Sunday Morning, May 6, 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
This is the third of a series of blogs on Harmon’s the Eaglet’s continuing recovery at the Minnesota Raptor Center. I know it is hard to piece together these daily updates on this 3-week old eaglet that had to be rescued from the nest last Friday afternoon, May 4, so I’m putting information and videos together and posting them in my WordPress blog as I find out more. I’m also monitoring the chat room periodically at the Minnesota nest because some of the individuals there seem to have hotlines to some info.
If you want to know the whole story from the beginning, please read my May 4 blog “Saving Harmon, the Eaglet in the Minnesota Bound Nest.” That blog includes an explanation of what happened to the eaglet, how he got stuck, and a video of the rescue by Jim, a tree climber and raptor expert.
New Video Update from Minnesota Bound
I just found this new Minnesota Bound video update this morning. The commentator gives a very good update on Harmon’s progress and talks about whether or not the Raptor Center will be able to return him to the nest.
What is key is trying to get him back into the nest as close as possible to a 48-hour “window.” The possibility of eagle parents continuing to visit the nest after that period falls off statistically. But, hey, I’m a firm believer in miracles and it ain’t over till it’s over.
The good news is that the parents were reporting flying by and visiting the nest frequently on Saturday, so they haven’t given up yet.
Here’s a link to the latest update video: