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Wed May 29, 2019, 08:47 AM

Eagle chick seen on internet cam dies after California storm

Source: Associated Press

Eagle chick seen on internet cam dies after California storm

May 28, 2019

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Late-season rain and snow were apparently too much for a bald eagle chick in a California forest nest watched by a popular internet camera .

The death of the chick named Cookie was announced Monday by the environmental advocacy group Friends of Big Bear Valley and the San Bernardino National Forest.

“We are very sad to say that it looks like Cookie died just a little bit ago,” the environmental group said. “He was up earlier but looked weak; he also seemed less energetic yesterday. This last storm was a tough one with rain first and then snow and cold temperatures.”

Cookie and a sibling named Simba hatched last month in the nest near Big Bear Lake east of Los Angeles. They were named through a contest for schoolchildren.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/7404756186284a869649fcccb18f3d15

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Source: Friends of Big Bear Valley

May 27, 2019 - Sad news

We are very sad to say that it looks like Cookie died just a little bit ago. He was up earlier but looked weak; he also seemed less energetic yesterday. This last storm was a tough one with rain first and then snow and cold temperatures (just like last year). As we could see with Jackie, the feathers got wet and then the snow stuck to them. The chicks weren't able to fit fully underneath her yesterday and last night. Typically when a chick dies in the nest, it gets moved off to the side or buried by new nesting material. Climbing the tree again to retrieve the body is unlikely. We are mourning with all the rest of you. Nature can be very tough. The survival rate for bald eagles is 50% in the first year. We will all be rooting for Simba to stay strong and healthy.


https://friendsofbigbearvalley.org/eagle/eagle-updates/


May 27, 2019 - Awake after snowy night

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Wed May 29, 2019, 09:40 AM

1. Dang....

Life can indeed, be hard for little things.

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