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Species: Bald Eagle
Life Stage: Juvenile
Release Date: 2008-05-13 00:00:00
Release Location: Harford County, Maryland USA
Last Location: 2013-05-24 23:00:10
This bald eagle was banded and fitted with a solar-powered GPS satellite transmitter as a nestling. We climbed the nest tree, lowered the eagle chick to the ground for banding, and then returned it to the nest. It will spend the 5 years exploring the Chesapeake Bay region. Bay bald eagles rotate between the Bay tributaries in search of seasonally available prey like fish and waterfowl. After this eagle reaches breeding age (~ 5 years old) we expect it to establish a nesting territory within the Bay.