Saturday, July 2, 2016
Sort of. Baby SEBASTIAN is now out of the nest box and up on top of the tower. See the white spot on his chest? That's the half a bunny he ate after I put him on the top. He did a lot of looking around before commencing to eat, it's a big world out there for a baby only about nine weeks old. That's his mentor, DOVE, on the ground below him.
Unfortunately I don't know how much longer she'll be able to help him as I'm being forced to send her to a Navajo zoo in AZ. I asked to have her remain here as a foster mom, she's excellent at that job. Because she is non-releasable the federal government made a ruling in 2010, not a law, that all non-releasable eagles have to be sent to the Indians "for religious purposes". In other words, she will spend the rest of her life in a zoo for the sole purpose of molting feathers. Here she's lived a life of peace and quiet. Not there. Screaming children, talking and confusion will be a daily happening.
For her remaining time here she is taking over the job of mentoring SEBASTIAN.