Little Boots at the Webster Texas Bald Eagle nest is in care!
Paul White worked with the USFWS to get the permits to go up and release the eaglet from being stuck – in the nest, monofilament line, etc. Boots was freed but had other issues and is going into care. This is a bit of a sigh of relief for everyone including Paul White who has also been worried. Boots will be well fed and cared for. Ringo will thrive. It looks like it could be a win-win. If there are too many issues with Boots, then we will be wait and see. We would not want the wee one to suffer.
The bucket going up to free Boots and then take him into care.
Thank you to everyone. We will look forward to progress reports in due time. Thanks Paul White for your FB postings and images that make up this blog today.
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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Thank you for this update Mary Ann on little Boots. Thank you Paul White for all you did to get him rescued. Prayers he will soon be ok after being took good care of at the wildlife center. 🙏💕
You are so very welcome…it looks like it was just in the nick of time and so many things to coordinate. Send warm wishes to Boots!!!!!!
Thank you for this hopeful news, Mary Ann. Thoughts and prayers for little Boots… 🙏💓
Isn’t it wonderful? I understand from later posts that they needed a very large cherry picker that could make the height of the nest…those are not easy to come by. So cheers all around. It takes time to get these things together – the permit, then the cherry picker, then the rehabbers. So glad it wasn’t too late for little Boots. Just in the nick of time. Send warm wishes!