Yesterday two eaglets at the Nature Conservancy’s Santa Cruz Island Pelican Harbor nest were dramatically attacked by another eagle. This nest has a live web cam viewing the chicks at all times. An alert viewer of the cam notified Santa Cruz Island biologists. After rushing to the site the biologists found the eaglets alive but injured. One has a fractured wing and the other a broken beak. Today, both appear to be doing well – having been feed and also getting some needed sleep.
Watch the video (9 minutes) of this attack and hear the biologists speaking into the web cam as they make the rescue: