Telemetry: "Hda Wah'pe" Bird 46
Background and Release
Golden Eagle 46 was trapped on a "goat prairie" on January 17, 2011 just west of Wabasha, Minnesota. The bird was released on a bluff near the area it was trapped later that day.
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Jun 2012 Spring Route Golden Eagle 46 has moved up north of the Arctic Circle to around 68 degrees north. This follows a spring migration route just west of Hudson Bay (see spring route map). The bird is near last year’s summer area (see June 2012 map). If last year is any guide we can expect him to remain in this are until next fall
Apr 25, 2012 Golden Eagle46 continues to move north through Canada. After getting just north of Lake Winnipeg on April 8 he turned around and went back south about 225 miles and remained just east of Lake Winnipeg until April 19. On the 20th he headed to the northeast towards Hudson Bay. On April 22 he was about 50 miles west of the western shore of Hudson Bay, then turned north near Stephen’s Lake near the Fox Lake Cree Nation Indian Reserve. This puts him near the same path he took last spring. It will be interesting to see if he continues to follow the route he took last year and ends up in the Arctic.
Apr 13, 2012 Eagle 46 began his spring migration last week on March 28. He move out of eastern Minnesota north crossing western Wisconsin in a couple of day and was just south of Duluth on March 31. He then headed to the northwest crossing the Rainy River into Canada on April 3. So far he has covered 365 miles (587 km). He is about 10 days ahead of last year when he left Minnesota on April 6 and crossed into Canada on April 12. His route is similar, but not exactly the same, as the one he took last year.
Mar 12, 2012 Eagle 46 is still in Minnesota. She moved from Winona County to Wabasha County and is still on familiar turf.
Mar 9, 2012 Eagle 46 migrated north last spring and spent the summer wandering around northern Canada, at times north of the arctic circle, to the west of Hudson Bay. It came back in December 2011. For the past few months it has used Pierce and Buffalo Counties in Wisconsin and Wabasha and Winona Counties in Minnesota. For the past month, it has been in the Whitewater IBA just west of Winona, Minnesota.
Feb 2, 2012. Eagle 46 continues to confine his movements to a relatively small area in Winona County. This is not limited to his evening roosts but even his hourly movements during the day are centered around the wooded hillsides. Scott Mehus notes that he rarely sees Wild Turkeys this year in the open, they seem to be sticking to the woods which may be limiting our eagle's range as well.
Dec 1, 2011. Eagle 46 continues to slowly make his way south. He travelled about 140 miles (225 km) between Nov 22 – 30. He remains about 200 miles north of the US border. We continue to have problems with his radio, losing battery power and not getting GPS data for a number of days.
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