Friday, June 26, 2015

New mom

Not her first time but it is since she moved here as a foster. This baby redtail came from a nest at the top of a coal conveyor at a mine south of Gillette. Unfortunately his wing flapping sent him over the edge and there was no way for the crew to get him back up there. There's one more chick in the nest, hopefully it will stay until ready to fly.

Thanks to Nichole and Roy of ICFI, the same people who transported TUMBLER over here, the baby arrived in good shape. He will be fostered by BONNIE 3 until ready for release. Depending on the timing, both the golden eagle and this redtail may go back over the mountain to where they were found before being released. A good prey base is there and it's a wonderful habitat.

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