taken to OWL be checked out and provided with the opportunity to get comfortable with her wings in a safe setting. She was released from OWL on July 11th, but we didn’t start getting tracker data for the map until January 12, 2023.
TERF24 is from the same nest as TERF11/Vanier Park, a young male eagle who received a tracker last year (2021) after falling from the nest close to fledging and spending a bit of time in rehab at OWL. So far they seem to be taking different paths – at this time last year TERF11 was exploring Vancouver Island, while TERF24 is now in Washington State.
Please visit our Hancock Wildlife Forum thread for more information about what TERF24 has been doing, and additional pictures of her, including one of the two siblings in the nest with an adult keeping watch.
The photo of TERF24 below was taken by Diana Seear as TERF24 waited to be released on July 11, 2022.
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