Eaglets Hatched At CRC

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Mother eagle Savannah cares for her chick, Noah, named for a veteran, killed in Afghanistan. Photo by Sean Merewood.

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It's a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see Bald Eagles. – Karen Armstrong

Every Eagle Counts

Six eaglets have survived to be released at Carolina Raptor Center. These are their stories:

2006 - LOLA hatched on March 3, 2006.  She is named in memory of a special volunteer Lola Brown Sen Gupta, whose expertise with blood pathogens was a great asset to the rehabilitation team.  Our successful treatment and release program is directly related to knowledge that Lola brought to CRC. Lola left a generous gift in her will that made a huge impact on the organization. She passed away on October 9, 2006, but her legacy lives on through the eagle, Lola.

2006 – LEN hatched on March 3, 2006, along with his sibling Lola. He was named in memory of a beloved CRC volunteer Len Chason. Chason performed regular maintenance services on the eagle aviary and passed away on March 14, 2006. A transmitter was placed on Len to track his migration pattern.  Len has been detected flying up and down the East coast and into Canada -- his sister, Lola, resides in a colony in Alabama.

2008 - LETHA hatched on March 9, 2008. At six weeks old she was moved to an artificial nest, also known as a hack tower, to practice flying; by May 24th, she had left the nest.  Soon enough, she was spotted flying nearby, but like many bald eagles we’ve released, Letha has most likely travelled many miles away and found a suitable nesting spot in which to reside.  She is named in memory of staff member, Letha Fields, who was a vital part of the Visitor Services team for over 10 years.

2010 - NOAH hatched on February 12, 2010. Our EagleCam partner, WCNC, managed a naming contest to pick her name. Girl Scout Troop 189 from Matthews worked to name the eaglet in memory of their pen-pal, Lance Corporal Noah Miles Pier, who was killed in Afghanistan four days after the eaglet hatched.  They appealed to friends and family and garnered enough votes to win the contest. Noah Pier’s family helped transfer the eaglet to the hack tower. Noah’s transmitter was last detected in remote So. Virginia where she may still reside.

2011 - KINSEY is the surviving eaglet of two that hatched on March 6, 2011. She was named by Jim and Deborah Secunda in gratitude for their generous to support for eagle rehabilitation and research efforts at Carolina Raptor Center. Kinsey was released from the hack tower in June along with her two surrogate siblings who were found blown from their original nest.  

2012 - CAROLINA hatched on February 25, 2012. She delighted EagleCam viewers by being the first CRC eaglet to hop out of the nest and explore the surrounding nest box. She lived “on the edge” for a week until she moved to the hack tower in April. The name “Carolina” was chosen in partnership with the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee by the group’s Facebook fans.

Learn more about eagles at Carolina Raptor Center in the Eagle Category of our Raptor Directory.

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