Written by Bryan Watts and Elizabeth Mojica
July 15, 2010
In May of 2010, Bryan Watts and Libby Mojica traveled to the far western corner of Kentucky to help the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources deploy satellite transmitters on two eaglets. The department monitors active nests within the area and has been interested in eagle use and movements within the Mississippi watershed for some time. The field effort was lead by Kate Heyden with assistance from Ben Leffew and Rob Colvis. The teams met up on Ballard Wildlife Management Area. The management area is a spectacular property with extensive floodplain forest. Two broods were chosen for banding and transmitter deployment including one in a shagbark hickory and one in a bald cypress. We thank the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources for their partnership and hospitality.