Monday, March 03, 2008

ALERT: Triboro Formel is Missing, Plus The Blackwater Eagles Have a Hatch!

Note the rusty coloring of the Isolde's shoulders compared with her belly band for later.

As is often the case in the world of raptors, there is good news and bad news.
Bobby Horvath has been contacted by one of the main hawkwatchers of the Triboro Bridge nest. The formel of that pair is missing. If anyone has any information about the Triboro female, please get in touch and I’ll pass the word along.

In fact, we’ve been talking about creating some kind of system in which all information on sightings of disabled raptors, missing raptors, and raptors taken in to vets and rehabilitators could be communicated to one central point. Until we figure it out, (suggestions welcome) please send that information in to me, let others know to do it as well, and I’ll do my best to get it to those concerned.

Earlier I was looking at the photo of the Riverside Park female on author and Pale Male namer, Marie Winn’s website, Saturday’s post--

And you know what? To me that formel looks very much like she could be the daughter of Tristan and Isolde. See the shape and pale brow similar to Tristan combined with the rusty color coming down and forward over her shoulder onto her breast like Isolde?

If anyone notices her tucking a foot far more than the usual Red-tail, except Tristan of course, do please let me know.

And here's the link in from Eagle Watcher and blog contributor Robin, in Illinois--The first photos of the first Blackwater Eaglet of the season! What a diminutive (but not for long) fluff ball.

Donna Browne
P.S. This is the second post of the day so if this is your first look of the day, keep scrolling down for more of today.

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