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Published on Jun 2, 2011
The chick is 8½ weeks old...and not too happy about this big 'monster' climbing into it's nest. Neither are his parents, who dive bomb Jim the entire time. The chick puts up quite a fight as Jim Spickler, a tree biologist, captures it and puts it in a bag. He then climbs down with the eaglet for the biologists, who are waiting below, to measure, examine & band it....we don't get to see that part...sorry. Before he brings the chick back to the nest, he collects some of the 'nestovers' for analysis. The chick is still very fiesty and even takes time out for a PS.
For more information about this eaglet and the restoration of the bald eagles on the Channel Islands, go to http://www.iws.org