Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wing-tagged adult found!

We found an eagle with a wing tag E4 during June surveyes. The eagle is a male at the nest M40-95 on the Chelomdja River. 
This nest was occupied in 2009 and produced first chick only in 2011. Mr. Ueta an H. Nakagawa wing-tagged this eagle on 16 February 1995 as 5 years old adult. They trapped it at Furen lake, Hokkaido, N43°21'15", E145°16'50". This means that the eagle was first breeding at age of 19 years old, and it is now 22 years old! This is unbelievable!
Photo by A. Gnezdilov.

Photo by Ueta.

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