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Conrad Tan
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p.1 #1 · Sequoia


Congratulations to Conrad Tan for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 8 votes - View Previous Winners


Allow me to introduce Sequoia. She was hatched in British Columbia in mid-late April 1988, in a nest on Swanson Island off the Johnstone Straight (north of Vancouver Island, near the town of Port McNeill). The area was targeted as a collecting site for bald eagles for relocation to California as part of an endangered species recovery effort.

Sequoia was removed from the nest on June 30 by the Ventana Wilderness Sanctuary Association, when she was approximately 8 weeks old, and flown with 11 other eaglets to the Big Sur coast. There she was fitted with radio transmitters and a US Fish and Wildlife Service band, and placed in a nest-tower (which is now used to release California Condors). Ventana’s re-introduction program allowed for the gradual release of the eagles, with their ultimate freedom coming on July 29, 1988. Sequoia and the other eagles migrated north (as they do from central and southern California). Sequoia stayed for a few days in the Bay Area, in the East Bay watershed lakes (Calaveras, Del Val, and San Antonio reservoirs), then headed north and toward the coast.

One day, Sequoia was found by George and Marie Browne on their ranch near Ferndale, CA, on October 7, 1988, and taken to the Arcata Animal Hospital. She was the victim of a small caliber bullet that nearly removed the number 2 toe on her right foot and scattered lead throughout her pelvis. Seven days later, she was returned to Santa Cruz for veterinary treatment, and deemed non-releasable because her tail was paralyzed.

The San Francisco Zoo accepted Sequoia as a goodwill ambassador for their bald eagle breeding program. She has been on the cover of magazines, in nature documentaries, and to countless educational programs throughout the state.

In October 2012, Sequoia became a goodwill ambassador of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo. Year-round she is taken to events and makes frequent public appearances at the Junior Museum & Zoo. During the winter and spring she is flow free for the public in Byxbee Park in the Palo Alto Baylands. She's now 24 years old and hopefully will live many many more years. The record lifespan of Bald Eagles in captivity is 56 years.

Thank you John Aikin, Executive Director of the Palo Alto Museum and Zoo for this information and for letting me get some shooting time with Sequoia!

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Mar 15, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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p.1 #2 · Sequoia


Wow brilliant shots!

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Mar 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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Wonderful images my friend! Woooot Woooot

Karl



Mar 15, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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p.1 #4 · Sequoia


Conrad, Just one word to describe your latest thread = "Impeccable"! BeeBalm


Mar 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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p.1 #5 · Sequoia


Sequoia is beautiful, thanks for sharing her story !


Mar 15, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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p.1 #6 · Sequoia


Great shots. How fitting that a formerly gimpy bird and formerly gimpy photog meet up. .
How do they insure that she will return when she is allowed to fly free? Doesn't appear she has a tracking device.
Eric



Mar 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · Sequoia


Great post all around, story and photos, She is beautiful

Randy



Mar 15, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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p.1 #8 · Sequoia


Excellent images Conrad (nothing less expected). Cool story too. Sequoia came from a very special part of Canada. The Johnston Strait/Port McNeil area is home so a lot of killer whales, and the protected whale rubbing beach at Robson Bight Ecological Reserve. The ambassador role performed by Sequoia assists not only respect for eagles, but wildlife in general, including Orcas. Thanks Conrad! You're helping spread the good news too.


Mar 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM
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p.1 #9 · Sequoia


Fantastic shots along with great history of the bird!


Mar 15, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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p.1 #10 · Sequoia


These are great Conrad, I esp. like the first.

Mark



Mar 15, 2013 at 01:22 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · Sequoia


Very impressive series



Mar 15, 2013 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #12 · Sequoia


Stunning,jaw dropping images Conrad! What a wonderful opportunity to spend time with her and take photos .

Birdie



Mar 15, 2013 at 01:28 PM
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p.1 #13 · Sequoia


Wonderful series and story!


Mar 15, 2013 at 01:40 PM
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p.1 #14 · Sequoia


Amazing story and great images, Conrad. Looks like you are back on your feet.

Greg



Mar 15, 2013 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #15 · Sequoia


Beautiful shots CT!!!

They should have left that bird in the wild

Tim



Mar 15, 2013 at 01:55 PM
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p.1 #16 · Sequoia


Wonderful shots Conrad.

I had a great time yesterday shooting with you.

- Tam



Mar 15, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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p.1 #17 · Sequoia


Wonderful story and pictures Conrad . Thank you for bringing it here. Your photos are immaculate.
John



Mar 15, 2013 at 02:10 PM
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p.1 #18 · Sequoia


That's what I'm talkin' about!
These are now my benchmark.
To create crisp on point captures.
Beautiful...............simply beautiful.



Mar 15, 2013 at 02:37 PM
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p.1 #19 · Sequoia


Brother Conrad, Stunning photos and important story. Glad to see you're out and about again!


Mar 15, 2013 at 02:51 PM
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p.1 #20 · Sequoia


I clicked this link expecting to see a tree. What a nice surprise. Absolutely incredible photos with a neat story to go with them. I had no idea they lived to be so old.




Mar 15, 2013 at 03:14 PM
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