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02/20/2014
20 Feb 2014 Update
We've been very busy lately with the Golden Eagle project. Lots of study sites across the state and trapping efforts. We've managed to trap THREE more Golden Eagles. Only two are flying with transmitters as one had high lead levels and is in rehab for treatment. Hopefully she'll be ready to go in a week or so.

Some quick updates:

Hytop
After lengthy amount of time in northern KY and southern OH, he zipped down to Franklin Co., TN and Jackson Co., AL, where he spent the last month. He turned up on a bait site we had on Bear Hollow Mtn WMA and was near the site where we caught him last year, but he never came to the site. In the last 3 days, he's decided it was time to go north. He flew over Tim's Ford Lake (Moore Co.) and Franklin, TN on his way to Cheatham WMA where he spent the night of Feb 18. On the 19th, he flew northwest over Ft. Campbell to LBL and went north over the middle of LBL and spent the night on the northern end of LBL. This morning he was comtinuing to move north quickly!

Hatfield Knob
He has spent the entire winter in the vicinity of the Daniel Boone NF, KY, Lake Cumberland SP, KY, and Big South Fork in TN and KY, and periodically visiting North Cumberland WMA near where we caught him last year.

Unaka
Although we never got data on this bird, a bird with a transmitter is visiting our bait site near where we caught him. We are hoping to trap him in the next could weeks and confirm his ID, check the transmitter (put on a new one and see if his current transmitter collected any data), check his blood lead levels, and release him. Fingers crossed!

Info on three new birds coing shortly.