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Getting Ducks in a Row – UPDATE February 24, 2012

Young Bald Eagle - Feb 24, 2012Young Bald Eagle - Feb 24, 2012It was a non-bear day for us, if you can believe it.  Counting on the Den-Watch Team to keep the data streaming in.  Rearranging and filing to restore some sense order to the WRI.  Today’s highlight was an eagle at the suet feeder where the pine marten was the other day.  The eagle was young enough to still have a few brown feathers mixed in with its white head and tail feathers.  The bird book says it takes them 4 or 5 years to reach full adult plumage. 

Jewel and cub - Feb 24, 2012Jewel and cub - Feb 24, 2012There was so much activity in Jewel’s den yesterday that the 'Highlight' video is a two-parter! 

Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzjQQK2hWYw  

Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYbsFED_STM

BFF logoWhile we did office work, others were doing real work.  A volunteer group of Lily Fans has been hard at work creating “Bear Facts and Fun.”  Their goal, like that of all Lily Fans, is to educate about the true nature of bears.  Expect to start seeing welcome posting on Lily’s Facebook page on Saturday Feb. 25 and game times for Saturday and Sunday.  The BFF is in Go-Live mode!! 

Thank you for all you do. 

Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, Biologists, Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center

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