Molate falls off SF Bay nest! UPDATE

The time is included. Molate presumed dead. Authorities aware.

Mary Ann Steggles

16 July 2022

Update: Molate fell at 13:46. Authorities have been notified. It takes time to get a licensed raptor handler on the weekend it seems. No one has been there to check on Molate yet. He is presumed deceased, sadly.

I am not sure what time the incident happened. ‘B’ wrote and told me that at 16:40 the camera panned and showed what was believed to be Molate’s body on the grid under the nest, about 2 metres lower. He could be unconscious or he could be dead.

I have called Golden Gate Audubon and Lindsay Wildlife. There is not a real person to answer the phone. This is the view of the two cameras.

The members of the chat group have seen no persons arrive at the Whirley Crane.

This is why emergency after hours numbers are so essential! Please send your thoughts to Richmond, Rosie, Brooks, and…

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3 Comments

  1. Linda Kontol says:

    This is so horrible! Mary Ann does anyone know if it was an accident or how it happened? I hope someone gets there soon and checks on poor molate
    Rosie and Richmond were very upset just now
    I’m in tears😢

    1. Hi Linda, I do not know but the term used has been ‘fall’. Everyone knows. They have already posted an In Memoriam on their FB page. It is so sad. I wish that they had gotten the authority to take Molate into care when he did not seem to be well. Brooks had already fledged so she would not be scared off the nest.

    2. Ah, we know now that he fell. But not the root cause of the illness that caused Molate to be unwell. I would think they would want to know for the future and for Brooks now…

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