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 especially to Molate.
I went to the UK as a Commonwealth Scholar in 1990 and received my PhD from the University of Leicester in 1993. After three decades of university teaching, I retired to devote my time to the study of raptor behaviour. I am particularly interested in Ospreys and am working on a long term project on third hatch survival and siblicide in these raptors. My blog is a result of a fascination with my local wildlife and the desire to encourage others to love and care for birds! I live on the Canadian Prairies and prior to the pandemic travelled a lot. I am questioning the use of aviation fuel at the moment as we all strive to help our planet. My early research was in politics and art including British public statues exported to Southeast Asia and Vietnam Resistors that contributed much to Canadian ceramics. Books and articles were published on those subjects over a period of 3 decades. Now I am working on books for children so they can learn about the challenges our raptors face.
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