Friday, 20 September 2013

One Month!


About a month ago we first noticed Gidjee begin to move away from her nest again, following a long stint of incubation. Today Gill visited the (as yet unrecorded) nest site and observed something exciting: Gidjee and Mulga are proud parents! The eaglet picture above is about a month old, well on track to fledging successfully. This bird is destined for the third PTT, currently on its way from America to my house! When aged about 60-70 days, this eagle chick will be fitted with a solar-PTT, just like that worn by Gidjee and Wallu, to track its movements when it flies from the nest, and hopefully for many years afterwards. More updates coming soon!

2 comments:

  1. Gday Simmo, when do you plan to attached the PPT? Would that be before its first flight?
    thanks
    Peter Taylor

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    1. Hi Peter - the PTT has been attached! Sorry I didn't get to this comment sooner, thought I'd wait until the latest updates had been posted. You can now read about the attachment above :)

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