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Minnesota Bound (Harmon's Nest)
« on: May 04, 2012, 03:41:36 PM »
(Additional info on this nest to be added)

Link to webcam:  http://www.mnbound.com/live-eagle-cam/


Link to blog with updates and videos:  http://www.mnbound.com/bald-eagle-blog/




Today the young eaglet (Minnesota Bound) was rescued.  Here are three pictures.  I recorded a video, and it is uploading to YouTube right now.






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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 04:04:09 PM »
So interesting to see both parents come in to guard the eaglet. They are hoping to only have the eaglet in rehab a day or two. Sure hope that will be the case.
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 04:06:25 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmAkKZWweLA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmAkKZWweLA</a>

May 4, 2012:  This morning we noticed a young eaglet having problems in the nest.  He seemed to be trapped and was struggling to get up.  His worried parents were unable to help him.  USFWS granted a permit for a rescue, and an experienced tree climber climbed 70 feet to the nest and freed the eaglet.  A quick body check resulted in the eaglet being removed from the nest, to be examined at a wildlife hospital.

Sadly, on April 30, the other eaglet fell from the nest and died.

2nd hatch:  ??
1st hatch:  4/13/2012
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 05:18:09 PM »
beans, thank you! Does anyone know yet why it was "trapped"?
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2012, 09:43:15 AM »
To look for more info on rescued eaglet

Facebook for Minnesota Bound Eagle Cam

http://www.facebook.com/Minnesota.Bound.Live.Eagles?ref=ts

A blog

http://www.mnbound.com/bald-eagle-blog

Cam and chat

http://www.mnbound.com/live-eagle-cam/
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2012, 11:29:34 AM »
Thank you emc.. good update video covering all the recent events. It seems they have not yet made a decision about what to do with the eaglet, but are hoping to return it to the nest as soon as possible. They said the talons had somehow got stuck in the nesting. I hope for a good outcome Apparently, at one point there were 85,000 people watching.
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2012, 04:03:48 PM »
Here is some more news re: Harmon the rescued eaglet

http://www.mnbound.com/eagle-chat-room/post/1815813

Everyone is anxious to hear more: another report from Raptor Center ( most details here)

http://www.theraptorcenternews.blogspot.com/

And this one news channel

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/975399/391/Rescued-eaglet-improving-at-Raptor-Center
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2012, 10:25:31 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsdhbT7s5XA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsdhbT7s5XA</a>

Saturday afternoon update on Harmon
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 11:28:27 PM »
Thanks beans. Good report really. He looks stronger sitting up ready for a bite of food.  :ecsmile
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 02:54:11 AM »
Thanks again for the link to the video, beans. Seems he is doing a lot better now, but still not well enough to go back to the nest in the 48 hour crucial period. They are going to give us another update later today.
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 12:55:10 PM »
Harmon, the eaglet is going back to the nest in 30 minutes :biggrin3
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2012, 03:14:05 PM »
Hooray for Harmon... I hope the parents are still around. Thanks emc.
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2012, 03:18:06 PM »
They were seen earlier. When the bucket truck was still around and noisy, I thought I heard distant eagle calls. But sure hard to know for sure with that noise. Some fish was put in the nest, after the rescuer tamped down areas of nest, fluffed some others to make sure of safety. Trucks gone now, just need the parents now.
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Minnesota Bound ~ Harmon's Story
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2012, 03:34:15 PM »
Sure thought the parents would be in the nest by now. And it has started to rain. Hurry Mom and Dad! Harmon, get screeping!
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2012, 04:00:48 PM »
Thanks, emc. I'm just taking a quick look before I hit the sack at midnight... eaglet is relaxed, sometimes seems to be trying to tuck head under a wing, but at the moment laying flat. I hope to find good news in the morning. hopefully it will have had enough to eat to carry it through the night. I hope it is not too cold.
Laura, Wimbledon, London UK - HEG